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.
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).I hope you enjoy it ^__^ProkoWhat? A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.CategoryTutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.Websitehttps://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTVCtrl+PaintWhat?Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig
Mashup: The Avengers and Guild WarsWatch depthRADIUSShare`|AboutMASHUP: The Avengers & Guild WarsBy techgnoticThe Avengers by theDURRRRIANWe are forever inspired here at DA HQ whenever roaming the wonderful interpretations of beloved characters that inhabit theDURRRRIAN DeviantArt page.It seems only fitting that we recite the Charge Of The Light Brigade when imagining these otherworldly and battle ready warriors from alternate realms transformed by Daniel’s imagination as they prepare for war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” a 1854 poem about the Battle of Balaclava (Crimean War) by then Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.Poem
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero WorldShare|ArchivesSuperheroesPay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero Worldby techgnoticCatwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantARTOutrage:Robin Tops Wonder WomanCatwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantARTOutrage:Robin Tops Wonder WomanOverstreet Catwoman by AdamHughesThis morning the Today Page Editorial Team was reading through Mike Fleeman’s coverage on The Wrap discussing Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsugihara’s press conference this week where he revealed the DC Comics m
Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the DamnShare|AboutGrimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the Damnedby techgnoticHalloween entertainment… or invitation to evil?Grimoire 2 by AndrewDobellWe all know from the movies that a vampire can’t cross over the threshold into one’s home without being invited. And yet simply knowing that Dracula can be held at bay so easily makes issuing that invitation all the more irresistible. Could such things as supernatural beings actually be real? And could there be ways for we mere mortals to have the power to evoke them into existence or dismiss them as we might pleas
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Collection: Fall LandscapesShare|AboutFall LandscapesThere’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised… the warming light will soon return.“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”–
InterstellarShare|AboutInterstellarBy techgnoticInterstellar by MachiavelliCroWho needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3DAs the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever’s out there, beyond our galaxy: we want to put eyes on it. But space travel presents quite a problem.Even spaceships
Collection: Forgotten PastShare|AboutForgotten Pastschnotte is a German artist know for his photographs of rotting, decaying buildings and other dark themes. His camera explores architectural structures, but mostly to emphasize their coldness. The human figures in his photographs appear out of place, as if lost in filthy, forgotten, broken-down manufacturing machines, the cold, dark environments not built with humanity in mind. Looking through these images we can see the ghosts of the love that once inhabited his worlds and it is that love that still shines through his pictures. We are blown away by the beauty Schotte imbues to these deathly quiet scenes that are equally sad and uplifting.“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”– Theodore Roosevelt
AdoptablesShare|AboutMaple Nekoi Auction by KawikuChibi 04 by KawikuCustom -Whisperwing Dragon- by MythkaFantasy Creatures For Saleby istickboyChibi 16 by KawikuSome Creative Care and Further Evolution May Be NecessaryOver the last few years, a dedicated community of deviantART creators have built an entirely new art marketplace.Adoptables are digital creatures created to be bartered, sold for money or purchased wit
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