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Challenge to cheer ThruCarolsEyes-Stock

Get Well, Mom! Art ChallengeSome of you may know that my mom is ThruCarolsEyes-Stock. Well I'd like to host a little challenge for you, and for her, as a get well present. She just had surgery today. It went really well and all everything is great, but she won't be coming home from the hospital for a few days. Her recovery is going to take a couple of weeks at least, so I thought it would be a great surprise for her if we held a little challenge on the side for her to see when she's feeling better. 
The Challenge
 Create an art piece in your favorite medium. It's open to all galleries, and everyone is welcome to join in. 
Here are a few things Mom likes:
- Happy little fat birds.
- Edwardian/Victorian/Pre-Raphaelite/Art Nouveau/Deco themes (she's not really into the dark gothic styles.)
- Vintage looks (i.e. the 50s, 40s, 30s, etc.) 
- Warm and rich color palettes (reds, blues, greens, golds, etc)
- Swirly florals and postcard type stuff.
- Landscapes and waterscapes


Runs until April 18th  :aww:

More Challenges and Contests:

Stock Challenge Part 2: Art Creation!The Challenge

The stockers have created spring themed stock images. Now let's start the next part of the challenge! Your challenge is to create a new art piece using at least one image from the image bank of stock entries from part 1 of the challenge.  There is no theme to this part, only that you must use one image from our image bank!
Image Bank
        
  crocus by tsahel Spring Landscape Premade IMG 0928 by WDWParksGal-Stock 
Tree with pink blossoms by YBsilon-Stock by YBsilon-Stock Tower of Joy by jesterrysources JBJ Floral Back2 by JunkbyJen The fragrance of spring by RavienneArt 
   Short Challenge #23Short Challenge special with the winners Challenge for stocks Providers
Stock Required

Prizes
♦ Exclusive Stock from: (3 winners)
:iconevelivesey: :iconwesley-souza::iconhermitcrabstock::iconirina-ponochevnaya::iconravienneart::iconamberseree::iconybsilon-stock::iconzozziegirl:
♦ Feature from:
:iconsetsiangelsailor::iconwesley-souza::iconhermitcrabstock: :iconmariasemelevich::iconlauraypablo::iconunknown-designer092::iconthenaughtypirate::iconamberseree:
♦ Llama from  :iconthenaughtypirate::iconamberseree:
Feel free to donate prizes.
what do you have to do
♦ Choose one stock required,
♦ You decide which to use in your Photomanipulation ou Mixed Media,
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   Eyes Closed To... CHALLENGEGreetings Castle Folk...
I've been seeing a lot of cool imagery featuring a model with her/his eyes closed or mostly closed. It got me to thinking, about all the situations and things we close our eyes to-some good, many bad. Seems to me like a ripe theme to look into (pun intended. ;p) So here are the rules of the game:
:bulletred: The requirements for this challenge will be to show us art that includes at least one model with their eyes closed or ALMOST closed. The concept can be a design type of image OR a scenic one. The model(s) must be the focus in either design or scenic.
:bulletred: you MUST note what exactly the model's eyes are closed to, be it a loved one, a wound, a situation-YOU decide. Please don't neglect this aspect of the challenge.
:bulletred: Send us your best work, let us see your talent, folks. (Just as you HAVE been doing :)
:bulletred: Media is digital.
:bulletred: Challenge ends April 10th (at midnight PST) 2016
:bulletred: Include our group icon in your de
   The Nine Muses ChallengeGreetings Artists of the Castle..
I love delving into mythologies and find rich with concept ideas for creating. This month, we're going to illustrate one (or more-your choice) of the nine Muses.
:bulletred: The requirements for this challenge will be to show us art that includes at least one model and include images that show WHY she represents that particular Muse.  The idea can be a design type of image OR a scenic one. The model(s) should be the focus in either design or scenic.
:bulletred: these are the Muses below, and a link to a very informative contribution about the Muses from :iconartisticfairy: http://artisticfairy.deviantart.com/art/The-Modern-Day-Muses-203208423
Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flutes and lyric poetry), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Terpsichore (dance), Erato (love poetry), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), Urania (astronomy)
:bulletred: You MUST include the name of your Muse and a mention of what area of life sh
   Over The Horizons Contest!NEWS
Hello everyone and welcome!
We Start Our Contest TODAY!
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I know that the information below seems like a lot, but I only do this to be sure that ALL of you are doing the same thing to give you more chances to win in your skill level. I really think "open" contests are not fair; usually, only those with advance photomanipulation skills win. Not here! You ALL have the chance to win some great stuff!

:bulletred: BEFORE YOU GET STARTED ON YOUR ENTRY: Let Me Take This Time To Remind You Of Something VERY Important :bulletred:
There are more and more pre-cut out stock for us to use now; AND there are a many more stock accounts that have 3D Rendered stock.  
We at ManipulateThis are Traditional Photomanipulators who use photo stock, unless I say it's a 3D Rendered Challenge or if it's okay to Mix Media; that is, use Photo Stock with 3D Rendered stock.
You will find many good looking 3D Rendered stock that look like photos, so BE CAREFUL! ONLY Photo Sto
   Awareness of the Arts: Into The StarsWhat it is:
Take one Artist and one writer and have them compete together. The Artist draws, or photographs or manipulates their craft; The Writer, writes a poem or short story based off the artist work *please keep written works to 1000 words or less*. It works the other way too, you can create art from literature too! La la la la 
Of course we have a theme Into The Stars and your work needs to fit. We are a family here lets show the rest of the world what one form of social media can do. We can bring people from all walks of life with all talents together for one cause.
If you can find your own buddy awesome, if you need help finding a buddy we will pair up loners after asking two questions... Art or Writing? and What is your fav genre to work in? *just comment on this journal* If there are not enough in a particular catigory we will do our best to match everyone up!

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A Traditional Artist I Found....

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 22, 2016, 8:03 PM



... as in an "undiscovered" way.

Simple Pink Star Divider by AlbinoSeaTurtle

Be sure to check out the varied art of @Venaa-Durhaveva ~ A few of her Deviations:


Purple Bow Divider by AlbinoSeaTurtle

Homemade Rocketry by Vena-Durhaeva  Quickie Painting by Vena-Durhaeva

Portrait of an American Girl by Vena-Durhaeva   Mountains Beyond by Vena-Durhaeva

Offering by Vena-Durhaeva

Galactic Realization by Vena-Durhaeva  New Earth by Vena-Durhaeva

Future Hospital by Vena-Durhaeva  Violist by Vena-Durhaeva

Pink Bow Divider by lexypuppy228
:iconvena-durhaeva: has an ecletic gallery, so be sure to give it a look-see and give her a llama at the same time!


Ribbon Banner Divider in Purple by TheStockWarehouse


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Phyllis
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Current Age: 63, Resident of the great state of Ohio! Go Bucks! Favorite genre of music: Trance, Industrial, Dance, Alternative, Electronica.
Favorite style of art: Traditional and Digital Art, Fractals, 3D and emoticons/pixel art, Operating System: Mac OS10, MP3 player of choice: iPod

Alternate Sites: WDWParksGal TheStockWarehouse TheDreamFinder
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Folder Limitations ~ 160 folders (including sub-folders) and up to 5346 deviations in each folder FAQ #762: What is the Gallery Folders Feature and how do I use it?
Copyright Resources CompilationFan Art
When we talk about Fan Art, the question of copyright tends to come up.  There have been a lot of resources posted on the subject on DA over the years and sometimes they can be tricky to find.  So this is a comprehensive compilation on the topic posted by staff, who have had legal consultation.  I have left out older articles that are similar to the ones I included as the more recent ones would have the most accurate information.
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<- This is the big one, specific to Fan Art and it comes with video. 
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FAQs
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While I have shared official articles and FAQs here, I know there are a lot of unofficial articles on the topic.

Be aware of Copyright - Stamp by gild-a-stock A Basic Guide to Stock Use by gild-a-stock Tutorial: Making PS Brushes by Lileya How to Be a Better DeviantHow to Be a Better Deviant
Despite so many of the complaints some people have against it, DeviantART is a very good social network geared specifically towards artists and people who appreciate art.  DeviantART is, in fact, one of the very first sites of its kind, predating even such social networking giants as Facebook and Myspace.
It is a wonderful place to share your work, to look at the work other artists have created, to offer and receive advice on artwork, and many other functions.  You will find that there are lots of fellow Deviants out there who want the best for you and want to see you excel as an artist and as a member of the DeviantART community.  On the other hand, you will also find an alarming number of people who like to troll, flame, spam, and just generally cause trouble for fellow Deviants.  Every place has them, and there's no escaping it.
That said, there are a few ways you can survive the onslaught of some of
HOW TO BE A BETTER DEVIANT!!
© and ™ Policy :devart: Official dA Policy
:star:Additional unrestricted (commercial use or otherwise) stock at TheStockWarehouse and WDWParksGal ~ in a stock folder at the top left of the folders. Not all devs in that folder marked as stock but are. Some are Disney Characters, which cannot be used in prints!
Also, AreteStock posts Stock on PhotoBucket
:spotlight-left::pointr: :please: Please do not repost the stock on a "Paid Download" site, since the stock is free.
Este stock no tiene restricciones de uso dentro dA puede ser utilizado para impresiones, páginas web y/o para hacer stock.:spotlight-right:
:pointr:DISCLAIMER ~ Disney Characters are ©ed by The Disney Corporation and CANNOT be used in Prints for any reason!! They are fully copyrighted/trademarked

:iconnewsboyplz:Amazingly, however, the Disney Castle, buildings, rides, attractions and resort pictures CAN be used in prints. dA has approved such prints for myself and AreteEirene, and we have sold a few! :wow::faint:
For OTHER UNRESTRICTED STOCK!
Stock From Stock Collection of Providers:
Slug22 states "Over 1000 items all free and unlimited enjoy."
(Only) the "Unrestricted" Folder at AreteStock, paintresseye presterjohnstock and MD-Arts allow use to make stock if properly credited, and presterjohn1 states, "......all stock in the gallery is completely unrestricted, though as a courtesy I would appreciate a link back for credit and a note/fave to let me know how it was used for my own curiosity." ALSO, nitch-stock allows stock to be made into backgrounds, brushes, etc. as long as the site is credited and notified and stock artists abide by these Short and Sweet Guidelines!
Cynnalia-Stock allows her unaltered photographs to be made into pre-made stock backgrounds. marguerittee states "...my free stock you make another stock."!
Recent Additions (quotes indicate deviant's own words verbatim):
"As long as appropriate credit is given, my stock can be used for anything (new-horizon-stock)": "Just-A-Little-Knotty My stock is unrestricted for artists to use. I allow pre-made backgrounds, but not tubes, brushes etc.":
"I allow my stock for premades, but for tubes/clear-cuts I would like to be asked first. There are a few exceptions too, but they are described on my profile :) Dan da-joint-stock":
Added: AbsolutelyFreeStock :iconabsolutelyfreestock: :nuu:
The aforementioned Stock Artists DO ALLOW their stock to be made into Stock!
:star:For Stock Resources, check Stock Resources Groups Directory for a Directory of Resource Groups.
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS If you want to be part of this list, with its unrestricted stocks, post in the comments I'll add. 
(Before using stock,  check the rules on the artist's page to verify that they have not changed. )If you have an unrestricted stock account and would like to be included in the list above, all the images in your account must be unrestricted.

 I found it interesting disclose. I took this information here:
http://lawrencededark.deviantart.com/journal/Unrestricted-Use-Stock-Directory-270-Members-242683625
Other journals with lists of stocks unrestricted:
http://slug22.deviantart.com/journal/Unrestricted-Stock-revised-edition-part-b-382830506http://slug22.deviantart.com/journal/Unrestricted-Stock-revised-edition-part-a-382702308

UNRESTRICTED STOCKS:
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FAQ #809: What are DeviantArt's stock image guidelines?

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