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The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
PE - Project Animate Introduction + BasicsHello all and welcome to Project Educate - Animation!
This week is going to feature stunning animation, interviews with amazing people and a strong focus on Pre-Production within Animation. Also during the week I'll have facts about animation that you might not have known about!
I'll be featuring amazing animation, helping newbies get their feet wet and how to upload your animations to deviantART. I will also be talking about web animation sensations on websites such as Youtube and Newgrounds.
Before we start, I'd like to push my Art History articles - I wrote two journals about the History of Animation up until 1990, so if you feel you dont know your Fleischers from your Windsor McCays then step this way!
Of course, though, animation exists everywhere and has done for hundreds of years! There ar
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the #color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
The new deviantART muroAs you all know, deviantART has a fantastic Web-based drawing tool called :damuro:. This tool is a great drawing application for anyone -- from hobbyist doodlers to professional artists.
Today, we are giving all you beta testers a peek at the next big step forward for :damuro:
The new deviantART muro
The new deviantART muro now saves your work automatically from the first brush stroke. You can close your browser at any time, and when you come back, you can re-open that recording and continue drawing.
Your work is saved to your Sta.sh, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files -- and 10 GB for Premium Members!
The new :damuro: also features a new look and a brand new smudge brush. The new version also uses the brand new Sta.sh Submit
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
.:.HIMARUYA CASE SOLVED.:.He is alive. He is just busy guys. He can't update his blog due to what he is doing. but he is working (apparently correct me if i'm wrong) that he is working for a magazine thing. they are encouraging him to go back to work on his mangas (Chibisan Date, Hetalia ect.) so we hope to see more. AND WHO'S EXCITED FOR THE DUBBED CHARACTERS CD'S (hopefully)
Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuitThis is a black Tuesday for dA. All my favourite accounts are getting banned one after another. First :iconbutthurtbrigade: and a good chunk of it's members including the fabulous :iconfuhrer-glasses: and :iconstapledslut:. And now even :iconwolfofthunders:
I will have to completely reorganise my breakfast schedule because of some overzealous admin. Usually I wake up, prepare nomnoms, settle in front of the computer and search for some morning drama. butthurtbrigade was one of my favourite places to acquire my morning dose of concentrated baawws. Now when it is gone I will be forced to actively search for the dramas elsewhere and I don't like that.
My breakfast should look like this:
And now for a few days will look like this. Which is mostly inconvenient and you should care because...umm...yes, because yes.
Feature: Turning Japanese!Pokemon is on my mind a lot lately so when thinking of a feature, Japanese treats naturally came to mind!
OH how i would love to try some of these fabulous treats! I love the fact a lot of them are made from rice as i can't eaten gluten!
Premium Memberships Giveaway [CLOSED] meow!*Update4: Well people that's it ^-^ we got all of the 12 winners. Thank you sooo much for participating in this <3. You still have a chance in winning PMs. In fact, #Creation-Inspiration is holding a weekly giveaway right now, check it out.
If you want to be notified about our future giveaways, you can watch me and/or join #Creation-Inspiration.
*Update3: We got two new winners \0/ and there's only two hours left.
*Update2: Another two hours past and we have another two winners! c:
*Update1: two hours already past and we have two new winners!! check the list!
Hello my lovely fellow deviants
It's Deviantart's 12th Birthday!
Check out all the birthday activities from contests to giveaways here:
I have 12 one month premium memberships to give away. All you have to do is co
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by `rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!Click on ~world or follow this link. It shows you faves/llamas etc being given...
What do you think of this new quaint and useless feature?
A tough question now. How are you going to thank !prosaix for showing you this funky new thing and letting you in the zone? :iconleleleplz:
If you want more people to see this, this journal.
Yay random gifs
PREY NO MOREPREY NO MORE
Rope dug into Patrick’s wrists as he struggled to free his hands. His hot, damp breath washed over his face, trapped by the fabric sack secured over his head.
A floorboard creaked. Patrick froze, his back rigid against the chair, and strained his ears. Another creak.
“Hello?” he called.
The sound of swishing fabric.
“Who’s there? Where am I? Why’d you bring me here?” Blurred memories swam through his mind: drinking at the bar; stumbling home; a shadow sweeping out from an alley.
Fingers grasped his chin and jerked his head upward. “Hush.” A woman’s voice.
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More