"deviantART is a popular online artistic community. It was first launched on 6 August 2000 by Scott Jarkoff and Matthew Stephens. Angelo Sotira is the current CEO of deviantART, Inc.
deviantART aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss his or her artworks. It also provides a community of like-minded individuals. The site consists of over 1.5 million users and over 17 million submissions (as of Dec. 2005).
deviantART is so named for the exhibits it displays. They are all created differently, with a different idea, and artist, as to be called deviant
." - Source: Wikipedia.com
Simply put, deviantART is an online community dedicated to providing a place where artists may share/exhibit their work and receive feedback. Along with the aforementioned, deviantART also has other community features such as chatrooms, forums, shoutboxes, and more.
I can exhibit my work on deviantART.
An art site where people could upload their original artwork be it photography, pictures of crafts, writing/poetry, digital/traditional art and more.more...
Also has a few nifty things like journal and a 'webcam' space where you can put the URL of any picture to show the people whos tumble on your page.
As promising as it sounds; the site seems to have been taken over be:
The white (usually, but can be any race including Asians who are too obessed) kids, usually in their teens or early adulthood, who either upload crappy anime pics, edited screencaps of their crappy OC's in some crappy anime fanfic, or never DARE consider ANYTHING outside anime. Usually screenamed - insert some word/name here-Chan.
The people who think dA is myspace. All they have in their gallery are bad cellphone pictures of themselves at 10 different angles possiby with heavy make-up or the 'emo look' (see next). Generally have friends/fans due to sucking up or being what is considered 'hot'.
The 'emo/scene' kids who have no f-ing idea what the subculture is about. They wear their Hot Topic clothes, heavy make-up and take badly done pics of cut wrists or make some digital blood. Often also whiney and maybe a combo of any of the people mentioned here and more. Usually go off in their journals about how terrible their lives are because "My highschool boyfriend, XXXXEMOXXXXXXXX can't have my babies now b/c wearing my pants made him steryle!!!!!!!! :'(((((((" or other...
Site where you can submit artwork to share with the world, to look at, comment on, and critique your technique. Often everything is flooded by poor amateur attempts. The conditions under which you submit your work are somewhat sketchy (pardon the pun) particularly in sections 2-4.
deviantart seems like a good idea, but read before you submit and think if you really need this.
A website with a huge community consisting of only a few good artsits, and a huge amount of talentless "artists" that post images of dead animals they found on the side of the road and had skinned. This community is mostly made up of braindead haters and trolls, who are obsessed with killing animals, and usually only care about their own opinions, trolling anyone who disagrees with them.
DeviantART user: Hey look at the picture of the roadkill I found and skinned yesterday, isn't it amazing? I'm such an artist!
Me: You are the lowest form of humanity possible.
A web-based community for artists and their art. Said art takes the form of drawings, paintings, CGA, photgraphy, prose, poetry, woodworking, sculpture, film and more.
Though DeviantArt is home to a wealth of talented artists, it has seemingly become an online gathering place for Emos
Furthermore, a, now considerable, proportion of the art is comprised of fanart (and fanfiction to a lesser extent) and poorly drawn nude art that, serving no purpose as actual art, is better defined as cheap, low quality pornography.
Guy 1: Hey, did you see that oil painting of New York that I posted on DeviantArt the other day? I think I really captured the vibrancy of Central Park, although-
Guy 2: Hey, DeviantArt, I saw a really awesome picture of *Insert female Naruto character here* on there yesterday! OMG, so moe!
Guy 1: *begins tying noose to tree*
A place where some naked chick qualifies as art.
Have you been to Deviantart?
No. At least half the stuff there shouldn't qualify as art.
A place where mediocre, half-assed "artists" can come to feel good about their "art" and criticize (or blindly praise, in the case of fanart
) other mediocre, half-assed "artists'" "work".
Good art? On DeviantART? But pigs haven't even learned how to fly yet!