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Last Day to Shop deviantART Gear

Tue May 21, 2013, 7:12 PM

It is now official. The deviantART T-Shirts & Gear Shop will celebrate its very last day on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. 

We can't thank you enough for the outpouring of support we've received over the past several weeks and even more so over the last eight years.  


We hope you'll take advantage of what limited memorabilia remains in the Shop over the next week. The Shop will stay open through the end of the day on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 unless we are completely sold out before then. 

In the meantime, we are honored to have shared this product with you, and we hope our products helped to inspire your artistic journey. We look forward to continuing our great relationship with you as we transition to an updated retail program. 



Also, remember that while our deviantART Gear store is closed, our Prints Shop is stronger than ever, full of breathtaking, high-quality items made by deviants just like you! Click here to bring some physical art into your life.

 
  
To shop the remaining Gear products and great deals, visit the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear Shop one last time before everything's gone. 







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


Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit (Beta Testers)

We've launched two heavily requested tools to Beta Testers that make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before!

Multi-Submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, and Scheduled Submit lets you set a future time and date for uploaded files to be publicly posted to deviantART. 

For deviants with a busy schedule, or who like to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, this gives you the opportunity to prepare and present your work to your watchers without having to worry about flooding Message Centers or risking works going unnoticed!



The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised!

One of the most common requests we received upon launching Commissions was to raise the price cap to make it higher than 4,000 Points. The price limit when setting up Commissions has been raised from 4,000 Points to 8,000 Points. With this increased limit, we're hoping to give artists more flexibility with the types of Commissions they offer, and more importantly, allow artists to earn more for their high-quality creations!


deviantART no longer supports Firefox 12 or earlier

DeviantART offers a number of features that work best, or only work, using modern browsers. In order to ensure that site quality can continue to flourish, we no longer offer support for versions of Firefox prior to version 13

If you're using one of the versions of Firefox we no longer support, you'll be prompted to upgrade to a newer release when visiting deviantART. Even if you're not prompted to upgrade, it's still important to check and ensure you're using a recent stable release, regardless of your browser of choice.

Change Log

  • Thumbnails included in Commissions widgets would display regardless of Mature Content settings. Fixed by adahacker
  • A small number of Prints purchases made with PayPal or deviantART Points that were rejected for quality purposes were not refunded in a timely manner. All pending refunds have been made. Fixed by randomduck
  • The browser upgrade banner has been changed to indicate that we no longer support Firefox versions 3.6 through 12. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Notes did not appear when the subject line was clicked. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Occasionally, deviations would not open in Internet Explorer when clicking on a thumbnail. Fixed by shadowhand
  • On the mobile site, the "more..." button in Browse was not working. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Journals and custom text modules with an enormous number of thumbs would fail to load. There is now a generous limit to how many thumbnails can be included in each. Fixed by kemayo
  • Removing a deviation from a Group would not remove the Group's avatar from the deviation page. Fixed by shadowhand
  • If one's browse settings were set to "zoomed in" by default, the Purchase Print button in Full View mode did nothing. Fixed by yury-n
  • Having a huge number of Favourites folders was causing overflow and pushing older folders out of the view when new ones were added. Fixed by muteor
  • The Affiliate button on some Groups was still clickable, even if a deviant did not have permission to request Affiliates with that Group. Fixed by yury-n
  • The Featured Announcement module in a Group's admin area would not work properly if there were a large number of announcements. Fixed by randomduck
  • In Internet Explorer 10, Flash deviations would continue to display on the page when browsing deviations using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. Fixed by shahyarg and shadowhand
  • When deleting the last item in a folder from the Sta.sh API, the response did not clarify that the folder was deleted. Fixed by muteor
  • The Sta.sh API's "Move item" action was briefly broken. Fixed by muteor
  • A rare error could occur where previewing a Profile widget could make it impossible to install. Fixed by randomduck
  • Non-Latin characters used within Deviant List names on the Friends List page would interfere with the page display. Fixed by shadowhand

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Uploading new items to specific stacks would make them appear as "deleted content" until the page was refreshed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Logged out users couldn't download sta.sh files. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Opera web browser doesn't correctly support dragging and dropping files anymore, but the UI still suggested that it worked properly. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The Submit page would appear blank for some deviants. Fixed by kouiskas
  • An unnecessary browser alert would occur if one's internet connection went down. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • For Safari 6 users on Mountain Lion, closing the Writer sidebar when leaving a comment in Sta.sh would scroll the page back to the top. Fixed by kemayo
  • Sta.sh Writer will now strip some dangerous HTML attributes by default. Fixed by kemayo
  • In Opera, Sta.sh Writer would assume any text pasted in was HTML. Fixed by kemayo
  • Literature and Journal thumbnails generated from :thumb: codes would not display the correct style of thumbnail. Fixed by kemayo
  • A broken image would display when you clicked "Submit" on Writer. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Link" toolbar item was broken when leaving comments in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
  • The Writer sidebar will now automatically load more results as you scroll down. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding the limitation added to deviantWATCH was mixed. Some deviants mentioned that they were not happy that a limit was put in place despite the limit not directly affecting them, while other deviants mentioned that they couldn't imagine trying to watch that many deviants.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied, as deviants mentioned many ways that they discover artists on deviantART. Some of the methods mentioned include browsing the Newest page, browsing through More Like This results, browsing Group Galleries, or by browsing through the Favourites of friends or other deviants.

Discuss!

Sta.sh Writer and Comments
When leaving comments on files in Sta.sh, you can use Sta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar to make your comments more dynamic, with a full range of rich-text formatting. In addition, the sidebar gives you complete access to the official emoticon dictionary, as well as a full range of emoticons made by the community, and it also lets you include thumbnails and full-sized images from around deviantART. Would you like to be able to use these tools when leaving comments on deviantART? If so, how would you use them?


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The Make Ugly Contest

Wed May 15, 2013, 6:18 PM
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Make Ugly. Get recognition.

What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.

The Facts

Monster

To draw public attention from the dangers of secondhand smoke in 1987, Big Tobacco thought they might try to "create a bigger monster (AIDs)."

Undead

1 in 3 teens who begin smoking eventually die from tobacco-related disease. Not undead. Dead dead.

Giant

A Big Tobacco document shows they worried that publishing that radioactive Polonium-210 is in cigarette smoke would be like "waking a sleeping giant."

Mutant

One tobacco company biologically engineered tobacco plants to have twice the normal level of nicotine. Talk about a mutation.

Step 1

Download the fact pack to get inspired by some ugly truths.

Download the Fact Pack

Step 2

Create your darkest, weirdest, ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead. No need to include the actual fact, just let it inspire your art.

Step 3

Submit entry as JPG or PNG at least 2,000 pixels in shortest length.

Submit Entry

Be sure to read the Official Rules.

1st Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership

2nd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

3rd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

4th Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

36 Semi-Finalists

3-Month Premium Membership & 1,000 deviantART Points

Rules

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles CA, USA) on June 23, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 2,000 pixels in the shortest length.

The Work must be completely original, but may be based on any of the entrant's prior work. No stock.

Entries may be used by truth® in connection with anti-tobacco education.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.

Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 13, 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and must be a resident of the United States.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

Read Official Rules carefully.

Judging

40 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final four Winners will be selected by Vitaly Alexius.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • the fearsome ugliness of the monster, giant, mutant, or undead depicted in the Work
  • overall impact of the Work in communicating an aspect of the Fact Pack
  • technical and artistic skill
Submit EntryView Entries

Limited Edition truth® Artist Collective Deviant Badge

Join the truth® Artist Collective, a group of artists bringing the ugly truth about the tobacco industry to life. Click below and your avatar will appear to show everyone you're part of the truth® Artist Collective. As a thank you, a limited edition badge will appear on your profile.

There are currently no guestbook entries.



Monster High Create-A-Monster Contest

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:50 AM

Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!

There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!

Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™

Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™

Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to MonsterHigh.com

  • $3,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • One-Year Premium Membership

Bring Your Monster Life

Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!

There are tones of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!

Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™

Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™ Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to MonsterHigh.com

Check out the Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Design Lab above for inspiration and ideas.

Read the Official Rules.

Once you're ready to start creating, click the "Create-A-Monster" button on the right and use dA muro!

When you've perfected your monster, click the green "done" button in the upper right corner to submit your entry.

  1. Step 1

    Check out the Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Design Lab above for inspiration and ideas.

  2. Step 2

    Read the Official Rules.

  3. Step 3

    Once you're ready to start creating, click the "Create-A-Monster" button on the right and use dA muro!

    Your entry could be featured on MonsterHigh.com as Ghoul of The Week!

  4. Step 4

    When you've perfected your monster, click the green "done" button in the upper right corner to submit your entry.

*This is not a requirement to be eligible for entry
  • $2,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • Six-Month Premium Membership
  • $1,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • Six-Month Premium Membership
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • One-Month Premium Membership
    • First Place

    • $2,000.00 AUD
    • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
    • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
    • Six-Month Premium Membership
    • Second Place

    • $1,000.00 AUD
    • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
    • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
    • Six-Month Premium Membership

    Twenty-Two Semi-Finalists

  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • One-Month Premium Membership

Entries must be received within the Promotion Period and no later than 11:59:59 PM (AEST) on 18 June 2013 and must be submitted to contest gallery through dA muro tool using the preloaded Monster High™ template.

To enter the Contest:

Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry of an artwork depicting an original version of a Monster High™ character (the "Work") using the deviantART muro drawing tool and the provided template at the Contest Site. The completed Work must be submitted to the Contest Gallery using the deviantART muro tool available from the Contest Site.

The work must be completely original. No stock permitted.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free. Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 14th, 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and has to be a resident of Australia as of the date of his or her entry.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Mattel Australia.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creative treatment of the Work.
  • Overall Impact of the Work.
  • Technical Skill.
Contest Ends in
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM AEST





One of the most common requests we received upon launching Commissions was to raise the price cap to make it higher than 4,000 Points. As of today, the price limit when setting up Commissions has been raised from 4,000 Points to 8,000 Points.

We're excited to see the increased usage of the Commissions platform and the wide variety of work that artists have been offering. With this increased limit, we're hoping to give artists more flexibility with the types of Commissions they offer, and more importantly, allow artists to earn more for their high-quality creations!

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