Sugar Paradise contest4: Outfit Designing! CLOSED!CONTEST CLOSED! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WONDERFUL ENTRIES! <3Sugar Paradise contest4: Outfit Designing! CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS WILL BE POSTED IN AFEW DAYS, please be patient and give me time, I need it to choose winners, really hard choices ><
I'm announcing the fourth Sugar Paradise contest ^^ I hope this will be a big success, with such lovely prizes and all <3 I wanna give my Sugar Paradise girls much love again
:iconblueheartplz: Sugar Paradise IV Contest! :iconblueheartplz:
THEME: OUTFIT DESIGNING!!
-The theme of this contest is pretty simple, and all what you have to do to enter is to create a drawing/ painting with one or more of my Original Characters from my project called Sugar Paradise wearing any clothes that YOU designed!!
-The outfit can be of ANY type you wish! Give them casual clothes, new fighting clothes, kimono, pajamas, swimsuits, maid outfits, lolita, rockstar
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!:icondragonwant: CHALLENGE 12: FRUITS :icondragonwant:Challenge 12: FRUITS- closed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*All what you have to do in this challenge is to draw your own Original Character with the theme FRUITS.
*Be sure to show the theme properly! entries that won't show the theme won't be accepted sorry!
*It can be any original character! human, anthro, fantasy humanoid (fairy, mermaid etc ) animal, dragon or other creature is fine too!
* You can use an existing OC, or create a new one. It doesn't matter if you used this OC before or will use it in the future, you can use it only once for this contest too of course!
*The pic can include only one original character!
*Background is allowed, but not needed.
*The pic can be a headshot, waist up, knees up or fullbody.
*Animations are fine! But no photomanipulations or plushies or sculptures sorry! Only digital or traditional drawings and 3D art.
*Please don't use bases, drawing should be done by you!
dA Life #10: Mature Content on dAWelcome to the tenth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #10: Mature Content on dA2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because deviantART is home to people aged 13-18 as well as adults, we have a Mature Content filter. dA Life #09: Browsing with Mature Content filter explains a little bit about this and shows, with screengrabs, what it's like to browse deviantART with your Mature Content filter activated. It also explains how to activate your Mature Content filter to alter your browsing experience to suit your personal preferences. dxd, one of the CEA Team, wrote an amazing journal, CEA Blog: Mature Content, which covers misconceptions about Mature Content on dA in detail. Both those journals are well wort
Service Dog - Please Help! Last Edited 25 December 2014Service Dog - Please Help!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As you may or may not know, I am currently in the process of getting a service dog to mitigate multiple disabilities of mine. As time goes by, I am severely needing the dog more and more.
The dog will be trained through an organization, K9 Lifeline.
All further information can be found on my donation site.
You can donate by:
» using the donation site (link above) or paypal
» sending me in a specific way (note me, please)
please DO NOT use the "Give Points" button!
For every person who donates 100
New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 week left to get your entries in!New Contest! - The Moral of the Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Submissions close June 10.
The challenge for the contest is to use allegory to tell not one story, but two. Allegory is the art of a story within a story (it's story-ception) where one tale and series of events are used to portray an underlying commentary, or deeper meaning to the text. The underlying commentary does not necessarily have to be closed-ended or have to be a singular message.
You can read more about the applications of allegory in the guides below.
The theme of the contest will be fairy tales (note, I said "fairy tale", not "Disney". There's no requirement to sugar-coat it, if you want your story to be dark, it can be.) Allegory has been used in fairy tales and fables for generations to teach people rules and lessons about life. Many of us grew up with these sorts of tales, being taught things before we even realised it.
These lessons, or morals weren
The LOL Corner [#114]The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner [#114]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.
dAmnIt! has reached well over 60,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note deshrubber or OpalMist with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.
One Year Special Edition
Stamp Contest Sp
Knowing 3D Game Art A Little BetterKnowing 3D Game ArtKnowing 3D Game Art A Little Better2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello and welcome to 3D Game-art week! As you all know I have been featuring different kinds of 3D game development work all month long on every odd day (if i have enough to fill it) and to go along with a series of articles giving the community a little more insight on the sub section of the category.
So let's get started shall we Got some awesome artists who help contributed to this and lots of insight. So definitely give it a read!
What is 3D Game art and how is it different from other 3D work?
3D Game art is specifically 3D art that will be used within an original game, game idea, game portfolio or 3D Game art you did at the studio/team you worked at/with and have permission to post. Even one you hope to make some day, as long as that is specified.
"It's getting much harder these days to tell the difference between 3D models used for games, cinema, or other media
The Unexpected Stock Use FeatureEnjoy the Feature!The Unexpected Stock Use Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Native American Indian 1 by DamselStock Centaur's Coming of Age by GeoBerserker
Vintage Car by AustriaAngloAlliance Into the Wilderness by TheOtherCraftLord
Dingen 061 by 10eke-stock Pet Dinosaurs...We Have Pet Dinosaurs by PelicanArt
Snowy places 012 by Kowia Left Behind by IIIustrathor
Crawling man 14 by fuguestock 05-12-11 by koolkiz
RockStocks 1266 by RockStocks female treant lying on her back by AnjaMillen
Sunday clouds by ThruCarolsEyes-Stock No One by soon38
Belgium 2 by dierat-stock Dragonflycopter by libella
Pigeon by EveLivesey Time for Tea by inner-outsider
Texture 21b by CD-STOCK Anomaly by MindTuber
Precut Nurse Shark Stock by Cassy-Blue Plenty by LadFree
Sailor Dagger 5 by SenshiStock Pt. Commish-Temari by BananaWork
Ocean Stock 013 by Malleni-Stock Confession animation-Vallomas , animacio by ladyjudina
:thumb155680079: Detention by LadyMothwing
Laura in purple by CathleenTarawhiti Rapunzel by alicexz
pelican splash 1 by meihua-stock :bigthumb35
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for
Weekly Round-up!This Week's FeaturesWeekly Round-up!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Advertising To Children - Debate Notes by AquaticNotes
"Advertising is everywhere you look. From the books on your desk and the clothing you wear to the music you listen to and the stuff you watch on TV. It’s no different for children."
This clear, succinct article delves into the many-faceted realm of advertising, and the effects it may be having on younger minds, whether we realise it, or not.
The Rabbit's Hole | Paint It Red by Gingersanps
Her murderer was an artist.
“It’s not the Queen of Hearts,” she said standing. “We’ve got a copycat.”
This story puts a fresh spin on an old tale. Meet Detective Alice McGee, and join her on the hunt for the infamous serial killer, the Queen of Hearts. Where will the investigation lead her next?
The Journal Feature ChallengeI love featuring art in my journal on a regular basis. There is so much great art around here that I find fascinating and I wish more people could see it. It's a great way to discover new artists and find inspiration. You can always browse and search for art on your own, but in my experience, is a lot more effective to search through collections curated by artists with interests similar to yours, as in their favourites or features in their journals. Besides, is also a great way to show your appreciation for artists you admire! And usually artists do appreciate the promotion when you let them know.The Journal Feature Challenge2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some Tips to create effective journal features
Thumbnails nowadays can be used by both premium and non premium members in journals. The code for these is always easily accesible on every deviation page, at the right, just above the deviation' statistics. It looks like this: :thumb#######:
Also, today thanks to
Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
1. Acquire the book.
2. Read the book.
3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of
The Gender Transformed Fairy Tales Challenge We're starting to see some submissions coming in! I am saving them all in a collection so do check them out! There are still plenty of spaces, so if you're curiously interested, then do sign up! Don't forget to spread the word too!The Gender Transformed Fairy Tales Challenge3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Previous: Wow 41 participants so far! There's lots of space, so it you want a story, come ask for a story! Also a few people have asked if they can submit a poem, I have no issue with this, so please if you want to poem instead you can!
It's been a long time since The Ancient Egyptian Deity challenge and the Poetic Spice-rack challenge and I thought it was time for another forum frolic because:
1. I enjoy them
2. It gets people writing.
Did you know t
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
SEPT. Book Club: The Perks of Being A WallflowerSEPT. Book Club: The Perks of Being A Wallflower5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
SEPTEMBER is home to Banned Books Week, so we will be reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a coming-of-age epistolary novel written by STEPHEN CHBOSKY. What are you waiting for? Go forth and read!
Things You Need To Know For This Month
Read the book! You know you want to. We will be discussing up to the February 8th entry in the MID-MONTH DISCUSSION JOURNAL, which I will be posting through CRLiterature on MONDAY, September 15th. Keep an eye out! Instead of an END OF THE MONTH CHAT, we will have and END OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION JOURNAL. It will be like the mid-month journal, but at the end of the month. This way, it's easy for you to participate no matter what time zone
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
Unsourced Stock on TumblrUPDATE: DMCA notice was served and tumblr removed the post. We'll see how it goes from here.Unsourced Stock on Tumblr8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Big thanks to the kind people who continue to message me about this tumblr blog which re-posts stock images without proper source credit.
I am very aware of this blogger and this is not the first time I've seen them post my stock without a link. They continuously post "references," some of which are legitimate resources and some that are not, without credit. Their reasoning for not giving credit is that they are "too busy" and since they are not claiming the stock as their own and not making a profit that it's okay, and they are doing nothing wrong. See their FAQ for more of this fantastic reasoning.
They claim they will take down anything that they are asked to take down, but by then of course it's been reblogged, unsourced, 20,000 times - so what's th
SPANK ME! For CharityThis was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My goal is $1,000 USD
This will last until the goal is met or September 16, 2011.
For each person that changes his or her to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked!" and you are free to change you avatar back.
:iconmegaphonerightplz: COMMENTING THIS ARTICLE -OR ANYWHERE BUT THE ABOVE LINKED JOURNAL- DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHARITY!!! :iconmegaphoneleftplz:
For the avatar sized version of your opti
Exploiting dA Legally With A ScriptIn short, what is this news about?Exploiting dA Legally With A Script5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's about accounts that use a script to add ten thousands of deviants to their watchlist in a matter of days. Some people backwatch, that's how the script-account gains popularity and watchers (or points via donation if you want to). Even if they don't backwatch, some people will at least look at the site and may watch through your gallery or journal.
It's legal, I asked the helpdesk on this.
The problem is that the deviants being added by the script feel betrayed and disappointed. I want to inform people about this in the first place so they don't fall for those "traps". You can have a look at their gallery stats to see if there's something suspicious like ten thousands of watches. A profile full of "Thank you for the watch" comments is also suspicious.
Ideally however, I'd like deviantART to improve their security so those scripts stop working. I fear those scripts to get popular and watch-notifications to become meaningless. I don't want to
Jump into a new journal portal!Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals comprise about 25% of posts submitted daily? Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve.Jump into a new journal portal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page.
From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
(Hover over the screenshot below to see more!)
What happened to the old News page?
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order t
WINTER CONTEST RULES!I am pleased to announce to official rules for our Winter Contest!WINTER CONTEST RULES!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: Illustrate the season of Winter using any media!
RULES AND GUIDELINES
-Please submit ONLY to the designated contest folder.
-Only ONE entry per person.
- ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 1st 2011. We want you to create something especially for this contest!
-Original art ONLY. NO Fanart.
-PLEASE submit work that you took time on and is a decent quality.
-All medias will be accepted unless we find that the media is not properly portraying winter. The admins have the right to decline an entry if they think it is not suitable for the contest.
-Please refrain from submitting mature content.
-The entries will go through a voting process upon approval into the contest.
-Please follow the general gallery rules also.
(The Official Prize List will be poster later on!)
-Donate points to go towards this contest!!
Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandHappy Birthday DeviantART!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
Writing Prompt ~ Shadow of the MoonHello!Writing Prompt ~ Shadow of the Moon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring those who submitted to the November 4th to November 11th writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, featured in style, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!
The piece that stood out to me most was:
Cursed Paradise by ken007008
This poem is impressively beautiful! The writer’s translation skills are quite impressive as well.
For those of you who use the writing prompt, please remember to put the Live-Love-Write icon in your artist's comments if using the prompt, and please submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week!
Please keep in mind that if you do not see your submission here, you have not read the submission rules and/or you have not included some variation of Live-Love-Write in your Arti