Terribly long, overdue feature is sadly very late
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deviantART Does Not Sell Art to Third PartiesAlright... I'm kinda seeing a certain issue rise up and whatnot, so I suppose it's best that I give you my two cents on this topic.
Why This Came Up
I'm guessing sometime today, a comment on rismo's work My Neighbor Jake (which earned a Daily Deviation a while ago). The comment leads to this Hot Topic website, where they advertise a product containing the artist's work.
Of course, I wouldn't have noticed this myself. It got diffused via a post on Tumblr, a blogging website. You can find the post here. Basically, the post claims that deviantART was responsible for this, stating that rismo's a
PE: Contest Rules and EtiquetteOkay... we all know that to be seen on deviantART, one has to have some kind of "artistic marketing" of sorts. However, you can't just walk up to a person's profile and advertise yourself in the comments. That's rude and it's against the website's rules.
Note: The website actually does offer advertising on people's profile pages. You buy them and they'll appear to whomever doesn't have Premium Membership with Ad toggled off.
So how do you go about advertising yourself? There are many popular ways to be seen on deviantART without a direct "ad". Some include activity in the forums, the dAmn (chats), and joining groups. Another way people get attention is through a contest. These are effective and really do get quite the attention.
Contests have become more and more popular to a degree that they actually become viewed 1,000 times. Because they are so frequently visited, it can potentially become featured in the bottom of deviantART page (where the Daily Deviations happe
Terms and Conditions AgreementTERMS AND CONDITIONS AGREEMENT
This Agreement is not a legal document nor is it written in second-person perspective. However, you should still carefully read and agree with it before messing around with me. x3
First and foremost! I draw for my own pleasure. I very rarely draw because someone told me so. If I make a gift for someone, it's because they were special to me in some way and I felt like paying back with some art. If I start drawing when people tell me so, I won't enjoy drawing anymore. It'll become more of a job. I want drawing to be my hobby and distraction.
I am a Community Volunteer of My Page. How does that make any sense? Well... I have a crowd of watchers looking at my every post. Naturally, in exch
goldnretriever is an artist who enjoys drawing MLP characters and OCs as well as designing journal skins. He has done several commissions and may be available for more. He is the founder of Bronyland and has contributed to projecteducate articles.
Thank you for your quiet patience as I took forever in doing this. You have been kind and friendly, and I've saved your last conversation with me in my inbox all this time as a daily reminder of my procrastination. I feel badly for having let it go so long.
Previous Feature - Celvas
Featuring CelvasA hearty congratulations goes out to the talented Celvas for her winning CSS journal skin in miontre's contest.
The idea of the contest was to find an artwork that inspired you to create a journal skin. There were two categories, coded and design only. Celvas won for her coded skin which really embodied the inspiration piece. That Girl With the Flower Check the live view of that skin to see it in action, it is an incredible skin.
Read more Six Word Stories in Celvas' gallery. I enjoy the Last Words series. She has several short stories and lits as well. I