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Bosses are the biggest, baddest, and strongest enemies in any video game. They control hordes of monsters, rule the land, and they usually take a lot of skill to defeat. We're challenging you to create a new colossus
(a boss) for the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, RIFT.

You're traveling through Telara as a bright light appears. A massive rift opens up and monsters start invading. Your team fights to protect their land. As they continuously battle the invading monsters, a massive, 10-story colossus appears.

deviantART is challenging artists to answer the question: What does this colossus look like in RIFT?

Choose one of the six planar themes: earth, air, fire, water, life, or death. Create concept art of a colossus using one of the themes. You can use your favorite image editing tool, a 3D program, or traditional media.

You must build a new colossus for the game RIFT.

Your colossus:
  • Must be based on only one of the six planar themes
  • Must be very large within the scale of the game environment
  • Must be original to you and all elements must originate from you. You cannot copy graphic material from the game.
  • Can be made in any medium as long as you submit it as a JPG or a PNG
  • Can be made using licensed brushes and textures, but you may not use third-party stock in your entry
Terrible to behold and teeming with elemental might, a colossus represents the ultimate destructive power of its plane, leading its fellow riftspawn to battle against scores of Ascended.

Choose one of the six planar themes. (Click examples below.)

Create concept art for a massive boss using your favorite image editing program, 3D graphics software, or traditional media.

Once you're done, submit it as a .JPG or .PNG file!

  • $1,500 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR Hoodie of the Winner's Choice*
  • 1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • $800 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • $400 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
*Depending on availability

Entry must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on June 19, 2011 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART.

  • 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 JPG or PNG file format when submitted. Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • Entries must be themed to a single planar theme (earth, air, fire, water, life, or death);
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free;
  • Trion Worlds, Inc. is not a sponsor or administrator of this offer and assumes no responsibility for this offer; and
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply. Please read the Official Rules carefully.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff.

From the Semi-Finalists, the final three winners will be selected by a member(s) from Trion's creative team! All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creative Expression of the Contest Challenge
  • Overall Impact of the Work
  • Technical Skill

Three Steps to Success

1. Download the template & create your own bottle artwork.

The template will provide you with a rectangular         "skin" outline representing the dimensions         of the actual label that wraps around the bottle.         Place your artwork into the rectangular template.         There is also a side-view of the bottle, which you         may optionally use (in addition to the required         rectangular skin) to show off your artwork on an         actual bottle shape.

Create anything you want using the template so         long as it represents your vision. Your entry         should show the Art Water name in whatever design         or placement you choose.

Helpful tip: The Art Water bottle is clear, meaning         you can play with the transparency for some crazy         layering effects. Now download the template and         start creating!

Download Bottle Template

Upload your Artwork to one of three categories: photography, traditional art and digital art.

Save your artwork as a GIF, JPG or PNG and upload it to deviantART via the buttons below.

Upload Photography Entry Upload Traditional Art Entry Upload Digital Art Entry *The photography category is for any entry in which photography is the dominant medium used and any entry using photomanipulation techniques based on photographs.

Win Awesome Prizes!

Art Water will select a winning entry in each category. Each winner will receive the prize package described below. To win, be sure your entry follows the rules!

Official Rules

There will be one photographer, one digital artist, and one traditional artist chosen to have their designs appear as Art Water bottle labels and sold throughout the United States!

Each artist will receive $1,500 USD, 8,000 deviantART Points, and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART!

Artists will also receive a $0.03 royalty for every bottle that is sold with their design on it. Click here for more information about the royalty.

This contest is CLOSED
Contest Winners

The response to the Wacom's Bring Your Vision to Life contest was truly awe-inspiring! With over 9,500 submissions, it was deviantART's most successful contest to date! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who entered, as well as to our great judges from Wacom (who had a very difficult job to do.)

Once again, we have been extremely impressed by the creativity and talent of the deviantART community. We are proud to announce the following winners (including Community Choice, chosen by YOU!) Let's check out who's getting their hands on a brand new Intuos4!

    
Second & Third Place Finalists     
        
In the initial posting of this article, the 2nd and 3rd place winners had been mistakenly switched. The order on the page now is the correct one. We apologize for the confusion.
    
         First Place          Community Choice

The Movie

New from producer Tim Burton and director Shane Acker comes the post-apocalyptic fantasy "9". In the too-near future, the world's machines have turned on mankind, decimating the human population before being largely shut down.

In a mission to salvage the legacy of civilization, a group of small creations were given the spark of life by a scientist in the final days of humanity. Surviving past the apocalypse, one of their own, #9 (voiced by Elijah Wood), emerges and displays leadership qualities that may help them survive and possibly even thrive.

With their group so few, these "stitchpunk" creations must summon individual strengths in order to outwit and fight against the still-functioning machines.

"9" is in theatres 9/9/09.

The Contest

Give your own creation the spark of life! The fictional universe of "9" is filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes, constructed primarily of found objects from the wasteland that Earth has turned into. DeviantART and Focus Features are challenging you to do what you do best and get creative! Invent a machine-like creature of your own using common, household found objects, and submit drawings, paintings, sculptures, and even photographs of your creature.

Check out the trailer above and images from the movie for inspiration!

Download Images Read Official Rules for Details

Win These Prizes!

1st

  • XBox Elite
  • $550 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    shirt, sweatshirt, poster, book, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership

2nd

  • $450 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    trading cards, shirt, stickers, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership

3rd

  • $250 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    trading cards, shirt, stickers, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership
*depending on availability

Rules

  • Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on September 18, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older (18 in the state of Maine) and a US resident to participate;
  •   
  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any medium;
  • Entries must be made for this contest;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.

Judging

Your work will be judged on the basis of Creativity and Technical Skill.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by a panel of full time deviantART Community Relations and Creative staff.

The 25 Semi-Finalists will be judged by the director of "9", Shane Acker!*

*This update was made 9/1/09. Shane Acker has replaced members of the Focus Features creative staff as finalist judge.

Read Official Rules for Details

Check out the beasts of "9" for inspiration from the film!

Enter and be saved!

Submit Your Work

When our world ended, Their mission began.

Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.

It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'

A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.

To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself in a magical world of whimsical stories and beautiful artwork by clicking the button below, and express your love for the tales with the exclusive 'A Calendar of Tales' badge!

* NO ENTRY REQUIRED TO GET THE BLACKBERRY BADGE


International

Sackboy and his friends are back in LittleBigPlanet 2,         the most customizable installation in the series yet.         Always wanted to create your own LittleBigPlanet level?         Well now you can! DeviantART and Sony PlayStation are         giving you a chance to flex your creative muscle and         envision a level of your very own!

We'll give you official assets from the game which you're         free to either use in your entry or just use as inspiration.         Whether your entry is completely digital, a clay sculpture,         or even a collage from paper print-outs, the visual medium         of your entry is up to you!

Levels will be judged on Creative Use of the Assets Provided, Sense of Fun, and Technical Skill. Don't let Sackboy and his friends miss out on the awesome level you can create!

Official Rules     
  1. Download the Asset Pack
  2. Use the Assets themselves in your entry or recreate them from scratch
  3. Create a depiction of the ultimate LittleBigPlanet level of your dreams!
Download Assets
  • A Sony PlayStation 3 (320GB)
  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Edition
  • $600 USD
  • 12,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability)
  • A one year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • A Sony PlayStation 3 (120GB)
  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2
  • $400 USD
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability)
  • A one year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • A Sony PlayStation 3 (120GB)
  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2
  • $200 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability)
  • A one year Premium Membership to deviantART

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on February 18, 2011 and be submitted to the Contest         gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old;
  • Entries must be in a single PNG or JPG file;
  • Entries may originate in any visual medium;
  • Entries must be made for this contest;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures);
  • Entrant may use the assets provided in the entry;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
Official Rules

25 Semi-finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From the semi-finalists, three winners will be chosen by Sony PlayStation staff.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Creative Use of Assets Provided
  • Sense of Fun
  • Technical Skill
Submit Your Level View Submissions Official Rules

Intoduction

    
        

"Paper Heart" is in select theaters August 7th.

        

Does love really exist?

        

Charlyne Yi does not believe in love. Or so she says.

        

"Paper Heart" follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand. As she and her good friend (and director) Nicholas search for answers and advice about love, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. They each offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does true love really exist?

        

Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency. Charlyne risks losing the person she finds closest to her heart.

             
    
        

Inspiration

        

Is love a many splendid thing? Is it a battlefield? Can it conquer all?

        

We want to know what love means to you!
Get your creative juices flowing and design a movie poster (including the film's title and release information) and focusing on the theme "What Does Love Mean to Me?"

        

Whether it's playing an amazing video game for 10 hours straight, taking a romantic walk on the beach with that special someone, or even seeing your new baby for the first time, we want to see your definition of love!

        

(View the trailer above for inspiration!)

        See Official Rules     

The Prizes

    
        

First Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Large)
  •             
  • $600 American Express Gift Card
  •             
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  •             
  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
  •         
        

Second Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Medium)
  •             
  • $400 American Express Gift Card
  •             
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  •             
  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
  •         
        

Third Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Small)
  •             
  • $250 American Express Gift Card
  •             
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  •             
  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
  •         
        

*Depending on availability

    
    
             

The Rules

    
        
                
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 29, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."
  •             
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older and a US resident to participate;
  •             
  • Entries must express the theme "What Does Love Mean To Me?" and include the title "Paper Heart" and the information "In select theaters August 7"
  •             
  • Entries may NOT include characters' likenesses or imagery from the movie;
  •             
  • Entries must be in a GIF/PNG/JPG file format;
  •             
  • Entries must be made for this contest;
  •             
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  •             
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  •             
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.
  •         
        See Official Rules     
    
        

Judging

        

Your work will be judged on the basis of interpretation of the theme, originality, and technique.

        See Official Rules

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by a panel of full time deviantART Community Relations and Creative staff.

        

The 25 Semi-Finalists will be judged by Nicholas Jasenovec, director of "Paper Heart"!

        

All Semi-Finalists will receive a 1 month deviantART subscription.

             

Enter Contest

    
        View Contest Rules         Submit Your Work Browse Entries     
    

See PAPER HEART in select theaters August 7!

Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.

We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.

What is your all-time favorite Robert Rodriguez film?

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Spy Kids

Grindhouse

Sin City

Machete



The Cause

DeviantART has partnered with FAIR (Freedom, Action, Inclusion, Rights) to help promote equality through The Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project. We're asking our members to align themselves with this cause through their passion and creativity, and have their work judged by renowned artist, Shepard Fairey, in the process.

FAIR, with its finger on the pulse of our generation's passion and potential, is revolutionizing what it means to be young and active. Stepping up after the passage of Proposition 8 (the California state proposition banning same-sex marriage) to galvanize tomorrow's leaders, FAIR emerged as a grassroots force. The group brings together the skills, passion, and determination of a collection of young professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to the struggle for equality. FAIR has given the movement a visible face, image, and message. On November 15th, 2008, FAIR's first event brought, in less than a week, 15,000 people to City Hall, and asked Shepard Fairey to create the "Love Unites" image now a unifying symbol at equality events across the globe. Working to create a tangible shift in California's marriage equality movement, FAIR embodies and empowers a new generation to claim equality and freedom as their own; and, with pop culture street cred backing it up, wages war on homophobia.

The Contest

To spotlight the equality cause, FAIR has teamed up with over 80 celebrities (everyone from Robert De Niro to Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson to Jared Leto) and had them sign and, in some cases, customize the original Shepard Fairey "Love Unites" print, which you can find available for download below. The customized pieces are being auctioned off online here.

Deviants it's YOUR turn to customize the "Love Unites" print and have Shepard Fairey judge your creation! For this contest, we're asking you to remix and re-imagine the original "Love Unites" print. The contest is open to ALL deviantART members, EVERYWHERE in the world. Not only is this a great opportunity to help promote a fantastic cause, but the final winners will be chosen by Shepard Fairey himself! This is a huge deal; so have fun and get creative with the "Love Unites" design, get your work checked out by Shepard Fairey, and win some awesome prizes.


Read Official Rules Download Template

The Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners will get their designs printed on high quality, totally sweet 4" 6" Sticker Robot stickers! These stickers will likely end up plastered all over cities around the world, so it's a great way to get your work seen.

1ST PLACE

  • Rare Signed & Uncut Artist's Proof "Love Unites" Sticker Poster (edition of 15)
  • "Love Unites" Print signed by Shepard Fairey
  • $300 Sticker Robot gift certificate
  • 1,000 stickers of your winning design+
  • 10 sticker packs*+
  • 2436 fine art print w/frame
  • $100 to deviantart shop
  • 1 year premium membership

2ND PLACE

  • Signed "Love Unites" Sticker Poster (edition of 200)
  • "Love Unites" Print
  • $150 Sticker Robot gift certificate
  • 750 stickers of your winning design+
  • 5 sticker packs*+
  • 2030 fine art print w/frame
  • $50 to deviantart shop
  • 1 year premium membership
    

3RD PLACE

  • "Love Unites" Print
  • 500 stickers of your winning design+
  • 3 sticker packs*+
  • 1218 fine art print w/frame
  • $25 to deviantart shop
  • 6 month premium membership

* "Sticker packs" each include one sticker each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize designs (if available), and one sticker of Shepard Fairey's "Love Unites" design.
+Sticker Versions of winning entries are subject to the winner providing a file of his or her entry in an appropriate Sticker Version format. In the event a Sticker Version format is not provided, no stickers of that entry will be awarded as prizes and no substitution will be made.

    

The Judging

Your work will be judged on the basis of Creative Interpretation of the Original "Love Unites" Design and Technical Skill.

20 Semi-Finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From those 20 Semi-Finalists, 6 will be chosen by staff from FAIR.

The final winners will be chosen by world famous artist Shepard Fairey!

Read Official Rules

The Rules

  • Entry must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 15, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com here
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older;
  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any visual medium;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter.
    Membership is free.

Sticker Guidelines

In order for any winning entry to be made available as a sticker, you must have a "Sticker Version" copy of your entry available in the following format: 2:3 ratio (being able to be resized to 4"x6"), CMYK format, and 300 dpi minimum. A Sticker Version of the Work is not a requirement for entry.

Read Official Rules

We would like to give an extra big THANK YOU to our friends at Sticker Robot and FAIR for their generosity, and to Shepard Fairey for judging.

This contest is CLOSED
50 Semi-Finalists

We've been completely blown away by the unbelievable quality of the submissions for Wacom's Bring Your Vision To Life Contest. 50 semi-finalists were selected by a panel of full-time deviantART Community, Artist Relations, and Creative staff members. From the 50 semi-finalists, a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd prize winner will be selected by a judging panel consisting of Wacom worldwide staff including its Global Evangelist Manager; Manager of Corporate Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; as well as its Director of Marketing Communications for the Americas. You can check out the fantastic semi-finalists below.

See Official Rules for details.

Community Choice

In addition, it's time to participate in some deviant democracy! Today's the big day for the Community Choice vote. Browse through the contest gallery and "Favorite" (fav) your favorite submissions! The entry with the highest number of favs Fav received between 12:00:00 AM (PT) May 29, 2009 and 11:59:59 PM (PT) June 4, 2009 gets its own special prize. All qualifying entries participate as potential winners, not just the semi-finalists. So go forth, get your art seen, support your favorite artists, and check out all of the amazing entries! But remember: Any attempt to create false "Favorites" or to use in any way accounts which are not genuine for the purpose of generating "Favorites" will result in disqualification.

See Official Rules for details.
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Bring Your Vision To Life Semi-Finalists
                       
Good vs. Evilby =1mpact GOOD vs EVIL by ~abraaolucas Tricksy Ambushby ~agaric Two Faces Of Natureby =anikakinka
Perspectiveby ~art-monkey-mu Foolish Gd vs EBilby =Bakanekonei The Dichotomy of Manby ~bjornik Get Outby ~bramLeech
Fishing For Evilby *Broken-Orange Witnessby ~ChristmasSocks Burning Divinityby ~cold-wind-of-death Chased by the devilby ~cristianci
Forgivenessby =cryslara Good vs Evilby =delira Good is also Evilby ~dholl Merry-Go-Roundby ~dogcanjump
Art battleby ~drazebot Vanilla vs Chocolateby =einlee The Mind's Gardenby *elpinoy Good v Evil Mermen v Sirensby ~Flockhart
Good vs. Evilby ~gtako Reason and Sentimentby `hellobaby Mask offby ~ivelin Nelson and Napoleonby =kedemel
Destiny - Good vs Evilby =keepwalking07 Their Wardenby *keiiii Evil Easter Bunnyby ~kidchuckle Look inside myselfby ~Konstantinart
Inner Conflictby =lady-symphonia Fork vs. Spoonby ~magicalliopleurodon8 good vs evilby ~monoguru Danceby ~MrDream
Reason Vs. Instictby ~Onikaizer The Pondby =PinkParasol Red riding hoodby *poisonmilow Against the Titan Teachersby =resenhista
Against the darknessby *sandara Pleito Casadoby *sarapaulina what they did to the tree-_-by ~sea-flow Out of Your Realmby *ShadiKSilence
Acceptance vs Rejectionby ~squish-squash Good vs. Evilby =Sugargrl14 Hopeby =Sugargrl14 Conflicting Choicesby ~takeru-san
Good vs Evil Goddessby ~tianyi Rock Paper Scissorsby *Tooshtoosh Realityby ~vaniamarita Twoby *YannickBouchard
- In Difference -by ~Yiuokami Stolen Wingsby =yuumei