Devious Dreams: The winners!
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Published: April 11, 2019

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.

Dream Recipients! :star:

"Cyberpunk 7 Deadly Sins" by Araiel

"ORCHARD ORGANISS Animated Trailer" by G-flux

"Traditional & Digital media join forces!" by LadyYomi

"Superhero Summer Camp" by Upgraderath

"trauma doll shop" by lukedraws101

"The G.O.A.T that Pain Produced" by AresAkatsuki

"Undertaker" by Yuudraws

"Aria Gloria - Sanctus Dirge" by xMelonDrop

"For my comics and art" by PaperSalamander

"Perspective Practice" by Scissoria

"Pixel Pool" by chiruruzuhenu

"Survival" by InsomniacSharky

"Comic artist and commissioner" by alcoholicmeower

"I'm with you" by Catziiia

"The cosplay of my dreams" by Nyima-chan

"Landscapes of the World" by Crisssis

"One-man-Cosplay-Photography" by DreamyArtCosplay

"Anatomy for concept art" by NitaoART

"Stylus Away" by RumbyFishy

"Speak Out Through Art" by alpacaalltheway

"Animals!" by KATG14"Poppin!" by Shy-Steamer

"Getting into technology" by CYWlL

"After the Bloodbath" by IcePoemix

"Ruby Slippers" by PrincessFaeron

"Game Changer" by Rivynfleur

"Innovative Applique" by One-Violet-Rose

"Don't forget" by redxroundsxart

"Business... With character!" by Remiaro

"Musical - Rain, Rain" by KawaiiShootingStar

"Clay Animal Sculptures!" by ceIine

"Batik" by LaurieLauriense

"Ink" by meAUrp

"Footprints into Unknown Realms" by TheSpaceHeart

"AZAR" by xXFairy-CakeXx

"Switching media" by Lemniskate

"Emmy’s At-Home Metalsmithing Studio" by Emylian

"Birds and Bugs" by Loisa

"Neon Girls" by XernonaEcho

"Look outside the box!" by ne-ONblue

"Royal Inequity" by healerneka

"The Body in Stitches" by lasarahjoy

"Fail Gracefully" by sarcasmismyweapon

"Traditional Tools of the Trade" by Ladycrysanthemum

"The Rainbow Bridge" by Bordowa

"New Friend Portraits" by JollyMutt

"Abstract Organisms" by SynchronisedRaid

"The journey to 3D modelling" by kawaiikitty98

"Love Day by Day" by cyndragons

"Think outside the Blocks" by BlackWeb--SpiderGirl

"Improving my coloring skills with markers" by ivyjv

"A Lasting Passion" by Crystalcreaturesss

"The Art of Storytelling" by amylaser-void-star

"Traditional Art Dreams and Resources" by Rezon23

"Lynarid" by Epplejeck

"Forever" by AuthorBaby

"Wear your heART on your sleeve" by Hawst-r

"Whimsical WaterLily Creations" by WaterLily-Gems

"Flame Fursuit" by Flame-Expression

"Allitilan Author and Artist" by QAoA

"Tough as leather...craft" by Miss-Friskies

"Tiny Worlds" by zabrina101

"Giving Hope" by GeekyCalligrapher

"Misadventures in the Land of Kilgami" by sceneanimemanga

"Incverse" by Chimichan54

"Journey" by mintstarsc

"My First Short Film" by KylaR-lapidotshipper

"Tundra Tarot" by BlauesSternWolf

"Wheel Away Sweet Sister" by MajorasMasks

"Full-Length Comic" by digitaldesignation

"Forever Blooming" by awkwaard

"Anatomy on Self-learning" by Manese55

"Dice!" by Allviran-Art

"Comic - Fear The Water" by dingo-paws

"Capture the city- Plein air" by Livia-Anna

"Learning sculpture, as a beginner" by BronzeHalo

"OIL!" by MrBonecracker

"Enchancing eleventh round" by Akaszik

"My Lumia" by celestialsunberry

"Giving Back To ThoseWhoWentMissing" by JeiDoll

Making Dreams a Reality! :star:

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

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This heartfelt reaction from @xMelonDrop

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This enthusiastic retelling from @NitaoART

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This sweet response from @ne-ONblue

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This eager reaction from @JollyMutt

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And even this reaction from @DreamyArtCosplay

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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!

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Share Your Thoughts! :bump:

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! :heart:

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louis-jean-braye's avatar
louis-jean-braye Traditional Artist

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 :)

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oboudiartHobbyist Digital Artist
bgerr's avatar
bgerrHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow - congratulations to all the winners - I have seen some awesome projects that got sponsored by DA. Thanks DA for this campaign - would definately like to see more of these events in the future. 
linux-rules's avatar
linux-rulesHobbyist Artist
I totally missed this
ElectricEmpath's avatar
ElectricEmpathHobbyist General Artist

The thank you comments brought tears to my eyes!! So happy for all who entered and all who won!!

Icewing10's avatar
Icewing10Student Traditional Artist
Congrats to those who earned the money.  Would anyone who didn't win be interested in critiquing mine or sharing your own idea?  We can give each other suggestions.   Personally I'd enjoy these contests a lot more if we could actually get feedback for our project ideas and get some insight on how to make them successful.  I want to improve and I'd much rather be critiqued for my work than given generic encouragement.
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peristeronicAvianStudent Digital Artist
Congrats!!! :D
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HaveFaithHopeLoveArtHobbyist Photographer
I forgot to mention that this contest was also unfair because the ones that entered have probably been banned before and the ones that were banned before couldn't have entered and they entered anyway because the DA staff supports bullies,pedophiles,stalkers,scammers,spammers because they almost never get caught and have their accounts deleted by the staff. There is too many reasons why this contest was so unfair. All of DA's contests are unfair.
Aquaandria's avatar
AquaandriaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations to all of the winners! I absolutely believe that all of you can be amazing artists and I can't wait to see every artist fulfill their life dream! :heart: :hug:
little5ister9's avatar
little5ister9Hobbyist Artist
Congrats to everyone who won :D
ptmaster2's avatar
ptmaster2Professional Filmographer
Congratulations to everyone who won!
and my best wishes.:)
Khristian4444Studio's avatar
Khristian4444StudioStudent General Artist
I should take more to make how will do this clear as the goals as well.
LadyNightLight's avatar
LadyNightLightStudent Artisan Crafter
Congratulations to everyone who won!

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?
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rainbows2424Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so, I bet when these people have completed their projects, whether it’s pottery or art, they will probably sell it at way more than $2000.
EmyDevaro's avatar
EmyDevaroProfessional Digital Artist
:c ooow que mal no quedar
BetaBraun's avatar
Congrats all! Dont let the petty people get in your way, you keep doing what you're doing! Whether its a sketchbook or a fursuit, you are doing a form of art! Keep going
fayelizabeth2436's avatar
fayelizabeth2436Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to all the winners and good luck with all your projects! :D
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HeartStorm4everHobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners! ^^ I knew that I wouldn't be chosen, so I'm not disappointed.
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)
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rainbows2424Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh? I thought Adobe Photoshop was paid in a endless rental form?
HeartStorm4ever's avatar
HeartStorm4everHobbyist General Artist
For some people sure. I got mine for free (when I still had a pc) and it was the latest edition at the time.
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.
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rainbows2424Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh? I looked all around and all the official methods for getting it had a endless rental for it. Unless you used the illegal piracy form.
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HeartStorm4everHobbyist General Artist
Well, that's one way to say it. Or you can say that you bended the rules a little.
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DarkramiessStudent Filmographer
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Moose-BerryStudent Digital Artist
Congrats to all the winners! :happybounce: 
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