Please join me in welcoming AbbeyMarie to the Community Volunteer team! She will helping to represent and support the Photomanipulation community Check our her amazing gallery and go say hello
Welcome to the team!
Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of schools. Whether you're passionate about cupcakes or character design, whether your art is digital or traditional, we want to see where your journey has taken you and where you're headed next. 50 pieces will be selected by fellow deviants and will be integrated into a rapid-fire animation that represents a collective experience in creativity.
Use one of the templates below to create an image showing the route you've taken or plan to take in the creative and applied arts. Use the contents of your gallery or start fresh, add in anything you want, and show us your bliss and risks.
The collaborative video will be distributed by deviantART and The Art Institutes schools as a celebration of the arts and of the deviantART community.
These templates will run through the video. Pick one of the three. You must use one of these templates or copy it exactly in the exact same size and resolution. You must use the road provided in each template without moving the road and the road must be not be blocked to traffic.
50 works will be selected for the art video and each artist will receive a one-year premium membership and $100 USD.
Three of the 50 works will be eligible to become the First, Second, and Third place prize winners for extraordinary distinction in execution and each will be featured on the homepage of deviantART as a billboard for one full day.
Contest begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Sept. 29, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on Nov. 5, 2014.
50 semi-finalists will be selected by The Art Institutes alumni. From the semi-finalists, The Art Institutes alumni judges will also select three grand prize winners who will be posted on deviantART.
Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:
We believe creativity is more than a word. It's a passport to a life less ordinary. It's what drives us to foster and facilitate an inspiring community of creativity. One that's full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.
Most importantly, creativity is the reason we're here—we have over 50 locations throughout North America—to help guide you toward the creative career you want in design, fashion, media arts, or culinary.
As a Tough Mudder I pledge that:
* I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
* I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
* I do not whine - kids whine.
* I help my fellow mudders complete the course.
* I overcome all fears.
The Problem With Character SheetsAlright, there are some pretty awesome character sheets out there. I don't personally use them, but I've seen others make them work. I'm not here to dispute the fact that they've got some utility, but I am here to point out one big problem with relying on a list of traits—which is generally how character sheets present these things—to define your character.
(Note: This also applies to Mary Sue tests. 'Not a Mary Sue' just means your character isn't a perfect storm of coincidence. It has nothing to do with likeability or even believability. <insert dictator here> isn't a Mary Sue, either.)
I think this approach is, if it's the only approach you take to figuring out a character, a really bad idea.
Take a moment to think about your best friend. What's their favorite food? What are they good at, and what are things they do that make you Google good places to dump a body?
Is Your Skin Too Thin?A lot of writers on this site fantasize about having a book published someday. But even if you don't, pretty much everyone still posts for an audience, even going so far as to hope for honest feedback.
Hell, who doesn't like improving?
If you are honestly truly really, after much introspection, writing only for yourself and not particularly interested in critical feedback, I would skip this. There's no point.
Here's the thing: improving depends on having some thick skin. How do you know if you're there? Read on below.
Please imagine these comments directed at you, most likely in an email (though hopefully not the same email), about your favorite and most polished work ever, the one that you'd like to see on the front page of the New Yorker or with a prologue by Neil Gaiman or something. IDK man. Poets, fill in whatever you need here.
Your work is too long and boring.This is absurd and uninteresting.This is not funny.Not for us
Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?At this point, you've all had awesomesauce articles on word choice, varying sentences, dialect, and dialogue. Which is great, because it cuts my job down to five minutes of nattering on about how you bring all these elements together to create that elusive thing people always go on about: VOICE.
Voice is the personality of the book.
You know that thing about avoiding cliché except every single plotline ever has been done and has the TVTropes article to prove it and OH GODS WHY?!?!
Voice solves 97% of that. It lends originality to your story by tossing a filter over the whole thing. 'The Shining' needed that kid-voice so readers could stare in horror over his shoulder, understanding things like the dark cloud of suicide in his father's head without having his reaction ruin half a page of ominous build. 'Dir
I carefully avoid the owl’s eye.
I don’t really walk, nor do I fly.
Time in Wonderland rushes by.
What sort of thing am I?
Use part or the whole of me in your hat.
The Red Queen’s garden has butterflies and snakes.
There are more snakes than butterflies, but only by 1.
When you square the number of butterflies and the number of snakes,
You will have three squared between them.
The number of butterflies on your hat must equal the square root of the number of butterflies in the garden. What is that number?
Everything changes when you enter Wonderland.
Mind-blowing is the vastness of this realm.
Keep searching. The answer is here.
Never fear what you do not see. Just let go and try again.
Inverted and sometimes backwards clues await you.
Read within the lines; the answer lies within.
Do not try too hard with this one.
When you find the answer, write it on your hat (can be on a tag).
ANSWER: DRINK ME
I run without legs, but you’ll never find me walking.
My face is without eyes, and I have no mouth for talking.
I have hands with no fingers, but I may have rings.
What am I, of all the worldly things?
ANSWER: A CLOCK
Did you know that there is a cool innovation that lets you look right through the wall of the White Rabbit’s house? What’s it called?
ANSWER: A WINDOW
What occurs twice in a heartbeat,
Once in a minute,
And never in a million years?
ANSWER: THE LETTER T
We four sit beneath the oak tree:
The Duck, the Lory, the Pigeon, and the Eaglet.
Three of us belong; one does not.
Use a part or the whole of the oddball in your hat.
ANSWER: THE DUCK (she belongs in water)
Upside down and backwards, you will find the answer to this clue.
The answer lies within these lines, from
One line to the next. It is part of your persona
What’s in it, they always ask? Guess, if you can!
ALTERNATIVE CLUE: IT’S WHAT YOU CALL YOURSEL
No man can wear this suit,
No man can exist,
Yet you will know full well what’s got by me.
You will know what lies at me, for that is reason.
Touch me when I am gentle, stay away when I am hard as rock.
Seize me for valour, don't lose me to failure.
I'm late, I'm late!
This blasted thing has made me late!
No time to say "Hello", goodbye!
Please don't strip me for
I'm late! I'm late! And, when I wave I lose the time I save
Too long it is! Too narrow!
Tied me up in knots so I hop hop hop!
I wish that I could fly
But this blasted thing would trail behind
There's danger if I dare to stop and I will be in a bind!
You see I'm overdue
This decoration just won't do!
Can't even say "Good-bye", hello!
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
Red and white, I am a throne to an unusual creature
Eat me if you dare
I’ll take you on a trip beyond Wonderland,
and maybe even beyond the Looking Glass!
Bulgy and blue, this is not my final form
Find me amidst a cloud of pungent smoke
for whilst I wait and wait I have nothing better to do
Your riddles may be silly
and your prose rather lacking
but I will take the lot and ruminate
for you see, I will be rather more tomorrow than I am today
Baked I am quite delicious
but not when the cook has a hand in my making
Cold I crumble
Warm I would melt on your tongue
They say I was stolen by such a knave
They also say the truth is in the eating! Find me and try me for yourself!
8 P in the SS
1 DP removed
1 S in the SS
1 M to go with E
4 IP and 4 OP
1 P with R
Put an (legal) image of a P with R on your hat.
ANSWER: SATURN (planet with rings)
If the queen catches you with me on your hat,
your head will be rolling before you can take a whiff.
ANSWER: A ROSE
Many do not know it, but there is a library in Wonderland.
It is one of Alice’s favorite places to visit.
In it, you can find many upside down and backward books.
There is even a special dictionary.
Which word in this dictionary is spelled backwards?
I have come from Wonderland to New York and Chicago.
Tomorrow I will be in Los Angeles.
What’s funny is, everywhere I go, all I do is sit in a corner.
What am I?
ANSWER: A STAMP
For Alice, ____ x 12 = 19.
Put the correct number of flowers on your hat.
Make them colorful!
DeviantART and Lifetime's Witches of East End invited you to create an original piece of art using an element or scene from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," or "The Black Cat." There were amazing renditions of these classic stories, all of which showcased Poe's macabre mastery. The competition was intense, but our judges were able to select the top pieces, which were sent to the Witches of East End Creative Team! Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists below!