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Give the Gift of Art Challenge Winners

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 12:14 PM
The Give the Gift of Art Challenge winners are in! See the winning pieces and the thoughtful gifts they represent. Always looking up to you - The Gift Of Art: by Maxxie-Delu
Wacom Give The Gift Of Art Challenge Winners

Winners

Wacom and DeviantArt challenged you visualize and depict the art of giving, and our community responded with breathtaking generosity. Three esteemed artists from the community—TsaoShin, DestinyBlue, and DavidRapozaArt—studied every semi-finalist entry with the difficult job of choosing three standout winners, and we're proud to announce the winners are in!

The three pieces below stole our judges' hearts with their representations of thoughtful gifts and magnificent execution. In addition, the staff at Wacom pored over the rest of the semi-finalists and selected their favorite piece to receive the honorable mention. Winners and the honorable mention will each receive spectacular prizes, including prints of their gorgeous pieces to give to their loved ones!

Click through the deviations below to see the story behind the gift, and tell us what gift you would give. The only limit is your imagination!

Always looking up to you - The Gift Of Art:

"Maxxie-Delu invites us into her journey with her Grandfather, cleverly weaving a touching narrative through her painting; showing the the gift of art being passed between family. Personal yet relatable, with it's clear visual message, this piece tugs at the heartstrings."

Welcome!

"What I really love about this piece is the style VolaPardus brought to the challenge. The use of shapes moving organically throughout the composition, and the saturated colors drawing us into the focus, work beautifully. This is an excellent tribute to VolaPardus' family, I love it!"

The Magic in the Ordinary

"It's too easy to lose the sense of wonder in the world as we get older. The pressure of growing up often pushes us to forget the magic we saw in everyday objects when we were children. Kalkri's beautiful illustration shows us that holding onto the realm of the imaginary can continue to inspire us and shape young minds into creative freethinkers who will be able to live in a world without boundaries."

I Give You My World

NilaNandita's "I Give You My World" is alive with color, creativity and imagination. It represents the value of not only creating art, but just as importantly, sharing it with others.



Dracula Untold Billboard Contest

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 4:38 PM
We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.Dracula Fb Meta by SpicyGingerr

Transform Vlad the Impaler!

Dracula Untold paints a new picture of the Dracula we know and fear, providing an original twist on the emotional story of transformation and immeasurable power.

Throughout the movie, the Transylvanian prince and soon-to-be vampire Vlad the Impaler goes through various changes on his quest to protect his family, his home, and himself from the cruel Turkish Empire.

We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula. Breathe new life into a depiction of these startling changes as Vlad the Impaler uses the strength of mind and body to meet the challenges of his journey.

Official RulesSubmit
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1

Watch the Dracula Untold trailer for inspiration in your artwork.

2

Illustrate one of Vlad's main changes from the story—either his transformation into a flock of bats or his ultimate transition into the vampire Dracula.

3

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

Official RulesSubmitView Entries
Your Billboard Here!

Three Grand Prize Finalists

3 Grand Prize Finalists will get $1,000 USD and their work featured as a Billboard Takeover on DeviantArt's Today Page.

The Dracula Untold Billboard Contest begins at 12:00 AM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on January 28, 2015 and ends at 11:59pm (PT - Los Angeles Time) on February 4, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of January 28, 2015;
  • Entrant must reside in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, possessions and the U.S. military installations to be eligible;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on February 4, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original artwork illustrating one of Vlad the Impaler's monumental changes—either into a flock of bats or his transformation into the vampire Dracula;
  • The Work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • Entry must not include any third party stock images for the Work nor any other third party content, however, licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • Entrant may reference elements from the motion picture Dracula Untold but may not directly copy them or make faithful renders of the actor's likenesses;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply. Please read the Official Rules carefully;

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time DeviantArt Staff on or about February 7, 2015, from all eligible and qualified entries. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Success in showing Vlad the Impaler's transformation
  • Technical skill
  • Artistic impact
Official RulesSubmitView Entries
Dracula Untold Own It Feb 3 On Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD


Create an original gadget, outfit, or weapon inspired by the world of The Order: 1886thumb by SpicyGingerr
The Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gear Contest
The Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gear Contest

Illustrate an original gadget, outfit, or weapon inspired by the industrial world of The Order: 1886.

In this new game set in Victorian England, you will fight your way through zeppelins, mansions, and the gloomy streets of London with the help of unique Neo-Victorian inventions. What other gadgets, outfits, and weapons will help you along the way? Create a new device or a new version of an existing invention for The Order's collection for the chance to win a PS4 console and a trip to Sydney!

The Order: 1886 creates an alternate history in which a war between humanity and bestial Half-breeds has been raging for centuries.

Now in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, humanity has come ahead with the use of gadgets and weapons inspired by the inventions of Nikola Tesla. However, there's a new threat to the peace of London: a rebellion in the lower classes against the Knights of the Order and the society they represent. It's up to The Order to maintain peace and to protect humanity while danger lurks around every corner.

In this vision of Neo-Victorian London, innovators and inventors of the time have been forced to take their creations a step further, building masterful scientific works of destruction and defense. Explosive thermite rounds and bolts of concentrated electricity — these are just two of the innovative ways science has improved weaponry. Based off of actual scientific inventions of our own 1880s era, your weapons will reflect fascinating reality and advanced ingenuity combined.

Along with your advanced arsenal, various cutting-edge gadgets will help you greatly in your battle to maintain peace. With the vast scientific advances of the Industrial Revolution, The Order's technology has progressed further than anyone could have imagined. Whether you're seeing across great distances with a monocular or contacting airships and your fellow knights via wireless communicator, these gadgets will remarkably benefit your endeavors.

As a Knight of The Order, you are in charge of keeping the peace in the streets of London. You have to be ready for any manner of fisticuffs you may encounter, whether with one of the Half-breeds or one a member of the rebellion. True to Neo-Victorian style, your garb is not only highly practical for battle, but also fashionable and representative of the era.

GET INSPIRED

Familiarize yourself with the Neo-Victorian world of The Order: 1886. Watch the trailer above and read through the descriptions of the weapons, gadgets, and outfits. For more information, visit the official game website HERE.

START INVENTING

Create an original piece of art depicting a new weapon, gadget, or outfit for The Order. The item may be inspired by modern technology, but must not be a copy of an in-game tool. Read the official rules for more information.

SUBMIT YOUR CREATION

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 .PNG.

The Grand Prize Finalist will receive:

  • A check for 3,000 AUD
  • A brand new PS4 Console
  • The Order: 1886 PS4 Game
  • A 6-month DeviantArt Premium Membership

The Contest Runner Ups (2) will each receive:

  • A brand new PS4 Console
  • The Order: 1886 PS4 Game
  • A 6-month DeviantArt Premium Membership

The 10 Semi-Finalists will each receive:

  • The Order: 1886 PS4 Game
  • A 6-month DeviantArt Premium Membership

Contest begins at 12:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on January 27, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 (PT) on February 8, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old as of January 27, 2015.
  • Entrant must be a resident of Australia as of the date of his or her entry.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 pm (AEST) on February 8, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt.
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.
  • Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry of an artwork ("the Work") depicting an original version of either a gadget, outfit or weapon inspired by the game The Order 1886 (the "Game").
  • The Work may originate in any medium but must be submitted in the form of single .jpg or .png file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest dimension.
  • The Work may not use graphic materials copied from the Game, but may reference the graphic look and feel of the Game.
  • The Work may not contain explanatory text; and, the judges will not consider explanatory text in the deviation description at the time of submission.

13 Semi-finalists will be selected by a judging panel of DeviantArt staff members. The three finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists by a judging panel of three prominent members of the Playstation staff. The Grand Prize winner will be selected live at an event in Sydney by a Representative of Sony Playstation.

All of the judges will use the following criteria to judge all of the entries in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Reflecting the Theme(s) of the Game
  • Technical; Artistic and Creative Skill
  • Overall Impact of the Work


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