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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

Vote! (59,133 votes) 748 comments
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Emote king - :emoteking: 

Queen of the tards 

New contest, I hope everyone had fun making a beautiful manipulation


What you have to do?

The theme will be interactive, you will choose the main details (the place and the characters) in the lists below.
Crown and Scepter I use 

Choose the place for your manipulation:

(choose only 1 place)

  • Throne Room
  • Room of Magical Powers (such as a laboratory or library).
  • Landscape of the kingdom.

Choose the character for your manipulation:

(choose only 1 character)

  • Medieval king
  • Alien Queen
  • King of the Underworld
  • Queen of Egypt
  • King of the Frozen world
  • Fairy Queen

Note 1:
you have to make a manipulation with one of the characters listed above, and the character has to be on one of the places listed above also. for example, you select the throne room and the character medieval king. then you have to make a king in medievel time in a throne room, the scenery has to be in medieval thematic.

Note 2:
you can not change the gender of the characters, for example, you choose Alien Queen, then your character has to be a WOMAN.

Please Read the Rules

  • Categories accepted: photomanipulation . (only)

  • All entries must be NEW for this contest

  • Your entry must be made ​​exclusively for this contest, it means that you have to just submit in this contest and will not send to other contest.

  • All stock and resources must come from legitimate sources (see some tips here) and all stock and resources must be properly credited  with a direct link in the description of your work - following the stock providers terms of use. If you use a stock that is not legitimate, you will be notified and will have the chance to edit and change the stock. if you use purchased stocks also have to credit all with a direct link.

  • All entries must include a link to this journal in the description.

  • You can participate with up to 2 entries.

  • Judges can not compete

  • We will not accept entries that have used stocks listed  here.

Rules of Voting

  • The entry has to be a creative work, with a great concept.
  • Entry must have a great technique, but based on each category (beginner, intermediate and advanced).
  • We not promote the artists who copy or do not care about the feedback received (one of the objectives of the contest is to promote the artist, then we'll check this detail.)
  • No fake accounts or with no activity.
  • The artist has to be used very well the stocks, and not just a manipulation with two or three stock (as a model and background).

What are the Prizes?

If you donate feature read this:

                                                              If you donate feature not just copy the journal of the winners.
                                                                      do something special and beautiful for the winners



How Many Winners? and Will Have Categories?

This new contest will have a total of 12 winners. Four winners in each category, and there will be three categories (advanced, intermediate and beginner).

How the Winners will be Chosen?

The Winners will be chosen by Wesley-Souza  Whendell  with special help from Dani-Owergoor and Sandra-Cristhina.
we choose all the winners, and we will not judge the entry of the place or character chosen. What will influence in the decision of the winners are the voting rules listed above of journal, and the concept, details and technique done.

How I can submit my Entry?

To submit your entry, you have to send the link of your entry for the group via note or comment on this journal, we will analyze your entry, and decide which category is recommended for you to enter, and we will send a request to be added in the folder.
and if you really sure which category you want to enter, send us the link of your entry and tell which category you want to enter and we will send you a request.
The folders will not be open for you to send, because in the last contest, many have erred in deciding which category to enter, then this error not to happen again, we will decide in which category you can enter.

When it Starts and When it Ends?

The contest begins today 25 / July
and ends day  27 /September

on the front page of the group has a Countdown, for you to follow the time of decline.

                                      at the end of the contest, when announcing the winners, all donors will be notified.

if you have questions, you may ask.


Sponsored by :iconfulgerequine:! (check out these lovely people, the breed is awesome and so is the community)
Well, if you follow the story of Antique Lace Stables you will know that the stable was bought in its time of financial need and the discovery of Willa's cancer, and that it now sits nestled near the town of Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado (… LOOK AT THE COLORS!). So, in order to raise awareness of our new location we are holding a show with traditional English classes and a few miscellaneous events.
Our Show arena (where Show Jumping, Halter, and Liberty events will be held) looks similar to this 
Our Dressage Arena (outside) looks like thisand our Cross country track has obstacles that look like this  , and this, and this, and this , and this (finish Line, it is in fact a horse-shoe).
Because it is August/September (in game) the general scenery looks like this kind of.

:bulletwhite: GENERAL
          :bulletblack: Pre-Registration is required, I will give you an entrance number.
          :bulletblack: Be nice to all entrants
          :bulletblack: My horses will participate, but will not place.
          :bulletblack: END DATE IS 9/30/14

:bulletblue: HORSE AGES:
          :bulletblack: Dressage= 5 Years Old
          :bulletblack: Show Jumping = 3 Years Old
          :bulletblack: Cross Country = 5 Years Old
          :bulletblack: Hunter Seat = 3 Years Old
          :bulletblack: Halter = ANY! (If young foal, please show with mother)
          :bulletblack: Liberty= ANY! (If young foal, please show with mother)

:bulletwhite: IMAGES
          :bulletblack: Rider should be at least 25-50% visible in all images (except for Halter and Liberty)
          :bulletblack: Full Body images are encouraged, although not required.
          :bulletblack: Backgrounds also boost your images points, although they are not required
          :bulletblack: Please do not reuse old show images, use pre-made linearts (if they belong to someone else), use photo backgrounds, or have your entry be a                                            photomanipulation.
          :bulletblack: I require that I see your entrance number somewhere in the image (you can get creative if the angle you've drawn at doesn't give the best view).

:bulletblue: REGISTRATION
          :bulletblack: Note me with this information filled out;
              Horse Name:
              Link To Ref:
              Class(es) Entered:

Now on to the classes!

:bulletblue: Dressage
        For Dressage you may show your horse doing any kind of Dressage move, but please try to make it accurate to the amount of training given to your horse (a highly               trained move drawn without effort will not win over a beginner level horse done with effort). I will require standard dressage dress (Dressage cap or top hat, coat,                 square saddle pad, etc...).
:bulletwhite: Cross-Country
        In cross country you can show your horse either going over a jump, moving from one jump to the next, taking a tumble on the course, or anything having to do with               your horse going through the course. I am requiring leg protection on the horse (just for realism), and for all entrants to wear the cross country vest and a helmet.
:bulletblue: Halter
        Your horse may be shown walking, trotting, cantering, turning, or standing. Your horse must be wearing a halter and entry number must be visible.
:bulletwhite: Liberty
        Liberty is a class for showing off your horse by letting them do their thing, you may show your horse standing, walking, jumping, running, rolling, this is where you have           free reign.
:bulletblue: Show-Jumping
        You must have rider in show attire and horse must be wearing leg protection. You may show your horse going over any kind of jump ( you can make up your own jump!)         just so long as the jump is appropriate for your horse's height, age, and experience level.
:bulletwhite: Hunter Seat
        You must have rider in show attire and horse must be wearing leg protection. You may show your horse going over any kind of jump ( you can make up your own jump!           They will be a mix of show jumps and cross country style jumps) just so long as the jump is appropriate for your horse's height, age, and experience level.

:bulletblue: PRIZES
         :bulletblack: Grand Champion (Most points accumulated)
                          25 points from AntiqueFyreStables
                          A free breeding to any AntiqueFyreStables horse.
                          A free fullbody commission of the winning horse from AntiqueFyreStables
                          A custom natural FulgerEquine
         :bulletblack: 1st Place
                          10 points from AntiqueFyreStables
                          A free breeding to any AntiqueFyreStables horse.
                          A free headshot commission of the winning horse from AntiqueFyreStables
         :bulletblack: 2nd Place
                          10 points from AntiqueFyreStables
                          A free breeding to any open AntiqueFyreStables horse.
         :bulletblack: 3rd Place
                          5 points from AntiqueFyreStables
                          A free breeding to any open AntiqueFyreStables horse.
         :bulletblack: Every showman who exhibits an American Fulger (FulgerEquine) will receive five points per horse (maximum of ten points) from Roma-Roses-Ranch


Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:23 PM

I challenge you to draw a selfportrait. Not of a stylized or unrealistic you, but YOU.

Skewed Self Image.


Even self loathing.

I've done em all. 

I've been tempted to do the puking thing, but am deterred when I think about the health risk.
I've been tempted to starve myself until my body starts cannibalizing everything it has. Again, health risks.
I've been tempted (A LOOOONG time ago) to just take more diet pills than prescribed. Health risks. 
And most of this has been in the past 6 years. And this is the first time that I've admitted it outside of my head.

Before the kids, I was 155lbs and a size 5/6. I had NOOOO clue how good I had it and would love to go back in time and smack myself for complaining about the tiny 1" extra fat around my tummy.
I am working on accepting my current body, but it is extremely hard for me. I automatically see everyone anatomically. I see them and my brain starts breaking down what their body looks like beneath the clothes. I am in a current state of anatomy study. lol. And where I am concerned, it becomes very negative. 
I tried exercising but at this point have about given up since every time I try, something happens that renders me physically unable to continue beyond a month. 4 major abdominal surgeries in 4 years and now I am on hormone medication that came with side effects that stopped me from working out for around 30 days. 

But anyway, I digress.

I am trying to accept me for me so I did a self portait of who I am vs who I'd like to be. Now, it's still a little off (prob about an inch off around the tummy) but it's closer than what I've been able to admit to visually in a long time. (Also adjusted the shirt to fit. I have no shirts that fit me that nicely.

SELFIE stages by Bostonology

My longer than average torso. My short legs. My lack of hips (seriously they are concave. lol). And mostly that funky torso of mine that gains fat while my pelvis area gains NONE giving me a natural muffin top.
But I am very much beginning to like my hair now that I can do a faux-hawk or a fro pretty easily now. And I have LOTS of beauty marks that I have adored for decades. I don't like anyone seeing my feet but I LOVE being barefoot (even if its only ever at home). I love my legs in shorts but hate how they ride up in the crotch. My first comic love was X-Men. My first fictional crush was Gambit. I love red white and black when I am not obsessing about green. I love hoop earrings. And as Anja23 can attest to, I have a crap ton of flowers for my hair. lol.

This is me. I am putting myself out there and it'd be nice to not be alone. So finally:


Draw yourself as honest as you can manage.
Upload your selfie along with a picture of at least your face next to MY selfie. (Need to know it's you :))

Every person that participates will get a free doodle from me (until August 31st)

Extra Info:
For those of you that identify as the opposite gender, draw yourself as the gender you identify with. Not skinnier. Not bigger. Just you as you are in this moment.

I can't stress this enough:
   It is a simple challenge. Please don't make it complicated.

Everyone have fun and be brave!
And thanks for reaching the end of this! 

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The Shinigami Calls

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 25, 2014, 3:42 AM

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How To Use

  1. The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
  2. This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
  3. If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen.
  4. If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
  5. After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.


How will you catch a criminal with a power to kill like a God?
-Only on Detective-HQ


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS ANIME, IT DOES NOT DECREASE YOU CHANCES OF WINNING! This is just the theme. It doesn't really matter if you watched this anime before or not.


From :icondestinyrose09:

 I just wanted to give update about the next mystery case since its been a couple of weeks since we had one. I'm still working on the puzzles! Lol! It should be ready soon, and I'll announce the preview when its ready. Hopefully before this month ends. This will be the journal skin to be used for the Mystery Case Event ^_^

1000 Pt. Giveaway and more!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 5:15 PM
Monthly Group Raffle August!!Ok people, time to start the next month group raffle!!!
You can win up to 300 points!  totally free!!
The mechanics will be simple:
:bulletblue: You must be part of the group to win!! :squee: You can join the group if you are not a member yet :D
:bulletblue: :iconfav3dplz: this journal and share it in your own personal journal. Remember to say that we do this every month!!!
:bulletblue: Comment this journal with the link to the journal that you did!
:bulletblue: If you want to donate points, we would appreciate it!! For every 50 :points: you donate, you will have the right to an extra slot for the raffle!! (All the donated points will be given as prizes for the monthly raffles!!)
:bulletblue:5 prizes will be given to 5 random numbers!!! Each number can only win once, so if you want a chance to win more points or the drawings donate to the raffle and get extra slots!! :D
:bulletred: The raffle will finish: August 24th. (May be extended if needed)
 Monthly Giveaway by :iconuniversalfantasy:UniversalFantasy
1,000 point giveaway!! by honeybun
1 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!I giveaway 1 Month Membership...
End: 2014.10.01. (yyyy-mm-dd)
Watch me. (:iconvvulfy:)No ask, adoptable, etc - secondary accounts! Enter only once.Make a Journal about this GiveawayWrote your number in comment (First person's number is 1, then 2, etc)
Watch meMake a Journal about this GiveawayComment your number
1 Month Premium membership2×20:points:

A 230 point Giveaway!!! :)Hi, everyone! Today which is the 24th of July 2014, I am having my first Giveaway for 245 Points!!! And if you would like to join this Giveaway, here are the steps:
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Added to my devWatch! me! (This Giveaway is only available for my watchers!!)
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! +fav this journal (This will be your participant number)
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Make a journal about my Giveaway!!
Alright! (All these steps will be 3 entries all together.)
And down/below here you can see another 3 things!
They are the extra entries!! :) 
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Donate 5Points  or more to me!!! -3 extra entries
Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! Give a Llama (If you already gave before,

  • Eating: pizza and cinnamon rolls
  • Drinking: water
Yamiyugiatemlovers Logo For Contests By Artworx88- by Sissie131

So it finally came, the contest for our official photo group!!! 

As I said it's for our Official Photo Group. :iconartworx88: :iconjacqueliny: and me :iconsissie131: we're gonna be the hosts for the contest. There's gonna be three winners!

The theme of the pictures is: Whatever you want (except hentai or ecchi) the only thing it got to have is the three Yugi's (Yugi, Yami, Atem) in it :D
Deadline: August 30th
There'll be a poll for the members to vote :D

The prizes:

1st place: 1 free full color full body request w/simple gradient background or premade sai tool pattern + speed paint video of their request, 200 points, and their photo entry on our group page.

2nd place: 1 free full color full body request w/simple gradient background or premade sai tool pattern + speed paint video of their request, 200 points

3rd place: 100 points

To submit your entry just go to our page and upload it on our contest file :D. Link -> yamiyugiatemlovers.deviantart.…

Good luck everyone!!! :iconmonkeymeowplz:

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  • Listening to: Phantom of the Opera

Scavenger Hunt Answers + WINNERS

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 25, 2014, 12:25 AM

The I-Heart-Colors first Scavenger Hunt was a success! A huge thank you to everyone who participated, we hope you had fun and learned new things about our group! :glomp:
The event journal with rules and prize listings can be found HERE.

We've now calculated the points based on the notes we received.
Points were given as follows:
A correct checkpoint location + link: + 1 point
A correct answer: + 1 point
An almost correct answer: + ½ point
A wrong answer: - 1 point
No answer to a question: - 2 points Yes, we encourage guessing!

This means the max. point amount was 26 for finding all 13 checkpoints and getting every question right.

The fact that nobody got full points tells that this wasn't the easiest event! We are aware that some of the questions were a bit challenging and a few checkpoints were very well hidden. But since each checkpoint was found at least once and every question received at least one correct answer, it wasn't an impossible task to complete! :)

Checkpoint locations & Answers

1st checkpoint
Location: Scavenger Hunt journal
Question: Who is the original founder of I-Heart-Colors?
Answer: AlvaMusai, formerly crumblecoochiie (Both answers accepted)
Found in: The Our Team journal and "Admins" widget on our About Us page (under "Former founder") or by looking at the author of old journals such as this

2nd checkpoint
Location: The About Us page of our group, in the "Welcome" widget
Question: When did the founder of I-Heart-Colors change to KiwiCocktail?
Answer: June 2nd 2013
Found in: This journal entry

3rd checkpoint
Location: The Artwork page of our group, in the "Gallery folders" sidebar
Question: Which admin or admins are in charge of inviting new artists to the group?
Answer: Our Talents Scouts Writto and ValentinaWhite (Either the Talent Scout moderator name or the deviant names had to be included)
Found in: The Our Team journal or the "Admins" widget on our About Us page

4th checkpoint
Location: The Journal page of our group, in the "Stamps" widget
Question: Who is the writer of the "Best of" Monthly Features?
Answer: Our News Article Feature Manager nihilistic-hun (Either the News Article Feature manager or the deviant name had to be included)
Found in: The Our Team journal, the "Admins" widget on our About Us page or the bottom of a Monthly Feature

5th checkpoint
Location: The Visitors ("Look who stopped by :)") widget on the I-Heart-Colors home page
Question: What types groups can affiliate with us?
Answer: All groups except hate-groups
Found in: Our Affiliation Guidelines

6th checkpoint
Location: The Our Team journal, in the "Former Admins" section (The hint about the admin checkpoint referred to this one!)
Question:  How do you become a Top Contributor?
Answer: You must have 10 pieces successfully submitted and remaining in our galleries, and after that you must note the group stating you wish to become a Top Contributor. This was changed sometime before the hunt began, so I hope you double-checked before you sent your answers!
Found in: Our FAQ, the "Top Contributors" widget of the I-Heart-Colors home page, or in old Top Contributor features

7th checkpoint
Location: KiwiCocktail's profile page, under the "Groups" section of the "<3" widget (The hint about a fruit referred to Kiwi!)
Question: Which of the I-Heart-Colors gallery folders should you submit the following piece to?

Answer: One Color Other (Because it's a green stock image)
Found in: This journal as well as on the I-Heart-Colors front page in the "Gallery folder guide" or Artwork page sidebar (in the decriptions of the "Colorful Other" and "One Color Other")

8th checkpoint
Location: In a comment on the "Do you browse our group's galleries?" poll
Question: You changed the color of your yellow photograph to purple with Photoshop. What folder should you submit it to?
Answer: One Color Digital Media
Found in: Our FAQ (see Q3.2), this journal, the I-Heart-Colors front page in the "Gallery folder guide" or Artwork page sidebar (in the decription of "One Color Digital Media", it says that pieces with one main color which have been heavily edited digitally should go into this folder)

9th checkpoint
Location: The 1st Top Contributor journal
Question: Which gallery folder is not open for submissions?
Answer: The Featured folder
Found in: Our FAQ (see Q1.3), this journal, the I-Heart-Colors front page in the "Gallery folder guide" or Artwork page sidebar (the decriptions of "Featured" say that this folder consist of hand-picked pieces by the admins, which would mean that it's closed for public submissions)

10th checkpoint
Location: A reply to this comment on the I-Heart-Colors home page
Question: When were the One Color folders introduced? (Month and year)
Answer: March 2013
Found in: The March 2013 feature (the "This month we introduced our new One Color folders" however, references to the featured month in question, March, and not the month when the journal was submitted!). For those with good memory, the Submission Guidelines journal used to be an announcement journal for the new rules AND new One Color folders

11th checkpoint
Location: On our donation account DonateI-Heart-Colors profile, in the ID widget (The hint about points referred to the donation account!)
Question: Before the folders became divided based on medium (Traditional, Digital etc), what folder system did I-Heart-Colors have?
Answer: One folder for each month
Found in: Old members might remember the monthly folders, others would have to go to journals such as this, this or this for hints

12th checkpoint
Location: A comment on the Mini-contest voting journal
Question: Where and how can you get your contest featured at our group?
Answer: In this journal by sending the group a note
Found in: That same journal or our FAQ (see Q6.1)

13th checkpoint
Location: The "Top Contributors" widget on I-Heart-Colors home page
Question:  In 2013, we had one contest. What was the name of it?
Answer: "Opposites Attract"
Found in: The contest journal or contest folder

And now for the results! :la:

1st place: Stygma with 24 points! :winner:

2nd place: Annissina with 23,5 points! :clap:

3rd place: gortholomew with 22 points! :clap:


The winners will be contacted with their prizes shortly :heart:

Thank you for reading :huggle:


im starting a you can just type in this code---------> mountainplays125

I'm doing a contest!
Enter your OC, and I will group all the OCs that entered together in one big collage! To enter, comment and link the OC you wish to be featured!

We need at least ten OCs by Tuesday, July 29th!

We got...

13 OCS! WOW!

:iconraindropsandpaws: Rain

:icondovepaw3000: Kitty

:iconflamme2: Flame

:iconpinkwolfly: Amber

:iconyellowtail11: ...this character XXD 

:iconsailorpokeyuna: Amy

:iconsketchninjahd: Satsuke maybe?

:iconmaracat0901: Meow

:iconwretchedkalamity: Alexi

:iconthe-ultra-violet: Tristan

:icono-okillershuppet19: Grape Soda

:iconzarex129: Dasher Dragon

:iconpicklescat101: Pickles OMG that's enough XXD

Taskers' Discussion: July 2014

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 6:59 AM

Hello, deviants! :love:

We are hoping everyone is doing well this season, and we hope you're looking forward to our tasks as much as we are! :la:

Here's a bit of news for everyone: today marks the 1-year anniversary of our Taskers' Discussion series becoming a regular project here at deviant365! :party: Best not delay the event any further. :paranoid:

Artists: Do you upload your art to websites other than DeviantArt? If so, why? If not, why not?

Maybe you prefer to keep your art looking respectable with a professional-style portfolio without gaining clutter from social media? Tell us!

Discussion Begin!