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Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 11:21 AM
Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!

The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins vs Gnomes, and include the invention they would use to confuse, confound, or explode their opponents.

It's up to you: pick as your inspiration the measured ingenuity of the Gnomes or the trademarked fearlessness of Goblins. Make a new invention or reinterpret an old one.

Step 1

Learn more about the characters and inventions used in the game, Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes. View the cards provided above and consult the additional resources link. You may use as reference but not actually duplicate Gnomes, Goblins, inventions, and other visual materials currently used in the game.

Step 2

Create an original artwork inspired by the Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes game in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Step 3

Submit your entry using the button below. Your entry must be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and must be submitted as a single .JPG or a single .PNG file.

First Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Second Place

  • $2,500 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Third Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

22 Semi-Finalists

  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART


The Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Challenge begins at 12:00AM (PT) on November 20, 2014 and ends at 11:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of November 20, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to is required to enter the contest;
  • Membership to is free.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Hearthstone in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions.
  • You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • You may use as reference but not actually duplicate visual materials currently used in the Game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.


Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by deviantART staff. The three winners will be selected by a Senior Member of the Hearthstone Creative Team from the semi-finalists. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Successful depiction of a Gnome or Goblin character
  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.

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Star Wars: A New Hope

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 7:41 PM
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner

Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!

It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. George Lucas is whispering, “Wake up…” — for he has more life lessons for the youth. He continues on in his role as our children’s modern Walt Disney.

This second batch of Star Wars movies will hopefully fare better with the fans than the near-disastrous rollout of The Phantom Menace in 1999.  The Star Wars community was split in two by the prequel trilogy. While on one hand it brought in a whole new younger audience to the franchize, the older fans who had waited so many years for these films were devastated that they were skewed to such a young audience.

But there was something else missing, one might say the vital ingredients that made the original franchize so great. There was no hope that we’d ever see Francis Ford Coppola, writer and director of the fantastic Godfather Trilogy as well as Apocalypse Now, work on the scripts as he had done on A New Hope.  There was also no chance that Gary Kurtz, the original trilogies producer would be back either. Gary was just as involved with Star Wars as George Lucas was. He kept George on track on both development and production through American Graffiti and their early desire to do a Flash Gordon adaptation, the latter project evolved into Star Wars.

We can relax because J.J. Abrams, who so successfully resuscitated the Star Trek franchise with his reboot, is the director this time out.

No worries, right? So who’s left?

Lawrence Kasdan. The man who co-wrote Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. The man credited with breathing life into Luke, Leia and Han, then taking them on a slightly darker path. Kasdan was the man who also helped bring Indiana Jones to the screen, co-writing Raiders Of The Lost Ark! Many fans, with serious Star Wars knowledge, were relieved when the first video journal for Star Wars had both JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan in it. A hopeful sign that JJ wouldn’t have final say on the script, something many Star Trek fans had wished someone else had on that reboot. Lawrence will be around for a while, his name already linked with the further sequels and spin-offs planned by Disney for Star Wars.

Now we wait with baited breath for the first teaser for the first film in the next trilogy. We will analyse each second of the one minute trailer for hours, perhaps weeks, hoping for glimpses of Easter eggs within it.

So as the Jedi nation grows in its multitudes and the 2015 Star Wars Celebration Convention, scheduled for April 16-19 in Anaheim is projected to shatter attendance records, there remains little evidence of the Force ever having being asleep in these years after the third “prequel.”

Lawrence, our faith is with you.

No pressure.

Your Thoughts

  1. Which Star Wars characters are best suited to be featured in their own spin-off films?

  2. Do you hope Lando makes a surprise appearance?

  3. What are your hopes for the new series of Star Wars films?

  4. How would you like to see Han Solo and Princess Leia's relationship play out?

  5. What is your favorite Star Wars Fan Art or Fan Fiction?


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Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 1:57 PM
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I'm gonna have a stroke after I said this!

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Trying something new*, be sure to read the whole journal before commenting! :D

In honor of the beloved Black Friday and Cyber Monday 'holidays' coming up, I figured I'd do a little giveaway for ya'll!

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Bullet; RedGIVEAWAYBullet; Red 

The giveaway will be for 25Points !


1. You must +fav this journal :) (Smile)
2. Find a deviation already featured in this journal and post a comment on that deviation pertaining to that deviation.
(If you've already commented on it, find one you haven't commented on!)
3. Come back here and post a link to the comment you posted on that deviation.
4. Optional: Feel free to Added to my devWatch! me if you like my stuff :3

This giveaway will end on the 27th of November and a winner will be randomly chosen!

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Thank you again for watching me! Glomp!

*For those curious as to why, it's because I want to help people out in getting noticed. That's why I make these journals and feature people.
I'm trying to think of the best way for people to get attention brought to their work. Previous methods I've tried didn't garner results I wanted.
That's why I keep changing around how things work, trying to build incentives for people to go and comment/fav/etc. other people.
That's another reason why I made this giveaway 25 points instead of the previous 100 points.
If this works out, I'll happily do this more often, and 25 points makes that a lot easier for me to make that happen! c:
Feel free to comment about this idea. I'd love any feedback!
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Monthly Giveaway (November)

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 21, 2014, 3:25 AM
Hi again~ XD This giveaway will ends in 24 hours, so fave away~! 

This month giveaway prize will be a surprise~! 


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Before I get into this I want to apologize for sounding preachy, but a growing pet peeve of mine over the years as I converse with peers at Artist Alleys is an increase of fanart that's not actually by fans.

What I mean are all these illustrators flocking to the scene that for the most part, just spit out work of popular subject matter for the sake of sales.

Now I'm not naive, many artists sign up at Artist Alley are clearly there for the income and that's totally cool but come on guys. At their core, comic/anime conventions should be about gathering with others to celebrate geeky shit you're passionate about. It's about sharing your fandoms with others, right? Ideally.

So when I see a booth that is mostly composed of say... League of Legends lady pinups I'd be like "Oh cool, this person plays League too! I should totally geek out with them" but after a quick exchange of words it turns out they don't actually play. Or they did, like once but don't really like it. They're in it for the money.

Finding this out as a fan and fellow artist, it feels like a punch to the gut. Don't get me wrong though, I completely get the logic behind it. Currently League of Legends is one of the most played games in the world, the following is nothing short of ludicrous. You'd be stupid not to spit out a pinup of Jinx/Ahri/Vi etc. right? Cause Sex sells. Pinups are clearly where it's at.


That's just one example though, there's a plethora of fandoms I'm into that I see misrepresented all the time and it's something I grind my teeth at for practically every show. But really, who the fuck am I to tell people what they should draw? Absolutely no one, I'm not important.

I'm just a guy who's asking... draw things you really care about. If you're going to shit on licenses and do fanart the least you can do is be a fan.

The reason why I think Mangle is male

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 2:22 PM