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

Vote! (55,542 votes) 718 comments
71,876 Deviants Online

July Art Raffle [OPEN]

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:20 PM

Hello lovely people ♥

My name is Jenn and I've been a deviant for 4 days.
I just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing support you have given me.
Thank you for all the warm welcomes and sweet comments.
I am blown away by your overwhelming responses to my artworks.
Thank you so much to my 200+ watchers :iconasdfghbeeplz:

To thank you guys, I've decided to hold monthly Art Raffles. So here is July's Raffle!
If you're interested in winning art from me, continue reading. <3

How to enter:

+Fav this Journal entry.

Comments are optional but will be very much adored.

This is for Watchers only. You can be a new watcher and still be put into the raffle.

Those who advertise this Raffle in a Journal entry and/or poll with receive an extra entry number. Make sure you mention me so I know you've made one.

I will be using a random number generator to generate the random winner. Each person has a chance of getting a total of 3 different numbers. One from faving this entry, another from making a  journal entry and the last one from making a poll.

This Raffle ends one week from now on July 29, 2014 10:00 pm Hawaii Time to ensure everyone has a chance to enter. I will announce and note the winner.

Good luck lovelies !

What you'll be winning:

A headshot of any character you want

Skin by SimplySilent
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!

- 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:
Hello everyone!

I thought I'd take a break from saving points for a PM and make a little giveaway instread! You can win Points, Llamas and Art!
There are a many possibilities to increase your chance of winning and you can donate prizes (and be mentioned here) as well!
The prizes can be updated at any time!


1st Place

    - 85 Points by limelin
    - 1 free art request by limelin
    - 1 Llama by limelin
    - 1 Llama by praneeth388

2nd Place

    - 25 Points by limelin
    - 1 free art request by limelin
    - 1 Llama by limelin
    - 1 Llama by praneeth388

3rd Place

    - 15 Points by limelin
    - 1 Llama by limelin
    - 1 Llama by praneeth388

4th Place

    - 1 Llama by limelin
    - 1 Llama by praneeth388

How to enter


The following two steps have to be completed in order to participate in this giveaway.
You will only get a number if you followed both steps.

    1. Favorite this journal
    2. Leave a comment in which you tag at least two deviants of your choice


The following steps are not necessary, but it would be nice if you'd do it anyways.
If you decide to do at least one (but less than all) of these, you'll get one extra number.
If you decide to do all of these, you'll get two extra numbers.

    1. Make a journal and/or a poll advertising this giveaway
        (please don't forget to give me the link to your journal/ poll or to mention me)
    2. Support me by commenting on at least one of deviations
    3. Support another participant of this giveaway by commenting on at least one of his/her deviations
        (all participants can be found here; please don't forget to give me the link to your comment)

Donate Prizes

To make this giveaway more interesting, I'd be really thankful and happy if you'd donate prizes. It could be everything from a Llama to Points to Art.
Of course, everyone who donates prizes will be mentioned in this journal and in the journal announcing the winners.
    a) To donate Points, use the donation widget on my userpage and use "giveaway" as a reason and tell which place should receive the points
    b) If you donate Llamas or Art, please say so in your comment or send me a note

Other Information


August 23 2014

Please understand that at least 15 people should enter. If there aren't 15 people participating until August 23, there'll be a new deadline.


The winners will be chosen through In case you entered, you can see your number(s) here.
The winners will be announced within the week after the deadline.
Please note that I am not responsible for the prizes donated by others.

And now, happy participating and good luck! St. Patricks Day!

Also, enjoy these sea-themed pictures!

Stolen from Paradise Part 1 by limelin Waves by SavageFrog Calm Sea by isischneider Stolen from Paradise Part 2 by limelin
 Scaring Myself by DPasschier A Hours Walk by DPasschier Misty Morning by GargoylesBlood
  • Mood: Cheerful

How it works…

Advertise this journal + the Raelans group! That's all you have to do. Let me know that you did, and you will get a raffle ticket with a number. When the raffle is over, we'll roll for a random number and whoever has that ticket wins! Simple, right? :meow:

How to get tickets:

:bulletblue: Advertise this journal + the Raelans group in a journal and get 2 tickets.
:bulletblue: Post the link to the journal + the Raelans group in a poll and get 1 ticket.
:bulletpurple: Donate a prize of 100 :points: or more OR artwork and receive two additional tickets.
Please make sure you can actually provide the prizes if you wish to donate.

You can do one, two, or all of the above to get tickets! If you do a journal, then a day later decide to do a poll, you'll be assigned a random additional ticket(s)--they just won't be in numerical order.

Participants and ticket numbers will be posted on this journal to keep track. The rolled number will be screenshot and posted in my gallery as well.

This contest starts now! and ends on August 5th at midnight CST.

Here are the prize tiers!

5 people or less participate –

1st place only, 1 month premium OR 400 :points:

10 people  –

1st place: 3 month premium OR 700 :points:,

2nd place: 100 :points:

25 people –

1st place: 12 month Premium OR 2,000 :points:

2nd place: 3 month premium OR 700 :points:

3rd place: 1 month premium OR 400 :points:.

35+ people —

1st place: 12 premium OR 2,000 :points: AND a custom Raelans of your choice.

2nd place: 3 month premium OR 700 :points:, and a breeding slot to a natural Raelans group cat of your choice

3rd place: 1 month premium OR 400 :points:

50+ people –

1st place: 12 month premium OR 2,000 :points:, AND a custom Mutation Raelans of your choice, a semi custom natural Nordanner …AND something from the DA Print store to the value of $50 or less OR the point equivalent (4,000 :points:)

2nd place: 3 month premium OR 700 :points:, a custom starter Raelans (natural coat) AND something from the dA print store for the value of $30 or less, OR the point equivalent (2,800 :points:)

3rd place: 1 month premium OR 400 :points:, AND something from the dA Print store to the value of $10 or less OR the point equivalent (800 :points:)

A word on donated prizes:

  • Donated prizes will be given by the donator to the winner(s) directly once the raffle has ended.
  • Any unpaid donations may disqualify you from future Raelans contests, and/or revoke the prize if one of your tickets wins during this raffle. 
  • If you, for any reason, can no longer donate your prize, you may contact us to remove it (must be before the raffle is scheduled to end).  We will remove any extra tickets earned by you from your donation(s) should you choose to retract it.  

Prize Donations:

Zandromina 100 :points:
SloppySwishingEva one headshoot to each winner
fennexxfox 50 kaaring
SageFacility 2 pieces of artwork: Lineart + Flat color + shading ontop with a simple background
Night-angel-stable 100 :points:
SilverEnvy09 100 :points:
Cariannarz background image with trainer present
NativeWolf330 1 fullbody with background image to each winner
Nightmare-Curse 200 :points:
Islua 100 :points:
Rhith animated headshot for each winner
iluvhorses99 pixel character for each winner

Ticket Holders:

Zandromina Tickets 1-5
Pickle-Paws Tickets 6-8
SpiritWolfeLily Tickets 9-10
TheBrooklynnYouLove Tickets 11-12
SloppySwishingEva Tickets 13-17
fennexxfox Tickets 18-22
SageFacility Tickets 23-27
Fort-Ridgely-Stables Tickets 28-30
ameDigital Tickets 31-32
Night-angel-stable Tickets 33-37
BlueInChains Tickets 38-39
SilverEnvy09 Tickets 40-44
FaunaV Tickets 45-46
Cariannarz Tickets 47-51
WolfBite89 Tickets 52-53
NativeWolf330 Tickets 54-58
Nightmare-Curse Tickets 59-63
Islua Tickets 64-68
Rhith Tickets 69-73
iluvhorses99 Tickets 74-78
SmileyBear6 Tickets 79-81
Abyssi-Somnis Tickets 82-84

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 ❤



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

- 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!"

- 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 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!~ ❤

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

- 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!
I was tagged by the lovely, :icondalekcaanii: - who was tagged by the incredible :iconsammylovesyoulots: ~ Let's begin!

  •  You must posts these rules.
  •  Each person has to share 10 things about them
  •  Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
  •  Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
  •  Go to their page to inform them they are tagged
  •  Not something like "you are tagged if you read that"
  •  You have to legitimately tag 10 people
  •  No tag-backs
  •  You can't say that you don't do tags.
  •  YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry, derp

Questions given to :iconalphamanifest: moi ~

1) Do you enjoy walking on the beach during sunrise or trekking through the forest at night? 

Trekking through the forest. Did you not know? That's my home sweetheart. Speaking of which, dinner is calling...

2) If a zombie was coming right at you, what would you do? 

*chokes* W-what? What on earth are you talking about, :icondalekcaanii:.

Oh, I'm sorry... You say you weren't finishing talking?

My dear, I am so sorry. See, this is what happened.

All I saw was Zombie and Coming. And you know, a girl has got some good sense to not even listen to whatever came after that. Did you not see me haul ass about 2 minutes ago?


Hmm, well I'm not sure what Zombie you're referring to, but there's no zombie here :heart:. I'm currently drinking a bloody mary at that beach you were speaking of earlier. Nice place. You should join me sometime. 

3) Define "life".

Focus on this  ( . )

Now tell me what you see?

A dot?

No, no, dear. Look harder.

Still see a dot?

Well dear, stop insulting it! That dot is what we call life. Everything is in it, revolves around it, and is either cherished or wounded within it. It is all and It is nothing. It is also the #42. For further explanation and more information, please visit

Thank you! 

4) Would you risk your life for the sake of the human race?

Actually, hell no.  Pardon my french...

You know why? Because 99.99% of the human race has already killed itself 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 since the beginning of time by doing something stupid, that turned into something amazing, but later caused us to be effected by it in the worst way somewhere along the line, that is later claimed to be something potentially hazardous to our health, and then is deemed "2012".

Yeah, that's right. I went there. You know exactly what that reference is.

So don't even pretend that you'd give your life to a race of people who still can't even learn to think for themselves, because they depend on society to make their reality instead of creating with something called "The Thought Process".  

5) What is an adventure to you?

Doing something that I will later regret doing.

Like for instance, most likely getting lost in the middle of Madagascar, even though me and whoever is with me at the time can clearly see that we have a tour guide that speaks 20 something odd different languages fluently and has the amazing strength of 20,000 men and knows Madagascar like it's his front porch.


Yup, never doing that ish' again. 

6) Ice cream cake or Coke float?

I'm a pig. I love sweets. So I'm going to go with chugging both...because I'm a boss like that.

7) Imagine that you are in a room with no escape. How do you get out?

Wait what? Last time I checked, this isn't SAW...

*walts out and somehow falls through a trap door in the floor*

...On second thought, *ducks from a swinging death machine*

....never mind...

8) Do you often question your decisions & choices?

Girl, if I had a dollar for everytime I questioned what I did, I'd be rich. And not just any type of rich. I mean, I'd be able to own everyone and their thoughts, RICH

9) Are you proud of yourself?

Nope. Not in the slightest. 

In fact, I'm so not proud of myself, that when I think back on my life every single day....I wonder where I find the time to even be proud, when I can encourage, inspire, and make others proud instead? 

10) Last question: Which is better; Breaking Bad or Walking Dead? If you haven't seen either of 'em, would you like to?

GAH EEEE GASP! HOW DARE YOU TEAR ME BETWEEN THE TWO WOMAN....YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF AND ALL THAT IS HOLY! ......................................................................walking dead


Alright, here are my question by moi, :iconalphamanifest:, to the following minions tagged: 

1) If life gave you the opportunity to voice your thoughts to the world in three words, what would you say? Remember, you finally have the chance to make an impact. Choose those three words carefully. 

2) If you heart was attached to your lips, and your eyes to your feet. How would you view the the sky without limitation and how would you speak without becoming broken by those you see? 

3) Ethnicity is a powerful word. If someone were to ask you what that word means, and you have never heard it before, how would you describe it?

4) If the midnight grew darker each time you took a step, would you remain still or be consumed by your own infinity? 

5) If I said, "Tell me who you are and not what you chose to be...", what would you say?

6) We are our own barrier. If the door you walked out of had transport you to another land; to one where you were automatically judged and hated. How would you bring about peace, when your fate has already been sealed? Remember, you cannot return to where you came from until your fate has been changed. 

7) There is no purpose in ________ , but the silence in __________ . When you are victim, when does purpose become ______,  ______,  and ______.

Fill in the blanks.

8) What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the phrase: "Toy with me, and play with the outer skirts of my tongue." Try and keep your response clean, lol.

9) Explain your most cherished memory and your most hated one. Now, how did you find purpose to your pleasure and a solution to your demise? 

10) Not a meaningful question, just out of curiosity:

 Remind me of the moment you saw my homepage, what was your first impression?

Those who I chose to be my minions -- Go my minions, spread the unquenchable gothic fire...


Make sure to tag me in it :heart:, I want to read and comment on your responses!

Challenge Fun #12 - Winners

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

Thank you everyone who participated!

The Challenge:…
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! 

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

COPYRIGHT 2014 | communityrelations
Skin by KovoWolf

Words Of Wisdom

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

― Pablo Picasso



Anime and Manga Week in Sep!

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 9:16 AM by cinyu:iconcinyu:


Hello everyone! Hi! 
I'm looking for people who are interested to write an article for the Anime and Manga week on September, 8th - September, 14th 2014!

If you have an idea you wish to write about for the Anime and Manga Week, please send a note to CRAnimeAndManga with the title: "Anime and Manga PE article".
Please write down in the note a short description what the article should be about.


Community, Respect, Ecellence, Artists, Trust, Empower.


Semi-official Community Relations group for the Anime and Manga galleries on DeviantArt. Your hub for Anime and Manga Daily Deviations, Articles, Contests & Challenges.

Community Groups

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My first draw my OC contest EVER! Sorry it's just with villain OCs, but they look awsome! I am a dummy!


Glittering Gem Bullet (Blue) - F2U You can do min. 2 entries per deviant!
Glittering Gem Bullet (Blue) - F2U You can draw my OCs, not something else!
Glittering Gem Bullet (Blue) - F2U Draw so much of my OCs in my deviation, if you want!
Glittering Gem Bullet (Blue) - F2U You can use Paint Tool Sai or GIMP or another program but NOT MS Paint
Glittering Gem Bullet (Blue) - F2U Most important, have fun! I am a dummy!I am a dummy!I am a dummy!

Glittering Gem Bullet (Tan) - F2U (Optional but special) You can draw my OCs with your OCs too! :dummy:
Glittering Gem Bullet (Tan) - F2U(More Chances to win) Make a journal about this contest, so everyone else will enter in this, and I will love you forever

Here are my villain OCs

Evis Evillis Ref by PuppyinmypocketSmashSpark the wolf of evil by PuppyinmypocketSmash

Evis Evillis and Spark the wolf of evil (Evis' pet wolf)

Glittering Gem Bullet (Purple) - F2UPrizesGlittering Gem Bullet (Purple) - F2U 

Animated Color Bullets1st placeAnimated Color Bullets
Free headshot for your OC
Free pagedoll from DemonGiuloreen
Free adoptable from
..::Adopt::.. by PuppyinmypocketSmash

1 lucky winner

silver bullet2nd placesilver bullet
Free sketched headshot for your OC
Free pagedoll from DemonGiuloreen
Free adoptable from 
..::Adopt::.. by PuppyinmypocketSmash

1 lucky winner

Light Purple Bullet - F2U!3rd placeLight Purple Bullet - F2U!
Free pagedoll from DemonGiuloreen
Free adoptale from
..::Adopt::.. by PuppyinmypocketSmash

1 lucky winner

UPTADE 23.07.2014: Added more prizes thanks to DemonGiuloreen!!!! La la la la
I puted one optional rule, I removed Ibrahi and I put Evis' pet, he's a villain too

Deadline: Whenever I want!
Hello all!~ I know it's early, considering AX2014 just ended, but people are already jumping up and grabbing things for next AX. So I'm just letting all Katekyo Hitman Reborn fans know, that there are pages up for the next gathering.

So far we're not sure of the Time nor Day. I do know that it will be in the same place as AX2014, Site 3. I have a poll open on the facebook page for which Day. Please check it out.……