Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Semi-Finalists!Lightning Forever by HuueLightning: Fallen by LuigigurlCorrupted Angel Armor by dinmoneyRose Valkyrie by AuretaCrystal Stasis by haru-naruLightning by vessselLightning - Mythril Scorpion Armor by randisLR Raijin suit by AseoLightning Returns - FFXIII by DiegooCunhaLightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Entry by SykugenCustomized Version of Lightning by eloelOdin God Armor by spiraprideWilhelmina by KarmaLizzardLightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Semi-Finalists!1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Sword Waltz by Overweight-CatLR: Chocobo Hunter by ChrisBjorslightning returns contest flattenFinal2000x550 by AlNiCo-ismViolet Grimoire by PechanFF Lightning by NiaYehLightning by Faye-lPurple Bolt by sHoNi89Crystallised Armour by EternaLegendFinal Fantasy Redesign by BobKehlLightning 2.0 by ijurLightning by yagaminoueLightning by NiamstudioQueen Chocobo - Lightning - by Fanelia-ArtLightning has returned by david-sladekOdin's Gift by kurimja
Dracula Untold Billboard Contest WinnersIn the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to show us one of Vlad the Impaler's transformations—either into a flock of bats or the fearsome vampire Dracula. After much deliberation by the judges, the winners are in. Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!Dracula Untold Billboard Contest Winners3 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest ArticleView EntriesOfficial Rules
In the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to illustr
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
Celebrating Deviousness August 2012Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness August 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `Thiefoworld
Call the Police
Summary of Art
Little Felicia 2012
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
Transformation Challenge WinnersView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemiFinalistsTransformation Challenge Winners10 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Transformation Challenge! The 25 semi-finalist entries blew away the Microsoft and Motherboard judges, but they worked hard together and came up with the three finalists. Each of the finalist winners will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, $1,000 USD, an all-expense paid trip to work with a featured artist, and have had their winning work f
RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners RIFTRIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create a Colosus Contest
In our RIFT, Create a Colossus Contest,
we asked you to design the biggest and baddest
boss you could imagine! After sorting through
thousands of fearful monsters, the judges have
whittled down the entries and selected the
final three winners.
$1,500 Cash Prize (USD)
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
8,000 deviantART Points
dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
deviantWEAR Hoodie of the Winner's Choice*
1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
It was a close race, but difficult for the ot
Holiday Card Project 2013 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2013 Wrap-Up1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Holiday Card Project returned in 2013, and it was a total hit! We received over 5,000 cards from 2,000 deviants in more than 60 different countries! A ton of deviants reached out to us, interested in helping to distribute cards to their local hospitals! With these volunteers' help, we distributed cards to 22 hospitals in the US and abroad!
The majority of the hospitals we worked with distributed the cards themselves, either through their own volunteers or by placing cards on the food trays of patients. We received letters of thanks from some hospitals, and a few even shared our cards on their Facebook pages! One thing all of the hospitals and patients had in common: they loved your cards!
One of our biggest surprises this year came from Bank of America! A deviant who works there got word of our project and told some people around the cor
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
More FIAT More Imagination WinnersMore FIAT More Imagination Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
RulesView EntriesView Original ArticleView Semi-Finalists18+ International
In the More FIAT® More Imagination Contest we asked you to give us a glimpse of what you would expect to see going on inside the FIAT® 500L at Art Basel, and the winners are in. Casey Hurbis, head of FIAT® communications, reviewed the 25 semi-finalists and picked the art that will be featured on three FIAT® 500L cars at Art Basel, Miam
A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntroA (modern) history of dA emoticons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons
Despicable Me 2 WinnersDespicable Me 2 Winners1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the "Despicable Me 2 Minion Fan Art Contest," we asked you to join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. The three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured in movie ads on the deviantART homepage, and each winner will receive $1,000 USD and a copy of "Despicable Me 2" on Blu-ray. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and may your Minions serve your devious deeds well!
What Lurks Behind Wil WheatonWatch depthRADIUSWhat Lurks Behind Wil Wheaton1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What Lurks BehindWil Wheaton
What's Behind Wil Wheaton? That’s what he’d like to know.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
He could just turn around but he’s asking his army of twitter followers to photoshop the hell out of whatever it is that's on the green screen directly behind him. What an opportunity, deviants
<a class="follow" href="https://twitter.com/wilw">
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyBiweekly feature vol.12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
feature journal. I'll be doing this every 2 weeks so this will allow the
feature art work to get a decent amount of views.
The feature journal is where I'll be posting some art works from artist
on DA that you guys suggested that don't have many views or favorites
and that deserve more. For the feature journal I have picked suggestions
for different category to make it more diverse.
Again, thank you allfor posting suggestions in my previous journal, sadly space is limited
so I will not be able to feature all the suggestions.
For the next feature,
If you have a piece from an artist that you really like and feel like
that they need some exposure, wither its photography, Crafting,
Painting, Drawings,etc please post below. Please make sure that they are
legit (not stolen art) and has below 1,000 faves.
without any more delay Lets get started : )
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we went to Toycon last Saturday and as usual I... didn't really get to take pictures of toys and stuff. It was so crowded around the merchandise hall that I couldn't stop and take photos because people were constantly threading through and shoving. It was like a river of people with an actual current, hahah! Sometimes I'd find a friend to chat with but we'd eventually be pulled apart by the tide, it was kind of funny.
I wanted to wear something simple and comfortable so I posted on my Facebook that I would wear my old Ichigo cosplay in his Karakura High uniform. The Bleach manga is so crazy now that it just made me miss the days when Bleach was simple.
I think this is the last decent picture of myself that I have wearing this, and it was taken ages ago.
And here it is on me again, with a new wig, better contact lenses, better wig styling and cosplay makeup skills (somewhat), and Kon plush that was give
Scribblenauts Unmasked WinnersScribblenauts Unmasked Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Aquaman by Anarki3000
What will you do to save the arts?Watch depthRADIUSWhat will you do to save the arts?1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What will you do to save the arts?
Foreword by techgnotic
As an artist you need to be aware that something very bad is being brewed. Under cover of corporate and bureaucratic darkness, art as you could know it on the Internet will die. “.ART “ will be lost. You need to carefully read “Save Dot Art” right now—before another battle for the future of art on the Internet is lost.
This plea to the “ICANN” is dense and full of unfamiliar acronyms, but it’s essential
Site Update: Valentine Art Exchange, Editing LinksWhat's NewSite Update: Valentine Art Exchange, Editing Links1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Valentine's Day Art Exchange
It's time to get out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, because Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! The Valentine Exchange is back, allowing you to create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones. Start creating now in preparation for the big day!
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Editing Links in Sta.sh Writer
Editing links in Sta.sh Writer is now easier than ever! Click on a link in your document and a URL box will appear, from which you can easily change the URL that text will link to.
When viewing a deviation from the Message Center, usernames displayed in comments would be an incorrect color. Fixed by fartprincess
When viewing a Flash deviation with au
CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. The Artist's Toolbox
8. Celebrating Diversity
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
About the Project
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
New Username Symbols: The JourneyA New Road to TravelNew Username Symbols: The Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was first approached with the project to redesign and replace our user symbols I was naturally quite shocked. For those of us who've been part of deviantART for a long while, changing the username symbols seemed like changing the colour of the sky, or asking everyone to suddenly start walking backwards, right? It seemed like such a fundamental part of what deviantART is that it was hard to take on board. But then really, when you think about it, the old symbols were meaningless at face value. And that, my dear friends, is exactly why we set about looking at rethinking them.
Think about when you first found and joined deviantART. Did any of the symbols make sense? Did you stop and think "what is this ~ before my name and why is it there?" Maybe, but possibly you're probably like me and just kinda accepted it because that's the reality presented to you. After a while, though, you'd have seen the * and maybe even a ` or ^ an
Being an inspiration within the communityCommunity WeekBeing an inspiration within the community4 months ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArt is an incredibly large community, and to many of us it's easy to feel that we cannot have an impact within it, without being incredibly popular, or having a special 'status' such as Senior, or by being a Community Volunteer. As natural as this thought might be, however, it is quite wrong. There are so many ways to be an inspiration within the community, and in this article I will describe a few key ones.
Compiling art features and posting them through your journals is one of the easiest ways to start trying to inspire and influence the community. There is so much art on DeviantArt, and so many artists deserving more recognition. Art Features are an incredibly fun way of exposing art you've fallen in love with, or art you believe the community should see more of. If you want your features to stand out more, try to be creative with them. Perhaps do themes, specific genres, perhaps include thumbnails in a specific order, perha
PE: 5 reasons to love your job5 reasons to love your jobPE: 5 reasons to love your job1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
1. Your work consumes a significant amount of your life time. If you don't love what you do, you spend way too much of your time being upset and uncomfortable.
2. You will probably never be truly great at what you do. Without passion and will to invest, improvement is unlikely to come.
3. You'll lack fulfillment. You'll be thinking about things you could be doing instead and watching the clock all the time. Your days won't be productive.
4. Without being productive, you won't get promoted. Without excitement and portfolio that shows progress, you won't get new customers.
5. While doing a job you don't like, you won't be able to do what you'd love to do more, be much better at and more productive. You will waste yourself.
Site Update: Autocomplete to Beta TestersWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete to Beta Testers1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.
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dAmn It To Be Phased Out
The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge WinnersOutcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge Winners2 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to design a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampunk Warrior for use in the new Outcast Odyssey game, and the winners are in!
We were honored with judges of the highest possible calibre: contracted Outcast Odyssey artist and DeviantArt member Warren Louw, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games Jonathan Durr, and Mobile