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Capturing Change

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 3:33 PM
Og-preview by marioluevanosFour Deviants get game changing cameras from Sony for a collaborative assignment: Show us how your cities have changed from the past, for the present and into the future!

Miguel Santos

São Joaquim, Brazil

The most experience photographer of the group, Miguel has been a photographer for over 15 years, starting with a film camera and then moving to digital five years later. With the goal of featuring the past, present, and future of Brazil in this project, he traveled to smaller and lesser-known cities to capture the beauty and the chaos within his country.

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Olivia Michalski

Bochum, Germany

As a photographer, Olivia works to bring the beauty of the world around her into her photographs, and use her pictures to tell a story. A photographer and deviant for 5 years, she’s become a highly regarded member of the DeviantArt photography community with her careful and serene macro photography. While she usually focuses on nature photography, for this project she widened her view to capture her changing city of Bochum, Germany.

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Khuram Lawrence

Dubai, U.A.E.

A photographer for five years, Khuram has become an integral part of the street photography community on DeviantArt, winning the Deviousness Award in February 2015. Whether he’s shooting the citizens of Dubai or urban cats, Khuram has the ability to capture little slices of life in each his photographs.

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Bruno Lindentals

San Salvador, El Salvador

Starting with an early camera phone 7 years ago, Bruno became enraptured with photography. His photographs have become favorites of the DeviantArt community as he grew in ability and artistic vision. When his camera of choice fell apart, he was able to start anew with the Sony Alpha. While he’s always told beautiful stories within each of his photographs, this has been the largest scale project he’s worked on.

Four Deviants get game changing cameras from Sony for a collaborative assignment:

Show us how your cities have changed from the past, for the present and into the future!

Do people change cities;

or do cities change people?

Winner-ogpreview by techgnotic

Winners Announcement

DeviantArt and Disney/Pixar invited you to draw the loyal and lovable characters of The Good Dinosaur, and the winners are in! Our panel of judges selected the best and brightest entries, highlighting the pieces that captured Arlo and Spot’s unlikely friendship and spirit for adventure! The three winners below will each receive $2,000 USD and have their artwork featured on DeviantArt’s homepage, and the remaining 22 semi-finalists will each be shared on DeviantArt’s social channels this week.

Congratulations, winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated!

Grand Prize

  • $2,000 USD
  • 1-year Core Membership
  • Winning entry will be featured as a Billboard Takeover on DeviantArt’s Homepage

Semi-finalists Prize

  • $50.00 USD
  • 1-month Core Membership
  • Artwork featured on winners page and DeviantArt’s social media channels

Suicide and Self-harm Prevention

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 5:09 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:

World Heart by minayuyu

Are you going through a difficult time?

If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm and are in immediate danger, seek help as soon as possible by calling a local emergency telephone number, a suicide prevention hotline, or by going to the nearest emergency room.

At DeviantArt, we care deeply about our community – aiming to provide all our members with a safe and fun environment to create and grow.  However, we do not have trained medical professionals who can respond directly to life-threatening emergencies.  Please use the following resources if you are concerned about the safety of a DeviantArt member – including yourself.  

Resources for getting help.

Suicide, self-harm, and crisis prevention hotlines provide help to those in need – often acting as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information.  Contact a hotline if you need support for yourself or need help supporting a friend.  If you're concerned about a friend, encourage the friend to contact a hotline as well.

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                    • 129 (24시간 위기상담 / 24 hour hotline)
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                        The DeviantArt community is a source of strong, lasting friendships, where artists support each other through difficult times. Our community naturally encourages one another to share their emotions and passion to help enrich their art and the world around them. Sometimes, as helpful as we want to be, it’s best to seek professional help. While no particular incident led to this journal, we want to ensure there is a quick and easy way to reach out for help whenever it might be needed.

                        UPDATE 2

                        Thu Nov 19, 2015, 12:32 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:

                        Welcome to our 2nd  Sketch This, recap journal.

                        Last week we began releasing our challenges, daily (M-F). Once again, people seemed to really enjoy them and the artwork that was produced for these challenges was really amazing.


                        In this recap Journal for 11/02/15 - 11/08/15, I have selected 4 images from each challenge that I really liked. However, please remember, there is NO RIGHT or WRONG WAY to do a challenge as long as you're having fun!  What I've been looking for are entries that embody the spirit of the challenge and execute the instructions in a fun and original way.

                        Portrait: Heavy Shadows by sickdelusionBLUE!!?!  by ilaughatyouallSketchThis: Heavy Shadows by natural-rubberThe Joker by flyingvee88

                        3 pigs by shakeyjakey1616Liar! by ostangovalice by MomoAkemiOz U by r7shadow7

                        LANDSCAPE SKETCH by tangotangeLANDSCAPE SKETCH by inkShepherdsketchbook app contest  by dallidallsenLandscape (15 min challenge) by IResARTS

                        corporate greed  by marz76ANTHROPOMORPHIZE AN ANIMAL by joshuathesoneofnunSuit Up by LoupDeMortAdopted by seriousgrape

                        Wild Elephant by VanakanVault Boy by jealumPAC Attack by JTF3REALISTIC GAME CHARACTER by dnstudio1

                        THE CHALLENGE CREATORS

                        Last week’s challenges were a huge success and because of our strong artist community we were able to offer a little something for everyone to enjoy. I’d like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all the artists for their support in bringing Sketch This to life. So here's some info about them.


                        Outcast cover 2 by LiamSharp
                        CHALLENGE: Using strong contrasts between light and dark, a technique called chiaroscuro, creates interesting shapes and values. Sketch a face or a portrait using heavy shadowing

                        ABOUT THE ARTIST: LIAM SHARP 
                        LiamSharp is an an artist, writer (comics and prose) and publisher and is currently the CCO/co-founder of Madefire. In 2011 Liam co-founded Madefire, a media and technology company, which built an end-to-end publishing platform and launched the Madefire App which delivers Motion Books — a new type of reading experience for the iPad. Artistically, Liam is currently bringing to life his own creation, “Captain Stone is Missing…”, with his wife Christina McCormack.  All of Liam's motion books on dA can be found in this collection.

                        Prior to Madefire, Liam made his debut in the late 1980s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000ad. He later designed and drew Marvel UK’s best-selling title ever, Death’s Head II. Thereafter, Liam began working in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman (for DC), The Possessed and Gears of War (for DC/Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Image) Red Sonja (for Dynamite comics) and Testament (for DC/Vertigo.) Liam has also worked on more mature themed books drawing Frank Frazetta’s The Death Dealer (Verotik), and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw.  Liam recently finished an Aliens graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse, which he both wrote and created the art for.

                        In 2004 Liam established MamTor™ Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and numerous novels and art books. Liam has also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond, as well as a series of major advertising campaigns.
                        His critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009.

                        MY FAVORITES FROM THIS CHALLENGE: 


                        Akuroku - Tame the Wolf by Nijuuni
                        CHALLENGE: Conceptualize your favorite fairy tale character using the pencil and paintbrush tools. Modernize this character to fit within today's pop culture.

                        ABOUT THE ARTIST: ERIN WONG 
                        Nijuuni is a multi talented digital artist who excels in digital illustration, 3D modeling, sculpting, and texture painting.  As a self-motivated and creative person she is capable of creating original compositions when given artistic freedom, but can also work very well when provided with a prompt. She always looks forward to meeting and working with new people to produce the best possible results for a project.

                        This image was inspired by  Wolf and Little Red Roxas Hood cosplay. 
                        MY FAVORITES FROM THIS CHALLENGE:

                        LANDSCAPE SKETCH CHALLENGE

                        li river by foureyes
                        CHALLENGE: You have 15 minutes to sketch a landscape with the pencil tool, use only black and grayscale to color your work. Use a reference if you need it!

                        Bernie Medina aka foureyes  was born in in El Salvador, Central America. Photography was a self-taught media that helped him with the expenses of college in which he graduated from the school of Architecture at the University of Houston. His passion for Photography caught on FIRE when he joined DeviantArt almost 13 years ago. Since then, he has been living in Texas and has his own Studio of Design and Construction which is dedicated to creativity and innovation in Restaurants and Nightclubs. Many times the studio integrates photography in the decor for the projects they create. foureyes  has a fun project in development for 2016, a 300 page book of photography-traveling journal throughout China. Bernie and his photography will also be featured in a National Geographic editorial, coming later this year.

                        MY FAVORITES FROM THIS CHALLENGE:


                        Lackadaisy Moonshine by tracyjb
                        CHALLENGE: Sketch an animal with human traits using any tools you like. Give it personality with color and details.

                        ABOUT THE ARTIST: TRACY BUTLER 

                        tracyjb is a beloved artist in the DA community. She is known for her amazing characters and character acting.  Gestures and expressions are things which are represented very well in her work. Tracy specializes in making characters seem convincingly alive in a visual sense and this is what interests her most about drawing. Tracy has recently left her day job in the game industry to try to make her way as a full time comic artist. She’ll  be releasing a second book volume of Lackadaisy soon.  

                        MY FAVORITES FROM THIS CHALLENGE: 


                        -Kyogre- by arvalis
                        CHALLENGE: Sketch or paint your favorite character from a card game or video game, in a realistic style.

                        ABOUT THE ARTIST: RJ PALMER 
                        RJ is a mega talented freelance illustrator and concept artist living in Boulder Creek, California. He specializes in character and creature design. His work has been featured on large websites, including,, and 

                        Check out this video about RJ’s Realistic Pokemon series. 

                        MY FAVORITES FROM THIS CHALLENGE:



                        Halo 5: Guardians Fan Art Contest

                        Tue Nov 17, 2015, 5:50 PM
                        Img-halo by marioluevanosIn Halo 5: Guardians, the Spartan Locke hunts for the legendary Master Chief across three brand new worlds.Who will prevail?

                        In Halo 5: Guardians, the Spartan Locke hunts for the legendary Master Chief across three brand new worlds.

                        Who will prevail?

                        Choose your allegiance by creating an original artwork as a portrait of either Master Chief or Locke. You may include other beings from the Halo universe as you create your depiction, whether it’s the highly intelligent Prometheans or the horrific Flood!

                        Step 1

                        Watch the Halo 5: Guardians trailer below and visit the website here for inspiration in your artwork. Please read the Official Rules for more details.

                        Official Rules
                        Step 2

                        Create a piece of original artwork as a portrait of either Master Chief or Locke. You may include other beings from the Halo universe if you like.

                        Step 3

                        Submit your entry using the button below.

                        Submit Entry
                        1st Place

                        $1,500 AUD

                        1-year Core Membership to DeviantArt

                        Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle

                        2nd Place

                        $1,000 AUD

                        1-year Core Membership to DeviantArt

                        Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle

                        3rd Place

                        $500 AUD

                        1-year Core Membership to DeviantArt

                        Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle

                        (22) Semi-Finalists will each receive:

                        3-month Core Membership and 1,000 DeviantArt Points

                        The Contest begins at 11:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on November 17, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (AEST) on December 12, 2015.

                        • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of November 17, 2015;
                        • Entrant must must be a resident of Australia;
                        • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (AEST) on December 12, 2015 and must be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
                        • Membership to is required to enter the Contest. Membership to is free;
                        • Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry of an original artwork (a “Work”) of a portrait of either Master Chief or Locke from Halo. Entrants can include in the Work other beings from the Halo universe.
                        • The Work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single Jpg or Png file.

                        Full-time DeviantArt staff will select the twenty-five semi-finalists, from which they will also select the first, second and third place winning entries.

                        Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

                        • Technical and Artistic Skill;
                        • Overall Impact of the Work; and
                        • Originality in the presentation of the portrait.

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