1 Point Footer-Hogger Giveaway!In an effort to show how dumb giveaway journals are, here's a 1 point giveaway to all interested.
+Fav this journal to enter into a raffle for a whopping 1 point, proving that you CAN buy yourself some free exposure on deviantArt with almost zero effort!
Hah, take THAT all you legitimate showcases, features, and contest announcements! We're all riding the easy train to Arbitrary Pageviews Junction!
But in all seriousness, knock it off people. We have real news happening all the time on this site. At least disguise your raffle with the guise of something important.
If all the footer becomes is "free points," it becomes pointless.
Furries vs. The Human BullyHelp spread the message against bullying.Furries vs. The Human Bully4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
+Fav this journal, and proclaim dominance
over your feral human animal!
A couple weeks ago, I went to a raucous furry party.
Oh heavens, that's an odd way to start a personal story.
A good friend of mine called me up, saying that she and her friend were going to a monthly get-together in Orange County where a bunch of furries throw a party open to everyone. Furries...not really my thing. My experience within the furry community is limited to the occasional commission I get, but when it comes to conversing and interacting with furries, I'm a bit inexperienced.
"Just a party?" I ask.
"Yeah, something they do every month."
"Ah, so just a get-together," I breathe a sigh of relief. "Not like a bunch of fursuiters or crazies."
"..." She replies.
"..." I implore.
"..." She laments.
Apparently...it was a bunch of the crazies.
"Yeah, they're actually going to do a fursuit parade."
The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!BULLETIN:The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is starting to wrap up, many of you are already packing up and getting ready to go back to school (while the rest of us on XBox Live are dancing about victoriously in euphoric chuckles to know our servers will be relieved from the legions of high-pitched whiners). But, don't let that be a complete downer, perhaps you could use one last triumphant hurrah to properly close out your summer break...and what better way to do that than to spend that ONE SECOND to click the +Fav This With Every Iota of My Vigor button up there! Yep, that's all you gotta do! Just push that button, and it'll automatically enter you into the August 1/50 For 150 Raffle!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for mummified dinosaurs, the Curiosity Rover,
or the seven of you who actually saw John Carter in theaters (though we are grateful for your sacrifice).
So what's the hold up? Mash that button repeatedly wit
Artist Really in Need of Help. AND RAFFLE.UPDATE!:Artist Really in Need of Help. AND RAFFLE.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Great job, guys! The procedure was successful!
She's a high-energy, hard-working, spirited fun-ball
of laughter, talent, and voracious supernovas of friendship.
She's also an animator.
The pay's kinda okay I guess, better than your average burger flipper,
but not close to other equally hard working people in other jobs.
A couple weeks back, her hard drive gave up the ghost.
It stopped working like a unionized chemistry teacher
getting notice of a district labor dispute.
And leaving everyone else pretty darned peeved.
Trapped within her hard drive are her personal files,
past projects, portfolio samples...
...And the first five years of photos of her daughter, Lily.
Just like her mom, Lily is also a high-energy fun-ball of
Otherworlde Academy RP Group is Open!THE WINNER IS: Metarex12Otherworlde Academy RP Group is Open!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The OtherWorlde Academy is now open for enrollments, and will be accepting students until April 1st! To celebrate this occasion, we're going to be doing a raffle for 250 dA Points. Ways to enter:
Add this journal to your favorites for 1 Entry
Comment on this journal for 1 Entry
Ping a friend in your comment for 1 Entry (you can ping unlimited friends -- one Entry per friend ping)
Enroll a student in the group (or already be a member) for 1 Entry
The contest will be drawn on April 1, 2014.
Don't forget, you can win $50 by designing our new group icon! Click here to visit that contest.
Click the enrollment application to review and fill it out!
View our list of over one hundr
REMINDER: December Challenge: Coping MechanismsHello, Arts-and-Health!!REMINDER: December Challenge: Coping Mechanisms3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to your December Challenge!
Your theme for this month is:
"Coping mechanisms" refers to how we cope with illness, whether in positive ways (practicing religion, exercising, writing, hanging out with loved ones, meditating, etc.) or ways that are not so good for us (smoking, etc.). Show us what you personally use to cope with your condition (or if you do not have a health condition, show us what others you know do to cope).
In your artist's comments, please make it clear that you have created your piece for our group. (If we can't tell that it is relevant to coping, we will not accept your piece into the Challenge.) Also, it should be a new deviation (made on or after December 1, 2012).
All media are accepted.
Submit your deviation(s) to the December Challenge - Coping folder in the group's gallery.
You can enter as many times as you wish.
At the end of the month, the group will choose one wi
Official Birthday Card ContestOfficial Birthday Card Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Balloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81
Birthday Card Contest
CELEBRATE by akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!
Make a card!
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by claremansonWe have a Hulk! by LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by Himmapaangreeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix t
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
Welcome to Community Week - Beauty Contest! (subs)Welcome to projecteducate's second Community Week!Welcome to Community Week - Beauty Contest! (subs)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first Community Week was a great success so we're hoping this one will be too!
Here is a schedule for the week:
The week beings!
Talty Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed
JamminJo Group Directory
Talty The Love for Food
Groups Echostar08 with the dAlinksystem
lintu47 Interview with bebefromtheblock
RTNightmare fan art feature
lintu47 feature Typography
neurotype accepting feedback positively
RTNightmare fan artists interview
ATrue on Literature!
Earthymoon White Balance
End of Contest!
It's going to be a great week so keep tuned!
To kick off Community Week, we're going to run a contest with Premium Memberships up for grabs!
Theme: Beauty - this can be anything that sy
DashCon - How not to do a conventionIt seems like every week there’s a new convention going on, and this was no different. DashCon (purportedly the largest gathering of tumblr uses to date), was happening this weekend and... well... it fell apart in many gloriously horrible ways.DashCon - How not to do a convention1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First there were accusations of scamming, as the convention owners crowd-sourced $17,000 to secure the venue (which should’ve been done MONTHS in advance). All attempts to contact the hotel have resulted in the hotel saying there was no need to raise that money and that they never received any of it.
Then there were the cancelations. The Welcome to Nightvale people were flown in, but then told they weren’t going to be paid till AFTER they performed for everyone (which is already suspicious) and also told they weren’t getting reimberesed for the hotel, flight, food, etc. So sadly WTNV had to cancel at the last minute, resulting in the convention owners refunding patrons with “an extra hour in the ball pit.” The
Thursday: Lineart Contest!Welcome to 2013, Premium Members!Thursday: Lineart Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Well done on your New Year's Resolutions last week! You came up with inventive and goal-oriented aspirations. We can't wait to see you put them into practice, given that you're the leader of your country, an ant, or a pirate.
Our top six winners are!
President of Poland New Year Resolutions:
- to learn to speak properly and with charisma, so that my listeners won't fell asleep during my speeches ever again.
- finally come to terms with the government, and above all the opposition party
- to lose weight and quit smoking, so I could proudly represent the country and the nation abroad, on delegations and well ... everywhere, anytime.
Julia Gillard, resolve to
1) Incroise the proice of oil.
2) Foind a new hairdresser.
3) Stoy in Paaliment at all costs!
1. I'll definitely start my swimming classes.
The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been foundIn the early 1980’s the American video game industry bombed so spectacularly, that it was rumored Atari just dumped their unsold copies of E.T. in a landfill in the New Mexico desert. It’s been a longstanding folk tale of the modern video game industry. And now it’s been proven true.The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been found1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft (of all companies) teamed up with a documentary filmmaker to go and explore the desert in the hopes of uncovering this legendary landfill of shitty games. And it looks like they were successful. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134045-E-T-Cartridges-Found-in-New-Mexico-Landfill-After-30-Years
As cool as this is... I can’t help but feel a little... disappointed. And more or less it’s because the hard working Angry Video Game Nerd left his post of doing regular updates to start filming an actual feature film with the plot being uncovering the mystery around the legendary E.T. landfill. The AVGN uprooted his home life, moved to California for a year, hired acto
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf
Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!
In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!
Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp:
Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!
Please do not submit something you have already created
Art theft alert!So it looks like this guy is taking my art and selling it as decals on ebay.Art theft alert!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Original art here. I've already reported the item and I'll be submitting a formal IP complaint with ebay, but by the looks of the rest of their items, I'm not the only one they've stolen art from. Check it out here and if any of it's yours and is being used without your consent,
G.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/FansG.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/Fans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all aspiring Manga and Webcomic Artists, Writers and Fans!!
The Global Manga Initiative is throwing open its doors and looking to grant completely free, quality exposure, networking and promotion to passionate Manga-creatives from all over the world!! We're looking to connect and feature some of the greatest rising talents from around the world WITHOUT forcing them to sacrifice their creative or publishing rights in the process.
Your Work. Your Way.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Global Manga Initiative, a collective enterprise of Artists, Writers and other talent who dedicate our lives to our creative ambitions.
WHAT WE DO
We make Manga. Manga from around the world, specifically. It is our goal to give rising-creators from every corner of the globe a shot to convey their work and show us what they define as Manga. We offer
Thursday: Haiku Contest!The Random Phrase contest has ended and the winners have been chosen! Our judges found it a tough decision with so many incredibly random deviations submitted. Well done to everyone who entered!Thursday: Haiku Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our top three winners are:
Deterrent Acceptance by slugette
Cold Digit by LifeIsZealous
Advanced citizen by Dererne
Honorable mentions to:
Coral Erosion by PrincessKiara2811
More Shutdown News and Google Using YouGOP Keeping the Government ShutdownMore Shutdown News and Google Using You2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What's really frustrating about the government shutdown is that BOTH SIDES want to reopen the government. Republican and Democrats alike want the government to continue to operate. However thanks to a handful of Republican leaders in Congress, things have been set up to basically STOP our government for their political gain.
Basically they've silently changed the way congress works to place the entire power of the shutdown in the hands of the GOP.
I do not think that your average republican is inherently evil or a bad person. There are actually a lot of laws that both Republican and Democrats agree on. But more and more I'm seeing the Republican PARTY start to exercise their ideas independently of their demographic. I mean, the whole point of the government shutdown (according to the Republican Party) was to stop Obamacare. But Obamacare still went into effect because it wasn't part of the budget plan that was actually under discus
Poster Designing Contest - CLOSED.Hellooooo everyone!Poster Designing Contest - CLOSED.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE THE THIRD:
This contest is now CLOSED. That's it! All finished!
New entries can no longer be accepted.
Thank you so much to everyone who pimped this, donated prizes - and of course everyone who made an entry. I appreciate it so much!
Watch this space for the results.
So. I'm redecorating my room.
I only have one nice poster and a couple of prints to put up on my wall, so I decided that I'd really like a new poster... but not just any ol' poster. ;D And this is where you guys come in!
This contest is to design a poster of A3 size and using any medium which I can get printed and framed in order to put up on my wall.
The initial deadline will be July 24th. This may be extended, depending on how things are looking at that time.
Listen up! Important things for you to consider...
Your entry MUST:
Be an image of some description (hopefully that goes without saying).
Be at least
Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk DrawerI’ve been saving up a bunch of topics I wanted to talk about, but for some reason haven’t been able to stretch out into full journal discussions. So I’m just gonna lump them all together here in one big “junk drawer” journal to get them out. I’d like to think that these aren’t “unpopular ideas” at all, and just common sense. But as I’ve learned about the internet just believing that women are people is considered a “controversial opinion” so... I’m just gonna lump these all under the idea of “potentially unpopular musings.”Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk Drawer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Being 100% Objective is Impossible
If there’s one myth I wish I could dispel, it’s that criticism is suppose to be devoid of bias in favor of being objective. While this is a nice sort of unobtainable Buddhist enlightenment concept... it’s just not technically or realistically possible. Everything around us affects our mood, disposition, opi
Venting my PEEVES 2014 editionI’ve got a bunch of little annoying petty things I wanna bitch about. I need to vent. Please don’t take all this stuff seriously, or even try to offer advice on how to fix any of them. I don’t care. I’m just venting frustrations, not looking for help.Venting my PEEVES 2014 edition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE AND CURSING
Fuck you, YouTube. I don’t want to use a Google Plus Account because Google Plus is bullshit and I the ONLY reason I got it is because you MADE me get it. Every time I log into YouTube you automatically switch me from my TomPreston6 account name to a Google Plus name I DON’T USE and I am greeted every time with the “you have no subscriptions” warning. FUCK YOU. I HAVE SUBSCRIPTIONS. THEY ARE IN MY TOMPRESTON NAME! I DON’T USE GOOGLE PLUS!
Seriously, this has gotten SO frustrating lately (literally every single day it’s done this) that I am seriously considering quitting YouTube ENTIRELY. That’s BAD MANAGEMENT Goo
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
New 3-D Peanuts Movie... but why?No. Just... NO!New 3-D Peanuts Movie... but why?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look... It’s incredibly commendable that Blue Sky (A studio who’s talent is sadly grossly ignored by the general public) is able to re-create almost perfectly the art style of Charles Schulz with computer graphics. My main problem is... WHY? Why does it have to be 3-D? Why does it have to be CGI? Ever heard of Occam’s Razor: “The simplest solution is often the best?” Why work so hard emulating a hand drawn art style in 3-D instead of just doing it HAND DRAWN? For all their hard work, this looks like a 2-D Peanuts cartoon minus the outlines so... why not just animated in 2-D and don’t use outlines??? You can even apply a post faux 3-D effect over it to achieve basically the exact same results you get here so... Why?
To be fair, the movie looks like it’s going to be very faithful to the original series and probably will be very cute. I just don’t understand why it needs to be 3-D.
Flash Appreciation RantIt's almost difficult to remember but when I was in college (in the early 2000's) Flash wasn't really a "thing" the way it is now. At the time, flash was primarily used as a cheap form of animation for web content. Used primarily for grosstastic sick viral things like "frog in a blender." In my college, Flash was highly despised. All my professors hated it and felt it "cheapened" real hand-drawn animation. And their hatred passed on to us students. We all despised Flash too. We kept seeing Flash popping up in mainstream animation circles and we laughed and joked about how shitty it was and how we'd never be caught dead using it.Flash Appreciation Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then the whole world changed before our eyes. Flash has become one of THE most used animation programs for cartoons on television these days. It's friggin' EVERYWHERE. The likelyhood of a new 2D animated TV show being made without Flash (or a Flash based program) is highly unlikely these days.
I really wish that I could go back and slap my co
Complaint Challenge Contest!Complaint Challenge Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
July Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeThe winners for July are:July Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The poll results are in! You guys voted for outer space!!
We're not exactly strict, so feel free to interpret the theme however you want.
Artisan Crafts + Traditional > Scupture only!Join #CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between July 4th & July 31st.One submission per deviant.In your artist comment box please write that this entry wa