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Give the Gift of Art Challenge Winners

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 12:14 PM
The Give the Gift of Art Challenge winners are in! See the winning pieces and the thoughtful gifts they represent. Always looking up to you - The Gift Of Art: by Maxxie-Delu
Wacom Give The Gift Of Art Challenge Winners

Winners

Wacom and DeviantArt challenged you visualize and depict the art of giving, and our community responded with breathtaking generosity. Three esteemed artists from the community—TsaoShin, DestinyBlue, and DaveRapoza—studied every semi-finalist entry with the difficult job of choosing three standout winners, and we're proud to announce the winners are in!

The three pieces below stole our judges' hearts with their representations of thoughtful gifts and magnificent execution. In addition, the staff at Wacom pored over the rest of the semi-finalists and selected their favorite piece to receive the honorable mention. Winners and the honorable mention will each receive spectacular prizes, including prints of their gorgeous pieces to give to their loved ones!

Click through the deviations below to see the story behind the gift, and tell us what gift you would give. The only limit is your imagination!

Always looking up to you - The Gift Of Art:

"Maxxie-Delu invites us into her journey with her Grandfather, cleverly weaving a touching narrative through her painting; showing the the gift of art being passed between family. Personal yet relatable, with it's clear visual message, this piece tugs at the heartstrings."

Welcome!

"What I really love about this piece is the style VolaPardus brought to the challenge. The use of shapes moving organically throughout the composition, and the saturated colors drawing us into the focus, work beautifully. This is an excellent tribute to VolaPardus' family, I love it!"

The Magic in the Ordinary

"It's too easy to lose the sense of wonder in the world as we get older. The pressure of growing up often pushes us to forget the magic we saw in everyday objects when we were children. Kalkri's beautiful illustration shows us that holding onto the realm of the imaginary can continue to inspire us and shape young minds into creative freethinkers who will be able to live in a world without boundaries."

I Give You My World

NilaNandita's "I Give You My World" is alive with color, creativity and imagination. It represents the value of not only creating art, but just as importantly, sharing it with others.




Wacom and DeviantArt challenged you to depict the art of giving, and you responded with breathtaking generosity. Our community judges and the Wacom staff studied every semi-finalist entry and selected three standout winners and an honorable mention—all of which stole the judges' hearts. Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

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:iconwhirledartistic:
WhirledArtistic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool
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:iconmjdaluz:
mjdaluz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Im wondering, because the prize included a print, and i never received mine :( 
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:iconmjdaluz:
mjdaluz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
I placed as finalist, got contacted via note but never heard or know what happened to my print. 
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Creaciones-Jean Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Felicidades a los ganadores ... !!! Las Obras Maravillosas hijo ... Y Llenas de Color ... ClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClap
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015   Photographer
:clap:
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:iconadibahmed7:
AdibAhmed7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :O 
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:iconfarasha-thebookworm:
farasha-thebookworm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
All of the artwork is amazing!
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:iconsoldier2333:
soldier2333 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Artist
these are really good!
unlike mine.
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:iconsmolfreg:
smolfreg Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep... me too
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:iconmixtilinea:
Mixtilinea Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Children's art...A japan student with pink hair in fourth place... seems to me a bad joke. There are artists who went above and beyond...
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Neko-Hitomi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
If you would just LOOK and APPRECIATE all the effort, the variety of concepts and ideas and the colour scheme that went into it, it deserves to be in the honorary list! 
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:iconmixtilinea:
Mixtilinea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
The anatomy, her eyes, her hands ...please.No, I disagree!  The color balance is very strident. 
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:iconnativeshadow:
NativeShadow Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
+1. But DeviantART is well-known for it's unfairness and apparently great sarcasm skills.
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:iconthornysterling:
thornysterling Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic artwork, Winners! <3
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:iconkurokitsune999:
KuroKitsune999 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really really good!
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:iconthelunatic22:
TheLunatic22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great choices! 
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:iconwhatchingowlofsouls:
whatchingOwlofsouls Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   General Artist
wow, I love all of the artwork
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:iconalexast:
ALEXAst Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
where are the prizes for the semi-finalists?
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:iconfuminz:
Fuminz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
congrats!!!
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:iconrainsic:
Rainsic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Congrats everyone!! These are all so amazin' :happybounce: 
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:iconsamdelatorre:
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Congrats to the winners! I would've loved to participate but I'm just too stressed to come up with a genuinely heartfelt concept. Sweating a little... 
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susandavis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Bummer I really wanted to win the Wacom contest ;-(

If anyone would like to give me feedback, I would appreciate your comments, good or bad.



Congratulations to the winners!
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:iconkaticolovesreginald:
katicolovesreginald Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
They all did amazing! I'm glad they won
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:iconevekazami:
EveKazami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! sooo great!!
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jeffthekiller264 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of these are very beautiful but as lunafox90 says I also agree to the fact that the third place winner should've been first. 
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lunafox90 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work overall I think though that third place should've got first
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MammalFrog Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
the first one
:iconfeelplz:
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:iconmaxxie-delu:
Maxxie-Delu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awh thank you <3 <3
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:iconmammalfrog:
MammalFrog Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
no prob~
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:iconimafluffyyunicorn:
ImaFluffyyUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Really Awesome!! :D :clap:
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:iconcryavril:
Cryavril Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love the first work! Congrats :D
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:iconmaxxie-delu:
Maxxie-Delu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 :D
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:icontetrismede:
Tetrismede Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Congrats you guys! You made excellent works! :D
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:iconspiritstarcity:
SpiritStarCity Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Are their any watercolor painters here by any chance?
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:iconexit-humanity:
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wow :D  congratz to all winners :D
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Sagittarianism Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys did a fantastic job! Although, in my extremely humble opinion, the third place winner should have received first place; I think it means more to hand your art world down to your children for them to have a future. Of course, the first place winner did well, showing the bond between generations as well. The second place painting, while well done and colorful and stuff, is giving me seizures, nearly. Haha! Seriously though, I think there's too much going on in it and could have heeded the saying: Less is more. Still, congrats to that person for making second place. Wow! Lucky dog! :D

I love the honorary mention. So beautiful and lively. I think it's in the right place; it's not automatically recognizable as a gift to someone unless you read the description. Nicely done though! :clap:

I definitely hope the winners are making good use of their prizes; they deserve them for a job well done. But a word to the wise? Please use your money to pay for useful things: student loans, taxes, bill payments, practical stuff. It'll be one less thing to worry about as you secure your future through your art. Just saying. ;)

:peace:
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DIGIZOOM Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IS IT JUST ME OR HAS THE LATEST CONTEST WINNERS ALL LOOKED THE SAME...?

I DON'T EVEN THINK I WILL TRY TO PARTICIPATE ANYMORE...!!!
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:iconspiritstarcity:
SpiritStarCity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I think I understand what you mean. Would you like to explain what you mean a little more?
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DIGIZOOM Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S JUST LATELY IT HAS LOOKED THE SAME ALL ENTRIES THAT HAVE WON IS MORE OR LESS TOTAL SIMILAR NOT JUST IN DEDIGN AND OUTCAST BUT ALSO IN CHOSEN TOOLS... IT'S LIKE THE BIG CONTEST MORE HAVE BECOME "THOSE WITH PS-BENEFITS"-CLUB THACTUALLY CONTEST IN CREATIVITY AND DEVELOPING... WHEN I GO BACK AND LOOK THROUG THE LATEST CONTEST IT ALL GETS INTO THIS BLAH... THIS MASHED UP OF SAME STILE SAME IDEAS SAME TOOLS...
IT LOOKS MORE OR LESS AS THE SAME TO ME... NO PHOTOES NO TRAD. JUST ALL IDENTICALLY PS-JOBS... HORRAY FOR THE ENDIVIDUALLITY...
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:iconspiritstarcity:
SpiritStarCity Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Ya, I know. What kind of art are you into?
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:icondigizoom:
DIGIZOOM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL IM MORE INTO THE DARK ART YOU KNOW GORE SKULLS AND SO... BUT THAT DOESN'T SELL ON DISNEY BASIS....
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SpiritStarCity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Well thats cool! :)
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:icondigizoom:
DIGIZOOM Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL THANK YOU ^^
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:iconspiritstarcity:
SpiritStarCity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconledenica:
ledenica Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Filmographer
Congrads, nice work winners :) 
And interesting stiles. :)
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:iconcinziazacchia:
CinziaZacchia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
abstract....only abstract....
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:iconamericav:
Americav Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I need to find a new art site.
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:icon5ofnovember:
5ofnovember Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations everyone!
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:iconjarmilpet:
Jarmilpet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congraculation for all winners!
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