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Here we go again, another art contest, and this time around my persona will take center stage~! 

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Contest ends:

October 10th

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Prize contributions would be so very appreciated ;v;/ <3 
Once the contest is over I will feature anyone who contributes.

:star:

PRIZES


1st place:
2000pts OR 20$ from XAngelFeatherX
1 fullbody (value 25$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX

2nd place:
1000pts from XAngelFeatherX
1 fullbody (value 25$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX

3rd place: 
500pts from XAngelFeatherX
1 halfbody (value 20$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX

:star:

If I get a 100+ entries I will up the first place prize to 2500pts/25$

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

RULES


:bulletyellow: The entry can be done in any medium and style.
:bulletyellow: It doesn't have to be colored.
:bulletyellow: You don't have to draw a background.
:bulletyellow: Bases and tracing is NOT allowed. You may use references though.
:bulletyellow: You can NOT draw my persona with your own OCs.
:bulletyellow: Unlimited amount of entries.
:bulletyellow: You can draw my persona in any outfit of your choice.
:bulletyellow: Animal versions of my persona is totally fine.
:bulletyellow: You have to feature this contest in a journal or poll.

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Regarding the looks:
-You can design new clothes for my persona if you wish.
-Can be any color or style, I am curious what you can come up with!
- Keep the color of the eyes/hair/skin the same though.
-You can draw any hairstyle you like, you can even cut it short~
-As stated in the rules, you can design an animal version of my persona if you want to (like MLP).

The themes:
All themes are welcome, I appreciate creativity! Though I like cute things, it'd be interesting to see darker themes too~ 
It'd be kinda funny if my persona "cosplayed" one of my OCs xD

Other characters:
Yes, you may draw my persona with my OCs or my cats.

Original characters- sta.sh/211z8hcba7n4
Kitties (normal and humanized)
sta.sh/2ppbivzpxo3

Quality:
You raise your chances of winning if you put effort into your entry, I will pick the winner based on quality/looks.


Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Reference/Outfits:

Outfit A by XAngelFeatherXOutfit B by Lolisoup by XAngelFeatherXOutfit C By Kioler by XAngelFeatherXOutfit D By Tenshilove by XAngelFeatherXOutfit E by XAngelFeatherXOutfit F by XAngelFeatherXOutfit G by XAngelFeatherX
More art of my persona: sta.sh/217lkjprxu4a (Not contest related)

:star:

Now for the description of... ... me? I suppose? XD

Personality:
Friendly but reserved, loyal, creative, sarcastic, short tempered, a bit soft hearted, stubborn, lazy.

Likes:
Cute things, stars, movies, books, art, animals, travelling.

Dislikes:
Heat, insects, spicy food.

Favorite animals:
Cats, penguins.

Favorite colors:
Pink, black, white, gold, teal.

Favorite foods:
Pizza, strawberries, cherries, smoothies, candy/chocolate.

Favorite drinks:
Water, tea, Monster energy drink.

Favorite book/movie genres:
Fantasy, horror, adventure, drama.

Other:
Gemini, love Disney movies.


Pixel Persona by XAngelFeatherX

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Contest ends:

October 10th

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

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)
BLACKLIST INFO:
Al
 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)
RULES:
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)
HOW TO ENTER:
Watch meMake a Journal about this GiveawayComment your number
PRIZES:
1 Month Premium membership2×20:points:
UPDATES:
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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

Continues Mini event!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:38 AM
About | Gallery Info | Breed Registration | Point System | Adverts | Summer Show |



The Horse Art Deviant Breed Association, aka, HA-DBA has decided to host a mini event!
It is pretty much a regular mini event, with several classes. The difference is that this event is non-stop. It will continue into eternity. New classes maybe added upon request, as we try to add as many classes as possible.
Each class is judged when there are 5 entries. If a certain class turns out to become very popular, it will be judged with 7 entries. Judging is completely random, using random.org.
The classes are made to be a broad as possible, so you may use this ongoing mini show as an easy way of training your horses.

How to enter

Comment on this blog with your entry!
Your entry has to at least contain a sketch of your horse. This sketch must show enough of the horses body that we can see what the horse is doing.
The horse must be recognizable as the individual horse you're entering. (generally this means you'll have to draw the marking or color it, unless it has extremely unique features compared to your other horses)
The picture you draw does NOT have to be taken during the actual class! You could also draw preparations or vet-checks or the like!
If you are entering a ridden class you have to draw at least part of the handler.
If you're entering a driven class you have to draw at least part of the wagon OR the tack.
You may of course draw as much extra as you want.
You can enter as many horses in as many classes as you want and you can draw more then one horse in one picture,
but you maybe only enter a horse in each class once. If a horse wins a class it may not enter that class again on the next show, but after that it may enter again.

Classes
Music class - includes all musical events, all types of dressage, as well as vaulting, group events, trick shows and reigning.
Jumping class - includes free jumping, cross country, standard jumping and even hunting.
Herding class - includes cattle events like cutting and roping, as well as herding whatever kind of animal (or dragon) you want.
Water class - included water racing, treasure diving, obstacle course, mounted water polo and any other water-event you can think of.
Sky class - includes aerial racing, obstacle course, aerial dressage, mounted quidditch and any other sky-event you can think off.
Show off - includes halter, liberty and freestyle for (semi-)natural horses, and challenges magic users to show what they can do and includes show driving.
Outdoor - western or english rides out over field, beach or through forest, includes endurance as well as outdoor races (all types), as well as obstacle driving.
Gymkhana - Games on horseback in singles or teams, feel free to get creative.

Entries
None..... :(



HA-DBA stamp by Jian89Crimson Feather Stables Stamp by RoseThornStablesHorse Stamp by silverglass19Rose Thorn Racing by RoseThornStablesEnemies ::stamp:: by ShiritsuThe Friend Stamp by BusirisArtist Rights by tarutoAnti-anti-deviantART stamp by Thrash-WaltzI'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquaredStamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirlCyber Bullying Stamp by InsaneRomanPony stamp by Shabi000Dreaming the Impossible-STAMP by Black-Heart-AlwaysBe Kind by fear-the-brillianceSupport Creativity by Putri-984Opinion stamp by xAshleyMxPirates Are Better -- Stamp by RipfangDragonWhat is an Artist? by NeikoishRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardoI Support Imagination stamp by c3ph31dWanna Stamp by agra19Art is Stamp by ultravioletbatSupport realistic and fantasy HARPG stamp by ChistokrovkaDramatic Horse by rosariocentralplzSunset Freedom Horses Stamp by devils-horizonHorse stamp by xMashykaxMy friends support me stamp by SynfullI support my friends stamp by SynfullThe gladiator by SirvanaRachana
As some of you may know, I have been getting a ton of positive feedback on my You're not a Monster (Meta Knight x Reader). I was telling some of the people I have been replying to the comments that I might make another one. Since alot of people have liked this oneshot that I have done, I was thiking of going all out and doing a ful Meta Knight x Reader story based around Kirby Right Back at Ya. Please tell me in the comments if you would like to see something like this from me and if you guys want, I will make the first chapter and if you guys don't like it, I will stick to oneshots for this specific character. Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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
This a the grand introduction of my new species, the Tesla Wolves! This means that for a limited time you can creature your own Tesla for FREE.

Here's what you gotta know:
You simply draw your own Tesla, link me to it (comment below), and I will make sure it follows the rules of the species. If it does, you get to keep your Tesla!
If your design does not follow the rules, I will have you redo the design before I register it as an official Tesla Wolf.
Be sure to follow the rules on the species found here: sta.sh/0jd264qsshj
Teslas can come in any natural color and have any natural marking, as well as slight unnatural markings. However, the MUST have the bolts markings, as well as the steampunk theme. The steapunk look can be as strong or weak as you'd like.


Here's an example of my Tesla: wolfieamble.deviantart.com/art…

If you have any questions contacts me. :)
Teslas MUST be submitted by August 1st or they will not be accepted.
Okay it's time to vote for our first book. You have three days to make your decision 7/24 - 7/26. You must comment on this journal for the book you would like to read. Since we don't have very many members there will be two choices. I will make a example in the comments below on how to vote (my example does not count for a vote) If you do not comment between these dates, your vote is invalid.


1) Man Hunt (www.wattpad.com/story/14182717…
2) The Chimera Vector (www.wattpad.com/story/10082462…


If you would like to suggest a online free book please note the book and read our readingcafe.deviantart.com/jou…

Also remember:Judge Book Cover Stamp by Mirz123
What is the “GOLDEN HOUR”?

The Golden hour (or “magical hour”) is the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset, and is mostly indicate to people who love taking land or sky-scapes photos with soft and diffused lights and a low sun with warm colors.

Example of sunrise golden hour:
 photo rays_of_light_by_siamailyadefog-d6tw5g6_zpse218aad7.jpg

I’ve taken this photos a few minutes after sunrise, and rays of sun are reflected on the skyscraper, giving a unique atmosphere.

Example of sunset golden hour:
 photo blood_red_i_by_siamailyadefog-d4nw0tc_zpsb412575a.jpg


In this case, I’ve taken the photo just after the sunset: clouds and sky were of different shades of red, and tones were very warm.

How to take a beautiful Golden hour photo?

Taking photos in a Golden hour is very simple.

1. First of all, you have to calculate the times of your two daily golden hours, by simply using smartphones apps or web sites you find easily on Google. Here’s  a link of a good Golden hour calculator  www.golden-hour.com/

2. You have to choose, obviously, the location where you’ll take your Golden hour photo: for instance, a sunset view from a mountain, or a forest, or also a part of your city. Make sure to have chosen the correct (for you and for your photo) area, in order to be ready to shot in the Golden hour.

3. Since the scene could be quite dark, use a tripod, set your camera on a low ISO and use a long exposure.

4. Keep shooting when the Golden hour starts, because the light changes very quickly,
and the scene could be different from a minute to another!

I don’t want / I can’t take my photo on a Golden hour: could I create a digital Golden hour effect?

Yes, of course!! :D You can follow some tips using any version of Photoshop or other photo editors. For Photoshop users, you can use the Photographic filter adding a warm color to the photo, as orange or red; another method is the Variations tool: here you can modify saturation, lights, shadows and midtones. For example, here is a photo of mine I’ve decided to rearrange and create a Golden hour atmosphere.

Before:
 photo SAM_3232-Copia_zps3cf9ef5f.jpg

After:
 photo SAM_3232_zpsaca9e918.jpg

I’ve used the variations panel and gave to the photo a warm orange tone which simulates the sunset light. You can use, also, if you want, the Light effect filter and create an artificial light ^^

Assignments for members
Take your sunset-sunrise Golden hour photography (or create it with Photoshop) and put the link on the comments line below!!! :D
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