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The winners are...

First place:

Dreaming by Elsapret

Second place:

Somewhere In My Dream by Lolita-Artz


Thank you! :love:

This challenge has ended. Thank you for the entries, and for a successful first run! :love:

The winners will be selected within a couple days. :heart:

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 1
Theme: Dreams
Time limit: 3 days (due by 11:59pm EST September 21st)
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
200 points
3 month subscription
feature on profile

Second place
100 points
1 month subscription
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 ;))

Happy manipping! :eager:


AWW XI / 2014

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:37 AM

Who are Angels without Wings?


They are those fellow deviants:

            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who more or less regularly feature other deviants
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they might do
                        You can read all about it HERE

Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):



ANGELICA-LILY .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Angelles-LaVeau .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Annissina .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Bushaqua .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu CelestialMemories 
DAnnsCreations
 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu davincipoppalag .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Dieffi .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Digithalie .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Egil21 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Etsuko-Hime .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu EveLivesey
 
gigi50 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu iDJPanda .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu kvdolan .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu MayEbony .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu msfowle .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu MYPeanutGallery .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu PhotographsByBri
 
roses2011 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-ChiuShackledMuse .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu signmeupscotty .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Sserenita .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Stygma .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu suezn .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Tales-of-Tao
TheGalleryOfEve .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu TheRafflesia .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Tigles1Artistry .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu PurpleInk777

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without
Wings apply now! It’s a simple task that you need to do once every month. Journal content is given to you,
complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your
own account, and notifythe new Angels of their feature. Simply note 
:iconnameda: to apply.

Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: it’s a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual
journals. And, you can now displaythe AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D (Big Grin)



Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

:icontrippy4u: nominated by Dieffi 

Richard is a sweet, dedicated friend who goes out of his way to promote others on his beautiful journal features!
He makes sure that all his friends are remembered on their birthdays, making the sweetest polls, which feel like
an invitation to celebrate! His funny interactions with his watchers and friends make him unique, insightful, and
a real breath of fresh air for those of us who are fortunate enough to have the privilege of calling him a friend!
No one goes unnoticed with Richard, his selfless actions help bring out the very best in his fellow artists!
He is indeed an inspiration through his own work as well, his gallery is full of beautiful photos, that follow a
brilliant technique! He truly is a wonderful person and a very special, beloved friend!

Men's Soccer by Trippy4U Mourning Love by Trippy4U Bathed In Rumination by Trippy4U



Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
:iconjeffrettalyn: nominated by MoonyMina and MayEbony

Dear Katie truly is one of the world's beautiful souls. She is so kind and loving and always really helpful... She
creates free tutorials, journal skins, PS brushes, wallpaper and gallery CSS and, when you have trouble
installing them, or adjusting them to your screen, she doesn't mind spending 2 hours helping you, even if you
are really slow to understand. Katie is always so generous with everyone and her heart is constantly
considering the needs of others first. She gives PMs, suggests other deviants for rewards, gives llamas, and so
many other things above and beyond just normal dA friendship. She is also an amazing handicrafter and artist -
her many and varied talents will blow you away if you check her gallery. Katie is so positive and caring in her
attitude - a total sunshine to brighten anyone's day!

Request: Fox in the City by JeffrettaLyn Commission: Solar Surfer Race by JeffrettaLyn Valentine's Day Gift by JeffrettaLyn



Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
:iconladymidnightsolace: nominated by Etsuko-Hime

Lady is a friend who is truly an Angel Without Wings! She answers all her comments, she is friendly (and very
cute), and works really hard to assist everyone to improve their own art. Lady regularly produces beautiful art
features to showcase other artists work, and creates really inspiring art of her own. LadyMidnightSolace is a
very kind and helpful person, she is that kind of person, when you meet her you'll say "what a nice girl!" She
has this gentle and generous aura that makes it difficult not to like her, and she goes out of her way to help
others feel good about themselves. She is positive in nature, and cheers people on. Lady also helps with
running several groups that are designed to help other artists get better at making art, stories and characters!
Anyone who devotes so much time and energy into helping others surely deserves a pair of wings!

Japanese Room by LadyMidnightSolace              Ela by LadyMidnightSolace          Petra by LadyMidnightSolace



Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

Shi is a wonderful artist and friend, not to mention an admirable and supportive member of the community.
Always willing and ready to help, she consistently promotes and encourages other artists with beautiful
features and encouraging critiques. She also keeps a habit of posting well-thought out articles, and offers
constant featuring opportunities for club work. To top it off, Shi is incredibly talented herself; her digital
and traditional art alike breathe life and subtle emotion, you can find deviants all around making use of her
wonderful journal skins, and her photography holds a sweet sort of glow around it that mirrors her personality.
Despite her popularity, she maintains an approachable demeanor, and is a joy to interact with. Thoughtful and
earnest, it cannot be denied that she is genuinely enjoyable to speak with. For those of you who don't know
her yet, Shi will be an enlightening and lovely revelation.

Blue flower 2 [6.2014] by SabakuNoShi Dark moon by SabakuNoShi Rainbow stars 2 [07.2014] by SabakuNoShi


Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre



:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! We are always
looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the
subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. Please, one
suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting
their pages!! Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


Skin Art: HeatherSchoff

Artwork Advice

Sun Sep 7, 2014, 11:02 PM


Hiya. :meow:

I've been working on a manip for the past day, and I'd love advice on where to take it if someone has any.

sta.sh/0z1kc24k3jb

The lighting isn't 100% done, but I just want to know if anything should be added or fixed. It was originally going to be half day half night, but I couldn't find a good way to have a clean division between the two. So I stuck with night.

Thank you for any and all assistance. :heart:

Pimpin' It

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 2, 2014, 10:50 PM
:star: If you would like something added, please don't hesitate to send a note!

Contests/Giveaways


.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Fanfiction Giveaway
.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Kings and Queens Contest (photomanipulation)
.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Broken Hearts: A Micro-Fiction Contest
.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Giveaway for Anyone!


Commissions


.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Adoptables by CyphonFiction
.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Pixelly Commissions by FlightPixel
.:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Traditional Commissions by Riemea


Groups


:iconmagnify-life: - a group that focuses on macro photography
:iconthe-feature-showcase: - a group that aims toward additional exposure for art, projects, etc.



Projects


.:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu dA Starters - helps give deviants who joined less than a year ago more exposure
.:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu Eyes of the Artist - take a photo of your eye and submit it to be included in a large collage


Art



Gypsy's Refuge 8.05.14 by AnthonyShea Depression by Amiltarea
Nest of Night by Lorelyne 
Let me look inside your soul by Hishino Sailormoon by cherriuki

Skin Art: HeatherSchoff

Photomanipulation DDs - August 2014

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 10:07 PM
Here is a recap of the wonderful photomanipulations featured as Daily Deviations during the month of August. :heart:

:iconaeirmid:
Features by Aeirmid




Mondo sommerso by cornacchia-art
Rite by AnjaMillen
Enlightening by royal-nightmare
Bubbles by pepey
Birth of Ivy by erimu
The Colour of Pain by 09alex


:iconemerald-depths:
Features by Emerald-Depths





The Clockmaker by alkab-art
The Golden Room by CassiopeiaArt
Sailing in your dreams by MarkOo-ART
Ladder For Redemption by Paulo-Bert
AETES by TheCallyBear
The Owl by nobeatfakethor
Weeping of violin by MiloshJevremovic
Conflict by ShortCircuit123



Have you found a photomanipulation that you would love to see featured?

Here are the DD suggestion guidelines for your PM CVs:

Photomanip DD GuidelinesI will be featuring Photomanipulation DDs along with Aeirmid, so I will be more than happy to take your suggestions. :heart:
For starters, here is some helpful FAQ:
:faq61:
:faq18:
:bulletpink: I am only able to feature art from the Digital Art / Photomanipulation gallery and Digital Art Mixed Media (as long as there's a photographic element)
:bulletpink: The deviant cannot have more than one Daily Deviation in a 6 month period


:faq313:

:bulletpink: Stock should be credited in order for the suggestion to be considered, and the stock must be legitimate (ie Google images is not legitimate)
:faq217:
:bulletpink: To make a suggestion, simply send a note titled "DD Suggestion" containing the thumbnail of the artwork you'd like to suggest (the thumbnail code can be found on the right side of the deviation's page, above the stats - just copy/paste). You are welcome to write the reason why you're suggesting it, but it isn't mandatory.
:bulletpi
     Photomanip DD guidelines - April 2013Hello everyone!
I wanted to refresh my Daily Deviation (DD) guidelines for you in hopes of clearing up some confusion. As always, please feel free to ask me anything you are uncertain about.
I gladly welcome all Daily Deviation (DD) suggestions and am always excited to receive them from you.
DDs are meant to showcase the best deviations that the community has to offer. Anyone, popular or not, can receive a DD if they do exemplary work. That means you! :D For a better understanding of what they are and their purpose, you can visit :faq61:.
Basic Requirements
Your suggestion MUST:
:bulletpink: Be a photomanipulation. This means it needs to be in the category Digital Art > Photomanipulation. A photomanipulation involves 2 or more photographic images that have been combined to make something new. [That being said, I may feature Mixed Media (Digital Art > Mixed Media) if there is at least 1 photographic element.]
:bulletpink: Have stock properly credited. You



Stay devious! :peace: :love:


Photomanipulators Suggested by YOU - 04

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 31, 2014, 9:57 PM
This is a series in which community members suggest photomanipulators they would like to see featured. Suggestions are always open.



:iconkatarina-zirine:
Katarina-Zirine

(suggested by TheRafflesia)


The Portal by Katarina-Zirine I possess the power by Katarina-Zirine
In the garden of angels by Katarina-Zirine
Rose garden by Katarina-Zirine Forest raw by Katarina-Zirine
Marionette by Katarina-Zirine
Cloud of love by Katarina-Zirine Fairy Leija by Katarina-Zirine
Fallen by Katarina-Zirine
Set me free by Katarina-Zirine Alone again by Katarina-Zirine
Magic pearl by Katarina-Zirine



Peace Heart


Previous features:

Shinobinaku | ChrystalClear-Art DeniseWorisch


Skin Art: HeatherSchoff

Pass the Gift

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 2:24 PM


Do you have a friend/know someone who is looking to receive a premium subscription or points?

A three-month subscription and 300 points are waiting.

Simply give your friend a shout-out in the comments, stating why they are looking to have either, or stating why you think they could use either.

The deviants will be selected in a couple days.

That is all. Heart

:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Galleries Month



What exactly is Photomanipulation?


To put it simply, it is the process of using two or more photographic elements and piecing them together to create a whole new work. It is a more extensive process than retouching (which only involves changes to a single photo).




Galleries


Were you ever unsure of where to place your completed piece? Keep reading for a brief description of the Abstract through Humorous galleries.



Abstract

Emphasizes less on the natural world and more on the use of lines, colors, shapes, and textures to provide imagery.

F R A N G I F A N N I E by baiuneedvicodin Feel Me by Bojan1558



Animals & Plants

Animals or plant-life are the main focus.

Sunset at Fox Mountain by Foxfires The Forest Turtle by Rungue



Conceptual

The concept (idea/message) being portrayed is the most important aspect, rather than imagery.

Choices by eclipsy Identity I by MoOnshine90



Dark

Photomanipulations displaying a dark theme or mood; having a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim or sinister expression.

The Waltz with Death by CristaliaART Ataraxia by JesusCareaga



Emotional

Photomanipulations intended to portray, evoke, or represent emotion

The Final Journey by LiliaOsipova Requiem For The Fallen by StarsColdNight



Fantasy

These works depict supernatural or magical themes, often relating to legend, myth, and enchanted creatures.

Bath by tamaraR Rare visitor by streamline69



Humorous

Photomanipulations intended to be satirical or amusing

Attacking above by AnnMei Lazy dog by alltelleringet



To continue in Part 2



Then and Now Pt. 2

Mon Aug 11, 2014, 11:50 PM




Click here for Part 1




Then :pointr: Now




Piano Man by PixiePoxPhotography Something There III by PixiePoxPhotography

Improvement Meme 2008-2013 by SECONDARY-TARGET

Rarity Bust by GlacialFalls Twilight Portrait by GlacialFalls

Old Tattoos by january77 Amanda In The Woods 4 by january77

A way to escape by xXMiranXx Eevee! by xXMiranXx

The Old Guy by cSaint The Pearl by cSaint

Resting and Thinking by MLBlue Girl in shades by MLBlue

Steps by goldomega Drift by goldomega

Hip Cats  Christmas Cat by Foxdraft Fonzie Cat by Foxdraft

Dargonhur by vegarBlack Dargonhur3 by vegarBlack

so damned sexy by TanyaTej I see you by TanyaTej

The hall of SHAME by Varjopihlaja

Disney meets Nintendo: Cindi by glimpen Till We Meet Again by glimpen

Deep Silence by SeventhFairy Angel's Cry by SeventhFairy

Winter Jessica by LightAnimaux Jessica by LightAnimaux

Forgotten by mippieArt Zombie Queen by mippieArt

Commission: The Study by ADamselinDesign Hadassah by ADamselinDesign

Lava Bender by ApAtHeTIcBuNnY Magi Adopt: Open by ApAtHeTIcBuNnY

Momo by MomoNoHime S O U by YarTzana-Serenade

spring holiday 2008. 3 by CaringheartTTR Zoo 95 by CaringheartTTR

Abe - Hellboy by Doe-jo Rocket Raccoon by Doe-jo

Two by RustyCroutons Two Redo by RustyCroutons

sokora fanart by N647 Lucia and Eliza commission by N647

Frozen - Old Version by RoxRio Frozen 2 by RoxRio

Hunting for juicy human snacks by AltairSky Altair: At The Speed of Light by AltairSky

Blondie by PMucks Kristina by PMucks

Naruto: Haruno Sakura by TouchedVenus COMMISSION - Faith and Ashriel by TouchedVenus

Zombie Bride by Shawnlabomb Jungle Princess by Shawnlabomb

A Great Day for Flying.... by dhbraley Worlds Finest-The New 52 by dhbraley

Katherine Pierce by missalmostperfect KATHERINE PIERCE by missalmostperfect

Anime Attempt by AikouDesu A Deal Intertwined by AikouDesu

Pagan Queen by dierat Nine of Swords by dierat

Young Kelan by RaikaiRan Swordmaster by RaikaiRan

Carousel by stardustpink Everything I Do by stardustpink

Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! by KikiMJ Harley Quinn by KikiMJ

Stars by eReSaW Blue Wings of Imagination by eReSaW

Alois and Claude finished (Black Butler) by amazinglife2011 That demon, Mine by amazinglife2011

5 - Link and Zelda copy by HyliaBeilschmidt Courage by HyliaBeilschmidt




Thank you for your participation!

:heart:



Then and Now Pt. 1

Mon Aug 11, 2014, 11:50 PM


This feature is meant to visually show us how art progresses over a period of time. It's a great way to see just how far you've come.


Then :pointr: Now





Longtail by The-Fallen-Leopard Longtail by The-Fallen-Leopard

Never Letting Go by red-winged-angel Reunited by red-winged-angel

Pers Woud Feetjie by Elsapret Still a long way to go by Elsapret

The War of the Worlds by Reixma Kiriban Picture by Reixma

The Hobbit: Nori - 2013 by Bernuviel The Hobbit: Nori - 2014 by Bernuviel

Lost by Cinnamoncandy Pierrot by Cinnamoncandy

Dark Blue Night Original by DTKinetic Snow Base by DTKinetic

Darkness Within by inunokanojo Dreaming of a Far Off Place by inunokanojo

Prom Dress Dream by white-tigress-12158 2013 Poisetta Dress Christmas Card Front by white-tigress-12158

A Message by Jezzy-Art The Wild Ride by Jezzy-Art

Espeon by FlightPixel Mega Mawile by FlightPixel

Drops of Heaven by TheSoundTechie You have been Warned by TheSoundTechie

we must not be friends by littlevillagewolf Never Mess With Those Who're Stronger by littlevillagewolf

Hernes11 by vegarBlack Herne by vegarBlack

+Feel Free to T R U S T Me+ by Tajii-chan Inspiration by Tajii-chan

Xirca: Desert Warrior by KiriRamdeo Under the Snow by KiriRamdeo
Holly by veeraven Yes Ma'am! by veeraven
KatKat-Senpai! Fanart by TheCartoonLife Selfieee (ANOTHER WIP) by TheCartoonLife

Silent Drifter by fantreasureplanetljs The Voyage 2: Light up the Night Sky by fantreasureplanetljs

Taking a Walk by Akyura44 Cover Thingy by Akyura44

Jester Monster by LadyKuki Chie Satonaka by LadyKuki

Moonlight in the sky by HalfInane-HalfMental Demons. by HalfInane-HalfMental

[DEFUNCT] hapflag L2'3'4'5'6 by MtDNA hapflag L2'3'4'5'6 by MtDNA

Red Billed Whistling Duck by flowerhippie22 HEY watch where you stick that thing by flowerhippie22

Quarter Horse by RebeccaMArt Time to Fly by RebeccaMArt

War is Peace by CrimsonSword03 Captain America Gender Bender Finished! by CrimsonSword03

Some guy... by StaxMaye Dark Dazza by StaxMaye

Kyubi-Dark Indigo by Dark-Indigo Don't f**k with water... by Dark-Indigo

+Cantarella+ by Eclipsing Revisited: Cantarella by Eclipsing

My drawings by Im-Reshi There's a body but I don't like how it looks by Im-Reshi

Photographs of Life : Number 7 by FlabnBone Fragrance by FlabnBone
Gealdath by Neccers Sunni And Kii by Neccers

Bun Girl by FranticOtaku A Show of Lies by FranticOtaku

Back alley by Stygma The Hunt by Stygma

Cain Albaderon by azureXtwilight-rllz Damaged Goods' Celebration by azureXtwilight-rllz

Blindfolded Girl by Nonsensical-Inks Blowing Off Steam (Pen and Ink) by Nonsensical-Inks



To be continued in Part 2



Guardian Deviants Week 1 - CCalvinRamses

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 11, 2014, 8:56 PM
a group that focuses on exposing talented, but hidden, deviants


What we're about:
Bullet; Blue Select one deviant who could use a lot more exposure to support for a week
Bullet; Blue Help spread their art over deviantART! Whether through features, groups, thumbshare forums/chats, etc. Be creative!
Bullet; Blue Additional project information can be found on the group's profile

Please help these deviants and this project grow. Heart


Floating Innocent Floating


Week 1


:iconoddityillustration:
ODDITYILLUSTRATION



The Radish Queen by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Ocean by ODDITYILLUSTRATION Boo and The Elephant by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Sugar Skull Dragon by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Bedtime Story by ODDITYILLUSTRATION My Bones Are Sore and Cracky by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Humans by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Thomas and Theophilus by ODDITYILLUSTRATION Serenade of Water by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Madison and the Dragon by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Zechariah and the Radish Queen:  Realization by ODDITYILLUSTRATION Monongahela River Monster by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Angela in the Sky by ODDITYILLUSTRATION
Bones the Skeleton:  Graveyard Shift by ODDITYILLUSTRATION




Previously featured:

MaoKoshka


Skin Art: HeatherSchoff

My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 8:57 PM


STALKING by Mad-Hattie

I found dA through a link on a friend's chat profile, and I was curious (the idea of an art sharing website like this was new to me). I joined to have further contact with her.



Dancing Galaxy by boyaka

At first I was overwhelmed by how vast the website was. I discovered art forms I never knew existed (photomanipulation being one of them!). I eventually got the nerve to post some drawings and stories and to slowly take part in the community. It was a couple years before I discovered the forums and really got the ball rolling.



Inspiration by RawPoetry

I love trying new things, so it didn't take long to become inspired by the then unknown art forms. I took to them and haven't looked back. I am constantly expanding my horizons and trying to better myself.



Harry Potter by tsulala

It's also a great place to appease my inner fangirl. (Random little tidbit: My username is a shortened form of my fanfic pen-name, Haunted Emerald Depths, and it relates to Harry's eyes)



community meeting by macsimc

People here are so warm and welcome. It is an honor to be a part of this wonderful community(especially as a volunteer). I can't get enough of it. There is never a dull moment. It's hard to believe eight years have passed already. I'm looking forward to many more.



:heart:



cleaner


Judgment by MachiavelliCro ... by BaxiaArt
The Alchemist by KurtzanSigh of life by Iskander1989The twilight mountains by davidperesbr the air went out by Nikkayla
Frozen Queen by Hoangvanvan
dsiox by opaque-studios
Set me free by Katarina-Zirine Hope by CharllieeArts
The Birth by MihaelaJoeDesigns On The Banks by Tracy-WilliamsArt
Day dreams by tryskell BooK OF ShaDow by shiny-shadows-Art
Deep Space Fishing by jesus-at-art
MY INNOCENCE by saritaangel07 jealousy by Letomouse
Eversleeping by Eskoplja




Previous features



C.R.E.A.T.E.

Community
Respect
Excellence
Artists
Trust
Empower.


CRPhotomanipulation

Semi-official Community Relations group for the Photomanipulation galleries on dA. Join us for Daily Deviations, Articles, Contests & Challenges.


Community Groups

:iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :icondigitalists: :iconcrphotomanipulation: :iconimanipulate: :iconwe-heart-photomanip:

Then and Now

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:16 PM


I would like to do a "then" and "now" feature, one that allows deviants to see just how far they've artistically progressed.

If you would like to participate, please send a note with any older piece and any newer piece you would like included. It can be any art form, as long as both pieces are in the same category. 

Try to enjoy the trip down memory lane in the process. :meow:

:heart:

Watcher Feature XXVIII

Wed Jul 16, 2014, 12:39 AM




Watchers are always around to offer support. It is nice to do it in return.

Thank you. :heart:



Batman: Arkham City by llavaud One Piece by miki-chaan
Kayle by Shadowrose-13 Quutamo by NebelelfeNaemy
Nostalgie by Toni-R
Panoramic view from Nevis Mountain Range by Reixma


.:: OC- Cousin Duo ::. by Shear-Rohark Ivy House 2 by BethyPie
My Only Friend by CrystalClear-Art Nachtbringer by littlevillagewolf
See Beyond by Kite-Amethyst
Doorway by Nameda Autumn Leaves by TimeKiller357

June Challenge Day 1 by WitTea Blissful Summer Dreams by StarWarsJediAmy
Anita by dartbaston patterns by boris0317


50 Shades Of Crazy by Otaku-Mom Wings of Promise by Cinnamoncandy
Druzy Dragon by Witchwater Poland's love child by fangirlscreamover9
Sagittarius by Wesley-Souza
Under My Skin: Page 5-6 by red-winged-angel
Creature of the Night by BoundWithFoxBlood The Technician's Nest by TheEvilTeaDrinker



:peace: :love:







Preparing to Launch...

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:36 PM


I would like to try re-relaunching a 5-year old project, and I would like your feedback on it. :heart:

It was originally called "Support Another Artist," and we had a fairly good run. The idea was for deviants to select an underappreciated artist they'd like to support for a week. This could be done through journal features, posting their art in the Thumbshare forum, basically exposing them in any way possible. Last year I started the group Guardian-Deviants to try to start the project up again, but it didn't take off. Now I'm interested in trying again. :heart: This time I'm wondering if it's better to have the community select members they would like featured, and a group of deviants expose one artist at a time over the course of a week, or a few days.

Thoughts, suggestions? I'd love to hear from you.

AWW X / 2014

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 6:34 PM

Who are Angels without Wings?


They are those fellow deviants:

            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who more or less regularly feature other deviants
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
            .:Mini star bullet 04:. by Chipi-Chiu or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they might do
                        You can read all about it HERE

Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):



ANGELICA-LILY .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Angelles-LaVeau .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Annissina .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Bushaqua .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu CelestialMemories 
DAnnsCreations
 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu davincipoppalag .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Dieffi .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Digithalie .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Egil21 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Emerald-Depths 
Etsuko-Hime .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu EveLivesey .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu gigi50 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu iDJPanda .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu kvdolan .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu MayEbony 
msfowle
 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu MYPeanutGallery .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu PhotographsByBri .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu PurpleInk777 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu roses2011 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-ChiuShackledMuse 
signmeupscotty .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Sserenita .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Stygma .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu suezn .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Tales-of-Tao
TheGalleryOfEve
 .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu TheRafflesia .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu Tigles1Artistry .:Mini star bullet 03:. by Chipi-Chiu WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby 

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It’s a simple task that you need to do once every month. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note :iconnameda: to apply.


Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: it’s a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual journals. And, you can now display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D (Big Grin)



Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

:iconganjamira: nominated by FTSArts

Marika has to be unique in the whole of dA, and perhaps anywhere! She spends her own money and time on free commissions for her watchers, and on members of the group SantaDoesExist, for which she is the driving force in promoting the group, bringing in new members and keeping it a supergroup. She also does monthly crafting material giveaways for deviants who don't have the money to get those materials themselves. These sets are not cheap, and she ships them worldwide to the winners. She loves getting creativity to blossom and spread, and has never been seen to say no to anyone who asks for help. A lot of artists like to keep their secrets close to themselves, but Marika is kindness and generosity embodied! Marika takes the money she gets from her own commissions and recycles it back to other members here on dA. She usually has thousands of messages in her notification centre, but answers them all. She couldn't be more down to earth, friendly and approachable! Many deviants have seen their own skills improve so much because of Marika's generous tips and kind assistance. She is deeply loved by all of her watchers for the lavish, kind and loving attention she gives to every single person.

Emeralds Guardian - handsculpted Dragoncollar by Ganjamira Snat or Cail? Sweet Snailcat by Ganjamira Spirit of the Spring - Hairdress by Ganjamira




Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

:iconschnitzelyne: nominated by StaceyEleven

Schnitzelyne is an incredibly friendly and helpful person who answers all of her messages in the kindest possible manner. She puts a huge amount of effort into finding under-appreciated artists, and featuring and exposing other's artwork, that it was time she got the spot-light turned on her and her own good deeds for a change. She makes a lot of features, usually every second day, and often tries to find unknown deviants to support, as well as those whose art deserves more attention. Her features are a pure art form in themselves with each deviation carefully placed to showcase it to its best advantage, along with those around it. Schnitzelyne suggests Daily Deviations when she can as well. She is a truly beautiful person, replying to almost all the comments she gets, and writes critiques from time to time, even offering on her profile page that she will write critiques on request. Schnitzelyne is also a volunteer with ProjectEducate, as well as admin of another 6 groups. If anyone is truly generous and giving of heart, Schnitzelyne is definitely that person.

Memories by Schnitzelyne Light And Snow by Schnitzelyne Glowing Sunset by Schnitzelyne




Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

:iconarte-de-junqueiro: nominated by MayEbony 

Dear Mel is one of the most kind and supportive friends you could ever wish to have. I know that he's been there for me, and others, when they've been down or worried. He has such a supportive attitude that gives you hope for the future but, more importantly, strength for what you are going through right now. I know that Mel is the most amazing person in that, when he finds difficulties in life, he remains positive and kind and never runs anyone down. Mel also has a really generous heart in the comments and replies that he gives - his words are always so very genuine, supportive and kind. And as if that wasn't enough, he also gifts many of his photos to friends as gifts or birthday presents, and shares his photographic techniques freely in answer to any questions. Mel truly is an Angel Without Wings and my life is all the richer for his friendship.

The waterwheel by Arte-de-Junqueiro Homeward Bound - In The Cold by Arte-de-Junqueiro Stormy Days by Arte-de-Junqueiro




Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

:iconbrookette: nominated by MayEbony

Dear Brooke is a Volunteer♥ in the artisan crafts area, and is unbelievably friendly, helpful and kind. She also has a bright and sunny personality which bubbles through so much in all of her interactions with others. Brooke is a rare and wonderful person in that she answers *all* of her messages, which is no mean task. As an admin with 8 groups, including ProjectEducate, and the heavy workload involved in receiving DD suggestions, she gets more messages than many could cope with! Even with all of this, and a 'real life' too, she creates the most beautiful and inspiring crafts and art works of her own. She's one very popular lady, and deservedly so! Brooke creates regular beautiful and thoughtful features to promote all facets of Hand Craft, and the artisans who create them. She is so cheery and encouraging towards everyone and their talents - both experienced artisans, and new. Nobody could ask for a better CV or more loving friend than sweet Brooke. She has even crocheted some friends' avatars as 3D amigurumis and gifted them. That's the generous, thoughtful, kind and loving Angel that she is!

Easter Treats by Brookette veiltail goldfish by Brookette july cupcakes by Brookette


Star + Dangles Divider (PurBlu) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre



:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!! Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


Skin Art: HeatherSchoff

Cold Blooded - Contest Winners

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 9:06 PM


Here are the winners of the "Cold Blooded" contest held by StarsColdNight!


:trophy: First place :trophy:

Everyone Gets Bored by AugustinasRaginskis

by AugustinasRaginskis




:trophy: Second place :trophy:

Library keeper by pin100

by pin100




:trophy: Third place :trophy:

Silva Demon by SquirrelHsieh





Honorable mentions:

Sleepless Night by Croix-de-Trefle Mantis by shoutsandwhispers Slaughter house by FredrikEriksson1 Burning Demon by akramkamil 
Demon Mirror 2 - dark reflection by MorgansMutations Dystopia chapter 1 by Gabrix89 Demon Cat by Patriartis Inner Demon (Contest Entry) by Sherly97




:clap: :iconsomeconfettiplz: :party:


Photomanipulation DDs - June 2014

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 8:49 PM
Here is an encore of the wonderful photomanipulations featured during the month of June. :heart:

:iconaeirmid:
Features by Aeirmid




The Phoenix Gene by zero-scarecrow13    Lighting Tutorial - Photoshop by PSHoudini
But a Dream Within a Dream by KingaBritschgi
Minidragon by morawless
Modelizm by Mr-Xerty
Mockingbird by 404mockingbirds
The whispering flame by Ameliethe
The Devils Wrath by LevanaTempest
Bathory by LuLebel


:iconemerald-depths:
Features by Emerald-Depths





Father of Nature by Benjja1
White postman by VitaShuba
Defeat the darkness by Gejda
Secret Lake by Lilac90
GALAHALT by Deltapotamus
Melancholy by Cakobelo
Tomb Raider Tribute by kuschelirmel
The Forbidden Forest. by Antonio-Figueiredo



Have you found a photomanipulation that you would love to see featured?

Here are the DD suggestion guidelines for your PM CVs:

Photomanip DD GuidelinesI will be featuring Photomanipulation DDs along with Aeirmid, so I will be more than happy to take your suggestions. :heart:
For starters, here is some helpful FAQ:
:faq61:
:faq18:
:bulletpink: I am only able to feature art from the Digital Art / Photomanipulation gallery and Digital Art Mixed Media (as long as there's a photographic element)
:bulletpink: The deviant cannot have more than one Daily Deviation in a 6 month period


:faq313:

:bulletpink: Stock should be credited in order for the suggestion to be considered, and the stock must be legitimate (ie Google images is not legitimate)
:faq217:
:bulletpink: To make a suggestion, simply send a note titled "DD Suggestion" containing the thumbnail of the artwork you'd like to suggest (the thumbnail code can be found on the right side of the deviation's page, above the stats - just copy/paste). You are welcome to write the reason why you're suggesting it, but it isn't mandatory.
:bulletpi
     Photomanip DD guidelines - April 2013Hello everyone!
I wanted to refresh my Daily Deviation (DD) guidelines for you in hopes of clearing up some confusion. As always, please feel free to ask me anything you are uncertain about.
I gladly welcome all Daily Deviation (DD) suggestions and am always excited to receive them from you.
DDs are meant to showcase the best deviations that the community has to offer. Anyone, popular or not, can receive a DD if they do exemplary work. That means you! :D For a better understanding of what they are and their purpose, you can visit :faq61:.
Basic Requirements
Your suggestion MUST:
:bulletpink: Be a photomanipulation. This means it needs to be in the category Digital Art > Photomanipulation. A photomanipulation involves 2 or more photographic images that have been combined to make something new. [That being said, I may feature Mixed Media (Digital Art > Mixed Media) if there is at least 1 photographic element.]
:bulletpink: Have stock properly credited. You



Stay devious! :peace: :love:


Photomanipulation Treasures - 10

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 6:30 PM