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Thursday: Lineart Contest!Welcome to 2013, Premium Members!
Well done on your New Year's Resolutions last week! You came up with inventive and goal-oriented aspirations. We can't wait to see you put them into practice, given that you're the leader of your country, an ant, or a pirate.
Our top six winners are!
President of Poland New Year Resolutions:
- to learn to speak properly and with charisma, so that my listeners won't fell asleep during my speeches ever again.
- finally come to terms with the government, and above all the opposition party
- to lose weight and quit smoking, so I could proudly represent the country and the nation abroad, on delegations and well ... everywhere, anytime.
Julia Gillard, resolve to
1) Incroise the proice of oil.
2) Foind a new hairdresser.
3) Stoy in Paaliment at all costs!
1. I'll definitely start my swimming classes.
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Thursday: Animal Creation!Happy Thursday, Premium Members!
For this week, we want you to know: What are your two favorite animals? And how awesome would it be if you could combine them into your most favorite animal ever?!
Your task is to explore your imagination and create a hybrid of two animals. Depict what your hybrid would look like in a dA muro comment to this Journal!
We all know about the liger, centaur, and, of course, the llamahog. But what about otterfish? Giraffecat? Your creation is completely up to you!
Once you've got an idea, post a comment to this Journal with:
Your creation's name
A short description
A drawing of it in a dA muro comment
Your entry must have all three of the above to be considered for the prize!
We'll choose three winners who will be chosen based on creativity, inclusion of all three elements above, uniqueness, visual impact, and wildness. Our three winners will receive a 12x18 Fine Art Print of their choice! (
Thursday: Reverse Jeopardy Word Game!Great job on the gontest last week! You ghanged the letters in your stories garefully and the results were magnifigent! Our top winners are below:
Spell storm without a 'C' by =tk36477
Full by *ShinySilver
Deluge by =Tiefug
Congratulations! You will receive your Premium Membership within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're playing Reverse Jeopardy, a game of wordplay! This game is all about finding clever uses of words. It's easy to play:
Step 1: I'll give you a category and the answer in that category.
Step 2: You'll provide the question to that answer.
Thursday: Change of Letter Contest!Thank you for inviting us to your hometowns in last week's contest! We saw a wide variety of scenery and got a glimpse into what makes your home special to you. Well done!
The top four winners are:
Typical Bergen Weather by =ChimeraDragonfang
Dillsburg Pickle Drop Truck BW by =TemariAtaje
breathe by =RhynWilliams
A Rodeo of Balloon Shapes by *tmulcahy
You will be contacted about your prizes in the next 24 hours.
Thursday: St. Patrick's Day!Awesome job last week!
Brilliantly created stories.
Congratulations to our winners below!
You will be receiving your prizes within the next 24 hours.
Sunday is St. Patrick's Day! This holiday is all about all things green and the luck of the Irish.
Your task today is to draw something luck related using +Muro in the comments below! However, you must use shades of green in your drawing!
What comes to your mind when you think of luck? What would be your good luck charm? Show us using green colors in +Muro comments below!
All entries must be submitted as dA muro comments to this journal, and must be in by Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, accu
Thursday: Halloween Acronyms!Welcome back to Thursday!
A really great outpouring of bear and rabbit love! Awesome job one and all. In fact, thanks to a generous donation from $Heidi, everyone who submitted an entry will be receiving a one-month Premium Membership!
Our top three deviants, who will be receiving a deviantART Hoodie/Jacket, are listed below!
Forest's Lullaby by =TrollGirl
Rabbit And Bear by ~chrisravensar
Will Power- Diet by *gerakun87
Honorable mention to:
Thursday: Battle On!We're nearing the end of the month already! Time really flies.
This week, we're calling on all Premium Members who are also secret agents, especially trained in various combat styles. We have a special assignment for you!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to defeat your evil next-door neighbor. He isn't just any ol' neighbor -- this man has laser-shooting eyes, a wind tunnel in his abdomen, four arms loaded with deadly poison, and porcupine-like spikes protruding from his back. And he hasn't given you back your lawn mower you lent him a month ago!
Not to worry! You have your trusty three weapons with you, which are:
A bucket of modeling clay
Using these three items, how would you take down your opponent? Be creative and tell us your heroic tale!
Either write your story as a comment to this journal or post it as a literature deviation and link it in the comments below. A
Make a short film, win cool stuff!%fella is hosting a film contest for the month of January and you're all invited to enter, whether you're an experienced film maker or have never tried film before but would like to have a go. ANY genre of artistic film is welcome!
Here's the info...
%fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on dA
deviantART has certain s
March - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE....
Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the April Challenge
Tick tock tick tock, it's that time again! Last month's Artisan Crafts Challenge went very well and I have a feeling that this month is going to be even better!
According to the poll, this month's theme is "Under the Sea". You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Check out this example:
Artisan Crafts only!Send a note with your entry to ^
Complaint Challenge Contest!
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
Seniority Announcements - January 2013
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
Show Me #10 - SunsetsI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation
ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.
The tenth theme was Sunsets
Here comes the amazing deviations
Sunset Over the Intracoastal by ~flowerhippie22
Into the West by ~EnragedLemon
Natural Glow by ~Shiinsan23
Sunset by *Cansounofargentina
`Ticked OffOh my gosh!
Today, I have been honored to receive my ` mark with a bunch of other amazing deviants.
First off, thank you to $fourteenthstar and anyone who suggested me.
You are all amazing!
Whoa, a lot of familiar names on the list!
I hope to get to know some of you more.
red by `thetaoofchaos
dead by `thetaoofchaos
Sand and Waves on a Sunny Day by `SavageFrog
Poem for a Mother by `vespera
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to *shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 =Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
Digital Art - Mixed Media What it is and isn'tDigital Art > Mixed Media:
What is and isn't "Mixed Media"
This article was originally posted by `IreneLangholm. Since the actual article is no longer available, this is a backup version from the original article and released with permission from and full credit to Irene.
What does this mean?
It means that those of you who use more than one digital technique, there's a home for these creations
BUT BEFORE YOU RUN OFF TO MOVE YOUR DEVIATIONS, PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE COMPLETELY!
This article covers the gallery descriptions, the descriptions of the so called basic art forms as well as includes some help on how to determine if your gallery contains Mixed Media pieces.
Gallery Description: Digital Mixed Media
This new gallery is meant to hold deviations that have been created using at least two of t
Thursday: Coloring Contest!Howdy y'all!
Excellent lineart last week! We saw a ton of awesome farms cultivating a variety of things. Great creativity, and well done!
Our top three winners are:
Contest entry: Starburst Farms Lineart by =TheLadyJ
Griffin Farms: Lineart Contest by ~painted-flamingo
Zombie Farm by *JadeDragonne
Congratulations! Winners will be contacted about their prizes within the next 24 hours.
Now that we have this lineart, what better to do with it than to release it to you to color!
Your task this week is to tak
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More