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April Fools Caption Contest Winners

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:58 AM

Thanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! With any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.

Pixel-spotlight (and L33tc4k3) by Thiefoworld
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12

Pixel-spotlight (and DEVlANT) by Thiefoworld
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu

Timberclipse by Thiefoworld
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy

Astralseed by Thiefoworld
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita

3wyl by Thiefoworld
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal

Diphylla by Thiefoworld
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse

Fionacreates by Thiefoworld
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita

Celticstrm-stock by Thiefoworld
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale

Thiefoworld by Thiefoworld
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21

Piratelotus-stock by Thiefoworld
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious

Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
"For the hundredth time, we ARE NOT hugging! We sat in honey and now we are stuck together!" - Sserenita

Singingflames by Thiefoworld
"You expect me to eat half a sammich? This is clearly an uncompromisable violation of the constitution of sammiches." - NickKartha

Kovowolf by Thiefoworld
"FUSION HAAAAA" - RhynWilliams

Moonbeam13 by Thiefoworld
the power
THE TOOTHBRUSH." - puffugu

"Pardon me, but there seems to be a mistake...I believe I asked Santa for a pony" - Sserenita

Gimp by Thiefoworld
"Wait, Wait, Wait I'll Use The Force!!!" - Growlie26

"So then, the bear was all like GRRRR! so naturally I had to be like GRRRRR!!!!" - TheWritingDragon

"Why yes, coffee does turn me into a psychopathic Harrison Ford." - NickKartha

Anoya by Thiefoworld
"'Wow, Mom, the grass on this side is really greener!' - MafiaVamp

Kozispoon And Ikue by Thiefoworld
"Is that what I think it is? The new iPhone? Really!" - NickKartha

"- And Chris, this one is for you!
-Oh, my. :eyes:" - MiloticScale

Laurenkitsune by Thiefoworld
"What you're seeing now is my normal form." - Growlie26

"admins - suit up! we have a new mission for you" - dathie

wreckling by Thiefoworld
"An E! true Hollywood Exclusive reveals the true source of the Cowardly Lion's supposed "courage". " - Sserenita

"♪ In the jungle, the drawing jungle
This lion's drinking wine.
In the jungle, the drawing jungle
This lion's drinking wine. ♪" - goldnretriever

DEVlANT by Thiefoworld
"Big Pikachu used Slam. It was very effective. The face has been smashed." - MafiaVamp

Y2jenn And Renonevada by Thiefoworld
"two thumb barrier.... unbeatable!" - RhynWilliams

Renonevada by Thiefoworld
"Giirrrllll, do you like my hair! It is SO retro!!" - WDWParksGal

Damphyr by Thiefoworld
"This raft ain't big enough for the ten of us!" - kozispoon

"Wait let me poke It!" - Growlie26

codenamepanther and helloandre by Thiefoworld
"Diz is mai unicorn and I ain't givin' it to you!" - MafiaVamp

randomduck by Thiefoworld
"I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." - Sserenita

Ginkgografix by Thiefoworld
"Take the picture before my dog...
"PHOTOBOMB!" :iconhappehdanceplz:" - TheWritingDragon

Lyricanna by Thiefoworld
"...and for my next impression...Mr. peanut!" - Sserenita

Makepictures by Thiefoworld
Baby: "zero serving two...I just made a poo poo" - Sserenita

Ry-Spirit by Thiefoworld
"and once again, hatsune miku is photobombing" - dathie

Myraincheck by Thiefoworld
"I hope this game is over soon...I need to pee!" - Sserenita

Yumeruby by Thiefoworld

Distortedsmile by Thiefoworld
"Day 20: They still think I'm a lion... I could enjoy free meat for a while" - icy-ciel

Pica-ae by Thiefoworld
"GET READY TO SINK!......I mean, SAIL!!" - Icyfrost100

Congratulations everyone! :clap: Each of you gets a 3 months Premium Membership for each winner caption. Expect a note from me really soon!

See you in another Caption Contest in the future! :party:

Recommend a Friend Project: Relaunch!

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 2:30 PM
Holy cow, it's finally getting relaunched! With a bit of a makeover that is :giggle: Please be sure to read all the new info.

Introducing, the new place for RAF deviants(icon pending :B )

The Idea

We now have a group! :eager:. Instead of being featured on my profile, your feature will be posted through the group. The concept is still the same, you just send suggestions to the group with all the information filled out (look below for more details). I will then create a journal featuring your friend, that will be up for a full week! The journal will feature five recommended friends. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out. Once a month, all of the suggesters will be featured in an epic roundup journal.


Please send the group RecommendAFriend, a note Note  titled "Recommend A Friend". In the note, please recommend a deviant with the following form filled out. Notes without this form will be ignored :nod:

  • :dev : code of the deviant's name
  • Link to deviants gallery
  • Why is your friend awesome/why should we check out his/her gallery? (be sure to write a few sentences!)
  • Do you want to be featured? Yes/No

Be sure to include this information, and not just send me a name Giggle.  Please only send ONE deviant/recommendation per note.  Please do not comment below with your recommendations.

Important Information, please read this!

Please understand that it may take some time to get your recommended friend and yourself featured due to the fact that these features are a week long each, and I'm uncertain as to how many people will participate. I cannot guarantee that you will be featured by a certain time, day, etc. I will however, guarantee that you will be featured eventually. I plan to continue doing this indefinitely. Heart

This is based on a first come, first serve basis. Please only send your note once, and be patient with me. However, if you send multiple recommendations, they may be spaced out over a few different weeks, in order to have some variety.

I've said this already, but I'll say it again. Please only ONE deviant/recommendation per note. Yes, you may send multiple notes. Do not comment below with recommendations.

Please be sure the deviant you are recommending is active, and has at least a few deviations in their gallery. You should be active too Bucktooth

Everyone and anyone can participate! The more people that get involved, the better. Spread the word if you can, affiliate with us, and be sure to join us!

If you have any questions, feel free to note me :) (Smile)
 If not, get to recommending Here's a kiss for you, my love!

Topsy Turvy Contest Winners

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:23 AM

We had some superb entries for the Topsy Turvy Contest! I would like to take a moment to congratulate everyone who participated on their truly entertaining and wonderful entries. I loved seeing your unique interpretations on the prompt. There were touching entries, funny entries, and intense ones too! You all did a fantastic job! clap remake 1b 

It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to a mere three choices. Everyone, please give a huge "Congratulations!" to our winners!

Honorable Mention


Games (Transformers)
A "Shattered Glass"-esque Transformers One-Shot
For the Topsy Turvy Contest
Word Count: 1000
    The light from Cybertron’s setting sun harshly reflected off the shattered pieces of glass that littered the streets of the once prosperous city. The towers that had reached towards the very atmosphere of the planet were now nothing but stumps of their former glory, crumbling from the lack of care they had suffered from. The streets served as a maze now that their debris had been dashed upon them, and the air in the city felt all but dead.  
    This had once been the sight of one of Cybertron’s most influential cities—Iacon.  Its population had boasted some of the greatest minds on the planet, ranging from the fields of science to literature. The region's ruling body of government had been stationed here, guiding the city on the prosperous path it had been taki

Third Place

Prize - 250 Points 

The Case Book of Mrs. HudsonMrs. Hudson put aside her newspaper and watched as Miss Morstan crossed gracefully to the mantelpiece. She was wearing grey today, with a touch of blue at the neck bringing out the colour of her large, sympathetic eyes. Mrs. Hudson’s friend and colleague truly was a picture of sensitivity and refinement.
Until she tripped over the bearskin rug.
“Damn and blast the wretched thing!”
Mrs. Hudson winced. “My dear, do try and remember to moderate your language.”
Miss Morstan grinned. “There are no clients here to be shocked.” She continued to the mantelpiece and selected a cigar.
“But we are not alone in the house,” said Mrs. Hudson. “Our landlords may come in at any time.”
Perfectly on cue, Mr. Holmes entered with the tea tray.
Miss Morstan hid her smile by bending to light the cigar. Mrs. Hudson frowned at her and turned to Holmes.
“Thank you,” she said, as he placed the tray on the table beside her chair. She p

Second Place

Prize - 500 Points 

Thieves in the Night (Transformers: Rescue Bots)He found himself staring at his ceiling instead of Blossom Vale.
It wasn't like him to snap out of a good dream, so he lay there, still, listening. Sure enough, he heard a telltale clank, a shuffle, downstairs. Thieves in the night.
He continued to lay there, stomach seizing, muscles tensing against his will. Someone had broken into his home. Who knew what the intruder or intruders might want? Artwork? Electronics? Valuables? Perhaps they wanted him. Maybe they meant to steal away his life, his propensity for getting in the way of generations of evil men.
That idea incensed him. He shuddered to think that his ancient enemy’s descendents might finally snuff out over a century of progress. Worse still, he had yet to vet Evan and Myles as his successors, yet to create them Griffin Rock’s new eternal protectors. He couldn't die yet; not tonight.
He sat up, slowly, carefully, eager to keep the springs in his bed from creaking. He cursed his sentimentality. His little reminders o

And ... drum roll please ... :drumroll: 

First Place

Prize - 1000 Points 

Turned Tables
Raphael stood outside his brother’s bedroom door with his hand around the handle. It was his turn to try and he paused a few moments to steady himself and make a game plan before entering. He closed his eyes and remembered how angry and lost Leo had looked when he had  tried last week, and how deflated Mikey had been since his attempt yesterday. Raph wasn’t sure he could do any better, but he had to try. The longer this persisted the more it twisted and warped his whole family and he couldn’t let that go on.  You can do this, patient and optimistic, Raph thought, taking a deep breath. Forcing the corners of his beak upward into a rare smile, he turned the handle, flung the door open and strode in. 
“Rise and shine, Donnie-boy!” he announced. 
The words sounded so strange as they fell awkwardly from his tongue. It was unnatural for him to be so chipper, that was more Mike’s gig, but


 Spread More Love Emote - PLZ 

 Thank you for your entries!

Topsy Turvy Contest entry - Sword Art OnlineIn the world of Sword Art Online, a virtual reality MMO, two young swordsmen are making their way through the fourth level of the tower. The sound of their ceaseless bickering rose from deep within the catacombs of their current arena and could be heard well outside where passersby could stop and listen.
“Argh! Kirito, you suck so hard at this game!”
“Shuddap, damn. It’s not like I asked you to party up with me in the first place. I told you: it takes me a while to get the hang of it, but once I do, I’m good to go!”
“Whatever. Jeez, even newbs who just plugged in aren’t this bad. And you said you wanted to kill those players earlier and take all of their loot. Hah! We were lucky to get out of that alive, thanks to my quick thinking in pulling us over to the side to pretend like we were making out.”
Kirito blinked in confusion, “We were pretending, Asuna? What was I kissing then?”
“My hand. Ugh, like I’d let t
  Detrimental Cause
This is like a mirror-verse, but is not related to Shattered Glass in any way.
Optimus Prime, leader of the merciless Autobots, was scowling stonily at his nemesis.
Jazz didn't want to know what his Lord was thinking, or interrupt his disdainful observations, but the Autobots needed energon and Optimus had forbidden anyone from stealing any without his express permission.
"My Lord." Optimus didn't grace Jazz with a look, instead choosing to focus on the miserable display before him.
"What?" He snapped, in no mood for anything his inferior soldiers could possibly need him to do.
Jazz hesitated, not sure he should continue considering his Lord's mood.
Now Optimus did turn to look down at him, taking advantage of his height to loom well over Jazz. "What is it, Jazz?"
"Well," Jazz barely managed to resist fidgeting under his Lord's intense stare, knowing how much such habits were despised, "we ‒the Autobots, I mean– need more energon, and I was wondering if w
  The Good Meets Evil"Sir, your Topsy-Turvy-Inator is ready." shouted Norm.
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz was still reading the newspaper while waiting patiently for his latest invention, the Topsy-Turvy-Inator, which is actually a Turn-Evil-Inator in disguise, to load fully, which actually took two hours. "Thanks for reminding me, Norm. Should I tell all about this inator to you?"
"Tell it your little platypus friend."
"Fine," he muttered. He stood up from his chair, closed the newspaper, and set it on the coffee table. While walking to his inator, he thought to himself, "Why can't I tell the whole thing to Norm? I don't want Perry the Platypus to know! But Perry the Platypus is my nemesis, and I told him all about my inators from the beginning of the summer."
Perry was already ready to fight the evil scientist. Now all he needed to do was to find a way out of the unbreakable trap his archnemesis had set up for him.
"Now, Perry the Platypus," Doofenshmirtz said as he was about to demonstrate his plan, "this Top
  Topsy Turvy Fan FictionMister Topsy Turvy was out for a Sunday stroll, when a gust of wind knocked off his bowler hat. He caught it in time, and he set it on his head. But when he did, something felt off. The dome of the hat was now pointing up! He stood frozen for a moment in confusion, then he went on with his stroll.
On the sidewalk, there were some steps as he was in a steep part of town. And at the top of those steps, he saw Mister Quiet and Miss Daredevil. Mister Quiet was laughing like an evil mastermind, teasing Miss Daredevil by daring her to grind down the handrail by standing on it. She quaked and whimpered. Mister Topsy Turvy boomed, "What's going on?" Mister Quiet scoffed, "I don't think she's quite herself today." After a pause, he quipped, "Then again, I don't think I am quite myself, myself."
Mister Topsy Turvy continued, going down the steps. It was only when he realized he had to walk forward to see where he was going did it hit him. "Hey," he thought out loud, "Today m
  Topsy Turvy Contest - Prime's Bad DayTopsy Turvy Contest - Optimus Prime's Bad Bay
'Enough!' Optimus Prime slammed his hands on Teletraan-One's console, causing the computer to short circuit and black out.
Bumblebee was forced to take a step back. He'd never seen Prime like this before and he swore he could see steam escaping from his leader's concealing faceplate. He wasn't alone in his shock as Jazz, Wheeljack and Ratchet looked to each other, unsure of how to handle the situation.
'I don't ask for much. All I'm asking for is one day, ONE, when we don't have to deal with fuel shortages or parts shortages or test after test of Wheeljack's self-destruction weapons, or -'
'In Wheeljack's defence, Prime,' Ratchet began. 'He's-'
'Don't you start!' Prime addressed the medic. 'He blows up something, you sweep it under the base somewhere until it either burns or explodes.'
'That's very unfair, Prime.'
'Oh yeah? The fabulous Dinobot project. That worked a treat, didn't it?'
'It has its rough edges.' Ratchet apologised.

Bonus Trivia

I asked participants to name my favorite Hunchback of Notre Dame character. The correct answer is: Clopin!

Clopin Screen Cap by SingingFlames

Why? Because he's fun! :shuffelin: 

Congratulations to LazyBrownEyes and LeaderPinhead! They each guessed correctly! The prize is 300 Points to be split between the winners, so each one will receive 150 Points!

Prizes will be sent out soon! The Bonus Trivia prizes come straight from me and should arrive soon(ish). The other prizes are courtesy of communityrelations and may take a bit longer.

Thank you, everyone!

Keep your eyes open! I plan on doing more of these short contests in the near future! :fellaeyes: 

Feedback Feature

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:57 AM by ginkgografix:iconginkgografix:

A common complain at DD's is, that I don't feature enough 'deserving' artists. It is not possible to feature each and everyone via DDs, as there are technical and chronological restrictions, but it is possible to feature them otherwise. But if I would pick them all, it would be limited to what I see while browsing or going through my message center again.

This feature should be different. This will rely on what you show to me!
Know an artist that is totally unknown, but does great stuff? Show me! Know an artist that just started and could need some more exposure? Show me!
It's your chance to show the world art you like or want more support for, even your own.

Each week I will pick up to 25 artworks that you linked me to and feature them. Additionally there will be one deviant highlighted as well.
There is no theme and the only restriction would be that the artworks should be from the deviantART related galleries(this does include avatars, profile customization, dAr tutorials within Stock & Resources, as well as random Fella/llama related artworks in other galleries) and that the deviant, you suggest, should have a good amount of dAR works in their gallery.

Feedback Feature #1

The deadline is the 23rd April 2014 (GMT+2). The feature will be posted at the 24th.

Share the artworks you would like to see included in the first feature as a thumb in the comment section. Please do not post more than one deviation for each deviant you suggest per week.
If you are going to suggest an artist for the feature, it is fine to post more though.

Any help to spread the word is greatly appreciated!
Share, fav and talk about this, so that we can feature a lot of new and 'old' dArtists!

Ongoing projects

Aimyee's Project Earn
"Project EARN, which stands for Encourage Awareness. Every month I will choose a certain topic and invite everyone who wants to, to submit art, write journals and participate in discussions etc. to raise awareness in these certain topics. I will also hold points and premium membership giveaways or contests/other things."

VonDiezyl's I'm Real, Are You? Project
A project that asks people to submit a photo of themselves showing that they are real people with feelings etc and not just someone pretending to be someone or something they are not.  

iDJPanda's Revamp Your Article Project
Inspired by the Draw This Again meme, this project asks people to revamp their old articles.

fella Help Update Fella's Dictionary

WorldWar-Tori's 2014 Positivity Project
"The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper"

A group for artists to get together and collaborate!

Bonelos' Inspiration Project
"This is a series of articles featuring artists that you in the community find personally inspiring. "

Astrikos's Praising Life Project
"I am hoping to reach at least 300 inspiring messages from the community if I can."

Tifa22's The Great Language Gathering Community Project
"My idea is to list all the languages people on dA can speak / write with both their English term and the original name, plus the sentence "I speak language" (correctly translated of course)."

deviantHEART's The Kindness Quilt Community Project
"The Kindness Quilt is a blanket created from the love of deviants right here on deviantART. This quilt is built upon love, respect and gratitude. Every person has a reason to and a means to create their own quilt square. To say thank you, to share a collaborative work, to show off a gift, commission or request, as a present, or simply as a design. The quilt square is 500x500 pixels, and when included in a completed quilt, can be resized smaller."

" Here, we will place a new Deviant each week! Deviants who are featured here are either upstanding members of our Deviant Art Community or are people who our members have caught committing an act of kindness! Any act qualifies, and we encourage members to be on the lookout for any Deviant who is worthy of this spot!"

MirachRavaia's Art For Trees Project
This project encourages you to participate in two different ways, either plant a tree, or offer art in exchange for trees being planted.

"dAWishingWell is a group specifically created to give back to the dA community by granting dA-related wishes such as premium subs, supergroup status, giving items off of wishlists, point donations, features, DD requests, and more! Do you have a wish? It could come true!"

"deviant365 is deviantART's official 365 Project where you will be provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. The aim of this is to give you motivation to participate in areas of our community that perhaps you have never experienced before, make new friends, work on your art, learn more about deviantART and enhance your experience on deviantART."

"ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments.
We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!"

"dA's Community Relations Team bring you ART HISTORY, a series of articles about the entire History of Art."

"Project Educate, originally launched in 2008 by the Community Relations team, is a project to promote and support artistic growth and knowledge."

"Spread positivity throughout the community by letting everyone know! Send in your compliment(s) and they will be published in a later "deviantART Compliments" journal."

Nameda's Angels Without Wings Project
Angels Without Wings is a project that recognizes community members that work hard at promoting others or stand out otherwise in the community.  

Recommend your friend for a feature and get featured also.  

This group aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. We will actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, we will discuss important issues that may affect our members and we will accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone.

We are a place to feature and promote community projects, events, and news, inspire collaborations of all kinds of art, educate others on how to get involved in the community and where they can go for projects and support, and other various community inspired activities.

Here you'll find useful tutorials, a critique corner, and activities to help you develop your artistic skills even more!

This group is not about getting attention for your art, it's about spreading awareness for Cancer, Aids, Child Abuse, Hunger, and the many resources out there needing help.

petrova's PrintsForPanzi project
Help contribute to Panzi Hospital by donating art or money.

This group works at interpreting deviantARTs faq to other languages so non native English speakers have a better chance of understanding them.  

non-real's Art Liaison Project
The aim of this project is to inspire artists to do some collaborative work.

Planning any Community Projects?

As your Community Projects CV, I am here to help you with your projects by giving them some extra promotion, or even help you brain storm your ideas so that you can get your project off the ground.  If you are planning any projects, or are currently already running/hosting one feel free to shoot me a note to see how I can help you breathe extra life into it or help you with any problems you may be having.  

Want to be featured in next months article?  Shoot me a note linking to your project and tell me a little bit about it!  

So sorry everybody!! My internet had problems last night so i couldn't get on to announce the winners until this morning but here they are!

First place goes to :iconrainhowlspl:…

Wow this work was amazing!  I could tell this person spent along time on this and i feel they deserved the number one spot, so much detail is in this piece and it really captures the wolfs rain scene.

Here are your prizes!

First place-  
Digital art of a character with a transparent background donated by raccoon5
Digital art donated by atteo
Custom character drawing donated by alarilovesgermany
Adoptable by rainbowcritter
llama by darkchi
llama by spiritwolf1471
Digital art of a single character with simple or no background by renciel

Second place goes to :iconnamelessokami:…

This person has a really unique style that just pops, i love how they turned the wolfs rain style into an abstract colorful piece that really stands out!

Here are your prizes!

Second place-
Digital commission by demonfox9tails
Custom character drawing donated by alarilovesgermany
Plain colored picture by ocasiare
llama by darkchi
llama by spiritwolf1471
cut-out drawing and one custom design by emeradragon (or two of one)

Third place goes to :iconatteo:…

I love this persons tattoo design style to their work,  they really captured the scene well and it looks like they spent a lot of time on this piece!

Here are your prizes!

Third place-
Lineart by ocasiare
llama donated by darkchi
llama donated by spiritwolf1471
custom character drawing by alarilovesgermany
bred adoptable by roguethescarredangel

I'd also like to give a shout out to :icondarkchi13:…

This poem was the only literature submitted for the contest and it was beautiful!  Very lovely writing and i just love the mysterious feel it gave me while reading, you all should check it out!

Thanks again to everyone else who participated!  Everyone's work was stunning and it was really hard to pick the winners but let's congratulate those who did win!

PMDU Updates/Changes

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 8:43 PM
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: LPers That I Watch or Music
  • Watching: LP Videos

Skin by: Lezzette~

So about :iconpmdunity:.....
No, I'm not quitting, I may switch around about who will my main teams will be for one of each guild possibly;3 main teams up to maximum. I've already decided for Explorers, currently not sure about Hunters or Researchers. For the other teams I made, I'll still use'em just as a big collab completion mission(s),event(s), etc. Not sure if I'll think of more main teams for now, but I may park it for now.

Currently Main Team:
PMDU: Team Tag Together by learn2chillax

The Results

The results for the Colors Contest are now in! :eager: Thank you to all those who participated, and special thanks to the following admins for judging:


We had a total of 79 entries and 63 participants, so we have prizes for runner-ups and honorable mentions in addition to those for semi-finalists and finalists. :aww:

Honorable Mentions

Moon River by RainblowBast Memories of July by Goodnight-Melbourne No ferries today... by Billiam-X Dance in Orange by DuchesseOfDusk What\'s up!!! by AITUARMANAS




Vote for the Finalists!

The semi-finalist entries are listed below along in no particular order along with some comments from the judges.

:star: :#1: Vote for your favorite entry by commenting or sending Rising-Artists a note with the number of the artwork that you like the most.

:iconnumber1-plz:Indulgence by bloodify Indulgence by bloodify

"This detail picture is very impressing. Great choice of extract! Aside from the colours, it looks very realistic. I really like the lighting and colour variations, which make the motive appear somehow metallic." Pinjachi

"A different use for cool colors; tenderness and sensual indulgences.  Everything about this, from the blending to the texture on the skin, is perfect." Neccers

:iconnumber2-plz:liberate. by sugarmints liberate. by sugarmints

"Wow. This is so stunning! I'm in love with everything in this picture. Love this light blue, the clouds, the reflection, the birds, the girl... Seriously, great job! This picture definitely is my first choice of all contributions to this contest!" Pinjachi

"I like this one the best because blue is my favorite colour, and the picture itself is very gorgeous. The clouds are made beautifully, and the birds are a very nice touch." Lawli-Art

:iconnumber3-plz:Red Thirst by PVproject Red Thirst by PVproject

"A very crisp, clear image from a skilled artist." ShackledMuse

"I love the different contrasts of reds, combined with awesome shading skills makes for a killer piece!! :D " FTSArts

:iconnumber4-plz:Memories in Bubbles by FaLLenAngel1312 Memories in Bubbles by FaLLenAngel1312

"Just a beautiful work making full use of the color Blue and it creates a calming atmosphere. Using watercolor was definitely a great choice and goes really well with blue. " r3ach0ne

"The movement and feel of this piece is breathtaking. The beautiful blues in her hair and the spheres has such a cooling effect! " FTSArts

:iconnumber5-plz:Red by khancopperfox Red by khancopperfox

"Probably my favorite entry of all.  The red against the grays is very aesthetic and eye-catching.  I love the use of the color- Lust, love, passion, and even warning for the color red, are all felt within this digital painting." Neccers

"It's original, and I love the artist's description and motivation for creating this. He portrays the colour well, and maybe it's just me but I like reference to blood... Mos def a winner, this one. Great balance between colour and lighting as well. " ShackledMuse

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Skin by SimplySilent
Clump clump clump
Went the soft thud of my boots. I was a pokemon professor and I had to get to the lab so the new trainers could choose their new partners. I started walking towards the abandoned power plant (a short cut I discovered when I was a trainer) it started raining and it was 3 in the morning. When I finally got to the power plant I walked over to a soft looking couch and sat down waiting for the storm to pass. As I sat down,
"What?!?!" I yelled surprised. A small shinx crawled out from under the cushion I was sitting on.
"Oh sorry little guy. Aren't you cute!" I grabbed a poke-ball out from the back pocket of my coat. I tossed it at the shinx, it would be a good pet for my daughter, who was one of the  to-be trainers. The shinx was scared and it dodged. The ball flew back at me and right as I caught it, BOOM! Lightning struck the poke-ball and it electrocuted me. As I felt the sharp jolt of energy I looked at my hand. It was a PAW! I felt a sharp pain as my bones re-adjusted and my face pushed out to form a small muzzle. I felt a mane of fur emigre around my neck and by my forearms.  I was a luxray! No way! I looked at the shinx I was very confused. "Daddy?" Asked the shinx.
"What? Who are you?!"
"Daddy, I'm Emma!"
"What?! EMMA?! Why-How-Wha?!?!"
"Daddy, I was walking through the power plant, as the shortcut you showed me, so I could be the first trainer there. Than I was struck by lightning and I turned into this." Said Emma so mater-of-factly I had to believe her. At first I was hoping it was a zorua or ditto imposter. I mean, you never know! But now, I'm not so sure...
Probably will be continued because I'm to lazy to finish it right now...
So guess what?? We finally have our winners for the contest. I apologize for taking such a long time with the voting process, I know you guys have been anxiously waiting.

Before I go any further, I'd like to say that all of the entries were wonderful, and don't be upset if you don't win. We will always have plenty more contests in the future.

Now for what you've all been waiting for!!!!!
The Winners:::
3rd Place goes to AnnabethJackson13
Prizes to you are:
1 Free Commission from Firestrong
10 points from Firestrong

2nd Place goes to :devNathaldonion:
Prizes to you are:
1 Free Commission from Firestrong
1 Free Commission from TeamLeoOmega646
10 points from Firestrong

1st Place goes to Sandpiper28
Prizes to you are:
2 Free Commissions from Firestrong
2 Free Commissions from TeamLeoOmega646
24 points from wreckitout

Congratulations to the winners!!!! Prize contributors will be messaging you about your commissions and transactions.

This has been a fun contest, and I'm sure we all look forward to the next one :D

Have a great day everyone!! (and go get people to join this growing group!!!!) HEHE :D
- Fire