Keep Calm and Carry On
Behind The Symbol with snowmaskTaking a more personal look at the people behind the deviantART admin symbols.Behind The Symbol with snowmask by PurpelBlur
How did you first discover deviantART?
Through customize.org, where I found precurser's personal site... and then his "links" section... and the rest they say is history.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
That people actually talked to me
What is the story behind your username?
An emo acronymic poem I wrote for my ICQ info 7+ years ago.
What do you remember of your childhood in regards to art?
Splendid. I was exposed to art and encouraged to delve in it from the age of 3.
Was there anything or anyone in particular that prompted your choice of art form?
My father, and my husband.
Who or what motivates you to continue creating?<
Stock and Awe 42:iconlawrencededark::iconznow-white::iconhanratty-stock:Stock and Awe 42 by UnicornReality
Welcome to the forty-second edition of the still awesomely named Stock and Awe a series of newsletters as suggested by you!
The Prints Contest
1st: by freakystuffstock
2nd: by chulii-stock
3rd: by redwolf518stock
Birthday Presents Contest
1st: by SenshiStock
2nd: by ginkgografix
3rd: by Nameda
Congrats to you all!
:iconone-stop-stock: is up and running again, so check it out.
If you run or are part of a great stock/resource community let me know!
Some stock that has been submitted into the Stock Gallery in the last 24 hours.
:thumb133689522:Hiding Under the Bed by Shiskababe:thumb1337
Harry Potter Character Bonanza: Part One Celebrating the release of Half-Blood Prince!Harry Potter Character Bonanza: Part One by aunjuli
To celebrate the release of the movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the Fan Art Department hosted a Character Bonanza where deviants submitted an artwork every day for sixteen days of the characters assigned!
Keeping the news articles thumbnail friendly, I'm breaking up the articles into parts so that all of the artwork can be enjoyed equally over the course of a couple weeks! Take a peek at what our wonderful deviants came up with for each day!
Thank you to all who participated!
Day One: Harry Potter - July 16th
Day 1: Harry Potter by maria-tulfeThrough the Years-Harry Potter by Kyouen
:thumb129756588:HP: harry potter by betweenthepagesThe Boy Who Lived by Verlisaerys
day 1- Harry by solemnlyswear22Potter Bonanza by 27BlackRoseS i l e n c e d . D r e a m s by rydi1689
designers'Block: Edition 30 Outside InspirationDon't forget to follow our partner, designcritique on Twitter! Check out each suggester collections in our gallery and fav the ones you like!designers'Block: Edition 30 Outside Inspiration by designersBLOCK
Designers' block is often a term given to phenomenon whereby designers/artist suffer a mental block. We've all suffer this at some time or the other. It's usually a result of stress, lack of creativity, unmotivated, etc. So, we would like to help those designers who need inspiration by putting together a team of five designers that will feature deviations from Designs and Interface gallery.
As much as the article is to expose artists, its primary focus is to be a retreat where one can be inspired and gather ideas. As a result, favorites, comments and views do not affect the designs being chosen, neither does having a daily deviation.
With all that said
Mini Horror Reviews - Nightmare on Elm St. (1984)techgnotic
In this Issue
Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
The Shape of Things to ComeYou want change on DeviantArt. Everyone here has something they would change. We do listen and, yes, we can’t get everything done. Still, as a community, with any change we change together because we are all here together.spyed
We found major talent to join the DeviantArt team this year to help us assume responsibility for major change and deliver on it. In return, we will be calling on the whole community to exercise its responsibility of continuing to shape DeviantArt into the place where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.
DeviantArt is as binary as it is digital in its platform. We serve equally those who produce art as those who need to see art and engage with it. Creating the undercurrent is a function of tools as much as it is a function of community activity. Getting these two to work in unison has always been the secret sauce of DeviantArt – and every recipe for the sauce begins