Welcome back after the summer holidays.
We hope you all had a great, relaxing time with your family and friends,
and you are all well and having lots of fun during the time!
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you’ll discover will be wonderful.
What you’ll discover is yourself."
- A. Alda
Congratulations on well deserved DD
to our Members
NEW CONTESTS around dA
Penny Dreadful CompetitionPenny Dreadful... the TV series link has inspired me to make my debut in competitions!
My competition Is going to be about everything dark: Blood; Gore; the Erotic (of whatever nature); the Satanic and Sinful
But most of all based around the TV series, not necessarily fan art but of that era of Gothic horror and dastardly tales.... So Edgar Allen Poe etc. would also be acceptable reference.
Your work may be in any format, but must contain or reference an item in this gallery http://rockstocks.deviantart.com/gallery/41664719/Misc and be clearly defined and linked in your finished Work. It must also comply to all the regulations of DA and clearly list any stock used (All sources will be checked any offsite stock must have proof of purchase and appropriate licensing agreement, this will be checked) Written works must also include reference to a stock and link to the stock described.
I am hoping your w
Halloween Contest 2014This year...I want to see the terrifyingly haunted corners of your mind!
Take me, where you would normally NEVER go!
Stock and Photo Manipulation
YOU MUST BE CREATIVE!
You MUST link back to this journal so others can join in on the fun too!
You may only use stocks from DeviantART.
You must follow all providers TOU's
You are allowed 5 entries, but only one may win.
Contest begins on 09/01/2014 and
ends on: 10/30/2014.
All winners will be announced on Halloween
All entries must have something to do with Halloween.
I do not want to see pretty fantasy pictures.
This contest is open to the entire community.
Membership in the grou
kings and Queens - New Contestplease before making your entry, read all the information in this journal.
New contest for members
New contest, I hope everyone had fun making a beautiful manipulation
What you have to do?
The theme will be interactive, you will choose the main details (the place and the characters) in the lists below.
Choose the place for your manipulation:
(choose only 1 place)
Throne Room (have to show the throne) Room of Magical Powers (such as a laboratory or library).Landscape of the kingdom (have to show the architecture of the castle)
Choose the character for your manipulation:
(choose only 1 cha
Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest
The DesignnHQ challenges you to create the cover art for the next edition of Designn Magazine! The winning artwork would be used as the cover of the 6th edition with an inside cover feature.
Your entry can originate in any medium. Keep in mind that that this is a magazine cover which would go to print; hence keep the highlights of the artwork focused towards the center and right side of the cover, and avoid details towards the edges (1cm from each edge).
(Note that you only need to create the background image of the cover according to the size provided below.)
How to Enter
Create your entry in any medium - anything from digital paintings to traditional drawing.
Make sure the final work is at least A4 size (2480px x 3508px) and 300dpi. Save it as a JPG or PNG file, and you're ready to submit.
2. Submit your work
CREATIVE MINDS CHALLENGETHEME
You can choose your own theme
(I prefer : surreal, fantasy, conceptual, dark, macabre, horror, psychedelic. CD-cover or book cover format are allowed)
Only exception: no emotional and no people ( not just a woman on background )
Medium: Photomanipulation or Mixed Media
Please do read the full submission rules before submitting your entry
This contest is only open to my watchers
Your artwork must be new and created for this contest
You must use my stock images to create your artwork
You are allowed to use ONLY ONE stock image from my stocker-friends
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PEARLS OF DREAMS INFO & RULES
"He who would search for pearls must dive below"
The finest quality pearls have been highly valued as gemstones
and objects of beauty for many centuries,
and because of this,
the word pearl has become a metaphor for something
very rare, fine, admirable and valuable.
Pearls hold a prized position in the many Eastern and Oriental cultures for over thousands of years.
Long before the west discovered these precious dewdrops, it adorned the Eastern nobility.
Not only were they cherished for their beauty and smoothness, it was held in awe,
inspiring many legends and beliefs that spoke about how they were formed.
According to the old Arabian legend dewdrops filled with moonlight fell into the ocean,
they were swallowed by oysters, who formed the pearls.
Ancient Chinese believed that pearls were conceived in the brains of dragons,
whereas a Polynesian myth says the Oro, the Polynesian god of peace and fertility,
came down to ear