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Celebrating 16 Years of DeviantArt!

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 12:26 AM
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Celebrate 16 Years of DeviantArt

Celebrate 16 Years of DeviantArt

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.

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  1. Download the coloring template.
  2. Use the Paint Bucket Tool in the image editing software of your choice to fill in shapes that reveal scenes hidden in the line art. Use solid colors only. No shading, texturing, or gradients.
  3. Feel free to rotate the canvas (90º, 180º, 270º, etc.) to better suit your creativity.
Examples To Get You Started

Examples To Get You Started

Rules

Rules

  • The 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge is open to all DeviantArt members.
  • Submit as many coloring templates as you’d like.
  • Upload your finished work as a deviation to: Community Projects > Holidays > 2016 > 16th Birthday Coloring Challenge.
  • Use the deviation description to tag other deviants you want to participate in the Coloring Challenge.
  • All submissions must adhere to DeviantArt’s normal Terms of Service and Etiquette standards.
About the Template Creator

About the Template Creator

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.

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Buy One, Get One Free, Core Membership

Buy One, Get One Free, Core Membership

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.

Buy One, Get One FREE!

Build the Future

You are funding DeviantArt and the community thanks you!

No Ads*

Advertising-free use of DeviantArt

The “Core” Symbol

Your username will include the coveted Core Symbol

Option to Change Your Username

Hassle-free conversion of your account to a new name

Discount on Prints Purchases

Get a 10% discount

Beta-test New Features

The option to be a beta-tester and try features first

Set Your Own Prices

Set the sale price on your prints for higher royalties

No Commitment

Cancel rebilling at any time

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DeviantArt’s 16th Birthday Badge

DeviantArt’s 16th Birthday Badge

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!




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!

Looking for more Sweet Sixteen festivities to join? Check out these other birthday events!
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:iconlysame:
Lysame Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Soon the 17th anniversary Heart 
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:iconejm001:
Ejm001 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
how do I dopwn load this onto a drawing app?
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:icontaviskaron:
taviskaron Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Happy Belated birthday!
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:iconemeraldgreen6074:
EmeraldGreen6074 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy late birthday!!!!F2U: Pink Neko Blob Icon rainbow flag flapping F2U: Pink Neko Blob Icon Hug 
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:iconmorsoth:
Morsoth Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!
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:iconcircleofdeathv:
circleofdeathv Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Knife Emoji 
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:iconalicevii:
AliceVII Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
it's late but
happy happy happy birthday <3 
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:iconokioppai:
OkiOppai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy late birhtday
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:iconabbaietwinkle:
AbbaieTwinkle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
happy late birthday .w.
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Happy late brithday! <3
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:iconmilkcase:
milkcase Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy late birthday!
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:iconsionventus:
Sionventus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :3
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:iconshigeru-chan:
shigeru-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconarringtastic2013:
Arringtastic2013 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
happy birthday!
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:iconfrxstbite:
FrXstBite Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student General Artist
<3
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:iconlucieribeiro:
LucieRibeiro Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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:iconyettyen:
Yettyen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy belated Birthday (I want this Badge so bad xD)
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:iconyarkov:
Yarkov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Animation sm Happy Birthday 1 
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:iconcoke-brother:
Coke-brother Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconanimefairy1:
animefairy1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
happy late birthday!lol
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:iconforever-a-fangirl-14:
forever-a-fangirl-14 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy bday!!! (how late am i?)
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:iconfokseyk:
Fokseyk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist
Awesome!!
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:iconsinfulnebula:
SinfulNebula Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday! :heart:
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:iconxwildxsnowxhunterx:
xWILDxSNOWxHUNTERx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Student General Artist
yay
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:iconwibiss:
Wibiss Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:icondazziwolfking:
dazziwolfking Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student General Artist
noice
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:iconariiesu98:
ariiesu98 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconemocx:
emocx Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Too late ):
But, Happy Birthday! (:
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:iconcelstie:
Celstie Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oh wow i missed this
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:iconwoodbisnoopy:
WoodbiSnoopy Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww sweet
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:icontwilightfirefly27:
TwilightFirefly27 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student
I wish i couldve done it.
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:iconakemiisumi:
AkemiIsumi Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wonder if getting this badge works c:
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:iconyokomarz:
YokoMarz Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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:iconpingonaut:
Pingonaut Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
A bit late, oops. Made it though!
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:iconchemax3x:
CHEMAX3X Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(=
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:iconmojemiki:
mojemiki Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!!! (too late sorry :( )
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:iconpickonee:
PickOnee Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!
sorry i was late ^^'
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:iconsicokocip:
sicokocip Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday! :D
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:iconjukolife:
JukoLife Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
happy bhirtday!
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:iconowtheedge69:
owtheedge69 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
HAPPI BIRTHDAY
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:iconbiohazard2020:
BIOHAZARD2020 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlochiakimo:
LochiaKimo Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Well, happy birthday.
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:icongracefulgrave:
GracefulGrave Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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:iconaoissie:
AOISSIE Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi
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:iconwubiijp:
WubiiJP Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
xd
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:icondaniy4:
daniy4 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icongivethemcake:
GiveThemCake Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  New Deviant
happy bday!
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:iconflavilez:
Flavilez Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Happy Bday DA!!!
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:iconmadamfrost:
MadamFrost Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2017  Student General Artist
I submitted mine when this event started: Happy 16th Birthday Deviantart! but I never got the badge.
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