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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.

Discuss!

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

Rules

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 www.deviantart.com is required to enter the contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com 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.

Judging

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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:iconakanesarumara:
akanesarumara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Writer
I do agree the watchfeed was unnecessary and it makes deviantart to much like tumblr and facebook. It is essentially just a rehash of what I can already see in my watch notifications- that's where I usually check the deviations of the clubs and people I follow. The tags are a good idea though.
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Jajamola88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A "watch feed" is complete bullshit for a site like deviantArt. 

deviantArt is not Tumblr. deviantArt is for showcasing art, Tumblr is for blogging. 

I want to see the hottest new art on the front page, not some random person's journal entry. 
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lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, what's a "Watch Feed"??!

I agree. Deviant"ART" is Not a Blog or Forum or some bull like that.

Correct.
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Jajamola88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well at least they kept the hot art tag but seriously I want the hot art on my page first thing I shouldn't have to select it myself
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ChaosDemonXXXAngel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you get when facebook makes a baby with tumblr, then ends up in a relationship with the non selfie version of instagram?

deviantArt.
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lag-roil Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
2014 Deviantart, that is.

More like DevianTurd or DevianTard.
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Centurion1337 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
The new layout is awful...
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canttel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
O lord.


this update....


deviantart....


just why...

WHYYYYYYYYY?!?!!!!
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Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Plus, and I don't know if anyone else has come across this issue, but when I turn on my computer and open Deviantart, it actually freezes my computer(yet my phone is just fine, for whatever reason)... Like, what the actual fuck!?!?
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Not everyone follows HQ. And the ones that does will see the changes BEFORE the journals. You could at least have bothered with a news topic on this a week or so ahead of time so that people didn't wake up to cold water splashed in their face.
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Silver-of-the-night Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey DA do you bother listening to people?

I have seen some members going lately either because they leave or they get hacked. i am starting to think this site is not secure any more and that hackers may come here more.


seriously , hacking barely happens on Facebook or YouTube. 

I am loosing faith with this site any more, you asked people like me who are beta testers to give you feed back and yet you ignore half of us.

What away to waist our money :lo: keep it going DA you will just end up like Facebook , Google plus and my space.

stop having kids with other sites, it's not pretty.


DA is  a art site, you seem to forget that and this is not bringing  the community together all it is doing is breaking it apart because you guys would rather more waist the money we give to you on a useless update.

What is the point asking us for feed back? i give no shits if this is early stage. you might as well change your name to 'DAbook' or 'DAspace' 
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Rugby-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
:iconclappingplz:
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SonicTheCaptain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Previous one better but the new updates looks
complicated now & I hope that next updates would be the better one.
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ShadowGirl7 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hence what everyone else says, the update SUCKS! :rage: I stated this before: you guys never focus on the REAL issues of deviantART: the art theft, cyber-bullying, etc.

If you want to do something for your site's users, ACTUALLY TAKE WHAT THEY SAY INTO CONSIDERATION! :|
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Rugby-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
:iconclapplz:
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:iconlag-roil:
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
+1 
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ShadowGirl7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
+9001

I've been dealing with a lot of rude people here on DA, including a certain user who's been calling people "copyright nazis" because we called him out on art theft, and is literally telling them (and me) to "Just go and jump off the Twin Towers". And it takes a lot of people to actually make DA admins aware of people doing that. :rage:

DeviantART needs to be aware that there are more important issues than fancy set-ups and designs that need to be fixed. Unless it's something that's affecting all deviantARTists' pages (like a glitch or something), apps and fancy features should be the least of their priorities. :|
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Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"In early feedback we have heard concerns that DeviantArt will look like Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. That’s not our shape to come."
So much for that, huh?
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Silver-of-the-night Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DA must be trying to joke with us, as it is not funny nor the case .

The just popped a child with Facebook and my space is the uncle. 
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:iconlag-roil:
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they're sick of this community, and want to drive them away as fast as possible.
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ShadowGirl7 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwhatatwistplz:

Seriously. They'll let DA users get away with art theft and cyber-bullying, but nope! The DESIGN of the site is of more importance! :icontrollfaceplz:
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Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They want to "bring us together" and do "what's in our interest", but they never listen to us. EVER. Instead of being a popular website different from the rest, a DEVIANT website, if you will, now it is just a clone of all the others, like Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
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ShadowGirl7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. The only time when I was able to get an art theft (who was racist) removed was when I had evidence ON THE SITE, they won't even acknowledge stuff from other sites. :facepalm:

I have a Tumblr. One of it is enough. :no:
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Glaciliina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I greatly dislike this update!
The old design was a lot better.

(and the Hashtags are stupid too.)
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