Thursday: Coloring Contest!Howdy y'all!
Excellent lineart last week! We saw a ton of awesome farms cultivating a variety of things. Great creativity, and well done!
Our top three winners are:
Contest entry: Starburst Farms Lineart by =TheLadyJ
Griffin Farms: Lineart Contest by =painted-flamingo
Zombie Farm by *JadeDragonne
Congratulations! Winners will be contacted about their prizes within the next 24 hours.
Now that we have this lineart, what better to do with it than to release it to you to color!
Your task this week is to tak
Thursday: Lineart Contest!Welcome to 2013, Premium Members!Thursday: Lineart Contest!5 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Well done on your New Year's Resolutions last week! You came up with inventive and goal-oriented aspirations. We can't wait to see you put them into practice, given that you're the leader of your country, an ant, or a pirate.
Our top six winners are!
President of Poland New Year Resolutions:
- to learn to speak properly and with charisma, so that my listeners won't fell asleep during my speeches ever again.
- finally come to terms with the government, and above all the opposition party
- to lose weight and quit smoking, so I could proudly represent the country and the nation abroad, on delegations and well ... everywhere, anytime.
Julia Gillard, resolve to
1) Incroise the proice of oil.
2) Foind a new hairdresser.
3) Stoy in Paaliment at all costs!
1. I'll definitely start my swimming classes.
Four Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!Contest UpdateFour Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!5 months ago in Official Contests More Like This
Just a few days left to go! Get your entries in NOW!
A recent discovery of the very innovative idea from Alex Valentine on Four Line Long Poems has prompted a mini-revolution here on deviantART as ^3wyl and I plotted and schemed to create something not dissimilar to #SixWordStories. Thus, ~FourLinePoems was born! It's a group that's completely open to everyone and anyone who would like to join and the exciting news is that, with its launch, we are announcing the first Four Line Poem Competition!
Contest Open: 15th December 2012, Midnight PST.
Contest Close: 15th January 2013, Midnight PST.
Winners Announcement: After 1st February
Rules & Examples
Four Line Poems are exactly that - just four lines long!
One entry per person.
Entries must be newly submitted to deviantART, in Literature Format:
Show Me #10 - SunsetsI decided to start a feature series in the DeviationShow Me #10 - Sunsets4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.
The tenth theme was Sunsets
Here comes the amazing deviations
Make a short film, win cool stuff!#fella is hosting a film contest for the month of January and you're all invited to enter, whether you're an experienced film maker or have never tried film before but would like to have a go. ANY genre of artistic film is welcome!Make a short film, win cool stuff!4 months ago in Contests More Like This
Here's the info...
#fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on dA
deviantART has certain s
Thursday: Change of Letter Contest!Thank you for inviting us to your hometowns in last week's contest! We saw a wide variety of scenery and got a glimpse into what makes your home special to you. Well done!Thursday: Change of Letter Contest!4 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
The top four winners are:
Typical Bergen Weather by =ChimeraDragonfang
Dillsburg Pickle Drop Truck BW by =TemariAtaje
breathe by =rhynwilliams
A Rodeo of Balloon Shapes by ~tmulcahy
You will be contacted about your prizes in the next 24 hours.
dASAW 2012: Secret Project 2.0The Secret Project 2.0dASAW 2012: Secret Project 2.09 months ago in Projects More Like This
Hello from #StaffAppreciation and welcome to our 2012 deviantART Staff Appreciation Week (dASAW)! You may have heard of last year's sensational Secret Project, and if you haven't, I urge you to click that link! :iconbiggrinplz:
Once again, we cannot tell you very much about this year's Secret Project, but here are some things you should know:
Like last year, the end product will be given to the $taff of deviantART to show our appreciation!
This project is open to everyone on deviantART (except staff!). Space is limited to 28 people (including the dASAW volunteers), so you must sign up quickly to get a spot!
To sign up, send a note to #StaffAppreciation with the
Welcome to the 2012 dASAW! [Updated]Welcome to the 2012 deviantART Staff Appreciation Week!Welcome to the 2012 dASAW! [Updated]9 months ago in Happenings More Like This
Hello everyone, and welcome to our second annual deviantART Staff Appreciation Week! We hope that you're as excited as we are to kick off a 7-day-long celebration of deviantART and the people who make it run smoothly for us!
For this week of contests, projects, love, points, prizes, more love, and devious shenanigans, our team of volunteers has worked very hard to organize many ways of telling the staff of deviantART, rather simply, "THANK YOU!"
So, without further ado, let's take a look at our schedule of events! If you are interested in seeing what's happening during the dASAW, you can refer to this journal! We will link to all of our pertinent news articles and post the dates of our contests and projects here!
Don't forget to wish the deviantART staff a happy dASAW! :iconeeeeeplz:
- Chat Events
Digital Art - Mixed Media What it is and isn'tDigital Art > Mixed Media:Digital Art - Mixed Media What it is and isn't4 months ago in Editorials More Like This
What is and isn't "Mixed Media"
This article was originally posted by `IreneLangholm. Since the actual article is no longer available, this is a backup version from the original article and released with permission from and full credit to Irene.
What does this mean?
It means that those of you who use more than one digital technique, there's a home for these creations
BUT BEFORE YOU RUN OFF TO MOVE YOUR DEVIATIONS, PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE COMPLETELY!
This article covers the gallery descriptions, the descriptions of the so called basic art forms as well as includes some help on how to determine if your gallery contains Mixed Media pieces.
Gallery Description: Digital Mixed Media
This new gallery is meant to hold deviations that have been created using at least two of t
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!4 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to ~shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 ~Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest!6 months ago in Official Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: AutumnIt's time for the first of many deviantART Related Monthly Themed Contests!dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: Autumn9 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
It's that time of the year again. Where the leaves begin to fall, and all you feel like doing is jumping into that big pile of leaves in your neighbours yard. Yes, it's Autumn.
Create something with autumn leaves, colors, anything to do with Autumn. It's all up to you!
This contest will be open to all media, as long as it's correctly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery. This means you can create a deviantID, Deviant Stamp, Journal or Gallery skins/designs, and more with the theme Autumn.
Your entry must be properly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery.Your entry must comply with deviantART's
PE: A Guide To Vexel Art WelcomePE: A Guide To Vexel Art4 months ago in Editorials More Like This
Welcome to Vexel Art week with Project Educate! I am ^TheLastHuzzah, your host for the week. Today I am introducing you to Vexel Art, and digging nice and deep to aid the understanding of this fantastic media. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so if anything confuses you or you’d like clarification, please don’t hesitate to comment!
Vexel Art takes a great deal of time, patience and skill, contrary to public opinion. This misunderstanding has arisen because, sadly, it is often (incorrectly) said that vexel art is simply tracing a posterized photograph. While I do agree that this is a way that many people start off in the media, and a small number of people continue in it, vexelling is a form of drawing, in the same way as any other media. The vexel artist may sketch out an idea, and then work using the pen tool to digi
Contests News and FeaturesWelcome to Stock & Resources 2013!Contests News and Features4 months ago in Resources More Like This
We hope you all had an excellent beginning to the New Year! Please find below some very interesting contests, features and news.
Precut stock - all the problems :/
Precut stock is something that like Marmite, people either love, or hate. Either way it brings its own special issues to stock providers and photomanipulators alike, so I've highlighted some very important points you should take into consideration below.
Precut stock is in its very nature "EDITED" therefore its is no longer in its original photographic form and should therefore be posted to resources/clipart OR stock/premade backgrounds/.. NOT to the usual stock galleries which should be reserved for original photography that has only very minor post production edits such as exposure/brightness/contrast etc. alterations according to DA's gallery definitions.
Precut stock - like all photo
Spotlight Features - Vol. 17A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Vol. 174 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
The concept of "original characters" may be a bit foreign to writers, as when you create a piece of literature, in most cases, everyone in the story is an original character. However, with advent of role-playing (in its many various forms), non-writers and writers alike found themselves created characters to use in games and otherwise. Sometimes the characters represent themselves, other times not. The main thing that remains the same is that they are loved and cherished by their creator. And who doesn't love showing off their creations. A while ago, I ran a poll asking my watchers and visitors to share some o
Feedback For Favorites ContestFeedback For Favorites Contest5 months ago in Contests More Like This
Created for `thorns' Complaint Challenge.
Feedback Generated As Of February 1st: 4,085
The +Fav and Run Phenomenon.
Have you ever received Favorites on your deviations, but did not receive any comments or critiques? Have you added a user's work to your Favorites, but never left them any comments or feedback on those pieces? Many would agree that while views and favorites are great, that comments and critiques are the most valuable. This contest aims to fill that void, by giving deviants a chance to return to the artwork they collected and provide feedback for it.
To leave Comments, Feedback, and Critiques on Deviations in your Favorites Collection.
Go through your Favorites Gallery, and comment on the deviations you find there that you did not leave a comment on. You may also
Thursday: Animal Creation!Happy Thursday, Premium Members!Thursday: Animal Creation!2 weeks ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
For this week, we want you to know: What are your two favorite animals? And how awesome would it be if you could combine them into your most favorite animal ever?!
Your task is to explore your imagination and create a hybrid of two animals. Depict what your hybrid would look like in a dA muro comment to this Journal!
We all know about the liger, centaur, and, of course, the llamahog. But what about otterfish? Giraffecat? Your creation is completely up to you!
Once you've got an idea, post a comment to this Journal with:
Your creation's name
A short description
A drawing of it in a dA muro comment
Your entry must have all three of the above to be considered for the prize!
We'll choose three winners who will be chosen based on creativity, inclusion of all three elements above, uniqueness, visual impact, and wildness. Our three winners will receive a 12x18 Fine Art Print of their choice! (
Thursday: Symbolize your year!Welcome to Thursday! The first in July!Thursday: Symbolize your year!11 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Your polls were so awesome last week! Great suggestions all around. In fact, they were so great, that we need another week to decide the winners. Sorry for the delay! Next week, we'll have the winners from the Create a Poll contest and today's contest. Double the winners, double the fun!
Since we’re a little more than halfway through the year, we wanted to take some time to reflect on what it has meant to you. Before the written word became popular, many American Indians used to keep their tribe's history by drawing the most significant event of the year (in their case, something like a buffalo hunt or solar eclipse), depicted with one simple symbol, usually on an animal hide. While we don't have animal hide to distribute, we do have Muro!
For this week’s event, we ask you to think about the year thus far and in a dA muro comment to this blog, draw a symbol that represents your year so far!
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20134 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
Week 1, 2013 at #deviant365!Hello Everyone!Week 1, 2013 at #deviant365!5 months ago in Projects More Like This
I would like to formally welcome each and every one of you to the official #deviant365 group! We have a fantastic year ahead for all of you filled with events, contests, weekly tasks and perhaps most importantly, prizes! Every week we will be posting a task that hopes to get those creative juices flowing in your mind. Sometimes they will be simple, sometimes you might have to submit art, and sometimes they might be a week long task you partake in! But in every case, we hope to make them fun!
Happy New Year, and may these tasks lead you to your greatest endeavor!
This week the task is to answer this question: What are your goals, ambitions, or artistic endeavors for the upcoming year? Comment with your idea, and two deviants who do will win a devWEAR T-Shirt of their choice!
Plus, we want you to get some exposure! Submit something new you posted on deviantART to the n
Show Me #12 - SmilesI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.Show Me #12 - Smiles4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The eleventh theme was Smiles!
Here comes the amazing deviations
Spirit Day 2012Hey! This is my little addition to Spirit Day (Oct 19th this time 'round). Spirit Day supports anyone who's been bullied (specifically about their sexuality, but why can't we just say it's any form of bullying?). Be strong and carry on, don't let people who don't understand get to you. It's not about what's in someone's pants, but what's in their heart. Love someone for who they are. For their spirit.Spirit Day 20127 months ago in Happenings More Like This
DA Article and Spirit Day Site aaand Spirit Day Wikipedia
So For celebration, here's a little feature of some amazing dolls that display the color beautifully. And remember! You are yourself. Other people in your life may get you down. But
Marvelous Mondays! 10.1.12Here's the first feature of the week for the wonderful donors and promoters who have helped me so far with my Warm Winter Project! As a thank you and to show ALL of our appreciation, make sure you check out their work and fav what you like! Have a good night everyone, another shall be up in the afternoon tomorrow.Marvelous Mondays! 10.1.128 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Art History: History of Comic-con InternationalThe San Diego Comic-Con International (commonly known as just Comic-Con) is almost a household name these days. But how did it originate? Some of you would be surprised to know that the first Comic-Con was held way back in 1970 where approximately 145 people attended. That really expresses how large it has grown since then - the attendance rate being more than 130,000 this year.Art History: History of Comic-con International10 months ago in Editorials More Like This
In 1970, Comic-Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry. The first convention was a one-day event, not known as Comic-con - but Golden State Comic Con. A few years later in 1973, the convention was renamed and officially known as San Diego Comic-Con. In this same year, it held it's first celebrity brunch and was the first Comic-Con with a duration of five days.
Over the years, the attendance of Comic-con has increased significantly - now being one of the largest conventions in the world. With the att
An Absurd Interview with megturneyWelcome to Absurd Interviews: Even better than winning a gold medal!An Absurd Interview with megturney10 months ago in Interviews More Like This
Nerds are gross looking, they said.
They have moustaches (regardless if they are boys or girls), are fat and have an obsession with their calculator, they said.
Well it seems somebody lied to me.
Anyway, before I get distracted by her totally gross gallery full of nerdy imagery... again, let's proceed to the interview, whall we? Boys, girls and everything in between, your humble fabulous:
Hello Meg! How are you today, after the excitement of SDCC last weekend?
I am STILL recovering from Comic-con! I brought home a chest cold, and it's just now going away.
So! What exactly do you mean with "Genie, Jafar, Aladin, Apu" ?
Haha, it's actually the cheat code to skip to the Genie levels i