SE vs. NLR Round 3 - ResultsAfter rescuing Princess Luna, the Solar Empire and the New Lunar Republic have temporarily set aside their differences to unite against the Changelings.
Ponies on both sides, who were once bitter enemies, now prepare themselves for the battles ahead. The forges have been lit, front lines secured, and strategies discussed.
The winner for round 3 of Solar Empire vs New Lunar Republic is:
Runner Up #1
By Chimajra: http://chimajra.deviantart.com/
Runner Up #2
By Paladin0: http://paladin0.deviantart.com/
Congratulations to the winner and runners ups, and thank you everypony for entering. Stay tuned, information about round 4 will be announced shortly. Keep up the good work.
Round Three of the SE v. NLR Contest!Hello fillies and gentlecolts! Today we announce the beginning of the third round in our four-part inter-group contest!
In the first round, the members of each group were tasked on designing a set of armor for their chosen side.
In the second round, Queen Chrysalis revealed that she had secretly impersonated Luna, and caused the divide in Equestria. Participants of the Solar Empire side drew Princess Luna being rescued, and participants on the New Lunar Republic side drew Queen Chrysalis revealing her plans and impersonating Luna.
The time has come to bring this conflict to a head!
In the third round, your task is to show both NLR and SE troops and ponies getting ready for battle against the Changelings! Whether they're on the front lines, or making the armor in the forges, draw these two types of ponies working together!
The entries are due March 1st.
If you have any questions, send me, Fifth--Element a note, or post a comment on this jour
Grand Prize Winner!Hello everypony!
I'm here to announce the Grand Prize winner of the multi-month Solar Empire vs. New Lunar Republic (but secretly Changelings) contest.
The grand prize winner will receive a year long Premium membership and be featured in the group below:
Click on the picture to take you to the group!
Without further ado...
For the Solar Empire, the grand prize winner is...
But thank you everypony for participating! All of you are what has made this contest a success!
Stay tuned, because we're returning to our Monthly Contests soon!
August Monthly Contest -Back to School! +GIVEAWAY!Hello Everypony! We missed last month's chance for a contest, but after Bronycon, I felt it time for a new one!
Many of us are headed back to school in less than a month! (Can you believe it? Summer's ending soon!) So, we'll be hosting a "Going back to school" themed drawing contest!
Premise: Draw a pony (canon or OC) getting ready to go back to school!
1. The drawing must be drawn after the contest has begun
2. The drawing must be of your own creation
3. One entry per participant
4. All general group rules must be followed as well!
5. OC characters do not have to be ponies, but they need to be canon creatures
6. Please submit your entries to the August 2013 Contest Folder!
First Place gets 500
Second Place gets 350
Third Place gets 150
Contest Ends September 1st, 2013
We'll be giving away ONE MONTH of Premium Me
October Contest - Running of the Leaves!Hello Everypony! We didn't have a contest here last month, but we're back, and we've got a brand new one for you all to participate in!
Our contest theme goes hand in hand with the new month and season. Draw a pony (or ponies) participating in the Running of the Leaves celebration, Nightmare Night, or helping to bring autumn about!
Use your imagination! Maybe the ponies you draw are serving drinks and refreshments at the race, or maybe they're announcing the race this year? Or maybe you and a friend are having a race to end all races! If the ponies you draw are helping to bring autumn about, maybe they're carving pumpkins, harvesting apples, or putting up decorations for Nightmare Night? You decide!
The contest deadline is October 29.
Follow all group rules!
OCs are allowed!
Humanized ponies are not allowed!
Non-pony characters are allowed!
Be sure to submit your en
R.I.P Kiki HavivyKiki Havivy - Two Years of Never Backing Down
As many of you may be aware, Kiki Havivy, an incredibly brave little girl that has been in the lives of pony fans throughout the fandom for almost two years now, passed away yesterday after a long struggle with cancer. Tara Strong broke the heartbreaking news yesterday and the community has responded strongly with condolences and other wonderful gestures. The family has responded, thanking the community.
I personally didn't know about this until this morning. News of a death is never easy to take, and its devastating when it's about someone so young and loved by many.
Riposa in pace Kiki, you were strong, and an inspiration to tons of people out there. Thank you.
Friendly Reminder! June Monthly Contest!Hi everpony! Just a small reminder that our June group contest will be ending in a few days! Be sure to participate and submit your entries! Information below!
Good morning everypony! Or afternoon, or evening, or whatever time of day you’re reading this. It’s my great pleasure to announce our June 2013 contest! For this contest, we will be doing something a little different, so that it even if you're not great at art, you can give this one a try.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with a storyboard about summer in Ponyville. You can use your own characters or canon characters, or even a mix. It’s up to you. So, you'll be writing a small scene, and drawing it out as well!
With the objective being a storyboard, collaborations are accepted. If you want to illustrate it while your friend wants to write it, go ahead.
Submit your entries to the "June 2013 Contest" Folder.
The contest ends Saturday, June 29th 2013. The winning entries will be announc
New Years ContestHello Everypony!
It's been a while since we've held a contest in this group, but the new year is upon us, and with it, a new contest!
The theme of the contest? Ponies celebrating New Years!. They could be celebrating it anyway possible - dancing, watching fireworks, hanging out with friends. That's up to you to decide!
Prizes? Instead of having first/second/third place, we're just going to have a "top three", and each winner gets a three month premium membership. It's easier for us to decide, and gives you a better chance at winning!
A few rules:
- Human and anthro characters are allowed, as long as they're a canon character.
- Original characters are allowed, but they must be show-style ponies only (no dragons, humans, cyborg ponies, etc).
- Although alcohol is normally a part of New Years celebrations, we don't allow pictures of characters drinking alcohol. Cider is allowed though.
- Images must be 100% original works - no tracing (from the show or other artists), no
Final SE v. NLR Winners!The Solar Empire and Lunar Republic have joined forces to stand against the Changeling army, and fighting has broken out among the front lines.
The fourth round winner is:
Runner Up #1 - DragonaDeAcero
Runner Up #2 - Chimajra
And although the fighting was tense, the powers of love and friendship between the ponies held strong. Although the Changelings pressed hard, they proved to be no match for the magic of friendship, and were quickly defeated and cast out from Equestria. With this freshly secured victory, the ponies learned that there really were no sides to take, and the Solar Empire and Lunar Republic laid down their arms and joined together in celebration as one nation. The end.
And this concludes the final round of the New Lunar Republic/Solar Empire contest. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who has participated throughout the rounds of the contest, both here and in our si
CREAMY MASCOT DESIGN CONTEST! (ENDED)14th May 2013 - The Contest is Ended!
THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL FOR PARTICIPATING AND DONATING ALL THE PRIZES
NOW WE ARE JUDGING THE ENTRIES
Spring Contest - Mascot Design
Greetings! Spring is going to come so it means Spring Contest tiiimeee! For this Spring Contest, cremedela-creme would like to host a MASCOT DESIGN CONTEST!
✿ You have to be a member of the group.
✿ We are looking for GIRL MASCOT only.
✿ No anthro please. Ears and tail features may be considered.
✿ The submission should be new. So it means no deviation before 7th April 2013.
✿ No bases nor mature content please.
✿ The design should be colored full body.
✿ We accept both traditional and digital submission.
✿ We also accept pixel art too. But make sure to make the size 200 x 200 pixel wide or more.
✿ You can submit up to 3 entries. But however, you only can win 1 place.
✿ All of the designs will completely belong to cremedela-creme. We ha
WIN A PONY #3 - Featured Artist IngtronWe have our second giveway winner - :iconmelodyshy: will be receiving a custom pony sculpt from :iconkurochanwen:. Congratulations!!!
This week's pony giveway is from...well, me!
**ENTERING TO WIN? Post your entry link in the comments on THIS JOURNAL ENTRY only! If you post your entry on the home page, we might not get it.**
Skip down to the bottom for all entry details and rules.
I guess it's high time I introduced myself. I'm Ingtron, and when I'm not writing these sculptor spotlights, I'm sculpting ponies!
I love animation, comics, toys and action figures, hats, skeletal anatomy, bright colors and candy. I was pretty stoked when I realized that I could work with aspects of ALL of these things at the same time and make something awesome - pony sculpture.
I sculpt my ponies from mixed Sculpey clays on wire and foil armatures, though I often use a very tough epoxy putty to reinforce important joints. I use a variety of tools, depending on what's ar
(LAST DAY!)CREATE YOUR OWN ZARZIOL CONTEST!TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!
Hey guys! So Here's the Rules:
What to do: Draw your very own Zarziol! It can be a baby or an adult.
- Patterns and Design MUST be made up by you.
- Minimal Accessories are Allowed. (Piercings, Jewelry, Etc.)
- You may enter as many times as you want, but only one of your designs can win!
- There will be 10 winners! (Winners get to keep their Zarziol)
- I'm looking for designs with the most love put into them, the ones who want their Zarziols the most. ♥
- NOTE: DO NOT USE MY ZARZIOL LINEARTS FOR YOUR ENTRY. The reason why I say this is because I'm really interested in seeing how you'd draw your Zarziol in your very own style.
You must read the Zarziol Species Info before you draw your entry:
***Baby Zarziols are allowed to grow.***
Zarziols are Dragon/Raptor/Moth like creatures that are about 4 Ft. Tall.
9000 Members. You know what's coming.:iconnappaplz::iconsaysplz:Vegeta, what does the scouter say about this group's member level?
:iconover9000plz::iconsaysplz:IT'S OVER 9000!!!
:iconnappaplz::iconsaysplz:WHAT, 9000?! THERE'S NO WAY THAT CAN BE RIGHT!!
Introducing devFriendsAn awesome group idea by the lovely mintyy that could be very useful to us Bronies.
Be sure to read everything below before deciding to join though, particularly what's needed in a join request. Blank join requests will not be accepted. Anyway if you want to find an artist to collaborate with or meet I recommend devFriends. -
Article written by NicolasSarkozy. Where it says "Note us" it means note devFriends, not this group. lol
I was too lazy to type it all out. :U
February Hearts and Hooves Contest: Folder Closed!Another Update: Everypony can vote on the Poll Booths now! Booth 1 can be found here, and Booth 2 can be found here!
The time has come for a new contest! The contest theme is Hearts and Hooves Day. Contest entries have to do with a pony or ponies celebrating this holiday-whether they be writing love letters, giving or receiving valentines, stuffing their faces with candy (wink, wink, Pinkie Pie), or spending time with somepony special. The deadline for the entries is Friday, March 1st! Before you grab your supplies, please read these rules:
1) Your entry must be 100% entirely original. No traces or stolen work! However, you may use references.
2) Your entry must fit the theme!
3) Entry must follow our submission guidelines, found
When selling your work...Keep in mind this:
800 points = around $10.
400 points = around $5
40 points = ¢50
Do you really want to spend a long amount of time on a drawing only to receive the equivalent of half a dollar?
If you want to share things for cheap or free because you enjoy doing it than by all means do so, but what I'm saying is, don't under value yourself, and for the love of god don't do commissions for 5 or 10 points. You're working for next to nothing if you do that.
What you need to do is find a good place to sell your art so you can sell it at a reasonable fair price that's fair to both you and the buyer. There are places around on dA for this.
Commissions-R-Us say that "A group dedicated to helping people in the search of commissions to be made, allowing them to find somebody to request a commission from deviants at different ways to pay, such as using the Deviantart Points, paypal, etc.
We also have a Priority Commission List for those who are in need of money! Please check them out
Contest reminder [prize: 1y premium OR cash + art]Just a few more days 'til the deadline!
Update 09/03: New sub-category prizes added!
Update 05/04: 1 new sub-category added!
Update 06/04: Added a cash prize for 1st place in stead of 1y premium, if desired
Draw my beloved OC, Pack Rat.
Note me or comment with contest submissions.
A very special date, remember it, for it is my birthday.
(DA won't remember it for you! For unknown reasons I entered a fake bday date when I registered)
Overall Grand Prize
25€ OR 1 year premium membership
a 2 pony drawing, or 2 singles, by me
(fullbody, colored, shaded, no bg)
Overall Runner up
3 months premium membership
1 pony drawing by me
(fullbody, colored, shaded, no bg)
Most original or inspiring idea/concept
1 month premium membership
Most hilarious idea/concept
1 month premium membership
Most ad'awwwableness (a.k.a. cutest result)
1 month premium membership
Draw Me A Pokemon for the Week of October 26th!Our Last Round's Winners!
You cannot win if you don't say what Pokemon you'd call out if you're chosen!
Sorry for the delay everyone, but that time has come!!
RandomUncertainty's top entries were (in no particular order):
The winner, and the next caller will be...
Draw Me A Pokemon!
In this activity, the caller will choose a Pokemon - any Pokemon they like - and if you wish to participate, all you have to do is draw that Pokemon. All of the entries will be judged, and the winner will become the next caller!
Each round will be one week long, starting Monday (sometimes Tuesday if there is a delay). Entries close Sunday night. Entries are judged the following Monday, and the next caller will be chosen! There's no need to sign up, just have fun drawing everyone!
Monday is the Judging Day! No new pictures can be submitted after Sunday night!
And now, for this roun
Competition One: LOL =ENDED=THERE WERE AT LEAST 4 ENTRIES SO JUDGING WILL BE IN PROGRESS!
Due to the small number of people in the raffle, the raffle was cancelled.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS! YOU'LL RECEIVED 10TP IF YOU DO AND BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN 200 ALSO REMEMBER TO COMMENT THE LINK BELOW!
Competition One is about drawing your own 4 Panel Manga (also known as '4 Panel Comic').
In this competition you can help out creating your OC with personality, likes and dislikes. You'll be able to try out new techniques, both digitally and traditionally, trying out screentones and speech bubbles and fonts.
Also, you can try out expressing out your jokes in a different form.
In the future if you want to try to draw and write your own manga, this is a good way to start!
You would need to include one or more of your OCs and a gag.
Also! Normally the dimensions of a 4 Panel Manga is 4cm (height) x 5.5cm (width) but you may change the dimesions or ratio.
Participating a Com
Contest: Win a Premium membership! (CLOSED!)Hi everyone!
How's it going? i hope you're all doing fine and like our co-founder said i have a little Contest in store for you! all info about it can be found below. Before i start explaining the Goal and the rules i want to say first that Elite artists cannot join in order to keep it fair. The contest will last untill Sunday and during that time no Journals will be posted, Advertising on commissions, Blogs,Adoptables, etc. will be Delayed.
DBE is about Creme de la Creme art, but also about motivation, inspiration and soemthing to strive for. Because of that i came up with the Following contest, but first the Prizes! :
YOU can win :
1st Prize : A 3 Month Premium membership! and a drawing by :iconXNedra22:
2nd Prize : A 1 month Premium membership
3rd Prize : 100
Name: Chosen artwork : Contest entry:
The Cutie Mark CrusadersApple Bloom:
:iconshedapplebloomplz: [Point Right] :iconshedapplebloomplz:
:iconapplebloombunnyplz: [Point Right] :iconapplebloombunnyplz:
:iconabthinks: [Point Right] :iconabthinks:
:iconapplebloomswagplz: [Point Right] :iconapplebloomswagplz:
:iconlikelystoryplz: [Point Right] :iconlikelystoryplz:
:iconlikelystorybroplz: [Point Right] :iconlikelystor
WIN A PONY #7 - Featured Artist dustysculptures!Time for another pony giveaway! This week, it's easier than ever to enter - all you have to do is comment! Best of all, our artist of the week is one of the most talented sculptors in all of ponydom!
**ENTERING TO WIN? Post your entry in the comments on THIS JOURNAL ENTRY only! If you post your entry on the home page, it will not be counted.**
Skip down to the bottom for all entry details and rules.
Our featured artist this week is the one and only :icondustysculptures:
>What have you been up to?
:icondustysculptures: Oh you know things, being alive.
Videogames have reentered as the love of my life. Its a sort of on and off again thing, like in Maroon5’s This Love, except I can’t quite quit her. This time she came back in the form of a hot red 3DS as if she were wearing some lipstick to attract me back. It worked. I can’t stop playing Kid Icarus: Uprising.
April Draw-off Contest! + Point Giveaway!We just like slipping from one contest into another!
This time it's a monthly contest, just a nice simple one to go with the Spring.
Draw some ponies Wrapping Up Winter!
Canon, OCs, your preference! As long as they're ponies (or other canon Equestrian creatures, though I don't think they wrap up winter) feel free to draw them!
Contest entries are due: April 28th
Best of luck!
Prizes: Standard 1st 2nd and 3rd placers. 3 month Premium, 350 , and 150 , respectively.
Giveaway: If you repost this journal on your profile and link to it in a comment here, you'll be automatically entered into a free 500 giveaway. Best of luck to all!