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Hey Gang! After a mediocre fall season here on DA I have to say that things have picked up in the back end of 2012. A lot of new artwork has come in, a bunch of new members have joined and my favorite girl has grown through the art of others.

In celebration of the upcoming holiday of St Valentines day I am holding the biggest and best contest to date! I have had some good contest and one bomb so I've learned what works and what doesn't. So here goes once again. Hope it turns out well.

PRIZES:

1ST PLACE: 3 MONTH PREMIUM + 164 POINTS OR 800 :points:
A feature on I Heart Duece and My personal page
A request from me.

2ND PLACE: 1 MONTH PREMIUM  OR 400 :points:
A feature on I Heart Duece

3rd PLACE: 200 :points: and a feature on I Heart Duece
(These are subject to increase if any donations are made before the end of the contest. So far I'm paying everything.)

DETAILS:

This contest has a theme. The ups and downs of love. I know this is kinda vague but I don't know how else to explain it but I have music that may help you.

I WANT YOU TO SHOW DUECE EXPERIENCING LOVE. IT CAN BE:

Happy Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnh7Ym…
                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KdO3b…
Sad Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=67amig…
                www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4rEn…
Angry Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNRfc…
                   www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryRepG…
Cheating Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LPgL…
                         www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTzFaY…
Sexy Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksPVfP…
                  www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx36wH…
Inspirational Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vOb…
                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=liBcl_…
                             
These are just jumping points. I use music to inspire me sometimes.

YOU PIC MUST BE FINISHED QUALITY. I understand we all have different tools we use, but I can tell when some one half asses it. Do your best. Here are some examples of winners or others who have place in previous contest
Mon Coeur Duece by Tataouin :thumb309351562: :thumb309136234:

MUST BE COLORED. SHE ONLY HAS THREE COLORS. THIS IS EASY.

USE ONLY I HEART DUECE CHARACTERS UNLESS I SAY OTHERWISE (ask me I may say yes.)

JOIN OR AT THE VERY LEAST WATCH THE  I HEART DUECE CLUB i-heart-duece.deviantart.com

SHARE IN A JOURNAL POST OR SOME OTHER FORM AND SHOW ME.

THIS CONTEST WILL BE OFFICIAL ONCE I HAVE 6 CONTESTANTS (Hopefully by January 10)

THE DEADLINE is  5:00 PM (central time) VALENTINES DAY 2013.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.
  • Listening to: There U Go by Johnny Gill
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It'
  • Drinking: Wild Berry Tea
Hey Gang! After a mediocre fall season here on DA I have to say that things have picked up in the back end of 2012. A lot of new artwork has come in, a bunch of new members have joined and my favorite girl has grown through the art of others.

In celebration of the upcoming holiday of St Valentines day I am holding the biggest and best contest to date! I have had some good contest and one bomb so I've learned what works and what doesn't. So here goes once again. Hope it turns out well.

PRIZES:

1ST PLACE: 3 MONTH PREMIUM + 164 POINTS OR 800 :points:
A feature on I Heart Duece and My personal page
A request from me.

2ND PLACE: 1 MONTH PREMIUM  OR 400 :points:
A feature on I Heart Duece

3rd PLACE: 200 :points: and a feature on I Heart Duece
(These are subject to increase if any donations are made before the end of the contest. So far I'm paying everything.)

DETAILS:

This contest has a theme. The ups and downs of love. I know this is kinda vague but I don't know how else to explain it but I have music that may help you.

I WANT YOU TO SHOW DUECE EXPERIENCING LOVE. IT CAN BE:

Happy Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnh7Ym…
                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KdO3b…
Sad Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=67amig…
                www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4rEn…
Angry Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNRfc…
                   www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryRepG…
Cheating Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LPgL…
                         www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTzFaY…
Sexy Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksPVfP…
                  www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx36wH…
Inspirational Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vOb…
                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=liBcl_…
                             
These are just jumping points. I use music to inspire me sometimes.

YOU PIC MUST BE FINISHED QUALITY. I understand we all have different tools we use, but I can tell when some one half asses it. Do your best. Here are some examples of winners or others who have place in previous contest
Mon Coeur Duece by Tataouin :thumb309351562: :thumb309136234:

MUST BE COLORED. SHE ONLY HAS THREE COLORS. THIS IS EASY.

USE ONLY I HEART DUECE CHARACTERS UNLESS I SAY OTHERWISE (ask me I may say yes.)

JOIN OR AT THE VERY LEAST WATCH THE  I HEART DUECE CLUB i-heart-duece.deviantart.com

SHARE IN A JOURNAL POST OR SOME OTHER FORM AND SHOW ME.

THIS CONTEST WILL BE OFFICIAL ONCE I HAVE 6 CONTESTANTS (Hopefully by January 10)

THE DEADLINE is  5:00 PM (central time) VALENTINES DAY 2013.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.
  • Listening to: There U Go by Johnny Gill
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It'
  • Drinking: Wild Berry Tea
Ok so my last contest bombed big time. I mean big time. Only 3 people entered. Well now I have all these points. I have been commissioning artist and so on, but I love seeing people compete against one another. Also I give away a premi I get mine extended.

So I'm giving away a 3 month premium membership. But there's a catch to this one.

Enter to win by:

Joining my I Heart Duece Fan group i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/  as a member or watcher

Watch me yusef-muhammed.deviantart.com/

Post this in your journal or somewhere to be shared (show me where you share it)

Submit a Pic/Sketch/Story involving any of the I Heart Duece characters i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/

Promise me a future request/commission slot

Now you only have five days.

I know that is a short time but note I will be judging on potential not who's comes out the quickest. Just do the best you can. I want to help encourage the next generation of artist.

Entries must be in to me by Saturday 16th by 5:15 Central Time. Good luck
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It'
  • Drinking: Wild Cherry Pepsi

Creative Hiatus. Sorry.

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 10:20 AM
I am sad to inform my DA fam that I will be taking a break from submitting work for a few weeks as I prepare to move back to Las Vegas. I thought that things would work out in Minneapolis but that is simply not the case. Family drama is just too much to deal with and I no longer have access to my PC with my art and programs.

This means all art trades and commissions are on hold until further notice. I will still do them but it will take some time. I only have two outstanding projects anyway. I apologize for this and will try to get back on the ball as soon as possible.

I am truly sorry to my watchers but trust me this pains me deeply to be in such a situation. Hope you guys can understand.

I will still be able to run my groups and interact on here just no submissions for awhile. Hope you guys will be here in August when I come back.




Yusef Muhammed Flowers

  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It's messy...
  • Drinking: coffee

Artist Feature: Duece Edition

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:50 PM
As some of you know I held a contest asking Deviants to draw my beloved OC Duece Le'Heart. Well I got some amazing entries which made it difficult to choose a winner. I really liked them all and apprecitate the talent and effort put forth by those involved. Anywho I was finally able to pic 4 for the top 3 spots ( 3rd place was a tie) and now I'm going to share some of these artist phenomenal work with you guys.

1st place went to :iconccchartrand: who has exceptional talent when it comes to digital painting. He/She is from the Phillipines and is relatively unknown having been on DA 3 short months. I'm sure this artist will be well known very shortly. Here is some of said artist work:

:thumb309351562:  :thumb300114448:  :thumb307506682: :thumb301581661:

2nd place went to :iconahsayuni-love: who has one of the sickest drawing styles I've seen in awhile. It is somewhat anime influenced yet has it's own personality as well. Here is her work:

Duece by Ahsayuni-Love   Hana Zailan Chibi Commission by Ahsayuni-Love   MechaPuffs by Ahsayuni-Love

Congratulations to these to and do yourself a favor and check out there work when you get a chance. And as always Dueces.

  • Listening to: French Inhale by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It's messy...
  • Drinking: Gatorade Perform

Contest Results!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 5, 2012, 5:40 PM


I want to thank everyone for the outstanding turn out involving this contest. I loved all of the entries and plan on thanking everyone individualy over the next few days. Anyways here are our winners:

1st place:
:thumb309351562:
The amazing talent of :iconcchartrand: takes the win this time snagging first place.
This wins a 1 month Subscription or 396 :points: and a feature starting on Friday.


2nd place:
Duece by Ahsayuni-Love
2nd place goes to the talented :iconahsayuni-love:
This wins 75 points and a feature starting on Friday.

3rd place:
:thumb309136234:     I-Heart Deuce Contest by XenosRan
This was hard to decide so I choose two winners for 3rd place. They will both recieve 50 :points: and an I Heart Duece feature starting Friday.

Like I said thanks and notes will be going out this week to all who participated.

  • Listening to: Hey Ma by Do or Die
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It's messy...
  • Drinking: Mt Chill

Contest Underway-Giving Away PM or 396 Points

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 18, 2012, 9:06 AM


If you have already heard I am giving away a one month premium membership or the equivalent in points (396:points:)
in an open forum contest. I want to do something nice for my fellow deviants but you must earn it somewhat.

As some of you know I have a character named Duece who is dear to my heart.
Your job is to create your best rendition of Duece in your own style. The only rule is you don't change her design. For this you can win a membership or points (you decide)

Here is a link to the Fan Group I-Heart-Duece i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/
where you can get reference and see others take on my little heartbreaker.

The contest ends on July 4th 2012 and the winners will be announced on July 5th/

1st place -  1 month premium membership0r 396 and a journal feature on my DA Page and I-Heart-Duece fan Group
2nd place- 75 points and a feature on I-Heart-Duece Fan Group page
3rd place- 50 points and a feature on I-Heart-Duece Fan Group page


This contest needs at least 10 people who declare intent to enter by June 25th.

Submission can be sent to here i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/g…
:iconhaunted-harmony: :thumb307839659:
:iconpandacapuccino: :thumb30819149:
:iconbeautiful-doubt: :thumb308945366:
:iconnaftie: :thumb308915966:
:iconsparky-foxx: Duece by sparky-foxX
:icon3d-homestuck: :thumb309038268:
:iconmr-0wl: Duece Submission by Mr-0wl
:icontalifia: :thumb309040349:
:iconthelittletoybox:   i-heart-duece contest entry by thelittletoybox
:iconhuginogmunin: :thumb309136234:
:iconastridstormlight:

Mature Content

The Deuce of Hearts by AstridStormLight

:iconhuxne123: The Huntress Deuce in primary colors by huxne123
:iconkorrafarron: I-Heart-Duece Contest Entry by KorraFarron
:iconaurodi: Duece of Hearts: Heart harbinger by aurodi
:iconlilpurplehood: :thumb309307810:
:iconccchartrand: :thumb309351562:
:iconvaslittlecrow:

Mature Content

Deuce of Hearts by vaslittlecrow

:icongrueneserbschen: :thumb309292610:
:iconk-e-t-t-y: Deuce of hearts by K-e-t-t-y


With many more to join this looks like it might turn into a real art battle. I wish good luck to all those who enter and enourage you to fave and share this jornal with your friends.

  • Listening to: Shut it down by Drake
  • Reading: My words
  • Eating: I usually don't eat by the computer. It's messy...
  • Drinking: Grapeade by Arizona

Giving away Premium Membership

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:34 PM


I am giving away a one month premium membership or the equivalent in points (396:points:)
in an open forum contest. I want to do something nice for my fellow deviants but you must earn it somewhat.

As some of you know I have a character named Duece who is dear to my heart.
Your job is to create your best rendition of Duece in your own style. The only rule is you don't change her design. For this you can win a membership or points (you decide)

Here is a link to the Fan Group I-Heart-Duece i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/
where you can get reference and see others take on my little heartbreaker.

The contest ends on July 4th 2012 and the winner will be announced on July 5th.

There will be 2nd and 3rd place prizes as well.

This contest needs at least 10 people who declare intent to enter by June 25th.

Submission can be sent to here i-heart-duece.deviantart.com/g…

  • Listening to: Next to me by Emeli Sandre
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...as always
  • Watching: Nada
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Ariziona Cocktail-Pina Colada.

Kiriban @ 9500/Win 100 Points (Closed)

Journal Entry: Fri May 11, 2012, 2:15 PM


Ok it's that time again. I am excited to be getting close to the 10,000 mark but I haven't done a kiriban in awhile so here we go. To be eligable for my kiriban you must:

Be a watcher of mine
Visit my page and either fave or comment on a piece of my art. (And no generic ones either guys!)
Know the password: Ultimatum
Have a Screenshot of the Kiriban as proof
Oh and you can't have one from me before.

Prizes will be
100 :points:
A journal feature
An Icon request

I used to do other request but I'm way behind in commisson work at the moment. Good luck guys!

  • Listening to: Wake Up Call
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: Nothing at the moment
  • Drinking: Mt Dew

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 12:16 PM


So I submitted these designs to Threadless.com and now I need to create a buzz to get them approved.
Thats where you come in. I need you guys to like this on facebook and share on DA through journal. The first 20 ppl to share in a journal will get 5 points from me. Easy as that.
Who ever spreads this the most and can prove it will get 50 points. Simple huh? Well here are the designs:

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW THE THUMBS NOT THE PICTURE
Iron Man Shirt Design by Yusef-Muhammed
www.threadless.com/submission/…
Hawkeye T Shirt Design by Yusef-Muhammed
www.threadless.com/submission/…
Hulk T Shirt Design by Yusef-Muhammed
www.threadless.com/submission/…

If you like on fb let me know your name so I can confirm it. Thanks guys!

  • Listening to: The Wash - Snoop & Dr Dre
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: Nothing at the moment
  • Drinking: Mt Dew

Kiriban/Points Giveaway

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:00 PM


I am close to my 8000th pageview which is a big deal for me seeing as I started the year off at 3011 total over the past 5 years. So I wanna see what you guys love about my newer works. If you can get the pageviews up to 8050 before 4:45pm cental time I will donate to 75 points to the person with that page.

You need to:

TAKE A SCREENSHOT AS PROOF
Comment of fave a pic of mine.
Have me on Devwatch.
Give me a llama if you havent already
Respond to this forum post forum.deviantart.com/community… with a comment.
Have the password: Avenger1

You will win:
75
An Icon of your favorite character in minimalist style
Lots of love


At the 4:50 I will give the winner the points. I will also be looking at pages of people who respond and will be making random donations throughout the day! When you have points you should share them right. Good Luck!

  • Listening to: Young,Wild & Free by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khal
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: A bolongna and cheese sandwich
  • Drinking: Lemonade

Thank you all.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:14 AM


I really want to thank everyone who has been supportive of me and my transition from a tradional artist to a digital artist.
I have possesed the ability to do this for a while but I always thought if everthing wasn't perfect I wouldn't gain acceptance.
All of those who fave my art and comment with such kind words are the driving force behind all that I do.
A big thanks to all those who have made my latest pic of  the Avengers a top rated fave.
Marvel Iconz: Avengers by Yusef-Muhammed

I hope I can continue to make you guys proud.


Yusef Flowers

  • Listening to: Got Ya Back TI feat Keri Hilson
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: A sandwich
  • Drinking: Water

Points for Art Browsing

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 16, 2012, 3:18 PM


In an effort to actually get people to see my art instead of just my front page I am offering:

20 :points:  and A llama to 2 random deviant vistors/commentors.

I already have 2 numbers randomly picked out between 1-75.
You have to comment and/ fave a pic of mine and tell me why you like it. Not just 'it's cool' or some generic answer.

If your comment of fave hits on the numbers I have picked you will win points.

I know some are saying this is buying publicity. Your right but the important thing to me is ppl see my work. Thats how it starts you know.

So good luck to you and I hope you enjoy my art as I have fun making it.

And there may be a surprise if you give me a llama.

Llama = (????)

  • Listening to: Got Ya Back TI feat Keri Hilson
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Nada
  • Eating: A sandwich
  • Drinking: Water

Artist Feature: Bobshell

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:33 AM


Although not much could be found in the way of information on this English artist, his works speaks volumes itself.

Working with sharp angulars shapes, Mr Robert Ball uses a technique involving different shades of the same color to create a unique shadow effect.

Bobshell's subjects often involve pop culture in some form ranging from Marvel and DC characters to everyday life in London.

To say the least he creates a style all his own and I encorage you to check out his page and gallery bobshell.deviantart.com/
:thumb294620196:
:thumb189096270:
:thumb261977738:

  • Listening to: Till I Collapse by Eminem
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Marvel Trivia Game (I'm # 1)
  • Eating: Grapes
  • Drinking: Milk

Next Kiriban @ 6599

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 14, 2012, 2:34 PM


I usually do these every 500 pageviews but that seems to be happening quicker and quicker these days so I'm picking an odd numbers close to the 500 mark. The rules for this one are:

Catch the 6599th pageview
You must find a pic of mine to fave and comment why you like it.
Give me a llama if you havent already.
Screen shot the count.
Have the password. Password : Avenger
You can't have won a kiriban from me already. Sorry guys...

A heads up I will get the kiriban done for you but It will be at the end of the week as I am working on Commissions at the present, Ok?

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your Favor.


                                                                                      Your artistic servant
                                                                                                  Yusef42o

  • Listening to: Buzzin by Mane
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Break time from my bike ride
  • Eating: Spicy Chicken Nuggets
  • Drinking: Peach Tea Brisk

I Needz Llamaz Plz!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 14, 2012, 2:21 PM
Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo

I need llamas. Don't ask why but I have a very competitive streak and I want to get as many as possible

  • Listening to: Buzzin by Mane
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Break time from my bike ride
  • Eating: Spicy Chicken Nuggets
  • Drinking: Peach Tea Brisk

I sold my first print!!!!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 13, 2012, 8:53 AM


I am so happy! I've sold my first print. It was also one of the most faved pics in my gallery A Little Too Fast by Yusef-Muhammed . I didn't make much on it, a couple of bucks but this is the first time I've sold my personal art. It feels a lot better than my professional stuff as this was 100% me in concept and completion. Oh happy day!

  • Listening to: Hot 97.5 from Vegas
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Stay in from the rain
  • Eating: Sweet Potatoes
  • Drinking: Bottled water. I like Water now

Another Points Giveaway from Moomin Man

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 10, 2012, 4:31 PM


Here we go again! This time with MORE points!!!

1st Place 500 Points
2nd Place 200 Points
3rd Place 100 Points
4th Place 100 Points
5th Place 100 Points

Lets get to the point...or points. All you need to do is this:

1.+Fav this Deviation
2. Click this www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
3. Click the Facebook like button (once it has loaded).
4. Comment here to say you have done it.
EASY! You have know entered the competition!

To increase your chances, make a journal about this competition and include a Link to it. Comment here with a link to your journal once you have done it and i will make sure your name is put 'into the hat' 3 more times.

EDIT: If you do not have a facebook account, simply complete the journal part of the competition and comment to say you have done it. You still need to +Fave the deviation.
You won't get the triple chance as you have not clicked the link, but i will enter you into the competition!

Thanks for looking, if you have any questions, just note me


This giveaway will close: 14th April 2012
Once closed, please allow a few days for the winners to be shown

  • Listening to: So Bad by Eminem
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Make People Awkward with Weird Facebook Post
  • Eating: Jellybeans
  • Drinking: Bottled water

Kiriban @ 6047

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 10, 2012, 3:07 PM


Be on the lookout for my next kiriban coming up soon(6047)! This time I'm changing things up and not putting it on an even number

You must give me a llama or have given me one already
Comment on 1 pic while on my page
Screenshot is required
Must post the password in you claim of prize.
Password: Iowa

Other than that all bets are off.

I will do a request for you (traditional/digital or minimalism) and give you a week feature as the the winner on my page. May the odds be ever in your favor...( Hunger Games rocks right?)

  • Listening to: So Bad by Eminem
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Make People Awkward with Weird Facebook Post
  • Eating: Jellybeans
  • Drinking: Bottled water

5500 Kiriban coming soon!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2012, 5:17 PM


Be on the lookout for my next kiriban coming up soon(5000)! This time I'm changing things up

You must be a watcher of mine
Screenshot is required
Must post the password in you claim of prize.
Password: Muhammed

Other than that all bets are off.
I will do a request for you (traditional/digital or minimalism) and give you a week feature as the the winner on my page. May the odds be ever in your favor...( Hunger Games rocks right?)

  • Listening to: Pandora (on shuffle)
  • Reading: My own word on the screen...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: The Proud One
  • Eating: Mystery Flavor Gushers (Yum!)
  • Drinking: Mt Dew