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PE: Discovering New DeviantsDiscovering New Deviants
DeviantART already has some great browsing options that are really helpful when looking for new deviants. I've typically found that Popular All Time, Popular 1 month, and Popular 1 week show the same deviants over and over again, so if you're looking for more variety in deviants, I suggest browsing through Popular 3 days, Popular 24 hours, or Popular 8 hours.
Browsing through Newest will obviously give the widest variety in deviants, but it can also get annoying sifting through th
DeviantART Compliments #1Here are the first ten compliments that were submitted to dA Compliments!
cliselle improves so fast, but she never admits it.
I've met a few comrades which have been giving me support and encouragement. That really make me happy ;A;;
I love lintu47's dA Love for Everybody features.They are such a good idea, and they are always filled with beautiful art! <3
pjuk has the most amazing pixel art!
projecteducate is one of the reasons why I absolutely love the deviantART community. Not only is it wonderful to see so much positivity and enthusiasm in the articles that people write, but it is also great to be able to give back to the community by sharing my knowledge with everyone.
There's this deviant named twineapples, and she's super friendly and fun to talk to. She also has super adorable art. <3
If there's someone that deserves a compliment, it's my good friend, Drydell-da-Vinci. He is extremely friend
Thumb Snippet Contest Hey everyone! I just wanted to share the results of GillianIvy's Thumbs Snippet Contest, which was all about getting people to create installable code for thumbs. All of the entries were amazing, and I really thought I wouldn't stand a chance, but turns out that I won first place!
Anyway, the point of the contest was definitely achieved because now there are a whole bunch of codes for thumbs that you can easily install paste into your journals. All of the contest entries really quite different, so I'm sure that you'll find at least one you'll like!
To use these thumb codes:
1. Click on the "Install to Journal" button at the bottom of the deviation.
2. Open up the CSS code by clicking the "Edit Skin" link in Sta.sh Writer, and then press the "Accept" button.
3. Copy everything in the main box called Skin CSS, and then copy this into the same box on a different journal skin, at the bottom of
Journal Skin CommissionsJournal skin commissions are finally open. And, as always, I have a new skin to match.
All journal skins come with backgrounds (colors, patterns, or textures), custom fonts, and header/footer images. The more custom features that you want, the more complex your skin becomes and the more that it will cost. Here are some of the popular features that people like in their journals:
Menus/LinksColumns/SidebarsScroll barsStyled Lit and Image Thumbs
Buttons/Social Media IconsCustom BoxesSpecial cursorsBlockquotes
Simple Journal Skin
A basic journal skin that is clean and very easy to use. Includes 1 custom feature.
Regular Journal Skin
A regular journal skin great for everyday, personal use. Includes 2-3 custom features.
DeviantART Compliments #17frenziiied is freaky talented! Her manips never cease to literally make my jaw drop! Every single person that I see her communicate with (including me), she is just so relatable and weird. She is so fun to talk to and she is always SOO nice. And I'm not surprised about all of those manip orders that she recently got in the little time she had ordering open *faints*! I would never be able to do all of those orders and still make them look as amazing as she does.
Thank you KilltheEvilPikachu, for being my friend.
xXKittyCupcakesXx is sooo kind and she has been my friend since I started deviantArt! She is such a good artist and makes me all these presents for my birthday and everything else! She is my BEST BEST BEST friend on deviantArt. Thank you for guiding me, Moni.
WhiteSpiritWolf's art continues to amaze me. And what's more is Jess is so friendly!
cypher-neo is a friendly and
DeviantART Compliments #11dA Compliments
25 more compliments sent in by wonderful deviants in the community!
heySnapDragon is a wonderful friend who helps me with Bleach-based art.......she is also a great Uryu artist!
tohgii has a very unique and gorgeous style <3
FameForADay is a true artiest. She is always there when I need her. She is kind, loving and a great friend. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be where I am now. Thank you.
neonknight27 He's very nice and is a great artist :3
a-blue-ribbon is an amazing pixel artist and a great friend. Every time I see a new piece on deviantART, see improvement! She was the one who made me obsessed with Palomino ponies and I love her for that! Thank you for being such a great friend!
Astrikos is very kind, and constantly supports her fellow deviants. Her community spirit is really amazing and inspiring!
Xeshaire You are such an amazing and tale
DeviantART Compliments #28DemonsOftheDead this guy can't sue right, yet he has an amazing personality! Check him out, he such a fun guy!
Scarlet-Laced give me your talent. I want your talent. :iconrazycryplz:
HaloPR is an awsome talented person. She deserves to be noticed more. Check her art. Really. It's really soft and she develops her style with every drawing. I have to say that she impresses me. Her anatomy is very good as well, I admire that skill of hers.
SimplySilent is a veeeeery wonderful deviant! She can draw so well, nice, sweet, creative, etc. all in all, she's amazing!
cat-breath is one of the sweetest deviants I know! Not only is she incredibly kind and generous, but she is also an amazing artist! She's definitely one of those deviants who definitely deserve more recognition and love for her amazing-ness.
amberrsome is an amazing and determined artist. She is so, incredibly sweet and is growing so much as an art
DeviantART Compliments #9dA Compliments
25 more compliments sent in by wonderful deviants in the community!
Neccers is someone who I've been secretly admiring- wait, no, not in that sense. plus shes already taken I admire her strength as an individual- she deals with some nasty problems in real life and yet, she is still a wonderful and supportive friend. Oh, and I do love admire her anatomy and traditional art skills too!
Astrikos is a total sweetheart. She's very, very active and always involved in the community! Always spreading the word, giving helpful critique, and being supportive, she is the epitome of true community spirit. Her photography is excellent, and she's a really lovely person to talk to.
Rising-Artists is a wonderful group that really kick started me into trying to get more involved in the community. I love being an administrator there, and I love all the ideas my fellow administ
DeviantART Compliments #6dA Compliments
25 more compliments sent in by wonderful deviants in the community.
Araylen is an amazing artist. She draws with such passion that everything that comes out of the tip of her tablet pen seems very much alive. Her equines are amazing, as well as her canines, which most people don't see very often.She has an amazing eye for detail. We love you Cappu!
MiloticScale is a super neat person. He's funny, sweet, and really involved in the community!
miontre is such a wonderful deviant! He is so kind and fun to talk to, and he also has beautiful photography and journal skins.
Eitvys200 is a talented pixeler, as well as a good friend.
SimplySilent rocks! She's truly an amazing person, and this project is really fun.
is very sweet, kind and talented.
She has been a great friend since iI mett her.
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 9 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
PE Interview: Infinite-heartSome of you may know her as a very community driven deviant, or from one of the many groups she partakes in. Introducing, Astrikos
For those of us who don't know you, please introduce yourself!
Hello, thanks for giving me this lovely opportunity! I am not good at writing about myself.
Anyways, I am into traditional art, photography, and literature. Although I like dabbling into digital art and web design. Besides spending
my lifetime on dA, I am a runner and the youngest volunteer at my local animal shelter.
How did you find dA?
My cousin showed me at the library. I got interested and shortly after, I signed up.
What is your favorite medium of art to work with?
Hmm. That's a hard one!
For my traditional art, I enjoy working with colored pencils, (Faber Castell polychromos) an
Is a group for the Traditional Abstract and Surreal artist. As founder I wanted to do a a feature of some of the amazing work in the group. Enjoy the show!
Serpentine by comteskyeeSprouting Form by Jade-KittenPassion Play, a scourging I by Philliewigtx3a by Campo-DiazThe only Elephant, who seeks his Cage by scheinbarback and back by woteezdaily moon trip by lovelyartofpeopleFragmento de Melancolia I - La caida by FcoGoyaAbstract 2 by ronsongreenThin Blue Line by Willsdadharmony gold by ssmudge2thoughts branching by thomasbossertImagine the Escape by lolitaAgogono name VI.detay.1 by MeralSariogluLittle Red - Cover by BeatrizMartinVidalPatterns by NingerGinjaaahh1 by maliartsHummingbird by VelvetNights
The Forgotten Prodigy by Jeff-BartelsIn Silence by yantotzkieConfiguration23 by PantherModern23Dependencyville by Chokoart2Fault Lines by red-moon-rabbitRows by LauraHolArtLiberta by vfujiwaraHappiness by rafi talby by RT3Dflowers of lust by EvilineMoonfleshNoxElohim by anjourekloosImpressionist by Mivaladreamcatcher 2 by thomasbossertDimensional Warp by San-TThe Dark Age by Nawaf-AlhmeliWaterworld..... by TriciaSGirl With a Pearl Earring by ruilinfAll my names by AaliyahNavrasspipurpotos by santosam81Alien by Ev-staInstrumentalist by TomaszLangeBiorhytm by jane-beataPaceline by artisticpigVertigo by dalifan-teresa:t
Project Educate: Aperture, Shutter & ISO SpeedToday we'll take a quick basic look at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Speed.
The aperture determines the amount of light that is allowed into the digital sensor. A small number indicates a large aperture whereas a large number indicates a lower aperture. For example, an aperture of 8 would let in less light than an aperture of 4. Imagine your eye, specifically your pupil; the bigger the pupil is, the more light is being let in and the smaller it is, the less light. This is what is effectively happening with your camera. The aperture also determines the DOF (depth of field).
The numbers you usually see on the side of lenses look like this;
F 22 | 16 | 11 | 8 | 5.6 | 2.4
The larger the number, the less light is allowed in. Each number depicts double the amount of light allowed through the lens. For example, an aperture of 5.6 will allow twice the amount of light in than 8, but only half the amount of light than 2.4.
Welcome to Chat and Forums PE Week!Welcome to the projecteducate Chat and Forums week!
The aim of this week is to educate deviants on one of the most overlooked parts of deviantART - the chat and forum.
A big thank you to the Community Volunteers who are helping out this week:
:icon3wyl: :iconastralseed: :icondekoradum: :iconendorell-taelos: :iconlost-angle: :iconnamenotrequired: :iconneurotype:
Here is the schedule:
Chat and Forums
8thMondayAM - Welcome to Chat and Forums Week! by bradleysaysPM - PE: Breaking into Chatrooms by Astralseed
Letters: how to...Hello deviants! How are you today?
I want to tell you how you can communicate with other deviants, with and without Internet.
As you know, everyone can send Notes to everyone (except !banned deviants). If you want to talk with somebody, why not to send a note?
Click at random deviant, it can be im-not-sana
First, look at im-not-sana's info: maybe you like her art, or you'd love to talk about her Conceptography Feature series, or you just want to know more about her, why not?
Click "send a note" and...write!
You don't know me, i'm a *name*, __years old. I'm living in *country*,
i see you're living *at the same country*.
I'd love to know something about you,
if you want we can chat here or use dAmn.
You can also use emoticons
Pimps and Whoas - May 8, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Pick Your Discount
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Adjustment Tools in deviantART muro
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2013
CR Newsletter March/April 2013
I Like your Face - Issue 18
I Like Your Face
Here's a collection of some beautiful portraits I've come across on DA. Some of these just leave me speechless.
.7493. by amosbeck Behind the mask by gnohz Smile for the Camera by oiseau-chanteur
Tattoo ID by AdnanWolf Tosha by ToshaVishnevskaya Dapper by ulorinvex
Hidden Dreams. by ZEUS1001 me_again by Maronet Angel by MaxTwain
Story Behind the Eyes by ExplicitStudios Isolation by luciekout Couture Plastic by luciekout
Underwater 10 by TheRedBamboo Intimacy by my-bohemian-spirit Smile... by nader-tharwat
:thumb345793838: My Little Pony corset by KellyEden Wonderland by littlemewhatever
Scream for your Cream by a-Arietis ID#8 by SorenWrang Holly II by Xcetera
Innocence by elthudor Analog ID by WouterPera Something funny here? by Arichy
I'm such a sucker for amazing portraits so I'm going to do a news artic
PE: Interview with `miontre:iconmiontre:
Hello miontre, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hello and Bonjour!
Let me first say that I am terrible at writing about myself!
I'm a hobbyist photographer - at the moment I'm really into Abstract and Surreal, but I like all types of photography. My other artistic interests are editing my photos, photomanipulation, graphic design, typography, web design, and 3D art. Some of those I don't do very often, but I find them all pretty interesting!
The only web design work I've been doing lately has been creating journal skins on deviantART - I've never had the opportunity to put my actual web designs online, and so skins are the best way I can do that at the moment!
How did you first get into creating Journal Skins?
I'd always been interested in creating Journal skins, and I'd known CSS for quite some time before joining dA, but I didn't have the patience to learn how to use
Simply Showcase III: Abstract PaintingA collection of some of my recent abstract traditional paintings. Hope you enjoy this feature!
Rain on my Window by Arinda-Foxglove Life in Moss by San-T -White flowers by Spirosart Apples And Roses 2 by GeaAusten The Decaying human silhouette by Matt34564 Winter is coming by essencestudios Le bosquet by Malahicha Untitled by Malahicha
Abstract 8821208bis by pledent Getting Darker by zzen Snail City by QueenRobert
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More