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Monster High Create-A-Monster Contest

Mon May 13, 2013, 7:23 PM

Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!

There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!

Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™

Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™

Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to MonsterHigh.com

  • $3,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • One-Year Premium Membership

Bring Your Monster Life

Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!

There are tones of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!

Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™

Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™ Want to know all about the haunting happenings at Monster High™? Go to MonsterHigh.com

Check out the Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Design Lab above for inspiration and ideas.

Read the Official Rules.

Once you're ready to start creating, click the "Create-A-Monster" button on the right and use dA muro!

When you've perfected your monster, click the green "done" button in the upper right corner to submit your entry.

  1. Step 1

    Check out the Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Design Lab above for inspiration and ideas.

  2. Step 2

    Read the Official Rules.

  3. Step 3

    Once you're ready to start creating, click the "Create-A-Monster" button on the right and use dA muro!

    Your entry could be featured on MonsterHigh.com as Ghoul of The Week!

  4. Step 4

    When you've perfected your monster, click the green "done" button in the upper right corner to submit your entry.

*This is not a requirement to be eligible for entry
  • $2,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • Six-Month Premium Membership
  • $1,000.00 AUD
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • Six-Month Premium Membership
  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • One-Month Premium Membership
    • First Place

    • $2,000.00 AUD
    • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
    • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
    • Six-Month Premium Membership
    • Second Place

    • $1,000.00 AUD
    • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
    • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
    • Six-Month Premium Membership

    Twenty-Two Semi-Finalists

  • Monster High™ Create-A-Monster Starter Pack
  • One-Month Premium Membership

Entries must be received within the Promotion Period and no later than 11:59:59 PM (AEST) on 18 June 2013 and must be submitted to contest gallery through dA muro tool using the preloaded Monster High™ template.

To enter the Contest:

Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry of an artwork depicting an original version of a Monster High™ character (the "Work") using the deviantART muro drawing tool and the provided template at the Contest Site. The completed Work must be submitted to the Contest Gallery using the deviantART muro tool available from the Contest Site.

The work must be completely original. No stock permitted.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free. Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 14th, 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and has to be a resident of Australia as of the date of his or her entry.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Mattel Australia.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creative treatment of the Work.
  • Overall Impact of the Work.
  • Technical Skill.
Contest Ends in
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM AEST


The Make Ugly Contest

Mon May 13, 2013, 12:57 PM
+1

Make Ugly. Get recognition.

What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.

The Facts

Monster

To draw public attention from the dangers of secondhand smoke in 1987, Big Tobacco thought they might try to "create a bigger monster (AIDs)."

Undead

1 in 3 teens who begin smoking eventually die from tobacco-related disease. Not undead. Dead dead.

Giant

A Big Tobacco document shows they worried that publishing that radioactive Polonium-210 is in cigarette smoke would be like "waking a sleeping giant."

Mutant

One tobacco company biologically engineered tobacco plants to have twice the normal level of nicotine. Talk about a mutation.

Step 1

Download the fact pack to get inspired by some ugly truths.

Download the Fact Pack

Step 2

Create your darkest, weirdest, ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead. No need to include the actual fact, just let it inspire your art.

Step 3

Submit entry as JPG or PNG at least 2,000 pixels in shortest length.

Submit Entry

Be sure to read the Official Rules.

1st Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership

2nd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

3rd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

4th Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

36 Semi-Finalists

3-Month Premium Membership & 1,000 deviantART Points

Rules

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles CA, USA) on June 23, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 2,000 pixels in the shortest length.

The Work must be completely original, but may be based on any of the entrant's prior work. No stock.

Entries may be used by truth® in connection with anti-tobacco education.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.

Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 13, 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and must be a resident of the United States.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

Read Official Rules carefully.

Judging

40 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final four Winners will be selected by Vitaly Alexius.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • the fearsome ugliness of the monster, giant, mutant, or undead depicted in the Work
  • overall impact of the Work in communicating an aspect of the Fact Pack
  • technical and artistic skill
Submit EntryView Entries

Limited Edition truth® Artist Collective Deviant Badge

Join the truth® Artist Collective, a group of artists bringing the ugly truth about the tobacco industry to life. Click below and your avatar will appear to show everyone you're part of the truth® Artist Collective. As a thank you, a limited edition badge will appear on your profile.

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deviantART deviantMEET

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM




Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!


Los Angeles deviants, check out a screening of *louieschwartzberg's Wings of Life and hang out with deviantART staff and fellow members!










Join Us!





Blackball Studios




See a movie screening at this special deviantMEET!


You are invited to join deviantART in watching Disney Nature's Wings of Life, directed by our very own louieschwartzberg, at the Directors Guild of America. Enjoy a Q&A with Louie immediately following the film, then grab a burger with deviantART staff and fellow deviants at The Counter!




Autumn Splendor by *louieschwartzberg






Map to devMEET





Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA


  • Location: 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046
  • Date & Time: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM PDT
  • Admission: FREE!
  • What to Bring: Just yourself!








Details






Check out the Wings of Life trailer to get just a taste of the beauty showcased in this film!





This Los Angeles deviantMEET will be like no other! You'll have the opportunity to see a screening of Wings of Life, directed by louieschwartzberg, at the Directors Guild of America. This 80-minute movie explores the unsung heroes of our planet -- bees, butterflies, birds, and bats -- and discovers just how much we rely on them for our livelihood. Hang out for a movie and a special Q&A with Louie himself! Around 10 PM, we'll walk to The Counter, just across the street from the DGA, for a bite to eat and more meeting and mingling with deviantART staff.




We have reached our capacity for RSVPs. Should space open up at the venue, we will open RSVPs up once again. If you weren't able to secure a spot for the movie, you're more than welcome to join us at The Counter!


Only one guest per person, please. There will be self-parking available in the Directors Guild lot. There will be a security checkpoint, so please do not bring any items that you wouldn't bring to a regular movie theater. Since this is a movie screening, there's no need to bring anything but yourself and some money if you'd like to eat afterwards.











Adventure Achieved

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 7:32 AM
Top Bird




"I'll try to keep you guys updated on the adventure. Rest assured that I'll be taking as many pictures as humanly possible, and I'll submit some of my favorites!" - my last journal

Great job, self. :facepalm: by Chimpantalones

I'm sitting in the airport waiting for the flight back to Los Angeles. I can't believe how quickly this trip passed by! I could write about all the amazing things my brother and I saw on our journeys in Singapore and Malaysia, from taking a traditional Singapore cooking class, to visiting a firefly reserve, to rock climbing up a fairly large rock face, but I wouldn't want to make you all jealous. ;) Instead, I thought I'd depict one of the most interesting aspects of the trip for me.

Maybe it's just because we were staying with my brother's friend Meng, who is a bit of a Malaysian political revolutionary, but it was interesting being exposed to the Malaysian political process, as the elections are drawing near. They pretend to have a democracy, when really, the ruling party has been in power for the last 50 years and the country has known no other leadership. It's not a dictatorship, per se -- on the contrary, it seems like quite an open and free country. But, the ruling party controls the media, therefore, only what they want said is what's said. And nothing to the contrary. So, they're able to slander the other side, while the opposition can't really say anything in defense. For example, the ruling party put the opposition leader in jail for claims that he had committed sodomy, apparently with no evidence. 

With the rise of social media and whatnot, it looks like the opposition may be able to have more of their say. It's still unlikely that the opposition will win. But just the idea that it's such a enclosed system intrigued me. Even our hike leader was talking about people who don't know any better just believe the ruling party. Those who have traveled a bit learn more of the truth that the ruling party has been feeding propaganda to make them look better. 

It made me think that those who don't know any better are likely perfectly happy voting for the ruling party. After all, they make themselves look really good. Maybe if you don't know any better, there would be no reason for change. Ignorance is bliss.

Perhaps against the popular stance, I really loved high school. I was quite ignorant then. I grew up in a small town, and while I had traveled and whatnot, I still believed what I was taught. I stayed in the same school my entire life. People who had done so were known to have lived in a bubble. And it was true. It wasn't until I moved across the country and attended a different school that I learned how constraining of a bubble that really was. My eyes were opened to a lot. Some things held up, but most things weren't as black and white as I was taught. 

It's not to say that I'm not happy anymore -- I'm still so thankful and excited to see what each day will bring. But I do look back at high school years fondly, remembering how blissfully ignorant I was. It was a simpler time. This whole experience with the ruling party controlling the perception of the people reminded me of this. It will be interesting to see how the election pans out.

Also, the ruling party ads are hilariously cheesy. I was trying to find a good example online, but I'm sure they haven't put it online for fear of public ridicule. :lol:

Needless to say, I haven't been online a lot in the past 2 weeks. What have I missed? Any deviations you've encountered that caught your eye? :)


Adventure awaits!

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 4:59 PM
Top Bird




Tonight, I take off on a trip to Singapore and Malaysia (maybe Indonesia as well, if my brother and I get ambitious :giggle:). I'm terribly excited and hope that being overly excited will get me tired so I can sleep on the plane. But, just in case that plan fails, I have a book to read and might even bring a season of House to marathon.

My brother and I have a bunch of ideas of things we want to see and do while we're there, and I think we have it basically all planned. Lots of hiking, nature, and parks. Oh, and food. Lots of food. ;) As much as I hate doctors and medicine, I'm really excited to try The Clinic, which I found out about on one of my favorite sites, Atlas Obscura. It's a whole hospital-themed restaurant, with wheelchair seating, couches that look like hospital beds, and drinks served in test tubes. It sounds really weird and creepy, but I try to have the same philosophy when I travel -- see the most random things. That's why I love sites like Atlas Obscura. No traditional tourism for us. ;)

April is shaping up to be a really exciting month! After I get back, aunjuli and I will be attending a taping of Whose Line is it Anyway! :excited: I can't wait to see the reboot of this awesome show. 

And then, the weekend after, pajama-sam is flying in from Chicago to visit! So much to plan, so little time. It's gonna be a busy month. :lol:

I'll try to keep you guys updated on the adventure. Rest assured that I'll be taking as many pictures as humanly possible, and I'll submit some of my favorites! Until later! :wave:


Tomb Raider Reborn Contest Winners

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 1:20 PM

Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton, says:

"This piece has great impact, you can feel the motion and intensity and it deserved the number 1 spot. Great work Hamsterfly!"

In addition to having his work sold internationally as a print in the official Tomb Raider store, *Hamsterfly has also won:

  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $6,000 USD
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on availability

Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton, says:

"It was great to see so many styles and KatieMiriL's piece is a fantastic interpretation. Dynamic posing, strong composition and a bold treatment earns this second place."

*KatieMiriL has won:

  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $3,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on availability

Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton, says:

"It was cool to see so many Tomb Raider fans embrace the bow, this piece from Mineworker looks fantastic and does a great job capturing her new signature weapon."

*Mineworker has won:

  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $1,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on availability
TOMB RAIDER © 2013 SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved. TOMB RAIDER, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, the CRYSTAL DYNAMICS logo, LARA CROFT, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. The rating icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


Seattle deviantMEET Wrap-Up!

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 2:51 PM


The Emerald City gave a warm welcome to its deviantART green brethren on Saturday, March 23, with one of the most successful deviantMEETs in history! With over 400 attendees, this event was the second largest deviantMEET ever, and the day couldn't have been more perfect. The Pratt Fine Arts Center had the honor of not only hosting the event but instructing the group on some awesome artistic techniques. More on that later.

Heidi, danlev, ewm and I arrived a bit early to witness the magic of this room...


...turning into a full house!

Photo credit: ewm

The gathering kicked off with deviants mixing and mingling with one another, meeting artists with similar interests. At 1 PM, the screenprinting tutorials began, led by instructors from Pratt. We were surprised to see that our friends at Pratt even created a special screen containing a deviantART logo for attendees to use in their design!


Photo credit: ewm

While we were nervous about the weather, given that there was a snowstorm the day before, we were extremely pleased to see that it was actually a beautiful day! As such, we opened the garage, and the festivities migrated outdoors. Sidewalk chalk was distributed, and an amazing collaboration was made.

Pratt-1 by Ayame-Kenoshi
deviantART Meet I by PoultryChamp


Photo credit: Ayame-Kenoshi, PoultryChamp, and ewm

A few deviants set up in the drawing room, where sketchbooks were exchanged and new masterpieces were made. Those who brought laptops or tablets were able to use Pratt's Wi-Fi to showcase their deviantART profiles, +Watch new friends, and work on digital pieces. We even had a few deviants creating unique forms of artwork -- including knitters, crafters, and even AutumnDogForge creating chain mail!

DA meet Seattle by llesliedesign
Photo credit: ewm and llesliedesign

This deviantMEET was held in honor of the Merrell Diorama Contest winners, who sent us their creations to display at the meet. All three winners were beautifully constructed and looked even more impressive in person. In fact, the first place winner, trinafool, drove all the way from Portland, OR, to share her diorama. It was a truly international deviantMEET, as we had attendees from all over -- even as far away as Vancouver, Canada!




Photo credit: ewm

After the festivities ended, a group of deviants headed to the nearby Moonlight Cafe to grab a bite to eat. It was unfortunately time to say goodbye to Seattle, but we knew we had created connections that will last a lifetime.

Special thanks goes to the Pratt Fine Arts Center for being accommodating hosts and giving us the tools to express our creativity! And, of course, thank you to all who attended, near and far. It wouldn't have been a success without you!

Check out what others had to say about the deviantMEET!



In the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!

The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
  • A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
  • 3-Month Premium Membership
  • 2,000 deviantART Points

Lady Croft the Tomb Rider  (* by remoraz Tomorrow will be a brighter day by WesleyChen 
Reborn Lara 8 by Terribilus Lara Croft Reborn by Seraphartman
Ascension by transfuse Tomb-Raider-Reborn by Sanchiko
Tomb Raider by Pencracker by Pencracker Tomb Raider Reborn by Mineworker
tombraider option3 by kotian82 Tomb Raider Reborn Contest by Keevanski
Lara BornToSurvive by Huue Tomb Raider Reborn by Evil-Siren
Lara in the forest by hdy9108 +Lara by Amairim
Tomb Raider Reborn by DeivCalviz Tomb Raider Contest: Real Life Lara Croft Part. 4 by trentjones
DhennisBalontongArt TombRaiderCompetition 3 by dhennisbalontongart Tomb Raider Reborn by Enigmasystem
Chase by Hamsterfly Tomb Raider by Charlie-Bowater 
Tomb Raider Reborn by dCTb .:The Young Lara Croft:. by EVentrue
Rebirth by alicexz Tomb Raider by LaElizO
tomb raider reborn by Txusjfuentes by Txusjfuentes

Please note: If during the finalist judging, any one of the Semi-Finalists becomes ineligible or is disqualified under the Official Rules, the Semi-Finalist judges will replace the disqualified entry with a new selection to be considered by the final judges.

Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.

We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.

What is your all-time favorite Robert Rodriguez film?

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Spy Kids

Grindhouse

Sin City

Machete



Change of scenery

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 2:48 PM
Top Bird




Hey guys! :wave:

I hope you've been well! The year just seems like it's flying by. I have to admit that I'm pretty excited the year is moving fast, because in April, I'll be heading to Singapore and Malaysia for a little vacation. :dummy: I've never been to either places before, so it should be a fun adventure. Plus, I'm going with my brother, and we haven't taken a trip like this in a few years, so it'll be great to travel with him again. Has anyone been there before/live there? If so, any recommendations? :D

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out TimberClipse's Indiegogo project to raise money to help him bring a story by Emilio Iasiello to life. There are some cool rewards as well! :la: The journal with all the information is here. Spread the word! :dalove:

I'm currently on a fantasy/landscape kick. It doesn't help that I've also been playing a lot of Fire Emblem. :lol: I've been finding these amaaazing pieces and only one thing comes to mind: "I want to live there." These are some of my recent Favourites! 

Swamp by JJcanvas
Tranquility by AndreeWallin
Treehouse by merl1ncz
Approaching Storm by Fel-X
Trollskogen by AndreeWallin

Make Money Selling Premium Content

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 6:10 PM

DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART.

How to Start

To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip files!

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  • Earn profits and turn your earnings into cash!
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deviantART deviantMEET

Posted on February 19, 2013




Join us for a Seattle deviantMEET!


Seattle deviants! We're heading to the Emerald City and you're invited to celebrate with us!










Join Us!





Blackball Studios




Our first deviantMEET in Seattle, WA!


Come meet and mingle with deviantART staff and fellow deviants at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. We'll be creating art together -- sketch with us, take photos, collaborate on a story, participate in a screenprinting workshop, and more. But mainly, have fun and hang out!










Map to devMEET





Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington


  • Location: Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 1-5 PM PST
  • Admission: FREE!
  • What to Bring: Sketchbook/art supplies, a camera, your laptop, and yourself!








Details









From 1 - 5 PM on Saturday, March 23rd, deviants of all ages are welcome to join us for a deviantMEET held at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. An instructor from Pratt will be present to guide a workshop in screenprinting. Come ready to create and you'll be able to take home a custom, one-of-a-kind memento.


Bring your sketchbook to showcase your work with others, art supplies to collaborate on a piece with a friend, and a camera to capture the memories. Pratt also has free Wi-Fi, so feel free to bring your laptop or tablet to show off your deviantART Profile Page and +Watch new friends. We'll be creating art all day long, so get ready to be inspired!




We'll also have the top three dioramas from the Merrell Diorama Contest on display. trinafool, the winner of the contest, will be there to showcase her work and share how she made her creation.











Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.

It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'

A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.

To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself in a magical world of whimsical stories and beautiful artwork by clicking the button below, and express your love for the tales with the exclusive 'A Calendar of Tales' badge!

* NO ENTRY REQUIRED TO GET THE BLACKBERRY BADGE


9 Years

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 1:02 PM
Top Bird




Today marks my 9 year anniversary since joining deviantART! :dummy:

I would have totally forgot if I hadn't noticed the "Deviant for 9 Years" change on my Profile Page. I really should set an alert for every February 8th. ;)

I feel like a real oldster now. Soon, I'll be eating bran and yelling at kids to get off my lawn. :shakefist: But, in all sincerity, I love being here just as much as I did when I first started. Thanks for keeping me around all these years and for all the love and support. It's honestly the community that keeps me so extremely excited and thrilled to work at deviantART everyday. Without you guys, there's no reason to be here. :love:

What better way to celebrate than by featuring some of my old and new Favorites? It's crazy to see how your tastes change over time. :giggle:

Old Favorites:
Ancient China Melodies by KristinaGehrmann  Froggy in my pocket by celesse Soldier of Silence by ferus

Recent Favorites:
:::Secret Dream::: by designtu  Journey by BeatrizMartinVidal Mimicry by waryofwolves

I think I've grown to like animals over people. :lmao:

Tomb Raider Reborn Contest

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 1:15 PM
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.

Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.

Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.

DeviantART challenges you to depict Lara Croft's latest transformation. Enter the contest by submitting your original art work - the winning piece will be used on official Tomb Raider merchandise! Get your creative juices flowing from the asset pack provided below and by watching the official trailer.
As a survivor, Lara Croft relies on her resourcefulness and intuition throughout her journey. Amid the chaos, Lara experiences several metamorphoses but ultimately emerges a fierce victor! Give us your interpretation of Lara Croft along her journey and your work may be chosen to be used as official Tomb Raider merchandise!
  • Winner will have their work featured on a print that will be sold internationally via the official Tomb Raider store.
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $6,000 USD
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $3,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $1,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
  • 3-Month Premium Membership
  • 2,000 deviantART Points
* Depending on availability
Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles, CA, USA) on March 14, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.
  • The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file;
  • The Work:
    • must be at least 3000 pixels in the shortest length;
    • should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
    • may NOT be recognizable as the actor Angelina Jolie or any other recognizable actor;
    • must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;
    • may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided in the Asset Pack.
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Creative treatment of the new Lara Croft character.
  • Overall Impact of the Work.
  • Technical Skill.
  • Appropriateness for use on a print.
TOMB RAIDER © 2013 SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved. TOMB RAIDER, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, the CRYSTAL DYNAMICS logo, LARA CROFT, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. The rating icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


Be My Valentine Art Exchange!

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 6:34 PM
















It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is  here!


The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!














HOW IT WORKS




CREATE THE LOVE


Create valentine deviations and upload them to the Be My Valentine category.
These will be shared with everyone on deviantART!



SHARE THE LOVE

Between Feb. 12 - Feb. 16, choose a valentine to send to a fellow deviant, click the "Send a Valentine" button, and complete the form. You can let them know who the sender is or remain anonymous!






FEEL THE LOVE!


Your friend will receive the valentine deviation you chose and your message in their Notes!











Heart-Filled Hints






The valentine deviation you upload will be available for everyone to send, so you might want to avoid putting any specifics on it - a deviant's username, real names, etc.





You can upload as many valentine deviations to the gallery as you want!





Fallen in love with one of your designs? If you've included text suggesting it's for a lover, resubmit the design as if it were to a friend or from a secret admirer!





You can send valentines without uploading any of your own, but why not make another deviant's Valentine's Day by sharing your artistic gift with the world?






Latest Valentine Sent

















Watch Valentines Sent  Around the World






The deviantART World Map highlights deviantART activity in real time. Every icon that flies across the screen is an action by a deviant -- a deviation submitted, a Favorite, a comment, and so on. Just for Valentine's Day, we've added a special icon to represent valentines sent, so you can see the devious love fly across the globe!











Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures  Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures  novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, CA among other amazing prizes!

Judges' Comments

We each chose this piece for the Grand Prize without even discussing it; We found it to be true to the Lena of our novels as well as the film. We noted the charm necklace, the Chucks, the "Caster breeze" in the dynamic, curling hair, and the "naturalist" element with the doves. Well done!

*wylielise has won
  • All expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the US premiere of Beautiful Creatures, take a tour of deviantART headquarters, get a personalized tour of Panpipes Hollywood, and a guided tour of the Magic Castle
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • $2,000 USD
Judges' Comments

This piece so nearly won the Grand Prize! The degree of detail in the paper cutting is so incredible, and the single splash of color in Lena's heart is perfect. Lena is very "Natural" here, but perhaps less dynamic in the piece we ultimately selected for the Grand Prize. Still, well done!

*camilliette has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

So cute, and so Lena. Clutching her notebook while the world turns into chaos around her. We really found this piece to be charming.

*bluespottedfrog has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

The technical detail - as well as the character detail - in this piece was overwhelming. We love the way the light hits Lena's face, and the charm necklace wrapped in her hair. Bravo!

*enchantress-lele has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
Judges' Comments

We loved the "turning Lena on her head" idea - because so often she does feel like her world is upside down, and like she's changing into something terrifying. A not very beautiful creature! This one gave us nightmares! Amazing.

*christina-the-weird has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
* Depending on availability


MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 5:29 PM
            
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be taking home terrific prize packages including cash and Points!
WOW!!!! the level of work is outstanding!!!!! We are in shock! Have the feeling that childhood fears resonate quite strongly in the heads of these amazing artists. We are absolutely impressed by the skill, originality and hours, days, poured into these pieces.
$5,000 USD  •  8,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*  •  dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack  •  A Print of Winner's choice from shop.deviantart.com*  •  One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
$3,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
$1,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on sizes and subject to availability. Maximum value: $250.00 USD.



In the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest, we challenged you to decide the fate of Lena, a caster who must choose between light or dark in the new film Beautiful Creatures. The entries were amazing, showcasing the implications of either choice. Check out the top 25 pieces that rose to the top, and will now be sent to the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, who will decide these Semi-Finalists' fate!

The remaining 20 Semi-Finalists will receive:
:bulletblue: dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
:bulletblue: Three-Month Premium Membership
:bulletblue: 2,000 deviantART Points


Beautiful Creatures: Lena's Love by camilliette Taken by the Dark by ataraxicare The Dark Caster Awaits by JamesHillGallery Grasp of Darkness by chitobein Fading in the darkness by hubie-the-cat And She Fell Away by Nanushii Bathed in Light by SamKablamm Lena's Tempest by wylielise Lena Light or Dark by bluespottedfrog Beautiful Creatures  - Dark by Viruul Lena of Light: Only our Will by Valsharea Guided by Light by SCRUBALLz Entering the Dark by pinkparis1233 Overcoming the Dark by PickledAlice Dark Lena- Inner Light Outer Darkness by Liol The Light of Darkness by keiiii Lena by JenniferHealy Beautiful Creatures - Light by Heabuur Light Amid the Chaos by AdamRoush Lena of the Light by Enchantress-LeLe Lena - Dark by Christina-The-Weird Dark Lena by ACZamudio Away from the Shadow's Grasp by Crittercreator Beautiful Creatures - Lena of the Light by DLDigital

Please note: If during the finalist judging, any one of the semi-finalists becomes ineligible or is disqualified under the Official Rules, the semi-finalist judges will replace the disqualified entry with a new selection to be considered by the final judges.

Theoretical Study

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 4:29 PM
Top Bird




This journal is part of my ongoing series of naming journals after a random phrase from a random phrase generator because I don't know what else to title it. 

Silly me to think things would slow down after the holidays. :lol: It seems like I've already been booking my weekends weeks in advance. This weekend, I'm heading to the LA Art Show and Daniel's cousin's 1st birthday party. :aww: 

In a couple weeks is the Press Paws Charity Art Show in Alhambra, CA. This show features some of my favorite artists, including teaganwhite, jasinski, Ikupoo, jdelgado, KytheraOA, Amales, and more! It's going to be an awesome show and all the proceeds go to a non-profit dog rescue in LA. :D

The weekend after that, I'm thinking about doing a 5K. I ran one a few years ago, and I'm really glad I did. I think it would be good to train for one again, even if I don't actually do the event. :lol:

I also started a free online Data Analysis class through CourseEra. It's been great so far with a lot of helpful information. The subject is completely new to me, so it's a little above my understanding, but I like challenging myself with new things.

I've also added quite a bit to my music library lately, even though it's not new music. Mainly a lot of Fun. and Arcade Fire.  I really like discovering old gems. 

What's new in your worlds? What have you been listening to lately?



Recent Favourites

Concentration3 by faeXX Muscle clown : interior view by grelin-machin departures by begemott
Exhibit A by koyamori :thumb304454512: The Adventures of Philosobot by fantasy-alive