The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.Tokyo, JapanSingaporeToronto, CanadaDubai, United Arab EmiratesNew York City, New York, United StatesHong Kong, ChinaShanghai, ChinaMoscow, RussiaTaipei, Taiwan~View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `RahllRemember the control room scenes of The Hunger Games? Did you know the concept work for that control room and the 3D displays was done by our very own Reid Southen (Rahll)?Reid is a senior member on deviantART who has been on the site for six years. Reid is also doing concept work for Jupiter Ascending, an upcoming 2014 sci-fi film.He had posted a journal about his work on the Hunger Games back in February, but wasn't able to upload his work right away. He posted this deviation to his deviantART gallery yesterday:"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the f
Beautiful Planet [Earth Day Feature]80 jaw-droppingly beautiful photos of our planet. Happy Earth Day!Autumnal Dreamland by FlorentCourtyInsane Moment by FlorentCourtyTrotternish by TobiasRichterMorning Fog by ChristyTortlandPath to a foggy coast. by MarioGutiWayfarers by SergibaKirkjufell Panorama by cwaddellWinter Reflection by porbitalThus Spoke Zarathustra by IngoSchobertExplosion by Ian-PlantGolden Painting by FlorentCourty- Morning - by ldinami7eIceland - at the top by Pharaun333Sylvestris by XavierJamonetThe Canyon's Secret by hougaardFading Voyager by JindrichLisyScotland 15 by lonelywolf2Mountain Majesty by FlorentCourtySleeping volcano by MaximeCourty
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page. deviantART PersonifiedFacebook PersonifiedYouTube PersonifiedTwitter PersonifiedTumblr PersonifiedInstagram PersonifiedPinterest PersonifiedGoogle Chrome PersonifiedGoogle Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"deviantART and YouTube Personified
Integrating Sketchfab in JournalsDeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab!Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin.Fella by AlphaPrimeSaviourRead Sketchfab's announcementIntegrate 3D Models Into Your JournalsDeviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds. DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content.Sketchfab is not just for the creators; the platform is helping to unlock incredible 3D content, while creating a new form of online media that anyone can br
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muroIn 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.What's NewFilm Improvements (Beta Testers Only)We've made two major changes to film on deviantART! First, film is now fully compatible with Sta.sh and the Sta.sh submission process, allowing you to store and post film deviations directly from your Sta.sh. Secondly, the film player has been overhauled, and the film deviation page has been updated and rebuilt to match the same layout other deviations have, for consistency, ease of use, and better overall appearance.
Site Update: More Like This - BetaIn 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.More Like This BETADeviantART is proud to announce two major improvements to the way you browse and discover artwork on the site. These feature are currently only available to Beta Testers. More Like This is deviantART’s newest content discovery tool – enabling you to find similar, relevant deviations, artists, and collections to a chosen deviation. In addition to More Like This, we've made a number of improvements to browsing on deviantART, including an updated navigation, a "fu
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn 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.What's NewRequest Refunds for Premium ContentDeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.Everyone makes mistakes — it's
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta, Redraw ButtonIn 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.What's NewFor Beta Testers: Thumb Grid!Back in April we launched the new deviantART thumbnails to the Beta Testers. Over the last few months we've received a great deal of feedback from the community. We're always working to ensure that we put out products that are best for our community, and so today we'd like to announce some new options being added to these thumbnails to give you the best browsing experience.
History of April Fool's dAy!This article is written for the projecteducate's Community Week as well as ArtHistoryProject's dA Related month.Here is a brief history of April Fool's pranks deviantART has played on it's members. Please note that information is still missing (mostly older years) - this is because some April Fool's pranks were never recorded or are lost in the millions of journals on the site.2001 - "jark is Arrested"jark is arrested in Disneyland for cutting in line and refusing to move to the back.[original article]2004 - "British Takeover"April Fool's Day 2004 marked the day the British took over deviantART. New rules were enforced on that day, including spelling "color", "colour" and saying "Cheers guv'nor" instead of "Thank You"."Please note that any American who uses the term "socce
As you like it..."All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining school boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.Fashion Issue IV by StagedThen a soldier, Full of strange oaths and beaded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.Warrior by demi2004
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existedThe world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!Extra credits if you already tried some of these!Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.1. Stone carving.Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: Table of Contents1. Volunteering2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. News from the Chats and Forums6. News from the Galleries 1. VolunteeringOnce upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
Busted? Make up an excuse!BUSTED! Street Photographers Caught in the ActNo success by PatrickMonnierMake up an excuse for getting caughtInspired by Thomas Leuthard 'The best excuses on the street' (http://floost.com/petapixel-post-humor-the-best-excuses-to-use-when-doing-street-photography-1338087http://500px.com/ThomasLeuthard/stories/5875/blog-13-the-best-excuses-on-the-street) here is my own contribution to the cause:Sarcasm by myraincheck Sometimes people ask you what you are doing and then you need a good answer. Here are
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Nom Nom #55 CaekHeaded created by TouchedDHere's a bit of random info - the worlds tallest cake was 108 feet tall and weighed in at 20 tons. Nom. The oldest cake in the world is 2 pieces from the wedding cake of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert dated 1840 (yuck!) And finally the most expensive cake ever baked was $20 million - no it wasn't the tallest cake talked of above, it just happened to have diamonds on it!Cake anyone? by happyeverafter13Chocolate Fudge Cake by theresahelmerSpring Cake by DiplinerChocolate Beet Cake by fourtwosevenRainbow Cake. by hanaski
Weekly photo #008 Childhood dreams... by JanneO __ n __ by EYELIGHTZONE The cougar by woxys Disturbing his beauty sleep by woxys endless by Karakuji Twilight Zone by IvanAndreevich Source of life by m-eralp Breaking the chains by RezzanATAKOL :thumb396058437: Urban reflection by Piroshki-Photography morning glory by mescamesh _ Summer's End _ by EYELIGHTZONE Sound of Silence by marinsuslic Highlights by SimonePomata Horned Crab by Oddersnude Caress of Venus by iTaylie Summer rain by JAE462 Pelargonium by SarahharaS1 The Ghost Of Anything by jyoujo Mars has Water by knold Ukraine by Alena-Koshkar Heathland bee by MaaykeKlaver sadness season by SolMay Alone all summer by LuxFingerdoodle Riding Out The Storm by A-Motive swirled by isischneider Horse Fashion by Awstein Vegetarian by ZoranPhoto Untitled by lisans April by chaoticfireflies Paradise of Love by Manu34 Gratitude by MDDahl August by Tashata Yes I will by I-Heart-Photo Sweet as Love by FlabnBone Pink dreams never ends by RezzanATAKOL Riposo by TheCameraGirl TIGERS III by fionafoto Down to Inferno by Sblourg Gift of Life by beyondimpression And the night falls by MaaykeKlaver Die gruene Welle by feigenfrucht :thumb396710542: dayglo by Megson Dexter by ScENeYmE Stargazing by alexgphoto Venus by Chris-Lamprianidis Julia 3 by NataliaCiobanu :thumb39602542
Feature #15: BlueThank you friends and watchers for the , comments and support.Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and making the world a better place. Here is a selection of blue tones creations that I love. bluish delight by kim-e-sens Feel The Air by salman-khanA Blue Valentine by theresahelmer Butterfly by Aurelien-Minozzi A Piece of Heaven by alexgphotoFingerprints of rain by AnnaKirsten Misty blues by kayaksailor 074-1 by Placi1 Blue Lotus by George---KirkScabiosa Columbaria by vQb Singing the Blue by Rebelmoon ALL is Well by Oer-Wout Peine del viento by houssam6464 Castle Of Bouillon by Nelleke I had a DREAM by k-i-mm-i-e Is There Anybody Out There... by almostacrayon The Crystal Cave by John-Peter Awakened before Sleep by Oer-Woutcinamon by PatiMakowska Ocean sunset by Vitaly-Sokol cold clouds by vally5If Snowflakes were Wishes by shoutsandwhispers .. . . . .. by Frozen-photo A-Little-Magic by EnchantedWhispersArt <
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?" These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.The Basics There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things. Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
You can't say you can't!As a child I was a bright student, always used to grab among the first 3 positions in my class, teachers used to love me (I was never a teacher's pet though) and my mom and dad (specially dad) supported me with his heart and soul. We always have guidance/influence from others in some way or the other. I was fortunate enough to get them I guess. But there comes a time in your life where you need to move alone and build your own responsibilities, you need to make your own ways, you need make your own decisions and you need to choose the right path.The world is cruel enough to pull you down every time you want to climb up. But you can't stop there. You have to move on. You can't say you can't!I have seen a lot of phases in my life in the last 25 years. In deviantART everyone says they like the way I talk to people, the way I treat them and the way I guide them. May be I shouldn't use the word "everyone", perhaps it should be at least most of them says so.I get a lot of people coming to
The Stars of dAr - `Mirz123The Stars of dAr is a series where I interview one member of the deviantART Related (dAr) community each time, about personal and dA related matters. For today we have Mirz123! She creates fantasic stamps, sometimes fun and silly, but also often with an important and profound message, and always in her recognisable style. She's also an enthusiastic community member in many aspects, and can be found in many corners of the community. But enough about her from me - I'll hand the floor to Mirz herself Hi Mirz123, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed - Please tell us something about yourself!By day I'm a mom who works as a secretary. By night, I don a cape and create emoticons, stamps, and write Lit. Though, looking at my gallery stats, I'm most-known for my stamps. - Some people may be reading this article
December Feature!Each month our admins picks their favorites from the gallery, and we put them in the featured folder for a month.And here they are, the December selection! Lost in everything by Stu7art :thumb332183388: Torn Sky by MaximeCourty Sweet Yellow Grape by Vasile-Covaciu 282.366 by emmaamaay WIP GUESS WHO :) by duchess94 Porcelain Skin by alifann Neon Hearts of the Lonely Rain by akrathan Change by San-T Dear Daddy's Girl by OfOneSoul Our Duet by mayastoso Letters Across the Sky by Drakard-14 Burn by krutch99 Angel by w-anderlust dA ID#14462438 by auxeru Logan by ShirleysStudio Nautical Blue Steampunk Necklace by GildedGears Excelsior Aviator Goggles by janus002 tim burton shoes by OpheliaImmortal7 :thumb338968144: Chairelax Night by Ehsan-E The Myth by LeviaDraconia Ruins by toniet1234 Season to Season by ChocoLatte5 Ophelia's March by takemetoverona Nauglamir by Tanmorna A Tribute To Oscar Wilde by debbyfive song of a stone heart by bubug The Flow of Indecision by IndecisionPrecision :thumb339068120: Spiral by synth101 SugarSky by Trichardsen Coronado's Church by jkorozco Zomney and Zombama by Dragonbaze Two Hearts by BKLusk leopard by MSamsonov CircleDeco - PetalPlasm by EYESofCORAL southern lights stock by essencestudios Raven by Beirutful :thumb3349
The Artist's Toolbox: An Artist JournalAnother Month another Artist's Toolbox.This time I'm pulling something rather more personal out of my arsenal of tools which is my own individual way of dealing with the infuriating issue ofI want to draw... but I don't know what.There are a number of ways people go around dealing with this issue. Just doodling til something pops out. Working on a list of prompts. Asking people to help give them ideas. Doing an entry for a contest.... there are lots of ways of going about finding something to draw.EH = Ernest HemmingwayMy own personal way of dealing with it, makes use of the opposite problem.I have loads of ideas! But I have to go to bed/have no time/paper/drawing equipment.When I have lots of ideas, as is common for me before I'm about to go to bed, or when I'm supposed to be doing something else, I write it down in my magical sparkly kitty book, AKA my Artist Journal. If I just shrug and go "I'll draw that later"
Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to ProThis week we bring you another issue of Troubleshooting for Photographers, to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make your Photography look that little bit more professional. Aeirmid noted that while there are a lot of folks in the photomanipulation community who enjoy taking photographs, there is also a great desire for people to learn a bit more about how to make them look more professional.Firstly combining the elements of many of the articles that have already been written in this series (see the bottom of this article for links) will assist anybody in gearing their photographs up to look more professional. However IsacGoulart summed it up quite neatly with this rather epic quote... “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." Getting your work up to some sort of standard is always tricky. Especially if you are setting the standar
CI Monthly Feature #27Hello dear members and watchers,Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community! HOW CAN I GET FEATURED? In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots! This feature is free. You don't have to pay to get featured!
Traditional art techniquesTraditional art techniques ITraditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of most commonly used physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look 1. Drawing mediaDrawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monochrome, or at least had little color, while modern colored-pencil drawings may a
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger. Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleamChocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelryChocolate treats, close up by thinkpastelCarrot Cake, take II by thinkpastelHalloween Treats by thinkpastelTutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastelScale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumoBlueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakesPumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelryCarrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakesJust a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries