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Get daily inspirational artwork delivered straight to your Twitter feed! Even when you're away from deviantART, you can stay inspired while keeping a pulse on the deviantART community. DeviantART's Twitter Network is a series of Twitter profiles that tweet recently popular deviations in specific categories.

The deviantART Twitter Network
Digital Art
da_digital

Photography
da_photos

Traditional Art
da_traditional

Cartoons & Comics
da_comics

Fan Art
da_fanart


Follow the categories you're most interested in or follow them all!

How it works


These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given category.

If the artist has a Twitter account, their Twitter username will be included in the tweet. Twitter accounts are pulled from the Twitter Widget on your profile. Premium Members, if you haven't already installed it, you may want to do this now.

Don't want your deviations shared? Simply disable sharing on your deviations and we'll exclude your artwork from these feeds.




We want to give artists more exposure.


We're always trying to promote the work of deviantART artists by sharing their work with the world, not just within the walls of deviantART.com. One way we do this is by featuring member artwork on our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, and our brand new Google+ Page.

As an artist, promoting yourself can be the key to success. Having your work circulating around deviantART increases your visibility, allows you to establish your personal brand, and — if you sell your work or services — it can increase your sales. Getting your work in front of new eyes is always important, and we want to help you do this.

Give us your feedback.


Based on our data, these five categories have the highest number of submissions, most favorable response per deviation, and already have the highest number of shares on Twitter and other social networks. If you'd like to see a category be added next, please submit your recommendations in the comments! If you have any suggestions on how we could improve these accounts, whether it's the frequency of tweets, the quality of the artwork, or anything else, let us know!


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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner May 13, 2015   Writer
So I know this is old, but I'm curious - do I have to connect my Twitter to my DA account via my profile in some way for it to tag me? Because some of my PE journals have made the Twitter journal account feed, but I'm not tagged in the posts.
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tylerneyens Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome thanks for developing this!

Twitter www.twitter.com/seeingscripture
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Watonzon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second when I saw this I thought that I would be able to connect my Deviantart account with my Twitter account so that I could share my art to my followers.
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GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]
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gbkL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
Sounds good. I like the idea of being able to follow the categories you WANT. General sharing on Facebook causes plowing thru Feed of so much obnoxious Mafia Wars posts, family status comments [beginning to resemble the proverbial Family Christmas Letter or Chain-letters], art I'm not interested in seeing ... no matter what u do with Privacy Settings and blocks ... thanx dA =) am going to chk out the Twit action in a few minutes.
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Haylin-chama Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I follow them all XDD
Twitter <3
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Gadvac Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool indeed! Is there any chance we will ever be able to link our Twitter account to our dA account to eliminate the members-only restriction on having Twitter names included, or will this be counted as a premium feature?
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
>> These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given category.

Well, that is already available to us all. I think more value is given if dA promotes the best ART, not just the most POPULAR ART. If dA is to promote artists, why is it just a popularity contest?
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Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I assume you'd rather see stuff like this instead: [link]

Because surely its low popularity is not indicative of its quality.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The existence of a piece of art that is not popular and not of high quality proves that highly popular IS quality? Invalid argument. I recommend you study some philosophy, will really help with your thought process. Basic logic is a good class to take.

For example, my your assertion, low popularity must mean this piece sucks and it is not better than all SEVEN PAGES of more popular art in the last 8 hours in that category? [link]
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Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You missed the point entirely. Popularity remains DA's best way of showcasing the best of DeviantArt while also tending to filter out junk like the example provided.

The way they set it up makes sense: Popularity shows what appeals to the masses. The Twitter feeds are designed to communicate with the masses.

PS: I've taken logic and philosophy classes and I recognize that you telling me what classes I need to take is a thinly veiled ad hominem attack. Practice what you preach. Insulting people's intelligence is not going to help you win arguments.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you studied philosophy, then I'm honestly baffled how you could try to pull of showing me a sample of a low quality art to PROVE that because it doesn't have +favs, that the system of +favs has merit! That argument doesn't hold up. Perhaps I knee-jerked, so I apologize for that.

However, my sample of a HIGH quality piece of art that is buried under 700 LESS quality pieces of art because of measuring by popularity actually does prove my point. Popularity is not an accurate measure of artistic talent and ability. Not even close.

And dA has a groups system which could be used, right now. There are 5 comic-related groups that pick the best of the best already. Artists choosing the best, showcasing the best. Why not just use that to feed their Twitter? Why not showcase the best are you can?

Instead, the proposed system is actually damaging dA - not taking advantage of expanding to new readers, showcasing the best talent, nor even utilizing the group system which is already proving to be more effective than the daily deviation process, if you ask me.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For example, this art would never make your feed, yet it is the best piece of art in the category in the last 8 hours, but is on something like page 8 - buried under a mountain of other stuff in the popularity pile.

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Popularity is not a good measure of artistic quality.
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S4pphire Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Because you can't automate robots to find the the _best_ art. By using the popular category dA-staff can automate this to simple bots to grab and post. It's a question about efficiency I believe.

While I do not fully support the popularity contest - robots simply cannot tell the difference between good art and bad art but distinguish numbers. I guess it's up to you to promote your art in such a way that it becomes popular.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A better system is readily available and can be fully automated:

dA studies some of the best of the groups and picks some that live up to the challenge of presenting the best art for a category. Then have that group's feed be the official dA Twitter feed.

MUCH better results than just a dump of whatever is popular. It would also promote groups and engage power users - and inspire artists to produce better ART, not just popular art.
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
But then you put the power in the hands of a small number of users. It requires them to curate a lot of content, and if they decide they don't want to anymore, we're screwed. You could still run into similar issues of favoritism. Once they're in power, they could slip in their friends' work, or their own work every once in a while.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They already curate.

Look, if you want to impress new people with dA, you seriously think just grabbing the most popular is in dA's best interest? For comics, there are at least 6 groups that do a great job and you have the tools to empower them. They would make dA look better than what you are doing, for certain.

As for "power" - look, didn't you already figure this out with DDs? Why not use what you have learned? Look at groups as your next evolution of the DD concept.

To finish it all off - why don't you remove DDs and use popularity then? Because every argument you have for using popularity with Twitter applies to the DDs too then... Either you believe artistic talent and quality is a measure of popularity, or you don't - you have to pick a position.
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
DDs are selected by volunteers, who are a closed group of people that we trust and that understand the guidelines. I don't think we need to duplicate the work that they do, or put resources into creating something very similar.

But now that I think of it more, it might be easy to sprinkle in a group's feed. Could you recommend some of the best groups for highlighting undiscovered art? I'll look into seeing if there'd be an easy way to implement and if it'd work well with our current feed.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For the comics category, these blow away the popular feed and would result in a better overall pool of art for certain - and also provide more value to the group concept too, supporting other work dA already put effort into:

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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Right, but so what? My point is that promoting artists via an automated bot is of little value. The point of this effort is to "promote artists" and it doesn't really do that. As such, I see this as more of a gimmick than delivering on it's real intention.

Daily Deviations does a better job, in that respect.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Note that these accounts are very outward facing. The people seeing these deviations could be people who haven't been on deviantART lately, aren't a member, or haven't even heard of deviantART. These accounts aren't meant to be a feed of undiscovered artwork on deviantART. We're taking the artwork that our community is talking about, and pushing them out to the next level, in front of new eyes. It reflects the mass voice of the community and is pushed outward to a more global audience.

If you're a hardcore deviant who browses dA every day, these feeds may not be as interesting to you.

DDs are also being considered to be included in these feeds.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is the wrong direction, it will not impress non-dA users with the true talent that dA has and can tap into. It is a bad move. Worst of all, it fails on the pretext that dA wants to promote "artists." You actually are promoting "deviants" (users) - but not artists using this criteria.
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Would be great if there was a daily deviation twitter feed too.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
It's definitely being considered! :)
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Saknika Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think it's fantastic that you're doing this, but I feel like there's a great inconsistency between sharing popular deviations, and getting artists more exposure. Popular artists already have plenty of exposure usually, so this seems to be a conflicting statement to me. I feel as though featuring more than just that [popular works] would also be ideal, considering a large base of your followers are fellow deviants. That way artists who maybe just aren't that great at getting known but have amazing (overlooked and therefore not popular) work can get seen.

As for me, on a more personal note, I'll probably be un-following the DA accounts because if I want to see popular deviations, I'll look for them myself. They're much easier to come by than anything else on here. They're featured all the time in people's journals, via Daily Deviations, you can set your front page with them, they're the default in searches... the list goes on and on. It's far more difficult to find that unknown artist that needs more love. That... and I really hate redundancies, it's a personal pet-peeve. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, after all.
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Please see this thread.

Also, what did you mean by "redundancies"? Do you mean in the Twitter feeds? If so, this is something we're aware of and if it continues to be a problem we'll look into finding solutions.
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Saknika Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
No, I mean redundancies as a member, because I can find the most popular deviations for the day by going to the home page or doing a search. Sorry, but I have to agree with the people who feel that just tweeting what's popular is not going to tickle me pink.

I understand it's not easy to have a bot pick other deviations, but seriously, no one liked popularity contests in school, and they certainly don't like them on the internet.

Not to mention I'm someone who follows hundreds of people on twitter, most of them artists, who are tweeting their work. Some tweet others work. Many re-tweet things they love. We're an active art-sharing community that also communicates about the art we share. I found following your accounts, with their redundancies of what was on the main page of the site, to be more of a bother than a help or an inspiration.

I have also seen several discussions from the artists I follow on twitter who are non-DA members, about disliking the lack of conversation that has begun lately on twitter; and about how people are just posting links and not trying to discuss anything. Much like bots. So I have a feeling the bots also won't be received as well with some of the outside community either.

The reason why you're probably having some issues, too, with certain members always being the ones to get chosen by your bots is because it's not deviations that are necessarily popular; it's the artist. They have a lot of active watchers who are absolutely in love with their work, so they always fav it. Thus, it then becomes popular. There may be a lot of other artists on DA who do similar work that is just as good, but it's not popular because they didn't submit the work during a hot time on DA when it would most likely get noticed, and so it was overlooked. That person might also not know how to market themselves to the community either to get more people to see. And so they have the potential to be popular, but since they haven't been seen, they're not.

Because popularity after all, is 50% a game of getting your name out there. Any artist who has attended a school has been taught this, after all. You can be at the top of your game, ready to go out and sell to the world, but if only your family is aware of your skill and no one else, you're going to flop. The same idea applies here.
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YoungEaE Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What about dA_customization :stinkeye:
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks for the suggestion! :)
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YoungEaE Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:thumbsup:
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brondani Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uma bela iniciativa...uma ótima ideia o twitter é uma ferramenta rápida e eficiente...:squee:
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tbHUNKYDORY Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
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thomassonjean Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I like, It's easier ti share.
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spherion03 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
wow!! very nice, I like these categories!!!
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PixieProctor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
The ability to auto-connect twitter to DA so that it posts whenever I make a blog post or new uploads would be fabulous!
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks for the suggestion! :)
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AlbiorixB96 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this system looks amazing! I'll start following every single account! :D
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L-AhDesign Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I would really like Daily Deviations twitter.. Please Please Please
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
It's definitely something that has been discussed. We may consider it in the future! :)
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L-AhDesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thanks.. Cause I really love DDs, hope to see them on twitter soon :D
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JHTriune Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nifty, but I wouldn't use it for two reasons: I'm not on here a whole lot, and when I am, I have my own watchers stuff that I look at. And B) I use Twitter to tell other people stuff, or world....or vent. So I don't pay much attention to other tweets....twits.....twwwwattts?
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Cool idea, but why do the Twitter accounts use t.co or dlvr.it when there is already fav.me? Why not promote dA's own link snipping thingy?
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danlev Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Dlvr.it is the service we're using to publish the tweets. It allows us to track the performance of the tweets, seeing which ones are most popular, stats, etc. Our fav.me links don't currently allow tracking. Great question though! :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense! Will dA be adding the same functionality to fav.me in the future?
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LabLayers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
THANK YOU! =D
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bibarry Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If it features fresh pieces it could be nice.
I don't like a lot of twitter so I am not eager to follow, but good idea anyways!
If the system only post the "front page" pieces there is no reason for us to follow it :shrug:
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MeTaa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   Digital Artist
A great idea.

But what I hate is how, for example, among the recent digital art tweets there are 3! works of *griffsnuff, that arent even that good.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Yeah, we're aware of that issue. We'll watch it over time and if it continues to post too much work from the same artist, we'll look into a solution. Thanks for pointing that out, but there's no need to knock down his work! :(
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MeTaa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome! I am VERY glad to hear that, since I've noticed my timeline on Twitter gets tweets about works from the same artists, usually =moni158 and *griffsnuff, which kinda starts reminding me of spam bots, and we don't want that :)
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Sin-nombre Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm... after what $Dan14Lev replied me, I have a doubt about this system.
If the tweets are authomatically selected from the 'popular deviations', that means that the system take an already famous pieces, not necessarily a good one, and gives it even more exposure tweetwing about them.

Is there any way to correct that? As even as I am happy with the system, as it is basically giving a little Daily Deviation award to those pieces, the exposure is authomatic to famous pieces, not good pieces. A little bit of human touch is neccesary here, I think, instead of just a bot.
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