Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere. by jollyjack
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Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
Introducing TagsIntroducing Tags by Heidi
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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.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
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.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
Changes are good, let's love 'em!In the recent Site Update, wreckling showed us some really amazing features coming soon!Changes are good, let's love 'em! by dekorAdum
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Currently only for Beta Testers - and only for a few of them - to try out and see.
Regarding the Activity Feed
Like always, changes can be terrifying, but they are much needed!
First reactions can be - and were - the following:
THE HECK IS THIS!?Great, deviantART is turning into facebook now?This site is getting more and more confusing!That's it, I'm leaving!!!!HECK YEAH, I LOVE THIS!Finally, I don't have to abuse the poll widget, whenever I have an announcement to make!
Some will love it, some will hate it. Like always.
Let's just hold on for a second and realise why these are awesome!
You decide if you want to see the Activity Feed or not.We now have SIX front pages if you think about it. (Today, Wat