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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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GDD Contest: To tell a story

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 9:08 AM

GetDailyDeviations  is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!


To Tell a Story:

The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be happy. It can be anything! Be creative, unique, think outside of the box, or go to the basics. But your story must match the art you create to go with it (unless it is a literature submission in which obviously the writing is the story in itself).   

Rules & Guidelines:

Gold bullet Your submission must be a NEW deviation. You must have created it specifically for this contest, and posted it from August 30th onward. We will be checking, and declining submissions of old art.
Gold bullet In the description of your deviation you must state: This is for the GetDailyDeviations "To Tell a Story" contest. + a description of your story. This is very important. You must explain the story your art is describing, I recommend your description be at least a paragraph long. You want us to be impressed, you want us to see that this is something you put time and thought into creating and describing for us.
Gold bullet Please try to put some thought and time into your submissions, we will be looking for submissions in which: The art submitted has high quality, but also the story you tell in your description, is of quality, and fits well with your art. 
Gold bullet All mediums are accepted! So long as you have a "story" and follow the rules described above, your submission should be accepted into the contest folder.
Gold bullet All submissions are to be sent to the "To Tell a Story" Gallery folder, NOT the Featured folder. Also, you must be a member to submit.
Gold bullet You are only allowed 1 submission to this contest, so create, choose, and submit wisely!


Deadline: October 1st, 00:01AM PST


If you would like to offer prizes please let us know and we will update the list.

Alright guys, great news; I have 100 points to spend on a contest! :points:

The winner will probably get 70 points (among other prizes), and 30 points will go to second place.

The third place won't be walking out empty handed either.

The contest theme/subject will also be really fun (hopefully), and it will give you a lot of creative freedom! (I'm not telling you the contest subject just yet however.)

Before I start off anything...

I want to ask you guys when would be the best time to put my RigbyandEileenFans contest in motion? I need a reasonable date.

I know a lot of you guys start school soon (too soon maybe), so I want to know which date fits you best?

Today immediately? Tomorrow? Somewhere in September? On some kind of a break?

If people vote for today - At least 3 who intend on joining, and are the majority - I will start it off in a few hours.

Also, no matter when I start it; The deadline will be in 3 weeks minimum.

NOW, I'd also like a rough number on how many of you would maybe join in.

So please comment if you think you're up for some friendly competition! :heart:

Friday Fun

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:45 PM

Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

Welcome to Friday Fun!

FRIDAY! by ILifeloser

Friday Fun is a new weekly blog dedicated to our affiliates contests and events. If your group is affiliated to us, you can send a note to the group with a link to the journal describing your event. Note that a journal is required; we will not write a description for you! :) If your news is time sensitive, please consider that we will only feature it on the next Friday.

If you want to affiliate your group with us, please feature dAWishingWell in you group in a journal and send us the link in a note. We will then affiliate to you. In exchange, your group will appear in the next Thursday Greets and you'll be able to send us your event to feature in Friday Fun.

And now, this week events for you!


Reinterpretation ContestHey all! It's time for a new contest :eager: Inspired by and co-hosted/cross posted with the wonderful WintersRead  :)
Reinterpret/recreate one of the following photos below. Be creative, there are many ways to look at the theme. :la:

:bulletgreen: Let us know which photo you are reinterpreting when you send in your note.
Bullet; Red In your deviation description, be sure to link back to this journal (ex: "This piece was created for Reinterpretaion Contest:[add link here]" ). 
Bullet; Blue The piece MUST be created for this contest. Any art that was submitted before the August 19th, 2014 will not be accepted.
Bullet; Purple All visu
  Anime Twin Contest!~Anime Twins Contest!
We are going to start our Monthly contest! I hope you all like it because you voted for it. I know we'll see a lot of great art works as well as help with prizes.
Because you guys are awesome :dance:

NOTE: There will be no extension for any contest we host. If no one enters, that contest is voided. If only one preson enters, that person wins a cancellation prize!
:star:--------------------------[CONTEST INFO]--------------------------:star:
:bulletblue:THEME: Twin Contest! Draw characters dressed a like, who look a like or maybe they actually are twins. Be Creative!
:bulletblue:MEDIA: Traditional/Digital/Painting/Writing
:bulletblue:START AND END DATES: Aug 13th - Oct 13th
- Must be a member of AnimeContestGalore
- Must be a NEW drawing submitted after Aug 13th
- Can only enter once. No second/fake accounts
- May draw more then 1 character but no more then 1 entry per pe
ARKs Kindness Quilt Contest - 2 Week ExtensionHello all! We would like to let everyone know that we will be extending the end date of the contest to September 13th! Please try and get your submissions in as soon as possible! 
:heart: :heart: :heart:
deviantHEART is pleased to announce that we will be holding our 2nd Annual Kindness Quilt Contest!
:star: What is a Kindness Quilt?
Kindness Quilts are photo collages that are made up of custom Quilt Squares. They are positive and often tell a story of some kind. The templates come in two sizes, 3x3 and 4x4.
Here is a sample quilt for reference

:star: The Theme
"My Inspiration" In the s
  Feature ContestHello everybody!!
After holding my first contest about journal-skins which was a success so far, I want to go ahead, doing my next contest already!
To thank the participans of the previous contest and show them my appreciation - and to make sure, that their skins are recognized by the community, I want to host a follow-up contest.

Start: 10th August 2014
(previous entries will be ignored!!)
Deadline: 1st November 2014
How to enter/Rules:

Star! choose one of the skins that have been created for the original contest. (Unfortunately you need to be a premium-user to do this)
Star! make a feature with at least 20 artworks of 20 different artists.
Star! feature the journal-skin-creator with his icon and add three of his deviation

Features and interviews

Heart to Heart Interview: chichariaHello Everyone!
Welcome back for the Vol. 9 of deviantHEART’s Journal series, Heart to Heart! The goal of these feature articles is to learn more about our featured Heartists overall as well as on a personal level.
Today's Heart to Heart Interview will feature chicharia!
Charlene (Chicha for short) is a 21-year old hobbyist from the Philippines. She’s a recent graduate from Nursing School (congratulations Class of 2014) studying for her licensure exams in November. Chicha was always interested in drawing as a child and her love of art grew when she took a few art classes when she was in grade school. These days, she mostly creates anime using poster paints/colored pencils and is teaching herself realism.
Art Feature

What’s your
  Monday Munchies [19]Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week. I also include a short description about the artist and/or what draws me to their work. 
John Giannis | Facebook 

I recently stumbled across John's art, and was immediately mesmerized. Although many artists will work with models to create fantastic scenes, this was one of only a few artists I have seen take that to an entirely new level. 

johngiannis27 brings his models to life from a simple photograph
  Picture of the WeekHere's our new Picture of the Week!
by :iconmsnessix:

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Others in the poll:

Gentleman by Ottachan A Flower for You by Oniendra
Send on the ball... by catchaca1 Juvenile Elvis by Innocentium
                 Cows in yelow by catchaca1

Senior Selections #13Senior Selections #13
Welcome back to SeniorSelections with its thirteenth week of selections featured by Senior Members! 
Please show your support by :+favlove:'ing this news article. Please also comment and :+fav:  on our wonderful features!





Please note: we are still accepting admins to join our team for further information refer to this journal, and we take feature suggestions from the community just send us or a team admin a not
  TRADITIONAL TROVE 34Hi my Lovelies... hope you are being creative!
These traditional troves are meant to reach
out to people who may not have had enough
exposure in their works, I feature art work 
from the 'newest - traditional' feature of DA's
search, I hope that whomever looks at these 
will learn from them or merely fave/
comment/'watch' the featured artist's work
So until next time.. SEE YA! :wave:


I'm sure they will
  ProjectPorkchop Vol362:iconkrzysztofheksel:
Krzysztof is a professional traditional artist from Poland. His technique is heavily influenced by the polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński, who is his inspiration. He classifies his works as surrealism or "magic realism" and his works are simply awe-inspiring! He uses a glaze technique which is very difficult but the color and depth he achieves is well worth the effort! This artist is a must add to your watchlist!

see more..
Camille is a varied hobbyist from the United States. She is passionate about fantasy art and gaming and creates beautiful desktop wallpapers. If you are a fan of Skyrim, you will definitely want to pay her gallery a visit! Her digital paintings are nicely rendered with great intensity and lots of

Featured Artists - Volume 18:iconsynconi:


Cuttlefish 2013 Back 2048 by divingsculptor
Octo 01 2048 by divingsculptor
Hh 03 by divingsculptor
Seals 02 by divingsculptor
Octo 03 2048 by divingsculptor
Hh 01 by divingsculptor
mummers by AokiAvsen
ghost by AokiAvsen
thirty nails by AokiAvsen
Prague street by AokiAvsen
raspberry-orange jam by AokiAvsen
  DA Starters 47 | Auraskie:fellalovesgroups: Let's welcome another DA starter! I love deviantART!

Hi, Auraskie ! Hi! Please introduce yourself, what are your interests?

Hey, I'm John Titor, I will be born in 10 years in France and I make pictures of ponies, when I'm not busy playing games on my computer. No it's not my real name, but I really am french.
Could you tell us a bit about how you got involved into art and if you have any goals as an Artist?
I used to draw when I was younger but I wanted to have that professional feel on my pics, not just child drawings, at the time I had no computer and I had to wait my 12th birthday to finally have one. First I tried drawing with paint and a mouse, but obviously it wasn't really what I had been searching for, a few years later I di
  Fella's Welcome WagonHop on board Fella's Welcome Wagon as we welcome some awesome new deviants into our community!
Welcome, National-Horse!
Deviant for 11 months

Welcome, jblevalenteen!
Deviant for 1 month

Welcome, fudearashi!
Deviant for 10 months

Welcome, Lovinne!
Deviant for 1 month.

Welcome, puqqie!
Deviant for 3 months.

Deviants featured here have been a part of our community for less than one (1) year and have at least one (1) deviation in his/her gallery. If you see any awesome new deviants you'd like to see featured here, please send a note to fella with your suggestion!

News and articles

Did You Know - Add MediaAdd Media
Add Media is a feature that allows you to quickly add deviations from or deviantART. It is available for various places, such as in general, when writing journals or when leaving comments (profile, deviations, forum...). 
To get the Add Media interface for comment and description areas you simply click that Add Media textlink at the bottom of those sections. 

(For descriptions on the submission page it looks similar,
but is without the "Add Drawing" link)
When you are using the Add Media interface will always show up whenever you edit a section where it is available. Same for when writing journals via the journal page. 

The interface allows you to differ between Conversations (only available for comments),, deviantART and Emoticons.
The default tab changes depending on what feature you are currently using. For exa
  What is a Digital Doll? Galleries Month
As part of the gallery description month, I'm going to be introducing the Digital Dolls subcategory (and it's subcats) to all of you.  This will include a brief description and a few examples from each category.
Digital Dolls is located in the Customization category.  Customization is the gallery that is dedicated to forms of art that let you modify or individualize things; wallpapers to change up your desktop, avatars and icons to change your dA presence, emoticons to enhance the chat experience and digital dolls.  Digital Dolls are created by customizing a base body, created by yourself or someone else, hence it's home in the Customization category.  
Digital dolls traditionally had a hard pixel edge and a transparent background but dolling has deviated away from that in recent years.  The transparent background used to be important for people that would adopt dolls (display them on personal web pages with a link back to the creator) so that a
  Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries Month
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi

Projects and events

New items! I-Heart-Colors AuctionHi everyone!
:new: August 28th: We have now reached our goal to renew the I-Heart-Colors Super Group status! :la:
The auction will be kept up to gather points for group events.
As you may or may not know, our group's Super Group status is going to run out in September. We've received a few kind donations to our donation account DonateI-Heart-Colors, but the rate we're getting points at isn't fast enough to gather all needed 4,796 :points: before September.
We need our super group status in order to:
:bulletblue: Use custom journal skins to make our features and journals more appealing
:bulletblue: Make polls for our members to enjoy
:bulletblue: Have a representative layout on our home page
:bulletblue: Be able to use custom box backgrounds to make the group's page appealing
:bulletblue: Use custom widgets to display necessary information as well as being able to feature people on our home page
:bulletblue: And last but not least, show the community and potential
  Seeking: More Group Staff and Privileged MembersOur group is currently seeking more group staff and privileged members.  If you are interested in helping our group please continue reading and review all the provided information before applying.
Group Staff
Group Staff are responsible for completing daily group functions and tasks as well as enforcing group policies.
Daily TasksReviewing and voting on gallery submissions.
Reviewing join requests.
Voting on Weekly Features.
Voting on contest submissions.
Enforcing group policies.
Greeting new members.
Providing critiques to group members.
+ much more.
RequirementsYou must be active.
You must be familiar with out group rules.
You must be willing to listen to the directions of more experienced group staff.
You must be willing to spend time working on the daily tasks required of being a group staff.
If you feel you meet the requirements and wish to join us as a group staff member you must fill out an application.  Once you have applied your application will be rev
  Santa's Wish ListOne more reminder of the quick and simple rules regarding making a wish:
You must be an active member with an account that is at least three months old
You must be a member of the group (Not just watcher, but a member) and donate 20 :points: to make a wish (secondary wishes are purchasable for 100 :points:)
Wishes have a value limit of $25 USD or 2500 :points:
Nothing insulting or profane as a wish
No wishing on multiple accounts! If you have ten and want to join on all ten accounts, go ahead, we don't mind the member number going up. But we know how to tell who is wishing on multiple accounts, so pick ONE and stick to that one to do your wishing.
The Wishlist will be updated weekly on Tuesdays!
Deviants who wish for more Commissions!

Deviants who wish for Giftcards
-RevRun14 wishes for an amazon giftcard for art supplies (0/$25) Wish #G-06
-Anon Deviant (only ANON to all of you!) wishes for an ebay Gift Card to gift as a present! Wish #G-04 (695/250

DeviantART Compliments #127shep4life is the loveliest person. Jamey, you always leave thoughtful comments, draw attention to parts you like, and are one of the friendliest people on here. You're great, Jamey :glomp:
YOUR ART IS LITERALLY THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. I WISH I COULD DRAW LIKE YOU I ALWAYS SEE YOU ON YOUR FRIENDS PAGES (sorry not stalking I just watch them too ;u; ) AND YOU'RE WAY TOO MODEST YOU'RE BETTER THEN ALL OF THEM. Like- you should post way way more ;w; I'd rather see just one of your sketches or anything then what you comment on and call cute bc it's so amaze please!
You're one of the sweetest and most adorable person I've ever met. I'm thankful I met you, because I've never felt this close to someone before, and nobody has ever gotten this close to me. I do deeply care about you. Your art is beautiful, and I know you put effort into it. Just keep getting better~
Thank you for sending such a sweet compliment, I literally blushed when I
  Looking for AdminsSo the group has been running for little over a month now and I'm very pleased to announce that things, so far, are running smoothly! Of course, there are things to improve. Exposure and an increase in activity being two of those.
In the following few days, I start back at school and this year is my final one, which means it's going be full of a lot of hard work and exam pressure. The likely hood of things are that I will not have the opportunity to log on and tend to the group everyday, like I would wish to.
To assist me in running the group, I'd like to recruit a team of admins who would be responsible in helping me keep the group alive, maintaining behind the scenes, helping to promote the group and collaborate on new, exciting ideas for the group.
The following positions are open:
Credit Keeper
In order to keep the Credit System alive, it is important that I have so

That's all for this week! Have a good weekend!


So as some of you already know, I had mentioned a while back that I wanted to host some sort of community D.Gray-Man review project, where everyone could review the DGM anime and manga at the same time on a sort of scheduled basis. Well, here it is!

Koto-wari and I have teamed up to host DGM:Rewind!

We've been planning for quite some time now, and we finally have the bare bones stuff down. However, we need volunteers to help us out! It's a large project, going over two DGM anime episodes a week with discussions and livestreams, so having helping hands would be fabulous.

:icontimcanpyplz: You don't even have to volunteer for the entire project - you could offer help for three weeks, then drop off if you're too busy! :D

On a most basic level, we'll need writers to aid us with the biweekly journals, as well as people to help facilitate discussions. We'd also like to have a team of Livestreamers who could livestream the episodes for live discussions.

If you'd like to give us a hand, you have two options to choose from *v*
You can help us out on our Tumblr blog, or on our deviantART Group!

Applying is really easy - just read the information and fill out the form provided. Remember to read requirements carefully. This project needs dedicated fans who don't mind giving their time to help us out. We can't have slackers on this one!

This project will not be able to start up until we get some volunteers, so any help at all is appreciated! We really hope that we can bring some excitement back into our hiatus-suffering fandom, and maybe regain interest in the fandom over all :heart:
Furthermore, if you could spread the word and help us advertise, that'd be brilliant!
  • Listening to: Reverse Order - Sing for me baby
  • Reading: Tiger's Quest
  • Watching: Sword Art Online
  • Drinking: Water
Contest hosted by Nojjesz. Want good prizes? Then let your creativity take place here, check it out:…
Cute, lovable and fluffy! Chibis are the adorable side of any character!
Show off your talent for the art of cute, in this contest for yours truly.


Pick one of my various characters-listed below. And draw them in your own sugary sweet chibi style!





1st place wins 50 points, a free Animatriox adopt, Art by me, picture displayed as my ID
2nd wins a free adopt and art by me
3rd wins a free adopt

When art is done, simply leave a link down in the comment section! 
Contest ends in exactly one week! 
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Music, duh
  • Reading: This journal entry
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: My ipad
  • Eating: Gum
  • Drinking: Water
Requests (free)

Paper and pencil sketch 

Basic colored drawing

Commissions (points)

Colored drawing with shading - 3 points

Colored drawing with simple background - 3 points

Colored and shaded drawing with simple background - 6 points

Colored, shaded drawing with complex background - 10 points

I'm open for art trades too^^


Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:39 AM
  • Listening to: OST Parasite eve
  • Reading: basic of art
  • Watching: 3rd birthday
  • Playing: Parasite eve ,,LEFT 4 DEAD
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: Drink

Hi Ya everyone such a long time to write a full journal :D ... to day i had a new special event for who love " competition with other people !!!! "

yeah that is " BID COMMISSION " it seem like you bidding on ebay ,but you will get only one SLOT instead stuff it right?  

...hope this special commission look make sense :heart:


                         :heart: :heart:    Now let see about  " BID COMMISSION  "  RULE and DETAIL.  [please read it clearly before ask.] :heart: :heart: 

1.  " OPEN ONLY 1 SLOT " = ACCEPT ONLY  1 character waist up  NO BG with full colored   [MALE or FEMALE IS WELCOME ]


3.   18+ also mature is welcome ,but if it too hardcore i will send it directly to your e-mail.

4.   don't try to spamming long text or write any thing that not relate about bid commission ....please i'm did it for fun :heart:

5.  don't paid to me first if i receive it before bid commission done . i will kept it and don't send it it ? :heart: :D

6. after i had got who win bid price for this bid commission i will send a note to winner and ask for commission detail [that must scope on topic 1. ]
and ask for collect the price before start [80% of overall price before start and 10% after finished job]

7. if you had any question about bid commission just ask me only in this journal ..don't try to send a note to me. 


                 :heart: :heart:  How to Join bid commission :heart: :heart: 

1.  Donate me only 5 point  for join these bid commission . 

2. only people who had a name[avatar] on my donate list [donate 5 point] cans be bidding !!....cause it's easy way to check whom want intend to join this bid commission 

                :heart: :heart:   How to bidding :heart: :heart: 

1.  Starting price  10$

2.  when bidding price please add this symbol  :squee: on front and bottom of bit price and text "i'm bidding" every time..... for example  " I'm bidding :squee: 12$ :squee: "

3. BID INCREMENT 1$ for each time when bidding.... for example " starting price 10$  next it would be 11$ ,12$ or hight up each time for 1$ "

4. if you can't handle or can't take a bid price anymore ? [if it too hight] you must called  " :stupidme:  OKAY I'M OFF!!!  :stupidme: " for leave this competition 

5. bidding only in this journal !!!!!

 :heart: :heart: TOP 3 BIDDING RANK PRICE   :heart: :heart: [select winner from 1st only] i will update it as possible as i can before bid end . Orz

1. :iconshiponstails:  price  11$ :heart:

2. :iconabitcracked:  price 10$ :heart:

3. :icon:  price


Remember i'm did it for fun only!  don't made a drama or serious situation with each other !!!!!! and please read the rule clearly before bidding !!

AT 13.00 or 1 pm. THAILAND TIME ZONE [+7]

Hope you enjoy bidding :heart:

P.s. so sorry for my english.







KIRIBAN [80k] :heart:  :iconfunkylicios:  :heart:


Locations of Site Visitors

Really bored and inactive, so I decided to host a contest! Whoopie!
There will be 5 winners. Each winner gets 1 requested drawing from me! :D
The rules are simple:
1. Follow me
2. Repost this Journal
3. Comment the journal that you made, reposting this one. (Journalception?)
Ways you can increase your chance:
1. Lama me (by 2)
2. Give me points (5 points = 5 increased chances, but I doubt anybody would do it!)

All you need to do is just choose your number!

Winners will be decided at !
Good luck, everybody!
Geez, I have doubts anybody's gonna join this... e.e