The H.A.N.D. Project:iconcommunityrelations:The H.A.N.D. Project6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A few wks ago I did an article based off of a Poll of mine, where I asked people to share some new Deviants with me that they had come across recently. The article featured the new Deviants, as well as those who suggested them. I had wanted to start an article series on this, & call it "Hug A Newbie" - thanks to Faded2Indie for that title - but it's now grown into a Project. One we could all pitch in & do together. Hug A New Deviant! Or, H.A.N.D. for short.
For so long, we've all sat in the shadows, at one time or another, & wished for deviantART to be a better place. For all the negative folks to duck tail & run. For all mean & hateful comments to be obliterated. Being mean & hateful to others is so last season. It's time to take back deviantART. We might not be able to encourage others to always do so, but at least we don't have to sit idle & be part of the problem. We can joi
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
-CLOSED- 15,000 Point GiveawayWINNERS-CLOSED- 15,000 Point Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Help this family move from the warzone if you can!This is a cause i want to fight for because i live in Romania which is just south of Ukraine. The war is very close and very real and this Ukrainian family is asking for your help to move away from the war zone.Help this family move from the warzone if you can!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
They need to raise $1000 and have already raised $936, so close!
How to donate! There are 2 ways:
Send money through this fundraiser http://www.gofundme.com/bp6020
or send money to :iconshimiart:'s paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
:iconshimiart: is offering commissions in exchange for money for this cause as well check the journal below for to see what she is offering
Here is the original journal of the person who is organizing this fundraising for her Ukrainian friend and the info on the drawings she is making for the people who donate
Of course, you can donate without asking for art, it's your choice.
You also don't need to make a huge donation, even small ones make a difference! Small acts of kindness put together
Free (and cheap) Art ProgramsUpdate: 5/2/2014 - Added Mischief. Dogwaffle, Krita, and SmoothDraw coming soon. Any other suggested programs are on my list to test, thank you for your thoughts.Free (and cheap) Art Programs5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photoshop is a great program, but despite it's many features it's a bit pricy at $999. I created this list for people with smaller wallets and certain art needs.
The programs are listed according to what type of art they are best suited for.
Don't know what program will be best for you? Most of the paid programs have trial versions available, download them and see what you like best.
openCanvas | Screenshot
Price: 59 USD
Pros: ability to customize brushes, ruler tools, user-friendly interface, some built-in screen tones. Can create "event" files, where others can watch you drawing long after the fact. Updated regularly.
Cons: Not as m
Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'EDIT: updated list of entries so far!Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
~ You are cordially invited to participate in the Sith Family fan contest. ~
Create a fan work focusing on the 'family' side to a Sith character!
DEADLINE: MAY 5 (‘Revenge of the Fifth’)
1st place: X-wing model + 5 Topps Force Attax cards
2nd place: Star Wars Tabletop Game + 5 Topps cards
3rd place: Star Wars A4 Notebook + 5 Topps cards
Best in originality: Star Wars candy collectible (lollypop + mega tattoo set)
Best in technique: Star Wars candy collectible
Entrant with the most entries: Star Wars candy collectible
Take a look at the prizes here!
The Sith you can choose to focus on for your entry:
Palpatine, Maul, Plagueis, Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, Tenebrous, Venamis, Bane, Zannah.
SilverZeo's Classic DC Comics ContestOkay, it’s been roughly about 2 years since DC Comic performed their reboot, taking away everything we know and love about the characters, and giving back rather less than decent stories about them, as well as some ideas, promotions, and statements that seemed to insult the fans more than they should.SilverZeo's Classic DC Comics Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It’s kinda sad that a company that give us so much, not only in terms of comics, but with shows and movies as well, only to take it all away and give it back as something that is pretty much less than what people loved and remembered about.
After hearing the new of Harley Quin’s less than… dignified artist contest, as well as a rather “wrong” origin story that had her blow up kids across Gotham City in an issue that was released on 9/11, which is also Harley’s actual “birthday”… It made me went back to some of the GOOD stuff from the Batman Animated Series…
And then I thought, other people must feel the same about the re
Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
re:VERSE - DS/3DS Fanart Contest! Ended!Update: The contest has ended, thank you all for your wonderful entries! The winners have been announced in this journal: http://fav.me/d7ctu2jre:VERSE - DS/3DS Fanart Contest! Ended!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
reVERSE-Studio is holding a fanart contest!
We are going with the theme of Nintendo DS/3DS games! The grand prize is a DS/3DS game of your choice, a copy of the DS/3DS fanbook itself featuring the winner's artworks, dA points and memberships, copies of our Studio Ghibli fanbook! Please read on if you are interested in participating, or interested in entering the raffle, thank you!
► We are planning a fanbook of Nintendo DS/3DS games! I'm sure many of you are familiar with this theme, and yes, we accept fanart of most existing or upcoming DS/3DS titles, except the franchised ones (for more details please read
100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM ContestWinner Declared: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/100-Points-Giveaway-Winner-380611021100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, I am feeling generous to giveaway 100 points free to someone.
Enter the lucky draw by just faving this journal to enter that's all!
How will the lucky draw be held?
A random number generator will be used to choose one random winner and that deviant will be given 100
Here's a quick sneak peek how the winners are chosen: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/Valentine-s-Day-Point-Winners-Birthday-Thanks-355256113
When will you get the points?
The lucky draw will be held on 24th-June-2013 IST
1 month Premium Membership or 396 points - Make a Group Avatar Contest
Make a avatar for the group CustomizeYourProfile and win 1 month premium membership at deviantART or takeaway 396 oin
Want me to sketch your character? CLOSED Thank you guys for participating! The amount of people who actually participated shocked me to no end because I sooo did not expect it and its kind of overwhelming, but don't worry, I will draw all of them! I swear xDWant me to sketch your character? CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am suffering from an artist block right now, and for that reason, I can't seem to get good results for my commissions.
SO I AM GOING TO CURE IT THROUGH THIS.
Before I draw something for you, please read everything first! ;u;
I will draw fanart or OCs (Original characters) only if they are either :
Humans/ Humans with animal ears, tail or wings.
You should have a reference picture, even if they are a well known character (e.g. Naruto,Goku,etc.), no descriptions,please.
I'll decide how I'll draw the character,mkay? Please do take note that Im drawing the characters in my style
Anime Theme Now on YouTube + New Valentine OP 💖Happy Valentines DAY!💖 💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠💠Anime Theme Now on YouTube + New Valentine OP7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey Guys, Good news. So I'm finally branching out the my Anime Theme Swap and putting on to YouTube, and well techincally I was still on that hiatus, but that has changed, now that Valentine's day is almost a two days, I decided to ge
Poketopia's December Event -- Feeling Jolly?Heeeeeeyyyyyyy folks! DaemonBlitzkrieg of your Poketopia Co-Founders here with the announcement of another Wonder Trade event.Poketopia's December Event -- Feeling Jolly?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When it comes to this event, all that can be said is 'HoHoHo!~' That's right, its Christmas time all 'round the world and we wanna do it right. No, we gotta do it right. c: So here we go, this time we shall focus on one Pokémon in particular:
Delibird, Santa Incarnate himself.
Yep we shall breed many Delibird and send them on the mission of bringing joy to the masses via Wonder Trade on December 25th. There only but a few stipulations to it so that the world knows Poketopia is rocking it:
All Pokémon sent shall be nicknamed "PTMerryXmas" or something close & festive. Are "caught" in Premier/Luxury Balls. Just make sure you catch a female Delibird in one of these balls and the game does the rest. Knows 'Pr
About hackers on DA and what you can do"Hacker alerts" are pretty common around DA and it has been for a long time. Journals warning you that there is a hacker loose at DA and will hack your account if you don't copy the journal and re-post it.About hackers on DA and what you can do3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some variations can be: "There is a hacker that will block all your friends, leave nasty comments on other's profiles, will deactivate your account, will get you in trouble with the staff, etc." another could be "Don't watch *insert deviant's name here* because they will give you a virus if you do" there are a lot more variations, but you get the idea. These journals always end with something like "If you read this warning, spread the word and share it with your friends so they won't be the hacker's next victim!"
I know, reading something like this can feel terrifying and you might feel compelled to spread the word, you don't want you friends to be a victim of this terrible hacker!
I know people re-post these journals with good intentions, trying to warn others about this supposed ha
Contest: Sherlock Returns!UPDATE: I've just been notified that the contest folder was locked, so I will continue accepting entries for the contest through tomorrow, 16th Feb. (deviations dated from the 16th or earlier will be accepted).Contest: Sherlock Returns!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I thought that it would be a good time for a contest to celebrate our favourite detective's return from The Great Hiatus, now that Sherlock: Season Three is upon us! Let's welcome Sherlock home in style!
-Create a piece of art depicting Sherlock Holmes coming home to London after his years away following the Reichenbach incident. Must be created for the contest - no past work allowed.
-Must follow HQ-Holmes general rules, posted on the group's profile page. I'll be relaxing the technical skill requirement to allow everyone to participate in the contest (so if you can only draw stick figures, but are feeling inspired to make a comic, this is your chance to submit it to the group! ).
-This may show any aspect of the stor
Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
OK! So the contest is officially closed and I want to say that there won't be winners 'cause the entries are all too much beautiful and I can't choose...
Of course I'm kidding you... Let's be patient 'cause voting will be hard. VERY HARD, as all the entries are really amazing.... But no worries!!! The other judges and me will start our hard job immediately and we will announce the results as soon as possibile.
Please... Be patient because it will be VERY DIFFICULT for us. °__° I'd love to give a prize to every single entry... though this is not possible... T^T.
Let me thank you EVERYONE joined!!! Thank you guys. I love you. I appreciate so much the effort you put in your entries... making each of them unique.
It is awesome for me seeing my characters drawn by you all, through your creativity and your fantasy. I never expected so many beautiful entreis! THANK YOU. Really. I'm amazed. I'm so happy...
I love you guy
Giving away 300 points!The WinnerHello, sweeties!Giving away 300 points!The Winner3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to give one lucky deviant 300 fresh and make their wintery day a little bit warmer
All you have to do to participate is
favorite this journal
comment on it with an answer on the following question:
Check my new photo below (I hope you like it) and answer which colour pencil in the photo below is the shortest?
(please, check carefully, I won't count people who were changing their opinions many times... And please, don't comment on the actual photo, the answer won't count)
Hello, again, darlings!
I'm glad that the contest was very successful and fun and thank you everyone who participated.
The correct answer on the question above is orange.
I'm glad the most of you answered right.
I uploaded the screenshot of the picking the winner process and the lucky number is 885!
Here's the screenshot:
Congrats to the winner WonderBazaar
[CLOSED]October Giveaway - Win Premium Membership!Welcome to the October Giveaway![CLOSED]October Giveaway - Win Premium Membership!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(1) One Year Premium Membership or equiv. points
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
The deadline is October 15th, 2013
Remember to watch me for more chances to win great prizes!
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire + ThingsYes people, it IS happening. The Weather Trio are making a comeback this incoming November, worldwide! ...which I honestly hope it won't go like how XY happened "worldwide".Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire + Things1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What it do Poketopia? DaemonBlitzkrieg of your Co-Founders here just trying to give you awesome Trainers and Masters an update.
1st and foremost, YES, it is real. All Pokemon sites, Facebook & Twitter including, have confirm that all the conspiracy theories are true & we are going back to Hoenn!! My personal favorite region, no lie. This big and highly expected at the same time. I mean, look at these pics.
Something has gone crazy w/ Groudon & Kyorge! They are using their normal outline colors, which are Groudon/Blue & Kyorge/Red, respectively. They are different. Groudon, looking like molten magma is flowing through his veins, then Kyorge, the same, but with a special kind of water. I officially dub these new f
Some perspective on 'core membership'I know this is probably gonna be a long journal, but if you manage to read all the way through the end you might perhaps even get to learn a few things.Some perspective on 'core membership'1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Furthermore I want to state that my opinion on the matter is pretty much neutral. I'm not with DeviantArt on the matter, nor am I against them. I just want to make people see things from the perspective of a 27 year old woman that has been in the web industry for the last decade.
The internet is not free
First of all, and most important thing to realize, is that the internet is not free. Everyone who lived through the early ages of web 1.0. (old people like me) knows that it costs money to run a website. Back in the day user content wasn't a thing. Whenever you wanted to put something on the internet, you needed to get a domain name and rent a piece of web hosting and that would cost you a monthly fee. Gradually
July Hero Challenge : LoishJuly Hero Challenge : Loish2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This Month's Challenge
The Deep Blue
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The world under the surface is vast, deep and mysterious. It speaks to our imaginations - sometimes it's presented as calm and tranquil, sometimes nightmarish and terrifying, sometimes vibrant and colorful, sometimes surreal and dream-like. What is your interpretation of the deep blue?
For this challenge, explore the idea of a world under water. What kind of creatures live there? Is it beautiful, dangerous, or both?
JOIN THE HERO CHALLENGE!
The Hero Challenge is a monthly creation prompt wher
Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 5Please check out those awesome works,Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 53 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for taking while to give a result. It was a wonderful but hard time for me to choose top 5 since everyone seems like music theme. We have more entries than usual challenges and actually the most wonderful thing is quality of all entries are growing up. Isn't it amazing? I was so excited to see them all, therefore if you have time, please take a look at whole entries since I am sure you can find several great artists there to watch: http://hellobaby.deviantart.com/favourites/47401935
(BTW, if I miss any entries in the challenge fav folder, please tell me since sometimes I forget to add it in while I am watching them around. Thank you,)
Also look at them make me wish I could choose more, not only top 5. Yeah, it has been a really hard time to pick top 5 only (sorry, I wish I could pick more):
If you didn't make it, please don't be so upset, other challenge
Caption Challenge-Winners Announced!EDIT: Winners announced! Scroll down to see the winnersCaption Challenge-Winners Announced!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: Closed. Winners will be announced on Halloween. Stay tuned!
Let's have a bit of fun for Halloween and get into the spirit of fall, with a mini caption challenge! It's a super fun way to get some fun prizes and make yourself laugh at the same time.
How to Play: The rules are really simple. Be sure to read all of them and follow the instructions Choose one or both of the pictures below, and create a funny caption for it. Comment on this journal with your caption, not the deviation itself. Comments on the deviations will be ignored. Multiple comments are allowed! You can only win once though Please try to keep the max at 3 comments. Deadline: Get your comment in before October 23rd, 11:59PM PST.
Winners will be announced on Halloween.
Prizes: There will be 6 winners! 1st-3rd for each deviation. I'm still looking for prizes, so if you could o
3-month premium membership GIVEAWAY[closed]3-month premium membership GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winner is :iconRoxyielle:!
Thank you to all who joined! I hope it wasn't my last giveaway!^^
Hello my dear watchers and visitors!^^
Since I noticed that many deviants don't have a premium membership, I thought of giving one away! x3
In other words: I will pay a 3-month premium membership for one fellow deviant!!
Rules: Everyone is allowed to take part!
Fave this journal, it's your raffle number! That's it!^^
Winner will be picked randomly on 9th June at 8 pm (CET) and will get a message from me!
Optional: You are allowed to link some of your friends or idols as icons here!^^
Do some advertisement for them! x3
I will not reply to these postings or else it would look messy.
Good luck and have fun!^^