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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: 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: 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: Acronym Contest! It's another Thursday! Or as we call it,
Why am I bringing up sad dogs in the Middle East, you ask? It's all part of this week's contest!
This week, we're having an acronym contest! Your task is to spell out one or more of these words, and use each letter as the first letter to create a sentence. Your words should, generally, make a full sentence instead of a string of nonsense.
The three words are:
Take my example above as inspiration for how these should be set up. You may choose to spell out one, two, or all three acronyms!
We'll choose six winners, two for each acronym, who will receive a mystery deviantWEAR t-shirt and deviantART stickers. These are shirts that are no longer available in the store!
Winners will b
Thursday: Mysterious Objects Contest!Amazing job on the inventions from last week! Just think how many of the world's problems, large and small, we could solve with these devices.
Our top three winners are:
Allegro-Designs with the HoverHarness, a device to help take the stress off your feet. (Read more!)
talespirit with the Braindrive, a hard drive for your brain that would store memories and retrieve them on demand. (Read more!)
HMNA with The Summoner, an organization tool to clean your room with a push of a button. (Read more!)
You will be contacted within 24 hours about your prizes.
This week, we're doing an art creation contest, but with a twist! It's time to get out your Sherlock Holmes hat and pipe, and prepare to do some super sleut
Thursday: Random Phrase Art Creation Contest!We were exposed to so many awesome Profile Page designs/layouts last week! Great choices all around!
These were the four Premium Members and their nominees that took the prize. Congratulations!
Nominated by lucid-light
Nominated by DianaGrigore
Nominated by HalfInane-HalfMental
Nominated by rosieelfgirl
Suggesters will be contacted about their prizes within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're having an art contest and we're using a random phrase generator. Your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase! (You could also use the new Muro featuring Redraw! )
Here's how to participate:
Thursday: Symbolize your year!Welcome to Thursday! The first in July!
Your polls were so awesome last week! Great suggestions all around. In fact, they were so great, that we need another week to decide the winners. Sorry for the delay! Next week, we'll have the winners from the Create a Poll contest and today's contest. Double the winners, double the fun!
Since we’re a little more than halfway through the year, we wanted to take some time to reflect on what it has meant to you. Before the written word became popular, many American Indians used to keep their tribe's history by drawing the most significant event of the year (in their case, something like a buffalo hunt or solar eclipse), depicted with one simple symbol, usually on an animal hide. While we don't have animal hide to distribute, we do have Muro!
For this week’s event, we ask you to think about the year thus far and in a dA muro comment to this blog, draw a symbol that represents your year so far!
Thursday: Mother Nature Art Contest!Class is in session! Awesome suggestions and entries last week. If only those classes could exist, school would be much more fun.
Our top three winners are:
sleepyowlet with Keeping in touch with your inner child
Dorktron with Extreme Archaeology
TeamMinato with Time Traveling Ed
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're having an art creation contest! All mediums are welcomed and all Premium Members are encouraged to join!
The theme for this contest is:
What comes to your mind when you think about Mother Nature? Do you think of green forests brimming with exotic wildlife? Or bulldozers and factories polluting our
Thursday: Improbable Mission!Welcome to another beautiful Thursday! I hope you've been having a great week so far.
We have the winners from our Reverse Jeopardy contest! Awesome puns and use of words. We enjoyed reading through all the entries!
The top winners are:
Category: Olympic Sports
Question: Which sport is constantly making a racket?
Category: Aquatic Life
Answer: Red Snapper
Question: What was an accurate description of the photographer when told to get a real job?
Category: School Subjects
Question: In which subject do we study the subject of zebra and algae breeding?
Answer: Darth Maul
Question: What tool does a Sith Lord user to split firewood?
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
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
The B/W VS COLOR Contest: Winners!
View other entries here: http://tajii-chan.deviantart.com/favourites/49815114?offset=0
:bulletbkac: Forwards and Thank You's! [Bullet; Black]
Alright so we know that everyone usually just skims right past this part to see the winning entries, but I still want to start off with this because some thank you's are in order! Going through the entries this year was incredibly difficult (It usually always is!) because there were so many unique concepts and beautiful art pieces. After a certain point I had to enlist the help of my mom and sister, who managed to help me narrow down things a bit more. That having been said, there were a lot of last minute decisions that I had to make alone and I really focused on the execution of the concept and all of the little details.
Contests News and FeaturesWelcome to Stock & Resources 2013!
We hope you all had an excellent beginning to the New Year! Please find below some very interesting contests, features and news.
Precut stock - all the problems :/
Precut stock is something that like Marmite, people either love, or hate. Either way it brings its own special issues to stock providers and photomanipulators alike, so I've highlighted some very important points you should take into consideration below.
Precut stock is in its very nature "EDITED" therefore its is no longer in its original photographic form and should therefore be posted to resources/clipart OR stock/premade backgrounds/.. NOT to the usual stock galleries which should be reserved for original photography that has only very minor post production edits such as exposure/brightness/contrast etc. alterations according to DA's gallery definitions.
Precut stock - like all photo
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
Spotlight Features - Vol. 17A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
The concept of "original characters" may be a bit foreign to writers, as when you create a piece of literature, in most cases, everyone in the story is an original character. However, with advent of role-playing (in its many various forms), non-writers and writers alike found themselves created characters to use in games and otherwise. Sometimes the characters represent themselves, other times not. The main thing that remains the same is that they are loved and cherished by their creator. And who doesn't love showing off their creations. A while ago, I ran a poll asking my watchers and visitors to share some o
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
400 Point Giveaway- Read for WinnersOk, decided to end it early because there were so many entrants.
Winners will be selected using http://www.random.org/
You can enter until 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (that in the U.S.) on August 16th.
Haven't done this in a while for points, however this time there will be 4 winners who will win 100 points each!
Must be a watcher. Yes, you can watch me now to be eligible if you haven't already.
Post the link to this journal in YOUR journal, with the title "400 Point Giveaway"
Comment HERE with the link to the journal.
Everyone will receive a number upon commenting. On August 16th I will randomly draw 4 numbers and the people whose numbers I draw will win the points. Just to reiterate to avoid confusion The number I reply to your comment with is YOUR number. If I draw that number when the raffle ends, then you win. I will not draw a number until August 16th.
200 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED!)*This contest is CLOSED! The winner was #71 or :iconChristieMars:! http://tinypic.com/r/257fvd5/6
Alright, so as a thank you to my watchers, and to everybody here at dA...I'm hosting a giveaway!
Let me break it down for ya:
The prize? 200 !
Rules? You don't have to be watching me, but I do suggest faving this journal (not mandatory). Leave ONE* comment, and I'll give you a #.
How do you win? If your number's chosen, you win! I'll use random.org to choose the winner.
End date? September 1st at 11:59 CST. Make sure to comment before then!
*If you comment more than once, it kinda screws up my numbering. SO, if you do comment more than once, I'll hide ALL of your comments and you won't be entered. Fair warning, guys.
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
Abandoned ChapelThe parish waits now,
the loneliness of corners
crawling outward on walls--
chipped away by the wind,
and held together
by silk spindles;
cobwebs align them like the membranes of memories,
the cut of a jewel in an broken window
against the sun
where beads of rain
gather in a mesh of strands
a new Mosaic
against the backdrop of a cemetery;
My eyes seek out the sermon
in close proximity,
paint no distance
between headstone and cloud;
elegies topple each other
in their climb to heaven
as light trickles
over the shade,
breathes a new glow over snuffed candles.
I feel the weight in these empty rows,
how a breath couldn't cease to be breath
in the midst of prayer.
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