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How to stay MotivatedHow to stay Motivated.How to stay Motivated by Robotpencil
I’m writing this article for the type of people who say that just can’t find motivation to:
Make a portfolio
Finish a painting
Work on their personal project
I got three tips I’m about to write, and it’s just advice and things that I found useful for myself. If you are capable to do any of these things you should definitely try them.
Fear. Get rid of it. If you are fearful of the outcome it will unmotivate you immediately. Just finish whatever it is and think about how you can improve after. If you can’t see what you need to improve ask someone else to tell you. There is always room to improve, and if you go into a critique with an open mind you will grow exponentially.
Think of it like this. If you were running one lap, and half way through you stopped because you were afraid you were going to throw up or pass out, you will never really know how fast you can run that lap. You didn’t push yours
PrizesPrizes by YBsilon-Stock
Categories: Beginner/Light Intermediate & More Intermediate/Advanced will get the same prizes
:iconsomadjinn: 250 (all points given to donation pool of YBsilon-Stock for the winners)
:iconevelivesey: 4 Exclusive-Stockpacks from the folder here:
The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great?For the latter half of March through the beginning of April, the theme at we-HEART-photomanip will be, The Wow Effect. Today, I am going to present some information about what makes a great photomanipulation great.The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great? by Aeirmid
A great photomanipulation has great composition.
Composition is the way your eye travels over the photomanipulation and where your eye rests. What is the focal point of the image? Is that an appropriate focal point? (For example, are your eyes drawn to the model's eyes/face, or her arm? ) Composition is how we capture and keep the attention of our viewers. Popular composition styles include the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio, although there are certainly others.
If you are interested in a video critique, please note me with three deviations of yours to choose from (so I can choose the one I have the most to say about).
I cannot guarantee you will actually receive a critique and there will be no set schedule because my daily life tends to wreck any plans of doing stuff like this on a regular basis. Also please note that I will not be putting you on an ordered list (but on an unordered one) meaning I will critique what feels like a good idea instead of going by who was first. I hope you will understand that.
Of Copyright & Premades
is an article that strives to explain what copyright means, who it protects and that simply putting work into something will not make using something without permission okay.
Know your Basics - article series:
A series of articles that try to explain some basics in art that you may or may not have heard of before but didn't know what to do with them. All of them are written especially for photo- manipulators, but the principles should hold true in any genre.
--> Know your basics - Colour Theory <--
--> Know your basics - Composition <--
--> Know your basics - Perspective <--
--> Know your basics - Textures <--
I'm Jasmin - I'm an engineer who loves pretty things,
above all butterflies and photomanips*.
I used to be the gallery mod for the photomanipulation category in 2006/07 and from Nov 2010 to April 2012.
* and chocolate of course, I almost forgot chocolate!
Personally, I like stats. It's just the way my brain works And aside from that, I do get a kick out of seeing one of my works getting more faves / comments than another one. It's thrilling when you hit the zeitgeist (or however you wanna call it). And if you are trying to sell your art, hitting that zeitgeist is invaluable. I do however think that some people are way too focused on those numbers.
After all, what does a pageview mean? It means sommeone clicked your name. it doesn't mean he stopped to look at anything at all. And it doesn't mean they looked at your gallery. A comment can be hollow, only given so you will give one back (regardless of content), a fave can be dealt out in "drive by mode". And still, it makes us happy to see those numbers increase. It is everyone's own choice how much or how little they read into that, though.
For myself, I have long since decided to treat manips as my hobby. This leaves me free to do as I please, when I please. But that does not make me completely immune to the competitive aspect of dA. I like to try new things, be inspired, get new perspectives - and when I do not achieve what I set out to do, I still feel frustrated. Even art blocks are still here, though thankfully not as frequent as they used to be.
My gallery is copyrighted (c) Jasmin Junger. None of the images may be used without consent. I do license my images for book covers, cd covers and the like - please contact me via e-mail kuschelirmel<at>gmail.com to discuss details. I do not give away my art for free!