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Journal Entry: Wed Apr 11, 2012, 5:51 PM


There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.

Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:

kicking my own ass by vesner
Draw this again: 2005 vs 2012 by akreon


Draw this again Meme by chuiyi  <da:thumb id="269152349"/>Draw this again meme by KiyaKodaDraw this again meme by Moemai




Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too! 





In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART. 


  
  



Even though this was whispered, we're seeing these Apps get some traction. Perhaps it's time to be less discreet.

 
dA Messages by Pickley
dAmnMobile 2 for iPad by Pickley
dAmnMobile 2 by Pickley



Speaking of dAmn, I noticed that Artgerm has a new chatroom that he hangs out in on there called #Artgermination - I've been hanging out in there a bit lately. 

Shout out to the folks hanging out in #seniors right now; capncraka, DaPineapple, AnaNaszynska, Astralseed, Steph1254, CRWithers, KeidoxFerret, litecrush, MiloticScale, prosaix, Topicality, ZaquiaStorm and even Thumbbot 

Also, check out CasCanete and ARTofANT who are hangin' out with us at deviantART HQ working on top secret unannounced projects! Their art is amazing! 

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spyed sense:


i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

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:iconfusionteen2436:
FusionTeen2436 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Artist
I couldn't agree more with the girl, SimplyDomiee, good points she made there.
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Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Yup the girl makes some good points in the video
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scaramoushe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I''m slowly easing myself back into deviantART lately, been working hard, and saw this as one of the first things in my Inbox. I just looked back on my gallery and just had a moment of pure horror and then inspiration. I'm in the middle of yet another art block so I'm going to redraw everything in my gallery. And do it properly this time, following anatomy tutorials and stuff. This is why I love DeviantART and missed it so much over the passed two years.

Thanks for inspiring me!
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SakenSF Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny it's a trend, I've been painting my old devs to practice my digital skills :)
God news the APIs, the auto update seems awesome!
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Den12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I actaully like the 2006 version of moemai's piece better; The newer is probably best skill wise, but I like the older one's style better. Great stuff.
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ebonrouge Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
1:25 It's not right to hate on something, hate is such a strong word.
I hate...
I hate...
I hate...
I hate...
I hate...
I hate...
I hate...everything?


;)
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MiloticScale Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow! I saw this journal a few weeks ago when it was posted. I never noticed my username in the shout out! :la: Thanks for featuring my name! :la:
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Redvahido Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The trend of "draw this again" is truly amazing; it's very interesting how the artist stile evolves =) you can keep watching the progress from one draw with the other for minutes.

And about the trend in youtube I didn't like it; because I feel like is a bunch of complains. It's true that any sm or site is perfect, but if you think you can make a bigger list of things you don't like form other sm like facebook or twitter [I can't stand the bugs form twitter for example] but you have to get the best form each sm or site and communicate all the problems with the admins or the people that is in charge. I really like this place.
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lemontea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I literally think if that I tried to redo the stuff I did in 2003, it would be way worse. Where did my childhood artistic talent go?!
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admx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
that was interesting... especially the video on youtube by ~domienikki08 ... yea for her. She sends out good vibes and makes good points in the nicest of ways.
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Just in case anyone is interested, here are some promo codes for anyone interested.

dA Messages (3 codes)
[link]

dAmnMobile 2 for iPhone and iPod Touch (3 codes)
[link]

dAmnMobile 2 for iPad (2 codes)
[link]
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Get-Points-Now Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Hello. This account is a group of everyday individuals who have one goal: try to get everyone to have points. YOU can help us achieve this goal by donating to our cause so we may give to people less fortunate than us. We urge these kind and generous people to donate even a little to our cause. Part of the money even goes to charity to research for cancer and other fatal diseases. I hope all of you could help even by advertising us just a little, maybe by putting a link to us in the description or even telling your friends. Remember, everybody on deviantART deserves some points either expert artist or amateur.
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Slick! :wave:
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NoidEXE Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:omfg: There's an API for dA? I haven't seen that announced anywhere!
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Was only announced on the #dt blog.
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:icondeviant-garde:
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Oh wow, Pickley's getting some big attention now.
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:giggle:?
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Jz113 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I was actually one of the first people to test out/buy the dAmnmobile 1/2 apps!
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:la:!
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PrinceJose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
They're amazing! :eager:
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:blush:
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nekobaka99 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I've done the draw it again meme before! I still can't believe I improved so much in one stinkin' year xDD

And oh my gosh, I really hope dA releases an app for mobile devices! I don't have a tablet that lets me do digital art on my computer, I use my iPad and Sketchbook Pro. Even with my traditional drawings, it takes a long time for me to take a picture of it, email it to myself, then open it on my computer. The thing I'm really hoping for if dA makes an app is that we can upload stuff from our cellphones. But... there is the trolls that might upload crap from their phones, so...
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Have a look into my other app dA Uploader, its on the iOS store, works on iPads.
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nekobaka99 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I just downloaded it! Thank you so much! This will help me a lot!
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Glad you like it, mind leaving a review on the store?
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TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I agree with the previous commentator on this thread that said dA should look into developing their own browser specifically for viewing digital media on phones.

Then all the apps could be extensions of the browser eventually.

Also maybe dA could look into sending out a newsletter via email - updating developers and other interested parties about the status of existing projects, what has stagnated so that people can revive those projects and what has already been done so that developers don't reinvent the wheel.

Microsoft sends out about three newsletters weekly via email to the MCPs, updating everybody about the latest projects, developer tools, express edition versions of certain tools, programming languages that Microsoft is using for the various projects etc.

So maybe dA could start doing something similar for the dA developers, every two weeks send out a newsletter updating people about the progress of the developer projects, news about latest developments and mobile apps, the specific programming languages needed for certain projects and the site updates affecting the developer section specifically.

There should be a place - either a group - or somewhere on the dA main page where developers and other interested people could sign up for the dA technology newsletter.
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
dA needs to build native mobile applications alongside a mobile web interface.

The platforms they should be hitting are iOS, Android and Windows Phone. These are the key players in the market and dA should of had apps on them years ago. But in this case they are only looking into it I feel.

The iPad is a perfect platform for dA, I would love to be able to flick through the latest photos on dA with gestures and such.

I suggest following #dt, thats about the closest you will get to a developers mailing list.
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TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I agree with you about building applications alongside a specific interface. As for following dt, it seems like a great group but maybe one day dA can get one of the community volunteers to start compiling a newsletter, since the developers themselves are busy coding, so someone else needs to come along and put all the news and updates together.

- like the latest news section regarding your apps and other apps for dA
- developer tools
- programming languages
- existing projects
- any IT conferences developers or dA members attended on behalf of dA and what the news was from there
- the specifically mobile section

In the recent MCP daily flash newsletter we received links from Microsoft regarding a free e-book they are currently offering called "Learning more about Programming with Windows Phone 7"

[link]

And the links to the free developer tools for developing mobile applications on Windows Phone 7

[link]


So dA maybe can think of doing something similar and calling the newsletter dA BOLT or something - the tagline would be: once every two weeks this electronic bullet filled with IT news, shoots through our circuits, delivering a burst of creativity and dA developer updates.

Make it creative and interesting to read.

Anyway these journals are becoming like my muse.
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Pickley Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I would love to see something like that. Doubt it will happen but it would be brilliant if it did.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   General Artist
awesome ttrends there. I like your journals. Always so interesting.
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unexamined-life Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
You mean, especially *Thumbbot. :stare:
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BreathlessWind Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She says hate is too strong a word.....and then she uses repeatedly......her opinions are interesting ones, but she doesn't really allow room for other peoples opinions. Just because people make groups to hate on FICTIONAL CHARACTERS -stressing the fictional here XD - she doesn't think it should be allowed......who cares, they're fictional, people don't like it -get use to it, the world is filled with people you're not fond of and likewise you're going to be one of the people someone isn't found of either.
I don't particularly like her "I'm like all like that like srsly" personality I find it to be very immature and I got sick of listening to her 2:15 into the vid, but then I was curious as to what else she had to say.
As I said before, her opinions are interesting ones -some I agree on and others not so much because of contradiction/hypocrisy - a valued opinion nonetheless ^w^
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Rain-and-pain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Don't forget drama.
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually made a video response to the Vlog. You can see it here: [link]
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NudeDoctor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Ah, a good old-fashioned YouTube rant. Been a while since I've seen one of those.
For some reason, I think a "20 things I hate about deviantART" sounds like something `DoItForTheLulz would have done a while back. :lol:
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Lazulelle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Beccawolf16 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I do love the draw this again meme. It's one of the memes that's actually really helpful and encouraging. Just redrawing something that you once were proud of and seeing that you improved beyond that is a really hopeful sight for artists, especially those who have been doubting themselves. I'm definitely planning on doing one soon.
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, yeah got to love that draw this again meme. It's fun to see the changes people make. :laughing:

Looking forward the app changes. :nod:
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Beavisjr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
nice but the original dA mobile version is glitched/bugged-and i know its not my device and no its not a bad item its a PSP for crying out loud this thing is bulelt proof since i got it 3years ago man so don't tell me its my settings or my catch.
Problem with the mobile version:
when click on a journal it shows it on the original deviantART version not mobile where it trans ports yu to their mobile page so you can't comment on it because there is no "add comment" button shown on the journals.
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GrabYourShovelAndDig Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've remade things a few times and used this meme. But it often depresses me when even my after isn't as good as some other people's before. :C
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prosaix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:giggle:
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GrabYourShovelAndDig Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e_e
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Beavisjr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Practice I can't draw Chibis still and apparently they are the easest thing to draw.
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GrabYourShovelAndDig Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually started drawing with a chibi style and it's just sort of evolved from that.
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the "draw this again" meme but some people kinda "cheat" in my opinion, by making the second picture have all these added shiny colors, background, etc that weren't in the first picture. XD that doesn't show improvement, that shows that you just added more stuff ^____^UU
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Kylaesthetics Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
In my opinion it totally shows improvement!
5, hell one year ago I wouldn't have been able to add a background for the life of me!

Adding a background or extra little shinies is proof that your style changed ;u;

I never used to add bright colors to my art, but now I do! It wouldn't be fair to say I was cheating when it just came to changing my style!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
As adorable as Domi is, I do have one bone of contention with her use of the word "hate" in referencing what she may actually perceive as "disliking" about dA. Domi says in the video that "hate" is a strong word that alleged "troll" groups use to create dArama on the site, so perhaps she should consider redoing the video replacing the word "hate" with the word "dislike", so the wordage doesn't come off as contrary to her core belief that hate is, indeed, a very strong word.
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PrinceJose Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
=domienikki08 presents true points in her video. However, I wouldn't call it, "Things I hate about deviantART" but rather "Things I hate about many of deviantART's users" since she didn't criticize the site itself. :dummy:

=Pickley is great developer. He works hard to make his apps as smooth as possible (which is greatly seen in dAmn Mobile 2). I use all three of his iOS apps and I believe that they are a magnificent way to access the site.

(Maybe deviantART and =Pickley can collaborate to make a deviantART browsing app. :excited:)
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