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Slider-2 by dtab428Enter the Pacific Rim Uprising Hometown Jaeger contest and you could win $6,000, a signed movie poster, and more!

Jaegers and their pilots have reported in from all over the world for the Pacific Rim Uprising Global Jaeger Contest and we’ve loved seeing them!

With so many great entries, we had a hard time picking the 25 semi-finalists but the team of DeviantArt staff members and the Independent Judge have made their decision. All semi-finalists will receive 2,000 DA Points, a 3-Month Core Membership, a poster signed by select cast, and a copy of Pacific Rim Uprising on Blu-Ray/DVD signed by Director Steven S. DeKnight.

DeKnight will now pick the First, Second, and Third-Place Winners, which will be announced soon!


Mon Jun 18, 2018, 1:58 PM
Hero-bg by dtab428Fly your flag with DeviantArt as we celebrate the #PluralityOfPride! Join the conversation and check out some of the LGTBQ+ artists we’re featuring for #PrideMonth.

Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.

Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.

  • Be who we are, without fear.
  • Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
  • Be ourselves, celebrated and supported by those around us.

Over the years, different LGBTQ+ communities around the world have created various flags, representing the truly diverse nature of this ever-changing community as they seek to find wholeness, strength, and unity. These flags include:

Rainbow Flag

This flag -- the most well-known of them all -- has undergone many iterations, adding and removing colors along the way. Introduced in 1978, it has come to represent the strength, life, spirit and nature of the entire LGBTQ+ movement.

Intersex Flag

Created in 2013, this flag avoids pink and blue, the traditional gender colors, by using purple and yellow to represent the wholeness and potential of intersex people.

Transgender Flag

Introduced in 1999, this flag represents trans people’s continuing quest for completion in their lives.

Bisexual Flag

First flown in 1998, this flag represents visibility and attraction to men and women.

Asexuality Flag

Introduced in 2010, this flag represents the community shared by asexuals and their allies as they redefine attraction.

Pansexual Flag

Created in 2010, this flag uses pink, blue, and yellow to highlight the endless possibility of attraction these people feel.

No matter where you belong on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, or even if you're simply an LGBTQ+ ally, we strongly believe that Pride Month can be a celebration of our collective strength and courage as the community we are and aspire to be. Whether through the art we make, the rights we fight for, or the relationships we build, Pride is about rising above challenges as our colors fly ever higher.

We invite you to celebrate Pride with us, sharing all the wonderful aspects that make DeviantArt different and diverse!

All deviants who comment on this journal by answering the three prompts below will receive a special Pride badge that will display on your Profile.

DeviantArt staff may remove a badge if a deviant’s comment or contribution doesn’t demonstrate the true spirit of Pride.

  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?

Onmyoji Fan Art Contest Winners

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 1:15 PM

Ogpreview by symonxThe #Onmyoji Fan Art Contest is over! Follow the link to check out the winners and browse all the entries!

A Huge...

thank you to everyone who entered the Onmyoji Fan Art Contest! DeviantArt and NetEase Games very much appreciated all the entries and, after much consideration, we’re pleased to present the winning pieces with comments from judge Wang Yang, Onmyoji Creative Director!

JUDGE'S COMMENTS: Not only does this design have an overall high quality, it also has a unique touch while retaining the elements of Japanese culture, beautifully blending originality with tradition.


"Kuro Mujou"Sceith-A

Sceith-A will receive:

$4,000 USD,1-year Core Membership,Yoto Hime Figure,In-Game Rewards:- Art Master Frame x1- Jade x2,000- Mystery Amulet x30Picture Keeper Connect 64gb + Picture Keeper Pro 500gb

JUDGE'S COMMENTS: The light effects are brilliant and the character is lively, creating a demonic atmosphere. Overall a high quality piece.



mangamie will receive:

$2,000 USD,6-month Core Membership,Yoto Hime Figure,In-Game Rewards:- Art Master Frame x1- Jade x1,000- Mystery Amulet x20Picture Keeper Connect 32gb + Picture Keeper Pro 64gb


"Ichimoku Ren"minvisible

minvisible will receive:

$1,000 USD,6-month Core Membership,Yoto Hime Figure,In-Game Rewards:- Art Master Frame x1- Jade x500- Mystery Amulet x10Picture Keeper Connect 16gb + Picture Keeper Pro 32gb

JUDGE'S COMMENTS: The clever use of blank spaces not only adds an artistic touch to the character, but also suits the background story of Ichimokuren, touching the heart of audiences.

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Ogpreview by symonxCheck out the Semi-Finalists in the Onmyoji Fan Art Contest!

You were asked to celebrate the 92 playable characters of Onmyoji with Fan Art showcasing your favorite, and we received so many great pieces it was difficult narrowing them down!

After much deliberation, the 25 semi-finalists have been chosen by DeviantArt staff members and an Independent Judge. The semi-finalists outside of the top 3 will receive 1 3-month Core Membership and 2,000 DeviantArt Points!

We now move on to the next phase as NetEase Games and Onmyoji Creative Director Wang Yang select the First, Second, and Third-Place Winners. Stay tuned!

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Celebrating Deviousness - June 2018

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 AM
Unicorn Mermaid Dress by Firefly-PathIn Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

Introducing Firefly-Path


I’m a fantasy gown designer based in Los Angeles. What started as a hobby back in Texas where I grew up, making fantasy costumes for my sister and me, turned into a full time career. Back in 2002 I made cosplay outfits for the two of us to wear together to conventions. My costumes began to attract a lot attention and people offered to pay me to make their dream cosplays! 

Fast forward sixteen years, I live in Los Angeles and have a studio with a small team of talented seamstresses who have created hundreds of fantasy gowns (specializing in Fantasy Bridal Gowns) for clients who appreciate my personal style. We have published my original sewing patterns with Simplicity Patterns, and recently self-published an exclusive Moonpetal sewing pattern available on our Etsy shop.

Moonpetal faerieby Firefly-Path
misty moon bridal gownby Firefly-Path
Childlike empressby Firefly-Path
The Infinity gauntlet tutorialby Firefly-Path
Choose your crownby Firefly-Path
Ostaraby Firefly-Path
Adult Zaria from Zeldaby Firefly-Path
A-e-s-t-h-e-t-i-c-sby Firefly-Path
simplicity pattern 8629
by Firefly-Path
CrystaL Unicornby Firefly-Path
the lady amalthea collaborationby Firefly-Path

May 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

Firefly-Path is the Fairy Godmother you didn't know you needed! Some may not believe such supernaturally fanciful frocks could actually exist, but one look at her gallery will have you convinced that magic is absolutely real. Her creations are an invitation to a very special world that flourishes because of her seemingly endless imagination. Firefly-Path is self-taught and it's through her tenacity that she has turned a love for cosplay into an incredible business. She has posted several tutorials and even started publishing original sewing patterns with Simplicity, enabling others to create their own fantastical costumes and accessories! It is for all of these reasons that we are enchanted to award Deviousness for June 2018 to Firefly-Path.

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Firefly-Path has been on DeviantArt amazing me with her fairytale gowns for as long as I can remember. JoEllen's creations capture the imagination in enchanting ways and they have only gotten more and more amazing with time. I think it's safe to say that her work is not only inspiring to the artisan crafts community, but to any artist that enjoys fantasy and fairytales! It's no surprise that she has achieved wonderful success as a full-time designer, and it's especially lovely that she has done it while sharing her techniques through tutorials and her own line of Simplicity patterns. We are so lucky to have her on DeviantArt showcasing her magical designs, and I'm so pleased that she's being recognized with Deviousness :heart: Congratulations Firefly-Path, you never fail to keep me believing in magic! 

JoEllen Conway is one of the most inspirational people for a budding seamstress as myself. Her designs capture meticulous detail of original and character inspired pieces and every new piece feels like she's pushing her skills to the top.

I've known JoEllen of @firefly-patyh for at least a dozen years now since we met through cosplay. I can say that there are very few people that I'm jealous of their design skills, but her wedding dresses are just amazing! I'm quite impressed she turned her hobby into a business and hope to even get one of her designs crafted for my fiancee when we tie the knot. She is truly an inspiration when it comes to design, and makes me work that much harder so my work can become famous like her own. Keep up the great work, I miss seeing you at conventions!

When entering Firefly-Path's gallery you step into another dream world where magical fairy creatures and dreamy wedding designs will capture all of your senses and heart. JoEllen has managed to create a truly unique world with her designs that are loved and cherished by many. Not only does she share her magical designs in dress format but recently she has invested her time in making patterns for those who have always wanted to own a dress by her hand but couldn’t. She is a great creator, fairy-godmother and friend, and it has been pure joy seeing her business and brand expand over the years.

Pantone Ultra Violetby Firefly-Path
The Scrying Pondby Firefly-Path
Lagoona Faerieby Firefly-Path

JoEllen's work is a fantasy lover's dream. Her versatility as an artist is remarkable. She designs ornate dresses, capes, crowns and even jewelled gloves and, with each piece, you can recognize her personal style. In addition to being a multi-talented artisan, she also provides tutorials in her blog on how make them yourself. It always brings me joy to find her new work in my inbox and I look forward to seeing her next creations. Deviousness definitely deserved!

With all the artistry and intricate and beautiful work she does with her costumes, it has the ability to whisk you off into another world --bringing fantasy to life, for sure.  She is also  usually pretty great about allowing artists to draw her creations with permission of course!

I've been watching Firefly-Path for a long time and her gallery is definitely one of my favourites. If I ever win the lottery, I plan on buying everything she makes! I'll be the Larper people are talking about who is always in costume. Her view of fantasy really shines in what she puts together. There is no doubt of what you're seeing. Everything is breathtaking and comes to life n-- and it isn't even being worn yet! Looking at her costumes is like reading a good book. Your imagination takes off the second you lay eyes on it.

Firefly-Path is in her way unique. She truly accomplishes magic with her designs, and then unbelievably brings them into the real world. No other designer - costumer I have ever known has her gift, her talent and her dedication to bringing her creations into the world. Each piece is a new way for the world to see beauty, the magical to be worn, and the gentle delights of seeing a human become the mystical being they can be by wearing her works. Of all the folk I know, she is the one that brings that sense of the ethereal, the other worldly, and the transformative into the costuming world.

Congratulations to Firefly-Path!

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BGai Featured By Owner 4 days ago
A new icon/stamp just appeared on the top of my profile "Celebrate Pride - Join Us' - it's not working, I get the 404 page does not exist error.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a temporary glitch but it will be fixed and shared soon! :)
BGai Featured By Owner 4 days ago
OK thanks :)
AshfaII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist

ive reported and reported over and over
yall need to ban him its just straight up hate speech god damn…
Dumuzink Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
:iconjudgementministries3: he ban evaded again
AshfaII Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
jesus christ wow he needs to stop
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's a troll, just report and move on.
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Dumuzink Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2018
:iconjudgementministries4: and the coward makes another one
:iconjudgementministries5: and another one

I made a comment on HEIDI’s page about this, as sometimes time calls for bold actions to be done to get rid of fiends!
Dumuzink Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Rabid homophobic Christian who was banned made another account! Ban his IP! He’s an evil psychopath who wants all gays dead because his evil book of hate said so!
AshfaII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
he back again ugh
Dumuzink Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
I blocked him so best you might warn others about him to get more people reporting him.

He tried to whine on my profile so I told him off and reported his comments as spam.
AshfaII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
oh pft he was whining?

and yeah im trying but i dont know if da will actually do anything
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mrdoomman1000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I Said Before, STOP Sending me Dead Llama Offers.
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2018  Student Artist
What’s happening to Username-91?!?

He’s deactivated!
SpitefulGoblinLord Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hello all. Can anyone tell me exactly how many active deviant artists there are nowadays? Because I've seen so many people say that this site has hardly any users, like under 5,000, on it unlike this "golden age" of this site. So what's the deal here?
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if there is anything like that, but there is this: world
UnexpectedToy Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great Comment!

world is perhaps the neatest thing I've seen on DA in a while.

SpitefulGoblinLord Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow.....thanks. Not a whole lot of people on this site though according to this world map.  
Batkie Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hai ^^
So I recently got scammed and alot of other people too ! Please ban she

She have scam me 1300 points and around 200 points from some people
Please ban she so she cant use the points
miolet Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Hello (what I'm assuming is) dA staff! I wasn't sure where to put suggestions so I'll just put it here-
In stash writer, can you guys add a Justify paragraph alignment besides the Left, Center and Right?
That's all thank you!
StarblazeSprint Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the invite!
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Student Artist

This site is getting stagnant because of this:…

And this is the journal and status respond:


This spammer also friend with:


Report these user too.
ThunderSnowolf Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Username-91 harasses people so he's part of the problem.
lol, someone butthurt...
Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Username-91 harasses people so he's part of the problem.

Look who's talking, lmao.
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