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Photography Portrait Retouching
Stacie by danlev
Dennis 3 by danlev
Dennis 2 by danlev
Josh by danlev
Stacie by danlev
I will retouch a portrait. Retouching will include editing colors and tones of the photo, adjusting lighting, adjusting and accentuating facial and body features, adjusting focus of the photo, fixing hair and makeup, removing distracting elements of the photo, etc.

Please include your photograph in the Commission request. If you have specific requests, please let me know, otherwise I will use my discretion.


Lotus Lake by fractist

Starting today, we’re testing a series of new features on the site.  These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. #deviantartupdate 


When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.

Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.

The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviantART, creating new and easier ways for both our logged-in and logged-out audiences to enter the deviantART experience.

Read more from techgnotic and our Content team: About the Today page

We’d like your feedback: The purpose of the Today page is to inform you what’s happening, today, on deviantART!  We’ll be updating its content daily, and want to know if it’s enhancing your deviantART experience.  If so, how?  Tell us what’s working!  If not, what would you like to see on the Today page?  How can we make it better?


The new navigation will make it easier to jump in and explore the full range of deviantART. Everything related to Your Account will be grouped together on the right side of the page. Undiscovered and What’s Hot will be separated from Browse and Search to highlight and more clearly reflect their functions. The Browse bar will scroll down the page with you.

The more menu, which was previously available next to the deviantART logo on any page, has been cleaned up and moved to a more prominent location. We’ve often received feedback that the previous placement of the menu was too hard to find, and its contents overwhelming. We’ve removed items from this menu that are duplicated in other menus of the navigation, or easily accessible from one of them.

For users who prefer the Stick Menu option, it remains available, but has been relocated to your Settings page.

When viewing deviations on the Browse page, the secondary navigation and left sidebar will travel as you scroll, so that other pages can easily be accessed regardless of where the viewer is on the page. With endless scrolling on Browse pages, having the navigation readily available can be handy if you’re deep into a browse experience.

Daily Deviations, which now have infinite scroll, have been added to this secondary header as well.

Newnav by danlev

Activity Feed (Beta)

As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood we needed something more streamlined and direct to carry the flow of what you want to watch. The Activity Feed aggregates activity from deviants you watch, including Journals, deviations, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques.

The Activity Feed lets you easily interact and comment on artwork and content shared by your watchers. Keep in mind, we love the robust tools in the Message Center and it's not going away.

If an item is removed from your Message Center, it will also be removed from your Activity Feed. You can customize what appears in your Activity Feed by editing your Manage Friends settings for specific deviants.  (These settings apply to both the Activity Feed and the Message Center.)

Status Updates

The Activity Feed comes with a new way to easily communicate with your watchers: Status Updates! You can use Status Updates to post quick personal updates, share a work in progress or your commission status, share the work of an artist you like, talk about current events, ask your watchers for advice, share what inspires you, or just talk about how you’re feeling.  Whatever you’d like!

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 11.47.31 AM by danlev


Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As deviantART grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.

You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable -- this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.

Important: Keywords added to existing deviations before tags launched will not display publicly unless you approve them using the new Tag Editor, which can also be used to add and edit tags on your existing deviations in bulk. Tagging your deviations and collections will improve their visibility across the deviantART network. Tagging is a crucial part of discoverability and will help your work find the audience that will appreciate it most!

Tag pages display artwork, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and a stream of activity around a shared theme. You can also find a list of deviants who are frequently using that tag, to connect with other people who share your interests.

Get started now! Read our tagging guide and use the Tag Editor to approve tags on your deviations.

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 2.10.20 PM by danlev


You can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections -- but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant-by-deviant basis. Collections are surfaced through the Activity Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on deviantART.  

Art curators are among the unsung heroes of deviantART, and with these new changes, we’re now surfacing Collections on deviation pages, allowing you to discover curations of artwork that include a specific deviation.

Watchcollection by danlev

Test it out!

We encourage you to test these features over the next week, and let us know your thoughts once you've had a chance to integrate the new experience into your deviantART routine.  We're confident these changes will improve your deviantART experience!

Header artwork: Lotus Lake by fractist 

Scorpion by PitBOTTOM
Mortal Kombat X, the latest in the series of Mortal Kombat games, is set to be released in 2015. Now's a perfect chance to sit back and browse some fan art of your favourite Mortal Kombat characters.



Mortal Kombat Scorpion FanArt by NaeNekoScorpion4uK by AfrocreamScorpion by KEKSE0719
MK9 Scorpion Another costume by HeeWonLee      Mortal Kombat Scorpion by HeeWonLee
Scorpion VS Subzero by HeeWonLee
sssssKorpion by tylerrthemesmer

.Commish::: Scorpion-Lover. by MadiBlitz     .Commish:: Scorpion-Lover. by MadiBlitz

Scorpion Classic by hamexScorpion by PitBOTTOM

Scorpion and Sub-Zero again by jamqdlaty      Scorpion_MK_grayscale by AmosRachman

.A Necessary Step... by MadiBlitz


.MK1 Tribute - Reptile. by MadiBlitz
Reptile Redesign Tribute by bulletproofturtleman     .Reptile. by MadiBlitz
Reptile by flavioluccisano

Sub Zero

Sub-Zero by KEKSE0719
Sub Zero - Second Version by flavioluccisanossssssub-zErO.. by tylerrthemesmer

SubZero by PeterMan2070      Kuai Liang aka Sub-Zero by molee      Sub-Zero by JustMick


Raiden - Lord of Thunder by flavioluccisanoMK Legacy Visions of Futures Past by Esau13
.Commish: Sweet-Emmy. by MadiBlitz

Cyrax and Sektor

Cyrax by flavioluccisanoSEKTOR by PitBOTTOM

Mortal Kombat - Sektor by fear-sAs      .No Mercy. by MadiBlitz

Sektor - Mortal Kombat art by fear-sAsMK/AC Cyrax vs. Sektor by LetticiaMaer


Sindel by ReiaminaSindel by disanttSindel - Queen of Edenia. by flavioluccisano

Mileena & Kitana

Mileena by KEKSE0719

Kitana by KEKSE0719       Mileena by mad-jill

PRINCESS KITANA| Mortal Kombat. Personal version. by flavioluccisano


Jade by malneyugn

Jade by abraaolucas


D Vorah by flavioluccisano


Baraka by flavioluccisano      Baraka - clay by soulty666

Shao Kahn

Emperor Shao Kahn by flavioluccisano


Ermac by flavioluccisano

Ermac & Rain


Noob Saibot

Noob Saibot by flavioluccisano

.20 000 hits. by MadiBlitz        NOOB SAIBOT MKTrilogy by PitBOTTOM

Noob-smoke by MihaiRadu

Lui Kang

.Liu Kang. by MadiBlitz


.Immolation. by MadiBlitz

.MK Tribute Project: Smoke:. by MadiBlitz     .I still have a soul. by MadiBlitz

.Smoked-Out. by MadiBlitz
Smoke (Mortal Kombat 9) by flavioluccisano

Skin by Dan Leveille

My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 12:12 AM

LA devMEET - Getty - dA by danlev
It's deviantART's 14th Birthday. Here's my deviantART story. What's yours?

Cosmo by danlev
One of my first deviations. I know it's not much, but I was actually really proud of this photo that I took on a film camera when I was like 13. After taking it, I was inspired to take more photos and experiment more. That's how I started getting into photography.

Hollywood Sign by deviantARTGear
When I first started working at deviantART as a contractor, Heidi, mattdanna, and I travelled around Hollywood to take promo photos of our new Fella mascot. A perfect project for my first time in California! 

deviantART Sandbox 360 View by danlev
DeviantART goes to SXSW in 2011.

LA devMEET - Getty by danlev
A community-organized deviantMEET at the Getty museum in Los Angeles.

The Art of a Fella Toss by danlev
Moonbeam13 throws a Fella plushie into a mob of exciting Anime Expo attendees. Expo security threatened to shut our booth down since we were "causing a fire hazard."

Griffith Park: iPhone Panorama by danlev
In July of 2010 I moved from New Hampshire to to Los Angeles to work at deviantART full time.

BirthdAy Bash Llama by danlev
deviantART's 10th Birthday Party at the House of Blues. We had real life llamas.

Day One: $danlev, Fiona, and $ejsm8 by Shyree
Every year for the past 4 years, we've attended Comic-Con. It's a lot of fun!

Group 2 by makepictures
... but also a lot of work.

DA meet Seattle by llesliedesign
HeidiAyame-Kenoshi, and I travelled to Seattle to hold a deviantMEET. 

Happy Halloween (2012) by Shyree
Halloween at the deviantART HQ is always fun! Release Party by jorobins
The product launch party at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

10570284 10100952120260405 3122071008278793147 N by danlev

Last month at Comic-Con, IRL Fella made his first appearance!

Skin by Dan Leveille


Dan Leveille
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), an application that will analyze the LGBT movement. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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Which iPhone will you get? :phonecall: 

106 deviants said Neither
18 deviants said iPhone 6
11 deviants said iPhone 6 Plus


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I hope you have a great birthday week :)
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