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Product Spotlight: Postcards and Greeting CardsWho doesn't love getting mail? Too often these days the only people that write to us are the ones we owe money to. It has become a rare surprise to get something personal in the mail. Why not send a card to that friend in that town where you used to live? Why not send them an amazing piece of art along with it?You can do both together with either a Postcard or a Greeting Card!POSTCARDSOur postcards are printed on heavy card stock that every good postcard should have. The front of the postcard will have a highly detailed vivid print that looks so good it should be framed.The back of the postcard is extremely minimal, with the left side blank to put your thoughts, and the right side pre-lined for the address. There is even a small rectangle ready for a stamp to be placed!Of course, as artists, you may wish to use all of that white space to dra
Art for Everyone"To shop, perchance to buy. Aye, there's the art,For in deviantART, what Prints may ship,Whether fine art, canvas, or calendar,Must give us joy."-Billiam ShakespeareI remember when I received my first set of deviantART Prints. This was many years ago, well before we started selling Fine Art or Canvas Prints. I bought a couple of my own deviations to see what the quality would be like, but, more than that, I wanted to see what my art looked like in print. Boy, was I blown away! Digitally coloring an image and seeing it on my computer was a far cry from holding the professionally printed art in my hands. After that, I've been hooked and have purchased many Prints on deviantART from many of my favorite artists.One of the best things about deviantART is the sheer variety of art available. Any genre you can think of is represented here, and if it can be printed, chances are you can find it.A sunset in Tuscon, Arizona?A dress created by the o
Prints 101: Editing your PrintsHello again, it's renonevada with another article about how to make sure your prints are the best they can be.This time I'm going back to Prints 101 and tell you how to edit existing prints and add prints to deviations that already exist. This is a frequent question in the Help Desk and in the printscommunity.Most of these instructions will apply to submitting a new deviation as well. A brief article was written about new submit here, if you would like to check that out here.Editing your PrintIf you have a deviation with a print already enabled, you will see the button below right on the deviation page, which looks like the image below.Click that button and you will be taken directly to the Edit page for that print.You will notice that a few sizes have been pre-selected for you. Those are defaults that deviantART chooses based on the size of you
Prints Tips: Cropping and the Bleed EdgeHello, everybody! I'm renonevada. For those that don't know, one of my jobs here at deviantART HQ is as quality control for prints. I look at every print before it is purchased for the first time to make sure that it will print properly. Some of the things I look out for are copyright infringement, cropping, pixelation, and to make sure it doesn't violate other policies, such as being too pornographic.I plan on making a series of journals explaining how to make sure your prints will be approved when they get to me. I know that I'm excited to see the notification letting me know a print has been sold and I want to do what I can to make sure you all see it, as well. For this journal, I want to speak about Cropping and the Bleed Edge.This is hands down the number 1 reason why I am forced to reject a print, which in turn will cancel a sale. Because of this, I have tried to make this journal as detailed as possible.BLEED EDGEThe Bleed Edge is the v
Calendars- Updating the Cover YearAll of our Calendars are always updated with the current year automatically. Every July, our Calendar Gnomes refresh our calendars with the next years dates so no matter when you purchase a calendar it will be relevant.Adding a date to the cover of a calendar certainly adds to the professionalism to the design, as most, if not all calendars sold have the dates on the covers.With deviantART, the images will stay in our Prints Shop year after year, so while the calendar may have the correct dates and year on the inside, the calendar cover may show a previous years date. Unfortunately, this may lead to confusion with potential buyers concerning the product they may receive.Here are two current examples of 2014 calendar products. Both are beautiful examples of what we have in our shop and both also have this years date on them.When July 2014 hits, which it will invariably do, the 2014 dates will n
Is Your Email Address Correct?Hi everybody,I just wanted to post a quick journal bout an important aspect of both buying and selling here on deviantART, your email address. Please make sure that it is correct to ensure you get all of your emails.To do this, hover your pointer over your username at the top of the screen, then click Settings in the menu that drops down. Once there, click on General and then on the "Change email" link, if necessary.THIS is the direct link.If you are a seller, you will receive your Rejected and Approved prints emails there with information on why a rejection may have occurred.If you are a buyer, You will get promotional emails and other such awesomeness, as well. You will also receive all of your transactional emails there, from the "We have received your order" one all the way to the "Your Super Awesome Prints of Great Taste and Skill have shipped out!"If you have not received an e
Commission Prices and the HomelessSo I was walking around outside for lunch, like I tend to do, when a homeless person asked me for $0.35, like they tend to do.I got to thinking about that.A homeless person asking for spare change is asking for more than what some users charge for commissions here.35 cents is 28 points... But some people charge 10 and 20 points for commissions.There are two sides to why people do this. One is they just want to practice and don't actually care about making a lot of points. They just want to draw and this way gives them a little bonus.The second side is that since everyone else charges this, why should they charge more and possibly miss out on commissions?As a rebuttal to this, I would say that you should charge more simply because you're worth more than spare change so measly that a bum doesn't even want to ask for that little.You may lose out on a few commissions, sure, but what you will gain with the ones you do get to do will far outweigh all of the extra work you would have t
The Business of Art“Business Art is the step that comes after Art.” -Andy WarholThese days, it takes more than artistic skill for creators to expertly market themselves to turn their talent into careers. Having both the creative expertise and business know-how are two full-time jobs. It’s the business side that artists struggle with – the advertising, marketing and selling of their hard work – that should, if done correctly, launch them towards greater recognition and financial success.The “starving artist” trope exists for this reason, but in this day and age in which artists are more connected than ever before, we believe creators with talent and gumption finally have the resources to really master the business side and propel themselves to career security if not outright stardom.Most successful artists have gotten to where they are because they understand that there is more to art than the stroke of a brush, a pencil scratch on paper, or a hand shapi
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogThe login modal would not appear on some pages, which would instead redirect logged out deviants to the login page. Fixed by shadowhandWhen a Group Gallery had only one publicly visible folder and other folders visible only to certain Group Administrators, the Gallery was still displayed in rows for all deviants. Fixed by DEVlANTSome transparent .png deviations were not properly detected as transparent. Fixed by yumerubyWhen creating a new folder in one's Notes, two folders with the same name would be created, instead of just one. Fixed by fartprincessThe displayed file size of a literature deviation would not change after being updated with a larger file size. Fixed by shadowhandGroup Notes were briefly inaccessible to Group administrators. Fixed by fartprincessThe Purchase modal for downloadable content would display twice when logging in with a new account. Fixed by shadowhandSta.s
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dAr CR Update August 2014This will be my last CR update as my term as a CV will end in September. This means, that it is your time to apply for that position now - if you are interested and haven't yet!Wasn't able to get as much done as I was hoping for originally, but hopefully still enough to have been a decent dAr CV again. Still, the last month is not over yet, so as always you can leave suggestions and ideas regarding that gallery!Hope you all enjoyed Project Educate for dAr last month and have learned something new maybe. In case you missed it, you can find an overview of all articles here or over at projecteducate.Soon dA will have its 14th birthday. And that means it's time for partyyyyy dAr Daily Deviations JulyWorld of deviantARTDuring July the following CVs headed to seniorland: photofroggy, PolyMune and FionaCreates.While these deviants j
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.What's NewWelcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.Read more »Important Notice About Account SecurityThere was recently
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2015In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.Introducing Sserenita:iconSserenita:My name is Denise Maritato and I was born and raised in New York. I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil with the support and encouragement of my grandmother, a fellow artist. In 2005, I graduated with honors from The Pratt Institute with a degree in Communications / Graphic Design.After college, I completed a two year internship at a fashion company in Manhattan NY where I designed clothing tags, labels and packaging for hand bags and accessories. I then went on to design balloons for Anagram International and finally found a home working for Amscan Inc. designing halloween costume packaging for the retail chain Party City.In 2006, I met m
CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. Art is Personal2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. Project Educate 20146. News from the Chats and Forums7. News from the Galleries 1. Art is PersonalEvery day, daily deviations are featured, artist interviews are posted, and countless journals of thumbnails published. Every single day, community members, volunteers and staff, all come together and share in a love of art. It doesn't always go well and sometimes a piece of artwork I adore, strikes the wrong chord with someone. However, regardless of the message received the artwork achieved the goal of becoming personal and striking an emotion and there are no rules that state this emotion should always be happy and fluffy. I'm personally inspired by a different kind of image, one that challenges my feelin
Introducing the New Gallery Framed PrintIntroducing a Sleek New Framing OptionWe are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.Artistic Craftsmanship, Incredible PricesMade from 100% recycled materials, these new frames are available in three different color options and come with a clear, acrylic face to keep your art in perfect, archival quality for years to come.Great Prices, Starting under $25!DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75! Classy art at reasonable prices. That means you can get a fine art archival quality paper print with a frame starting at just
Recommend A Friend Project: Startup InformationEDIT: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE: Hey all. Welcome to the Recommend A Friend Project. This journal's purpose will be to describe this little project, and to tell you information about signing up. Please be sure to read all the following information carefully in order for things to run smoothly. If you'd like to spread word about this project or even just favorite this journal so it reaches a larger audience, it would be most appreciated!The IdeaBasically, I noticed a part of my profile seemed a little blank, so I decided to create a custom box on my page dedicated to featuring deviants of all talents weekly . The box will feature a recommended friend, and the deviant that recommended them. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out Each duo will be up for a week, and at the end of the month, I will collect all of th
Site Update: Autocomplete to Beta TestersWhat's NewAutocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.Read more »dAmn It To Be Phased OutThe deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
Giving away two 12-month Premium Memberships+Feat.Hello Guys!It's been a while since I have done a giveaway, so I think it is time! I am going to be giving away two 12-month Premium Memberships! If you are interested simply: Add this journal to your favorites. Make sure to add me to your watch so that you will hear who wins. Comment below and mention someone else that you want to receive the second premium. Tagged deviants may also enter and tag someone else! To mention a deviant, take a look at this tutorial!I will then randomly select the two deviants who will receive a prize for themselves and the deviant that they tag. The deadline is December 24, 2013 at 11:59:
Happy Friendship Day - Play the BUDDY GAME! :)Hello my dear friends,Let me take the opportunity today to wish you a fabulous friendship day!I am feeling really great today and the reason is YOU! Thanks to all my lovely, crazy, beautiful and awesome DA friends for being with me (virtually).Though we all are connected virtually but hey! I know there's a person behind every username and I love THAT you! Hope you have super great day with your friends.Lots of Love,Sid Okay, now the game! The game is pretty simple. Just tag your friend(s) in the comments below and describe them in one word. Let them know what you think of them. Example:GillianIvy: FunnyCelvas: WeirdTaNa-Jo, SimplySilent: CutieIkue: AwesomeIza-nagi: TalentedArtByCher: Cherry
Changes to the Prints Agreement As part of a general review of the Prints Program we noticed that the Prints Agreement needed clarity.We changed the way in which we describe pricing because we have changed the way in which pricing is displayed during the submission process. We also wanted to clearly explain the impact of promotional offers on the Artist Profit. More than two years ago we blended the Premium Print Program with the Premium Membership (they used to be different). We have now updated the language in order to better distinguish the differences between Premium and Standard Print Program features in the Prints Agreement.Finally, we fixed some word choices and grammar to make the Agreement a better read.To compare the new Prints Agreement with the former Prints Agreement click here. (We've provided you with a helpful document that shows all of the language that has
What is DeviantArt? Part 2Some websites you enjoy for their distinction. They're like no place else on the Internet because they serve one purpose, and they do it well. If you want to find out who that actor was in that show you kind of remember, you head to IMDb. If you want funny, interesting, or informative videos, there are a few options, but you're likely headed to YouTube. To get reviews on a local business or ideas on where to eat, Yelp is always a good resource.At DeviantArt, we pride ourselves on being like no place else on the Internet, but the community also represents a cross-section of the world at large — a bustling and inspirational microcosm of society. We have Groups for everything from beginning artists looking for tips and tricks, to hobby artists coming together over a shared fandom, to artists who donate profits from their art commissions to charities. Whatever your passion, artistic or beyond, you'll find kin
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up! Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth. Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
Site Update: Add File to My Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.What's NewAdd File To My Sta.shSharing your image files with friends just got easier! When you link a friend to a file in your Sta.sh, they will see an "Add file to my Sta.sh" button in the right column, so you and your friends can easily collaborate at any time, from anywhere, with the security and privacy provided by Sta.sh.Change LogThe mobile website did not display in Firefox for mobile devices. Fixed by iconocrashWhen viewing a Print preview, Wrapped Canvas Prints would not display the correct frame. Fixed by yury-nNewly uploade
#deviant365 For 2013! Tell your friends!Hello Deviants! We are so excited that the new year is almost upon us! On January 1st, 2013 the fun begins! Weekly tasks start flowing and we start handing out prizes! But before the new year, we would like to get the word out that deviant365 is up and running for 2013! Please consider sharing this journal with your friends, watchers and groups. We really want to be there for as many deviants as we can. deviant365 aims to bring the deviousness to the deviantART community one week at a time, 365 days a year. deviant365 is deviantART's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. The aim of this is to give you motivation to participate in areas of our community that perhaps you have never experienced before, make new friends, work on your art, learn more about deviantART and enhance your experience on deviantART. So without much more waiting, we are looking forward to the 1st and hope you a
The countdown has BEGUN!4 days away. 3 options.2 inches.1 product.