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Winners of the Creative Challenge # 3 - Shepherd Boy


Each challenge is getting harder and harder to choose a winner. I decided to wait until Seth's mother brought him home from his visit with her so he could help me judge since it was his photo. Seth liked one entry for the winner and I liked a different entry. Honestly, we both liked every single entry for different reasons, so choosing one was not an easy task. Since we both wanted a different entry for the winner, this challenge will have two winners for our choices. So, without further adieu, the winners for "our choices" are:


DamselStock 's Choice

{CE} Shepard boy by Bela-designs

SinisterSeth 's Choice

Before Goliath by nitchwarmer


Congratulations, Hannah & Max!!


If you would like, you may display the following ribbon within your Artist Description: 


DamselStock's Choice by DamselStock


Watcher's Choice

Great News by Elsapret

Congratulations, Elsa!!


If you would like, you may display the following ribbon within your Artist Description: 


Watcher's Choice Ribbon by DamselStock

Top Nine from the Poll


The Market by robhas1left Shepherd Boy 2014 by nudagimo message of hope by naradjou14 Spread the truth by Deepak1995 
Midnight Clear by Mom-EsPeace The shepherd boy by Lolita-Artz The Shepherds Boy by amethystmstock We have seen the King by marphilhearts David Goliath Maggiesdaisy by Maggiesdaisy

Creative Challenge # 4 - The Astronaut


I was supposed to have this challenge posted on the 1st but our Internet was down most of the day. 

For the start of the New Year, let's move our artistic eye towards the new frontier... space! You can interpret the theme any way you wish. I do have more NASA stock in my gallery including more Astronauts and satellites and a space shuttle that you are welcome to use. 

Required Stock


Astronaut with Jet Pack in Orbit by DamselStock

Rules


:bulletgreen: You must use the required image listed above in your artwork. It must be used so that I may easily distinguish it from the other elements in your artwork. (Obviously this does not apply to Literature but you must describe or mention it so that I know you are referring to my stock.)
:bulletgreen: You can use the free download of the required image, you are not required to purchase the Premium Content version. That is only if you wish to make a book cover and sell it, or the like. 
:bulletgreen: You must state that your piece is for this challenge and include a URL/Thumb code of this journal in your Artist Comments.
:bulletgreen: You may use other stock from my account, or other deviants accounts as long as you follow any Rules or TOU posted. You may NOT use images found through Google Images or any other non-legitimate sources. If you question whether your source is legitimate or not you may ask me via note.
:bulletgreen: You may use premade backgrounds but please note that I prefer you to challenge yourself and will always go with the artist who made their own background in the event that I am tied on who should win.
:bulletgreen: I allow horror/macabre art so feel free to get bloody, however, absolutely no sexual themes will be allowed as some of these challenges will more than likely include my nephew's images.
:bulletgreen: The challenge will run for exactly ONE MONTH and a new challenge will begin immediately on the 1st of the next month so there will be absolutely no extensions. 
:bulletgreen: Any medium will be accepted, YES EVEN LITERATURE! You are more than welcome to enter a poem or short story if the stock inspires you. 
:bulletgreen: You may enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win one prize (either my choice or Watcher's choice.)
:bulletgreen: To enter post the URL or thumb code to your artwork/deviation to this journal. 

Deadline


:bulletgreen: Challenge runs from January 1, 2015 thru January 31, 2015 
Due to nature of "monthly challenges" there will be no extensions. There will always be the next challenge if you cannot make this one!

Prizes


:bulletgreen: My favorite will receive 500 dA points and the Watcher's favorite(s) will receive 250 dA points. The  top 10 favorites after those two will receive 100 dA points. 
:bulletgreen: The Watcher's favorite(s) and top 10 will be determined via the poll system, perhaps broken into two polls in case of many entries. I expect you guys to be fair and honest. NO ASKING FOR VOTES! If I find out you have asked for votes then you will be disqualified from this challenge. If you do it a second time you will no longer be allowed to enter the monthly challenges. The winners will receive points which cost me money. I will not pay for cheating. You may vote for yourself but if you have multiple accounts please only vote with the account your art is posted on. I know I cannot stop you from cheating but I am trusting you guys to abide by the Honor Code. 
:bulletgreen: Each winner, My Choice & the two Watcher's Choices will receive a ribbon that they may choose to include within their Artist Description should they choose.
:bulletgreen: Each winner will also receive one free Gift Certificate for one free Premium Content/Exclusive Stock of their choice. I shall send out the Gift Certificate upon choosing of the winners.
:bulletgreen: 50 dA points to my choice from EveLivesey 
:bulletgreen: Exclusive stock for the winners from EveLivesey
:bulletgreen: I will add more prizes if we end up with more entries than 20 entries.

If you wish to support the monthly challenges in terms of prizes please donate any points you are able or willing  to my Donation Pool on my profile page or by clicking here. I have a feeling this will become more expensive as the challenges grow. I do not want to have to quit the challenges due to not being able to afford giving out prizes.

Entries


Milky Way by xLocky
Stranded by robhas1left
Infested by robhas1left
the space dynasty by naradjou14
travel like a shadow by naradjou14
Portal... by Dark-Indigo
Astronaut (WALLPAPER!!) by Lolita-Artz
A Rainbow's Destiny by CrazyColorArtist
Macrocosm-The Universe by amethystmstock

AEIOU Where No Man has AEIOU'd Before by Ninja-Stiffy



Creative Challenge # 3 - Shepherd Boy is now closed. I will post my choice within the next few days and then I'll post the Watcher's Choice poll. 


I'll post the next Creative Challenge later today as well.


 


Winner of the Creative Challenge #2 - Harvest Moon 


This was the hardest choice I have had to make to choose a winner as all 19 entries were just phenomenal! The winner of the second Creative Challenge is slight-art-obsession with Shrieker!


Shrieker by slight-art-obsession

Congratulations, Brin!!

If you would like, you may display the following ribbon within your Artist Description: 

DamselStock's Choice by DamselStock

The Watcher's Choice from Poll # 1


Simply Bliss by xLocky


The Watcher's Choice from Poll # 2


The Moon by marphilhearts

Congratulations, Steven & Marci!!
If either of you would like, you may display the following ribbon within your Artist Description:
Watcher's Choice Ribbon by DamselStock


Top Ten from both Polls

(there are actually only a top 9 this time due to several people entering more than one artwork)

To the moon by dreamswomanKey Of Lil House by Deepak1995MESSAGE OF HOPE..... by naradjou14Chill by Mom-EsPeaceHaunted (Contest Entry -1) by Dear-Raven
Little house in the sky by ElsapretNinja by talsi-orahMage by HikariToriWanna Play With Me- by amethystmoonsong

Creative Challenge # 3 - Shepherd Boy


As we are approaching Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule and other winter festivities, I have decided to go with one our David and Goliath shots; primarily the one where Seth looks like he stepped out of The Nativity Story!

 As always, you may interpret the theme of the challenge any way you wish. You just have to use the model in his entirety; no decapitating my baby boy, please!!

Required Stock


David and Goliath STOCK 54 by DamselStock

Rules


:bulletgreen: You must use the required image listed above in your artwork. It must be used so that I may easily distinguish it from the other elements in your artwork. (Obviously this does not apply to Literature but you must describe or mention it so that I know you are referring to my stock.)
:bulletgreen: You can use the free download of the required image, you are not required to purchase the Premium Content version. That is only if you wish to make a book cover and sell it, or the like. 
:bulletgreen: You must state that your piece is for this challenge and include a URL/Thumb code of this journal in your Artist Comments.
:bulletgreen: You may use other stock from my account, or other deviants accounts as long as you follow any Rules or TOU posted. You may NOT use images found through Google Images or any other non-legitimate sources. If you question whether your source is legitimate or not you may ask me via note.
:bulletgreen: You may use premade backgrounds but please note that I prefer you to challenge yourself and will always go with the artist who made their own background in the event that I am tied on who should win.
:bulletgreen: I allow horror/macabre art so feel free to get bloody, however, absolutely no sexual themes will be allowed as some of these challenges will more than likely include my nephew's images.
:bulletgreen: The challenge will run for exactly ONE MONTH and a new challenge will begin immediately on the 1st of the next month so there will be absolutely no extensions. 
:bulletgreen: Any medium will be accepted, YES EVEN LITERATURE! You are more than welcome to enter a poem or short story if the stock inspires you. 
:bulletgreen: You may enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win one prize (either my choice or Watcher's choice.)
:bulletgreen: To enter post the URL or thumb code to your artwork/deviation to this journal. 

Deadline


:bulletgreen: Challenge runs from December 1, 2014 thru December 31, 2014 
Due to nature of "monthly challenges" there will be no extensions. There will always be the next challenge if you cannot make this one!

Prizes


:bulletgreen: My favorite will receive 500 dA points and the two Watcher's favorite will receive 250 dA points. The  top 10 favorites after those two will receive 100 dA points. 
:bulletgreen: The two Watcher's favorite and top 10 will be determined via the poll system, perhaps broken into two polls in case of many entries. I expect you guys to be fair and honest. NO ASKING FOR VOTES! If I find out you have asked for votes then you will be disqualified from this challenge. If you do it a second time you will no longer be allowed to enter the monthly challenges. The winners will receive points which cost me money. I will not pay for cheating. You may vote for yourself but if you have multiple accounts please only vote with the account your art is posted on. I know I cannot stop you from cheating but I am trusting you guys to abide by the Honor Code. 
:bulletgreen: Each winner, My Choice & the two Watcher's Choices will receive a ribbon that they may choose to include within their Artist Description should they choose.
:bulletgreen: Each winner will also receive one free Gift Certificate for one free Premium Content/Exclusive Stock of their choice. I shall send out the Gift Certificate upon choosing of the winners.
:bulletgreen: Exclusive stock for the winners from YBsilon-Stock 
:bulletgreen: 50 dA points to my choice from EveLivesey 
:bulletgreen: Exclusive stock for the winners from EveLivesey
:bulletgreen: I will add more prizes if we end up with more entries than 20 entries.

If you wish to support the monthly challenges in terms of prizes please donate any points you are able or willing  to my Donation Pool on my profile page or by clicking here. I have a feeling this will become more expensive as the challenges grow. I do not want to have to quit the challenges due to not being able to afford giving out prizes.

Entries


Shepherd Boy 2014 by nudagimo
The Shepherds Boy by amethystmstock
Midnight Clear by Mom-EsPeace
The shepherd boy by Lolita-Artz
Before Goliath by nitchwarmer
{CE} Shepard boy by Bela-designs
We have seen the King by marphilhearts
Great News by Elsapret
The Market by robhas1left
message of hope by naradjou14
Spread the truth by Deepak1995
David Goliath Maggiesdaisy by Maggiesdaisy



Winner of the Creative Challenge #1 - Conjoined Pumpkins 


It was very difficult to narrow down the great entries and choose a favorite, but I forced myself to anyway. The winner of the first Creative Challenge is Rachgraceh with Pumpkin Fairies!

Pumpkin Fairies by Rachgraceh

Congratulations!!

The Watcher's Favorite and the Top Five have been determined by the poll and the results are:

Watcher's Favorite: The Terrible Twosome by Nejija

Top Five (in order): Catgirl by dreamswomanConjoined by HikariToriPumpkin by xLockyAfter Midnight by Rui-AbelSometimes I dream... by Dear-Raven

Creative Challenge # 2


I have chosen one of my favorite night time cloud/sky stocks for the second challenge. Seeing as how those of us in the Northern hemisphere are experiencing Autumn I chose one of our Harvest Moon stocks!

I have used this shot in two of my own artworks that you may see here for inspiration, but remember that you may interpret the stock anyway you wish! 

Melancholia by ADamselinDesign Paranormal Book Cover - AVAILABLE by ADamselinDesign

Required Stock


Harvest Moon 6 by DamselStock

Rules


:bulletgreen: You must use the required image listed above in your artwork. It must be used so that I may easily distinguish it from the other elements in your artwork. (Obviously this does not apply to Literature but you must describe or mention it so that I know you are referring to my stock.)
:bulletgreen: You can use the free download of the required image, you are not required to purchase the Premium Content version. That is only if you wish to make a book cover and sell it, or the like. 
:bulletgreen: You must state that your piece is for this challenge and include a URL/Thumb code of this journal in your Artist Comments.
:bulletgreen: You may use other stock from my account, or other deviants accounts as long as you follow any Rules or TOU posted. You may NOT use images found through Google Images or any other non-legitimate sources. If you question whether your source is legitimate or not you may ask me via note.
:bulletgreen: You may use premade backgrounds but please note that I prefer you to challenge yourself and will always go with the artist who made their own background in the event that I am tied on who should win.
:bulletgreen: I allow horror/macabre art so feel free to get bloody, however, absolutely no sexual themes will be allowed as some of these challenges will more than likely include my nephew's images.
:bulletgreen: The challenge will run for exactly ONE MONTH and a new challenge will begin immediately on the 1st of the next month so there will be absolutely no extensions. 
:bulletgreen: Any medium will be accepted, YES EVEN LITERATURE! You are more than welcome to enter a poem or short story if the stock inspires you. 
:bulletgreen: You may enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win one prize (either my choice or Watcher's choice.)
:bulletgreen: To enter post the URL or thumb code to your artwork/deviation to this journal. 

Deadline


:bulletgreen: Challenge runs from November, 2014 thru November 30, 2014 
Due to nature of "monthly challenges" there will be no extensions. There will always be the next challenge if you cannot make this one!

Prizes


:bulletgreen: My favorite will receive 500 dA points and the Watcher's favorite will receive 250 dA points. The  top 5 favorites after those two will receive 100 dA points. 
:bulletgreen: The Watcher's favorite and top 5 will be determined via the poll system. I expect you guys to be fair and honest. NO ASKING FOR VOTES! If I find out you have asked for votes then you will be disqualified from this challenge. If you do it a second time you will no longer be allowed to enter the monthly challenges. The winners will receive points which cost me money. I will not pay for cheating. You may vote for yourself but if you have multiple accounts please only vote with the account your art is posted on. I know I cannot stop you from cheating but I am trusting you guys to abide by the Honor Code. 
:bulletgreen: I will add more prizes if we end up with more entries than 15 entries.

If you wish to support the monthly challenges in terms of prizes please donate any points you are able or willing  to my Donation Pool on my profile page or by clicking here. I have a feeling this will become more expensive as the challenges grow. I do not want to have to quit the challenges due to not being able to afford giving out prizes.

Entries


Harvest Moon Never Alone by Deepak1995
Ninja by talsi-orah
Past Away by 05-A-D-R-I-A-N-A-50
Chill by Mom-EsPeace
Worst friends by Rui-Abel
The Moon by marphilhearts
Little house in the sky by Elsapret
Love letter @ night by Elsapret
MESSAGE OF HOPE..... by naradjou14
Mage by HikariTori
Key Of Lil House by Deepak1995
By the light of the moon by marphilhearts
Simply Bliss by xLocky
The Little Witch by Lolita-Artz
Haunted (Contest Entry -1) by Dear-Raven
Shrieker by slight-art-obsession
To the moon by dreamswoman
Intuition by amethystmoonsong
Wanna Play With Me- by amethystmoonsong



****CHALLENGE CLOSED! I'll post my winner, the Viewer's Favorite Poll and the next Challenge Tomorrow!****


Hello my lovelies! 


If you saw my latest poll you know that I was considering beginning a monthly challenge where I would randomly choose an image from my gallery and give you guys one month to create something absolutely wonderful with it. The results of the poll were positive so I have decided to start the first challenge on October 1st! And what a better month than to choose one of the many pumpkins in my gallery for a Harvest/Halloween/Samhain/Hop-tu-Naa themed challenge. Pumpkin  

Seth has chosen the conjoined pumpkins for you guys to whet your appetites with; he says it looks like a big butt... gotta love kids!

Required Stock


Conjoined Pumpkins 4 by DamselStock

Rules


:bulletgreen: You must use the required image listed above in your artwork. It must be used so that I may easily distinguish it from the other elements in your artwork. (Obviously this does not apply to Literature but you must describe or mention it so that I know you are referring to my stock.)
:bulletgreen: You can use the free download of the required image, you are not required to purchase the Premium Content version. That is only if you wish to make a book cover and sell it, or the like. 
:bulletgreen: You must state that your piece is for this challenge and include a URL/Thumb code of this journal in your Artist Comments.
:bulletgreen: You may use other stock from my account, or other deviants accounts as long as you follow any Rules or TOU posted. You may NOT use images found through Google Images or any other non-legitimate sources. If you question whether your source is legitimate or not you may ask me via note.
:bulletgreen: You may use premade backgrounds but please note that I prefer you to challenge yourself and will always go with the artist who made their own background in the event that I am tied on who should win.
:bulletgreen: I allow horror/macabre art so feel free to get bloody, however, absolutely no sexual themes will be allowed as some of these challenges will more than likely include my nephew's images.
:bulletgreen: The challenge will run for exactly ONE MONTH and a new challenge will begin immediately on the 1st of the next month so there will be absolutely no extensions. 
:bulletgreen: Any medium will be accepted, YES EVEN LITERATURE! You are more than welcome to enter a poem or short story if the stock inspires you. 
:bulletgreen: You may enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win one prize (either my choice or Watcher's choice.)
:bulletgreen: To enter post the URL or thumb code to your artwork/deviation to this journal. 

Deadline


:bulletgreen: Challenge runs from October 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2014
Due to nature of "monthly challenges" there will be no extensions. There will always be the next challenge if you cannot make this one!

Prizes


:bulletgreen: My favorite will receive 500 dA points and the Watcher's favorite will receive 250 dA points. The  top 5 favorites after those two will receive 100 dA points.
:bulletgreen: The Watcher's favorite and top 5 will be determined via the poll system. I expect you guys to be fair and honest. NO ASKING FOR VOTES! If I find out you have asked for votes then you will be disqualified from this challenge. If you do it a second time you will no longer be allowed to enter the monthly challenges. The winners will receive points which cost me money. I will not pay for cheating. You may vote for yourself but if you have multiple accounts please only vote with the account your art is posted on. I know I cannot stop you from cheating but I am trusting you guys to abide by the Honor Code.
:bulletgreen: I will add more prizes if we end up with more entries than 15 entries.
:new: :bulletgreen: Exclusive stock to all winners from EveLivesey.
:new: :bulletgreen: One Premium Content Halloween Texture Pack for First Place and Llamas for the Top Five from ASR-KKG.

If you wish to support the monthly challenges in terms of prizes please donate any points you are able or willing  to my Donation Pool on my profile page or by clicking here. I have a feeling this will become more expensive as the challenges grow. I do not want to have to quit the challenges due to not being able to afford giving out prizes.

Entries


The Terrible Twosome by Nejija
Conjoined by amethystmstock
After Midnight by abelrod666
By the Light by Mom-EsPeace
Pumpkin Fairies by Rachgraceh
Pumpkin by xLocky
Conjoined by HikariTori
{ce} Happy haloooweeen! by Bela-designs
Is it Halloween yet? by Elsapret
Sometimes I dream... by ASR-KKG
Catgirl by dreamswoman



*** UPDATE: As of April 30, 2014 the older URLs appear to have been fixed by the dA developers. Please check your URLs to be sure yours are working once again, if not you may want to submit a ticket with the Help Desk. ***


Attention Stockers


It has recently come to my attention that the URL to my stock rules which is on all 2,013 of my deviations, no longer points to the stock rules journal.  For some unknown reason, deviantART staff has changed the method of identifying our individual journals. Instead of our older URLs pointing to a specific journal, they lead you to your journal homepage. 

I am not the only person affected by this change. I scoured my extensive watch list and looking at every stocker I personally watch and many of them have the exact same thing happening.

The following stockers may want to update their rules on their deviations:




SenshiStock


Ahrum-Stock


faestock


Grinmir-stock


liam-stock


mizzd-stock


Elandria


jagged-eye


Jantiff-Stocks


Jaymasee


themuseslibrary


CelticStrm-Stock

I am sure there are many, many more, so please, if you come across a stocker whose rule URL leads you to their journal homepage, please let them know!! You may send them this journal for explanation. 

A Quick Fix Until You Can Update Your Deviations


If you are a stocker who has had your URL changed, add a new journal with your rules so that it is the very first journal in your journal homepage. 

Not All Are Affected


It seems that if you posted the thumb code to your journal in your Artist Description then you were spared this major inconvenience.