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Mobile Photography Challenge ResultsThe results are in...
Our Mobile Photography Challenge was quite a hit and we received amazing entries from you guys! But, we have to decide on just a few for prizes, so here are the winners!
Taking home all the bacon! (AKA: 75 points)
Delicious nectar by: ~Sam-432
The prizes of 50 points each goes to:
Coron by: ~tidiburr
those three words are said too much by: `im-not-sana
The 3 winners of 25 points each are:
raibown sky by: ~MarinaDW
Scream by: ~Bizartistique
Foundation of Blank by: :devunattenti
Mobile Photography + Mini Challenge w/ Prizes!The Phone Photography Revolution
We are on the verge of a new chapter in photography, and a hot debate topic at that! Of course, we are talking about the infamous camera phone. A small version of it's ancestors, snugly tucked into a device that millions of us carry with us every minute of every day, our cell phones. But, don't be fooled, this little guy can pack a big punch nowadays. So why is it getting so much flack from the photography community?
A Short History of the Camera Phone
Even though the first cameras to be integrated with a cellular phone were very limited and produced low quality images, their success was apparent from the start. The J-Phone in Japan, the first phone to include a digital camera, saw more than half of their subscribers using the camera device within the first two years it was available on the market.
By 2003, the camera phone surpassed sales of stand-alone digital cameras and by 2006, over half the worlds p
#CRPhotography Critique Night!Here's your friendly reminder that tonight (that's tonight for the western time zones) %CRPhotography will be hosting a critique night. It's at 1AM GMT (on the 17th) which means that it will be at the following times for those in the United States (on the 16th):
East Coast (EDT): 8:00 P.M.
Central (CDT): 7:00 P.M.
Mountains (MDT): 6:00 P.M.
West Coast (PDT): 5:00 P.M.
To find a specific time for your location, please click here!
We hope to see everyone there!!!
Oh, the joy of green beer!Have a great St. Patty's weekend everyone!
St. Patrick's Day, although not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the country. It is primarily observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century. -Wikipedia.com
Kiss Me I'm Irish and I'm Hot by *ashleymnolan
National Cheese Doodle Day!!!As most of you don't know, today is National Cheese Doodle Day!!!
"Cheese Doodles have long been America's favorite bright orange snack. First introduced to the world as Cheese Pixies in the 1950s, the total volume of Cheese Doodles produced each year could fill 36 swimming pools. Oddly enough, the Cheese Doodle swimming pool 100 meter relay isn't catching on as well as the snack itself." - TheUltimateHolidaySite.com
To commemorate this day, I present you with a cheesy snack feature! ENJOY!
Cheese Wiz King by ~princefala
Easy Cheese - animation by ~tei
Artists: Born or Created?Are artists born or are they created?
These are questions that has been debated throughout human history. Are certain individuals somehow given a trait at birth that allows them to excel at creativity? What about others that desire to become an artist? Can these individuals be taught the skills necessary to become an artist. Or, is it a melding of both inborn talent and knowledge gained from the study of artistic techniques?
The poll: What do you think?
"Are artist created or born?"
Becoming an artist takes education and practice.
Artists are born with a natural creative ability.
I don't know?
If you have not participated,
feel free to jump over and cast your vote!
We decided to take a poll here on deviantART through the #seniormentors group to see what the community thinks on this
SMP Newsletter: March 2013Welcome to the March Newsletter for the Seniors Mentoring Project!
We have lots of great and exciting things to report from the Seniors Mentoring Project! First, is that `WhenPigsFry (that's me ) has volunteered to devote way too much time to the project. I will be trying to organize and keep things running around here. Some of you may have seen my first journal entry talking about needing to change a bunch of stuff. I think I came off wrong in it, so I wanted to talk about that really quick.
My intent wasn't to completely overhaul %seniormentors but rather discuss what is and isn't working and find ways to improve it! Thanks to the help of `LostKitten, `WDWParksGal, `Astrikos, and many other Senior Members, I have been able to take a look at some areas that need to stay the same and some that needed changed. Some of it has taken place and some is yet to come!
Also, don't think
The Art of DeceptionA quick personal note:
Not that anyone noticed, but I recently took a short 1 month break from deviantART due to the passing of my Grandmother whom I was very close to. During my time away, I have lurked some and tried to keep up-to-date on some of the happenings around the site, but I do still have a stack of messages to go through, but I've had bigger piles before. Anyways, I'm hopefully back and will be trying to get involved a little more over the rest of this month.
Things around deviantART
So, what will I be getting my hands dirty with around the site in coming future? Well, there has been a lot going on over at %seniormentors lately. `LostKitten has been working her tail off trying to get the group pumped-up and going strong once again. With that, have come many changes to the group and things are still changing. Head over there and watch the group to find out more about the exciting things coming down the pipe! And, if you're a
Artisan CraftsSince it's Artisan Crafts Month on %seniormentors, we wanted to introduce you to each of the sub-galleries within Artisan Crafts and show some examples of great art in each of these categories.
The Artisan Craft Gallery is a very expansive category here on devinatART. Ranging from Culinary Arts to Basket Weaving to Woodworking to Jewelry Making and much, much more! Because of this, it may be easy to get lost in the Artisan Crafts Gallery. To help simplify, an Artisan Craft is a physical piece of art made by an artist or a crafter. Many times, the items are unique and one of a kind, other times the items are replicated either exactly like the original or with variations. And, with the fluidity of the subject, you will often times find Artisan Crafters pushing the boundaries and creating extremely innovative artwork.
Anthro art involves animals or objec
SBOX 300 Point Giveaway! You and a friend can win!Hello everybody! Welcome back for another FREE TO JOIN weekly giveaway!
Share the Christmas joy and win with a friend!
Check out the details below!
In the spirit of the season, i'm being more generous than ever- now doing more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy something with these points! You can't take it with you, amirite?
The winners from last giveaway came in pairs- each got 75 points.
~egrojamg entered with ~Ascraft
*Ribbon-Wren with ~PteraDragon
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
2 pairs of people will win 50 points a piece. One lone winner will get 100 points.
How to enter:
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". (These things are very expensive to do) Who knows- you might even like my
Why many artists suck at marketingWell. I can at least say that the average artist's mentality towards marketing never ceases to amaze me.
Either the guys here are young and naive --that's what I hope it is, since still being pure hearted in a time like this is good-- or they are willingly unaware of what's happening around them.
It all started with a question that came to my mind.
Would people be willing to pay a few point in exchange for a feature on a busy page?
How I got to the idea?
Well, I'm doing contests and giveaways now and then. Things for the community, you'd say. To get some feedback, feature stuff, promoting unknown artists, and that kind of stuff. In order to host those contests and giveaways I often need DeviantArt points. Now, I do get a lot of them by sheer donation. But that always seemed a bit empty to me. So I thought up some kind of idea. To give beginning artists the chance to get featured, and make use of the traffic on my page, in order to get their work viewed by people all over the website. S
** 300 POINT GIVEAWAY! **Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-
I feel REALLY bad for being AWOL from dA, the reason being partially for my laptop breaking again,
but this time for real ;n; In any case, I hope this will partially suffice for my leave..
300 Point Giveaway
HERE'S HOW THINGS WORK!
By COMMENTING AND FAVOURITING this journal, you are instantly entered to win 100! Yep, three winners total!
Your account must be at LEAST 2 months old.
You MUST have a deviantart icon and not the default one :icondefaultplz:
No using alternate/plz accounts.
What do I comment with?
Anything! Tell me a joke, what you're doing for the holidays, send me your favourite song, etc.
So as long as it's not a single word, plz account, or emote, you should be fine!
Those with a single word/plz/emote, <2 month account, default or plz icon, found advertising in the commen
1. Add the photo above to your Faves.
2. Fav this jounal. (optional)
2. This contest is only for my watchers so Watch me > hyazintha.deviantart.com/
3. Selected randomly ( www.random.org )
4. Deadline will be on 21.12.2013
5. Tell me in the comments what would you want to get for Christmas! Any gift, however unreal!
6. If you share the information about my giveaway in your journal you'll recieve an additional 50 points (if you get chosen)!
300 deviantart points
30 deviantart points
3 deviantart points
I'm waiting for your comments and good luck to
6 months dA subscription giveaway and more prizesBefore Xmas I'll give a 6 months dA subscription + 3 months dA subscription + points.
Follow these simple rules:
- Fave this journal (I'll use Random.org to draw a number and this will give you a number in the favourites list);
- Comment below and let me know which are your favourite artists/friends on dA and your favourite art (if you are already a premium member you can use the deviations' thumbs):
Hi, there are really amazing artists here:
I love mostly the pencil artists like ~AmBr0 , *XRlS , ~retransmission , *ronmonroe , ~twincestoxa or *acjub but I also love photography like
These are some of my friends:
December GiveawayIt is time for our monthly giveaway! Help us thank our awesome donors by giving them a llama. You can find our donors here.
RulesYou do not need to be a member of %GiveALlamaGetALlama to win.You must be a member of deviantArt for at least six (6) months.You must not have an active premium membershipYou must have given a minimum of 500 llama badges.You must have given more llama badges than received.You must favorite this journal in order to participateFAQs
How can I participate in this giveaway?
Simple, just favorite this journal (we had issues with people spamming comments).
How will the winner be selected?
A random number generator will be used (random.org to be specific). The RNG will be first used to select a page from the list of those who favorited this journal. Then from that list the RNG will be used to select the
100 POINTS GIVEWAY!Eng:
Today I have a surprise for you.
Well, 100 points giveaway!
The rules are simple:
1 Go to my profile and let me watch.
2 Add this journal to favorites.
3 Post in the comments if you are done.
4 When the action is over do not delete me from your watchlist for my followers plan a special competition.
I'll pick a random person from the comments.
This person will win!
The end of the giveaway: 13th February 2014
Yes, everyone can take part in this.
And I'm sorry for my english, I'm Polish.
I'm using google translator. XD
Dzisiaj mam dla was niespodziankę.
Cóż, 100 punktów do wygrania z darmo!
Zasady są proste:
1. Przejdź do mojego profilu i daj mi watch.
2 Dodaj do ulubionych ten jpurnal.
3. Napisz w komentarzach, jeśli już to zrobisz.
4 Gdy akcja się skończy nie usuwaj mnie z listy obserwowanych dla moich obserwatorów planują specjalny konkurs.
Free Christmas Raffle 1000 Point's
I've decided to give some points away, like a little present and also a thank you for my lovely watchers!
So, what do you need to do?
Be my Watcher.
Favourite this Journal
Create a Journal or a Poll about this Journal. (Comment with a link to the Journal/Poll)
How does it works?
I'll use a random number creator between one and the number of the favourites of this Journal ( = A Raffle-Number for you). There will be 2 Winner. I'll post the names of the winners in a Christmas Journal.
Place 1 will win 800
Place 2 will win 200
Good Luck ♥
250 POINTS GIVEAWAY!! + OTHERS :D
250 POINTS GIVEAWAY!!
Hey guys! Since Christmas is coming up I thought I'd do a GIVEAWAY FOR 250 POINTS!! Two lucky winners will receive 100 points each, and another will receive 50 points! Free! That's right! Absolutely free!
2 other winners will also have their ART featured on this journal! That's right, if you win THAT I will send YOU a NOTE and you will select which art you'd like featured!
Want to enter this cont
Show Yo-Mo!Ready to show off your Mo?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Ready to help? There's a few things you can do to help out!
Spread the word with journal entries and this stamp:
Give you're Avatar a Mo:
Give yourself a Mo on your devID:
Can't grow a mo?
...or, use these templates!
Feeling a little crafty?
Craft a Mustache Contest!
Join one of the dA Mustache Teams
I Belong To You I hate rain. Not really, I love it. Just not when the most beautiful, perfect, wonderful, perfect, comfortable, waterproof, perfect coat in existence has been savagely butchered by my so-called friend’s Dalmatian. Every slap of rain on my naked arms is a stinging reminder of the irreparable hole in my wardrobe.
Some people might try to fill the void with lesser coats but I can’t bring myself to betray Valentino, even after her death. Instead my slippery arms grapple with each other in wet shock as I stumble to the op shop, clinging to one last thread of hope. I know in my deadened heart that I’ll never have another coat like her. Yet here I am, blundering through the elements in my vain search for the acceptance and warmth I found wrapped in Valentino’s woollen sleeves.
Thud. My body slams into the door, making the ‘open’ sign quiver and the bells tinkle in offense. I fight for entry, the door’s assault doubled by the stale funk of
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