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Artistic Journey Challenge Winners

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:09 PM

Running Towards Improvement by TheK40

All three of our winners had a different take on their personal creative journey. From their experiences learning to avoid roadblocks and detours, to the fight against that which would hinder self-improvement, and through the journey of self-encouragement and growth, all our winners have great advice to anyone out there challenging themselves to create great things through art. Congratulations to the three winners! Share your own story on improving self-development.

Judges' Comments

"Here we have a clear window into this artist's journey. We get to see all the way back to his humble beginnings, struggling with drawing stick figures, up to the point where he's totally nailed line, color, and perspective. With a wonderfully clever and pleasing composition, this piece even gives us the chance to see the artist dodge an obstacle on the way down his creative road."

Judges' Comments

"Wylielise mingles both traditional and digital platforms to create a beautiful marriage of old and new, showing both in technique and illustration that there are many roads you can traverse and several ways to get there on your own artistic journey."

Judges' Comments

"This piece covers various mediums of art and shows how an artist must experiment with a variety of materials throughout their artistic journey. The composition of intricately placed details tells a story most artists can relate to."

In the Fantasia: Music Evolved Billboard Challenge, we asked you to turn lyrics by Lady Gaga, Lorde, and Frozen into an original piece of art! There were hundreds of beautiful entries, and after some deliberation, our judges decided on these three amazing winners. Each winning entry was displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, and the winners will also each receive $1,000 USD! We would like to congratulate our winners, and thank everyone who participated in this contest!

LINE Webtoon Challenge

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 7:42 PM
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Are you the funniest person you know? Do you have a well of untapped artistic potential? Do your friends and family always ask to see what you're drawing?

Want to know why we're asking all of these questions?

Now is your chance for an opportunity to become the next top comic star! Submit an original comic through the LINE Webtoon Challenge League button below to compete for a chance to win the $30,000 grand prize and become a featured LINE Webtoon Artist — all you have to do is keep creating.

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Monster Island by jusscope
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log

  • Thumbnails of deviations being sold as Prints would not always display properly. Fixed by trezoid
  • On the Channels page, the link to Daily Deviations would not direct to the proper page. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When browsing deviations at Full View with endless scrolling, clicking to Favourite a deviation wouldn't work after scrolling past the first page. Fixed by baclap
  • Some visitors to the mobile website were incorrectly being told that their operating system was outdated and were forwarded to the old mobile website. Fixed by baclap
  • There were various small bugs when trying to log in from the mobile website. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the commentary you left for us.
  • Deviants were positive about the additions to the search bar at the top of the site.
  • Generally, deviants liked the ability to edit the Activity widget on their Profile Page, though a few deviants mentioned that they would like to display less than five items in the widget.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants generally liked the idea of being able to see Daily Deviations when browsing the Watch Feed. A few deviants also said that they would like to see top news from the Journal Portal as well.
  • Some deviants said that they might like to see recommended deviations or deviants to watch when browsing their Watch Feed, if based on art or artists they've already interacted with.


Future of the Profile Page

What do you want to see in the future, for your Profile Page? Are there specific elements you would like to be able to include on your Profile Page that are not currently offered? Are there improvements you'd like to see made to features that are already offered?

Header artwork: Monster Island by jusscope 

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Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!

The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins vs Gnomes, and include the invention they would use to confuse, confound, or explode their opponents.

It's up to you: pick as your inspiration the measured ingenuity of the Gnomes or the trademarked fearlessness of Goblins. Make a new invention or reinterpret an old one.

Step 1

Learn more about the characters and inventions used in the game, Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes. View the cards provided above and consult the additional resources link. You may use as reference but not actually duplicate Gnomes, Goblins, inventions, and other visual materials currently used in the game.

Step 2

Create an original artwork inspired by the Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes game in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Step 3

Submit your entry using the button below. Your entry must be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and must be submitted as a single .JPG or a single .PNG file.

First Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Second Place

  • $2,500 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

Third Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART

22 Semi-Finalists

  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART


The Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Challenge begins at 12:00AM (PT) on November 20, 2014 and ends at 11:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of November 20, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to is required to enter the contest;
  • Membership to is free.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Hearthstone in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions.
  • You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • You may use as reference but not actually duplicate visual materials currently used in the Game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.


Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by deviantART staff. The three winners will be selected by a Senior Member of the Hearthstone Creative Team from the semi-finalists. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Successful depiction of a Gnome or Goblin character
  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.

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MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't deal with anyone. But, if someone else is saying those things then you can report them :)
DabZen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Soooooooo..... What?
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ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do wonder why this awesome site keeps going down almost all the time! It's just annoying
NS-Games Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what. I'm getting tired of this. Why the deviantART staff hasn't spoken up about this given all the negative comments is beyond me, but all you people leaving them really need to get your facts straight.

First off, regardless of whether you pay for a premium subscription or just have a free account here, you're bound by deviantART's terms of service. You have to agree to them in order to even set up an account here. And the terms of service clearly state that...

"This Service is provided by deviantART on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and deviantART reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service, in its sole discretion, at any time and without notice. You agree that deviantART is and will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service."

In a nutshell, this one rule, which we've all agreed to by setting up accounts here, states that deviantART has the right to change their own website at any time, for whatever reason, without notice to their users. And given that you agree that they're not liable for any modifications to the service, you're not entitled to a refund just because you want to leave.
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PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck off with the new updates!! WE ALL DONT LIKE THEM!! LISTEN TO US!! It's seriously annoying that you're ignoring most of us and shoving your damn DA updates down our throats without trying to read our opinions!! I've considered leaving because I got on DA to get away from social media like FB. And now that people can see what I fave and comment on? That's lack of fucking privacy and I don't like it.

Seriously listen to us instead of fucking changing it... I'm getting sick of it.
ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And sometimes they log people out at random times

This happened with my friend sometime ago.

I bet they are more interested in changing the layout than addressing issues that actually need resolving
PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaahhhh that makes sense
sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why was the Report Spam/Hide Comment/Feature Comment feature removed from our user profiles?
InfernoFury21 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was here before that the old version of liked there was any convenient setting and theme, and now look at all some new updated version of it is I did not like, say four message plan:

1. It is there which is good news Galerius.

2. Is there an icon binoculars can read it for important magazines and books.

3. This icon clouds over the notification that you can instantly see any answers.

4. New Notes generally personal message can be seen that sometimes it is necessary.

And last where (Notes) where are hidden, as will be read outside of my message I sent to them from each other, they also do not read the yellow message? Should to be seen immediately understandable, and not the left side.

Therefore, please restore the old version I hope to decide for themselves.
Contrared Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm utterly disappointed in this confusing major update. Wasn't this website supposed to be different from any other social networking website?
I thought that deviantART was DEVIANT.
AmyEmolga Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wish there was a way to blacklist a user's deviations from showing up...

It would work like this:

When their deviation(s) is/are blacklisted, it doesnt show up in searches or "More From DeviantART", And if it's embeded on someone's profile, a box with a red X shows up instead.
ZachandQuail Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please, without sounding rude, you need to listen to us, we are giving you feedback which you so clearly 'love' but why do you ignore us? Unless we are telling you about a bug or a glitch, YOU WON'T LISTEN!!

This is.. or was a community for art but these admins never really took into consideration of what we wanted for this new update. It's about us too.
We all took the time to make an account and sign up, some of us pay for membership and if they don't like the new community, they ain't gonna pay.

They never took into consideration what would really benefit us in the update, only what they thought would be 'cool'

Why didn't they take a vote?

This may sound stupid but I wish they took.. Baby steps with this update.
Like they introduced one thing at a time cause grasping all of this in one go is hard.

So DeviantART, next time you want to update, ASK THE COMMUNITY FIRST

Something needs to change because there are clearly more people who dislike this than like it.

Consider a downgrade for those who prefer the older version, at least give us some options here!!

We are ALL part of the community and we should be treated FAIRLY not like trash, and this, this is not fair
Silver-of-the-night Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The staff asked beta testers like me (before i went back to a normal member ship ) but the staff just ignored half of the beta testers that did not like it.

All the staff have done is split the community, they have not brought it any closer . the rate they carry on people will leave this site like it happend to Face book and sites like Bebo closed down it's site and Msn ended.
Rugby-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
I agree with you. I'm new but i was on before this stupid update. It makes a-lot of things weird and out of sorts. In my eyes it looks like Tumblr and Facebook had some retarded baby. They only did this update to make them selves happy,not the people on it. You should start a petion
ZachandQuail Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, ya think so?

But yeah it's so nuts
TheGhostInHope Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awful. Change it back.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Also, Why is the header moved all the way to the right??
I mean, WHY DID THEY EVEN TOUCH IT??!? It should be in the Centre for Awdy's sake.
Shadowslide Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
We have Facebook, and we have Tumblr. This update makes DA look like Tumblook. This is stupid and we need to change it back.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Shadowslide Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amen, my friend. Amen.
Mnemothra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Btw, hashtags!?!?! Seriously dA, HASHTAGS?? I NEED someone to explain to me what "good" is there out of hashtags on deviantart?? Everything was fine the way they were before on a search bar without hashtags. At least for me they always were. That's even how I stumbled onto more and more known artists. That made it special and fun.

But with Hashtags- when you logically think about it... Doesn't that filter out almost everything you're looking for in this search engine to look up a certain art piece or title. Based on what's not written or trending so easily on a single tag? Cause lets face it there's infinite loads of art on this site with weird names and titles on them.

Please, change it back to the way it was before. Everything was fine the way it was.
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