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A Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared CreativityA Pilgrimage to the Arts: Enter A collective Journey in Shared Creativity


Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of schools. Whether you're passionate about cupcakes or character design, whether your art is digital or traditional, we want to see where your journey has taken you and where you're headed next. 50 pieces will be selected by fellow deviants and will be integrated into a rapid-fire animation that represents a collective experience in creativity.

example entry
Example Entry By nigelsussman

Use one of the templates below to create an image showing the route you've taken or plan to take in the creative and applied arts. Use the contents of your gallery or start fresh, add in anything you want, and show us your bliss and risks.

The collaborative video will be distributed by deviantART and The Art Institutes schools as a celebration of the arts and of the deviantART community.

How to Enter

These templates will run through the video. Pick one of the three. You must use one of these templates or copy it exactly in the exact same size and resolution. You must use the road provided in each template without moving the road and the road must be not be blocked to traffic.

Download TemplatesCreate In Muro template #1

Create In Muro template #2Create In Muro template #3

Step 2: Create

Use any medium or program to place your journey on the road. Pull from your gallery, make something new, illustrate, photograph, collage—it's your trip in your style and media. We've even placed the templates into deviantART muro.

Step 3: Submit

Use the Enter Now button below to submit your entry. Your entry must be a single JPG or PNG file on the template with the road open. Sorry, no video, animations or GIFs.

50 works will be selected for the art video and each artist will receive a one-year premium membership and $100 USD.

Three of the 50 works will be eligible to become the First, Second, and Third place prize winners for extraordinary distinction in execution and each will be featured on the homepage of deviantART as a billboard for one full day.

  • $5,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • One-Year Subscription to Sketchbook Pro
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Second Place
  • $4,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
Third Place
  • $3,000 USD
  • Microsoft Surface™ Pro 3
  • Backpack Gift Set
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • $100 USD
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Kristan Yadao

Bachelor of Art in Media Arts & Animation, 2008

The Art Institute of Colorado


Stephanie Rattanachane

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation, 2011

The Art Institute of Tampa


Cass Womack

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design, 2008

The Art Institute of Tampa

Contest begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Sept. 29, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014.

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of Sept. 29, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to is free;
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.
  • Must use one of the three templates provided at the contest site without altering the size or the dimensions of the template and keeping the road open.

50 semi-finalists will be selected by The Art Institutes alumni. From the semi-finalists, The Art Institutes alumni judges will also select three grand prize winners who will be posted on deviantART.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:

  • Technical and artist skill
  • Successful and effective completion of the challenge objective
  • Originality

We believe creativity is more than a word. It's a passport to a life less ordinary. It's what drives us to foster and facilitate an inspiring community of creativity. One that's full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.

Most importantly, creativity is the reason we're here—we have over 50 locations throughout North America—to help guide you toward the creative career you want in design, fashion, media arts, or culinary.

In 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 New

The Shape Of Things To Come

spyed has posted an important update regarding things to come in deviantART's near future, including our very first official mobile app, tags, the new Today page, highlighting Daily Deviations, and more.

Read more »

Tag Editor and Tag Changes Based on Your Feedback

A few weeks ago, we announced that keywords were being transitioned to tags that will be publicly displayed on deviation pages. In response, we received many comments from deviants regarding concerns that their keywords would become public-facing. We heard you, and have made changes based on your concerns. Keywords that were added before we announced tags will not be visible on deviation pages  unless you approve them.

To make this transition easier, and to help managing tags in general, we've just launched a Tag Editor that lets you add, edit, and approve tags on your deviations in bulk.

The Tag Editor allows you to manage tags, up to 20 deviations at a time— making it a more seamless process for you to tag your content. The Tag Editor can be accessed next to the “tags” field while editing any existing deviation.

Change Log

  • The "Forgot password?" page was not optimized for the mobile website. Fixed by baclap
  • Commission Request Correspondence messages would erroneously have extra "Yes" and "No" buttons that did nothing. Fixed by trezoid
  • Pasting comma-separated tags into the tag input box did not split them up based on the commas, instead turning the pasted text into one long tag. Fixed by szlosek
  • For a brief period, submission Correspondence Messages to Group Gallery or Favourites Folders would all display as though they were submitted to the same one folder. Fixed by trezoid
  • The modal for changing one's username was briefly broken for some deviants. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • We received a variety of feedback regarding the features in Beta Testing. We've been making various changes to the Activity Feed, including some bugs and design issues reported by deviants. 
  • Some deviants misunderstood the Activity Feed as being a replacement to the Message Center or replacing the front page; however, we wanted to stress that the Activity Feed is optional. The Message Center is not being removed, and the front page can be customized based on the page you've last visited.
  • In regard to the new site navigation, the main point of contention brought up in conversation was the new location of the Message Center button.
  • One common point of feedback from our Beta Testers which was brought up in the comments on last week's Site Update as well is that the absence of the Daily Deviations from the site footer is being felt pretty heavily. We're going to make Daily Deviations more prominent, as mentioned in spyed's update.
  • Thanks to those who shared artwork with us last week! We enjoyed seeing Collections you found interesting and reading about why you like them.


The Shape Of Things To Come

While we normally have a Discuss topic on the Site Update, this week we'd like to focus on spyed's Journal, so we encourage you to read that and join the conversation there.

Check it out »

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The Shape of Things to Come

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 6:26 PM

You 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.  

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 with the community.

This is the shape of things to come.

New Mobile App!

They wanted me to say “new” Mobile App but really it’s not new, it’s the “amazing” Mobile App! As you all know it will be our very, very first official DeviantArt Mobile App. You’ll be able to access the entire community from your mobile devices. You’ll be able to submit art as you see it. You’ll be able to connect and browse endlessly. It’s a whole new way to experience DeviantArt.  It will turn the undercurrent towards a massive flood of creativity. When?  You won’t have to wait long.

New Site Features

There are several new site features that are all designed to liberate creative expression and advance this community:

Art curators are the unsung heroes of DeviantArt. Collections display breathtaking, thought-provoking, emotional and brilliant galleries gathered from, and then dedicated to, the community.  You’ll get to watch Collections as they happen! Collections will be given a bigger role on the site with increased visibility, new discovery tools, and a showcase to highlight the best of the best.

The Today Page:
This is where you will want to have your morning coffee. Every day, the Today page editorial team will draw from and reflect back to the community a vibrant combination of news, features, curations and conversations about this community and its impact, pulsing into the undercurrent as the heartbeat of DeviantArt. When DeviantArt first launched and for years later it had a news section.  The Today page brings that back to an audience that has grown immeasurably in size influence and interests.  The scope is immense.

Activity Feeds:
As we designed for Mobile we understood we needed something more streamlined and direct to carry the flow of what you want to watch. The Activity Feed, already with our beta testers, is a real-time sequential delivery of every Journal, deviation, Collection, Status Update, Poll, Forum thread and Critique posted by your watchlist. From the Activity Feed you can comment or you can post new Status Updates. Keep in mind, we love the robust tools in the Message Center and it's not going away.  

Status Updates:
We’ve now added the ability to post short Status Updates to your profile or to the Activity Feed as an alternative to using Journals. It’s another push from our designs for Mobile. The simple and direct format of a Status Update lets you create informal conversations with your watchers; something Deviants have needed and requested for a long time.  Use these to share how you’re feeling, what you think about, what you’re working on, or to link your watchers to the work of an artist you love. On the Mobile App you’ll be able to use them on the go. Our new Tags will also work in Status Updates.

New Site Navigation:
New navigation will make it easier to jump in and explore the full range of DeviantArt. Everything related to Your Account will be grouped together on the right side of the page. Undiscovered, What’s Hot, Activity Feed and Today will be separated from Browse and Search to highlight and more clearly reflect their functions. The Browse bar will scroll down the page with you  a kind of obvious convenience we will try to focus on across the board as we introduce fresh design. This is the kind of change that does require time to get used to. My bet is in seven days you’ll be fine.

We’ve already launched the beginnings of Tags on DeviantArt.  Tags let you group deviations, Journals, Status Updates, and comments by subject instead of category and will let you add them to other subject groupings. All content with the same Tags are grouped onto Tag pages that let you follow the full activity of the community on a given subject.  We’ve missed a way to connect the DeviantArt community with trending events. When you dip into the undercurrent, Tags are a way to do it with passengers.  

Daily Deviations:
We are giving new prominence to Daily Deviations lifting them up off of the footer. It’s amazing work from every corner of the community and it belongs up-front and center! In the Mobile App they will be available as a separate browse category and the same change will be made on the website in the new Header as a part of the new site navigation.  

A Fresher Look and Feel

All of these changes, particularly Mobile, made us re-examine the way the site looks and feels. As we design these new features and functions, the look on the site will be cleaner and simplified.

In early feedback we have heard concerns that DeviantArt will look like Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. That’s not our shape to come.  Mobile is here, and we have to be ready to function within that platform and its conventions. We will start pushing Mobile to do things just like we pushed the Web. On our way, it may look like we are conforming to others; but, DeviantArt will always be devious.

We went through a deep process of re-examination and definition over the past months.  Some of that came out in the Celebrate DeviantArt's 14th Birthday Journal. Now you will actually begin to see a re-imagined us.

It’s time for change, both actual and symbolic.  We intend to seize this time together. We will in fact:

In 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 New

New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates

Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.

Read more »

Watchable Collections are Coming

As part of the new Activity Feed feature that's been released to our Beta Testers, Collections can now be watched, and will display on the Activity Feed when deviations are added to them. Watching deviants' Favourites has been a long-requested feature, and we're happy to offer a new way to discover art!

If you’d prefer not to have a Collection displayed in other deviants' Activity Feeds, simply visit that Collection, click the "Collection Options" button in the top right, and select the "Disable watching" checkbox (unwatchable Collections are still displayed on your Favourites page).

Site Outages

Over the past weekend, some users' access to the site was inconsistent. Our team of developers were aware and working on this situation as it was ongoing, and we apologize for any inconvenience during the outages.

Please keep an eye on our Status Forum for updates about happenings like these. Our Help Desk team posts regularly about outstanding issues, so you can easily see if an issue you're encountering is one that we're already aware of. Thank you!

Change Log

  • When adding or editing tags, the input box would not always recognize keyboard controls. It now recognizes these controls, and will also react to highlighting text via mouse click, making everything selected editable. Fixed by szlosek
  • The autocomplete menu for tags on the Submit page would sometimes stall on "Searching...". Fixed by kemayo
  • Literature deviations created more than a year ago and edited with a new version could still contain an older draft of the work instead of the current version, when selecting "Download". Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the commentary you left for us:
  • In response to the Discuss topic, generally deviants mentioned that they don't comment on Collections made by other deviants.
  • Deviants who have commented on Collections said it was usually to thank the person for adding their art to their Collection, moreso than to comment about the Collection itself.
  • Deviants liked the suggestion that the tag input field could have a "Recently Used Tags" menu.


Quality Collections

Find a good Collection made by another deviant that you like and share it with us! What in particular caught your eye about that Collection?

Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina
(Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina, found in neurotype's Collection digital)

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In 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.

Change Log

  • The Submit page did not specify that keywords had been changed to tags. Fixed by kemayo
  • Copying and pasting rich text into the tags entry box on the Submit page did not work. Fixed by szlosek
  • Pasting space-separated text into the tags entry box on the Submit page would not create a tag per word. Fixed by szlosek
  • Typing a @ in the middle of a word would erroneously load the username autocomplete menu. Fixed by trezoid
  • When in Chat, clicking on a link would open that link in the already open window, rather than opening it in a new window or tab. Fixed by trezoid
  • Comments left on a Group Journal by the author of that Journal would incorrectly display in the Group Messages area of the Message Center for admins of that Group. Fixed by trezoid
  • When browsing on the mobile website, scrolling wouldn't work properly when deviations were set to display in Full View. Fixed by trezoid
  • Moving deviations from one folder to another in a Group Gallery would not work as intended. Fixed by trezoid
  • On a deviant's Gallery page, clicking a page number to view a specific page of artwork would incorrectly redirect to that same deviant's Favourites instead. Fixed by trezoid
  • When selling one's work as digital content, files that were attached to the deviation previously would display more than once on the Edit page despite only being included once. Fixed by trezoid
  • When uploading transparent .psd files, the automatically generated preview image would sometimes end up having a black background. Fixed by lepidosteus

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • A few deviants suggested that a "Recently Used Tags" menu for the tags input box on the Submit page would be helpful.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they create tributes to honor people who have passed, artists whose work they look up to, or specific events or locations.


Commenting on Collections

How often do you leave comments on a deviant's Collections? Do you often receive comments on your Collections? What do you typically have to say when you comment on a person's Collection?

Inner Sanctum by Ishutani
(Inner Sanctum by Ishutani, found in Pechan's Collection where i want to be)

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rainbowchills Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Hmmmm there's a girl called shyness she have many accounts in this website and she's unfriendly selfish she attack every account for rayfans because she ship her oc with rayman 
she annoyed when she saw some ships and only attack girls can you help us her last account
is here  raymanxshyness4ever.deviantart…
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner 14 minutes ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Please contact the help desk :)
ALDAL Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Russia-Love Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
I have filed two complaints about MMD-ASK-RUSSIA2 and CHURNIBUMER
Harsssing my friend on deviantart. I assume the tickets were not resolved due to it being the weekend.

The story

•I get involved because russia2 decides to NOTE ME TO BLOCK SOMEONE but guess what? A. Why would I block someone if I don't get a reason why? B. They are my best friend C. I'm no ones  little baby to push around.

•I note my friend to see wtf was going on. She tells me how russia2 is making her upset as she constantly envades her block with 7+ accounts. The fight COULDVE ended but she has multiple accounts from the same person harassing her.

• I then get ban and death threats from churnibumer
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Can I contribute art to this group?
canttel Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I love deviantart.
nuff said. :D
CrissyG Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I am CrissyG a friend of user Xcene a.k.a Overstart.

You can flag this message if you think this is irrelevant or done.

I want to ask the user who report him as a 12 years old user?

Seeing from a journal, I heard from my friend it was erased and the user who post the journal changed its name.

Don't you find it strange?

If the user was so sure he IS 12 years old, the user would confidentially change its name and erase its journal.

I was 16, when I register here first.

And he's not acting like a twelve years old, when I saw his page, he's about 2 or 3 years in DA back then, if my memory was right.

IF he was 12 now. It means he's about younger than a twelve years old!

And I don't think a kid so young can do pixels and coloring digitally.

I can believe if he was 12 and I am 16, he may can do it pretty much well.

Since I have seen many 14 years old user draw very good art and digitally too.

If you can help tell me who is the user, I will be very thankful.

Don't worry I will not bicker with the user.

I will try to ask why would the user do that.

If I break my promise, copy paste this and show it to me, and you can even suspend my account for many years to come you see fit.

Thank you if you are reading, I am sorry if this is so long, and I know you have faced so many complaints and troubles.

A share of a little minutes already a blessing.

Don't worry I will not grow more troubles if you hidden this or flag it as spam.
hans-sachs Featured By Owner 3 days ago
if your friend believes that they were wrongfully banned, they can appeal the ban: FAQ #221: I was banned, is there anything I can do?

and no, deviantart will not tell you, who reported your friend. reports are anonymous.
CrissyG Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, for replying. I will tell him about this.

And thank you for the time you spare too.
Flagged as Spam
04StartyOnlineBC88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
The Search Engine is not working.
hiimliam Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
AskHoneyWoman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
((hello I am having many problems with deviantart through my ipad and iPhone as I can't seem to add art through both of them and on my iphone I can't seem to delete messages))
Flagged as Spam
trachie17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to bother. I've got problem. I've tried to change my avatar but I can't change it it sent me back to this avatar that I had weeks ago when I tried to change my avatar to from the one I had for I think a week now? And now I got a problem with the journals it's not showing the mood thing and I'm not the only one having it. Could you guys maybe take a look at it please?
ChakraTest Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
um sorry to bother you... seeing that you get so many complaints and such... but i feel that some artist aren't getting the recognition they deserve, though this is just my sill opinion, i feel that your only focusing on art styles that suit you or you guys at deviant art hq. 
Xemta1027 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Deviant art, I have recently stumbled upon a suspicious group that may be up to something. I recently commented things that I found to be suspicious in their comments section and left. I did not get a reply nor defence from the admin of the group but instead my comment was hidden along with several others and I was blocked, pls check it out. I would appreciate it :)
ChakraTest Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
sorry to be nosey. im obviously not a deviant art admin or anything and I understand if you think i'm an idiot but i looked at the group and i dont see anything wrong with them... is there a reason? you dont have to answer me...
Xemta1027 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well what I found to be the problem was that they were several hidden comments and replies, then the random invites to the group and the constant auto accept of any deviation in any folder. But the thing that set me on edge about their suspicion was two things
1. The page views and watcher ratio at certain points a word unstable
2. When I commented that they were up t something and I was leaving my comment was hidden and I was blocked immediately.
ChakraTest Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
they must've thought you were a hater. are you familiar with the anime community? most anime haters are psycho!  If i owned a successful group like that and there was just a hint of negativity coming from a stranger, I'd block them too because that's how the harassment begins. but seeing that you do have a point as well i'd say to watch them silently until you see that there's something up and get that proof. :)
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got back my DA page on my hp and thanks for the note. Because I've not had it the whole weekend.
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you're all aware of this, but a lot of people have been going on about another hacker story. And this time they've been mentioning accounts that have been deactivated. I know you woudl alert us if this was a serious problem, but I thought you ought to know just in case. the journal mainly looks like this
realitysquared Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
99% of the journals like that are based on hoaxes and don't have a single bit of truth to them. You can recognize them because they describe exactly what the "hacker" will do, provide time frames for them to do it in and otherwise give you super-specific details.

On the rare occasion that unauthorized access actually happens it's not a case of "hacking" in the way that these journals mean it- it's almost always a case of the account owner sharing their password. Whether they share it with friends who later decide that it would be "fun" to vandalize their account or they fall for some scam by someone who tricks them into revealing their password or changing it to a suggested "safe" password it's almost always bad security habits like that.

If you choose a smart password and never reveal it to anybody for any reason and follow common-sense online security habits the chances of anybody "hacking' your account are pretty slim to nil.
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That really helps, thanks a lot for that :D
Aurorathewolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everytime i reset deviantART messes up and its not my computer cuz other people are having this problem too
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