Well, deviantART.com is up again and I was able to announce the Winner of my little “Ad Hunt” Contest at my deviantART Journal.I also got a response back from the lucky Winner. A female deviant from “Down Under” with the dA User Name ShellDevil-Art. She wanted me to pick from her dA Print Wish-list for her, so I did. The order is placed and soon will the reward be on its way to the land of the kangaroos and koalas. Here are some of her photographs which she made available at her Gallery on her dA User page. Now I Can Dance Mushroom Fairy Lost At Sea Flower Series 01 Nice, don’t you think? The overall positive response makes me seriously consider to repeat the contest again this year. Some very disappointed, because they found out about it too late, but thought that it was a very cool and unique contest they have never seen before at dA. I believe it was a win-win combination. Everybody had fun. Nobody had to do stupid things. What more can I ask for?Cheers,Carsten aka Roy/SAC
What a bummer. I just wanted to announce the winner of my DeviantArt “Ad Hunt” Contest, but the whole site is down.I was lucky that it was accessible earlier. I contacted the Winner before I wanted to make the announcement. I hope the Winner got the message. Well, there is not much I can do at the moment but wait that it is up again.An unfortunate delay which forces me to change my schedule. I hope that it is nothing serious.
I am an artist at deviantART myself and was browsing around on dA, checking out Art posted by other artists (one of the normal things to do as a “deviant”).I came across an Artist yesterday that caught my attention more than it normally does.He goes by the Artist Name Dilekt (Dilekt Artist Homepage at dA). Below are the pieces that are available as Print. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. Empyrean by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Foretold Prophesy by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Glacial Haven by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Inner Soul by DilektLarge View | Buy Print The Inevitable by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Throne Of God by DilektLarge View | Buy Print Full Galery of Dilekt Art @ deviantART.com I loved his art right away and added 6 of his pieces that are available as print to my wishlist (others can buy me as gift) and 8 others to my favorites (that others can see which Art from from other Artists I like). If you want one to put on your wall (not computer :)), no Problem. Prints are available and cost only between $2 and $24 dollars (without frame) depending on size and print type (lustre, matte or glossy) plus about $5 for shipping (2nd day air and special packaging). You should get it within 3-4 days, if you order today.
Lolly, an Admin at deviantART.com seized the opportunity on April Fools day to fool a lot of Deviant’s with his article about the new Web 2.0 powered mock-up of deviantART.com. This Article caused comments from thousands and thousands of mostly shocked Deviant’s worldwide. C’mon, this joke was so obvious, that even a blind man could have seen it. A close look at the mock-up itself and you can tell right away, that this is a joke, not to mention that the mock-up looks ugly and not dA worthy nor make the shown features any sense for a site like deviantART.The thing with the creative commons license “NC-1701-D” was actually funny (Trekkies know) and the “powered by AJAX V1.5″ should trigger a laugh or at least a smile from any Web Developer.I could not resist and jump on to this bandwagon and counter proposed an alternative mock-up for a new version of deviantART.com. The people that were not fooled had a good laugh. I am always amazed how easy people can be fooled. The Mock ups Lolly’s version of deviantART with Web 2.0 Technology, including Tag Cloud.My Alternative Mock up of deviantART.comAnd while I had so much fun, did I create a fun Version of “my” Windows Desktop, which can be seen here.I also did something more serious and finished my entry for the “Art of Threes Resolution” contents which is titled “The Three Styles of …” and about the Three Styles of the PC Underground (Text) Art Scene during the[…]
I spent several hours today on my home page at deviantART. I added 31 ASCII’s, ANSI’s and VGA’s from my personal “best of” collection. It wasn’t the upload of the art that took so much of my time. What took the time was writing comments for every single uploaded piece of my art. Some Comments were quite detailed and have some inside details about the Group, BBS, FTP Server (etc.) the Art Work was created for.Also some interesting stories about the actual circumstances that lead to the creation of the individual piece. It’s often not only interesting to read for the people that were also part of the scene at those times and can personally relate to the things I am talking about. It is also interesting for the viewer who never had anything to do with the whole thing and is just interested in the classic art of ASCII and ANSI Text Art and Low-Res VGA (320×200 256 Colors or 640×480 16 Colors).Whatever the case, I believe it will be worthwhile for you to stop by and have a look for yourself. Carsten a.k.a. Roy/SAC