HiatusI'm going through an immensely difficult financial situation right now, and I have no idea what to do about it. I am not making the income to pay my bills, my current job is so stingy with hours, and I'm not sure I'll be able to pick up a second job. I'm still a student, though I'll be graduating in May. I'm just so stressed - my checking account is currently empty, though luckily I get paid tomorrow. I'm to the point of thinking of cutting off my cable and internet, just to save something. I'm going to disappear until I get my affairs in order (and frankly, I'm fed up with some behavior on here, so another reason to take a break). Hopefully I can squeeze a second job in.As for the photomanipulation Secret Santa event, if you haven't completed your art yet, I will note you who the gift is meant to go to. I'll be around for a couple more days to square things away with groups and whatnot.Best wishes, and happy holidays.
Upcoming Photomanip ContestIt's been a while since I've held a photomanip contest, so I think the time is right for another. However, I'm coming up dry for themes. I figured I'd turn to the community for unique ideas. Feel free to leave your thoughts or suggestions in a comment. In about a week or two, the suggestions will be voted for in a poll. The tentative run-time for the contest is the beginning of January to the beginning of March. I am also open to prize donations. Any and all help is of course appreciated.Thank you!
If I could DD (again)This is a feature for the "If I could DD" Community Project. The idea is to put together a collection of artwork you would personally feature as Daily Deviations if you were a Community Volunteer.I (of course) selected work from the photomanipulation/digital mixed media galleries.
Photomanipulation Treasures - 13 I can feel the change inside by StarsColdNightThe last soul of Classical Music by tristocean Real friends are like balloons by Katarina-ZirineWitch's Halloween by eleko7Embryo by xetobyte Gypsy Stories by zummerfishThe Quiet Watcher by Rowye Bad apple by Garden-Of-BlackRosesThe Dreamer by alkab-art M-A-G-I-C by ChiantyVexPrevious features<b>
(Update) Photomanipulation Secret Santa 2014UPDATE: To give more people an opportunity to join, the new and final deadline to sign up will be December 1st.If you can spread the word, it will be highly appreciated. - - - - - - - - - -It seemed like many were interested, so here it is! What is a "Secret Santa"? "...a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift." (Wikipedia definition, so I didn't botch it ) However, in this particular event, you will be personally sending your gift to your assigned person, so you're only anonymous up until then. The only media being used is photomanipulation. All skill levels are welcome. As always, all stock must be legitimate (nothing from Google images, etc.) To enter, please send a note (no comments on this journal will be accepted). Make sure to include themes, colors, genres, etc. that you enjoy. P
Bringing back birthday featuresWaaay back in 2008, I started compiling a list of deviants' birthdays to keep track of who to feature at the end of each month.I'd like to start doing it again. To keep better tabs on things, I will just start a whole new list. The idea is to feature deviants at the end of their birth month, as a gift so to speak. So... if you're interested in being involved, simply comment with the month you were born in (no date needed). The features will begin on October 31st.
Flash Manip Challenge 02 - EmotionAnd here are the winners:First place:Second place:Thank you! 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. 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. Guidelines for Challenge 2Theme: Emotion: choose one emotion to portray (anger, sadness, etc.)Time limit: 3 days (due by 11
AWW XII / 2014Who are Angels without Wings?They are those fellow deviants: who more or less regularly feature other deviants who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
Photomanipulation Treasures - 12 ... by Lais-PinheiroC A M E L O T by BlueHorseStudiosElsa by whyou Toil and Trouble by kuschelirmelMonk by msriotteDo you have news? by ChiantyVex Dracula's bride by sara-helWhen the Moon Turned Purple by jesus-at-artDream Catcher by ParadisiacPicture Waiting by coby01Vinculis by ShortCircuit123
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
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.
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
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
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: My PreciousBy spottedThe ring bearer by SusaStrawberryRead MoreThe characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin