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Challenge #46...Trees! Winners!

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 4:04 AM by prettyflour:iconprettyflour:
I am pleased to announce the BEST of our Trees Challenge.

Please show these fantastic artists some LOVE and check out all the wonderful artwork created just for this challenge.

Awakening of the virgin forest by ArianeTatsu    by :iconarianetatsu:   ArianeTatsu

Trees by Popijawka    by :iconpopijawka:  Popijawka

Stay tuned for our next challenge!!  

Hello everyone and welcome to our 46th challenge!

This theme won a recent poll and the winner was…


These challenges are all about inspiring our members to create art. In that spirit we ask that you only submit NEW works created just for this challenge. ALL MEDIUMS will be accepted- draw, paint, take a pic, write a poem about the prettiest tree you’ve ever seen- whatever you want!  Go crazy! Get creative!

Here’s how it will work:
-leave a comment in here with a link to your creation
-mention this challenge in the description of your deviation.
-please stick with the theme of Trees please.  
-the deadline for this challenge will be March 16th.

We will pick two deviations to be featured in our “Best Of” folder.
These will be featured by :iconprettyflour: along with 100 points each!

Any question? Interested in donating prizes? Comment here or note the group.  

Get inspired!  Create.  Have fun!  :heart:

And the winners are........

Bringer of knowledge and pain
Primordial fear
  by :iconinkedicon:   inkedicon


Haiku - FireThose beautiful flames
Enchanting to human kind
A primal desire
  by  :iconrosesparrow:   RoseSparrow

Please join me in congratulating the winners and everyone who participated because there was some FANTASTIC words written.  My thanks to you all!  :heart:

:onfire:                    :onfire:                 :onfire:                   :onfire:

In honor of National Haiku Month, our 45th challenge is for you to write us a Haiku.  

Theme of this haiku must be: Fire

Here are the rules:

-leave us a comment here with a link to your creation.
-mention this challenge in the description of your deviation.
-this can be any type of Haiku- the traditional 5-7-5 is cool, but we will accept any Haiku form.
-the deadline is February 20th.

We will pick two deviations to be featured in our 'Best Of' folder along with 50 points each!
A feature from :iconprettyflour: too.  :heart:

Happy Haiku Writing!

Update: About credit

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 5:44 AM
Hi everyone.
In honor of crediting original artworks, we have decided that we will require links or at least written information to any kind of original resources you have used in your art.
It doesnt matter if you've used a free texture for your photomanip or a copyrighted photo as reference for your traditional artwork - we need you to put links to them in your artist comments.

This goes for Fan Art too - credit the original creators and/or the trademark. You also need to state in your deviation description what it is Fan Art of. Same goes for cosplaying.

This is not because we think that you have stolen something - this is because it's proper etiquette to credit stocks and resources. It's about showing respect to people that creates art.

Here is DA Copyright Policy:…

Important: A reference means a picture you look at while painting/drawing/sculpturing, to get proportions/colors/features etc right.
It doesn't mean that you copy something or that you didn't actually create something yourself.
So please, stop thinking that we're accusing you of cheating or stealing when we ask for reference!

We won't accept your artworks before you put links or information in your deviation description, so please, for both your sake and our sake - make sure to save any links to your resources and put them in your artist comment. We can handle your submission much faster and your art will be in our gallery much faster.

Win-Win-situation, really.

If you don't remember where you got a set of brushes for your software years ago, or where you found a celebrity pic etc, then of course we won't decline your art or something like that. We just strongly advice you that from now on, you start saving links to such things.

If you can't remember exactly where, and can't provide such links, it's ok that you just write something like "credit goes to who ever made the texture/brush/etc". That goes for reference photos for drawings and photomanipulations too. Just add some kind of information about the original artwork that you used as reference/stock/inspiration.

But please - try to save links from now on. We really prefer that.
We're not the only group that wants this, and it's really good practice to credit any kind of references when you're doing art.

Also, if the all the stocks and resources used are your own, we're fine with you just writing "my own resources" or something like that.

Your admins


Journal Entry: Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:41 PM
Here are the most common questions we get - "Frequently Asked Questions". Please read these through. If you still wonder something, comment on this journal :D

Q #1: Can I join?
A: Of course! Everyone is auto-accepted. Just hit the "join our group"button located in the section to the left on our front page. Also, if you join, you don't need to click the "watch"button, watching comes automatically with joining.

Q #2: Is my art welcome in this group?
A: Sure, this is a group for Everyone of All skill levels, using any kind of medium. We think everyone deserves to have their work featured. Just make sure you submit to the correct folder, and we will accept.

Q #3: Where do I submit?
A: We have a fairly easy folder system, and we also have folder descriptions that you can read here:… . Read them through and we hope they will be of help.

Q #4: How do I submit to your gallery?
A: Tutorials on group gallery submissions:  How to submit to groups A and How to submit to groups B

Q #5: I'm sorry, I submitted to the wrong folder, how can I fix this?
A: No worries, it happens to all of us. Just withdraw it, and after that you can re-submit to the correct folder.

Q #6: How do I withdraw something?
A: You will find all your submissions to groups in your "Correspondence" folder in your Message Center, just find the one to our group and simply hit "withdraw".

Q #7: I have deleted my correspondence messages, can I still withdraw my work?
A: Yes you can, just click on the "Deviation submission process"link that you can find in the very top of the withdrawal-message you got from us. If you have deleted that too, send the group a note (not any of the admins) and give us a link to your deviation that you are trying to submit, and we will re-send the withdrawal-message.

Q #8: My submission expired, so I can't withdraw it now, can I?
A: No, sorry, you can't. But if you ask us nicely in the comment section of your submission, or in a note (providing the link to your deviation) we will submit it for you.

Q #9: I have withdrawn my work, but I still get the the message that I exceed the submission limit, what's wrong?
A: This seems to be a glitch/bug within the DA system, but if you send the group a note with the link to the deviation you were trying to submit, we will submit it for you.

Q #10: What happens if I don't withdraw my wrongfully submitted art?
A: Your artworks won't be in our gallery before we have accepted it. And that's why it's important that you withdraw when we tell you, if you want yout art to be seen by the other members of this group.
Because if you don't withdraw, your submission will expire, and then you will have to wait another 30 days before you can re-submit something. Withdrawing a submission cancels the process, and gives you your submission slot back.

Q #11: Why do you have a folder that says we shouldn't submit to it? Seems unnecessery...
A: This is more for our admins, read about why we have such a folder here:…

Q #12: If I wonder anything about the group, where my submission belongs and such, what do I do?
A: Just note the group, and give us links and other information that concerns what you are asking abut, and we will do our very best to help you :)
It's much better if you note the group itself, not any of the admins, since all the admins will see a group note so you will get an answer more quickly than you would if you wait for one single admin to check their notes.

Q #13: So, do you guys run
A: Oh no, not in any way! This is a common misunderstanding, we get a lot of questions concerning the over all running of things on this site.
We are just ordinary members on this site. Groups are started by us, the members of DA, not by the owners and admins of DA. We administrate this group, not the whole site. We can only help you out with problems concerning this site, not with

Q #14: I get too many works from your group, how do I stop that?
A: Just go to your friends section: , then find our group and un-check the notifications you wish to stop receiving.
Or you can click on the big green button that says "watching" on our front page, and you'll get a popup-window were you can un-check what you want to stop receiving from our group.
Or you can click on the little arrow in the corner of the submission stack, and choose "Unwatch DeviantsGallery's deviations".

Q #15: Why can I only submit one deviation a month?
A: Because this is a very large group - more than 50 000 members, and we get hundreds of submissions each day. To be able to handle all those submissions, without breaking down from stress, we have to set the limit like this. We are only doing this on our free time, and we also want to enjoy the rest of the site and handle our own activity, plus our real lives.
Also, even with 1 a month limit the members of this group get a heavy load of submissions, and some members actually want to see what's submitted and don't want to uncheck our submissions, so it's the best number to keep them from really drowning in submissions.

Q #16: How do I know when I last submitted something to the group?
A: Go to our front page, and check the "Activity"widget right above the comments section, your avatar should be in the list and you can see how long it's been since you last submitted something.

Q #17: How do I leave the group?
A: Go to our front page, right next to the group name at the top you can see your icon and username, and you click on the little arrow. At the bottom of the dropdown menu you click on "Leave the group".
After that, go to your friends section and click on "remove" on our group.

Important, please read our Folder Descriptions!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:40 PM

Don't submit here, pick the correct folder:
• This is not for submissions, this is a default folder and everything submitted to it, will be declined, and we will ask you to re-submit to the correct gallery folder. It has a separate limit, so you will be able to re-submit anyways.
• Read about why we have this folder here:…

• Finished works
• Movies/Films
• Anything that has a moving motive
• Flash animations
• Interactive games
• GIFs
- Exceptions: stamps and emoticons, and tutorials

Crafts and Sculptures:
• Finished works
• Handmade jewelry
• Handmade costumes*
• Sculptures
• Other miscellaneous crafts/models
- Everything submitted to this folder has to be made by You. Photos of stuff that you only photographed belongs in "Photography"
* - Photos of humans wearing your full costume are considered cosplay/live/larp and belongs in "Photography" - and with full costume, we mean clothing, makeup, wigs, accessories etc. If your picture is only showing part of the costume - it's ok in "Artisan Crafts"

Digital Art:
• Finished works
• Anything made with computer programs/software. Including software on your smartphone or video gaming console.
• Photomanipulations and heavy editing - including selective coloring
• Fractals
• Stamps and emoticons
• Typography
- If you have used traditional and/or artisan crafts mediums, your submission belongs in "Multiple Artforms Used"
- Re-touching and small post-editing of scans of your traditional artworks, and of your photos, does NOT count as "Multiple Artforms" or "photomanipulations"

How to:
• Tutorials, both written and visual
• Anything else that conveys general information about the process of creating art, suggestions and tips etc.

JOURNALS for contests, commissions etc:
• Journals announcing contests
• Journals announcing commissions and art trades
• Journals promoting a group - a journal with a presentation of a group and it's general theme/purpose and rules
- This folder is only for Journals
- Important: We support only CONTESTS, not "Giveaways"

• Finished works
• Poetry and Prose
• Songs
• Fan fiction
• Screenplay, script
• Stories, fiction and non-fiction
• Visual writings - text added to drawings, paintings and photos. Credit has to be given to the creator of any text you didnt comeup with yourself - quotes, lyrics etc
• Miscellaneous, creative/artistic written works
- Any pictures used in your submissions has to be your own, or be properly credited
- Personal journals, reviews and other such miscellaneous written works are not accepted here
- Literature has to be submitted as proper literature deviation - it can't be submitted with a journal or something like that

Multiple Artforms Used:
• Finished works
• Artworks produced by using two or more of these different mediums: Traditional, Digital, Crafts - e.g. paintings, drawings, etc.
• Artworks made by putting together a photo and a drawing/painting, or adding crafts etc to a painting/drawing.
• Pure digital, pure traditional, pure artisan crafts works still goes in their own folders.
- Photomanipulations and "visual" writings are not permitted in this folder
- Re-touching and small post-editing of scans of your traditional artworks, and of your photos, does NOT count as "Multiple Artforms" or "photomanipulations"

Official deviantArt Contest Entries:
• Artworks submitted to an ongoing or past contest hosted by deviantART
- Submissions to contests hosted by members or groups of DA are not permitted here

• Digital and analogue photography
• Phone Photography
• Cosplay, Live, Larp and SFX makeup
• Body art - tattoos, piercings, hennas, drawn on body art
- Photos of dead animals/insects are strictly prohibited and continuous submissions of such will result in revocation of your membership. The only exception is skeleton parts in still life photography.
- Re-touching and small post-editing of your photos, does NOT count as "photomanipulations"

Sketches, WIPs and scraps, includes:
• Various unfinished/semifinished digital and traditional art, including literature and artisan crafts
• Doodles and sketches
• WIPs - Work In Progress
• Scraps
• Literature drafts/ideas
• Drawings/paintings on lined/checked paper
• Various memes except for those submitted to the current DA contest "Draw this again"

Traditional Art, includes:
• Finished works
• Drawings and paintings done by actual hand
• Scratchboard
• Linoleum prints etc
• Calligraphy and typography
- Re-touching and small post-editing of scans of your traditional artworks does NOT count as "Multiple Artforms" or "Digital Art"

Please put a mature content warning on your artworks that shows/tells about nudity, sex, violence/gore, and other kinds of sensitive themes. We have many very young members, show respect.

Also, remember to credit any kind of stocks, resources and references with links in your deviation descriptions!

Thanks in advance.

At the moment, we are NOT accepting:
• Screenshots
- The only screenshots we accept, are desktops, and only if it's clear to us that you yourself have actually done something to the interface.

• Personal Journals
- The only ones we accept are announcements about contests, commissions, art trades and groups. Nothing else.

• ACTA/PIPA/SOPA/CISPA or Kony 2012 art
- We support all of these causes, but we refuse such submissions because most of the times, the submissions are one and the same "sheet", that are posted over and over again by those that wants to spread the message, and they didn't create the submitted piece themselves.
Keep it original!

We're also NOT accepting artworks that you didn't create yourself.

We apologize for any inconvenience that any of this may cause you.

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Our next challenge should be... 

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