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The Devious Dreams campaign launched on March 18th to provide deviants with an opportunity to reach for their artistic evolution by awarding $20,000 in prizing to deviants with art-inspired dreams. The community’s response to Devious Dreams has been unbelievably inspiring and we want to thank everyone for participating, sharing your creative visions, and even just commenting to support artistic endeavors! If you aren’t familiar with Devious Dreams, there’s still a chance to put your dream forward! We want to hear about an art-related project you wish you could undertake, and what you need in order to make it a reality.

What People Have Said So Far! :eager:

“Part of the excitement is seeing the different types of projects people have come up with. I’ve been reading all the comments since day one and I invite others to do the same. Some people have shared community projects, personal projects, or are simply seeking the means to continue doing the work that they’re currently doing. But they’re all equally as passionate at their craft. It’s definitely going to be interesting to see what happens in the end and, hopefully, even if you don’t leave with a monetary prize, you’ll leave with a new friend (or friends), new knowledge, and an increased drive to get to do what you want in the long run.” —savagefrog

“It's such a great opportunity for artists to turn a dream into a reality and the best thing is that to apply is as simple as presenting your project in a comment! I think it’s a great initiative from DeviantArt, an opportunity to support the artistic community in a very real way, something that I don't see often in other sites.” —thiefoworld

“Giving people an opportunity to have their dream granted is great, especially for those who are disabled like myself, or just can't get the funds to make things happen. My group, @My-Lumia is about helping people by giving them characters to bond with and use freely, preferably with the help of a therapist, through the use of creative activities. It’s all about self improvement, facing challenges, having a place to have fun with others, and much more. I was able to obtain a super group as part of the Devious Dreams event, for which I am grateful. Because of the Devious Dreams project, I have gotten more people who are interested in helping, and have moved to make things happen in what ways I can.” —celestialsunberry

Creative Participation! :wizardhat:

We’ve been avidly reading through the thousands of comments on the Devious Dreams journal and enjoying the wide variety of ideas that everyone has put forward! Some projects have been grand, sweeping ideas that would take a lot of individual work, while others have been more modest projects involving upgrading old hardware or getting art supplies to create more of what they’re already working on. Some of you have shared ideas and are supportive of one another’s projects, like this conversation between retr0dude and celiest, and we love that! Thank you for showing support for your fellow artists!

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A few of you have come up with some humorous ideas, including a few that reminded us of a familiar Kickstarter project from 2014, like this one from rubenraphaelart:

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Making Dreams a Reality! :star:

Because of the amazing community response to Devious Dreams, we started funding some creative dreams early, and actually awarded an additional $2,500 in prizing last week to help some worthy deviants strive for their creative futures. Ranging from things like pen nibs and Photoshop subscriptions to pottery wheels and oil paints, these deviants put forward their goals and are going to have their chance to explore those ideas!

We also recently awarded another $2,000 in prizing to some deserving deviants as part of a Facebook livestream! Performer and voice actress Erika Ishii hosted the festivities, featuring voice actor Gary Anthony Williams doing readings of literature submitted to DeviantArt, clay sculpting games with @humblehills @ekud and @HeartsUnchained and much more! If you didn’t get a chance to see the stream when it was happening live, have no fear! You can still watch the full video!

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Submit Your Idea by March 31st! :fingerscrossed:

Moving forward, we will be awarding $20,000 in prizing to ambitious deviants for their projects on or around April 3rd. If you haven’t participated yet, there is still time! Submit your project in a comment on the Devious Dreams journal by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on March 31st, 2019, for your chance to reach your creative evolution! Submit Your Idea »

Share Your Thoughts! :bump:

We’d like to hear from you! Share one of your favorite project submissions in a comment on this journal, be it yours or someone else's!

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retr0dudeHobbyist General Artist
Months later, I still cannot process your motive in throwing away something you once featured.
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ALLWYNFURTADOHobbyist Traditional Artist
Project :  Hyper realistic Sketches and Photo realistic paintings.

Project Description :  Sketching and Painting are my passions.  I want to make hyper realistic sketches and photo realistic paintings especially of natural scenery. But I cannot afford the expensive art materials which are required for making them.

Project Budget :  Indian Rs. 5,000/- i.e. US $ 73.

Request you to please send either Indian Rupees 5,000/- or used / old sketching and painting materials which are necessary for hyper realistic sketches and photo realistic paintings. My residential address is ALLWYN FURTADO
FLAT NO. 303, 'C' WING, RASHMI DRASHTANT CHS LTD.,
NEXT TO GAURAV ROW HOUSES, NEAR GCC CLUB,
MANGAL NAGAR, MIRA ROAD - EAST , THANE - 401 107.
MAHARASHTRA, INDIA.
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It's already past the deadline, dude.
shedano's avatar
shedanoProfessional Digital Artist
Half the results are in people on the original contest page. check it out. It may be you
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EvanesceImaginationProfessional General Artist
:drumroll: :drumroll: :drumroll: :drumroll: :drumroll: 
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parkourprodigyProfessional Filmographer
Very excitedly awaiting the results! Big thanks to the DA team for giving us all the opportunity. I saw a lot of great projects that fit the criteria very well. Please take your time judging, though some are impatient, it is so much more important that every comment be considered. Some of my favorites are from earlier in the competition or didn't get a big reaction from other commenters, so while its rough to wait, it is better than those gems getting skipped over because of a deadline. Keep at it guys, get sleep and find time to enjoy the day amidst all the comment reading. Now you know hw the response will be if you do a similar competition again, lol. Good luck to everyone who submitted!
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androdgynassStudent General Artist
I'm so freaking excited to see the projects that will take off from this! SO many selfless people out there, it's honestly touching. 
D'; 
Seeing everyone supporting each other and being able to support others has been so lovely too. I'm still new here but I already know this community is amazing! 
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AdoptieBooStudent Artist
who won?
shedano's avatar
shedanoProfessional Digital Artist
On or around April 3rd is what it states. So it could be tomorrow. Remember it was 10000 comments they have to go through.
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AdoptieBooStudent Artist
ah makes sence, please if you know telll me who the winners are!-your so kind!
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shedanoProfessional Digital Artist
Just keep checking here, I suppose. I'm waiting too!
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EvanesceImaginationProfessional General Artist
Check on the original posting, the current winners are posted.:D (Big Grin) 
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AdoptieBooStudent Artist
could you please kindly link it for me here?
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EvanesceImaginationProfessional General Artist
:happybounce:  "Guys, we've got this. We've got a very talent group of content creators, writers, artist, photographers you name it. About April 3rd, you think?" Number of entries intensifies...
Woohooooo! "Whoa, that's pretty incredible! Going to be a tough judge bu-" Number of entries intensifies...
;) (Wink) "Th-that's a good response. We really hit home on this one." Number of entries intensifies...
Sweating a little... "Well this may take some time."Number of entries intensifies...
:( (Sad) "Bring the team in here." Number of entries intensifies...
Stare "..." Number of entries intensifies...

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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
:D

Good luck to them... sorting through 10k entries is probably going to take a lot if time.
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EvanesceImaginationProfessional General Artist
Sheesh!
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AH-AdonnenielHobbyist Digital Artist
I think most of the projects worth winning, I've seen I lot of really unique and stunning ones which I definitely will look after if they win.
Of course I still have a little hope that one of my 3 projects suggested will be chosen. For me it's not only about making a dream come true, it's also about a chance to give something back. Moreover, all the people surrounding me (including family) don't take my art aspirations seriously, for them it's just a wasting of time while I could already have children and work somewhere they approve. So if I win I can show them that there are people supporting me and thinking that what I do is worthy. 
O think there are lots of other participants with similar problems... So good luck to everyone again! 
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LunaticSqirrel General Artist
This... it's so sad and heartbreaking when the people that are closest to you and suppose to understand you, do the opposite :( and you try to prove them wrong, but it takes... time, lots of it ._. so they don't understand even more, vicious circle
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Eagerly waiting for the news on this. Not sure I even dare to hope, except maybe a little bit... :eager: by darkmoon3636 
Ahsaht's avatar
My favorite project is Resting Dragon - poseable dragon which could occasionally blink eyes so it would look more alive than ordinary poseable toy... even may move ears a bit if he "hears" a sound. Budget is surprisingly small since project's author already has most needed tools and materials, and to accomplish his dream he just need paints for leather and inexpensive actuators.
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shedanoProfessional Digital Artist
.....sounds cool....I would buy it. It would actually make for a good reference drawing material
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