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Challenge #6

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Draw a christmas tree, and decorate it as originally as you can!





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #5

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 8:00 PM
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Draw yourself in the universe of your favourite fandom. For example, if you're a Pokémon Fan, draw yourself as a Pokémon Trainer. If you're LOTR fan, you could draw yourself as a citizen of Rohan, or Gondor, or an Orc! Etc.





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #4

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 PM
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If you won the lottery just today, what would be the first thing you would buy?





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #3

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 4:00 PM
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Invent your own superhero! What about Toilet Paper man? A guy with the power to summon toilet paper no matter where he is? Draw your superhero and tell us what their superpower would be!





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #2

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 2:00 PM
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Draw your favourite card! Be one of the queens, kings, the joker or any card!
Here are some examples for inspiration:


Playing Cards:  Queens by Wen-M Cards by RosseJoker Card by Chronoperates




    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


Challenge #1

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Christmas is almost here! What would be the perfect present for you?





    Quick instructions:
    :bulletred: Check the hour this journal was posted, you have one hour to create your entry!
    :bulletred: Create a drawing based on the theme described above, use any digital or traditional media you want.
    :bulletred: Submit your entry to either your main gallery or your sta.sh and share the link in the comments below before this journal reaches the hour after posted.
    :bulletred: Only comments within this time period will be considered.
    :bulletred: The most creative entry will win a 1 month Premium Membership! (winner will be announced in a few days)
    :bulletred: More than an hour has already passed? Can't participate in this challenge? Don't worry! There will be a new one in another 2 hours! So check this space later!

    Read the complete rules here


New to Sketchmatch? Read more about it here!

Welcome to December's edition of Sketchmatch: Hourly Challenge!

How is this going to work?

  1. This event lasts for 24 hours. During the event a total of 12 challenges will be launched, scattered throughout the whole day, and you'll be able to participate in one, two or as many of them as you want!
  1. A series of journals pre-scheduled will be posted every 2 hours, starting at 12:00 pm PDT on Saturday Dec. 14th and the last one on Sunday Dec. 15th at 10:00 am. This means that the first journal will go out on saturday at 12:00 pm, the second at 2:00 pm, the third at 4:00 pm. and so on, until Sunday at 10:00 am.
  1. Each journal will contain a theme and you'll need to make your entry according to this theme. The challenge starts at the moment the journal is posted and you'll have 1 hour to complete the task.
  1. You can use your digital software of preference (or any traditional media) but to keep things simple, why not using Muro?
  1. Before the current journal reaches the hour of age, you'll have to upload your creation to your Sta.sh or your main gallery and post the link on the journal's comments. Only comments posted during this time frame will be considered.
    THIS IS IMPORTANT You'll need to comment on the journal of the challenge you are participating, so for example if you're participating in the challenge of 4:00 am, you need to comment with your entry on THAT journal before 4:59 am. If you comment on any other journal, your entry will be invalid.
  1. After a challenge is over, there will be a 1 hour break, after that another challenge will start, for a total of 12 challenges during the complete event. This way you'll be able to participate in at least 1 challenge (maybe for you it will be 3:00 am but for people on the other side of the planet it will be 10:00 am, just an example
  1. Feel free to participate in as many as you want/can! There won't be a limit of how many challenges you can participate in, but you'll be elegible to win a max of 3 times. There will be a 1 month Premium Membership for the winner of each challenge!

    Still confused? The complete schedule will be as follows (click on each challenge to check your local time):
    - Saturday - 12:00pm - 1st Challenge
    - Saturday - 1:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 2:00pm - 2nd Challenge
    - Saturday - 3:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 4:00pm - 3rd Challenge
    - Saturday - 5:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 6:00pm - 4th Challenge
    - Saturday - 7:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 8:00pm - 5th Challenge
    - Saturday - 9:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 10:00pm - 6th Challenge
    - Saturday - 11:00pm - Break
    - Sunday - 12:00am - 7th Challenge
    - Sunday - 1:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 2:00am - 8th Challenge
    - Sunday - 3:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 4:00am - 9th Challenge
    - Sunday - 5:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 6:00am - 10th Challenge
    - Sunday - 7:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 8:00am - 11th Challenge
    - Sunday - 9:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 10:00am - 12th Challenge
    - Sunday - 11:00am - Break and end of the event

    NOTE: All the journals will be posted in PDT Time and will be published here in my personal account and at Digitalists
    Have any question? Ask here!


2013 is almost over and I did nothing

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:02 AM

For those who didn't know, which probably will be almost all of you, I was pretty absent this week and I wasn't here at all during the weekend.  I help organize the Winter Fest and Winter Xpo each year, (btw, I'm about to finally publish the selected entries, hold tight!) so during this time, I get as busy as I can get and then some. I know I've been neglecting a few of my activities around here, I'm so sorry! but starting today I'll start checking notes, publishing more articles, making more features and all that jazz.

Talking about what happened this weekend, it was quite tiring but also amazingly fun! I had the best of times once again hanging out with people like chutkat, Greki, Gado, avencri, Sagita-D, pochis aaaand!... I got to also meet SDex and Nadiezda who are incredibly cool and insanely talented OMG.

This Con made me realize that lately my art creation dropped to a level where I haven't done ANY personal art in a long, long time. Suddenly I was trying to prepare material to expose in the Con and I found myself with absolutely nothing new to show. I didn't make a new calendar this time, and my webcomic has been on hold since the beginning of the year.  2013 is about to end and I wanted to make my yearly art summary and now I think... what the hell did I do this year?

Pretty much nothing!

I remember when I was new here, 8 years ago and I used to draw purely just for fun and uploaded a new deviation almost everyday :lol: Not saying I'll go back to that level, but I've been wondering since some time, why do we always start posting art less and less frequently? at least is a trend I've seen in most of the people I watch.

Hopefully now that I'm a little bit more relaxed, I'll start creating art again. I really want to resume my webcomic! And draw just for the hell of it. I know I'm still a month early, but if I had to set new year goals, I think I'll go just for two: excercise more and create more art. I want to be a buff and talented artist! :lol: Let's see how it goes...

In the meantime... oh look! 301 suggestions to check...



Sketchmatch Hourly Challenge winners!

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:06 AM
Thank you for your patience! Without further delay, here are the winners of the Sketchmatch Hourly Challenge.

Challenge #1 - Draw yourself with a moustache



By ArtisanDwarf

Challenge #2 - Draw your dream job



By dathie

Challenge #3 - Draw one of the Movember mascots



By IceXDragon

Challenge #4 - Draw your favourite fictional character, doing the most fun activity you can think of.



By AliceOwen

Challenge #5 - Draw yourself in the most wacky outfit.



By AliceOwen

Challenge #6 - Draw your favourite scene from your favourite movie.



By My-Middle-Name

Challenge #7 - If you were an animal, what would you be?



By My-Middle-Name

Challenge #8 - Draw any inanimate object with a top hat, a moustache and a monocle.



By ReversedClock

Challenge #9 - Draw a personification of the internet browser you use!



By GemaStarlight

Challenge #10 - Create an illustration inspired by one of your favourite songs.



By Juvianna100

Challenge #11 - Recreate one of your favourite deviations !



By kausa

Challenge #12 - Draw yourself with an outfit that describes you!



By GemaStarlight


Thanks to all participants! Each winner will receive a 1 month Premium Membership for each won round, (please allow a few days for that) congratulations! Keep an eye on my journal, as well as Digitalists and communityrelations to know when the next event will take place!

Just a reminder that this event is happening in a few hours!



Ever wanted to participate in Sketchmatch but never could due being in an unconvenient timezone? Well, now is your chance to participate no matter where you are from!

How is this going to work?

  1. This event lasts for 24 hours. During the event a total of 12 challenges will be launched; one every 2 hours (1 hour to complete the challenge and 1 hour break between challenges).
  1. A series of journals pre-scheduled will be posted every 2 hours, starting at 12:00 pm PDT on Saturday Nov. 23rd and the last one on Sunday Nov. 24th at 10:00 am. This means that the first journal will go out on Nov. 23rd at 12:00 pm, the second at 2:00 pm, the third at 4:00 pm. and so on, until Sunday Nov. 24th at 10:00 am.
  1. Each journal will contain a theme and you'll need to make your entry according to this theme. The challenge starts at the moment the journal is posted and you'll have 1 hour to complete the task.
  1. You can use your digital software of preference (or any traditional media) but to keep things simple, why not using Muro?
  1. Before the current journal reaches the hour of age, you'll have to upload your creation to your Sta.sh or your main gallery and post the link on the journal's comments. Only comments posted during that time will be considered.
    THIS IS IMPORTANT You'll need to comment on the journal of the challenge you are participating, so for example if you're participating in the challenge of 4:00 am, you need to comment with your entry on THAT journal before 4:59 am. If you comment on any other journal, your entry will be invalid.
  1. After a challenge is over, there will be a 1 hour break, after that another challenge will start, for a total of 12 challenges during the complete event. This way you'll be able to participate in at least 1 challenge (maybe for you it will be 3:00 am but for people on the other side of the planet it will be 10:00 am, just an example
  1. Feel free to participate in as many as you want/can!  There won't be a limit of how many challenges you can participate in, but you'll be elegible to win a max of 3 times. There will be a 1 month Premium Membership for the winner of each challenge!

    Still confused? The complete schedule will be as follows (click on each challenge to check your local time):
    - Saturday - 12:00pm - 1st Challenge
    - Saturday - 1:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 2:00pm - 2nd Challenge
    - Saturday - 3:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 4:00pm - 3rd Challenge
    - Saturday - 5:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 6:00pm - 4th Challenge
    - Saturday - 7:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 8:00pm - 5th Challenge
    - Saturday - 9:00pm - Break
    - Saturday - 10:00pm - 6th Challenge
    - Saturday - 11:00pm - Break
    - Sunday - 12:00am - 7th Challenge
    - Sunday - 1:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 2:00am - 8th Challenge
    - Sunday - 3:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 4:00am - 9th Challenge
    - Sunday - 5:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 6:00am - 10th Challenge
    - Sunday - 7:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 8:00am - 11th Challenge
    - Sunday - 9:00am - Break
    - Sunday - 10:00am - 12th Challenge
    - Sunday - 11:00am - Break and end of the event

    NOTE: All the journals will be posted in PDT Time and will be published here in my personal account and at Digitalists
    Have any question? Ask here!


The Beast's riddle answer

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:32 AM
During Halloween-HQ's Fairytales gone wrong: Murder Mistery, I played the role of The Beast.
Being one of the key characters, I was one of the people who, to give you my clue, asked you to solve a riddle. My riddle was pretty simple, yet tricky: get outside of my castle. The twist? There were 3 different ways to solve this puzzle, but only one was the correct one. The key was to carefully read the instructions, pay attention and follow the instructions I gave you, sometimes a single word could make the difference in going in either a correct or incorrect direction ;)

To be extra mean, I never told you if your answer was correct or not, I gave the exact same clue at the end and the next people you should go see regardless of your answer, in fact, you also had the option from the very beginning to just give up, in which case I would still give you the clue. The difference was that you would get more points from me if you gave me the correct answer, fewer points for an incorrect one, and no points if you gave up.

Since the activity has already ended and in the meantime the grand winners are announced, I figured out I could give you the correct answer to my puzzle so you can see if you got it right, just for fun ;)

But first things first, the challenge started at the very beginning; finding my correct hidden sta.sh link, because I had several fake ones :lol: ...




At the end I asked you to give me the thumbnail of the exit you got. If you sent me Little Felicia, congrats! You got the correct answer. What about you? Did you get it right? ;)


Moviembre - A dejarse el bigote!

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 12:03 PM


The following journal is directed specially for the spanish speaking deviants, however know that you can get involved with Movember and join any of our teams (including Team Latin America ;)) regardless of the country you are from. If you want to read the complete information about this, visit this journal.

Your support for this journal is greatly appreciated (even if you can't read it :giggle:) so it can reach more people. Thanks!


Movember?


Movember (contracción en inglés de Moustache [bigote] y November [noviembre]) es un evento anual en el que los hombres de todo el mundo dejan crecer su bigote durante el mes de noviembre. La intención es concientizar sobre temas de salud del hombre, especialmente el cáncer de próstata. También se recauda dinero para ayudar en cada país a una o más instituciones en temas de salud masculina.

Fue celebrado por primera vez en Australia en el año 2003 cuando un grupo de jóvenes de Melbourne, Australia tuvieron la idea de dejar crecer sus bigotes para apoyar a un amigo con cáncer de próstata. A partir de 2007, el evento comenzó a realizarse también en Canadá, España, Estados Unidos y Reino Unido, llegando hoy a países como Nueva Zelanda, Sudáfrica, Irlanda, Finlandia, Países Bajos, Dinamarca, Noruega, Bélgica y República Checa. En cada uno de esos países, se recolecta dinero destinado a una o más asociaciones para investigar sobre temas de salud de los hombres.

Hoy en día son varios los paises participantes, logrando que en el año 2012  mas de 854,000 Mo Bros y Mo Sistas recolectaran $126.3 millones de dólares

Grandes pasos se han tomado para cambiar actitudes y hábitos relacionados a la salud masculina alrededor del mundo, pero todavía hay mucho que hacer para emparejarlo con el movimiento de la salud de la mujer. A travéz del bigote, Movember tiene como visión tener un impacto en la cara de la salud del hombre mediante la continua motivación, conversación y concientización de los temas de la salud masculina cada año.


¿Por qué es importante?


Estas son estadísticas sólo de Estados Unidos, pero te darán una idea general de como está la situación en todo el mundo:

  • 1 de cada 2 hombres y 1 de cada 3 mujeres serán diagnosticados con cáncer durante su vida.
  • 1 de cada 6 hombres serán diagnosticados con cancer de próstata durante su vida.
  • Mas de 238,000 nuevos casos de este mal son diagnosticados y casi 30,000 hombres morirán de cáncer de próstata durante el 2013.
  • El cáncer de testículo es el mas común en hombres de entre 15 y 35 años.
  • 7,920 hombres serán diagnosticados con cáncer de testículo y unos 370 morirán de ello durante el 2013.
  • Aunque no es tan común, los hombres también pueden contraer cáncer de mama. Unos 2,240 nuevos casos de cáncer de mama seran diagnosticados para hombres y unos 410 morirán de ello durante el 2013.
  • Mas de 3.5 millones nuevos casos de cáncer de piel son diagnosticados cada año.
  • Mas de 6 millones de hombres son diagnosticados con depresión cada año.
  • Los hombres cometen suicidio casi 4 veces mas que las mujeres.
  • 24% de los hombres son menos propensos de ir a visitar al doctor, comparándolo con las mujeres.



Donaciones


Movember no se trata sólo de tener tu bigote y ya, gente de todo el mundo invierte en programas que tratan prioridades estratégicas relacionadas al cáncer de próstata y otros males como la salud mental masculina.

Los fondos recaudados van directamente a programas de la Fundación Movember y otros organismos de la salud masculina en cada país. Juntos trabajan para asegurarse de que los fondos de Movember sean para apoyar un amplio rango de programas de primer nivel, innovadores y en línea a estas metas.

Los links para donar a cada uno de los grupos iniciados por deviantART se encuentran en la parte inferior de este journal.

Aún si no puedes donar, al unirte a nuestros grupos y darnos tu apoyo con tu ID y tus trabajos artísticos en la Galería de Movember, etc. nos ayudas a esparcir la información de forma que llegue a mas gente.


¿Como involucrarme?


:bulletred: ¿Quieres particiar? ¡Genial! Puedes unirte a alguno de nuestros equipos. Sólo tienes que registrarte en Movember.com y unirte a:

Equipo Estados Unidos: The One Stache Wonders
Equipo Canadá: The Wonder Yetis
Equipo Australia: The Aussie Sta.che Team
Equipo Reino Unido: The Royal Handlebars
Equipo Latinoamérica: Los Mostachos Lokos.

No importa si no eres específicamente de algún país aquí listado, únete al equipo que mas se acerque a tu país (y obvio si puedes leer esto es mas que probable que seas latinoamericano, asi que... )

El objetivo de unirte a Movember es dejar crecer tu bigote durante el mes de noviembre y compartir fotos de tu progreso con los demás. Recibirás recordatorios de subir las fotos de tu progreso por parte de nuestros capitanes de equipo a nuestra Galería Movember.

Movember - Day 1 by Moonbeam13 <da:thumb id="410769012"/> Movember 3, 2013 by pearwood


:bulletred: ¿No puedes tener tu propio bigote? ¡No te preocupes! Puedes bajar nuestro bigote de emergencia aquí. Imprímelo y decóralo como quieras, luego sube una foto tuya con tu nuevo y genial bigote a nuestra Galería Movember. Impríme y decora varios de ellos y ¡ponlos donde quieras! Ponle uno a tu gato, a tu carro, a tu hermana... las posibilidades son infinitas :)
¿No tienes impresora? ¡No hay problema! Corta uno con papel, crea un bigote con cosas en tu casa, ¡sé creativo y sube tus creaciones!
Mermaids for Movember! by raine-angel :thumb335494516: movember 1 by SRaffa Phineas Thistlethorp by GreyFairie

:bulletred: Usa nuestra journal skin creada por marioluevanos y ¡ayúdanos a esparcir la información! Promueve arte que tenga bigotes e información importante con respecto al movimiento Movember. O simplemente úsala para tus journals personales a lo largo de todo noviembre para mostrar tu apoyo :heart:

:bulletred: ¡Usa alguna de nuestras estampas para promocionar Movember o uno de nuestros equipos!
Movember Stamp by bradleysays One Stache Wonders Stamp by Thiefoworld Royal Handlebars Stamp by Thiefoworld The Aussie Sta.che Team Stamp by Thiefoworld Moustachos Lokos Stamp by Thiefoworld Wonder Yetis Stamp by Thiefoworld

:bulletred: ¡Participa en alguno de nuestros concursos y actividades organizados por el equipo de :devcommunityrelations! Habrá varios a lo largo del mes y a parte de ser parte del movimiento, también podrás obtener algunos premios, ¡mantente al pendiente del grupo!

¿Tienes alguna duda? Coméntala en este journal.

Sketchmatch: 2 ways to play!

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:07 PM
In what other place would you find a fancy flying bunny, a Pikachu riding a robot Llama or gummy bears with the shape of Luigi and Mario Bros? What about Hipster Link? Or catbug, dressed as Batman, eating an... apple tree?





Only here! At Sketchmatch!





What is Sketchmatch?


The rules are really simple: participants must create a visual entry based on a theme. We'll tell you what to draw!

The catch is that you have a very limited time to do your entry!

There are two ways to play:








10 Minutes Match rules

  • Each round starts with the discussion of the theme. All participants currently in the room are free to suggest a theme!
  • When the theme is selected, the game starts and now you have 10 minutes to draw your entry.
  • You can use your digital software of preference (or even go traditional and draw on a sheet of paper! You need to do it fast so you can have time to scan it) but to keep things simple, why not using Muro?
  • After the 10 minutes, the game ends. It's now time to upload your creation! Yes, even if it's unfinished. You can submit it to Sta.sh (or your main gallery) and post the link in the chat to share with the others.
  • Finally we friendly laugh at each other's entries! Don't worry if you think you're doing crap, the others probably did crap too! The idea of this is to have fun!




Hourly Challenge rules

  1. This event lasts for 24 hours. During the event a total of 12 challenges will be launched; one every 2 hours (1 hour to complete the challenge and 1 hour break between challenges) This way you'll be able to participate in at least one of them, after all the event lasts for a complete day!
  1. A series of journals pre-scheduled will be posted every 2 hours, starting at 12:00 am (The first challenge will start at 12:00 am, the second at 2:00 am, the third at 4:00 am and so on) Each journal will contain a theme and you'll need to make your entry according to this theme. The challenge starts at the moment the journal is posted and you'll have 1 hour to complete the task.
  1. You can use your digital software of preference (or any traditional media) but to keep things simple, why not using Muro?
  1. Before the current journal reaches the hour of age, you'll have to upload your creation to your Sta.sh or your main gallery and post the link on the journal's comments. Only comments posted during that time will be considered.
  1. After a challenge is over, there will be a 1 hour break, after that another challenge will start, for a total of 12 challenges during the day. This way you'll be able to participate in at least 1 challenge, but feel free to participate in as many as you want/can!
    NOTE: The journals will be posted in PST Time.




What this is NOT about

  • It's not about creating great masterpieces, the idea is to have fun and its also a great practice! The time limit really pushes you to be quick, challenges your creativity and lets you know other great artists in the process.
  • It's not about who draws best, the best entries will be selected taking creativity as main factor. Quite often the best entries are the most creative and funny ones! More than the technically better drawn.
  • It's not only for great digital artists, everybody is invited! Even if you think you can't draw. Use stick figures! We love them! As long as you make your entry within the time limit, is a go!
  • No, you don't need a tablet to participate.




So! Who's up for it?



Keep an eye on communityrelations and Digitalists's journals to know when the next sessions will be!





The Fusion Anime group is proud to invite artists from all over the world to participate in the WINTER XPO 2013 to be held next November 30th and December 1st in Mexico.

Winter Fest is the biggest even in the city of Chihuahua, MEX focused on comics, anime, gaming and general nerdyness. It's celebrated since 2008 counting with an ever growing assistance of around 6,000 during 3 days and the participation of local, national and international guests in fields like professional gaming, cosplay, illustration, comic and manga creation, etc.


During the event there's also an art exposition showcasing the work of both amateur and professional artists from around the globe. We've had the honor to count with the participation of artists such as  elsevilla, el-grimlock, chutkat, cocinando-colores, Majnouna, Atramina, SaiyaGina, among many others.

The exposition follows an specific theme each year. Themes like Victorian and the Middle ages were the focus on past years.

The theme for this year will be: Mythology



Some entries from past years:







core by Lavah

Our special guest

Volta Ilustración

Better known over deviantArt as Lavah, she's a talented digital artist with a very characteristic style.

Has participated in various projects and collaborations, like UdonCrew's World of Warcraft Tribute and most recently appeared as a guest in the latest edition of Illustrators Deathmatch.

Always willing to share some tips and techniques with other fellow artists, you can see her showing part of her process with her audience over deviantArt or her Facebook account






How to participate


  • Create a visual work according to the theme MYTHOLOGY. This includes mythology from all origins: greek, roman, japanese, nordic, etc. The interpretation and technique is up to you!
    Just to get you started, here are some examples for inspiration:
    Goddess Athena by ChrisRa Hades and Persephone by Rgveta ODIN by Giye Quetzalcoatl by weremagnus Zeus and Hera by daveswartzart
  • The entry must be a size of 11 x 17 inches at 300 dpi in landscape or portrait format.
  • Submit your entry to your gallery to the appropiate category, and send a note to Thiefoworld with the subject "Entry WINTER XPO 2013"
  • Please include the following information in your note
    • Name of the piece
    • Your name (or screen name) and/or names of your collaborators
    • City and country of origin
    • Your website and/or contact information (if applicable)
    This information will be visible to the public during the event. If you don't want it to be exposed, feel free to leave the fields blank.



Rules and notes


  • The entries must be original material only (no Fan Arts) but it's not mandatory to be of exclusive creation for this event (the work could have been previously published)
  • All illustration techniques are allowed, both traditional and digital.
  • The content must be suitable for all audiences, avoiding explicit sexual content, excesive violence, discriminatory themes of any kind, use of drugs or alcohol, etc.
  • Entrants are allowed to submit more than one entry, however a max of 1 entry per participant/group will be accepted.
  • Spaces are limited so entries will be subject to a selection, only entries that fulfill the requirements described here will be considered. The selection will be done taking in consideration aspects such as: theme, use of technique, composition, overall quality and visual impact.
  • The selected entries will be printed in large format and exposed during the WINTER XPO 2013 in Chihuahua, Mexico, giving according credits.
  • Fusion Anime or Winter Xpo won't claim copyright for the selected works, but by submitting your entry you agree in giving us permission to expose your work during the event (if selected) and potentially using it for advertising purposes (such as ads in our website, facebook account, flyers and/or posters, etc) using a thumbnail and/or small version of your entry, always giving you credits. Also, this a non-comercial exposition, we won't make money out of your entry.
  • Aspects not described here can be addressed in a comment in this journal or via note.


Important dates


October 11th - Reception of entries begins.
November 10th - Deadline for the reception of entries.
November 15th - Selected artists will be notified no later than Nov. 15th.
November 30th - December 1st - Selected entries will be exposed over Winter Xpo 2013


Questions?


Comment on this journal!

There has been a murder...

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 7:59 PM
The old, dark, Haunted Castle by JJcanvas
I was invited to this great event, the party of the century they called it. Everybody that matters was invited, so obviously I was there.

However a happy ending wasn't meant for this story. I don't know the details yet... but it seems that the organizer and the person who invited me is not alive anymore...

There has been a murder in the castle! But who was the victim? who did it and what exactly happened? All will be disclosed in due time.

The victim seems to be someone close to The King, so his royal highness is calling for detectives to discover this mystery.

If you're interested then I recommend you +devwatch Halloween-HQ for the details to start this investigation will be out really soon.

Skin design by Thiefoworld
Resources by WebTreatsETC, DougitDesign and ftourini

I miss the old symbols but...

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 4:38 PM
I've been a member of this community for more than 8 years, I'm certainly not the oldest member here, but I think we all can agree 8 internet years are like a short eternity, it's a lot of time and just to prove it, tell me; how many sites have you been a member of for at least 8 years? I can only name one, and that's deviantArt. Also, 8 years are the 61% of the 13 years this site as been alive, so I've been here for more than half of this site's life.

As an old member of this site, I, like a lot of you, also miss the old symbols.

As stated on the official article, there are a few things that have been part of the site for a long time, without which deviantArt wouldn't feel like deviantArt, like the characteristic green layout or the user symbols that until recently, were part of the site.

I agree it does feel weird, the symbols I grew up with, so to speak, as an artist, are now gone. They were part of my DA experience, I saw some of them die like the @'s and saw others be used for the first time, like the #'s. I remember when Spyed was still $Spyed and then went to +Spyed. I also was there when lolly left staff and became the very first (and until then, the only one) member with no symbol at all. They are part of DA's history, and those who have been on this site for at least a few years will remember them with melancholy.

Now, going back to my personal history, I've been a member of this site for more than 8 years and I also have volunteered for more than 2 and a half years now (counting my first term, back in 2009) and I've stayed here for this long and I've volunteered part of my free time to the community for this long because I love the community.

I love interacting with its people everyday,  old and new friends alike. I love making new friends! And everyday I interact with people I've never interacted with before. Some of my IRL friends started being DA friends, heck! now that I think about it, I even met my boyfriend here first! I feel inspired (and sometimes slightly depressed haha) by looking at the amazing art I find here. I've learned more about art thanks to DA, rather than from what they teached me at school, and I love how I can find a nearly infinite amount of resources and materials I can use and the best part? for free! I've also met people who have truly inspired me in many other ways, not just on the artistic side. I even have a small additional source of income here! I don't sell many prints but I sell a lot of commissions.

I love this site for many strong solid reasons and the fact the old symbols are gone is indeed sad, but that won't make me want to leave, not even make me love this site any less. Fortunately for me, these new symbols don't affect my DA experience. I still can interact with the same people, post journals and share new art the same way I could a couple of days ago.

I love the community, the art and the people here, those are the reason why I think DA rocks, not the symbols. Granted, is a little weird to look at the site and see these new glyphs, they feel alien, I still somehow feel they don't belong here, but I know I'll get used to them eventually. They are now part of a new chapter in the history of deviantArt and I know I'll grow to like them as well.

And that's another reason why I love this site, it's in constant change. I wouldn't love it the same if it stayed the same for a long time.

So, in closing: I love and miss the old symbols, but ultimately, they aren't that important to me, not enough to make me feel this isn't my home anymore, this change hasn't changed my love for the site and the community. I'll continue doing what I've been doing until now because my focus isn't a group of symbols that aren't here anymore, my focus is the art and the people who inhabit this site.

I'm saying this because I've read a lot of comments from people saying exactly the opposite, how they are considering leaving the site just for this change, or how they feel this site isn't their home anymore, how they think the community is going downhill or how umprofessional it looks now, etc. It's specially sad when said members are people who once felt and expressed such love for the community, some old friends and even some former volunteers. I fail to see the reasoning behind this, are the symbols that important to you? More than the other amazing things this site offers?  More than the friends you met here? More than the amazing art you can find here? Really? 

I know people, specially artist, are passionate and we express our opinions loudly. And I'm not saying is wrong, feel free to express yourself the way you want. It's just that I can't help to think some people is overreacting over a thing that in my opinion, doesn't deserve this many importance. 

But this is of course, only my opinion. After all, I'm also a member of this community and as such, I also have my opinion. Also,this is my journal and I write what I think :P

Anyway, happy thursday!

Making new IDs!

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 3:17 PM

Until further notice I won't be taking new requests for these. The holiday season is approaching which means I'll be extra busy! If you really want one though, you can comment here and I'll add you to a waiting list, but know that I won't be working on new ones probably until january (those that are still pending right now will be finished hopefully before december)

Thanks!




thiefoworld by Thiefoworldjimmyelshaman by ThiefoworldAthos-of-light by Thiefoworldwreckling by Thiefoworld



Have you ever wanted a picture of yourself in a cute cartoony style with a big head and making you look cuter than you actually are?

Well, now is your chance!

I'll be making deviant IDs by request once again, now with a new format! Because for some reason, you guys like my drawings enough to actually pay for them ಠ_ಠ

Shyree2 by ThiefoworldHeidi2 by ThiefoworldMadizzlee by ThiefoworldCodenamepanther by Thiefoworld

Payment methods


They'll be 600 :points: each (or 700 :points: if you want to include a second character and/or extra elements), that's barely $7.5 USD! There are some burgers more expensive than that!

To make a request, check the Commissions Widget in my profile and ask for yours! OR if you have Paypal you can also make your payment directly through there, in which case, send me a note so we can discuss the details. I'll be charging only $7 USD for requests made directly through Paypal! (or $8 USD for IDs with extra elements)



Information needed

When making your request be sure to include the following:

  • A description and/or reference of how you look (or the character you want me to draw)
  • A color for the background.
  • By default I'll add your username as it is, if you want something else please say so in advance!



Jane-beata by ThiefoworldBurgerbunny by ThiefoworldThewritingdragon by ThiefoworldPiratelotus-stock by Thiefoworld


Queue list

Here you'll find the list of pending requests you have so you can have an idea of when you'll receive your ID. I try to keep this list always up to date, so you can always come back and check how your request is coming along. If for some reason you requested one but after a reasonable time you don't see yourself on the list, let me know!



Answer a question - Ask a question

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 9:03 AM
It's monday and I'm in a talkative mood, so this will be one of those "let's have a conversation" journal :B

How about this? I've seen others do these "Ask me anything" journals, so let's do something like that. But here's a twist; you can ask me anything you want, but you have to answer the question too. Also, at the end I'll ask you another question as well (which I'll also answer myself) If you want to keep the conversation you can then ask another question and so on until infinity \o/

So to start, here is the first question:

What are you looking forward to or are excited about right now?

Me? I'm excited because fall is finally here, weather is starting to cool down and I'm looking forward to finally use sweaters and scarves once again, I miss them!
I'm also excited because Attack in Titan is finally coming to an end (the anime at least) because I'm so sick of it and I haven't even watched a single episode! \o/

Your turn!

Being a Mentor + DD Suggestions

Fri Sep 13, 2013, 11:55 AM
Time flies doesn't? I re-joined the team on September 18th 2012. The term of every CV is of 1 year and I was about to complete mine just next wednesday! I was in fact, about to ask Moonbeam13 -"What now?"- But then Danie went ahead of me and contacted me yesterday and asked if I wanted to join the Mentor Team.



I said yes. So, I'm a Mentor now!



What does this mean? Well, I'll continue doing what I've been doing until now, I'll also be working closely with the other mentors in building and managing awesome big projects and be a support for our fellow CVs. This also means that I'm not leaving the team just yet, so you'll have to deal with me for still some more time. :meow: I knooooow! You're speechless of excitement, I get it.



What is taking so looooong?


I want to apologize if I seem a little slow lately (I mean, I'm always slow :slow: but that's another story...) specially with DD suggestions. Yes, being currently the only one in Digital Art is contributing to that, but in reality, is not that I'm being flooded with suggestions, (I do am receiving a little more than usual, but nothing I can't manage ;)) is more that I don't have much time to check them right away. Being honest, I'm not giving high priority to suggestions right now, I'm trying to focus on other stuff, remember that DDs are only a portion of what we CVs do. I'll try to host Sketchmatches on a more regular basis (in fact, there is a session next sunday!) and also create some other fun activities for you to participate.  Halloween is near and there are some big plans in the making! Also, I have an idea for a project, potentially huge, which if we do it, it will involve several galleries and CVs, maybe for the end of the year or early next year. asdfulkj!

Also and in all honesty... I'm also trying to get some time for myself. Usually I spend my free time checking suggestions, and don't get me wrong, it's an activity I love! but it can also be time consuming, and lately I prefer to take some of my free time and actually relax for a bit. Another reason why I'm also not taking commissions at the moment.

So, this is not to say don't send suggestions anymore. Not in the slightest. Keep sending them! This is more for you to know that if I don't check your suggestion right away, now you know why, but rest assure I'll eventually check yours, there's not a chance I won't, it just might take me a little more time than usual.

Also, Moonbeam13 is already going through all the applications so one (or more?!!) new Digital Art CVs are on their way!  

Happy Friday! and have a nice weekend all!

The current Digital Art CV team:


:bulletblue: Fractal Art - tatasz
:bulletblue: Photomanipulation - Aeirmid & Emerald-Depths
:bulletblue: Paintings and Drawings & Mixed Media - Thiefoworld etherealbeast Astralseed diphylla
:bulletblue: 3D Art - PolyMune
:bulletblue: Pixel Art - vanmall
:bulletblue: Text & Typography - pica-ae
:bulletblue: Space and Sci-Fi - Shue13
:bulletblue: Vector & Vexel - Thiefoworld



The most recent changes

Please join me in welcoming diphylla and Astralseed to the digital team! Both will be manning the main Digital Art gallery.

Also, I (Thiefoworld) will be taking care of the Vector and Vexel suggestions in the meantime there is a new volunteer for these.


Become part of the team!

Want to become a Digital Art Community Volunteer? Check the current open positions and the instructions to apply in this journal.

Happy suggesting!