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As we strive together towards a more creative life, sharing our creations with one another for discussion, we inevitably contribute to breaking down barriers of the mind that plague others from beginning their own creative journey. This is a great positivity that we collectively contribute to society together, for 16 effing years as of today!!!!!!!!! If you can believe it.

I wanted to raise a quick toast to unicorns, ponies and bloodlines of drawn horses. Big ups to llamas, hodor and pikachu. A special celebration for art that some find exciting and others find strange, because those artworks truly push the boundaries. And of course to the best of the best gems from our community, that everyone would agree are great contributions of art in pop culture.

Thank you for making DeviantArt great for 16 years!

I especially want to thank our extended family of team members past and present. Sometimes it is rock and roll around here, sometimes it is the highest of highs and other times its just not fun. But at the heart of it all is a great cause we all deeply share a lifelong passion for.

Cheers to many more years of being DeviantArt, a force of inspiration and good people, here to nurture our world creatively.

Happy 16th Birthday DeviantArt! You already got an official DeviantArt Lexus 3 years ago, now Fella can finally drive it!

LExus 2 by psas

With Artgerm at #sdcc checking out the new Pepper sculpture by sideshow! Amazing moment!

Filename by spyed
Supporting some fresh artists at the hotel cafe in hollywood, enjoying a bodingtons which I've not had in a while but should not forget again. I hope you are feeling creative, and inspired at the same time. Good things happen then.


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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DreamCyberium Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
rotane Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional
:sherlock: Hello? Anyone there?
mitsubishiman Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The real situation is deeper than the apparent threads have indicated... 
DA was at one time the preeminent site where artists of all genre gathered, inspired by all forms of expression...
Then the determination to evolve from a business perspective they entered into a realm of influence by outside individuals whose primary ability is to inspire utilizing rhetoric in order to generate income for themselves.... 
And although the prior outcomes of the individuals they sought were impressive, they actually did not have experience with this type of company, only those that sold a product, not a service... 
And in the revamping and complete overhaul of the site many of the veterans were disappointed in the influx of change merely for the sake of change, and the inspirational values that were once there became diluted by the submissions that were merely ideas that were created in seconds with little artistic value... 
Then they just moved on to genre specific venues, and those that once supported DA from a financial perspective were alienated due to the acceptance of the business philosophy wherein sales of a product must generate an acceptable income percentage, this comes with an irony, an expert will tell you unless you generate 40% profit per unit you are a failure, when if you generate 5% you still stay in business, have employees and concentrate on volume, but the business model states your stockholders demand profit...
So the decisions of a corporate world are based on monetary value and not on art, and that is what essentially occurred, all the hype, all the change and all the results were counter productive because what once made DA has now disappeared into something else that those whom were once frequent visitors now have lost the identification of who they were as a member of DA.... 
And now DA is at a crossroads, too late to reinvent again because the confusion drove away so many to begin to consider another rebranding considering the monumental failure and financial loss of that endeavor, the paradigm only applied to the demographics of the moment with the complete misconception of the principles of the product... 

There is one option remaining, when all is lost, although you can never turn back time, you can go home, back to your past and determine your path from the perspective of then until now, and decide, will I be like everyone and everything, or will I be myself and express myself from the perspective of my roots or continue to listen to all of those who bombard with thoughts and opinions of grandeur that are only interested in my bank account...
Return to that which was an intrinsic manifestation of your dream... 

Come home.... 
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You should realize that deviantART isn't a serious art website to begin with.
mitsubishiman Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
There was a time when it once was... 
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Not really, no.
Charmanderfan101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
hello. sorry to bother you. is there's any way i could get my iloveanime721 account back? right now i can't afford to get core membership. i closed my account back few while ago. i was very immature back then and gotten myself into so much issues. i hated this name since i'm basically an anime fan. so is there's a way that i could at least get my account back? i can't retrieve it since it's closed for 30 days :(
Dshere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Things that apparently are okay by the rules:………………………

Oh, wait.. FAQ says:
The following contents are considered unacceptable for submission in either visual art or literature form and will be subjected to immediate removal without notice.
Sexual Intercourse.
Subjects should not be depicted in a clear display of sexual intercourse. This includes depictions of sexual penetration, oral to genital contact, genital to anal contact, and oral to anal contact without exception. Some depictions of same sex genital to genital contact and some depictions of oral to breast contact might qualify under this guideline as adjudicated by staff but not all will be considered an automatic violation of policy.

Vaginal, Penile or Anal Penetration
This includes depictions of any object being inserted into the vagina, penis or anus.

There should be no use of imagery depicting an erect penis, however there may be exceptions granted to illustrations created for legitimate medical or educational purposes.

Attempts to submit "Adult", obscene, or pornographic works which have been slightly edited though blurring, cropping or the addition of any form of censoring block will be treated in the same manner as the submission of an uncensored work if the voluntary censoring is deemed insufficient or lacking by the reviewing staff member.

Yeah, right!
Porn is outright ignored when reported as shown by the submissions by "sleazyMichael" and "Doopiedoopz" who is also "jojopeachparker1"
Reported over a week ago, still there.
Still anal penetrative, and badly "censored" porn respectively.
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
If you think the deviations were wrongly reviewed, then contact the help desk.

Otherwise: FAQ #303: I'm offended by something I saw on the website!
Dshere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Try: Not reviewed at all and left in place contrary to stated site rules.
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