Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Semi-FinalistsIn the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest, we challenged you to decide the fate of Lena, a caster who must choose between light or dark in the new film Beautiful Creatures. The entries were amazing, showcasing the implications of either choice. Check out the top 25 pieces that rose to the top, and will now be sent to the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, who will decide these Semi-Finalists' fate!
The remaining 20 Semi-Finalists will receive:
dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
Three-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
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Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest WinnersBeautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest Winners11 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, C
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark ContestBeautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The movie Beautiful Creatures in association with deviantART are pleased to present the "Light" or "Dark" contest. Using the asset pack provided, and with inspiration from the trailer above, get ready to create your most compelling LIGHT or DARK version of Lena!
In the film Beautiful Creatures, based off of the best-selling novel, Lena is a caster, a person who can use magic, and on her birthday she will be Claimed for either Light or Dark. As that day approaches, Lena along with her love interest Ethan uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Is it fat
Train Your Brain Contest WinnersTrain Your Brain Contest Winners1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department (TAD) and deviantART challenged you to submit work in five disciplines, and the TAD judges certainly saw A+ work! The TAD faculty, who did all the judging, were extremely impressed with the talent and promise shown. Check out their winners who rose to the top of the class!
Animation Illustration Drawing & Painting 2D 3D
A trip for two to tour Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California. Three online classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
To see the ten Second Place Winn
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to %TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At %TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
Odyssey Propulsion 6Odyssey Propulsion 61 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 6
We want to especially thank an elite core of Odyssey II writers:
Those deviants truly embodying the spirit of the project by continuing to create and submit next chapters – no matter the story’s refusal to go along with their proposed direction. The zeitgeist is a powerful force, but the artist must know when to sail against the been-there-done-that. And our writers, artists and poets have been doing that week after week. So many artists and writers continue to send in wonderful material week after week.
We have decided to extend the writing deadline for the last chapter to December 31 and we're
Help distribute cards for the Holiday Card ProjectHelp distribute cards for the Holiday Card Project1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the truly amazing and inspiring response we've received for the Holiday Card Project! The cards continue to arrive at deviantART headquarters in a steady stream, day after day. We've received over 2,000 cards, and have already started distributing them to hospitals around the world.
With so many cards, there's a chance we'll be able to spread the holiday cheer to even more hospitals than originally anticipated -- and that's where you come in. We're making a call for volunteers, just like you, to distribute Holiday Card Project cards to your local hospitals!
We're looking for res
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest WinnersMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners11 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be tak
PE: Tolerance Towards Daily DeviationsIf you're like me, one of the first things you do every morning is turn on the computer to check the DDs for the day, if you make this a habit sooner or later you'll see something featured that you won't like at all, making you spill your morning coffee all over the screen.PE: Tolerance Towards Daily Deviations1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Oh the crime! That poor coffee going to waste.
Before you hit the Caps Lock button and begin an essay about the drop of quality of DDs, stop. Take a deep breath, maybe walk around for a bit to cool down, and think about what you're going to do. To begin with, complaining about the DD leaving a comment is extremely disrespectful for the artist because most of the time, they didn't even ask to be featured. Instead, take a moment to consider why was it picked, DDs are chosen for far more than just being visually attractive, as the article Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend explained; we often look f
Art History: Beautiful Body Art FeaturePreformance Art: Body Art & ModificationArt History: Beautiful Body Art Feature8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
That means incredible artwork painted on the body through the means of make up, ink, etc.
Beautiful Body Art
Cards by ~Demonic-NiK
everyday make up by ~IkuLestrange
Gold and Green by ~Miss-Reptilian
Colorblind by ~KCMussman
My Monster by ~xXJolindaXx bleeding pink by ~IkuLestrange
Body Art & Modification C
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
Dodge Dart Contest WinnersThe designers at Chrysler had some tough decisions to make. The semi-finalists in both of the Digital and Traditional categories presented a wide variety of approaches and techniques all inspired by the new Dodge Dart. The three winners for Digital and Traditional were selected after much deliberation and consideration. They will soon be on display in the lobby of the Dodge-Chrysler headquarters.Dodge Dart Contest Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
When you first look at this mural you're amazed by the artistic use of color to create the scenic picture of the Dart and everywhere the Dart can take you. Then – to surprise you even more, when you look closer you realize that this ar
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Photography Trouble Shooting: LightingRecently during a %projecteducate week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from ~1510 who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues.Photography Trouble Shooting: Lighting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are never
good. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons of
"~1510 lamps and natural light are a perfectly good way of lighting a subject. Many 'professional' lighting solutions, particularly the ones that burn 'hot' or constantly, are not much more than high wattage incandescent light bulbs often with some sort of cooling (to prolong the lifespan of the bulb).
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements 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
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 3, 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Pimps and Whoas - May 22, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 22, 20137 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Site Update:Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit
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Pimps and Whoas - February 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 8, 201310 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Site Update: The New Submission Process
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Love the Stache!Hi everyoneLove the Stache!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Movember is quickly coming to a close and the shave-off events are eagerly awaited by our Mo'Bros who have suffered through all sorts of mo-mishaps over the last 28 days. For those of you that have participated, I thank you and ask you to make the last two days really count and reach out to your friends and families for those last minute donations.
For the rest of you, I am making this final push on behalf of all of the deviantART Sta.sh teams to request that you reach into your pockets and make a donation, regardless of how big or small, to the Movember effort. I realize how hard this may be considering you're likely broke after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but should you find a dollar or two - we would greatly appreciate your donation
The amount isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. If you want to know more about what you’ll be helping to fund, you can visit
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 26, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Winners of the dA related Collaboration Contest!| Join #deviantART-Related | Chat in #dARelated | Browse ~darelated |Winners of the dA related Collaboration Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I announced the deviantART Related Collaborations Contest about two months ago, and during the time it ran, received about twenty different, amazing entries! As every entry was in some way a collaboration between two or more people (and some entered more than once), that means about 35 people participated altogether. It was great to see so many people, often from different mediums and areas of the site come together to collaborate and create something together. Thanks so much to every single participant
So many amazing en
Pimps and Whoas - May 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 8, 20138 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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'dA Related shouldn't get DDs'Over my term as the deviantART Related volunteer (and even way before that) I've noticed that dA Related Daily Deviations tend to get some hate.'dA Related shouldn't get DDs'10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Past dA Related volunteers have always included what category each Daily Deviation they feature is in hoping it would reduce the amount of "wtf is this?" comments.
Here are some topics that I know have been addressed endlessly by various people, past and present, from the Community Relations team:
What is a Daily Deviation?
A daily deviation is a feature of a submission. Please note that 'masterpiece', 'artwork' and other words are not mentioned in that particular FAQ.
Another thing that is often misunderstood is the face that there is a volunteer for most galleries on deviantART. I can't feature from Digital Art, Traditional Art, Literature, Photography, etc; only from deviantART Related. In most cases, volunteers can only feature from one parent or sub gallery.