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!
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!
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.
Transformers OC Collaboration Now With MatchupsTake a look at WildCharmander’s past two massive (and frankly impressive) collaboration projects:Transformers OC Collaboration Now With Matchups in Deviant Events More Like This
Inspirational, no? Okay so, this isn't fanficcy, but it is something I've always wanted to do--for Transformers. But we all know how the Transformers fandom loves their OCs. So that’s what we’re going to do! Transformers from any continuity are welcome!
But I don’t want just an image of characters standing around. Transformers needs excitement. It needs violence. :iconmegatronyesplz: So! If you’re interested, post:
The name of your OC, and a picture if you have one.
What continuity they hail from
How you can best contribute artistically--line art, colors, etc.
I'll make a list of every participant and pair you off. The two partners will work together to create a match-off between their Autobots, Decep
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!
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
Illustration Contest 2012 WINNERS!2 each go to the first 40 people who fave this article!Illustration Contest 2012 WINNERS! in Deviant Events More Like This
They say a picture can tell a thousand words... but what about a thousand words telling a picture? That's the goal of every writer, and if they're not Alan Moore, then seeing their work brought to life through someone else's imagination is one of the greatest thrills of writing. This year I held my second contest challenging artists to breathe their life into my words, and this year's entries have astounded me. Last year's entries were good, but this year's were more and better, and it blew me away. I feel both honored and disappointed that I cannot reward more of you.
But I had to choose. It was not an easy choice, and in the end I had to turn to the advice of some trusted friends and discuss the merits of these pieces with them. I both love and hate this part, because as much as I know I'm making some peoples' days, I know I have to break a few hearts (or at least disappoint them) too. And so, without any more adi
Slinging Pens with =SingingFlamesToday we're sitting down with fanfiction author and awesome deviant :iconsingingflames: (because what weirdo websurfs standing up?). Her entry into the Crossovers Contest came in first place and she is quickly making a name for herself in the deviantART community as a whole.Slinging Pens with =SingingFlames in Art Features More Like This
What are your favorite fandoms to write for?
I love writing for Transformers. Almost all of my fan fictions are set in the Transformers universe. I also truly enjoyed my foray into the Batman fandom.
What is it about these fandoms that inspires you? I'm a sucker for a well-defined and thought out antagonist. Give me interesting bad guys, and I'm sold. Both of those fandoms have intriguing antagonists. I love exploring their motivations and how they got where they are. In almost all of the Transformers continuities, my favorite characters have been amongst the Decepticons (the antagonists, for those unfamiliar with the fandom). And I've always beli
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
deviantART not deviantSCANS or deviantSCREENCAPSOkay, it seems a lot of kids on this site still don't get it, so I would like to post this reminder.deviantART not deviantSCANS or deviantSCREENCAPS in Art Features More Like This
When you submit a deviation, you have to click a box that verifies that "[You] have read and agree to the Submission Policy and/or contest rules if applicable." And what does it say in that submission policy?
This is the agreement ("Agreement") between you as either an individual artist or as the legal authorized representative of a group artist ("Artist") and deviantART Inc., ("deviantART") concerning the uploading of Artist's audio, visual, audiovisual and other materials (the "Artist Materials" defined below) to the deviantART.com website or any successor(s) websites and/or websites to which the contents in whole or in part of deviantArt.com are assigned (the "deviantART Site(s)") and concerning deviantART's use of Artist Materials on the deviantART Site(s).
Condensed down into basic English, it means you
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
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!Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest in Art Features More Like This
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
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
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 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
Muses of the MastersBeautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance.Muses of the Masters in Art Features More Like This
These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences.
Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862
Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Less than 2 years later, Lizzie was sitting almost exclusively for the jealous Rossetti.
Lizzie's life with the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was turbulent and complicated, much like her relationship with Rossetti who d
This...To that #7Welcome to Issue 7This...To that #7 in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the seventh edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
Satine21 by faestock -> Song of Raven by matrix124
Blue Liquid stock by PirateLotus-Stock -> Babe Invasion by EnvisageU
Diana by PirateLotus-Stock -> defense by emerito1983 and Goddess of Fire by Rafaelll90
Faux Asian 8 by PirateLotus-Stock -> Neil Gaiman's Death by Llyzabeth
Thingymajig by PirateLotus-Stock -> Judgment Day by lyy1989117
Lebanese monuments by sara-hel -> The Warrior by sara-hel
No Time to Stand and Stare 2 by Elandria -> The colors of time by NenoMistique
Gothic Doll Stock by MariaAmanda -> :th
My DeviantArt StoryFor 10 years DeviantArt has been more than a gallery, more than a home page, more than a place to share art. Ultimately, I found DA whilst I was looking for something else, and I didn't realize at the time how pivotal that moment was, how important it would be for my future.My DeviantArt Story in Art Features More Like This
Discovery So Clear by parablev
DA appeared when I was looking for a way out and it gave me a chance to escape, a reason to see things afresh.
The Gateway by neverdying
I hadn't even considered that what I was actually looking for, was somewhere to belong, a feeling of inclusiveness and support.
SPN - Free Hugs by Sadyna
A way to explore all of the pictures and stories in my head that I was too unskilled to be able to put down on paper.
Learn to Fly by Ben-Kelevra
DA surrounded me with people who already knew how to fly, who could see fairy dust and paint the s
For The Love of... 'Family'Welcome!For The Love of... 'Family' in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the first edition of "For the Love of..." This bi-weekly (unless I get sidetracked and forget) "journews" article is specifically aimed at the stock and resources gallery, and will be themed for a keyword in each edition.
In honour of thanksgiving, I'm dedicating this first "for the love of.." feature to the keyword "family"
Thank you to all the artists featured for sharing their stock and resources!
Using Stock and Resources
You should ALWAYS -
CREDIT the stock you use in your description
NOTIFY the stock provider that you have used their work
What are "Stock Photos" and can I use "Stock Photos" in my submissions?
Can I use things creat
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
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 Nouveau 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
Cartoons and Comics Contest: Big & SmallHello everyone! communityrelations and ComicsAndCartoons are proud to present a new contest for comic artists and cartoonists alike.Cartoons and Comics Contest: Big & Small in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme is Big & Small and your task, should you choose to accept it, is to create a cartoon or mini comic based on it. It can be anything as long as it is a Comic or a Cartoon and it shows relation to the contest theme.
What is a Cartoon?
"The word cartoon has various meanings, based on several very different forms of visual art and illustration. The artists who draw cartoons are known as cartoonists.
The term has evolved over time. The original meaning was in fine art, where cartoon meant a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting or tapestry. The modern meaning refers to both humorous illustrations in print and animated films. Even more recently, there are several contemporary meanings, including creative visual work for electronic media and animated digital media. When the word cartoon is applie
Fan Fiction Contest - Freaky Friday!What if one day you woke up to find out you were in the body of your favourite character and they were in your body? What crazy things would happen to you both?Fan Fiction Contest - Freaky Friday! in Deviant Events More Like This
This is what this contest is about: Fan Fic writers are invited to tell us what swapping bodies with a character from any fandom of their choice would be like.
Write a short Fan Fiction about your body swap experience with a character in a fandom of your choice.
You must put YOURSELF in their body, and the fandom character in your body. We want to see both characters facing this freaky incident.
You now posses their body and all their powers, but there are limitations. Please refrain from writing anything of sexual nature.
The character now posses your body and has to face reality! So they no longer have their special powers and no one but themselves know about the swap. For example: They would break their hand trying to get coins to pop out of bricks! Or even a co
PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?You're browsing deviantART or are simply checking your message centre and find a wonderful art piece. You want to suggest it as a Daily Deviation because you believe it truly deserves to be seen by the community as a whole. But how to properly suggest a DD? This article will explain the process.PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs? in Deviant Events More Like This
Things to check before sending a suggestion:
The first thing you need to check is if the artist has been given a Daily Deviation in the past 6 months. Volunteers cannot feature anyone who's had a DD in that period of time with no exceptions, as this has been hard-coded into deviantART's system.
"But how do I check an artist's Daily Deviations?" you may ask. Simply go to their gallery, click browse and scroll down. If they have any DDs, you'll be able to find a link to them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can add "/dds" after their profile url and click enter on your browser's address bar.
Fan Art DD Summary - September 2012:iconj-z-belexes:Fan Art DD Summary - September 2012 in Art Features More Like This
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
SHAMAN KING Horohoro and Pirika by shocochample Bowser by JoshSummana When we were young - Pokemon by mmishee :thumb325336270: Dark Souls: Crossbreed Priscilla by ae-rie Adult Merida by GerryArthur +dr Seuss+ On a train by Tench Mother of Dragons by Adrian-W LeChuck by SpineBender Devilish Children by MONQMONK A yoshi's story by zuliban Stepping Along by Raccoon5 Lonely GlaDos by IIDanmrak Brownjobs by TerminAitor
Features by Lyricanna
Kirby's 20th Anniversary by Torkirby Superman Man of steel by CyrilT Diablo III - Kynthia by cynthi-dm Sunflora by Noktowl Warhammer 40k Tribute: Necron Warriors and Imotekh by pierreloyvet the sisters by CosmicUnicorn Calm Before The Storm by StellaB Wallpaper: TF2 RED by haruningster Goodbye, Sally by glitcher The world above by MrRabLo bouquet by reina343 DruggySherlock by CoeyKuhn find me a place to stay by noctis07 229 - Houndoom by micaelopes Tinky Winky from Teletubbies by AtomiccircuS Ravage of the Blight | Dragon Age by Urbanator Diablo 3 Market Illustration by JoshCalloway Tyrande Whisperwind by Minhee-Kim MARIO CREW: Cosa Nostra by Eddy-Shinjuku The Moominmamma's Pantry by barbarasobczynska Sailor Moon. Crying Lantern by kagurafuuko :TheHost: by AkiMao beyond the crimson zone by NanFe The Good by doubleleaf Mon Petit Hippocampe by Andantonius Prince with a Thousand Enemies by Sleyf 38 Days Left by aya-mei :t
Fan Art DD Summary - July 2012Another month passes and it's time to review the Fan Art and Fan Fic Daily Deviations featured during the past 31 days. Without further ado, let's have a look at them.Fan Art DD Summary - July 2012 in Art Features More Like This
Noel Kreiss by AerisGainsley
Noel Kreiss by ~AerisGainsley
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
Scorpion by flavioluccisano
Scorpion by ~flavioluccisano
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012 in Art Features More Like This
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
monsters elementary by lilibzkise-kun by ymkwPortal To My Heart by JalbhennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by betti357Marillo de Oro by pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool "UPDATED" by kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by HaychelYou can have my everything by fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by DevonneAmosThor by jedskiJourney by farookyMOTU 27x39 FINAL by TheBeastIsBack
Features by Lyricanna
Remember about Theramore by Yulcha You rain... by Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by CaziTena AC - Altair by offrecord CN20TH by SakikoAmana Hawkeye by kittrose Shall we dance? by kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by VerminFu Lights by raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by AliceYuric CHRONOS by christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by Ruekara World End by nako-75 Violet Ash by Zucreelo :thumb332831333: The Three Broomsticks by TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by Aurasama Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by saramondo :thumb284992006: Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by hellcorpceo
Create a new mascot for deviantART ContestEDIT: Contest closed! Thanks to all those who participated. I'll announce the results soon.Create a new mascot for deviantART Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
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
Fan Art DD Summary - January 2013:iconj-z-belexes:Fan Art DD Summary - January 2013 in Art Features More Like This
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
Pathfinder 1 by YamaORise of the Ice King by trojan-rabbitPink Sky by MemipongSpeedpainting 5 - Guild wars 2 fanart by Grobelskithe Elven Territories by DarianaLokiWitch Doctor by wyd1985Sandman by GrimhelSPN-stars by siruphialFairytale Activity Book 06 by ehllychanTank Girl by ali-tuncI'm the savior... Kupo by danielbogniDMMD-the fantastic adventure story of Noiz by AL-lampSomething I Can Never Have by KarlaFrazettyzeal by lcaicoMass Ferret poster by Amales
Features by Lyricanna
Ursula by myriamelleStormtroopers vs Aliens by Robert-ShaneCastlevania: Nightmare of Tragedy by ProcerDeCrepusculumSasuke Tard Award by jesterryGoldberry by darth-cocoAPH: For you! by xiaoyugaaraBiker Bugs Bunny by LimonTeaTear by EM-MIKATeamDMC by E09ETMHowl's Moving Castle by SyntetycCommission : deviantartbrowsa by Sa-DuiAssassin's Creed by Stupid-CrowLittle Avengers! by erickarciniegaRumplestiltskin by XViolaceaFili- Heir of Durin by RachelleFryattZelda by auspiciouspandaSiamese Dreams by Shadesmeistersooshitsu wo kakaete, nao ikiro by uchuubrankoCM: Bar Fight! (LOL vs Wizardry Online) by TirraMisuProphecy of 7 by YoriNarpatiFangorn by ullakkoSees You by CradlesinWar of the Equestria by Ziom05The Last Unicorn by shmekldorfSmaug by ColletteJEllisTeam Exhibition 2 by Namh
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
Winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest!What happened?Winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Halloween Murder Mystery Contest that was run through Halloween-HQ! First, let us tell you exactly what happened.
The killer was the Queen of Hearts. Ruthless and cold, she set out to kill Prince Charming for repeatedly spurning her unwanted shows of affection. She used a thin knife and struck when the lights went out during the castle ball. Quickly realizing what she had done and that she had gotten the wrong victim, she fled across Fairyland, through the dark forest, and back to her own castle.
Well, we originally had 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on scores from the characters you visited. (You didn't know you were being scored, did you?) But, when we ended up with 825 participants, we figured we needed to up the prizes a bit, too. Moonbeam13 over in Community Relations is a goddess, and she made the prizes even BIGGER!
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.
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend in Deviant Events More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
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
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
Winners: A Candle in the DarkGreetings!Winners: A Candle in the Dark in Art Features More Like This
So, we are long overdue to announce the winners for the "A Candle in the Dark" contest at mental-health. That's my fault; I hope you will forgive me (Aeirmid).
The point of the Candle in the Dark contest was to have people reflect on the things (coping mechanisms, people, etc.) that helped them get through their darkest times and come out stronger for the journey. It's about overcoming obstacles and growing. We had many, many amazing entries; you can see them here.
It was extremely difficult for those of us who judged the deviations to find a winner. How do you rate one person's pain and triumph against another? There really is no "right" or "wrong" answer. In the end, we went with the images and stories that were the most moving, powerful, and/or beautifully crafted. This could have gone about 20 ways, as each judge had her own ideas of what should win. In the end,
WANTED: ALL BOOS AND GHOULS FROM FAIRYLANDAttention Citizens of Fairyland:WANTED: ALL BOOS AND GHOULS FROM FAIRYLAND in Deviant Events More Like This
The King of Fairyland is maniacally seeking out his subjects, and no one in the Kingdom is to be spared. Clandestine meetings have been arranged between the Monarch and key figures throughout the realm. While no one knows for certain why the King is demanding all citizens report to His Majesty, rumor has it that Death has visited the Royal Family this cold, dark Halloween season. No one knows who was killed or in what fashion, but gossip has started to fly.
Are you a witch, wizard, ghoul, monster, or other citizen of Fairyland?
If so, the King would like to recruit YOU to help guide the Royal Detectives as they seek to solve the mystery surrounding the death in the Monarchy.
If you are a citizen and you would like to help give clues to the detectives (game players), simply note Halloween-HQ, tell us which magical creature you are (please be creative), and state that you would lik
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
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.
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive! in Deviant Events More Like This
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
November ThankstivityIt is easy to point out the flaws....November Thankstivity in Deviant Events More Like This
Cliques, lack of communication, bad art that gets too many views, good art that doesn't get enough views, crappy DDs, and on and on and on. The complaints people have about deviantART could fill a book the length of the Bible, but November is a month for remembering what we have to be thankful for and so I challenge you, Solutions Seekers, to take a look around and find at least three things about deviantART that make you thankful for the community.
Create a deviation or journal that explores at least three reasons you're thankful for deviantART. It can be anything from tutorials and other resources to friends you've made to great art you've stumbled across to a favorite group. Whatever it is that keeps you coming back, I want to know about it.
One entry per deviant.
For this challenge, no mature content please. Let's make
May Contest: Navigating deviantART The contest deadline has been extended to June 10th! There will be no further extensions, so get your entries in ASAP!May Contest: Navigating deviantART in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a common complaint...
Particularly for our newer members. "I've set up my profile...now where do I go?"
May's contest aims to answer that question. Your challenge is to create a tutorial aimed at deviantART's new members that shows them as much of the site as possible. Think about when you were new - what areas of the site did you discover only after blundering around? What areas did someone else point out to you? What do you wish you had known as a new member that seems like common knowledge now?
You must be a member of SolutionsSanctuary to enter. All join requests are automatically accepted.
All entries must be created specifically for this contest (uploaded on or after May 10th).
Entries should be uploaded to t
25th Birthday Contest!I'm Turning 25!25th Birthday Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
In honor of my quarter century (25 years old!) I want you to tell me what you want to accomplish by the time you are 25. If you are already 25, by the time you're 50. Older than 50, 75. Older than 75, 100. Also, if you're older than 75 you have mad props for being here.
The Catch: You can only use 25 words, and I want them to be poetic. You can use whatever format, but you have to use exactly 25 words. And they have to express your wish in a poetic manner.
The Details: Upload your entry to the correct gallery, then send the thumb or link to me in a note titled "25th Bday Contest". I will be counting words, so make sure you get exactly 25 or it will be disqualified. You can enter as many times as you wish.
The Prize: Three winners will receive 250 points each and a feature in my journal. Each entrant can win only once.
I'm Looking For: Words that inspire, create desire, make
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 2012 in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
Tips for the Messy WriterWhen the Muse StrikesTips for the Messy Writer in Writing More Like This
I don't know about you, but most of my ideas for writing come to me in the shower. There I'll be, rinsing the shampoo from my hair, and suddenly a line flits through my head - a line so beautiful, so perfectly balanced between the universal and the personal that if I do not capture it immediately my muse will torment me with silence the rest of the year. Generally this situation ends with me haphazardly wrapped in a towel, running down the hall past the rest of the household - who have now learned to politely look the other way - to the dry erase board on the refrigerator where I can scribble out the thought before it evaporates into the ether.
If this is a situation familiar to you, then you may be what I call a messy writer. Messy writers are those for whom organization is not always advantageous, or even possible. This short guide offers five rules I've discovered help keep me on track once I've started a writing task. I hope you'll find them h
The Great Lit Crit Event: Results! What is the Great Lit Crit Event?The Great Lit Crit Event: Results! in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a literature community critiquing event with a buttload of prizes to be won! And it is about time we started handing out some of those prizes.
Get all the information here:
How The Prize Drawing Winners Were Chosen
Everyone who participated had their username put into a random list generator at Random.org. The more comments left, the more times your name was put into the generator. All of the prizes were put into another list generator. Then the first username and first prize were matched up, the second username and second prize were matched up and so on and so forth.
ALL participants win a llama badge and a journal feature from the always wonderful MagicalJoey!
smileykaya wins 100 points from points donations
Medoriko wins 3-month premium membership from points donations
The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:The Great Lit Crit Event! in Deviant Events More Like This
Being that I've been a bit absent (real life, ugh) I've decided to extend BOTH PARTS of this contest.
If you have not yet submitted a poem or story to the contest, you have until AUGUST 15TH to send me a note with a thumb or link to your deviation.
If you still need time to leave feedback, you have until AUGUST 31ST to leave your comments or critiques to be entered in the epic prize drawing.
Because Critique is Awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a couple articles about critique in the deviantART community. The response to those articles was generally positive, which was completely awesome. Several people expressed a desire t
Critique Contest: ALL Mediums!AboutCritique Contest: ALL Mediums! in Deviant Events More Like This
In my opinion, critique is commentary on art or literature aimed at giving direction for improvement, encouraging artistic growth, and promoting education. These three elements are vitally important to any artist, in any medium because they provide a cornerstone for advancement.
On deviantART, we see entire communities dedicated exclusively to giving and receiving critique because artists of all levels understand the benefits of critique. February's Solutions Sanctuary project is focused on critique because many, many people complain that there just is not enough of it on dA. Well, time to put your keyboards where your mouths are, my fellow deviants!
For this contest, I challenge you to give at least one other deviant a critique. You may use the critique feature or leave critiques in comments. You may critique work from a group, from your watchlist, from the
Demonstrably Deviant: Issue IXAboutDemonstrably Deviant: Issue IX in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes we meet members of DeviantART who are just plain cool. They leave critique, they make great art or write great stories, they participate in groups and are generally just active and fun to be around. They also don't get any attention because being cool means you don't need attention to keep being cool. This interview series is meant to give all of you a small glimpse into the minds of these demonstrably deviant members. Twice monthly, I'll interview one of these deviants and feature work from their gallery. If you'd like to see someone interviewed for this series, just shoot me a note with the subject "Demonstrably Deviant".
IrrevocableFate: Hug Addict and Bubbly Lit Queen
It is likely impossible not to know Stephany if you've been in the lit community more than a week or two. Her Love dA Lit articles are always appearing in the footer.
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 Halloween Contest Winners!About The ContestAnthro Halloween Contest Winners! in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween is no doubt one of my favorite holidays and with that, some great inspiration for some truly terrifying creatures to come to life! It's a calling for our imagination to just run wild! So, we are offering you, the Anthro Community to show us some truly horrific Anthropomorphized things! We've got some amazing prizes that have been donated by Moonbeam13 and communityrelations!
What To Draw ( Theme )
Something truly horrific and terrifying! It can be a zombie, a ghoul, a creature living under your bed! Anything in the spirit of Halloween and what Halloween means to you! Depicit it however you like! A terrifying Anthro pumpkin, a candy eating zombie, or a vile man eating goo!
Your character must be Anthro!
Must be submitted to AnthroCommunity
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
Birthday Hat Contest Winners!Birthday Hat Contest Winners!Birthday Hat Contest Winners! in Deviant Events More Like This
The votes are in and the final count made! I have to say this was extremely challenging!! Every single entry was unique and truly shinned the communities creative spark! So it took just a little longer to judge because there was so many awesome entries!
Thank you to everyone who participated and made this extremely fun!
So without further delay! I am proud to announce the winners of the Birthday Hat Contest!
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp: :iconKovoWolf:
:iconsparklesplz:1'st Place Winner:iconsparklesplz:
Receiving: 1 devwear shirt & 500
2nd Place Winner
Receiving: Emote Keychain ,
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
Art History: Celtic Art In Early HistoryArt History: Celtic Art In Early History in Art Features More Like This
Celtic Art - A Look In History
Written by KovoWolf for projecteducate
There is something so unique and so humbling about Celtic art that we can immediately recognize it when we see it, though it is difficult to truly describe as a single 'medium'. With intricate designs, swirls, and beautiful knotwork however Celtic art is also a medium that you can recognize when you see it. Because Celtic art covers a huge expanse of time, geography and throughout various cultures, it can present some difficulty when trying to term or define what Celtic art truly is.
Celtic art and culture date back as far as the 8th century B.C generally refers to the culture of the European Iron Age from around 1000 BC onwards, until the conquest by the Roman Empire. The Early Medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which produced the Book Of Kells and other masterpieces that are well known today and can be associated with "ce
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
[AI] Vol.11 - T0xicEyeArtist Interview with the Talented T0xicEye[AI] Vol.11 - T0xicEye in Art Features More Like This
Thank you T0xicEye for allowing me the opportunity to interview you, and providing the community with some amazing feedback about yourself and your art! Without further adue, here is the interview and feature of the lovely T0xicEye !
KovoWolf asks "Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interest in the Anthro community and Anthro art itself??"
Well, I am a soon-to-be art student and so far autodidactic digital artist. I started out with no knowledge of anthropophormism whatsoever as I joined dA, but the moment I stumbled upon the first anthro art piece, I was smitten. What really perked my interest was the mixture between human and animal anatomy. It was a foreign concept to me back then to mix appearently different anatomies that seemed to work as if it was real. It was also what brought me into studying anatomy more thouroughly for my art
Art History - Digital Art - FeaturesHello guys! I am here to bring to you an art feature for the month October for ArtHistoryProject. This month is featuring Digital Art! What better way to kick off Digital art then gearing up with some features from that gallery!Art History - Digital Art - Features in Art Features More Like This
There is something truly inspiring, so liberating about viewing art from around the world and from various artists. Art brings to us raw, untempered emotions and I am humbled by being able to not only share but to embrace such a fine medium of art! The Digital Age has truly revolutionized art as a digital medium in itself. It has opened countless doors to many and continues to go above and beyond its limits daily.
So without further ado, I bring to you some features from the Digital Art gallery! I hope you enjoy!
The Art Of Imagination
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - GoldenDruidAnthro Artists, fans and deviant's a like! I present to you the 8th issue of Anthro Artists Feature and Interview! This feature will be about the talented GoldenDruid!Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - GoldenDruid in Personal More Like This
A Moment Of Creative Thought GoldenDruid
Show's the in depth concentration of working on a piece, composing a piece or just sketching it out in your mind. I love the intensity yet calmness about the characters demeanor.
I love everything about this piece and I hope you will find the same appreciation!
GoldenDruid.DeviantART.com | ChinchIllustrations.com
I came across GoldenDruid's work when I was browsing the Anthro community gallery here on DeviantART. I was immediately struck by the soft color palette, attention to detail and the general warm and cozy feeling I got from most o
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
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
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
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
Monster High Create-A-Monster ContestMonster HighMonster High Create-A-Monster Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!
There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!
Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™
Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™
Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to
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: 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
The Make Ugly ContestThe Make Ugly Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Make Ugly. Get recognition.
What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.
To draw public attent
Thursday: Make your nominations!Awesome job!Thursday: Make your nominations! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
During our ABC poem and story contest.
Fantastic cat-related tales.
Give it up for our winners!
Honorable mention to: smartboyathome!
Winners will be contacted within 24 hours about their prizes.
If you're a member of this group, chances are you know how awesome a Premium Membership is. Access to journal skins, browsing ad free and with 120 thumbs per page -- the list goes on and on!
For this week, your task is to suggest one of your fellow deviants who you think should receive a one-year Premium Membership. Write their name and a reason why they deserve to be Premium Member-fied in a comment to this journal, and we'll pick ten deviants from your suggestions. These 10 deviants will receive a o
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.
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
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:
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!Last year, I was involved in another BirthdAy celebration with PurpelBlur and TimberClipse - which went rather well. So this year my brother and I are hosting a 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway!7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! in Deviant Events More Like This
Next week it's deviantART's 12th Birthday (only one more year of violating COPPA!), and to celebrate, lightpurge and myself will be giving away some fantastic prizes during Birthday Week.
What is it?
Each day of the week from August 1st to 7th, we will give away one thing from the deviantART prints or gear shop.
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
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
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
Icon ContestHi guys,Icon Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't think I've ever held a personal contest before, so this is all really new to me.
I need a new icon/avatar, so I thought I'd make a little contest out of it! If you could spread the word by posting this article in a poll or journal, that would be wonderful.
The icon must be 50x50px and under 15kb in file size.
I am only accepting pixel icons for this contest.
Entries must be new and only made for this contest.
The icon must contain me or something that you feel represents me. (Check my current ID or instagram for my appearance)
Things I like: Lady Gaga, Daenerys Targaryen (from Game of Thrones); colours: blue and teal.
If you need to know anything else about me, feel free to send me a note or comment below.
If you use any resources, you MUST add credits
Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN!This is my first giveaway of the year, so it has to be big!Collectibles Giveaway - 3 Chances to WIN! in Deviant Events More Like This
Just by faving () this journal, you could win* a Fella or Llama Plushie, dA Small Notebook by Luechtturm or a Llama Keychain!
Your chance to win ends February 2nd, 2013 at 11:59AM (PST/dAST)
Winners will be determined using a random number generator.
*points equivalent will not be given under any circumstances
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katara-Alchemist)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
ABCs of Deviants: KovoWolfWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z!ABCs of Deviants: KovoWolf in Art Features More Like This
Amber is the Community Volunteer Mentor for Anthro within the communityrelations team. She is not only a pillar for the Anthro community, but for the whole deviantART community too.
Now, on with the questions!
Guardian Of Light by KovoWolf
Hi Amber! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm an enthusiastic, multitasking, motivational, always try to inspire kind of person! I was born and raised in Southern California, I'm an identical twin, and I've been an artist all my life (or at least since I could remember).
How did you discover deviantART?
A friend of mine back on IRC had mentioned something to me about an art website that I might be interested in. Curious and excited I came
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
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
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
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".
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.
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
PE Typography - Interview with monavxProject Educate Typography –PE Typography - Interview with monavx in Art Features More Like This
Interview with monavx
During this week of projecteducate there will be some interviews with artists, designers and typographers from dA. This is the second interview of the week. Please enjoy!
This interview proudly presents New York based artist monavx, or Monaux.
His atmospheric and charming illustrations manage to transport bold and warm messages while leaving you in awe. Being a mainly traditional artist, monavx creates imagery that plays with your perception and puts a smile on your face.
You can also find out more on his Homepage, tumblr, twitter and dribble.
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Karl Kwasny. I'm an i
Typo Feature – QuotesBi-Monthly article featuring Typographic Artworks by theme.Typo Feature – Quotes in Art Features More Like This
You can suggest a theme for the next featured article by commenting on this article
Today's Typo Feature is dedicated to Quotes.
Quotes can be lines from movies, television, theatre or literature spoken by fictional characters or a narrator. They can be excerpts from lyrics. Of course they can also be things famous people said, like politicians, activists, scientists or artists.
Creating a piece of art from a quote requires a greater understanding of the one who said it and the circumstances, in order to make good decisions regarding layout, typefaces and coloring.
Perception by YoukaiShadowClaw Moment of Truth by SmC12
Note to self: by dallten Life is infinitely stranger by chirmer Every Artist Was First An Amateur by Hassdesign
I tell you this by nuke-vizard amelie poulain by viitormartins Come As You Are by NaylaSmith
Text and Typography - November 2012Sorry for the delay in writing the "monthly" DD Roundups, but I've had been featuring little DDs in the last months, been on 4 weeks vacation and had some other issues, I may talk about later at a more personal pointText and Typography - November 2012 in Deviant Events More Like This
Anyway, here is the roundup of the last 3 months with DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART, Typography related groups on dA and some helpful FAQ entries
alphanimals by classic-syndrome
Dem Alptraum Herr werden by Konsumo Minerva Mcgonagall the Witch by katpann
Typowonder by Lacza Mohmed Rsol Alah by hussien007
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typog
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