Christmas Game Announced! CLOSEDCLOSED: Winners will be announced soon!Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The lights, the music, the thrill of finding the perfect gift for a loved one, everything about this season just makes me smile! To celebrate, I wanted to play a little game with you. UszatyArbuz graciously let me borrow the idea, and artwork from her Christmas game. So much love goes out to her for this kindness Please be sure to check out her gallery, you won't be disappointed So without further delay, the game! Below you will find a christmas tree with numbered presents. Each present has a different set of gifts that will be given to you. But what is in the presents is a mystery Well not so much They will contain a random assortment of the following things: features, artwork, points, llamas, and so much more!How to play?
Prize donations needed for Holidays GameI'm going to be doing a fun holidays game, borrowing the idea from UszatyArbuz (who very graciously let me!) , but I'm in need of prize donations Anything at all would be appreciated, llamas, points, features, comments, artwork etc. If you can donate anything, please note me I'm trying to keep the prizes secret for now, so don't comment below Multiple people will be getting the same prize (5-15~ in each tier), so please be sure you are able to donate whatever prize X that amount. If you are making artwork, I understand that's alot of work, so anything simple will do Prize donators will be getting a special feature of their own Looking forward to hearing from you!-Kathy
Reinterpretation Contest ResultsSo sorry with how late this is, but better late then never eh? First PlaceMy Name is Spring by MidoriMurasakiSecond PlaceReinterpretation - Mushroom Willow by ArgentumZeenaThird PlaceFideline by rebeccahirstRunner UpReinterpretation: Flowers by CalicoNorthYou can check out the rest of the entries here Thank you all for participating! Prizes will be distributed shortly. Stay tuned for the next contest
My WishlistTagged by Sserenita STEP ONEMake a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread. STEP TWOSurf around your friends list (or friends' frien
Why, hello there.It's been awhile. I've missed you all so much I think I might be back on dA for now, though I am incredibly sorry if I end up disappearing again. I'll try my best to let you know beforehand if possible.Life has been rough the past few months, and all of us at home are trying to work through it right now. Unfortunately, due to a discriminating asshole, I lost my job again. Been sick a lot too, so not much has been accomplished in terms of anything. For a moment there, we thought we were going back to Colorado, but things have a way of screwing up, so we are still floating in California.It seems like a lot has changed since I was last active. My message center is a mess, currently working on fixing it. If you had anything cool go on in the past few months that you'd like me to see, please feel free to link it below.In other news, I completely forgot that WintersRead and I were hosting a contest. Those results should be out soon, apologies for the extreme lateness of it all. Fea
Goodbye for NowIt's hiatus time. Sorry guys, shit just always has to hit the fan at the most inconvenient time. At the moment, everything is on hold. If you need to contact me, skype is your best bet.This is my goodbye for now. I do not know when I will return. -Kathy
Recommend a Friend: Edition #15 Welcome to the #15th edition of Recommend a Friend If you want to get a friend and yourself featured, check out the launch journal.phbeksPHbeks is one of the kindest people I have run into on DA lately. He puts all he has into his art. Going out hiking even when he has trouble some days just to be able to stay motivated to get around. He has two rare genetic diseases even more rare together but you wouldn't know from his talented photos.Recommended by CRGPhotographyRoamingShadowAn amazing friend who is really talented with words! Recommended by anonymousArthurTheBraveOne
Animal ABCs: P is for Panda(Giant and Red)A new series I'm starting I will be going through the alphabet with different animals and making features. I've got my list all figured out and I'm super excited to start this. Check out the "Upcoming Animal" section to potentially get featured! More information can be found on the bottom. If you like this article, please give it a so the artists may get more exposure.Without further ado...P IS FOR PAndaPanda by ERB20Panda by rainylakePanda by stinebamseRed Panda Cuddle by spike83Red Panda by robvanhout
Hidden Talents #16I keep finding all these gorgeous artworks and I want to share them with you. All of these deviants are unknown/unappreciated, and could deserve more attention. Please be sure to visit their galleries and spread the love! More of these journals will be published in the coming days, with only five deviants featured per article, so keep an eye out. If you know any deviant who is deserving of more attention, please note me their name Patrick-KramerGarryKirschpsiipilehtoLunasCrafts:devdan
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonShare|ArchiveIn The Shadow of Dragons"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative UniverseShare|ArchiveAlternative UniverseThe “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2Share|ArchivePaul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2By techgnoticNeytiri by PaulTobinAvatar & Narnia: Inspirational TutorialsMasterful Resources on DeviantArt:iconpaultobin:PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsShare|ArchiveAnimals Within Spirit AnimalsBy suzymaeHanuman by moleeRead MoreThere has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Share|Archivesvol. 300About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseShare|ArchiveForever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual ProseBy spottedBecoming Jane by discretFirst Edition ofPride and Prejudice (1813)Read MoreIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”—Pride and Prejudice, Jane AustenThe opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieShare|ArchiveThe Steampunk MenagerieThe magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroShare|ArchiveLUPIN by yoccoForeword by techgnoticThe Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Collection: Good Luck CharmsShare|ArchiveLucky CharmsThe first “lucky charms” may have been items like personal rosaries and crucifixes blessed by priests. Over time, the blessing became less important than the object itself. It seems there are lucky charms endemic to all peoples in all places on Earth, from four-leaf clovers to a rabbit's paw. One such talisman would be the lucky horseshoe, nailed above thresholds with points up – to catch good luck floating by. If you have any coin, button, medallion or other trinket in your pocket when you experience good luck, then voila! – you have a lucky charm as good as any!
Mermaid Feature http://sharandula.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-203322486http://cliford417.deviantart.com/art/mermaid-76724918http://mikakoo.deviantart.com/art/mermaid-39209016http://aruyinn.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-182435919http://angeniac.deviantart.com/art/maiko-mermaid-310575653http://anudesignnow.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-346656377http://squishypandas.deviantart.com/art/mermaid-346653306http://aerys54.deviantart.com/art/Blue-346621300http://jelc85.deviantart.com/art/Crochet-Mermaid-346617179http://nero-aljon.deviantart.com/art/A-Day-at-the-Shore-346606389http://curly-qs.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Mermaid-346603597http://peppermintcoca.deviantart.com/art/Electric-Feel-346603343Next theme will be: Kittens! Comment on this poll to suggest the next theme! : http://rainylake.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3399178/