What is DeviantArt? Part 1What is DeviantArt? Part 1 by Heidi
Although it’s getting rarer these days, I sometimes come across people who ask me what exactly “DeviantArt” means. Before I begin to explain all the amazing things our community has to offer, they sometimes look at me sideways and say, "Deviant, eh? One of those websites..."
Most marketing experts would never name a site "DeviantArt," because the word "deviant" has multiple meanings that can be interpreted in different — not always positive — ways. Yet we are the greatest, most diverse art community in existence. Few branding agencies would ever make DeviantArt its infamous green/gray color. Yet we love it, and have become known for it.
Where else can you stunning fan artists alongside the best nature photographers in the world? Or top comic book artists alongside the most talented storytellers of our generation? We are DeviantArt, the wild card of the Internet, th
Hey I'm Will. I'm a gay agnostic half-German from the Seattle area. I'm into fantasy, sci-fi, anime, video games, sports, hiking, camping, cycling, and LEGOs among other things.|
I discovered a love for photography and digital art when I first found deviantART back in 2006, and although I haven't always been active on dA over the years, I have always proudly presented myself as a member of this awesome online community.