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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Created any? Faved any? Found any? Help each other out - share the most helpful deviations you know! :squee:

No limit - but remember, less is more.

Mine:

Get your Art some Attention

Five basic tips to get your Art some Attention, Appreciation & Audience

Here's some tips that may not get you a consistent spot on the front page right away, but that will definitely help getting some watchers and friends, whether you already have some, or not. First, let me make clear that this is only about 'good' attention – if you just want, say, a certain pageview count, there are probably better ways. ;P This article is for those who would like some people to take them serious as an artist and to actively watch them.:nod: Also note that you needn't follow all of the tips below, but it's recommendable to follow at least 3 of them. Just one or two will not usually get you very far. So here we go! :iconeagerpee: Submit art regularly. Try to find a balance between quality and quantity. Personally I think it's best to submit one or a couple of deviations a week, but only if you have something to upload that you like and find wort


Guide on How To Receive Feedback & Critique
:iconprojectcomment: This is an editorial written and submitted by ^namenotrequired on behalf of #ProjectComment, a group founded by ^3wyl that aims to encourage deviants to seek and provide constructive feedback that can help you to better yourself at your art. What's in this article :star: 1. Encouraging people to comment :star: 2. Getting comments through #ProjectComment :star: 3. Other places to get comments: :pointr: Groups :pointr: Forums :pointr: Chatrooms :star: 4. More related guides

:star: Encouraging people to comment :star:

:pointr: Make clear in your artist's or author's comments that you're looking for feedback. You can also ask specific questions to potential commenters about it (“Does this character come across as realistic?”, “Please tell me what you think of the composition/colours/...” etc.). More about using your Artist's/Autho
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Drakhonheart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me also helpful:

(<-I'm also using them)

Once I did a tutorial but I dunno if it's really that helpful :D Maybe I should do a new one /:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks so much for sharing! :squee:
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:icondrakhonheart:
Drakhonheart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure :)
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Diamondd-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
c:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
That's amazing! :D
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Diamondd-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it is :3 It's helped me a lot in regards to colour~
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome, thanks!
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gibboart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012


painting srages
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Emerald-Depths Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A couple older ones that have been recently updated :meow: :

A Few Helpful Tips on Getting ExposureEdit: Updated 9-18-2012 with newer information Published August 27, 2009
Please note that this is not about pageviews! Pageviews count only a little toward the amount of attention your art receives. I would not recommend trying to obsessively increase your pageview number; doing so would just turn some people away from your art. If you'd like, you can even choose not to see pageview numbers (including your own). Some people prefer to do this. Just go to your Browsing Settings and uncheck the "See Pageviews" box. Tip #1: Favorite and comment often Browse the Newest page of the site a few times a day and pick several deviations to comment on or add to your favorites. However, do not fave everything you see! Only add what you truly enjoy. :) If the image really touches you, leave a heartfelt comment. If th
A Guide for New Deviants
So you've become a new deviant. You may be a little confused at first as to some features of the site, or what deviantART may be for. I hope this guide helps answer some of your questions. What exactly is deviantART, and what is it for? deviantART is a massive community of artists who come together to share their work. You have the option to "watch" artists, which means that you will receive messages that show when they upload new art. You can add work to your favorites and go back to view them at any time, leave comments, etc. There are many different categories of art, enough to suit everyone's tastes. Feel free to browse the front page for what you like. You can toggle through "Newest" and "Popular" (whether it's the most popular from 8 or 24 hours ago, or from "all time"). Uploading Art Some new members may have trouble when it comes to uploading their first deviat


And a couple tutorials:

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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:clap: thank you!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :highfive:
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Definitely faved some :nod:

Publishing Resources ListMake sure you :+fav: the news article! So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start. Well, this is a good place to be. This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them. If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments. Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categorized for the first few weeks, so if anything looks out of place and/or you can think of a better way for me to organi
Pricing Guide - G.A.G.Handbook Hello, all. My name is Kellan Stover, a budding professional illustrator close to finishing up his time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, achieving my BFA in illustration. I felt the need to create this news article for the benefit of every artist on deviantArt who intends to make money from their talent.

When one visits the deviantArt 'Employment Opportunities' forum, they should be shocked at what they find. Startling low prices abound. These are both offered by the clients, as well as quoted by the artists. The sad truth is most people aren't shocked at all. The perceived consensus is that it's business as usual. A lower price
Getting your comic under a label
:comic: The newest thing in comics, is an unfathomable possibility. Keeping your own vision, and doing your own comics! :comic: It used to be that you would either be an independent artist or a mainstream artist. :comic: The independent comic artist would create their work, self publish, and try desperately to get it distributed. They didn't call them underground comics because they managed to rise up to fame and glory with a million fans world wide. It was difficult, especially in the time before the internet. The Mainstream comic artist, would be sending in script samples, doing art tests and trying to make connections to break into the industry. They'd end up on a team working on someone elses comic. Or if their story was accepted, it may have been picked apart, parts re-written, characters removed, new characters added, until your comic story was barely recognized. :comic: Now today, what with the glory of the internet you are able to read comics o
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yay! Thanks for your great contributions too :la:
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
With our replies combined, we shall create an encyclopedia of REFERENCES :dummy:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:highfive: YAY
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Spork- Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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Spork- Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:la: I've always been a fan of that.
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, yay! :la:
I think I'll get around to updating it and making it more organized this week. It needs the work.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:w00t:
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Writer
I wonder if any of my Tutorials have been helpful? Curious, as I'm planning on making more, sometime.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Idunno, share away :la:
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Unfortunately, I only have three. However, these are all the links: [link]

[link]

[link]
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If I need improvements in writing them, any suggestion is appreciated.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great choices :)
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
:ahoy:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yes, that one is awesome! :squee:
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
Kind of an old one, but I still find it useful from time to time when writing a journal CSS:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This is quite a surprise seeing that you are posting this here :giggle:
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
Why, that I'm using tutorials too, from time to time? ;)
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Tutorials in general: no, but this is so basic that it always surprises me to see people (who are quite code-skilled) to use this :B
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rotane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
You know why this one is so helpful? Well. Usually when I code a journal and I'm messing around with things, I also hide quite a lot of things, and I don't always remember all the hidden elements (not even the best DOM inspector can show me hidden things) – so this little helper of yours presents me with plenty of items that I can bring back if I need one :meow:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Ah ok, good to know :D
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yes, I use that a lot whenever I'm doing journal CSS :la:
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NAkos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
Big thumb is big man! :dummy:
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TOBproject Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This one is great :giggle: Both helpful and seriously funny.


I'm not that 'helpful' myself, but when I learn something that I think may be useful to my watchers, I try to write some simple article and share it with them.
Helpplz, the plz account database
Hello! :wave: How are you doing? Ever wanted to use a particular plz account, but you wasted a lot of time trying to guess the name? Or maybe you are tired of having to keep a list of all the plz accounts you regularly use? If that's the case, then this may (hopefully) make your life in dA easier. Today I feature here helpplz, the widest and most useful plz account database there is in the net. Using this, you can find a plz account, or add a new plz account to the database, just with a single click! The interface is also very similar to that of the real dA, so you'll feel at home. Try it!

helpplz.info

Simple security measures to protect your account
Reposted from About hackers on DA and what you can do, by ^Thiefoworld. Read this, do as it says and stop panicking ;) - Be sure to have a strong password! It's more important than you think. Don't use a simple, easy to guess password. Don't use words related to you, like the name of your dog, your own name, the city you live in, or the names of your OTP, etc. Those can be easily guessed by people who know you. Use caps, numbers and symbols and try to avoid obvious combinations like "abc", "asdf" or "123456". - Change your password once in a while. If you notice a strange activity in your account go and change your password immediatly. - Don't leave your account logged in in public places, if you go to a public library or cafe be sure to uncheck options like "Remember my password" and the like. Sometimes the browser itself asks you if you want it to remember the password. Say NO. And when you're done, be sure to log
Aseprite, an excellent pixel-art editor
My dear watchers and passersby, Until half a year ago, I was one of those pixel-artists and spriters that used MS Paint (or its best Linux clone, KolourPaint) for everything. After all, to put pixels one after the other you don't really need anything else, do you? However, while Paint is a useful tool for us because of its simplicity and focus on individual pixels, there was a moment when I thought: hey, why not look for a specialised, crossplatform, free tool to do my pixel-art? An alternative to Paint that doesn't belong to Microsoft and supports transparency? An alternative to KolourPaint that works better in GNOME? So I searched. I found quite a few pixel-art editors, but there was one that caught my eye since the beginning and has been my reliable companion for the last months, both in Windows and in Linux: Aseprite (Allegro Sprite Editor). <div align="center">
<- great program to make emotes and game art!

Nice thread :happybounce:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome, thanks! :)
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Laurelin-CosPlay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found it very helpful for Deviants who need help with groups --> [link]
And this one! --> [link]
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Ohh indeed thanks :la:

Yes I link that second one a lot myself! :)
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plangkye Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here, two tutorials:

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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :w00t:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I think so! :la:
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ToxicAlice92 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
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