1st Competition - Group Stock Challenge [CLOSED]***CLOSED***
Well, I suppose it's about time for our first competition! Lots of gallery items have been requested from artists around dA, but very few members in this group are actually active participants. So, to encourage activity, I've decided to host a fairly simple competition.
Make an artwork that follows the general theme of the group: it should focus on a fantasy warrior woman. She can be in battle or not. She can also have others with her in the artwork, though she must be the central focus of the piece. Her status as a warrior woman should be obvious. Take a look at the group gallery folders for examples of all the possibilities open to you.
Here's the caveat: the artwork can only be made from the stock images provided in the stock section of our group gallery. This means that your piece must have either used one of those stocks as a reference (3D, digital, or traditional art), or it must be in the work as part of a photomanipulation. The idea is not only
DerealizationA world of black & white passing my eyesightDerealization3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trapped in a movie, sealed with no ending
A dreamlike state numbing my senses
Disconnected from my body, the world
Lost in a different time
The clock is ticking
But moving nowhere
Reality is slipping into an ocean of tar
When will I wake up?
Depersonalizationlike strange beasts in aDepersonalization5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
foreign place, we huddle tight
in this human shell
Win a 6-month Premium Membership and moreEDIT: CONTEST IS OVER Give me 2-3 days to choose the winners !Win a 6-month Premium Membership and more1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My second contest starts! It goes from
01.09.13 - 14.12.13
We give away 6 prizes!
1. 6 Month Premium Membership
2. 800 Points
3. 3 month Premium Membership
4. 400 points
5. 200 Points
6. 100 Points
What art is allowed?
Photo manipulation, digital art, digital painting, traditional art and drawings
Which photos can I use?
All from here: Melancholia Stock
All from here: Dragon Stock
All from here: White Dress Stock
What I have to do?<
Fantasy World Contest - winners Congratulations to all the winnersFantasy World Contest - winners1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1° First Place
2° Second Place
3° Third Place
My Paradise -CONTEST- (RESULTS):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:My Paradise -CONTEST- (RESULTS)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank you all people who took time to create something for this contest . Now, the results !
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Paradise is just a Dream:iconkawaiistarloveplz:
As always, a wonderful artwork from you, my dear ! I really like the softness of these clouds, I can easily imagine me dreaming in these ones ... And this adorable cat seems so comfortable. I just adore cats to be honest, so I just can be in love with your creation ! Thank you again, and congratulations
Dark Autumn ChallengeDark Autumn Challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ArtHasSoul Monthly Challenge:
This month embraces multiple themes to compliment the month of October [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow]
[Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Black] Artwork for this challenge must be either Dark Art OR Autumn Themed OR Halloween Themed [Bullet; Black] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow]
[Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Black] Or you may incorporate ALL above themes into your art [Bullet; Black] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow]
Rules for the Dark Autumn Challenge:
1.) Entries must fit the Dark, Autumn, OR Halloween themes
2.) ALL MEDIUMS will be accepted
3.) Each artist will be allowed 1 ENTRY for this challenge
4.) Entries must be NEW, submitted October 1
An Official Halloween Contest! (2013)Here Ye! Here Ye!An Official Halloween Contest! (2013)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is hosting a Halloween Contest!!!
The contest begins now, and submissions will end on October 29TH. All winners will be announced on OCT. 31ST. All deviants may enter this contest, but all entries must be submitted to the contest folder at the group Co-ArtSational. I have changed the settings on the folder, so that all non-members of the group may submit as well. However, if you'd like to join, all are welcome! (Big Grin)
I have had to tweak this contest a bit, due to the overwhelming number of fearless Halloween lover's (Big Grin) I have gotten a few messages from deviants stating that they would love to enter the contest, but they love Halloween so much...there's nothing that scares them about it!! I then got a message from another deviant who came up with the most BRILLIANT idea!
Thank you: :iconangeliquedesigns:
So, the details are changing folks, as you'll find below....the contest is evolving:
When we think about Ha
Fantasy World Contest - CLOSEDnew stock contest the theme most voted :Fantasy World Contest - CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The contest starts today and ends on August 31
and please donate prizes to the winners earn prizes for doing an awesome work
you can donate what you want, for example :
Exclusive stockFeaturePointsLlamaPSD fileand other
and this new contest will have 21 winners
3 winners chosen by judges.
1 winner chosen by popular choice
3 honored mensions
(In both categories, advanced, intermediate, beginner)
then many will have the chance to win
here are the stocks that you have to use
you have to use 3 stocks below in your entry
you can use more than 3 stocks below, and you can use others to do your entry
Gods and Goddesses Contest - Win Premium!!!Each year around this time I host a themed contest to determine who will receive the 12 and 3 month memberships that I will give out during deviantART's "Give a Membership, Get a Membership" promotion in December. This year I may even give out a second 3-month membership, who knows?Gods and Goddesses Contest - Win Premium!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Start Date: October 26, 2013
End Date: December 7, 2013
This year's theme is
Gods and Goddesses
There are of course many lists and types of deities from all across the world, so literally, the sky is the limit as to your choice.
To help you get started, I've decided to provide a few links:
Greek Olympian Deities
Greek Titan Deities
Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )new contest the theme most voted :Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Door to another World
The contest begins today 2 / November
and ends day 7 / December
will be 21 winners
3 Chosen by Judges 1 Chosen by Members3 Honorable Mentions in both categories [advanced, intermediate and beginner]
and do not forget, if you donate prize, has to be the same for the three categories (advanced,intermediate,beginner)
(advanced, intermediate, beginner)
Feature in :iconthe-imaginarium:500 from :iconwesley-souza:333 from :iconaeirmid:
50 from :iconwhendell:100 from :icondreamswomanne manipul
Fantasy World Contest - WinnersThis is my part of the prizes for the Fantasy World Contest hosted by :iconthe-imaginarium:Fantasy World Contest - Winners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To my surprise, I too am among the winners
Here is a small featured for each winner!
Fantastic Night by boomke
A faerie among us by BBstar7
Mary Sue is the new foot binding.If you don't know what foot binding is, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_bindingMary Sue is the new foot binding.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why do I draw a comparison between these two? I will explain why.
Foot binding is a classic example of a sexist practice where women are limited, quite literally and in a physical sense, to the point of serious disabilities in order to live up to a certain image of feminine beauty. A notion, if you will, of what females should be. The usage of the Mary Sue term works the same way.
Yes, I know what Gary Stus are, and yes, I know they exist. However, in the case of most male characters, it's far more acceptable to make them strong/intelligent/cunning/resourceful/capable or even more than one of these.
For female characters, this is not so. The second they show themselves to be even slightly above average in any kind of way, no matter how well-balanced they are otherwise, they're termed Mary Sues. It becomes unacceptable to even think, for one second, that female fictional charact
Mini Contest!..Mini Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Begins: August 7, 2013
Ends: August 21, 2013
One entry per person.
Image must contain one model or wing stocks from my gallery.
Must be a new creation.
Must mention this contest in the description.
Enter by commenting here with a link or thumb. Or note me with link or thumb.
One premium wing of your choice from the selection below and 50 points.
A Llama and a combined feature on my profile.
See my gallery for color choices: http://thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.com/gallery/45026168
Three Worlds Fairytale Contest - Closed!Update: We have now closed the contest. Please be patient while we take the time to judge and consider all your wonderful and beautiful entries! Thank you to everyone who has advertised, donated and participated. Judging will not be easy. Keep on the look out for the winners announcement!Three Worlds Fairytale Contest - Closed!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Greetings! PiccolaRia, mirz-alt and I would like to welcome you to our first ever joint OC Contest! With the Theme of Fairy Tales, we hope you will enjoy!
Theme and Objectives
Create a visual or literature piece based on a fairy tale featuring one or more of our OC's. It must be an established fairy tale. However, you may add a twist to it, such as making it darker, setting it in a different time period, etc. Creativity with the theme will be considered in the judging.
Because there are 15 OC's to choose from, you will not be allowed to use any additional OC's from the wo
DepersonalizationFor years, mirrors were a source of fascination to me. Each time I passed a reflective surface, I would pause to stare at my face, marvel at the fact that it was really mine. It didn't seem to be possible. My thoughts always felt disembodied, disconnected from what I knew was my body, and mirrors provided evidence that they belonged to the same being. Photographs and videos of me were almost a source of entertainment. It became something like a game, to see myself recorded or reflected and try to make myself believe that the girl I was seeing was connected to the thoughts I was thinking. I never thought much of it; I assumed it was normal. Everyone spoke of sounding strange to themselves on recordings, and I didn't think to ask myself if the two ideas were different.Depersonalization2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This sense of disconnection from myself has been present since before I can remember. But at first, I never thought that it was abnorm
Draw this Again Semi-Finalists AnnouncementThese 50 contest entries to the Draw This Again contest showcased immense artistic improvement! We want to thank everyone for participating, and congratulations on how much you’ve grown. Although we have a limited number of winners, we were proud to see each and every one of the entries. Keep practicing, keep producing, and keep on improving!Draw this Again Semi-Finalists Announcement2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
For these Semi-Finalists’ awesome contributions to the Draw This Again Contest, we are giving them:
100 deviantART Points
3-month Premium Membership
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Terms
DD Suggestion GuidelinesHello all,DD Suggestion Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am now taking DD Suggestions from the
TraditionalDigital Art and Community Projects galleries. While I welcome any and all suggestions, here are some things to consider first before suggesting a DD to me.
I only take suggestions from the Digital Art and Community Projects galleries.
Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. :faq313:
Please send me one note per artist you are suggesting, this helps me stay organized.
Please let me know if you want to remain anonymous as a suggester; if you do not specify I will assume that you want your name listed on the DD.
Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!
As CVs we are allowed to be as picky as we please with what we wish to feature as DDs and while I do try my best to feature a wide variety of quality subjects etc, I do have some personal preferences that ma
ProjectPorkchop Vol243ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2431 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by homunculus888
TODG Collection One: Nations by QuincMSK
All About Plz Accounts & How To Use ThemWhile DA gives us tons of awesome emotes to use, there is also a second, less known group of emotes here on DA that we can use as well. These are created by individual people and made into "Plz Accounts". A "Plz Account" is an account who's whole purpose of creation is simply to allow people the use of it's avatar. (see examples below)All About Plz Accounts & How To Use Them5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One thing I get asked about quite a bit lately when I use emotes from a Plz account is "where do you get those emotes?" So I thought I would put a quick explanation as well as some plz account examples so they will be easy for other folks to find too!
Please keep in mind this is just a very small selection of the many Plz Accounts out there! I do have a collection of many many more listed permanently in my journal http://gypsy-.deviantart.com/journal/ on the right side, under "Plz Fun!"
(oh look! Cute dividers can even be found in Plz Accounts!)
Great ArtistsGreat Artists members of this group.Great Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Published as Great Artists
Anti-Valentine Contest ResultsWell, after much difficult deliberation, we have our winners! Thank you so much to all the judges for helping me with this and giving such excellent feedback. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I'll be contacting those who are offering prizes so they know to contact the winners. But for now, here they are!Anti-Valentine Contest Results8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you again to everyone who participated! If you liked these entries, be sure to check out all of them!
Of art and being a scientist[Original post on my blog]Of art and being a scientist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have been meaning to write this blog post for a while, but did not really know where to start or how to it would come out.
Although I do not talk very often about anything other than my art stuff here, I have mentionned before that I am a scientist. I defended my PhD last fall, and am currently a postdoc in a major research institution in the UK that shall remain unnamed...
The few times when I have talked about this, either on Facebook or DeviantArt, I was amazed to see all the enthusiastic comments from science students, scientists and science enthusiasts all around. I also received quite a high amount of mail with questions about being both an artist and a scientist, and balancing both an art and a science career.
I personally find it unsurprising that so many scientific-minded people are also artists - the qualities you need to be a good scientist in