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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.



Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. #TDOR

tumblr mwk0wx5YGY1qacar6o1 r1 500 by danlev
This is one of the first concept art designs for the film, #MazeRunner.

KENBARTHELMEY: "My very first Griever (test)Design, I did for the 'Maze Runner' film. I did this before I had the job, based on the book descriptions. I wanted to impress [the director] Wes and the Studio. Wes loved it. We worked together on a few changes and attachments afterwards in order to enhance the design. "

Maze Runner - Griever Concept Art by KENBARTHELMEY
#DeviantArtUpdate: We've made two additions to the search bar in the header! 

One common point of feedback we received when tags launched was that it was hard to reach specific tag pages, so we've made that easier, and also made it easier to reach deviants you know. 

When searching from the top bar of the site, you can now: 
  • Use # to go to a tag landing page (e.g. search #watercolor and you'll land on the #watercolor page)
  • Use @ to go to a deviant's Profile Page (e.g. search "@danlev", and you'll be redirected to danlev's Profile)
Thanks to kemayo and LaurenKitsune for their work in making this happen, and stay tuned for more updates in the future!
How is this not Taylor Swift?!

Gift III by FlexDreams
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud To Be Gay
"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.

Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple."
#timcook #apple #lgbt

Tim Cook by Smyf
Great Watch Feed suggestions by rotane!

Suggestion: Activity Feed page mockup by rotane
I've always loved RHADS's whale paintings (I have one in my apartment!), but I just discovered that he's also a talented musical artist.

He created this soundtrack to go with the painting. Click play and then view the painting in full size!

Waiting For The Wave by RHADS

I know I'm almost a year behind, but I finally got around to playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'm a week in and it's taken over my life. =p

#animalcrossing #animalcrossingnewleaf 

Animal Crossing New Leaf by Attyca
It's awesome to see your Art or Collections being listed in the More Like This sidebar on other artist's deviation pages:

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.04.49 PM by danlev
Here's a Google query that will show you some deviations that your Collections/deviations are listed on:

"by danlev"
(Just replace your username)

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.08.15 PM by danlev
We've been getting so much awesome feedback regarding the Watch Feed and how it could be improved. Keep it coming! :aww:

Here's some mockups and suggestions from Kiwikku:

Better Collections by Kiwikku  A Better Activity Feed by Kiwikku
I love deignis's #3D work! Definitely give him a watch him if you haven't already!

Last kiss by deignis
Golden Boy by deignis  The headache by deignis  The divisions of pleasure by deignis  Shifted_II by deignis
Today is National Dessert Day! Enjoy some of these tasty treats D.E.S.S.E.R.T. by Lady-Bant-Eerin

Dessert by nypd2003

Strawberry Dessert by theresahelmer

Dessert Sushi by OutlawxVega

Happy donuts by ha7su
#dessert #desserts  
31 Days of Halloween (Day 4) by aunjuli
31 Days of Halloween (Day 4)
I'm participating in both inktober & this fun and easy Halloween art challenge! The theme for day four was treat, so... obviously a cute candy corn *u*
Today is #WatercolorWednesday! Share your favorite watercolors as a Status Update! #Zelda

The Legend of Zelda by kowan
The addition of endless scroll on Daily Deviations allows for scrolling endlessly through Daily Deviations in ways you never have before. #BadCopywriting or #BestCopywriting?

Participate in our daily tag challenges! Today's tag is #FoundOnNewest — find an awesome deviation on the Newest browse mode and share it as a Status Update!

Yosemite by Michaelthien
Wow! I just found this Recommended Friends script by parallellogic. It was a DD in 2011. The script finds people who you should watch based on who your friends are watching. Try it out!

Best of: Journey Fan Art

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 2:02 PM

Journey by V-nom
Journey is an award-winning PlayStation game known for its innovative gameplay and beautiful visuals. Developed by thatgamecompany (makers of Flow and Flower), the game is a popular subject for fan art on deviantART. Here are some stunning fan art tributes to the game.

Browse more: #journeygame

Journey by spydersTribute to Journey by Matou31Journey by JJcanvasJourney by EarthGwee
Ribbons by k-atrinaJourney - the drop by SpoonfishLeeJourney by KarboJourney by Zolaida

Journey by Malliya     Journey by Willow-San

Journey by AilovcJourney by Hinoe-0
Journey by V-nom
journey by joe-wright
Journey by LeoLeus

JOURNEY by Diamond4444     Journey by yoshdestroys

Journey by Shattered-Earth
Hollow Metropolis by almond-goddessA Long Journey by FrancoyovichJourney by Guzzardi
Harmonious in Journey by LillianLaiJourney by Isvoc
Journey by pacman23Journey by Nutfullinshared journey by CoryKatzeJourney by Surkal

The Journey by Senturith

Journey by mmishee     Journey by Inkfall

Journey by lesliesketch
Journey by xUshiwakax
Journey by Ruaniamh
Journey by Techta
Vartija by almond-goddessJourney by AlphaComicsJourney by IzzarraJourney by yocifMy Journey by OuneJourney by AlassaJourney by Spikings
Journey Sunset by Sawuinhaffjourney underwater by NellaFantasiaa
Journey by Siga4BDN
Journey. by Sprouteeh

Journey by Miku-hime     Journey by moosmic

Journey by SiOtheCaveman

Journey by niuner     Journey by Marchio08

Journey by Sawuinhaff

Journey__Lets start the Journey by LuCiFelLo     journey: leap by pepaaminto

Journey by Cursors

Journey by Rodrigo-Sanches-A     Journey by JohannesVIII

Journey Craft by Elentori
Journey by chriswhite87Journey by ERPWorks
Journey: Sea of Sand by Risachantag

+ Endless Journey + by JialingPan     A Journey Together by Zoroko     Journey by DreamlessWings

[JOURNEY] Melon'scape by ochibrochi     (Journey) Gliding by cling17

Journey Fanart by TastesLikeAnya     Journey again by Willow-San

Journey by MobilePants

Journey by ta-min     Journey by TheLeopardwerecat

JOURNEY by MartzaJourney by Evanatt

Journey by NellyOnly     Journey: The Road of Trials by Amdhuscias

Fanart: Journey by drawingum

Browse more: #journeygame

Am I missing any? Share your favorite Journey fan art in the comments!

Journey Tribute by Skytch

Skin by Dan Leveille

Bringing You Closer to the Community

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:52 PM

As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.

Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.

Today Page

Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.

The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related 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.

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Connecting you with your watchers.

The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Polls, Forums threads, and more. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they're working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.

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Giving curators the recognition they deserve.

You can now watch Collections, delivering you a custom stream of daily inspiration to your Watch Feed. Collections are now visible on deviation pages and tag pages, giving curators more exposure. Become a curator and create Collections of artwork around topics or genres you love.

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Discover more of your favorite topics.

Tags bring together different types of content around a common topic, allowing deviants to discover new art, meet new artists, and create conversations about shared interests. As an artist, tags can help you reach new audiences. Tags can be used basically everywhere — on deviations, Status Updates, Comments, Journals, deviation descriptions, private Notes, etc.

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Wall of Art by Roky320
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.

With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.

Watchcollection by danlev

“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.”  —GillianIvy

Managing Collections

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.

To watch only specific Collections from a deviant, uncheck “Collections” on their watch settings (now you’re watching none of their Collections), and then visit one of their Collections and then click “+Watch Collection.”

If you’d prefer not to have one of your Collections displayed on other deviants' Activity Feeds, you can visit the Collection Options area of your Collection and check "Disable watching".

Collections on Deviation Pages

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 that specific deviation.

Tagging Collections

Using the new Tags feature, you can now tag your Collections with relevant topics. Tags will display on your Collections. Relevant Collections will be displayed on tag pages, giving more exposure to curators’ work.

Share your thoughts on the new Collections features by posting a Status Update using the #Collections tag.

Artist credit: Wall of Art by Roky320


Dan Leveille
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
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.

Journal History


How do you feel about how frequently your Watch Feed updates with new items? 

21 deviants said I wish it updated much more frequently. #gimmemore
17 deviants said It's about right.
12 deviants said I wish it updated slightly less frequently.
10 deviants said I wish it updated much less frequently.
9 deviants said I wish it updated slightly more frequently.


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WithAQuillInMyHand Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I want you to know that this site "update" (read: downgrade) has convinced me to move all of my art operations to Tumblr. I know it's not necessarily you, specifically, danlev, but I hate this new update. If I wanted a watch feed and a confusing layout, I'd go to Tumblr, which I am. The only reason I'm not taking down my account is OCTs, and I thank the stars that you haven't changed group layouts.
Lena9016 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Back to tumblr, where I can actaully BROWSE things WITHOUT confusion...
MadzSan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student
Why did you guys do this to the site I once loved??
ladyldisco Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
You should at least give users an option on whether or not they'd like to stick with the changes you're trying to shove down our throats. 
Some people don't like change, it's as simple as that. And forcing change suddenly on users will lead many people to just quit the website and not deal with them at all. And while the website may look good to you, it doesn't mean that it looks good to everyone else! For me personally, everything is HUGE. I can't stand it, and I'd rather not look at it.

If you provide users with an option to stick with the "old" layout verses the new layout, then you'd get a lot of happy people on your website. Please, consider this. 
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Please!!
Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"In early feedback we have heard concerns that DeviantArt will look like Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. That’s not our shape to come."
So much for that, huh?
lag-roil Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
They did EXACTLY what they said was "Not their shape to come". Fail.
MadzSan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student
Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They want to "bring us together" and do "what's in our interest", but they never listen to us. EVER. Instead of being a popular website different from the rest, a DEVIANT website, if you will, now it is just a clone of all the others, like Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
earlplease Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ayy don't listen to those fools gibing death threats about the new layout.
at least some of us have some sense

I actually quite like it.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You're Wrong, These "fools" are 95% of this whole community, and only about 40% or even Less are the opposite. So, who are you anyway?
earlplease Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am Earl. :D
And yes, they are fools, some are even giving death threats.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
No, "Fools" was in quotes because they ARE NOT
"Fools". They actually state the Real problems with this move, and what sticks out the most.
genociderlin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
change deviantart back thanks or ill killa fuckg  dog
SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the update :)
its more simple. Don't change it back, I like it. :)
but one request, I'm a lionking artist and you know how you can chose category's could you make a Disney art category?
that would help :) 
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