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Forrest Alley 05 by ALP-Stock
Chillon Castle - Inner Yard 02 by ALP-Stock
Lutry 21 by ALP-Stock
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The guardian by Kuldi
Wonderland by Juli-SnowWhite
Ver Onna Rae by HippieVan57
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Thistle by alexandradawe
All Beauty Must Die by charligal
Untitled by haunt-me
The power of self-perception, and the confidence (or lack thereof) you gain from it, does affect how you act and the choices you make in your life. And no I'm not talking about the whole "you are beautiful" thing so much as, how you see and percieve yourself. How we see ourselves is completely different to how other people see us.
I do notice this a lot, being a stock artist and having lots of artists draw me. One was worried that I'd be offended that he drew my legs a little large or something like that. Hell, doesn't bother me. Draw me as you see me, as how you percieve me, as how you want your art to turn out. The rest is superfluous really, since I play a character in my stock sets and none of them are really set as a piece to show me as well, me.

So that's my idea. Kinda like the Dove Beauty Ad: I want you to DRAW (digitally or traditionally) yourself. I find it difficult to draw myself, because I do have a skewed self perception. I was challenged aages ago to do a self portrait... kiiiinda failed epically.. got the angles all wwrong for starts.  Well you can see for yourself below.. my chin is too pointy lmao. One, because I usually wind up drawing my lips too large. (Possibly due to most of my friends back when i was 13, constantly telling me I have fat lips. lol. I laugh now, because they are all wearing lip liner and whining that they have no lips at all. and annoyingly, something about that has stuck in my head maybe? Who knows! I'm no psychiatrist.) but this was my old (seriously, back from 2009) attempt at a self portrait: Complete FAIL lol

Might try again at some point XD

You can use a photographic reference. But the medium has to be drawn, either digitally or traditionally.
It can be in any style you like, as long as it reflects yourself.

I will be giving prizes out (only features and exclusive stock.. I'm skint at the moment. but if you wish to give anything just say in the original journal :)) based on several things: Most creative. Best drawn. Best representation of personality. People's favourite. Most humourous.
Get inventive! Get silly! Get realistic! Get abstract! Think about what matters to you and what you think you are like in yourself.. I want portraits BURSTING with character and personality. :) Something that shows you for who you truly are.
Something that tells a story of your life. Get creative, get sharing. :) Don't be shy.

Here be the rules! (Come on, you gotta have some you know :P)
:bulletpurple: Your work MUST be a new piece. Any artwork created before 25th April 3pm does not count and cannot be entered.
:bulletpurple: Challenge ends 31st July at 9pm GMT.
:bulletpurple: Send your portraits in a Note to Tasastock entitled Self Portrait Challenge. I'll be adding them to a favourite's collection.
:bulletpurple: It MUST be a self portrait. Not a portrait of someone else. It must represent you and your personality, and must contain your face. (Even if it's your face made up from different objects that have meanign to you, your face must be present somewhere)
:bulletpurple: The work must be drawn, or painted, either traditionally or digitally. No airbrushing or photography or writing.
:bulletpurple: One entry per deviant.

Prizes will be awarded for:

:bulletpurple: Best drawn
:bulletpurple: Most creative
:bulletpurple: Best representation of personality.
:bulletpurple: Most humourous
:bulletpurple: People's favourite. (This will be voted for, after the first four winners have been announced.)

Prizes are currently:
Exclusive stock from Tasastock
Exclusive stock from PirateLotus-Stock
Features from: Tasastock, kirilee, Null-Entity and NichelleJNolan
50 Points to each winner from Null-Entity
50 Points to each winner from Hopfield

See for an up to date prize list :)

Please note that donating a prize does not stop you from entering the contest :)  If you wish to donate prizes, just leave a comment in this journal here , thank you very much (please remember we will have 5 winners. ;))
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Sizzling Hot Stock Rules

Hi everyone,

It is important to remember that the members who contribute their wonderful stock and resources here are contributing their work from the goodness of their heart.
Therefore it is important that we abide by some rules and respect them.

The majority of stockers on DA have their own sets of rules posted on their pages so:



3. ALWAYS CREDIT THE STOCKER OF WHOS STOCK YOU HAVE USED (including WIP's and close-ups)Include a link to either their profile or the stock image used.

4. Let the stocker know about the piece you have created, they would probably love to see and fave it.

5. Please submit your stock into the correct folder.

So have fun with it and create some art!! :D










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bonbonka Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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Dark Beauty Before-After by bonbonka The Dragon Keeper by bonbonka Painted Dark Hair Stock by bonbonka
WatanskayaTatiana Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Hi. I offer you my photomanipulation PSD : 

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I hope it will be useful for you :) 
WatanskayaTatiana Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Hi. I wrote a tutorial… on my art Lady Vampire -…
In this tut I reveal all of my secrets, techniques of drawing, giving volumes, etc. It is very detailed and suitable for even novice photoartists. 
And also I created premade background -…
I'll be very happy if it will be useful for you :) 
VIRGOLINEDANCER1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is anyone checking stock entries I submitted weeks back and they are still awaiting acceptance?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ive been away for a while, but i've just gone through the ones in the feed and I didn't see your username pop up anywhere. (unless im blind. very possible. XD) which ones were you wanting to submit?
VIRGOLINEDANCER1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They seem to have dropped off. I have re submitted a few today :)
Tasastock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yup got em :) 

sorry about previously :S
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiyas! You’ve been featured in these places: [link] [link] [link] [link]
jadedlioness Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, would you like to affiliate with :icondistantfantasies: ?
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