Nyiana's 12 days of Giveaways Intro Hello everyone! I hope that all of you are having a wonderful holiday season, and I hope that soon it'll get a little bit better.
Tomorrow starts the 12 days of Giveaways contest, and each of the next twelve days I will upload a journal with a simple task for you to do. If you complete the task, you will be entered to win that day's prize. Thanks to the donations from multiple deviants and Moonbeam13 I'm able to provide some pretty awesome prizes. The list of the prizes can be found here in no particular order;
Sticker Packs 1, 2, and 3 *Stress ball set 1 or 2 *Glow lanyard + 2 keychains2x Fella or Super Llama plushes2x deviantartGEAR T-shirts *4x Three month premium memberships1x One year premium membership
*Subject to availability.
The prize of the day will be announced with each task, and the winner of each task will be announced the day after. Please note, if you do win a specific day's prize, you will not be able to win another prize from this giveaway. However, you wi
Nyiana's 12 Days of Giveaways- Day 10 CLOSED We're in the home stretch! If you have to do any shopping, you'd better hurry, the stores are getting crowded.
Yesterday, I asked you to design a snowman using any visual medium, and there were 55 people who entered. The winning graph can be found just below;
With the number 5, Little-Miss-Cherub wins the three month premium membership! Her winning comment can be found here
Now onto today's task.
deviantART is constantly growing, every minute there are several new members that join the site, that's where today's task comes in.
Welcome at least five new deviants to the site
The list of new deviants can be found on the today page, towards the bottom right.
Link the comments that you leave here in this journal. Remember to greet at least five deviants, if you want to greet more, then you're welcome to do so.
Nyiana's 12 Days of Giveaways- Day 8 - CLOSED Did you guys survive the end of the world? So far I managed to over here.
Yesterday, I asked you what holiday traditions that you and/or your family has every year, and 48 of you responded with your stories. Out of the 48 entries there can only be one winner. The winner is randomly selected by my closing my eyes and attempting to highlight one number with my mouse, and here's the winner
Congrats to TiaVon! She wins a glow lanyard plus two keychains! Her winning comment can be found here
Now onto today's task.
Hopping back to deviantART related, today's task involves deviations, specifically suggesting them for a daily deviation, so here's what it is,
I want you to suggest at least 1 Daily Deviation to a community volunteer.
When you suggest a deviation, please link the deviation you suggested and the name of the volu
Nyiana's 12 Days of Giveaways- Day 12 CLOSED Today is the final day of giveaways, and for many of us its also Christmas! So Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, but for those who don't Happy Holidays.
Yesterday, I asked you to say why the holidays are special to you, and there are 49 of you who responded with why. Out of the 49 entrants, here is the winner;
With the number 4, xSammyKayx is the winner! She wins one deviantartGEAR T-shirt of her choice*
Now onto today's task, the final task!
One thing that we all have in common with each other, is that we are on deviantART, and usually throughout our time spent on this site, we end up having people that we look up to and inspire us.
Today's task is to write about a deviant who inspires you.
It doesn't matter if you look up to their art, their status, their spirit, or anything else. Name a deviant who inspires you, and write a little bit as to why.
Today's prize is a ONE
Nyiana's 12 Days of Giveaways- Day 7 - CLOSED Just think, in two weeks it will be next year! The year just seems to be winding down so fast.
Yesterday, I asked how you would benefit from having a three month premium membership, and 71 one of you answered. Here is the winner out of those 71;
Congrats to Choclate-Dreams! They win a three month premium membership! The membership will be donated after December 25th.
Choclate-Dreams's comment can be found here
Now onto today's task!
Each family has its own traditions, something that is unique to our family, and our family alone. It doesn't matter if its simple or complicated, a tradition is a tradition. That's where today's task comes in;
Write about a holiday tradition that you and/or your family has
The prize for today's giveaway is the glow lanyard + two keychains.
All prizes will be distributed
Manga/Anime Spotlight: touchedvenusManga/Anime Spotlight: TouchedVenus
Manga/Anime Spotlight is a weekly feature that highlights the different artists across the deviantART's Manga/Anime community, and is a portal to get to know a bit more about them and their works.
This week's feature is TouchedVenus
1.) To start off, what is your favorite medium and tools to use?
My favorite medium has definitely become digital over the years. I love all the different tricks and textures to create so many different effects. You can even mimic traditional art, which is pretty amazing when done right. As for tools I love, definitely my Intuos 3 Wacom Tablet. I had my fair share of doing art with a mouse and this little contraption has made a world of a difference. My first tablet was a Graphire and I've been addicted to them ever since. I also do most of sketching and coloring in Photoshop CS5, but I've recently started doing my line work and clean up in SAI. The vector t
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 40Welcome to the fortieth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in November 2012.
Lets Winter by Maruuki take what the water gave me by Razuri-chan let rose by Lovepeace-S Just another typical day by Milchiah yuki-no-komichi by Harukim
:thumb340327377: Jiao-long Yee Swords by EUDETENIS i love you grandma! by loveariddle to: Divine-Illuminance by khallix Quixotic . Witch's Apprentice . by c-r-y-s
Commission: serafim777 by Kutty-Sark :thumb340277616: EPHEMERAL - THIRD IMPACT by OldaccountYAMISHIN V by HAYADAI LoX Happy Harroween by Lo-wah
battlefield by Fantakoi steampunk contest entry by kumashige Royal Lilies by DarkSena like a rainbow by Skyler-chan498 Do an by cantieuhy
YOU-cee: I Love You, but I Don't Deserve You by YOU-cee wouaf by OldaccountYAMISHIN Endlessly by CHOCOCHIYOKO +Comic Fiesta 2012 Countdown : Day 08+ by VanRah Scheherazade and the Hash Djinn by vinhnyu
inVItation by Kumachin Berserk(infinity) by indui commission: A1SU by tandolcedeco Light it up by Sangcoon :thumb335941772:
Make sure to check out all of t
Points for Premium Membership Giveaway *CLOSEDEdit 2
6pm EST has come and gone, so now this contest is closed. Any comments posted after this update (6:10pm EST) will not be counted for the contest.
You will receive a number, and that will be your number for the drawing, I will then link to another journal after the winners have been decided. Please be patient, this will take a while.
Since there has been such an overwhelming response to this giveaway, I am going to up the number of prizes to five. So now five lucky deviants will be able to get the points for a premium membership!
Since DeviantART decided to run its Buy One Get One Premium Membership promotion, I feel like being nice and handing out some PMs. However, since the BOGO deal only works if you buy the PM, I have to give away the points equivalent.
So..... since I have to give away points,
Nyiana's 12 days of Giveaways- Day 6 - CLOSED We're at the halfway mark! Seems like the days are just flying by.
Yesterday, I asked you to use any visual medium to decorate a Christmas tree using emotes, and most of you took it in a direction I didn't even think of, and I loved it. There were 23 eligible participants; the highlighted numbers is the winning number.
Congrats to Foreveredshadowed! She wins either emoticon stress ball set 1 or 2! Please be sure to add one of the items to your wishlist and make sure that your shipping address is up to date.
Foreveredshadowed's lucky winning comment can be found here
Now onto today's task.
There are many reasons why we want a premium membership, it could be to avoid ads, see more deviations, or just to have a fancier looking symbol, but no matter what we each have our own reasons for wanting it. That's where today's task comes in;
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.
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Contest: Crossovers! As kids, we often mashed our toys together, regardless of Copyright. Superman would take command of G.I. Joe to defeat the combined forces of Doctor Doom and the Decepticons, while Barbie took a break from her idealistic lifestyle to become a Pokemon master. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got recruited into Starfleet and taught Spock the wonders of pizza. (And from the furor arose Mister Rogers in a blood-stained sweater.)
And thus, the Crossover was born. It's something we never really outgrew, either. To this day, seeing our favorite characters from different stories meet and compete is a guilty pleasure that we all like to indulge in. So now's your chance to indulge yourselves for prizes!
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
Fella Around the World Contest Tweet
Get a Plushie Fella!
Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!
Download Fella and Super Llama
The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.
Submit Your Photo!
Read Official Rules For More Details »
Read Official Rules for More Details »
Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World
25th Birthday Contest!I'm Turning 25!
In honor of my quarter century (25 years old!) I want you to tell me what you want to accomplish by the time you are 25. If you are already 25, by the time you're 50. Older than 50, 75. Older than 75, 100. Also, if you're older than 75 you have mad props for being here.
The Catch: You can only use 25 words, and I want them to be poetic. You can use whatever format, but you have to use exactly 25 words. And they have to express your wish in a poetic manner.
The Details: Upload your entry to the correct gallery, then send the thumb or link to me in a note titled "25th Bday Contest". I will be counting words, so make sure you get exactly 25 or it will be disqualified. You can enter as many times as you wish.
The Prize: Three winners will receive 250 points each and a feature in my journal. Each entrant can win only once.
I'm Looking For: Words that inspire, create desire, make
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
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,
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
Thursday: Become a superhero!Awesome job on the What Do You See contest from last week! Beautiful interpretations of the mundane marks in the walls at HQ. We'll never look at that wall the same way!
Here are our top winners:
Honorable mention to:
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
Calling all superheroes -- there's a crisis afoot! The world's supply of tangerines is dangerously low, and we need a superhero to come and save us. That's where you come in!
Your task this week is to become a superhero and save the world -- in this case, solving the problem of too few tangerines. How would you go about doing this? Would you be Sunshine Man and part the clouds so tangerine trees can get much needed sunlight? Or would you choose to be the Masked Miracle Grow and sprinkle your special fast growing powder? It's completely up to you!
All entries must
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
January Contest + December Results! January Contest: Shapes
Welcome to the first contest of 2013 for the group! Since the last contest of 2012 went down well as it was mixed medias - we're going to let you enter with whatever type of Art you like. So you can enter Fractal, Photography, Digital Art or Traditional. The aim of this contest is to have a theme of Abstract Shapes within your work. Your work will be declined if it doesn't reflect this, so be sure to make the theme obvious in your piece of work! We're also opening up all of our folders again, so enjoy submitting your work once more!
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st January 2013
Entries must be Abstract and must have a theme of 'Shapes' with minimal manipulation. Black and white is allowed.
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
Thursday: Show us your home!Premium Members!
Thank you for your suggestions last week. We love hearing from you about what you like and how we could improve!
But now, we're back to the contest action! This week, we're having a photography contest! We want to understand a bit more about where you come from and your hometown.
Your challenge is to pick your favorite thing about your hometown and submit a photograph of it!
For example, my favorite thing about my hometown is the nature, so I would submit a picture from my Gallery such as the following:
What do you most like about your hometown? Is it the people, the weather, the wildlife? What one thing stands out the most? We want to see!
Remember that this is a photography only contest! We don't have many contests for the photographers, so we wanted to give you an opportunity to strut your stuff. It's always helpful to include in your deviation description that your entry is for PremiumMembers. Feel free to submit as many
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.
Current Contests, Projects and ChallengesContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).
This blog entry is a living document, meaning that it gets updated on a regular and ongoing basis. If you want to bookmark it and find it easily to check for updates, you can add it to your Favourites so you'll always know where to find it.
Theme Traditional Art Portrait
Hosted by Egil21
Medium Traditional mediums, drawings and paintings
Ends 30 October 2012
Theme Pink (it's to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Hosted by erisama
Ends 31 October 2012
Hosted by dAhub and TheArtPlatform
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
February - Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge WINNERSTHE WINNERS ARE....
Thanks for everyone that participated! Now go check out the March Challenge
Good news everyone! :iconfarnsworthplz:
As a your fellow Artisan Crafts CV (along with Talty), I will be taking over the monthly Artisan Crafts challenges that FrockTarts used to organize.
This month, the theme is "life"! You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Artisan Crafts only!Send a note with your entry to maytel with the subject "Monthly AC challenge".The entry must be new.One submission per deviant.Must reflect the theme.
The challenge will run from January 27th to February 28th.
Two winners will receive a 3 month premium membership
Nyiana's 12 days of Giveaways: Day 1- CLOSED And it begins!
This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Welcome to the first day of the giveaways! I hope that everyone is able to enjoy these tasks, especially since they come with some really awesome prizes!
Today's prize is: a 3 month premium membership.
To kick it off, I want you to do a small bit of writing.
Task 1: Write a holiday themed haiku.
If you are unsure what a haiku is, here is a sample;
Christmas tree shining
Decorations on display
Milk and cookies out
Haiku follows a 5-7-5 format. Five syllables in the first one, seven in the second, and five in the third.
For everyone who completes this task, you will be assigned a number then tomorrow morning you will be put into a random drawing for the three month premium membership.
Winners will be announced tomorrow.