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So I have finally reached a number with 4 digits - this has always been a goal of mine here on dA, and I'm superhappy and want to have a giveaway for everyone who supports me - you, my watchers!
As a thanks for enabling me to reach this number and encouraging me throughout the years, I want to give several prizes to you guys.

What can you win?



La jumping in Points  Points!

ACEO #001 Akatsuki by Amalika ACEO #002 Vivi Vivi by Amalika

ACEO cards drawn by me! :la:



Sketches drawn by me :dummy:

How can you enter and what are the prizes exactly?



There are two ways to win in this giveaway :eager: You can enter either one of them or both ^^ But please note that you can only win once, even if you enter both parts!! Of course, you increase your chances by doing both. (Just please don't watch me for this giveaway only D:)

Option 1 - Being an old or new watcher and :+fav:ing this journal



I will look at which number is assigend to you when I look at who is faving this journal. By watching me and faving this journal you can win the following:

1st person to be drawn: an ACEO card

If at least 30 people :+fav: this journal:
2nd person to be drawn: a sketch
3rd person to be drawn: 100 :points:

If at least 60 people :+fav: this journal:
4th person to be drawn: an ACEO card

If at least 100 people :+fav: this journal:
5th person to be drawn: 100 :points:

Option 2 - Being an old or new watcher and making a journal/ poll about this giveaway



Please leave a comment with a link to your journal/ poll in the comments and I will assign a number for this part! By doing so you can win the following:

1st person to be drawn: an ACEO card
2nd person to be drawn: a sketch

If at least 20 people share this giveaway:
3rd person to be drawn: 100 :points:

If at least 40 people share this giveaway:

4th person to be drawn: a sketch

What else should you know?



The deadline is the 1st of August, 11.59PM CEST. That's more than a week to go! ^^

As for the things I draw:
:bulletgreen: I encourage anthro/ furry characters, Sonic styled characters and humanoid characters - anything goes, just as anime, cartoon, game or your own characters!
:bulletred: I don't draw Pokemon or MLP characters - neither do I draw gore or porn, and unfortunately I can't motivate myself to draw boy love or girl love.
:bulletyellow: I am open to discuss options not mentioned here, such as robots!

Furthermore:
- ACEO cards can be 1-2 characters
- Sketches are 1 character full body or 2 characters half body (in one sketch!)
- I won't be able to send you my art, sorry ;n;
- ...If you have further questions, just go ahead and ask ^^

Once this giveaway is over, I will post another journal with the winners and note you what you have won. Please reply within 48 hours or I will draw another person!

And now, good luck everyone! :eager:

DeviantART Compliments #118

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 9:06 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

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Reviews have become a trend here on dA don't get better than this work in my honest opinion. With that said, Nolannilestheletter always delivers on what I honestly believe is a major problem in fan fiction that should be taken seriously for the simple fact that fan fiction is like any other literature genre. Thanks, bro - keep writing. It helps in understanding the difference between good and bad fan fiction.

Splash-Vaporeon oOOOOmg ook im gonna try 2 put how much ily into words
youre amazing and wonderful and hella cute and kind and smart and funny and the number one meme
youre my bestie ok<3

Splash-Vaporeon
Ok, so you are SUCH an amazing friend.. I don't know what I would do without you. Because believe it or not, you found me when I was depressed. You have always been there to make me laugh, and I hope that one day I could make it up to you. Love you, Neko!

You are a beautiful person
Because you are you
You are made the way you were supposed to be and it's time to show the world what you can do

Blooxi, you have been the best friend imaginable and I have no idea what i would do without you
I love you so much and I hope that our friendship lasts for uhhhh a really really really really long time XD
Never change my precious Potato-san :heart:

AikouDesu
You're always so kind!!! I don't know when  this will be posted, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUUURL~ You're 16, and totally a magic girl. Better watch out though, all dem boys might go a little bit wild. So stay amazing, and never forget how great you are.
EmmyWithLove

0hgravity I just realized something - you're wonderful. You truly truly are. :hug:
For what its worth, brother, I'm glad you're still on dA, and I'm even more grateful that your someone who helps in keeping the critique and constructive comments tradition alive on this site. You're an amazing young man and you'll go far in life. Don't let anyone else say otherwise, brother - you're worth a lot: friendship, support, and even trust. And that's my honest opinion here. Take care :)

LadyOfSilver , Dora Markousi, you really are an amazing writer. I mean it. Looking back at your works, I realize how much I - and your friends on dA - really miss your works. You're a poet - and a good one at that - but as a prose writer, you have a gift for short stories. Very accurate short stories. Of all the works that you've written which genuinely moved me, though:
Yellow.The swing creaked. Mud dripped from the rusty chains. A yellow jacket was thrown on top of it. It moved loosely in the breeze, forgotten. The smell of rain filled my senses. I walked to the jacket – it just waved at me. Small and tiny and dirty, a child’s jacket waved at me. I stretched my hand to take it. Something beeped unnaturally fast. Someone screamed. And then it was all black.
Things don’t get easier; don’t believe this shit. Life is hard. Life is hard and it’s supposed to be this way. Because in life, things don’t get easier.
----
Mark’s is empty tonight. Its broken neon inscription blinks irrhythmically, casting fuchsia flashes on the wet cement of the road. I hesitate at the door. The 24/7 sign, hastily glued on the glass, stares at me. A simplistic face, drawn under the letters with thick, red marker, smiles. One eye is bigger than the other one. I smile back sarcastically and enter the shop with a roll of my eyes. The
and Strawberry (An ice-cream in December)
I disassemble –
heart after limp,
brain before muscle.
You hear the pieces fall.
I disassemble.

Sometimes, all I can ask for is an itchy blanket over me, and a cup of steaming tea between my calloused fingers, bringing the smell of hot strawberry to my nostrils, until the smile of content overwhelmingly fills my chest. Sometimes, all I can ask for is death.
I don’t like mornings. I never liked mornings. The sun is mocking – glaring from his heaven to a place grey and heavy with nothing but vanity, and shoving his hard light to all the ugliness around. Night is not like that. Night is beautiful. Night smells of wet leaves and falling stars and wishes forgotten in the sigh of two lips touching. Night brings the twittering song of a hidden cricket, a lullaby lost in the fading dreams of two bodies nesting one in another. Night is not like mornings.
The breeze is cool tonight – comforting, dancing around the baby blue curtains of the kitchen. The TV plays in

are amongst your most flawless works I have ever come across. Bar none, my personal favourites, and my honest recommendations.
You're a wonderful friend, and you should always believe that. :hug: Stay blessed.

Apomix has wickedly amazing art and her webcomic characters look awesome.

LegoDisturbed1018
You sir are the best friend anyone can ever have. You always make me very happy(unless you are in a sad or bad mood) I would not even be here today if it wasn't for your words of encouragement. I know you will get very far in life. I don't know where I would be, if not dead, without you in my life. I can't wait for our 1 year anniversary of us knowing each other. I don't truly know what else to say. You leave me speechless.

To FaithfullyNeutral for standing up to important people and staying true to your lovely nickname. AraneathePir8 for staying strong through hard times. Your admin is lovely and so are you! To Wolf4821 for being so cool and being weirdly awesome in her art style. And finally, Slothulu for being somewhat of a role model. :0
From Enemom

tuiskulumi - You have been a wonderful friend to me and I honestly very much appreciate it! I enjoy every conversation we have no matter how little or too much sense it makes. I hope we can continue to read each other's poetry and converse for a long while! Much love to you always!

AlphaManifest - I have not known you long but I consider you a very close and lovely friend of mine. You are a lovely soul, very kind, and generous and I hope we'll be able to continue being friends for a long time! <3

nightshade-keyblade - You are a friggin' sweetheart. You are so kind and loving and it makes me feel so honored to know you. Keep doing what you do! Much love to you always, my dear. <3

qwibes - You are the image of adorableness. You are so sweet and lovely and I love your face. Forever and ever. <3

SpriteBlayde You are awesome and amazing and wonderful and epic and I love you. <3

XxAutoconxX DJ-Soundwave16899 Sounddrive @royalblackout Maple-Lace Tree-Of-Time FeatheredDragonWing Wickedtempo
Thank you guys for being such amazing friends. You've put up with my crap for so long and I thank you so much for it. You guys kept me alive with your kind words, even though I usually just ignored your advise, you still give me a reason to live. I appreciate all that you've done and all that you still do.
All of you guys' art is great and though I no longer have a love for art, I will always try to be here to remind you that you can get somewhere. Thank you guys so much, I just wish I could do more as thanks. I will always be here for you, as you were for me.

Miitsu-Chaan
You're so nice, darling! You were one of my first friends over the internet. You may not go on dA very often and we may not talk as much anymore but I don't mind, you're still really sweet. I hope you're having a fantastic day, stay beautiful!

nova63  Thank you so much for all of your help! You are so patient and caring, I am so happy to have stumbled across your work and became friends with you. Thank you :hug:

Shedboy68 We may not know each other that well, but thank you so much for the help you have given me. I hope things get better for you my friend, you really deserve to be well and happy! :hug:

Whiterose283 Haley, You're such a sweet person, with a great talent! The poses you draw for people are amazing, and you have a great big heart<3 love ya

SimplySilent   or whomever, thank you for making this group and this compliment comment box!!
It was very thoughtful and it really can brighten someone's day/week/year... It is always nice to receive random compliments! Thank you! :heart: :hug:

To Crazy-KirbyXD,
It is such a pleasure to be your friend! You were my very first friend on deviantART, and right from the very beginning of my dA days, I knew you'd be a friend with a special place in my heart. It's such fun to RP with you, and you're just awesome! ^^
Sincerely,

To Rieneko,
No words can describe just how much I love your art! It's so cute and colorful, and I especially love your Pokémon drawings! Your art is literally some of my favorite art in the history of what I've ever seen! And also, even though we haven't talked much, it's such a pleasure to get to talk to you! Keep up the awesomeness! ^^
Sincerely,

Thank you FIOLEEbunnygirl for being a friendly deviant, your art is really adorable and I look forward to more of your amazing deviation. Hugs for you. :huggle:

AskSn0wGolem Is a wonderful friend. That is actually Everything.

Silver-Razor and DRAGONlolidk123 for always being cheerful and making me smile

Kezzi-Rose 's art always puts a smile on my face! She is very kind and pleasant, and her art is phenomenal! shes definitely my favorite pixel artist, and photography is great too! Everything is so positive in her gallery, and dA needs more people like her! :)

Kiwicide I love your art so much! And Bunbons are the greatest species I've seen. You inspired me.

barmybritishbird Please stop being so hard on yourself and your art. Your art is colourful, unique and totally brilliant and I wish I could be half the artist you are. I think that if you could see what others saw in your art, you'd really come to realise how good you are. Be proud of yourself! You're AWESOME OKAY! AWESOME!


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Skin by SimplySilent
Hi there everyone!~ We hope you've all been having a wonderful summer so far ❤

We're very happy to announce that CuteCritters will be holding a fun summer contest for everyone to take part in. Many of you have probably seen all the various palette challenges that have been circulating recently and we shall be holding one of our own with a little twist!

This contest will hopefully push artistic boundaries and is a great exercise on using colours efficiently as well as beautifully, and of course, be a lot of fun~ All the info can be found under the line of stars. If you have the time please do thank the amazing generosity of all our prize donors as well ❤


~Angelos

:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

Due Date: August 9th 2014
Submit Entries [HERE]

About:
- create a summer themed picture, but there's a catch:
- a limited palette [4-7] colours created by yourself must be used!
- focus is put on creating something from an "unlikely" or "strange" palette; picks colours you wouldn't expect together but make them work
ex. the sky doesn't have to be blue, the grass doesn't have to be green; make us go "Wow! How'd they make this using that palette!"

Rules:
- regular rules of CuteCritters are of course in effect
- one entry per person, you may switch your entry before the due date
- no more than 7 colours are to be used in the palette; blending colours/"painting" is ok!
i.e. different hex values = different colour, if traditional no more than 7 colour pencils/tubes of paint/etc.
- palette used should be shown in a decorative manner on the entry or more plainly in a separate place such as a sta.sh link in the description
- if entry is digital no special layer effects such as multiply, overlay, etc. may be used; transparency/opacity is ok!
- palette should be created by the contestant; don't use sites such as COLOURlovers! Anyone who is found to have used such sites will be disqualified.
- be respectful to other contestants and the judges
- art must be entirely made by the contestant
- let people know your entry is for CuteCritters's Unlikely Palettes Summer Contest in the description c:
- Challenge yourself, grow as an artist, and above all: HAVE FUN!~ ❤

Judging:
Judges: :iconange-ll-os:, :iconkuitsumi:, :iconlacedharlot:, :iconheyriel:
- the palette you made: how "unlikely"/"strange" it is, how well you applied it to make your picture, creativity
- effort, visual appeal, and cuteness
- summery themed/feel to the picture

Prizes: donations are welcome! you may donate and still enter
1st Place:
- 3 week feature in our Featured folder [winning entry + 4 other pics]
- 1 month sub from Kuitsumi
- 1 month sub from Heyriel
- 500 :points: from Nai-Alei
- Digital Fullbody w/ simple BG + Digital Chibi [or equivalent/lesser value] from Ange-ll-os
- Shaded fullbody like this from LacedHarlot
- Shaded fullbody from Nai-Alei

2nd Place:
- 2 week feature in our Featured folder [winning entry + 3 other pics]
- 150 :points: from Heyriel
- Digital Chibi + Animated Pixel Icon [or equivalent/lesser value] from Ange-ll-os
- Cell-shaded headshot from Ranohara

3rd Place:
- 150 :points: from Heyriel
- Digital Tiny OR Animated Pixel Icon from Ange-ll-os

Everyone:
- your entry + 1 other pic featured in a mass feature on Ange-ll-os' journal for 2 weeks

Help? Questions?
Submission problems? Typo? Need clarification? Ask away in comments!
Submissions to the folder for entries should be good, but if you still have trouble submitting please leave a comment here and an admin will help as soon as they can!

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

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..... :(



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Challenge Fun #12 - Winners

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 12:56 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Thank you everyone who participated!





The Challenge:

forum.deviantart.com/devart/ge…
Your challenge for the week is to draw your very own super hero! Please be creative and don't use super hero's that already exist! :) (Smile)


Note 1 entry per person
Note Your art work must be drawn in a comment below using muro or sta.sh! 

Bullet; Red Deadline: (Monday - July 21, 2014)
Bullet; Red Prize: (One 3 Month Premium Membership or 636 Points)



The  Winner Is...



By ChibikkoBluePencil

"My Own Hero, Its my younger self, a girl proud and happy, that really loved to use overalls and a cute bow on her head, happy careless smiling all the time, the boots well I never had one of those, but I always wanted them because I could jump into the mood ponds and dont care XD I hope you like it"





The Entries



My inner superhero FantasMagoria by Lelixiana


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"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

― Pablo Picasso

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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!
当グループの顔となる「グループアイコン」を皆さまから募集します。奮ってご応募ください!
何もなければしょげながら描きます。桜チーターさんが。


応募条件:
・100x50ピクセルのGIF画像であること
・ジャパンかつポニーっぽい要素を持つこと
・未発表要素が強いものであること
・卑猥でないこと


お寄せいただいたアイコンは夏の間(9月末日まで)順番に使用させて頂きます。どうぞご応募を!
goodnight meh wonderful victims!!!!! (vampire thing XD)

   AND GOOD NIGHT DOCTOR!!!!!! hehehe!!
  • Listening to: Look At Us Baby
  • Reading: Doctor Who
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Doctor Who Adventures
  • Eating: ???
  • Drinking: RC Cherry Cola!! (still)