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Swamp King Dred by AlexHorley Swamp King Dred :iconalexhorley:AlexHorley 638 60 Albion by Dopaprime Albion :icondopaprime:Dopaprime 1,429 41 Acid burn by AnekaShu Acid burn :iconanekashu:AnekaShu 255 18 werewolf lurking REIMAGINED by chrisscalf werewolf lurking REIMAGINED :iconchrisscalf:chrisscalf 1,314 42 Zmey Gorynych by arvalis Zmey Gorynych :iconarvalis:arvalis 3,134 113 You'll never be alone. by viria13 You'll never be alone. :iconviria13:viria13 31,647 1,584
We all have our heroes. 


When I was a teenager I had an alter ego - - someone  I would have preferred to be and whom I thought I might become.  That person was Bob Dylan.  He has since become my hero, no longer a delusion, and my favored candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Bob Dylan was at first defined by his music but he became just as much defined by his “look” and his aspect.  In a time before music videos, those were found in photographs.


The photographer most responsible for showing us Bob Dylan when I was a teenager was Daniel Kramer.  I didn’t know that then.  But
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Where the Dragons of Gold sup freely by timemit Where the Dragons of Gold sup freely :icontimemit:timemit 354 94 Trump Star by makepictures
Mature content
Trump Star :iconmakepictures:makepictures 15 35
Dead and alive by ullakko Dead and alive :iconullakko:ullakko 289 14
Welcome to DeviantART

 I have for awhile thought in try create an journal and collect most basic things on how things work here in DeviantART.
I know it is not always easy to know how things work when we firs open a account in a new site. 
I will try add most basic things and rules here, and if any of you feel there is things we must add to the journal, feel free to leave those suggestions below.
So to you who read this and are new here in DeviantART I want to welcome you and I hope you will enjoy your new account :nod: 
First I want to add some links to helpful pages ...

*A Guide To Connecting And Sharing On DA-> 

Dealing With Abuse ->
Help & FAQ->
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Patreon IP09 - Scottish Castle A by andreasrocha Patreon IP09 - Scottish Castle A :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,746 30 Streamline concept-art : Cargo by Tohad Streamline concept-art : Cargo :icontohad:Tohad 1,236 22 Dark Days : motel environment concept by Tohad Dark Days : motel environment concept :icontohad:Tohad 1,474 53 Streamline concept-art : truck facility by Tohad Streamline concept-art : truck facility :icontohad:Tohad 1,154 47 Dark Days : sand storm by Tohad Dark Days : sand storm :icontohad:Tohad 825 37

community ideas for deviantART

Orbital Strike by ukitakumuki Orbital Strike :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 4,037 305 dA through the ages by SaTaNiA dA through the ages :iconsatania:SaTaNiA 1,527 1,172 deviantart concept - ARTstream by thespook deviantart concept - ARTstream :iconthespook:thespook 84 90 dAv6 Concept - Front Page by BoffinbraiN dAv6 Concept - Front Page :iconboffinbrain:BoffinbraiN 72 112 Deviant Symbol Replacement by mrrste Deviant Symbol Replacement :iconmrrste:mrrste 34 70 deviantART dictionary by lost-angle deviantART dictionary :iconlost-angle:lost-angle 564 234 dA Portfolio Contest by janvanlysebettens dA Portfolio Contest :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 45 37 More Smart-links by janvanlysebettens More Smart-links :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 38 72 news and polls + msg center by janvanlysebettens news and polls + msg center :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 49 60 Collaborations by janvanlysebettens Collaborations :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 813 289 Chatroom Clubpage by janvanlysebettens Chatroom Clubpage :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 47 68 dAmn redesign 0.2 by janvanlysebettens dAmn redesign 0.2 :iconjanvanlysebettens:janvanlysebettens 107 175 deviantART notepad suggestion by nk-chan deviantART notepad suggestion :iconnk-chan:nk-chan 561 311 Daily Deviation idea by mrrste Daily Deviation idea :iconmrrste:mrrste 44 84
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Loukanik's - A Hero of Anarchy
Hero of the anarchist movement, this graffiti in Athens documents the love of Loukaniko (trans. hot dog, or sausage). The dog who is loved for participating in protests, the signage (not pictured) to the right reads, "you ate tear gas along side us"

The Art and Graffiti in Athens has reached other wordly levels..
First days working on our future together. Absolutely magic.

I am so excited for our progress making DeviantArt become what it needs to become. #wix #ourstory Magic is happening by spyed

Og-preview by marioluevanosEarlier today, announced its acquisition of DeviantArt, and I want you to know how incredibly positive this development is for our community, for the platform, and for all artists who haven’t yet become deviants!

Earlier today,—a leading cloud-based web development platform—announced its acquisition of DeviantArt, and I want you to know how incredibly positive this development is for our community, for the platform, and for all artists who haven’t yet become deviants!

We need to talk about the elephant in the room. You know, the one that’s been sitting on us for the past couple years. Since we’re all about the art, maybe the elephant was made out of origami and it was nice and colorful, but it was huge and tough to work around. For these few years, we've lacked the resources to tackle the issues that mattered most on DeviantArt, to launch the features we really wanted to bring to the community, and to deliver the full power of online presence and branding to artists in the way only DeviantArt has succeeded in doing.

I am excited to say the elephant has left the room.

This is where art starts and where art grows. With the addition of the resources, skill, innovation, and energy of Wix, our community can and will explode even faster than it has in the past, and we will become more inspired, magnetic, and audacious than ever before.

The collective, universal understanding of what DeviantArt is and how it operates won’t be lost. We'll just be able to do it a lot more efficiently, with the resources, staff, and data-driven know-how to best serve each and every member of our community like never before. All of the DeviantArt staff will stay, plus more will join us.  Very soon, you’ll begin to see the kinds of changes we have all talked about and exciting ones you never expected.

The first time we met with Wix, months and months ago, it was just to talk about an advertising deal. I was surprised that the top management of Wix were there, and within a few minutes, they started talking about what a huge influence DeviantArt had been on them and on what they do, how deeply they love and respect our community, and how excited they were to geek about DeviantArt. It became obvious that we had found a real partner—real friends for the mission ahead.

Later this year, DeviantArt will celebrate 17 years on the Internet.

17 years of creation, kindred spirits, and inspiration brought to life by our rich community of art and artists. 17 years skating along the bleeding edge of feature innovation and all the controversy it brings. And whether you're a longtime member or you've found us via search engines or links in artist bios all across the web, there's a magnetic pull that keeps our community vibrant with life.

UPDATE: There's been some confusion around wording used in TechCrunch's reporting of the DeviantArt and Wix story.

Their article includes: "...Wix will open up DeviantArt’s repository of art and creative community to the Wix platform, giving Wix’s users access to that work to use in their own site building."

Please know that the DeviantArt Submission Policy, Terms of Service and Copyright Policy all remain the same.  Deviants continue to own their own works.  In the future, there's a possibility Wix might provide opportunities for you to license your work -- only if you want to -- to more people around the world.  And, there will be opportunities for Wix users to join DeviantArt and make the community stronger.

DeviantArt and Wix: With a Kindred Spirit

Earlier today, announced its acquisition of DeviantArt, and I want you to know how incredibly positive this development is for our community, for the platform, and for all artists who haven’t yet become deviants!



5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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omosu Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hello! I was wondering something. It's June 19th at the moment where I live and my core says I should be able to change my username on June 19th. I don't know if it's server lag or if timezone differences heavily take place in this kind of stuff, but it's about 8AM and I still can't change my name. I first checked when it was exactly 12AM because I was eager to change it then.

I don't know what else to do and I've refreshed the page quite a few times. I've even tried switching browsers and clearing out my cache, cookies, etc., literally most stuff my friends have suggested me through FAQ/help/support links. I don't know what else to do.

Thank you for your time!
silverskreell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student General Artist
I found a user who is breaking the community guidelines by uploading clip art from google what do I do? I've filed several reports on this user 
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist
Hey, Spyed, I reported someone who wrote an offensive journal about my friend, but I don't know if you get those reports and that journal page does NOT deserve to be here! My friend literally didn't do anything to get this hate and I'm mad about it, of course. What should I do?
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist
Thanks, I didn't notice this! I'll speak to her about it.
electricfez Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
Is there a way to contact you about abusive users? Cause it seems that both damphyr and realitysquared are giving me the same response over and over when I report troll accounts and ban evaders such as Mark-Bunnell.
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Trolling isn't a report-worthy offence.

Just ignore the trolls, they'll leave you alone eventually :P
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