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Sketch This - Update 8!

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 4:16 PM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:















Welcome to our 8th Sketch This recap Journal!

for 12/14 - 12/21

THANK YOU to all who participated both in taking the challenge and helping us create the challenges!  ! 

We celebrated the return of STAR WARS with a tribute to the Fan Art created for the previous movies and the Force Awakens. We also had another great batch of submissions from the challenges--with a bit of a Star Wars influence to them as well, please check them out below.


ART THAT COUGHT OUR EYES


Choco Mimi by By-ArtsyBatman The Animated Series FTW #SketchThis by voraciousinkCatDog by GINGArustyNINJACourage the Cowardly Dog |Drawing By: Me| by TEXTWORKHm, hm, hm, hm.  by Oliviousgracious99Marvin by MoXawkScooby doo by tangotangeFAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER by picassotteFavorite Sci-fi Movie Alien by manger10507Favorite Sci Fi movie alien  by gandarewaFavorite Sci-fi Movie Alien by joshuathesoneofnunStar wars - Yoda by jjnick78avatar   by nelson1010Skeksis by KiraMosesALIEN - Ridley Scott -1979 by ThiagoFragossoE.T in moon by santiag5011Deckard by devchitapET by nelson1010Sci-fi hero - Deckard, Bladerunner by AdeAdrianripley by tiredslothThe Matrix - Neo  by ThiagoFragossoFavorite Sci-Fi Hero - Mockingjay by PeteIsACatFavorite Sci-Fi Movie Villain by dioccaveroDarth Vader  by ThiagoFragossomarshmallow man by tiredslothJoin the dark side by daeliriumVader's Vengeance  by xXdemi-godXxFavorite Sci Fi Villain - Zorg by gandarewanave futurama by b1085murilloCaptain Pilot's ship by ArizonascutestchefClass FSP30400 by ThiagoFragossoTransgalaxy Cargoship by argeve333HOMS-42 Twin Tailbine (humsuck spurts) by tiredslothDesign A Spaceship by Xanw


THE CHALLENGES:


FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER CHALLENGE

Avatar Korra by dCTb

Challenge: Draw your favorite cartoon character.


ABOUT THE ARTIST: dCTb 

I go by CT and I really enjoy drawing!  Whether it's my original characters like Annie and friends or turtles for Nickelodeon's TMNT, drawing has been great so far. Currently developing and consolidating separate ideas over at anniemeiproject.tumblr.com


FAVORITE SCI FI MOVIE ALIEN CHALLENGE


Yoda Speedpaint by DominicHautmann

Challenge: Draw your favorite sci-fi movie alien


ABOUT THE ARTIST: DominicHautmann 
I worked as an graphics designer in a company for many years. At the same time I have been drawing and painting as a hobby artist as often as I could. Since the first of July in 2015 I became a freelancer and am mostly working as graphics designer (for digital and print purposes), but also as an illustrator. I am painting whenever I find the time, trying to learn more and more.
Right now graphics design is what pays the bills. But hopefully in the future I will be able to draw/paint/illustrate more and more so that my dream of making a living by doing what I really love will be accomplished, step by step. Like a lot of people on DA I am extremely art and tutorial addicted and can't wait to see what Sketch This will become in in the future.



FAVORITE SCI FI MOVIE HERO CHALLENGE

Old Luke Skywalker Jedi Master Episode VII by HalHefnerART

Challenge: Draw your favorite sci-fi movie hero


ABOUT THIS ART: This is one of mine from a few years back when I wanted to draw Luke because I was tired of seeing him in all black and tempted by the Dark Side etc, like Dark Horse comics and others had done to him. So I painted him in Ben's old Jedi robes and if you have seen the Force Awakens, you'd know this was the direction they went too! 
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FAVORITE SCI FI MOVIE VILLAIN CHALLENGE

13 NoH Day 8 Kylo Ren by Grimbro

Challenge: Draw your favorite sci-fi movie villain


ABOUT THE ARTIST: Grimbro 
Grimbro is a talented artist who went decided to go all out in the month of October to create a bunch of amazing Star Wars art. From Bounty Hunters to Kylo Ren, Grimbro  explored the universe of Star Wars with a fun, painterly style and in turn developed a wonderful portfolio of top notch art. You can purchase some of Grimbro's awesome art on shirts here: www.teepublic.com/tees/grimbro



DESIGN A SPACESHIP CHALLENGE:


Poes X-Wing #2 [Render] by Lightsabered

Challenge: Design a spaceship.


ABOUT THE ARTIST: Lightsabered 
I am an interface designer and mostly work with Computer Graphics and such. I like to make Cursors and Wallpapers and various textless Images/Posters for multiple uses. I like Star Wars alot so most of my work is of this theme, though there are other works I have which are non Star Wars. I am easy to talk to and rarely say no to anything. 



FOLLOW THE ART AS IT IS PRODUCED FOR THE CHALLENGES WITH THE HASHTAG: #SketchThis


FOLLOW THE SKETCHBOOK GROUP ON DA FOR CONTEST AND PRIZES:

autodesk-sketchbook.deviantart…


DO YOU HAVE IDEAS FOR SKETCH THIS CHALLENGES? 


DO YOU HAVE ANY FEEDBACK? (THAT IS NOT JUST COMPLAINING)


SEND ME A NOTE!











Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 2:03 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the site
Not an artist was arting,
Which didn't seem right.

The young deviant's Watch
Was curated with care
In hopes that inspiration
Would soon be found there.

But what to that wondering screen did appear?
No updates for hours.
No holiday cheer!

When before settling down for a long winter's nap
That deviant opened up the DeviantArt Mobile App.

Notifications popped up, and what did they see,
But art gifts galore under a virtual tree!

Then a poem about friendship, written right from the heart,
"Dr. Who Down in Whoville," a mashup fan art.

A speed paint, a watercolor, a "Lord of the Rings" map,
An invitation to Sketch This, in the Autodesk SketchBook app!

That deviant's friends had been waiting by their keyboards with care
For the signal to send all their art gifts out there.

But none of them knew that behind the whole schtick
The man giving the signal was jolly St. Nick!

Though some heard him exclaim, after sending their part,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good art!"
╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・゚

–Creatively crafted by LaurenKitsune

Our sincere thanks ♥


The end of the year is often a time of reflection, and although this sentiment echoes the whole year through, we find ourselves in awe of the DeviantArt community.  

The landscape of DeviantArt is ever-evolving, but even after fifteen years on the Internet, the heart of what keeps us going is still very much the same.  Whether this is your first day exploring the site, or your fifteenth holiday season with us, you are what makes DeviantArt special.  It's the spirit of the community that keeps DeviantArt's gears turning and we want to thank you for doing exactly that — pressing forward while we grow and change, continuing to welcome new deviants, discovering kindred souls just like yours, and spreading random acts of kindness just because.

Wishing you and yours health and happiness this holiday season!

–DeviantArt Staff



880x440 by seoul-childCheck out the brilliant winners from the halo 5 Fan Art Contest on deviantart!

Whose side are you on?

Locke’s hunt for the Master Chief came to life in brilliant artwork submitted to the Halo 5 Fan Art Contest! Australian artists were called to create original portraits of the two Spartans, and they answered with stunning illustrations of the two heroes—complete with cameos by Cortana and the members of Blue Team and Fire Team Osiris.

The first second, and third place winners below will each receive a Xbox One Limited Edition 1TB Halo 5: Guardians Console Bundle and cash prizes, and twenty-two semi-finalists will receive a 3-Month Core Membership and DeviantArt points! Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Grand Prize Winners

(22) SEMI-FINALISTS

3-month Core Membership to DeviantArt // 1,000 DeviantArt Points




Sketch This - Update 7!

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 11:51 AM by HalHefnerART:iconhalhefnerart:












Welcome to our 7th Sketch This recap Journal!


for 12/07 - 12/13


THANK YOU to all who participated both in taking the challenge and helping us create the challenges!  We had another great bunch of submissions from the challenges check them out below!

ART THAT CAUGHT OUR EYES!

Photographer by Mandr3COLOR AS EMOTION by VigoorianBox by ArtAhlithe shitazz by jtwitch88little hope by Blackban0COLOR AS EMOTION by youat2amgreen by issy460Watching the sky by caalpaduColour as an emotion by AdeAdrianCOLOR AS EMOTION by JesajoPREHISTORIC MAMMAL by marinachaniotisaber-toothed tiger by leviamorePREHISTORIC MAMMAL by VigoorianThe last battle that my family saw by ThiagoFragossoMammoth by linkin-park91Prehistoric mammal by AdeAdrianOh it's a whale of a tale by nikanika321PREHISTORIC MAMMAL by jenniinahPREHISTORIC MAMMAL by Cambaz57The Commute by Bungy32Desafio Alien by mariomiguelnetoALIEN CREATURE INSPIRED BY AN INSECT by Boguser98Tailed Emporor butterfly caterpillar by cloudsniffferGolden Tuna Beetle from somewhere in space by hugonaWeirdsect by raggetthome by zombidextre

Mature Content

Alien Ant Mantis Spider Thing by genericChapstick
alien by deaderrosewasp future by leviamorebugging out by voraciousinkPraying Mantis Alien by AzureDreamerRodeAlien Bug Challenge by Chappensmushi by devchitapAlien Creature Inspired By An Insect by gandarewajaws by jacrisp2.000 leguas de viaje submarino by BlueH3edBaris Crystaltongue by FlukeOfFate1984 Julia  by jealumSoren by Moonlight-Night1290CHARACTER FROM A BOOK by MoXawkChild Of The Forest - A Song Of Ice And Fire by sickdelusionPenny - character from a book by AdeAdrianHobbit character sketch by jhawkins8385the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur by ThiagoFragossokappa by tiredslothSK Griff by Soyo-Kaze-StudioBaba Yaga by Bungy32MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURE by joshuathesoneofnunMedusa by marinachaniotiMictlantecuhtli  by AleCM123Menehune - The Night Marchers (Hawaiian Legend) by XLpugPoseidon  by MahanSalavatiArtFriendly Cyclops by 1NFIN1TEThe Grim Reaper by SnapeEscapeAquarius - The Water Bearer by drawingdyeisawesomeGhost #2 by TheCraftySnailMYTHOLOGICAL FIGURE by joshuathesoneofnunFinding her shoes by Saitamagomermaid  by tarasarathonLol it's so good by dafluffyflamango



THE CHALLENGES: 


A big thanks goes to the artists who helped in creating the challenges. Without you, your art and your support these challenges wouldn't exist. Thank you for lending your talents to help and inspire others. 

COLOR AS EMOTION CHALLENGE

Trust by DestinyBlue
CHALLENGE: Draw an emotion as a glowing color.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: DestinyBlue 

DestinyBlue is working on her second challenge with us and is also  working with us to present a contents over at the SketchBook group. Check it out!   DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists due to her beautifully stylized artwork and her kindness, compassion and the way she communicates with others.  Her art is thought provoking and real and her work as an artist takes her all over the world to many events and conventions.

SKETCHBOOK GROUP ON DA: autodesk-sketchbook.deviantart…

Favorites Collected from this Challenge


MYTHOLGICAL FIGURE CHALLENGE

Medusa by UlaFish
CHALLENGE: Draw a figure from any world Mythology

ABOUT THE ARTIST: UlaFish 
Kindra is a freelance concept artist and illustrator currently living in California. When not making art for video games, she spends her time conjuring up dreamworlds and the characters and creatures that occupy them.
Favorites Collected from this Challenge


BOOK CHARACTER CHALLENGE

The Martian Chronicles by GENZOMANTHE CHALLENGE: Draw a character from your favorite book.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: GENZOMAN 
GENZOMAN Genzoman is Gonzalo Ordoñez, a freelancer artist that works on illustration since 15 years ago. In 2011 he published his first Compilation Artbook called ''Legendary Visions'' by Udon. Among his works as an illustrator include:  Udon Entertainment, Ultra Street Fighter IV alt outfits (Capcom), Street Fighter X Tekken Booklet art (American version),World of Warcraft & Hearthstone (Blizzard), Marvel:War of heroes, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (Konami),  Legend of the Five Rings, UFS, Myths and Legends, Wayforward Technologies, National Geographic Kids ''Everything Mithology'',  Pathfinder Covers,  Hasbro, Disney, Castle Age, Double Dragon:NEON, Alpha Squad, Clash of the Titans prequel comic for  Warner Bross & Legendary Pictures. Godzilla movie designs for Legendary Pictures / Toho.
Now he's been working on Street Fighter Unlimited comic covers by Udon, will be launched this month on December 7th!. He's preparing to launch his Patreon soon and also working on his own comic called ''The Wanderer'' for the future.
Favorites Collected from this Challenge


ALIEN INSPIRED BY AN INSECT CHALLENGE

Tree skipper by V4m2c4
THE CHALLENGE: Draw an alien inspired by an insect.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: V4m2c4 
V4m2c4  aka Vincent Coviello is a creature and concept artist who enjoys the creative process and strives to create unique and interesting creatures and characters.
Currently working as a freelance concept artist, he wishes to venture deeper into the gaming and film industries.  Vincent's work has been features in tabletop RPGs and in print for such clients as 3DTotal, ImagineFX and Alluria Publishing.

Vincent's ongoing world building projects include, "Space Mermaids", "Earthly Religions Beyond the Milky way" and countless fantasy and sci fi critters and characters. He hopes to compile them into a cohesive book.
Favorites Collected from this Challenge


PREHISTORIC MAMMAL CHALLENGE

Mammoth Study Winter by povorot

ABOUT THE ARTIST: povorot 
Simon Roy is a talented comic artist and painter. He has a ton of work that has been pub;listed and is floating around the digital world. Check out some of his newest work here: simon-roy.tumblr.com/tagged/is…

Favorites Collected from this Challenge

FOLLOW THE ART AS IT IS PRODUCED FOR THE CHALLENGES WITH THE HASHTAG: #SketchThis


FOLLOW THE SKETCHBOOK GROUP ON DA FOR CONTEST AND PRIZES:

autodesk-sketchbook.deviantart…


DO YOU HAVE IDEAS FOR SKETCH THIS CHALLENGES? 


DO YOU HAVE ANY FEEDBACK? (THAT IS NOT JUST COMPLAINING)


SEND ME A NOTE!











A More Global Navigation

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 3:06 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:


For many deviants, the Notifications page (formerly known as the Message Center) acts as their main-hub on DeviantArt.  Deviants spend a lot of time there -- checking newly submitted deviations, responding to comments, voting in polls, etc. -- all while switching back and forth to other core areas of the site, like Browse and Watch.

UPDATE: In order to create a more cohesive navigation that incorporates core site components and makes the site experience clearer, we’re adding Notifications and Notes into the global subnavigation bar that includes Browse, Today, and Watch.  Ultimately, helping deviants easily navigate between these frequently-visited areas.  Based on community feedback, the order of the subnavigation is now Browse, Today, Watch, Notifications, and Notes. Browse will act as the default when clicking the DeviantArt logo in the upper-left part of the site. 

Screenshot 2015-12-17 20.03 by Heidi



Browse sidebar

Undiscovered and What’s Hot are Browse modes, and have been moved from the subnavigation into the sidebar of the Browse page, to help consolidate the navigation.

Daily Deviations are also easily accessible from this Browse menu.

Whatshotsidebar by danlev

A few other changes:

We’ve made a few other minor changes to Notifications:

  • Site-wide polls from DeviantArt now appear in the Polls section of Notifications.

  • In the navigation sidebar of Notifications, the three subcategories -- Hot Topics, Contests, and Bulletins -- were consolidated into a single “Notices” category.


Coming Soon: Status Update Notifications

We’ll be adding Status Updates to Notifications, which has been a popular request from deviants who actively post Status Updates. With Status Updates in Notifications, it will ensure that more of your watchers see your posts. This change will be happening within the next week.

Status Updates are a quick and easy way to communicate with your watchers. They’re a great way to give an insider peek about what you’re working on, share inspiring art or articles, feature your favorite artists, or simply share what’s on your mind.

Additional Information

For more details on why these changes are happening, DeviantArt's CEO, Angelo Sotira (spyed), has penned a journal on the topic.





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