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Texture Your World Contest

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 6:55 AM

Tell us the story of your world in textures!


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 - 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.



Digital stock
These are textures created digitally by either manipulation of other stock or painting etc

Photographic stock
These are textures which have been photographed with either a film or digital camera with minimal post editing (if you do a lot of post editing on your textures you might want to consider submitting them to the digital category instead)

Traditional stock
These are textures created with traditional media then either scanned or photographed to convert to a digital medium for submission


Submission Examples



Portrait


Landscape


Square


Submission Rules

  • Each individual texture making up the triptych must be a minimum width/height of 1000 px
  • Full submission triptych must be a minimum width/height of either 1000 px or 3000 px depending on the orientation/formatting you choose, please see examples above.
  • Each deviant may enter up to 2 times per category. (Essentially that's 2 triptychs per category or 6 textures)
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements shown above
  • Only complete triptychs will be considered as legitimate entries. (3 textures on 1 file/deviation)
  • Triptychs must be submitted to the correct folder as per the contest category in StockandResources
  • Triptychs must be submitted into the correct Resources /Stock Images /Textures /... sub category depending on their style
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that are not submitted to the correct gallery or contest folder
  • Entries must be new as of the start date of the contest and must be your own work
  • Please state clearly in the description that the work is being submitted to this contest
  • All contest submissions must adhere to DeviantART's Submission Policy


Important Dates


Start Date
21st January 2013

End Date
11th March 2013




Prize List



Category Winner x3


:bulletorange: 4000 DA Points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from So-ghislaine
:bulletorange: 12 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by kuschelirmel-stock & WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock

Category Runner Up x3


:bulletorange: 2000 DA points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 6 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock

Wildcard



:bulletorange: somadjinn 's personal favorite entry will receive 100 DA points

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP US OUT WITH FEATURES OR PRIZES PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Judges


:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconelandria: :iconcelticstrm-stock:




Enter the fascinating world of the triptych image


triptych by leenik Existence I by joereimer
e come il vento by touch-the-rainbow
Triptych by TheXILexile . Poppies triptych. by Lp-dream
Triptych by FractalDesire
Triptych. Paper. by deus-and-silma ocean sunset triptych by september28
Tell Me - Triptych by xFotoPhreek




For more information and hints/tips on making the most of your entry please see the following journal -




Community Relations
Stock & Resources, Texture Your World Contest Jan 21st - March 11th 2013
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The Transformation Challenge

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 12:08 PM

Show us "who you are" transformed into "what you could be".

You get three panels to show us a three-stage progression into a radically different person or thing.

Use the template. Any style. Any visual medium. Any tool, any machine. If you are shy, you can use an original character or object instead of yourself.

Three grand prize winners will be selected, their entries will be featured as a billboard on deviantART and Motherboard's website linking back to the artist's deviantART account. The winners will be flown, all expenses paid, to either Brooklyn, NY, Honolulu, HI, or Los Angeles, CA to collaborate with either Dash Shaw, Jasper Wong, or Jordan Crane in their studios and will each win a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.*.

*In order to qualify as a Grand Prize Winner, you must be able to travel between July 25th - August 1st to participate in the collaboration. Winners will be assigned to a specific city.
Three Grand Prize Winners

Step 1

Download the three-panel template below and create your original entry using any static visual medium.

Download TemplateRead Official Rules »

Step 2

Show us your transformation! Remember, it must be a three-stage progression that ends with you or your original character changing into a radically different person or thing submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file fitting on the provided template.

Step 3

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the ENTER NOW button below. Your entry should include in the deviation description your answers to the questions asked below.

Enter Now »

Three Grand Prize Winners will Receive

  • A Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • $1000 from deviantART
  • All expenses paid trip to one of three locations: Brooklyn, NY, Honululu, HI, or Los Angeles, CA to participate in Phase 2 and collaborate with a selected artist

For this challenge, the adventure continues beyond just physical prizes. The three grand prize finalists will be flown to one of the three artists studios to work alongside either Jasper Wong, Dash Shaw, or Jordan Crane on a collaborative project. We will document your journey for you and the world to see. The joint artworks produced from the collaboration will be featured on a page on deviantART sponsored by Microsoft and also on Motherboard.

Are you up for this quest?
jordan crane
jordan crane

Jordan Crane was born in Los Angeles, California, which is still his home. He was educated in public school and attended USC for engineering. He self-published the first issue of Non in 1997. The anthology grew quickly, and by the fifth and final issue, it was an impressively designed package wrapped by a silkscreen cover, featuring top tier talent as well as his own Xeric award winning graphic novel Col-Dee. During this time, Crane published his first graphic novelette The Last Lonely Saturday, a simple story of love and death, which has become an enduring favorite.

Crane's specific particular design aesthetic could be found across his work, featuring warm covers accentuated by an eye for colors playing and fighting together. Crane's illustrated and design work has been critically recognized with several awards. In 2010, Jordan's biggest book design project, The Art of Jaime Hernandez was published by Abrams books. That same year, he launched www.whatthingsdo.com, a website portal featuring many of today's top cartoonists, a natural follow up to his previous editing work in Non.

Right now, Crane is finishing his graphic novel Keeping Two, a collection of short stories titled Lower the Living, and the fifth issue of his comic book Uptight, which will feature his first scifi story titled the Dark Nothing. His current work can be found in his ongoing comic book Uptight, published by Fantagraphics.

jordan crane

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

I used the Surface from start to finish. I used to work on paper, and my process is nearly the same digitally. I start by making notes, just words at this point, things that I'd like to draw, relations and associations on the topic. When a couple of interesting things start to poke out at me, I'll start sketching. At this point I do simple figure drawings to see if the idea has legs. So I open up Manga Studio, get my page sized, and start rough sketches. I push the idea through to the last panel, and when I have something that works, then reduce the opacity on the layer, and do the final tight drawing on a new layer. Then colors. I'll initially just fill the spaces with harsh contrasting colors to make sure I get all the nooks and crannies filled in. Then I'll find a pair of colors I like, something that's pleasing but still pretty argumentative. Then I will tone everything based on that pair. Then fiddle some more with the colors, and then done.

What programs did you use?

I used Manga Studio Pro from start to finish for this comic strip.

How long did it take to create the piece?

I worked on it for about 8 hours. Drawing and coloring from start to finish was about 4 hours. It was spread out over a couple of days, so I got to think about it a lot, so that'd account for another 4 hours. I do a lot of my best drawing inside my head.

jasper wong
jasper wong

Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator. He is a man who wears many hats and best known for his art that is a unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper. Jasper has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia and he has been selected on multiple occasions by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen's Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. He was recently chosen as one of the HB100. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which included the likes of Kaws, Pharrell, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West.

Jasper is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND and another creative venue in Honolulu called LOFT IN SPACE. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. Jasper is also the creator and lead director of POW! WOW! HAWAII, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art.

Another venture is in the form of a community art center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. It is a repurposed industrial warehouse that has been transformed into progressive 2D/3D creative workspace and center for teaching and learning. It is a place where creative output flourishes, interacts with and inspires the community. It is a combination of private studio spaces and a fully functional art school for the youth of Hawaii.

jasper wong

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

It started as a sketch on paper and inked on vellum. It was then scanned on to the Surface. I transferred the same process that I normally use on the computer, but implemented the Surface instead. I was able to easily work on the illustration on the go. Something that wasn't as possible with my laptop, because it can be cumbersome taking it out while on the move.

jasper wong

What programs did you use?

I used Photoshop.

How long did it take to create the piece?

It took me about a week to complete the piece. I have a 1 and half year old daughter and she loves to play with the Surface. She likes to draw with the pen. But, it also slowed my progress. :-)

dash shaw
dash shaw

Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator whose last graphic novel, "New School", was named one of the best books of 2013 by NPR. His other recent books include "BodyWorld" and "Bottomless Belly Button." His animated works include the Sigur Ros video "Seraph", "Wheel of Fortune", and the ifc series "The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD." His new graphic novel "Doctors", about doctors who enter deceased people's afterlives to bring them back from the dead, arrives later this year from Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

dash shaw

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

I started it as a sketch and then scanned it into the Surface. Here you can see a sketch.

dash shaw

What programs did you use?

I used Photoshop. The finishes were done entirely in Photoshop, on the Surface.

How long did it take to create the piece?

That's hard to say. I did other versions. And then I stare into space for a while. I don't know. Maybe a couple days?

THE TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE BEGINS AT 12:00 AM PACIFIC TIME (PT) on JUNE 10TH, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) on JUNE 24, 2014

  • Entrants may enter as many entries as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 years old as of June 10, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on June 24th, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantART.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantART.com is free;
  • Entry must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single .JPG or .PNG file using the provided template without resizing.
  • Entry must feature yourself or an original character or object. Third party characters are not allowed.
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.

Habib has been the Creative Director at Microsoft Studios since 2010. He has over 12 years of experience in Visual Effects for film and 10 years in the games industry. Nominated for two Academy Awards and winner of two BAFTAs in Visual Effects for his work on Twister and The Perfect Storm while at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Habib has also worked on two Star Trek films, Star Wars Episode I, The Bourne Identity, Spawn, and Signs. Habib served as a Senior Art Director at Electronic Arts (EA) from 2002 - 2009 where he worked on Need for Speed Most Wanted, which received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in 2006.

As Publisher of Motherboard, Thobey Campion has seen VICE's technology and science channel grow into a tech media powerhouse, introducing a global audience to the most exciting developments from the fringes of innovation. Today, Motherboard maintains 7 international bureaus, 3.8MM uniques visitors per month, hundreds of millions of video views, multiple Webby awards, and a rock-solid reputation for hard-hitting perspectives that provide a refreshing voice amid more sterile tech news and gadget review media.

25 semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff. From the semi-finalists, the VICE and Microsoft judges will select three grand prize winners which will be posted on deviantART.

Judges will review the entrants description of his or her creative process and will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:

  • Technical and Artist Skill
  • Effective Presentation of the Progression into a Radically Different Person or Thing
  • Originality


Create a whole new you in The Transformation Challenge, sponsored by Motherboard with the help of Microsoft Surface! Use the provided template to show a three stage progression, and get a chance to win a trip to Honolulu, New York, or Los Angeles to collaborate with a featured artist!
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Tomb Raider Reborn Contest

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 1:15 PM
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.

Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.

Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.

DeviantART challenges you to depict Lara Croft's latest transformation. Enter the contest by submitting your original art work - the winning piece will be used on official Tomb Raider merchandise! Get your creative juices flowing from the asset pack provided below and by watching the official trailer.
As a survivor, Lara Croft relies on her resourcefulness and intuition throughout her journey. Amid the chaos, Lara experiences several metamorphoses but ultimately emerges a fierce victor! Give us your interpretation of Lara Croft along her journey and your work may be chosen to be used as official Tomb Raider merchandise!
  • Winner will have their work featured on a print that will be sold internationally via the official Tomb Raider store.
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $6,000 USD
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $3,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $1,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
  • 3-Month Premium Membership
  • 2,000 deviantART Points
* Depending on availability
Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles, CA, USA) on March 14, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.
  • The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file;
  • The Work:
    • must be at least 3000 pixels in the shortest length;
    • should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
    • may NOT be recognizable as the actor Angelina Jolie or any other recognizable actor;
    • must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;
    • may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided in the Asset Pack.
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Creative treatment of the new Lara Croft character.
  • Overall Impact of the Work.
  • Technical Skill.
  • Appropriateness for use on a print.
TOMB RAIDER © 2013 SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved. TOMB RAIDER, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, the CRYSTAL DYNAMICS logo, LARA CROFT, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. The rating icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


Depict Lara Croft's latest transformation in our Tomb Raider Reborn Contest! Submit your original interpretation of this fierce survivor using inspiration from the asset pack and trailer, and your work could be used as official Tomb Raider merchandise! Plus, there's over $10,000 USD cash in additional prizing.
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Scribblenauts Unmasked Contest

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:08 PM

Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.

In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and all the obscure ones too like Calendar Man, Stephanie Brown, and The Zoo Crew.

Watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas. It will clue you into the Scribblenauts world.

Create your own Scribblenauts version of your favorite DC Comics character(s) using any drawing tool. You can place your character(s) in any environment.

Enter your unique Scribblenauts character(s) into the contest by using the SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY button below. Remember to put the name of the character(s) in the description for your entry when you submit. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

Each grand prize winner will receive $1,000 USD and their entry will be featured in a billboard on the deviantART homepage that links directly to the winner's deviantART profile for maximum exposure!

THE SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC TIME (PT) ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON OCTOBER 2, 2013.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of September 25, 2013.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on October 2, 2013 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original rendering of a Scribblenauts version of any character(s) from the DC Comics Universe;
  • The Work may originate in any drawing medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Your entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work however licensed brushes and textures are acceptable. Do not include the Scribblenauts name in your entry.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully.

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff on or about October 5, 2013, from all eligible and qualified entries.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Adaptation of the DC Character(s) in the style of Scribblenauts
  • Overall Impact of the Work,
  • Originality and Artistic Skill.

The three winners will be announced by appearing one at a time and one per day on October 6, 7 and 8, 2013 in home page billboard takeovers and thereafter in a message center announcement to all entrants.



In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, and you could win cash and a feature on deviantART's home page!
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CONTEST ENDS

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, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered.

Seize your tools, digital or traditional; select your assets; earn your destiny and prevail in the battle of the blank page. Show us how Riddick Rules the Dark!

RIDDICK ON TWITTER

Who will be Riddick's toughest adversary ?

Furyans

Mercs

Monsters


Watch the trailer for further inspiration."

HOW TO ENTER

Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.

STEP

1

Grab the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration.GET ASSETS PACK

STEP

2

Read the Official Rules & show us Riddick's survival.READ OFFICIAL RULES

STEP

3

Submit your entry into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.SUBMIT ENTRY

THE PRIZES

  • $4,000 USD
  • Survival Kit
  • 8,000 dA Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership
  • $3,000 USD
  • Survival Kit
  • 4,000 dA Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership
  • $2,000 USD
  • Survival Kit
  • 4,000 dA Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

22 SEMI-FINALISTS

Will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART and 2,000 dA Points.

Winner's artwork will be reproduced in an official fan art poster and displayed at a Riddick fan screening event.

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles, CA, USA) on August 16, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file;

The Work:

  • must be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length;
  • should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
  • may not contain the title of the Picture;
  • must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;
  • may use the visual materials provided in the asset pack.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;

Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Riddick Director, David Twohy.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creative interpretation of the Task
  • Technical Artistic Skill


Riddick: left for dead on a sun-scorched planet with no life, no light -- aliens attacking, fighting for survival. The only escape; an emergency beacon that brings a ship full of a new breed of merc hell. Seize your tools, digital or traditional; select your assets; earn your destiny and prevail in the battle of the blank page. Capture your bounty.
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Contest: Fan Art Nouveau

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 9:01 PM
Hello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.

What is Art Nouveau?


"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: ​[aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy[1] and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910.[2] English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.[3]

Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewellery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects.[3]"
- Wikipedia


Some examples of Art Nouveau


Art Nouveau Iris by CassiopeiaArt Art Nouveau Peacock by Chronoperates Art Nouveau Necklace by Aranwen


What the contest is about


Pick any character, environment or object from a fandom of your preference and create an illustration in Art Nouveau style. As simple as that!


Some examples of Fan Art Nouveau


nouveau Loki by shakusaurus AC Nouveau - Altair by silvestris Fire Nouveau by zimmay Vader Nouveau by ninjaink


Rules


  • The contest starts on May 1st, 12:00 AM PST and ends on June 2nd, 11:59 PM PST.
  • All entries must comply with deviantART's Policies and Terms of Service.
  • Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest.
  • Entries need to be submitted to the Fan Art Nouveau folder at CR-FanArt-Contests in order to participate.
  • Please note that submissions will be declined if the art wasn't uploaded to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but can only win once.
  • No fan characters or original characters. Your illustration can only display canon characters.


Prizes


1st place:
1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.

2nd place:
6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.

3rd place:
3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.


Judges


alexandrasalas, JZLobo, Lyricanna, Ry-Spirit and SingingFlames


Good luck! :D

Create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style and win cool prizes!
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:star: Welcome to Wonderland :star:


Greetings, stranger.

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.


What do you mean that's not fair



It's perfectly fair and logical. The rules say you must have a hat. You have no hat. Too bad. You lose. So sad.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, Wow, I'll just have to find one of the hats that were lost in Wonderland. I'm a step ahead of you. You can't just take someone else's hat. Then, what are they to wear? You must build your own. Maybe if you find the villagers' hats for them, they will tell you what your own hat should look like. Here's a hint: It should be very unusual-- the more unusual, the better.




How it Works



Well, why are you just standing there? Go get started! I'll even give you the characters' addresses:

Queen of Hearts
Alice
White Rabbit
Dormouse
The Caterpillar
The Mad Hatter
The March Hare
The Gryphon
The Mock Turtle
Alice's Sister
Dinah the Cat
The Duck
Tweedle Dee
Tweedle Dum
The Doorknob
Jabberwocky
The Walrus
The Pigeon

What to do



Go to each page. The characters will have a clue to where to find THEIR hat either in the open or hidden somewhere on their front profile page. Solve the clue and find the hat, then note that character the link to their hat. He or she will give you a clue for making YOUR hat.


But hurry


You only have until noon PT on Wednesday, August 6th to collect all of the clues. When you have collected them, you must turn in a list of your ANSWERS via NOTE to The White Queen by noon on the 6th. When you turn in your answers, The White Queen will give you the location of our party. 


The Rules



Very well. I shall give you the rules so you don't get beheaded lose your way.

1. Work alone. Prizes will be awarded for the highest number of correct answers, so it is to your benefit to help no one (feel free to mislead them if they ask for help, however . . .)
2. Work alone.
3. Work alone.
4. You may NOT note the character to ask where their hat is. Do not note them until you can provide them with a link to their lost hat.
5. Only note the characters on the list. Any other hearts are off-limits.
6. Be nice.
7. Work alone.
8. Turn in your answers to The White Queen by August 6th at 12 noon PT.
9. Work alone.



Prizing



I suppose you want a prize, too. If you insist. I will be awarding 2,000 points and a 6-month premium membership each to the 3 people with the highest number of correct answers. If there is a tie, the prizes will go to the first 3 who turned them in.

Moreover, you must participate in this phase of the contest if you want to participate in the next contest. Oops, I've said too much.


If you need help . . .



If you stumble, never fear. Your faithful friend, Cheshire, is here. Should you have trouble with a clue, you can send me a NOTE. I might not lead you astray. Or I might. Or I might not. But I might. Either way, you must note me. Any comments left here asking for help will get you disqualified.

Do I hear jingling in your pocket? You know, you can always buy my loyalty and affection-- but with hearts, not coins. My own heart has been a bit cold lately. Just send me a NOTE with links to some hearts. You can find hearts hidden on the front profile pages of SOME (not all) of deviantART's most warm-"hearted" members. Who could those be? I want the hearts. I want them all. I WILL TELL YOU THINGS!

Warning: You can only use each set of hearts one time, or risk disqualification.



tl;dr



:bulletblue: Visit the pages of each character listed above.
:bulletblue: Find the clue hidden or in plain sight on their front profile page. If you don't find it right away, that means it's hidden and you have to look for it. Do not note the character for help.
:bulletblue: Follow the clue to find their hat.  The link to their hat may not be on their profile page.  It may be on someone elses page, in their gallery or in a group or chat room.
:bulletblue: Follow the clue to find their hat.
:bulletblue: Note the character with a link to their hat.
:bulletblue: They will give you another clue. That clue tells you what to put in YOUR hat. Don't respond to the character; just make a note of your answer and move on.
:bulletblue: Note Cheshire Cat if you have any questions or need a hint (or even an answer to a clue).
:bulletblue: Look on other Community Volunteers front pages to find hidden links to hearts. Some will have them, some will not. There are 8 in total with hearts: Aeirmid, Anoya, PirateLotus-Stock, Nyx-Valentine, Kaz-D, Brookette, STelari, and pullingcandy. Link Cheshire to those hearts to bribe her for information. Use them in any combination, but you can only use each set of hearts once. Try to use them more, and you get disqualified. Sets with more hearts will get you more information.
:bulletblue: When you have answered all the clues (or as many as you can), send a list of your answers to The White Queen. She will give you the link to the party. Do this by 12 noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 6th. That's 3 PM Eastern, 8 PM in Western Europe, and 9 PM in Central Europe.


Need More Fun?



:star: Join the Dormouse for the Birthday Hat Contest but hurry, time is running out.  Deadline for entries is August 7th 11:59:59 AM (PT)

:star: Get your funny hat on and get involved with the 14th Birthday Caption Contest which runs until August 9th.

:star: Participate in The Unbirthday Literature Contest which runs until August 19th.

:star: Join us ALL DAY for Unbirthday Chat and Forum events!!
  



*Disappears, leaving only a smile*
Join the Community Relations team and the inhabitants of Wonderland for a delicious birthday mystery!
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Art Theme Contest

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 10:49 AM

Create the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the world

Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.

When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!

How To Enter

Decide on an original and compelling theme.

Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.

Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.

Place your selection in a comment below.

The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh, and deviantART tabs of the Add Media sidebar, which are normally Premium Member features, can be used by all deviants.

How to Add Thumbnails in Comments

Add your desired Prints to your Favourites

Click into a comment box

Click "Add Media" in the bottom left of the comment box

Click the "deviantART" tab at the top of the Sta.sh Writer sidebar

Select your Favourites gallery, and drag your "Art Theme" selections into the comment box

Prizes

5 Winners Will Receive

their entire "Art Theme" selection presented as Gallery Framed Prints

A One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART.com.

Rules & Judging

Entries must contain 3 pieces that are available for sale specifically in the "Fine Art Print" category of the deviantART Prints Shop, with products available for sale as "Art Print" on the product page;

  • Must be submitted as a comment below on or before 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, time) on Oct. 24, 2013;
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible;
  • You may enter as frequently as you like, but only one of your Entries may be chosen as a Finalist;
  • Give a quick description of your theme in your comment;
  • Print selections may not contain any third-party content such as corporate logos, trademarks or copyrighted characters including fan art and cosplay.

5 Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff.

All Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality/selection of theme
  • Ability to select compatible works related to your individual theme
  • Excellence in Art of the works selected


Create the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the world! Curation is an art of its own, and, at deviantART, perfect curation is just a few clicks away.  Participate in our Art Theme Contest, and with just one comment, you'll be entered to win great prizes!  Open to ALL deviants.
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Lexus IS Design Contest

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 6:47 PM

Submission Due In

00:00:00

Submission Deadline: August 12, 2013

At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.

Show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS. You could see it come to life in the form of an actual modified IS, and be there in Las Vegas for the unveiling.

The all-new IS is built to stand apart. The SEMA Show is where automobile manufacturers and accessory makers create attention-grabbing vehicles to show off their latest products.

Your challenge is to make the all-new IS steal the show.

Use your favorite digital tools. Use pencil and paper. Use anything in between to show us how you would customize the exterior of the 2014 IS to make it the center of attention.

Watch the video above and explore the asset pack of 2014 Lexus IS images for inspiration.
Create your vision using your favorite drawing tool with or without the assets provided. Show us how you would make an actual 2014 IS stand out. (It's not a wrap. It's not a poster. Lexus and VIP AutoSalon will modify an actual IS based on the winning entry.)
Read the official rules and ensure your entry includes a minimum of two views and a maximum of four views of the exterior of the vehicle on a single JPG or PNG file no longer than 8,000 pixels in its longest dimension.
*Read eligibility requirements here. No substitute prize for the lease will be available.
1-year lease on the all-new 2014 Lexus IS*
All expenses paid trip to see your IS design revealed at The SEMA show in Las Vegas
1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART.com
8,000 deviantART Points
$2,000 USD Cash Prize
6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
4,000 deviantART Points
$1,500 USD Cash Prize
6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
4,000 deviantART Points
$1,500 USD Cash Prize
Lexus Slim Master Hardcover Notebook
3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
2,000 deviantART Points

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles time) on August 12, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

No purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Entrant must be a member of deviantART, over the age of 18 and a resident of the United States. Membership to deviantART is free. Read Official Rules for details.

Show us your design and vision for a custom exterior treatment and exterior modification of a 2014 Lexus IS.

Your entry to qualify must be no larger than 8,000 pixels in its maximum length, consist of no more than 4 and at least 2 exterior views of the Lexus IS in a single JPG or PNG file.

You may use the materials provided in the Asset pack but may not use as a basis of the Entry photographs of the Lexus IS taken by others. No third party stock permitted. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.

To create a level base for entries, no licensed 3rd Party wire frames may be used as the basis for an Entry.

Your Entry must be your own original work and may not include logo, trademarks, characters or any other copyrighted materials owned by third parties.

You may submit more than one entry.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. Please Read the Official Rules carefully and by submitting to the Contest you will confirm your agreement to be bound by them.

25 Semi-Finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

The three winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes representatives from Lexus North America, MotorTrend, VIP Auto Salon and Calty Design Research, Inc.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

True to the essence of the design for the 2014 IS
Consistent with the image of the Lexus brand
Originality
Potential as a actual executable design (10-week build time, no changes to engine, transmission or vehicle frame. Vehicle must be drivable.)

Qualification for the lease is not a condition for winning the contest. If first place prize winner doesn't qualify for the lease, no substitute for this prize will be provided.



DeviantART and Lexus are challenging you to show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS.  You could see it come to life in the form of an actual modified IS, and be there in Las Vegas for the unveiling! Get your tools ready and design a Lexus IS that will steal the show!
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INTERNATIONAL, 13+

Step 1

Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!

Download Fella and Super Llama

Step 2

The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.

Submit Your Photo!
Read Official Rules For More Details »

Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World Gallery and our backend hamsters will make sure a shiny, new badge is added to your collection!

We thought our cute stuffed Fella was getting a bit lonely, so we gave him a friend. Introducing the Super Llama Plushie, designed by our very own $ArtisticAunJuli! Comes complete with cape (and it's even removable!). Real flying ability sadly not included, but a Super Llama can dream, can't it? Check out $ArtisticAunJuli's exclusive interview below!

It depends on the complexity of the piece. Sometimes, even with a pattern, I mess up the stitching and have to start over. The first llama plush prototype took about four hours to sew, while the second took around seven hours. It was a lot of trial and error to figure out what would work and what wouldn't.

I started plushie-making in 2010, and I've made a fair few since. I create with a lot of media, and making stuffed animals was something I was inspired to try out after seeing all of the amazing plushie creators on deviantART. There's so much talent on dA.

From what I understand, they are hoof-sewn with the loving care of a unicorn and shipped in water-tight containers on the backs of an army of narwhals. I could be wrong, and if I am, that's disappointing, because everyone should have their plushies delivered via narwhal.

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