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The enthusiasm can be a little overwhelming, and a first-time visitor to deviantART's site might balk at its busy navigation. But for artists, the site is a real resource, offering products and services like brushes and tutorials, as well as a place to post and sell their work. Even established artists like oil painter John Paul Thornton (`johnpaulthornton) have joined, right alongside early adopting deviants like Lara Jade (`larafairie), whose ethereal, glamorous portraits have landed her gigs for Elle and Lush magazines; and Nina Matsumoto (`spacecoyote), a comic book artist whose manga-fied drawing of The Simpsons captured Matt Groening's attention--and a job offer.

In fact, deviantART is the only online network Matsumoto still uses. "Without dA, my career in comics probably never would have happened," she says. "But now it's hard to find an artist that isn't on it. It's what everyone does."
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The Shoot

Angelo showed up donned in a flavorful mix of two of his favorite brands: deviantWear and Five Four Clothing. He rocked our I.D. Box Cap in a pic silhouetted against our orange wall in the lobby, all while sporting threads provided by Five Four Clothing. They were so stoked to be included in a feature about a site that shares much of the same cultural vision and deviant vibe as they do, they wrote up a blog about it!

"Five Four has been worn by so many celebrities in different forms of media to date, but I think this is one of the coolest product placement opportunities for Five Four to date, truly symbolizing what our company represents and whom we support."
-Andres Izquieta, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Five Four
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Caution: CEO at Play

As the article explains, Angelo's office is full of LEGOs, llamas, and action figures, and it's such a natural part of our office, we don't even notice that it's not a typical office space -- especially on staff Art Fridays, where doodling, drawing, and creating are just another day at work. So it's cool when someone comes in and comments on the personality of our workspace, and how it reflects the wider fun aspect of what it's like to be a deviant on our site.
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Why This Is Extra Cool

While we think of ourselves as Knowing Our Way Around the Internet, the truth is that some artists who maybe don't use computers as much might not know about us...yet! The sort of exposure that a cover story in a major magazine will bring to deviantART will have great impact on our already-vibrant community. We will be reaching a much broader audience of creatives, who, until now, may not have had a reason to encounter our awesome corner of the interwebs. And this sort of exposure helps our community to reach even further and succeed in ways we haven't yet imagined! Artists, writers, sculptors who may not surf the web as much will find a community of like-minded people they didn't even know EXISTED, willing to give them advice, be mentored, be a soundboard to bounce creative ideas off of. Parents discussing the article may be overheard by a young adult, who might then log in and become the next community leader! Just thinking of all the new deviants about to find a home and soon give back to the community that so enthusiastically welcomed them in -- well, it makes us all warm and fuzzy.

UPDATE: Winners will be announced within next week at DesignnHQ 


The DesignnHQ challenges you to create the cover art for the next edition of Designn Magazine! The winning artwork would be used as the cover of the 6th edition with an inside cover feature.

Your entry can originate in any medium. Keep in mind that that this is a magazine cover which would go to print; hence keep the highlights of the artwork focused towards the center and right side of the cover, and avoid details towards the edges (1cm from each edge).

(Note that you only need to create the background image of the cover according to the size provided below.)

How to Enter

1. Create

Create your entry in any medium - anything from digital paintings to traditional drawing.

Make sure the final work is at least A4 size (2480px x 3508px) and 300dpi. Save it as a JPG or PNG file, and you're ready to submit.


Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest (Example) by UJz

2. Submit your work

Once you finish your piece, upload your cover image as a PNG or JPG file to DeviantART.

Remember to mention it's for the Designnn Magazine Cover Art Contest on the description.

Then submit it to the contest folder at our offical group DesignnHQ . (You must be a member to submit.)
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(Keep in mind to store a copy of the original files (.psd) since you would be required to submit them if you win.)


1st Place

• Artwork featured as the cover of the 6th edition

• Insider cover feature

• 2000 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 500 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Free copy of the 6th edition

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

2nd Place

• Magazine Feature

• 1500 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 300 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

3rd Place

•  Magazine Feature

• 1000 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 200 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

The Rules


Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on November 1, 2014 and must be submitted to the contest folder at our group DesignnHQ.

• Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible.

• Entries can originate in any medium but must be in PNG or JPG file format when submitted.

• You may submit more than one entry, and they need to be original work. 

• Entries cannot contain any watermarks and any resources used should be credited to in the description.

•  By submitting you give Designn permission to use the cover image in the magazine cover (both digital and print) and any promotional material.


The 3 winners will be chosen by Designn staff members.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

• Creativity

• Technical Skills

• Overall Impact


:icondigitallycreated: :icondeviantart-related:
If you'd like to offer a prize, let us know in the comments!
Any questions? Please comment below.

Imagine FX Magazin Cover Art and Workshop.

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 27, 2012, 6:29 PM
Imagine FX Magazine Cover and Workshop

Hey Guys, For those who are not familiar with Imagine FX Magazines, they are general aimed at different categories of digital art. I'm happy to have participated in the making of the recent manga issue with many great artist and staff.: ) I worked on the cover and I also provided the magazine with a tutorial and a video walk through of my progress. If you guys are interested or curious in checking it out, please click------>…
ps. The magazine also comes with a DVD which has a bunch of brushes that I used in the makings of the cover.

I'll be reposing the cover for the magazine sometime later, this time I've gotten permission form them to post it on DA : )

codes by mynti

(open for contract, please e-mail me at for quotes)

  • Listening to: The World
  • Reading: Naruto Shippuden
  • Watching: Death Note
  • Eating: rice noodles
  • Drinking: Bl**D

- 1st Place -

Indra (magazine cover version) by onitonari

- 2nd PLACE -

Aurorae by kelogsloops

Aurorae by kelogsloops

- 3rd PLACE -

Congrats to all three winners! 

Thank you!

A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, we hope to hold more contests and giveaways in the future, join us at DesignnHQ to receive the latest updates!

An equally big thank you goes out to Moonbeam13 and TehAngelsCry for sponsoring prizes - it's much appreciated! 

If you'd like to offer a prize, let us know in the comments!
Any questions? Please comment below.

The coming issue for 3D Hobby Magazine will be out in just a few weeks and we we're running a cover contest! Deadline is December 20th!

Winner will receive:
1. Featured on the cover of the December issue.
2. Several pieces of their artwork featured and (if winner wishes to participate)a mini-interview in the December issue
3. Free year's worth of 3D Hobby Magazine. (Dec 2010 - Dec 2011)

The requirements are as follows:
1. Images must be portrait NOT landscape.
2. Images should be 935(w) x 1210(h) and 110dpi
3. The theme is the Christmas/Holiday Season. Snowy or tropical, pine trees or palm trees...the vision is yours.
4. No nudity!
5. Image must be a 3D Render.  Postwork IS allowed!

Entries not chosen as the cover winner, may be selected for inclusion in our Holiday Gallery feature in the December issue. Images will only be used with the artist's approval, of course.

Entries should be submitted to the 3D Hobby Mag Contest thread here -…
There is an ongoing project for a magazine here in the Philippines for artists to be able to design the cover of Art In Site Magazine. The magazine will have 3000 copies each with a unique cover designed by different artists.  You may go to the website and reserve your slot for a cover design now! Hurry! We need 3000 artists! Many forms of art are welcome and artists are free to express their thoughts and ideas by designing a cover! There will be a print run of 3000 and artworks will also be exhibited!


Artists DO NOT have to be from the Philippines and everyone is welcome to join. You may visit the official website here:

About the Contest:…
Contact Information:…
Heavy Metal 268 Cover by isikol

AWESOME MOMENT for me!! The legenderay magazine "HEAVY METAL" is using one of my images as their cover for the April issue...
This is indeed my most recognized moment for what im trying to do for the last 3-4 years.
 But this couldn't be possibly if it wasn't forDeligaris  who was teaching me patiently for the last 2 years...
Nick i owe a lot to you and maril1 .thank you so much!
This is for you guys!

p.s. So many wonderful comments. Thank you all guys from the bottom of my heart! :) 
  • Mood: Joy
myTakoyaki COMIC-CON 2012 CONTEST!

We decided to get at table at the New York Comic con 2012 in October.  To make our debut, we would like to open a contest and publish a magazine featuring mytakoyaki’s mangas!! discussion thread here:…

DEADLINE – JULY 16, 2012
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Main Character of the oneshot will be featured on our cover with other characters in full color as the headliner. A copy of the magazine, $100 bucks, interview and promotional page.

2nd Place – main character will be featured on the cover,  recieve a copy of the magazine, links to their website.

TOP 5 PLACES – Their oneshot story will be published to our magazine that we will be selling on NYAF 2012.  Credits and links to their website(if you have one deviant or other) will be noted in the magazine so they can get some publicity.

After the contest we will be selling the extra magazines here at mytakoyaki, so pre-orders will follow.  If enough orders are made, profits will be split among the top 5, its not gonna be much since we'll sell it at a lower profit value, but its a start!


Manga Layout – We will be publishing with KA-BLAM, so use their comic layout.  I’ve tested them out so if you have any questions, let me know.
Page Minimum – The manga oneshot must be at least 25 pages but no more than 60 pages.
Theme – This must be a 100% original manga.  It cannot be based off of any existing manga.  For example, you cannot submit a oneshot of your shinobi in the world based of Naruto and his characters.  Other than that, Any genre is welcome.
Ratings – Please keep it at a TEEN rating.  Violence like Beelzebub, Naruto, Bleach, and Hitman Reborn is fine.  Claymore, Deadman Wonderland and other over the top bloody violence is not acceptable.  No over the top nudity or blood either.
Read Layout – Unlike traditional manga, we like to keep to the culture of the English language, so please make your stories read LEFT TO RIGHT.  As we’re publishing the magazine in that direction.
Artstyle – B&W as the published work will be in black and white…must use this template for the sizing just so stuff doesn’t get so warped when we publish.  300dpi work.  save it from here:…
***KA-BLAM's website stated to save the file in .tiff format.  DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THIS and submit as a JPG image.  don't worry about the .tiff format***
*previous winners of mytakoyaki contest will not be allowed to enter their manga to this contest as you may be featured in this magazine already(if there is room) BUT if you have new manga you can submit that*

*Since it's been asked, one submission per user, no multiple submissions*

The DC Fanclub Magazine Cover contest!</b>

Hello! Below are details on the DC Fanclubs very first contest: The Magazine Cover Contest! Read on...

:bulletred:What's the object of the contest?

The main point of the contest is to design a fictional magazine that you might find somewhere in the DC universe, and put your favorite DC superhero on the cover! Or your least favorite, it doesn't matter to us.
Fictional means it has to be a made up magazine, not one that already exists, such as TIME, People, Seventeen, etc... but one completely of your own design.

The deadline for contest entries is September 1st. HOWEVER, that is not definite. If enough people need an extension, I shall give one. I also am going to be moving at some point this month, I just don't know when, and it might be extended if I'm going to be busy around that time.

:bulletblue:How do I submit an entry?

Submit a contest entry the same way you would submit a normal deviation, but noting the club. HOWEVER, be sure to put "Contest entry" in your title, or it might not be included.

Tips for a good contest entry

Try looking at real-life magazines to see how they word things and how cover headlines are usually set up
Have at least 5 headlines to make it look like a realistic magazine

:bulletblue:How are the winners decided?

The winners will be decided by judges. There will be 3 Winners, First Place, and two runner ups.

:bulletred:What are the prizes?

1st Place

First place winner will get:
  • A free art request (fully inked, colored, and shaded) from AceOfHearts848. The request does not have to be limited to only DC based art, it can be ANYTHING.
  • A stamp or icon request from AceOfHearts848
  • Their own special feature in an upcoming DCFanclub newsletter,  again the feature is not limited just DC Fanart.

2nd Place

3rd Place
  • A stamp/icon request by AceOfHearts848 as well as a 5-piece feature in her journal!

:bulletblue:Are there any rules?

You bet.

1.No porno mags. This contest must be appropriate for all ages.

2.Similarly, no nude pictures or anything that would merit a mature content filter

3.Submissions must follow the Club's submission rules. This means no original characters.

4.All submissions have to be 100% your own art, anything made out of photographs or screenshots, comic pages, etc... will not be accepted as entries.

5.Flaming or putting down other people's entries in a non constructive way will result in disqualification.

6.You must be a member to join the contest! If you would like to participate please read our <a href=”…>info on joining and affiliation.

See TheDCFanclub's journal more info.