The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals12/29/12 UPDATE: The winner of the art portion of the contest is by . Thank you all for playing!In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10/22/12 UPDATE: HAPPY 5 YEAR SENSHISTOCKAVERSARY! The randomly selected winner (thank you Random.org) of the stock portion is :iconTasastock:! Lucky #7 on the list! Congrats to her and thank you everyone for providing all these awesome images! NOW, LET THE ART PORTION BEGIN! Art entries should be submitted by note and are due December 17th!
SenshiStock’s 5 year Stockaversy is coming up so... It’s time for a new contest! This contest will have two parts to it and you are welcome to participate in either or both.
PART ONE: In Pose Reference Perspective - DONE!!
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
CLOSED: New Photomanip Contest: Beyond BoundariesWoot, woot!CLOSED: New Photomanip Contest: Beyond Boundaries2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Announcing the kick-off of the latest, greatest official photomanipulation contest! This contest is brought to you by CRPhotomanipulation and Photomanip101 in conjunction with Fantasy-Glow, PhotoManipulatorsx3, and TheArtOfManipulation. It is graciously sponsored by communityrelations.
What is this contest?
"Beyond Boundaries" is a team competition. You will work in teams of 3 with a coach. Each person does their own work, but you all support and learn from one another.
The competition lasts 8 weeks (June 17th - August 11th). For the first four weeks, you will learn and share your knowledge with your teammates. Then, for the last four weeks, you will create your own manipulation. Your manipulation is NOT a collaboration, but you ARE allowed to ask for help, feedback, and advice from your teammates.
What if I go o
Matching Outfits Contest - Winners announced!Winners Announced!Matching Outfits Contest - Winners announced!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winner Announcement Journal!
Edit 4: Contest is officially CLOSED coz it's already 2 days past my 3rd extension. To all who showed me their works-in-progress and requested for the extension but didn't get to finish, I've already given you enough time so I'm sorry! If you get to finish them later, though, upload them and maybe I can give you something in return for your effort (?)
Announcement of Winners will be on June 18 (Tuesday). Thanks everyone and good luck to all who joined!
Edit 3: New deadline AGAIN!!! ...for all you who requested June 8 (Saturday), that's it. The contest has been going on for 3 months and I still have to make the journal for my next contest, too, so I can't make the period for this one longer than it already is.
Edit 2: Extended contest deadline to May 31 coz I'll be a bit busy with the 2013 elections next week. Also, I thought I'd be finished with Bridgette's ref sheet
Original Quotes deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Original Quotes deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for our next deviantWEAR Design Challenge, and this one is a little different. Writers, you play a crucial role! We're calling on deviants to create an original phrase, statement, or saying and transform these writings into an artistic and unique t-shirt design. Entries should display an imaginative phrase, expression, or statement as well as a beautiful presentation of the words in a "Design Typography" style.
We are not looking for famous quotes by historical figures, fictional characters, famous poets, and the like. Instead, we are excited to see designs and phrases in your very own words. So let your creative juices flow and share your inspiring words with the world! A picture tells a thousand words, but your typographical design for the "Original Quotes" entry will tell us even more!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our d
Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.Contest is closed, will be judged in next week.Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! Time for me to announce 4th contest with Almead characters!
This time theme is: Winter! You have to draw one or more of my characters in winter clothes or scenery!
DEADLINE1st March 2013 until I wake up.... xD
You can submit as many deviations as you want
You can enter the contest even if you are a donator, just please note if you donate something and you win that prize, you obviously won't win it, and if you donated something you can then pass it down to a different spot!
Entries with blank/white background will be disqualified.
So will sketches
This is contest, so I won't accept pictures drawn in 5 minutes just to get free prize!
Please do not draw my characters as animals, anthros, sonic characters, or connect them to ANY fandom. They live in their own medieval-type fantasy
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
Feedback For Favorites ContestFeedback For Favorites Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events 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
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?Craft a Moustache Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSEDHello everyone!DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't really have a lot of OCs. But what about those which I have? I don't really like to use them when trying out new techniques or practice. Which is why I've decided to host an OC contest. The main goal is simply to create an OC for me!
LAST DAY TO ENTER
This is a list of things I'd like to see in the OC: http://sta.sh/01nqhwlhdjqj
Keep in mind that this is a very long list of random things I like. Don't put all the things possible into one design, I'd rather you pick about three things which you'd like to focus on and not half of the list!
Or check out some designs I've favorited here: http://reblog.deviantart.com/favourites/
Deadline: 4th of November
Might extend it on request or if I have something which might come up at the time. Keep in mind that it's summer now and you might have more free time now than in autumn.
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
September Color Contest! CLOSEDSeptember Color Contest! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest is closed as of September 30th.
Ladies and gentlemen... The contest is HERE!!!
YEAH! It's finally time! Let's get down to business!
This is a color contest! The entry period is September 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014. After that, one week will be used for judging entries. Please note that after September 30th, your entry will not be considered valid, so please try to make that deadline! However, if you for some reason can only upload it the day after or a few days after, you will still be listed with the other people that participated.
The color is... BLUE! Yes, blue~! The color of Sapphire, which is September's birthstone. Happy birthday to everyone born this month!
Some clarification: Pure white and black aren't allowed, but you are allowed very light or very dark shades of blue, like this: http://sta.sh/01kvt178e069 and this: http://sta.sh/01jug61zwkvh -- I hope this clears some thi
Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 5Please check out those awesome works,Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 53 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for taking while to give a result. It was a wonderful but hard time for me to choose top 5 since everyone seems like music theme. We have more entries than usual challenges and actually the most wonderful thing is quality of all entries are growing up. Isn't it amazing? I was so excited to see them all, therefore if you have time, please take a look at whole entries since I am sure you can find several great artists there to watch: http://hellobaby.deviantart.com/favourites/47401935
(BTW, if I miss any entries in the challenge fav folder, please tell me since sometimes I forget to add it in while I am watching them around. Thank you,)
Also look at them make me wish I could choose more, not only top 5. Yeah, it has been a really hard time to pick top 5 only (sorry, I wish I could pick more):
If you didn't make it, please don't be so upset, other challenge
YOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!I have to kind of make a post about this subject since it comes up a lot in discussionsYOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your art has worth! it does not need marketing or any kind of promotion . Even your ideas have value too. So companies and people trying to take advantage of such things is simply not right and we as artists need to change.
If you spend hours and hours honing your skills as an artist. Then people shouldn't assume that you are willing to give that away for free.
All the time I get a message for people asking for free work , or work that I won't get paid for now, but they will promote my website. I do not need help promoting myself. I can handle that quite well on my own. ( FUNNY PART IS I NEVER PROMOTED MY ART AT ALL I JUST DID IT AND I GOT BETTER AND MORE PEOPLE BEGAN TO LOOK AT IT MORE AND MORE, I DID ART AND PUT IT ON A WEBSITE , NOTHING MORE) People also do the kick-starter thing. They say we cannot pay but if your project gets funded we can pay you after.
LITERALLY all of these scenarios would n
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
Nayume's Design Contest Closed - WINNERSAwwh I'm dying! I can't choose the winners asehjaehsras ;__;Nayume's Design Contest Closed - WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's everything soooo amazing.
here we goes.
~ First place ~
I love this, the style and the colors looks so well together, I never could think in some outfit like that for Nayume. ;__;
I love specially the belts and how her two sides looks together. <333
~ Second place ~
I think this outfit is very beautiful, I love the style with cute and punk. The hat is also lovely (I so wanna one like that in real life Q_Q).
~ Third place ~
I really love the style, specially the hood. Also I love that kind of pattern like in the skirt. >w< I have somethinggg for it.
AND ALSO, A SPECIAL PLACE:
~ Fourth place ~
by :icon100procent-juul: and :iconxxsachan:
These sweety girls made a collab for the entry, and I really think they did a great job. ;w;
I HAD TO make a place for them.
(I will make the
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #73 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
R.e.N OC CONTEST - Win Membership/Cash/Points!Rosso e Nero OC Contest - CLOSEDR.e.N OC CONTEST - Win Membership/Cash/Points!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
R.e.N Contest - Win a Year's Premium Membership or the Cash/Point Equivalent!
Update 11/6 - The contest is now entirely closed, and as soon as my judge decides to sit down and look at all these amazing submissions, I'll be able to start sorting out a selection of entries for winners to be chosen from C:!
DEADLINE - 9TH JUNE 2013
Alright, so it's competition time, guys! I call this the "Rosso e Nero Contest: Draw my Dudez for the Chance to Win Awesome Prizes!" . Or just the ReN Contest, for short. Also "long ass journal of doom" is just as fitting.
I challenge you, regardless of your abilities, to draw my two characters. Together, on their own, however you want. And if you're not confident in drawing people? Give it a go! And if you really can't? Writing is also accepted!
This won't be judged purely on style or skill , in fact, it'll be based off originality, creativity, effo
R.I.N.G.S Contest! Cash PrizesThe contest is now over! See the winners here!R.I.N.G.S Contest! Cash Prizes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone is doing groovy today Has summer been good to you thus far?
Anyways, what is this journal sporting a lovely CSS by miontre about? Well, another contest! Unlike the Tilted Contest, there are 4 characters to choose from (even if one isn't "technically" a R.I.N.G.S. ). Like the other contests I've held, there will be cash prizes for this one as well
Now that the random introduction is out of the way, onto the good stuff
Draw the current R.I.N.G.S.
You can draw one of them, all of them, some of them, doesn't matter! Just draw them! If you want only want to draw Hiromi and Gin
Free Artists Network F.A.N.: Free Artists Network: Diverse Art Education for Creative StudentsFree Artists Network3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Free Artists Network (FAN) is designed to modernize the field of art education, making art lessons more relevant to industry-standard skills and making content easier to access for a broader range of students worldwide. FAN aims to establish an international database of art lessons in various media modalities. These lessons will be contributed by other art educators, industry professionals, and software developers and will offer creative students industry-relevant lessons that meet their own diverse artistic interests, ability levels, and/or special needs. Teachers can upload their own multi-media art lessons to this database to share them with art students and other art educators worldwide.
Features Include, but are not limite
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S