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:iconayame-kenoshi: Some thoughts from Toby (Ayame-Kenoshi)
"If you could have any super power, what would it be?" I think it's a question we all have to answer at some point. We're innately curious about the unknown and enjoy diving into the depths of imagination. We know it's not possible, but we can't shake the question of, "What if?"
I don't think my answer has changed since I was asked as a child. I never saw much need for invisibility. I don't think I would enjoy being a mind reader. And sure, shooting laser beams out of my hands would be fun, but there's something that I've always been drawn to more.
I would like to fly.
To me, flight represents freedom. It's the ability to travel around without borders, coming and going as you please. I initially associate it with being closer to nature, as well, somethin
San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up! DeviantMEET in San Francisco!
On Saturday, February 18th, Heidi, mattdanna, thesmallwonder, draweverywhere, and I headed up north to San Francisco, California for our Seven Deadly Sins deviantMEET. We were there to celebrate Anarki3000's winning work from the Seven Deadly Sins contest, recreated as a billboard -- and we have to say, it looked amazing!
Photo credit: killjoy72, calanjackal, and mattdanna
Unfortunately, Anarki3000 couldn't make it, due to difficulties receiving a passport and visa in time for the trip. As hard as we tried, the Romanian embassy couldn't process his paperwork quickly enough. Though he couldn't be there in person, we celebrated wi
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!March 17th is traditionally known as St. Patrick's Day, a time to celebrate the Irish, feast, and enjoy all things green. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Among numerous achievements, St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland, at least according to legend. Today, there are parades around the world to celebrate the day. And for many, St. Patrick's Day is a reminder that spring is on its way!
But, of course, there's more to Irish culture than green, clovers, and good luck. One of the many interesting traditions of the Irish culture involves the Blarney Stone, found at Blarney Castle outside of Cork. Visitors come from all over the world to participate in the castle's famous
New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!At deviantART, we're all about supporting artists any way we can. We do this is by giving our members a platform for displaying their art, tools to exchange comments and critiques, and avenues for finding new friends and mentors all over the world.
We also want to help artists by providing a place to sell their art, which we've done for years through our Prints program. Because the process of receiving payments from your art sales has been less than ideal, we've worked hard on a new earnings system. We've heard your feedback and suggestions, and want to give you a preview of three ways you will be able to receive profits from the Prints that you've sold. Check out these changes coming soon!
Points, PayPal, and Checks
With our new program, we're adding ways to instantly receive payments, all of which will be found in the new and improved My Earnings page.
The simplest way to receive your Prints profits will be throu
Introducing the deviantART Collection on FotoliaToday, we are announcing the launch of the deviantART Collection on Fotolia, a selection of over 3,000 images from artists on deviantART. It is a grand experiment bringing together the excellence of work on deviantART with an opportunity for artists to gain worldwide commercial exposure for their work.
What is the deviantART Collection?
A while back, we announced our partnership with Fotolia.com through the StockProject group, where you can find hundreds of free stock images. We teamed up with Fotolia once again to create the deviantART Collection.
A team of professional photo editors started filtering through images on deviantART looking for excellent photographs that would work on commercial websites, like Fotolia, that sell images for designers and art directors to use in magazines, advertisements and product packaging. The team then offered artists on deviantART an opportunity to
Creative Grants Update! Submit your project!On August 7, 2012 -- aka, deviantART's 12th birthday -- we announced the recipients of the first-ever cycle of the deviantART Creative Grants program. Since August, these deviants have been hard at work putting their Grant funds to use and we'd like to send you a few updates on their progress!
pikajane is hard at work getting her Life-Size Etch-A-Sketch skeleton project underway. This installation will include a life-sized rendition of a skeleton using multiple Etch-A-Sketches mounted to a wall. She has purchased the Etch-A-Sketches needed, as well as the skeleton. Check out her progress here and here!
Help Distribute Holiday Cards Around Cleveland!Howdy, Ohioans!
I'm posting this journal to see if there's any interest in helping out with deviantART's Holiday Card Project. This project aims to bring joy to those who are in the hospital for the holidays by distributing cards made by the deviantART community. We've been asking deviants to send these cards to our headquarters in Los Angeles, CA to be distributed to hospitals in the LA area.
However, since I'll be in Ohio for the holidays, I'm bringing a couple packs of cards with me to distribute at hospitals in Cleveland!
The days/times are not yet set in stone, but this is the tentative schedule:
Elyria Memorial Hospital in Avon, Ohio - Friday, December 21st, around 1-3 PM.
Cleveland Clinic on Saturday, December 22nd at 12:30 PM.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital- Shaker Campus
2801 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
No More Haxzorz + Winners!Update!
Thanks for commenting with your favorite cat .gifs! I think it must've worked, because the cats are gone!
The five winners are:
Best representation of cats:
I'll be contacting you soon about your prizes.
Ugh. It seems my account got hacked. And by a cat, no less! They've been hacking everything, though. I'm scared what they'll do next, so I need your help to appease them. For the sake of everyone's safety!
Comment on this journal with a link to your favorite cat .gif! If I present enough to MajorGeneralWhiskers, maybe he'll give us our freedom back.
The first five deviants to comment with a cat .gif will receive a physical copy of one of these posters! In addition,
Here's looking at you, 2012Around August, I thought about my end of the year journal.
I was worried that I would have nothing interesting to write about. That there was no way I could ever live up to 2011. After all, in 2011, I graduated college, started working full-time at the best job ever, and took a two-week trip to Europe.
But then, late August hit. And, as you'll see, I knew that this would, indeed, be an interesting year.
Let's start from the top!
February: After my roommate told me she was moving out, I was a bit frantic to find a new roommate to replace her. I interviewed a few different people, and found one girl I thought would be a good fit. We came down to signing the papers, when she got cold feet and left me with no other leads and a looming rent due date. I decided to talk to the landlord, who gave me a pretty good deal on another apartment she owned, and moved into my own 1 bedroom apartment. It's been great for me and while the move was stressful, it ended up being for the best.
One epic Journey needs your helpI rarely write to promote others efforts in raising money for charity. It's because there are so many out there, that to promote each time I come across one would be ongoing forevermore. However there is one particular cause that I would like to direct your attentions to today.
A friend from my college days is cycling unaided from Lands End to John o' Groats in June of this year. That's basically from the bottom of the UK, to the top. He's doing it for a very special charity based here in the UK called Naomi House. And why? Because in 2008 his newborn niece unfortunately died - but Naomi House were there to make her last few days as comfortable as possible. Naomi House provides respite to sick children with life limiting illnesses - and their families. It keeps a family together until the last possible moment.
I urge you today, not to donate. It would be nice if you can, but that's not entirely why I am writing about this. But I urge you more than anything else to spread the
Message Center Performance Upgrades Message Center news to know!
Today we completed a three-month process of implementing performance upgrades to the Message Center. With these improvements in place, we're able to increase site speed and decrease the amount of errors deviants may experience in their Message Centers. Our Devious Technology and Tech Ops teams have been working hard to move Message Center data to its own dedicated database cluster. We made a considerable investment in servers with 96GB of memory and 12 CPU cores to handle 6 billion messages and 6500 queries per second.
What does this mean for you?
Absolutely nothing. We hope. The upgrades have already taken place and you shouldn't notice any change in your normal deviantART experience. Eventually, you should notice an increase in site speed and a decrease in Message Center errors.
If we do run into hiccups, you may experience slowness and possib
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.
If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?
Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviations
If the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets
Popular results for Browse Something for Everyone
The deviantART community is incredibly deep and diverse. Every day, amazing art is produced that appeals to all tastes. Our goal in sharing and exposing the deviations in deviantART's Popular section is to showcase this depth and diversity as convincingly and fairly as we can.
DeviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics (styles/genres/art forms). Fair Exposure increases the probability that someone will see something that they personally like in Popular results. In short, with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. It uses an algorithm that is "fair" in nature -- meaning not biased toward any topic, yet still based on popularity.
Why is Fair Exposure n
Traditional Tuesdays #19Hello, welcome to week 19 of Traditional Tuesdays. The traditional
gallery is vast and awe inspiring, and this is just a little romp
through the sub-galleries. I've picked out 15 deviations for your
viewing pleasure. I've had to put a limit on the awesomeness, or the
article would be waaaaaaaaaaaay too damn long.
Ham by mrjoshroach Baldrick by NicksPencilArt
No Witnesses by Zcreatures Stuck In The Middle by LizCohn Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by TodoArtist
I wish there was more time in the day to browse this awesome gallery,
but alas, that's not going to happen. All of this was just me browsing
through the sub categories for a couple of hours. You should see what
you can find!
Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 2012
Today marks an awareness day over a subject that can mean many things to many people. Self Harm (or Self Injury) is the act of physical damage to oneself, usually as a coping strategy for expressing deep distress or coping in difficult situations. Self harm commonly is associated with cutting, but can also refer to any physical damage to the self including burning, hitting, taking overdoses, swallowing chemicals, bleaching, hair pulling ( trichotilliomania), scratching and so forth.
You may know what it is, but it is often the reasons why that people are not familiar with. There is still this belief and stereotype surrounding the type of person likely to harming them-self, but the truth is, it could be anyone no matter what gender, culture or age. The reasons behind self harm can be such a huge variety- different people cope in different ways with different distresses. Such issues that may trigger self harm might be bullying, t
DeviantART is Hiring: Product Marketing AssistantWe're hiring!
Love Product? Love Marketing? Want to work at deviantART in Hollywood, CA? (Or know someone who would?)
We're hiring a Product Marketing Assistant at deviantART! This is a full time position in Hollywood, CA. You'll get to work with some awesome people (and me!) in our Product and Marketing teams.
"A Product Marketing Assistant is responsible for servicing the department as it expands to meet its goal of informing and educating the community about deviantART's ever-evolving products and features. You will handle research and organization, and will work closely with several internal departments, as well as the community, to strengthen efforts relating to the consistent updates of deviantART sitewide features."Read the full job description, requirements, and how to apply.
(We also have other job ope
Art We Heart: LoveArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.
:iconestunt: Some thoughts from Matt (mattdanna)
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the word "love" is in no short supply. Stores are trying to get you to buy everything from chocolates and jewelry to vacation getaways for that special someone in your life. As someone who's been notoriously single on Valentine's Day, the L word starts to sound like nails on chalkboard leading up to the days before February 14th. Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to explore art depicting different types of love.
In Greek culture, there are several different words for "love": philía, storgē, agápe, and éros. The Greek language distinguishes the different ways "love" is used. Philía is the type of love and affection you feel with friends and community.
Engage Wonderment: Odyssey - Phase TwoGreetings Everyone. Over the last six weeks I have been plotting, planning, and researching all of the ways we might efficiently and effectively go about publishing Odyssey this year in book form. In an effort to bring back the best possible counsel before embarking on this process I have spoken with multiple publishers, printers, designers, distributors, and authors that I have worked with in the past.
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:30 PM
Engage Wonderment: Odyssey - Phase Two
Over the last six weeks I have been plotting, planning, and researching all of the ways we might efficiently and effectively go about publishing Odyssey this year in book form. In an effort to bring back the best possible counsel before embarking on this process I have spoken with multiple publishers, printers, designers, dis
Fanart Used to Save CommunityI enjoy the TV show Community. A lot. However, what I enjoy most about this show is the story and, well, community behind it. When the show went on a sudden hiatus, I couldn't help but be inspired by how Community fans harnessed the power of the arts not only to cope, but help save the show.
Last year, NBC announced Community would be put on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time, causing an outrage in the show's fan base. Once the announcement was made, fans took to social media to complain. This is a relatively normal response in this day and age, but strangely enough, the outrage didn't wane. In fact, it only strengthened as the final episode for the mid-season approached, and the looming uncertainty as to the show's fate became a reality.
Flash mobs were formed. Targeted campaigns were organized to urge Community's advertisers to continue support for the show. And, most relevant of
Keep in Touch!
Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More