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The DeviantArt Mobile App — now with millions of installs on iOS and Android — brings the DeviantArt experience to mobile phones and devices. With so many deviants using the app to upload art, browse and comment on deviations from people they watch, check their profile, send notes to their friends, we get a lot of feedback about what features deviants want to see next.

Today, we released push notifications for notes, a highly requested feature and the first of many notifications on the app.

When you receive a new note, you’ll receive a push notification on your phone, letting you easily respond to friends and fans even quicker.

An update to the Mobile App is now available in the iOS and Android app stores. Once you open the updated app, you’ll be prompted to allow push notifications once you log in.

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Push notifications for notes are just the start. The next steps include the ability to receive push notifications for more actions on DeviantArt. Please feel free to share you feedback in the comments on what push notifications you’d like to see next, and how you’d like to be able to customize them.

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Another top mobile request we’ve received is the ability to download deviations. Especially useful in choosing backgrounds for your phones, this feature is now available on all deviations that have downloads available.

To enable your deviations for download, simply check the “downloads” checkbox in the submission process (or while editing an existing deviation).

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Sketch This - Update 6!

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 2:30 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:












Welcome to our 6th Sketch This, recap Journal for the Week of 11/26/15 - 12/6/15 !      


THANK YOU to ALL WHO SKETCHED!!! The Art that came through was pretty awesome!

Below is a gallery of some of the coolest art we saw for those challenges!


THOSE WHO BESTED 

THE CHALLENGE

LOKI  by RatzolverineThe Green Goblin by conspicuousartFAVORITE COMIC BOOK VILLAIN by Ejx16Tetsuo by devchitapmolly by devchitapSKETCH A FLOWER by wisegussSKETCH A FLOWER by Ejx16CYBERPUNK by AlexandeNightPEACE by Mars-PettezCyborg by Carmen2102CYBERPUNK by Cdoglover2100Cyberpunk Challenge  by akipie08

Mature Content

Deep Inn by SanJoSan
WORD PROMPT: PEACE by VigoorianCYBERPUNK by AvatarBRCYBERPUNK by GingerDaUnicornDvart Upload Ee4edbed-dd43-4752-9af9-35abafee715f by kouUtatanekoPeace by linenclosetedWORD PROMPT: PEACE by picassotteWORD PROMPT: PEACE by joshuathesoneofnunWORD PROMPT: PEACE by ClaudiaLuxxpeace by CarlottaevaristoWORD PROMPT: PEACE by ntstlkrpiece of peace by falureePOPPISH by Mars-Pettezflowerbomb by lucyyanneflower by Juanma907SKETCH A FLOWER by ButlerlvlFlowers by MonsterPetalChopper m8. by dafluffyflamangoWORD PROMPT: PEACE by Vins022Peaceful lotus by bridgetgraceCYBERPUNK by AliceLiddFavourite Villain by AdeAdrian


THE CHALLENGE: 11/26 - 12/06

A big thank you to all of our artists who allowed us to use their wonderful artwork and photos to demonstrate the challenge execution. It's because of you that these challenges can exist! We thank you kindly!

FAVORITE COMIC BOOK VILLAIN CHALLENGE:

Arkham Asylum by doubleleaf
CHALLENGE: Draw your favorite comic book villain
ABOUT THE ARTIST: doubleleaf 
doubleleaf is an extremely talented and popular artist whose work looks like it's ready to come to life an animate right before your eyes. He currently  lives in Japan and had worked as a web/graphic/editorial designer but switched to illustration and right now he’s drawing for mobile games, indie games and comics.

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefner


CYBERPUNK CHALLENGE

Starrobotdist by noneim
CHALLENGE: draw a cyberpunk image using a limited color palette.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: noneim 
I'm noneim /Elias Nicala, i'm currently living in Argentina, Rosario. I'm currently studying fine arts and what I like the most is doing illustrations. My favorite styles are manga, comic, digital and oil painting. My favorite themes are fantasy and science fiction. I really like drawing robots and monsters since I was small, copying creatures that I saw in T.V. and creating my own critters.

Recently I created a Deviantart page and a Tumblr where i will submit my illustrations and some old drawings. My goal is to make a living out of painting and drawing and keep growing in experience. I'm working in creating illustrations for my pages to practice and build a decent portfolio. A future project I have thought of is to start doing a short webcomic to start, and later do a series of them.

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefner


SKETCH A FLOWER CHALLENGE

Into the Blue.. by OliviaMichalski
CHALLENGE: You have 15 minutes to sketch a flower.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: OliviaMichalski 
Olivia Michalski, is 21 years old and from Germany. At the Moment she is doing an apprenticeship to be a nurse but her goal is to study medicine to become a Doctor. Here’s Olivia describing her process of taking photos: “When I take Photos, I love to do macro and Nature. For the Sony project I entered, with DeviantArt, I forced myself to expand my view to a wider focal range. I loved it, and I will continue photographing with the Sony camera. I thought about doing another 52-weeks project, which I already did in 2012. While I was doing the 52-weeks project, I really learned the most in my whole photographic adventure. That's why I consider to do it again.”

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefner


PEACE CHALLENGE:

Peace by HalHefnerART

Challenge: Illustrate what the word Peace means to you, personally or universally.

Created by me HalHefnerART 
I’m the creator of the CONSUME series, a social commentary on our modern world that focuses on the materialism, consumerism, greed and other blemishes of the 21st century Check it out: www.consumepopculture.com

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefner



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Sketch This - Update 5!

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 2:30 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:












Welcome to our 5th Sketch This, recap Journal! For the week of 11/17/15 - 11/29/15





THANK YOU 

to all the artists who participated in this week's challenges. We introduced a couple of new wrinkles, the 3 Level challenge! The artwork submitted was really awesome so check it out in the gallery below.



ART FROM THE CHALLENGES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE




Target Bot by CBiggzshopping can be tiring  by MorgatronicMonster by Wookie13BLACK FRIDAY MONSTER by MagicalMuffinMakerGive me all your money.... by Blackusagi1MONSTER VS. ROBOT by manger10507Black Friday surprise package  by Jprzybylski1971Globalization by daeliriumgluttonous prowl by cryingcanvasNeedy by TPLgreenGenodons by NashaneBlack Friday!! by BennyRizzoSmashing Prices by AdeAdrianCarbot by daeliriumCYBER MONDAY ROBOT by OscarJPCruzRobot Challange lvl 2 by siechalK.O. by ThiagoFragossoBlack Friday vs. Cyber Monday  by siechalMaybe A Kitsune by ThiagoFragossoSpirit Sloth by DrMadaoSPIRIT ANIMAL by tangotangeSpirit deer by Nedos74spirit animal by pinkpanthertattoocat and boy by devchitapWhat Happens Next?: Fish! by Emeraldia-the-Kittywhat happens next....? by J-Andreanncurious cat by MorgatronicCat crossing the street by pammieeCharacter Design: Creation by AvatarBRAlien Queen by Wookie13Character Design: Creation by AlexandeNight
Character Design: Creation by athos12345Fun by gandarewaCharacter Design: Creation by kaybay123abcGesture lv 1 by Mikatsuki-Neko
desafio level 1 by MATIATZUCharacter Design: Gesture Drawing by hjkyoungCharacter Design: Gesture Drawing by Kittygurl4Full body sketch by MarcyPet
Character Design: BUILDING THE FIGURE by ToaOfAwesomnessSketchThis - Char Design Building the Figure (L2) by rhoddityFigure Drawing by emily-irvingpart 2 by ShewolfAlpha-Sam






THE CHALLENGE: 11/17 - 11/29


THANK YOU to all who made this week's challenges monumental...

Our challenges rocked this week, thanks to our awesome community of artists and creators who were kind enough o lend us their talents. We were able to launch 2, multi level challenges, thanks to you!


SPIRIT ANIMAL CHALLENGE

Strays Volume 3 Kickstarter Prints - WIPs by celesse
The Challenge: Draw your spirit animal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: celesse 
celesse is one of DA's most adored artists and her work with animals is just stunningly beautiful. As for projects, she is currently involved in three:

www.straysonline.com - A webcomic that she works on with another artist and has recently been completed. This is what the images we used in the challenge were created for, so please check it out.

www.thegamercat.com - This is another webcomic that she works on that is gaining steam (there's even a Facebook sticker pack for it now)

www.sugarbunnyshop.com - This is her main source of income, an online shop where she sells merchandise with her art on it, so please support this awesome artist.

COLLECTION OF FAVORITES FROM CHALLENGE:



WHAT HAPPEN'S NEXT? CHALLENGE

Urban Cats - 68 by MARX77
THE CHALLENGE: Draw what happens next to this cat.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: MARX77 
MARX77 is a thoughtful and provocative photographer from Dubai who is also working on a wonderful project with DeviantArt and Sony, called Capturing Change. MARX77 caught my eye when I saw his gallery folder of the URBAN CATS of Dubai, a magnificent collection of images of Dubai's stray cats. He is currently collecting these images into a book and hopes to have that hit the market in 2016. 

COLLECTION OF FAVORITES FROM CHALLENGE:



CHARACTER DESIGN CHALLENGE: 

MULTI LEVEL (3X) DESIGN CHALLENGE

FEMALE Character Base 2 by pyjama-cake
THE CHALLENGE: Through 3 levels of progression, start with a gesture drawing for practice in Level 1. Then in Level 12, advance to building the figure with shapes and complete a character design both back and front in level 3 that is sic-fi or fantasy themed.
ABOUT pyjama-cake : pyjama-cake is a group who creates "pose references" which are photos people can study and use to aid their own art and skills. They enjoy what they do, even if it seems strange and unique. They know all too well the feeling of wanting to draw a specific pose but not being able to visualize it, and they want to produce stock to help everybody in their artistic work. All sorts of people find help from pose references, from professionals to aspiring artists, and it is fantastic to see their work being utilized by everyone.     Every month pyjama-cake  works towards a new pose pack for their Tier 2 and 3 patrons at Patreon. By supporting them there, you are not just helping them but you are also helping everyone who uses their work. It is not often you get to influence so many artists directly, but by pledging to them there you can do just that.
Their social media is strictly at DA and their Patreon account www.patreon.com/pyjamacake

COLLECTION OF FAVORITES FROM CHALLENGE:




BLACK FRIDAY vs CYBER MONDAY CHALLENGE: 

MULTI LEVEL (3X) DESIGN CHALLENGE

MONSTER vs ROBOT by HalHefnerART
THE CHALLENGE: In Level 1, draw the personifications of Black Friday as a monster and in Level 2, Cyber Monday as a Robot then make them fight each other in Level 3.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: FlyingMilkPig 
FlyingMilkPig started really drawing at the age 16 and couldnt stop. She is hoping to start her own personal story and have been posting some stuff on tumblr in regards to that goal. FlyingMilkPig loves to draw everything and never wants to limit herself.
Please follow my tumblr for her personal project and it'd be great to give her some love there as well as here! flyingmilkpig.tumblr.com/

COLLECTION OF FAVORITES FROM CHALLENGE:
VS , Monster, Robot


SHAMELESS PLUG FOR ME: I had some art in the challenges as well. The Black Friday monster is mine and the gesture and shape drawings are mine. But it's not about me, it's about you and your art, so GO SKETCH THIS!


FOLLOW THE ART AS IT IS PRODUCED FOR THE CHALLENGES WITH THE HASHTAG: #SketchThis


DO YOU HAVE IDEAS FOR SKETCH THIS CHALLENGES?


DO YOU HAVE ANY FEEDBACK? (THAT IS NOT JUST COMPLAINING)


SEND ME A NOTE!
















Sketch This - Update 4!

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 2:30 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:












Welcome to our 4th Sketch This, recap Journal for 11/16/15 - 11/23/15.  

We’d like to thank all of the artists and photographers who made these challenges possible. Without your work, we’d have no challenges. Thank you!

We’d also like to thank all of you who participated in the challenges. Last week, we again saw more fantastic art be submitted to the he Sketch This challenges. Here is some of that art.






ART FROM THE CHALLENGES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE

bUbo by daeliriumfriendly A.I.  by ledainFRIENDLY A.I. by seblunt10FRIENDLY A.I. by Mars-PettezSKETCH A PLANT by zavalasantosco
Feed me! by AdeAdrian15 minute plant sketch Challenge by esoreamhana by devchitapSketchThis - Object on my left by lia-thefighter
To the left by Wookie13Anghyfannedd  by RhynWilliamsLonely Abyss by mexicanita010Lone Wanderer - Sketch This! by definfiniteWhere the Shadows Never End by HectacHuion stylus by JoximusBuddha Book Case by CBiggzSILHOUETTE by maxgribovfrom mom by devchitapSacred Artifact by mikmaqspiritRedemption by PJavelinSacred Atari by AndyHOvineGoodnight Teddy by SnapeEscape



THE CHALLENGE: 11/16/15-11/23/15

Thank you to all of the artists involved in creating these challenges! Here's a little bit about the challenge and about them!


SILHOUETTE CHALLENGE 

Epidemic: Chapter II by Miguel-Santos
Challenge: Sketch and color a silhouette of the human figure. Tell a story with this art by placing the character in an environment. Use a limited color palette to achieve a mood.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Miguel Santos 
Miguel is a talented Photographer whose photos are artistic, moody and intelligent. Every picture is carefully done and filled with narrative. Miguel is working with DeviantArt on a fun photography project as well, so stay tuned for more of his amazing work.

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefnerART 


SACRED OBJECT CHALLENGE

Mari Lwyd by RhynWilliams
Challenge: We all have objects that we hold dear. Sketch or paint an object that is used in a custom or tradition that is special to you or your ancestors.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Rhyn Williams
RhynWilliams is a gifted artist who works in both traditional and digital mediums. All of his work is a developmental process and he tends to create work that is technical, Portrait work, Horror and Welsh themed.

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefnerART 



FRIENDLY A.I. CHALLENGE

COME HOME by alexiuss
Challenge: Sketch or paint your interpretation of a friendly A.I., Android or Robot. Utilize high contrast shading and lighting to bring your creation to life.

ABOUT THE CREATOR: VITALY ALEXIUS
alexiuss was born in the year 1984, in Novokuznetsk, Siberian Russia and on April 11/1997 he moved to Toronto, Canada. Since 2000, he’s been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting. In 2002, he  learned Photoshop and has been using it ever since, to develop an innovative, digital-art style, which he has given the name - "Dreaminism".

Currently he’s working full time as an Art Director for his graphic novel "Romantically Apocalyptic": WWW.ROM.AC. This piece of art was conceptualized by Alexi and painted by  DA artist, vombavr

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefnerART 



SKETCH A PLANT CHALLENGE

Plant studies by beavotron
Challenge: You have 15 minutes to sketch or paint a plant. It can be lifelike or a crazy sci-fi monster, it's entirely up to you. Just pay attention to the time.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: ALEXANDRIA NEONAKIS 
beavotron is a multitalented artist who works in both traditional and digital mediums. She has illustrated everything from children's books to video games. Her work is technically sound and vibrantly colored and her use of color theory is top notch. Alex is a UI designer and Artist at Naughty Dog who worked on The Last of Us and is now on Uncharted for PS4.



TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT CHALLENGE

Camera Shy by Jon-Lock
Challenge: Turn to your left and sketch the most interesting thing you see! It could be a leftover lunch or a friend at her desk -- it doesn't matter! Sketch away and you'll find that ordinary objects can be extraordinary art.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: (NADIA KIM) aka JON-LOCK
Jon-Lock is a super skilled artist currently creating images for words that she likes and motivate her as an artist. Most of which are inspired from her childhood. She likes the feeling of nostalgia. You can check more of her art on her tumblr page.

SELECTED ART FROM THIS CHALLENGE by HalHefnerART 




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