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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).
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 5, your timezone.
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by *oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by ~Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by ~FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by *RHCheng Red Leaves by =nikicorny My best profile? by ~Gallynette Walking through winter by *m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by *LG77 Magic Garden by *Pyr0sky equals by ~bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by *melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by *ZoranPhoto It's snow! by ~Zluvka November through my eyes by ~9207011401 -Chasing vision- by *Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by ~Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by =mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by *GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by *AbandonedZone salt by ~vampire-zombie Free one. by *Lileinaya Stragglers by ~Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by ~Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by ~Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by ~dubowik What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ~ChristineAmat Loty by ~aussiefoto
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by *Jamie-MacArthur Forrest Of Delusion by *GODEVIL666
November Mornings. by `dragonfly-oli
New Door by ~Image-heart The Atlantis by ~Hengki24 uuuu by *ohyda Dreams To Reality by =jkrab Untitled by ~BlackCocktail The Return by *Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by `dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by *indojo
Autumn Maple by *WindyLife Katy by *Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by ~PeterJCoskun Into Space by ~jyoujo
RoF Feature: Rise from the Dead
Rise from the Dead
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Thralls to the 7th Throneby Cryptcrawler
Transcendental Deity Regularby neisbeis
Queen of the Dead Artby Artgerm
Dark Armyby thiennh2
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with =Rini-tan
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - =Rini-tan !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of %Creation-Inspiration,
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
CATS AND KITTENS - FEATURE!
Cat eyes by ~hiramf Kittydog II by ~MikiYoshiUzuki Patch by ~haggins11
Ezequiel 2 by *hiram67 Autumn cat by *VasiDgallery Miss Gizzy by *SalemCat
Black cat by ~Alexandra35 High key cat by ~Alexandra35 Russian Blue by *Trippy4U
The Light by ~dimitricaceaune Mrs Cat by ~Alexandra35 INNOCENCE... by *chryssalis
Discovering the Wild by *JocelyneR Sushi 1 by =DianaGrigore Cat Sitting by ~zapfino
Golden Hours - Feature
Butterfly by ~CasheeFoo
Winter sunshine by ~nomatterwhy I'll never let go by =lpdragonfly
DEATHOFTHESUN : The Wandering Fire by =iamthewoodendoor home is. by ~gloeckchen
Held in sunset by ~FairyLady19007
Dreaming of the Sea by ~Tracys-Place Spun Gold by ~KatieLindPhotography
Sunset by ~AngieAvadaKedavra Reality Dream by ~Thinking-Silence
1106295 by ~Vanilladisaster
Snap Grass by =WildGuardian Sunlit Field by ~NODSOLDIERGIRL
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 :iconmihray:
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
Little Miss It“Do you enjoy her company?”
That, Avadaci concluded, had been the extent of his grandfather’s kindness. Thank the stars he had broken his neck after a failed attempt to ascend the castle staircase. Not that many were privy to this information. The official listing on the cause of death involved something along the lines of falling in battle after slaying at least a dozen demons, although this was treated with quite a bit of skepticism by the general populace. Yet, interestingly enough, a decent portion of the locals believed a tale about the cannibals of Unkhtom devouring him whole.
Not that Avadaci really cared how his grandfather had died. He was just glad he was dead. And if he was glad his grandfather had died, Avadaci wondered, why did he have to attend his funeral? In fact, the whole kingdom was glad his grandfather had died. Why did they have to attend the funeral?
“Oh Avad,” proclaimed his mother, “obv
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^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