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Deviant Art: 100 Themes Challenge

Updated on May 15, 2012

100 Themes Challenge:

If you are a member of the artist's social network website deviantART you may have heard of the 100 themes challenge, perhaps you have heard about it even if your'e not! You may be wondering what all the excitement with this is, or just what it is in general...

Here I'm going to write a little about the 100 themes challenge, put in the challenge themes so you can easily find them here, and then put in my thoughts towards this new challenge.

What Is deviantART?

deviantART (ordinarily abbreviated as dA) is an on-line community featuring a variety of varieties of user-made art. This was initially released on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens and Angelo Sotira, amongst some others deviantART, Inc. is headquartered on Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood division of Los Angeles, California, United States.

As of May 2009 the website includes more than 10 million users, more than 81 million submissions, and gets close to 105,000 submissions every day. The domain attracted no less than 36 million visitors yearly by 2008 according to a analysis. deviantART aspires to make a location for any artist to show and discuss works. Works are structured in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, and skins for applications, among others, together with extensive downloadable resources for example tutorials and stock photography. Fella, a small, robotic, cat character, is the official deviantART mascot.

What Is The 100 Themes Challenge On deviantART?

(Let's just say your an artist who draws for the example)

The 100 themes challenge is open for anyone to participate in, and has no time limit. The challenge is to draw a drawing that represents a relevant theme. EX: Say that one of the themes is Love, if you were part of the 100 themes challenge you would draw a drawing that represents Love to you personally.

Of course while expressing the themes in your own way in your work you still have to follow the deviantART guidelines and rules. Other then this the entire thing is pretty much open.

My Thoughts On the 100 Themes Challenge:

Personally I think the 100 theme challenge is an excellent idea! I also think it's something that would be awesome to participate in... I think that doing this challenge, having to try to portray so many different themes in your drawings would take a certain amount of thought and creativity, in this I think that it will expand the horizons of thinking in the artist who participates in the challenge, ultimately allowing them to expand their creative horizons when doing projects and other art that they may be doing.

I think that this challenge is a wonderful way to really push your self to improve, to encourage yourself to work towards something, everyday have something to work towards... too look forward to.

Who Can Do The 100 Themes challenge?

Everyone can do deviantART's 100 themes challenge! My point is that I think that this 100 theme challenge is a good thing for everyone, and it can be for everyone... I know writers, artists and photographers that are all taking part in the 100 theme challenge.

Although most of the action with this is going on in the deviantART community, even people who are not a part of deviantART can do this... putting up your finished works on a blog, website, photo hosting account or maybe even HubPages can all be options for people without deviantART accounts.

The First 50 Themes For The 100 Themes Challenge:

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Love

    3. Light

    4. Dark

    5. Seeking Solace

    6. Break Away

    7. Heaven

    8. Innocence

    9. Drive

    10. Breathe Again

    11. Memory

    12. Insanity

    13. Misfortune

    14. Smile

    15. Silence

    16. Questioning

    17. Blood

    18. Rainbow

    19. Gray

    20. Fortitude

    21. Vacation

    22. Mother Nature

    23. Cat

    24. No Time

    25. Trouble Lurking

    26. Tears

    27. Foreign

    28. Sorrow

    29. Happiness

    30. Under the Rain

    31. Flowers

    32. Night

    33. Expectations

    34. Stars

    35. Hold My Hand

    36. Precious Treasure

    37. Eyes

    38. Abandoned

    39. Dreams

    40. Rated

    41. Teamwork

    42. Standing Still

    43. Dying

    44. Two Roads

    45. Illusion

    46. Family

    47. Creation

    48. Childhood

    49. Stripes

    50. Breaking the Rules

The Second 50 Themes For the 100 Themes Challenge:

  • 51. Sport

    52. Deep in Thought

    53. Keeping a Secret

    54. Tower

    55. Waiting

    56. Danger Ahead

    57. Sacrifice

    58. Kick in the Head

    59. No Way Out

    60. Rejection

    61. Fairy Tale

    62. Magic

    63. Do Not Disturb

    64. Multitasking

    65. Horror

    66. Traps

    67. Playing the Melody

    68. Hero

    69. Annoyance

    70. 67%

    71. Obsession

    72. Mischief Managed

    73. I Can't

    74. Are You Challenging Me?

    75. Mirror

    76. Broken Pieces

    77. Test

    78. Drink

    79. Starvation

    80. Words

    81. Pen and Paper

    82. Can You Hear Me?

    83. Heal

    84. Out Cold

    85. Spiral

    86. Seeing Red

    87. Food

    88. Pain

    89. Through the Fire

    90. Triangle

    91. Drowning

    92. All That I Have

    93. Give Up

    94. Last Hope

    95. Advertisement

    96. In the Storm

    97. Safety First

    98. Puzzle

    99. Solitude

    100. Relaxation

Are You Going To Do The 100 Themes Challenge? Share Your Thoughts Here!

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    • Alyssa DeBoer profile image

      Alyssa DeBoer 

      5 years ago

      This is such a great idea! I am probably going to use this for another site like squidoo since my post ideas have been few and far between.

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      6 years ago

      yea, I am.

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      6 years ago

      I am doing this to relief artist block. Even though I am not a member of DA lol

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      6 years ago

      I think I would try this, because I can improve my drawing/art skills. But most importantly, it sounds interesting and fun :)

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      6 years ago

      I think I'm going to do this since I plan to make a living off of my writing, and this would definitely help put my writing skills into perspective for myself in order to focus on how to improve my writing and be able to sell my work.

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      7 years ago

      Hmmm...I tend to procrastinate whenever I make a commitment to something, but this sounds like it might be fun. I guess I'll try it. Maybe.

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      7 years ago

      This sounds like fun! I might do it just for fun!

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      7 years ago

      My little sister and I are doing the 5 variations of it!! It's awesome!! Sometimes we help each other 'cause the "cute" artblock screws our work

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      7 years ago

      Not me! I am artistically challenged! My daughter has spent tons of time on deviantART however, so I'll point her towards this lense.


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