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Featured DeviantArt Events by team, journal
Featured DeviantArt Events
The DeviantArt community comes together for special occasions! Here is a list of previous community and cultural events. 2023 LGBTQ+ Pride Month: All Out With Pride Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2023 Give deviations a Totally Normal badge! Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 Trade Gold Coins for good luck for St. Patrick's! Show your devotion for Valentines Day! Celebrating Black History Month 2023 2022 Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! Get festive with holiday-themed community events! Get cozy with limited-edition winter Profile Skins The Great Snowball Fest is on! Inktober 2022 Wrap-Up! World Mental Health Day 2022 Inktober 2022: Draw every day in October Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate History and Art Protecting Art IRL: Protect Pop-Up Art Gallery Let's Party: Celebrate DeviantArt's 22nd Birthday! Celebrate Juneteenth 2022! LGBTQ+ Pride Month: The Arc Is Long May The 4th Be With You: Celebrate Star Wars Day AAPI Heritage Month: Celebrating History and
Support by team, journal
Check out the links below to get help from the DeviantArt Team or request new features! Got some feedback? We've got links for that, too! (There are no comments on this journal because it's not a monitored space get help or give feedback. Instead, let us know on one of the following links!) CONTACT SUPPORTThe Help Desk is here for you! Get help from our mods and admin staff. GIVE FEEDBACK OR REQUEST NEW FEATURESY'all have some great ideas. Let us know what you think so we can continue to evolve DeviantArt. Leaving your feedback through this link gets it seen. See the features currently being voted on! CORENeed more information on Core? Wa
Tutorial: Draw a Rose for National Rose Month! by team, journal
Tutorial: Draw a Rose for National Rose Month!
Celebrate National Rose Month by revisiting @AustinMaples’ tutorial on how to draw a rose. Take part and earn a brand-new Profile badge made by @Doosio! Learn how to draw a rose in under three minutes! Watch the tutorial to discover the simple shapes it takes to draw a rose in bloom. Illustrate your own version and submit it as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialRoseMonth to receive a new blossoming badge designed by @Doosio for your Profile! If you’ve already drawn a rose by following @AustinMaples’ tutorial, now is the perfect time to see how you’ve improved since you last tried—and if you haven’t done it before, you can get two badges at once! To participate, follow these steps: Watch: Follow along as @AustinMaples breaks down the easy steps to draw a rose. Create: Using the tutorial steps, illustrate your own version of a rose, or apply what you’ve learned to a new artwork. Upload: Submit your work as a deviation with the tag #DATutorialRoseMonth to get the Profile badge.
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2023 by team, journal
Celebrating Deviousness - June 2023
The Deviousness Award is given to one deviant each month in recognition of their exemplary contributions to DeviantArt and its community and has been a long-standing tradition since DeviantArt’s early years. @LualaDy is the recipient of June 2023’s Deviousness Award, so please join us in congratulating her! @LualaDy has been a community rockstar for a very long time, and her long-standing work to promote other artists and ensure their work gets seen by a wider audience is near-unmatched. She has posted art features on a daily basis for multiple years—some days posting more than one feature at a time—while also running groups that feature even more artwork. For her continuous dedication to the artists of the DeviantArt community, we are proud to name @LualaDy the recipient of the Deviousness Award for June 2023. Hi! Hello, it's me. I do stuff. Sometimes. Sometimes I don't. I draw, paint, crochet, knit, write, and take photos. And I do maths! I'm pretty good at maths. Oh, and I sew
Requested improvements to Adoptables offers by team, journal
Requested improvements to Adoptables offers
Adoptables sellers can now select when their sale period will start, and offers now display in the right sidebar on the deviation page for easier tracking and offering! Adoptables launched as a beta feature in March, and in response to community feedback, the DeviantArt team has been working on improvements to make the feature more efficient. Two improvements have just been released, and you can try them out now! New Sale Duration Options Previously, when an adoptable was listed as accepting offers, the sale duration would start immediately when the seller completed the listing process. Now when you list an adoptable with the “accept offers” option, you can still set 24 or 48 hours as the sale duration period, but you can also choose between two settings to determine when that period starts: The sale duration starts immediately after you list the adoptable for sale, or The sale duration starts after the first offer is placed. When a seller selects the second option, the adoptable
Artist Interviews by team, journal
Get to know talented artists from the community and their work by reading featured interview journals! Feature: Drawing Humans and Undiscovered Art with BeckyKidus Creating the covers of Battle Dragons with Era7 Creating custom art for the voice of Goku Weekly Artist Interview: Nuhanotion Weekly Artist Interview: mercuryferns Weekly Artist Interview: vonnesaur Weekly Artist Interview: RHADS Weekly Artist Interview: Laovaan Weekly Artist Interview: Kyutsiii Weekly Artist Interview: burningmonk Weekly Artist Interview: Ubermonster Adoptables Interview with CherrysDesigns Meet the DeviantArt Collective: CalvinSimsArt Weekly Artist Interview: AdorkaStock Weekly Artist Interview: Ry-Spirit Weekly Artist Interview: BisBiswas Weekly Artist Interview: Galder Weekly Artist Interview: da-phil Presenting Adoptables: Interview with Astralseed Meet the DeviantArt Collective: VulpsieArt Weekly Artist Interview: TobiasRoetsch Weekly Artist Interview: Meisan Focus Interview: mikiko-art Weekly
Search in favourites is back! by team, journal
Search in favourites is back!
Search through your most-loved deviations with ease! Search in favourites is back by popular demand! Click on the magnifying glass at the top right of your favourites page (or someone else’s) to search for specific artwork you love. DeviantArt’s search systems were upgraded in 2022, at which point the difficult decision was made to phase out search in favourites, which was dependent on a legacy search system that was prohibitively costly to maintain considering its usage rate. Although search in favourites was used by just 0.5% of the active community, it was well-liked and used often by the most active deviants. Seeing the passionate response from the community in the wake of its removal, the DeviantArt team worked to upgrade the system that powers search in favourites to improve its efficiency and make it less costly to maintain, and now it’s ready for you to use. Happy searching! Search Your Favourites
Feature: Drawing Humans and Undiscovered Art by team, journal
Feature: Drawing Humans and Undiscovered Art
This curated feature is brought to you by @BeckyKidus It’s May, and people who follow me know I’m in the middle of a feature series showcasing tutorials and undiscovered artwork. The first part of this feature includes tutorials related to drawing human figures, and the second part is a selection of artwork I’ve discovered recently with fewer than 50 favourites. I post a feature like this once a month, on or around the 15th. If you’d like to see more features like this, previous features I’ve put together are linked at the bottom of this journal. I hope you're able to make use of these great tutorials and enjoy beautiful art you may not have seen! Tutorials: How to Draw Humans Drawing humans can be complex, so to keep things simple, I’ve broken this tutorial feature down into sections. The first section covers general body proportions, and the sections that follow will cover heads, faces, hands, and feet. Proportions To start, @Anastasia-berry created references covering basic
Creative Challenges by team, journal
Artists in the community are always ready to show off their artistic skills. This is a list of past contests and challenges.
Resources by team, journal
Open up a box of inspiration and snag some free digital art tools! These resources are perfect for whatever artistic endeavor you may find yourself taking on. TUTORIALS Don't be afraid to try something new! Simple, step-by-step tutorials from incredible deviants. This month's tutorial: WEEKLY COMMUNITY ART TIP Every week we highlight a piece of educational content from the community! CREATIVE CRATES Free download packs from some of your favorite artists, paired with insights and a spectacular piece of art. See them all here. See all resources. Looking for information on updates or support?
Deux paires d'yeux (Two pairs of eyes) by RemiSilvergold, literature
Deux paires d'yeux (Two pairs of eyes)
Deux paires d'yeux Dans ces cieux si noirs, quand je fus dans mon lit, Je pus apercevoir, Ténèbres Infinis, Quatre beaux points d'ivoire et je fus démuni. Dans ce très grand manoir, mon corps entier pâlit. Quatre points isolés, quatre points terrifiants ! Montagne désolée dont ils sont les amants ! Ils sont paralysés dans ces arbres géants, Structures édifiées dont je suis le dément ! Ces sombres quatre points pourtant si lumineux Me fixèrent de loin tel deux paires d'yeux Comme si, avec soin, m'observaient deux Dieux : L'un par tendre bes
Run by Drakard-14, literature
I run. I was born in the dawn, Pale child of the sun, Like my father before me Holding ash in my lungs, Like my mother, my sister, And their pyroclast veins, Until I tasted the ocean And the salt sang my name. So I ran. I ran to the north, To the emerald fields, To the bogs and the heather Of a land wounded deep, Where the streams are elegies, Where the mountains lament Their sons and their daughters Lives heedlessly spent. I heard songs on the marshes, So sweet that I drowned Under rains that fell endless And soaked through the ground. But the words were not mine, And I could not speak Their odes to the heartless Their requiem of peat. So I ran. To the north, to the north, To the cold, to the dark, Where longitude ends, Where maps have no mark. A roar in the oceans, A whisper in the woods. There is something here Just barely understood. In the clawing peaks, Across ravenous ice, In the furious rivers, In the cinderglow night, There is something waiting At the edges of sight And