Halloween Events and Contests 2013There are lots of opportunities to get involved with events, chats, games, challenges and contests hosted by members of the communityrelations team! Find below an extensive list of all the Halloween shenanigans� that are heading your way and that have already begun!Halloween Events and Contests 201311 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Contests and Challenges
October 20th - October 31st.
Anthro Halloween Drawing Contest
Medium: All except Literature
Date: 18th September - 1st November
Contest: Trick or Treat Contest
Medium: Varied sub-categories of Artisan Crafts
Date: Now until 1st November
Part 2 of the ContestThanks to the more than 800 detectives who took part in the Halloween Murder Mystery contest in Fairyland! We hope you had a great time. We are tallying results but, as I'm sure you can imagine, it is going to take a little while.Part 2 of the Contest10 months ago in Personal More Like This
While you are waiting, we have a new challenge for you. This challenge is NOT required AT ALL. We would like to give you the opportunity to create art, written or visual, from the items you collected along your pathway.
Your task is to use the items you collected to recreate the murder scene. It can be serious, or it can be a spoof. It's up to you.
You can create a photomanipulation or drawing. You can paint it. You can write fan fiction, poetry, or prose about what happened. If you are creating written art, you only need to include the words to describe the items or incorporate them into a story.
1. You must have been a contestant in the murder mystery part of the contest to participate in t
25 Life Lessons from Mental IllnessWhy am I talking about this?25 Life Lessons from Mental Illness6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have drifted away from talking about my own illness in my attempts to help others cope with theirs. But, I believe that we can learn more when we let ourselves be a bit vulnerable, so I wanted to share more of my journey with you, my teachers.
I live with bipolar disorder, a mood disorder in which the person suffers from extreme ups (manias) and downs (depressions).
This list features my 25 lessons, but a lot of them are universal truths that many people who suffer from mental illness-- and many people who do not-- also experience. I hope you will also share with me and that we can make this list grow.
25 things I've learned from living with Bipolar Disorder
1. Everyone has something going on with them, all of the time. Just because they don't need medication to cope with it doesn't make their problems any less important than mine are. They are just different.
2. Having a bad day does
Being Kind to YourselfImage from gradlifethrugifs on tumblr.comBeing Kind to Yourself6 months ago in Personal More Like This
When Lyricanna suggested I write a mental health article on being kind to yourself, I naturally loved the idea and set aside some time to do it. But, I gotta confess . . . this is much harder than I had anticipated! What does "being kind to yourself" really mean?
So, I'll describe some things that I do for myself, and maybe it'll strike a chord with some of you. I want to hear what you do, though!
Sometimes we hear, "be kind to yourself!" and we think, "Wow, but I really screwed something up. I shouldn't let myself off the hook so easily for screwing things up!"
I feel this way often, pretty much every time I make a mistake, in fact! But we have to be more responsible about our mistakes. They are simply mistakes, and, even when they are huge, life will go on. There is a great amount of power to simply saying, "I made a mistake, and I apologize. What can I
Hey DA what's this you say?I giggled when I saw this. So much so I had to share! I am subscribed until "Hell Freezes Over" so I am guessing that this means that hell officially freezes on January 18, 2038? Should we start hoarding BBQ supplies and Hudson Bay blankets now? Also, 25 years is soon? WE ARE DOOMED! lolHey DA what's this you say?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Japan Trip!Sup Gaang!Japan Trip!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well I just got back from japan! It was amazing, Japan was on my bucket list and it was a dream come true to visit. I was there with :iconcheeks-74: :iconryanbnjmn:. While there I got little sleep because I was helping out Cheeks color a Superman comic for Dc Comics (which is announced to hit stands digitally Nov 11 and Nov 18)
The flight took foreeever.
Difference Number 1: People don't chain up there bikes. They just leave them in the streets and no one steals them.
Also, what do you think of my new bike...
Difference Number 2: A lot of people don't even close there doors, because people rarely steal!
I saw a huge temple in the distance from the hotel.
So we walked like 3 miles to get to it. It was an adventure mostly because we couldn't ask for directions because no one understood us. Annnd we didn't know the temple name. This was a huge bell it the top of set of Totoro-like stairs onto a mountain. It was so beautiful.
We got to ride the worlds fastest train to Mount Fu
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Project Educate: See the light and remember itProject Educate: See the light and remember it1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
See the light and remember it
Lighting in photography is a living, changing art. One of the most important abilities of a photographer is to see light and to remember it. Light is the most changing element in our daily life. We move among solid objects and among people who do not change drastically during a day or a week. But visually the appearance of our environment and of people around us may change from one hour to the next due to the time of day, the weather, or the particular source of light. Photographers are aware of these changes and store in their memory the impact different types of light have on our emotions and our subconscious. For a photographer, watching the light becomes second nature.
Some of the photographer's palette of tools:
-The angle of light
-Quality (hard or soft)
Angle of light
FF-02: Critique Theory + TechniqueCritiquing SystemsFF-02: Critique Theory + Technique2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are a few techniques + approaches to improve
the quality and helpfulness of your critiques!
Critiquing could almost be an art form in and of itself! It's complex, but needs to be accessible. It can be approached from many different perspectives; there are no right answers. In essence, critique is like collaborative problem solving!
You as critic work with an artist to identify a problem (maybe one that they themselves are unaware of), then you work together to find a solution to it. They communicate through their existing body of work, and the technique they've developed or concept they've expressed. You communicate through your observations, impressions, and suggestions!This guide is designed to give you some new ideas about how you might approach your critiques from a different angle! It contains questions for you to ask, as well as tec
Digitally Delicious: January 30thDigitally Delicious: January 30th7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Come To Life by Jon-Lock
On the beach by Amro0
Forgotten by HRFleur
Freedom by Selenada
Follow Me by neisbeis
Ancestors by black-dicefish
Eternal Monument by Nele-Diel
Halloween Blues by sabin-boykinov
Forest Spirit ERW 082013 by Mortainius88
Fashion 101: Working with ModelsWelcome to the first edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As is customary with most of my articles, there will be a giveaway and discussion at the end!Fashion 101: Working with Models2 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a Model?
Simply put, a model is a person employed for the purpose of posing for an artist. This can be for a painter, sculptor, animator, photographer, etc. For the sake of this article, we will be looking at models for photography. We will also be further defining a model as someone who has agreed to pose or act for your photography project, versus a brief subject such as a person on the street.
Why Work With a Model?
A model brings a lot to the table for a photographer, particularly when it comes to b
Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules**This will be the last message regarding this particular contest that is posted outside of Halloween-HQ. If you would like to join the contest, please keep an eye on that group for kickoff information and announcements.**Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Halloween 2013! A group of CVs and partnering community members have gathered to bring you a Halloween haunted murder mystery. We have worked extremely hard on it, and we hope you will enjoy it.
The contest will start tomorrow, 11 October 2013, and will run until 1 November at 11:59 PM Pacific time.
The role of the detectives
We will post introductory information that tells you what happened and what we would like you to do. Essentially, your job is to solve the murder in the castle. You will talk to several people along the path to figure out who the murderer was. Along the way, we have small tasks and puzzles for you to complete. At the end, we will ask you to tell
Daily Literature Deviations for July 28th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for July 28th, 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for July 28th, 2013
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pi
XXXXXXXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXXXXXXXXXX8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi everybody! Welcome back for another FREE TO JOIN Sbox weekly giveaway, and Happy new years!
Share the joy and win with a friend!
Check out the details below!
This new year, I've decided to be more generous- to do more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy some art with these points and help spread the love! What's the point of having points if you can't share them with your friends?
So far i've donated over 5000 points via my giveaways, and i'm just getting started.
Slambaux has been helping the dA community since 1974, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
1 pair of friends will win 50 points each- and lone winner will get 100 points.
Winners of last giveaway:
dathie and @I-Am-So-M
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #67:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #672 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure?
Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
More info about this feature and how to participate below right after the feature.
Support the artists:
Please this Group Blog to help these artists get more exposure!
If you Fav this Blog you will get an extra Feature of your work in the next Blog
Be sure to visit all of these wonderful artists galleries and share your thoughts, comments and favs with them.
Now lean back and enjoy this week’s features!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature"
Winners Blah Blah.Y---eaaaah..Winners Blah Blah.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
▶ A full-coloured chibi of your choice:
▶ 3 month premium membership [x1]
▶ 1 month premium membership [x2]
Pieology , Falling-Wish
Murder at the Castle! Let the investigation begin!Last night, Cinderella was to host the greatest ball in all the land in honour of her Husband, Prince Charming. It had been months of hard work; every servant and helper furiously putting together the finest of touches to ensure everything was perfect. Invitations had been sent out to exclusive friends and acquaintances alike, reaching the farthest parts of fairyland. It was to be the event of the century.Murder at the Castle! Let the investigation begin!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There was no denying, Cinderella had become highly stressed of late. Organising such a fabulous ball had taken its toll, especially when perfection was her objective. Her inner control freak had taken over and she no longer cared who she upset or angered as long as the ball was exact. Friends were no longer happy with her, she wouldn't keep promises- let alone attend unnecessary events such as Alice's weekly tea party. In fact, even her own husband, who all this was for, had not been in her mind.
The Ball was lavish; champagne fountains, golden swans, shimmery streamers, a stylish d&
What's an artist?An artist is not a celebrity, he just lives another reality; in other words, he is a legal lunatic. Only another lunatic can understand him.What's an artist?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
MY SECOND BLACK AND WHITE DOODLE CONTESTFinally, after my last doodle contest, i came up with a decision of making another doodle contest.MY SECOND BLACK AND WHITE DOODLE CONTEST8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. This is not a big contest and since i only have a little amount of points to share, the prizes are not that big.
2. Im not looking for a super awesome doodle, just try to do your best and i will really glad to accept it..!
3. I will sadly cancel this contest if i cant get more than 5 entries.
4. Everyone can join..!! (You dont have to be a watcher to join )
(It can be any kind of emotions, sadness, anger, ANYTHING)
1. It has to be black and white traditional doodle
2. You can use any kind of tools (marker, pencil, pen, watercolour)
But remember it has to be in black and white
POINTS RAFFLE!700 watchers! RAFFLE!POINTS RAFFLE!700 watchers!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to thanks everyone! i've reached 700 watchers during the week...so i do a quick raffle for celebrate that ! :icondesucheeksplz:
-fav this journal ~<3
-Only for my watchers (of course...you can watch me for participate. but.please. i beg you to don't unwatch me just after the raffle...sincerely. please.it brokes my heart.. i'm like "JEEZAS. WHAT DID I DO?DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG? ":iconrazycryplz: )
and that's all! ! <3
if you want to advertise it, why not~
maybe 4? why not? the last one could win a little drawing,a sketch..don't know. i need to think more about it OuO
:iconaaah-plz: i'll choose obviously randomly a winner !:iconididplz: certainly with random.org!
the deadline for the raffle is the 31 january at
my first art exhibitionHi Last Friday I had my first exhibition. I was totally stressed and overwhelmed but veery happy. Thank All of You to make me believe in myself. And thank you DA - you have here so many lovely and inspiring people <3 Love ! Majamy first art exhibition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
December Raffle: ClosedDECEMBER RAFFLE: ClosedDecember Raffle: Closed9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This month's raffle, i will pick two winners The prize will be, a request drawing anime/manga style of one or two characters in watercolours, pencil, pencil crayon, or black and white copics. Rules: 1. Watch me first 2. Fave this journal 3. Comment that you faved THe last day to sign up will be on December 15 at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). That's all for the December raffle. Imma go "try-hard" on these prizes. This means i will make them better than the rest of my prizes before. I might decide to do backgrounds if i have enough time~ but please, even if you think you might not win, just join! If you want
COMPETITION THIS WAY! (CLOSED):iconrose5plz::iconrose6plz::iconrose7plz::iconrose-2plz::iconrose3plz::iconrose4plz::iconrose5plz::iconrose6plz::iconrose7plz::iconrose-2plz::iconrose3plz::iconrose4plz:COMPETITION THIS WAY! (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A competition, right?
UPDATE: Now closed for judging. We'll announce the winners as soon as possible :3
Yesterday, this group reached HUNDRED members! It's a very huge deal for us. And it's all thanks to all of you guys! So thank you all for joining!
� And we celebrate it with a contest...
Summer is coming to an end. It's getting colder, soon we'll see colors like red, orange, and yellow everywhere (Depending on where you live.)
� That's why we decided to give this competition an autumn-theme! Now you may think "What, autumn? Isn't that only leaves and stuff? -.-"
You could draw someone in autumn-clothes
Or someone looking for mushrooms in the forest
:Raishin+Akari: Contest [Win Cash, PM, etc]Detail: This is a crossover contest of Doll Weapon and Black Mansion.:Raishin+Akari: Contest [Win Cash, PM, etc]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
November 30th, 2014
Now there are more time, so tell your friends who might be interested!
[For artwork category] Draw our OCs together + any kind of animal (I know, lame xD)
[For literature category] Write a scene where Raishin and Akari meet your OC, be imaginative!
References with BIO:
with BIO -> http://sta.sh/01diptnjhwuv
(OPTIONAL: Please favorite/make a journal or poll about this contest.
A 100 raffle will be done by the dea