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Photomanipulators, I'd like a word with you.Hey. Now you know I love you guys, sometimes in a manner that borders on inappropriate...but I think it's time I were honest with you about your less-than-appealing habits. So here goes.
1.) OK, here's the one I always dread complaining about, so I'm going to couch it in a way that encourages rather than scolds: If you have the talent to make a really beautiful manipulation that features a pretty model who's been outlined in a pastel color and is standing in front of a beautiful blurred background and or/ a forrest, you probably have the talent to go farther. So go farther. Stretch. Do something different. Make something surreal. Make something whimsical. I admit that I'm guilty of enjoying these sorts of manips. Some of them are so pretty they transcend their cliched nature. And I know they'll get you a crazy amount of faves. (I bust my hump eschewing--mostly--this cliche so it kinda burns my butt that folks get rewarded with such adulation for this tripe.) But, still, enough. It's be
WHERE DID MY NEW PIECE GO?Well, it looked like it was going to go viral, then the moron who uploaded the stock model informed me that she did not have permission to upload the photo. I had to delete the piece. Beware of using photos from this account: http://angie-c23.deviantart.com Apparently she just steals photos.
How incredibly stupid do you have to be upload photos you don't have permission to use? I just spent hours making this piece. I'M LIVID. Um, stockers, you're not allowed to STEAL PHOTOS FROM PEOPLE. And now you've cost me time, sweat and toil FOR NOTHING.
Do you like money?A friend of mine needs a graphic made for his business. He wants a series of different sorts of buildings, with a description of his business written on one of the buildings as if its an old painted sign. This is the perfect job for the great manippers here at dA.
My friend is an awesome, non-creepy person and pays generously. If any of you reading this are interested in getting in touch with him and making a bit of money, please let me know. Feel free to respond here or note me.
Let's Celebrate my B-day with a Gorgeous FeatureI awoke to find many lovely birthday wishes in my inbox today. THANK YOU SO MUCH, everyone. Now, how about some pressies for YOU?
A dream within a nightmare by `LuneBleu Mr. Toad by ~ravenscar45 leah by *payleyjean Is It Real? by *Ideasplayer :thumb326531161: A Special Place by *LovesRedRose Finger Puppet by *ChrissieCool Kate 2 by `zemotion ~WELCOM3 SPRING~ by ~3some I of the mourning by `AlexandraVBach R e d Q u e e n by `J-u-d-a-s the late late show by `JenaDellaGrottaglia The Guardian II by =MirellaSantana Dramatic by =Aeternum-Art Lain With the Kraken by =ErikShoemaker A b y s s by =Aeternum-Art Sail by ~ettone Swamp mermaid by *inSOLense First Summer Rain by ~DanielleDroeven Sycamore Gap by *newcastlemale Ride the wave by ~ZakHarrar Ghost of a rose by ~ZakHarrar Well by ~Alshain4 Back to the Light by =SweediesArt :thumb137556578: :thumb316562323: Undersea Moon by ~anabagayan your songs to ashes by ~AF-studios Little Ariel by ~flashparade But I Wanted To Touch by *MartinStranka the Lunar Moth by *Alicechan D i s a p p e a R by `J-u-d-a-s little red riding hood by ~AF-studios God's Protection by *Flobelebelebobele
DD + Print Sales + Talking a Bit about My Process
I forgot to thank Miss ^Aeirmid for featuring my DD. Thank you, my dear. You made my day and my week!
For whatever reason, May was a blessed month for print sales! I sold one or more of the following:
I can haz fame and fortune nao?
A friend asked me to explain my process a bit more re:
Well, I got the idea from a couple of sources. 1.) The model. I think her messy/bruised appearance suggested a tussle. But instead of going dark, I thought it would be more fun and original to go humorous/whimsical. 2.) An incredible manipulation I saw awhile ago that featured a woman balancing on a telephone wire. I wanted to take that idea and do my own spin on it. So, there you have it: A very silly woman who picks fights with birds. And apparently loses. Hope this gives everybody a little more insight into how my manipulations come
Gah! Need help finding a piece of stock!Hi all!
Listen, I'm desperate. I found a couple of pieces of stock I loved a few days ago. Thought I had bookmarked or faved them, but it looks like I did not. STUPID! STUPID!
Anyway, if any of you have seen these pieces, please lemme know.
It's a couple angles of a really grand ivory-colored gown. The train is HUGE and it's almost round in shape. It's a transparent png or psd file and a recent upload, I believe. I've been scouring the resource galleries. Can't find it.
If you know what I'm talking about, I'd be forever grateful if you'd hook me up !
I Demand that You Pay for the Surgery to Reattachmy jaw. I finally got a chance to catch up. You all have been making such beautiful things...
Ladybird by *FlexDreams The Black Queen by ~MelanieMaterne Solstice of a black poem by `LuneBleu The Compass by ^Aeirmid The Way Is Shut... by ~KirstenLane S a n c t u a r Y by `J-u-d-a-s Waiting for my prince by ~Lillucyka Alnwick Castle by *newcastlemale Once Upon A December by =ChristabelleLAmort .:A Magia do teu Amor:. by *Aelathen Water Dragon by ~mary-petroff Romance by *Iardacil Gold of the depths 2012 by ~ilona-veresk Beneath My Soul by *MonaParvin Lost in Fashion by *peroni68 Passage by ~jasonjuta .::Wishes in the Moonlight::. by ~Yosia82 Dissolution 1 by `MarcelaBolivar Hidden bath by *ElenaDudina .. deszcz .. by *kokoszkaa By the window by *Cocodrillo SweetDreams by =CindysArt Fantasy Dream by *Kryseis-Art Lez Dreux by ~pyrotensive Vandalism by ~philippajudith Media Overkill by =Culpeo-Fox
Remember Me?Hi everybody. Been a minute, hasn't it? Well, it's hard to check in much when you're taking care of an 8-month-old baby. But it breaks my heart, because I hardly have a chance to make my art and ADMIRE yours.
It's interesting watching everyone evolve, get better. I swear I've seen so many of you go from artists with potential to just straight-up wunderkinds. Gosh, I hope you all keep making your gorgeous art. It inspires me more than you know.
I hope I get a moment to catch my breath and catch up on all your art.
Anyway, I was honored to have been asked to write an article for an issue Somerset Digital Studio (that'll be coming out in March). I hope you'll check it out.
Christmas Giveaway (Prize and 3 month sub) 8D My Etsy Shop: :https://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentral?ref=si_shop
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Happy Holidays dear humans :iconreindeerplz:
You must this journal to have a chance to win the prizes
As some people have known, I've been having a few Giveaways on Tumblr this season. There's always people here on Deviantart who say they can't participate because they don't Tumble :[.
So I decided I will have one last giveaway for my watchers here on Deviantart.
I'll use a random number generator ( on this journals favourite list) and the winner will get one throw pillow of my artwork of their choice:
Or anything else in my Featured Folder on a throw pillow case example below the obnoxious thumbnails :3
*OR a 3 month premium DA membership
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
Avengers and their Pokemon*FerioWind has been taking over the internet with her collection of the Avengers & their new best friends, Pokemon! (Well, at least what we would like to believe are their new best friends. ) Check out her work below to see which Pokemon are teamed up with your favorite super heroes!
Treasures + win 100 points!________________________________________________________
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by ~Szpitalniak
eyes by *MartaSyrko
Newborn by ~JeanFanDon't Think Twice, It's All Right by ~SebastienTabuteaud
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!
depression? by ~DropDeadGirl Bullying kills by ~SeriouslyImBry
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantART
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked $danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. The cu
Weekly photo #022 + Light is Destiny by *Oer-Wout Warmth of home. by ~Gingershots D371 by *miobi IMG 8702m by ~DanielMyszkowski ... wave 'em like you just don't care by ~ColinHuttonPhoto It's hard to be a hunter by *Lion-Redmich Nestled by *AnneMarks - In the morning light - by ~AppyNinja International Cheetah Day by ~Chikrata Tough Love by ~darkSoul4Life Untitled by *JillianXenia Katie VII by ~uglybug Spectrum by ~fitrido Spiderwebbed by ~TTRM-Design Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by `zemotion sky high by ~vampire-zombie Emergence by =John-Peter Redwood by *m-eralp Winter Twilight by *StefanHefele Blaze by =jaelise Shortcut by *m-eralp Explosions in the sky by *INVIV0 Bruarfoss by *Michaelthien .:Virgin River Glow:. by *RHCheng *** by ~Tarasov Curves of Golden Gate, San Francisco by *alierturk ...dresden VI... by *roblfc1892 Reinebringen by *TobiasRichter Signs Of Spring by `kkart autumn by ~mechtaniya _Off with their heads. by *Bloddroppe Beautiful Destruction by ~Daneas Dogs of the North by ~isabel-photo Cosmo by =MayLPhotography The Predator by =tanikel snow by ~Rave-Heart
Truck Drivin Man by ~Ragnar949 Resurrection by *IvanAndreevich THE SILENCE by *sandrawiklander Abandoned boat II by =WojciechDziadosz disparity of episteme by ~Enaston Water and Wine by ~kamakebelieve Wakarusa by *clippercarrillo
The Jewel Box Volume 6This is an obscene array of gems from my collections, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Please enjoy!
Exploded View by *camilladerrico Birdnest by *camilladerrico Moment by ~LudmilaFoblova Chantal by ~Seitou Tribute to Burton's Alice by ~Dferous E'oin by =NiAnluain Electric Ride by *FrozenStarRo Who are you by =CindysArt Through My Viens by ~Tiffany-Ann Dragonfly by ~AnnMei Musique by ~minouch CAT2 cover by *cellar-fcp blue butterfly by ~milky78 Intersection by ~robcherry Provence Rose by ~MissHayleyBee
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More