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deviantART In Review: February 2013Each hour, thousands of works are submitted to deviantART. Here's a summary of the pieces that were submitted each day last month that gained a lot of attention.
Beautiful Planet [Earth Day Feature]80 jaw-droppingly beautiful photos of our planet. Happy Earth Day!
Autumnal Dreamland by FlorentCourty
Insane Moment by FlorentCourty
Trotternish by TobiasRichter
Morning Fog by Serena-Kenobi
Path to a foggy coast. by MarioGuti
Wayfarers by Sergiba
Kirkjufell Panorama by cwaddell
Winter Reflection by porbital
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by IngoSchobert
Explosion by Ian-Plant
Golden Painting by FlorentCourty
- Morning - by ldinami7e
Iceland - at the top by Pharaun333
Sylvestris by XavierJamonet
The Canyon's Secret by hougaard
Fading Voyager by JindrichLisy
Scotland 15 by lonelywolf2
Mountain Majesty by FlorentCourty
Sleeping volcano by MaximeCourty
Improved deviantART Integration on TwitterWe're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!
We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
(Hylian Shirt by *blo0p)
Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, SignaturesIn 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.
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders
One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Try the new subfolders feature by upgrading to a Premiu
Site Update: February 9, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Fixed a problem where some would be redirected to their Sta.sh when editing an old Journal. - Fixed by $kemayo
When viewing Journals on member profiles and Group profiles, the "More Entries" button sends you to the next entries rather than the ones you just saw. - Fixed by $Nodren
On the Groups Portal
Site Update: April 20, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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.
More Updates to the New Thumbnails Preview
Several weeks ago, we released a sneak peek of deviantART's new thumbnails. We've been making changes based on community responses, and today we've implemented a few more. In this updated version, the font, spacing, and colors of the text under the thumbs have been adjusted. Also, several members had concerns about the "frames" that were put around thumbs that were either extra tall, extra wide, or small images (such as emoticons and avatars). We've adjusted the visual display of these frames to make them less distracti
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Semi-FinalistsIts been complete pandamonium watching all the entries come in for the Fotolia Plans Gone Wrong Contest! We asked you to use one panda, one light and one pie to create the best mishap adventure you could and we saw everything from botched burglaries to space invasions.
Only three of our 25 semi-finalists will have their plans go right and be chosen by world wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff. Victory will gain our winners Fotolia credits, tablets, deviantWEAR, deviantART Memberships and much more! One lucky 1st place winner will even get a whopping $1,500 in cold hard USD cash.
Read Contest Article Read Official Rules
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!
Dull Images on dA
Literary Compass - Vol. 7Welcome
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Editor's Note: Some people feel it is questionable when a writer who publishes an article series features their own work. Mir
Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlamaWe are the largest group for llama badge enthusiasts, where hundreds of deviants ask for llamas every single day. However, we don't just focus on llama badges - we now also focus on the community. So now, not only can you come here for your llama related needs, but also for promotions within the deviantArt community.
If you are new to our group, we would like to welcome you.
A Simple Guide to GALGAL
GiveALlamaGetALlama hosts a gallery filled with llama related deviations, from custom badges to pictures of llamas. Our comments section is the hot spot for everyone to ask for llama badges. We feature community events; contests, giveaways, commissions, charities, and much more. We also host monthly giveaways! Anyone who donates to our group will be featured for a month on our group page (which get over 10,000 views in a month).Monthly GiveawaysWe host two monthly giveaways here. Our smaller giveaway celebrates our members birthdays and we give those winners
Life for the past 6 Years (Long Journal :/)Hi everyone! So...I haven't said too much or been very active for the past 6 years or so...I was active for my first full year on DA but then life kinda happened and I wasn't on very much. So I thought I would say everything that has happened and what is currently going on in my life because I would love feedback and opinions. Needless to say, I have missed you guys, I have missed you all a lot. *gets teary-eyed*
The last time I was very active on here I was studying Computer Science at Texas Women's University. I started studying weightloss as I was very unhappy with my life and I had been obese most of my life. I was severely OCD as well...if I didn't have classes I would never have left my home. I was scared of germs and contamination. My mom had to start accompanying me to places to open doors because I was too afraid to touch door knobs (yeah it was THAT bad :/). But as I began losing weight I started having more people approach and talk to me...then I decided to change s
Valentine's Contest - CLOSED A very nice turn-out with 18 entries. As there is some longer lit to read and judge, as well as some detailed commentary with the visual pieces submitted, judging may take a little while. We hope to announce the winners soon, but please be patient as there are so many lovely entries, it's gonna take a bit of time to decide the winners.
In celebration of Valentine's Day (which is today) we are hosting a Relativity contest! Note, this theme is a bit different than our past contests, so be sure to read everything.
The theme is Romantic Love
Just what that means depends on you. Perhaps it's a shipping of two characters. Perhaps it's unrequited love where one side gives and the other doesn't reciprocate. Perhaps it's a tainted love that ends with screams and gunshots.
Who's in love? That's up to you, and you have TWO options:
One of your original characters paired up with one of the Relativity OCs.
Spotlight Features - Volume 13A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
It is widely known that many famous artists, composer, and authors have had the frustration of having a work they felt was sub-par gain huge popularity while pieces they worked harder on and adore sat un-noticed. This is the same for everyday deviants. I recently ran a poll asking for deviants to share with me their thoughts on this and share their own art. Here are some of the answers--the first piece being the most faved and the second being the one they wished had more love. More will be featured in future articles. To see the original poll (which is still open), click here<
100-year anniversary of the sinking of TitanicIn memory of 1,500 people who perished in the sinking of Titanic on the night of April 14th-15th, 1912. This is a feature of Titanic artworks here on deviantART. Be sure to add them to your favorites and comment as well if you can!
only one came back by undead-medicWomen and children first by VelkokneznaMariaTitanic survivor by VelkokneznaMariaTitanic -OLD Drawing by Katerina-Art:thumb160203901:Kate Winslet by nicoletaionescuThe Sinking by new-book-smellThe staircase floods. by undead-medicHow Cold? by TitanicGal1912-Titanic Bow- by CarlosGabrielPEThe Titanic by juliettepotterTitanic for my Wife by Lyle462Titanic by LaTaupinetteTitanic survivor Eva Hart by VelkokneznaMariaHeroes exist... by ringosdiamondTitanic-Marschal Copy Study by amadscientistTitanic by foofinu-Titanic at sea- by CarlosGabrielPE:thumb170225518:Quite place by Linnea-RoseTomas and Helen by TitanicPhanOur Wedded Fate by TitanicPhanTitanic by Lupa-RomeTitanic Main Stair Case by Mitternachttitanic by srishti7575Titanic Heroes by FinAngel:thumb90297998:Titanic First class lounge by Genbe89Titanic in New York by ArridanchuTitanic at Southampton by Hudizzle:thumb296018510::thumb295504988:Lifeboat No. 14 by DarthFar1st Class Lounge by TLK4EVRRose and Jack by pinkcinnamon3Titanic - Second class by VelkokneznaMariaView from the elevator by hollanoTitanic Cap by Lui-freelancerRose DeWitt Bukater by Chocolat93:th
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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