Deviant Art

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DeviantArt  (stylized as deviantART;  abbreviated as dA) is an online community showcasing various forms of user-made artwork. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angela Sorito and others. deviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of L.A., California.

DeviantArt aims to provide a platform for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. Works are organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, film making, skins for applications, operating system customization utilities and others, along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography. Additional utilities include journals, polls, groups and portfolios.

“Fella,” a small robotic cat character, is the official deviantArt mascot.

As of August 2010, the site consists of over 14.5 million members, and over 100 million submissions, and receives around 140,000 submissions per day. In addition, deviantArt users submit over 1.4 million “favorites” and 1.5 million comments daily.  The domain deviantart.com attracted at least 36 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a compete.comstudy.  As of July 2011, it is the 13th largest social network with 3.8 million weekly visits.

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