Inktober Awards

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Hero by symonxUnfortunately, DeviantArt will no longer be hosting the Inktober Awards in 2020.
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Unfortunately, DeviantArt will no longer be hosting the Inktober Awards in 2020.

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Username-91Hobbyist Photographer

Wow! This right here is why I am tired of this site and refuse to support it any longer. I stopped submitting deviations or making any activity here long ago. You canceled this contest because of a plagiarism issue, but when we address that to you, you shrug off and say how it’s none of your business. Let’s not forget that it took 13 DMCA reports to expel the queen of plagiarism when the policy states that three DMCA tickets are enough to expel a thief. You allow art thieves to have a wild ride and free-range to the site without any consequences.


"The art thief discussion," written by the team of self-trained attorneys, who purchased their diplomas online, is a perfect example of why this site went downhill in 2015. You cannot expect professional customer support when their community manager and his lackey are art thieves. One of them was arrested twice for copyright infringement in 2007. That tells enough why professional illustrators switched the platform and moved to the art station where they don’t have to be frustrated when somebody steals their work. Their customer support is light years ahead when it comes to dealing with major problems.

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Silerna's avatar

THANK YOU

SlytherclawPadawan's avatar
SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist

Aside from the "copyright violations" and everything, is there still going to be a feature where we can do multiple submissions or such?

Silerna's avatar

Now get rid of all those fucking thieves. Oh wait...you guys don’t give a shit at all about copyright violations and that thieves that hide everything now behind premium crap walls.


Good job retards.

FireFlea-San's avatar
FireFlea-SanProfessional Digital Artist

Woooooooooow. This. This right here is why I am tired of this site and refuse to support it any longer. The staff cans Inktober because of "plagiarism" allegations, yet allows art thieves to have a wild ride and absolutely free range to the site without any consequences. Honestly all I can say to the dA staff is a giant "fuck you".

andyste1's avatar

Shame on Deviantart for subscribing to the vile "cancel culture" that now seems to blight the world. I for one will be taking the "innocent until proven guilty" line, and waiting for an announcement from the publisher(s) before forming any opinion.

We will still be doing Inktober in our household - it's one of the highlights of the year for my autistic daughter.

Emerald-Wolf13's avatar
Emerald-Wolf13Student General Artist

While I agree that cancel culture is indeed vile, I'm not sure this is an example of it. More an example of poor timing. I know if I had a brand doing business with another brand, I would not want my brand's reputation tangled up with controversy the other brand is having. It just so happens this coincided with the Inktober event.


I also agree with innocence being default. I require both books in my hand to come to a conclusion. I watched part of the video...and while I can see where Dunn is coming from in his claim...I'm not sure he has enough proof to be compensated. Again, I'd have to see them in person....


Besides, Inktober has taken on a life of it's own...I'm going to do it. But I won't be buying the Inktober 2020 sketchbooks I saw on IndieGoGo either.

SlytherclawPadawan's avatar
SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist

Wut..? What happened??

Emerald-Wolf13's avatar
Emerald-Wolf13Student General Artist

Alphonse Dunn, writer of another couple of books on ink drawing, posted an hour long rant (with comparisons on computer screens) claiming plagiarism on a to be published Inktober themed drawing instruction book by Jake Parker. Scroll down a bit, there is a link down the way.

SlytherclawPadawan's avatar
SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist

Whoa.. interesting, thanks for the info!

Spihon's avatar
SpihonHobbyist General Artist

Dang nabit I was looking forward to doing this....

Also when did we do awards?!

Ugh what is going on?!

EightE-three's avatar
EightE-threeHobbyist Traditional Artist

The "Inktober awards" that DA hosted are cancelled. But the Inktober art challenge itself, which happens every October, is still happening. So people can still choose whether or not they want to participate.

Spihon's avatar
SpihonHobbyist General Artist

Thanks for the info it's pretty helpful

ShinyKijarr's avatar
ShinyKijarrProfessional Digital Artist

#Meh.


Can we still get the multi-upload pleaserino?

This would make some projects a lot easier to organize!


Thank you ♥

cryptated's avatar
cryptatedHobbyist General Artist

I don't really care whether y'all do an Inktober event. I do want to know whether this affects the plans for a multi-image deviation type though.

dropthedrawings's avatar
dropthedrawingsProfessional Digital Artist

One of my 16 Inktober lists, if you are short of ideas!

#Anthroinktober was loads of fun!

List---anthropomorphic
Karissa-Salton's avatar
Karissa-SaltonProfessional Digital Artist

I've created an alternative centered around the Octopus!

Octopusber 2020
EightE-three's avatar
EightE-threeHobbyist Traditional Artist

Decided. Still doing Inktober anyway. Parker doesn't control the art challenge and he doesn't make any money off the prompts or artist's drawings. It has nothing to do with supporting or not supporting him; Inktober's basically run by the art communities, so a lot of people don't even know who created it anyway.

Garnet-Frost's avatar
Garnet-FrostHobbyist Digital Artist

Yeah, I'm doing Inktober as a art challenge for myself. The drama around it definitely took me by surprise.

Erameris's avatar
EramerisHobbyist Digital Artist

Sigh, I was looking forward to this. From what I've read in earlier comments, there seems to be some sort of legal controversy around Inktober again. Last I heard it was the guy who came up with the idea having trouble with companies stealing it from him or something, so he copyrighted it, and now this. It seems like this event is turning into more trouble than it's worth.

But it's not the end of the world, there's still the prompts DA gave a few months ago, at least I'm still doing them. And different types of prompt generators in the net. Maybe Deviant Art could have its own prompt generator instead.

MischeviousMalfais's avatar
MischeviousMalfaisHobbyist Traditional Artist

What? NOOOOOOO

I wanted to ENTER THIS

SomeRandomGalOutTher's avatar

FUCK I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!!!!! D:<

ven0m-X's avatar
ven0m-XHobbyist Traditional Artist

Yoo, come on, I've been waiting for this all year....

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