Devious Desktops - Screens of Terror Challenge
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Eclipse-hero by symonxThe winners of the Screens of Terror Devious Desktops challenge have displayed mastery of the sinister, immersing everyone in a world of fright. Check out the winning wallpapers, and congratulations to our new masters of horror! #DeviousDesktopsSOT

Make fear come to life on-screen in the Devious Desktops Screens of Terror Wallpaper Challenge for your chance to win a brand-new 5K .

Your winners have displayed mastery of the sinister in our Screens of Terror Devious Desktops challenge, immersing everyone in a world of fright. Their submissions have reimagined what true horror is, not just for us, but for all the artists to come.

Three winners have been selected by Ellysiumn, DeviantArt's Wallpaper Community Volunteer, as the most frightening entries this world has seen. Congratulations to our new masters of horror!

Winners (3)

A brand-new, 27-inch LG UltraFine™ 5K IPS Display

1-Year Core Membership

8,000 DeviantArt Points

Semi-Finalists (22)

1-Year Core Membership

Contest Begins:

October 21, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time)

Deadline:

November 10, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time)

Entry Requirements:

Entrant must submit a completed 5120x2880 pixel wallpaper.

Age Requirement:

At least 13 years old as of October 21, 2019.

Criteria:

  • Originality of Concept
  • Quality of Execution
  • Success in Portraying the Challenge Theme.

Selection Process:

  • 25 semi-finalists will be selected from all eligible and qualified entries by a panel of full-time DeviantArt staff on or about November 14, 2019.
  • Three winners, using the same criteria and methodology, will be selected from the semi-finalists by DeviantArt's Official Wallpaper Community Volunteer, Ellysiumn.

Please read the Official Rules for more details.

Official Rules »

Answer in the comments below.

Is there a horror story, scary creature, or haunted place that has impacted your life and how you create art?

Are you more of a skeptic or a believer when it comes to paranormal activity?

What are you most afraid of as an artist? Have you ever been scared to make something before?



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BKSARTSProfessional Traditional Artist

XEROX is the sail and DOS is the boat and Captain Gates Is behind the MS ship wheel. Then photoshop and illustrator gave e commerce and Watched the whole thing happin Im am the proto window proto photoshop proto ilustrator im the alpha omega of ground zero digital grapphical age hahahahhh.... to onward we conquere err r rr...

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BKSARTSProfessional Traditional Artist

Could have submitted somthing dang. Itching for another one but I haft to build a grapghic computer first.but just have traditional.

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Applemac12Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats guys! :iconbunnyclapplz:
11002277's avatar
11002277Hobbyist General Artist

Personally, my art is inspired by many things. One of them is magic, both normal and dark. I am a believer, well kinda. I do know that everything is fake, but I like to believe it's true. It makes life more interesting and intense. As an artist, I'm afraid of other people's opinions. My art isn't good yet, and I'm not sure if I will ever meet up to everyone's expectations...also, my parents do not let me draw what I want, as they call it "dark" and "weird". That's my biggest fear, after betrayal.

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ADMA-DE-ROSENKREUZHobbyist Traditional Artist
That "scarecrow" is the best.
PepiCzech's avatar
PepiCzechHobbyist Digital Artist
Great competition, awesome entries, lot od Fun and sváry momenty. Great ideas and executions too.
royalshame's avatar
royalshameStudent General Artist

Is there a horror story, scary creature, or haunted place that has impacted your life and how you create art?
Silent Hill.

Are you more of a skeptic or a believer when it comes to paranormal activity?
I'm a skeptic

What are you most afraid of as an artist? Have you ever been scared to make something before?
Being slandered. No, I haven't been scared to make something before, not sure I understand the question.

itsywolf's avatar
itsywolfHobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to the winners!! They’re all so lovely!
nabisga's avatar
nabisgaHobbyist Digital Artist

Do i need to do something to get the Core upgrade? Thanks in advance.

akiestar's avatar
akiestarHobbyist Photographer
I will send Notes out shortly with instructions, nabisga. Thank you for your patience, and congratulations! :)
itsywolf's avatar
itsywolfHobbyist Digital Artist
Just wondering if notes were sent out yet, since I still have not received one!
akiestar's avatar
akiestarHobbyist Photographer
Not yet owing to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, but working on these now, scarletdoves! You should get one shortly (like in the next 10-15 minutes, depending on how fast I'm able to send them out). :)
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YtttriumStudent Digital Artist

DA seems to favor painted pieces over all other kinds of digital art and it makes me jealous.

royalshame's avatar
royalshameStudent General Artist
All the winners look digital to me
Ytttrium's avatar
YtttriumStudent Digital Artist

Yeah, I know, but they're painted. Instead of drawing the lines and then filling in the color, they're painted similarly to if they were traditional. Thus the lineless style.

royalshame's avatar
royalshameStudent General Artist
Well art like that typically takes more skill to do
Ytttrium's avatar
YtttriumStudent Digital Artist

It takes more time, yes, but not necessarily more skill. I personally think they should represent more than just one category of digital art, since DA is the biggest community of artists on the internet.

But I'm not in charge of them, so there's not much I can do about it.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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DannaCHANkawaiiFNAFStudent Artist
hello
demonyes's avatar
demonyesProfessional Artist
so many cool works i am jealous and inspired at the same time 
DansAnugrah's avatar
DansAnugrahHobbyist Digital Artist

You guys are amazing! Congrats to everyone :love:

DreamsofEden's avatar

Well done to everyone who took part ... your art is excellent ... Gallery

synthes's avatar

Congratulations everyone :w00t:

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HimitsuUKStudent Photographer
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Xender1500's avatar
Xender1500Hobbyist Writer
Kudos for all the hard work!
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