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Journal Entry: Tue Sep 6, 2011, 2:29 PM



Power Outage

I finally got my power back after 4 days of living like I was camping in my house!! A storm knocked out tons of people's power in our area. I have lost all my files (awaiting retrieval from hard drive limbo) after my old computer refused to turn back on when the power returned. I ended up with a new computer, which was an unexpected expense, so it didn't come with the usual "woohoo" that normally accompanies a new computer.

Why is it that this stuff only seems to happen after not doing a backup for a while? It never ever happens when I've just backed everything up all nice and safe. Crap!!

I'm trying to recall the add-ons I had for Firefox. Any recommendations?


Power Stock!

These are stock images that may be used if you adhere to each providers terms. Please don't forget to +fav them if you use them!!

Nuclear Power Plant 2 by Dracoart-Stock Wind Power Stock 4 by mysteria-dl compact fluorescent bulb by theCrow65 battery stock by roberlan Blown a fuse by ironholly-stocks:thumb220065313: sparks 2 by smevstock Fractal 5 - Real Lightning by greenaleydis-stock electrostorm 2 by Bura3-STOCK


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Contests & Events

Heart by maftieFree Fantasy Resources Contest! (Deadline: September 15, 2011)

Heart by maftieWhen the Hero Dies Stock Contest! (Deadline: September 18, 2011)

Heart by maftieContest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!! (Deadline: September 23, 2011)

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








Win a Giant Heap of Prizes!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 2, 2011, 3:29 AM



CONTEST: BACK TO FRACTALS CLASS!

I can't count how many times someone has said that Resources aren't art. Equally as dismaying is when people say Fractal Art isn't art. Screw the naysayers! Let's prove them wrong by showing everyone the best of both worlds!!

Please :+fav: the OFFICIAL CONTEST ARTICLE. There's a shit ton of prizes up for grabs! The rules are simple. Please spread the word and join in the fun!


You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain! Come try it out and experience a whole new kind of art and a new way of seeing everything! Because Fractal Resources are awesome!

TONS OF CONTEST PRIZES!

To Motivate You...

1st Place:2nd Place:3rd Place:Up to 7 "Best Beginners" Honorable Mentions will receive:


JUDGES & LOVE

Those of us that organized this contest would lke to thank our esteemed judges in advance. We hope you knew what you were getting yourselves into! Thanks a whole bunch to Mobilelectro, lindelokse, Meckie, OutsideFate, MichaelFaber, Platinus, and HalTenny!

:iconmobilelectro: :iconlindelokse: :iconmeckie: :iconoutsidefate: :iconmichaelfaber: :iconplatinus: :iconhaltenny:

In addition, :love: we want to shout out our THANKS to everyone that donated prizes! It's this kind of support and participation that makes dA so wonderful! Thank you!!

Also, thanks to everyone that has sent DD suggestions for Fractal Resource Fridays! shelldevil, Dan-Heffer and I want to encourage you to keep sending notes with your suggestions to each of us! Your suggestions (and the reasons that you give us for your suggestions) are what will keep FRF going!

Special hugs to SuicideBySafetyPin for her expertise in this project. We appreciate everything she and the fractal community have done to help us out!


FRACTALS I ADORE

These are stock images that may be used if you adhere to each providers terms. They are also FRACTALS found in the physical world!

leaf - stock by CO2PHOTO-stock:thumb164353962: seed 2 by nikita-stock Liquidfire Eye 1 by LiQuidFireSTOCK Tree Stock 20 by Orangen-Stock Peacock by 14658 Lightning Stock 1 by BiOzZStock Cracked Earth by DawnAllynnStock Advanced Stockbubbles I by terab6 broccoli dreams 4 by madamBesson:thumb150140673:


Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftieFree Fantasy Resources Contest! (Deadline: September 15, 2011)

Heart by maftieWhen the Hero Dies Stock Contest! (Deadline: September 18, 2011)

Heart by maftieContest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!! (Deadline: September 23, 2011)

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








Videos!!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 27, 2011, 7:48 PM


Embedding Video Codes!

So, I hope you've all seen that dA now allows premium members to embed videos in their journals! (Hurrah!) This is how it works...
  • Deviant Films require this code:
    <da:embed profile="film" id="244288706" />
dA films look like this:
  • Vimeo Films require this code:
    <da:embed profile="vimeo" id="9716912" />
Vimeo films look like this:
  • YouTube Films require this code:
    <da:embed profile="youtube" id="GvMh5Dbx99Y" />
Youtube films look like this:


You can read more about embedding videos HERE.

Your visitors can now watch your favorite online videos from your journal! What this means for me is MOAR video resources!!!



Fractal Resource Fridays!!

Mon Aug 22, 2011, 11:35 PM

    A Daily Deviation (DD) is a one-day feature on this page. Each day that page is updated with a new batch of daily features. You can learn more about how a DD is chosen here. If you feel the need to complain about a DD, then you should do it this way, not in a public way that can hurt the featured artist's feelings.

    That's not to say a DD shouldn't be subject to valid critiques, but deconstructive or hurtful criticism is never appreciated by anyone. It is the opposite of what any art community should stand for. It's painful that this part ever needs to be stated.


Fractal Resource Fridays!!

    Does anyone remember Vector Resource Fridays? I was told that this was a good thing for the vector artists in this community, and I'd like to try something similar with Fractal Resource Fridays!

    This means that each week on Friday, the Resource Volunteers and the Fractal Volunteer will give DDs to dA's Fractal Resources artists! I need suggestions for Fractal Resources because I'm not a fractal artist. Fractal Resource Fridays will survive on suggestions from the community. (YOU!)
  • I need some kind of reason to feature your suggestion. I need to add a kind of reason why I'm featuring a DD, and I don't know what to write. I admit that I need lots of help.
  • How long can we keep it up? I believe that the community best responds to DDs if the things we feature are exemplary. I hate to sound strict, but I mean, these fractal resource features should be exceptional and even educational. How long could we keep a steady stream of them each and every Friday?
  • Each month that we complete every Friday with Fractal Resource DDs, The-Aposhack will feature that month's Fractal Resource DDs from each Friday. Would anyone else want to support this project? (Comment below!)
I've discussed this with SuicideBySafetyPin, shelldevil and Dan-Heffer, and we think it should be left up to the community!! Send us your Fractal Resources DD suggestions!

Win Subscriptions & More

    Here are some ways to have some fun, practice your skills, and maybe even win some prizes! Don't be shy... step right up!

    Really, PLEASE TELL ME about your resources-related events and contests!!

Were You Expecting Features?

    Good! Then you won't be disappointed! Please :+fav: any resources before using them, and follow the provider's terms of use.

Fractal Resources

Flamepack: Whatuseeiswhatuget by neonrauschen Get the Most Impact from DMaps by DeirdreReynolds Gradient pk 6 for Apophysis by NinthTaboo
Ultra Fractal Marble Tutorial by Velvet--Glove Preview Shapes by terforpova 3D Tile Ball Script by Shortgreenpigg
:thumb215093522: Music Notes Tutorial by Shortgreenpigg
Exploring Apophysis 3D by TsukinoHikari20

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A Friend of Mine Dancing



Dan, Dan, He's Our Man!

Wed Aug 17, 2011, 2:41 PM
Dan-Heffer

Look who just got his hat flipped!

Welcome to the team, Dan!

Everyone!! Go say "Hi" to one of dA's newest community volunteers!

I'm fairly sure he won't bite you!

:heart:



Fantasy Resources Contest!!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 14, 2011, 10:49 PM
:star: This Month's Theme: Fantasy

Core Contest Rules :bulletyellow: Submit Entries Here

Contest Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm)

This contest is the first :onfire: of our monthly themed contests for resource providers! Hurrah!! Please read the Core Contest Rules before starting, and remember to stick to our theme of FANTASY.

This is a free resources contest to encourage people to contribute free resources, so please don't submit anything for which you expect to be paid. If you like being helpful and generous, then this is a contest for you!

Everyone can enter up to 5 deviations, which may include all kinds of resources such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, textures, tutorials, 3D models, stock images, video resources, or anything other type of resources found in dA's Resources galleries!



:star: PRIZES!

Three winners will be chosen at the end of this contest to be rewarded for providing free resources to the community! Take a look at what's being offered so far...

:star: Prizes:
    :bulletyellow: 1st Place: 12 months premium membership and 500 devPoints :bulletyellow: 2nd Place: 9 months premium membership and 300 devPoints :bulletyellow: 3rd Place: 6 months premium membership and 200 devPoints
In addition to these prizes, each winner will also receive a dA Tattoo Pack from deviantART:


Prize donations can be offered by sending us a  note Re: Contest Prize Donation. Please state what you want to offer to each winner. You'll be notified of the winners and what you owe them when the winners are announced. We love getting donations of features, exclusive stock packs, points, subscriptions, prints, custom artwork, or anything else you want to offer in order to raise the stakes of our fun!



:star: Introducing Our Guest Judges!

We've rounded up an exciting panel of judges for this contest, and we'd like to thank them all for agreeing to participate in our first monthly contest! Here's who they are and why they were chosen...

:iconchewedkandi: :iconjrcnrd: :icondan-heffer: :iconreaper-x: :iconunicornreality:

ChewedKandi is a vector artist and tutorial author with a genuine love for dA Resources. She's is the founder of AI-Resources and a contributing member of the communityrelations team. She was the inspiration for Vector Resource Fridays last year.

JRCnrd was recently announced as our Resource Artist of the Month for offering some badass tutorials in his gallery. He's also the founder of Tutorial-City and a contributing member of few of dA's coolest tutorial groups.

Dan-Heffer is a recent recipient of a Deviousness Award for being generally awesome. He's a valued provider of free stock images at deviantART and a moderator at StockandResources.

Reaper-X is a Community Volunteer for deviantART and a contributing member of the communityrelations and MN-Volunteers teams. He's also the founder of DACipher, which you should keep an eye on for possible future contests...!

UnicornReality is a plushie artist, an experienced stock image provider, and a former gallery moderator for the Resources & Stock Images gallery. Miss Fee is also the founder of StockandResources, and we love her!!

We :heart: our judges!
Thanks to Each of these deviants for helping!



:star: What Is Fantasy?

All entries should somehow relate to our theme of fantasy. This is a very broad spectrum, since fantasy encompasses the realms of dreams, magic, and fiction. It blends reality with the impossible.

The word "fantasy" conjures lots of really wonderful imagery! We invite you to delve into a world of fantasy to offer these kinds of free resources...
    Wizards, unicorns, dragons, faeries, zombies, mythic backgrounds, love potions, magical symbols, mystical special effects, enchanted books or scrolls, medieval weapons and inventions, monsters of all types, and countless other options!
Here's a list of some things that may help you get inspired...
    Fantasy Movies:
    • Willow (1986)
    • Dragonheart (1996)
    • El Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth 2006)
    • Tangled (2010)
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    Fantasy Books:
    • The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
    • The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
    • A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
    • The Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind)
    • Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie)
    Fantasy Games:
    • Dungeons & Dragons
    • Dragon Age: Origins
    • League of Legends
    • World of Warcraft
    • The Legend of Zelda
What kinds of artists need fantasy resources? Fantasy is a genre that goes with just about all kinds of artistic media from comic books to traditional watercolor paintings to sculptures to character sheet designers for role playing games, and more! Your fantasy resources may be used in ways that could surprise you!



:star: Examples of Fantasy Resources


:star: Useful Links

:bulletyellow: Core Contest Rules - Make sure you read these rules before you enter our contest!

:bulletyellow: Submit Entries Here - You may submit up to 5 entries for this contest by September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm).

:bulletyellow: Poll - Help us choose our next contest theme!



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Free Resources Contests!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 12, 2011, 8:19 PM


Proof That dA Loves Free Resources!

dA is putting up the prizes for monthly CONTESTS FOR FREE RESOURCE PROVIDERS! Here's a sneak peek of the coming CONTEST RULES. I expect the first contest to launch early next week, so be sure to watch StockandResources for when it's announced.

While we're at it, you can support dA's free resource providers by donating prizes for the upcoming contests here, re: Prize Donations!

So, eh, anyone wanna help judge the entries at the end of the first contest??? If so, leave a comment, please let me know.

:iconstockandresources:


dA Resource News!

dA Resource News - Issue 2 - This newsletter will help keep you updated about what's going on in the world of dA's Resources Galleries with things like Resource Artist of the Month (congratulations to JRCnrd!), gallery changes and additions, contests, interviews, resource features, and more!

Speaking of resource features, here are a few resources to help those of you that are getting ready to go back to school:




Please :+fav: and follow the resource provider's terms of use before taking anything from their gallery.


Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftieCuteAvvieOverload - Avvie Theme Park - Summer Challenge. Ends on August 31, 2011.

Heart by maftiePurpelBlur - SPANK ME! For Charity . Ends on Sept 16, 2011.

Heart by maftieone-stop-stock - Under the Sea Art Contest: Use Resources. Ends on Sept 30, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:icondeviant-contests::iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








:star: YOUR STUFF :star:

    I'd like to know about your contests, events, articles, and features that have to do with Resources at deviantART. If you'd like to be pimped, please feed me your info. Send me your links please!


MY STUFF

    Wanna know what annoys me? This guy...
:iconfancy-llama-plz:

    I wanna get rid of him. Don't get me wrong! I loves me some llamas! But I wish I could graduate to the next damned llama badge to get rid of the Fancy-schmancy llama. The Fancy Llama is my least favorite llama badge. What I really want is a Wizard Llama!!!
:iconwizardllamaplz:

    He just looks so much better, and he has magical power! I dream of possessing magical llama sparkles!! So please gimme llama badges!! I always return the favor; llama for a llama, and all that. And I probably won't keep mentioning llamas so much once I've surpassed the Fancy Llama.

:iconllamabadges:


Llama Resource Features

    Please be sure to :+fav: and follow the provider's rules before using resources from anyone else's gallery.

The NEW Llama Tutorial by neooki23 Ha...these are buck teeth by specialoftheweek:thumb219969297: Llama Tutorial by Zhiar Llama by GeneticSpecies-Stock Llama by NevaSirenda Red Dachshund with Llama Stock by Katyonka Llama Custom Shape Pack by Mystfren llama stock by Shierax Llamas Free Use by Ninja-Crayons


Llama Art Features

    Please be sure to :+fav: these fabulous works of llama art! Note: These are NOT resources.

Llama by Rainezi Llama by Alleypeep Llama raptor colored by tezebe Llama deity by F4tb01 llama badge by magnesina Llama by tainted-pride Leather Mask of a Llama by teonova Lloopy Llama dressup game by BananazGorilla
:thumb176962767:

Random Llamas by Eventer4Ever-Ali:thumb204519674: Llamas Stamp by NuclearFizix
Llama Kit stamp no.2 by BarkingCrayon Albino llama Stamp by Atramina dArama Llamas Plea by Ikue

:iconcommunityrelations:

Sooo... :party: This weekend was deviantART's 11th Birthday, and I got to give away 33 months worth of premium memberships!

Contest Rules: Create a (new) FREE avatar. Make sure you state somewhere in the title or in the artist's comments that it's FREE for anyone to use at least at deviantART. It's got to be exactly 50x50 and under 15kb. Submit unlimited entries. This folder will be closed at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time) Sunday, the 7th of August. Winners will be announced on the following day. This little contest is open to everyone. Entries will be judged on how well you can impress me with your creativity and your skill. Have fun, and be deviant.

Without further ado, congratulations to these winners!

Free Komachi Icon by The-Fry-Bat by The-Fry-Bat

I love Stars by Gurinn by Gurinn
(Donated sub to enrokone)

Poring Family Free Icon by Cassaa by Cassaa

Margarita Avatar - Animated by undersea-artistry by undersea-artistry

11th Birthday Cake Free Icon by FerretJAcK by FerretJAcK

DA 11th birthday avatar by happy-gurl by happy-gurl

:thumb251384963: by Indae

Free Avvie 11 Fella BDay by Hinachuu by Hinachuu
(Donated sub to NessaTasartir)

Avatar - FellaEagerCake Zoom by stuck-in-suburbia by stuck-in-suburbia
(Dontated sub to Silas-Aurelias)

by Wynter-San

Free musical bunny icon by Tirrih by Tirrih

Thanks to everyone that entered! Here are all the wonderful entries... I wish I could have chosen them ALL to win!

Focused Ninja Avatar by NinRac TheSpeedGamers icon by NinRac:thumb251614532: Free dA Birthday Avatar 2 by undersea-artistry Free Yui Icon by The-Fry-Bat A Face - Free Avatar by Creativeness As Deviant As I Wanna Be by Creativeness Free: Elgyem used Meditate by Twoohten Free Cake Avatar by Creativeness Free Scribble Avatar by Creativeness Free: C-C-Chimecho by Twoohten 11th BirthdAy Free Avatar by yarjor Golden Flowers Free Icon by FerretJAcK Black Rose Free Icon by FerretJAcK Free Swirl Icon by Swifttail27 Korean Rainbow by Orangeyyy I love Teddy Bears by Gurinn Free balloon icon by slothkittens Free Ladybug Avatar by NinRac Margarita Avatar Base by undersea-artistry:thumb251388441: FREE ICON- Snorunt 361 by rickyrico:thumb251391491::thumb251407397::thumb251385110::thumb251385226: Free skiing avatar by Colorcatcher Fella Homie Avatar by SparklyDest DeviantART 11th B'day Avatar by UJz:thumb251310082: 11th Birthday Logo - Free Icon by etNoir Red Bird Free Icon by FerretJAcK Misty the RatTerrier Free Icon by FerretJAcK mouse cat dog XD by Ember-Wolf365
Snowman Luff - Free SHARED Avi by yarjor

:iconfree-davatars: :iconfreeavatarproject: :iconcommunityrelations:


Birthday Shenanigans!

Thu Aug 4, 2011, 5:44 PM

DeviantART is celebrating it's 11th birthday this week!! (Happy birthday, dA!!) You can check out all the shenanigans in this article. I may even stroll into a chat at some point.


:icondacipher:

Also, I've been invited to be a moderator at DACipher. This is a fabulous group for artists that want to hone their skills, so check 'em out! Thanks to Reaper-X (and his sexy voice) for the invitation.


On a completely different note, I got new glasses!! I had not realized that my old glasses were so beaten up that I was kind of guessing at the focus during photo shoots. It's so weird to be able to see again. In a good way.

:thumb28275798::thumb243828611::thumb134230767::thumb179563629: What Lies Within by AFakePlasticTreSTOCK Goggles 6 by hyenacub-stock Sunglasses on the beach by ChopShopStuK doll glasses by Kebehut-stock

I also got some pink and blond peek-a-boo highlights put into my hair, and I got about 10 inches cut off. Between the new glasses, new hair, and a new summer shade of nail polish, I feel like a whole new girl! Ladies, a bit of advice: Paying a little extra for nail polish may mean buying fewer shades, but I've found that the result is longer lasting color that won't chip for a lot longer period of time.

Gold Glitter Nail Tutorial by Rurichuu:thumb126212169: tutorial: marbling nails by sprinklexeater

So what's your beauty tip? Got any wisdom to impart? Any secrets for easier, better, happier whatever that you'd like to share??



dA Tutorials MOVED to Resources! Fonts?

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 28, 2011, 7:03 PM


deviantART Tutorials

Lots of people were getting confused by the dA Tutorials gallery, which was originally found in the "deviantART Related" gallery. Too many people were mistakenly uploading their art tutorials to dA Tuts and it was kind of confusing to have tutorials in different places.

Soooo...

WDWParksGal and I asked for dA Tuts to be placed with the rest of the tutorials on this site, and now we have some NEW categories for dA Tuts as well!!! Check it out...


You can get to this gallery to check out the changes here: browse.deviantart.com/resource…In the meantime, please use the following tutorial if you don't already know how to move your deviations to the new categories:



deviantART Tutorials

Now... :plotting: We need to discuss FONTS! I started this discussion at communityrelations about new/old FONT categories, and I need your opinions please!

Now for some FONT features!

:thumb244882980: Mugglenews by nathanthenerd Pixel Pirate by SparklyDest:thumb236054329::thumb227107936: Baybayin Modern Gana Font by Nordenx Galavtik TypeFace by Weslo11 Narnfont by DarkoJuan today font by LetsBreakDown Cabaret Font by DarkoJuan

I'll be announcing contest winners of the video tutorial contest soon, and here are the winners of the resources stamp contest: fav.me/d420e21


Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftieLyricanna - 11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest . Ends on September 5, 2011.

Heart by maftieChewedKandi - Vector Art Contest: Self . Ends on September 15, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








Love and Stock

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 21, 2011, 11:20 PM


What I Do...

While my brother was in town, he and his wife came to the studio, and I got to do a photo shoot with my nephew, Ethan, who is 8 months old. Then I shot some portraits of my bro and his wife.

This is the exciting part for my stock interests...

So I've mentioned in my journal before that I don't get to upload my photos to dA as stock because the company I work for owns all the rights to my work. Hah! NOT THIS TIME! We bought the rights to the portraits, and I am going to be able to upload a few shots of my work to my stock gallery!! I've been aching to show people what I've been doing for almost a year!! (I get to work with better equipment in a proper studio setting, not just my little cheesy impromptu home studio.)

I don't intend to upload any shots of my nephew for stock use. I have sketchy feelings about stocking kids for public use (and abuse), so I've never offered much in the way of kid stock. (I've seen too many bad things come of it for other stock producers.) My personal feelings about child stock is that if they are licensed to a specific user, that's one thing, but public use is entirely another animal.

However, :excited: I have some romantic shots of Ryan and J'aime, which they are willing to let me share with you for your artistic projects!!! Expect a few new uploads in the near future.

In the meantime, enjoy some of these romantic couple shots that are free to use in your deviations as long as you adhere to each provider's terms...

:thumb239913102::thumb217806228: Couple Stock 19 by Missy-gStock Lovers,friends,equals. by Arcane-Catharsis:thumb210029513: white dress couple 3 by Isi-stock Don't You Ever Leave by Eirian-stock

Mature Content

couple stock by merlin35
:thumb175446186: Young Love Stock 35 by Storms-Stock Looking Out 1 by andolyne-stock BoyGirl Couple Stock 1 by MagicDancer23 Caught by CathleenTarawhiti

I'll be announcing contest winners (video tutorial contest and resources stamp contest) soon, too, so please keep an eye out for that as well.


Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftietofubabel - Summer Character Contest. Ends on July 31, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








This Week

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 5, 2011, 8:53 PM


Out to Lunch!

My brother is in town with his wife and my nephew. I haven't seen him in over a year, and this is the first time I've met my nephew... He's about 7 months old now, and he's huge!! (And super cute!!) The four of us are going to Milwaukee tomorrow to see our sister and meet her new boyfriend. Essentially, the point is that I'll be AFK for several days.

When I come back, I'll announce the winners for two contests and the Resource Provider of the Month at StockandResources.

In the meantime, enjoy this...

:thumb216860104: Dirty Paper Texture 3 by TNTiffany Eurasian Eagle Owl, perched 2 by FurLined:thumb216799602: Metal Floor 2 - Seamless by AGF81 Unique Fruit Dove - Colorful by madetobeunique lamp stock by MissStray Viking by NightPhoenixFire -Luna- by tsuky76710 Horse carriage by ditney Foal stock 126 by Bundy-Stock:thumb216553931: Keys and tags 73 by deathofsphinx Playground 3781 by After-Stock



Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftietofubabel - Summer Character Contest. Ends on July 31, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!









:dalove: June is usually a fun month for me because my birthday is in June. With this in mind, June 2011 was an indulgence for me because I didn't limit my Daily Deviations to just one per day, and I included a few FREE avatars because I love them so much! (Thanks to BurgerBunny for giving her blessing for me to invade the icons gallery for a few days!) Since no one complained to me about giving more than one DD per day, I'll continue giving one or two more DDs each day through July. This means I'll be able to get to more of the DD suggestions in my inbox!!

dA Resource News
(June 2011)

If your resources craving isn't satiated from the list of DDs below, check out some of these news article features from June:
Now for the real reason you came to this page! What follows are all the Daily Deviations I chose during June 2010 for dA's Resources & Stock Images Gallery and the deviantART Avatars Gallery. I hope you find some useful goodies!


RESOURCE DAILY DEVIATIONS
From June 2011

It started with a week of unicorns in honor of a dear friend of mine.



Unicorn Progression by ArtistMeli

Unicorn Progression by ArtistMeli

Unicorn Progression by *ArtistMeli is a wonderfully helpful walkthrough with step-by-step description of *ArtistMeli's process in the artist's comments. The end result is an inspiring vision of a wild, exotic beast.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Unicorn Horn-Tutorial-PS by Rach-Resources

For fans of unicorns everywhere, Unicorn Horn-Tutorial-PS by ~Rach-Resources is a must-read tutorial that shows how easy it is to paint a convincingly fantastical spiral unicorn horn in just a few easy steps. Tutorials like this make art fun because it's a simple technique that can be quickly customized to suit almost any fantasy artist's unique, personal style.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Unicorn - 2 by ElaineSeleneStock

It's not all that common to find a stock photo with a unicorn and a rider. Unicorn - 2 by *ChildOfAtlas is a rare treasure for fantasy artists to use at deviantART with a just a +fav, credit and a link back in return. (See artist's comments for terms of use.) The model's costume and expression set the perfect mood for an afternoon unicorn ride at the fair.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Deckard's Unicorn by inception8-Resource

Fans of classic science fiction may recognize Deckard's Unicorn by ~inception8-Resource as a 3D origami treasure! It's a must-have stock resource for anyone that's ever wondered how Gaff knew about Deckard's unicorn.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Unicorn lineart by Elsouille

What a fabulous resource for colorists! Unicorn lineart by *Elsouille is a free piece of line art for you to practice your coloring techniques at deviantART without need for permission with just a bit of credit to the artist in return. It's a generous offering because the drawing itself is exquisitely done, making it easier for artists to work with.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


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Tutorial:how to draw a unicorn by L-Archi

Tutorial: how to draw a unicorn by *L-Archi offers a quick guide about drawing anatomy and proportions for the basic structure of a unicorn's frame. The tutorial is written in French, which offers helpful reading, but the simplicity of the technique is so well illustrated that it requires only a little translation.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


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New Unicorn Ref 2- Complex by Kaljaia

New Unicorn Ref 2- Complex by ~Kaljaia is a nice example of a character reference sheet that offers various perspectives in order to try out different types of coat patterns and color variations for unicorns. This may be particularly fun for fans of role-playing games, but it's also useful for artists that want a quick body template for experimenting with color palettes and lighting angles. It could also benefit writers that would like a simple way to keep track of some of their characters.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Story Creation Kit by djwagLmuffin

Suggester's words: Story Creation Kit by *djwagLmuffin is something I haven't seen before. It includes helpful resources for all sorts of story and character creators, and is sure to be used more than once. It's nice to have a helping hand.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by xXirisIsdeadXx)


Mateu7's Ink Brushes by mateuseven

Mateu7's Ink Brushes by ~mateuseven is a helpful resource that can be used in countless ways!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Jace-Z)


Bodiam Castle by EveLivesey

Suggester's words: Bodiam Castle by ~EveLivesey is the ONLY castle stock I've ever seen that didn't have some part of it obscured by grass, trees, hillsides or annoying shadows. The lighting is beautiful and the focus is clear. I think there are heaps of things you could do with this stock. And even if it wasn't stock it would still make a pretty awesome photograph.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Sanedu)


Photoshop Animation Tutorial by Sitraxis

Suggester's words: Photoshop Animation Tutorial by *KokueiYaki will amaze you! This has to be one of the best photoshop animation tutorials on the web. The artist has taken so much time to construct the perfect tutorial that is great for everyone! It is easy to understand and so informative! This needs to be a DD!!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Vampy-note)


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Photoshop Effects Tutorial by y0do

Photoshop Effects Tutorial by *y0do

`MzzAzn says, "Not only does this artist have a sense of humor, but he also shows great ways in which you can enhance your work with simple techniques in Photoshop! Great for anyone who wants to bring their work to life with more mood and color!"

=MrPersonGuyMan says, "An excellent tutorial demonstrating how to add a touch of professionalism to one's artwork using Photoshop."


(Featured by FantasyStock)


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Darker effect 5.1 by sa-cool

Suggester's words: Darker effect 5.1 by =sa-cool provides 3 really cool actions that help you to pimp your images easily.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by little-billie)


Premium Ornate Corners Brushes by Romenig

Suggester's words: Premium Ornate Corners Brushes by ~Romenig is a lovely resource for whoever wants to add a classy and delightfully retro touch to their deviations!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by WhiteKimahri)


One of Ten. by Limboplus

One of Ten. by ~Limboplus is a complicated beast for you to color. It's free as long as you link back to this original line art. What a great offering form a talented artist like ~Limboplus!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Modern mermaid by xn3ctz

Suggester's words: Modern mermaid by ~xn3ctz is not only a useful stock photo, but a gorgeous one as well! I love the color theme used here, and how our eyes are drawn to the model's skin.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by maria-the-freak)


Moons - Free Icon Pack by etNoir

Moons - Free Icon Pack by *Ros-s is an exquisite set of free avatars to use at deviantART.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Natures Lore 19 by Elandria

Just look at the gorgeous costume in Natures Lore 19, created by `Elandria!! This luscious gown is available for free use at deviantART in multiple poses of stock images, modeled by the lovely `Elandria. It's a great example of this stock provider's labors of love in her gallery, full of mystical and magical costume stock!!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Royal White Rose 002 by Selficide-Stock

~Selficide-Stock has some great Poser stock images in his gallery, and Royal White Rose 002 is no exception!! This powerful, graceful image is free to use in your art... A generously magical gift to the art community! See ~Selficide-Stock's rules for more info about using his fantasy characters!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Fairy - Free Avatar by Gurinn

Fairy - Free Avatar by *NekoSoraYagami is an adorably crafted free avatar with tons of personality! The subtle animation with the smooth pixel drawing make this a charming icon worth tons of love.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Monkey Avatar - Free by sicara-deviant

Super adorable Monkey Avatar - Free by ~sicara-deviant is a free avatar that you may use at deviantART with just a bit of credit in your signature. It's so nicely done that it positively oozes with cuteness!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Free Yeti Icon by The-Fry-Bat

What's not to love about Free Yeti Icon by ~The-Fry-Bat?? It's a fantastic animation with a sense of humor and an adorable amount of character. It's great to see such lovable pixel art available for free use at deviantART!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


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Light vs Dark 1854 by ferelwing-stock

Light vs Dark 1854 by ~ferelwing-stock is a stock photo with nice, even lighting, clear focus, and a fabulous costume!
(Featured by FantasyStock)


How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere

Suggester's words: How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by ~JaneMere is very thorough and has great tips that are sure to help any artist!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Chercitia)


Hair Styles - Master File by FabledCreative

Suggester's words: I came across Hair Styles - Master File by =ron-guyatt while looking through resources to find a new way to draw an old character's hair... Not only did this save me 10 tabs and an hour of searching, but It gave me ideas for other female characters that didn't have definitive hairstyles... And the best part: since it's drawn, figuring out the translation to your pose is much easier, as well as the fact that you can take some parts of one and add it to another. With that ability to mix and match from these 140 hairstyles, the combinations of ideas are practically unlimited.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by thatgirlanalise)


Guitar heroine - Stock by memersonphotographic

Guitar heroine - Stock by ~memersonphotographic is a lovable, quality stock image for a few reasons: It's got a white background, which makes for an easier time isolating the subject from the rest of the image. The photo's angle is edgy, and the subject is fun with loads of possible ways to use it. Best of all, it's free to use in your projects as long as you credit and show your work to ~memersonphotographic.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Making a PS action tutorial by Laura1995

Suggester's words: I think Making a PS action tutorial by *Laura1995 is so useful.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


Duell example by syccas-stock

Suggester's words: Duell example by ~syccas-stock is a beautifully natural and organic in-motion action shot involving a pretty hard to find [stock image] pose that could really come in handy. Great stuff!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by dierat)


Everything Concerning Lips by Mytherea

Everything Concerning Lips by *Mytherea -- Suggester's words: What a very helpful guide on lips! Great for any beginner or anyone who wants to sharpen their skills with drawing lips again!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by MzzAzn)


Susan unretouched 2 by insuh

Suggester's words: Susan unretouched 2 by *Oldboy1985 is clearly an example of great stock: The model is amazing, the mood is fantastic and the quality is outstanding.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by eclipsy)


How to Draw Moths and Bflys by Mysticalpchan

How to Draw Moths and Bflys by *Mysticalpchan -- Suggester's words: I have never seen such an in-depth and truly helpful guide to drawing butterflies and I think it deserves a DD
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by heylorlass)


SAI coloring tutorial..ish v.2 by zearyu

Suggester's words: SAI coloring tutorial..ish v.2 by *zearyu is a very helpful tutorial for anime-artists who want to get a hang on PaintToolSAI. The little videos make the tutorial easy to understand. A great tutorial for beginners as well as advanced anime-artists~
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Dea-89)


Romanticfae's Skin Tutorial by RomanticFae

Romanticfae's Skin Tutorial by =RomanticFae -- Suggester's words: awesome tutorial!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by mintyy)


Black and Dirty I by fetishfaerie-stock

Suggester's words: `fetishfaerie-stock has yet to disappoint, but Black and Dirty I goes above and beyond. The intense stare, make up and stoic expression leave numerous possibilities for both traditional and digital artists alike.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by ArtisnotanAccident)


Arwen 1 by chirinstock

Suggester's words: Arwen 1 by *Chonastock is an elegant stock, which totally inspires DA artists.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Hellobaby)


THE. MEN. TUTORIAL. by kradeelav

THE. MEN. TUTORIAL. by ~Krad-Eelav -- Suggester's words: Brilliant in depth tut on how to draw males, I myself struggle with the expression and anatomy and found this resource really useful.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Demoncherry)


PS Brushes - Elegant Letters by ObsessiveDezign

PS Brushes - Elegant Letters by *DigitalKitt3n -- Suggester's words: i really adore those brushes! so, i'm suggesting them.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by sweetychan)


Screentone Tutorial by KujaEx

Suggester's words: I think Screentone Tutorial by *KujaEx deserves a DD because i've found this extremely helpful and easy to understand as i am still learning to use screentones in photoshop
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by SailorSamusAU)


Coral Reefs by TommyGK

Suggester's words: Coral Reefs by ^StormPenguin is amazing! Do you know how many things we could create with this stock? The lighting, colors, perspective, everything is excellent. I really recommend people go to work with some marine theme, use this image and go to the ^StormPenguin gallery for more awesome pictures!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by SaloGuardione)


Stock 019- Sunset by synconi-stock

Stock 019- Sunset by ~synconi-stock -- Suggester's words: Wonderful sunset shot!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by PatrickRuegheimer)


bay overo arabian 2 by venomxbaby

bay overo arabian 2 by *venomxbaby -- Suggester's words: *venomxbaby's gallery is packed with high clarity/quality horse stock with expressive and unique poses. I know her stock must be well loved, and she deserves even more attention to her work.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by GloomWriter)


TUTORIAL: How make OCs by XxDaimonxX

Suggester's words: TUTORIAL: How make OCs by ~XxDaimonxX is the best thing for everybody who wants their OC to be better, more original, more creative.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Poki-art)


Proxima by Grogee

Proxima by ~Grogee -- The suggester of this DD didn't have much to say other than a single emoticon... :faint:. I think that just about sums up how great this stock image really is.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Demoncherry)


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Line 87 by Tricky-Thoughts

Line 87 is just one of many of the fun, creative, FREE equine line art images by ~Tricky-Thoughts. You're allowed to use this drawing for non-commercial projects so long as you credit ~Tricky-Thoughts for her awesome lines.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Astralseed)



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(shelldevil's DDs for June 2011 coming soon.)


Our projecteducate vector resources contest had two parts: one for vector art resources and another for vector art tutorials. (The theme was Spring!) The contest was judged by ChewedKandi and me, and here are the results!!

Thanks to everyone that participated in our contest! :huggle: All contest entries will be featured in a blog entry at AI-Resources.

:sun: 1st Place Vector Resource :sun:

Vector Spring Pattern by Design-Maker
Vector Spring Pattern by Design-Maker

Prizes
12 Month Premium Membership at deviantART
Prize Package from AnotherContestGroup


:sun: 2nd Place Vector Resource :sun:

Spring Garden vector shapes by CAStock
Spring Garden vector shapes by CAStock

Prizes
6 Month Premium Membership at deviantART
Prize Package from AnotherContestGroup


:sun: 3rd Place Vector Resource :sun:

Spring Life by BDT466
Spring Life by BDT466

Prizes
3 Month Premium Membership at deviantART
Prize Package from AnotherContestGroup


We received only one tutorial entry, but it's an AWESOME tutorial worth lots of love, and that's what this contest was all about:

:sun: 1st Place Vector Tutorial :sun:

Spring into Vector by Armonah
Spring into Vector by Armonah

Prizes
12 Month Premium Membership at deviantART
Prize Package from AnotherContestGroup



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Winners, please allow up to 2 weeks for your prizes to be delivered.

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Contest Rules :bulletorange: Contest Entries

Contest Extended, dA's Search Function and More!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 14, 2011, 4:31 PM




Video Tutorial Contest Update

Some people have told me that they've been experiencing technical difficulties with regard to uploading videos to dA. Because this has messed with my video tutorial contest, the contest deadline is now extended until Friday, July 1, 2011.


My hope is that this will all be cleared up by the time the contest is over (July 1), so everyone will have a chance to submit their entries. You can find more info about making and uploading videos to dA here.

Prizes: Three winners will be chosen. The first place winner will receive an 18 month premium membership to deviantART and 500 devPoints. The second place winner will receive a 12 month premium membership to dA and 300 devPoints. The third place winner will receive a 6 month premium membership for deviantART and 200 devPoints.



Search Limits & Keywords

dA had a search limit of 1,000 results, which has recently been changed!! (YAYAY!) Now you can search up to 2,500 results. While this is still kind of limiting to some people, I think the more important issue is that it really emphasizes the need for you to make full use of the keywords (tags) you use when you upload anything you want to get noticed at deviantART. Keywords help people find your artwork, and if you don't use good keywords that describe the upload, it can be easy to get overlooked and unseen.

Here's an example that may help. This is a stock texture from my gallery:


The keywords for this deviation have used up all the space that dA offers, allowing plenty of useful keywords that people may search, including my username. Here are the keywords in place for this texture: unfinished raw nature natural naked wood grain surface carpentry wooden door board cracked cracks crack rough knot knotty woody brown floor wall ceiling rustic background foreground ground lumber earthy plank woodgrain textures textured free fantasystock

The search at dA will also look for the words in the title, "Wood Grain Texture 1" as well as all the words in my deviation's description. By using lots of good, descriptive keywords that actually relate to the image, your art will be more easily found at deviantART. For more information about using dA's search function to your best advantage, check out FAQ #577: How do I use the Search?



Free Avatar Challenge: Egyptian Avatars!

The FreeAvatarProject and Free-dAvatars have a announced a new challenge open to anyone that wants to participate: Read about it here! The deadline is on July 24, 2011. Here are a few free Egyptian avatar submissions so far:

Apophis by CitricLily:thumb156012330::thumb213038670: Avatar: Golden Egyptian Scarab by FantasyStockAvatars

All the avatars from the last challenge for this project have been featured in the article, Free Astrology Avatars. If you like to make avatars, and if you want to get featured, join in the new challenge here.



Paper Cubee Designs!

Do you have kids? Here's something that may be fun for the whole family! DeviantART's Cubee design gallery is full of designs that may be printed, cut out, and assembled to make fun paper toys. It's fun, easy, and you don't need to spend lots of money to have hours of play!

I noticed my neighbor's kid playing by himself the other day. He seemed kind of bored, so I printed a design from deviantART's Cubee gallery and showed him an already assembled toy made from a similar design. His mom loved it, and now I see him playing with his new toys that didn't cost any money (other than the price of a few sheets of paper). All you need is paper (card stock works best), a printer, a pair of scissors, an exacto-knife, and a bit of time.

Here are a few designs to help chase away just about anyone's summer boredom... Please +fav and read each designer's policies before using anything from anyone else's gallery.

captain america cubeecraft by daouide Muppets31: Baby Kermit Cubee by TheFlyingDachshund Paper Pezzy- Spider-Man by CyberDrone pokeballs3 by hollowkingking Paper Pezzy- Starscream by CyberDrone Marvel8: She-Hulk Cubee by TheFlyingDachshund:thumb204197910: Giggles by straffehond Peach Papercraft Template by AnimeGang



Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftie ChewedKandi and FantasyStock - Spring Into Vector Resources Contest. Ends on June 15, 2011.

Heart by maftieManStock - Fan Art Contest. Ends on June 30, 2011.

Heart by maftie FantasyStock - Video Tutorial Contest! Ends on July 1, 2011.

Heart by maftie FantasyStock and shelldevil - Resources Stamp Contest Ends on July 5, 2011.

Heart by maftietofubabel - Summer Character Contest. Ends on July 31, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!









The Childhood Memories Text-Based Art Contest has come to an end. I invited you to create pieces of text-based art using fonts found at dA, and I'm eager to finally announce the winners!!

:sun: First Place :sun:

Little My by Eskarine
Little My by Eskarine

Prizes:
1 Year Premium Membership for deviantART and 500 devPoints


:sun: Second Place :sun:

Part of Your World by GraphiteColours
Part of Your World by GraphiteColours

Prizes:
6 Month Premium Membership for deviantART and 300 devPoints


:sun: Third Place :sun:

my imaginary friend by 3greendogs
my imaginary friend by 3greendogs

Prizes:
3 Month Premium Membership for deviantART and 200 devPoints


Winners, congratulations and thanks for entering my contest!! Please allow up to 1 month to receive your prizes. Thanks to MTC101 for his help with the judging process.


Want More Contests?


The following contests are still accepting entries for even more chances to WIN some great prizes:

A Week of Magical Unicorn Resources!

Journal Entry: Tue May 31, 2011, 12:09 PM




Unicorn Resources Week

I'm going to feature a whole week of unicorn resources starting on Wednesday, the 1st day of June through the 7th. Keep your eyes on the Daily Deviations all week, and please suggest any unicorn resources that you love!

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Also a  question: What do you think would happen if you saw a unicorn? (Suspend your notions of reality for a moment.) What would you probably do if you saw a unicorn? Do you think the unicorn would like you?



Unicorn Resources

Please :+fav: and read each provider's policies before using anything from anyone else's gallery.

Unicorn Mask Snow 4 by eyefeather-stock Cubee - Uni The Unicorn by CyberDrone Deckard's Unicorn by inception8-Resource Unicorn horn by Valanee Backgrounds  Unicorns 01 by flaviacabral Door handle unicorn by Tamrei Benuck W.I.P Steps by Tyleen:thumb126505043: Nobility PS 7.0 by Sangre-brushes



Free Unicorn Avatars

Please :+fav: and read each artist's policies before using anything from anyone else's gallery.

:thumb157133683: Free Unicorn Avatar by CitricLily BASE - Unicorn Pony by Sophibelle IT'S SO FLUFFEH :D by Kiss-the-Iconist Free rocket power unicorn icon by Tirrih charlieeeeee by quirkessence Unicorn Balloon -FREE- by CrystalJoy-Creations:thumb195147327: White Unicorn Avi by Horse-Girl-101:thumb167071062: my lil unicorn by 3greendogs Unicorn Icon by RndmChibiGirl Unicorns of the sea by ichadoggi UniAngel Smile Free Icon by FerretJAcK



Free Unicorn Journal Designs

Please :+fav: and read each designer's policies before using anything from anyone else's gallery.




Get Plugged In!

Contests & Events

Heart by maftieKaz-D - Concepts Of Love - Photography Contest!. Ends on June 10, 2011.

Heart by maftie shelldevil - Crafting Resource Contest. Ends on June 11, 2011.

Heart by maftie FantasyStock - Video Tutorial Contest! Ends on June 13, 2011.

Heart by maftie shelldevil - Movie Poster Contest! Ends on June 13, 2011.

Heart by maftie ChewedKandi and FantasyStock - Spring Into Vector Resources Contest. Ends on June 15, 2011.

Heart by maftieManStock - Fan Art Contest. Ends on June 30, 2011.

Heart by maftie FantasyStock and shelldevil - Resources Stamp Contest Ends on July 5, 2011.

Heart by maftietofubabel - Summer Character Contest. Ends on July 31, 2011.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieBurgerBunny - Immortalise Yourself in Pixels. (No deadline.)

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontests:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








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:cake: Happy Birthday shelldevil! :cake:


Clipart Party Challenge by FantasyStock Clipart Party Challenge by FantasyStock Clipart Party Challenge by FantasyStock
:party: This contest celebrated shelldevil's birthday (May 27). I challenged you to create a birthday card for Shell by using clipart found at deviantART. Then I asked you to follow any tutorial found on deviantART to make a present for Shell, snap a photo of it, and submit it as an entry. Thanks to those that participated; here are the winners!!


Congratulations to Itti and Twins72-Stocks!!


:trophy: Mokona gift by Itti birthday gift for shelldevil by Twins72-Stocks:trophy:
Each winner gets a 3 month subscription!
Note: Please allow up to two weeks for prizes to be delivered.

Resources Used:


:thumb60517855: Cute Food by Sleepybuu 3D pink hearts TRANSPARENT by madetobeunique Florish Brushes 001 by Pyrosaint-Stox Happy Birthday by BL8antBand Pink Cupcake Clipart by WordDraw:thumb209722540: Butterflies Set1 by Illyera 126 Nebulous Thought by Tigers-stock Trashco Font. by uniquebitch


Want more resource-related contests?


Childhood Memories Contest by FantasyStock
Childhood Memories Text-Based Art Contest
Deadline: May 31 • View Entries

Get Crafting Tutorial Contest by FantasyStock
Get Crafting Tutorial Contest
Deadline: June 11 • View Entries

Video Tutorial Contest by FantasyStock
Video Tutorial Contest
Deadline: June 13 • View Entries

Movie Poster Contest by FantasyStock
Movie Of Your Life Poster Contest
Deadline: June 13 • View Entries

Vector Resources Contest by FantasyStock
Spring Into Vector Resources Contest
Deadline: June 15 • View Entries

Resources Stamp Contest by FantasyStock
Resources Stamp Contest
Deadline: July 5 • View Entries
PE 2010 stamp by projecteducate I Heart dA Resources by FantasyStock

Resources Gallery Support Stamps


During Resources Week, shelldevil and I ran a few stamp challenges and had such an overwhelming response with such fantastic entries we decided to do it all over again, this time with some BIG prizes! But before we get started, We'd like to announce the winner from the previous stamp challenges.

Big Congratulations To...

Project Educate Resources Week by ClefairyKid I Love Patterns and Designs by ClefairyKid Tutorial User by ClefairyKid Vector Resource Love by ClefairyKid I Love Fonts by ClefairyKid
GlamourousAcid-Stock Support by ClefairyKid Fune-Stock Support by ClefairyKid MISSynthetic Stamp by ClefairyKid MoonChilde-Stock Support by ClefairyKid DyingBeautyStock Support by ClefairyKid
:iconwinner-plz: ClefairyKid!! :iconwinner-plz:
Wins 200 devPoints!

We received lots of awesome entries! Thanks to everyone that participated! You can view all our fabulous entries here:Of course, now you may want to know how you can get a chance to win even BIGGER PRIZES?? Then keep reading!


STAMP CONTEST
(The Rules, The Rules!)
Resources Stamp Contest by FantasyStock Resources Stamp Contest by FantasyStock Resources Stamp Contest by FantasyStock


Make a stamp that shows support for a particular resource or resource gallery. (NOT just a specific provider.) Things such as "I <3 brushes" and "textures rock my socks" are acceptable. The wording is entirely up to you...
  • All resources used must be credited appropriately.
  • Entries must be newly created for this contest.
  • The number of each deviant's entries is unlimited.
  • Entries must be submitted to THIS CONTEST FOLDER by Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11:59pm (PST/PDT).

Prizes!


Winners of this contest will be judged on originality, use and credit of resources found at deviantART, and overall aesthetic appeal. Three winners will be chosen to receive the following awards:
  • First Place: 1 year subscription to deviantART and 1000 devPoints
  • Second Place: 6 month subscription to deviantART and 400 devPoints
  • Third Place: 3 month subscription to deviantART and 200 devPoints
Please allow up to one week after the contest has ended for the results to be posted. Prizes will be awarded within two weeks after that.


New To The World Of Stamp Creation?


Here are some resources to help get you started! Remember, you need to credit any resources that you use for this contest.

Stamp Tutorials

Animated Stamp Tutorial by irinarichards Animated Stamp Tutorial by KillboxGraphics Howto make an animated stamp I by Miarath Stamp Tutorial by onnawufei Stamp Tutorial by SparkLum

Stamp Templates

GIMP Stamp Template 2 by ERHBuggy Avatar Stamp Template 50x50 by StampsByNyko Stamp Template by Birvan
Heart Stamp template by sa7eralqloob My stamp template by Infernal-Feline REDONDA stamp TEMPLATE by okinsei

Pixel Fonts