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Contest is now Closed
Hi All,
The Soul Magic Contest is now Closed. Please be patient as our Judges like to look over all the entries. It may take up to 14 Days to decide the top 3.
Here at DAF we have decided to run some Contests throughout the year  for all our Different Art Fields, Starting With Digital Painting, then Traditional, Manipulations/Mixed Media, Anime/Manga, Sci Fi, 3D Renders, Photography, Fan Art and Animals and that's all we will be able to fit in for this Year.
So Lets get Started with our
The THEME of this CONTEST is SOUL MAGIC. (meaning magic powers created by the soul of the character, see below for examples)
:bulletblue: Particpate & Create and most important have fun:bulletblue:
Amazing Examples --  
:bulletblue: All examples I feel fit the Contest theme-showing what sort of work we are looking for in the contest.

:icondigital-art-fantasy:Digital-Art-Fantasy 26 60 More Like This

:heart:~~1st prize WINNER  = :iconAuragirl360: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
:heart:~~2nd Prize WINNER = :iconhydroEPALus: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+6 pics Feature)
:heart:~~3rd Prize WINNER = :iconjelikattebayo: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month  Premium Membership +6 pics Feature)
:heart:~~4th Prize WINNER = :iconLalliebear: :iconredflowerplz:
( 1 month Premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
:heart: ~~5th Prize WINNER = :iconWIKIPEDIAUSER:
( 6 Pictures Feature for 1 Month )
:heart:~~6th Prize WINNER = :iconTakeFlightRaven:
(6 Pictures Feature for 1 Mont
:icontheglobalvariety:TheGlobalVariety 252 1,073 More Like This
Trailer is UP!
I was up early checking Apple Trailers to see if our trailer was up yet - and as I was riding my motorcycle to work it happened!
When we started this movie five years ago, I thought it would be a blast, because everything was wide open.  In a world without cars, jobs, secret formulas, villains, etc. we would be able to do anything we wanted.  It didn't take long for reality to sink in - this was going to be a lot tougher than we thought.  Staring into this limitless world that we would build according to our rules, we were suddenly coming to grip with just how wide open this world really was.  Like when you've finished all your chores and you finally find time to do a drawing - you run to your table, open your drawing pad (or your computer, if you're more modern than me) and stare into a blank page.  And if you're like me, it's not very long before you are wishing you had just a few bounda
:iconalohalilo:alohalilo 29 109 More Like This
This actually made my day better.
So I had math today and I have now decided that my math teacher is the best ever.
Annoying kid: So do you have a wife?
Math teacher: Only one.
Annoying kid: Do you have a mistress?
Math teacher: ...Not that I know of.
Annoying kid: Oh really, well, then who's that lady I saw with you...?
Math teacher: Your mother?
yea so my math teacher is the best your argument is invalid
:iconskyfoxxy:SkyFoxxy 4 5 More Like This
What Really Bothers Me..
If you didn't know this about me, you're gonna know now.
I was born with a genetic lung and pancreatic disease, called Cystic Fibrosis.
I take many pills, do treatments everyday, and have routine doctor visits.
My lungs are in good shape, but others can lose their life to it.
-Luckily, I'm in great condition. I just have major digestive/stomach issues.
I was shopping today, and I saw a lot of people smoking.
It bothers me to see people smoking, because they're ruining their lungs...BY CHOICE.
People with CF don't have a choice, our lungs aren't so great.
But no, people ruin their lungs by CHOICE by smoking.
I hate when people smoke, because they had great, healthy lungs, something I would KILL for.
-But they're literally ruining that.
I'm kinda in a "I really hate my CF & gastroparesis" mode.
-Oh, I also have severe gastroparesis.
It's when your stomach doesn't empty quick enough, so you throw it up...yeah...gross...
But I'm on pills for it. So hopefully I'll feel better soon.
:iconsteeephanie:Steeephanie 3 10 More Like This
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!

Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures! 
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome! 
:wizardhat: Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
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Win Another 1500 Points - WINNER (finally)
Check the NEW giveaway HERE. This one is closed.
First of all: THANKS for your extraordinary patience! I am so damn late, I hope you can forgive me. Thank you! :heart:
And the winner of 1500 DeviantPOINTS is
:iconJennaLynHarms: ArtSquirrel

Runner Ups
Due to the huge delay I decided to select a few runner ups. The following people won 20 points :points: each:
:iconCJWilde: CJWilde
:iconEmshrapnel: Emshrapnel
:iconLilyOfTheSword: LilyOfTheSword
:iconjayaprime: jayaprime
:iconDecadia: Decadia
I kindly ask you to visit all their pages and galleries to give them a hug and some kind comments on their art. They all do very nice art and deserve more feedback! Thank you! :heart:
Update April 4, 2012
This is just a short visit to let you know that I am sorry for being away for so long. I was sick for a few weeks wi
:iconlilyas:Lilyas 523 600 More Like This
Don't go to art school
The traditional approach is failing us. It's time for a change.

I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won't do it. Unless you're given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money.
I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. I'm not some flaky, disgruntled art graduate, either. I have a quite successful career, thankyouverymuch.
But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. Graduates are woefully ill-prepared for the realities of being professional artists and racked with obscene amounts of debt. By their own estimation, the cost of a four year education at RISD is $245,816. As way
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Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announced
Scroll down for the winners <3
More points to give away <3
:bulletpink: 10x100 points to 10 lucky deviants
:bulletpink: 2x100 points to 2 random deviants I choose  that commented here <3

What you have to do is:
:bulletpink: Fave this journal so I know you're in!
Good luck! I will pick the 10  winners (100 :points: each) with and 2 myself, 2x100 :points:) = 12 winners :3
Deadline: 7th January '13 same as my other points give away journal: < you may join both of course!

Much love from my piggies!
I want to thank Garficar for his donation of 200 points! <3
And also I want to say thank you for all the nice comments for Booboo :hug:
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all :heart:
Winners congrats!
1. MoonyLuna19
2. minifresita2
3. MissElizabethViro
4. kimistarrphotography
5. limbothedonkey
6. sweetneko3
7. :dev
:iconlieveheersbeestje:lieveheersbeestje 2,700 1,728 More Like This
311 points giveaway. The winner!
Hello, sweeties!
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...

I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews :la:)
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
:+fav: fave this journal...
 well, that's all :giggle:
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you :heart:
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck :shamrock:
I hope you like my newest one:

+ my latest:

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Holiday Card Project 2013

It's back!  With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
:iconmadizzlee:madizzlee 4,557 7,442 More Like This
Cows go moo
I'm doing a meme, because I can.
1. What would you do if right now the love of your life walked in and asked you to marry him/her?
Your just saying this so you people can say their reaction so you can learn that they love someone...... I would say I don't know you that much
2. Do you trust your friends?
not sure I has any friends anymore. Seeing how I keep pushing them away.
3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the only
Move to another state yesh, another country I don't know...
4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
nope, but I think people learn from these things we do and then think it was meant to be when its simply experiencing life.
5. Name two things you would NOT tolerate in a relationship.
I'm not meant to be in a relationship, I just. no.
6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor?
7. Are you afraid of falling in love?
8. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
10. Would
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at 5073. ill be your art slave for the day if you get it
so go and catch it
if no one gets in exactly ill pick the person who got the closet to it
:icongalaxy-knight:Galaxy-Knight 1 25 More Like This
I miss this account...
Well idk I might move back to this account, idk maybe it's because it's my first one. If I do I will unwatch people not a lot, only people who didn't watch me back
:iconzero-night:Zero-Night 1 0 More Like This
DA Upload Update
Well... what an interesting way to upload stuff now.. probably really behind on noticing it. Not sure what to think.. gotta mess with it some more.
:iconflashkenshin77:FlashKenshin77 1 0 More Like This
Please Forgive me...
To my sweetheart Alice, I want you to know that I love you with EVERY part of my being, I could never love another because quite frankly there is no one who could better suit me than you, you know me better than anyone in this world does, I have told you things I have never told anyone but I have told you because I feel and cherish the connection between us. I miss you and love you dearly and I am filled to the brim with regret for the way I acted. We all make mistakes in this world and no relationship is free of mistakes or hardships, but I never want one mistake to be the end of us and I swear to never leave you. I write this journal so everyone can see how much I love you and how I care and cherish you, I promised I would stick by you and that promise has not changed nor will ever be broken. You mean the world to me and sooooooooo much more that I don't have the words to describe it, hard times have passed us all and I know that a lot more probably await us but I am willing to face
:iconlightninghedgehog01:LightningHedgehog01 2 18 More Like This
No phones, No Skype, No FaceTime, No Screens.
Minutes before I set out the door to await what is probably the most anticipated 80+ days of my life. I grow nervous, excited, anxious, all of which are drawn from my sense of longing for that one person, after spending months talking and planning it all comes down to the day in which it feels unreal.
But as I look out into the cool morning sky, I know that the waiting's over, just one more drive, one more car journey and then it starts and stops, the end of the need for technology, the need for screens, the need for filters; this is the start of unfiltered love.  
:iconlightninghedgehog01:LightningHedgehog01 1 4 More Like This
Crests and Markers
+- Crests -+
An ornate symbol that would define which Empire as cat belong to. These crests would be stamped onto a very visible part of a feline's armor and are worn with pride. For Leaders, Silver Gladiators, Blacksmiths, and Healers, a "badge-like" crest plate would be added to their armor complete with color and jewels to denote their rank within their Empire. For gladiators, apprentices, and cubs, a simple solid black crest would be added instead.
+- Markers -+
Empire 'markers' are quick markings that gladiators scratch on objects with their claws. They're used along side scent markers as a visual way to claim territory, hunting grounds, kills, and other specific Empire-related objects. For example, markers are common along an Empire's border or in highly contested territory scratched on certain objects such as trees and rocks..
---------- :bulletwhite:Air Empire:bulletwhite: ----------
:iconkaisertiger:KaiserTiger 34 52 More Like This
Ask Account Updates
I haven't been on my asks at all lately, but that's about to change starting Monday! I'm purging a few accounts, so hopefully they'll be more manageable now. No, you may not have the accounts. Every time I've given away accounts, people take them only to ignore and abandon them ever so quickly. I'm not taking that chance again, even for friends. I'm sorry. QAQ
Accounts I'm keeping (Ask them if you wish!)
Accounts I'm abandoning (I'll leave them up you can look at the pictures instead of deactivating them.)
:iconnight-chimeras-cry:Night-Chimeras-Cry 1 34 More Like This
Design Contests: Use Caution
You see them everywhere and perhaps you've even been contacted about one before: Design Contests. At first the benefits sounds pretty cool: if your design is chosen you get a prize, maybe publicity, and you see your work on display whether it be commercially on apparel and other retail items or featured publicly.
While many of these contests are legitimate and harmless, some of them are a legal way for companies and publications to swindle young or inexperienced artists in order to get cheap design work. It happens all the time and many artists fall for it hook, line, and sinker because they don't bother to read the legalese of the terms & conditions of the contest.
For example: Company X is holding a design contest for tee shirts. If your design is chosen as one of the best, you get $100 and your design is placed on the short list to be considered for production. If your design is chosen for production you get another $100 and you see your design for sale on the website for $18 a piec
:iconkriscynical:KrisCynical 181 35 More Like This
100 things about me.
1)name: not telling
2)Name Backwards: not telling
3) Were you named after anyone?: no
4) Does your name mean anything?: its welsh
5) Nick Name(s): not telling
6) Screen Name(s): Mariofan4
7) Date of Birth: 21/2/94
8) Place of Birth: uk
10) Current Location: uk
11) Sign: i forget what its called
12) Religion:
13) Height: near 6ft
14) Weight: duno
15) Shoe Size: 8 - 9
16) Hair colour: brown
17) Eye color: unsure
18) What you look like: a autistic nintendo nerd
19) Innie or Outie: ?
20) Righty, Lefty, ambidextrous: right handed
21) Gay, Straight, Bi, or Other: straight
22) Best friend(s): no
23) Best friend you trust the most: no
24) Best friends {your sex}: my sister?
25) Best friends of the opposite sex: no
26) Best Bud(s): no
27) Boyfriend / Girlfriend: no
28) Crush: do i have to write this....?  ok.... (Link (Loz), Mario (Smb), Megamind....)
29) Parent(s): just my mum, dad died.
30) Worst Enemy: no
31) Favorite on-line Guy(s): no
32) Favorite on-line Girl(s): no
33) Funniest
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Guren No Yumiya - Unknown Songbird Lyrics
Are you the food, no, we are the hunters!
Our names won't be remembered,
If we die like trampled flowers,
I refuse to be forgotten
written of as less than worthless,
Scream and cry but none will hear you,
plead and beg but none will help you,
You no longer live as cattle,
Will you rise and join the battle?
There are beings that live off our fears,
And their words, are like knives, as they play, with our lives,
They'll try to control you, as if they own you
Will you let them steal your freedom?
Channel the anger swelling inside you,
fight the boundary till you break through,
Deep in your soul there's no hesitation,
So make yourself the one they all fear,
There is a wild fire inside you,
Burning desire you can't extinguish,
Your crimson arrow rips through the twilight,
This is the moment for war.
Aim your arrow and chase until they fall, Don't let the target get away.
Shoot your arrow and catch up as they fall, Crush those standing in your way.
Draw your bow until it won't go f
:iconwriterofsuckiness:WriterOfSuckiness 2 0 More Like This
Life can be challenging. Especially to those who have forgotten about and stopped nurturing their Creative Spirit. If you've ever looked at the accomplishments of another and said "I wish I could do that... but I'm not that creative," you are not alone. The danger comes when you say it frequently about most people you meet... and believe it!
The truth is, we are ALL creative beings, and no matter how little you've been using your creative abilities, you can be better!
Creativity... it's tough work. It's fun. We love it. But it's still hard work. To be creative on demand is even harder. Banging our heads on the paper won't help. Contrary to what people think, being an artist isn't easy. Sure, we love out work but it's still work. There is inspiration all around us. We just have to be able to find it and see it. We need it to fuel out passion. There are also tools to help. A sketchbook. A digital camera. A nice pair of walking shoes.
This is just how I work. Everyone has to find t
:iconm00nbutt:m00nbutt 27 5 More Like This
Fortnight Challenge
Update: Extended the contest to a full two weeks, after consideration and advice!
Okay, so my bad day yesterday got worse (I was let go from my job for basically being too good of an employee - they actually told me they were concerned I was going to try to take over :facepalm:) - so this contest is a go! 
I am uploading a stock package of 7 portraits (2 came out very red, so they might be more suitable as references). Visual mediums only, please (no poetry or prose, for example). Otherwise, feel free to do a simple retouch or go crazy! 
Contest starts now and ends at 10:00pm Eastern Standard time on Thursday, August 8th. You may enter up to two (2) entries (although both will not be chosen). I will be judging the entries.
Stock package here: 

1st place - 
750 points from BKennedy-Photography (includes generous donations by EveLivesey and somadjinn)
3 exclusive stocks from :devbrin-ken
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