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.Thanks!
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 EnchantedWhispersArt 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 :thumb201771656: Sail by ettone Swamp mermaid by inSOLense :thumb317328087: 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 ProcessI 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 BaxiaArt By the window by Cocodrillo SweetDreams by CindysArt Fantasy Dream by Kryseis-Art Lez Dreux by pyrotensive Vandalism by philippajudith Media Overkill by Culpeo-FoxWow.
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.
Where the hell have I been?In short, I gave birth 2 weeks ago to a little angel. Meet my new son:I don't know when I'll be back on any sort of regular basis, but I wanted to check in and offer my profuse thanks for all the faves and comments.
Cosplay Friday: Legend of KorraArchiveCOSPLAY FRIDAY: You GottaDeal With It!:iconspotted: spotted:iconthe-mirror-melts: the-mirror-meltsFire Ferrets 3 Korra Mako and BolinTwitterFacebookGoogle+The Legend of KorraFans sadly bid adieu to the The Legend of Korra series as its run on Nickelodeon came to a close this past December. A sequel to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series takes place 70 years after Avatar and follows 17 year old Korra as she tries to master the last element needed to become a full Avatar.<
Leonard Nimoy: Millennial Renaissance ManArchiveMillennial Renaissance Man ACTOR, DIRECTOR, POET, PHOTOGRAPHER LEONARD NIMOY PASSES INTO ETERNITY:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconhankforever: HankforeverSPOCK by Henry FongTwitterFacebookGoogle+In a business of massive ego and terrible behavior directed at slicing and dicing their competition, Leonard Nimoy was known as a total gentleman, a class act all the way and a consummate professional at every turn.For several generations around the globe he will be forever “Mr. Spock,” the half-human, half-Vulcan first office
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 Wrap-UpValentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 Wrap-Up!February often signals the spark of new or lasting love, and this February was no different, marking the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Art Exchange! This year’s event was a grand success, with over 23,000 deviants sending over 130,000 valentines!Not to be outdone by last year’s event, almost 10,000 artists created and submitted Valentine-themed deviations to the 2015 Valentine Exchange category, a nearly 50% increase from the number of artists who took part in 2014! We also saw deviants spread the love even more than in previous years, as over 65,000 deviants received a valentine. We’re always happy to see positivity and good feelings withi
The Lonely Whale's Cry for LoveArchiveThe Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconharousel: harouselAquarianTwitterFacebookGoogle+52 Hertz Whale:Is Anyone Out There?Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blu
Blood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS MichelangeloArchiveBLOOD ON THE EASEL: Da Vinci vs Michelangelo:iconeawood: eawood:icontugrulnohutcu: tugrulnohutcuThe Creation of CensorTwitterFacebookGoogle+Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t stand each otherYou might think that the two artists, who both lived in Florence in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, could’ve learned from one another, shared secrets, or otherwise bonded over their mutual passion. Instead, each thought of the other as inferior. An anonymous Florentine author, known
Llamas on the RunArchiveLlamas on the Run:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconjustinblackphotos: justinblackphotosLlamasTwitterFacebookGoogle+Llama on the LamThey knew there would be no escaping the security measures of the Arizona “llama ranch” where they were incarcerated, spending their days growing out their woolen coats, greatly valued by hipster trendsetters. They received no benefit from their wool, expropriated with no recompense by their rancher overlords. They were allowed to live so long as the quality of their wool remained high. But there would be n
Fan Art Friday: MuppetsArchiveFAN ART FRIDAY: Wocka! Wocka!:iconspotted: spotted:iconvancamelot: vancamelotMuppetsTwitterFacebookGoogle+The Muppets are celebrating their 60th birthday this year!Jim Henson created the group of puppets back in 1955 for his first TV show, called “Sam and Friends.” Henson said the term Muppet had emerged from a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.” Henson’s wildly imagined collection of characters has been delighting children and adults with their absurd antics and comedic sketches ever since.Muppets
Collection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage GodArchiveFashion is a Seductive and Savage God:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconhakanphotography: hakanphotographyAsia’s Next Top Model TigerTwitterFacebookGoogle+Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas was published this month. It tells the story of two revolutionary British designers who re–invented and re–energized Fashion Weeks in Paris and New York and brought real outrage and excitement back to high fashion. In the past twenty years these
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleArchiveThe Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE:iconspotted: spotted:iconnikkolas-smith: Nikkolas-SmithFinding Ferguson by Nikkolas SmithTwitterFacebookGoogle+Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”— Sam White, Dear White PeopleThe Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
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