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What happened to 3-month premium membership??Hi everyone,
I just wanted to extend my premium membership (and I usually chose the 3 month option), but you can only buy 12 month premium membership now, in case you don't want to switch to automatic billing. WHAT IS THIS ?! Is dA trying to commit their members to them? Now this is a rip-off of the grandest kind!!! I'm thinking of not extending my premium membership now because I'm really tired of this greedy place here!
The future of photomanipulationA lot has changed in the photomanipulation community and genre since I created my first manipulation - and not necessarily in a very positive way.
Lately, there's been a tendency which makes it harder and harder for non-professional artists to create high-quality artworks because...
1. You are no longer allowed to use sxc.hu as they recently released an official statement saying that artists like photomanipulators aren't allowed to take images from sxc.hu and alter them UNLESS they have the original photographer's permission to do so, but even that is tricky because you very often aren't allowed to display the final result on websites like dA.
Now since sxc.hu was one of the leading sources for us photomanipulators to get high quality images, and above all a huge selection of photos to choose from, it's very hard to find something similar.
2. High quality stock images are expensive . If you want your photomanip to be unique, creative and individual
What's this thing with faving journal entries???Browsing the list of popular journal entries on dA, I've noticed that people keep writing entries in which they ask dA members to fav their journal entries to win points, free poems, personal features, individually designed artworks AND dedications. I'm not sure what to think of this new trend, but it seems that people keep courting favs, page views and watchers at any cost .
I hate how dA is slowing turning into a market place.
What do you think?
Copying on dA and what we can doVery often 'copying' is used synonymously with 'art theft' here on dA but beware: They are two completely different things. Whereas 'copying' means reproducing an artwork, 'theft' is using the artwork (that is not your own) in a new context without asking for permission and perhaps even selling it or benefitting from it in another way.
We're not going to talk about 'art theft' today (there are zillions of blog entries on this topic on dA), but 'copying'. (Side note: The type of art this article is based on is photomanipulation but there are tips for every other art/artist, too.)
Now, first of all, let me classify three different types of 'copycats':
1. A person who reproduces other people's artworks in order to learn and improve from it: Many of those are beginners in their genre/style and just want to get ahead and learn a few things by trying out someone else's style. Sometimes those people aren't even aware that the original artist might not be pleased.
2. A pers
So you're a photomanipulation newbie? A few tips.As a newbie in photomanipulation you certainly browse the photomanipulation category on dA very often, don't you? I remember when I got started that I browsed the all-time best submissions and just marvelled at the genius that is shown there (well, I still do but I've got over that a little bit ) and I said to myself that I wanted to be as good as they are and work hard to become as good as they are.
So I got started and at first I didn't submit my photomanipulations because I was just ashamed of their poor quality. But I remember submitting one manip that I was very proud of at that time. It was a turtle with lots of different things on its back (a very popular theme as I know now) and I liked it but the very first comment I got (and I got very few comments anyway) was 'nice, but ordinary!'. This was so dishearting to me!
In order to save you unpleasant situations like that, here's a few tips that I learned over the years:
#1 Don't set your standard too high
Finally on Facebook!Hi my friends,
I've finally decided to get a Facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/simone.held.14
Add me if you want to!
Too many non-serious manips on dA?wow, folks, it's been a long time since I've been writing a journal entry... I find I mostly write in my journal when there's something to complain about which is a shame because dA is such a wonderful site with so many lovely people and stunning artworks.
Anyway, I'm just back from browsing the photomanipulation category and I just can't believe it: there are five body 'retouches' (you know the ones with the huge boobs, bottoms and bellies) and even one sex piece on the photomanipulation front page. On the second page there are eight (!) more freaky body retouches and one more sex related piece . What has the photomanip genre come down to? How come those nasty little rubbish pieces get so many favs? Is this slowly becoming a porn site?
Is it just me or are these non-serious manips on the rise and taking over???
What's your opinion?
Great Contest at Sacred SpaceHi everyone,
I'm usually not one for promoting contests, but this time I make an exception : The-Sacred-Space is holding a contest right now.
It's called WHEN DARKNESS FALLS and it's for PHOTOMANIPULATORS only.
You can win lots of amazing prizes, such as plushies, premium memberships and dA points.
I won't participate as I'm one of the judges , but I'd be happy to see some of your artworks submitted there.
Photomanipulation Feature: SurrealWow, it's been ages since my last feature, but I've been really self-absorbed lately. Sorry sorry!!!
Anyway, here you go with some of dA's greatest surreal photomanipulations:
Sulfur V by MarcelaBolivar A Perfect Spot by Cutteroz
P.S. I've got something new in the works as well, but I don't know when it will be ready (hopefully soon).
WHILE WE WATCH 2014 - 14
Animated Gif by azieser Wherever by anaPhenix
silent dialogues by Greyguardian Meeting with the Stars by djailledie deviantID by Lissomer
Love Heart by ABSTRACTSbySabina Zephyr by FalseMaria blue Kiss by Pierre-Lagarde
Flaming Purple by Photominimalist No Habra Nadie En El Mundo by LUCILALEYLA
PE: Anime/Manga - Digital ArtGallery Month
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Anime & Manga half of this week!
Today Gwendolyn12 and me are going to explain the different categories of the Anime & Manga Gallery.
Since this Gallery has 2 different main categories the Gallery Overview is split in 2 articles.
In my article I will explain you our Digital Media category including the sub-categories. The Traditional Media category will be explained later by Gwendolyn12!
What is Anime & Manga?
Anime is based of the word Animation. These are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animations. When you talk about an Animation in Manga style. That's Anime.
But what is Manga? With Manga you mainly mean a comic book created in Japan. But this word is used for regula
FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! UPDATED!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!!
Since im sorta board right now I will be doing free OC ponies!
-if you can, tip me? in my donation?
-if u give any number of points even 1 ur request will be one of the first posted!
- gore, nudity mature subject
-stealing someone else' OC
-MUST BE UR OWN OC!
-FAVE THIS JOURNAL!
-MAKE A JOURNAL
JULY + AUGUST: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the months of July and August! Check them out & give them love!
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
20140822 by mist-dancer
Sweet Tooth by Deiyanoko Another Kingdom by Joyfool Kill la Kill : Maid Miko by Me-Ticha
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXVII:iconsoftness-art:
A simple detail by mirazuMarie by Angirias
The Wine Box by xBassxHarmingx
Isabella by Dapicturefrozen days - invisible world* by AlicjaRodzik
Bed Time Stories by ThePiggieWheek
Honorata by fineussMasha5 by piesong
sunshine hd wallpaper by ezorenier
...imotski I... by roblfc1892Yet still inside I felt alone by deadlychris
A Mirror of Infinity by borda
Keeper Of The Sun by mrxthanh
Manga/Anime DD Roundup - August 2014:icongwendolyn12:
Features by Gwendolyn12
2015 PREVIEW by KARNxJiro Lamp by Reikyourin
Chibi Dragon by Skunkyfly Warsong by Toosan
MY SONG by hecoheio Miku by Cymphonia Summer Time by Fhyen
Thunderbird by Kyokimaru
Streetside Stories: Human DispositionParanoia by - wchild
by - OliverJules
Station Reflection by - EarthHart
5 by - Henzonlee
Shark Attackby - myraincheck
Very old meets very smallby - sandas04
Stripesby - niklin1
Chinatownby - pavboq
Horizonby - djailledie
A selection of works that deserve your attention.
Dream watcher by tamaraR Pandora's box by Manink
Greenpy by wiksa Sick Media by MademoiselleKati Odile by IrKos GOLDEN LADY by Bojan1558
Ici et Ailleurs by Marjie79 Energy by Lhianne Stille Kom Doden by LadyxBoleyn Wanderer by FictionChick
Awaken the soul by dangerous-glow
PremierPhotomanips: August FeaturesHere we go again, the new issue of PremierPhotomanips' photomanipulation feature.
Be sure to the article if you like it.
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Favorites by :iconinmysolitude43:
An Authomatic Dream by MarianaPalova Spring Wallpaper by JoeDiamondD SOLITERRA by K-E-I-T Dr. Jekyll et Ms. Hyde by oliviou-krakus Duel by simoneheld
Favorites by :iconpbxn109:
-freaksisters- by virginval The Man Who Sold The World by bakashin In My Veins by 3mmI Fugue by zilla774 The Last Castle by ChristianGerth
Favorites by :iconchryssalis:
Field Of Dreams by kimoz :thumb215758898: Inverted World by mary-petroff Visual poetry 2011 by ilona-veresk :thumb93313115:
Favorites by :iconbigfoot112:
Mercury I by MarcelaBolivar Cured by EiMoOo :thumb220799020: :thumb225343820:
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Gemini by artorifreedom Forset fairy by MariamMohammed :th
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