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Photomanipulation Contest - Zodiac

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 12, 2016, 6:55 PM
Hi, everyone! :wave:

So, it's time for another photomanip contest! :eager:

The theme of this one is the zodiac. It is one often used; however, rather than just focusing on the star zodiac (Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, etc.), I thought it would be interesting to incorporate other types of zodiacs. I have found pages that give information on some of the more well-known ones (however, you are welcome to dig as deep as you'd like and go further than the ones shown below):

Astrological zodiac:…
Celtic Tree:…
Egyptian zodiac:…

You are welcome to incorporate more than one zodiac into your entry (in fact, you're encouraged to!).
For example, I'm an Aquarius, born in the Year of the Dragon, and my Celtic Tree is Rowan - I could use all of those elements if I wished. Feel free to use less or more!

Contest Details
:bulletpurple: Theme: Zodiac
:bulletpurple: Run time: June 12 - October 12
:bulletpurple: Your entry must be brand new and created specifically for this contest.
:bulletpurple: You will be judged heavily on creativity and on how well you fit the theme.
:bulletpurple: All stock must be legitimate and properly credited.
:bulletpurple: Submit your work to your gallery, include the link to this journal in the artist comment box, and send your entry via note.

:star: Prizes :star:
(Still open to donations - any help is appreciated!)

First Place
1000  points
Photomanip art request from Emerald-Depths
Traditional art prize (character bust) from Sanity-Impaired
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Premium texture/glitter pack from marphilhearts
Features from Emerald-Depths, perzarus, Wesley-Souza, lauraypablo, Midnight-Designed, Andorada
Llamas from perzarusemptymemories321

Runner Up
750 points
Exclusive stock from Emerald-Depths
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Premium texture/glitter pack from marphilhearts
Features from Emerald-Depthsperzarus, Wesley-SouzalauraypabloMidnight-Designed, Andorada
Llamas from perzarusemptymemories321

Community Choice*
500 points
Exlusive stock from Emerald-Depths
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Premium texture/glitter pack from marphilhearts
Features from Emerald-Depthsperzarus, Wesley-SouzalauraypabloMidnight-Designed, Andorada
Llamas from perzarus, emptymemories321

* community choice will be voted for by poll - any artist asking others for votes will be disqualified

Have a question? Don't hesitate to ask!

Have fun! :heart:


Journal Skin by: Zaellrin

Flash Manip Challenge 03 - Twisted

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 1:53 PM

You've heard of flash mobs, right? Large groups of people that meet in public places and perform in some way for a short amount of time, then disperse and act as if nothing happened, leaving everyone else surprised and confused? I figured I'd try to incorporate something like that into a short challenge. :D

You will be given a theme. The idea is to quickly piece together a manip based on that theme. Because the time limit to complete it will be short, technical skill will not be heavily judged

There will be more of these challenges, but they will not be on a set schedule. Like a flash mob, they're meant to surprise you and keep you on your toes. :meow:

Guidelines for Challenge 3
Theme: Twisted: take a common idea, story, myth, etc. and give it a major twist
Time limit: 7 days (due by 11:59pm EST April 10th)
You will be judged on creativity/originality & how well you fit the theme
The work must be brand new for this challenge

:star: All stock must be legitimate
Upload your entry to your gallery and send the link/thumb via note

Because this is not a full-blown contest but instead somewhat frequent challenges, the prizes will be fairly small.
There will be two winners.
If anyone wishes to donate anything extra, it will be greatly appreciated. :heart:

First place
300 points
feature on profile
art request (photomanipulation)

Second place
150 points
feature on profile

If you can't take part in this one, don't worry! :hug: There will be many more. Hopefully these will help stir up inspiration and creative ideas. :heart:

Also, feel free to suggest future challenge themes! (they just won't go in the order they are received ;))

Have fun! :la:

Photomanipulation Treasures - 16

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 19, 2016, 1:03 PM
... by BaxiaArt
Elven Town by Mysterykids SHE KISSES LIKE A GRENADE by zeni-graphics
Space traveler by RankaStevic
Mushrooms' Door by annewipf Moment in Time by rsiphotography
Amsterdam by NM-art
Skin and Bone by Valycon Still-Water by Mr-Xerty
...Our Final Journey-In the End... by EsotericIllusion
Heavenly Dog by estellium Sea Witch by Incantata
Nameless faceless death by Andaelentari
Waiting For The Worms by LadyEvilArts Fulfilling the dreams by genivaldosouza
Sunset Castle by FantasyArt0102
Three Crows by 404mockingbirds Redemption by Rui-Abel
Awakened Though He Was Not Sleeping by theflickerees
The Girl on the Moon by eerilyfair New Hope by FenneArts
Life and death by kevron2001
Glory for Your Journey by Euselia Peacock Recreation by annewipf
Ellcrys by Pyrogas-Artworks
Sadako by MaliciaRoseNoire The Entrance 160228 by MiuHXB1999
'The Sound Of Silence' Collaboration by 1simplemanips1
Starsailer by IgnisFatuusII : : The Time Traveller : : by SummerDreams-Art
Cobwebs gather in my soul by DarkBeforeDawn23
Malevolence by StarsColdNight Seclusion by VitaShuba
Ygritte by Dea-Vesta
Creeping Death by Eithnne Throne of bloodsylvania by LINGDUMSTUDOG
Don't Be Afraid by Black-B-o-x

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Skin Art: Zaellrin

New group!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 20, 2016, 11:40 AM

Hit-the-Headlines is designed to help promote news (features, contests, commission info, etc.). I know there are many similar groups out there, but this will help me stay organized when it comes to news around dA.

Please feel free to join/watch!

Skin Art: Zaellrin

Blizzard of 2016

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 23, 2016, 11:22 AM
Here are some photos of the whammy of a snowstorm we are currently experiencing. It started yesterday evening; we are in a lull right now, but we are still under a blizzard warning until tomorrow morning.

I'm a strange one who absolutely loves when it snows, no matter how much we get (as long as it doesn't knock out power). I'm not sure how much we've received so far, but it looks to be about 12 inches (though much deeper where drifts were created). 

As for everyone who is impacted by this storm, I hope you're staying safe and warm. :hug:

Blizzard 2 by Emerald-Depths
Blizzard 5 by Emerald-Depths Blizzard 4 by Emerald-Depths Blizzard 3 by Emerald-Depths 
Blizzard 1 by Emerald-Depths

Skin Art: Zaellrin

Watcher Feature XXIV

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:12 AM
Watchers are always around to offer support. It is nice to do it in return.

Thank you. Heart

A Photographer s Journey to the Isle of Mull 3 by RoseSparrow The Tunnel by Anantaphoto
Happy Fathers Day by IncognitoArtist live the moment by Lolita-Artz
Pondering by ValeriyaSegal
F.R.A.G.I.L.E. by Altair-E
The Rogue by Rowye Float by hybridinsurgency
the poison in my veins by littlevillagewolf Problems: Hooficure by white-tigress-12158
Astral Weeks by MSpaintdog
In my world by GemaStarlight Mercenary Dragon (inked) by rocketman732
Swinging Over The World by MoonlightImages
Perfect by OlMountainWoman Throwing snowballs by miki-chaan
Black Opal Elephant by goddess-of-the-moon1 The Voyage 5: When We Dance by fantreasureplanetljs
Nature Wonderland by xXMittyKittyXx Dscn1573[1] by ChaosFay
I See the Rainbow by The-Artist-Incognito
Eildon's Graveyard by Aquilapse Blossoming by marphilhearts
Blow Your Mind by DTKinetic 12-25 (Version two)(Upload a day) by TheKatherynn
-- Ayana -- by alexamorath 

War by red-winged-angel

Peace Love

Skin Art: Zaellrin

543,210 Kiriban Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:45 PM

Next kiriban: 600,000

Gift for you King of Nekross by General-Kel On your knees son of Devil by General-Kel
Ingvar's new outfit by General-Kel Silly boy by General-Kel
Sultan with odalisques by General-Kel

Stay devious! :peace:

Skin Art: Zaellrin

600,000 Kiriban

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 19, 2015, 2:42 PM
Next kiriban: 600,000

If you're not sure what a kiriban is, it's a numerical goal someone wishes to meet, and there's generally a prize involved if another person is able to catch it. In this case, I'm offering 300 points and a feature.

If you manage to snag it, screenshot it, upload it somewhere, and link it through a note.

Stay devious! :peace:

Skin Art: Zaellrin

Commission Artists - Haruka28

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 7, 2015, 6:56 PM

...Click here to view gallery...

Pricing (Prefers points as payment)

Chibis (500 Pink Points /USD5)

AT: Lawli-Art by Haruka28 Flower Druid Adopt + Extra (OPEN) by Haruka28 Gift: Meruuka by Haruka28

Fullbodies (900 Pink Points /USD9)

Angel Meroko by Haruka28 Moe Miraisawa by Haruka28 Pokemon OC-Mionn by Haruka28

Thigh up (700 Pink Points /USD7)

AT-poweredbuttercup10 by Haruka28

Chibi Lace Button (120 Pink Points)

PC: Chibi Lace Button by Haruka28

:star: Click here for full commission terms of service

:star: Click here to view all commission information

Email Please note Haruka28 if you are interested in commissioning an artwork or if you have any questions!

Other commissioning artists:

Skin Art: Zaellrin

My Daily Deviation Highlights

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 23, 2015, 3:32 PM
I was tagged by Mrs-Durden to partake in this awesome project, so here goes! Please enjoy. :heart:

"Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!

Use the hashtag #DDHighlights so we can find your journals!"

Two are better than one by AngiWallace water lily flower by designer356
Drop under a Leaf by Tb--Photography Ambush by Wndrenvy
Ocean Tree by Kiarya
 Necklace Flight of Passion by rodicafrunze Sleepwalking by NataliaDrepina
'Summers End' by slickster1210
Alice Rage - Smudge II by Rage-Red ::Commission:: May Flowers // xAmeHanax by Jotaku
Magiclamp - Pixel Dailies by Weilard Shining diamonds by ChristasVengel
Prisoner Of Dark Thoughts by moonchild-ljilja Darkness Inside by dreamswoman
Arezius by Dark-Sheyn N I G H T L I F E by AxelMyro

I'm not into the whole tagging random people thing, but I highly encourage anyone and everyone
to take part in 
this feature project. :meow:

:peace: :love:

Stay devious.

Skin Art: Zaellrin

Why hello there

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 21, 2015, 4:20 PM

So, it's been a while since I've given updates on what's been going on. :paranoid: So here goes...

I was promoted at work from sales associate to department manager in April (finally, after eight years with my employer). I just recently went from being temporary manager of the toy department to being the manager of the over-the-counter portion of the pharmacy.
I graduated from college in May (I now have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration).
I finally (seriously) started working on what I hope to be a novel.

Inspiration has been elusive lately. I've been playing in Photoshop but haven't been able to complete anything worth sharing. I want to start dabbling more in digital painting but I need to buy a new tablet pen first (I lost the original... meh). I've been spending most of my time reading or playing The Sims.

So...yeah. That's it in a nutshell. :lol: Any random questions or tidbits of information you'd like to share? I'd like to reconnect with the community again. I'd love to hear from you. :heart:

Skin Art: Zaellrin

Commission Artists - constancelea

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 14, 2015, 5:43 PM

...Click here to view gallery...

:star: Digital & Traditional (Color or Greyscale) Commissions

 Willing to do:

                                                                            :bulletblue: Realism
                                                                            :bulletblue: Human/Naturalism
                                                                            :bulletblue: Abstract/Surrealism
                                                                            :bulletblue: Landscapes
                                                                            :bulletblue: Logos and designs
                                                                            :bulletblue: Fun Cartoons/Anime


:star: Prices will also depend on amount of characters in particular setting, environment etc...They are subject to fluctuate and change depending on the project, size, detail, etc.)


NewDigital Media:
Bullet; Blue Colored/Detailed: $50-$70
Bullet; Blue Basic flat color: $26-50
Bullet; Blue Sketch: $20-$25

NewTraditional Media - Greyscale:
Bullet; Blue Greyscale/Detailed: $30-$40
Bullet; Blue Greyscale/Basic shading: $15-$20

NewTraditional Media - Color:
Bullet; Blue Colored/Detailed: $70-$90
Bullet; Blue Basic coloring: $30-$70
Bullet; Blue Sketch: $25-$30

Work examples: 

Landscape II by constancelea Puffin bird in an igloo by constancelea EF - The Four Seasons by constancelea

:facebook: Facebook portfolio for more examples:…

:email: Please note constancelea if you are interested in commissioning an artwork or if you have any questions!

Click here to view original commission journal


Skin Art: Zaellrin

Photomanipulation Treasures - 15

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 7:52 PM

Mermaid Dreams by EstherPuche-Art The Lightkeeper by Foxfires
Draconis by Majentta
Fire Fox by CRaght Demon named Blue Lily (Comission) by Nikulina-Helena
Oceanus Vs Poseidon by HaleyDesigns
Memento Mori by Andaelentari Du ciel by Le-Meridian
Polluted by MazenDesignes
The door through life by vimark Damned Angel by Corvinerium
Heart of the Forest by Gedogfx
Away from Nowhere by gogomelone I'm Coming Soon, My Love... by EsotericIllusion
Breathe by MJClArt
Sun Kiss by KCsummerz I've Got You Under My Skin by StarsColdNight
Picnic on the Mountain by Art-of-kNOw
ElementA by Kryseis-Art Fear, Madness and Loneliness by Bathoriya
Big Fish by YaelPardina

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Mythology Contest Winners

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 24, 2015, 9:19 AM
This wasn't an easy choice to make. The entries were amazing. Thank you for participating!

:trophy: First Place :trophy:

Birth of Zeus by Rowye

Exodus II: The Quiet Watcher by Rowye Butterfly Fairy by Rowye

6 month subsription

1000 points
80 points from duesterheit
Medium-sized print of choice off wishlist
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-SouzaannewipfHermitCrabStockEmerald-Depths

:trophy: Second Place :trophy:

Between life and dead - Hades and Persephone by Aramisdream

The green Studiolo by Aramisdream Tales from the crypt - Monster me up cover contest by Aramisdream

3 month subscription
500 points
points from duesterheit
Small print of choice off wishlist
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-SouzaannewipfHermitCrabStockEmerald-Depths

:trophy: Third Place :trophy:

Ride The Night by jose86tf

Ring Ring! Darkside by jose86tf 

1 month subscription
250 points
points from duesterheit
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-SouzaannewipfHermitCrabStockEmerald-Depths

Congratulations, and thank you again! :love:


Journal Skin by: Zaellrin
I'm interested in creating a feature that shows how much your work has changed over time. I put together a "Then and Now" feature a while back, but I'd like to do one that focuses on photomanipulation.

So if you're interested, note me two works from your gallery; one of your oldest and one of your newest. The more similar the better. You may be surprised at the difference between the two. I sure know I am.

Lost Goddess by Emerald-Depths Imbalance by Emerald-Depths

There are almost 7 years between these two.

Also, if you would like, feel free to give some background information (how long you've been manipulating, whether you're self-taught/took classes, your best source of inspiration, whether it's your livelihood or just a hobby, etc.) :heart:

CLOSED - Photomanipulation Contest - Mythology

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2015, 5:25 PM
UPDATE: Hi, everyone. Sorry for the silence. Things have been hectic this past week. I was hoping to have the winners announced by now, but I haven't had a lot of time online, and I won't have more until the middle of next week. The announcement will not be any later than next Wednesday, that I can promise.

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Based on the results of a previous poll, the popular choice for the contest theme is Mythology.

"Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths. As a collection of such stories, mythology is an important feature of every culture."

For this contest, you are invited to create an entry based around your favorite god, goddess, mythological creature, etc. However, you are encouraged to break out of the box a bit and work around a myth you are not familiar with, or one that is lesser known.

:star: Here is a great list of different mythologies around the world:… (keep in mind: you are not limited to this list - it is just a guideline)

Contest rules/guidelines:

:star: Run time: March 12 - June 15 (11:59pm EST) :star:
:bulletpurple: The entry must be NEW for this contest (no older works may be submitted)
:bulletpurple: Only one entry per person
:bulletpurple: All stock must be legitimate (i.e. nothing from Google images) and properly credited.
:bulletpurple: After submitting your artwork to your gallery, note me the link so it may be added to the contest folder.
:bulletpurple: Entries will be judged heavily on creativity and originality. There are so many mythology manips - make yours stand out! Try something new/different!


Donations are always welcome! :heart:

First Place
6 month subsription
1000 points
80 points from duesterheit
Medium-sized print of choice off wishlist
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-Souza, annewipf, HermitCrabStock, Emerald-Depths

Second Place
3 month subscription
500 points
points from duesterheit
Small print of choice off wishlist
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-Souza, annewipf, HermitCrabStockEmerald-Depths

Third Place
1 month subscription
250 points
points from duesterheit
Premade background from HermitCrabStock
Stock from Wesley-Souza
Features from Wesley-Souza, annewipf, HermitCrabStock, Emerald-Depths

I look forward to seeing your entries! :eager:


Journal Skin by: Zaellrin

Thank you!!

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 1:50 AM

I just wanted to stop and say thank you all for the birthday wishes. I haven't had much time on the internet lately, but I will definitely go through the messages and answer them one by one. Each one is appreciated.

:tighthug: :love:

Photomanipulation Treasures - 14

Sat Jan 3, 2015, 10:00 AM

Living Hope by Iskander1989
Realm of Fantasy by Mysterykids Return to Nature by tamaraR
Angel Of Light by Corvinerium Where Dreams May Grow by Tracy-WilliamsArt
Set Her Free by Shirokibo
Heading to North by djz0mb13 Let There Be Rock by LadyEvilArts
There She Stood With by Frostie-Spirits
Cursed by VampireDarlla The story of the Little Red riding Hood by clair0bscur
Storks by Katie-Watersell Possessed by the music by Andaelentari
First Snow by annewipf
Venetian motives by NM-art Weather Report by cornacchia-art
Forest Dreams by kimsol
Mirror to the Winter by VeilaKs Fairy Nature by lauraypablo
Closing this Chapter by DarkDevil16
Every new morning by kevron2001 Last Journey by Softyrider62
King of the Forest by TheIceViking
Portatore Di Follia by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A Silent-Night by YagaK
 Starry Starry Night by nine9nine9
...Loneliness Knows Me By Name... by EsotericIllusion Hecate by 1simplemanips1

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Halloween Contest Winners

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 7:35 PM

Here are the winners of the Halloween contest hosted by In-Obscuro and Ombre-De-Nuit :la:

:trophy: First Place :trophy:

Dollhouse Halloween by SoulcolorsArt
Boys !!!! by SoulcolorsArt Book by SoulcolorsArt spam! by SoulcolorsArt

:trophy: Second Place :trophy:

Dark Alice by HaleyDesigns
Dream Within A Dream by HaleyDesigns Imagine A Dream IV by HaleyDesigns The Last Dragon by HaleyDesigns

:trophy: Third Place :trophy:

play with me,... by erool
the witch by erool The Magic Book by erool black horse by erool

Congrats! :clap:

Who/What Inspires You? - Project

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 2:06 AM

I'm going to try getting this rolling again. :eager:

I'd like to know who or what inspires you, and why. The plan is to collect responses (you can be anonymous if you'd like) and post journals containing said responses. I think it'll be a good way to lift spirits and promote positivity within the community.

Your inspiration can relate to art or life in general. It could come from a multitude of sources or people (both online and real life). If the person is on dA, please include their username. If you want your username listed in the journal, please include that as well.

If you're interested in taking part, please follow the link below to leave your response:

The more details, the better. :love:

Thank you!

Stay devious. :peace: