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:star: For the people who don't tweet and want to know who we follow.
:star: I tweet a great piece from our gallery almost everyday.
:star: I try to retweet anything I find that may be an Interest to All DAF Members. So Check our home page Daily.

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:bulletblue: Shadowness
A tight-knit art community for art lovers.

:bulletblue: The Gnomon Workshop
The Gnomon Workshop, the industry leader in professional training for artists in the entertainment and design industries.

:bulletblue: MAXON
MAXON is a leader in 3D animation software known for its award winning products, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D.

:bulletblue: CG Channel CG Channel ‏
Visual Effect, Game Developement, Digital Art

:bulletblue: Autodesk
3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Need help? Tweet @AutodeskHelp

:bulletblue: Instagram
Capturing and sharing the world's moments. Need help? Visit for answers to common questions & known issues.

:bulletblue: Pixologic
Pixologic, the makers of ZBrush! Don't forget to visit our Community forum and our Blog:

:bulletblue: Image Engine
We provide world-class visual effects for feature films; credits inc. Zero Dark Thirty, Battleship, The Thing, Immortals, & District 9 (Oscar nomination, 2010)

:bulletblue: ArtsyPoses
ArtsyPoses is a site with tons of models for all kinds of artists. Follow us to get the latest news, and be the first to check new content!! WillGreen13

:bulletblue: Luna
Photomanipulator,Designer and Web Designer See my DeviantArt --

:bulletblue: LovelyDeviantArt

:bulletblue: Warner Bros Pictures
Welcome to the official Twitter page for Warner Bros. Pictures.

:bulletblue: Kryseis Retouche
Autodidacte en retouche photo et en graphisme.

:bulletblue: Photo District News
PDN: Breaking news about photography for photographers.

:bulletblue: VFX Media Corp.
VFX Media Corporation is a convergent Web Development, 3D Animation, and Motion Video company

:bulletblue: Candice Accola
It's my twitter page and I'll tweet if I want to...

:bulletblue: Weta Workshop
Lord Of The Rings, King Kong, Avatar, District 9 effects house, now feverishly working on The Hobbit! Magnus tweets!

:bulletblue: Joseph Morgan i bite

:bulletblue: Jessica Gains Jessica Gains ‏ LadyLuca87
Artist, fantasy fan, nerd.

:bulletblue: deviantART
Where ART meets application! Join us on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, & Instagram.

:bulletblue: Ryuuka Nagare
◆ Illustrator | Graphic designer | Concept artist ◆

:bulletblue: Patricia Heaton
Actress, Wife and Mother to four incredible boys...

:bulletblue: Wenqing Yan Wenqing Yan ‏ yuumei_dA
Artist, environmentalist, and hacker enthusiast.

:bulletblue: Darren Criss

:bulletblue: Jason O'Mara
Official Jason O'Mara. Actor, Writer, Time Traveller.

actor. musician.songwriter. dreamer. faith enthusiast.

:bulletblue: Nathalia Suellen Nathalia Suellen ‏ LadySymphonia
Dark Artist from Brazil, Professional Commercial Illustrator. Some Clients: Random House,Mccann Erickson,S&S,Harper Collins,Penguin Group,Abrams Books...

:bulletblue: Dane Cook
When I tweet, I tweet to kill.

:bulletblue: Nicolien
Known as Cataclysm-X or Nic --- pencil / traditional / miniature / portrait / classical / Dutch artist (the one and only)

:bulletblue: Dept of Defence
Official Department of Defence Twitter account, including Australian_Navy, @AustralianArmy, @AirForceHQ, and Defence civilians. Follows and RTs ≠ endorsement.

:bulletblue: Kerem Beyit
As far as I can remember, I always wanted to be a painter :)

:bulletblue: Tida
Everything has its own beauty.

:bulletblue: Andreea C Andreea C ‏ FrozenStarRo
I'm just a boring person... until you get to know me.

:bulletblue: Meg Turney
Lady, nerd, cosplayer, gamer, SourceFed host, nerdy pillow maker, rebel princess, and model gundam enthusiast.

:bulletblue: Nitroman

:bulletblue: Friedhelm Fischer
awards winning creative director DP filmmaker cinematographer photographer 3D artist and marketing manager. all about me at:

:bulletblue: DC Comic Book
ALL the DC Comic news. ALL in one place. ALL day long.

:bulletblue: Dark Horse Comics
Publisher of Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy, Sin City, Conan, Mass Effect, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Serenity, The Goon, Gantz and more!

:bulletblue: Eric Alba
Visual Effects Supervisor. Surrounded by pixels in the AM, surrounded by drinks in the PM.

:bulletblue: Greg E Mathieson
Author / photographer of resently released book on the US Navy SEALs. Like the movie Act of Valor and Zero Dark Thirty, you'll love this. More than the movie

:bulletblue: CNN Breaking News
Breaking News from CNN, via the homepage team. Now 12M strong. Check CNN for all things CNN, breaking and more.

:bulletblue: Advanced Photoshop
The magazine for Adobe Photoshop professionals

:bulletblue: Therese Henriksson
I do not remember days, I remember moments - A graphic designer and blogger girl, who has a passion for photography, music and tv shows.

:bulletblue: Zakhozhay Christina
Fantasy writer and illustrator. Author of a webcomic…

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Popular digital art on deviantart. This account is fully automated. See all of our accounts at

:bulletblue: stan lee
Stan Lee, Co-Creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, X-Men, etc.

:bulletblue: Disney Animation
Official Twitter for Walt Disney Animation Studios Talent Development and Outreach teams. Follow for our latest openings, conference news and studio updates!

:bulletblue: Danielle Ward Danielle Ward ‏ Moonbeam13
Director of Community Relations for

:bulletblue: ILM Visual Effects
Originally founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for Star Wars, ILM has since contributed to nearly 300 films.

:bulletblue: Giant Studios
Industry leading motion capture technology and services.

:bulletblue: Jacob Cass
Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, Web Designer, Blogger, Creative Thinker, Social Media Nut, Freelancer, Link Sharer.

:bulletblue: ABC News
See the whole picture with the latest reporting from abc News. Tweets from the Social Desk.

:bulletblue: Richard Briscoe
::vfx supervisor:: deviant pest, or a gent & a scholar?

:bulletblue: Sony Artisans

:bulletblue: Victoria Colotta Victoria Colotta ‏ @vcolotta
I am a #book lover & a #coffee addict. I love to #bake & #cook. Most of all I am an #artist, graphic designer, & owner of @vmcArtDesign.

:bulletblue: Electronic Arts
Official Twitter account for EA. Follow for updates on all your favorite EA games. For account help, visit or Tweet @AskEASupport.

:bulletblue: creativeLIVE
creativelive is a LIVE, online worldwide creative classroom offering FREE education in photography, business, software, design, video & film and more!

:bulletblue: Call of Duty
#CODGhosts is real.

:bulletblue: Cassandra Clare
Author of the Mortal Instruments&Infernal Devices—please check FAQ for info like release dates!

Endurance, Fitness & Nutrition Articles, Training Resources, Event Info, Support and Special Offers.

:bulletblue: Juliana Juliana ‏ JuliSnowWhite
Dark / Fantasy Digital Artist: Book, e-Book Covers | CD, DVD Covers | Photo Manipulation | Photo Retouching

:bulletblue: VisualEffectsSociety ‏
Global organization promoting & honoring the best in VFX in film, tv, games, animation and commercials.

:bulletblue: Gavin Brogan
Film Director, Writer and VFX enthusiast. Fan of C4D and Nuke

:bulletblue: Center Mass Group
Former Navy SEAL Instructors, Weapons and tactics instruction for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilians. SEAL Instructors: REAL Training.

:bulletblue: DC Comics
The official home of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and the rest of The World's Greatest Super Heroes!

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Developers of console video games.

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Official Twitter account for Infinity Ward, Developer of #CODGhosts. Updated by MidnightTea7 and @Candyslexia. Send cheater reports to

:bulletblue: Designmodo
Design and Web Development Magazine. We provide design, web development, premium products, quality freebies.

:bulletblue: Painter Magazine
Official Corel Painter Magazine is the only mag dedicated to helping you create your best-ever Painter artwork and inspiring you to new heights of creativity

:bulletblue: CorelPainter
Changing what's possible in art

:bulletblue: Adobe Photoshop
The industry standard in digital imaging and used by professionals worldwide for design, photography, video editing & more.

:bulletblue: ian somerhalder
Dead guy on LOST now undead on The Vampire Diaries. Still happily contemplating Man's existential dilemma...

:bulletblue: SQUARE ENIX
The official Twitter account of Square Enix Downloadable Games. For ESRB Ratings, please see this page:

:bulletblue: Universal Pictures
Welcome to Universal Pictures via Twitter!

:bulletblue: Marvel Entertainment
The official Twitter for Marvel Comics, Movies, Games and more.

:bulletblue: Angelo Sotira
chief art n3rd behind ( Entrepreneur Mag * Feb 2011 * )

:bulletblue: Creative Review
The best in visual culture, design, graphics, advertising, film, photography, illustration, type.

:bulletblue: CGSociety News Feed

:bulletblue: ImagineFX Magazine
We're the best digital art magazine in the universe! Fantasy & sci-fi art, digital and traditional drawing skills, game design, manga & film art too.

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Une Vilaine. Qui dessine. Et te fouette.… ::: ::: :::

:bulletblue: Brandon Lis
Ex-Web Developer @ & Anime/Manga Otaku

:bulletblue: Hunie
Hunie is an invite-only community where professional & talented designers collaborate by giving each other constructive critiques that help improve their work.

:bulletblue: PlayStation
Official Twitter updates on PlayStation, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PSP, PSN, and PS2 from Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)

:bulletblue: Nels Anderson
Lead Designer on Mark of the Ninja at Klei Entertainment, and I'm probably the only game developer in all of Canada that was born and raised in Wyoming.

:bulletblue: Mark Soderwall
Designer, AD & Career Coach from LucasArts/EA/ATARI. Equipping those wanting to get into Professional Game & Indie Development @

:bulletblue: BioWare
The official Twitter feed for BioWare, creators of the Mass Effect & Dragon Age franchises.

:bulletblue: Disney•Pixar
The official Twitter page of Disney•Pixar.

:bulletblue: MPC
We craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.

:bulletblue: Justin Bates
Creative Director • VFX Supervisor • 3D Artist • C4D

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Filmmaker and VFX artist

:bulletblue: Phil Tippett
Official page of VFX Master Phil Tippett, known for Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Robocop, Jurassic Park and more.

:bulletblue: Dan Filip Radu
Motion graphics & Broadcast Designer, Animator, Max, Cinema 4D, AE

:bulletblue: James Cameron

:bulletblue: Naldz Graphics
Founded by Ronald Bien, is a design blog where you can find lots of design resources from tutorials to freebies.

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The ONLY OFFICIAL Twitter for Comic-Con!

:bulletblue: Computer Arts
The world’s leading magazine for graphic designers. Try our fully-interactive iPad edition for free at

:bulletblue: 3D Magazine
3D Magazine is a free online magazine. Animation VFX 3D Artist Illustration Software Training

:bulletblue: cgsociety
CGSociety offers to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and invention in all aspects of digital art.

Welcome To DAF

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Defeat the Darkness Contest is On!

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 3:11 AM by Louised:iconlouised:

On our Previous  journals we announced that we are running contests throughout the year for our Different Art Fields and Galleries. Our First was our Soul Magic Digital Painting Contest, this is our Second Contest only for Manipulations and Mixed Media Work, no other fields will be accepted for this contest.

Lets get Started with our
The THEME of this CONTEST is DEFEAT THE DARKNESS (Inspired from the work of Carlos-Quevedo your piece Must be of a Warrior... Present or Past or Celestial..... Please see below for examples)

:bulletblue: Particpate & Create and most important have fun:bulletblue:

Amazing Examples --  

:bulletblue: All examples I feel fit the Contest theme-showing what sort of work we are looking for in the contest.
Celestial Warrior Aurora by Carlos-QuevedoCelestial Warrior Victoria by Carlos-Quevedo
Spawn by LunaVelobethDark Archangel by DaniaArtsBritannia - Shieldmaiden of Albion by DriPointDragon Trekking by kimsolAnd so the Quest Begins... by tamaraRBirth Of Storms by CorvineriumIn for the Kill by MachiavelliCroI'm gonna get you sucker by JJohnsonArtworksThe Assassin by ivorytowers11
The Last Queen by neverdyingVampire hunter by adamkuczekWarrior Angel by RazielMBInanna sentinel by kARTerinaThe Lich King Legacy. by CaoChiNhanAfterbattle by ricke76Final Revenge by carterchoA Prayer Before Battle by designdiva3Golden Blood by MirellaSantana
Lady Cassandra by ZwavelaarKerselfu 2 by YayashinWorld of Color by Phatpuppyart-Studios
No deviation used in the examples can be entered into the contest.

Start Date

Start date is the 07/04/2014 (7th of April 2014)
End date is the 12/05/2014 (12th of May 2014)

The Rules

Please read the rules below before submitting!
:bulletblue: Must be a member of DAF
:bulletblue: Must have The Defeat the Darkness Theme
:bulletblue: MUST say in artist comments that it is for THIS contest
:bulletblue: Must place work in Defeat the Darkness Folder
:bulletblue: CAN  ONLY BE these type of submissions :
>>> Manipulations & Mixed Media
:bulletblue: One submission per person.


Donated by:
:icondigital-art-fantasy:12 Months Premium Membership to Deviant Art
:icondigital-art-fantasy: Your winning piece in Postcard or Print Form from the DA print shop. (Your address must be available and current with Deviant Art- add your winning piece to your wishlist)
:iconlouised:  500 Points & A Feature
:iconlouised: $100 Cash (Aus) (must have a paypal account for this prize)
:iconwesley-souza: A Feature in The-Imaginarium  & exclusive stock
:iconerozja: A Feature &  Llama

Donated by:
:icondigital-art-fantasy: 6 Months Premium Membership to Deviant Art
:icondigital-art-fantasy: Your winning piece in Postcard or Print Form from the DA print shop.(Your address must be available and current with Deviant Art- add your winning piece to your wishlist)
:iconlouised: 250 Points & A Feature
:iconwesley-souza: A Feature in The-Imaginarium  & exclusive stock
:iconerozja: A Feature &  Llama

Donated by:
:icondigital-art-fantasy: 3 Months Premium Membership to Deviant Art
:iconlouised:150 Points & A Feature
:iconwesley-souza: A Feature in The-Imaginarium  & exclusive stock
:iconerozja: A Feature &  Llama

:icondigital-art-fantasy: 1 Months Premium Membership to Deviant Art
:iconlouised: 100 Points & A Feature
:iconwesley-souza: A Feature in The-Imaginarium  & exclusive stock
:iconerozja: A Feature &  Llama

:iconlouised: 60 Points & A Feature

:bulletwhite: All will be featured and added to the feature folder of  :icondigital-art-fantasy:

:bulletwhite: If you like to donate a prize, that would be fantastic please note the group.

:bulletblue: Follow DAF on Twitter :!/DArtFantasy

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Countdown to Contest Judging Taking Place

Monday, May 12th @ 6:50am

Defeat the Darkness Contest

Will you be using Google Analytics to track your progress on Deviant Art 

104 deviants said No
54 deviants said Yes
45 deviants said Haven't heard about it.
6 deviants said other (please comment)


Add a Comment:
Hominid-9 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for first accepting me to the group, and then for accepting my illustration into your gallery. I am honoured!
Our Pleasure :)
Thank you for the request :-)
You're Welcome :)
rhayenvy Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work into your gallery.Truly appreciated it :love:
you're welcome :)
pinkpanda111 Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Can i Join?
Please use the Join the Group button
pinkpanda111 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Ok Thanks!
DameOdessa Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request:huggle:
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