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

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I never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!

:party: The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!! :party:

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.

The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT

I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.

Good luck guys! And thanks again for all the support you've given me over the years!!!! :hug: Much love!

Stock and Resource Galleries Pt.2

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 1:00 PM by Elandria:iconelandria:

Galleries Month

Application Resources

Application resources are specifically developed for either one particular piece of software, or a series or group of similar software processes. These resources include brushes, patterns, parameter packs, scripts and actions.

It is worth noting that previews for actions, packs and other application resources should NEVER contain copyrighted celebrity photos, screenshots from TV series, movies or games or any other copyrighted artwork.

Further, packs and other application resources should never contain copyrighted content such as PDF books, music or content that you did not create yourself!  Please be copyright aware!
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?

Don't miss out on the Miscat Superhero Contest here - :la:

:sun: Hi all!!

Since I wanted to organize an raffle for a long time, i found my 400 watcher mark a great opportunity! :iconballooonplz:

So, want to win some art from me? Raffle closes on August 31th

Here we go!! :la:
:bulletpink: There will be 2 prizes in this raffle! One random winner, and one winner with the best request idea!
Winners get something like this:

Dedenne ~ Arttrade by Jenniej92

Rules~! it whould be no fun without some, right? :D edited!  you dont need to spread the word anymore to enter!

1) You have to be a watcher of mine, since this is a watchers thank you raffle and all! (but you can be a new one! :dummy: )
Comment on this journal with your art request. This can be anything! (like: pokemon/ disney/ oc/ other fandoms etc.etc.!) You can be really detailed if you want.
2) You get a number from me after you commented. Also, it's appreciated if you faved this journal ^^
3) For extra luck: promote this raffle! You get 2 numbers instead of one :) so you dont have to spread the word if you rather not to. (but i love you a little extra if you do ;) )
4) I will randomly pick the first winner with a randomizer from the internets, I will choose the second winner by choosing the best art request!
- I also will do a journal feature of 20 participants, who will be randomly picked! -
5) This Art raffle needs to have 20 participants to get it started :la: (i hope so much people want to win art from me ;o; )
So, get started! :la:

More art examples:

Aristocats - a Night in Paris by Jenniej92    Top percentage by Jenniej92

Johanna, painting by Jenniej92

What is the Great Lit Crit Event?

It's a literature community critiquing event with a buttload of prizes to be won! And it is about time we started handing out some of those prizes.

Get all the information here:  The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:
Being that I've been a bit absent (real life, ugh) I've decided to extend BOTH PARTS of this contest. 
If you have not yet submitted a poem or story to the contest, you have until AUGUST 15TH to send me a note with a thumb or link to your deviation. 
If you still need time to leave feedback, you have until AUGUST 31ST to leave your comments or critiques to be entered in the epic prize drawing. 
Because Critique is Awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a couple articles about critique in the deviantART community.  The response to those articles was generally positive, which was completely awesome. Several people expressed a desire t

What is the Community Comment Countdown?

Well, I ended up getting way more prize donations than I did literature submissions. :lol: So, to help with getting as many people involved in the prize giveaway as possible, I'm going to be hosting a different activity with 5 random participants winning something from the prize list! It could be points, features, critiques, commissions, or other dA-related prizes. The gift cards and physical prizes are reserved for the original GLCE comments. ;)

So, we're counting down the last two weeks until the end of the Great Lit Crit Event with activities every other day! 

How does it work?

I will be posting a different challenge in my journal every other day. Make sure you :+devwatch: me or keep checking my page for the update. All of the activities have been pre-determined and set to auto-post at midnight each day in The activities will be hosted every other day.

These drawings do not require that you leave a comment on the deviations submitted to the Great Lit Crit Event, and only new comments will be considered for these drawings. However, if you have not yet left a comment on the deviations submitted to the Event, I highly recommend you do so for the really big prizes! :) 

Challenge #2 Winners!


:clap: Thanks for your participation! Expect individual journal features for your galleries from me starting in September. :hug:

Challenge #3

The Task: Go into one of your favorite literature groups on deviantART and find one (or more!) piece(s) from people requesting feedback. (Generally groups have a folder reserved for feedback requests.) Leave a comment on those deviations that responds to any specific feedback requests the author left. Then leave a thumb or link to the deviation you commented on in the comments of this journal. I'll feature all of the linked deviations along with the winners in the next challenge announcement! :)

Tip: Groups like theWrittenRevolution require people to leave feedback requests in their artist comment! 

The Time Frame: You'll have from the moment this journal is posted until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Saturday, August 23rd to complete this challenge!

The Prizes: 5 random participants will receive a 1-month premium membership for themselves, or someone they'd like to donate it to. 

:eager: Ready, Set, Go!

Questions? Leave a comment! 

:heart: Lili

July Winners

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 9:03 PM

tactician vs genius by Nikitomate
Based on your votes, here are your top fan favorites from TMNTContests July "Donatello" Theme Challenge. These winners will receive prize ptsPoints, TMNTContest's official stamp for display on their winning work, a feature on the TMNTContests homepage and a permanent spot in the TMNTContests Hall of Winners Gallery.  

Cheers and Applause - NaNoEmo Day 8 Congratulations! Trophy Emote 2 

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TMNT: War games... (One shot)TMNT: War games...
(TMNT CC based on 2003 version, Donnie is 19 years old. )
Warning (Rated: T) Mild T-cest
Please Don’t Read if you don’t like this stuff.

The night amazing in all of its glory, the stars glistened, fire flies twinkled in the tall grass, accompanied by a cool breeze that tickled Donnie’s neck, it was beyond words for him to even try to describe.
Spring… fresh and new, with an earthy aroma in the air, which lured the purple clad turtle to stay outside to relax under the old oak tree located on the farm house, that Donnie called his second home.
(It can’t get any better than this.)
Oh how he loved visiting the place, time away from the noisy city, leaving all his problems, worries and fears behind.
With a pleased smile, Donnie closed his eye
SAINW: Donatello's life now by ShellshockerTMNT117Donatello's Dragon From 2003 Ninja Tribunal by krzykatldy Same As He'll Never Know One Day He Will
By: :iconhorrorruby7: for TMNTContests's contest with the topic: "Donatello"
Word Count: ~286 words
Fandom: TMNT 2003
Donatello will remove the goggles that mark the rim of his eyes. He will quickly glance at his homemade clock; informing him of yet another sleepless night. He will stand, a few old bones cracking, and habitually make his way to the kitchen. He'll make his usual no-sugar coffee and from there, he'll continue this not-so-normal day.
As usual, he'll walk by his bickering brothers. He'll ignore their venomous words. Not hear the hatred that plague their words like raging thorns.
He'll walk past his cheerful brother. He'll try to ignore him. When that fails, and when the suspicions arise, he'll smile that fake smile of his. Make everyone believe that everything was alright.
Later on, he'll listen to his brother for the umpteenth time about some threat. How some enemy is trying to terminate them. Destroy them.
And even later, they'll be on a mis
Fire on the Mountain-(One Shot Maybe)TMNT FicDonatello's footsteps fell silently on the snow as he walked out of the sewer entrance, leading away from the city. Everything seemed to start to fall apart a few months ago;after the accident. April & Casey had been visiting them, Casey and Raph had been goofing off  near the lab doors then Raph sent Casey sliding across the floor into Donnie's Lab table now they had a fifth turtle on their hands. It hadn't been his fault and yet everyone seemed to be blaming him. At first everything was okay  Donnie needed a canister of  mutagen to make a retro injection. It didn't take them long to find one but when Donnie finished that batch of retro mutagen, and injected Casey  it hadn't worked ; in fact it had  mutated him further, causing him to become almost primal in nature.
He set about trying to make it right spending Hours, days weeks in his lab not eating, or sleeping then April had the nerve to try and tell him he was taking so long on purpose,  it had been a
Deep Pools of RedDonnie screamed in rage and in sadness, he never experienced so much pain in his life. After the deadly yet dangerous fight with the Kraang AND the Foot Clan, he had bruises and small cuts on his arms. A bloody head and a deep wound slashed across his plastron. It was hell for him, he felt like he was going to die from a acceptable amount of blood. 
Donnie stopped screaming and gasped for air, clenching onto his stomach. He needed to get to the lair fast, but the lair was a far of a distance for him because of his bloody body tearing his life apart. It was too much for him and he had to ponder about it, something he was really amazing at.
He thought about his love of his life April, his brothers and his father; remembering the great times with them. As he thought that Donnie scolded himself for pondering like that, he needed his rest. He wasn't thinking right.
Donnie lied down on the cold hard ground, trying to close his bloodshot eyes, sleeping into peace. He could
The Brains: Donatello by tinker97Donnie by NokaKomiBorn by FrillyReptile Mad ScientistMad Scientist
Summary: Don’s genius is pushed to the edge in the protection of his family
The world was a great black pit, cold and cruel to those that were different from the norm and mutated turtles were certainly different. Don understood this harsh truth, probably better than any of his brothers did. He didn't just know that their enemies would like to capture them and exterminate them; he knew all of the painful and agonizing ways that they would do it too.
The scientist in him knew every procedure that would be used in order to find out just exactly he, his brothers, and his father ticked. Not only would it hurt to the point that they would be begging for death but it would be an incredibly slow procedure too.
In the past few months it had been made clear to Donatello that this was the fate that awaited his small family. Almost every time they ventured out of their home they were set upon by Foot ninjas, Purple Dragons, and random citizens that just feared what they
TMNT - All alone by FelhesznelenevAlright by DasWesen A whole new world
A whole new world
April was standing on a roof top, watching over the big city. She saw something most people would think was some kind of light show but she knew better. She ran and jumped from roof to roof until she was on the same roof as him.
Donnie was ice sculpting, something that looked a like a snake or a lizard. But then she saw the wings and realized it was a dragon. Kinda like that dragon she had seen in a fairytale. A snake-like body, short but strong looking legs and big, strong, awe wings. And from the sides of its nose was a long mustache.
"You're getting better at stealth, I'll give you that." She jumped when she heard him talk. She had been looking at what he was doing and had almost forgotten that she was there. He turned around and looked at her with smile. And she got a full look of the dragon and it was a beautiful in every detail. She stepped out of the shadows and walked up to him.
"Heh, thanks. I guess I've gotten better in my training." She looked at the
Luck Be Donnie Tonight by alaerThe Secret's Out by PowderAkaCaseyJones FearFear
If you asked Hamato Donatello if he ever felt fear, he would say you were insane. Emotions such as fear should be unknown to a rational mind such as his. But as he tinkered in his lab, Donnie realized that even he couldn’t deny that he knew fear all too well.
The thing he feared most of all was letting someone down, not being good enough. Not being as skilled a ninja as his brothers. Not worthy of April’s love. Not smart enough as a scientist to keep them alive. These fears kept him awake at night. One wrong move, one mistake, and he could lose it all.
He had failed before. Like with Timothy. No matter how many times people tried to convince him Tim brought it on himself, he knew it was all his fault. And he still felt responsible, even indirectly, for Kirby’s mutation, and losing April. Donnie was eternally grateful that it wasn’t forever. But it could have been.
Donnie sometimes worried, irrational as it seemed, that if he failed, not only could his loved

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Hello. I'd like to take a moment to use my advanced knowledge of art and literature to give an example of how Rainz01 should improve his bio.

Rainz, take notes. I want to see your bio changed immeadetly.

Here it is:

I'm not a regular guy, I'm an autist with no idea of how to write a story. Retarded movie reference.

I'm a plagiaristic writer. I don't come up with my own ideas and I'm not creative at all. I have a popular work, but only because it's so shit that everyone feels bad for me.

I'm an atheist, and I don't shove my beliefs down other people's throats. Unless they don't convert to atheism.

I'm a stupid feminist asswipe who has little to no understanding of the world today. If I was smart, I would acknowledge that men are clearly the superior sex, and women must only be used for cooking, cleaning, and vagina.

My favorite author is Uwe Boll.

My favorite cartoonists are Lil' Wayne and Blood on the Dance Floor.

I don't talk about politics much, just so that people think I'm not autistic.

I'm a fat, slobby American with nothing better to do but watch TV and eat Doritos.

At times I may be an autistic shitstain, oh wait, I mean all the time.

I enforce DeviantArt rules because I'm a stuck-up prude with autism.

But most of all, I'm an enormous faggot who loves big, black dick.

Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! !Give-away winner announcement! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! 

Here is the contest give-away winner evidence:
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Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! !The winner! Rainbow Dot Bullet - F2U! 

This means that the winner of this give-away is....

:heart: !Congratulations! :heart:
+50 :points:

My Dork Dance  !I thank all the participants, and I wish you all luck in the next give-away's I will be hosting in the near future!My Dork Dance 
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Rave Project-entry ~Maya & Amy~ Rave Project-entry 

Here is a recap of whats happening next week: BORRA WEEK!

:bulletblue: Takes place August 25th to August 31st!

:bulletgreen: These are the prompts:

Day 1: Gift
Day 2: X Marks the Spot
Day 3: Grapevine
Day 4: Road trip
Day 5: Dance Lesson
Day 6: Forgiveness
Day 7: Say Goodbye

:bulletblue: There will be a Borra Week 2014 folder open on the 25th at midnight!

:bulletgreen: There is a 200 :points: prize for the entry that best describes the borra week spirit!

:bulletblue: If you are submitting strictly on tumblr, please either use the submit button on the
fuckyeahborraweek page, or tag your entries with #fuckyeahborraweek & #borraweek2014
so I can see them and reblog them from you. (But please tag anyways, regardless of how you submit)

:bulletblue: Here is our tumblr

:bulletgreen: Here is the official announcement…

I am beyond excited to see what you guys come up with, and I hope we will have a great celebration
of this lovely pairing! I wish you guys luck, inspiration and hope you are as excited as I am to see this
all unravel! :eager: