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draweverywhere always asks me, "What are you drawing?" - I love this question. He texts it to me or messages me somehow on a pretty regular basis. I love the prompt, the inquiry, the intent. 

I'm doodling lately. I've been reduced to doodling. In meetings 24/7 so I just fill up sketchbooks with decreasingly attractive lazy sketches. That's the thing about drawing, everyone can do it. It's just that trying to do it is like lifting a heavy weight, it doesn't just pour out if you don't practice. It takes a lot of your concentration. 

If you don't draw, has anyone explicitly told you this? I feel like the little subtle things make all the difference and people all too often tell you to do things like "draw" but they don't give you the little insights that actually make it possible for you to start. For example, if you look at something across the room no matter what it is and begin to sketch it, if you concentrate really hard on how it looks, and try really hard to represent it on paper: YOU WILL. It will be charming. You should do that. And if you keep doing that, eventually you perceive it better. That's the practice. Plus, you can read up on it when you get curious to compound the knowledge. 

So, I need to step up my game and stop drawing lazy sketches and actually concentrate. Meanwhile... 

What are you drawing?

(pass it on) :)
Humanity, yes.
Tribalism, no.
We are one.
- techgnotic
Found this in the wild. You know, it sure does feel good to know we are even inspiring llamas to motivate people to deviate!

Filename by spyed
The Commissions Widget used to default to 100 Points.

It now defaults to 800 Points.

Depending on how that goes, the default price may go up again. 

We're also considering the following changes as time goes on:

* A floor. Commissions below X Points won't be possible anymore. We don't yet know what the floor price should be, but we are fundamentally opposed to 15 Point commissions. They devalue the work of artists, you should ALL RAISE YOUR PRICES.

* Local Currency alongside Points currency. Buyers want to see the amount of real money (in their country) next to the Point amount. This should help clear some things up for buyers.

* Easier ways to see Commissions from people you +WATCH.



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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LadyLirriea Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
4866f4341994f61fb466bad50d8c9041 by LadyLirriea

My friend GhoulDog  got this note, my friend is an honest person  and would no hack another persons account. To me it looks like this person targeted her to harass her even linking to a deactivated account, which they could only do if they deactivated it themselves. 
PizzaStevePLZ Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Your dA staff members didn't do anything about cyber bullying.

SailorSeiyaDigiJem deactivated her account because she got cyber bullied by Darkfall303.

Darkfall303 cyber bullied me in notes recently because he didn't listen to me what he did to SailorSeiyaDigiJem and started attacked me. But I blocked him.

Please get rid of cyber bullying because Darkfall303 is homophobic Christian who needs to be BAN right now!
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I don't see any harassment or bullying, just someone poking fun at people.

If you've already blocked them, then all you need to do now is ignore them.…
sallen623 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Attention! Attention! This is an emergency notification! Please read thoroughly!
There is a terrible Triple Threat of secret trade agreements being proposed that could potentially endanger the future of DeviantArt if they are brought into effect. Based on what has been leaked of them, the three agreements - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - are threatening to undermine democracy by enriching corporate power in every area of human life, from labor to food safety to the environment. The corporate advisers and Big Government statists that are negotiating these treaties are not making peace with those they were put into the world to serve: instead, they are causing a 
global corporate coup.
In the case of this site and the Internet in general, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA threaten to “strip Internet users of their rights to privacy, free speech and access to knowledge and culture, and could even work to undermine their very purpose of enabling and promoting innovation and creativity.” This could potentially compromise the integrity of DeviantArt and endanger its future, by undermining the ability of the site’s users to exhibit, promote, and share their artistic works in a safe and user-friendly environment. In this manner, emerging artists could be prevented from establishing themselves as successful, well-exposed content creators, and established artists loyal to DA could have their careers terminated suddenly, without prior notice. Additionally, deviants interactions would be policed and monitored by ISPs and governments in a “Big Brother”-esque manner. Under these agreements, DeviantArt could be shut down and many of the community’s members and staff could end up being stripped of their Internet access, or even sent to prison, just for their works and interactions. So prepare yourself to defend DeviantArt from the most dangerous corporate assault on democracy you may have ever heard of! For more information about these dangerous treaties, see the following links:
* TPP: - for Internet freedom specifically, see…
* TTIP and TiSA: and
* Also see this article:… "Five Ways the TPP and TTIP's Internet Rules Will Affect You", by Economy in Crisis.
Troll-Overlord Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found out that someone made some gift art for me a few weeks ago. The person used my icon in the description but I never got a notification that I had been mentioned. Do mention notifications only happen for comments? If so, are there any possible plans of expanding it to include deviation descriptions?
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Mentions are supposed to be if your username or deviations is tagged by anyone anywhere, what your describing sounds like some sort of one-time glitch with the mentions system.

If it continues to happen to you I would recommend filing a bug report.
pasteIkit Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015  New Deviant
Is deviantART updating?

Because I can't get to my messages at all.

I can only get to them if I go incognito with Google Chrome.
ShakenMilkshake Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
Saiyajin-Pride Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Oh, by the way:

There's a pedophile on your site.…

Good job in keeping this site safe.

I feel safer on tumblr than on here.

There's hackers, and now a pedophile on the loose.
spyed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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