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Ready for another collage challenge? This time we go head to head! 

23 deviants said Always
5 deviants said Probably
2 deviants said Never
No deviants said No
The vast majority of members no longer submit deviations.  I'd like to drum up some "business" here by encouraging another competition.
This contest will have eight winning collages each of which will be featured on the front page for a month. So I'm eager to get other people involved, I propose that we submit  up to three collages each.

I am a self-taught artist. So the following design principles were not explained to me until last night (by my daughter, no less).

You may enter them into whichever of the folders in which they excel based on the following 7 design principles plus a folder for  "Best Concept."
The entries must be works that you will make from today on.  (No previously made collages will be accepted).  Choose which folder to submit to based on the characteristic which your collage is an excellent example. DIgital and traditional works are both accepted of course.

Let us  allow ourselves the leisure of 2 months. We  can set the deadline as the Autumn Solstice, 23 September 2015. (Also called the autumn equinox.)


The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. They can be thought of as the things that make up a collage, painting, drawing, design etc. Good or bad - all art will contain most of if not all, the seven elements of design.

The Principles of design can be thought of as what we do to the elements of design. How we apply the Principles of design determines how "successful" we are in creating a work of art.

Line can be considered in two ways. The linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.
The Ribbony by Marcysiabush Devil's Slide by Carolbold sweet little lies by bohomaz13
A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric or organic form. A positive shape in a painting automatically creates a negative shape.
Good Hair 2 by natiq Palete by kowelvain  Hunter S. Thompson by thepolychromeattic
All lines have direction - Horizontal, Vertical or Oblique. Horizontal suggests calmness, stability and tranquillity. Vertical gives a feeling of balance, formality and alertness. Oblique suggests movement and action.
Nature Alive by Valexina  Magpie Stone by starshield

Size is simply the relationship of the area occupied by one shape to that of another.
Gypsy no.151 by derekdavalos

Mature Content

WHIM N. 10 by danielramosruiz

Texture is the surface quality of a shape - rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc. Texture can be physical (tactile) or visual.
Matter of Time by dapper-owl   Alphabet soup by SamanthaJordaan

The use of color. Also called hue.
Eyebird new by StephanusEmbricanus  Contemplacion - watercolor by melanierogers

Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is also called Tone.
just one in a thousand by agnes-cecile An Eluardian Instance by thepolychromeattic


Is self explanatory.

Come to Life by just1bite The end of ONE world by cetrobo

I hope this inspires you to think about your art and make self-assessments of your collages regarding why they are so awesome!

Just submit all your contenders to the folder contest and we'll decide which ones show the best line/color/value etc.


Find Your Way by Robert-Alan - by pixelgesicht American Black Duck by LizCohn La Vie by offermoord Last Glance by KanchanCollage It's Alright by sugarbushfarm219 New Ideas by inconsistentsea Untitled by kriSank  Bluebird by frenchapple10 The Missive by sugarbushfarm219 Maestro Macaw by saperlipop The Phoenix and The Dragon by sugarbushfarm219 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One no.265 by derekdavalos Edible #2 by sugarbushfarm219 Ondine, The Water Witch by sugarbushfarm219 Edible #6 by sugarbushfarm219 Warblers In A Tree by LizCohn Tethered by sugarbushfarm219 The Search For Rainbow Fruit by fleetofgypsies three seasons on the hour by fleetofgypsies Rainbow by theyellowhouse

Mature Content

The Remedy by Urban-Candy
Untitled by Bornhold Maestro Macaw by saperlipop Tethered by sugarbushfarm219 Collage and Inks by Dreaminkz Untitled (easel and clouds) by Zedumreb

Mature Content

Moon Dance by sugarbushfarm219
DOLL HOUSE by frenchapple10 selportrait with a butterfly by veroklotz
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annasandalaki Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the request and invitation to the group Heart 
KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Most welcome!
saperlipop Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Many thanks for the requests :heart:
derekdavalos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate you including my digital work, with all these awesome talents (including yourself). Cheers!
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thanks so much for requesting my pieces. I'm honored. :iconbowplz:
JujuBrew Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for requesting my work, most appreciated!
Glenyss Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the feature!!!
KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Much deserved!
TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015   General Artist
I'm sorry that I've been away so long. I started to leave dA for good, but I've changed my mind. So I'm here to pick up where I left off. Okay?

KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Just glad to have you back!
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