Twitter TipsHi printscommunity!, In our last poll we asked about your use of Twitter in promoting your Prints. Well, the community has spoken and a number of you have asked for some tips on how to better use Twitter to promote your work. So, we've put together some tips for you on how to leverage the Twitter platform in marketing yourself. Twitter is different from dA, facebook, and tumblr in a number of ways. Perhaps the most important is brevity. Most tweets live and die in a matter of minutes. The vast majority of tweets die in the first hour. Also, you only have 140 characters to say what you want. So how the heck are you gonna use this thing to market your prints? Here is a list of things that we've found to be massively helpful. Build your followers: The more followers you have, the more networks you connect to. By building a massive stable of followers, you will increase your chances of touching some of them and getting your me
Staff Picks - November Fine Art Prints Wrapped Canvas Photos Prints Art GiftsWorking at deviantART gives staff the unique experience to stumble upon and appreciate works of art that may not have gotten the attention they deserve…yet. So check them out, +fav them, and let them style up the inside of your abode today! Steampunk Weather Movement Steampunk S3 XII - SteamPunk IceCream By *aiiven Suggested By $endosage SteamGirl By ~ZephyrChef Suggested By $SGonzalez gas mask commission By ~thederangedsidekick Suggested By $shyree2 Stea
May Staff PicksFine Art PrintsWrapped CanvasPhotos PrintsArt GiftsStaff Picks April 2012The staff members at deviantART browse Prints deviations all day, and from time-to-time, they stumble across some amazing Prints! Check out some of their new finds this month!
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Top 10 Prints of 2011Congratulations to deviantART's 10 best sellers of 2011. :shop20922256: :shop681483:By agnes-cecile By begemott:shop23264223: :shop21061880:By alexiuss By Apofiss:shop3731411: :shop19205959:By spyroteknik By DawnPaladin:shop24456584: :shop3713787:By DanielaUhlig By loish:shop24100704: :shop5269145:By: alicexz By :devadoniswerthe
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Have You Seen This Llamahog?Name: Llamahog Gertrude Bicknevis IIIHeight: 2’10''Weight: 348 lbsAge: 4 years, 3 monthsSex: Who knows?Eyes: Brown, cross-eyed Wearing: Thick furMissing Since: January 31st, 2012Missing From: Hollywood, CALast Seen: Tourists visiting Los Angeles described seeing what they thought was either an abnormally tall Groundhog or a short and overweight Llama galloping near the Hollywood sign. Later in the afternoon, locals reported seeing a confused mammal staggering along one of the freeways, but Los Angeles police officials confirmed that it was just a confused starlet wearing a fur coat.If you have any information on Llamahog’s whereabouts or just want to help aid in the search, please don’t hesitate to add your comments below.
The Art of Manga/Anime Fine Art Prints Wrapped Canvas Photos Prints Art Gifts Carciphona - Spiral by *shilin M3con09 Exhibit by *ComiPa A U T U M N by *tincek-marincek Come let's go by *pyromaniac -Amaranthine Project- by `lone-momo Harap Alb by =Yuuza Garnet Brown by *laverinne 20091203 by *feimo Boys Over Faeries by *Gasara The magical pigment shop by *asuka111 in our dreams we can fly by `trenchmaker Legend of the fire fish by *elsevilla Browse Similar Prints Fine Art Prints Wrapped Canvas Pho
January Staff Picks Fine Art Prints Wrapped Canvas Photos Prints Art GiftsWorking at deviantART gives staff the unique experience to stumble upon and appreciate works of art that may not have gotten the attention they deserve…yet. So check them out, +fav them, and let them style up the inside of your abode today! After Hours Boats Typography After Hours Portrait-12 By ~oktaydonmez Suggested By $crosby2 aha By ~arslanalp Suggested By $JaxBnice Drink Alley in Tokyo ver.2 By *theblindalley Suggested By $thesmallwonder It's just yo
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 49/11 Tweet week 49 /52 • 2011 The Cutting EdgeThe Cutting Edge is a weekly article showcasing recently sold or newly uploaded high-quality wall art products.Since we approve each and every print that gets sold, we discover amazing gems every day, and we just can't keep them to ourselves! Check out these amazing prints submitted by deviants just like you! New Prints That Left Their Mark Lovecraftian Colors by *robbingraves Featured PrintPremium giclée prints on canvas and paper available ready to hang!Loading Featured Print...This Web site uses scripting to enhance your browsing experience.
The Discovery Channel! VIhttp://deviantart.com/discovery/Please support the artists within this article by faving it! I will feature underexposed artists that I've happened to find using the Discovery page here on dA! If you would like an overview of how to use this page, feel free to see this brief guide! ValaSedai You know, the immediate appeal of ValaSedai's gallery to me was how interestingly varied it is! From pixel art to digital paintings, there is really a wide array of talent here! MR-deviantArt I am a little sad that MR-deviantArt's gallery isn't full of his amazing work! I originally saw Water is Music and thought it was a hig
January 2012 DDs:iconfeaturesplz: JANUARY 2012 :iconfeaturesplz:DDs ~ Community ProjectsYin Yang of World Hunger by DeevadYin Yang of World Hunger by ~Deevad Also suggested by *Ev-sta ~ Click on The Hunger Site every day to help provide food for the hungry. Each click is free as the site is sponsored. Read News on Hunger on Bread for the World.org.(suggested by TommyGK)Happy something by Rivan145thHappy something by *
We're giving away gifts for the holidays!Happy Holidays from deviantART! We're preparing the tree, unpacking the ornaments and lights, and humming our favorite carols. But, something seems a little off. Some of the holiday magic is missing, and we need your help to bring it back. Join us in decorating deviantART's Holiday Headquarters by adding some of your own holly and jolly to the festive atmosphere!How can you help? We want Holiday Headquarters to look and feel as festive as possible and we're asking you to put on your creative thinking cap to make the magic come alive with your artistic touch. We're hoping for an outpouring of seasonal comments!Here are a few ideas for how you can contribute:Creating a comment drawing in dev
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2012 Deviousness Award Deviousness Award Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey All for the love of you Pretty in White II The Colors of Potter's Cay What is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant. It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce ^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012. Funny Face ID. Landing Lake 2 Playful Reminder II Who is ^shuttermonkey? Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2012 Deviousness Award Deviousness Award Congratulations to `RockstarVanity Spirit AJ Stellar What is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant. The dawning of each new month brings a new Deviousness recipient, and we're sure you'll agree that `RockstarVanity is very deserving of the award for March 2012. `RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive
Harassment: A Survival GuideIt's no secret that the members of deviantART are an opinionated bunch! For good or ill, there is always plenty to say about art that speaks to them. This is great, yet amidst those opinions you're bound to get reactions that are nothing more than word pollution or troll bait. How many of you have logged into deviantART and been faced with this problem?We've all seen it, been a victim of it, or at least heard about it: Folk out in the digital world living for nothing more than the joy of ruffling peoples' feathers. Well not to worry dear reader, because I've compiled a survivor's guide on how to slay the beast of text pollution: le trolls! Identify The Problem!Being the level-headed fantastical artist that you are, when it comes to outrageous claims and aggravating comments regarding your work it seems like common sense for you to set the record straight and reply to these virtual text hoodlums. I
DeviantART is Hiring: Product Marketing AssistantWe're hiring!Love Product? Love Marketing? Want to work at deviantART in Hollywood, CA? (Or know someone who would?)We're hiring a Product Marketing Assistant at deviantART! This is a full time position in Hollywood, CA. You'll get to work with some awesome people (and me!) in our Product and Marketing teams."A Product Marketing Assistant is responsible for servicing the department as it expands to meet its goal of informing and educating the community about deviantART's ever-evolving products and features. You will handle research and organization, and will work closely with several internal departments, as well as the community, to strengthen efforts relating to the consistent updates of deviantART sitewide features."Read the full job description, requirements, and how to apply.(We also have other job ope
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 47/11 Tweet week 47 /52 • 2011 The Cutting EdgeThe Cutting Edge is a weekly article showcasing recently sold or newly uploaded high-quality wall art products.Since we approve each and every print that gets sold, we discover amazing gems every day, and we just can't keep them to ourselves! Check out these amazing prints submitted by deviants just like you! New Prints That Left Their Mark Winter Fable by ~mortalitas Featured PrintPremium giclée prints on canvas and paper available ready to hang!Loading Featured Print...This Web site uses scripting to enhance your browsing experience.Please e
CEA Blog: How to Report an Underage DeviantHiya deviants!It's always pretty unfortunate when we find a talented young artist here on dA when they are just too young to hold an account with us. Today I would like to talk about what to do when you stumble across a deviant that is under the age of 13 years old.So what do we consider to be "underage" and what does dA do about it?dA complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, meaning we prohibit any child under the age of 13 from opening and using a dA account. Even with parental permissions this restriction must stay in place.When an underage kiddo is brought to our attention their account will be closed automatically. COPPA closed accounts are kept as they are until their owner reaches our minimum required age. Upon verification of their age their account can be restored to active status and all its contents will still be there.For more information on what COPPA is please go here: COPPA.org.So what do I do
Deviousness Award Interview with IttiWhat is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed outon the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.The Deviousness Award for July 2012 goes to Itti.Hi Itti! Could you please give us an introduction of who you are and what do you do on and off DA? Hi I'm a mathematician living in Edinburgh, looking to get into computer programming. I'm 25 and a girl. People describe me as geeky, enthusiastic, thoughtful, shy, friendly, creative, and terrible at talking about myself.On deviantART I run a little group called Artcrossing where you exchange art or craft gifts in the mail (more about that later
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillanIn memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so. Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference. Show your support for this anti-bullying me
Photomanip News and Feature - 12 AugustHi everyone,I hope you have enjoyed your week! It's been kind-of quiet around here lately; have you all been at the beach? Here is what I know is going on in our community.Please welcome . . .Every week we will try to feature a new member of our community. If you know of a new member (who has been here 6 months or less) and want to have a "welcome" feature for them, please note their name to ChisSweetArt.This week, we are welcoming WriteGirl, Tanya, a writer-turned-manipulator! She has been in our community for about a month, and she has already contributed a great deal through her nicely-developing artistry and inspiring sense of creativity. Here are some of her lovely works for you to admire:Why not drop by her gallery, leave a comment or two, and welcome her to our community? We've all been new at one point or another, and it's nice to make new friends.
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create
Past dA Contests 2010 - 2000 :iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations :iconcommunityrelations:Community Projects: deviantART CONTESTS from Years Past:Part of "My Gallery" is being able to DD from any deviantART contest that is officially over and the prizes awarded. Perusing past contests is a great way to find wonderful deviations that may have been overlooked by the community. Using the search under "Contests" the sub-cats are listed by year, so it is just a matter of choosing a year then choosing the contest to see many, many wonderful works that had been entered into past contests.Bear in mind, the contest gallery is HUGE! There are many, many contest listings under most years that dA has existed. Perusing all these contests would take a rather long time, so I'll just pick and choose a FEW to feature from each year (links to the contest galleries provided). Year 2010
Complaint Challenge Contest - Extended!Update: Deadline ExtensionNew deadline: February 10th at 11:59 PM EST!I could use an extra week before judging, and my poll suggested people could use a little more time than that. I've decided to extend the deadline by 10 days.Don't forget you must note me your entry to be eligible for prizes. I know I saw some floating around. I do need an official entry note! You may find these other reminders helpful: http://fav.me/d4mk8a6If your entry is not in this folder, you are not confirmed and should contact me: http://thorns.deviantart.com/favourites/47897505If you have questions, or needed help, and I haven't fully helped yet, NOTE ME ASAP. If I haven't responded I misplaced your messages. (I know there is definitely one I cannot find.) I apologize and would be appreciate a reminder.thornsWe got our complaints out in 2011. Now, 2012 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble a
Drawing From LifeWhen I was in school, our life-drawing teacher had us focus on just one area of the model's body as we drew, attempting to form an impression of the rest of that body by staring only at one focal point.Gradually, the arms and legs would burn into the periphery of what we saw while we were staring at the model's left eye, for example, and it was that peripheral impression we'd try to convey with our stumps of vine charcoal, hopefully resulting in drawings that replicated what we actually saw, as opposed to what a camera might see.That kind of focus and concentration brings on an easy, trance-like state, and unveils the beauty of human flesh, no matter what shape it's in-- models who would likely never turn up on the cover of Italian Vogue would nonetheless glow under the spotlights of the classroom, and you'd see what a miraculous thing it is for the human body to absorb and reflect light; how that light defines shape and casts differing intensities of shadow. We'd come away
Ticked Off with BlepharopsisThe Ticked Off Project is all about Senior Members of the Community, with interviews and features on the illustrious deviants who are adorned with a shiny `, it went awhile for awhile, but now it's back and ready to rock! This is our chance to connect with some of our senior members and give them a chance to show everyone at dA what makes them tick.This week, I talked to Blepharopsis, who is this month’s Deviousness Award Winner, making him our newest senior member! :cheer: Just one quick peek into his <a href="http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/gallery"span>gallery will tell you why! He’s one of the finest photographers I’ve ever had the privilege of interviewing. Don’t let the bugs in his gallery scare you – each and every one of his photos is a unique work of art and he somehow mangaes to make even the creepiest of crawlies look cute! First of all, congrats on winning the
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