|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Icons for a Good Cause - CLOSEDUpdate 04-01-2013: Project will be on hold and not accepting any more requests. I will clear the waiting list and then close the project for good.
Update of the Update: Well dang, people, the interest is so high that I'll open a few more slots, it's for a good cause after all. xD That means that there's a chance you'll have to wait a bit longer though since I'll have more to work through.
Update 02-27-2013: The project is open again and I will be taking orders for five more slots before closing for good. That means this is not only your last chance to participate in the project but also your last chance to get one of the chibis in my old style. As always, comment on the journal if you would like to commission an icon in order to help out; in depth guidelines below.
Update 12-25-2012: The project will be on hold for a little while so I can clear off the list and also get all the other stuff done that I
GAMESCAPES - Winner Announcement
A big thank you to my fellow judges for providing their help and also for being so incredibly fast with sending in their votes!
So not even 24h after the deadline I am proud to present you with the winners of this contest!
Before I get to that I would like to mention though that everybody did a fantastic job and even though only three people can win no work went totally unappreciated.
But I'll stop stringing you along now.
3rd Place goes to:
50 by ValaSedai
(provided by Viokcha)
1 traditional Chibi by Demon-Tetra
1 Chibi w/o bg by Viokcha
1 Headshot by LadyNoise
1 animated Pixel Icon by ValaSedai
A llama by KiaraJoy
Journal Feature by KiaraJoy
Journal Feature by Astrikos
Journal Feature by Viokcha
2nd Place goes to:
Draw Your OC with Mine: CLOSED - Now JudgingYep, the deadline's finally here.
And I think I can officially assume that you guys are out to kill me. How the heck am I supposed to pick only three between all these wonderful entries? Well, there's a good chance you'll get the results only in 2014, so sit tight.
How about browsing through all the entries in the meantime? You can find them here: http://valasedai.deviantart.com/favourites/57899520
There's two last minute entries in there too, so be sure to check it all out.
Just a small remark: If you plan to draw Gorhn, please please please don't forget that he is freakishly tall for a Bosmer. I speak from experience when I say people have overlooked that and it's one of the things that make him relatively unique so just...keep it in mind, mkay? xD He's literally Altmer size. Maybe at the lower range for Altmer but still tall enough to actually BE an Altmer. (which btw he could be partly, seeing as he never knew his parents D: ) Now I'm babbling. /runs off
Celebratory Give Away - Winners announcedRandom.org has been fed with your numbers and the two lucky winners of a 1-month premium membership each are:
There are several things that deserve a big fat Thank you today.
No. 1: Some belated B-Day Gifts
I got this adorable chibi from Jens-kun
and TheSaltyMonster made me a Support Stamp! ;w;
How awesome is that? QwQ
No. 2: My Second DD
I seriously thought I didn't see right when I checked my messages this morning but - no kidding - I was awarded another DD. :'D
And on an emote! I always considered my emotes to be real amateur work. xD;
This one here got lucky:
Since the suggester apparently wanted to stay anonymous I have no idea who to thank but whoever you are, I am more than grateful! Thank you also to stuck-in-suburbia for featuring the piece and everybody who faved and
Icons and Handhelds: Gallery Newsletter #3The new Icons & Handhelds Newsletter, designed to keep you up up to date with all notable happenings and findings within this gallery.
- Recent Discoveries -
Brought to my attention by other deviants or discovered during a browsing session of my own.
COM: Dazzel by Little-Miss-RiikoRed
Riding backwards on a pig.. by NekoSoraYagami 315. Roselia by Snovve OLD: Icon Commission for Ragur-in-a-bottle by wolf-fire :thumb355245601:
Princess tutu (free use) by Tera-ai Spiral Avatar by carnivalfish cherribun GIF by TheShelberine
Majora's Mask Icon - FREE TO USE! by Skytch Teacup bunny by Shiroimi Fishy Heart by torimisu G: Taiwan Icon for iJosiechan by Riniuu
- Projects, Contests & Other Exciting Events -
SteffieSilva is holding an icon contest with the task of creating an icon for one of her OCs.
Gallery Makeover: Icons and Handhelds We're slowly nearing the end of this first phase of the Gallery Restructure Project which means if you would still like to give us any kind of feedback related to the Icons & Handhelds gallery structure, now's the time to do so!
Please also scroll down and see which points have been brought up by the community and feel free to tell us what you think about them.
As recently announced by Moonbeam13 in this article deviantART will soon be undergoing a rather extensive makeover of the gallery system in order to streamline categories and simplify submissions. That will amongst others include the removal of dead categories, merging where it makes sense or simply a complete restructuring of a whole root category if necessary.
Community input is highly important for this so with this journal you have the opportunity to specifically give feedback concerning the Icons
The Art of DreamingEmpty is the world that's known to you
I left it behind, to eternity I broke through
Thousand times I dreamt and woke up in my bed
One time in another dream, on earth I was dead
I know of seven gates of dreaming
That one can enter into a separate reality
Not in ordinary dreams, they are not as they seem
Nothing real, the dreamer's fantasy
The Visitor by JKRoots-Frozen hell by wagner19
But if the dreamer starts to get control
Entities of other dimensions cross his way
Dark Hours of the Life by ExiledenCreepy Tree by churchmediageekMonolith by JKRoots
His dream body awakes and the wings of his soul
But woe to those not strong enough, a deadly price they pay
~ The Art of Dreaming - Golden Dawn ~
Scenery Spotlight X - Winter SpecialA series of articles featuring outstanding yet under-appreciated scenery and background art on a weekly to biweekly basis.
Paintings & Drawings
Winter's Walk by CelineSIMONI:thumb342334461:
deeper (the winter edition) by Massi-SanWinter Wonderland by QuantumRiverWinter Morning by nicolaykoriagin
Winter White by jbjdesignsout into the ice by aerroscapeWinter by bluesixtynine
I, II, III, IV, V,
Scenery Spotlight VIIIA series of articles featuring outstanding yet under-appreciated scenery and background art on a weekly to biweekly basis.
Paintings & Drawings
Midtfjellskogen by jonpackerSolitude by YOSHIMETAL
Only a cloudy day by ZzFOXzZ:thumb339104806:Sample jungle scene by barrymdesigns
:thumb338742885:goham city night by anish911High Afternoon at River Bank by jovenp
I, II, III, IV, V,
Art for someone in your life - call for artists"Would you like to help end violence against women? "Someone in your Life" is looking for artists to help with our crowdfunding campaign!
45% of women in the UK experience sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking. That's practically one in every two women subjected to violence simply for being a woman. But numbers are too abstract; too easy to ignore. So here's what I want you to do. Walk into a room, any room, and count the women. Now try to imagine that half of those women in the room with you, half of any arbitrary group of women, will have experienced horrific acts of gender-based violence at some point in their life. Think of the women in your life: your mother, your sister, your partner, your daughter, your best friend. Half of them have or will at some point experience violence because they are women. This not about some abstract 45%, some women "out there". This is about someone in your life.
Someone In Your Life aims to give women a space to speak out and tell their stori
dA Related Monthly Themed Contest: AutumnIt's time for the first of many deviantART Related Monthly Themed Contests!
It's that time of the year again. Where the leaves begin to fall, and all you feel like doing is jumping into that big pile of leaves in your neighbours yard. Yes, it's Autumn.
Create something with autumn leaves, colors, anything to do with Autumn. It's all up to you!
This contest will be open to all media, as long as it's correctly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery. This means you can create a deviantID, Deviant Stamp, Journal or Gallery skins/designs, and more with the theme Autumn.
Your entry must be properly submitted into the deviantART Related gallery.Your entry must comply with deviantART's
Comment Contest!EDIT: Winners Announced! This contest is no longer open.
So I reported a day or two ago that I had hit a milestone of comments. In celebration, I bring you a fun contest!
How to win?
Without spamming, make more comments within a week than any other participants! I will be keeping track of your comments and see who made the most.
How to participate?
Fave this journal. This will help spread the word and provide me with an easy way to keep track of all participants.
I will then confirm your participation. I need to do this manually, sorry! It'll only take roughly 8 hours at most, then I'll let you know you can get started
Critmas is here! (Last Day!) Today is the LAST DAY for you to get your 12 critiques in! Make sure you leave a comment in this journal linking all your pieces. There's plenty of prizes up for grabs Remember you have until 11:59 PM pst TODAY to complete your critiques!
On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me.
Back by popular demand, I bring you...
The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!
"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (Memnalar)
Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas vacations; some of you have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive? Get your onesie on, warm up a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and let’s get comfortable around our computers!
Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest!Monthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!
Edit: Last call for entries! Judging will be done in 18hours from now! Get your entries in asap! Winners and New theme for the Contest will be announced tomorrow! Hurry up!
Hello there again my darling snowflakes!
I'm very excited to announce that from now on, every month we will be hosting our Monthly Repeating Manga and Anime contest! I hope you'll have lots of fun with them! And if you have any idea for a contest theme, feel free to leave a comment here!
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characters allowed?
I'm afraid not Only Original Characters and universes are allowed. Your Naruto based OC, for example, isn't elligible to enter or win.
Can we submit pre-existing works that fit the theme?
Nope. All entries must be made specifically fo
Craft a Moustache ContestWhat is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
Fella's Film Contest!It's not long to go until the deadline for Fella's Film Contest! If you'd like to submit your film creations, remember that although the contest began on 5th January, you are welcome to submit films which were made BEFORE that date too. So if you have awesome film in your gallery that's 3 minutes long or less, you're welcome to submit it now! Here's all the original info for the contest...
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 d
Operation TYP [Contest Event!]Grim Face (GrimFace242) and I decided running our own separate contests in January weren’t enough. We put together a joint event contest too.
What is Operation TYP?
It’s 24 hours of fun, and a dash of mischief, for the literature community. At the start date you will be given a simple task that can be done in as little as 2 minutes. It will be up to you to make it fun and creative though.
What is this task? It’s so super secret we can’t tell you until the start date!
What we can tell you is this: It will be quick and easy. It will be fun. You will have 24 hours to complete the task. You can participate multiple times. There will be prizes for random participants and a little something extra for three creative deviants!
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Time: 12:00 AM EST*
Check back at that time for your Operation TYP task
Complaint Challenge Contest - Extended!Update: Deadline Extension
New deadline: February 10th at 11:59 PM EST!
I could use an extra week before judging, and my poll suggested people could use a little more time than that. I've decided to extend the deadline by 10 days.
Don't forget you must note me your entry to be eligible for prizes. I know I saw some floating around. I do need an official entry note! You may find these other reminders helpful: http://fav.me/d4mk8a6
If your entry is not in this folder, you are not confirmed and should contact me: http://thorns.deviantart.com/favourites/47897505
If you have questions, or needed help, and I haven't fully helped yet, NOTE ME ASAP. If I haven't responded I misplaced your messages. (I know there is definitely one I cannot find.) I apologize and would be appreciate a reminder.
We got our complaints out in 2011. Now, 2012 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble a
Bo.When Lindsay was born, Bo was there. Standing beside her mother, he was the first thing she ever saw. But he was not her father; her father stood on the other side.
Bo was there until the very moment she died.
The sun shone bright through the windows of her pink-laden room. She loved pink. And black.
“Because Bo is black,” she’d told her parents.
Her imaginary friend, they soon concluded.
“Bo is all black,” she described one night as her father tucked her in, “His skin and his hair and everything. He doesn’t talk a lot.”
Her father frowned.
“He sounds scary.”
“He’s not,” she insisted.
Bo sat on the bed and said nothing.
Her father kissed her good night and turned out the light.
“Why can’t Dad see you?” she asked.
“Are you real?”
“Are you real?” he replied.
“How do you know?”
Keep in Touch!