Beginnings of Site Simplification
Beginnings of Site Simplification
It’s no secret that DeviantArt is a complicated site. Have you ever invited a friend to DeviantArt, only to have them ask a bunch of questions about how to get started? Or have you ever spoken with a fellow deviant about a feature you use daily, only to learn they didn't know that feature existed? It’s our aim to make a new deviant's first experience as inspiring and welcoming as those who have made this community their home. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make DeviantAr
Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
Good morning Callisto VIII...
DeviantArt.com will celebrate its 15th birthday in August 2015. While many online communities have come and gone during the last decade and a half, DeviantArt remains because of our passionate and committed community. In that time, we've celebrated many milestones, and it became apparent we were in need of a place to share our victories and our challenges. And since we want to move toward more complete transparency with the community, what better time to also showcas
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2016!
Valentine’s Day 2016 Art Exchange
Love is in the air! Now’s the time for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending valentine-deviations to your special someones!
Send a Valentine
Take part and spread the love!
From now until February 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones. If you’d still like to create and submit a new valentine to be sent, make sure to submit it to the Valentines category before February 16th so your fellow deviants can share it!
Send a Va
Notes Search Now Available
One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes! Notes search allows you to do things like:
Find all notes you’ve sent to a specific deviantFind all notes from a deviant that contain a keywordSearch for a keyword within a custom folderFind all unread notes that contain a keywordSearch your drafts
To search your notes, simply enter a keyword in the search box. You can also use the advanced search dropdown to filter your search results.
Advanced operators can help you narrow your search:
subject:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the subject. Example: subject:commission.
body:keyword — Find notes with a keyword in the body. Example: body:painting.
" " (quotes) — Search for an exact phrase.
Status Update Notifications
Starting today, status updates posted by deviants you watch now appear in your notifications. This has been a popular request from deviants who actively post status updates. With status updates in notifications, it will ensure that more of your watchers see your posts.
Like other notifications, status updates can be viewed in list view (text only) or grid view (full thumbnails). Status update notifications can also be stacked, which groups notifications by deviant together.
Make Your Status Update Stand Out
Adding a deviation to your status updates is a quick way of making it stand out to your watchers. Simply add a deviation by pasting a link to a deviation in your Status Update, or use the "Add Media" button.
An Easy Way To Communicate With Your Watchers
The Good Dinosaur Fan Art Contest Winners
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DeviantArt and Disney/Pixar invited you to draw the loyal and lovable characters of The Good Dinosaur, and the winners are in! Our panel of judges selected the best and brightest entries, highlighting the pieces that captured Arlo an
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Collection
In theaters November 20
Return to Panem in the final installment of “The Hunger Games” series!
Join the revolution as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), accompanied by Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (Sam Clafflin), takes on the Capitol in the ultimate mission. Will Katniss’s team succeed in bringing down the corrupt Capital? Or will President Snow’s malicious Peacekeepers and deadly Mutts find and take down the rebels? See the movie on November 20th to find out how this monumental series concludes.
DeviantArt is home to a group of talented and passionate artists who have painted the various characters from The Hunger Games in their own style. From intricate depictions of Katniss’s f
Composition Studies Composition Studies
Do me a favour to any artist who are watching me now and would like to improve the way they design and present their final artwork.
Go to your local museum/fine arts gallery (preferably the national branches or the ones in the big cities), make it a field trip and learn something that may perhaps be a significant benefit to your art studies.
Book your student discounted fare online, grab your backpack filled with sketchbook and whatever drawing tool you're comfortable with (graphite, microns, watercolors etc...), get that bus ticket, go get some fresh air, and some exercise while at it - make this an investment worthwhile.
Be sure to check out the policies of the art gallery/museum before you do any sketching in public, some have very strict rules about drawing in the public galleries, while some are more flexible. Be aware and be prepared on your field trip at all times.
When everything is good to go, walk around the gallery, observe and find pa
I've Come A Long Way...School has officially ended!! It's been an incredible journey... I'll be doing a proper write-up sometime next week but for now it's time to celebrate for a little bit before I get back to an exciting regime for the next two months (more on this on my next journal).
Anyways I'll say it again, I've come a long way haven't I...?
(Darkspeeds' SA2 Fan Comic - JAN 2002)
(Darkspeeds' SA2 Fan Comic - 2005?)
(Darkspeeds' Sonic Boom: Unwrapped - MAY 2014)
Must... Finish... Comic...!
I'm currently on a home stretch guys... Only one more class (and it's it's Perspective starting at noon tomorrow) and then it's... OVER!! My year at the Academy of Art will be officially come to a close (classes that is).
I've got exactly 15 hours before my two comic pages are due
Who I am at Thirty Years of Age Thank you, for your kind words & encouragement.
Guys and gals, I will keep this brief right here before I get to my main topic - I'd like to share a thank you to all of you who wished me a happy 30th birthday this year. I've already had an excellent time with family back home, work colleagues and my special friends from overseas (three of whom I still plan to catch up on my days off for a Skype call).
I'm going to give some shout-outs (from the deviantART community) before I move on to some special comments that I've received and saved up since coming back home to Perth, Western Australia. The comments that I speak of revolve around my other life as a proactive freelance illustrator working on art commissions; sharing creative projects, blogs and videos that still continue to inspire others to this very day.
To the talented writer :iconkafelnikov: & :iconFreakova: for their extended comments on my recent journal.
|Hey! I am currently 16 yrs old in my 3rd year of high school! I have just recently decided to try and get my thoughts and ideas on paper (Digital, anyway!), so bear with me with my stuff, ok?|