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Thu Aug 27, 2015, 7:03 PM by KatasiHK:iconkatasihk:



Adventure by SyarPage




We all have our way of using DeviantArt to engage and build relationships with other Deviants around art. We submit deviations and the community kicks into gear with comments, favs, shares and new watchers. But there are times when engagement is not as high, or it doesn't happen as quickly as normal.

We're thinking of a place dedicated to kindred activities (engagement prompts) that you could do for the Deviants in your community.

You might ask — How is that any different from how I comment, favourite and share right now?



WELL, HERE’S THE ANSWER:

  1. The deviations and Deviants you engage with will be aligned with the Kindred spirit of the DeviantArt community. In other words, they will be surfaced here because they may not have received the love and consideration they deserve.

    Getting a fave or a comment on a work-in-progress could be more valuable than waiting for feedback on the finished piece.
  2. Your participation in this place could potentially earn you a NEW badge!

    New Badge by KatasiHK

    We are not sure what this would look like yet, but we know what it’s for.
  3. Our goal is for this to be a more fun and direct way to engage with your community!

So far, our working title for this place is called: Support. We referred to it recently in a journal about profile page ideas.

HOW WE SEE ‘SUPPORT’ WORKING ON DEVIANTART

How Support Works by KatasiHK
What you put into it is what you get out of it.



WHAT ‘SUPPORT’ COULD LOOK LIKE

We could add a ‘Support’ tab to your Watch (so you can support your community), and a similar tab to your Profile (so people can support you). The colored boxes represent the different Kindred activities that you could do for the Deviants in Your Community. Note: These prompts would only appear under the 'Support' tab and nowhere else on the site.
Support by KatasiHK







What is Core Membership?

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 5:26 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:


World Heart by minayuyu
Earlier today, DeviantArt released an announcement explaining what "Core Membership Is..."  To complement that announcement, I've penned a few of my own thoughts about what Core Membership means to me.

DeviantArt owes its existence to its community. The inspiring, pulsating life force that began 15 years ago with a small group of artists and art appreciators has grown more than anyone could have ever imagined. A true force of motivation and support on the Web, our community is one-of-a-kind in its service to the artistic greater good. And it always has been.

Whether you take the extra moment to answer a Note from a student of art hoping to learn from you, leave a thought-provoking comment on a moving piece of art, or simply watch a deviant, you are invested in your fellow artistic man, and that has all happened naturally from day one. The fact that you're here, browsing, collecting, supporting, and creating, just because you feel that pull to change the world through your artistic contributions is an inspiration to all that there is hope for humanity, via the arts.

To use DeviantArt, you need no more than your artistic ambition and an Internet connection. Membership has always been  and will always be  free to use for all across the world. But there are instances when deviants strive to give more, as thanks for providing the framework that brought us all together. In these instances, in exchange for monetary support, we're able to focus on exciting new features, more tools to inspire, and more opportunities to let art shine. 

Just like a donation of your time or funds to a local museum makes it possible for all to reap the benefits of your generosity, so does the support to DeviantArt  it benefits all deviants.

Core Membership is a proclamation from deviants around the globe stating a material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the fuel that sustains the momentum and leads us forward to building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and thrive.  

Core Membership comes with special privileges in return for that commitment, but perhaps the greatest privilege is the knowledge that the entire community can continue to prosper and grow thanks to such generous contributions. 

Why didn’t you formally announce Core before today?
We should have.  It was a mistake to not have properly explained our belief in Core and what it means for DeviantArt.

Why did you change the name of Premium Membership to Core Membership?
While the Premium Membership was largely about special features and add-ons, the Core Membership is about supporting the community for the sake of the community itself.  Core Members will continue to receive special features and add-ons, but Core is first and foremost about helping DeviantArt sustain a stable, strong future.  We call it Core Membership because those are the deviants who sustain us at our very core, allowing benefits to radiate outward in all directions.

Does DeviantArt only care about Core Deviants?
All deviants are important and valued.  The DeviantArt community represents a cross-section of the world at large and it's thanks to our many deviant artists  both free and paid  that DeviantArt exists as it does today.

Why did you increase prices?
We believe Core Membership is worth $5.00 per month.  A three-month Core Membership is $15.00 and a twelve-month Core Membership is available at a discounted rate of $50.00.

Core Membership is too expensive.
While we don't have current plans to further discount the price of Core Membership, it is possible that we will have promotional opportunities in the future.

What if I previously had a Premium Membership?
All Premium Memberships have been converted into Core Memberships.  If you selected re-billing as a Premium Member, you will continue to be re-billed at the previous rates you enjoyed.  If you weren't enrolled in re-billing, you will not automatically be charged for a Core Membership.  Core Members enjoy the same privileges as the former Premium Members – no features or add-ons have been removed.

Why is the Core Membership symbol an orange star?
When creating the identity for Core, DeviantArt's Studio team explored a number of options relating to symbols and colors.

The Future is Now


Three months ago we launched the DeviantArt Timeline to provide the community better insight into DeviantArt's future.  The following is a condensed roadmap of what's already in the works:
  • Sept. 1st: the DeviantArt Mobile App will be updated to include Notes and notifications.
  • Sept. 2nd: the first phase of our new thumbnail grid launches.
  • Oct. 2nd: the first phase of our new Watch launches.
  • Oct. 8th: the DeviantArt Mobile App will be available for Windows phones and tablets.
  • Oct. 15th: Notes search launches.
But there's still so much more to be done.   We could translate the site into additional languages (skyrocketing traffic for artists), build advanced tools for commissions, create an art registry to establish clear proof of authorship and ownership, and so much more.  With your help, through supporting Core Membership, DeviantArt could one day enhance the lives of artists in ways we can currently only dream about.

Some deviants help the community simply by using the site – donating their time and energy to supporting their fellow artists.  And their contributions are invaluable.  But for those who have the desire and ability to support the DeviantArt community, through the Core Membership, we're able to push forward, improve, grow, and advance the art and the artists of DeviantArt.

~Heidi



Rick and Morty Contest - Last Call!

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 4:17 PM
880x440-v2 by madizzlee

InterdimensionallyDysfunctional Contest

Eligibility: 18+, U.S.

New Season • Sundays • adult swim

Enter Now

Alter the laws of the universe with the Rick and Morty Interdimensionally Dysfunctional Contest!

Create an illustration of Rick, Morty, and/or the rest of the Smith family in a crazy interdimensional situation. Make it original and weird. Blow our minds. Rick and Morty co-creator, Justin Roiland, will pick the best submissions. These winners will each receive a custom Adult Swim gift bag, DeviantArt Points, and cash prizes!

Rick and Morty isn't for the weak of heart. The hilarious adventures of genius scientist (Rick Sanchez) and his fretful grandson (Morty Smith) typically veer out-of-control, as they unravel the very fabric of time and space. To celebrate Season 2 of the hit television show, Adult Swim and DeviantArt challenge you to pervert the laws of the space time continuum and take Rick and Morty on a bizarre adventure!

How to enter Rick and Morty Interdimensionally Dysfunctional Contest

Step 1

Watch the Rick and Morty Season 2 trailer and review “The About the Show” section for inspiration for your entry and to better understand the themes and personalities used on the show.

Step 2

Choose at least one member of the Sanchez/Smith family to portray on an adventure in an original different dimension! You may also feature other characters from the show, but you must feature at least one member of the family in your twisted new dimension.

Step 3

Submit your entry to the contest category using the Submit Entry button below.

Read Official RulesEnter Now

Meet The Members of The Smith and Sanchez Family

Rick Sanchez

Scientist, inventor, alcoholic. Also Morty’s grandfather and inter-dimensional traveler.

Morty Smith

Rick’s reluctant but willing grandson/inter-dimensional travel partner and budding sex-bot enthusiast.

Beth Smith

Rick’s daughter, mother of Summer and Morty. Doctor. OK, horse doctor. But still a doctor. Jerry’s wife. Is that wine?

Jerry Smith

Father of Morty and Summer. Object of Rick’s disdain. Titanic enthusiast. Bad golfer.

Summer Smith

Morty’s older sister. Occasional third wheel and voice of reason. Do you know where she left her smart phone?

Prizing for Winning Entries

First Place
  • $3,500 USD
  • 8,000 DeviantArt Points
  • Adult Swim Gift Bag
Second Place
  • $2,500 USD
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • Adult Swim Gift Bag
Third Place
  • $1,000 USD
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • Adult Swim Gift Bag
5 Semi-Finalists
  • 2,000 DeviantArt Points
  • Adult Swim Gift Bag
Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, will select the winners.
Rules

THE RICK AND MORTY CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00 AM TIME (PST) ON AUGUST 10, 2015 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PST) ON AUGUST 30, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old as of August 10, 2015;
  • Entrant must 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 (PST) on August 30, 2015 and must be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest. Membership to deviantart.com is free;
  • The work may originate in any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted as are visual elements from the animated series, Rick and Morty. Read the Official Rules for more details;
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single JPG or PNG file at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length;
  • Your entry must include at least one family member from the animated series “Rick and Morty” as the family member arrives in a different, original, dysfunctional dimension;
  • Do not include the “Rick and Morty” name in entry;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, so please read the Official Rules carefully.
Judging

The five semi-finalists and the three winners will be selected by Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty. Justin Roiland will pick from a pool of 30 entries chosen by full time staff at DeviantArt. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Incorporation of the Rick and Morty theme and characters
  • Overall Impact of the Work
  • Originality of the dimension
  • Artistic Skill

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.

Read Official RulesEnter Now



Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:01 AM
Untitled-1 by marioluevanosAs DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.

As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.

With the launch of the DeviantArt Timeline, greater transparency into features to come, and a handful of fixes and updates the community has been hoping for, we couldn't be more excited for our new direction. And it wouldn't have been possible without your passionate interactions, comments, and feedback. We can't wait to make your vision for the future a reality! So help yourself to an extra slice of cake this year. You deserve it!

Before many staple websites you visit today, there was DeviantArt — the home of artistic camaraderie and a haven for inspiration. Though our community was comparatively small way back when, we had heart to fuel our passions, and that heart continues to pump blood through the veins of every artist in our now-huge colony of artistic individuals. It’s been a wild ride during our 15-year growth, and we wanted to share some hard numbers with the community to show just how far we've come.

We’ve created a DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Answer the questions below in a journal and submit it to the Deviant Events category. When done, search for the title and get to know your fellow deviants better by reading their answers. You may be surprised by how much you learn!

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

  2. What does your username mean?

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

  8. What was your first favourite?

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

  1. Visit the "Write a Journal Entry" page, found in the Submit button.

  2. Copy and paste the above questions into the text area of the journal.

  3. If you’d like to include a deviation in any of your answers, use the "Add Media" button and select "DeviantArt" to search for deviations to include.

  4. You can add deviations by clicking on them!

  5. Title your Journal “DeviantArtist Questionnaire” and post it to the Deviant Events category.  Tag it with #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire.

Comment on this journal with a link to your DeviantArtist Questionnaire to earn the 15th Birthday Badge!




Sapporo CANvas Contest

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 2:39 PM
880x440-last-chance by madizzleeCombine the past and present to reimagine the essence of Sapporo! Sapporo and DeviantArt challenge you to create an original piece of art using or featuring the Sapporo can that combines elements of both classic and modern Japan. Three winners will receive $1,500 USD and various prizes! With Sapporo’s strong ties to both the art world and their Japanese roots, your artistic options are endless!

Mexico/US 21+

Canada 19+

Enter Now

Combine the past and present to reimagine the essence of Sapporo!

The iconic Sapporo can is a study in minimalism: sleek, clean, and unadorned. Sapporo and DeviantArt challenge you to create an original piece of art using or featuring the Sapporo can that combines elements of both classic and modern Japan. Using the Sapporo can in your entry, combine elements of Japan's past and present to create a new concept piece of art.

With Sapporo’s strong ties to both the art world and their Japanese roots, your artistic options are endless—the only limit is your imagination.

How to enter the Sapporo CANvas Contest

  1. Watch the official Sapporo video below for inspiration and to help you understand the brand. Then, download these reference photos to help you create your work of art! Using these photos is not a requirement.Download References
  2. Include the Sapporo can or elements of the can in your artwork to create your entry. You may use any visual medium as long as your entry is submitted as a single JPEG or PNG. Be sure to read the Official Rules for more information.Read Official Rules
  3. Submit your entry using the button below.Enter Now

Contest open to Mexico/US 21+ or Canada 19+ residents.

Abstract sculpture

Digital Art

Digital Illustration

Get inspired by watching the video

Entrants in Mexico, click here.

Grand Prize Winners

3 Winners will receive these prizes

  • $1,500.00 USD
  • Sapporo x Vitaly Collaboration piece: KAMPAI Necklace (ARV $60)
  • 2 Sapporo can-glasses (ARV $30)

*Entries may be featured in a Sapporo social media advertising campaign promoting the contest.

Rules

The Sapporo CANvas Contest Begins at 12:00AM Time (PDT) on July 29, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on September 02, 2015.

  • Contest is open only to current residents of: (1) the United States, the District of Columbia, its territories, and U.S. military installations, (2) Mexico, or (3) Canada.
  • Entrant must be at least 19 years or older as of July 29, 2015 for Canadian residents or 21 years or older as of July 29, 2015 for Mexican and United States residents.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on September 02, 2015 and must be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt.
  • Membership to deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest. Membership to deviantart.com is free.
  • The work may originate in any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium is acceptable. Licensed brushes and textiles are permitted. Read Official Rules for more details.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or .PNG file at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.
  • Must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others, renders, trademarks, or characters other than those provided as downloadable references to this contest.

Judging

The three winners will be selected by a representative of the Sapporo brand. The judge will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judge believes appropriate:

  • Use of the Sapporo can or its elements in the Work
  • Overall Impact of the Work
  • Originality and Artistic Skill
  • The combination of modern and ancient Japanese styles

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.

Enter NowRead Official Rules

Since 1876

Sapporo is the original Japanese beer. From the first batch of our lager brewed in 1876 to the tall steel can in your hand today — Sapporo beer has always celebrated originality.

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