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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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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
CNN report? I highly doubt they'll be doing anything.
josephhird Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Artist
I have a suggestion for an update improvement basically read more of the reply stack because you can only go to 9 pages make it so it can be as long as you've replied up to like if my and the other guy's RP was 13 pages long we could go 13 pages long to see it all again
signaturefox2013 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Sir, Has Anyone Ever Set A Record For Most Deviations Uploaded In One Day
HonFox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please :tears: tell her :iconsparklesthestarfox: to unblock me :cries:
signaturefox2013 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I'm Not Going To Get Involves In The Drama, But What's The Reason
bbvzla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Felicitaciones...!!! Es sinceramente una idea genial... lograr unir a los artistas de todo el mundo... para la exposición de sus obras... y su reconocimiento como artistas a nivel mundial... además de aportar la oportunidad de conversar con otros artistas y/o enriquecernos de sus experiencias como artistas... Dios te Bendiga Grande y Abundantemente...!!!
ElixirBeauty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*S* :heart:
Choco-Chesse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Hello, I just wanted to know if there's some way to ban this account FUCKBOYTITSSAGGYSHIT , because it has been hacked... .3.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's already been deactivated by the look of it.

Next time contact the helpdesk.
Choco-Chesse Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Yeah, I know. And thanks :I
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