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Fella's ArtFest: July 2015 Winners!

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 5:23 PM


Welcome to Fella's ArtFest!


Fella's ArtFest is a monthly contest in which the DeviantArt community can display its love and appreciation for art and all its forms.
Each month's ArtFest has a particular theme! To participate, create an original piece of art (all media are accepted) and submit it to DeviantArt as a deviation! From there, simply submit your deviation to fella's very own gallery into this month's ArtFest gallery folder.




:fella: Entries

The theme for July's ArtFest was reflection.
The entries are below! :la:
Colorful Sometimes you shine like the red

Of a setting sun in the evening sky.


Another time I have to look precisely

To perceive you at all,

Like a watery sky-blue,

In an exchange of sun and clouds.


Sometimes your outer appearance


Is even changeable, like a chameleon,

Trying to deceive its environment.


Then again, you seem


To radiate something of all colors,

Like a puzzle

Wanting to be assembled

To make sense.


Often, however, you provide all colors at the same time

Every. Single. DayEvery. Single. Day
21-7-15
She doesn’t need to look in the mirror
To know that she is ugly –
The other kids tell her that every day,
Whether they speak it
Or show it by their avoidance of her.
It must be the red hair, colour of flames,
That crowns her brow,
Or the slight point to her ears.
It must be the proper way she speaks
Or the way she can swordfight with the best of the boys –
And beat them –
It’s certainly not the wings she bears.
She doesn’t need to look in the mirror
To know that she doesn’t want to be alive today –
Looking at the other kids brings it all back,
As they run and laugh and leave her to her books and swords –
Strange for a girl to be interested in books and swords;
She never was much of a girly girl except maybe in her looks.
Books are her world,
And she doesn’t need a mirror to read them by
Nor to know what she looks like reading.
She hopes she looks average, normal, curled around a book on
Reflection - ACEO by Disaya What We're Paying ForDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this story.
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Jerome often wondered why he bothered to go to college. He sat in classes where professors droned, and often didn't care whether he was even present. In addition to lectures, there were also lab requirements, and he fulfilled those with a monotonous drive that would be the envy of any robot. Afterward, he was expected to write essays or do research, tasks which were listed as exemplars for 'doldrums' in any modern dictionary.
When he managed to stay conscious during class, it was a blessing. If Jerome managed cognizant and could actively participate, he considered it nothing short of miraculous. His professors' voices, however, all seemed to blend into a single buzzing hum that filled his ears even when he wasn't attending class.
As the mid-terms approached for his senior year, Jerome really began to questi


:fella: Winners


Colorful Sometimes you shine like the red

Of a setting sun in the evening sky.


Another time I have to look precisely

To perceive you at all,

Like a watery sky-blue,

In an exchange of sun and clouds.


Sometimes your outer appearance


Is even changeable, like a chameleon,

Trying to deceive its environment.


Then again, you seem


To radiate something of all colors,

Like a puzzle

Wanting to be assembled

To make sense.


Often, however, you provide all colors at the same time

Every. Single. DayEvery. Single. Day
21-7-15
She doesn’t need to look in the mirror
To know that she is ugly –
The other kids tell her that every day,
Whether they speak it
Or show it by their avoidance of her.
It must be the red hair, colour of flames,
That crowns her brow,
Or the slight point to her ears.
It must be the proper way she speaks
Or the way she can swordfight with the best of the boys –
And beat them –
It’s certainly not the wings she bears.
She doesn’t need to look in the mirror
To know that she doesn’t want to be alive today –
Looking at the other kids brings it all back,
As they run and laugh and leave her to her books and swords –
Strange for a girl to be interested in books and swords;
She never was much of a girly girl except maybe in her looks.
Books are her world,
And she doesn’t need a mirror to read them by
Nor to know what she looks like reading.
She hopes she looks average, normal, curled around a book on
Reflection - ACEO by Disaya
:star: First Place goes to Malintra-Shadowmoon who will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Second Place goes to MagicalJoey who will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
:star: Third Place goes to Disaya who will receive a 1-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
* Prizes are courtesy of DeviantArt.


:fella: See you all for next month's ArtFest! :wave:

The Treasure Chest- Ed. 10

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 2:15 AM


:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:

:icongrouphugplz:Welcome To Our VISUAL News Showcase :icongrouphugplz:
What is it?
:icontreasurechestplz:THE TREASURE CHEST:icontreasurechestplz:
"The Treasure Chest"-
Truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants,
any genre or media, with 299 faves or less.


:note: We've had a couple of good questions about what is considered ACTIVE for this monthly event.
ACTIVE: If the artist has not shown ANY signs of ANY activity within Eight (8) weeks, or so, I would not suggest them. At least not for the time being- they may return of course, because two months isn't  super long.

Activity does not necessarily mean submitting deviations, though. They could be here every day commenting, replying, doing features for other people, and otherwise being supportive, but perhaps NOT submitting their own work for say... a YEAR, for example.
And this is still considered ACTIVE, in my opinion.
I hope this helps. :aww:


This Activity began as a weekly activity within dAWishingWell's Sunday/Monday weekly summation News Article:
"WishingWell Weekly" a year ago!

It has been well received and includes participants who want to suggest a few of their own.  SO, we decided to do a similar News Article, but one that's only focused on the treasures, as a MONTHLY Article here at DevNews. :D

We really hope you enjoy it!
:la:



:icontreasurechestplz:The Treasure Chest, ED. 10:icontreasurechestplz:




The Observatory Gardens in Winter by TolkyesAstronomy Lesson IV by FrodoKDowntown-4 by guhgel
Twilight farewell by Luciana-LuSearching for the Stone Thrower by peetCommission: ICOM135 by mckadesinsanity
Fire Tiger by KsPeRFlower Power by EveVictusFlying ships by WaitSama
Urus photo 103 by Urus-28Woodman in land of good creatures by FrodoKAutomatism 35 by Ejimac
fucsia by CochalitaThe Night Has a Thousand Eyes HDR by ISIK5Kissing Daylight by Scooby777
Weisser Jasmin 'Solanum jasminoides' by Sophie-WielandThe world of birds by your-confusionSherlock by Vulkanette



:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:


15 AVRIL 2014 - BIRTH OF LIGHT by JFBAYLEsunset by DrezdanyPalace by LaurensSpruit
Sweet Forgotten Things by camilladerricoSticks and Bird by Jenny42106 or 108 by Canankk
Colors of spring by marrgitBirthing Beauty by WakefieldDesignsLone Tree by RHLPixels
Temporal Rift by LaanscapesFriends by ShanghaiSarahButterflyfish by FauxHead
Cat in Tree by jankolasThe Landscape of Art Class by I-am-the-wandererGekko by Daan-NL
dreamer by kosharik69together by christycameasromansSunrise Over Cohutta Wilderness by rctfan2
Indian Arm by dashakernUllswater morning by Capturing-the-LightSpring Snowflake by KMourzenko
Family by AdventurersGallerySunflower by TernFeatherInto The Light by Ikarusthefirst
look into the green by NiopheeThe Lone Tree by John-LoganTiny Tilly Two by JKase911
Mellow Yellow by AndrewShoemakerBALLET 3 by Leonid Afremov by LeonidafremovWarming rays of sun by mittarimato
.: Elegance :. by VictorianPrincessDiving by Leons-PhotographyIn a Field of Flowers by Heidi-V-Art
Wall Between Gardens by photoripFuzzles by JestePhotographyA New Kind Of Mushroom by Rick-TinyWorlds



:note: If you should want to participate and make this an interactive News Article,
this would be fine with me! :aww:

All you would have to do, is suggest 2 or 3 deviations, using the criteria from the beginning of this Article,
and place the thumbcodes or links in a comment of this Article. If they do meet the criteria as outlined above, they will be featured in NEXT month's edition of DevNews's TREASURE CHEST. :heart:

:icontreasurechestplz:

Thank you to those Members and Friends of DevNews
who have helped with this Edition of The Treasure Chest by suggesting
the First 18 Treasures:

:iconuszatyarbuz: :iconlilith-the-5th: :iconcoastbeachartist:
:iconsabine62: :icondeb-e-ann: :iconclu-art:


See you next month, likely sometime between the 22nd-28th,
and perhaps with your suggestions! :wave:
:iconblowkissteaplz:





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