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Group Info

Welcome to FeatureChallenge, a group for all of you artists and art appreciators on dA!

We challenge you to feature all your favourite art and fellow artists!

Why? Because it is fun, because it can help you find awesome art you’ve never seen before and meet people with similar interests and taste and because when you feature someone you not only help them get more exposure, but get more exposure yourself and find new watchers and friends to support you.

Our concept is to promote each other, get to know each other and help each other.

But are you up for the challenge? :)
Founded 9 Years ago
Jul 11, 2012


Group Focus
DeviantArt Related

315 Members
289 Watchers
50,640 Pageviews












How to : Find Art Thieves
Please :+fav: this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.
I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.
1. visit
2. Go to the page of the photo you want to search and click "show image"
3. Copy the Link and paste it into google.
4. This page should open, click "search by image".
5. Now you can browse trough the results.
6. The less results the happier you should be.
EDIT : You can also use websites like : and
This was pointed out to me by some people, personally i have no experience with them, but i am sure that they work too. :aww:
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Merry Christmas Eve!~(Please read!!)
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!
Hey, I want to see what you all got for Christmas! So this is how I think you should show me;
Take a picture (or multiple pictures) of what you got and upload them to DA for the time being and put them under "Hey, This Is What I Got For Christmas!!" and then make a journal featuring all of what you got and link them to me. Then I'll feature them all in a journal and I'll spread it all through DA!
Doesn't that sound fun?
Comment if you're going to do it!
:iconazizica:Azizica 0 4
December Community Events

Calling All Traditional Artists ^Astralseed
A wonderful way to get involved in traditional art. #Traditionalists
  Praising Life Project
Comment your inspiring words here. 
 Shelter Project =TeaPhotography 
Help animals in need. 
Winter giveaway project Arichy and dAWishingWell
:iconastrikos:Astrikos 10 30
DevNews 17th Edition, 2012.
Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to DevNews 17th Edition, 2012.
DevNews is a group that aims to promote deviantART's Community by
spreading information about all current and upcoming events that are
relevant to deviants.
Please do add this article to your collection and share with your watchers and friends
StaffAppreciation Happening Now!
The home of the committee for planning the deviantART Staff Appreciation Week
of 2012! We aim to strengthen community ties to staff, and to show them
that we appreciate their time, effort, and dedication!            

DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, August 2012.

Deviousness Award, August 2012
:iconjamminjo:JamminJo 11 14
DevNews 14th Edition
Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to DevNews 14th Edition, 2012.
Our aim is to bring you a collection of news articles, contest, features
and more from around deviantART :) Please do add this article to your
collection and share with your watchers and friends :highfive:

:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY deviantART :party:
deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration :cake: August 7, 2012
Keep your :eyes: on bradleysays's 12th-BirthdAy-Shenanigans and check your message center often for deviantART's 12th Birthday Celebration Activities and Updates.
Free Premium Membership Day! For an entire 24 hours on August 7, 2012 starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los
:iconjamminjo:JamminJo 11 71
Finding Inspiration
Sometimes in unlikely places..   Music is a big inspiration for a lot of us,  I know alot of artists that neeeeed to be listening to music when they work. And others who hear songs and get just the right vibe and groove out of it to put an image in their head.   Certainly happened to me a few times..
I was recently made aware of the exact opposite situation
and a guy named chris here on devart :iconchaplain99:
sent me a note asking me if would be ok if he recorded an instrumental song based on a drawing I did
i said "uuuuh, YEA??  and send it to me when its done!!"
the painting
was "give me chills" and he said he had made a song based the feeling of the image
I thought that was pretty dope because I'd never heard of the inspiration traveling backward like that
and It was a drawing i did in a massive fit of inspiration myself in 2011 after a long art block
the song
is cal
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Group Guide - Please Read!

Welcome to FeatureChallenge! :)

Here you can find a few useful links and a short version of the group rules below.

-> How FeatureChallenge Works - for all the basics: full Group Rules and Submission Guidelines can be found here.

-> FAQ, Issues & Help; Suggestions & Opinions - this is where you can ask us any questions about the group, tell us of any problems, share your opinions, as well as your suggestions about various aspects of the group and events.

-> Feature Series - the series of feature articles our group hosts.

-> Our Affiliates and their News and Events

-> All for You

Important: We are in need of admins! For more information please take a look at this journal.

Group Rules (in short)

:bulletgreen: Everyone is welcome to join. Requests are automatically approved.

:bulletgreen: This group is for you to
a) find cool art and other artists with similar interests, ideas and taste
b) feature artwork from your fellow artists.

:bulletgreen: We only accept Journal entries here, which feature (through thumbnails) the deviations you have chosen. Please read our submission guidelines for all the details.

-> Note: FeatureChallenge is mainly about helping other artists get more exposure and sharing what you like, so the focus should not be on your own art in any of your feature journals!

:bulletgreen: Rudeness and art/idea thieves will not be tolerated in this group.

:bulletgreen: Please :+devwatch: our Group Journals to get news about group events and updates.

Thank you for reading, have fun and happy featuring! :)

Recent Journal Entries

Artist Tutorial Feature

Thu May 17, 2018, 7:00 AM by Astrikos:iconastrikos:
I asked in a forum thread a while back for tutorials! 

Here's great resources from our community!

Embossed Watermark Tutorial by phydeau

Knight Steps by Ocetee

Somewhere In Between Step by step by Ocetee

Revy Step by step by Ocetee

Grayscale to Color Video Tutorial by convelocity

Sai Coloring (+ Magic) Tutorial by convelocity

How I draw bushes by convelocity

Background Tutorial Part 1, Sketching and Planning by ghostchiryou

Eye Tutorial no. 1 by yurian-miku

Tutorial 101 : Dragon (with a catch) by Nighteba

An Introduction to PixelsPixel Art Week
Have you ever wanted to create pixel art but you just don't know where to start?
Well, I hope to fix that. I am going to do all of the research for you, to help you make your own decision.
The Definition of Pixel Art... is one under a great deal of debate.
First lets look at the definition as given by, Techopedia.
"Pixel art is a form of digital art wherein images are created and edited at the pixel level using a graphics editing software. What defines pixel art is its unique visual style, where individual pixels serve as the building blocks that make up the image. The effect is a visual style very similar to that of mosaic art, cross-stitch and other types of embroidery techniques."
Many say that you can only use the "pixel tool". Well what is this tool that they speak of and why does it not exist in my art program? Well it d

How to link deviants, deviations, or websites!PLEASE NOTE THESE DO NOT WORK ON THE CURRENT FORMAT OF DA ECLIPSE
I am using deviant arts own help topic found here I will be expanding upon what they have with examples, to make it easier to understand. Just so you know I am using their outline and explanation, if you would like to know which parts were mine and which are theirs just go to the site above :D
How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
There are a few formats you can use, either a link of the users name, displaying the members avatar, or by linking with a personal description. 
Avatar linking
:iconusername: will display the member's or group's avatar as a link to their page. Remember, however, that the limit for posting blocks of avatars is sixty four per post, and this will not work in signatures.
This seems easy enough, here I will use my own name. :iconamarantheans: will give you :iconamarantheans: 

How To Edit Your Installed Skin by Amarantheans

DA Vernacular: A TutorialCommunity Week
So, you know the basics about DA, now you would like to learn more!
First let's refresh our memory with the Basics by looking over a few Tutorials and Resources:
turquoise heart bullet  Getting Started on DeviantArt Created by JenFruzz to make setting up an account and getting started easier for the true beginner. If you have more questions about this process I would like to direct you to the group DAWelcomeWagon, your home for everything deviantArt related!
turquoise heart bullet  Welcome Tutorial Just the basics by TimberClipse.
turquoise heart bullet  Managing Deviations Another

Public Service Announcement About Passwords!So I have been seeing around dA many have been hacked and locked out of their account, forcing them to set a new password. I would like to take this time to give you password advise. What should you do and what should you NEVER do? Well please know this is not all inclusive but it should help you!
*DON'T USE "PASSWORD"! It is the #2 most hacked password this year the #1 is 123456! Really people there is a list online most hackers can just run down this list and try to hack your account!
If your password is on this link's list you need to change it now!
* Never use your name, that means any part of it, First, Last or middle. Don't even use a nickname.
* Never use a pets name, or your friends name, not even your enemy's name, just don't use a name PERIOD! Not even a superhero's name or actor's name.
* Never use anything that is common knowledge, if you like penguins, they should not be in your passwor

Community Emoticon Submission Tutorial (take 2) by Amarantheans

HTMC Tutorials - Master List by ArtCrumbss

Tut: Separate Groups and Deviants in Watch manager by Iduna-Haya

Between Night and Day: Process by Iduna-Haya

Speedlines tutorial for Manga Studio 5 by nekokawai

Your Name. [Tutorial + PSD] by qs2435


How have you guys been? 

CSS by Astrikos
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like an interesting group. I'd like to give it a shout on my group's journal at devfeatures but I'm a bit confused about what this group is all about. The link in the main box just sends me to a tag. :?
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Hamilton-Animations Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional Artist
Heya guys I having a party at my page.
**********Free Requests***********
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AAwww!!! :iconloveloveplz: Thank you so much for the request!!! :love: The feature is already in your group, so I'm declining it, but it's only because it's already here!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Hello everyone!

Come check out !!! My drawing blog, full of fanart, original content, and more!
I've also recently launched my Patreon

Other links;
:eager: Tumblr Blog :heart:
:earth: Patreon :heart:
:la: Instagram :heart:
:aww: Furaffinity :heart:

DracoDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing a weekly/bi-weekly feature. Can I advertise it here?
Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ah crap, sorry I made a boo-boo and submitted some of my own stuff... sorry D: Just ignore it :3
ProfessorAdagio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Anyone who is interested can get a free 3 Year Feature by asking 5 of your friends to join my Group here: :iconbeyond-universe: You must also be a member!
CJKitty12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TinyWild Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

A little suggestion for the next collaborative features: :nod:

Instead of a deviantART category, the theme should more specific. Then, it would be a motivating challenge to find deviations according to the theme; And everyone will have the possibility to look in his/her favourite categories!

Here are some ideas:

:bulletgreen: red and green (or other associations of colours)

:bulletgreen: velvet (or other textures)

:bulletgreen: spoons, pencils... (or other objects)

:bulletgreen: happiness (or other feelings)

:bulletgreen: moon, stars, rainbow...

:bulletgreen: chaos, emptiness... (or other concepts)

:bulletgreen: gardens, streets... (or other places)

:bulletgreen: traditional costumes, neckties or bow ties, boots...

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MayEbony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request on my December Faves journal :rose:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So... members can submit their journals that they produce showing other artists' art, is that correct?  Just making sure I've got it right before I accept the very kind offer of membership :iconkimberely:
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh this group looks like fun!!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the request!
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! I've submitted several journal features throughout the past month and some have been accepted while others have not... I currently have four waiting, the oldest one from May 14th. When will they be accepted to the group? I do have more coming, you know.. ;)
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This group looks awesome! :love:
Can't wait to get involved :la:
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Sassiekaatje Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I do weekly featuring and you can be in it.
Rules: [link]
Weekly featuring week #1: [link]
Alcheminty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
excuse me i-i was wondering if i can advertise the challenge i made it's called the music challenge is it ok i advertise it here :Blush: [link] here is my journal
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Hey there! :wave:
I've been a feature journalist for some months now! It would be nice if I can be a part of this community and share my journals with everyone! :la:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you so much for the request! :hug:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thank you very much for the request! :hug:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You have been featured: here

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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thank you so much for the request! :hug:
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the feature!!! :D
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