Top social posts from last week: 2.24.14Twitter: "The Girl and the Dragon" by JJcanvasFacebook: "Cyborg Samurai" by blee-dGoogle+ depthRADIUS: Coven the Master Race, Powers Optional Tumblr Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters by DjeDjehutiPinterest "Whisper" by daekazu The F
Top social posts: 01.27.14Twitter: Where do you go after adventuring through Elder Scroll's Sovngarde and learning the "Way of the Voice"? by DarrenGeers Facebook: "Let it No." Another spot-on Frozen-inspired piece by TsaoShin!Google+
Top social posts from last week: 10.07.13Twitter:Yoda by ZoranPhotoFacebook: "Bulbasaur Secret Garden" by Sa-DuiGoogle+ Lightness of Being by Miguel-Santos Tumblr Mother of Dragons by ArtgermPinterest*** by oprisco
deviantART in Review: October 2013Each hour, thousands of works are submitted to deviantART. Here's a summary of the pieces that were submitted each day last month that gained a lot of attention.October 1: Cat's Soul by RHADSOctober 2: my opinion about you by agnes-cecileOctober 3: Pokemon: Triple Charizards by Sa-DuiOctober 4: Flight by escume October 5: Tokyo City Life by PajunenOctober 6: Snow White in the Woods by AbigailLarsonOctober 7: 90s X-Men by RDauterman October 8: Altair by rogner5thOctober 9: Nomad by jameszapataOctober 10: A Very HTTYD Halloween by TsaoShinOctober 11: After the Battle by Jon-LockAfter the Battle by Jon-LockOctober 12: Lost in Silence by bohomaz13
Fireworks! "You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine"Come on, let your colors burstPhotography by RHCheng .:Clark Bridge Fireworks:. by RHChengScintillating Symbolism by LAPoetry-n-Photo Fireworks by deseonocturnoQuad City Fourth Of July by freeskifreerideFireworks by devnull-co-ukMoscow: Graduation Ball by Nightcitylightspink fireworks by woberttoddFireworks by nuicDo you enjoy watching Fireworks explode in the air? Link me to your favorite shots of fireworks.
Maleficent"There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge..." -MaleficentEvil is the new black.Maleficent by AngelaRizzaMaleficent - Angelina Jolie by lancelotmilitarmaleficent by audreymolinattiMaleficent Inspired Monstroctopus by loveandasandwichMaleficent by Carlo-Marcelo Maleficent by mashiMaleficent and Catwoman by daekazuMaleficent by IrenHorrorsFuck Fairy Tales Maleficent by chrisablesIn comes Maleficent's by CoranKizerStone Sorciere by chostopherMaleficent by daekazuMaleficent by tesoroneMalificent by BioWorkZOnce Upon A Dream by Ninjatic“But before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday…”
Top social posts from last week: 9.30.13Twitter:Lumos by SayuriEyesFacebook: Size Comparison - Science Fiction spaceships by DirkLoechelSecond: Night light by kevron2001Google+ Google's existence by Deus-Nocte Tumblr:Art by SOLAR-CiTRUS PinterestMotherland Ch
World Cup 2014Well done, Germany!Can you believe the World Cup is over? What were your favorite moments? Which charming players will you remember most? Neymar was definitely a standout player to me! Fantastic artwork by apfelgriebs!I am going to keep an eye out for more World Cup fan art! Please link me to any pieces you'd like to see included.
Top social posts from last week: 11.25.13Twitter: A Cat's resume by fablefirePisces by juliedillonFacebook: "Mother Knows Best" by ArtistAbeThe Owls - Three by IsaiahStephens "Bread and Butter" by Sheharzad-Arshad
Pimps and Whoas - February 27, 2014PimpsdeviantART News Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool Deviant Hunting Videos and People's Choice Award Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback Site Update: Change Image Size in deviantART muro This Week's Trending Searches on deviantART
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: Table of Contents1. Volunteering2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. News from the Chats and Forums6. News from the Galleries 1. VolunteeringOnce upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
Pimps and Whoas - March 19, 2014PimpsOfficial dA News Google Analytics for your deviantART Profile Celebrating Deviousness - March 2014 Product Spotlight - Fine Art Canvas Prints Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. New Volunteers2. New Categories3. Changes to the Daily Deviation Selection Process4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations5. Current Contests1. New VolunteersAfter an exhaustive review of all the applications for new volunteers, I have the pleasure to announce the following new additions to the team! They have been specifically selected to represent areas we believe have been greatly neglected: You asked for it and we listened! It has been widely suggested that Journals be eligible to be featured as Daily Deviations. So starting today, the talented StephenieMeyer will be eagerly awaiting your suggestions! OscartheGrouch will be taking care of Scraps and Storage to uncover those hidden gems that are truly.. hidden. @kimkardashia
CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. Art is Personal2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. Project Educate 20146. News from the Chats and Forums7. News from the Galleries 1. Art is PersonalEvery day, daily deviations are featured, artist interviews are posted, and countless journals of thumbnails published. Every single day, community members, volunteers and staff, all come together and share in a love of art. It doesn't always go well and sometimes a piece of artwork I adore, strikes the wrong chord with someone. However, regardless of the message received the artwork achieved the goal of becoming personal and striking an emotion and there are no rules that state this emotion should always be happy and fluffy. I'm personally inspired by a different kind of image, one that challenges my feelin
Community Projects Round-up March 2014Ongoing projectsVonDiezyl's I'm Real, Are You? Project http://fav.me/d751a93A project that asks people to submit a photo of themselves showing that they are real people with feelings etc and not just someone pretending to be someone or something they are not. iDJPanda's Revamp Your Article Project http://fav.me/d75mngoInspired by the Draw This Again meme, this project asks people to revamp their old articles.fella Help Update Fella's DictionaryWorldWar-Tori's 2014 Positivity Project http://fav.me/d75luv8"The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper"Collab-o-NationA group for artists to get together and collaborate!Bonelos' Inspiration Project http://fav.me/d73ihoy"This is a series of articles featuring artists that you in the community find personally inspiring.
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. Miscats, Miscats, Miscats2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. Project Educate 20146. Art History Project7. News from the Chats and Forums8. News from the Galleries 1. Miscats, Miscats, Miscats Misplaced deviations (miscats) appear to be the bane of our existence. There's nothing more annoying then browsing your favourite photography gallery and coming across a flashing gif, or perusing through your favourite traditional art gallery and finding a blatant digital art piece. I know this, because the number of "misplaced deviation" reports are staggering. It's obvious that some people have made it their sole purpose at deviantART to scour through the galleries and while I appreciate that dedication to organization - I have to tell you the problem is b
Did you know? - DD related FAQsDaily Deviations (DDs) are a topic full of controversy. To raise awareness of what a DD really is and how people should act in case they disagree, let's take a closer look at the DD related FAQs.:faq18:This FAQ, as well as the group communityrelations, is your #1 resource for figuring out the right Community Volunteer or Staff member for your DD suggestions.Additionally this FAQ lists some guidelines that apply for all possible DDs. To quickly link someone to this FAQ type :faq18::faq61:There is a lot of misconception floating around about what Daily Deviations are or should be. This FAQ gives you the explanation you should stick to.Also keep in mind that nothing like "masterpiece", "best of the best", "perfect" or similar appears among the DD description.DDs can be quite simple or extremely complex and detailed. They represent different styles, categories/galleries and me
PE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful articleHave you ever wanted to write an article but didn't know how to start, what to write about and mainly - why bother? This guide wants to present 6 steps of an article creation.1 Picking a topic | 2 Researching the topic | 3 Getting creative | 4 Writing | 5 Dressing it up | 6 Posting & sharing the article.Step 1. Picking a topicWhat do you think is the main purpose of an article like this one? It's written for you - members of our community, to provide information that we feel are either missing or are misunderstood, incorrect or we just want to research them
Community Operations Newsletter - June 2014In this, the first of a new, regular newsletter, I'd like to take a moment to give you an overview of the Community Operations department.DeviantART's Community Operations Department encompasses the Help Desk and the Copyright and Etiquette Administration (CEA) teams. These teams are dedicated to providing a high level of support within the community via our help desk portal as well as what we call the "Moderation Desk", which is where all of the deviations that have been reported as being unsuitable or in violation of our policies, await review from a member of staff.Community Operations Staff are spread out across the globe on a mix of many time zones. Some work from a physical office in deviantART HQ in Los Angeles, some work from their homes in America, Canada, Bahamas, Germany and the UK. This may not sound like a real job, but like any employment, there are clearly laid out roles and responsibilities as well as continuous supervision to ensure that people are meeting expectati
Up, Up, and Away: Superhero CosplayThey might not have powers, but these superheroes look ready to save us all. Here are some of the best superhero cosplays from around deviantART!Black Widow by BlackMageAlodiaTony Stark 01 by xxTonyStarkxxThe Huntress by Neferet-Cosplayrobin commission by ohjimmyboyBarbara Gordon - Batgirl IV by Knightess-Rouge
Pimps and Whoas - August 27, 2014Official dA News Site Update: Bug Fixes, Inspiration Discussion Site Update: Staff Retreat Tags are the new KeywordsdepthRADIUS A Tribute to Robin Williams Watercolor Beauty as a Force of Energy:s
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.The "This is crap!" ArgumentAs an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Nom Nom #57 ShortbreadHeaded created by TouchedDShortbread - sort of like marmite, you either hate it or love it. I have to be in the mood for it - but it is quite lovely. Generally, it originates from Scotland. Walkers Shortbread is actually Scotlands largest food exporter! Shortbread is fairly simple to make and aside from burning it, not much can go wrong. So if you've not tried making it before (or eating it) start now!Star Cookies by claremansonBaking, Shortbread Biscuits by SlotheriuSmacadamia shortbread 3 by eggmonkeyShortbread Jam Cookie Deuce by Straynj3Rose Tea Shortbread Cookies by asainemuri
Celebrating Diversity #27The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise here on deviantART. Therefore I decided to browse away from Photography, and venture into areas that I know little about! I strongly encourage you to step out of your zone of comfort and take the time to discover or re-discover other types of art. The world is full of wonder and beauty, we just need to take the time and open our minds to see even more of it - embrace the diversity of it!
@NaolitoNaolito never fails to see jest hidden within daily life! Alternate target by Naolito Pepper Spraying by NaolitoLoading by Naolito Bully by NaolitoEject by Naolito Dental hygiene by NaolitoDisappointing Gift by NaolitoCartridge of Time by NaolitoYou are here by Naolito My Gummy Son by Naolito