Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!On Saturday, June 14, 2009, deviantART held a deviantMEET at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Over 350 deviants showed up to celebrate all things deviantART, setting a record for the highest attended deviantMEET in history in the process... until now.Our London deviantMEET Was Brilliant!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Almost exactly three years later -- on Saturday, June 30, 2012 -- at the same location in Hyde Park, London deviants once again turned up in droves. Smashing the previous record, our London deviantMEET 2012 saw over 550 deviants throughout the day.
Most deviantMEETs include a group photo, usually taken towards the end of the event's festivities. However, we wasted no time taking our group shot in front of the Albert Memorial, as we wanted to ensure we were complying with Hyde Park's rules and regulations for large gatherings. With a group this massive -- and awesome -- it's hard not to draw attention!
200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)*This contest is CLOSED! The winner was #71 or :iconChristieMars:! http://tinypic.com/r/257fvd5/6200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so as a thank you to my watchers, and to everybody here at dA...I'm hosting a giveaway!
Let me break it down for ya:
The prize? 200 !
Rules? You don't have to be watching me, but I do suggest faving this journal (not mandatory). Leave ONE* comment, and I'll give you a #.
How do you win? If your number's chosen, you win! I'll use random.org to choose the winner.
End date? September 1st at 11:59 CST. Make sure to comment before then!
*If you comment more than once, it kinda screws up my numbering. SO, if you do comment more than once, I'll hide ALL of your comments and you won't be entered. Fair warning, guys.
Colouring Book Pre-orders OPEN [UPDATE]Colouring book Pre-orders openColouring Book Pre-orders OPEN [UPDATE]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: 03/03/2011: Hi all and thanks for all of your patience~! I have a bit of news of the colouring book that isn't necessarily bad, I just need to change it a bit.
The tutorial that was to be included within the book is now being included as a pamphlet, rather than pages in the book. The tutorial is still in full colour and the same size as the book as originally planned, so you're getting exactly what you paid for, it just isn't stapled within the book pages.
The reason for this is because when I get a colour book printed, for example, say I have a 60 colour book and only 5 pages of colour and the rest are in black and white. Even if only 5 pages are in colour, I still have to pay for a 60 page full colour book. And that is *very* pricey.
I hope this is not too much of an inconvenience to everyone.
The books will be sent out by the 10th hopefully! Thank you everyone!
UPDATE 19/02/2012: Thank you everyone for your support so far!! I will be tak
NEW CONTEST! CLOSED!!!CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!NEW CONTEST! CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! THE REST OF THE ADMIN AND MYSELF WILL BEGIN JUDGING AND SHOULD HAVE THE RESULTS IN ASAP!
EDIT x2: Hey everyone! I'm going to keep this contest open until tonight at 9pm PDT!
I hope to see a few more entries! But either way, thank you to everyone who has participated in this contest! <3
EDIT: Wow guys!! Some great entries so far!! Keep it up! Only 4 more days until this contest ends!!!
Anyone rushing to finish up their entry!? I'm excited to see it!
Hey guys! How's everyone doing today?
Thank you to everyone who voted on the new contest! It was a close call but the winning choice is ...
Sounds fun!? I thought so!
So, that being said lets start breaking down what we can do in this redesign contest!
-You are able to re-design ANY existing character/monster from the LOZ series.
-Designing new monsters is also allowed!
-With any re-design/design, they must be
3 Month Premium CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDIM GIVING OUT A 3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3 Month Premium CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and a sketch and a chibi <3 ;u;
BUT THERE ARE RULES!!!!
I will give you a # when you follow the rules <3
1- You MUST be a watcher!
2- You MUST fave this journal
3- You MUST spread this around
4- You MUST have :iconpotatodanceplz: in your comment
5- You get another # by featuring my art!
THIS RAFFLE ENDS WHEN I AT LEAST HAVE 30 DEVIANTS!
The day I have 30 will be the last day to enter!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES: No number lol
THIS IS OUT OF GENEROSITY!!! :iconwooowplz:
JOIN JOIN JOIN!! >w
Contest: Win Up to 1000+ Points!Contest: Win Up to 1000+ Points!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last extention: MAY 25
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! AND PRIZES ADDED
I've decided that it is time for a new contest! For those who are still waiting for your prizes, I'll be getting them done this week <3 I am so sorry for how long it's taking me, I've been art dead, especially for icons.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
Not used to drawing backgrounds? Iffy at animating? This is the time for you to experiment! Choose one of my characters and draw something that you are not used to drawing and just get out of that comfort zone!
Rules + Tips
- Please no gore, or disturbing fetishes....
- You can submit as many entries as you want! I will give you extra points if those entries display consistency in terms of effort.
-Will be judged creativity over skill first!
-We will know if this piece was out of your comfort zone as we will check your gallery, so don't lie!
-The more you experi
Final chance contest - be published in an artbook!Final chance contest - be published in an artbook!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcutebow2plz:Excellent news everyone! :iconcutebow2plz:
The Princess Project artbook is going to be even bigger and better than we first anticipated! This means we have more room for wonderful art. So, who's excited for another feature contest?!
We've not set a specific number of winners, it could be anything from 3 winners to 10 winners! It all depends on how amazing your entries are, but I know that they will all be mind-blowing!!!
Just like our last contest, any winner will have their art published in our artbook! Your work could be right next to that of the amazing KuttySark, JohnSu, YamPuff and many more! Remember, this artbook is all about showcasing different styles and levels of art, so don't be afraid to enter, we wanna see it all!!! What really matters is the design of your princess and overall impact of the image! This time around we're really looking for unique and in depth characters, something more creative and out-there!
Lost in Another World (RESULTS):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:Lost in Another World (RESULTS)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I wanted to remember you that I selected the winning works for the representation of a CONTRAST between a character and his environment, not for your skills to draw or photomanipulate. So, please, don't feel offended if your beautiful work hadn't be choosen . I tried to select the more creative works in my mind.
I would also tell you that I'm really happy with all these beautiful creations you did ! Many thanks for your participations, I hope you'll try to participate to the next contest .
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Starlight :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
Certainly the most creative work I've seen for this contest. Two "humanized" stars discovering a luminous town in the night. Excellent idea of contrast, really ! Congratulations f
Pink (?!) Kuroshitsuji Contest!!!THE CONTEST IS OVER. HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS.Pink (?!) Kuroshitsuji Contest!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st PLACE! CONGRADULATIONS!
GORGEOUS OUTFIT DESIGN THAT SUITS ELIZABETH!
2nd PLACE! CONGRATS!
With the SASSY outfit!
WINNERS! PLEASE CONTACT ME (THROUGH NOTE PLEASE) AND I WILL GIVE FURTHER INFORMATION! THAT IS ALL THANK YOU!
:iconKS-Elizabeth: Contest Subject! :iconAloisleleleplz:
So let's take our favorite characters and change up some colors :3 Draw Ciel and/or Sebastian in Pink with your own clothing designs! OR Draw Lizzy in Blue! Alois should be in a full yellow/orange outfit!
THERE ARE ONLY TWO WINNERS SO LET'S HAVE FUN!
:iconcielwtf-plz: Contest Rules! :iconcielwtf-plz:
You must design your own outfit for Ciel and it cannot be s
CONTEST: Choose your title! -ENDED- ITACONTEST: Choose your title! -ENDED-7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dopo tanto tempo che sono qui, ho deciso anch'io di fare un contest xD visto che è il primo, scusate se non è strutturato bene come gli altri o se i premi sono un po' poveri.
Il tema è... scegli il tuo titolo 8D
Mi spiego meglio. Darò una serie di titoli e ogni partecipante sceglierà quello che maggiormente lo attira e ci farà un disegno/testo scritto sopra. Ognuno di voi sarà libero di disegnare/scrivere ciò che il titolo vi ispira: i suoi personaggi, i miei, esseri umani, altri animali, paesaggi etc., insomma, qualunque cosa vi venga in mente pensando al titolo.
Il tema del contest è liberamente ispirato al 100ThemesChallenge ( http://100themeschallenge.deviantart.com/journal/Variation-1-225271824 ), ogni somiglianza tra i miei titoli e quelli delle variazioni della challenge è casuale, io ho preso spunto solo dall'
A Link to the Past 3DS Sequel Announced!Edit: A lot of you are being rather rude and hurtful by an honest mistake. I've heard two sides of the story, BOTH from Nintendo. One saying it's a sequel and another saying it's a remake. I was confused, I am still confused. REGARDLESS, we're getting a really nice game. So please stop being rude/hurtful to an honest mistake. Thanks.A Link to the Past 3DS Sequel Announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right! Nintendo announced the sequel to the SNES masterpiece, A Link to the Past!
It's coming out for the 3DS around the holiday's and it looks amazing! I'm glad they're sticking to the top-down view yet giving it a bit more of an edge. I'm looking forward to this game very much~!
Here's the official video announcement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcZ8wnPWb4s
So far on the list of Zelda games to look forward to this year:
-Wind Waker HD Remake [Wii-U]
-A Link to the Past 2 [3DS]
-Oracle of Ages/Seasons [3DS virtual download]
It's a never-ending Christmas for us fans!
Today is our birthday!Happy Birthday deviantART!!! As you can see from the official birthday announcement we've got a lot planned today! We've also announced, our first ever Creative Grant Recipients!Today is our birthday!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Below is a list of events hosted by Community Relations, come party with us!
July 31 to August 10 - 12th Birthday Card Contest
July 31 to August 30 - Chinese Horoscope Contest
August 1 - August 7 -
[WINNERS ANNOUNCED] STEAMPUNK SYNDICATE CONTEST!To all participants - thank you so much for your entries, especially the fanart entries. I love each and every single one of them, and they all have a special meaning to me. All fanart will be posted on the Steampunk Syndicate facebook page, and the official blog/site. Without further ado, here are our winners![WINNERS ANNOUNCED] STEAMPUNK SYNDICATE CONTEST!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
FANART PRIZE WINNER:
I love all the fanart I received for this contest,
every piece was unique, but I absolutely
adore all the details put into this picture!
There's so much attention to detail with the
original character references, and some added
extras as well, and overall so many little bits
and pieces about this picture that I just fell in
love with. I think this place is well deserved.
Arvatzc , keep an eye on your inbox, there's
a pair of steampunk goggles with your name on!
HELLA RAD OC ART CONTEST!! (Money and Art Prizes)HELLA RAD OC ART CONTEST!! (Money and Art Prizes)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone and their dog seems to be hosting a contest, so why not me as well? This is yet another OC art contest, although this time there's more variety to pick from!
The deadline is August 3rd (however extensions can be negotiated)
Edit: Added new anthro character to the list.
Edit: Extended a week upon request!!
What I'm Looking For:
Dynamic pictures! They don't necessarily need to have a background or even be a fullbody picture, but I'm looking for things that really portray the overall feel of the character! This is mainly what I will be judging on. Effort! I'm not judging based on skill, but a well executed piece really stands out! Interactions! This is by no means a requirement, but if you want to include characters of your own or multiple of mine interacting, it's definitely encouraged!
All artwork must be your own.Blood, gore, NSFW and all is completely allowed, you don't need to ask permission
Contest: Draw Harper and Lute! (WINNERS!)Contest ResultsContest: Draw Harper and Lute! (WINNERS!)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone, for participating! Sorry for such a long wait-- had to catch my partner online to come up with these results, and I've been really busy with school lately! ;; I'll be noting contest donators about prizes within the next couple days, and will be noting you personally sometime later today. Thank you for your patience, once again! And once again, thank you for joining, and hope you had fun!
The accuracy and delicacy of the character details, as well as the colors, are gorgeous!
The sass and personality of this one are just spot on-- Character personalities completely pop!
Such a fun portrayal of both characters, and full of su
Full sized hats?!:iconohnoesplz:Full sized hats?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Tiny Toppers ( I've been dying to say that XD) I have an exciting announcement!!
We've begun to make FULL SIZED Top Hats! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I'm so excited to announce this because I know it's been suggested to us a lot and we've thought about it a lot as well and we just decided to go for it! We've already made a full sized Classic Mad Hatter and I will probably post pictures of it tomorrow ^__^
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks, and if everyone has a favorite hat they'd like to see turned full size!! ^___^ Which hats do you think would go over best in full top hat form? :iconawwwplz:
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts
Anyways, That's all for now! We will be attending a few cons in the upcoming weeks, but I'll write another journal about that ^_^ I just couldn't wait to tell everyone
I hope you're all staying fancy, keeping your pinkies up, and waxing your mustaches
:iconjollygoodplz: - Cassie
CONTEST-Represent your favorite movie-[CLOSED]Hello deviants ,CONTEST-Represent your favorite movie-[CLOSED]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
We're 5 student developers and we're aiming to release a movie quizz application on Android.
Find the movie : the concept
Find the movie is a movie quizz, but the enigma is a picture that describes the movie in an original way. The picture will be made of 4 hints, each hint is an aspect of the movie, but because pictures can tell more than words, here's an example about the Lord of the Rings :
This example is a pretty bad example, firstly because it's ugly, and secondly because the dimensions are not right, but it explains the concept, and now, you may have a better idea of what we'll be asking for this contest.
Contest *OPEN*My Devil OC, Isabella.Contest *OPEN*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
more refs http://rainbowmassacre90.deviantart.com/favourites/49559591
She is Sweet, Creepy AND Cute.
This contest is about drawing my OC.
There are 2 themes
Cute AND Creepy.
You only have to draw one or the other.
Creepy and dark. Cute and colorful. Or even Colorful and creepy.
Max. 2 entry per person
* Shoes(but does wear them).
- Don't steal from each other.
- Anyone can enter, you don't have to be a watcher of mine to enter
- Contributors towards prizes can participate within the contest to win.
- Spread the word about this contest by favoriting this journal and creating a journal/poll of your own about this contest.
- Max. 2 entry per person.
- You must mention in your description that it is dedicated to this contest
- Any medium is accepted.
- If traditional, please make sure the quality of the photo is decent
- Drawing can be
Why Authors Kill Off CharactersI can actually answer this question, at least for myself. Coming from the perspective of a hopefully-soon-tobe-published author, I think killing off main characters is a sign of maturity as a writer. When authors coddle their characters and give them whatever they want, the end result is often spoiled, hard-to-relate-to characters who get happy endings handed to them on a silver platter. Take Twilight, for example. In all four 400-600 page novels, not one pivotal "good" character dies. And what are we left with? Little character development, no themes or lessons to be learned, and the acute feeling that the books were more like fairytales with all the characters skipping off into the sunset hand-in-hand. Admit it: you remember a book that made you cry more than a book that made you smile. Every classic novel that has withstood the test of time features some sort of death, agony, suffering or all of the above. Suffering builds character. And sometimes, killing a character is necessary fWhy Authors Kill Off Characters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANIPAN - GET BETA INVITES - RAFFLEEDIT2: TIME IS NOW OVER! NO MORE COMMENTS, you will not qualify! 24 H has passed ^w^ANIPAN - GET BETA INVITES - RAFFLE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I´m now going to give everyone their numbers then raffle you guys!
EDIT: :iconpuripurieve: Is going to help me to give out the numbers <3
HELLO EVERYONE :iconbunnyloveplz:
As I hope many of you know, a new website called Anipan http://www.anipan.com/ is going to bloom into activity!
It focus on art, photography, crafting and a friendly community!
It has many amazing features that you can check out, including such as connecting your Anipan account with your Tumblr and dA.
They have also made a clever solution for the language barriers and how to expose our art to the viewers more beautifully.
Here is their introduction video, please check it out ♥
Their website isn´t open for EVERYONE yet, you have to have a BETA INVITATION CODE!
And guess what?
I´m now going to raffle out 10 FREE BETA C
Re-design Contest! CANCELEDThank you StuffItInYourButt for participating. I won't be using your designs since they're too complicated for me but I'll give you some points considering youRe-design Contest! CANCELED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
were the only one to do so x3 Thank you for those who donated even though they weren't given to anyone. Contests just might not be my thing x3
Lately, I haven't been happy with Aradyss and Airi's designs so now I'm going to hold a contest to give them new looks!
*You may use the lineart provided but feel free to make your own if you wish.
*You must use their original colors with the exception of their eye color and white.
*Make up any hairstyle you wish but I prefer if Aradyss had straight-edge bangs.
*Keep their tails the same since they're meant to be foxes.
*You may add any extra fur/fluffs on their bodies.
*You may submit up to 2 entries
*Contest entries should be linked in the comments.
Full body commission from MeowImaCow
Going to Florida~!Vacation BreakGoing to Florida~!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just writing a journal entry to let you know I'm going to be gone from the 20th to the 1st. I'm going to Florida! \o/
I haven't been there since I was 6 or so. Ichi and I are going; my parents just retired so they rented a house down there and we are staying with them for a while. Disney World, Universal, shopping, all the fun recreational stuff! This is the second really "nice" trip I've ever been on, so I'm excited (but also scared of crossing the border considering my previous troubles...).
Also I'd like to check out a Sanrio store at some point because I've never been *_*
I will have internet there so I will be able to reply to emails and messages and things, but like I just said on my edited colouring book journal entry, I will not be able to confirm any payments that are coming through mail, for the time being. Sorry about that~
Maybe I'll even be able to do a livestream down there, that'd be nice \o/
I will take lots of pictures. TvT
Bye bye e
MANA CYCLE - WEAPON and ARMOR DESIGN CONTEST!!Hey everyone,MANA CYCLE - WEAPON and ARMOR DESIGN CONTEST!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So! As most of you may know I am making a fantasy RPG PC game!! Oh you didn't know? Read all about it here! http://chi-u.deviantart.com/journal/MANA-CYCLE-CHARACTER-STYLE-DEFINED-396215899#comments\
But, its time for all of you to really get involved!! I am holding a contest for designing Armor, Weapons or a shield! Or everything!!
The best designs will be chosen to win, those winning designs will be available IN THE GAME!!
I strongly suggest that you read about Mana Cycle here before entering: http://www.facebook.com/manacycle
If you want, you can use this template/base to draw on:
Also, if you want, you can read about all the different type of items here so it can help you decide what type of weapon/armor/shield to design! http://justpaste.it/manacycle
Rules & Guidelines:
Things you can design are: