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Trends.

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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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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