Create a new mascot for deviantART ContestEDIT: Contest closed! Thanks to all those who participated. I'll announce the results soon.
In an unpredictable turn of events, Fella has decided to quit his job as deviantART's mascot, because an unnamed Staff member ate his cookies. Our beloved former mascot has sworn he wont return no matter what and we're left in tears, despair and agony.
However unfortunate this situation is, we need to move on and find a new mascot for dA. This is where you come in! Design a new mascot for deviantART and win prizes in the process! Be as creative as you want, use any medium you like and link your entries to this news article.
Contest starts at the time this article is posted.
Entries must be created for this contest only.
All mediums welcome.
Contest closes on Monday, April 7th 11:59 PST.
Entries must abide with deviantART policies and terms of service.
1st place: 3000 points and the honour of being t
Contest: Fan Art NouveauHello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.Contest: Fan Art Nouveau11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household sil
April Fools Caption ContestRemember the contest ends tomorrow!April Fools Caption Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get the chance to win a Premium Membership just by leaving a comment!
What would an April Fools day be without some good ol' fun?
This is YOUR opportunity to mock, ridicule and generally take great delight and amusement whilst poking fun at the beloved Volunteers and Staff of deviantART.
How to play!
All you have to do is go to the April Fools 2014 Gallery Folder, click on each image, and leave a comment which you think is a fitting caption!
Try to come up with something funny, and remember - our usual etiquette policy still applies!
Contest will close 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on April 5th.
A 3-month Premium Membership for the best caption of each photo! (and that is no joke!)
It's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAYIt's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAY3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 06/01 We've got about 12 hours left before the contest deadline! We've had one person do 12 in 2 hours today, so if you are feeling mad and want a prize, go for it! Also please don't forget to log your critiques in this journal as so many have already done!
Update 04/01 2 days left! Please check your name is on the completer list if you have claimed your 12 critiques! There's still plenty of time to contribute, even if you don't make it to 12!
Update 01/01 Happy New year everyone! Here is to an amazing 2015! We've still got 5 days left of this challenge and starting to see more people completing! Keep those critiques rolling, you are doing fantastic!
Update 28/12 How are we getting on? Starting to see a few critiques springing about, which is fantastic! You will notice at the bottom of this journal, there is now a list of challenge participants who have submitted their completed critique
Happy Birthday DeviantART! Welcome to WonderlandHappy Birthday DeviantART!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the DeviantArt community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
What Do You See? Birthday Contest!We all look at clouds, net curtains and woodchip wallpaper and try and make faces right? I know I do! With that in mind we bring you:What Do You See? Birthday Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What Do You See?
Challenge: Take a look at one of these four photographs.
Then simply show us what you see! But here's the catch - it MUST be dA related!
Here is an example I did:
Rules and Guidelines
The deviation should be dA themed, as this is a birthday contest! For example, you may wish to include Fella, popular emotes, llamas, ninjas etc
You may NOT use the image directly.
Whichever shapes you see in the stock images should be translated as closely as possible in your finished piece. For example, the mountain in my example is the same shape as the wallpaper rip.
Please link to the stock image used and say what part of your image it's used in. For example I used the shape of the wallpa
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
The Recycling and Reusing ContestAnd the winners are...The Recycling and Reusing Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey winners! Just a heads-up...
You should get your subscription within a few days of this announcement but points will be awarded in the first two weeks of next month.
Dark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-Lioncourt
Basket Made of Newspaper by =Tannywantan
amonite n amber by ~thebluekraken
We thought we should do something special for projecteducate's two weeks of Artisan Crafts Educational Extravaganza and since everyone loves contests, we know this will
Celebrating Diversity #42As i really enjoy these 'Celebrating Diversity' articles i will be doing it once a month for as long as i have that little heart next to my name.Celebrating Diversity #421 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So expect more different art in the future.
Try something new challenge!Maybe you've always wanted to try a craft but never found an excuse to? Or you want to try something new? Well this is your chance, we're inviting you all to join us for a fun contest involving all the artisan crafts!Try something new challenge!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For this contest we want you to pick an artisan craft you've never tried before and do something with it. You can choose whatever craft you prefer and do anything with it, the only condition is that it needs to be completely new for you. If you need help picking one you can find examples and tutorials in the Artisan Crafts ABC.
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed and encouraged but you
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Custom Widgets9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014Celebrating Deviousness - October 20146 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hey there, my name is Anne—some people also call me CSS fairy - and I'm just a glitter spreading, CSS loving random person from Germany. DeviantART is part of my life since 9 years already. While I started with traditional and digital art, I am now doing kind of everything. I love baking, crafting (with plywood for example), designing and just giving new things a try in general. I am a communication designer, who just enjoys being creative in all ways possible.
CSS Fairy Sculpture
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf
Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!
In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!
Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp:
Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!
Please do not submit something you have already created
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest!2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
Rocking around the CRITmas tree! Last 24 hours begins shortly! Please make sure you list your completed critiques in a comment on this journal to qualify for prizes! Remember, even if you haven't made it to 12, I'd like to see how you did!Rocking around the CRITmas tree!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
On the twelfth day of critmas, a deviant gave to me...
Twelve technical pointers
Eleven potential spottings
Ten revised sentences
Nine nonsense niggles
Eight insightful wonderings
Seven simple swappings
Six suggested changes
Four thoughtful thoughts
And a worth while critique for free!
That's right, its back!
For the third year running, the popular Christmas Critique challenge is back on deviantART. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread your festive cheer and
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2015Celebrating Deviousness - March 20151 month ago in Personal More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
My name is Denise Maritato and I was born and raised in New York. I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil with the support and encouragement of my grandmother, a fellow artist. In 2005, I graduated with honors from The Pratt Institute with a degree in Communications / Graphic Design.
After college, I completed a two year internship at a fashion company in Manhattan NY where I designed clothing tags, labels and packaging for hand bags and accessories. I then went on to design balloons for Anagram International and finally found a home working for Amscan Inc. designing halloween costume packaging for the retail chain Party City.
In 2006, I met m
The Triumph ProjectDr. Maya Angelou, a literary and cultural luminary, died this Wednesday. While glowing words have and will continue to be spoken about her talent, activism, and dauntless spirit, she is honored especially for her body of work. She took her own suffering and the suffering of others and, through her words, transfigured that suffering into triumphant art.The Triumph Project10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some of us in Community Relations invite you to participate in a new Project in remembrance of Dr. Angelou, one that grew out of a suggestion by Aeirmid. Together, we'll be creating art about triumph, be it personal, societal, or even hypothetical. At the end of the project, all deviations will be featured. This isn't a contest; it is a way for us to use our talents, following Dr. Angelou's example, to enrich our community.
What counts as triumphant? That's up to you. It could be a non-fiction biographical account of an historic leader, or an autobiographical poem about a personal moment of triumph.
CR Newsletter - May/June 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - May/June 20149 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Art is Personal
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. Project Educate 2014
6. News from the Chats and Forums
7. News from the Galleries
1. Art is Personal
Every day, daily deviations are featured, artist interviews are posted, and countless journals of thumbnails published. Every single day, community members, volunteers and staff, all come together and share in a love of art. It doesn't always go well and sometimes a piece of artwork I adore, strikes the wrong chord with someone. However, regardless of the message received the artwork achieved the goal of becoming personal and striking an emotion and there are no rules that state this emotion should always be happy and fluffy. I'm personally inspired by a different kind of image, one that challenges my feelin
Manip Challenges #004After a longer hiatus, they are back! Find below our 4th Manip Challenges!Manip Challenges #0042 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please don't forget to credit and notify all resource providers you use stock of - including the challenge stock!
Note to NaySayers: this is supposed to be a fun event. It's called a challenge because there are rules to observe. But it is in the nature of these rules that a lot of similar images will be created for this. While everyone likes a great idea and/or a piece that is on a high technical level, this excercise is not meant to be seen in such a light. Meaning that in a classic contest, we usually look for originality and compete with others -- here, we look for a personal moment of satisfaction, maybe helping someone break their artist's block by doing something just for the sake of doing it. Not everything always has to be a big competition. Sometimes, all you need is a nudge to do something at all. We like to provide that nudge. If you don't like looking at a lot of similar pieces, ma
Why You Should Still Be Experimenting As we began our trek into the world of art most of us spent a decent amount of time experimenting to find our niche.Why You Should Still Be Experimenting9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
But for many artists, once they find their place and style they often stop listening for any other callings.
What Exactly do You Mean by "Experiment".
Trying new things - of course we should experiment and text our tools, that's one of the first steps to becoming an artist in learning what you're working with and how to use your resources and tools to produce the best outcome for your art. What this article is about however is going outside your style and technique.
Why Should You Experiment?
Experimenting is a crucial part of learning. It's also a giant piece of expanding, improving and adding to what you already have. Imagine if the first thing you created was all you ever did. I'd be taking photo after photo of the sunrise: two problems with that are I'm not a mining person
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - December 20131 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Finger Lickin Good
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.
Through a fine pink haze