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A Virtual Halloween Party!

A Virtual Halloween Party!

The Art of Cosplay Though the term "cosplay" is simply a portmanteau of "costume" and "play," the art form itself is much more than buying a costume at a Halloween store. Cosplaying was popularized at science fiction conventions and naturally grew to other fan conventions, such as San Diego Comic-Con. Whether by searching for the perfect pieces to put together a look, crafting their own outfits, or commissioning a specific design, cosplayers work hard to bring a character to life. Both accurate and interpretive looks (such as "modern AU" or "gender-bent" versions of a character) are worn by cosplayers. In addition to conventions, especially in 2020 when in-person gatherings are no longer safe, you can often see cosplayers share their work on social media platforms — including DeviantArt! Cosplay as a Lifestyle Check out some amazing looks from our three featured cosplay artists! "A misconception about cosplay is that it's the same as Halloween — a fun thing you do for a special
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Let's play Trick n Treat!

Let's play Trick n Treat!

It's that time of the year again! But even if you can't go outside from door to door asking for delicious treats, we've got you covered! Join in our digital Trick 'n Treating! You complete our tricks and we'll give you our treats! How to play Visit the profiles of the deviants below and search for a task you should complete somewhere in their main page. Be careful! Some of them might be hidden! @TokyoMoonlight @Queen-Kitty @Moonbeam13 @JenFruzz @Cinestress @TheGalleryOfEve @brennennn @C-91 @Astralseed @DrZime @phoenixleo @Ellysiumn @JustACapharnaum @Malintra-Shadowmoon @AlexanderPaupoff The tasks will be varied and you'll have to visit these deviants' galleries, posts, journals and favorites to complete them. Some might ask you to solve a riddle, others will ask you to search for a group of items, others might even ask you to create a piece of art, etc. Some questions will be tricky, so pay attention! Some of these challenges will be easier than others! But

A Goblet Of Bone - Reverse Caption

A Goblet Of Bone - Reverse Caption

Brothers and sisters, let me set the scene for a nightmarish creature so foul & obscene that penning this poem makes me want to scream, but the timing is perfect —- for it's Halloween. So, if we must, let's just start at the top of his oversized skull with his unruly mop of so-called hair the no-color of dust on a fissured scalp peeling & leaking out pus. His locks wind 'round horns, they're teeming with germs, and look more like the husks of a million dead worms. You've heard of bats in the belfry? Well, it's not just a phrase; small ones nest in his curls to hide from the sun's rays. One more word on his noggin, for this must be said: it's ten times the girth of a normal-sized head. And if I haven't yet made the case for distaste, let's move to the horror this thing calls a face. Skin's the color of pumpkins dying a slow death or a failing sun breathing its very last breath. Brows like hairy slugs perched on orangey dough crown flat yellow eyes peeking out just below. Those
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Screenshot Contest 2020

Screenshot Contest 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Edition of @CRCustomization Screenshot Contest. 📜 The rules and method of entering are simple. So please keep reading. The Challenge 📸 What is a Screenshot Contest exactly? To give you an idea what we'll be looking for please check out the SSC18 Contest entries from a couple years ago. The challenge is to create a screenshot of your desktop environment. The contest is open to Windows, Linux and mac OS users. The rules ⚠️ The rules are as follows. Only one entry per participant. New entries submitted after the contest begins only. Add this Journal to your favorites. :+fav: Tag your Submission #SSC2020 and link back to this Journal in your description. Proper credits are required when using or modifying existing work for the shot. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! 💯 Judging ⚖️ What we'll be looking for in your submission.. Try to create a harmonious look throughout. Level of difficulty in achieving the results. Be creative as well as original and show a level
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Creature Week: Deviously Fun Daily Prompts

Creature Week: Deviously Fun Daily Prompts

Get ready for a week of daily activities involving creatures, just in time for Halloween! Get the badge Get ready for a week of daily activities involving creatures, just in time for Halloween! Learn about drawing creature wings from AbigailLarson (https://www.deviantart.com/abigaillarson), create captions based on fun prompts, craft stories from deviations, and more! Join in for a chance to earn a brand-new badge for your Profile! Get the badge Artwork By: AbigailLarson (https://www.deviantart.com/abigaillarson) Critical PollFind out what your watchers think It's time to pit some creatures up against one another in a poll! Settle a creature debate, ask a question you've always wanted answered, or if you're not sure wh
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Podcast LIVE: Caption Contest with schmoedraws

Podcast LIVE: Caption Contest with schmoedraws

The contest is now closed. Congratulations to @Sly-Mk3 for winning a Wacom One drawing tablet! Check out the winning caption in the deviation, or read it below! “Reload older save file? Yes
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Creative Crate, October 2020 - MattiasA

Creative Crate, October 2020 - MattiasA

Download our latest Creative Crate and join us for an exclusive AMA with @MattiasA! Now's your chance to submit questions to @MattiasA for an Ask Me Anything (AMA)! Learn more about ink illustrations, watercolors, and more when he answers on Thursday, October 15th at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Creative Crates are digital boxes of art content and tools that are exclusive to Core Members. At least one Crate will appear in the Core Lounge each month. This month, @MattiasA delivered a high-quality digital bundle for Core Members to enjoy — including Photoshop layers of his piece "Pit Stop", a written tutorial showing the steps of the artwork, and a time-lapse video of its creation. Be sure to return to this page for an AMA with @MattiasA on Thursday, October 15th at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Leave your questions in the comments below! About the Artist Mattias Adolfsson (@MattiasA) is a traditional artist living in Sigtuna, Sweden. He has a Master of Fine Arts and Graphic Design, and worked

Weekly Artist Feature: schmoedraws

Weekly Artist Feature: schmoedraws

Each week, we interview a different artist and share their art and featured answers on our official Facebook page. This week's featured artist is @schmoedraws! If you had to describe your style to someone who had never seen your art, how would you describe it? If I had to describe my style to someone who has never seen it, I think the best description would be “Cartoony Illustration” - but it's hard to categorize cause I vary so much. When did you realize art might be a career for you? There wasn’t really a time I realized art might be a career for me, I just dreamed it, and never stopped to check if it was realistic. I wanted to do something with art, and since that was pretty broad it wasn't that hard to start moving in that direction. Maybe it started with liking manga and the realization that actual people draw those. What do you think is the best way for artists to gain confidence in their work? For me, the best way to gain confidence in my work was affirmation from the
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WHO DESERVES TO BE FEATURED?

WHO DESERVES TO BE FEATURED?

Hello folks, do you know anyone here on DA who deserves to be featured? Bring all wallpapers makers, skinners/customizers and traditional artists to me and I'll make sure they'll get a proper feature/spotlight/DD and much more. I'm also doing interviews again so any cool artist is welcome!! Remember, I don't accept beginners nor any kinda art related to porn, violence or racism of any kind! Respect this simple fact. Take care and have a good one whatever you're doing :) Chris

Contests from our affiliates

Contests from our affiliates

Hello dear @TheArtistLounge members! In case you didn't know, our affiliates @DeviantLounge and @Artistle are holding a contest this month! You can check them out here: Don't hesitate to participate! :bulletorange: In other news... Did you know that we have a Discord server that we share with @DeviantLounge? We hope to see you there! :bulletorange: Cover image by @Acerbical.
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Core Lounge Resources: Brushes

Core Lounge Resources: Brushes

NEW COLLECTION: RESOURCES - BRUSHES Explore the Core Lounge - Resources: Brushes We’re pleased to announce the launch of one of our new collections—Resources: Brushes. Make the most of your digital artist tool belt with a curated collection of over 400+ brush resources for your favorite painting software! In addition, there are separate curated collections sorted by art program. These programs include: Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Paint Tool SAI, Procreate, and Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio. Where To Find The Collection Navigate to the Favourites section of the Core Lounge. Scroll through the Collections carousel at the top of the page to find the Resources - Brushes collection for the program you use. Start browsing! @CoreLounge - Resource Brushes List Click on the button below to explore the brush set that’s applicable to your favorite painting software! @CoreLounge Collections - Suggestions & Feedback If you have any suggestions or feedback in regards to

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: A FRESH LOOK ON YOUR SCREEN!

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: A FRESH LOOK ON YOUR SCREEN!

Hello folks, I hope you're all well and sound today :) As long as I remember, we all enjoyed customizing our desktops they way we like it to make more "you" so here is a collection and goodies to do just that!! I've picked the best skinners in the business to get you what you need so just take a look at those awesome creations............. Windows Themes Rainmeter suites and skins Blackbox Themes Windowblinds Themes Docks Icon Packs Wallpapers Alright folks, I hope you enjoyed this collection and remember to give these artists what they deserve!! Take care, Chris

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: CHANGE EVERYTHING!

CUSTOMIZATION TIME: CHANGE EVERYTHING!

Hello folks, here are some more goodies to pimp your screen with I've just found......... Windows Themes Blackbox Themes Rainmeter Cursors Alright folks, just remember to give these artists what they deserve!! Take care, Chris

Creating a User Style For The New DeviantArt

Creating a User Style For The New DeviantArt

The cool thing about DeviantArt's new design is that it's super easy to make user style skins for. Our code uses CSS variables, so you can pretty much skin the entire site in just a few dozen lines of CSS. (If you're not familiar with CSS variables -- it's super simple.) It'll take some tweaking to make it look perfect on all pages, but it's super simple to make a skin that works across most of the site. You can use a browser extension like Stylish. For example, this code will replace the background color and top nav across the whole site on the DARK theme: :root { --D1:#202035; } Background color and top nav on the LIGHT theme: :root { --L1:#d0cde4; } The other cool thing is that there are variables for the light, dark, and green theme. So you could create a skin that has three variants, that will automatically switch when you use DeviantArt's theme toggle. I just threw together a purple skin in
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Surviving Eclipse vol.1

Surviving Eclipse vol.1

Eclipse is here and until bugs are fixed and new features are released, we need to try to make something out of this... situation. When other sites has a ton of usefully annoying hints to teach us the novelties, here we are left with an incomplete, unfriendly and sometimes inaccurate Knowledge Base... and the DA community. I've decided to create the Surviving Eclipse series to advertise news and tutorials about Eclipse from the community and the staff in hope that we can all survive the DeviantArt overhaul. I will myself continue to write tutorials. I'm grateful for all the feedback, ways to do things I haven't mentioned of notice, bugs you've encountered, etc. Since I'm a member of the @AdvisoryBoard, I can relay the bugs to the team, but I encourage you to use the help desk as well. You still need thumbnails for your group but they have disappeared? @TokyoMoonlight has the solution: https://www.deviantart.com/tokyomoonlight/status-update/20734412 You want to manage the
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Tips on reporting bugs

Tips on reporting bugs

Heya, I've seen a lot of people comment about a lot of bugs. But a lot of the reports are rather... *cough* nondescriptive, so I'd like to give some tips. Before reporting a bug, it's a good idea to try these things: Clear your browser cache. Sometimes bad cache can cause problems. Disable all add ons. Some addons might cause problems, for example scriptblockers. If you find this is the case for you, try whitelisting DA. Especially when using userstyles, you may also run into visual bugs that are caused by the 'style and not the site. If your bug persists, try to find out what exactly you do to run into the bug. When writing your report, you'll want to be as specific as possible! The staff who'll read your bug report must know what exactly to do to run into the bug themselves. It's also important to include your browser, OS, and device (eg. Firefox, Windows 10, PC), because bugs may only happen on specific systems. So if you use Firefox, but the staff member uses Chrome and can't

Tuesday Treats: Spooky

Tuesday Treats: Spooky

__________________________________________________________________________________ Wishper's Friendly Bulletin| Treasure Chest |Weekly Greets | Call for October Birthday __________________________________________________________________________________ :star: Spooky :star: Suggested by: @Stygma @LualaDy @Ag-Cat @cacharoth @PoochyPaws @vanndra @dragondoodle @Markotxe @MaggiefromSpace @kittyocean @Absbor-J @evangeline40003 @mene @eReSaW @Iduna-Haya Thank you for participating! __________________________________________________________________________________ :star: Next weeks theme: Zodiac :star: Deviations depicting one (or more) from the zodiac signs! Suggest ONE deviation (even from your own gallery) by linking it in a comment on this blog. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT. Enjoy and have a great week! Suggestions must be sent before the next Tuesday Treats, on October 27th. - UszatyArbuz

MORE EXPOSURE MEMBERS FEATURES! 127

MORE EXPOSURE MEMBERS FEATURES! 127

Submission Rules - Newsletter - Journals- Legal Stocks @Digital-Art-Club This section is to make this group come to life again! I would use the Poll section for you to leave your art there and then feature them here but we are no longer Super group so we don't have the widget available. Here some of the members submissions from the last week, if you don´t see something yours here is probably because you submitted in the WRONG folder and it was declined, Thanks for being part of our group! Have a nice day! Wrong Folder submissions are declined on sight! SPECIAL MOOD! RULES: Digital Art only. No W.I.P , Sketches, Scraps No journals, No ads. No commission sheets filled with ads, No Adopts, No advertisings. No sexual content. No V/P showing. Your works only. No excessive gore or violence against children or animals. No Insults of any kind.

Halloween - An Evening To Remember

Halloween - An Evening To Remember

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays still preserved today, as well as Christmas, perhaps the only one that surpasses it in popularity. The celebration of Halloween takes place on October 31 in countries around the world, people combining traditions and activities that have crossed centuries and united communities, in order to celebrate ancestors. The holiday known as Halloween has been influenced by over the centuries, of many cultures. In the Roman Empire it was Pomona Day, for the Celts it was the Samhain festival, and for Christians it was the Feast of All Saints. Etymologically "Halloween" is an abbreviation for "All Hallows Evening" The roots of Hallowen are found in a Celtic festival called Samhain, which signifies the end of summer and the transition to the cold season. The ancient Celts believed that the boundary between this world and the afterlife weakened on the day of Samhain, allowing spirits, good or bad, to cross it. The family's ancestors were honored and invited

Welcome to the Otherworld

Welcome to the Otherworld

The origin of the festival Halloween lies in Europe - in Ireland: the Celts celebrated 4 big festivals a year, which ushered in their 4 seasons. Samhain ushered in the dark season and was the festival of the dead. After the interpretation of the Druids - the priests of the Celts - on the night of October 31st to November 1st, the locks to the portals of the Otherworld, the realm of shadows in which the dead live, as well as all kinds of mystical creatures, opened. The Celtic Otherworld can not only be entered and left by the “gods” and their “helpers”, but this is also possible for human people - be it in the course of their life in this world or afterwards. The Otherworld is known in one form or another to almost all cultures. This spiritual world knows neither time nor space. Likewise, the beings to be found there are very different. It can be natural beings such as elves, dwarfs, fairies, etc., but also power animals and angels, as well as figures of gods, revenants

Daily Deviations under 1,000 Views (Vol. 105)

Daily Deviations under 1,000 Views (Vol. 105)

Many of the Daily Deviations have less than 1,000 views. These features are from the last few days! Congrats to all who received a DD! :clap: :note: The number of views for each Deviation are at the time of posting this journal. They may have more than 1,000 views. :note: Featured by @C-91 | Given on 2020-10-05 | 323 Views Suggested by @PutYourBraveFaceOn & Featured by @Astralseed | Given on 2020-10-05 | 566 Views Suggested by @varelabro1 & Featured by @pullingcandy | Given on 2020-10-06 | 561 Views Suggested by @Purumeria & Featured by @Thiefoworld | Given on 2020-10-06 | 421 Views Featured by @C-91 | Given on 2020-10-07 | 320 Views Featured by @Astralseed | Given on 2020-10-07 | 856 Views Suggested by @varelabro1 & Featured by @pullingcandy | Given on 2020-10-08 | 341 Views Suggested by @AlexanderPaupoff & Featured by @TheGalleryOfEve | Given on 2020-10-08 | 624 Views Featured by @pullingcandy | Given on 2020-10-09 | 515 Views Featured by @TokyoMoonlight |

First Eclipse Featuring of Artists

First Eclipse Featuring of Artists

Hi all, all I can say is...It’s not a big feature like I used to do, but right now, just figuring these out took awhile for me. :faint: And...knowing mentions won’t be going out, I’ll need to go and notify everyone. But...I’m happy I tried. :D Practice makes perfect.Please excuse me if I left anyone out, and I know I must have...doing my best. I have a lot of insomnia these days, five times as bad as it used to be. So here I am, at 2:02 am, where I only got 3 hours last night, and it’s been like this since 9/21. I don’t go into the details...only that it has to do with a medication I’m on for Acute ITP, and it’s crazy stuff. Its even hard to write in this space. Tell me how you do it, Lawrence! (And how do you insert an avatar...my goodness, I’m at a loss!) I truly hope you enjoy the feature, visit the artists, pass on the love. We really need it in this place, notwithstanding COVID and world events being as they are. I choose us...the community. We can do it!
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Tuesday Treats: Green

Tuesday Treats: Green

__________________________________________________________________________________ Wishper's Friendly Bulletin| Treasure Chest |Weekly Greets | Call for October Birthday __________________________________________________________________________________ :star: Green :star: Suggested by: @MegapixelMasterpiece @mene @nala15 @MaggiefromSpace @PoochyPaws @Ag-Cat @vanndra @dragondoodle @Markotxe @cacharoth @R-R-Eco @Absbor-J @eReSaW @lualady Thank you for participating! __________________________________________________________________________________ :star: Next weeks theme: Stars :star: Suggest ONE deviation (even from your own gallery) by linking it in a comment on this blog. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT. Enjoy and have a great week! Suggestions must be sent before the next Tuesday Treats, on October 20th.

Awesome Art From My Favorites #10

Awesome Art From My Favorites #10

I hope that you enjoy this selection. Thank you to these wonderful artists for sharing their work!
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Wallpapers Feature

Wallpapers Feature

TIME FOR FEATURE AWESOME NEW WALLPAPERS! PLEASE, GIVE THEM SOME LOVE!! Make sure to use Wallpaper tag, so I can find your work. Important to keep in mind: I don't feature screenshots from games. My DD guidelines: Concept Art Challenge (Visual media) The 9th official contest hosted by @Ellysiumn and  @communityrelations & @WallpapersCommunity!

DD Roundup - July 2020

DD Roundup - July 2020

Welcome to the Digital Art, Photography & Traditional Art DD Roundup for July 2020! Please take some time to congratulate these amazing artists who have been awarded a Daily Deviation! Please help me find you and your work by using at the very least the following hashtags: #digitalart #photography #traditionalart :bulletorange: Best practices for tagging deviations :bulletorange: A gorgeous and hypnotizing digital drawing with vibrant colors. :bulletorange: A remarkable digital portrait with a great attention to details. :bulletorange: An intriguing and atmospheric surreal digital painting demonstrating great technique. (Suggested by @Acerbical). :bulletorange: A fascinating bubble macro photograph with intricate yet beautiful details. :bulletorange: A superb traditional collage with vivid colours and beautiful overall composition. (Suggested by @KizukiTamura). :bulletorange: An exquisite mixed media piece proving that creativity has no
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Trick n Treat!

Eyeball-pasta

Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Put your spooky recipe to the test;

Whose creepy creation will be the best!



Conjure up a spooky recipe, savoury or sweet and you could win a special treat!


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Celebrating Deviousness

Deviousness Award

It is not often we bestow deviousness upon someone who is already a member of staff, but sometimes you need to bend those rules when there are exceptions to the rule like $Moonbeam13. She has been heading up the crew of Gallery Directors as head of Artist Relations for going on a year now, listening to suggestions from the community, enacting her own ideas, getting input from the volunteers, and bringing you massively cool contests. And that’s just some of the things she gets done in a single day. It is with great pride and a huge vote of “thanks” that we give deviousness to $Moonbeam13 on the verge of our 6th Anniversary!
Awarded Aug 2006
"Shhh, I think I heard something."

Halloween Memories

Halloween Memories

Halloween has always been one of my favourite celebrations! Growing up, costumes and playing pretend were the forefront of my childhood and when you add getting candy to do so, what's not to love?! Of course there was the early Wonder Woman costume, which easily had the creepiest mask ever, but that didn't stop me from wearing it with my Underoos for years to come. Also, when I was growing up there were these makeup kits my mom would get that were crazy (See Ad Below). One year I was a cheetah and another a Bowie-inspired Starman, complete with a gold lame jumpsuit. The suit actually belonged to my mom because the 80s were a WILD RIDE :lol: :star: In my adult years, Halloween gave me reason to create creepy meals like "Severed Arm" Or "Eyeball Pasta with bone biscuits" But truly my favourite part is decorating and carving pumpkins! Last Halloween, was my first as a mom and I was excited to introduce my son into the wild and wonderful world of spooky

Who represents 2020 as a mood?

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  • Freddy Krueger
  • Grim Reaper
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

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YouInventedMeHobbyist Writer

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending me to be involved with Creature Week. It's been a ton of fun and I'm looking forward to the upcoming activities as well.

Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer

I'm so excited you agreed! I love this poem it was a ton of fun :D

COOLBOSS13Hobbyist Digital Artist

Omg I can't believe it! is this really real?? ;_;

I'm crying all my soul to believe this is seriously real! I wouldn't even dreamed of this moment. Cry forever

I'm so honored to see you are following my art journey and seeing you in my gallery just make's my whole day upside down!! I always look up to you guys!~🌺🌸💖💖💕💖✨💕💕💕💖✨💖✨💖💖✨✨

;____; I won't disappoint you dear!happy cry XD cry

Thank you very much for added my journal to your collection, I'm honured! :heart:

Have a nice day.

Thank you for the points! It was a fun contest :)

RTNightmareHobbyist General Artist

:thanks: Thanks for the point. I had fun in the contest. :D Looking forward to the next one.

ARTificialphanTOMHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks for the membership extension. :fistbump: