Individual deviations are displayed on their own pages, with a list of statistical information about the image, as well as place for comments by the artist and other members, and the option to share through other social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Journals are like personal blogs for the member pages, and the choice of topic is up to each member; some use it to talk about their personal or art-related lives, others use it to spread awareness or marshal support for a cause.
Although only members of Deviant Art can save their work as deviations.
Users can also obtain Premium Prints Account offering 50% of the profits and an immediate check of material submitted for sales.
A Creative Commons license is one of several public copyright licenses that allow the distribution of copyrighted works.
On September 30, 2007, a film category was added to Deviant Art, allowing artists to upload videos.
Deviant Art was originally launched on August 7, 2000, by Scott Jarkoff, Matt Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others, as part of a larger network of music-related websites called the Dmusic Network.
The site flourished largely because of its unique offering and the contributions of its core member base and a team of volunteers after its launch, Deviant Art was loosely inspired by projects like Winamp facelift, customize.org, deskmod.com, screenphuck.com, and skinz.org, all application skin-based websites.