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So, how's the weekend going? Anyone drawing?
Nice ;)
I love deignis's #3D work! Definitely give him a watch him if you haven't already!

Last kiss by deignis
Golden Boy by deignis  The headache by deignis  The divisions of pleasure by deignis  Shifted_II by deignis
Enjoying reading the responses to the launch article of our previous version, v7.…
Seems like the Watch Feed has replaced the term "Activity Feed" --

This term is a bit clearer. The DeviantArt Message Center contains original Watch and is commonly referred to as the Watch List.

Since the Watch Feed is derived from the people that you +Watch, it is a bit clearer now that as a result of a +Watch, you have access to a Watch List and a Watch Feed.

The Watch Feed mirrors the Watch environment you will have access to from your still unreleased DeviantArt Mobile App. This is the primary reason we built and released a Watch Feed.

I hope this helps clear that up. Marketing will be informing you of this change more formally soon.

-- A


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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Watonzon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for telling me about ConceptArt. I'll defenately check it out.
DEEcat98 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
So your the founder of Deviantart. That is cool! =D
NotsoregularFox Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
the new design not only is TERRIBLE, it also encourages a HUGE amount of corruption. This site used to be about creativity, individuality- now it is just another mainstream narcisism nest.
Stupid--artist Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The watch feed is literally just a copy of a tumblr dash and that submit button is glaring at me so brightly from everything else its painful. Why would you approve this new design so many people don't like it that theres an add on you can get to make it a little more bearable.
sukibelle Featured By Owner 3 days ago
dear ceo, please could you make these changes optional and give paying subscribers the opportunity and choice to revert to the layout that suits them best? the update has made dA look so clunky and messy :T
DreamsOfSilence Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Omg, you get so much sh*t from people and the new site hasn't even been up in 24 hours yet.
I love the new DA so far! Keep at the good work!
I only wanted to ask you if the new DA mobile application is running yet? I have searched for it but couldn't find it so I guess it's not up and running yet. But then is there a date for when it will?

Thank you for changing DA and trying to make it a better site for us all!
Miilky-chan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
why has deviantart art been turned into a botched twitter/facebook? is there a way to get rid all all this useless crap and put it back to how it was c: 
haIIoween Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man I don't want to be one of those people
but can we pleeeeeeeease go back to dA's old layout.
AceOfCrows Featured By Owner 4 days ago
The new layout is hideous. Is there a way to turn it off?
Stupid--artist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is at least this to help with the disgusting new layout… other then that theres no turning it off
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