DeviantArt launched 16 years ago, providing a community of artists and art appreciators with a place to call home. Now, on August 7th, as we celebrate our Sweet Sixteen, we’re bringing a birthday celebration to our deviants around the world! From the comfort of your computer, help us celebrate the reason we’re all here today — our vibrant and inspirational community!
Standing at the cusp of Internet-adulthood, it’s always enjoyable to look back and embrace the carefree days of our artistic youth. This year, while adult coloring books are flying off the shelves nearly faster than fiction, what better way to unwind than celebrating with some coloring of your own? Using the Paint Bucket Tool in your favorite image-editing software, download our template and find inspiration and serenity in the swirling shapes.
Born and raised in Mexico by Uruguayan and Chilean parents, Patricio Betteo (betteo), has been a pillar of the DeviantArt community for over 9 years.
As evidenced in illustrations for magazines and children’s books, Betteo’s art contains splashes of color that reflect the thought-provoking whimsy that inspired him down the path towards art. Comics and painting are the “non-lucrative side missions” in his art life. He also enjoys juggling and likes to eat the cores of apples.
As part of our Birthday Celebration, from now until August 11, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, you’ll get an extra three months added to your Membership for free!
Not only will you enjoy the many benefits that come with being a Core Member – like browsing ad-free and staying up-to-date with live notifications – but you’ll also be aiding a site that inspires and influences so many.
You are funding DeviantArt and the community thanks you!
Advertising-free use of DeviantArt
Your username will include the coveted Core Symbol
Hassle-free conversion of your account to a new name
Get a 10% discount
The option to be a beta-tester and try features first
Set the sale price on your prints for higher royalties
Cancel rebilling at any time
* Does not exclude promotional message from DeviantArt. Core Members enjoy the same privileges as the former Premium Members
Deviants who participate in the 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge by uploading their finished template to the correct category will be awarded the coveted 16th Birthday Badge!
Heidi. Female. Tall. Sarcastic. Athletic. Bossy. Financial enthusiast. Olympics lover. TV/fandom fanatic.
I've been fortunate to be involved with DeviantArt from day one and have held a variety of positions over the past thirteen years. Today, I'm DeviantArt's Vice President of Marketing.
I graduated college with a Journalism major and Political Science minor, and enjoy all aspects of news and politics. I can often be found watching Fox News, CNN, or CNBC during the wee hours of the morning.
When I'm not working, my hobbies include playing and watching almost all sports (basketball, softball/baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, etc.), traveling, geocaching, investing, and trying to be as funny as humanly possible. When it's time to relax, I'll turn on the television or read a book.
I also used to run GilmoreGirls.org, which was pretty epic during its heyday.
Current Residence: Earth
Favourite genre of music: Christmas songs, jams from the 80s
Favourite style of art: Pixel art, photography, fan art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Lobster, shrimp, clams
Favourite cartoon character: Bobby's World, DuckTales, Bionic Six
Personal Quote: I'm not stubborn, I just refuse to settle.
For her outstanding work with deviantART, Heidi is presented with the illustrious Bolt Award for 2008. Heidi is the embodiment of community spirit, dedication, and drive that makes deviantART what it is today. Her positive attitude and inspiring personality has been an influence on the formation of the site since the very beginning, and without her, deviantART would be a much duller and less magical place.