Thursday: Mother's Day!Hello deviants, and Happy Thursday!
A huge thank you goes out to every person who participated in last week's Fictional Flowers contest! It was incredibly interesting to learn about all of the fake flora out there.
Here are your winners!
DestinyRose09 Congratulations! I will be contacting you about your prizes soon.
This week, we're celebrating our mothers!
This upcoming Sunday is Mother's Day. It's the day we celebrate the women who raised us, fed us, and taught us right from wrong. Th
Thank YouMy fav commercial at the moment! I just love this one…https://www.youtube.com/watch?vHZzGa328IMMore Like This
I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday gifts and wishes! I am always humbled by the amount of friendship and support I receive here on dA! Thank you so much! I love you guys to bits!
Here are the awesome gifts I received from such great and talented deviants!
:iconBlueIvyViolet:Happy Birthday Vin.. by BlueIvyViolet
:iconbluedragoneye:Happy Birthday Vin by bluedragoneyeYou are My Lily by bluedragoneye
:iconChrisy21:Happy Birthday Vin by Chrisy21
:iconMayEbony:The Joy of Rain by MayEbony
:iconBeautifulEclipse20:Pretty LittleToadette For Vin by BeautifulEclipse20Happy Birthday From Me And Maxi by BeautifulEclipse20
:iconVasiDgallery:Make a wish by VasiDgallery
:iconA-Negative-Blood:Happy Birthday Vin!! by A-Negative-Blood
:iconTigles1Artistry:Happy Birthday Vin.... by Tigles1Artistry
October Challenge: Halloween 'Tis the season to be spooky, ooky and ghoulish!More Like This
BUT FIRST! our September winners!:
1st place: RodianAngel with
2nd place: reichan79 with
Now onto our October Challenge!:
Halloween. Anything and everything Halloween related!
The submission folder will be open from today until 31.October.2014
you can submit your works in THIS FOLDER!
Entries must have been created in 2014
Images must fit the them
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthMore Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
Then and Now Pt. 1This feature is meant to visually show us how art progresses over a period of time. It's a great way to see just how far you've come.More Like This
Lost by Cinnamoncandy Pierrot by Cinnamoncandy
Dark Blue Night Original by DTKinetic Snow Base by DTKinetic
Darkness Within by inunokanojo Dreaming of a Far Off Place by inunokanojo
Prom Dress Dream by white-tigress-12158 2013 Poisetta Dress Christmas Card Front by white-tigress-12158
Then and Now Pt. 2Click here for Part 1More Like This
The Pearl by cSaint
Resting and Thinking by MLBlue Girl in shades by MLBlue
Steps by goldomega Drift by goldomega
Hip Cats Christmas Cat by Foxdraft Fonzie Cat by Foxdraft
Dargonhur by vegarBlack Dargonhur3 by vegarBlack
My deviantART storyYeah abit slowlier than other here I finally want to post my own dA-story here. (Dunno if it still counts for the event or not....)More Like This
Nevertheless let´s start with mah good ol´best male buddy :iconsasori9:
He joined dA before me and knew that I´m quite a passionated artist. Searcing for other good artworks and posting own ones would be quite a perfect indicators for joining dA. At first I was sceptical, because I didn´t felt comfortable to join online groups/-sites plus
the fact it was all written in english. With my buddy´s encouraging words and reading the Harry Potter books for a "basic reading-understanding", it was time to take this step and it totally changed my life to be honest.
Yeah pretty often like an addict I spent hours, days, weeks, months and now almost 7 years sharing my arts, interests and funny situations with many other deviants here. Some became quite close friends - so far an internet-based interaction is allowed for sure.
Through the ti
My DeviantArt storyTime flies so fast. 4 years past within a blink of an eye.More Like This
When I first came to DA, I was afraid that my art skill is so low. I have know about DA for a long time before actually creating an account, when I thought my art skill is at least above medium.
I first started with cheap stuffs and water color.
I also colored with my sole mouse. It was hard. Now I couldn't even remember how I went over such struggles xD
Then I got a tablet xD. After saving money, finally I bought a small Wacom tablet pen. This is my third pic with tablet (deleted the first and the second one, looks horribl
My deviantArt StoryI originally discovered dA by accident and in the early days I was just a lurker here! Then I noticed the wide range of art that was on offer here and I thought about joining and contributing pics of my beautiful country and the nature within. I wasn't into photography in a big way but I got a snapshot camera for Christmas one year and decided to have a bit of fun. I started taking and posting shots and was amazed that other deviants here actually liked them. This grew into a full blown passion and the rest is history so to speak! I've met some incredible artists here - not only amazing with their works but amazing people as well! They influence me and encourage me to be a better photographer and person and I thank you all for being such an important part of my life!More Like This
Here are some works that I have chosen to feature!
Late birthday feature for my July friendsSorry girls... I'm so sorry... At first I was busy with voluntary work, and then I came back to dA being cursed, no picture appeared in journals properly, so I only left notes, because I didn't want to give a totally messed-up journal as a gift, it's just way less than that you deserve. And then came the eye surgery and I was unable to check whether this disability was corrected. Luckily now it is. So as I usually do my birthday features, I'll feature you, in order of birthdays and sorry for being late again!More Like This
Warning, huge amounts of deviations are in this journal. And open the whole feature, not to see them scattered!
BiBiARTs is an incredibly kind deviant, who is devoted to support both her watchers and watchees. She's never afraid to let anyone know how much she liked their deviation, and also leaves constructive criticism when needed. She creates wonderful features for those people sh
dogebooty's art contestEDIT: I ADDED ANOTHER CHARRRRMore Like This
THE LIST OF PRIZES IS JUST GETTING LONGER AND LONGE RMY OGD
yes yes it's finally happening
ANYBODY CAN JOIN
I've been wanting to do one of these for a while so here it goes.
This is basically one of those "DRAW MY OC CONTEST" but I didn't want a lame title haha
WELL LETS GET TO THE POINT
i update this journall hella times bc of new prizes so if you get annoyed just ignore it,, i just want to let people know when a new prize has been added in
sorry for a generic comment of "thank you for entering" (i dont want other people to think they have no chance) after the contest is complete i will complient all the pieces of art!!
omg this is gonna be hard so many hot entries
MORE CHARACTERS (bottom ones are L0cK3t-f0x 's but you may draw them to enter as well) you can choose any!!
ADDED IN A CHARACTER!! YOU CAN DRAW EITHER ONE OR BOTH!
Outcast Odyssey Card Master ChallengeMore Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSubmit EntryAsset Page
Your Art In The Game!
Create a new Steampunk Warrior, Witch/Warlock, or Dragon/Monster that belongs in the adventurous fantasy
Myths and legends Contest ClosedThank you to all of you that took part in this contest, you made me really proud and happy to see so many people entering and showing interest, you guys made it a successful event. Now to the judging, i will post the results as soon as i have them hopefully by early next weekMore Like This
Who hasn't heard of myths or legend of the past ? who hasn't wondered if they were real or just a story to put kids to sleep ? Who hasn't had an interest as slight as it may have been in those stories that populated ancient civilizations and are still alive today ?
In the past years people have started asking themselves questions at the light of new discoveries and the gaps in the classical history taught to us. To many questions stay unanswered and we are left to choose between believing or laughing at those records from an ancient time.
For my second contest i chose to go for this theme as i find it
If I could DD ...AboutMore Like This
"If I could DD" is a feature project started by Community Volunteers. The project should involve deviants, like you, to pick drawings you would feature as Daily Deviation and create a feature of it!
How to join?
Start a feature that include drawings you would like to feature as Daily Deviations.Leave a comment on this journal with a link or :thumb#####: to your feature journal!Please make sure you only link me your Anime & Manga and Space & Sci-Fi features!
Start Date: December 01, 2014
End Date: December 21, 2014 (All features must be linked to your gallery Community Volunteers's journal by this date.)
After all features are gathered up. I will create two large features (one for Anime & Manga and one for Space & Sci-Fi) with all your and others picks which will be posted end of the month December!
CV Feature Dates: December 22 - 31, 2014
Community Feature Project: If I Could DDHave you ever wished that you could pick a Daily Deviation Feature? I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure. Well, this is your chance! This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So let's embrace the Holiday Season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!More Like This
The Game Plan
Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery.
(i.e. Stock providers would feature images from the Stock & Resources gallery. Photomanipulators would feature manips, etc.)
When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Feature Project Journal in the comments area.
(i.e. Digital Artist's (Drawings & Paintings, Mixed Media) will need to link to this journal of
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeMore Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins
LINE Webtoon ChallengeMore Like This
Are you the funniest person you know? Do you have a well of untapped artistic potential? Do your friends and family always ask to see what you're drawing?
Want to know why we're asking all of these questions?
Now is your chance for an opportunity to become the next top comic star! Submit an original comic through the Webtoons Portal button below to compete for a chance to win $30,000 and become a featured LINE Webtoons Artist — all you have to do is keep creating.
This contest is solely sponsored and administered by NAVER Corp. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The contest ends as of Jan. 25, 2015. To participate in the contest and to read Official Rules, visit:
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!More Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSubmit Entry
Fantasia Music Evolved Billboard ChallengeMore Like This
You know the lyrics — now turn them into art!
The original "Fantasia" exploded classical music into fabulous animation sequences. Now it's your turn to illustrate lyrics from Frozen, Lady Gaga, and Lorde as a celebration of the release of the Fantasia: Music Evolved video game. The marriage of music to image is as natural as m
Artisan Crafts Contests and EventsContests and eventsMore Like This
Host: CRArtisanCraftsMedium: Artisan CraftsEnds: December 31Monthly Bake-Off: Winter Loaf
Host: Still-Life-StillsMedium: Culinary ArtsEnds: December 28Ornaments and Decorations
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
Elven Stories Contest *** voting ***Read more about our contest:More Like This
Theme Rules Submitting Prizes Judging Feature
Over 1000 and Art!!!
After all this time of planning and waiting... IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! Our first Contest.
Contest has ended!
The winners will be announced in about 2 weeks
Contest starts July 1st
Contest ends August 31st
Contest ends September 30th
The contest will be canceled if we don't have at least 20 participants.
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Green] Theme Of the Contest [Bullet; Green][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Red]:
Let's talk about DepressionHey everyone,More Like This
I realize that this isn't really art specific, but I feel like I have a nice following and I'm sure at least a few of you can relate to this.
Hi, my name is Katy and I suffer from depression.
Apparently a long line of therapists that I've seen over the last 10 or more years have given me multiple diagnosis' of Depressive Personality Disorder.
Depression is not something I often feel or even associate with.
I think most of you realize how incredibly involved I am here on dA, and a lot of it is due to my invisible depression.
Sound a little strange? Maybe... Every moment I can spend focusing on being productive is a moment in which I do not have to face my thoughts about myself, my life, my actions etc.
I like to believe that I am happy with the person I am. It took me a very long time to feel that way. I do things on a regular b
PE: Forum Member HuntChat & Forum WeekMore Like This
Our Member Hunt will take you through the galleries of the awesome members that frequent the forum. There are two lists below: one contains fragments stolen from pieces of art and the other a list of members who frequent the forums.
The aim is to...
Match the fragment to the rightful owner, who is featured in amongst the members listed below. What deviation does the fragment belong to, and what deviant?
is a fragment of , so your answer would be namenotrequired.
After matching the fragment to the rightful owner, form a neat list of names in the order the images appear in this article and note 3wyl by Noon PDT, Sunday 7th September, with subject: Member Hunt!
Start in the top left corner and go from left to right, eventually ending in the bottom right corner.
Presenting the Fragments!
Presenting the Members of the Forum!
Christmas Cheer 2014 Contest - 3 Weeks LeftLast year our Christmas Cheer contest had a great turnout, and looking back, I wished we could have given more prizes! So this year, rather than trying to grant a bunch of wishes off the list and use up all of the group's funds. We are upping the prizes and amount of winners for the contest.More Like This
Update: We need one more entry in the Artisan Crafts category before the contest ends for a winner to be proclaimed. (We do know however that a few people are still working on thier gifts, I am just counting the pieces that have been submitted already)
What You Need to Do
Make a gift for someone you know, this could be a family member, a friend (in real life, or perhaps an online friend, teachers, anyone at all!)
We want you to challenge yourself as an artist. Go farther and harder than you have before, you've got plenty of time, so plan it out well!
You can only participate in one category, and don't forget to mention in the description of your deviation that it is a contest entry
PCOS Awareness MonthAs some of you probably remember from past years, PCOS Awareness Month began on Monday. I've known I've had PCOS since I was thirteenMore Like This
years old, and it's something that I feel needs attention.
EDIT - Along with featuring art, I'm considering including quotes about PCOS, so if you've got something to share, please comment!
All that aside, here's some basic truth about PCOS:
PCOS stands for Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome.
PCOS affects as many as 6-10% of woman, but most don't even know it exists, let alone that they have it.
PCOS can cause insulin resistance which can lead to the onset of Type II Diabetes.
Not only can it lead to Diabetes, PCOS has also been linked with high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers.
PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women, though not all woman are affected by this.
Some stats taken from the
Ovarian Cancer Awareness MonthAs many of you may not know, September marked the beginning of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I am little late, but I suppose it is better late than never.More Like This
Ovarian Cancer does not speak up, it whispers, so please listen.
"Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal. Early-stage ovarian cancer, in which the disease is confined to the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully." http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028096
Styggy's Community Board 2014.1 Welcome to the first edition of the Styggy's Community Board, a new format for my community news and features. If you want me to announce something from you, don't hesitate to comment on this journal or send me a note.More Like This
Group spotlight: SeniorSelections
SeniorSelections stands to feature premier artwork from the deviantART community through weekly features from each gallery category.
SeniorSelections is a group where only seniors can be members, but you can participate too by suggesting high quality art to the related admin. It works like the Daily Deviations. Navigate through the About Us section to see if there is an admin for the category of the artwork you would like to suggest. Make sure your visit the admin's page to see if they have suggestion gui
September Prompt: A Dinner TheaterJuly's prompt, The Less Appropriate Time, had one entry:More Like This
Congratulations to deinktvis for winning the 100 points for the prompt.
August was an awfully busy month for me, so I independently decided that prompts could take a break. But now we're back in full strength, so...
Let's move on to the new prompt!
A tiny little bit of inspiration...
We spend so much time of our lives around a dinner table, so many things happen to us when there's food involved, and so many situations or events are set off by the simple fact that we're sharing a meal... but what if your story was set off by food itself? If the thing that makes all happen is as trivial, or as important, as food?
Write a piece of (flash to short) fiction about an incident involving food. But make it something interesting - the food is only a catalyst tha
Contest! Create Your Own DLR Feature! - CLOSED This contest is over! Judging will now commence!More Like This
DailyLitRecognition is moving along at a nice pace – naturally, that means it’s time for a contest! During one of our chat events, some members and admins talked about a little idea of mine, and we’ve refined the concept further in the DLR backroom; I’m very excited about this idea, because it isn’t one I’ve ever seen before, and I know people will take it interesting places!
Your mission is to create a mock anthology/ DLR feature around a theme of your choice. A minimum for four, maximum of five pieces is required. But that’s not all – you must also explain why you chose those pieces, and how they fit together as part of your theme. There are, however, a few caveats:
- Only one piece may be your own, if you so desire. This is not a requirement, but an option.
- All of your chosen pieces must be from different authors.
Sebastian X Reader: The Pirate's Daughter Ch.2More Like This
Sebastian X Reader: The Pirate’s Daughter Ch.2
Swearing, violence, Um… I think that’s about it. Oh, and pirate speak, of course.
I had gotten up earlier than the boys. So I busied myself by reheating the stew from last night and nibbling on some bread. One by one my boys began to wake up. Emil wakes up first, he just turned 8 years old a few weeks ago. I had gotten him a toy sword for his birthday. I smile at the delight that had light up his face. His Platinum dirty blonde hair bounced with delight, and his eyes that were as blue as the artic sea sparkled with mischief as he went to show off his new toy. He greets me after rubbing the sleep
CommissionsWith a heart as heavy as a boulder, I have to announce that commissions are, once again, OPEN.More Like This
I know that I still need to complete a few comitments I owe a bunch of people from the last batch, but this can't wait anymore. We need to keep this going if we want to reach the goal by the end of the month. Eclipse and her friends are doing everything they can, and it's about time I show all my cards. BUT, I'll keep working on pending work, just that I'll try to complete as many things as I can until the end of the month, so we can gather enough money.
Okay, here we go....
Let me first explain the refund policy.
IF I FAIL TO COMPLETE YOUR COMMISSION IN THE GIVEN TIME OF 30 DAYS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND, AND YOUR PIC WILL STILL BE COMPLETED; BUT WHEN I DECIDE TO DO SO.
Be respectful to others and to me.
4 icon slots openill be working on these tonight but i wont have internet later so i guess claim them quick so i can work on themMore Like This
comment to claim
idk how quickly these will get claimed but if you miss them they will be open again soon
TOKOTA ADVENT CALENDAR 2014To try and claim a present you'll need to comment on it and you'll be entered for a chance to win whatever is inside. Entries end on midnight Atlantic Time Zone of the day the santa bag was put up and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator either at midnight or the next day. You can enter to all of them if you wish, but you can only win once ^^More Like This
Prizes are pups, stud breeding slots, and Caribou Round up Picture(s)
Dec. 10th: December 10th Tokota Gift
Dec. 11th: December 11th Tokota Gift
Tagged!!Hello, hello!More Like This
How are you? I hope your day is going good. This sums up my day . I have been tagged by the ever so wonderful :iconrayoung:
-No tag backs.
-You must answer the questions.
-Tag 10 people.
-Give 10 questions back.
Lets start shall we!
1. What inspires you to do art?
I could really ramble on this one but I will try to keep it short. The reason I write, draw and create is so I can show people what I see and feel every day. I have really active imagination and I know I'm not normal, but when I create my art here I end up meeting people with the same exact clutter in their head. Looking for a way to clean out their minds to make room for the million new ideas' to come. We all pour our heart and soul into our art; we put it on display for all to see. This is why I believe artists are one of the bravest people and
Service Dog - Please Help! Edited 08 July 2014 - More Help Links AddedMore Like This
As you may or may not know, I am currently in the process of getting a service dog to mitigate disabilities of mine. As time goes by, I am severely needing the dog more and more.
The dog will be trained through an organisation [K9 Lifeline]
All further information can be found on my donation site, here.
Cost : $6300
Saved : ~$300
All of the below are ways you can help me raise money for the dog.
Earnings are completely separate from money I use on personal things.
Requests are closed!If you have an OC or even just a character from a show you really like just ask!More Like This
(Girls only please! I'm still working on drawing guys =_= )