Skin by Dan Leveille
Samus Aran Fan Art
Stunning fan art paintings of Samus Aran, everyone's favourite intergalactic bounty hunter.
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
New Pope: Gay Marriage is the Work of the Devil
Here's a 2010 equalitopia article by r0b where the newly elected Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) describes gay marriage as being the work of the devil:
Argentina’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate has warned that the country’s gay marriage bill is a “machination” of the devil, reports Pink News.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has called on priests in Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop, to protest against the bill, which is progressing through Argentina’s parliament.
In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God .. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines
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.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
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
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoala
Pageviews Now Include All Profile Sections
As of today, we've updated the way Profile pageviews are counted for deviants and Groups.
Many years ago, we expanded the pageview counter to include not just the front page of your Profile, but also the Journals tab and the Prints tab (but not individual Journals or Prints). We mistakenly never expanded the count to other areas of the Profile.
This has been inconsistent for quite some time and we haven’t been transparent about what exactly this counter included.
Starting today, the pageview counter will begin including pageviews to all sections of your Profile, including:
Gallery and Gallery FoldersFavourites and CollectionsOther profile subpages: Activity, Badges, Daily Deviations, Critiques, Gallery Stats, Polls, Wishlist
We felt that it was important to fix this inconsistency to properly reflect traffic to all deviants’ Profiles. If an artist gets a lot of traffic to their Prints shop, this should be reflected in the same way i
3D Printing with Bees
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.
Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!
Verold Integration in JournalsWe'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.
How To Embed Verold In Your Journal
After uploading your work to Verold, sharing it on deviantART is easy. Simply copy and paste a
The Stunning Sci-Fi Worlds of Leon Tukker
Leon Tukker (Tryingtofly) is a talented 22-year-old concept artist from Utrecht, Netherlands.
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
This Week's Trending Searches on deviantARTHere are 15 search terms that saw a significant increase in searches during the past week.
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Introducing Improved CommentsWith 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.
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.
Whether it’s a flubbed
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
Be yourself. Because you're awesome!Consider this as a follow up of my last journal about getting pageviews.
While the majority of the people reacted very positively towards the tips & tricks I shared, there were also some very hostile reactions that ideas like that would encourage you to be something you're not.
I'd like to elaborate on that.
First of all, these tips are basically science.
I didn't just randomly think them up. Most of the points are things that have been proven through marketing- and usability research. This whole marketing thing, however, is a field many artists are for some reason unfamiliar with, so people don't take it into account when wondering why they don't get the exposure they think they deserve. They often undeserving think it's their art that sucks, and that's a shame.
The reason I post this stuff, is mainly because I want people to know.
What you do with it, is
Experiment Part 1: Training Your EyeSo my buddy karuvan is trying to learn how to draw properly. He's been on a roll as far as progressing. But he's stuck at a standstill. This is an experiment that I've done with him and that he's working on in order to train his eye. I decided to share the conversation and experiment with you guys for you all to apply to your study habits and advancement in drawing and art.
Karuvan: I randomly drew over my old pic. Ain't gonna do it over, was just curious on how much I could have done better.
Robaato: Quick question... like... who's work at this point do you really want yours to be close to? I'm tryna gauge what level you're trying to achieve.
K: lol... Joel is becoming a huge influence.
R: Ok. I have a test for you.
R: I want you to replicate this picture exactly as it is to the best of your ability:
Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
Tip of the Day: Dealing with StressStress is the root for many health problems. It's not necessary. Just do what you need to do. Stop stressing.
In high pressure situations if I start stressing I will think what is the worst that could happen and how could I bounce back from that. Once I see that I would still be ok and be able to come back from that difficulty... then the stress disappears. Then I start imagining what would it feel like to be successful and that gets me excited to continue towards my goals.
Stress is something that everyone deals with in their own ways but if you don't have an effective way to deal with it, feel free to try my method.
How to take crafting commissionsTaking crafting commissions
Accepting commissions is very different from opening a store in a lot of ways, so I decided to write a separate article for it. However, a lot of what I explained in the article "Introduction to setting up your store" also applies to taking commissions, so make sure to read that article too!
Note: I’m writing this with crafting commissions in mind, since that’s my area of expertise. I imagine that some things could also apply to other kind of commissions, but I make no promises
What is a commission?
A commission is when a client pays you to create a specific craft with their idea or instructions.
How is a commission different from sales in my store?
When you sell something in your store, people are buying your work. When you accept a commission, people are hiring you to do
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan Fiction
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: GrimFace242 , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
Katy, why aren't you picking my DD suggestions?Hello all,
I thought that perhaps I should take a moment and explain my personal process when it comes to selecting DDs. As of late I feel as though some suggesters are getting frustrated knowing they are sending in fabulous and DD worthy pieces and still they are not getting picked. And let's face it, it can be disheartening when we feel something is so fantastic and amazing and we want nothing more than to share it with a wider audience only to have it shot down.
Before I continue, I'd like to acknowledge that many of the pieces I have opted not to DD are indeed amazing pieces filled with talent and I hope you all will continue suggesting these great pieces to me (or other CVs).
So, some of these things are listed in my detailed DD Suggestion Guidelines, though I figure it can't hurt to repeat them.
Very specifically this is how I go through my DD suggestions:
Where Dreams Come True
What fairy tale is complete without a majestic setting? Here are a few noteworthy landscapes fitting for any folk tale!
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." -Hans Christian Andersen
the castle by Mark-Heather
May day by m-eralp
Green Waves by AlecsPS
Yellow Brick Road by AlecsPS
A fairytale isn't complete without a striking castle.
Castle by Krzynek
trakoscan castle VI by roblfc1892
egeskov castle by petitpomme
Warkworth Castle by newcastlemale
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein, attributed, but unsourced.
Bad Teachers and Egotistical Jerkwads Good lord, another journal. Well, sometimes I go for a month without writing one, so suffer! :iconinuevillaughplz:
I've been asked about this recently, so thought I'd write about it just in case someone else might relate or find it encouraging.
A lot of people are surprised to hear that I have only been painting since 2011. Well, it's true . I had coloured a few line arts here and there before that, but I never really tried at painting. I was dabbling and just slapping on colour, not bothering to figure out the programs or anything. Because I truly didn't believe I could do it.
Backing up a bit, I'm someone who was a traditional artist. I have been drawing with pencils and paper since I was just a little tyke. Naturally, I wanted everything to do with art in school. :iconhandsomeonionplz:
And that's where this little tale turns dark and mildly depressing :icon0inuscreamplz:
I had this teacher, in my very first
Digitally Delicious: June 25th
Bride by SansaXIX
Big Catch by TeaTori
shit by cassiaramone
Fishes by Anritco
Pelle by Zedig
Meeting in the forest by irish-blackberry
Smaug by HughEbdy
055 I by artursadlos
Satire dancing - Tablet by PiraruChan
Last Kiss by Gido
Alice in Emoland by HowlSeage
Alice in Emoland by HowlSeage
flying whale, again by reiashford
flying whale, again by reiashford
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas. Learn more about PTSD here.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawin
Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn'tThere are several artist blues I know of, since I have experienced practically all of them during the past few months since 2011. I will write about how I got them, how I overcome them. What helped, what didn't.
Some of these blues are professional freelance blues, happens to those who are making their own series/productions and when there's money and risk involved.
Some of these blues are shared by all artists.
Before the production even starts, the fear of it failing caused me to think about failing instead of success. It makes me hesitate about actually working on the project before I even produce anything.
What helped- Refocus on what I am making the project for, what's the true message I try to convey with the project, make that shine, and try to choose a cheap launch platform that makes it cost-effective.
What didn't help- trying to level up on art skill. It helped with my overall art as work for hire, it didn't help with
WCW #1 - @loveandasandwichWoman Crush Wednesday (WCW) is a new art feature I'm starting, in which I feature the women of deviantART who I look up to. These women may have earned my respect for various reasons - their attitude, artwork, or personality. Whatever it is, I want to share them with the rest of the deviantART community.
First up: loveandasandwich AKA Chelsea Bloxsom
Chelsea is an incredibly talented artists in many ways, but I especially adore her sewing. She takes hilarious and fun concepts and turns them into adorable monsters, embroidery hoops, or costumes! While she takes custom orders, they all have her signature flair.
Here are some of her creations:
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
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