The Devious Dreams campaign launched in March 2019 as a chance for DeviantArt to grant artists the tools they need to make their creative evolution a reality. With over $20,000 in prizing available to make dreams come true, thousands of deviants shared a wide range of creative and heartfelt dreams for their artistic future. We particularly enjoyed seeing the support everyone put forward for each others’ creative goals.
Now that the campaign has come to a close, it is our honor to announce the recipients of Devious Dreams grants—a collective of artists from all walks of life with a broad spectrum of creative ideas. Some of these deviants requested drawing tablets so they can create every day. Others asked for traditional art supplies, or photography tools to more efficiently create and share their art. Some asked for crafting supplies like sculpting or sewing materials. The projects each artist put forward were varied and inspired, and it’s our pleasure to help bring these dreams to life.
Making Dreams a Reality!
A DeviantArt staff member individually replied via comment to each dream recipient on April 3rd or 4th to inform the respective deviants they were selected, and the reactions of the recipients alone made the campaign well worth undertaking! Some of our favorite reactions include this excited comment from @LadyYomi
We also awarded an additional $2,000 in prizing to deserving deviants as part of the Devious Dreams 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 @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!
Share Your Thoughts!
This campaign has been a labor of love for everyone at DeviantArt, and we’re truly looking forward to seeing these artists achieve their creative evolution in the future. If you enjoyed this campaign and would like to see more events like these in the future, let us know in the comments!
fr:bon non je ne suis pas joyeux pour vous mais pour moi mon art et je m'en fous si tu ne l'aime pas car moi oui j'aime mon art et j'ai toujours était récompensé dans toutes mes expos je suis sur akoun et j'ai une belle côte de mes ventes
en:good no I'm not happy for you but for me my art and I do not care if you do not like it because I yes I love my art and I was always rewarded in all my exhibitions I'm on akoun and I have a nice coast of my sales :)
If you're like me and you didn't, don't complain. instead chase your dream with more vigor than ever before.
Thank the devs for helping many people realize their dreams, they didn't have to be this generous to the community but they were.
Encourage the winners to pursue their goal and support them as they grow.
This can be the day you begin working towards your dream project,
so why not start now?
And although I may not agree with every project that won, it's none of my business, so congratulations!
By the way, to every artist that needs this info: you can obtain Photoshop and SAI for free.
Also, there's no need to spend a huge ammount of money on traditional art supplies. Sometimes, cheaper suplies are either of the same quality or even better than well known brands. (Since some famous brands are also behind most of the low cost brands)
It depends on how you get it. I would never pay that much for a program! I prefer to save that money to eat; something that I haven't for guarantee every day.