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Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!
Fan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!
Adventure Time by Emortal982
Welcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.
With its mix of funny, smart, fie
How to Run your own GroupPeople keep dropping by my page asking my questions about how I run my groups. So that I don't have to keep writing it out, here's a quick tutorial.
Feel free to add a link to this tutorial on your group's page to help other people who are in need of assistance running their group.
Part One - General Group Building
- How to Create a Group
- How many groups can I have?
- How to activate join requests
- How to activate and regulate Submissions
- How to limit submissions to your group
- How to create gallery folders
- How to activate gallery folder submissions and make a limit on them.
- How to affiliate your group with others
- How to invite members/co-founders/admins
- How to change your group Avatar
- How to add a tagline for your group
- If you're a contributor to a group, your limitations are...
- Once I've submitted my application for a group, how long do I have to wait?
- I've accidentally hid my admin area from myself! What do I do?
- How to close your group
- I can'
How To Explain DA To Your ParentsCommunity Week
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Moonbeam13 about volunteering for the Literature gallery as a Community Volunteer. And once the possibility started becoming a certainty, I got really excited, and wanted to share the exciting news with my family.
But then I thought, "how do I explain something like this to them?" And realised I didn't really know how to make them understand. That's how I got the idea for this Community Week article.
I don't want to say "most", but a good portion of DeviantArt's users are young/teenagers. It's really important for parents to know and understand what you're doing when you spend hours on end on a computer, and sometimes, saying that you're on DeviantArt just doesn't really work as an explanation. Especially if the explanation follows with "well it's a website, I post my stuff, people fave it and comment on it, they give me watches and llamas sometimes too".
And let's face it, some parents aren't really that c
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
You May Say I'm An Artist...
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
The Different Categories of Art TheftIn a particular art-theft report fiasco that my friend had to experience, I decided to clarify what it means to be an art thief. This is a hot topic it seems. Everyone's on a red alert for art thieves these days:
At thieves come in different forms and motivations.
An art thief is someone who posts another artist's work and gives PROBABLE CAUSE for others to potentially ASSUME that they were the -original creator- of the artwork.
There are four types of thieves that fall into this definition. Let's call them Type A ("Photobucket/Google Image") thieves, Type B ("Altering") thieves, Type C ("Trace/Copy") thieves, and the most malicious kind, Type D ("Identity Theft") thieves.
A Type A Thief (aka. "Photobucket" Thief):
Comes to DeviantART thinking it's like Photobucket or MySpace, and they post their personal favorite Google Search images because they want to show off their fav
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUS
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Sylveon. They look cute and adorable on the outside, but on the inside, who knows what they’re planning…plotting…wondering.
It all started two weeks after Pokémon X and Y were released, I had just got home from school and I decided to play some Pokémon Rumble Blast on my 3DS since I had no homework. I had not gotten Pokémon X or Y yet, but I was expecting to get it sometime soon. To my surprise my mom walked into my room and showed me the brand new and still unwrapped Pokémon Y game. I was jumping for joy when she handed me the game and I immediately started playing it.
Once the main title screen appeared, I went through usual Pokémon intros of the games. Professor Sycamore had asked for my gender, name, and hair color, which was female, Taryn, and black hair, since they didn't have dark brown as an option.
After meeting my rivals and picking my starter, Fennekin, I continued to play through the game. I had alwa
Lucario and Riolu Report
Lucario is a bipedal canid Pokémon sometimes referred to as the "Guardian of Aura" or the "Wave-Guiding Hero" for its energy-sensory and manipulation. Its structure is vaguely humanoid with a thin waist and large hind legs, much like Blaziken. The skull is unique-its snout protrudes outward from the face, but the mandible only reaches about halfway, resulting in a prominent nose. Its eyes are large and angular, with vivid red irises. The ears are long and delicately controlled by many different muscles. Like humans, it has a rotating shoulder joint, only surrounded by a thick bone cuff. Bone spikes jut out from its wrists and sternum. Like all canids, Lucario walks on its toes. The bone structure in its legs is highly unique, with its femur and foot bones both nearly twice as long at the tibia. Its thigh muscles are the largest and most powerful in its body, giving it the ability t
Charizard are large, draconic Fire-type Pokémon, and the fully evolved form of Charmander, a species recognized as official Pokémon League Starters. As such, Charizard are relatively rare in the wild, and their habitats are under strict protection and regulation by the League. Charmander are commonly bred in captivity and distributed to beginning Pokémon Trainers, so it is not uncommon for experienced trainers to possess Charizard.
Charizard are upright-postured orange-scaled reptiles with a stocky build. Their long necks are slender, as are their skulls. The long forelimbs are built rather differently than most reptiles, being held out to the side with a rotating shoulder suited to grasping and climbing. The hind legs are short and heavy, with thick, blunt claws for digging into cliffsides. Charizard sport a third pair of lim