Dear Teen MeYou know what? Even as you, we'd both agree starting this off with a "Dear Timothy" is useless. We both know why I'm here to write this.Dear Teen Me by timmy64
You're gay. It'd probably help to sit you down and explain the mechanics of all of this to you; but, let's face it, you're gonna need a couple of years of denial to sort this out any way. Mum and Dad are okay with it, you know, and these days we're in a stable relationship. It won't be easy though.
I'd love to be able to sit here and say that the next ten years are going to be a walk in the park. I'd love to be able to tell you that it gets better, and that things will run smoothly. They won't. Things will get worse before they get better. Your first relationship, well, he's a drug addict these days. Oh, you will care for him, and I still do; but, you won't stay with him long. Fear will get the better of you, and you'll run. You'll keep running for about two years. You'll get another fling or two, and after a while the damage will start to pile up.
Artist Relations Newsletter - July 16, 2007 Director of Artist RelationsArtist Relations Newsletter - July 16, 2007 by Moonbeam13
The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from. They also act as your lifeline to the administration. They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!
If you've been sleeping for a couple of weeks you may have missed the fact that I brought on a whole slew of shiny new faces to the Artist Relations Team. They have been very busy lately so check them out and get to know them!
20 Questions with OibyrdIn my quest to help people get acquainted with deviantART's stock producers, I've been asked when I'll feature one of dA's resource gallery directors. The time is now! I invite you to sit back and read on to get inspired and informed.20 Questions with Oibyrd by FantasyStock
oibyrd, aka: Sandi, one of dA's resource gallery directors, agreed to this interview.
Closely reviewing the deviation submissions throughout this active and thriving section
DD Suggestions By YOU!I am clearing out the DD suggestion notes once again - I have fallen behind and I do apologize if some of you are wondering where the heck your suggestions have gone.DD Suggestions By YOU! by oibyrd
Rest assured, I read them all.
So here ya go! RESOURCE DD SUGGESTIONS
**these images/textures/applications are NOT DDs but suggestions from the community - so please refrain from reposting suggestions - I try my best to give the spotlight to as many folks as I can that deserve it or need encouragement to improve their craft. Also - plz refrain from sending the same DD suggestions to more than one gallery director. It causes confusion, reposting, etc. thanks gang! You know Sandi loves ya. **
*** Please note the new inclusion of textures, brush sets etc into the mix ! ***
~~~STOCK/RESOURCE DD SUGGESTIONS!~~~
Fish 1 by Battery-Stock:thumb58715233:Tunnel Frame by Pyrosaint-Stox:thumb57762246:
Broken Avatar IssuesCurrently we are experiencing issues where new accounts cannot upload avatars. We are aware of the situation and are working on a fix for it. Please be patient and if you see people all sad and without their avatar let them know it will be fixed as soon as possible.Broken Avatar Issues by lolly
This is also affecting older accounts as you cannot currently change your avatar.
Also affected are web site buttons and lit tags. We are working on fixing this as soon as possible.
Working together - not against each otherIntroductionWorking together - not against each other by kuschelirmel
This article was prompted by recent events, namely the flurry of notes and comments after the Photomanip Challenges in #ManipulatedReality on June 22nd. Apart from those that wanted to express how much fun it had been, there were quite some concerns voiced.
One of them was from the stock artists:
Thank you for choosing my stock for this event, but a note wouldve been nice - you see, so many used it but didnt credit me properly.
Another was from a manipulator:
I didnt know what "proper credit" meant, so I just did what I thought was okay and promptly got a very angry comment about it from the stock artist. Its not my fault, I just didnt know, but they were so mean nevertheless couldnt you have told us that each stocker has their own rules I need to follow?
And the last thing I got to hear was:
There's Something Amiss On deviantARTThere's something amiss on dA. And it's been like this for a long time. Sure, we've tried to fix the problem, with a few thank-yous, a couple of pats on the back and emote spam galore. But it doesn't seem to go away. It's been a problem since this community started, and probably will be until the end.There's Something Amiss On deviantART by kle0012
I'm here today to try and sell you the admins and gallery directors, the message operators and prints control staff, the creative staff and volunteers that help make deviantART what it is every day. Day after day, they slave away, to help bring you what they believe you deserve: the best.
The truth is, deviantART wasn't built in a day, and either was Rome. It took hours of sweat, blood and tears (maybe not blood?) to make this place into what it is today. Around the world, millions of deviants log in every day, hoping to see what they came to see, hoping in the back of their mind, that things are working as they should.
Each one of us, including you, the very person who is reading this, p
Comm Dev Update! Features, Speed and Policy!Greetings all and welcome to another Community Development Update! This one is going to be focusing on two main items. Missing features and site speed issues and also some of the results of last month's Policy Revision Meeting members of the core staff participated in.Comm Dev Update! Features, Speed and Policy! by lolly
In addition to the items mentioned in the policy section, there are several other major changes we plan on implementing in the future in regards to the blocking system, report system and a few internal aspects to help speed up the process and bring particularly troublesome areas up quicker in the current reporting system.
Those are on hold now and await some IT attention which will be explained in the next section! So read on!
:iconlolly: Missing Features
A recurring subject here on deviantART has been that of people asking, and very rightfully so, "Hey guys, you promised us all sorts of stuff, like groups, collections, portfolio, a rebuilt message center and who knows what else now?"
A very fair
deviantART Helps To Break World Record!A new World Record thank you deviantArt!deviantART Helps To Break World Record! by Moonbeam13
The One Million Masterpiece has officially taken the world record for the most artists creating a single artwork, meaning that it has officially become the world's largest artistic collaboration.
The previous record was set in Brenham, Texas , where 25,297 people contributed to a painting titled A Little Dab of Texas. While the previous record was set over 3 years and 7 months, the One Million Masterpiece members have achieved the record in just 11 months.
The new world record will be announced on Monday 09 July, however as the single largest contributor to the project, the deviantArt community deserve a special thank-you. Over 18,000 deviantArt members have taken part in the project, helping to raise many thousands of pounds for global causes and becoming world record breakers in the process.
The 25,298th member to join the project was Geraldine Tough from Crayford in London. Geraldine heard about the pro
I'm Timmy, better known as timmy64 on here. I have an Arts degree
My favourite art to create is journal CSS (despite my photography dominated gallery), and I don't mind viewing any type.
I also like dinosaurs.