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Give a Warm Welcome to the New Alpha Testers!Hey Everyone
It's finally time! After much deliberation we are finally ready to announce the new alpha testers!
First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied, we had almost 450 applications There were lots really tough decisions to make to try and get that number down to a mere 20 alpha testers!
So without further ado, give a hearty congratulations to:
Thanks again to all those who applied, if you didn't make it this time, don't be disheartened there will be other chances to apply in the future, and in the meantime there will still be some exciting and awesome beta projects for you all!
Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANT
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
Css MenusCSS Stuffz
Just playing around with CSS3 transitions, you can do some pretty funky stuff with them (see menus)
It's been a little while (again) since i made an update, so here's a little bit about what I've been up to:
As of last Friday I have finished all my Uni coursework for this year Although i still have exams over the next couple of weeks
I'm looking forward to getting these exams over and done with as then I'll have more time to dedicate to dA.
Thankfully I've finished the module I had the most work for (my web programming module) and got 100% in all 4 sections
On an off note from Uni, back in February I bought a Raspberry Pi and i finally got an email today saying that it's been dispatched so I'm uba-excited about getting to play with it
anyway, short update is short!
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey Folks
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
Sta.sh Writer HTML ImprovementsHey Folks
As you probably know by now, Sta.sh Writer is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) writer allowing you to see a live preview of what your journal, blog, poem or story will look like and edit it's appearance by highlighting text and clicking buttons.
What are the Improvements?
One of the more common pieces of feedback we get from deviants about Sta.sh Writer is that it's not as useful for power users; people who want more control over their layout and want to be able to use their own HTML to give what they write that extra bit of flare.
So what has been done about it?
To make Sta.sh Writer the best it possibly can be for anyone who uses it, we have made Sta.sh Writer into a WYSIWYT (What you see is what you type) editor
This means that you can seamlessly use both the WYSIWYG editor and your own custom html at the same time, and without everything being converted back to WYSIWYG every time you edit
Download a Stack in a ZipHey Folks
Quick update to Sta.sh for you to try out
You can now download an entire stack all at once in an easy to access .zip file
So how does it work?
Upload images into a stack or group images already in your Sta.sh into a stack
Share your stack with anyone who you want to see it
They will then be able to download all the images in the stack by simply pressing the "Download All" link at the bottom of the page
Whether you're sharing your stock images, collaborating on a piece with friends or simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button
Give it a try
We want to make sure that everything is working smoothly and that there are no hiccups when downloading the zip files.
Try adding some files to a stack then downloading them and make sure that all the correct files are present and correct
If you do fin
New Sta.sh File and Edit MenusHey Beta Folk
We've got a great update to Sta.sh for you all to have a look at
To make managing your Sta.sh easer we've added File and Edit menus into the Sta.sh header
What do the new File and Edit Menus do?
With the new file and edit menus we aim to make managing your Sta.sh a whole lot easier.
The two menus make existing functions like the renaming and merging of Sta.sh items into a stack easily accessible as well as adding in "Select All" and "Import to Sta.sh Writer" allowing you to easily create a blog of sketches for your newest creations in writer, straight out of Sta.sh!
Help Make Sta.sh Better!
If you have any feedback or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment, we love to hear your opinion
If you encounter any bugs, remember to send us a bug report in the "Sta.sh Menus" project and we'll do our best to get it fixed up as soon as we can
Giving Your Stacks an IntroductionHello Again Beta Folk
As promised we have more exciting updates for you
This time we have a new feature in Sta.sh land for you to try out!
Introduce your stack to the world
A few weeks ago we released shareable stacks allowing you to share an entire folder of your Sta.sh with others rather than having to share each image separately.
Well now we're giving you the ability to describe your stack and give it a bit of an introduction to them, whether you're asking for opinions on which photos from a recent photo shoot you should publish to your gallery or simply showing some unfinished sketches of masterpieces in the working
Now you can quickly and easily share stacks of almost anything!
Yet more to come!
Yes we still have even more features waiting in the wings for you, so keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks
Found a problem?
If you find any bugs with creating descrip
Giving You More Details at Your FingertipsHey Beta Folks
Now it's been some time since we've seen any new features come into beta, so I'm happy to announce that today we have a couple of little additions involving thumbnails for everyone to try out
Comments Count on Thumbnails
We love to encourage users to leave feedback on art they like, as it's always nice to see users appreciating each-others work.
Now we've made it even easier for you to spot that wonderful masterpiece
so that you can give it the attention it deserves
Under deviation thumbs in gallery, favourites and when browsing the site you will see the comments count for the deviation
Galleries at a Glance
On the subject of thumbnails we've also added some info informing you which galleries the deviation is in
So now thumbs really give you more details at your fingertips
More to Come!
If these new features have wet your appetite for more then don't despair!
We'll have even mor
PREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARNPREMIUM MEMBERSHIP & POINTS GIVEAWAY
AS PART OF PROJECT EARN
Prizes: 3 month premium membership, 1 month premium membership, 300 points
I told you a new giveaway was coming! This time I do it to spread the word about my current dA project PROJECT EARN which focus on encouraging awareness in different topics every month. The current topic is about bullying and everyone is welcomed to participate! Read more here: Project EARN introduction
This will be my 3rd giveaway and it will work the same way as the other times. The difference this time is that you have the chance to win a 3-month premium membership!
1st: 3 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (1 winner)
2nd: 1 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (2 winners)
3rd: 100 POINTS (1 w
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!!So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Especially animals or creatures, since both girls love animals/ creatures a lot!
-Please draw Amelia with her bunny ears & tail
April Giveaway: 3 month sub!------------
A deadline's been set for April 20! Enter by then and you may have this chance
Two 3 month subscriptions, of course
I like doing these when I'm offline for a while. It's my way of apologizing for not keeping my promises to be more active. I'm trying! Thank you to those who continue to support me. It really is great having a backbone of support on devART-- especially when you're in a college full of super talented art MAJORS X'D I'm just a journalist major who really loves writing about her characters and occasionally drawing them.
There are two requirements, as always!
1) Be a watcher.
2) Favorite this journal.
*Otherwise, no rules. If you want to post a comment though, I'd love to talk to you! On a side note, I'm now on the MMO Final Fantasy 14! It's so pretty
And I did a thing! For the first time in forever
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
Pixel Raffle - Closed!
To celebrate Spring Break, as well as 200+ watchers, I decided I'm going to hold a pixel raffle! Basically I'll be giving away a journal doll, a set of linked icons, and a single icon for free! Just read the information below to enter.
Ends in about 48 hours, on April 14th at 8:00 AM. Winners will be announced shortly after.
After the raffle closes, I'll be using random.org to chose the winners! The name that comes up first wins the doll, second wins the linked icons, and third wins the single icon!
+Fav this Deviation. That's it!
To Increase the Odds:
Advertise this Deviation in a poll or journal, and link me to it below. This will add your name to the pool a second time, to double your chances, as well as letting more people know about it!
What I Do and Don't Draw:
Wolves, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Lions, MLP, Original Animal Species, e
The World's Grumpiest Charity CollaborationThe long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
I am happy to announce the next theme!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift Current. this is a "no kill" shelter and the are in a bind right now. Every grumpy cat will be for a good cause! Help me reach 200 people again! If I get 200 submissions, I will donate 50 do
~500 Points GiveAway!!!!!!!!~:icondragonhi: Hi everyones!!
Finally I have the necessary points to make a little giveaway, for the members of this group.
The points are from my personal points box.
Only one will can win this special price.
Addicional Gifts: I will raffle 3 free commission beetwen the participants too (exept the winner)
How Participe? Is very simple
1. Watch me SolKorra :iconsolkorra:
2. Fave this draws
3. Comment this journal with the word "Done".
4.If you want participe too for the 3 free commissions, comment with th
New Contest - donate prizesTwo Themes Contest
new contest and this contest we will do differently because it was very difficult to choose 1 theme among the 20 suggestions made, then will have two themes, and you can choose which theme to make your entry.
and the themes chosen are :
My friend is a monster (can be a fantasy creatures)
choose your favorite theme for you to make your entry. and do something creative, because jurors will judge creativity.
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
A Week Of KissesA Week Of Kisses
The first day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your shoulder,
Well before I thought about your lips.
Because I don’t know what I am doing, firstly,
But more importantly,
It’s because I know things can spiral quickly,
If things start shifting
After we lay down the concrete.
So I kiss the foundation,
Before we reach the soil.
The second day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your elbow,
Because it holds together the touch
And the flex.
To exhibit it,
I must kiss the joint that bends
And combines us together.
The third day I told you I loved you,
I lay my lips to your temples,
As I learned about the temple of reform,
For the Youth in North America.
Kissing you there signifying I will protect you,
As well as your temple,
As we re-form, into something more.
The fourth day I told you I loved you,
I’d kiss you softly on your forehead.
Because that’s what holds your brillian
Stranger LoveI am not the sunlit wing-print
splayed out on the bedroom wall.
I am not the dark mass forming
in a corner of an airless hall.
I am not the viscous vengeance
where you sink your spinning wheels.
I am not the leaky bucket
hung up on your wishing well.
You are not my soul mate missing
wandering a winter's night.
You are not the sound of angels
singing by a candle's light.
You are not the rasp of fingers
fumbling with a hasp of steel.
You are not the tattered towel
soaking up the things I feel.
I am the oblivious child,
dancing where the wildflowers are.
You are my unwitting captive
lighting up a jelly jar.
Keep in Touch!
Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More