4th Illustration Contest--Final Day!Last chance, folks!
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!
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
What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like? in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of school
MAMA Scared Stiff ContestMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Guillermo del Toro presents MAMA, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Now, the MAMA filmmakers in conjunction with deviantART invite you to bring your scariest childhood memory to life! Is it u
Witches of East End ContestHow to Enter / Prizes / Rules and Judging / View Entries / Submit / View Winners / View Semi-Finalists / 18+ U.S.Witches of East End Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Illustrate an Edgar Allan Poe scene, story, or element from "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," or "The Raven" that you would expect to see in the world of The Witches of East End. The winning work will be displayed in an episode of the series perhaps as a picture, book illustration, tarot card,
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
The Transformation ChallengeHow to EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemifinalistsWinnersThe Transformation Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Show us "who you are" transformed into "what you could be".
You get three panels to show us a three-stage progression into a radically different person or thing.
Use the template. Any style. Any visual medium. Any tool, any machine. If you are shy, you can use an original character or object instead of yourself.
Three grand prize winners will be selected, their entries will be featured as a billboard on deviantART and
Diablo III - Fan Art ContestDiablo III - Fan Art Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Malthael, The Angel of Death, has manifested in the mortal realm of Sanctuary with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will.
Prepare yourself! Show one or more central figures getting ready for the coming conflict against Malthael. You may choose figures fro
Lexus IS Design ContestLexus IS Design Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Submission Due In
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2013
At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
Show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS. You could see it come to life in the form of an actual
More FIAT More Imagination ContestMore FIAT More Imagination Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-FinalistsView Winners18+ International
September 15, 2013 AT 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The FIAT® 500L boasts a nearly 360 degree panoramic view which makes fo
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
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA? in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
January Contest + December Results! January Contest: ShapesJanuary Contest + December Results! in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the first contest of 2013 for the group! Since the last contest of 2012 went down well as it was mixed medias - we're going to let you enter with whatever type of Art you like. So you can enter Fractal, Photography, Digital Art or Traditional. The aim of this contest is to have a theme of Abstract Shapes within your work. Your work will be declined if it doesn't reflect this, so be sure to make the theme obvious in your piece of work! We're also opening up all of our folders again, so enjoy submitting your work once more!
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st January 2013
Entries must be Abstract and must have a theme of 'Shapes' with minimal manipulation. Black and white is allowed.
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
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
Hot Off the Press: Charlene MattsonTanashai who has been on deviantART for over four years and is based in Canada, became a published author on Christmas Eve! The Curious Case of Prince Charming published by Kellan Publishing is available in eBook format or paperback. daddysir designed the cover too! Congratulations to Charlene for her publication! If you've recently had something published then just let Kaz-D know via notes as we'd love to help you celebrate!Hot Off the Press: Charlene Mattson in Art Features More Like This
Source: Kellan Publishing
'When Princess Leticia is kidnapped for the sixth time in two years, private investigator William Tenys is hired by her parents to solve the mystery of how sorcerer Kalen has managed to commit the dastardly deed so many times. It should have been a straightforward enough investigation, b
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"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley
This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!
Check out Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about
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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera"
- Lewis Hine
This week I happened across a Photographer who shoots the economy - currently in the UK. If you ever wondered what Economy looks like - and what the recession looks like - in the Photographic sense then wonder no more. Simon Robert's has it captured. What really struck me though, aside from the complete normality and sometimes mundane life that made the photographs, was the comments on the Article that I read about Simon. The BBC Wrote about him yesterday and nearly all the comments were from people advocating boredom. The Irony is that Simon Robert's had, in full colour, photographed our lives. And the general consensus was that it was dull and unimaginative. How very English we are.
Copyright Simon Robert's
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
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
Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to ProThis week we bring you another issue of Troubleshooting for Photographers, to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make your Photography look that little bit more professional. Aeirmid noted that while there are a lot of folks in the photomanipulation community who enjoy taking photographs, there is also a great desire for people to learn a bit more about how to make them look more professional.Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to Pro in Art Features More Like This
Firstly combining the elements of many of the articles that have already been written in this series (see the bottom of this article for links) will assist anybody in gearing their photographs up to look more professional. However IsacGoulart summed it up quite neatly with this rather epic quote...
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph."
Getting your work up to some sort of standard is always tricky. Especially if you are setting the standar
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"Have no fear of perfection - You'll never reach it! "
Have you studied Photography? I'm intrigued to know whether or not a qualification in Photography has made you a better, or indeed a worse photographer. Or has there been no change? This week, The Photography Blog asks whether or not a Photography Degree is worth the paper it's written on. Graduation in any field these days doesn't mean that you'll immediately get a job in your desired area. Not these days. So is it worth embarking on study related to photography when in the end, you could get to the same place without the paper stating what you are capable of? Photography is one of a small number of job areas where what you've done speaks higher volumes than whether or not you're
SixWordStories Contest ~ Lots of Prizes!Update: 8 more hours to get your entries in! For those that have already submitted, please double check your entry is accepted!SixWordStories Contest ~ Lots of Prizes! in Deviant Events More Like This
A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some awesome prizes to be won and enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! Pl
Forum Features #40 - January: Black + White!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!Forum Features #40 - January: Black + White! in Art Features More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month: KoutaTheCreator.
selected by :devdistortedsmi
Spotlighting Commenters #24ProjectComment is a Group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the deviantART community.Spotlighting Commenters #24 in Art Features More Like This
In order to support those efforts, we encourage dedicated users to give comments too. For those who are critics, artists, or just helpful in the community, we now offer something in return for all that you do - be it helping the participants of ProjectComment, or the group itself!
This weekly article focuses on the amazing deviants in the deviantART community, who have given fantastic comments, through excerpts of those comments, artwork by the deviants themselves, and much more! Your support in the article would be much appreciated.
These commenters are determined by you through Nominations (read below for more information). Each month, we will be selecting a couple of amazing commenters based on the comments we have seen in our
Celebrating Diversity #11Digital ArtCelebrating Diversity #11 in Art Features More Like This
Pumpkin Pie Jewelry by Bon-AppetEats Laser Wax Seals by toenolla
words that won't come true by pastel-uchuujin Heavy Metal Poisoning by Greyhound1211 :thumb338760861:
Film & Animation
Assassins trilogy trailer by FlippinAwesomeStudio Film - Fire Tiger vs Acid Panther by TastesLikeAnya Sippling Self Portrait by Bergspot
Designs & Interfaces
:thumb338762002: Mistress by ScoutLC Contest Design by KKaju
Cartoons & Comics
:thumb338763843: POST-APOCALYPTIC BIKERS with Filipe by BrandNewNostalgia :thumb338759798:
Resources & Stock
Elder Book 11-17-12_14 by skydancer-stock 80 by NastiaOsipovaStock Where They Walk 08 by Elandria
[Icon-CM] Chekote by thanshuhai Walldryx - On The Bridge by Walldryx45 Foxy Gun by metalfoxxx
Forum Features: Hot!Once again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features: Hot! in Art Features More Like This
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: creyk.
selected by alexandrasalas
"A nice po
To Be Seen .01A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .01 in Art Features More Like This
finding peace by mykindofviolence spiders summer by mykindofviolence a close view of a wasp by mykindofviolence
in the woods by mykindofviolence Brussel sky by mykindofviolence
:thumb308097549: :thumb252426446: :thumb303366231:
In the Woods by DreamingSkyline Explorer by DreamingSkyline Stone Cavalry by DreamingSkyline
Take to the skies by DreamingSkyline Sailboats by DreamingSkyline
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that
General Photography: September + October NewsBringing you the recent shenanigans in your General Photography Gallery!General Photography: September + October News in Deviant Events More Like This
Monthly Critique Photography Thread!
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest ~ Deadline, November 5thSeasonal People & Portrait Contest ~ Deadline, November 30thDaily Deviation Roundups
General Photography September 2012 from 3wylGeneral Photography September 2012 by Kaz-D
Project Comment: Under-Appreciated FeatureProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!Project Comment: Under-Appreciated Feature in Art Features More Like This
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time!
What squeaks in grass? by head-in-the-cloud Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss .. by waashe In 3D! by AshleneAllen Muse series: Terpsichore by reylia a decision by waashe God's Eye by xChristina27x Keys to my Soul by VictorianKiss S U M M E R by JAYSMILES23 Peace by yoge1993
:thumb304139365: Thrashing About by JellyBeanBullet :
To Be Seen .27A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .27 in Art Features More Like This
SummerDream IV by Zainaab Hi by Zainaab Closer... by Zainaab
FallenAngel by Zainaab AuTumn by Zainaab
Twilight by gzmrt No more questions by gzmrt The Beauty of Autumn.. by gzmrt
Where I'm lost, your ghost is found me.. by gzmrt Laughing with brunette by gzmrt
Eiffel I by intels Spirit of Nature by intels NYC by intels
parc guell III by intels autumn dream by intels
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (
To Be Seen .07A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .07 in Art Features More Like This
Fly...II by Every02 Alone by Every02 Like a bird III by Every02
Just Vicki by Every02 Bleu, Blue, Blau V by Every02
A Subtle Breeze by tubbums32 Elegance by tubbums32 The Lift by tubbums32
Power by tubbums32 The Ascent by tubbums32
Trace of Rujani 2 by Alex-Blyg Summer dance by Alex-Blyg wgt 2012 e by Alex-Blyg
Butterfly by Alex-Blyg Phoenix by Alex-Blyg
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we cou
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!
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
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
Clarification of Stock ToU issues and ReportingPutting the rumours and panic attacks to rest. DA is NOT voiding your copyright or any such thing.Clarification of Stock ToU issues and Reporting in Deviant Events More Like This
We are very much hoping this will be the first of several updates from CEA giving you much needed and up to date information relating to your stock, and how you can better implement the tools you have at your disposal.
If you have any questions at all, or have a stock issue you want to raise, PLEASE DO!! Thats exactly how we find out what might need working on or areas that need some more information posting about
This... to That #5WELCOME TO ISSUE 5This... to That #5 in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fifth 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!
STOCK PNG heavy vines by MaureenOlder --> My Heart Is Refusing by TitusBoy25
Grooming 5 by okbrightstar-stock --> Safe and Sound.. by Charlie--X
place 1 by ladysivali-stock --> Dragonbane by SilenceNocturne
Stock 39 by Wintermoon-Stock --> Black heart by ElenaDudina
Stone001 - cutout .png by akio-stock --> :thumb307257610:
zgomot-stock-landscape-3 by zgomot-stock --> Briongloid by NiAnluain
Pond by XElectra --&
PE S and R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"PE S and 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
Some things we should talk aboutThis journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)Some things we should talk about in Deviant Events More Like This
Every community has them. Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top. Here are some of our top faves.
Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!
There will be a test at the end.
OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL??
Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
Good News Stockers!!Stock & Resources Gallery Changes!!Good News Stockers!! in Art Features More Like This
Yes you read that right!
Following our initial proposals which were posted here -
Dan and I can officially announce that Moonbeam13 in her Super
Woman outfit has flown forth and waged war on our cluttered and
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK ALL YOUR RESOURCES AND STOCK SUBMISSIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE SUB CATEGORIES! THANK YOU!
Sub Category Name Changes
"Classical" is now "Classical & Vintage"
"Female/nude/formal, classical" is now "Full Body" (to be the same as the male equiv.)
"Premade Backgrounds/places" is
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?
Resources PE Week 15th - 21st SeptWhy Project Educate?Resources PE Week 15th - 21st Sept in Deviant Events More Like This
projecteducate is one of our main contact points for all the artists of DeviantArt to come together and educate themselves about a multitude of art related subjects, from techniques and hints and tips to DA specific information and help. By providing a central location the volunteer team can reach out further into their communities to guide and help more artists than ever before.
But we can't do it alone!
Help and support from as many community members as possible is essential to ensure success, and this is obviously where YOU come in!
Stock and Resources is hosting another Project Educate week this year between the 15th and 21st September, and its really not that far away, and we are looking for your help
As a guide here are journals from our 2012 Project Educate week -
INTRODUCTION - fav.me/d4tckwe
CONTEST - fav.me/d4tcnab
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!
5th Annual Illustration Contest (One Week Left!) So better get on your entries! Does anybody need an extension?5th Annual Illustration Contest (One Week Left!) in Deviant Events More Like This
And since we're all here, check out the entries received so far!
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 upda
Half the BattleBilly couldn’t take it any more. His parents were so mean. So he was going to run away. That would teach them a lesson. He stuffed his backpack with clothes, his favorite action figure, and a jar of peanut butter. He would take care of himself and prove to his parents that they shouldn’t treat him like a baby. And then when he finally came home, it would be on his own terms.Half the Battle in Humor More Like This
He waited until midnight. When his parents were sound asleep, he opened his bedroom window and climbed down the latticework from the second story.
Billy made it all the way to the corner before a yellow car transformed into Bumblebee. A military helicopter shone a spotlight over him and several G.I. Joes rappelled down around him. Superman swooped down from the sky, landed, and put his hands on his hips. Captain Planet materialized in a rainbow of light. A manhole creaked open and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came pouring out of the sewer.
All the assembled heroes scrutinized him.
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
Fire With FireFire With Fire in Drama More Like This
Part 1: Life and Death
Many often spoke of the price of life. Philosophers in nearly every civilization had dedicated their entire lives to speculating on it. One race had even attempted to build a computer the size of a city in an attempt to quantify it. But whatever the price of life was, one thing was sure: It was steep.
It was sometimes easy to forget just how precious life could be after gaining immortality and leading a life of warfare. The Maximal who called himself Gunslinger was not only gaining a lesson in perspective, but economics. Security work paid dirt, even in the slums where guards were paid relatively well. Nevertheless, he had been scrimping and saving for the past thirty years, working until he had enough energon to build a new body one part at a time and grant it the gift of life. He had even sacrificed maintenance on himself and his blue and yellow paint job was mostly worn away. Though, it was hard to tell in the shimmering violet and blue hues of light pr
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
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.
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