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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

The following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week.  If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags.  If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time.  Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!




Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.

As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.

Anatomy of a Tag Page

Let’s take a look at tag pages in their current form.


Tagpagenew by danlev

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.  You can tag lots of different things, in many different places -- deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and comments. Tag pages surface the activity for you and allow the whole community to be part of the conversation.


The goal of tags is to help you find art and topics that you resonate with, and help you find new ways to participate in the community.


Tell Us What Your Ideal Tag Page Looks Like

We’re currently exploring the functional and visual presentations of tag pages, and our roadmap for what’s to come includes a robust tagging system.  Here are some ideas related to tags that we’ve been thinking about. We’d like to hear what you think of our ideas, and invite you to share your own!


  • More ways to filter deviations, such as by most recent
  • Filtering tag pages to show only specific types of content (Status Updates, Collections...)

  • Tagging Groups

  • Watching Tags, which could send new deviations in your activity feed

  • Favouriting or “saving” tags

  • Trending tags

  • Tagging Forum threads

  • Your friends’ activity on this tag


Daily Tag Challenges

Throughout the next week, try out these daily tags by posting a Status Update using the tag of the day. If you create artwork for one of these days, be sure to tag your deviation with the appropriate tag. To see what others are saying or creating around a daily tag, visit the tag pages.


  • October 7 (Tuesday): #FoundOnNewest: Share an interesting deviation you found in the Newest browse mode.

  • October 8 (Wednesday): #WatercolorWednesday: Share (or create!) a captivating watercolor deviation.

  • October 9 (Thursday): #Haiku: Write a haiku as a Status Update.

  • October 10 (Friday): #FanArtFriday: Share or create fan art of your favourite video games, TV shows, movies, etc.

  • October 11 (Saturday): #15MinuteSketch: Create a sketch in 15 minutes and share your results!

  • October 12 (Sunday): #Undiscovered: Share a status featuring a deviation that deserves attention.

  • October 13 (Monday):  #NoComments: Share a deviation that deserves its very first comment!

  • October 14 (Tuesday): #TraditionalTuesday: Share (or create!) an awesome traditional art deviation!



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 


Today

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?


Navigation

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

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


Collections

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.

Trailer:



Scorpion


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


Reptile


.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


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


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


Jade by malneyugn

Jade by abraaolucas

D'Vorah



D Vorah by flavioluccisano

Baraka


Baraka by flavioluccisano      Baraka - clay by soulty666


Shao Kahn


Emperor Shao Kahn by flavioluccisano


Ermac


Ermac by flavioluccisano

Ermac & Rain


ERMAC VS RAIN by PitBOTTOM


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

Smoke




.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!

Sta.sh Release Party by jorobins
The Sta.sh 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


Just another day by Tryingtofly
Leon Tukker (@tryingtofly) is a talented 22-year-old concept artist from Utrecht, Netherlands.


Plains of another world by Tryingtofly
Ecological city by TryingtoflyThe Temple District by Tryingtofly
Cyberpunk city speedpaint by Tryingtofly
The Resort Colony pool area by Tryingtofly
The Fallen colloseum by Tryingtofly
Arctic research facility by Tryingtofly
Just another day by Tryingtofly
The desert Structure by Tryingtofly
City Route by Tryingtofly
Streets of Seklla II by Tryingtofly
City in the clouds speedpaint by Tryingtofly
The remote resort by Tryingtofly
Long forgotten by Tryingtofly
Alien Shoppping mall speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Floating cities of Belugan by Tryingtofly
The Poor District by TryingtoflyWaiting for confession by Tryingtofly
Korallian Afternoon by Tryingtofly
Castle blacksmith speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Science fiction city thumbnails by Tryingtofly
Naboo Speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Fishing village speedpaint by Tryingtofly
A cold morning on the high street by Tryingtofly
Factory Bookcover by Tryingtofly
Forgotten Library by Tryingtofly
Blue circle temple by Tryingtofly
Sunken temples by Tryingtofly
The Fallen mothership by Tryingtofly
The headquarters by Tryingtofly
The once great city of Caniton by Tryingtofly
Twin cities by Tryingtofly
The Resort Colony pool area by Tryingtofly
Polygon Metropolis Speedpaint by Tryingtofly
Remote Resort street by Tryingtofly
A good morning in the village by Tryingtofly
Returning home by Tryingtofly
There goes my job by Tryingtofly
Science fiction city by Tryingtofly
Towers in the mist by Tryingtofly
Returning home after so many years by Tryingtofly
The Great discovery by Tryingtofly
Jungle Sketch by Tryingtofly

Here's a video of Tukker's process:



Skin by Dan Leveille
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

deviantART is at Comic-Con!

    DeviantART is at Comic-Con -- right now!  Every year, Comic-Con International: San Diego hosts a huge gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley, and we couldn't be more excited to sponsor the Alley for the fourth year in a row.  Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.

    At Comic-Con? View our list of panels.

    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all of our Comic-Con happenings!



        

    BtXcKxLCcAAAplV by danlev
    Legendary Pictures interviews spyed about the history of deviantART, with a special appearance by our very own Fella! 

    Change Log

    • Interstitial ads were unintentionally closing deviations on the homepage. Fixed by ArtBIT
    • Some newly recovered groups had trouble with the comments display on their profile pages. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
    • Writer documents did not display embedded animated gifs from stash when rendered, only in preview mode. Fixed by Alisey
    • DeviantID profile widget had issue with undesired text centering. Fixed by elhsmart
        

    Discuss!


    Conventions & deviantMEETs
    Have you ever attended a convention or deviantMEET? What are some of the events you've attended and which have been your favorite?


    :lightbulb: Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
    :lightbulb: Check out a list of common suggestions!
    :lightbulb: Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
    :bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk(Be as detailed as possible!)






    Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 12.44.14 PM by danlev




    The super evolutions of Pokemon by Toronto-based designer and animator, Sheharzad Arshad.

    Eevee Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Squirtle Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Gastly Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Bulbasaur Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Spinda Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Pumpkaboo Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Sandshrew Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Charmander Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad
    Beedrill Super Evolve by Sheharzad-Arshad


    Pokemon digivolve by Sheharzad-Arshad


    Skin by Dan Leveille

    Emoji Among Us

    Mon Jul 21, 2014, 6:07 PM



    "Emoji have become an inescapable part of our daily lives. This short film examines the far-reaching impact of these very special characters."



    Skin by Dan Leveille

    Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art

    Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:50 AM


    Majora's Moon by VincentBisschop
    The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.

    Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
    Majora's mask quicky by VincentBisschop
    Majora's Moon by VincentBisschop
    Majora's Mask: The Transformation by EternaLegend
    For Sedda - Zelda and Dark Souls EP Cover by mintyfreshmangos

    Majora Must Die by Ry-Spirit     Link vs. Twinmold by Txikimorin

    Majora's Mask by KurkoBoltsi     Moonfall by Archaois

    Majora's by Gahiko
    Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
    Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
    MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
    Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
    Majora's Mask by Syilas


    Majora's Mask by Arabesque91     DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto

    The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
    Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
    Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
    Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
    Majora's Beast by JohnnyCagoMajora by JohnnyCagoThe clocktown puppeteer by JohnnyCago
    Majora's Mask by CindyAA
    Atop the Tower by fluxmageSkull Kid, Majora's Mask by SpoonfishLee
    Skull Kid by Golden-WhaleA Simple Gift by Turtle-ArtsSkull Kid Majora's Mask by KlausBoss
    Majora by Dareedse
    Majora's Mask Cake by cakecrumbsMajora's Mask ver_1 | DISCONTINUED by MajorasMasks
    Majora's mask by Keidranx
    The Darkness of Majora's Mask by studiomukuMajora's Mask Pillow by tavingtonMajora's Mask by Toki-MMMCMajora's Mask by Know-KnameMajora's Mask by EhAlex

    Majora's Mask by Moshata     Clocktown by The-Bells-of-Luin

    The Undead King, Igos du Ikana by Golden-Whale
    Majora by RevenantRising

    Zelda - Versus Odolwa by HylianDragonCatty       moonfall by NPC-Dion

    Majora's mask, Astral Tears by Siga4BDN       Operation Moonfall by EternaLegend

    Operation Moonfall by Someth
    Majora's Mask: Terrible Fate by EternaLegend

    Don't tell me... by painted-bees      You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? by Keikilani

    Happy mask salesman by NatSmall
    MM Anniv. 2 - Happy Salesman by Kishmet
    Happy Mask Salesman by fluxmage
    Majora's Mask -- Happy Mask Salesman by onisuu
    LoZ MM - stone tower climb by Yamoshi

    Skull Kid by TsaoShin      Skull Kid and Majora's Mask by vanduobones


    Skull Kid (Exchange) by Art-Zealot  The Mask [Skull Kid] by LovelyMilk


    Majora's Mask by finni

    Skullkid: Majoras Mask by lazyperson202       Majora's Mask by Cavea

    Majora Mask Shoes by Kiffakitty
    Majora by NitendoFan92
    MM Anniv. 13 - Clocktown Post by KishmetMajora's Mask: Clocktown by EternaLegendMajora's Mask by lychi
    WIP - Tribute to Majora by JoeHoganArt       Majora's Mask by LigerNekoka


    Skin by Dan Leveille


    Toothless nap by CosmicSpectrumm
    Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.

    Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.


    HTTYD: Daunting Chase by tribute27Big mammy by NalavaraDeadly Nadder vs Yian Kutku by chichapie
    We'll be Free by Napalm9
    Toothless nap by CosmicSpectrummDragon Fight by Edrice
    HTTYD: Dragon's Dinner Party by TsaoShinwe have...dragons... by lehussHiccup and Toothless by HawkeyeWongAstrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
    Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
    HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
    Toothless httyd by griffsnuff       Toothless by LukeFielding
    HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4HTTYD - Extremely Dangerous by Duiker

    Power and Beauty by Red-IzaK      Toothless and Hiccup by lychi


    Toothless by Ruth-TayNight Fury by moni158
    How To Train Your Dragon by kanapy-artForbidden Friendship by Charlie-BowaterToothless - Freedom by morganagodHow to Train Your Dragon by FlayuHow to train your Dragon by Mar-kaToothless and Hiccup by boo-11
    How to train your Dragon by Culpeo-Fox

    WAZAAAAAAAAA by ZantenHow To Train Your Dragon by sorata-s
    Astrid - How to Train your Dragon by MoshYongHow To Train Your Dragon by pinaliHow to Train Your Dragon! by Life-WriterToothless by purplekecleonhow to train your dragon by mohja
    A Very HTTYD Halloween by TsaoShinHow to train your dragon by ryky
    Stitch and Toothless by TsaoShin HTTYD - Fishing Lessons by AmandaTurnage

    Skin by Dan Leveille

    3D Printing with Bees

    Thu Jun 12, 2014, 11:41 AM


    Dewars-honey-bees-11 by danlev

    How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.

    Watch:



    Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!

    More photos:

    Bottle by danlev

    3-bee-printing-dewars-sid-lee-ebeling-group-ho by danlev

    3-bee-printing-dewars-sid-lee-ebeling-group-ho by danlev

    Dewars-honey-bees-09 by danlev

    3d-printer-made-out-of-bees 700x466 Acdf by danlev

    Dewars-honey-bees-11 by danlev

    (via Reddit)





    Skin by Dan Leveille

    With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.


    To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.


    Featured



    The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.


    Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.


    Edit



    Whether it’s a flubbed letter or simple misspelling, embarrassing typos happen to us all. With the ability to edit comments, you can now avoid awkward follow-up explanations. Located in the pencil menu, the “Edit Comment” feature allows you to update a reply you’ve posted in the last 24 hours.


    Edited comments are denoted by an “Edited” label next to the timestamp. Clicking the timestamp will display a log of changes made.


    Hide



    To withdraw a comment you’ve previously posted, use the pencil menu’s “Hide Comment” option. This will remove your comment from view, remove it from the Message Center, and prevent it from getting replies, effectively erasing the comment from conversation.

    Comments can be hidden by their owner at any time — there is no time restriction on this feature.


    Looking Ahead


    The Featured, Edit, and Hide improvements are the first in a larger comments revamp still to come.  This update could include anything from up-voted comments to comment sorting, and much more. You tell us what you've always wanted out of a comment box! Revitalizing our comments system is the first step of many to elevate conversations and foster meaningful connections.



    Get started!

    Have you received a noteworthy comment on a deviation or Journal? Mark it as Featured and share the comment link here. We want to see the comments you value most, and what you feel is worthy of attention!


    Pixen: Pixel Art Editor For Mac OS X

    Tue May 27, 2014, 1:16 PM


    1 by danlev
    Came across this on Designer News the other day and thought some people might be interested!

    Pixen: a pixel art editor for Mac OS X



    Skin by Dan Leveille
    In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

    Change Log


    • Google Analytics for Premium Members should no longer report URLs belonging to other artists. Fixed by micahgoulart
    • In Porftolio descriptions, text that contained quotes and apostrophes would not display correctly. Fixed lepidosteus
    • Navigation buttons were not always shown on Sta.sh documents when that item's owner viewed them via direct link. Fixed drommk
    • The "Click here to browse comments in flat view" link displayed on areas with a large amount of comments did not work on the deviations page. Fixed by duraseb
    • Clicking the "Next" and "Previous" buttons in a Sta.sh stack would only work for the first click. Fixed by elhsmart

    deviantART muro
    • All brushes have been given a slight performance boost. Done bymudimba
    • Text put into annotations is now cached. Suggested by bodhidewey, changed by mudimba
    • The Undo button now be used up to 10 times. Changed by mudimba

    Sta.sh Writer
    • When editing Journals submitted to more than one Group from a Group Journal page, updating would silently fail to work. A proper error message has been added to explain the cause. Fixed by inazar
    • It was not possible to update the text of a literature deviation by uploading a new file. Fixed by Alisey
    • When editing the description of a stack within a stack in Sta.sh, the Add Media tool would not open. Fixed by inazar

    Your Feedback


    Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
    • Feedback regarding the release of additional CSS options for Journal Skins was positive.
    • In response to the Discuss topic, some deviants mentioned trying out Way Back browsing a few times, while others said they had never tried using Way Back. For those who said they had used Way Back, they mentioned using it to find very specific deviations.

    Discuss!


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    Mario and Yoshi Mech by kodykoala
    Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.


    Mario and Yoshi Mech by kodykoala
    Luigi Mech Figure by kodykoalaCustom Sonic Mech by kodykoalaKodykoala's Toad Mech by kodykoalaKodykoala's Pacman Monster Truck by kodykoala
    Link 20X6 by kodykoala

    "I came in like a chain chomp!"


    Princess Peach Wrecking Ball by kodykoala

    Hungry Hungry Koopas II by kodykoala
    Koopa Kids Airship Bookends by kodykoala

    Zombified Mario


    Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoalaPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoala
    Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoalaZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoala
    Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoala
    Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoala
    Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoalaToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoala
    Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoala
    Super Mario's Gun by kodykoala
    Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoala

    Megaman


    Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoala
    Damaged Megaman Figure by kodykoalaKodykoala's Megaman Mario by kodykoala
    Megaman Riding on Rushjet Figure by kodykoala

    Pikachu + Chewbacca = Pikachewie


    Pikachewie Figure by kodykoala

    Yoshi meets Transformers:


    Voltron Yoshi Force by kodykoala
    Bowser Cosplay Figure by kodykoalaKodykoala's Jedi Toad by kodykoala
    Mario Stuck in the Iron Claw by kodykoala Wario the Great Custom by kodykoala


    Skin by Dan Leveille


    I'm working on an article highlighting the reports and features of our Google Analytics integration that people enjoy the most.

    Premium Members: Which reports or stats do you use most? Are there any reports that you've found especially interesting that might have changed how you use deviantART or how you market yourself?

    Samus Aran Fan Art

    Thu Apr 10, 2014, 7:09 PM


    Samus Tribute by Wen-JR
    Stunning fan art paintings of Samus Aran, everyone's favourite intergalactic bounty hunter.

    Samus Tribute by Wen-JR
    Samus Aran by juliedillonSamus Aran by MagicnaAnavi
    Samus by muju
    Samus by thiago-almeida
    Samus Portrait by poojipoo
    Samus is BACK by JamesCreations
    Samus Aran by Joe-Roberts
    Samus by Chukairi
    Samus by mikemaihack
    Samus by Sabretoontigers
    Samus by AND-3
    METROID Samus Aran 100822 by masateru
    METROID Samus Aran by masateru
    Samus Aran Metroid Prime by reiq
    Samus by pacman23
    Samus by TylerChampion
    Samus in Morphball by torokun

    Samus by 2dforever

    Samus Aran Open Hatch by torokun
    Samus by Mr--Jack
    Samus by SephOo
    Samus by pacman23
    Samus by CONEJOTO
    Samus by DUCKAZOID
    Samus by iwaisan
    Samus by LordHannu
    Samus by Alonzo-Canto
    Samus Portrait by Zeronis
    Samus by ChasingArtwork
    Samus Aran by Madec-Brice
    Samus Aran Metroid by pekepeke0

    Browse more: Sam Aran Fan Art

    Skin by Dan Leveille


    We're proud to announce a new integration with Verold, a platform for artists to upload their 3D work and publish it to the Web. Verold's viewer is now integrated into deviantART Journals, giving you the ability to showcase your 3D art.

    Verold offers artists a number of tools to collaborate in real time on the Web, add textures, and set up 3D scenes. Verold also supports limited animation, letting you bring your character or scene to life.

    Verold's viewer works on most modern browsers without any plugins, as well as on modern mobile phones.



    Uploading Your 3D Art To Verold


    To get started, sign up for a Verold account and then upload your models and textures.

    Learn how to upload your 3D art to Verold
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    How To Embed Verold In Your Journal 


    After uploading your work to Verold, sharing it on deviantART is easy. Simply copy and paste a Verold URL (e.g.: studio.verold.com/projects/53003e790bc9ea02000002ab) into your deviantART Journal and it will automatically embed the Verold viewer to let your audience interact with your 3D creations. 

    Examples 



    Asian Warrior by Galdor2000
    Asian Warrior by Galdor2000



    Vamp Becca: Verold Studio by grico316
    Vamp Becca by grico316




    Ogre by ronaldogs


    David and Teddy by genci

    Let us know what you think! 

    Have you tried Verold yet?  Share your Journals or Verold links in the comments!  Do you know any deviants who specialize in 3D art that you've love to see take advantage of Verold?  Mention them in the comments to let them know about this new feature!

    Let us know what integrations you'd like to see next!