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Hello everyone,

Welcome to a second edition of a brand new art challenge courtesy of your Community Volunteers. We present to you a revised version of the last "I Challenge You" contest wherein this time you will not be paired with other deviants but rather you will work individually and be challenged by a Community Volunteer! We hope this will help get you out of your comfort zone and practice your creative skills, this time on a very individualistic level.

How it works:

Step 1

Leave a comment on this journal with: the specific art medium you'd like to be challenged within, and a list of things you refuse to create. Do not include any other information, this is all we require from you.

>Please try to keep the list short of your objections, it should only be things you truly object to creating.

>You may choose only 1 type of art medium to be challenged within. Please choose from the list below.

Example: Digital Art>Photomanipulation

Digital Art: 3 Dimensional Art, Animation, Drawings & Paintings, Fractal Art, Mixed Media, Photomanipulation, Pixel Art, Stereoscopy, Text Art, Typography, Vector, Vexel.

Traditional Art: Animations, Assemblage, Body Art, Collage, Drawings, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Paintings, Printing, Scratchboard, Sculpture, Street Art, Typography.

Photography: Abstract & Surreal, Animals Plants and Nature, Architecture, Commercial Photography, Conceptual, Darkroom, Fireworks, Horror & Macabre, Humorous, Infrared, Macro, People & Portraits, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street, Transportation, Urban & Rural.

Artisan Crafts: Anthro, Architectural Models, Basketry & Weavings, Ceramics Pottery & Clay, Costumery, Culinary Arts, Dolls Plushies & Custom Toys, Folding & Papercraft, Glass, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Metal Work, Miniatures, Needlework, Textiles, Woodworking.

Literature: Characters & Settings, Fan Fiction, Poetry, Prose, Scripts & Screenplays.

Flash: Animations, Games, Humor, Interactive, Interfaces, Intros, Movies, Utilities.

Cartoons & Comics: Digital Media, Traditional Media.

Manga & Anime: Digital Media, Traditional Media.

Anthro: Digital Media, Traditional Media.

Fan Art: Anthro, Cartoons & Comics, Digital Art, Manga & Anime, Traditional Art, Wallpaper.

Resources and Stock Images: 3D Models, Application Resources, Clipart, Designs & Patterns, Fonts, Fractal Resources, Line Art & Character Templates, Stock Images, Textures, Tutorials, Vector Resources, Video Resources & Tutorials.

Customization: Cell Phone Art, Digital Dolls, Emoticons, Handhelds, Icons, Skins & Themes, Wallpaper.

DeviantArt Related: DeviantArt Stamps, DeviantArt Skins & Scripts.

Step 2

A Community Volunteer will pick a challenge to issue you, which will be sent to you via note by Mrs-Durden

Step 3

Complete your challenge to the best of your abilities within the allotted 30 days and leave a comment which links to your final product on this journal!


Laura receives a challenge that was issued to her by arbitrarynamechange. He wants her to photograph a flower that resembles the female anatomy, in an artistic manner. She brainstorms and creates what she believes is the best result she can come up with, and comes back to this journal, leaving a comment that says "arbitrarynamechange challenged me to photograph a flower that resembles the female anatomy, in an artistic way. Here is the result: [Insert Link]"

Deadline [extended!]:

Participants will have 30 days to complete the challenge they've been issued, and leave a comment on this journal explaining what the challenge they were issued was and linking to the resulting piece of art.

The Schedule:

June 1st - 15th: Sign-Up period. Deviants complete Step 1.

June 20th:
A Community Volunteer issues a challenge for each deviant they were assigned to, Step 2 is completed.

June 22nd - July 22nd:
Step 3 is completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22nd.


We will select three artists who completed their challenge with the most skill and creativity to win the following prizes:

1st place: 3 month core membership, or the equivalent 1,200 Points
2nd place:
400 Points
3rd place:
300 Points

Why the changes?

Our last version of I Challenge You was a huge success in terms of sign ups and turnout, except for the fact that a lot of partners were left alone as their partner disappeared or could not complete the challenge for whatever reason. It seemed unfair for all these deviants who had created great art, to be disqualified simply because their partner disappeared. Therefore, we tweaked it so that you're the only one you rely on now, and you all have a fair chance at winning!

I Challenge You is back with some changes! Sign up now for a chance to win great prizes, but more especially to challenge yourself to go out of your comfort zone!

Add a Comment:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, where should I look at to see the journal about the winners? I mean, in every group you mentioned there will be a journal? Because I'm member just of a pair of groups like CRLiterarure and dASupporters.
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I will post it to my account and probably through CRPhotography :)
DancesWithHellhounds Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Have the entries been judged yet? I'd like to know who won.
L-L-arts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck everyone! So much nice entries.
LizzardDraws Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016   General Artist
when will the winners be announced?
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately work got in the way and I couldn't finish my challenge in time, but I'd love to post it here nevertheless as a thank you for the amazing prompt I got (and that unfortunately couldn't fill out as I originally wanted):heart:
 Hades' bride original flower crown by giusynuno
For the prompt:
"I challenge you to create an elaborate head decoration to go with your next dress, or a past one if you don't have plans to make one soon. "
skylar76 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Could not find the original note so took me a while to get this post out :) Might not be on time to still be in the competition, but I would still love your thoughts on my challenge '"I challenge you to paint a monochrome watercolour - pick one pigment and play mainly with dilution ratios. by tiganusi
Romacci Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2016  Student General Artist
better late than never:…

"I challenge you to make up a completely new character and draw their character reference sheet, with at least two angles and one face close up. Name, age, and some personal details would be a nice touch too."-Talty
NailsRose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sorry, I couldn't make it in time.
ceeek Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really sorry that I didn't make it. :(
Good luck to those who entered their works!
Beckdg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
I do apologize, due to life circumstances I wasn't able to finish the piece I was working on in time for the deadline.  Which I also had wrong for some reason.  I love the contest idea though and sorry I missed the deadline!
Telkan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When will we know the results? I'm so impatient ^^
andromeda-ek Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Still Waters by andromeda-ek
"I challenge you to capture a reflection. It can be a reflection in a mirror, a puddle, a window, a spoon, anything, as long as the reflection is the focus of the photograph." by RockstarVanity
irillia Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Challenge by

"I challenge you to draw an underwater scene that includes the appropriate aquatic plants and aquatic animals such as turtles and fish."…
vellumed Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was challenged by TsaoShin to create an animation that conveys the movement of the wind. here is my resulting artwork:…
Mysticishfully Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was challenged by :icontiganusi: who said: "Using shading techniques like you used in "Sleeping Fox", I challenge you to make a portrait of a person. It can be as abstracted or as realist as you are comfortable attempting." This is the result:…
WhiskeyDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Writer
I was challenged by brennenxr to write "a prologue in which you introduce three characters: one that is human, one that is an animal, and one that has died. You can choose the genre."

This is the result: Two's Company
sweet-imperfections Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
 Mrs-Durden challenged me to "draw a portrait of a giraffe wearing a monocle, with dramatic lighting."
My result was 
Dr. G Sweating a little... 
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Manga/Anime: digital media
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The contest is over all entries are already due :)
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doh! Doh!  
oh well, better luck next time....will there be a next time? :0
42Ly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
morbidman187 challenged me to do a traditional media comic that shows my happiest birthday, in comic form with at least 4 panels and in color.
My result:…………………
Sorry, I could not put all of them together. I would suggest you to read their descriptions.
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice entry!! :)
42Ly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
You did a sculpture for this challenge, didn't you?
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! Happy Nod or Yes 
42Ly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Your 'scream' is interesting (although it's more like a ghost, as you wrote :D).
I don't know artisan crafts: what type of material and technique did you use? (:
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha.. 'The Scream' was the inspiration.. but guess it ended up being the ghost of 'the scream' ;P

Even I don't know most of the artisan crafts Laughing this carving was something I just started out of the blue  3-4 yrs back! This was done on the lead tip of a regular pencil..
42Ly Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
BrokenTales Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Writer
TheMaidenInBlack challenged me to write a story in three chapters, each of which is told in a different POV.

Here is the result: Sword of Nabar
LizzardDraws Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2016   General Artist
Yay! I finished it :3 I think it turned out quite well. Did to the best of my ability.

Challenger:  lovelessdevotions
Challenge: "To create an illustration based on the theme: 'A witch casts her spell.'"
~Read description for statement~


Thanks so much for the opportunity and I can't wait to see who the winner it. :3 Good luck to all of you!! ~<3
Daemare Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I really hate to say it, but I was unable to complete my challenge of photographing a bird in flight with only sky as a background. Many hospital visits and living in the area outside of DC (only during the summer at least) made this extremely difficult. I do apologize and hope to do better next time.
Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My challenge by tiganusi: "I challenge you to mix your media - make something with watercolour, but accent it with acrylic and sculpting medium."

Here's the result: Ichou
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry... I feel so so.. soooo bad
I said I'd do it
I said I was in

but truth is I had already planned everything for this month
I told myself: but it's "I challenge you", you have to do it!!!
Also I love the concept...

But in the end, in the end it was too much pressure
And family visits...

My challenge was an awesome one


I'm sorry
I forfeit
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Phooey. Not going to make this one.
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Challenge issued by: Talty 

The challenge: "I challenge you to sculpt a human hand or face, choose whichever one you want. I'm sorry because I know this is going to be quite a challenge. Use a thick pencil if you must. But I want to push you for a bit more complicated shapes, I believe you can do it :) (Smile)"

My entry:

Ok, this is not what I originally intended on sculpting.. I do not have access to a thick pencil & I couldn't sculpt a proper human hand or face :slump: So I tried something that was more doable for me & had a face/hand!! Blush Guess this was not the expected outcome of the challenge.. but am glad I took part.. I might have never tried this otherwise! :)
threadsie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016… challenged me to take my camera outdoors and shoot a photo of something tiny and beautiful. It can be a plant, an animal, a bit of detail in a building or a car, anything, as long as it's little and pretty.

After a whole stack of misses, and time running out, I settled for this photo.

Thanks for the "kick out of the box"!
Looking forward to the next challenge
InfiniteFantasy127 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Filmographer

ValaSedai  challenged me to draw in ten shades of gray in floral scenery to give feeling of loneliness
Ch-Ch-Cherry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
TheMaidenInBlack challenged me to write a poem from the POV of an ice cream, being eaten:…

(Harder than I'd anticipated, truly.)
Jettrainfan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that was my luck. I thought the contest ended on the 30th. (Bloody idiot! :scream:  ) I'll finish the story sooner or later at least.  Thanks for the challenge. :)
keykaye Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fairy Garden by keykaye  was challenged to make a fairy diorama by Talty with "bonus points" if i made it light up, well here we go
J-Cody Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Traditional Artist
I was challenged by Cassy-Blue to do a landscape in greyscale. Failed at the landscape but it is in greyscale!
Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   General Artist
moppiwolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Aww so badly wanted to complete this challenge.....Thankyou for the great theme: "draw a little kid"....but I have been to busy looking after my sisters kids so I only have a wip at the moment but I do plan to still complete it in my own time soon as I get some lol :) (jess's dreams wip)
Telkan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mrs-Durden challenged me to do a "Fantasy castle with a dramatic sky", so I do a flying castle IN the dramatic sky. It's here.
lapaowan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
TsaoShin challenged me to draw a well known character in a completely different style (Legend of Zelda in Adventure Time style, Aladdin in a Dr. Seuss style).
Adventure of Zelda by lapaowan  In the style of Dr. Seuss - The Genie by lapaowan
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
JenFruzz tasked me to "photograph a forest scene in such a way that the trees appear taller and larger than life."
Towering Trees by ChimeraDragonfang

Will there be a conclusion blog post compiling all the successfully completed challenges?
NailsRose Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have a question. I live in Eastern Standered time, what is the deadline to submit something in that timezone?
Niruja Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist
My challenge was "I challenge you to make a traditional surreal drawing of how you imagine your room when you dream." from morbidman187.
Dream Bedroom by Niruja  
hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Photographer
I was challenged to photograph a dog from my gallery with their head between their paws, looking at the camera. Huskies are very excitable subjects, but this is what I got :)
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