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Ogpreview by symonxSo many fun and creative duos from the #HowToTrainYourDragon universe were discovered in the “Discover Your Duo” Contest, judged by Director Dean DeBlois in collaboration with @UniversalEnt. Check out the winners!

DeviantArt teamed up with Universal Home Entertainment and DreamWorks to put out a call for deviations of dynamic duos from the Hidden World and beyond. You did not disappoint. So many fun and creative duos were discovered.

We sent 25 incredible Semi-Finalist duos from the How to Train Your Dragon universe to series director Dean DeBlois, and we’re excited to share the winners that he hand-selected with you!

A huge thank you to everybody who submitted, and please join us in congratulating the winners.

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Fishing companion

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Soundtrack

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Contest Entry Discover your Duo

$2,000 USD

1 Year Core Membership

6,000 DeviantArt Points

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Combo Pack

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Soundtrack

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Gobber and Hobgobbler

$1,000 USD

6 Month Core Membership

4,000 DeviantArt Points

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Soundtrack

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Ogpreview by symonxSo many fun and creative duos from the #HowToTrainYourDragon universe were discovered in the “Discover Your Duo” Contest, judged by Director Dean DeBlois in collaboration with @UniversalEnt. Check out the winners!

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Celebrating Deviousness - June 2019

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 1:29 PM
Img-04 X by symonxIn Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award!

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community

Introducing el-grimlock

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My name is Mauricio but I came to the lands of DeviantArt in 2004 with the nickname of el-grimlock, a pseudonym that was born as a joke alluding to my Hispanic origin, combining a joke from the Simpsons ("ElBarto") and the name of my favourite Dinobot.I have been a freelance illustrator for video games and TCG for 25 years, a super demanding activity that I can always rest from by visiting the site that I consider my “treehouse”: DeviantArt. Here I can always connect with my inner fan and recharge energies watching and sharing everything I like.My wish as a child was to make art with an epic fantasy theme and sci-fi, but in the 90s in my country, there was no way to work on anything like that, so my beginnings were as an illustrator in advertising agencies.

The truth is that I did not feel comfortable there, so I started working on personal projects, like a superheroes comic book and later in a collectible card game called “Mitos y Leyendas” in Chile that exists until today.But it was not until I joined DeviantArt that I could truly share my art in a global community and meet a multitude of artists with the same concerns.In hindsight I think DeviantArt really was something revolutionary, it literally changed the rules of the game for many of us. Personally, it allowed me to have access to numerous jobs that were important for my professional development and to meet people and instances that changed my life.



June 2019

Deviousness Award Winner

el-grimlock's gallery is full of recognizable characters from a multitude of familiar worlds. Mauricio is a talented and sought after artist who has been working professionally for decades and whose work for titles such as God of War, Street Fighter, World of Warcraft, and many others, have garnered him quite a following on DeviantArt. However, it is far more than his spectacular artwork that keeps deviants flocking to him, it is his approachable demeanour and happiness to share trade secrets and tips that truly makes the community adore him.  A beaming example of artistic leadership and community love - we are thrilled to award Deviousness for June 2019 to el-grimlock.

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Mauricio Herrera, aka "El-Grimlock", is a talented professional artist from Chile who worked as an illustrator since the age of 19. He principally works in the "trading card" art area, usually in projects related with themes like High Fantasy, sci-fi, sometimes horror, mixed with some elements close to the style own of the comic-books, manga and video game aesthetic influence. I enjoy the line art in his works a lot. They look fun and full of confidence. I don't wonder why his gallery has got over 2.5 million page views or why his clients are worldwide brands and companies including Sony, God of War, Blizzard, etc. Congratulations to El-Grimlock on the Deviousness Award. Well deserved.

Mauricio's artwork was one of my early inspirations to join the community on DA. I remember found his gallery back in 2007 and I was hooked immediately! From his colouring, amazing compositions, and complex and badass artwork, I just couldn't get enough, and he is one of the few popular artists I remember to reply and comment back to his viewers, which was really huge for me. I think Mauricio is an inspiration and a great artist we can all learn and be inspired by, so congratulations in this amazing achievement, he totally deserves the honour. Keep inspiring us all with your amazing and badass work.

Frank Frazetta once said: “I hope my work has inspired young artists”. One of those artists is for sure Mauricio “El-Grimlock” Herrera, whose work, art contributions, ideas, teachings and committed mentorships over time also inspired thousands of young dreamers in Chile and all around the globe to initiate their paths into the big world of art (including yours truly). Master of masters, he is always eager to pass his knowledge and his professional advice to any talented and promising artist or artist to be. During all his career as illustrator and graphic designer, he’s been giving many conferences, lectures, workshops, judging international contests, motivating others and assisting everyone by giving them high-quality guidance tons of times expecting nothing in return. He’s the one that shares and keeps sharing never hiding his resources and tips to anyone. He is an example of integrity, goodwill, patience, trust, loyalty, knowledge, pioneering, talent, and hard work. Probably one of the most inspiring, respected, recognized illustrators and creators in his own country and certainly, of course, worldwide. Thank you for everything, Mauricio, thank you El Grimlock, from all of us

A brief stroll through El-Grimlock's gallery will show you what an amazing and talented artist he is, but a deeper look at his paintings reveals an incredible passion and creativity, no matter what subject matter or style he tries! His scenes are beautifully composed, expertly rendered, and most importantly, they tell a story. It is inspiring to see, and I am glad we have artists like el-grimlock in the DeviantArt community!

I've been an admirer of Mauricio's art for a while now, impressed by his ability to inject his personal style into familiar characters. There's a strong sense of movement and bold colours that grace his every work, but a little roughness in the rendering that keeps things interesting and loose. I love the comic style fused with painterly textures, it's always a little push or pull in either direction. He totally deserves this recognition and I'm grateful I'm able to connect with artists from all over the globe thanks to dA being the awesome platform that it is!

Where I first came across @el-grimlocks art I cannot be sure, but what I can be sure of is the feeling that it stirs. It always has energy and a flare to it. When I found him here, I had to follow him. What surprised me is how much of a fan he was, a fan of a lot of the properties I loved. He wasn't just using DeviantArt as advertisement, he was showing off the things he loved. Despite the years and work, he has never lost his passion and that is inspiring.

El trabajo de el-grimlock ha sido una gran fuente de inspiración desde que comencé como artista profesional. Y he tenido el placer y gusto de haber hablado un par de veces con esta maravillosa persona que no deja de asombrarme. Lo que mas me gusta de su trabajo, es su uso asombroso uso del color y cualquier pieza que agarres, demuestran esta increíble tonalidad que es un deleite para mirar. Te mereces este Deviousness Award y muchas cosas mas! el-grimlock 's work has always been a great inspiration source ever since I started as a professional artist. I've had the pleasure of talking a couple of times with this marvellous person that doesn't stop surprising me. What I love about their work the most is their amazing use of colour and any piece that you choose will show this incredible colour vibrancy that is so pleasing to look at. You deserve this Deviousness Award and many other things!

When I was asked to say something about el-grimlock my first thought was "He's always awesome!" Then I sat down and tried to think of something more specific. His work is metal and badass. It's vibrant. He can take an old idea and give it an awesome new sheen, or come up with something brand new and amazing. However, if I had to pick one thing to truly praise him for, it was a recent picture memorializing the recently passed Kazuhiko Kato. Respectful and classy. Perhaps I should just say el-grimlock really is just always awesome


Congratulations to el-grimlock!

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Og3 by symonxThe masks have fallen, and the winners of Code Geass Revival Fan Art Contest, sponsored by Funimation, have been chosen! See who the judges picked and browse the other entries:

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Ogpreview by symonxSo many fun and creative duos from the #HowToTrainYourDragon universe were discovered in the “Discover Your Duo” Contest, judged by Director Dean DeBlois in collaboration with @UniversalEnt. Check out the winners!

Contest Closed

Night Fury and Light Fury; name a more iconic duo from the How to Train Your Dragon world. No, really, name one, then draw it!

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the new HTTYD film we want to see you bring your favorite character combos from the Hidden World to life! Fishlegs and Meatlug riding together through Berk? Hiccup and Astrid exploring the glowing secret dragon caverns? Maybe Light Fury and Gronkle playing fireball tag on the high seas!?

We want to see you interpret your favorite dynamic duos from the series and explore their unique bonds as they adventure through the lush Viking Islands and the magical Hidden World beyond!

First, Second and Third Place winners will be chosen by series writer and director Dean DeBlois.

We've asked a few dragon riders to discover their favorite duos from the How to Train Your Dragon universe! Check out the duos these riders created below and get inspired to discover your own!

Travel to the Hidden World by watching the tutorial.

Discover your favorite duos.

Create an original piece of art showcasing your favorite duo from the How to Train Your Dragon universe!

Enter the contest here!

Contest Closed

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1 Year Core Membership

8,000 DeviantArt Points

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Blu-ray Combo Pack

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Prize Money

1 Year Core Membership

6,000 DeviantArt Points

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Blu-ray Combo Pack

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

$1,000 USD

Prize Money

6 Month Core Membership

4,000 DeviantArt Points

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Blu-ray Combo Pack

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

3 Month Core Membership

2,000 DeviantArt Points

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Blu-ray Combo Pack

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

3 Month Core Membership

3,000 DeviantArt Points

The How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Discover Your Duo Contest Begins AT 12:00:00 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on MAY 8, 2019 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) ON MAY 28, 2019 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").

  • Entrant must be at least thirteen (13) years old as of May 8, 2019 to be eligible to enter the Contest.
  • Entrant must submit a completed entry of a dynamic duo from the How to Train Your Dragon Universe.
  • ARV of all prizing is $9,317.50 USD.

Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected from all eligible and qualified entries by a panel of full-time DeviantArt staff, along with an independent judge not affiliated with DeviantArt, on or about June 3, 2019. The First, Second, Third Place Works, using the same criteria and methodology, will be selected from the semi-finalists by How to Train Your Dragon writer and director Dean DeBlois. Additionally, three individuals will be awarded Honorable Mentions.

The semi-finalists will be selected on the basis of:

  • How to Train Your Dragon Universe Compatibility
  • Originality of Concept
  • Artistic Skill; and
  • Success in Portraying the Contest Theme.

Please read the Oficial Rules for more details about judging.

Answer in the comments below.

What is your favorite species of dragon?

What are some unlikely duos that you have discovered?

 What was once a Hidden World for you and what did you discover?

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Deviantart can give you Classic backStart spread love instead of making war on Eclipse.I simply came on a crazy,but great idea.Instead of attacking Eclipse,use your brain as I do!,If you have an own profile,you make Admins happy!If you have an own group,you make Admins happy!This is true that,as long you dont hurt someone with your Username,or groupname,you can spread your creativity out through the whole page.Deviantart is a very creative,open and tollerant page,where you enjoy a lot of freedom,and you should be thankful for this!I take from you out your Eclipse-War-Depression.I think we should do something,to get back the childish people,who run away because of hating Eclipse.Maybe to spread the awesome idea,it will be work.Im proud,that I am the only one person who think about the Idea.I understand,why the old Link to classic was outdated and have to be updated:Look at this picture:The enabled Stick menu,a complete chaos,where(for example)the Prints Shop is written twice.Thats the chaos from an old,outdated link.So the admins make anything fresh and new,so Prints Shop is now shown once in Eclipse like it should be.,Im self dont like Eclipse.The two most important features of Eclipse(an awesome dark design+Delete comments),could be intregrated in Classic,instead of forcing a bugged page to us.One of the Eclipse features,who most pisses me off,is the stupid Gallery snake,the flated like a carton less worth Folders,and that Scraps are at the end of the Gallerysnake,and dont even count on your page as deviation:,That are all reasons for me to leave Eclipse.Even if I stay.As I closed one of my groups a brilliant idea leave my brain.Here is now the awesome idea,of which I was talking about the whole journal.The GROUPS and Forums have the old classicdesign,true!?TRUE!!You would give your live for getting back the old Classic Deviantart!?You would shot your brother,kill your Hamster to get classic Deviantart Back!?,I tell you how:Im myself and no one other person,(Im proud of it) plan to tell you that I make a new group,and I make from the new Group MY OWN DEVIANTART-CLASSIC GALLERY-PROFILE!!!!!Im not a terrorist,dont shot at me and dont ban me and this account!!!I mean look at a group,it has a gallery-host for your pictures LIKE YOUR PROFILE HAS.Here are the steps,how to"win"your Classic back:FIRST OF ALL:CREATE A FUCKING,I mean lovely group.Use as group name your username.Be the Admin of the group.As long as your Username or Groupname dont harm others,you can use that.Dont better call yourself"Hitler on Fire",or you get in trouble:xd:Why not useing a GROUP as your own Gallery or second CLASSIC-PROFILE on Eclipse!?I see,leave your hated Eclipse profile,make the Gallery clean,create a new group and maki from the group your own Gallery Profile in Classic style!If you do,you will win!(As long as your Group-Profile)dont have on the page:Too much Politic,Rascism and discrimination,Fotos of mutilated animals and humans,Sex or child Pornography,Cannibalism,torture,you can feel free to play around your new group.You can open a group(whatever your creativity let you flow,as LONG AS IT FOLLOWS Deviantart Terms of use. No Administrator cares about it,if you make a group and are ignored and have less members,he have not the right to close your group,because of inactivity.without that you Founder do that!Even if you make an own Classic Profil in your own created groupI have now make pictures from the old group,and show you the Pros and Contras of making an own Group as your Classicprofile.As long as Admins have not a problem with it,I try to create a new group and use it for my own picturegallery!As long as I dont harm others with my pictures/group,anything will be fine=)MAKE FROM YOUR GROUP YOU(your userprofile)!!BENEFITS OF MAKING FROM YOUR NEW CREATED GROUP A SECOND GALLERY/CLASSICPROFILE FOR YOURSELF: Its the once option to get your loved green classicprofile back!!!, People ask,why they have not the classic widget"Visitors"back in Eclipse.If you make your own group"Profile",you have"Visitors"., Your folders will look like this:You cry to tears because you miss that so much.This you get in your Group-Profile:, In Eclipse are the people very angry,because at first were the empty folders invisible,if there is no art in it.They fixed it a bit and the invisible folders with no/empty art are now visible only for you!Thats still a scandal for a lot of people.But have you your art in a group,thats Classic style,and even the empty folders look good and are everytime visible,including the girl/Mona Lisa.like the Stupid Gallery Snake from Eclipse:, Another Plus is that if you click"New Folder"on your group Profile,that the system add to"Devious Folder"a number"Devious Folder 2,then 3,etc. That what I write now is super awesome:You can have in your Gallery 160 Folders and in your Favorites Collection 250 Folders!Stupid Deviantart,the attention for others is MORE IMPORTANT as YOURSELF!!Normally on your new Eclipseprofile you can have:160 Folders normal Gallery or,160 Folders Watchers Gallery or,160 Folders Premium Gallery,so if you choose one of the Gallery,you can have at last 160 Folders in one of the three chosen Gallery.IF YOU ASK TO SUBMIT ART TO THIS GROUP,this opens and asks for pictures from your own Gallery.That means it is nothing bad to put your pictures to YOUR CREATED GROUP,or even to a group created by another person:,So I think that my idea is not bad of creating a group for only my art,calling it my classic Profile.,In Favorites on your Eclipsepage,you can only add Work from others,not your own work.But in the Group Favorites you can even submit YOUR own Deviation to the Favorites.Not being a narcisstical asshole or egoist,but use folders smart.So let us do math and trick Deviantart:If in your self created group,for your Classicprofile,you can make in the Gallery 160 folders(and put in your own art),and in the Group Favorites Collection 250 folders(and put in your own art),so you can have in a Group for your own art:410!!!!Folders,meanwhile you can on your lame Eclipsepage only have 160(for example)Premiumfolders.As Non-Coremember you can be an admin of three groups!!!Would you use these 3 groups as own Classicgallery Profileaccount,(one Group account for Pencildrawings,other for Landscapedrawings,another for AniMemes),so you would have seperated in(Gallery/Favorites)of your group,3x410=1230 Folders for your own workuse., You can uninstall even Favorites on your Grouppage:, You can display your folders as Links:, As long as you do anything to have a green classic Gallery/Profile on Deviantart,so DISADVANTAGES should NOT exist,but I list here also the DISADVANTAGES of haveing a own Gallery/Profileon a self created group: Curious thing:You log in first to your Eclipse Profile and use seperated your Classic-Gallery in your group. You have in your Eclipse Profile Stash,this is not included in your group.But Clubs collaborate with your Stashpictures.You can submit in your Group your Gallery and Stashpictures. Notes cannot have Folders in Groups,like in your Eclipseprofile!! Even if you have in your Group 160 Gallery and 250 Favoritesfolders,so Subfolders are only possible in a Supergroup.Supergroups are an insult to humanity,they cost 60$ and 120$ to renew them,but Supergroups allow Subfolders.It should be forbidden to sale something expensive in Internet/a webpage.So many people in America are homeless and have less food,no health insurance!!! Like in Good old classic,you cant delete comments in a group(your Profile),but only hide them.Also the commentsection cant be removed.If you can live with it,because you drool and fall on the knees before Classic,so good! You have no Scraps in a Group,be aware of it!But if you have in your group so much folders,you can make your own Scraps(negative things/unfinished works)Folders. If you name a group"once"you cant rename it,till you close it.A lifelong username also. Even if you are an Administrator,you have a Limit of 10 submissions per day.So you will upload your work very slowly.At your own Eclipse Profile you can upload about 100 pictures per day! An iconcover Picture for your folder is missing in groups., Im a livesaver,I know.In the first comment of this Journal,I ask the admins questions,if something went doubtful.Im excited and cant wait to open a new group full of my own Pictures in it!Nobody says on Deviantart,that I have make a group for OTHERS,Im not a narcisst or egoist,but I make a group for myself as my Classicprofile!So I have not loose Classic!!It's up to you whether you do that too!!I have no bad intentions with that Idea,and hope even get back users to Deviantart,who run away.I use three Group for my works.Nobody says,you have to!!!!!make a group for other people!You can make three groups for YOURSELF,and use them as a Classic Profile.As long as you dont exagerrate!
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Hey, there's an error going on with the messages and mobile notes tab. I described it in a status update. mind if you could get on that and dash certain peoples' fears Notes is going to be deleted as a feature?
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