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Smack my Bitch Up!
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Happy Birthday :3!
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why you break it
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Scalies Nagas Snake Stuff <3
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forgot to shout this 3 days ago: Happy Birthday <3
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 9:16 AM
Nobody
So...

if you're serious about boycotting, read this.another edit, about the money stuff.
here's spyed talking about issues with revenue and money stuff, and hinting at core.
and more discussion about lack of communication.
there was some discussion in the comments about how DA could possibly be broke, with getting $10million in 2013 to keep it the top art website. but after a discussion with a website dev, it's entirely possible for a website to cost millions of collars to host. Similar websites like tumblr and imgur have received 4x and even 100x money in funding. 
(but there's also this if you want to read it too.
any other insight on this topic would be helpfu


...Apparently deviantART is going broke.

As much as I'd like to harp on bad business move after bad business move ("treating a website like 'their art project' instead of a community project belonging to everyone, and getting defensive as fuck when people shit on it", (just like most of us would if someone went on an "attack" about everything they don't like about the aesthetics of our artstyles -- except that some random asshole doesn't have to look at our art but the dA user interface IS shared by everyone so unless they start implementing "skins" for the DA, they will and SHOULD get shit for forcing interfaces that lose some of what worked about the previous UIs along the way ^^; ), the new  site logo that means like nothing (and looks like a cactus -- thanks Nanouw for pointing that out XD ), etc... ^_^;; )...

As much as I'd like to harp on all that, really, I have no idea why they are hemorrhaging money, because I see these announcements of them partnering with major projects for contests and you'd think they must be practically subsidized for what they're doing at this point.

I personally also always thought their prints system looked like a rip-off, where if I recall, you as the artist kept like 25% of the money or something, which I don't think any other site would pull so why WOULD people go to deviantART for prints?

But even noting that... I just have no idea why they are hemorrhaging money.

Apparently from that article I linked, there's a guy who's an ex-staff member who pretty much outright said he lost his job because they simply couldn't pay half the staff any more.


So... That's interesting to me.

For a hypothetical experiment... Let's say deviantART DOESN'T turn this around.

If deviantART were to collapse, where would you go for art?

Would you go to another site? OR, would you just say "to hell with art sites, I can just follow artist blogs"?
OR, what would you do?

I have a series of small "game dev blogs" I am putting together. Where should I post them? (more info at doom-san.deviantart.com/journa…

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Hamma-of-RammaH Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I hope everything is starting to go well for you again. I was just checking out your gallery. You have some really great stuff. I hope you keep it up.

I am a dummy! 
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Doom-san Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Ups and downs, really XD; And thank you ^^
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Hamma-of-RammaH Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Any time. :D (Big Grin) 
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twarrior25 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding my girls to your favourites :D
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A-E-L-Y-X Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work! It would be cool to collab in some way!
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Doom-san Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh thank you! I love your's as well ^^

That could be cool, yeah ^^
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KSapphire8989 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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Shono Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Catty Clan Girls by Shono  

Just like what WarAngel said: Thanks for the faves!


If you enjoy my comic art then you should check out my latest comic Shadows of Oblivion #3.

If you’re interested you can find it here: shawnmccauleyart.storenvy.com

If not, that’s cool too, I really appreciate the faves and the support!

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TheGearWork Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey there, thanks for the fav! If you have a request, or would like to do a trade, please, feel free to drop me a note mate!
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colderbing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy belated B-day. Hope it was fun.
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