DeviantArt

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Name: deviantART (dA, DA)
Owner/Maintainer:
Dates: August 7, 2000 - present
Type: Artist Community, Gallery, Social Networking Site
Fandom: Multifandom
URL: http://www.deviantart.com/
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deviantART is a community site for artists. It is open to art in a wide variety of media, both original and fanart, which has its own category, possibly the largest multifandom fanart collection online. Artists can display their art in their own gallery, and there are site-wide categories and search functions for browsing all archived works. dA also has a shop where artists can sell prints and other printed goods, though anything labelled as fanart is automatically excluded from these commercial features to avoid copyright problems.[1]

The site also has social networking features. Members can comment on art, add other members' works to their favorites, and subscribe to the updates of specific artists. The site also offers journals, collections, polls, and forums for discussion. In 2009 dA expanded its group functionality, so that now groups are a properly supported feature with group management tools, rather than the previous "clubs" which were just repurposed individual accounts.

Fanfiction is also posted on the site; see the fanfiction category.

References

  1. deviantArt FAQ #743: Can I sell "fanart" as prints? (accessed 26 January 2009)
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