A web based art community with many users. Users can submit their art to this community where it can be viewed by others. There are many great artists in this community. However there are many crappy artists as well who only submit pictures of half naked women in order to get a massive amount of page views and comments on their pictures by young testosterone loaded teenage boys.
"deviantart is awesome apart from all the people submitting shit just to get attention."
by Ain'tNoThang June 18, 2004
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An empire of mostly average art, though there are quite a few that are good. Sadly, this empire is overruled by fanart rather than creative, original art. Anything else other than fanart hardly ever gets noticed.

Your drawing/photo/movie/poem may get viewed by some, but usually no more than 30 times. If you get a comment on it by someone, that's usually the last comment you'll ever get on it, unless you have some friends (AKA DeviantWatchers) that like your artwork. If you're lucky, it might even get a favorite.

On the other hand, if you submit a drawing of a character from, say, Full Metal Alchemist, or Inu Yasha, You may get as much as 100 views or more within the same hour that you submitted it. These usually get more comments and favorites, especially if you draw the male characters looking all bishie-like (The deviantart community is mostly girls, so it's natural that they'd like this kind of stuff).

Then there are the Deviants that are extremely popular and worshipped by thousands. I have no idea how they got this popular, but the case with these people is that, no matter WHAT they submit, no matter how stupid it looks, or how simple it is, it appears on the front page in the "Today's Favorites" section. Their artwork gets about 500 favorites per picture, as well as about 8 pages of comments by people saying how cute it is, how much they love Edward Elric, or how much they love the artist, despite the simplicity of the work. There ARE some photos/drawings/movies though which I agree deserve to be there, but most of them are just random new pictures submitted by "a popular artist"

There are some less-popular artists out there who submit more interesting things than what appears on the front page, but sadly, since their name is not "Rimfrost", or "bleed-man", nobody notices their work.

So, to sum it up, deviantart is a nice place. I just wish that others' original artwork would get noticed as well. I go there too, and submit drawings of my own characters, but the only ones who see it are my friends. It would be good if all art was appreciated, and I'm not simply talking about the original art of ONLY the popular artists, but EVERYONE's art.
An original drawing on deviantart:
"........... yea."

A Fanart drawing on deviantart:
"LIEK OMG I LUVVV IT!! ITS THE BEST THING I EVR SAW!! OMG I <3 INUYASHA ^_^_^_^" (repeat this x100 and you have a popular artist's drawing)
by SomeBadJoke March 12, 2006
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Website in which people like Bleedman, Snapesnogger, kris-wilson or Purplekecleon's became famous, regardless if their art it's nice or shitty.

Is an art community, in which people registers for uploading pictures. Like fotolog or photobucket, but for art.

Generally good artists that draw original art in there are very unknown and rarely become popular. In the other hand, if you draw Sonic art, Pokémon chibies, or fanart of male guys with a femenine look on their faces there's a huge possibility that you'll be famous.

In general is a good website when you are looking for fanart, or a place for uploading fanart. Tracing is allowed by the admins, but rejected by a good part of the community. And not always the best deviations get to the "daily deviation" prize.

Sometimes is used too for hosting pictured of naked bodies showing their genitals. If is a male guy and the account is found, he will be banned. If is a female, photos will just be marked as "mature".
Yesterday I went to Deviantart. I found inuyasha art.
by Christopher Labba September 09, 2009
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A website that has a very high amount of stupid ass fan girls that submit only piece of shit fanart of anime characters such as Inuyasha or Naruto. some how they receive many watchers (followers on Deviantart), favorites and comments.
The first thing I saw on the front page of deviantart was an ugly ass fanart of InuYasha. I'm starting to really hate this website.
by archon July 25, 2012
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A bunch of idiotic brats who dump shit all over the place and call your pieces "Ugly" if it's not naked MIKU or some homo humping some pony oc
The worst art on deviantart:

1. Fursonas and adopts
2. OCs
3. FNAF shit
4. ROBLOX TMM roleplays
5. Ponies, fursonas, etc eating each other
by WildDefinitions April 02, 2015
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A site dedicated to art. Most of the people who use it just want to feel special because they drew a picture, but there are a select few users who are actually good at "art".
Lamer:
D00D. 1/\/\ T3H 3l337 h4x0r 4r7ist. CH3k 0UT /\/\Y l337 D3VI4NT4RT!!!!!!!!!1 1 H4V3 A P1Ct4RE OF A TR33 ON TH4R!

Non lamer:
Perhaps I'll use Deviantart to showcase my last drawing, which I think is one of my best
by RickR August 23, 2004
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