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 #
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 CONTEST3 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
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 Announcement3 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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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)4 months 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
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.Practice1 year 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
2nd round votingHello dear friends!2nd round voting4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've spent 3 days to finish counting the votes in my Draw Tom Ripley Contest Some votes are invalid because they didn't follow the rules. [haven't become deviant before 1 Feb 2012, put wrong link, put more than one link, posted in other comment box after voting, etc.] However, we still have 390 valid votes. Let's see how many votes each entry got in the first round.
By the way. I organize popular prize because I want to know which entry will be the best work from public's perspective. I've asked all contestants not to solicit votes from anyone personally/specifically. But I didn't write it as a rule because I thought contestants still can solicit votes in private notes and I'll never know. Now I have realized I was so wrong because I found some abnormality has happened during the v
July's Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge [+winners]It was extra hard choosing the winners this month. There were so many amazing entries. I honestly don't think I've ever had a challenge I've found this hard to choose winners for. So a massive thank you to everyone who contributed. It was an absolute pleasure to look through the entry gallery this month.July's Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge [+winners]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So after much deliberation, here are our winners:
Fragile - Book Sculpture by MalenaValcarcel
and Hotdog by aphid777
It's time for a brand new challenge! This month you guys voted for our theme to be Animals. Show us your best crafted beasties for a chance to win p
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become a better artist1 year 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
New challenge! Get epic and win points! So here's a new challenge to keep you from getting bored this summerNew challenge! Get epic and win points! 3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A face variety challenge! (click the image to see the full challenge)
It's simple; fill the meme with 30 faces before the end of august and you're automatically in for the challenge.
Read the description under the blank meme. It contains tips, tricks and tutorials to get you started. Your style doesn't matter. Realism, cartoons, anime... it's all fine. It doesn't matter if you use digital or traditional art. It doesn't matter if you use lines, shading or color. Everything is fine as long as you have 30 different faces when you complete the meme, and you've learned a thing or two from it.
Don't forget to tag me (or the blank meme) when you're done, so it appears in my inbox and I know you're in.
Among the participants 3x 300 will be given away.
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!!
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.
Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLEAnd the winning numbers are:Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLE2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Which means the winners are: ImpureElegance, FuriousClown and APerfectDarkness
Now please send me a note and tell me what you want me to draw. Thank you for participating~
It's been 3 years already. I can't believe how time flies... I've also reached over 10 000 watchers
...It's like 2/3 of the population of the town I was born in :iconpapmingplZ:
I never even dreamed of so many followers. I wanted to thank you so much for your support through all those years. You have no idea how much it means to me :icontouchedplz:
So to celebrate I open a raffle for you, guys. You can win 1 of 3 sketches like these ones:
3 years = 3 sketches
If you want to win one then here are the rules:
You have to be a watcher. After all it's a raffle for my watchers. But it's never too late to become one :iconheplz:
Nia, Iso, and Anzu contest! (closed)This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated! Judging will commence soon. Stay tuned for more details!Nia, Iso, and Anzu contest! (closed)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ready to win my money once again? It's time for another OC contest, this time featuring Nia, Iso, and Anzu all together!
Draw all three girls (Nia, Iso, and Anzu) together. It's just that easy.
Ability: spatial magic (aka teleportation)
Nia is Iso's twin sister, and despite being born just minutes earlier, she is very much the "older sister" type. While generally being rather caring, there is a tiny bit of sadism in her (directed primarily towards Iso and Anzu). Teasing Iso about a love interest, or flipping up Anzu's dress to s
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
14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest Please fave this journal to let more people see this contest. Thank you!14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconHugMePenguinplz: Welcome to
TOM RIPLEY Contest
Hello. Let's draw my favorite guy 'Tom Ripley' and win all my 14,000 points. All good artists are welcome
Who is Tom Ripley?
There are many versions of Tom Ripley in the books, movies and stageplays.
But Tom Ripley that I mean in this contest is the leading character from the movie in year 1999 called
The Talented Mr.Ripley (Matt Damon version) only.
Click here to see his images :