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.
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonShare|ArchiveIn The Shadow of Dragons"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative UniverseShare|ArchiveAlternative UniverseThe “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2Share|ArchivePaul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2By techgnoticNeytiri by PaulTobinAvatar & Narnia: Inspirational TutorialsMasterful Resources on DeviantArt:iconpaultobin:PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsShare|ArchiveAnimals Within Spirit AnimalsBy suzymaeHanuman by moleeRead MoreThere has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Share|Archivesvol. 300About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseShare|ArchiveForever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual ProseBy spottedBecoming Jane by discretFirst Edition ofPride and Prejudice (1813)Read MoreIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”—Pride and Prejudice, Jane AustenThe opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieShare|ArchiveThe Steampunk MenagerieThe magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroShare|ArchiveLUPIN by yoccoForeword by techgnoticThe Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Collection: Good Luck CharmsShare|ArchiveLucky CharmsThe first “lucky charms” may have been items like personal rosaries and crucifixes blessed by priests. Over time, the blessing became less important than the object itself. It seems there are lucky charms endemic to all peoples in all places on Earth, from four-leaf clovers to a rabbit's paw. One such talisman would be the lucky horseshoe, nailed above thresholds with points up – to catch good luck floating by. If you have any coin, button, medallion or other trinket in your pocket when you experience good luck, then voila! – you have a lucky charm as good as any!
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