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Be My Valentine Art Exchange!

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:32 AM
















It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is  here!


The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!














HOW IT WORKS




CREATE THE LOVE


Create valentine deviations and upload them to the Be My Valentine category.
These will be shared with everyone on deviantART!



SHARE THE LOVE

Between Feb. 12 - Feb. 16, choose a valentine to send to a fellow deviant, click the "Send a Valentine" button, and complete the form. You can let them know who the sender is or remain anonymous!






FEEL THE LOVE!


Your friend will receive the valentine deviation you chose and your message in their Notes!











Heart-Filled Hints






The valentine deviation you upload will be available for everyone to send, so you might want to avoid putting any specifics on it - a deviant's username, real names, etc.





You can upload as many valentine deviations to the gallery as you want!





Fallen in love with one of your designs? If you've included text suggesting it's for a lover, resubmit the design as if it were to a friend or from a secret admirer!





You can send valentines without uploading any of your own, but why not make another deviant's Valentine's Day by sharing your artistic gift with the world?






Latest Valentine Sent












Watch Valentines Sent  Around the World






The deviantART World Map highlights deviantART activity in real time. Every icon that flies across the screen is an action by a deviant -- a deviation submitted, a Favorite, a comment, and so on. Just for Valentine's Day, we've added a special icon to represent valentines sent, so you can see the devious love fly across the globe!












Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures  Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures  novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, CA among other amazing prizes!

Judges' Comments

We each chose this piece for the Grand Prize without even discussing it; We found it to be true to the Lena of our novels as well as the film. We noted the charm necklace, the Chucks, the "Caster breeze" in the dynamic, curling hair, and the "naturalist" element with the doves. Well done!

*wylielise has won
  • All expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the US premiere of Beautiful Creatures, take a tour of deviantART headquarters, get a personalized tour of Panpipes Hollywood, and a guided tour of the Magic Castle
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • $2,000 USD
Judges' Comments

This piece so nearly won the Grand Prize! The degree of detail in the paper cutting is so incredible, and the single splash of color in Lena's heart is perfect. Lena is very "Natural" here, but perhaps less dynamic in the piece we ultimately selected for the Grand Prize. Still, well done!

*camilliette has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

So cute, and so Lena. Clutching her notebook while the world turns into chaos around her. We really found this piece to be charming.

*bluespottedfrog has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

The technical detail - as well as the character detail - in this piece was overwhelming. We love the way the light hits Lena's face, and the charm necklace wrapped in her hair. Bravo!

*enchantress-lele has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
Judges' Comments

We loved the "turning Lena on her head" idea - because so often she does feel like her world is upside down, and like she's changing into something terrifying. A not very beautiful creature! This one gave us nightmares! Amazing.

*christina-the-weird has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
* Depending on availability



Tomb Raider Reborn Contest

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 3:56 PM
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.

Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.

Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.

DeviantART challenges you to depict Lara Croft's latest transformation. Enter the contest by submitting your original art work - the winning piece will be used on official Tomb Raider merchandise! Get your creative juices flowing from the asset pack provided below and by watching the official trailer.
As a survivor, Lara Croft relies on her resourcefulness and intuition throughout her journey. Amid the chaos, Lara experiences several metamorphoses but ultimately emerges a fierce victor! Give us your interpretation of Lara Croft along her journey and your work may be chosen to be used as official Tomb Raider merchandise!
  • Winner will have their work featured on a print that will be sold internationally via the official Tomb Raider store.
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $6,000 USD
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $3,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Console
  • $1,000 USD
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
  • 3-Month Premium Membership
  • 2,000 deviantART Points
* Depending on availability
Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles, CA, USA) on March 14, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.
  • The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file;
  • The Work:
    • must be at least 3000 pixels in the shortest length;
    • should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
    • may NOT be recognizable as the actor Angelina Jolie or any other recognizable actor;
    • must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;
    • may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided in the Asset Pack.
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final three Winners will be selected by Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Creative treatment of the new Lara Croft character.
  • Overall Impact of the Work.
  • Technical Skill.
  • Appropriateness for use on a print.
TOMB RAIDER © 2013 SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved. TOMB RAIDER, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, the CRYSTAL DYNAMICS logo, LARA CROFT, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. The rating icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.





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.

What's New


Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter and Facebook

We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure! Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.



Change Log

  • For a brief period, "Next" and "Previous" buttons were not available for comment threads. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • When viewing the emoticon directory by creator, clicking on an emoticon creator's name would open their page inside the emoticon modal. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Clicking the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to browse through pages of Notes did not work properly. Fixed by $aMoniker
  • Comment stacks in the Message Center would display oldest comments first regardless of what setting was chosen. Fixed by $yury-n
  • In some conditions, adding a Profile or Group widget by dragging and dropping would put the widget in the wrong place. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Some EXIF data would display incorrectly, for some camera models. Fixed by $yury-n
  • There were frequent Flash timeouts in dAmn for Chrome users. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Film deviations flagged as mature content did not work if 'view anyway' was clicked. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Line heights between rows of thumbnails were not consistent in various browsers. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • The "Jump to result" feature on Browse pages was broken in Internet Explorer. Fixed by $banks
  • For Internet Explorer users with endless scrolling enabled, the URL did not change when scrolling through deviations, so users could not refresh the page and keep their place. Fixed by $banks

deviantART muro


  • File saving would fail in some instances in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • Some modals would improperly have a black background in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • If the eraser tool was clicked and released without moving the cursor, it would not make a mark. Fixed by $mudimba

Sta.sh


  • Comment counts did not show on some Sta.sh items. Fixed by $drommk
  • Sta.sh pages displayed inconsistently for logged out users. Fixed by $drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • Pressing "page up" in Chrome on Windows would add a second shadow to the default skin. Fixed by $Alisey
  • Javascript errors would occur when trying to apply an unsaved skin. Fixed by $Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Several deviants left passionate comments, and as such we wanted to address them.

Any new feature launch takes time to get used to, and that timeframe differs from person to person. Additionally, it takes time for us to review feedback, analyze the issues people have, identify which concerns are because of bugs (vs. feature requests), and to discuss internally to decide on an appropriate plan of action.

We've identified some areas that deviants have mentioned they missed or were confused about (such as the "change main file" option being hard to locate), and have collected this feedback to discuss ways we can address, or fix, these concerns. As we progress, we will continue to monitor feedback and concerns to ensure that we are taking the actions that will best benefit the community and site as a whole.

Thank you for your bug reports!
There are some bugs that deviants have mentioned; in some of these cases, bugs do not occur consistently, or there are only scattered reports. In those cases, we have a harder time recreating them in order to fix them. If you encounter a bug of any sort when submitting, please file a New Submit Inquiry at the Help Desk. Any information you provide can help us to recreate the bug, and then locate and fix the root problem more quickly.

Here are the bugs related to the new submit page that were fixed within the past week. Thank you for reporting these bugs!
  • The "Submit" button would sometimes require two clicks. Fixed by $drommk
  • New deviations didn't reflect that Prints were enabled, upon submission. Fixed by $samshull
  • There was an error loading the Edit page, when editing deviations. Fixed by $drommk
  • Editing a deviation would mess up the site header. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The autocomplete function built into some browsers did not work on the Submit page. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Selecting "Reset submission" would sometimes result in a blank page. Fixed by $drommk
  • The Submit page will now prompt a warning if all Gallery folders and Groups are deselected, to help clarify where the submission can be found. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Unicode descriptions did not display correctly on the Edit page. Fixed by $drommk
  • Visual improvements were made to the Submit Prints form. Fixed by $drommk
Here are some of the known issues that we are currently looking into:
  • The "change main file" option does not work consistently for Internet Explorer 9.
  • There is no way to upload multiple files at once from the Submit page.
Coming Soon: Multiple Submissions and Scheduled Submissions
In addition to the improvements we have made and will continue to make, the launch of the new submit page means that we can now implement more new features that the old submit page did not support, such as multiple submissions (previewed below) and scheduled submissions. These two projects are currently in development, and are some of the most frequent feature requests that we've received.



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MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 7:08 PM
            
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be taking home terrific prize packages including cash and Points!
WOW!!!! the level of work is outstanding!!!!! We are in shock! Have the feeling that childhood fears resonate quite strongly in the heads of these amazing artists. We are absolutely impressed by the skill, originality and hours, days, poured into these pieces.
$5,000 USD  •  8,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*  •  dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack  •  A Print of Winner's choice from shop.deviantart.com*  •  One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
$3,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
$1,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on sizes and subject to availability. Maximum value: $250.00 USD.



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