Movie Poster Contest - CLOSEDUPDATE No. 5: What an incredible line-up of entries! Great work from everyone who submitted images to the contest. Now the hard task of picking the winning entries. This will take about a week, since we need to get feedback from several members of the cast and the development team. We will have the results no later than this weekend (April 7th). In the mean time, check out the final roster of entries here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 .
Thanks again to everyone who entered!
UPDATE No. 4: 3 more days for this contest! And coincidentally just 3 more artists until we reach the PRIZES X 4 level of the contest! Come on, there's plenty of time to enter and you'll be in excellent company - what an incredible list of entries we've received so far (check them all here: http://jademacalla.deviantart.com/journal/Movie-Poster-Contest-Entries-347502553 ) . See below for complete details.
UPDATE No. 3A: Wit
New Beginnings Contest! - EXTENDED DEADLINE!It's that time of year again. We're all in the festive spirit (or, if you're anything like me, needing a distraction from any thought of festivity) so what better time than to participate in a contest? You like stuff? Look at our fantabulous prizes? You like art? Show it off. Show us ya skillz, we know you have them! Couldn't be simpler. See contest. Join contest.New Beginnings Contest! - EXTENDED DEADLINE!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So let's get down and dirty with it:
THEME we gotta have one. It's like the law. This time round guys is NEW BEGINNINGS. That's it. You can do anything with this theme in mind, in any visual medium. This contest is running over the new year, new year new start and all, so hey, NEW BEGINNINGS! (Yes, yes I know. Providing the world doesn't end soon. though even that would be a kinda new beginning, it's the beginning of an afterlife or of nothingness or reincarnation, whichever belief you hold to.) So long as your work is titled and inspired by the idea of beginning, starting something new, something unknown
Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!These are the entries for our Green Cat Cabaret Stock Photo Character Contest!Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Visit this Journal entry for complete contest details. And be sure to check out the description text for all the entries below to learn about each character's role at The Green Cat Cabaret.
Regular Patron - Confidence Cat and Illicit 'Nip Dealer
Regular Patron - Bounty Hunter
Use my Stock - Contest! (CLOSED)This contest is now closed. It will take a moment before I announce the winners, but stay tunned everyone!!Use my Stock - Contest! (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 day left, + one additional day for the late projects!
There is so many great entries so far, wonferdul work everyone!
Create an Artwork by using LaLunatique Photo Stocks
The prizes might increase depending of the available resources and number of contestants
Everyone will be featured into this journal
1st 750 and an Exclusive stock pack from :iconPirateLotus-Stock:
2nd 350 and Exclusive stock pack from :iconPirateLotus-Stock:
Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Two entries per deviant maximum
What is allowed into the contest
How to submit
Simply post the link of your devi
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.Creative Challenge #21 - Lure2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 -
Mini Contest - One Image, One Month , CLOSEDEDIT/Mini Contest - One Image, One Month , CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest is closed. Im running late, sorry! Its been one of them weeks, one of them days actually but I think Ive added everyone's images, can you double check, and Ill double check but Im pretty sure I have them all thumbed If I've managed to overlook anyones please poke me!
The winner will be announced in the morning, and the next image will be shared <3 Many thanks to everyone that entered, this has been my most successful contest in quite some time and it really makes my heart sing when I see so many lovely pieces!
Its been a very very long time since Ive ran a contest here on DA. In fact the last few times I tried this, it ended in huge failure. I figure its time to try again! If this works well, it will become a monthly thing, and how awesome is that!
The contest is simple. You have one image, and one month to turn it into something amazing. The prize, a one month subscription.
The image you need to use is
The deadline is Febru
CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK*EDIT* Woohoo!! We have some entries!!CONTEST EXTENDED A WEEK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I last held a stock challenge for stock artists but in the spirit of the new year here you go.
What if a mirror isn't all it seems. What if your reflection wants to keep you on your side? What if you are able to climb through a mirror but your reflection keeps standing in front of you, blocking your way? You try to touch the mirror without your reflection touching the same place. Maybe the cold surface isn't the mirror you're touching, but the cold flesh of your doppelganger, pushing back, keeping you on your side.
The theme is 'Through the Mirror'
Shush by ceeek-stock
The Textures Feature Vol. VHi everyone!The Textures Feature Vol. V1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for my textures feature again. I will be presenting artists and artworks to you which stood out to me while wandering around in the resources department these past weeks and months. Before I do, I'd like to use the opportunity to ask you if you'd be interested in other journal topics than just features. There's some things here on deviantart that bug me and since everyone has their own voice, it might me a waste not to use mine in order to talk about certain topics. I will certainly make a poll about this as well, but if you happen to read this, I'd be glad to hear if you're interested in reading about critical things like art theft, especially resources-related. Let me know in the comments!
Moving on to the textures feature:
This genious texture pack is made by crumbeling bath bombs! The textures are high quality black and white textures, offering the opportunity to coloring them in the
Forest Queen Contest!G'day everyone!Forest Queen Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone loves a contest (I did a poll ) so, it is time!
FOREST QUEEN CONTEST!
This is a contest for Visual Artists (sorry stockers, next time I promise ). There will be 4 winners:
- Judges' Winner
- Deviants' Winner*
Other Visual Arts (ie. Digital drawing, watercolors, traditional drawing etc.):
- Judges' Winner
- Deviants' Winner*
* Deviants' Winner will consist of the ten top images selected by the judging panel (excluding Judges' Winners) and each section will be made via a public poll for one week.
- You must use at least one of my 'Forest Queen' stock images in the art work (the 45 images to chose from can be found here: http://kirilee.deviantart.com/gallery/42321615 )
- You must follow rules of all stocks and resources used (including my own)
- You may enter up to two times
Due Date: 31st March, 2013
Stock and Resources News April 2014CO MUN IT TYStock and Resources News April 20141 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You guys rock, and it goes without saying that the time, effort, creativity and drive from the stock and resources community at large is phenomenal, and you all make that happen!
We've seen a great increase in new members of the community - so welcome to you all!
We've also seen a really good increase in the quality of stock and resources being submitted which is really good for the entire gallery so big thumbs up!
In the mean time whilst you are all being very creative now spring has sprung we are asking for suggestions of how you would like US to help YOU Features? Contest ideas? Off the wall inspiration interviews? More exposure? More/less/different DDs?
Feedback from you is vital to us if we are to continue supporting you in the ways that mean the most to you, but unless you tell us what those ways are, we can't read minds! (Unlike deviantTHOUGHT )
Drop us a line, send a pigeon with a scroll, note us,
Stock Radar #1The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces. Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.Stock Radar #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!Novel Expression Cover Contest1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 2014:iconpiratelotus-stock:Stock and Resources DD Roundup March 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by PirateLotus-Stock
00986 by glassthroughskin
Stretches 2 by MorbidbStock - Maleficent 20 by S-T-A-R-gazer
Military airplanes by Just-Stocks
Stash 13 by jojo22
Features by CelticStrm-Stock
Some Like it Hot Stock 1 by Synyster-Stock
STOCK - Vampiria by MahafsounDanse Macabre 1 by Tasastock
How to Set Up a dA Portfolio by Xadrea White Queen Wings by DeniseWorisch
My DeviantArt StoryFor 10 years DeviantArt has been more than a gallery, more than a home page, more than a place to share art. Ultimately, I found DA whilst I was looking for something else, and I didn't realize at the time how pivotal that moment was, how important it would be for my future.My DeviantArt Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Discovery So Clear by parablev
DA appeared when I was looking for a way out and it gave me a chance to escape, a reason to see things afresh.
The Gateway by neverdying
I hadn't even considered that what I was actually looking for, was somewhere to belong, a feeling of inclusiveness and support.
SPN - Free Hugs by Sadyna
A way to explore all of the pictures and stories in my head that I was too unskilled to be able to put down on paper.
Learn to Fly by Ben-Kelevra
DA surrounded me with people who already knew how to fly, who could see fairy dust and paint the s
Stock and Resources PE Wrap Up 2014Stock and ResourcesStock and Resources PE Wrap Up 201410 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who took part, wrote articles or interviews, joined us in chat and are entering the contest. This week is essentially about you because you are what makes the community.
We have had an excellent week chock full of things, so here is a simple recap of everything thats been submitted this time!
INTRODUCTION TO THE WEEK by PirateLotus-Stock
THE ILLUMINATED WORLD CONTEST by CelticStrm-Stock
A LITTLE ABOUT US, A LITTLE ABOUT YOU! by Elandria
ESSENTIALS - PREMADE BACKGROUNDS by CelticStrm-Stock
WHAT TO SHOOT ARTICLE by :
Premium Content Stock and Points DonationsJust an informative Journal for you - I will try and keep it objective but I can't promise that my Northern English sarcasm may not emerge on the odd occasion I have decided to publish this because I wanted all Stock Providers that offer Premium Content Stock to know that this could and probably will happen to you if you donate points to anyone for any reason and without checking every stock providers account to see if they offer Premium Content I can't really do it any other way.Premium Content Stock and Points Donations11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This only affects Stock Providers as far as I can tell.
A few weeks ago I received this 'automated' message:
We are contacting you to inform you that we have voided your recent Premium Content Offering or Commission. The Points used for the transaction with USERNAME (I've hidden it) will be returned to the buyer's account and the earnings from this transaction will be removed from your My Earnings account.
We intend deviantART's Premium Content Platform and its associ
The Detrimental AweThanks for the ideas everyone! Here's the post many of you requested...The Detrimental Awe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a sample of responses I've heard from some editors over the years when I've raised practical business concerns regarding comic book publishing:
"No, we don't know exactly what books you'll be doing, but we're (insert name of big publisher) Comics, so sign exclusive with us and not (insert name of competing publisher who has titles ready for you)!"
"This is a (insert name of big writer) book! I know he's late, but just think of how many people would love to be in your shoes!"
"The page rate isn't good, but at least you'll be getting to work with (name of big superhero whom you're supposed to be a fan of)!"
"We won't fly you out or put you into a hotel, but you should come so you can sign at the booth for us! Who doesn't love signing autographs?"
What do these statements have in common? They're emotional arguments made to sidestep yo
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
CONTEST IS OPEN"IN THE EMBRACE OF WINTER"CONTEST IS OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each season brings a different experiences and emotions, different atmosphere, a different colour pallette.
Winter is a time for reflection and rest, a cycle of life-death-rebirth,
the inward journey, embracing darkness and silence.
Winter days are short, with long nights. The cold weather can make us sad and lethargic.
The season offers a sense of calmness and makes us feel peaceful.
The most romantic time of the year?
A snowy, frosty, cold world or rain and endless grey skies can be beautiful
but some people find that they become seasonally depressed as they receive less light in winter.
People feel tired and sluggish during winter. Too cold, gloomy, depressing?
Do you feel the winter blues or you enjoy the season?
Go back to your memories and keep your focus on your experience and emotions.
Show us your feelings about winter.
Show us your winter mood...now, in your past or childhood.
Instagram Can Sell Your Photos Without Paying YouEDIT 19/12/12: Instagram has responded.Instagram Can Sell Your Photos Without Paying You3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Though the language they use seems to want to overly passify rather than address issues. "Your photos are your photos and we respect that." is a nice sentiment but does not necessarily exclude "we have the right to license and use your stuff even though you own the content" By signing up to instagram you are giving them permission to do this even though you do technically own the content you are submitting.
I'm not going to flail my arms about doom, but I will say, artists be aware. Not just about this, but about any contracts you sign. There is some real sketchy language in the fine print here that needs to be clarified or changed as of right now. More than just an "everything's fine, don't worry" letter. Company lawyers have a tendency to try to take the largest chunk of whatever they can, and only back off when their actions are made public and they ar
Contest 26 - Father's Day ContestContest 26 - Father's Day Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Judges' Section:
What the Judges Were Saying: What a great way to celebrate the love between Geppetto and Pinocchio! Here Pinocchio has aged into a fine young man and is following in his father's footsteps. It's beautifully drawn and full of heart! Amazing work.
What the Judges Were Saying: Y'all know by now that we judges love a good sense of humor, and this one just brings a smile to your face. Plus, it's just plain fun to see the Sultan as a younger man, and Jasmine as a little kid. Great stuff!
What the Judges Were Saying: What a great moment with Belle and her father that really ties in with the movie. We all know Belle is a smart girl who loves to read, and
HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?(((I decided to just make a journal entry about this one, since there's really no drawing required here))))HOW TO SUMMARIZE: what's it REALLY about?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The way I see it, if you're reading this, either you have a story you're working on or you're desperately trying to come up with one. Maybe it isn't coming together quite like you pictured it? Maybe there's too much to work with, or you have too many options to choose from? Maybe you're like many people and can't seem to come up with a good satisfying story no matter how hard you try!
Chances are, YOU ARE THINKING TOO HARD. Sure everyone wants to be the person who writes things like 'Inception' that are super complex and insightful and fun to watch/read/enjoy, but the point is that, when you boil a plotline down to it's basic elements, you should be able to summarize it in ten words or less.
Inception: Man is hired to deceive someone.
Think about it. Watch the movie again if you have to. The MAIN PLOTLINE of Inception is Leonardo DiCaprio's quest to make a guy think somet
Contest 25 - Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks In the Heroes and Sidekicks Section:Contest 25 - Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Judge's Section
What the Judge's Were Saying: We really loved the designs and the story sounded intriguing! It seems like a great off-beat story for Disney to do with charming characters everyone is sure to fall in love with. Congratulations on first place!
What the judges were saying: We adored the idea of Laura and her cow, an historical story of a girl dragging her delightful cow across the country in a quest for peace. Absolutely wonderful idea! We'd LOVE to see it on the big screen - great material!
What the judges were saying: The powerful designs and great characters combined
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys know when I get really excited about art geekery, I JUST CAN'T KEEP IT IN. I also feel like composition is a really hard thing to learn, and all you can really do is try to learn "what is good" in composition, and then try to find examples until you can recognize it. In addition, composition for comics is extra hard because you have to worry about the overall flow of the page as well as the composition of each individual panel.
So I was doing my spring cleaning of my message center and came on some new comic pages he uploaded, all of which are awesome, but take a particular look at this one:
This page is AMAZING. I started watching this guy for his slick style and stayed for his crazy composition skills, and this page makes a particularly good example because his work is so clean and straight-forward, there's not a lot of noodling to distract from the motion lines.
1- We read left to ri
Stock Radar #3Stock Radar #31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Chicks 2 by kayosa-stock
Icy Branch by SafariSyd
Rose Wood 9 by CathleenTarawhiti
Nikka Kneeling With A Sword by comicReferenceDSC08168 Dragon Boundary Mark by wintersmagicstock
Carousel Horse Celestial by ReQuay
Purple Flowers - Lupines by fuguestock
FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES! DAREK ZABROCKI BRUSH SET by daRoz