It is a great site where you can post any kind of art from visual art such as drawing, painting, etc. (in 6 reviews)
I can see so much great work from so many different people. (in 24 reviews)
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I have had different accounts on DeviantArt.The first few years were fine until it started degrading into fetish drawings,Sonic recolours and MLP rip offs. Admins do not do their jobs in practicing quality control. I have had to report several pieces due to sexual nudity that should have seen set to private. The forums are filled with nothing but whiny teenagers. I closed my last account permanently after trying to spark a revolution for the true artists,which basically led to being told to stay off the Internet.
There are also art thieves galore.
Tip for consumers: If you're an artist,don't.
If you're a parent,don't.
I found the site through friends 4-5 years ago and it was great. Until last year when they started to dramatically change things. The staff has gotten either lazier, stupider or maybe they do the same thing on their hidden accounts (who knows really) But harassment, trolls, theft and all the other bull crap on there has escalated and you can report all you want but they just tell you to block when about 2 years ago they would take action on these things. I have been harassed for over a YEAR, on and off and even on another site. They never done anything but two years ago they did something about a user going around my blocks and bans just to try and harass me.
I've been on and browsing dA since around 2006. It's not the same site.
Unless you do fanart or fetish art you'll get buried. There's not quality control, so you can open MS Paint, draw a smiley and potentially get more exposure than someone who actually worked on their art.
There's still some great artists, but it's too easy to get lost in utter $#*!e.
Suffers from a lot immature drama, people who don't want any artistic critism, and tons of lolcows and white knighting.
Tip for consumers: Find a better site.Ask veronica about DeviantArt
I made an account with deviantart a month ago and to this day it refuses to let me in. Ive tried this on other computers, on different search engines, and the website will never let me log in OR create a new account. Other people i've talked to have had the same problem and apparently the "help desk" has no idea what to do either. Sticking to Tumblr and other websites for people to see my art. It would be horrible if i had a lot of art posted to deviantart BEFORE this all happened just to lose it all. thank god.
This site harbors cyberbullies that go after artists with no good reason but to troll and just to shut the artist up to submission (Shutting down their account). Most of the artists I've met in the past created either Anthropomorphic Caricatures and my little pony. I was one of those that were bullied. The way they shut me up was threatening me with hacking of my accounts (inside and out of Deviantart), accusing me of being a pedophile for creating My Little Pony 3D art, and threatened me to have me arrested and registered as a sex offender. This is not excusable. I was being abused by cyberbullies and the Moderators and Administrators of Deviantart turned the other way and did nothing. AVOID JOINING THIS WEBSITE!
Tip for consumers: If you really want to join this website, join at your own risk. Avoid the trolls and cyberbullies as best as you can, but if you are being abused both overtly and/or unjustified, report it and keep reporting it until Administrators and Moderators take note on who the real criminals are. And if they don't listen, then you have found the real criminals.Ask Vaughn about DeviantArt
I'm user for a year, and DeviantArt is fun, but there are some things I got for you:
1: Beware of 'PornLinks', By that I mean, I met about 4 accounts who had month from creating and were created by people from Pakistan and were used to put links to porn sites in comments on other accounts..
2: ShareZone: You can go 'Jail' for unknown reason, and some people can be a bit rude.
3: Art that you prefer to not see.. I mean when I've been on really good My Little Pony art, In 'More From DeviantArt" I saw Fat shaking asses.. without age restriction.. I'm 16, and I don't want to see that, and that Pony art didn't had any relatives with it.. There's ART, Not PORN...
4: I met Trolls.. Like always..
5 To don't get misunderstood, Think twice before you comment..
Tip for consumers: To don't get misunderstood, Think twice before you comment..Ask Casey about DeviantArt
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I give it 5 stars because the site actually achieve its purpose. Which is to create a sense of community for artists and viewers. Some people might judge it badly because of the content other users upload, but as any site with social interactions you need to be prepared for any sort of material or commentary (it's not the site's fault), in my case I only focus on what I like (professional fan art from my favourite fandoms and good designs) instead of bashing on the awful submissions, (like kid's drawings on paint, weird fetishes, extremely mature content, etc.). The site even attracts extremely talented people which build contemporary content for our tv shows and videogames. And some contests running in the site involve pretty big companies searching for talent for designing their content.
I also like reviewing my favourite images every time I can, either to admire others work or to learn from it.
I'm telling you this from my experience form the last 5 years, and the sense of excitement for watching other's reaction to my content never gets old, specailly from the art groups I belong.
Tip for consumers: If you want to view proffesional art about your fandom or what you love, this is the right place, just search for the most recognized groups on the topic (They usually compile the best content in one place).Ask lyricjam about DeviantArt
I wouldn't recommend this site for some viewers or to those who love to write, do photography, or any art hobby. My parents have a concern for those who are on that site like there could be sexual predators or pedophiles that could be posing as a girl, or guy. It depends. You have to be careful on this site I had trouble with cyber bullies. and it can be difficult referring to some safety concerns.
You have to pick through the dung pile to find the diamond ring with this site. Art is subjective and all but sometimes it goes without saying that some people just don't have talent. Most of the people on here are younger than 13 (and say they're older) and offended or put off by anything that isn't completely positive about their work. Anyone older than that is usually an elitist, cyber bully, or fan girl who draws bubbly looking anime guys making out.
Its rare that you'll find something you'll enjoy since now you have to pay for pretty much anything useful pertaining to the search engine on the site. Prepare to be harassed by children and ADULTS begging you to write or draw you something for FREE because a couple bucks is too much for your hard efforts. Also, expect for people to steal your art.
There are some good people on this site and excellent art, you just need a ton of patience.
I had trouble with cyberbullies on this site, you see it is worse then facebook. If I were you it is a bit of concern to my parents that people on there are sick and twisted even if there is great art. You see you never know if there are petifiles on there. And people make up rumors, and other nasty things becareful and chose your friends wisely or only friend those you know.
I'm now going on four years as a proud deviant. I've earned a lot of friends here, and for the most part, people are nice. A lot of amazing art on here, and many many people with potential that I just love encouraging. <3
The deviantART staff are very busy, so be patient when submitting a question. I have seen them handle many "trolls" effectively. If some kid decides it'll be cool to steal art, everyone is on your side and they get banned almost immediately. In all honesty, these trolls are freaking hilarious, but if you have better things to do, just ignore them.
People will kindly give you critiques. On occassion you'll find an a--hole who has to argue with everybody; just ignore them and know you're the better person. You'll find trolls everywhere, not just dA.
I love the community and there are so many ways to ge discovered!
I have been a member of Deviantart for over 8 years.
The site itself is great, no complaints. Layout makes submitting, viewing, searching, ect easy and enjoyable.
The only problem I have on this site is with the younger/immature users. If you become a pretty popular artist, You will run into harassment and "trolls" whom will attempt to insult and discourage you.
Just ignore them, block and report. Deviantart staff have always been fast and reliable for solving my problems with such users, suspending and freezing their accounts fairly quick.
You may also have problems with art thieves. But, Deviantart protects all your work and is also fairly quick to remove it from the thieves account and banning them from the site.
They also help prevent theft of your work posted on other sites.
I love going to deviant art to look at the great work that various artists have created. Anything you can think of can be found there. It is free to use and user friendly. I would highly recommend it.
This is a photo sharing site that used to be good, but is getting a bit out of hand. At first, it was a good site for photographers to have their photos critiqued. But lately, it has been overloaded with lots of semi-porno type images, which seem to be the most popular. That's not so bad, but it seems a lot of those 'adult photos' have links to websites that are more x-rated related than photo related.
DeviantArt is possibly my favourite website ^^ It's full of absolutely wonderful and talented people, and everyone shares wonderful works of art, literature or games ^^ You can also do RP with people, create a club of your interest, buy ACTUAL stuff with either money or points, there are sales with holidays or in general, etc. DeviantArt is, personally for me, one of the most used websites for me ^^
Here's the thing about DA... it's extremely complicated to categorize, just like art itself. DA basically boils down to, "What is art?" DA is like the single source on the entire planet where that question is fought (besides the whole video game art situation.)
So when you go to DA, plan on trying to realize that art is extremely subjective and just because you don't like what you see, or are offended... that's too bad. Art is art and it boils down to intention.
So are you going to see great art? Yeah. Will you see a lot of adult content? Yeah. Will you see everything in between? Yep. Does the adult content filter work? Most of the time. Can you get the moderators to take care of business when there are seriously violent / criminal acts being posted? Yes but they're a tad on the slow side due to staffing. They seem to get to it about as fast as Twitter does.
DA is only ever going to be as mature as the people that visit. As long as a mature audience is there holding the line, DA is going to be the beacon for art on the internet but if we get frustrated and leave we're going to lose it and never get it back again.
Please come to DA, help keep it clean and in perspective where your knowledge is strongest, otherwise try not to be offended just because you don't like something. And if you see something violent, do the right thing and report it.
Worst art site ever. It used to be the best, but when I reordered Core Membership after it expired, I never got the features again. It costs $50 for one year of Core. Mom got charged for buying this, so after two weeks, I contacted them to see why I don't have the features. They said that it was declined. DUH! It was declined because mom got a refund. Their customer support sucks. Not only that, but a lot of words have no spaces in between them. In other words, improper English. Come on! Their phone support sucks, too. They don't answer. You have to leave a message. Then they're supposed to call you back. They call mom back with a very thick accent speaking English. They did not help her at all. So overall, a bad site that I would NOT recommend anymore. That's about it.
The Artist and Artist Community are great the company is terrible I have had nothing but issue and problems trying to buy anything from them and now the store is closing? I sure understand why! but I have a outstanding order over seven weeks old every time I ask about it they say well just wait another week and then they close my service request and won't respond back or reopen it that has now happened three weeks in a row.
The art is great, but beware the website. In downloading a 'free' image, it also loaded several other programs and junk to my computer, changed my browser, my homepage and corrupted Chrome. And that was after I unchecked everybox that asked if I wanted any extra crap with my photo. It took me a solid 24 hours of screwing with the computer to restore everything. I guess you get what you pay for.
I have loved Deviant Art for years. Sometimes the work on there sucks, it's true. On the other hand I have found artwork that kicks so much butt over the years and some of the images are very soulful. If you are willing to take the time and sift through things like you were at an art fair you can find some prizes.
Not a website I'd recommend. Yes. Sure. In the past it has been a lovely website. Recently, however, they have shown little to no regard for its users or even paying members of its site.
Such as with this latest fiasco they truly refuse to listen to their feedback about (they changed a submit page and forced thousands of its users to test it with no way to reveserse it or use a working submit page. They did not inform the users of this test, does not give them an opt out, does not provide a working alternative submit page, and has not informed any paritcipant of how long this test will last for. As well as refusing to listen to the users who've said the page was blinding, that it does not work for many, that a new submit page was not needed, that the previous submit page worked perfectly fine with no problems.).
Was this latest 'update' simply thrown at the community? Check. (Even though it is this time just a test group)
Negative opinions obviously getting ignored? Check. (If they wouldn't be ignored the new submission page would (most probably) at least be already deviantgreen, as that is the most demanded and asked thing even from the people who like the new submission page.)
Thus simply forcing it on (not just throwing at) the community? Check. (Everything until now was forced upon the community (excluding Beta-testers and Alpha-testers as they generally give their allowance). We didn't even get the simple option to choose/vote or even get informed somewhere about anything. (Even in the most recent "weekly site update" journal the new submission page is still listed being in "Beta-testing". No word about the normal member group and no word about it being mad because of the new submission page.)
So, I guess I get the idea. DeviantART isn't a community(-driven) site, it's obviously your private site that you share with a community. You determine what it looks like and we're sitting here with the decision to stay and ask you to remove bugs from it or to simply leave. (We don't get to vote, nothing)
And if everything is right I've stated until now then the sentence "We will be really sad to see you go!" on the Deactivation page must be a blatant lie. (If the decision is really "Deal with it or get out of here")
Incredible place to go to for inspiration and socializing with other artists. Definitely recommended!
Just love this site and finding other artists! I would say one down side is the number of people trying to sell their stuff on Etsy or other sites. I am more about sharing my ideas with others, getting comments on my Cosplay costumes, helpful critiques,etc...Also I have found some wonderful art prints to purchase from very talented artists.
The ultimate site for those who want to share their art, whatever form that is. It is really a niche but I hope this niche market will not find another site to go to and Deviantart should now look for a way to strengthen their UX and other things to keep up with the modern times.
It's what I call the creative outlet for the photographers, artists, graphic designers and the ones with active creative imagination. It just inspires you in so many way by seeing all that creativity! just wish their navigation gets a little improved.
Deviantart is a place for people to upload and share their art, back in the day, there were many talented artists here, and that's still true. HOWEVER, the site has grown in members and the very talented ones are buried under the (not to be cruel) amateur 'artists'. I say amateur because, in all honesty, some of the art on the site is the same quality of my 6 year old niece.
Most art these days is Anime style, Japanese Cartoon for those unaware of what that is, and is becoming annoying to see Naruto every time I refresh the page. There is also a large amount of Cosplaying, dressing up like said characters from the Anime. While this is fine sometimes, as some people have really elaborate costumes, but some don't.
There are large amounts of nude photographs as well, which would be fine if they were artistic, but they aren't. They're just self portraits, stuff you expect to see on Myspace whores trying to get attention.
Over the years the site has begun going down hill, and if it will ever recover, I do not know.
I have a friend who got a job by posting his artwork online and now he works with some of the best creative minds in the industry.
This is one of the best hubs for unique artwork of all kinds on the internet itself. I've been a member for years, but find myself browsing much more than creating. The interface is relatively easy to use, and they offer premium memberships with extra features. It's still awesome using it free though.
I have used Deviantart.com for quite some time now. I recently discovered a new way to use the site, and that is to browse through other portfolios that offer figure modeling. There are quite a few that offer many different poses and photos that you are allowed to use for your own art. There are so many things you can do using the community, and that is one of the things I've always loved about DA.
Cool site. You can see view all kinds of art, photography, etc. The greatest feature is that it's a great place to find photoshop actions, and plugins. Users upload them regularly, and they are pretty useful. Any artist and or art fan should visit this site at least once, it's a very trustful site, and I have been using it for 8+ years.
Great resource for images of all types. At this site there is: Digital Art, Traditional Art, Photography, Artisan Crafts, Literature, Film & Animation, Flash, Designs & Interfaces, Customization, Cartoons & Comics, Manga & Anime, Anthro, Fan Art, Resources & Stock Images, Community Projects, Contests, deviantWEAR Design Battles, Journals, and a few other odds and ends. It is a vast collection of digital material and a useful resource for any project you might have going on.
I have not even begun to scratch the surface of what this site has to offer.
Advertisements are unobtrusive and navigation is simple. Great site!
REASONS TO USE:
 Vast collection of digital material
 Simple site navigation and free membership
 Unobtrusive ads
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Great site, although very cumbersome to navigate, it is a good site to browse through photos and other art to be inspired
Cool Graphics and some unusual and unique photographs and techniques. Good source of inspiration and admiring beauty and creativity of artists. If you have not been to this website you are missing something graphical......
I love this site! It's really inspiring to see very good artists on the web. I appreciate everything they do from drawings to photography. I personally love the way some artists here create digital portraits. Just when I thought that drawing or painting in canvass was difficult, they could do this on a computer now. Really amazing!
I also like browsing on different caricatures they made. I thought of joining but I'm a little embarrassed of what I will post there. :) Great site!
There is some amazing art here and definitely worth a look!
DeviantArt is full of creative talent.
Oh, dA,dA,dA...where do I start? I love art and designs. And Deviantart, several years ago, was such a GREAT site for professionals and art enthusiasts. It has an open gallery for everyone to see. They have prints, forum, members can give comments and *fave* the artwork.Some of the works displayed were AMAZING. But it's going downhill lately. They have a silly new layout that takes a little time for members to adapt, and I don't know why for the last couple of years, it seems like dA is infested with Anime Fantards that did nothing but the low quality 'Fan-Art'. Seriously..do we have to see 'naruto' or 'bleach' character everytime we tried to enjoy some quality artworks? No, I don't mean to bash Anime. Anime art is fine, but to be so un-original and to produce nothing but Fan-Arts is an Insult to the supposedly 'Art' website. But then again, it's a community website. Another downside is the lack of art theft control. I'm still a member and I use watermarks and no download policy to protect my artworks. For aspiring artist, dA is a great place to build your portfolio, but remember to give your art some protection. Overall, dA could be a much better site, but still decent enough for young & budding artists.
I'm a 6 year member & user of this site! I've made many friends on this website, and even met my fiance. How's that for neat? The layout has changed over the years, from when I first became a member, some were for the better, some were akward to navigate. There was also a bit of legal drama, as some may remember, but it didn't keep people from enjoying a community of artists and art lovers. I've not logged on in a month, but I know for a time, there were people complaining of viruses and other nasties, trying to sneak onto people's computers, as they browsed or used the site. I actually kept away from the site for a while, after repeated attacks that would occur when I was on the site. I'm hoping this has been cleared up, so people aren't afraid to post their art, or appreciate other's. Subscriptions are available on the site, that permit more customization of your ''home page'' on the site, and addition & use of widgets. You do not need to subcribe to become a site user, and it should not truly impede your ability to enjoy the site, or the art.
I checked this site out after reading the reviews of others on sitejabber. Some very neat and well done photography and drawings. I am not a huge art fan but still enjoyed flipping through the photos. There are some talented people out there! The site seems well put together, very cool site to check out some well done images
I absolutely love Deviantart, I will admit that I am a Deviantart addict. It is a great site where you can post any kind of art from visual art such as drawing, painting, etc. to digital art, to photography and photo-manipulations, to literature including novels and poetry, to even videos and homemade or digital movies and so much more. The site is active and people on the site are kind. While you may not always get comments on your works you will know they are great my the number of people who add your works to their favorites. You can join groups and enjoy the works of other while making new friends and having loads of fun in the process.
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