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Fan Art Nouveau Contest Winners

Fri Jun 13, 2014, 5:34 PM
Our Fan Art Nouveau Contest came to an end on June 2nd and we finally have the results! :eager:

Third place:


Maleficent - Art Nouveau by Paola-Tosca 
by Paola-Tosca  wins 3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.


Second place:


The TOKIO FUNKA World Tour by AsymptoticWay
by AsymptoticWay wins 6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.


First place:


Oracle of Seasons by MGabric
by MGabric wins 1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.

Congratulations to them and thanks everyone who participated! :love:

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Fri May 23, 2014, 6:43 PM
Hey guys!

Just wanted to say, thank you all for the birthday wishes!

Spent most of my day with my husband in the city. We went to art stores, museums and I bought some winter clothing. Also got a Intuos Creative Stylus for my iPad which is pretty cool! Pressure sensitivity is awesome, especially if you use it with Procreate.

So again, thanks for the comments on my profile! Love you all very much. :love:  

The Pokemon Trainers Twitter/Tumblr/dA Collab

Journal Entry: Mon May 5, 2014, 6:13 PM
Hey all!

As some of you may know, I'm hosting a Twitter-based collab where artists on Twitter claim a Pokémon trainer/NPC.  The spots have been filling steadily, but there's still 157 characters to claim, so I'm opening the collab to Tumblr and deviantART folks to participate. 


Here's your chance to grab one of the spots and participate in this massive collab!


RULES


The list of available characters can be found here.

You can claim your character by contacting me on Twitter at AlexandraSketch. Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t start your image until I have messaged you back confirming you have the character, though.

If you don't have a Twitter account, you can note me here on deviantART or contact Trainerdex on Tumblr.



Submission requirements:


  • Your piece MUST be NEW and made for this collab.

  • Background has to be white or transparent.

  • Your image has to be at least 600 x 600 pixels and in square format.

  • Sign it with your Twitter, deviantART or Tumblr handle.

  • The image must be fully colored. No sketches, please.

  • The characters must be depicted full body and by themselves. No Pokémon allowed.

  • Traditional art is accepted, but please make sure it’s properly photographed or scanned.

  • Image must be safe for work.

  • Only ONE character per artist. No exceptions.

  • In the case of characters who had design changes (e.g. Kanto Gym Leaders), you can draw the version you like the most.

  • I will only have one version of each character, just to keep my sanity (or what’s left of it) intact. Only exceptions will be trainers who changed class in a later generation, third game or sequel. For example, Iris was a Gym Leader in Black and White, but became the Champion in Black and White 2.

  • Absolutely NO tracing or copying official art. I will definitely NOTICE if you do and will have to reject your submission.

  • Once your submission is finished, tweet your image at me (AlexandraSketch) using the hashtag #Trainerdex.

  • Deadline is October 31st, 2014.



Please help me spread the word so we can get the spots filled! Tell your friends, tell your parents, kids and pets! Let's make this amazing!


Contest: Fan Art Nouveau

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 9:01 PM
Hello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.

What is Art Nouveau?


"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: ​[aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy[1] and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910.[2] English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.[3]

Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewellery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects.[3]"
- Wikipedia


Some examples of Art Nouveau


Art Nouveau Iris by CassiopeiaArt Art Nouveau Peacock by Chronoperates Art Nouveau Necklace by Aranwen


What the contest is about


Pick any character, environment or object from a fandom of your preference and create an illustration in Art Nouveau style. As simple as that!


Some examples of Fan Art Nouveau


nouveau Loki by shakusaurus AC Nouveau - Altair by silvestris Fire Nouveau by zimmay Vader Nouveau by ninjaink


Rules


  • The contest starts on May 1st, 12:00 AM PST and ends on June 2nd, 11:59 PM PST.
  • All entries must comply with deviantART's Policies and Terms of Service.
  • Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest.
  • Entries need to be submitted to the Fan Art Nouveau folder at CR-FanArt-Contests in order to participate.
  • Please note that submissions will be declined if the art wasn't uploaded to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but can only win once.
  • No fan characters or original characters. Your illustration can only display canon characters.


Prizes


1st place:
1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.

2nd place:
6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.

3rd place:
3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.


Judges


alexandrasalas, JZLobo, Lyricanna, Ry-Spirit and SingingFlames


Good luck! :D

The Pokemon Trainers Twitter Collab!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 27, 2014, 5:37 PM
Hey guys! I'm hosting a Twitter artist collaboration. 

I've seen many Twitter collabs in the past, but all the Pokemon ones have always been about the Pokemon and not the trainers, so I decided to do something about it.

For more details please check the description and rules:

The Pokemon Trainers Twitter Collab.

Spreading the word is also appreciated!

It's time for another round of Fan Art news and happenings!  Let's start reviewing last month's Daily Deviations.

March: Fan Art and Fanfiction DDsBringing you all the Daily Deviations from this past month :la:
Fan Art DDs given by alexandrasalas
Aoba by lacrimodeYoda by AndrewMcIntoshArtRurouni Kenshin- Halfway Home by GuiltyOneIt is time by chenboForCorneria by DaneAult by daneault
Fan Art DDs given by Ry-Spirit
Suzaku and Euphemia by laverinneLeague of Legends- Final battle by bcnyArtSecret of Mana by PallidFanart: Riven by shilinPokemon: Lost in Ilex Forest by tabby-like-a-catFionna and Cake Kill Bill by NikkiWardArt+SOUTHPARK -Pandemic2+ by goku-no-bakaHAPPY BIRTHDAY! by raseinnI know you by mandiemanzanoMulan by nnaMushroom Rampage by Emortal982Pendragon by N-MaulinaULQUIORRAORIHIME by mad-samaOkami by KettleQuillThirteen Dwarves by mustamirriI Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979Inigo Montoya by Rembrandt by LoopydaveTitan by prema-jaWe're Not Alone -- We Are All One by PurrdemoniumAfter the rain by ouroporosAdventure Time by SomeSnowmanApplejack by sophiecabraChrath by Mishii-C130825 bunny by bara-chanShingeky no One Piece by petereteMAGI- Be different from others by AL-lampCommission: UP by rianbowartSave the Kingdom 1 by mawelman
Fan Art DDs given by Lyricanna
Moonlight Ahri by AsuriuDare Devil by emilcabaltierraHappy Birthday - Beautiful Peacock! by Ze-RoFruitsGod Emperor of Dune by DarkBydloArtTombraider Fanart by jennyisdrawingHellblazer by IlyaSuhoiLeft Behind by HakaishiX-MEN FirstClass by daimon560:thum



On April Fool's Day, Community Volunteers hosted a series of contest and activities. I hosted one asking participants to create a new mascot for deviantART because Fella ragequit.  The results were posted a few days ago:

Create a new mascot for deviantART - WinnersTime to announce the winners of our Create a new mascot for deviantART Contest.  Without further ado, let's check them!
1st place (3000 dA points):

Mix by k-hots
I love the idea of a mascot based on a blank canvas, and the design is super cute!
2nd place (2000 points):

Llamartist by Puginsky
While many people submitted llama drawings, I really like this one not only for the cuteness but also the outfit and the fact that it enjoys to eat potatoes.
3rd place (1000 points):

New Mascot by PixlPhantasy
What I like the most about this one is the color scheme, that seems to go well with deviantART's interface. 
Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the contest! :love:



TommyGK is organizing another charity collab!  This time, the proceeds will go to a no kill animal shelter, all you have to do is draw Grumpy Cat.  You can check the details here:

Grumpy Charity Collab *1 Week Left!***One Week remains! No late submissions accepted!**

**REMINDER: All proceeds go to a no kill animal shelter, I need more participants!**

The long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!




Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
 
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists

Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary

Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
and now..
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!

For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift C



JZLobo's 4th Annual Illustration Contest is ongoing. The deadline is May 6th. For more details, you can read the following journal:

4th Illustration Contest--Final Day!Last chance, folks!
Your Challenge:
The challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to translate my short stories from the verbal to the visual! Pick your favorite from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots, werewolves... There should be something down there for everybody. Some characters already have references, but some don't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to my friends, but feel free to draw them as well!
Your Rules:
:bulletgreen:To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
:bulletgreen:Draw an illustration depicting a character or a scene from one of the ten stories below.
:bulletgreen:You may submit as many entries as you like!
:bu



:new: DelveMag have just released their latest issue. 

eschlehahn says:

"The new issue (published via AlanRalph, our awesome layout wizard) is huge, over 180 pages of incredible art (downloadable, 35Mb in size and in PDF format), and you can find it here:

DELVE April 2014 by AlanRalph

The focus in this issue is FAN ART, its history, inspirations, and all its various forms - drawing, painting, digital modelling, traditional sculpture, cosplay, plushies, even a few crossovers and mashups. :) Whether it's books, TV shows, movies, video games or comics, there's something in this issue for everyone. :nod:

Beyond this main theme, there is differently themed art as well, like a culinary art feature, and we also have interviews with DulcetEpicure boundless-mind and PlushBuddies, plus several tutorials to help you push your own artistic skills."



Features


Undiscovered Fan Art Goodness



By the Void by Leliumoj
Sesshomaru by DiegooCunha Snk by kou-chann 
Eddard Stark by stokesbookDarth Vapour by cylonka Toothania by Katephos


Tell me stuff!

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 7:07 PM
Fan Art and Cartoons/Comics peeps, what's going on? 

Please tell me about your concerns, projects, contests and any other news. I'm all ears. :D

Time to announce the winners of our Create a new mascot for deviantART Contest.  Without further ado, let's check them!

1st place (3000 dA points):


mix by k-hots
Mix by k-hots
I love the idea of a mascot based on a blank canvas, and the design is super cute!

2nd place (2000 points):


Llamartist for new mascot contest. by Puginsky
Llamartist by Puginsky
While many people submitted llama drawings, I really like this one not only for the cuteness but also the outfit and the fact that it enjoys to eat potatoes.

3rd place (1000 points):


New Mascot Contest by PixlPhantasy
New Mascot by PixlPhantasy
What I like the most about this one is the color scheme, that seems to go well with deviantART's interface. 


Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the contest! :love:

Supanova Gold Coast this weekend

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 3, 2014, 5:11 AM
Hey guys! 

Just a quick journal to let you all know I'll be tending the Bulbagarden table with my husband Archaic aka Bulbagarden this weekend at Supanova Gold Coast. I'll be selling some of my Pokemon fan art along with HaychelRy-Spirit and Foxeaf's. We'll be in The Alley, table A76.

If you are going, drop by and say hi! 


X versus Y by alexandrasalas


Battle City - Mewtwo VS Mew by alexandrasalas

Thanks for the memories! by alexandrasalas




EDIT: Contest closed! Thanks to all those who participated. I'll announce the results soon.

BREAKING NEWS!

Follow the leader by AFrozenHeart

In an unpredictable turn of events, Fella has decided to quit his job as deviantART's mascot, because an unnamed Staff member ate his cookies.  Our beloved former mascot has sworn he wont return no matter what and we're left in tears, despair and agony.

However unfortunate this situation is, we need to move on and find a new mascot for dA. This is where you come in!  Design a new mascot for deviantART and win prizes in the process!  Be as creative as you want, use any medium you like and link your entries to this news article.

RULES:
  • Contest starts at the time this article is posted.
  • Entries must be created for this contest only.
  • All mediums welcome.
  • Contest closes on Monday, April 7th 11:59 PST.
  • Entries must abide with deviantART policies and terms of service.

PRIZES:

  • 1st place: 3000 points and the honour of being the creator of deviantART's new mascot!
  • 2nd place: 2000 points
  • 3rd place: 1000 points


Good luck! We're counting on you! :salute:

:iconalexandrasalas:
Features by alexandrasalas




Spaceman Spiff X King Sepiad by bendedCloud Strife - Final Fantasy 7 Fanart by JulienLasbleizElsa Frozen by EdgarSandovalI Remember You by IvanobichThe Collection by pummlMushishi by KR0NPR1NZCh2 The Manipulator and the Subservient by purucoLoki and Sleipnir by fleebitesDobby the free House-elf by Ripplen:thumb433645059:Ariel. Her name's Ariel. by poipopoiSEE YOU SPACE COWBOY. . . by TacosaurusRexEren AU - The Last Of US by ReikoniThumbelina by SakurabeBear Fight by waltwoorGhostbusters Movie Poster Print by TheBeastIsBack



:iconlyricanna:
Features by Lyricanna





Smash Bros - Marth by Quas-quasI just need you by caidychenThe Witcher: Geralt of Rivia by TelmandKagamine - AiShiTeRuYo by Kuri-NiiRed Madness and My Desire by RuuyaTwisted Fate - League of legends by AbstractmusiqPrince of Jotunheim by litzebitzNeverwhere - Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar by FuelreaverMari! by edwinhuangModig by spocha1 by Yogh-ArtNight Valentine by FrothTheStargazerFeel Your Noise by renkaz


:iconry-spirit:
Features by Ry-Spirit





Mother of Dragons by meluseenaOld Tale by karama-wariWhat about a little experiment doctor~? by NE-R0The Masterpiece by FlipsiHinata no Aoshigure by nguyenvanhaiSUPERGIRL by Pryce14Fillies by SnovveJack x Elsa by empewNAMINE DEAD FANTASY - Kingdom Hearts by Eddy-ShinjukuD. GRAY-MAN by ShumijinLeek MIKU by Nawol35135477 by saltheman. the princess and the devil . by luleiyaLOKI by Zen by siguredoPetit EVA Festival Night by genniieeeeSHAZAM! by Haining-artLost Windows: Kalle Demos by aquanutBIGBANG by goldcucco*LEONARDO* goodbye, my brothers... by DeadPeaDisney Princesses as Game of Thrones by DjeDjehutialice in wonderland by cherinovaKujo Jotaro by White-cornerTrue friends are forever. by leopinheiroMiku : Attack On Titan by subaru01rins


:iconsingingflames:
Features by SingingFlames





Puppet on a StringI've just received the news.
You're alive.
My eyes scan the lines on that piece of parchment I hold in my hands. I read them again. And again. And yet again. I understand the words but their sense eludes me.
How can you be alive?
I saw your body, burned and broken but it was you. I know it was you. The evidence was all there. Your staff. Your earring. The charm I gave you that had always been around your neck.
So how can you be alive?
My hands begin to tremble.
I buried you. I laid your ashes to rest. I cried over your grave.
How can you be alive?
I still stare at the words that threaten to shatter my world into a thousand pieces. They blur before my eyes as my head starts to spin with the absurdity of their meaning.
I don't want to believe it. I can't believe it.
If I believed any of those words to be true I would have to admit that everything else has been a lie and I just can't do that.
But the seed is already planted as the words slowly sink into my conscience.
There already is the
The Lovers of LothlorienThough the sun had long since set, and all was quiet, to him, there was no rest. Celeborn, Lord of the elven kingdom of Lothlorien, had finished his day and was passing the time among the woods of his land. For many long years he had dwelt in this forest, seen the trees come and go. Yet, as an elf, he had remained as he always has. Unchanging and ageless, like all of his kind. To his ears, the forest was not silent, but abuzz with the many far-away sounds. The winds blowing through the leaves. The animals scurrying about the forest floor. Even the footsteps of his own kin. All was heard by him.
He had lived through many ages, like many elves, and had seen much of the darker horrors this world had to offer, in war, or in the simple squabbles of those who lived beyond their borders. But here, near the edges of their protected realm, he found some peace. There was a tiny lake here, hidden among the many trees, known only to him and a select few others. Though he had come here often, it ne




Fan Art DD round-up - January 2014

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 3:31 AM

Commissions open!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 15, 2014, 9:31 PM
KasumiCR commissions by alexandrasalas

E-mail me at alexandrasalasch @ gmail.com if you're interested. Payments are upfront via PayPal.

I don't accept deviantART points as they're of no use to me. 


Tagged

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 12, 2014, 5:28 PM
So I've seen this thing in many journals lately and thought I was going to get out of it unscathed but then that sneaky girl elicoronel16 managed to tag me today. :stare:

1.) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"...in the South Water Tribe were off fighting in the war, Sokka..."

2.) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
The Christmas card KovoWolf sent me. :love:

3.) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
GWARS, an odd Japanese show. :B  

4.) Without looking guess what time it is?
11:30 am

5.) Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
11:14 am

6.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Do you wanna date my avatar by Felicia Day and someone's air conditioning. 

7.) When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Last night. I went out for a walk around the neighborhood with my husband.

8.) Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Skype

9.) What are you wearing?
Shorts (they're comfy and easy to wear) and a tank top. 

10.) Did you dream last night?
I dream a lot, but most of the time I just remember bits and pieces of my dreams.

11.) When did you last laugh?
Last night.

12.) What are on the walls you are in?
Nothing, we're not allowed to put anything on our walls. Looking forward to move to a place where I'm actually allowed to hang my prints. 

13.) Seen anything weird lately?
All the time. This is the internet after all.

14.) What do you think of this quiz?
:stare:

15.) What was the last film you saw?
Frozen and My Neighbor Totoro.

16.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Buy a house, a car and then travel the world! 

17.) Tell me something about you that I don't know?
Considering the fact that whoever made these questions probably doesn't know me at all, I'll just say I'm a lefty. 

18.) If you could change one thing about the world?
I'd make everyone being more accepting of others. 

19). What do you want to learn in the future?
A language, maybe Japanese. 

20.) George Bush:
UGH. 

21.) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? 
Daughter.

22.) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Son.

23.) Would you ever consider living abroad?
I'm already living abroad. Moved to Australia from Costa Rica 3 years ago. 

24.) What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
Meow.

25.) Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal:
NO. :stare: