Insanity Contest WinnersWe have received 33 entries - which is the top record in our contests so far, way more than our previous top, which was 18 entries. I am really happy to see that. Including me, 50 people voted - and that's almost twice as many as on our previous contest, awesome. But anyway, the votes have been counted and the winners have been hunted down - let's take a look at them.Insanity Contest Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our 1st place winner is Asfodelo with his El Sonambulo - 37 points.
The second place belongs to Sleep Deprivation by erinclaireb - 23 points.
SandraHultsved has received 21 points for her Delirium
Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETsIn this week's Site Update, we don't have any publicly visible changes, as our Devious Technology (dT), Product, and Product Marketing teams are all still at a staff retreat!Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETs3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At the beginning of the week, the dT team worked on improving our internal development tools to increase efficiency. Then, on Wednesday, we let any staff members at the retreat pitch fun and exciting ideas for deviantART features that could be built in two days. After each feature idea was pitched, everyone from dT chose which projects they'd like to work on. Throughout the year, engineers primarily work on projects that are assigned to them, so sometimes it's important to turn the tables and let them choose projects in which they're most passionate and excited about.
The purpose of these two-day "hackathons" is to build and demonstrate a proofs of con
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 RevieThis movie is good and there's really not much I can say beyond that. The effects were great, the acting was great, and the storyline was cohesive and had emotional impacts at all the right moments. I didn't cry when Dobby or Dumbledore died, but I certainly came close to crying at least 2-3 times during this film. I have't read the books in a long time, but they got every key moment I remember and fairly accurate to how I remember it being too. There was a lot of "fanservice" as well, and the audience I was with broke out with applause whenever one of those key moments they'd been waiting to hear or see happen happened.Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Revie4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will say that I am kinda annoyed at the people who either watch it and then complain it didn't have "their favorite parts" or feel that the movie "butchers the book" or whatever. Books to movies aren't a 1 to 1 thing. You have to do certain things with movies that you can't do with books and vice versa. I just wanna get it on the record that I felt they did a fantast
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Away With Thee, Mental IllnessOh, hai. So I'm gonna talk about something totally personal to me, yet something that's shared by millions of people every day. And I NEVER talk about this stuff. For the first time in seven years I've only just managed to talk about it to someone and it felt good, and after that I was able to tell someone else, which also felt good, so now I'm gonna tell all y'all.Away With Thee, Mental Illness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Please note that this isn't a cry for attention or sympathy. I'm just sharing my story with the kindling hope that it might help or comfort people who suffer in a similar way).
When I was seventeen I inexplicably developed a case of social anxiety. I don't know much about the hows or whys but I can tell you this: it totally messed me up. Back then I was in college (all you Americans call it High School) and although I had some awesome friends, some days I couldn't bring myself to leave the house much less go on crazy social adventures out of hours.
Schooling was an issue. I missed so mainly classes. Sometimes I'd be off fo
Merry Christmas and Happy New YearThis is my TOP 5 for this year >Merry Christmas and Happy New Year3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EVERY HETALIA FAN... RUN LIKE HELL.EVERY HETALIA FAN... RUN LIKE HELL.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 years?!? wow!!!haha wow, i just noticed that I've officially been on deviantart for 10 years now. gotta draw something to commemorate that soon! i'm not gonna lie, it means quite a lot to me. even though i didn't know it at the time, putting my artwork online and joining art communities like deviantart has become the foundation of pretty much my entire LIFE as i know it now. i mean i started uploading my artwork to this site for fun, just to get in touch with other artists and gain some exposure, and now it is my career. i firmly believe that my fanbase here on deviantart and the things i've learned here have EVERYTHING to do with me being able to work as a freelance artist. i discovered so many inspiring and great artists through this site. the reason i chose the Utrecht School of the Arts as my college was because i followed Bakenius and loved his work; when i didn't like the school i was attending at the time, i contacted him through deviantart notes and he advised me to check out his school10 years?!? wow!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mum ships Hiddlesworth!Hello! :iconblush--plz:My mum ships Hiddlesworth!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tonight I was chatting with my mum about Tom and Chris...
And since I have a cold and my nose is dry, I was moistening it with a little amount of cream (to be more precise it was vaseline XD because it's odourless and effective for my poor chapped nose ).
I was joking about the vaseline and I said (and you could guess why ) but I was waiting an answer like or something like this.
Defeating the Devil's Strategies God Uses the WickedDefeating the Devil's Strategies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Defeating the Devil's Strategies
All of us make tracks through the valley of failure. Then the key question is, What we will do next? Sadly, many believers who stumble give up a vibrant kingdom-serving life for a defeated existence. But failure can also be a chance for a new beginning of living in Christ's strength.
In pride, Peter thought his faith was the strongest of all the disciples' and swore that even if the others left Jesus, he never would (Mark 14:29). Yet when the time of testing came, he denied even knowing Christ--and did so three times (Matt. 26:69-75). Satan hoped the disciple would be so wounded by his own disloy
Monkey Rag by Joana DavidovichMakes me want to watch 90s cartoons again.Monkey Rag by Joana Davidovich1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT - Part IIIt looks like even though this journal has more favourites and comments than other journals in the website footer, it will not be featured there. That's okay, I guess it's because a lot of people did not like the first one so I'm blocked out. You people keep on rocking!!!THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT - Part II3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You can favourite this to show your support!
Due to how many positive responses I got from the first journal, I decided to make a second one- The other one got pretty huge too XD Here is a link to the first one: http://trampire.deviantart.com/journal/THE-DEVIANTWATCHING-PROJECT-please-no-haters-325065818
PLEASE DON'T ASK TO BE ADDED IF YOU WERE IN THE PREVIOUS JOURNAL XD
THESE PEOPLE SAY THEY DO WATCHBACKS!!
[Entrevistas]Reglamento | Preguntas Frecuentes | Directorio | Promociones[Entrevistas]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Esta sección esta dedicada a entrevistas realizadas por Virus-VRS hacia algunos de nuestros miembros mas talentosos y destacados.
Esperamos que ésta sección te guste, apoya el arte mexicano, un día tu podrías estar aqui!
Si tienes alguna sugerencia sobre a quién mas entrevistar envíanos una nota, recuerda, sólo mexicanos miembros de éste grupo.
Revisa nuestro Archivo de Entrevistas Aquí
Feature - Portrait CollectionFeature - Portrait Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
burn away by Avine
Feature - Watercolours collection by SerenaVerdeArt
Monkey RagHere's a one of the coolest little animated shorts that I have recently found, it's got a look and charm similar to old animations from the, I think the early 30s, or 40s, sort of like the Tex Avery lookMonkey Rag1 year ago in Personal More Like This
March Contest [Update]March Contest [Update]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, it was really reallllly freaking close, as in two people apart, but the poll has called for Steampunk for our March contest theme. As such, it'll be the Touhou character(s) of your choice dressed in a Steampunk style, or in a Steampunk setting.DOODS! Stop voting on that poll. We decided on a Steampunk theme already! The Touhou character(s) of your choice in a Steampunk style or setting.
Now, I have seen some comments worrying about the complexity of Steampunk, but surely that's a part of the fun? Plus, it wouldn't be a contest if it was too easy (I'd have certainly banned Lily White/Black if Spring was the theme we were going with).
Anyhoo. For this contest, to drum up some further interest, you can submit two entries, should you feel that way inclined. However, if both entries land in the winners' bracket, only the higher ranked on will achieve a pri
Fall of Xephos Contest (Update 1)Just a reminder, it's now December and Chapter 2 of the FoX comic series is underway (even when I said I would take a break from it, dear Notch!) : ) just letting you all have a reminder, first of many, to get to starting on those entries XDFall of Xephos Contest (Update 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fall of Xephos Contest
Since the poll tells me that alot of you want a FoX contest I'm going to go for it and give yah all a contest...
Now judging from the poll the people whom want a contest is over 70 people, if I don't get at least a 4th of that (which is just 17 to 18 people) I'm pulling the contest and not going to have a second contest once the series is over.
The contest is simple -
There will be two catagories. Best Picture and Best Short Story and there must be at least 17 people entered for both to continue that particular catagory for contest or I will drop the catagory.
FoX related. There will be no cross overs, no OCs, just those who are of t
Updates wheeeeeeeeeeejust thought i'd cover a few things for those of you who actually read my journals.Updates wheeeeeeeeeee2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE::: well, they told me the 19th, but i checked the website and i don't think it airs tonight at the time they said. i dunno, i'll keep an eye out, but here's the website: http://beta.abcfamily.go.com/shows/dancing-fools
speaking of money, i wanna thank you again for donating and buying from my etsy! you're really helping me out. i've got more products that are gonna pop up soon, and they're known as nerdy/geeky stuff! and i'm gonna keep makin stuff!
that being said, i still dunno when the next page of PWF is gonna come out. but i want to reiterate that it is NOT on hiatis, canceled, or given up on in anyway. it's just delayed due to bigger priorities. i'm glad people are being more patient though, thank you. trust me, i love the comic too, but since there are 20 chapters, it's gonna take me a few
TUTORIAL - Tips for All ArtistsHello everyone!TUTORIAL - Tips for All Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have written a tutorial like this before here. But recently I have had more thoughts about it that I decided to share. As you may have noticed, I am not a professional artist, I am a hobbyist and self-taught, and what I will expose here is what I've learnt from my own experience. Even so, I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you!
Another note: English is not my first language, so I apologize if I commit any mistakes.
Feel free to correct my grammar any time, as well as make suggestions or asking questions!
This tutorial is for every kind of artist, but sometimes I will focus more on visual artists (since it's my speciality).
I believe that everyone can be an artist, and this tutorial has not only the purpose of providing advices and tips, but also motivation for all.
1. Your Image as an Artist on dA
2. Your Image as an Artist outside dA
3. Your Popularity
4. Your Art Process
5. Your Artistic Style
So I finally only JUST freakin' NOW got home...We visited family while we were out in OC since they all live up there and then my mom took her sweet time with that and I am just exhausted and feel like crap now.So I finally only JUST freakin' NOW got home...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will elaborate on the whole Disney Expo thing more tomorrow, but. In summary:
It went well. It went very well, in fact. I actually think John Kahrs literally just passed the Paperman torch to me and told me to freakin' go for it to Disney because he'd love to see the characters all be taken further but that he's probably done with it himself.
He just gave me the babes.
And I gave him some contact information and said I would love to get in touch with him to discuss some of it and he was open to sharing things that they could have had with Paperman that they didn't go with if it might inspire something for us and he wishes me luck with it.
Also I got two signed things (which I will post sometime tomorrow after scannin
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
Zutara Month! - UPDATE - New Group + FeatureUPDATE: This event now has a group: OfficialZutaraMonth. It's still under construction, but I'm sure it will be ready in time for Zutara Month!Zutara Month! - UPDATE - New Group + Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 2: If anyone can post something for each day of the month, kelly1412 will feature their 31 pieces at the top of her homepage, which will be viewed by her 7000+ watchers and other page viewers.
No messy sketches will be counted for this offer. Artworks could look like this or this as long as it's persistent, but you must have 1 coloured drawing a week.
Writers are a bit more tricky. If anyone would like to offer themselves to read through all of the fanfictions for quality (spelling, grammar, etc.) then please let me know! We want both artists and writers to have a chance at this.
Are you guys sick of me yet?
Anyway, I have some more Zutara news for you! It's
ADAM LAMBERT LIVE IN SINGAPOREI pride myself on being an "old soul" when it comes to music taste. As a kid I was raised on classical greats like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, and the list goes on by my dad. My mom weaned my sister and I on goldies like ABBA, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, and Boney M. I listen to copious amounts of 70s and 80s bands that make me look like a bit of a dweeb to my classmates, ranging anywhere from Alice Cooper, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Joan Jett through to Adam Ant and Dead or Alive. As a result, I'm heavily biased against what I call the "mainstream crap on MTV".ADAM LAMBERT LIVE IN SINGAPORE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But just give me this one thing. Just this one.
Because I am a complete and total Glambert.
When I found out Adam Lambert was coming to Singapore March 8th I was both excited and conflicted, because I had already bought tickets to see Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) live on the 21st this month as well. But I'm glad I caved into my te
Witches of East End ShareWitches of East End 1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya and Ingrid discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna and Aunt Wendy, they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.
This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope, Killian and Dash's warlock powers return. #DarknessIsRising
The Creative Team behind The Witches of East End want to participate with you in a v