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Nelson Mandela

When image must speak for the silenced voice


Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. DepthRADIUS is honored to present Ruth's memories of Nelson Mandela as well as her as well as a unique perspective on his mastery of image and visual communication. From round the other side of the world, thank you, Ruth, and welcome to depthRADIUS!

DepthRADIUS is proud to present this remembrance of Nelson Mandela by guest reporter Ruth Hobday as part of the July 18 international celebration of what would have been Mandela's 96th birthday.  Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary and one of the great moral and political leaders of our time, dedicated his life to fighting racial oppression and remarkably forged peace in South Africa.

Ruth Hobday

Quote by Nelson Mandela

“During the worst years of repression, when all avenues of legitimate protest were closed by emergency legislation, it was the arts that articulated the plight and the democratic aspirations of our people.”

The Power of Art & Photographs

of Nelson Mandela in the

Transformation of South Africa

by Ruth Hobday

Nelson Mandela
Mandela poses in a traditional kaross after his arrest in 1962.Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archive/Eli Weinberg

In August of 2004, our boutique publishing house in New Zealand, PQ Blackwell, received an e-mail informing us that Mr. Nelson Mandela had granted us permission to produce the definitive illustrated book on his life, Mandela: The Authorized Portrait.

That message remains the single most exciting moment of my working life and it marked the beginning of my involvement with a man who had always been a personal hero. I was a trifle overawed and approached my new role with enormous trepidation.

When I first met Mandela, I heard him long before I saw him. He was coming down the corridor at the Nelson Mandela Foundation that separated his private office from the formal sitting room where he received guests, and he was joking around with his assistant, Zelda la Grange. He had a deep, booming voice, filled with laughter and, it seemed to me as we waited rather nervously in the sitting room, the voice of a much younger man than the 87-year old I was expecting.

When he entered he was leaning heavily on Zelda’s arm and I was to learn later that the great icon’s knees had become so bad he could barely walk without assistance. Mandela, however, steadfastly refused to use a walking stick because it would make him appear frail and, as it became quickly clear to me during our conversation, there was nothing frail about the warmth of his welcome, his quick and ready wit or his obvious affection for his former cellmates.

I have spent some considerable time looking at images of Mandela. Every piece of art, every representation of Mandela I could find, was based on a photograph. Clearly this makes sense… it’s rather hard to ask one of the world’s most famous people to sit for you, particularly if, as in his case, he was rather enjoying his retirement. But it did make me remember Mr. Mandela’s knees, and think about his stubborn insistence on not using a cane: to wonder about Mandela’s desire to control his image; how his life and his immense presence on the cultural and political map of the late 20th and early 21st centuries can be understood through those representations.

To better understand Mandela’s desire to project a certain exterior image of himself as a source of empowerment, we must reflect on events that shaped Mandela from an early age. He grew up in the Eastern Cape of South Africa at the knee of his father, a respected advisor to the Chief Regent of the Thembu people who meted out ‘justice under a tree’ in the age-old African practice of people gathering beneath a tree to discuss important matters. When Nelson’s father died, the acting king of the AbaThembu people became the 12-year-old boy’s legal guardian. It was there in the royal household that Mandela learned the incredible power of image and imagery. One of the young Mandela’s tasks was to press the king’s many suits, and he learned the king’s attention to his wardrobe was not simply one of vanity; it was about dignity and self-worth. It was also about projecting an image of himself as a leader. This was a man who, in the rural Eastern Cape of the 1920s, would travel amongst his people in the back of a chauffeur-driven Ford wearing a three-piece suit and hat. A more impressive display of his royal status would be hard to imagine.

A film still from ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ depicting the regent in his chauffeur driven car.

Keith Bernstein/Long Walk to Freedom (Pty) Ltd.

Early on in his legal career as a young ‘man about town’ Mandela knew that his own car and expensive suits were going to be important accessories in establishing his status as a successful attorney and up-and-coming politician.

The young Mandela’s stylishness was more than vanity. It was about his control of his image. This was a projection of himself and his position at a time when writing or voicing any kind of opposition to the apartheid government was forbidden by law. The dignity of his wardrobe and his bearing cried out in their contrast with his silenced voice in a way more powerful than a protest chant rising from the impoverished streets.

Nelson Mandela
Mandela as a young law clerk in Johannesburg, 1953.Ahmed Kathrada/Herbert Shore

Mandela the Advocate became “Mandela the Chief” when he arrived in court after his arrest in 1962. By this evolution in his rebellion, Mandela had been a wanted man for some time and the white South African press had dubbed him the ‘Black Pimpernel’ after the fictional ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ of the French Revolution. Arriving in court to be charged, he chose to dress in a traditional kaross instead of his trademark suit to proclaim the heritage and history of his people. The effect on the crowds of onlookers was electrifying and, as he was hauled off to prison to await trial, the call and response cries of “Amandla!” (“Power!”) “Ngawethu!” (“Is ours!”) were taken up in the streets. The Black Pimpernel may have been captured but he was now the hero of the people. Unknown to most of them was the fact that Mandela hadn’t been able to get hold of an actual kaross, traditionally made from a leopard-skin, but instead Winnie had provided him with one made out of jackal skins stitched together.

Another important decision made by this people’s leader—suddenly facing the next 27 years separated from his people on Robben Island—was the decision to grow a beard. His more conservative African National Congress comrades were wary of the more provocative radical look. Mandela remained steadfast and his creation of a new ‘Mandela the Revolutionary’ look became the enduring image of him throughout his Robben Island incarceration. According to friend, comrade, and fellow prisoner Ahmed Kathrada, who occupied the cell next to Mandela’s on Robben Island, “By the time he went underground in 1961, his most recognizable feature was his beard. Among other things he had to forsake his stylish and expensive clothing. But above all he had to shave his beard. He agreed to most suggestions but simply refused to shave.” A photograph of Mandela taken at an Algerian training camp earlier in 1962, complete with a revolutionary’s beard, made him one of the most instantly recognizable figures in the world and led to him being dubbed The Black Pimpernel. Ironically it was this same image that became the touchstone of the international anti-apartheid movement.

Nelson Mandela
“Release Nelson Mandela” Poster 1.South African History Archives, courtesy Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand Library

Nelson Mandela
“Release Nelson Mandela” Poster 3.South African History Archives, courtesy Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand Library

The ‘Black Pimpernel’ image forms part of the backdrop to the 1988 concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, 26 years after it was taken.

Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archive/IDAF Collection

Once he was jailed, Mandela had been silenced.

Nelson Mandela
“Release Nelson Mandela” PosterSouth African History Archives, courtesy Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand Library

Even quoting Mandela in South Africa became a criminal offence, so the only available voice became an artistic one. The ‘Mandela the Revolutionary’ photo became a template for art that called for an end to apartheid. It also became the basis for thousands of international campaigns around the world that used it on posters advertising anti-apartheid meetings and rallies, and at fundraisers and concerts such as the watershed concert at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 1988 celebrating Mandela’s 70th birthday.

One sometimes looks back on history as being somehow inevitable. But was Mandela’s eventual release and the dismantling of apartheid inevitable? Perhaps, but what is absolutely clear is that Mandela’s beard and the ‘Mandela the Revolutionary’ images became the most potent symbols of the worldwide movement that eventually made the inevitable actually occur. Artists used these images, re-interpreted them, added their own artistic vision, and plastered the streets with these re-imagined Mandelas, and in turn played an important role in contributing to the international pressure that led to Mandela’s liberation and the collapse of the racist and oppressive regime that had incarcerated him.

Mandela recognized this only too well, saying after his release,

“During the worst years of repression, when all avenues of legitimate protest were closed by emergency legislation, it was the arts that articulated the plight and the democratic aspirations of our people.”

It was Art in the form of those shared images carrying his message to the people. It was Art that had the power to transmit that message around the globe. It was Art that helped shape and change South Africa and the world for the better. And this should be something worth noting by present day artists.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandelaby rolandtelema

Nelson Mandela
INVICTUSby MarkRaats

Being an artist can be a lonely business. There are times when an artist wonders if what they do is either worthwhile or important and times when not creating art can seem a much easier prospect than continuing. But, as the artistic renderings of Mandela show, art and images have power, and that power can change the world. One need look no further than the Banksy-inspired graffiti on the streets of the world's largest cities to see how artists continue to fight oppression with the power of shared images. Or the Mandela/Obama ‘Hope’ poster mash-up with its collision of images and meaning that extends their once individual use as a means to continue to convey ideas. Today, more than ever perhaps, art continues to be one of our most important and powerful voices and, thanks to the free and unfettered sharing of images in communities such as deviantART, individuals are able to distribute their art more quickly than ever in order to exchange ideas and effect change.

To return to The Black Pimpernel and his infamous beard, it is interesting to note that this particular image is seldom, if ever, used as a template by today’s artists. This may be because upon his release Mandela created a new image, a new persona for himself; one that immediately consigned his beard to the back catalogue of history. As Mandela completed his long walk to freedom in 1990 he left prison in a crisp white shirt, suit and tie, arm raised and fist clenched in victory. He had become ‘Mandela the Politician’ and was soon to become ‘Mandela the President’.

This was not, however, the end of Mandela’s powerful use of wardrobe and image.

At the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final Mandela chose to manipulate his image once again. Rugby was the sport of choice for the white Afrikaner population and the jersey of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, was a strong source of Afrikaner pride. This, in turn, had made it a symbol of white oppression for the black population during years of the apartheid regime. When Mandela walked onto the pitch to greet the victorious South African team at the end of the game wearing that jersey, he captured the hearts of the largely white Afrikaner crowd and in so doing toppled one of last remaining barriers to reconciliation in South Africa without saying a word.

Mandela dons a Springbok rugby jersey at the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

Picturenet Africa/Paul Velasco

After his retirement Mandela adopted his now famous ‘personality’ shirts that signified a more approachable, less political figure.

Nelson Mandela
Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday with Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg 2006.Nelson Mandela Foundation/PQ Blackwell

Nelson Mandela
Mandela wearing one of his famous ‘personality’ shirts with longtime friend and comrade Ahmed Kathrada.Nelson Mandela Foundation/Debbie Yazbek

It is these ‘Mandela the Elder Statesman’ shirts that most of us now remember him by. It was what he was wearing the day I first met him. I was shaking with nerves, of course, but the combination of colorful shirt, immense charm, and his delightful, somewhat mischievous sense of humor put me completely at my ease. It’s always daunting to meet your heroes but it’s an intensely gratifying experience when you discover they are everything you’d hoped they’d be and much, much more.

It was ‘Mandela the Elder Statesman’ I met that day. An old man stubbornly refusing to bend to the tyranny of his aging knees but also a man who had always been keenly aware of his image and its various meanings. Advocate, Chief, Revolutionary, President, Unifier, Elder—all images carefully thought out and deployed as vital tools in the struggle against, and victory over, apartheid. I feel tremendously grateful to have had the subsequent privilege of working on a number of books based on his life and his writings over the last decade of his life until his passing last year.

Since that moment he has been transformed one final time, into ‘Mandela the Icon’.

July 18 has been designated Nelson Mandela Day to “inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and to empower communities everywhere.” The message behind the campaign is simple—that each individual has the ability and responsibility to impact positive change every day. Indeed, the image of Mandela walking free from prison in 1990, fist held triumphantly in the air, is the basis for the official Nelson Mandela Day logo — a powerful graphic derived from Mandela’s very last steps in his own personal ‘long walk to freedom’.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela spent more than 67 years serving his community, his country and the world. This number is symbolic of how people can start to do the same—one small step at a time—and in so doing become part of a continuous, global movement for good. I invite you to use 67 minutes today, tomorrow, and the day after that, to create or share art that reminds us that we can all make a difference, however big or small, and make every day a ‘Mandela Day.’

Because, ultimately, it’s not only the creation of art, but the sharing of it that makes it so potent. Sharing and distributing your art empowers it as a vital and important tool for change and reminds us that as long as we have art, we have a voice.

“Good art is invariably universal and timeless.”

Nelson Mandela, from a letter to his daughter, Zindzi Mandela, written on Robben Island.

Let it Ring Out Forever

There is a name, three syllables, that is a totem, a poem, a song of liberation and freedom that every day lifts lives pinioned by barbed wire and disappeared behind walls of cold stone. It is a name that sparks a burst of light in the brain of she who speaks it or he who hears it—a burst of illumination lighting pathways out of oppression that eschew violence in favor of the more powerful truth and strength of peaceful and creative protest.

There is a name for a man whose living example burst asunder the invisible manacles of enslaved millions in their own lands. That man’s “long walk” has now crossed him over from living role model to global spiritual legend.


May it ring like a garland of brightly burning bells revolving in our minds and guiding our hearts. DeviantART salutes Nelson Mandela and all those whose life’s art, like Mandela’s example, steadily cut like purifying streams of water through the hardest stone of prison walls.

Ours is a time of petrified ideology, non-negotiation and deafness hailed as strength. It is a time when we need not despair of any forward progress. We have the life of Mandela to guide our efforts, our art and our lives. In facing impossible obstruction with joy in our hearts—this is how we do honor to the great man.

Mandela! Let it ring out forever.

MILK Books is donating 67 cents for everyone who joins its database, plus the chance to receive one of five framed gallery prints from the Nelson Mandela Quotations Collection featuring original artwork based on Mandela’s words.


For The Reader

  1. How have you experience racism in your own life?
  2. Can art be used to cure racism?
  3. How did you first become aware of Nelson Mandela and his struggle to free South Africa from apartheid?
  4. Have you ever created and displayed art as an expression of protest? Do you think your artwork amplified your message? Better than a manifesto? Did you feel liberated in artistically presenting a political expression? Did you feel in any way endangered?
  5. What’s the most powerful protest you’ve ever witnessed in your lifetime?

As a statement of empowerment and artist prestige, we're pleased to reveal deviantART's official poster for Artists’ Alley at San Diego Comic-Con – designed by the exquisitely talented Artgerm!

DeviantART couldn't be more excited to sponsor Artists' Alley for the fourth year in a row.  Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.

Go forth and march with your creative brethren!

DeviantART San Diego Comic Con 2014 Poster by Artgerm

Get the poster!

Spread the word!

Arm yourself with the above image.  Plaster the poster on the walls of your bedroom or school, share the image across social media, design mash-ups and remixes to be submitted back online, or make print-outs and start your own local art revolution.  (The image is available for any use, as long as it's non-commercial and in the spirit of deviantART.)

What is art?

In keeping with artist solidarity, we want to hear what art means to you! 
  • Is art what gets you up in the morning?
  • Is it what you live and breathe?
  • Is it a way to connect with friends across the globe?

Leave a comment and finish the sentence, “Art is __________.”

'Add Media' functionality has been enabled for all deviants in this journal.  Feel free to upload your Comic-Con poster-related photos and images!

Witches of East End Contest

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 2:01 PM

Illustrate an Edgar Allan Poe scene, story, or element from "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," or "The Raven" that you would expect to see in the world of The Witches of East End. The winning work will be displayed in an episode of the series perhaps as a picture, book illustration, tarot card, or some other fanciful way chosen by the creative team of the show.

Edgar Allan Poe was a master of the mysterious and the macabre. The witches of East End would certainly indulge in the study of the master. Re-familiarize yourself with these three classic Edgar Allan Poe stories and absorb the context for the world of The Witches of East End.

Based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya and Ingrid discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna and Aunt Wendy, they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.

This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope, Killian and Dash's warlock powers return. #DarknessIsRising

Be sure to check out full episodes on Lifetime, Sundays 9/8c
  • 1. Need inspiration? Watch The Witches of East End season 2 trailer, view full episodes of the series, or read the selected Edgar Allan Poe works. We've collected them all for you.
  • 2. Illustrate an Edgar Allan Poe scene, story, or element from "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," or "The Raven" that you would expect to see in the world of The Witches of East End.
  • 3. Enter your artwork by using the SUBMIT button below. Your entry must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length and be either a single .JPG or single .PNG file.

1st Place

  • $1,500 USD
  • 1 year Premium Membership
  • 8,000 dA points

2nd Place

  • $1,000 USD
  • 6 month Premium Membership
  • 4,000 dA points

3rd Place

  • $500 USD
  • 6 month Premium Membership
  • 4,000 dA points

The Witches of East End Edgar Allan Poe Contest begins at 2:00PM Pacific Time (PT) on July 15th, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 27, 2014


  • Entrants may enter as many entries as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 years old as of July 15th, 2014.
  • Entrant must be a resident of the United States, its territories, or its possessions. Individuals located on United States military bases wherever located may also enter.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 27th, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to is free;
  • Entry may originate in any visual medium and must be submitted at the contest site as a single .JPG or .PNG and must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length
  • Entries must depict a prominent element or scene from one of the following Edgar Allan Poe stories: "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," or "The Black Cat."
  • Entries may not include any characters, logos, symbols, or titles of any third party other than Edgar Allan Poe stories
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.



Twenty-five semifinalists will be selected by full time deviantART staff. The three winning entries will be selected from the semifinalists by Lifetime on a basis of its suitability of use within the set on the series.

The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Technical and Artistic Skill
  • Effective Presentation of the Edgar Allan Poe story element
  • Originality
  • Relevance to the Modern World of the Witches of East End

Please read the Official Rules for more details on judging

Sundays 9/8c

DeviantART Presents Artists’ Alley


The heavy metal enchanted trace leukocytes (midichlorians) that course through the systems of all deviants are coming to life as internal compasses begin to all bend all time and space in one direction, to one set of co-ordinates, to one ultimate destination:

San Diego Comic-Con

It’s that time of year again. Pass your Voight-Kampff test, grab your OTP and patch up your sunken ships. COMIC-CON 2014 is nigh.


Blade Runnerby chrisfkn


It’s time for the caravans to organize the clans in their multitudes and for the outlier lone wolves to pack provisions. It’s time for the cosplayers to retrieve their Wookie suits and Pegasister Wings from the cleaners and for true fans to organize their maps and plans for ultimate zeitgeist intake. And it’s time for the heart and soul of Comic-Con, the artists and writers themselves to gather their wares and wonders and set their sights on pieces of prime real estate in Artists’ Alley, the Mecca of Comic-Con’s holy and unholy sojourners.

It’s time for you to make a decision.

The Universe requests your spiritual presence in a communal elevation of the global pop arts movement.  You can do your part in making the human connections that make the world a better place.

Or you can spend some me-time in the inflatable backyard swimming pool.

What would Cthulhu do?

Also, join us for a deviantMEET!


801 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Date & Time:

Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 PM PST


FREE, no one under 21 permitted

What to Bring:

ID card, phones/tablets, sketchbooks, cameras

deviantART Panels



Wolverine in Actionby aamir-art

Comic-Con How-To: Introducing Maya 3 3D modeling software with Fella

3:30-4:30|Room 2 Upper Level

Come see an introduction to Maya 3—a 3D modeling software used for games, film, and so on—presented by an Autodesk University instructor. At this session, a copy of Maya 3 will be given away randomly to an audience member by deviantART’s Fella! Come and get it and come and get educated!



Injustice: Gods Among Usby MadefireStudios

Comic-Con How-To: Break into Digital Comics using the Motion Book Tool

6:00-7:00|Room 2 Upper Level

From Batman to My Little Pony, Madefire and deviantART have revolutionized the comic book online. Learn how to publish your comic to deviantART in less than 5 minutes using Madefire's unique cloud-based Tool!



Comic-Con How-To: Building your Fan Following with Superstars of deviantART

6:00-7:00|Room 2 Upper Level

Host Angelo Sotira—deviantART’s co-founder—interviews some of the community’s leading members to get guidance on building your audience and your rep, as well as tips for expanding your experience as an artist.

Hear Stanley Lau (Artgerm), Wenqing Yan (yuumei), Anna Podedworna (akreon) & Kate Redesiuk (vesner), Stjepan Sejic (nebezial), and other mystery guests.

Ron Martino—editor in chief of depthRADIUS, deviantART’s editorial arm—will join Angelo.



Samus Tributeby Wen-JR

Comic-Con How-To: Fans, Love, and the Law with deviantART and Organization For Transformative Works

3:30-4:30|Room 2 Upper Level

Fan art, fanfic, and fan video are delightful passions and like all such things, if they go too far, someone might get angry. deviantART and the Organization for Transformative Works, together holding the largest collection of fanworks in the universe based on any intellectual property within any media, will bring out their lawyers to explain how you can go to sleep at night, dream the dream of fans, and never have to hide under the bed. “Lawyer Up” with Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy from OTW and Josh Wattles (makepictures) our own Advisor in Chief.



Sherlock is back!by Feyjane

Comic-Con How-To: We the Fandom with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli)

12:30–1:30|Room 2 Upper Level

Let’s discuss relationships and fandom. Bring your OTPs, gather your Armada, and cross over into an expert presentation by two deviantART masters as they help you navigate more ships than have ever crossed the worlds of fandom at one time and in one place on a lovely romantic cruise.

See You In San Diego!

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FAQ #96: Can I block people from interacting with me?

i've noticed that you have several photomanipulations in your gallery, and you do not credit the artists who provided the stock-photos. this is against the owners' terms for use.
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okay, first of all we've all blocked him

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several of the stock-artists are on deviantart. their terms clearly say that you must credit them, if you want to use their work.
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FAQ #3: Are there restrictions to comments?

"Comments or notes which are lewd, sexual or otherwise pornographic are also prohibited."
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I know now and im extremely sorry. I didnt know at first and ill stop immediately. Ill even go through and delete the notes. Just please dont suspend me. I didnt know of this until now. Itll never happen again.
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you will have to discuss this matter with the help desk, when they inform you of the disciplinary action taken. the hq-profile is not the right place for this.
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I can't submit anything here! I don't see any plus buttons on the folders at the gallery. Are they all full?
gangakc Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
hey guys if you`re interested in animals thn please check my art pleaseeee...
KoyHaert Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so I cant find any specific staff so I came here.....yesterday I found that I had exactly 80 watchers and then today when I went to look at my watchers and I only had 79 so I sent out a journal to see if any of my watchers knew what was happening. One of them said that For them it said I had 0 watchers. I checked again and counted and such all the same users and such but it still says 79, At first I was concerned that someone unwatched me but after counting again I realized that that was not the problem...

I don't know what's happening glitch, something.

pleas help.
Thunderstatement Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. It's most likely that one deviant simply un-watched you.
KoyHaert Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thank you :) is there any way I can find out whom it was? (not in malice of course)
Thunderstatement Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no way. :)
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barananduen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
One of your watchers deactivated their account. You can see it because their name appears in grey and strikethrough text
KoyHaert Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, this I know but it still is counted for as a watcher it has bean there for a long period of time whilst they did say 80 watchers but as I said now it doesn't say still think its a glitch but im not shure...
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