Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest"Ware those who leave the safety of the fireside after the midnight hour on Old Hallows Eve; lest the dead steal your soul and your body be turned into a creature of the night!
Would you turn towards the waning moon or turn away?
Witch, or Witch Hunter, Demon or Demon Hunter... undead, ghost, vampire or werewolf?
Create your creature of the night as stock for your fellow artists to turn into Halloween themed art! Go to town with makeup and props and strike a zombie pose!
We are looking for some really outstanding "creatures of the night" stock, it doesn't matter if you are a zombie or a ghost, or a demon hunter - but we want you to push the boat out and be as different and as original as you can manage!
Digital work: i
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates in Art Features More Like This
Mourning for Icarus by H.J. Draper 1898
The Theme- ART:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, be that modern, or ancient using stock and resources available on DeviantART.
The Theme - STOCK:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, in stock form! Is your Icarus male or female? Are your wings made from feathers and wax or something more magical?
The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot hi
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"Stock and Resources Updates in Art Features More Like This
Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.
There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.
Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create
When Darkness FallsA reminder to everyone about the current photomanipulation contest running at the moment, hosted by Aeirmid your lovely Photomanipulation Community Volunteer at :iconthe-sacred-space: and supported by :iconstockandresources: with prizes also being donated by :iconcommunityrelations:When Darkness Falls in Art Features More Like This
Darkness has fallen across the land of photomanipulation.
Haunted spirits and growling fiends descend on every nation.
And terror enthralls those within these walls,
Is this what transpires when darkness falls?
Or, perhaps gentle fairies emerge from 'neath a delicate daisy petal,
and the boys in the band gather in shadow to play their heavy metal?
And a drow elf crawls from the forest's lush walls,
Maybe this is what transpires when darkness falls!
Blame no one but ^SanguineVamp for this "poetry."
You decide what happens (transpires) when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Stock and Resources Updates Feb 2013Heading Into 2013Stock and Resources Updates Feb 2013 in Art Features More Like This
We are well on our way towards the warmer part of the year for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, and whilst we shake off our winter blues and snow boots, our Southern Stockers have been wowing us with new beautiful stock and resources (whilst sweltering in the heat!)
The gallery cleanup is still going on, but with a reminder to be patient with us, we know its not easy but we have a very VERY big gallery and just a few people (mostly just Erin and myself) tackling the issue, but its not been forgotten or ignored. Erin and I are also very busy with home life as well
If you feel we've missed out on a sub category (sadly this is very likely right now as we concentrate our efforts on the most used/submitted to areas) please feel free to note us and point us in the right direction!
New Submission Page and Updated Gallery Descriptions
The new submission pa
Stock and Resources DDs June 2012DDs Given by Dan-HefferStock and Resources DDs June 2012 in Art Features More Like This
DDs Given by Elandria
22 Free Photoshop Patterns by Gamekiller48 Tutorial: Twilight Princess Hylian Shield by LinkyLex
Old factory Stock 042 by Malleni-Stock Good and Evil Stock III by CrowsReign-Stock
Dutch Windmill 2 stock pack sample by dierat-stock Masquerade 4 by devious-stock
Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by MaakuCat Hands of Red 7 by anyman82
Big Photo Action Pack by h3design Tutorial - Common Digital Painting Mistakes by natasha2808 Water-color Tutorial from Starter to Starters by Dolokun Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh :thumb297208104:
Glorious by TwiggXstock Sailor Sakky Ninja 1 by SenshiStock
ladysivali-stock-place2 by ladysivali-stock Free :: Erinada IV by XxSaraiyu-StockxX
Tranquil by SarahVlad Too much rum by 9thPlanetStock
DDs Given by bradleysays
deviantID widget box customization tutorial by CypherVisor
DDs Given by trevg
Stock and Resources DDs August 2012Stock & Resources Daily Deviations given by Dan-HefferStock and Resources DDs August 2012 in Art Features More Like This
Stock & Resources Daily Deviations given by Elandria
Stock Victorian 2 by Tairin-Rur Flatline Scorpio by szuzi
White Peacock 04 by MapleRose-stock Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven
:thumb279293493: model stock fighter 3 by DarkRose1997 Textures set: Out Of My Mind by scatterflee
heavently light: textures set by inconditionally Crystal 22 by Treeclimber-Stock
Dennenlohe9_my second DD by ConnysWORLD Kew Palm House Eastern Entrance Stone Step Texture by aegiandyad
stretching by Jello88 Gothic Studio Stock II by DanielleFioreModel
blue mermaid 9 by MerlinsMoonShadow Pink14 by Biselva Romantic Couple by IQuitCountingStock
Free Bushes by Nobiax Lying in the grass by caenerys
Stock & Resources Daily Deviations given by Moonbeam13
Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial by AdamMasterman
Stock & Resources Daily Deviations given by bradleysays
How to Submit A Journal to Profile and Groups by Endorell-Taelos
Happy October Stock and Resources News!It comes around so quickly!Happy October Stock and Resources News! in Art Features More Like This
I can't believe its already officially Autumn, and don't ask me what happened to spring and summer!!
Gallery Description Updates
Yesterday saw the release of the new "stashy" submit page to A/B beta testers hailing the promotion and better definition of gallery descriptions aimed at improving, helping and preventing the age old problem of miscats (which everyone hates except the people who miscat in the first place)
As you can see from the previews the gallery selection area is now accompanied by examples and the description - which is where you come in. The stock and resources gallery has seen a LOT of changes over the years making the range of descriptions for individual sub categories quite a mixed bag!
We are looking for thoughts and suggestions for updating the ENTIRE set of galley descriptions across the board, and if stock and resources aren't your thing but you want to g
Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)So all those sub cats...Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER) in Art Features More Like This
Its no secret that the stock and resources gallery is HUGE. On a scale thats intimidating, complicated and a bit like a bottomless pit of sub, sub, sub, sub, sub cats.
Last year we were very lucky to have a bit of a makeover job in Resources/Fonts and Resources/Stock, however, we are looking with "new deviant's eyes" (Yes, we kidnapped new deviants and stole their eyeballs) to look at our gallery long and hard. HARD.
You can read more about whats going on with this huge project here - http://fav.me/d5xccty
What we'd love to get from you guys
Feedback and suggestions!
Do you know of sub cats that are completely obsolete that we could tidy up and get rid of?
Are there dark alleyways hidden in the maze of resources sub cats that need a light shining on them?
Can some categories be merged, or renamed to make them more logical/useful to todays deviant community?
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open! in Art Features More Like This
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest Capture your PUMPKIN!Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Update: The contest deadline is fast approaching and it's HALLOWEEN! So get creative now and capture your pumpkins! Remember that your entry must be still life photography, therefore it cannot include any people!
Start Date: 5th October
End Date: 5th November
The aim of this contest is to promote, educate and understand Still Life Photography. So your captures must have a still life element to them i.e. arranged (they can't be pumpkins growing in a field) and it must include pumpkin in some way, shape or form. So you could carve a pumpkin, make a pumpkin soup, decorate a pumpkin, make pumpkin pie...and so on. The Overall Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are eligible to win in the sub-categories too.
1 entry per person
Must be still life photography WHICH EXCLUDES PEOPLE!
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon 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
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here! in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
Creatively Photograph 13!Last day for entries! Get your cameras out and get creative!!Creatively Photograph 13! in Deviant Events More Like This
It's deviantART's thirteenth BIRTHDAY! And what better way to celebrate than to participate right here on-site with lots of happenings, shenanigans, contests and more. To find out exactly what's going on today (and over the next little while) head to this blog! In the meantime, if you've got a camera and a bit of creativity handy then why not enter the Photographing Thirteen Contest!
Your challenge is to creative photograph the number thirteen! This could include the word thirteen, the number 13, or thirteen different items arranged in a creative way. You officially have permission in particular, to play with your food! The contest is open to general photography so you can submit along the lines of any of the Photography sub categories. There are a few rules and info on how to enter...
Rules and Entering
One entry per person
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 2013 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
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS! in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
November Contest Silver - plus Orange Winners! DatesNovember Contest Silver - plus Orange Winners! in Art Features More Like This
The contest folder will be open on 1st November 2012 and will close on 29th November 2012. Be sure to get your submissions in before the closing date! Judging will commence soon after
with winners announced on 1st of December with the next new challenge! We're tightening up on submissions now and your work will be declined if it doesn't follow our submissions rules!
The Submission folder can be found right Here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Silver
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!) and must be categorised in still life.
You can only enter ONE piece of work!
You need to be a member of the group!
1 x 3 month subscription
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!October Contest: Abstract Colours in Deviant Events More Like This
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal 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
REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge! in Deviant Events More Like This
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition! in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls' in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that
Rules for the Photomanipulation Mini-ChallengeRules for the Photomanipulation Mini-Challenge in Deviant Events More Like This
So! For those of you who may not have been paying attention lately, today (August 7th) is deviantART's 12th birthday! To celebrate, we held a Stock Challenge chat session earlier today. Now, it's time to MANIP THAT STOCK!
MANIP CHALLENGE RULES
The idea, once again, is that we are creating a “fractured” fairytale in which we will be twisting a well-known story into something completely different. Can you take the story and put your own alternative spin on it?
“Fractured” (Twisted) “Beauty and the Beast”
The moment it all went wrong. The night an “old beggar woman” was turned away from a warm hearth and a curse that backfired and twisted the world in a way nobody - not even the old beggar was ever expecting.....
A beast who turned out to be a beauty... or a beauty who was really a beast. Y
Creative Challenge #1What is this?Creative Challenge #1 in Deviant Events More Like This
After a bit of ado, we are happy to introduce some new challenges that we hope will inspire some more creativity in our community as well as encourage ALL of us (ourselves included) to learn some new skills and expand our repertoire! For these challenges, we will require the use of one piece of stock that, while lovely and very useful, might typically be considered "overused," and one new skill or technique.
We know there are a lot of challenges out there already, but here are the goals for ours:
To address concerns of "copying" and "lack of creativity" by challenging people to think more creatively about their art,
To help members of our community learn more and expand their skills by challenging them to learn new techniques, and
To maintain the focus of our community on art, growth, and support.
Let's get started!
How does it work?
Before and After Competition!Something AWESOME this way comes!Before and After Competition! in Deviant Events More Like This
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat!
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them?
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action!
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new
UPCOMING CONTEST:Detectives needed to solve murderThe King of Fairyland is seeking first-class detectives to solve a top secret case for the Monarchy. According to an inside source, a member of the Royal Family was brutally murdered last night, though the King has been loathe to comment on the tragedy. All Royal affairs seem secretive and obscure as darkness falls, both literally and figuratively, upon our magical kingdom. All we know is that a great search is underway for any and all detectives in Fairyland and surrounding regions. No doubt, the detective who successfully completes the unknown task to be set before him (or her) will be rewarded richly.UPCOMING CONTEST:Detectives needed to solve murder in Deviant Events More Like This
A successful detective will be secretive, able to work independently of others, and able to ask the right questions of the right people. He or she will need to know good from bad, right from wrong, lest they get tricked onto the wrong path. He or she will need to work quickly, as the King would like to wrap up this case within three we
Photomanipulation Tournament 2014Something awesome this way comes!!!!Photomanipulation Tournament 2014 in Deviant Events More Like This
We are excited to introduce our newest photomanipulation challenge to the community. This is a series of battles to determine who can out-manipulate the other teams. This is a super long journal, but please take a minute at least to skim it and find out what this exciting challenge is all about. If you want to register, there are instructions at the bottom.
We are seeking prizes! If you are able to help, please leave a comment on this journal or contact Aeirmid.
What is a manip-off?
The manip-off is a series of "battles" in which rival teams/individuals challenge one another to reach beyond their photomanipulation skills and create something awesome. It's a battle to the death, and only one person or team will emerge victorious. We are looking for photomanip "champions," so there are three "rounds" of manipulations plus a championship round to choose a winner.
'Disability' is not 'deficit'.Today, July 14th, is Disability Awareness Day.'Disability' is not 'deficit'. in Deviant Events More Like This
People who do not have disabilities are fortunate in some ways; for example, they don't have to worry about whether they will be able to exit a burning building, wake up with excruciating pain, or have to choose between purchasing expensive medications that can keep them alive and paying their rent. However, please do not pity those of us who do, for having a disability does not automatically make someone less "lucky" than others.
It has nothing to do with luck.
I realize from firsthand experience that having a disability is extraordinarily challenging. Living with pain, as one example, must be beyond imagination. Living with suicidal thoughts and not knowing whether you will wake up in the morning because of all the medications you have to take for your disability is terrifying. It takes a lot of strength sometimes just to get up in the morning and face a day that is undou
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! 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 Monthly Themed Contest: AutumnIt's time for the first of many deviantART Related Monthly Themed Contests!dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: Autumn in Deviant Events More Like This
It's that time of the year again. Where the leaves begin to fall, and all you feel like doing is jumping into that big pile of leaves in your neighbours yard. Yes, it's Autumn.
Create something with autumn leaves, colors, anything to do with Autumn. It's all up to you!
This contest will be open to all media, as long as it's correctly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery. This means you can create a deviantID, Deviant Stamp, Journal or Gallery skins/designs, and more with the theme Autumn.
Your entry must be properly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery.Your entry must comply with deviantART's
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest! 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
devID Spooky Make-up Contest!It's time for the deviantID Spooky Make-up Contest!devID Spooky Make-up Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is always a fun time of year, especially when you dress up for halloween. Take a portrait of yourself with spooky make-up on! No, not like Snooki. Like these:
Your entry must be a photograph showing you as the main subject (or one of the main subjects).You are more than welcome to wear a costume in the photo!Please keep photo-editing to a minimal. i.e Cropping, slight colour changes, etc are permitted.Your entry must comply with deviantART's Submission PolicyYou must credit any stock or resources you use in your entry.Multiple entries are encouraged, but you may only win once.You must be wearing make-up or face paint. Your entry must be submitted into the contest category:
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CR Halloween Chat Event!Join your Community Volunteers on Halloween for a fun-filled event!CR Halloween Chat Event! in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are all the details you need to know.
Time: October 31st, 2012 at 2PM PST
Check your local time here!
It is difficult to host an event that is at an appropriate time for everyone, so apologies to anyone who will not be able to attend because of the time.
Activities we've planned:
General Halloween Trivia!deviantART Trivia!A Q&A session with your Community Volunteers. Ask us questions about Halloween, or any Community Volunteer related questions!A Halloween themed Muro contest!
Prizes will be given out on the day!
Can't wait until then? Check out the dAMonsters chat game run by
CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 10th, 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
dA Related Update: September Chat EventIntroductiondA Related Update: September Chat Event in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to this week's dA Related update! This article will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in the deviantART Related community as well as deviantART.
September Chat Event
REMINDER: Just over 9 hours until the chat event. (Moved back two hours - times updated).
Our monthly chat events are back! Due to the craziness of deviantART's 12th Birthday, I did not hold a dA Related chat event, but join us in :#dARelated: on Friday, September 7th for fun and games.
When? Friday, September 7th at 7PM EST. Check your local time here.
CR Newsletter - July/August 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - July/August 2013 in DeviantART Announcements 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. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
First, thank you for all of your feedback concerning Gallery Makeovers! That information is being sorted and organized and I'll be working on one gallery at a time going forward. Recently, we announced the changes to the Journal Category tree and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I have been collecting feedback from the announcement for future consideration when it comes to future gallery additions. At this time, I will be monitoring the changes and should we ne
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillanSpirit Day 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
The Wind Rises ContestThe Wind Rises Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki and the North American theatrical release of his last film, "The Wind Rises" by creating a very special Tribute to the film's art. Your Tribute will be used to promote the release of "The Wind Rises" on deviantART.
We ask that you combine elemen
Pimps and Whoas - September 18, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 18, 2013 in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Deviation Page Update
Site Update: Suggestions Forum, Bug Fixes
Is Your Email Address Correct?
Legacy of the Lens
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Literature Thumbs. Sta.sh Submit
Happy Holidays from deviantART
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Commissions on deviantART
Celebratring Deviousness January 2013
Dedication to a New Year
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-Finalists
13+ AU Only
Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
Despicable Me 2 ContestDespicable Me 2 Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Contest Ends Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA time.
Join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. Additional Despicable Me characters may also be included.
Watch the Mini-Movies Sneak Peek for inspiration and ideas.
Create your own unique Minions using any drawing tool. You may include additional Despicable Me characters. You can place your character(s) in any environment.
Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY NOW button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must
Dodge Dart Contest Semi-Finalists AnnouncedAnnouncing the Dodge Dart Contest Semi-finalists!Dodge Dart Contest Semi-Finalists Announced in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Our esteemed semi-finalist judges pored through thousands of entries in the Dodge Dart Inspired By You Contest. From abstract digital paintings, to paper-cutting, to traditional oil paintings, the deviantART community, once again, delivered incredibly creative and imaginative entries!
Out of these 30 semi-finalists, six artists (3 Digital and 3 Traditional) will have their amazing artworks displayed in a pop-up gallery at the Dodge-Chrysler Headquarters and score cash, iPads and other awesome prizes! The remaining 24 semi-finalists will receive 800 deviantART Points and a six-month Premium Membership to deviantART. The finalist judges will come from the amazing Chrysler
design team, the people who are responsible for designs like the Dodge
Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography ContestIt is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring your Type to Life
This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.
Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!
What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, word
Picture Interpretation ChallengeWelcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypographyPicture Interpretation Challenge in Deviant Events More Like This
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start and end date and each deviation must be submitted to dA after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.
Please remember this is a challenge, not a contest, there are no prizes to win.
This is mostly a source of "jobs" that you can do I could be more cheesy and say the prize will be finding out how awesome friendship is … but … oh well.
Here we go!
Picture Interpretation Challenge
How often do you look around your environment or at pictures and photos and think "Oh this object, its shape totally looks like a letter!" ? I am sure this happens to all of us and this challenge is exactly about that feeling!
This challenge is all about taking inspiration from a picture and create typography from it.
The Paintbucket Challenge[Reminder] There are only a couple of days left to enter this challenge! The deadline is July 31st 2013. Sooo, get your paintbuckets out and draw me some lettersThe Paintbucket Challenge in Deviant Events More Like This
For inspiration you may want to take a look at the Paint Bucket Challenge folder and see what others users have submitted.
You can find the rules below
Welcome to the first challenge of this group! The goal of these is to spark your interested in typography and to breed some new typographers Of course, the challenges are open for all levels of experience. I will try to keep them simple in the rules and hope for creative results from the community.
The Paintbucket Challenge
The idea of this challenge is to create some fancy letters using only a template with a grid on it and the Paintbucket tool to fill the grid's shapes. I got this idea from betteo who hosted the original <a href="http://fav.me/d209ypf">
Trajan Replacement ChallengeAs there are only 3 entries so far, the deadline will be extended to November 30th 2013!Trajan Replacement Challenge in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypography
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start date and end date and each deviation must be submitted after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.
So without further ado, I present the:
Trajan Replacement Challenge
The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".
Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!The submissions are closed, the jurors have gathered and the votes have been counted Finally it is time to announce the winners of the Bring Your Type To Life Typography Contest!Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners! in Deviant Events More Like This
Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the winners!
Octopus by PSHoudini
This artwork shows great technical and conceptual skill, as well as a great eye for detail and continuity. This type treatment is full of life that it could almost be real!
Prizes: 12 months Premium Membership & 1600 deviantART points
Crow-Type by Priitii
A simple yet powerful artwork, charming with clear symbolism and references. Bringing together life and death.
Prizes: 6 months Premium Member
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!Celebrating Diversity #1 in Art Features More Like This
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
Bring Your Type To Life Contest Closing!After over a months time (!) the Bring Your Type to Life contest has been closed! The eligible submissions will be looked thru by the judges and the winners will be announced shortlyBring Your Type To Life Contest Closing! in Deviant Events More Like This
12 months Premium Mbsp.
1600 deviantART points
6 months Premium Membership
1 Emoticon Stressballs set
1 month Premium Membership
1 Stressball Keychain
You will receive notes after the contest about your prize. For the Key Chain or Stressball set, you will be required to add those items to your wish list. All other details would follow via note.
Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the contest
Celebrating Diversity #12This edition of Celebrating Diversity I want to focus on two extremes of art: Extremely detailed and realistic works and minimal and abstract art. Both tendencies or trends have their place and time in art and history and are appreciated by many people. Not always does one person like both, but to me personally, art has always been more about feeling, than about complexity. Something simple can touch me emotionally as well as something blasting with details. Art is just as individual as every human being!Celebrating Diversity #12 in Art Features More Like This
How do you feel about these tw
Text and Typography - August 2012Monthly Article, featuring each month's Daily Deviations, as well as links in and outside of deviantART.com!Text and Typography - August 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
In this edition you will find DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART.
Daily Deviations July & August 2012
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typografie: :iconcalligraffiti: :iconcreativ-artists:
:iconlancrecomm: :iconarabbtypography: :icontypographylove: :icongraphicjump: :icontypo-masters:
:iconscriptlettering: :icontypographytoday: :icontypographyclub: :icontypocircle:
:icontype-design: :iconawesome-fonts: :iconpixelfontlovers: :icontemple-of-typefaces:
Interested to find learn more? Read
R&S - Font Gallery Update!!I am very happy to make an announcement today that is something that I have been eyeing suspiciously for a while and now am very relieved to see it done:R&S - Font Gallery Update!! in Deviant Events More Like This
The Resource & Stock Images > Fonts gallery has been relaunched!
Take a look at the changes here!
Now, without going into much detail, it used to be subpar. The category names were unprofessional and confusing, leading to frustrating search results and many many miscats.
Over the last month there has been a lot of work put into changing this status.
So first of all I’d like to thank Elandria and Dan-Heffer who were very much in favor of the change and supported me in my endeavours to come up with a good gallery tree, despite being no experts on the topic of fonts, but giving me an outsiders input
Naturally I have to thank Moonbeam13 as well, as she supported the idea as well and made t
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! 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
Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion Ended!October 2012 - Anthro Challenge #88Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion Ended! in Art Features More Like This
Hello Anthro Community! Welcome to the 88th installment of Anthro Challenge. This will be a special installment because guess what? We are now an official contest hosted as a part of communityrelations and some awesome gifts will be donated by the lovely Moonbeam13! From now on, Anthro Challenge will have its own contest category that members can submit too! So I am happy to announce our first one!
CONTEST IS CLOSED!
Stay tuned for the posting of the next challenge!!! We have one each month!
Theme: Wrong Potion
Deadline: October 1st 2012 - October 31st @ 11:59pm PST check your local time ( Note: The timer doesn't h
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - nightrhino!It is my pleasure to bring to you the 10th installment of Anthro ArtistAnthro Artist Feature and Interview - nightrhino! in Art Features More Like This
Feature & Interview. We will be featuring the extremely talented
Carnal Buffalo Movie Poster by nightrhino
is just one of the many posters available in his gallery that offers such an appealing, delicious tease into the amazing series Carnal.
There is such an attractive quality about all the posters available that really draws you in to each! It makes you want to own the book now!
Carnal.com | Buy Carnal on Amazon | nightrhino
Ever sense I discovered nightrhino on DeviantART I have been a hooked and addicted fan. He brings to the table such unique pi
Complaints About Quality Declines in DD'sComplaints about quality declines in DDsComplaints About Quality Declines in DD's in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's take a quick look at what a Daily Deviation is first. You might remember this article from our last PE week A Daily Deviation is NOT an award, but a feature. If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at it! It's a great read and you can get a good foundation as to what a Daily Deviation stands for.
So, I'll be touching on the subject of "Complaints about quality declines in Daily Deviations". Why is this so important to touch on? That's a great question and I will be more than happy to answer it below as I describe some key factors that are often overlooked in the way of art vs quality.
Addressing Quality of Deviations
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
There is a lot of this going around "Daily Deviations are losing quality. They're not as beautimous as they used to be.". How about we step out of the shoes of "what is and isn't art" for just a s
Anthro Challenge #102 - GivingWelcome to the 102 installment of Anthro Challenge! So this is our last challenge before the new year and boy, what a year it has been! We are so honored by everyone's participation! We owe a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who keep us alive and keep the spirit of what this challenge is about! Pushing ourselves beyond our limits to reaching goals we want to achieve in our artistic endeavors! So, this will be a special challenge with bigger prizes for you!Anthro Challenge #102 - Giving in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge
AC Challenge #102 - Giving
What Your Challenge Is
LESS THEN 2 WEEKS LEFT!
For the last challenge of the year we want to make it a BIG one! December mark
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.Digital Art vs Traditional Art in Art Features More Like This
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
Anthro Artists In The Real World! Finding Art In The Real WorldAnthro Artists In The Real World! in Art Features More Like This
Wednesday January 16th, 2013
Written by: KovoWolf
While on my Holiday vacation in Grants Pass Oregon to visit my parents and grandmother I ventured into a local comic shop. It was a really nice comic shop and had quiet a selection. I was browsing one of the isles when I came across not one but two comics side by side from Anthro artists here on DA! It's pretty amazing and a humbling experience when you stumble across artists work from DeviantART out in the real world! Especially artists you've been following for years! Congrats you two on your accomplishments and sharing your talent and imagination with the rest of us!
The comics I came across are "Lackadaisy" by tracyjb and "Nordguard - Book One - Across Thin Ice" by screwbald and Tess Garman !
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - VantidHello Anthro Community! I have a great treat in bringing to you the 9th Issue of Anthro Artists Interview & Feature! This is also an exclusive interview for ArtHistoryProject!Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - Vantid in Art Features More Like This
This issue will be featuring the very talented vantid!
Treats by vantid
Is one of those pieces that really puts you into that very spot. That very moment. The colors are outstanding and the highlights and shading are superb. You cannot help but admire the details taken into account for this piece! Gotta love the staff with glowing eyes. But most of all, what's not to enjoy around a campfire then smores??
I first came across vantid when I started out here at DeviantART. I have been a fond admirer of vantid's work for sometime now and it has been such an honor to sit here and watch this deviant grow in talent and in skill! Each piece brings to the tab
Digital Art - Why it's such a popular mediumThe World of Digital ArtDigital Art - Why it's such a popular medium in Art Features More Like This
Stepping out of the real world and into your imagination is an experience that is both shared and held close to all of us. Most of us here express it in our own way in respects to art and the art form. As time moves forward technology progresses on, that type of expression is finding new means and mediums to be painted upon.
Digital art has exploded with the modern age and with it brilliant and fantastic artists have emerged from its rupture. So why is Digital Art so popular.
Cordyceps by jeffsimpsonkh
What makes Digital Art so appealing that most would give up traditional art to move onto something more accessible. Is it money? Is it the potential to further your own artistic ventures? Some say all and others none of the above. It's all personal preference but I am sure we can all observe how popular Digital Art has become. Not just for the artists down the street but as
Art History - Anthro Calendars Featuring Anthro ArtistsArt History - Anthro Calendars in Art Features More Like This
Art History is celebrating Graphics month and that includes Anthro art. What better way to kick it off with some yummy, creative, and beautiful artwork brought to you by some amazing and talented Anthro Artists? Not only that but this article is featuring Anthro artists who have put their time into some special projects for the community. What better way to count the months then to look upon some AMAZING art! I bring to you Anthro Calendars!
There is nothing more inspiring about History then the passage of time and what better way to admire time then appreciating some beautiful art. Each calender brings to the table a handful of talent and beautiful spreads. It offers Anthro artists a unique opportunity to participate in a huge community project.
So without further adue, I bring to you the RARE Anthro Calendar and the WereWolf Calendar!
Anthro Community Volunteer
Rare - A Cultural Anthro Calendar
The G.A.M.E Game Dev./Manga 'n Anime Contest!!That's right ladies and gentlemen Game Development Art and Manga/Anime categories on Deviant Art are joining forces for a Feb to March long Contest! Hosted by :iconmaster-mune: :iconrydi1689: and :iconnyiana-sama:The G.A.M.E Game Dev./Manga 'n Anime Contest!! in Deviant Events More Like This
It is so appropriately labelled The G.A.M.E (The Gaming Anime Manga Experience)
The G.A.M.E Contest Information
Do you have what it takes to finally tell your friends you won "The Game?"
Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to create a Game Screenshot experience! Can be traditional, digital, 3D: as long as it's Original!
that's right! Only original characters, and original settings of your own creation may be entered.
Game Development Art Category, and the Manga and Anime category on Deviant Art are not Fan-art Categories. They are not for your pictures of Zelda, or your pictures of Naruto: they are for your own original characters, your own original settings and any games/manga you collaborated on where
Game Development Art Category InformationGDA Category Information, brought to you by PolyMuneGame Development Art Category Information in Deviant Events More Like This
What is generally allowed/should be in the Game Development Art Category
Original concepts, 2D, 3D work created by you or you have permission to post (as you are part of a team) that is for a Game. Can be any type of game, board game, video game, pen and paper rpg game, etc. As as it's meant to be for a game, it belongs into Game Development Art.
There are many artists out there aspiring to become in the industry but may have not broken in yet. Any content you create for a game industry portfolio that is "all your original content" (so no work like, a game ready model of batman..that can go into your portfolio, but would go under the Fan Art category on Deviant Art) may also be posted into this category. As long as it's geared towards an original game, or the potential of becoming one, or showing you understand that line of thinking with your portfolio piece, go for it! Post it! If it's awesome, you
Knowing 3D Game Art A Little BetterKnowing 3D Game ArtKnowing 3D Game Art A Little Better in Personal More Like This
Hello and welcome to 3D Game-art week! As you all know I have been featuring different kinds of 3D game development work all month long on every odd day (if i have enough to fill it) and to go along with a series of articles giving the community a little more insight on the sub section of the category.
So let's get started shall we Got some awesome artists who help contributed to this and lots of insight. So definitely give it a read!
What is 3D Game art and how is it different from other 3D work?
3D Game art is specifically 3D art that will be used within an original game, game idea, game portfolio or 3D Game art you did at the studio/team you worked at/with and have permission to post. Even one you hope to make some day, as long as that is specified.
"It's getting much harder these days to tell the difference between 3D models used for games, cinema, or other media
GDA PE Week 2013Well hello everyone Welcome to the project Educate week of Game Development 2013, hosted by PolyMune So excited to do my first P.E. week!! Lot's to do and lots going on this weekGDA PE Week 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
First off let me say thank you too :iconastralseed: :iconkaz-d: for helping me get things going ! I'd also like to thank all my awesome community members, CVs, etc for helping answer questions, being judges, and all around being helpful for the prep. of this week!
So the order of events are as follows :
Day 1 - Introduction, Contest announcement, mini contest winner announcement
Day 2 - Getting to know your game development category, features to go along with it
Day 3 - Q/A's with Game Artists around the community, Features,
Day 4 - Game dev. resources/ intro to some programs featuring various groups and communities on DA
Day 5 - Q/A's with game artists around the community, how to get into the industry or started into the direction of game art
Day 6 - Games that captivate us artist
Community Q's! Why your q's are going unansweredSo I came up with this idea while seeing what my fellow CV's like to do (Did you know, etc) and what they generally like to post so i thought i'd try out something too and thats not necessarily GDA related Let's see how it goes Basically the reasoning behind it is...sometimes the forums can be a bit "intimidating" (quote from :iconastralseed: one of the members of the investigation team) and sometimes it's easier to have a question answered if you remain anonymous. This way you can ask your questions, choose to remain anonymous if you'd like and have a few people search for your answers and give you the best possible answer they canCommunity Q's! Why your q's are going unanswered in Personal More Like This
I got a question Mune! How can my question get featured into the next Community Q's?
Great question random person! If you'd like your question to be answered by our investigation team digging through the community for your answer, drop :iconmaster-mune: a note! </b>
(fun questions are more then welcome too, but please
Mini Contest GDA suggestion contest!Hey everyone!Mini Contest GDA suggestion contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
So I want to make March really exciting and what better way to start off with a DD theme to go along with some articles, interviews, and other fun 3D Game Development Art stuff
Your challenge if you choose to accept: send in any and all suggestions to feature 3D game development art. It either has to be within the game development art category, under the 3D portion, or you know it's supposed to be for an original game and it was just miss categorized. No 3D fan-art suggestions or 3D digital art suggestions unless you know they worked on the game they are from, those are not my categories to CV, and those suggestions will be forwarded to the corresponding CV's.
I may have a few mini prizes available as well . So send me all your suggestions from now until the end of March. mini prize winners will be announced end of March but the prizes will not be revealed until then. Might be points, might be DA subscriptions, features, might be anything All relevant sugg
Serious Issue updateEdit - thank you for the support everyone..i cried a little (in a good way) at so many people praying for mom. I long for the days to see her open her eyes again, her smile, her laugh...Serious Issue update in Personal More Like This
hug and love the people who are important too you and forget anyone who hurts you. things happen suddenly, and we can't prepare for it but something i was always thankful for was just how much my family and i exchange i love you's, hug's, kisses and forms of affection as much as possible even if we're teasing the crap out of each other.
Mom..it'll be a few weeks before she's out of danger and we know the extent of the damage. There's positives and negatives to her condition but we are praying, and at the hospital every day.
I'm not sure how often i can check this, so my paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org. please, if you plan on commissioning me don't just send the money, send me something to work on for you and don't feel obligated to give me much or at all. your love and support means
Game Dev. 3D Month!That's right ladies and gentlemen and people alikeGame Dev. 3D Month! in Personal More Like This
This month is dedicated to 3D game-art! Why you ask? Well it's simple! 3D is the category i get suggestions for the least and the one I get the most questions on!
The purpose of this is to help answer some of the communities questions. Shout out to specific 3D specialists within DA and the DA game-art community, feature 3D game-art all month long, run two contests and much more!
Got a question about 3D game-art you'd like answered this month? Comment in the journal or note me PolyMune i'll make sure it's answered...and some surprise guests of 3d Game-art may even do the answering
So the timeline!
Every odd day will be a new 3D DD feature: they will be specifically targeting different aspects of the 3D game world. Characters, environments, props, level design, etc.
Tuesday March 19th - Article 1 of 2: explaining the basics! (every article will also include commonly asked questions answered by yours
Artist Toolbox: Game Art toolsThis is just the base journal as i had some issues with sta.sh last night. the real one will go live on the Project educate page at 3pm edt, 12pm pst about 4 or so hours after ValaSedai's to give her's some time, since mine is after hers. <3Artist Toolbox: Game Art tools in Personal More Like This
So as per the theme of Artist's Toolbox week, we continue on with the various tools Game Developers, or more specifically, Game Development Artists would use Now these are only some tools that I will go into detail with (generally the main ones) but I will list various others at the end of the article that I know of but are less common.
Let's get started!
One of the main Game Development tools out there for concept art, texture art, storyboard art, etc. Photoshop is a must have must know tool in the GDA world and is often one of the main programs installed at various studios. Photoshop has evolved from what it was originally (quite literally a photo editing tool with basic art skills) to a program a large
GDA Gallery Restructure IdeasCurrently, at :iconcommunityrelations: Moonbeam13 is hosting a Gallery Make Over Project -> http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Gallery-Makeover-Project-358334710 . what this means is going over each gallery and tweaking any issues in the gallery structure to make it easier/less confusing for people to submit this tooGDA Gallery Restructure Ideas in Personal More Like This
Game Development Art's major issue I think is it's location. It is currently under Designs and Interfaces, which doesn't entirely make sense..but finding it's own category to fall under is hard. As a stand alone category, it was just a mess of wrongful submissions and confusion to what "Game Art" actually is (and billions of fan-art submissions, far worse then it is now D: ) so going back that route would be foolish and near impossible I think.
So the question is: where should it go?
Currently Game Development Art can be found under:
Designs and Interfaces
- Game Development Art
- 2D Game Art
- Characters, Animals & Monsters
- Environments & Tiles
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '13 in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
Contest: Crossovers! As kids, we often mashed our toys together, regardless of Copyright. Superman would take command of G.I. Joe to defeat the combined forces of Doctor Doom and the Decepticons, while Barbie took a break from her idealistic lifestyle to become a Pokemon master. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got recruited into Starfleet and taught Spock the wonders of pizza. (And from the furor arose Mister Rogers in a blood-stained sweater.)Contest: Crossovers! in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
And thus, the Crossover was born. It's something we never really outgrew, either. To this day, seeing our favorite characters from different stories meet and compete is a guilty pleasure that we all like to indulge in. So now's your chance to indulge yourselves for prizes!
4th Illustration Contest--Final Day!Last chance, folks!4th Illustration Contest--Final Day! in Deviant Events More Like This
The challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to translate my short stories from the verbal to the visual! Pick your favorite from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots, werewolves... There should be something down there for everybody. Some characters already have references, but some don't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to my friends, but feel free to draw them as well!
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character or a scene from one of the ten stories below.
You may submit as many entries as you like!
Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4.23 The deadline approacheth! For those of you still working on your entries, better get a move on!Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!) in Deviant Events More Like This
This was such a success last year that I'm doing it again for my 25th birthday!
Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. This year's pool has some old classics and some new favorites. Some characters have reference pictures already, but some have never been visually depicted before. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to other people but feel free to draw them as well. You may enter as many times as you like.
Celebrating Diversity #10Browsing deviantART can be tricky when you have dialup, but this site is so chock full of talent at every corner that it's not hard to find cool stuff even with a digital handicap.Celebrating Diversity #10 in Deviant Events More Like This
Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction ContestJust a reminder that even if you missed Phase One, you can still jump in and participate as an editor for Phase Two! Just comment or note me and I'll randomly assign you a story to edit!Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
My tenure as Community Volunteer of Fan Fiction ends tomorrow, and I want to go out with a bang. So here's one more competition with prizes so you'll all remember me fondly!
A writer's best friend is another writer. Sometimes you just cannot objectively look over your own work and fix all your mistakes. You need a fresh pair of eyes to help you, and who better than someone else who understands the labors of love you're undertaking? That is where editors come in. But for many people, finding a literary helpmate can be difficult.
What's this about?
This is a two-part contest for writers of fan fiction. Phase One: Write a fan fiction but don't bother to proofread it. Post it in its raw, unedited first draft (just make sure it's still legible--correct your typos, at the ve
Six Years! And Giveaway! Okay! Twenty-one people interested are in this book. I went on to random.org today and had it select a number between 1 and 21. The number it selected was 15. I brought up the list of people who faved this journal and...Six Years! And Giveaway! in Personal More Like This
SkylerFarrier won the drawing! Congrats Skylerfarrier. And sorry to everyone else. But now that you know about The Pride of Chanur, you can go look for it at your local library or used bookstore. You should!
I suddenly realized that today is the sixth anniversary of my joining this site. Wowee. I've come pretty far on here... thanks in no small part to the community and friends I've made while here. I learned what I'm good at creatively and developed those talents, and I'm sure over the years to come, I'll push my boundaries further with help from you all. So to commemorate this event, I'm going to hold a little raffle I've been meaning to do for a while.
You see, I love old, used books. The wonderful mu
Ask Not what Fanfic Can do for You...To the fanfiction community,Ask Not what Fanfic Can do for You... in Deviant Events More Like This
It's been quiet lately. Too quiet. And I don't mean in the "something awful's bound to happen" kind of way, I mean in the "where the heck is everybody?" kind of way. We're more than halfway through the month and I haven't set a Daily Deviation since Halloween. No one has sent me any suggestions! And while DDs aren't the be-all end-all, this is indicative of a more deep-rooted problem.
Look, I'm one of you, so I understand the ins and outs of this community. We're not as unified as, say, the general Lit community, for twofold reasons.
First off, we're not even a community so much as a modular collective. We're categorized by our fandoms--general Lit is accessible to all, but nine times out of ten, a fan fic speaks a language that only other fans can understand. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Some of my favorite fanfictions are the ones that go hardcore geek.
Secondly, our pastime is not one that gets a lot of respect. Fan fiction has a
Crossovers WINNERS!You've all waited long enough. After careful examination and discussion, the winners have been chosen!Crossovers WINNERS! in Deviant Events More Like This
A three-month premium membership & a deviantART keychain or emotie button pack (your choice)
A 6-month premium membership & a deviantART Stress Ball pack
A devWEAR T-shirt of your choice (depending on availability) & a one-year premium membership!
A three-month premium membership & a deviantART keychain or emotie button pack (your choice)
A 6-month premium membership & a deviantART Stress Ball pack
A devWEAR T-shirt of your choice (depending on availability) & a one-year premium members
Illustration Contest 2013 WINNERS!Here's the obligatory intro paragraph. People like a little pomp and ceremony, right? A dramatic buildup to the final reveal makes things much more exciting. And agonizing for the contestants. But agonizing in the good way. Like the Red M&M in that commercial. The problem is, I have no idea what to say. I write better when I'm not hungry. Did you know lemon meringue is my favorite kind of pie? And this is my favorite song. Hard to believe people actually like my writing, isn't it? But it's true, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten such awesome entries this year. Seriously, you guys really raised the bar and I'm so flattered and thrilled and also disappointed I can't give out more rewards. There's only so many winning slots and it breaks my heart to have to pass over some of these. Hey, that intro didn't turn out half bad. If you're still reading this, thank you for putting up with me.Illustration Contest 2013 WINNERS! in Deviant Events More Like This
Anyway, let's get to it.
Thursday: Connect the Dots!As an update from our earlier journal post, the Premium Membership privilege bug should be fixed. If your account has not been automatically restored, please see this journal.Thursday: Connect the Dots! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Great choices for deviations to fit the movie quotes from last week! Who knew each quote could manifest in so many different ways. Well done!
Our top six winners are:
"The stuff that dreams are made of."
Chosen by Everch and Hakkaeni
"It's alive! It's alive!"
Chosen by Silvanne and ManiacalFreak
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
Chosen by thefantasim and LovesBloom
Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your SpaceUpgrade Your Space Contest! in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**
30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.
** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:
Reason given for the Print selection
Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
Thursday: St. Patrick's Day!Awesome job last week!Thursday: St. Patrick's Day! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Brilliantly created stories.
Congratulations to our winners below!
You will be receiving your prizes within the next 24 hours.
Sunday is St. Patrick's Day! This holiday is all about all things green and the luck of the Irish.
Your task today is to draw something luck related using Muro in the comments below! However, you must use shades of green in your drawing!
What comes to your mind when you think of luck? What would be your good luck charm? Show us using green colors in Muro comments below!
All entries must be submitted as dA muro comments to this journal, and must be in by Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, accu
Thursday: Change of Letter Contest!Thank you for inviting us to your hometowns in last week's contest! We saw a wide variety of scenery and got a glimpse into what makes your home special to you. Well done!Thursday: Change of Letter Contest! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The top four winners are:
Typical Bergen Weather by ChimeraDragonfang
Dillsburg Pickle Drop Truck BW by TemariAtaje
breathe by RhynWilliams
A Rodeo of Balloon Shapes by tmulcahy
You will be contacted about your prizes in the next 24 hours.
Thursday: Simple as ABC!Well done in the Curation Contest last week! The pieces you chose were beautifully created and matched perfectly. I discovered so many great artists!Thursday: Simple as ABC! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our top six winners are:
chosen by Miguel-Santos
chosen by Silvanne
chosen by ReneeStone
Presence by Pajunen it's a time to start to climb to the top by ateist-kleranty
chosen by Sabbelbina
they're mostly water by teaganwhite Stickbet by Hellanim Happy Birthday_ Butterflies by JoannaBromley
chosen by JoannaMoory
Gameboy... Word by M-Watts-Art Mr. Bubbles Wallpaper by AZombieLovesMe :thumb342983318:
chosen by h-leao
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're reviewi
Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest!I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day last week! Well done spreading the love to all.Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This week, we're continuing the love trend. We're doing an art creation contest. However, there's a twist -- you must use three pre-determined items in your piece!
We want you to create a deviation including three specific items that revolves around our theme of love:
Your deviation must contain these images:
How you incorporate these items around the theme of love is up to you!
Of course, you may use more than the objects above, but all three of those objects must appear. Feel free to create whatever inspires you! Maybe someone is creating a model tree with olive-colored leaves in a bottle to give to his love. Or, maybe two olives are sitting in a tree, sipping wine from a bottle. Whatever your mind creates, we want to see it!
You can draw, take a photograph, write a story, use
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co