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
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
Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon ContestTo celebrate the release of the newest and darkest chapter in the Insidious story, DeviantArt and Insidious: Chapter 3 have teamed up to give you a unique challenge—create a new emoticon inspired by the Insidious series.More Like This
How To Enter
To celebrate the release of the newest and darkest chapter in the Insidious story, DeviantArt and Insidious: Chapter 3 have teamed up to give you a unique challenge — help us create a new set of emoticons inspired by the Insidious series. Reach into the deepest recesses of your mind and submit a single digital drawing of a character from
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.
Your idea can become the next 3D Art Gallery forDAHello everyone!More Like This
Your idea can become the next 3D Art Gallery for our Daily Artists videos!
We want you to draw a good gallery for Daily Artists videos.
You just need to make a drawing about it. And we will convert it into a 3D gallery ^^
Upload your drawing to deviantart and comment below the link to your drawing!
Here are the 3 drawings of our group's 3 3D galleries:
Example of map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbBE4pCmy8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw60kip_McU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuCoQvQh-4U
If we use your drawing project to create a new 3D gallery, your drawing will be featured in the video
Ideas for future 3D galleries made by members:
Contest in need of Help Getting off the Ground!More Like This
Update: this contest will be from April 1 (no not an April Fools joke) until May 15th... that is a month and a half pleanty of time to get together!!! The results will be announced on May 31st!
I am about to tag a bunch of people to get involved in a big way!!!
Nesmaty asked in a journal, what people would like to get involved in a contest and what the ideas will be. Well back when I founded my group OurDreamsWillCome, I started batting around ideas with my sister and buddy CallMeFarGone and That1PersonYouForgot.
Now let me tell you what that plan is! There are so many different people with such great talents on dA and well I think it is high time we all get together for a big contest! This is the contest idea and for this to work we need buddies! I know alot of writers and artists that know each other, I want us to compete together on this one.
When I say artist I mean all forms of media, digital, traditional
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)
Collaboration Valentine FeatureMore Like This
Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!
Today we decided to make something different for our February Tandem Feature!
1) We are planning to feature the Monthly Theme artworks that you find here, up to Elk Rut. (the newer submissions will be featured later)
2) Each of us can have any arrangement! :iconflyingheartsplz:
You have the permission to copy the arrangement from somebody else in the tandem, or you can create a completely new one!
This is fun, since every feature has it's own character and the artworks shine differently in each of them!!
3) Each of us can use any journal skin desired!
4) Before you publish the journal, please send a sta.sh version to either me or Mouselemur, in order to be able to privately work on any details which might
Pixel Challenge Week 16Thank you for participating in Pixel Challenge Week 15More Like This
Rules and FAQ
Share some love to our past week participants!
Theme of this week: Valentines!
Create a pixel artwork related to Valentines Day! It can be anything connected with the theme: hearts, cupids, flowers, or emotions like love or friendship!
Deadline: 14th February
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
Valentine Heart ContestMore Like This
Valentine's day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than participate in this brand new
contest encouraging you to literally see hearts in anything and everything. Inspired by Drew Barrymore's recently released Photograhy
Book called Find It in Everything — this contest challenges you to look beyond the obvious and find abstract heart shapes in everyday and ordinary things.
For an example of what exactly you're looking for, read on!
I found a heart at the beginning of the year whilst browsing shop aisles for a mirror. It had an imperfection, a tiny little heart on the bottom corner, but I fell in love with it anyway. I decided to take the collage approach and use two images to showcase where and how I found my “heart.” You can do exactly the same! Or you can have a singular image that shows a heart... whatev
APN Contest: CLOSEDEDIT: CLOSED! Winners will be announced shortly!More Like This
EDIT: Last day to enter! Submissions will no longer be taken after 11:59PM PST today.
EDIT: Less then a week to enter! Send in those entries
EDIT: EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO MARCH 1st If you can spread the news about this contest, it would be much appreciated
EDIT: Thank you all for the wonderful prize donations It's much appreciated! Also, if anyone can help spread the news of this contest, I would really love that. We need more entries!
Hey all! It's time for my next contest The theme this time around is animals, plants and nature. This contest will be splitting those three areas into subcategories. There will be 3 winners per category, which means a total of 9 winners.
Plants (flowers, trees, etc)
Nature (landscapes, waterscapes, weather and sky)
In your deviation description, be sure to link back to this journal (ex: "This piece was crea
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:More Like This
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and
January contest: Animals, Plants and Nature.Contest ends very soon, so get your entries in and make sure your entries are in the folder!More Like This
Happy new year to all!
To welcome 2015, we're introducing you the monthly contest,
The photography category which will be spotlighted for the entire
month this January will be Animals, Plants & Nature.
If you entered December's contest, know that the winners will
be announced in the middle of January!
What's the theme?
Animals, Plants & Nature, as in deviantART's section: http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/photography/nature/. This include photos of birds, aquatic life, plants, fungi, invertebrates, reptiles, wild and domesticated animals, landscapes, waterscapes, sky... Some examples are:
Art History Sign Up (15-21 Feb)Our next Art History Week is 15th-21st Feb!More Like This
What's Art History?
Art History explores the origins and beginnings of all the various art genres we love today.Art History covers all genres and artists, from Painting to Poetry, Sculpture to Sewing and all that's in between!
Are you mad about Michelangelo? Crazy for crotchet? Dippy for Dali? Or passionate about Poetry?
Then we want to hear from YOU!
What do I need to do?
Pick the artist / movement / genre you want to feature
Ideal content for the AH Week can include, but is not limited to: Features (thumbnails), Detailed Articles, Interviews with other Deviants, Mini-Contests and Chat events
Upload your article to Sta.sh (plain skin) and contact us
Once you are contributor you will have access to our Group skins. Handy guide on using the skins is available here (thanks MiloticScale )Timescales: We'd ideally like
Monthly Bake Off - JanuaryMore Like This
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes. Last month the theme was Winter Loaf and participants were given a fairly wide scope of what they could do. Well done to those who took the time to enter - here are the winners!
So we've all over-indulged during Christmas? Perhaps! Whether you have or haven't, this recipe will possibly be a great new year dessert for you. You can substitute some of the main ingredients such as 'Soft Cheese' for something like 'Quark' which is available at 0% fat. The recipe below is what I made over the Christmas period and is therefore the more indulgent version... So you've guessed it - this months theme is Chee
Organize the New Year- Your StashLet's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! We'll start by organizing our yarn stash.More Like This
Do you like to store your yarn by fiber type? weight? color? brand? Pick your favorite way and stick to it, this makes it easy and quick to find what you need.
Once you've got everything sorted, decide how you want to store it. Clear containers usually work best. There's all kind of options out there, you might even have some of these things around your house you can use...
<<Closet storage hanger (intended for sweaters and other clothes)
<<Pretty decorative glass jars, or
a cheaper version with this clear plastic waste basket >>
<<Clear plastic pocket over-door hanger (intende
Pre-NaNo Chat EventHey everybody! If you haven't already, you need to check out my NaNo article for some awesome tips as well as some resources you may not have been aware of. You also want to drop a comment with that you're participating in NaNo at our current poll; that is of course, only if you want to receive notes from yours truly throughout the month of November that will encourage and motivate you to write more! And may or may not include pictures of me cheerleading you on as well.More Like This
BUT, that's not what we're here for. I'm just doing shameful plugging. After chatting it over with the other admin at CRLiterature, we've decided to put together a pre-NaNo chat. Of course there are multiple reasons for this chat, some of them include:
Getting to know you better so we can encourage each other throughout the month and not feel like total strangersMak
Artists Tools - It's a wrap! Artists Tools!More Like This
Huge thanks to all those involved in the latest Artist's Tools week - we've had some fabulous articles which have covered a huge range of topics. If you missed anything then please do check out the articles below and show the love!
Color Theory for Fractal Artists by tatasz Mark Making Using Twigs by RhynWilliams
Pimps and Whoas - Oct. 8, 2014More Like This
Official dA News
The Shape of Things to Come
A Guide to Effective Tagging
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections
Site Update: Testing New Features
Dragons contestIt's been quite some time since we last held a contest and we think it's finally time to have a new one.More Like This
The theme of the contest is Dragons.
Up to two entries per member! (deviants who have donated prizes ARE eligible to enter the contest!)
Entries have to be handcrafted by the submitting deviant themselves and placed in proper galleries (Artisan Craft or Sculpture). They can be done in any medium or technique we generally accept.
Entries have to be made specifically for this contest! Entries submitted to dA before October 16th will be declined.
All entries must be submitted before December 15th 2014, 11:59PM CET.
All entries must include at least a basic description of what it is and maybe how it's made in the artist comment section of the deviation! Be sure to credit tutorials if you used any!
1st Place Winner:
600 from us
50 from khyrkat
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
Commissions (CLOSED)With 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.
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
Fan Art Friday: CinderellaMore Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Cinderella A Dream is a Wish
Cinderella and her glass slipper have become a modern day institution since Disney’s classic film debuted 65 years ago.
The tale we’ve come to know today originated in Europe, but its roots can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt where we find the original “Cinderella,” a Greek slave girl named Rhodopis who goes on to marry the king of Egypt. The Cindere
A Shoutout to my Best FriendWell first of all,. yes it's HoodieVixen, and it is her birthday! Happy Birthday Sophia!! If you have not said Happy Birthday to her, I suggest you should go and do it now, for my sake.More Like This
Woop, here comes the message:
I wish you the absolute best birthday, and i'm sorry it's late. You're so wonderful and crazy, that's how I like it. God, you tower over me, and i;m so short and petite. I remember all the thigs we've ever done. We went to the school dance 2 years ago (Neon dance one.) I was that crazy neon colored chic, ha. And that graduation party, ahh, those memories. Then on Washington D.C., even though we didn't share rooms, we still went to Busch Gardens, and that was just awesome. I remember that rollercoaster that everyone else rode, and we were to wimpy to ride it, so we went to go play these games and won these fluffy unicorns!! Then we had that Cultural Arts Festival, and we entered together with art. Only like 3 other people were a part of it, and we went to that "after-