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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 symonxEnter the #DiscoverYourDuo Contest, judged by series director Dean DeBlois, for your chance to win $4,000 USD and more! Dive into your imagination and create your favorite dynamic duo from the #HowToTrainYourDragon franchise!
Enter ByMay 28, 201911:59 PM PDT

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!

$4,000 USD

Prize Money

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)

$2,000 USD

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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Celebrating Deviousness - May 2019

Wed May 1, 2019, 8:32 AM
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 rainylake


Hello! My name is Kathy, also known as rainylake. I am a 26-year-old animal and nature photographer. Creatures and nature always piqued my interest as a child. If I wasn't out on my bike, I was exploring the nearby woods with my trusty pup partner and sister. I met many interesting animals along the way and wanted to capture the memories of seeing them. One day, I was gifted a point and shoot camera so I could document my adventures. It was only a matter of time before photographing them became a passion. 15 years later and here we are :) DA has been pivotal in my journey as a photographer. I have learned so much and grown as an artist because of the wonderful community and support that they have provided. I joined in 2006 and have been hooked ever since. It’s become a passion to write art features, discover artwork, run ArtisticAnimals, admin groups and try to give back as best as I can.  DA has truly been my second home through all these years, and I am truly honoured to be considered for Deviousness!

May 2019

Deviousness Award Winner

rainylake is a breath of fresh air and it seems that wherever you look within the community, she is there promoting fellow artists and showcasing incredible artwork. She's involved in several groups and seems to make it her mission to reach out to the community with a constructive critique, a helpful tip or a friendly smile. Her positivity is infectious and her presence is inspiring. A self-taught photographer, she's always striving to improve and learn more and, best of all, her welcoming nature invites all of us to join her on the adventure.  Her magnetic personality makes her the perfect choice to receive Deviousness for May 2019.

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I met Kathy many, many years ago, and I don't even remember how or where we met. What I do know is that we were getting along straight away- we shared our love for animals; birds in particular, which made our friendship a solid one very quickly. I remember looking up to her, she had a big community presence when I didn't yet, and her love for community is part of what inspired me to do what I do today. Kathy is an inspirational and kind soul. She's also a very supportive and generous person, and she's always willing to help out with anything she can. We have the kind of friendship that even if we don't speak for weeks, we can pick up right where we left off the last time. I care deeply about her, and I am filled with joy that she is receiving this amazing honour today. Congratulations, my dear rainylake. You're loved, and you deserve this so very much.

rainylake is such a great person! We’ve met at dAWishingWell, where she was a mod. She was a part of that crazy team that just loved helping people. Rainy still help people these days, by featuring their art, organizing contests, working in groups and helping to keep the DeviantArt community alive and fun.As an artist, Rainy is bringing joy to our days with her beautiful animal and nature photography. Through her art, she shares with us her love and passion! A passion that led her to a special feat: gaining the runaway llama! And how did she manage this? By giving away more than 68,000 llamas herself! How great is it? Congratulations for your Deviousness Award Rainy! This is well deserved! And thank you for your dedication to the DA community!

We've gotten to know Kathy as a lovely person, a terrific APN photographer with a great eye and love for art. She's very involved in the community, popping up in all kinds of places and spreading joy everywhere she goes! Whenever I see her grackle avatar, I know I'm up for a treat whether it's an amazing photo, a fun interview or a stunning feature. She is part of some of my favourite groups here on DA, and events she helps to coordinate will always challenge every kind of artist.

Ever since I met Kathy, I quickly fell-in-like with her, she's kind, amazingly helpful, and a wonderful human being!!! Her community spirit has always been the highlight of her presence here on DA. She is without a doubt, a strong community pillar; someone who inspires and who always has a kind, encouraging word to give! Her helpful way of being can be seen in all that she does, from features to encouraging comments, to actively running successful groups and so much more!!! And her lovely photos transmit her love for animals in a very sweet way!!! I love you, my dearest Kathy, and I'm super happy to see you celebrated like this today, CONGRASUPERTULATIONS rainyyyyyTheGalleryOfEve

rainylake is a doll. What a sweet person. Every interaction I've had is positive.

Kathy is a member of the photography community I'm so glad to have seen stick around on DA and continue to be such a positive, passionate and helpful member. It feels like I've known her for ages but I just recently had the pleasure of having her join CRPhotography where she had been posting a beautiful series of APN features. She has a keen eye, and a lot to give, which has shown over her years as part of the community. I'm actually surprised to go back on her page and see she's only been on the site 6 years, it feels like much more! Congratulations Kathy, I'm so glad to see you receive this award and I look forward to continuing to see you post on DA, whether it be your photography or your fun features and contests :heart:

Congrats on your Deviousness award Kathy! I started watching Kathy for her beautiful features showcasing artists recent artworks she found or APN features. Part of her gallery contains photographs of birds, something normal knowing that she is a bird lover. She is very talented and has great skills with her camera. You can find her in some beautiful groups that she admins like CRPhotography , NaturesHaven , dAWishingWell, AnimalsPlantsNature and ArtisticAnimals -- all of them deserve a watch! Kathy, I'm very happy to be part of your award article. I hope you'll enjoy it and that this award motivates you to create more content, which we will undoubtedly enjoy. You deserve it. Keep being awesome and active on DA.

I remember rainylake coming from nowhere. All of a sudden, there was this friendly energetic presence everywhere. If I liked a photo, chances were, I saw a rainylakecomment somewhere. It seems she's made it her mission to connect with all the artists here on DA in different ways, making them feel more welcome and making everything more fun. She regularly features artists, giving talented, unknown artists some well-deserved exposure, while also highlighting some of the best of the best. She hosts contests to engage the community and to give more artists opportunities to shine. It's truly wonderful to have her here.

rainylake is an exemplary member of our community, at the core of her love and dedication to DA is an admirable journey focused on connecting members and featuring their work and sharing their art thru her journals, in which I always discover new members.Kathy’s efforts symbolize what I consider most important in the way we can connect with each other in our community -- celebrating art and their creators.I love her wildlife photography, it reminds me that our planet is a work of art in many different ways.In a world saturated with social media she’s a shining star.

rainylake is one of those deviants who not only uploads stunning photography and artwork but has a personality of gold. She makes it a point to respond to as many people as she can and be very engaging with the community as well! I especially enjoy the new art she brings front and center with her highlights and feature journals! It's such a delight to see RainyLake receive the Deviousness award! Well deserved!

Congratulations to rainylake!

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Glass Battle Villains by symonxThe DeviantArt community has spoken in the Glass Heroes vs. Villains Community Battle, and you’ve chosen to side with our heroes! Check out the winning side’s characters and browse all the other entries.
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From April 18th to 24th, a battle took place on DeviantArt that would decide the fate of the world. The winning characters of the Glass Heroes vs. Villains Contest, judged by M. Night Shyamalan, went up against each other, with their fate lying in your hands.

You've decided, and the Villains have won! Congratulations to blunell, Bloodsicked, JohnathanChong, and i-adhi for creating such awesome characters.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Glass Heroes vs. Villains Contest, as well as those who participated in the Community Battle! In the next few days, all deviants who voted in the Community Battle will receive a Mr. Glass Badge on their Profile for all to see!


Glass Battle Villains by symonxThe DeviantArt community has spoken in the Glass Heroes vs. Villains Community Battle, and you’ve chosen to side with our heroes! Check out the winning side’s characters and browse all the other entries.
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(Disclaimer: Please note that these selections pertain to the DeviantArt contest and are not intended to be used for future projects by M. Night Shyamalan or Universal Pictures.)

The fate of the world was put in your hands with the Glass Heroes vs. Villains Contest, where you were challenged to create an entirely new original character in the Glass story arc. As the contest unfolded, we were surprised to hear of so many with special abilities!

It was an awesome experience looking through all your submissions and, while it was very difficult for M. Night Shyamalan to narrow down his choices, he has decided on our eight winners!

These eight winners have been divided into two teams: heroes and villains. Both teams will go head-to-head in our Community Battle, where you'll get to decide the fate of the world!

1st Place Villain: Imperium by Blunell

Receives $3,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: I thought there was something about the humanity and emotion that drew me to this. That mirror where you barely see the person he's holding is really powerful. Since in the world of Glass, the powers are very subtle and interpretative, his power [...] is something that one could have, and I like that it's believable and grounded.

1st Place Hero: AURA by Grafik

Receives $3,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: I picked this because it felt like something connected to [...] being able to sense people's auras or energies. I like how the Beast looks like he's humbled in front of her and it was composed really well. It really provoked my imagination.

The Fright Prowler by Bloodsicked

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: I think the composition and idea behind it are amazing, where it's someone who likes to hurt themselves with the chains embedded in their body. It's so dark, and it's so beautifully rendered. I also like how she's slightly to the side and how it's a frightening, provocative piece.

Shado by JohnathanChong

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: I tried to pick pieces that had different aesthetics and styles, and I thought this was beautifully composed. This idea that he can move really fast when it's dark is really interesting to me, and I really thought this image of all the different reflections [...] was beautiful and provocative.

MEI by i-adhi

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: I find very powerful how she's standing in the shadow where she has that one eye that can see. I also like how the piece uses different but specific colors, and the composition and style are off the charts.

Liam Trevor aka The Medium by ArtofLariz

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: The idea behind this is really cool, and a magician who's aided by spirits is really powerful. I actually had an idea like this back in college, so we're [...] dealing in the same pool of ideas.

The Soul Saviour by garnabiuth

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: The minimalism of this piece is so beautiful and primitive and powerful, and the choice of tools and style it used conveyed a certain power. It also felt historical, and I read into his gestures and command and lack of expression a lot.

Julia Fields by Andrei-Pervukhin

Receives $1,000 USD and more!

Judges' Comments: This was more playful, with the light hitting her and having visions of things with her bewildered parents in the background [...] implied a youthful approach. It provoked me as a filmmaker how I can see and tell these stories by looking at the images.

Community Battle

You've chosen your characters, but now you must choose your side in our Community Battle!

You have the chance to decide where your allegiance lies. Are you siding with our heroes, or are you joining our villains? The choice is yours, and yours alone.

Step 1

Choose which side you'd want to be on by voting in our poll. Voting is open until 11:59:59 PM PT (Los Angeles time) on April 24, 2019.

Vote Here

Step 2

Once you’ve voted for your side, tell us why you voted for your side in the comments!

The Badge

After the Community Battle concludes, all deviants participating in the event will receive a special badge on their Profile for all to see, with the design to be determined based on which side wins!

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ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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They did answer with excuses 
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