June Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge [+ winners]!The winners for June are:June Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge [+ winners]!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and MassoGeppetto's Neolithic Pendant
Hello beautiful crafters. It's time to get out your cameras, your crafty tools and get ready for another Artisan Craft Challenge!
The poll was a close one, but "Prehistory" pipped them all at the post to snatch a modern day victory.
Since this question has been asked already I'll clarify here for everyone: the definition of Prehistory is up to you and how you interpret it. Let your imagination flow and show us what prehistory means to you.
But how do I enter, you ask?
I'm glad you asked. Here's the official challenge rules:
Artisan Crafts only!Join #
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
ADVENTURE TIME CAKE DESIGN CONTESTOur sponsor is planning to make an ‘Adventure Time’ cake for a birthday in April and would like some designs for her to work from.ADVENTURE TIME CAKE DESIGN CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We will be accepting designs in drawn or photographic form, with the theme obviously as ‘Adventure Time’. The designs MUST be within the laws of gravity, and must be colourful and imaginative. Some examples of possible designs are as follows:
Entries will be accepted from the 24th of March until the 6th of April and must be submitted to the group’s ‘CONTESTS’ folder which will be opened for submission when the contest begins.
The winner and runner-up will be announced on the 7th o
Claremanson's Christmas ContestUPDATEClaremanson's Christmas Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest is now officially closed! The judging can now begin! Results will be announced in two - seven days depending on how difficult it is for me to decide on the winners!
Good luck everyone!
Theme: General Christmas Baking
From holding a recent poll, it seems the majority of you are most interested in baking traditional food for your country/family or food you usually bake over Christmas rather than a set recipe. Therefore I have decided that as long as it is relevant to Christmas in some way, shape or form in recipe, flavour or presentation it will be considered as an entry.
Rules and requirements:
You must include Christmas into your baking, decorating or surroundings in some shape or form.
If what you you usually make isn't very Christmasy looking or tasting
Troll pollution?What's up with all the troll accounts of really bad taste lately?Troll pollution?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wish dA would simply ban these people, when they are polluting this site on purpose and act like total jerks screaming for attention? (I mean, it's not even funny at all.) There are these people I have to keep reporting, since they upload commissioned works and my clients are really unhappy about it. Once it gets taken down, I have to report it AGAIN AND AGAIN since it get reposted again!? I have MUCH better things to do than deal with kids like this.
And they accuse the real artists to steal from them when the trust is so obvious? What kind of trolling is that, are they even trying?
And the death threat jokes...
This have gone way too far beyond stupidity x__x
I'm not sure if people realise they can get in LEGIT trouble for doing things like this? (but they are probably too young and ignorant to care) are they really that desperate and have nothing better and productive to do? That's really... sad.
Now it's just extre
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!After hours of soul and heart squishing and help from :iconrydi1689: and her sister, () we finally decided on the fabulous winners!Mythology Contest-Win Great Prizes! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
the 1st place goes to......:iconlovepeaceshue:
:iconeindraa:'s comments: "This was an absolutely beautiful representation of Gemini. The colors are vibrant and the style is beautiful and the stars I think are very cute! What a adorable piece! GREAT JOB "
:iconuchuubranko:'s comments : "The colours are indeed fantastic and they mix together so well! The patterns are truly beautifully detailed and the characters definitely tell their story. Just stunning!"
10,000 from iingo
One full drawing for the first winner + llama + 1 month feature on profile page from
7 Days Color Challenge (closed)Firstly, thank you all for the joining this second drawing challenge, I can't wait to see what you guys will come up with ^_^7 Days Color Challenge (closed)1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know time zones are always confusing. As I write this journal it's Friday 5th, June, 13:00 o'clock where I live. The challenge starts counting from now on. That means all of the challenge days ends by 13:00 o'clock ( based on Brasilia Timezone, where I live) .
For those who already submitted the 1st drawing, it's okay as long as it's the red one!
If you can't join for any reason, don't worry! I'll be doing more Drawing Challenges in the future.
What's a 7 Days Color Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 different colors. A color a day. By the end of the challenge you'll have a rainbow set of drawings to show ^_^
What about the Rules?
• It can be either traditional, digital or mi
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
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest for you!
1. This contest is only for my watchers so Watch me > http://hyazintha.deviantart.com/
2. Fav this jounal.
600 deviantart points
400 deviantart points
Free avatar commission
For selecting winners:
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become a better artist11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once
The other side of Me - CONTEST WINNERSThe other side of Me - CONTEST WINNERS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
from 23th June to 31th August
Its the darkness in your soul, the breath behind you ..
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you..
It can creep up inside you and consume you.
A disease of the mind, it controls you.
Is it good, bad or lunatic?
Wiht this words of random lyrics, i give you the theme for this contest Show me your other self, the one that you usualy hide, the one that talks to you inside your mind, the one you wish to be, or the one you created yourself.
So many options to portraid, everybody is welcome to join us! Fan art is welcome, be shure to use Legal resources if manipulated, and of course originality is always your best choice. All type of art except Literature.
PS: dont submitt them to this groups, i will request them for you to the right folders
DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSEDHello everyone!DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't really have a lot of OCs. But what about those which I have? I don't really like to use them when trying out new techniques or practice. Which is why I've decided to host an OC contest. The main goal is simply to create an OC for me!
LAST DAY TO ENTER
This is a list of things I'd like to see in the OC: http://sta.sh/01nqhwlhdjqj
Keep in mind that this is a very long list of random things I like. Don't put all the things possible into one design, I'd rather you pick about three things which you'd like to focus on and not half of the list!
Or check out some designs I've favorited here: http://reblog.deviantart.com/favourites/
Deadline: 4th of November
Might extend it on request or if I have something which might come up at the time. Keep in mind that it's summer now and you might have more free time now than in autumn.
Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!***One Week remains! No late submissions accepted!**Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!*1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
**REMINDER: All proceeds go to a no kill animal shelter, I need more participants!**
The long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift C
PLZ accounts BOOMING, an alarming 60 PER DAY!Recognizing an exciting trend to plz account creators world wide, which has been met with interest by others, and shock by some I am here to inform you that quite officially;PLZ accounts BOOMING, an alarming 60 PER DAY!6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
plz accounts now represent 60 sign ups per day at deviantART.
Digest this, brew on it, say what you will, but mostly, please use this thread to paste your favorite plz accounts for all to see!!
1. Find Plz account you like.
2. Type: COLONiconPLZNAMEcolon [where colon represents ' : ' ]
roflcopters, stamps, lulz and chaos gerbils beware.
p.s. pass it on, maybe we can create a huge plz directory!!
Claremansons Baking Contest!Contest is now officially closed!Claremansons Baking Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have received so many amazing entries that I am going to have to think long and hard about this! I will be drafting in my husband to help as it's just too close to call! So many great entries in fact that right now I can not even give you a date I will be announcing the winners, it is just that close!
The people of DA have chosen and with a winning score of 60 votes I can now reveal the theme of this contest is to make the recipe for *drum roll*
Cool Mint Oreo Cheesecake!
Funny enough there is no baking involved in this baking contest!!!!
Rules and requirements:
You must use the basic recipe provided however Feel free to replace certain ingredients to suite your needs if, for example you have allergies, intolerance's etc.
Some countries such as my own do not sell mint Oreo's! Some do not even sell Oreo's at all so, feel free to use another flavour or similar chocolate sandwi
WIn a Free Bed Pillow Case :Dhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentralWIn a Free Bed Pillow Case :D1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, I know what you're thinking:
"Every night, I stagger to my bed room dejectedly, knowing that this is yet another night that I will have to lay my impossibly pretty head on a bland, regular old pillowcase. Like I'm one of the common folk! >:[ "
When will this insanely cruel treatment of your precious first world cranium end?
They expect you to use that noggin ffs! They expect you to create! And study! Or God forbid, THINK.
Do they know how important your head is to the universe?
You should treat it with the care it deserves with one my new bed pillowcases
If you make it through the line of obnoxious images, I will tell you how you can win one for free at the end of this post !
:iconwhatdidyoujustsayplz: (humour me )
Win a Premium Membership Giveaway (Eng/Esp)-CLOSEDThis Giveaway has already been closed and the winner will be announced soon. Thank you very much for participating .Win a Premium Membership Giveaway (Eng/Esp)-CLOSED6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Este sorteo ya ha sido cerrado y el ganador sera anunciado pronto. Muchas gracias por participar
Like last year, I'll do a Premium Membership Giveaway to you may have the opportunity to become a Premium Member in this new year .
The rules are simple:
All users of the deviantART community can participate. There is no restriction for Languages.
Prohibited multiple accounts and PLZ accounts, Points accounts, etc. Each person can only participate once.
Give a Fave this Journall and share this giveaway with friends via a Journal or Poll. Then share the link in this Journal.
Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ][1,000 for voters]Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi, dear friends!
Now it's time to vote for your favorite entry in Draw Tom Ripley Contest.
To make this vote orderly and easy to count, please read all the rules before you vote.
Who can vote?
Anyone who has account in dA before 1 February 2012 can vote.
Contestants can vote and have chance to win prize for voters too, but contestant can't vote for his own entry.
When can I vote?
You can vote now until the last minute of 31 March 2012, GMT
Check the GMT time here http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/current-time/
How can I vote?
You must vote for one entry only.
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!**SCROLL DOWN TO THE END AND FIND OUT WHO WON!**Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible.
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 entry per category maximum.
Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Categories & Prizes
BEST PUMPKIN CARVING
Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscriptio
The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 201Edit 3/14/2014The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 2012 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've finished my final writeup!
And my friend did a petition that covers my points:
Are you here about SOPA 2014? I'm still working on my write-up of the latest SOPA Scare. Most of the research is done, and I am in editing/petition hunting now. If you'd like to see what I have, and maybe even help, the link is here:
Please do not use the article you're looking at now, "The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 201," to figure out the current situation. It has NOTHING to do with the two things that have people crying that SOPA is back this time.
EDIT 3/12/2014: This article is OUTDATED and does not apply to the latest "SOPA scare." I'm hoping to write up a more detailed article on the new SOPA, but last I checked research was light, and these things take time.
The new SOPA is more
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to