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Swirly Secret Garden Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 12, 2014, 8:41 AM

When you open the gate to your own Secret Swirly Garden, what do you see? What kind of vines twist around the rusty fence and what sort of spells or swirling haze fills the space between the dreaming flowers? Imagine the perfect refuge from the world, a secret spot you can disappear to, a place filled with profuse greenery or other natural forces that bring you to a meditative state, that is both comforting and inspiring.

Bullet; Green All mediums except literature, photography and fractal art are allowed. Crafts are also okay, if they convey the idea of a garden. All submissions must also follow general gallery guidelines (see below).

Bullet; Green The submission must be swirly. More swirls means better chances of winning.

Bullet; Green The submission must have been created for the contest.

Bullet; Green You don't need to be a member of the Swirly Artists to join.

Bullet; Green Please submit your finished piece to this folder:…

Bullet; Green The deadline is April 13th, after which a jury of three will vote for the winners. 

Heart Important!! Please comment in the journal if you would be interested to join! Also, if you'd like to help out in promoting the contest on your own deviantart page, it would be really helpful! 

:heart: Please go see the original journal here:…

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Star!  If you want to help us out with a prize - a simple journal feature of the winners, a free commission, some Deviantart Points, a subscription or anything else that you can think of, please comment below and share the good will.  Heart I am still asking around for some additional features by our affiliates.

:bulletgreen: All placements will receive journal features at Swirly-Artists, and on Kuume 's and crazyruthie 's journals.

Rose 1st place 3-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free A4 pencil commission from Kuume
A small drawing by Immy-is-Thinking

Rose 2nd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free drawing from ToniTiger415 's Etsy shop
A word illustration by Karenee-Art ( Examples:… )

Rose 3rd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
400 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A small drawing by crazyruthie

Bullet; Green The submission must follow gallery guidelines: 

Bullet; Red Visual art containing both flowing movement and swirly lines. (Twisted, curly; wavy and flowing.) Syntheses of expressive and realistic elements are encouraged, but purely abstract designs are also well appreciated.  

Bullet; Red All visual medias allowed, except for fractal art, photography and light painting. Heavily mirrored work is alright, if you can still make out the shapes in the original drawing from which it has been generated.

Bullet; Red No rough sketches. Linework is all right if it looks clear.

Bullet; Red No single-line flurries of swirls as the main "swirly" part.

Bullet; Red No blurred/stained/overexposed/shadowy/pixelated photographs or scans, or huge watermarks.

Bullet; Red No work drawn on checkered or lined paper.

Bullet; Red Please crop the borders of scanned/photographed pieces so the rims of the work are not visible. (Does not apply to handicraft.)

  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Shulman
  • Reading: 海外汉语
  • Playing: Silent Hill 2
  • Drinking: Lapsang souchong


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I'm a dedicated self-taught artist. Paintings, doodles and wild imaginations complement and build upon my more theoretically inclined university studies (anthropology and East Asian studies). I load my pieces with personal symbols and I consider them a means to think, to exist and to transform. I love mythology and stories, and like to alternate between visual and verbal expression. I also like to discuss the deeper things in life with all kinds of people. Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like to chat!

I am also the founder of the club Swirly Artists.

:iconswirly-artists: A group dedicated to the affiliation of design and vitality.

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marcelflisiuk 5 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorites.:) (Smile) 
Santih 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
kiitti <3 :brushteeth:
AmyEarhart 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav! I appreciate the support!
Shizuka-B Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch, Mari!Hug
Your artworks are wonderful =) 
impluvium Apr 7, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav:s!! I love your gallery, and will be back to check it out in more detail when I have a little more time! :) :D
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