DeviantArt's App ReviewBefore I start I would like to specify that I'm running DeviantArt's app on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8. The iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen, with a 1,136 × 640 pixels retina display.
TL;DR: It's a nice app but I like to comment on the littlest things.
Starting with the icon, I'm still not a huge fan of the logo. But it's a nice icon that follows the UI guidelines of the iOS 7 design language. And I'm really fine with it, it looks good on my homescreen.
When I first opened the application I couldn't differ where a post starts and ends because it's too crowded. I don't know about other bigger screens but I'm giving a review based on my humble 4 inch display. Then I noticed how dark the application is. I personally expected more deviant green, at least the new green. Titles are written with blue turquoise and the background is a consistent black-grey gradient with a 45º diagonal shade that never changes (this
Dear DeviantARTI understand that changes are essential, whether it’s in term of design or usability. I’ve been using DeviantART for 6 years and a half and in these past years, DeviantART has changed a lot, and I embraced every change. I love changes! (except for the new hideous logo - of course) I love the new layout design and I love the way DeviantART introduced status posts and mentions, these are some really cool stuff.
But I’m concerned about something. I’ve been waiting for deviantART to bring the footer back but I think I’ve waited long enough and I’m sure now, that there’s no way it’s coming back.
I repeat, changes are essential, but if these changes are limiting a user’s activity, you should rethink it.
Back when we had a footer, we had the ability to set “channels” and most users had the channel set to Daily Deviations… Now, what are Daily Deviations? Daily Deviations are FEATURED artworks, they change every 24 hours, a
My DeviantART StoryHello guys, It's deviantART's 14th birthday, and I decided to write my deviant art story for you.
Back in 2007, I discovered DeviantART through a friend of mine, we used to be so into the metal band "Nightwish" and we used to appreciate the emotional photo manipulation artworks in here, especially the ones of MySweetDarkness. I decided to create an account to give feedback for the artworks I liked, I created my first account with a really silly username, I'm not going to share it, though.
So anyway, after a while I realised that my username is really stupid and we didn't have the ability to change usernames back then, so I created a new account on Jun 8th, 2008 and I named it Rudz-is-me (that's not better either).
I started uploading my art to dA and I made some really great friends. Especially darkredbbb who is my best friend now.
Here are two artwor
I updated my personal website. It's now my tumblr blog. I switched from dA Portfolios to Tumblr for the lack of updates (sadly) And I wanted you guys to check it out the new design!
Thanks for checking out!
And I made the good old dA Portfolio linked to portfolio.rudychidiac.com
The Trad-DadThe other day I was chatting with STelari on Skype as usual.
Then she mentioned something she's working on, i won't talk much just see by yourself:
So the Trad-dad image in my head inspired me so much that I painted him on Procreate (Yes, Ironically the trad-dad is done digitally)
And here it is!
Ps: I'm not the trad-dad
as I mentioned on Skype
Life UpdatesHi guys!
It's been a while since i checked up with most of you, STelari is taking up all my free time so if I'm not talking to you blame her.
Here are some life updates:
I'm considering leaving my office job, looking for a new graphic design jobs available before I take this step.
I was supposed to take french classes during the summer semester at university but they closed the french classes.
I had a health problem related to stress, I'm under medication and the doctor said I must join a gym.
I joined a gym, I work out 3 times / week, it's going well, losing a few kgs (PS: I'm not fat)
I won in an art contest at university, some cash and here are the winning artworks (done digitally on iPad):
I'm starting a new ~A3 pointillism artwork, I hope i don't give up on it soon.I started r
Fan Art Friday: Attack On Titan
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
Attack on titan by VeggieStudio
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there!
People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years.
Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.
I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!
So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.
Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints.
They worked for me but they may not work for you.
And now that you have a dA account...
What should you do?
► POST FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLY
Your first post should be a fi
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Project Porkchop: Vol. 390
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
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