dArMC Januar 2014edit: 13 days left to enter!
Welcome to the deviantART related monthly challenges!
Each month you will be given a theme and a category(*) from the deviantART related gallery. You then have one month to create something for it. In which way you interpret the theme is up to you, but it has to be for the chosen category. There will be one winner and one runner up.
* reduced to one category because of lack of entries/interest)
Theme & Category
When working on your entries, try to be creative and don't just do the first thing you have in mind. Some categories will be more challenging than others - that's for sure - but maybe it's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe you will like it!
Your theme for January is:
The category you should create your entry for is:
CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!Wowowow, what an amazing few weeks of entries! The Micro Colour Contest is now officially over, with 106 wonderful entries from over 70 different deviants!!! Thank you all so much for participating. chromeantennae and I have our work cut out for us! I'll see you all in the results journal!More Like This
Keep an eye out for the results... Coming Soon!
You're all amazing.
GUEST JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Okay, so this is a pretty cool update. Instead of just me staring blankly at all of your incredible entries and having NO IDEA who to pick, I'm bringing in the big guns!
Please welcome the incomparable chromeantennae,
who is joining me as a Special Guest Judge!
I consider Ricky to be one of my closest friends, and one of my favourite poets here on deviantArt. He has a wonderful eye for the incredible, and I'm sure he'll be super great help with the (daunting) task of judging your fantastic work! Here are just a few words
Thesarox - AnmeldungHallo liebe Mitglieder der deutschen Dichter.More Like This
Hiermit möchte ich das Gruppenprojekt Thesarox eröffnen.
Genauere Informationen bezüglich der Handlung findet ihr im Prolog http://einsamer-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Prolog-Die-Erschaffung-des-Thesarox-381817430.
Es ist eigentlich ganz einfach:
Ihr schreibt eine Geschichte in der das Thesarox vorkommt. Inwieweit es wichtig ist, welche Fähigkeiten, Aussehen etc. pp. hat bleibt ganz euch überlassen. Ebenso Handlung, Setting und Figuren. Wichtig ist nur, dass das Thesarox kenntlich gemacht wird. Wie und wodurch bleibt ebenfalls euch überlassen, solange es kenntlich gemacht ist.
Aber wie kann man da nun mitmachen? Nun, dass hier ist die Anmeldung, wer mitmachen will, schreibt einfach hier runter einen Comment.
Ich werde dann jemanden auswählen und den-/diejenige anschreiben. Dann sagt man mir, wie es mit der Zeit aussieht. Schließlich will ich nicht ewig warten. Aber keine Sorge. Wenn ihr keine Zeit ha
Weekly Themed Feature & Next Themes!Hi everyone! :iconhellothereplz: It's Friday and you know what that means! It's time for the :icondazaholics: Weekly Themed Feature!More Like This
The theme this week was EGG HUNT!. As always a big thank you to everyone who submitted!
And here are this week's images! Congratulations to all the Dazaholics who have been featured!
Please head over to the Poll on the Dazaholics front page to vote for your 'Pick of the Week'! The winner will be announced on Monday.
NEXT 2 THEMES
Next week's theme is WOLF MOON. Submissions for this theme must be in before 7AM Pacific Time on Friday 2ND MAY.
The following week, the theme will be LOOK TO THE STARS. If you would like to get a head start on this theme, we will be accepting entries for this one from Friday 2ND MAY up to Friday 9TH MAY.
You may submit your images to the Weekly Themed Fea
SHOW YOUR OCs - (and I'll draw some of them!)More Like This
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!
Please allow me a week to choose the winners!! <3 ^O^
Little update about my event!!
I've reached, and passed, the 2000 watchers goal, so the number of winners is officially 10 OCs, instead of 5!!
As to now more than 100 OCs have been shared in the comments!!! This is incredible!! I'm so happy! And I'm even happier to see that many of your are commenting other people's OCs, which was the main target I had when I created this initiative!!
I hope many others will share their characters and that you all will enjoy this nice sharing event!!! <3
Love you all and thanks for supporting me and the other artists of this amazing community!!
"SHOW YOUR OCs
(and I'll draw some
Theme Prompt : FearsWelcome to our new Theme Prompt : "Fears"More Like This
Our Theme Prompt is now open.
:icongoldmedalart: :iconi--love: :iconthecreativeclub:
What are your fears, what do you fear the most? Is it Zombies, Evil Clowns, Heights, or Ghosts. Horror at its best. Check out your gallery, or create an art work especially for the Theme Prompt "Fears".
Check out some of these following deviations to be inspired by:
Checkout your own gallery and submit to the Fear Prompt folder your work.
Opening Date 29 March 2014
Closing Date Midnight 30 May 2014
Winners will be displayed in GoldMedalArt, i--love and TheCreativeClub groups.
:icongoldmedalart: :iconi--love: :iconthecreativeclub:
1. Please submit your Deviation to "GoldMedalArt" Fea
Contest Themes Announcement!The following 10 categories have been selected for the contest:More Like This
Category 1: All media
Theme A: Describe yourself in 3 objects.
Theme B: Use a random word generator and incorporate 3 random words into your artwork.
Category 2: Literature
Theme A: The opposite of you
Theme B: Your muse
Category 3: Photography
Theme A: Funny animals
Theme B: Forbidden love
Category 4: Digital Art
Theme A: Elements (fire, water, earth, air)
Theme B: I can't see you
Category 5: Traditional Art
Theme A: Mental illnesses
Theme B: Make a new species!
Yes, we will have 10 contests in 1. Stay tuned for the rules and contest announcement. The contest doesn't start yet, but we're getting there. This is just so you can start brainstorming
Please comment below or send a note if you would like to help organize the contest (advertise it etc.) or be a judge for some of the categories (please let me know which categories). If you help, you'll get a feature from us! More info: http://all-is-acceptable.d
Fairy Tales contest WINNERSMore Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls,dwarves, giants, witches, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. by wiki.
This contest will be very fun! I decided to let you choose a Tale to portray a scene as part of your entry. It can be from any country you like, or books or movies as long as it is real, not invented by you. I leave some awesome sites to take a look for stories. Have fun! Special thanks to sirenabonita for donating most of the points for the contest
Greek mythology is not a fairy tale. They
REMINDER - Digital Art Contest EXTENDED DEADLINEMore Like This
SUPPORT OUR CONTESTS
and donate some points to:
The next contest on our list is the DIGITAL PAINTING/AIRBRUSHING/DRAWING Contest!
Digital Art means:
- digital paintings and airbrushings
- digital drawings
Medias wich are NOT allowed in this contest are:
- 3D Renders
- Animations (gif etc.)
This half-year topic is:
You can choo
Assignment 26: Repetition vs VariationThank you for your submissions! On to the next assignment!More Like This
Assignment 25: Repetition vs Variation
Session dates: Monday, March 3rd - Sunday March 16th
Repetition can be boring, but if you take an image and make something unique, like a rhythm, it can be a pleasant piece.
The Creative Core: Repetition vs. Variation
Assignment: Take a subject and develop a repeating theme. It could be a subject in different colors or a series of leaves (see examples in link). Or it could be a series from biggest to smallest (such as the Matryoshka dolls).
Electorate: You are at a convention that features a certain thing. If it's a car show, draw lots of cars in a showroom. If it's wooden ducks, then draw wooden ducks in a display case
I'm Real, Are You?UPDATE 21/02/2014:More Like This
So this journal literally got so full that it won't let me post anymore thumbnails XD I've created a second journal, so you guys can just keep adding your photos Also, there isn't a deadline for this, so just send in a pic when you're ready to <3
Here's the second journal ^u^
EDIT: I realize many of you are asking as to why I am doing this. Why would I want to put my face on the internet with an insignificant sign that can't really prove who I am?
Because I wanted to create light to darkness, to help people know that you never have to stay the victim, you can be a survivor.
Please know that I am not hateful towards the offender, nor do I feel anger. I have dealt with my emotions, and have come to accept that what has happened cannot be changed. But maybe we can help to prevent incidents like this in the
PE: Arts and Crafts: Interview PinkyThePinkArt HistoryMore Like This
:iconprojecteducate: projecteducate :iconprojecteducate:
Interview for Art History: Arts and Crafts:
Welcome to Art History, part of Project Educate! Arts and Crafts has its own Art History. Today Project Educate is featuring an Interview with the lovely pinkythepink, founder of stitchingpirates and marvelous Art and Crafter!
Sit back, relax, have a cup of tea and enjoy the interview!
Q: What brought you to DeviantART, how long have you been on the site and how has being a deviant affected your life?
I was brought to deviantART originally by a friend who no longer logs-on here and has moved on to design schooling and other awesome art adventures. After joining, I found dA as a wonderful source for desktop backgrounds and messenger icons, so nat
A Contest for YOU! - Purple - ENTER NOW!Purple ContestMore Like This
First off, thanks to Astralseed for the idea! It's been several months since my Autumn Contest ended and it was such a success that I am ready to get the next one going. This contest is open to all art mediums!
Let's get right into the
1. Deviants may submit up to TWO pieces of any artistic medium for consideration,
though only one will be eligible to win a prize.
2. The artwork may be no older than February 1, 2014.
3. Your deviations must be submitted as a comment to this journal entry.
4. The subject of your deviation should be PURPLE! Other colors in the background are okay
but the main focus should clearly be the color purple. Black and white or sepia images will not be considered.
5. You will be judged on composition, creativity, and how well you capture PURPLE in your deviation!
Entries will close Wednesday, April 15, 2015!
February Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeIt's time again for another monthly challenge! February is the month during which cupid's arrow is said to strike us all, so this month we'll be doing love-focused crafts. As always, the theme is open to the interpretation of all your creative minds!More Like This
The theme for February is "Love".
Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpture only!Join #CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Contest Folder. In your artist comment box please write that this entry was made for #CRArtisanCrafts's challenge + add a link to this journal.The entry must be new and
Valentine's Day Card ContestIt's been awhile since we've had a contest at Holiday-Crafts! Let's get ready for Valentine's Day by making cards. You don't have to be a member of the group to enter the contest, but you're welcome to join us!More Like This
We are an Artisan Crafts group, so your entry must be a craft- submitted to the DA Artisan Crafts Galleries.
Any Deviant can enter.
Submit your entry to the "Valentine's Card Contest" folder.
One entry per person.
Only new submissions made during the contest tim
Show and....ShowSaw this at :iconMagical525: and thought it looked fun:More Like This
Pick your favorite deviation from YOUR gallery and then thumbnail or link it in a comment below. No explanation need!
THEN I will go through your gallery and comment with MY favorite of your deviations! EASY!
You don't need to re-post this - it's all just for fun!
And if you'd like to do it for :iconMagical525: here is a link to her journal entry stating the same game.
Have fun and can't wait to see what you post!
You show me yours...and I'll show you mine.More Like This
I got this idea from Magical525, who got it from lintu47.
It works like this:
In the comments, post a thumb or link of YOUR famourite deviation from YOUR gallery. No explanation is needed, and there's no request or requirement that you post your own journal like this, though you're welcome to, of course.
In response, I'll look through your gallery and post a thumb or link of MY favourite deviation of yours.
If you feel like doing the same over at either Magical525's or lintu47's, it might be fun to see whether any of us choose the same as our favourite of yours.
Let's make something constructive and fun!Are you interested?More Like This
No?! The correct answer is "Yes, yes i am, what's this about and how do i take part?"
Weeell, i'm glad you asked! I was thinking of starting a (perhaps) interesting and constructive activity with you, my watchers, and with whomever else is interested
Show me the piece in YOUR gallery you like most (for whatever reasons, you don't need to justify your choice) and i will show you my choice from YOUR gallery (the piece that caught my eye or speaks to me, it doesn't have to be your best technical work or the most emotional). Remember, it's all subjective, but i think it will be fun to see how others feel about your art!
How to do it? Put the thumbnail of your work in your comment (or the link, if you're not a premium member) and post it on this journal. I will reply in the same manner
I feel it's very important to let others know of this activity so they can participate here or make their own journal involving their watchers
Thank you, and 2 important groupsThank you from the bottom of my heartMore Like This
I know I'm really late in saying this (my head has been reeling the past 10 days), but I want publicly to acknowledge and thank fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13, and the CV team for honoring me with this Deviousness Award for January and/or writing such moving things about me. I cannot tell you all how much your words meant, and I am really honored and humbled to have received them. I love you so much.
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check this out:
A note about mental illness
To those of you who have added me to your watch list, I hope I won't disappoint. I appreciate your interest in my words and my work, but I hope to direct your attention also to mental-health. This group is so important because of its positive approach to educating the DeviantArt community about mental health concerns and promoting positive mental health and happiness f
January Artisan Crafts Monthly Challege +winnersWinners:More Like This
Let's Start Again by CHEMAX3X
Baby clothes by Narkya
As we welcome a new year it often gives us time for introspection, both personally and towards our artistic journey. In light of it, this month's theme is 'beginnings'. How you interpret this theme is completely up to you. It may be a craft you've never tried before, a craft that tells an origin story, or any other way you can think about the theme! Here's all the info you need:
The theme for January is "Beginnings".
Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpt
TRIBAL AND TOTEMIC CONTEST - PRIZES ANNOUNCEDWelcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.More Like This
Aims & How to join + Submission Guidelines +
Advertisements & Links + Facebook Group
TRIBAL AND TOTEMIC CONTEST
Starts January 1 and ends March 31
First up is our very own Judge ( so her entry does not count ) Katjakay!
We are halfway through the time to stitch up your entry, so let's see some needles sailing across the fabric! Scroll down to the bottom of this journal and check out the prizes for this contest
Tribal Art: without getting into the whole meaning of the word “tribal” and sticking just to the basics, this statement is referring to the artform of a particular peoples, clan, group, or area. Just to name a few here, we have Australian Aboriginal, Native American, Maori, Nativ
Contest Time!It's getting close to Christmas, and I've decided to hold a contest to give some people a chance to win some points, a membership or two, and some art!More Like This
Here's the catch; I want you to draw my character Remkii however you want. This contest will not be judged by talent, but it will be judged by the effort and creativity you put into it!
You can draw Remkii however you want. Any species you want, at all! Feel free to enter more than once, but please do not enter more than 5 times.
The deadline is January 30th!
-No linearts are allowed, I want your own work!
-I will accept any form of work - Traditional, Digital, etc
-No stealing other people's entries!
-You may only place once, no matter how many times you enter.
- A 3 Month Premium Membership (If you do not want this, I can give it t
January's Contest: AlucardxDarkThe scene is where Dark (The Goddess of Origin.) Here is her new outfit The top over shirt is a light grey the undershirt is blue, her skirt, thigh highs and boots are black/grey, the collar cross is all silver with a blue gem the garters are a crystal blue (Her eyes are crystal blue with the pupil (the black part of the eye) A darker shade of crystal blue and her hair is the color of pure silver that goes about an inch past her knees. Here's a link to the colored version by Drgig http://sta.sh/025kgipz44fd) offers Alucard from the anime Hellsing her wrist so he can drink her blood (It's a sin for vampires to bite the neck of a god. And Gods can't be turned into vampires.) Alucard accepts and bites her wrist and drinks her blood. Now the prizes will be as followedMore Like This
1st place 800 :icondApointsplz:
2nd place 400 :icondApointsplz:
and 3rd place will be 200 :icondApointsplz:
The rules are have fun the end date will be the 31st of January at
CONTEST!2014 1st prize 12mth membership!!! -- remember contest ends this month..... i've got the prizes readyMore Like This
so much has happened this year some sad and some happy times, also some that involves me, a cup and a lot of
anyways one of my greatest achievements is that i made a new OC ( i love Azura to bits as she was my first) but lace is a bit different, she is my alter-ego in some way (stupid, beautiful, skill and funny..... im not.... well im stupid too. So im going to do a contest, it will have some rules so please keep to them:-
You must draw my OC Lace
(.... she has 2 blasters now one is red the other blue). This can be in what eve
New Contest! Anything From ZeldaMore Like This
So yeah, I got another contest going. This time the goal will be to draw anything from the Zelda universe. You can draw moblins, stalfos, re-dead, poe's, and really whatever, even Link himself, as long as it is from the universe of Zelda.
1st Place Prize will be 1000 points
2nd Place Prize will be 500 points
3rd place Prize will be 250 points
Contest Begins now and ends February 25th
All entries must be new deviations that were specifically created for this contest.
:iconLegendofZeldafanz: :iconToonLinkFans: :iconThe-Undead-Of-Hyrule:
:iconAnotherContestGroup: :iconWeAllLoveLink: :iconOcarina-of-Twilight:
Featured Pictures by
Mascot design contest! CLOSED!THE FOLDER HAS BEEN LOCKED AND NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!More Like This
STAY TUNED FOR THE VOTING JOURNAL!
Awww yesh! Another design contest!...this one is a bit more tricky!
So I just made this Art theft group to help stop art theft, but it's a little lacking. It needs a mascot! He/she will be on the group's icon and other places in the group! And they have their own folder just in case anyone wants to draw some fan art.
So without further delay, Here's the contest!
Design an art theft themed mascot!
What we are looking for
Originality is the most important thing here! (Something we have never seen before)Creative! (creative application of the theme)Has to be related to art theft in some way! (Explain how it is related in your description)Nothing to
Design a book cover (Ended, results posted!)RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED. PLEASE SEE THIS JOURNAL ENTRY -> http://fav.me/d79dq2lMore Like This
Due to money issues, I've had to lower the grand prize to $30. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Deadline has been extended!
Welcome, one and all, to my latest contest journal! Did the title catch your attention? $30 is a lot of smackaroos, ain't it? Now that I have your attention, I'd like to direct you to the contest details in question.
The objective of this contest is to draw a book cover for my novel-in-progress, Bialo Lassedim.
The title translates to "Voice of the Demons". In this cover, I would like the main characters, Cresil and Ivo. There's a couple of situations for you to choose from to draw the cover in. First, let's give you a bit of information about the characters so you know what kind of people they are before you draw them.
New Contest! The Rackture infestation begins!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!Warning!!!!More Like This
My infectious alien species the Rackture have slipped their slimey tentacles into the DA comunity!
No OC is safe from the larval menace! It takes only a second for these wily slug like aliens to slide their tentacles into the succulant and sexy lady flesh of their new host.
Once the infection begins who knows what mutations will take place! Each species is different and even between those of the same species colors can change, note the examples of two traits all should have (all should have red antennae tentacles on the forehead a couple have learned to tuck them into their hair).
-Draw one of your, or possibly a friend's with permission OCs after being infected.
-Bonus if you also draw the larva that infected her and/or mid infection stages
-Multiple entries of same or different OC are allowed
Advertise my contest in a new journal or poll (must be visble
Grand opening + Birthday Contest!Hey Guys! Welcome to the Pie Love club~More Like This
Its taken me a bit of time to get this started up because of generally being busy, but I thought I would go ahead and open up membership. If you'd like to join, it will be automatically approved.
As stated on our front page,
This club is in dedication to :iconpieology:
A place for those that enjoy her work to show love and appreciation for all that she does!
If you have an adopt from her, and you've drawn them, show everyone what you've done with them.
I would like to formally open the group by also announcing there will be a contest in celebration of Grace's Birthday next month on the 27th
I figure I should go ahead and give people time to work on their entries if they're interested.
I'm a bit broke at the moment so for now I'm offering 1000 points and $10 (donated by Star-Prinz) as the grand prize, if you would like to donate prizes, art etc, let me, Kingdomkey know via note.
What do you have to do to enter? Easy peasy~
ANNOUNCEMENT - Winter Contest: Jack FrostMore Like This
CHECK OUT THE FULL POST AND DETAILS ON OUR CONCEPT COOKIE POST HERE!
SUBJECT: Jack Frost
The Winter Contest has arrived. Welcome to the first contest to bring in the new year with on Concept Cookie starring Jack Frost! He is said to be the personification of crisp, cold weather. He originated long ago throughout tales to personify winter. There are different takes on the folklore surrounding him around the world. In Russia he is known as Father Frost or in Germany, he is rather Old Mother Frost. In American folklore, Jack Frost is depicted as younger and kind yet mischievous. He has the ability to control and create winter conditions, most notably, he creates the icy flake patterns on windows. Now is your chance to capture this winter spirit in a concept.
So with the story and idea of who Jack Frost is, you as a concept artist are gi
'Pretty Suited Satellite Sailors' Contest!Round 1 judging has been posted: http://thenekk.deviantart.com/journal/PSSS-Round-1-Results-Round-2-Starts-434276465More Like This
Round 2 deadline: March 31st, 2014 11:59PM EST
Everyone who entered Round 1, regardless of score, is eligible for Round 2.
YES You may enter into Round 2 even if you did not enter Round 1 - but with specific requirements that need to be met to qualify.
Please see the FAQ section at the bottom. I will add to it if other common questions come up.
Introducing the: 'Pretty Suited Satellite Sailors' Contest!
(Yes, its the PSSS Contest!)
What this contest is about...
You are creating a new Sailor Senshi team! Pretend for a moment the Sailor Moon we know and love never existed. No odangos, no Usagi... and as for the rest of her team, well... they didn't exist either! This is where the contest begins... creating a new team of Sailor Senshi from the ground up! You pick their colors, their hair, the
CSS Tutorials and ResourcesCSS and DeviantARTMore Like This
So you want to start creating your own journal skins? Learning CSS can be somewhat time consuming, but there are plenty of awesome resources to help you.
Remember, learning CSS and webdesign can land you a job in the future! Not only that, but coding Cascading Style Sheets is actually a lot of fun. It's awesome to see others using your Journal/ Gallery skins.
Examples of Journal Skins!
Finding others to code with
One thing that makes deviantART awesome is that there are over 26 million active users! This means a bunch of others will always be willing to learn with you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have, or help you find the information you need.
deviantART Related Groups
Dear NaruHina and SasuSaku fans....We've been through joys, sadness, happiness, tears, and laughter.More Like This
It was a long road
All I want to say is.....
p.s. No hate... no hate
ShareZone Photography FeatureMy deviantART goal for the 2014 is to do at least one or two features a week. I've noticed that my features in the past have been HUGE and therefore, those deserving artists may not be receiving the exposure they deserve!More Like This
So, the solution? More features with fewer deviations. The first of these will be some photography pieces that I've stumbled upon in the ShareZone chatroom. Take a minute to recognize these artists and their fantastic, inspiring pieces! They make me want to be a better photographer and I'm very pleased to feature them here.
(yes there may seem to be a lot of pieces; however, this is actually a small feature for me, LOL)
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
Any goals for the new year?
PE: Community Week PLZ AccountsCommunity Week - PLZ AccountsMore Like This
Can you spot the difference between and :icongladlikeplz
If you hover your mouse over it, you’ll see that the first is a link to a deviation (http://fav.me/d5judp5), while the second is an icon for a special type of account called a PLZ account.
PLZ accounts are deviantART accounts made for the sole reason of being an emoticon. Anyone can make these accounts. (For more information on making PLZ accounts, see this previous Project Educate journal http://fav.me/d3jjwiv.) The deviant chooses an account name that represents the image he/she wishes to display, and usually adds the phrase ‘PLZ’ at the end, so other deviants are aware that that account exists to be an emote (in the example above, the account name is “gladlikeplz”).
To use the PLZ account, you merely
Weekly photo #010 Cat IX by BBogomilov Snowleopard, KA VII by FGW-Photography Myllyjarvi II by m-eralp A Photograph for The Skybridge by hootalex Nymph of Grace by EtherealRose7 Rainbow9wm by Aixchel Unveiled by Nate-Zeman Sous l'arbre lunatique by Arafinwearcamenel The Plague . by MonsterBrandMore Like This
Friday, the 13th - clean up after yourself by Elisanth .:: Tiny treasures ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Rising Sun by JessicaBuczek Falls Darkness by m-eralp .:: Spring is here ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Chocolate And Raspberry Pots (+recipe) by claremanson Mom... by lomatic Out Into the Plains II by FramedByNature Timeless by ShamelessRain Porsche 356 A T1 1956 by alexisgoure hair by Megson Sunset in Santorini by IsacGoulart :thumb399843287: Charlotte by aufzehengehen Let The Story Begin by jkrab Minion Cookies by claremanson
Mmm0518 by metindemiralay Zlatarsko jezero by Piroshki-Photography A Glacier Light Show by tourofnature Strength of summer by mjagiellicz Peek-a-boo by ColinHuttonPhoto :thumb399369294: Untitled by lisans Barn Owl by hoodoo Hello by Dark-Raptor Wet by SarahharaS1 PI1A9540 ps by ratasoy Splash by FlabnBone Messenger Of Summer III by JoannaRzeznikowska :thumb399599075: light window by virtualgadjo Yellow Forest by Justine1985 :thumb400167984: nobody knows by Megson
Scratch on DA.alisame123 http://alisatheartiste.deviantart.com/More Like This
AlphaZulu http://alphanovemberzulu.deviantart.com/ http://emotespammer.deviantart.com/
BenDaMan http://timeparadoxalert12.deviantart.com/ http://nebitatheparadox.deviantart.com/
The European Parliament - Why Should I CareMore Like This
The European Parliament
Why should I care?
"Yes, why should I?" - that's what I was wondering about not so long ago. I simply did not care about the European Parliament or, to be more specific, the European Union. As an Austrian I just took being European for granted, being part of the union itself, for granted. I never thought about what that meant though, for me all this "political mumbo-jumbo" seemed so far away, almost unreachable.
It also seemed to me like all political issues the European Parliament was dealing with with more important issues than the "first-world problems" some Austrians might have.
When we started learning about it at school I still found it uninteresting, it did not help or change my opinion in the slightest.
For me, it was also normal to live in a democratic country and in a democratic union where you could just elect the people you thought would represent you best.
What did change things was when we visited Strasbourg last December. It was simply amazing for
Find and Have Fun! Senior WeekMore Like This
Hello and welcome to our game!!
What you need to do?
Simply visit the senior list below and find a picture, words, badges, emotions, etc. and send a note to Arichy with all answers!
Please read through the rules carefully or your entry may be disqualified.
Everyone can participate!Do not ask for help from other deviants. Please find the answers yourself.Send a note to Arichy with the answers only, for example:
3. ...If you found yourself in our senior list, please do not mention which number of the finding list represents you.You only have 24 HOURS of time to find all answers!
These are things you need to find!
There are some scary horror & macabre traditional paintings on the page
Hidden Talent feature
General nerd (emoticon)
Valentine's Scavenger Hunt: WINNERS:iconi-heart-colors::icondawishingwell::iconall-about-features:More Like This
Our Valentine's Scavenger Hunt was a huge success!
With a total of 23 teams and 31 deviants participating, one could practically feel the dA love all over the place!
I-Heart-Colors would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their support with the event.
Thank you for being part of the event and giving participants the opportunity to suggest underappreciated artist!
Thank you for letting us include Angels Without Wings in the event!
Thank you for giving our participants the opportunity to share positive thoughts in the Praising Life Project!
#Deviant365 2015 Week 8Last WeekMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to name up to three (3) deviants to whom you look for inspiration in your artistic endeavors. Congratulations to Manda-of-the-6 who has won a DeviantArt print valued up to $30.
This week, we are asking you to choose 1 favorite deviation from your own gallery, plus 1 favorite deviation from an other deviant. Please motivate your choices!
All entries must be received by Friday, February 28, 2015Submit entries by commenting below with the two thumbs and motivationOne winner will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership
Good luck, and have a fantastic week!
Giving Away 5000 Points for Deviant CausesPoints for Deviant CausesMore Like This
Got an art project, contest, giveaway or anything else planned out to help out artists and art lovers? Then you've got our support to fund it.
You can request points for:Super Group Statuses ContestsArt Projects
You can also:
Suggest deviants who deserve premium memberships
How to apply:
1. Leave a comment with:
Amount of points neededWhat you're hoping to do with the pointsHow will it help more artists?OR tag deviant suggested for PM
2. Fav and share this journal so that every possible Deviant with a thoughtful project will have the opportunity to apply.
Out of the comments I would select the best cause and as many others as I could afford to fund and award them the points. This is not a raffle/random giveaway; there is no deadline as the when you can request for points. Points will be used to help out worthy projects on DeviantArt whenever possible.
CSS Fairy Mascot Contest!Wait. What?More Like This
You can blame Nichrysalis (you gave my mind a bad direction), ginkgografix (os ir it?), neurotype (I am dragging you into this, oh yes) and me (it really is mostly me) for this.
Yes, there is actually a contest!
In case you were wondering if that was just to get your attention.
Pica-ae CSS Fairy Mascot Contest
I am looking for a new mascot for myself!
Ya'll know the CSS Fairy, also known as Anne from Northern Germany who knows her ways around CSS magic ... THE FABULOUS ginkgografix!
Thing is, that description works for me, too. Which has led many people to believe in some sort of conspiracy , but I... I mean we, laugh at your faces. Like... nobody has ever met both of us at the same time. (That is actually no true, Exillior... dun dund dun)
Anyhow, it is now decided that I am a fairy, too.
So, how do I look like as a fairy?
This is why I gathe
Contrast in Nature ContestArtistle is hosting a Photography Contest for the month of February.More Like This
The theme for this contest is: Contrasts in Nature. Find a naturally occurring contrast in shape, color, context or size; a flower in soot, a tree in a field, remnants of summer in a bank of snow, for example. And take a picture!
When: February 1st 2015 through February 28th 2015
Update: Because there have been so few entries the team has decided to extend the deadline by two weeks. This new deadline is March 14th 2015.
How: Upload a photo depicting a natural contrast and contribute it to the Artistle Group
Why: For funzies. Also prizes.
Participants are allowed to submit two entries.
Please submit entries to the Contest Folder.
We ask that entries be new submissions.
Please provide a link to the artistle group or group contest journal in the artist comments.
#Deviant365 2015 Week 7Last WeekMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to have a discussion with us. Congratulations to VivaFariy and TheMs0kitty for completing last week's task. Each will receive 600 courtesy of DeviantArt.
This week, we would like you to name up to three (3) deviants to whom you look for inspiration in your artistic endeavors. Please be sure to mention them in your comment(s) and encourage them to do the same here!
All entries must be received by Friday, February 20, 2015Submit entries by commenting below with your response.Only lucky deviant will receive a DeviantArt print valued up to $30.
Good luck, and have a fantastic week!
Artistle Art Challenge #3More Like This
The second round of the challenge is now closed. Thank you for participating:
by Marionberry and PuNK-A-CaT
Please visit them with some and comments
(since there weren't 5 participants, no prizes will be distributed for this round)
Moving on to the third round...
This round will be two weeks long, instead of the usual one week, so you'll have more time to complete the challenge.
To participate, you must create a work of art based on the theme chosen for the week
So, what are the rules?
The theme should be the central focus / hero of your work
You can only participate with new work created as a part of this challenge
You can use traditional / digital media
You can submit more than one entry
Valentine's Scavenger Hunt Love is in the air!More Like This
The hunt is now closed! Thanks to all participants
I-Heart-Colors is proud to present our very first affiliate's Scavenger Hunt!
Valentine's is all about your friends and loved ones. We're thrilled to have dAWishingWell and All-about-features working with us on this event!
We have hidden a total of 20 checkpoints in the format of heart pictures in I-Heart-Colors, dAWishingWell and All-about-features.
We will provide you with one clue t
Gallery Raid #11Hi everyone!More Like This
We're back with the 11th part of the I-Heart-Colors Gallery Raid!
Due to the large volume of the suggestions received in the last journal, the feature and winners will be posted after the weekend, so stay tuned! And don't forget to scroll down to find the new theme
Year 2015 Sweet Food
The purpose of this event is to give more exposure to the wonderful artworks on dA. But it's also a great way for you to discover new art AND for our group to find new works to request to our galleries!
The prizes are not the main focus of this event, they are merely a small incentive. Join to spread the dA love!
Search the group's GALLERY for pieces suitable for
100 points giveaway! (CLOSED/winner announced)Finally, it's October 20! That means... time to announce the winner!!More Like This
Out of 168 deviants, the winner is...
this result was randomly chosen at Random.org at 16h32/4h32 PM, West Europe time zone
I would like to thank, once again, to everybody who participated! Also, I would appreciate if nobody unwatched me after this... since I feel I don't get enough attention for my art... and you know who else doesn't? The winner of this giveaway!! She has AMAZING art so I totally advice you to check out her art
So that's it... thank you all so much! And congrats to Ghassly for winning!!
EDIT 2: I'm going to be out for some time and since I'm afraid that'll affect the giveaway, the finishing date is now October 20th! Good luck everyone, and keep joining!
EDIT: I finally reached 45 watchers!! The prize has been doubled into 100!!
Since I'm really needing some
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreeMore Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
Ending wp journals + 200 points give awayFirst thing is that I decided to end the weekly photo journal, it was very fun to make and I'm very glad so many people liked it! But after 30 weeks I think it's time for something new, not sure what though. Anyway thanks a bunch for all the support during these weeks! (And not only these weeks.)More Like This
Second thing I'd like to share is that I'm still not (very) active here at DeviantART, I didn't used my camera for like 2,5 months now O_o Sorry for not responding to your messages/notes. Hope to be back some day, because I miss talking to the people here.
Third thing is that I'll give another 200 points (2x100 ) away to end this and start something new every week (with features), but like I said I don't know what yet.
* just add this journal to your favorites to enter this give away
* 2 winners chosen randomly
A total of 30 weekly photo journals
1,000 Points GiveawayWinner Announce!More Like This
I've just gone through all your comments and gathered every name on a text file. Those who did both steps had their names there twice. For the tech savvy here's how the winner was picked:
wc -l da.txt
cat da.txt | sed '289!d'
So the winner is :iconclassicblue:. Congratulations!
To celebrate a milestone of 18,000 watchers I’m hosting a giveaway for 1,000 points.
Here’s how to enter:
AND do one of the steps below:
A) Add a link of this giveaway in your journal.
B) Like my Facebook page or one of the posts there: https://www.facebook.com/artofarisuonpaa
If you do both, your chances will be DOUBLED!
To participate add a comment on this journal which of the steps you’ve done (A, B, or both) so I know to add your name to the pool once o
How to: Preview images for personal SkinsThis 'How to:' article explains how to add preview images for your skins that you either created on your own or have not been added with the help of the install feature.More Like This
It makes only sense to do this with skins that don't get changed though.
The benefit of it is not only a preview image, but also that your skin doesn't get lost anymore.
Skins that haven't been installed and will be deleted from your skins list, will usually be removed from ALL journals that have used these before. So if you delete a skin by accident it could happen that you end up with a lot of blank journals, all formatting is lost and the content might be a mess as well then.
With the method explained below this can be prevented as well.
Everyone who has more than one personal skin installed, knows the pain of not having a preview. Of course you can go by name, but sometimes it just easier to have that little preview to find the skin you search for more easily.
He has lost his heart!Yes today is a sad day.More Like This
Four years ago it was wreckling who left me all suddenly, to defect to lit (pfft!) and today it is bradleysays who is now in seniorland D:
I know he hasn't been really my partner for dAr, but it still felt like this, so just let me be all emo
Bradley is no longer a Community Volunteer and even though he recently took care of Chats & Forum, he also was a dAr CV and that's why i now want you to go to his page and spam him with glitter love.
Don't ask, just do it. dAr and glitter belong together... yes really!
And thank him for being awesome and such!
Thank you, Bradley!
closed 300 points giveawayCLOSEDhello I'll be doing 300 giveaway .More Like This
please read carefully
there will be 2 kinds of winners
the winners : 2 winners will be selected from my watchers list each will win 100 the journal winners : 2 other winners will be selected from this journal and each will win 50 (must follow the rules) you don't have to watch me unless you like my art fav this journal (this is how I will chose the journal winners )
me ( this is how I'll choose the watchers winner ) please fav this journal too thank you any one will enter this giveaway must write a journal abou
Thank You!More Like This
Please join me in thanking cakecrumbs and ShadowedAcolyte for their time and efforts during their time as members of the Community Volunteer team.
cakecrumbs (Artisan Crafts)
Thunderhead by ShadowedAcolyte
Thank you cakecrumbs and ShadowedAcolyte , we appreciate you!
Blood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS MichelangeloMore Like This
BLOOD ON THE EASEL: Da Vinci vs Michelangelo
The Creation of Censor
Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t stand each other
You might think that the two artists, who both lived in Florence in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, could’ve learned from one another, shared secrets, or otherwise bonded over their mutual passion. Instead, each thought of the other as inferior. An anonymous Florentine author, known
Johnny Cash: The Man in BlackMore Like This
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash was without a doubt one of the most influential, acclaimed, and popular singer–songwriters of the last century.
February 26 would have been his 82nd birthday. Many of Cash’s recordings are now almost universally known—songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” As a result of his work he has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Monthly Themed Feature #36 Your CV'sSorry for missing the last monthly themed feature. Today for February I give you your DA CV's! Show them some love (edit: although some of these lovely people aren't technically cv they are listed in the :faq18: as staff that accepts suggestions.)More Like This
Frosty Days by Kaz-D Flowing Falling by TimberClipse
2015 Hourly Comics Day-05 by kozispoon Sequin Fabric Stock Pack by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock Bordello Blackout by DistortedSmile
Pagos #33 by Elandria Morning Glory by tanikel
You're invited to Digital-Mastery.What is Digital-Mastery?More Like This
I'm writing to introduce a new digital art project called Digital-Mastery. I got the idea from my personal life: as a doctoral candidate at a major university, I have learned the most about writing from my peers, not from the professors. We have small, closed writing groups where we share our work and provide critique for one another. I decided that the same concept could be applied to visual art.
Digital-Mastery is a brand-new, small, closed group for providing and receiving feedback on our digital artwork. The idea is to imagine we are at a coffee house providing constructive critique and feedback for each other's artwork. Everyone shares as they are able, and everyone receives.
We are NOT a "teach me how to do art" group, and we assume that members have basic knowledge of their medium. That being said, we allow deviants from all skill levels to join. Our goal is to learn together and to become better artists through support for
Pimps and Whoas - Feb. 20. 2015More Like This
Official DeviantArt News
Deviousness and Seniority
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Notifications Discussion
Charles Darwin - Powerful Legacy for Science and Art
Collection: Chinese New Year 2015 - Year of the Goat
Deviousness and SeniorityMore Like This
Many have noticed that I've begun posting the Deviousness articles and I'm happy to take any suggestions you may have for future recipients. Simply take a moment to note me with your suggestion and why you feel they are the the deviant to end all deviants and I'll add them to our list for consideration
Some have also noticed that :faq29: has been updated with a suggestion form. The reasoning for this is pretty simple. Selections are made by a group of people, not just me, and having the information in one central location is the easiest way for us to share thoughts. There was always a plan to move suggestions to a form, it just hadn't happened yet
So to recap:
1. Deviousness suggestions -> send me a note or an email (email@example.com)
2. Senior suggestions - > please submit your suggestion via this
Thank You Exillior!More Like This
Please join me in thanking Exillior for her dedication and efforts during her time as a member of the Community Volunteer team. Exillior spent the majority of her volunteer time casting a light on the often overlooked area of Body Art and Modification. She spotlighted amazing artists and and made a real effort to bring the beauty in the misunderstood, to light. While we will miss her on the team, it's no doubt that she'll remain within the community and go on to do amazing and wonderful things
Thank you Exillior, we appreciate you!
My baby seems to have gone viral.Some of you may have seen that I used a MAKE UP APPLICATION not real make up NOT. REAL. MAKE. UP. on photos of Gabriel.More Like This
They seems to have gone all around the world. From Australian television to abc7news. Mental.
Here's one photo -
Now you tell me that looks real?!?!
Many people thought I was the Dad. :')
Here's the gallery with the others - imgur album That has been viewed 1,203,982 times now. :')
So amused. Seriously. Google "make up app seven week old" it is EVERYWHERE.
I think the first was this Buzzfeed article, some people don't read and think its real make up despite it saying it isn't. It is annoying. People have said it is child abuse and I have been compared to Hitler. :')
This is one of my favourite articles -
Who is perfect, anyway?More Like This
LIFE - INSPIRATIONAL
She Spotted A Mannequin Of Herself In The Store Window. Her Reaction Brought Me To Tears
Who is perfect, anyway? That's a question that Pro Infirmis asked in this incredible video created for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which takes place on December 3rd each year. In the video, mannequins were created to celebrate the bodies of people living with disabilities and were put on display in a shop window. The models' reactions really warmed my heart.
by julia.letts for Different Solutions
Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has b
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
Some Lit NewsThere's just a lot of positive things going on in the lit community, news wise. I've been seeing a lot of journals, and thought I should share some of it with those who may not keep up with all of it, or follow those that are talking about it. Give some of these a look.More Like This
Welcome to 2015, Welcome to Year Three (: by Glory-Be-ProjectGlory Be! 2015 Swap Meet! by TwilightPoetess
New Year by PostRevival
Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesMore Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!More Like This
Fan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!
Adventure Time by Emortal982
Welcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.
With its mix of funny, smart, fie
DeviantArt Mobile App Now AvailableThe App Is HereMore Like This
What's to Come
DEVIANTART MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE
The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android, iOS 8, and Amazon Fire for free. Get it now!
The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.
The key features of the De
Special Birthday Seniority AnnouncementMore Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after Senior Member accolade -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endeavors, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the
Community Operations Newsletter - July 2014Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Operations Newsletter. Following on from June's Newsletter, I'm going to provide you with further insight in to the Community Operations Department ., and the people who work there.More Like This
You asked for more statistics! As you can see, at times there may be more tickets solved than were reported, and vice versa. This can be due to a high number of tickets concerning a high priority, which may have resulted in a small backlog developing in a lesser priority area. I think it's also fair to mention that during this reporting period a number of Comm Ops staff have been out on vacation, and we have also assisted the Retail Department in day to day tasks.
In the Past Month we have received ;
928 Bug Report Tickets
2,065 General Help Tickets
4,394 CEA Tickets
PE: Memes[deviantART related]More Like This
The word "meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads Source: Wikipedia
A meme is a "thing" (let's call it thing until we have really know what it is) that spreads itself from person to person. Originally it was related to cultural phenomena, but these days we also have the internet memes.
These are pictures, videos, captions, hashtags and anything else that is meant to be forwarded, so that a lot of people are going to see them. Everything that is trendy, that does represent a certain generation does fit to be a meme. May it be that famous number '42', certain phrases used in movies, the grumpy cat, Nicolas Cage... - the list would be endless.
While doing a bit of research someone compared it with a flu. One starts with it and everyone else will get affected. But in a good way!
For deviantART these are usually art
PE: Profile Designing with CSS[deviantART related]More Like This
Want to learn how to make your page not just nice or pretty, but spectacular, unique, and all-around awesome? This article covers the newest stage in the evolution of profile design: Profile CSS.
Please keep in mind that this article is only for Premium Members who are not beginners to profile design. If this is your first time trying your hand at customizing your profile page, you'll probably find the following articles more helpful than this one.
Why use CSS?
Although setting up and learning to code CSS for your profile can be a hassle, there are a great deal of benefits to using CSS instead of only HTML:
Fonts: CSS allows for almost complete control over font styles, colors, and sizes (only limitation is that fonts must be Web Safe fonts or Google Fonts). HTML on DA is limited to only a certain n