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A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.

For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world could do. Let your imagination run wild!

We've given you a random combination of lines in the downloadable pack below. Your challenge is to look at the drawing creatively and find an object or scene within the randomness to bring a whole new meaning to the piece. Use these few lines to bring this skribble to life!

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What do you see when you look at this skribble? Maybe you see two unicorns engaged in an epic battle of survival. Perhaps you see a desert oasis, filled with palm trees and delicious drinks. Or could it be that this is the lost underwater kingdom of Atlantis? However you're inspired, we want to see it!


You can do a lot with this skribble. You can print it out and use traditional methods to craft your entry. You can digitally recreate it into a masterpiece. Your creation is completely up to you!

Submit Artwork
  • The skribbled lines must appear in your entry exactly as they appear in the download. You may not move or alter these lines in relation to each other.
  • The original lines must be clearly visible. No covering up or deleting these lines! You may trace them, but we must be able to easily see the original lines in your work.
  • You may rotate the set of lines as a set of lines in any direction you'd like within your entry.

  • Apple iPad2 (16GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • a deviantWEAR hoodie of winner's choice*
  • and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART.
(*depending on availability)
  • Apple iPad2 (16GB)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen+Touch Tablet
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • a deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • and a 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART.
  • Apple iPad2 (16GB)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen+Touch Tablet
  • 1,200 deviantART Points
  • a deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • and a 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART.
  • 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive 1 Month Premium Memberships to deviantART



This contest begins August 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM Pacific and ends August 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific. Semi-finalists and winners will be announced shortly after. There will be 3 prize winners and 22 semi-finalists.

This contest is international and open to every deviant who is at least 13 years of age and a member of deviantART. Membership to deviantART is free. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win once. Entries must be made after the start of the contest. All contest entries must be submitted as a deviation to: Contests > 2011 > 11th Birthday Contests > Skribble.

Read the rules

Winners will be judged based on creative use of the lines, artistic merit, and cleverness.

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:iconjerepasaurus:
Jerepasaurus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo >3>
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isabell93 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
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Umagic65 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why oh why did this message have to pop up the day I discovered "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared"?
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Casualmisfit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   General Artist
Where is the page displaying the winners?! Wish it would be made clear!
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:iconmapoko:
mapoko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Hey, just to give you some examples of pieces, which really would have deserved to win this contest:

1. [link] -- I think to use the same scribble two times, creating a cute looking AND a terrifying creature with different emotion, is what makes this a masterpiece! Plus the coloring and overall mood is just amazing!! (The artist is only 17 by the way!!)

2. [link] -- Thats what I call creative and colorful! The expression and position of the woman is wonderful and the picture has strong emotions! This is true art!!

3. [link] -- This is cute, creative and perfectly drawn.. what do u want more??!!

This just to mention some... These would have deserved to win! I know, it were also the one that gained a lot of popularity in the contest and many say its just because they have lots of watchers and stuff, so DA probably thought: well, then lets pick some of the unknown pictures... There was a picture, which had 0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! favourites when it came into the semi-finals!!! Dont you think, that favs are also an indicator for the quality of a picture?? Being on the front page of the contest doesnt mean, these artists didnt spend many hours and effort to create their works!! Dont you think it has to mean something that they have a lot of favs??.... well, I am just upset! Instead DA picked a cheated fish-lady with a tiny photoshopped tattoo on her arm, including the lines, wow, how creative! well done DA!... >:(
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:iconnotbambi:
NotBambi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to the winners! This was a fun one to watch.
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:icondararath:
Dararath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Artist
When is the deadline?

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It was on August 22nd.
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:iconantonia-chan:
Antonia-chan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
where can i see the finalists?
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:iconarbiesart:
ArbiesArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
where can I see the semifinalitsts ? : O
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:iconelnurbabayev:
elnurbabayev Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
it is here [link]
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:iconeliezergrawe:
EliezerGrawe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Where are de semi-finalist?
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:iconeliezergrawe:
EliezerGrawe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I just found it [link]
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:iconjeiboi:
jeiboi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
are the finalists result official? shouldnt it be posted via notes since this is admin stuff? ive been joining contests here ever since and they always announce via notes so im not convinvced that the link is not real. IMO
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:iconrock-snake:
Rock-Snake Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the finalists works are great but I' a bit disappointed on their judging ...the judges screwed up...

hope next time they won't screw up...
(I don't use photoshop but I draw both digital and traditional)
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:iconcrasyk:
CrasyK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
check my art & Design blog instead :D [link]
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:icondimadiz:
dimadiz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
вот зачем нужно было рисовать столько картинок парни? судьи там сейчас вешаются - просматривая их все)))
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:icondimadiz:
dimadiz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's why it was necessary to draw as many pictures guys? Judges hang out there now - looking at them all)))
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iamin7ove Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
so...where is the official winners announcement?
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:icondarkomenwolf:
DarkOmenWolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so um who are the winners? :L
or have they still not decided yet?
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:iconwasudo:
Wasudo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish someone comments or criticizes my work on why it was not in the finalist :(
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you didn't submit on time, you did it about 2 days ago, the contest endet 22. august --- and perhaps it's just me, but I can not spot the lines from the contest
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:iconwasudo:
Wasudo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops wrong link [link]
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:iconwasudo:
Wasudo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you saw my work for another contest. This is for the skribble [link]
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:iconkvlticon:
Kvlticon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It needs more DA mascots/logos, thrown in with some one eyed robots or monsters!
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:iconwasudo:
Wasudo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but my work had one eyed monster, well its one eyed since its other eye is not shown :XD:
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:iconisabelle96:
isabelle96 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do i find out who won?
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:iconallanjefferson666:
allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
for those who have not seen, this is the link of the result of the semifinalists.



[link]
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:iconwhite-tiger-cubs:
White-Tiger-Cubs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
wheres the results someone link it please!!! :(
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:iconsagecomic:
SageCOMIC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is there on the right side of this page ------------------------------------->
Skribble Community Contest Semi-Finalists
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:iconwhite-tiger-cubs:
White-Tiger-Cubs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
thnx ^_^
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:iconishyndar:
Ishyndar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
have participate to the contest,is not my first one,I had works at the "Plans gone wrong" ,is actually the third one for me,but is the last one.My works are made in oil paint ,made by my hand,with my one ideas,but I have never been a semifinalist.I do not know how the judging is made,what they are looking at at work,I am not even sure that they are looking at all the works.Without false modesty,I think that my work is better than others that were chosen.I hope that someone from the jury will read this comments and other comments that were made by unhappy participants.Anyway,congrats to those who were chosen.Here is my entry: [link]
I am waiting for your comments if I am wrong or not.
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:iconpattoon:
Pattoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
Duplicate entries are also not allowed....this looks very much like one of the Finalists but not it.[link]
I wonder !
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:iconjinv:
jinv Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconsagecomic:
SageCOMIC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
comparing yours with the finalist you have all the requirements and i don't know why you didn't go thro :/

heres mine

[link]
[link]
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yep, it really is a shame you didn't make it, love your entry, was one of my favorites
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:iconpattoon:
Pattoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   General Artist
The more I look at the Finalists the Less Compliance with the Contest Rules I see.Rule 4 should read there is little or no need to use the original scribble.It can be manipulated , obliterated or Ignored at your Pleasure.Some of the Finalists work is very Contrived and Unnatural.but Still the Contest is a Great Idea and from all the entries I guess the Deviants enjoyed most of the Process.the blurring of Rules will always cause aggravation as will poor fitting underwear.
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Pattoon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   General Artist
Just saw the Finalist's .some nice works here but the competition should have read "only enter if you have Photoshop".So a bit Disappointing that there are no works produced that are just artistic Talent Without Hightech wizardry that these Programs produce.Next Time have an Un enhanced Competition where Steroids arnt allowed.It was fun though but I wont be entering anything again untill I get My Wizardy Birdbath.
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Kaywenn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I think it's a bit sad, too. Is there even one picture drawn traditionally with pencil and paper? The finalists are really great, but if you havn't got Photoshop you've got no chance (like me) :(
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petalmist21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't use Photoshop ---> [link] I think I did a pretty good job! :)
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:iconritta1993:
Ritta1993 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there is mine! [link] but i admit :D its not as good as the others..as u said..if u haven't got photoshop,you've got no chance.. but the important thing is that you shared your art and thoughts to the world..so in my opinion its not just about winning :):)
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Kaywenn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, it isn't just about winning and it was really fun participating! It was my first contest here and I liked the challenge. :)

I really like your drawing! It's peacefull and kinda calming! :D
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Ritta1993 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx very much :hug: and btw..its my first contest here too :D :)
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TheFr33KShoW Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where are the finalists list at???????
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:iconnoojie-woojie:
Noojie-Woojie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I haven't seen the finalists yet.
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sansparallaxphoto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Look at my butterfly piece. Going to college for graphic design, and I know Photoshop, but I can still do something handmade.
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LucifersJester Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Photographer
This would be the place that says the finalists [link]
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Neko2Stardust Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Where are the finalist's pieces? :D
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Here, I think. They didn't announce them via notes for some reason (maybe, will do it later).
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Neko2Stardust Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ah right, thankyou :)
Was wondering what was happening with it, lol :P
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