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Photomanip HappeningsHey all,Photomanip Happenings by ^Aeirmid
This is sort-of a spur-of-the moment journal to tell you about some things that are going on around the photomanip community. I will write up the news as soon as I get the time to pull everything together, but there are some things you will want to know about in the interim.
Where is our CV?
I'm here, just working on several things at once. I have to split time between dA and school (for those of you who don't know, I'm halfway through a Ph.D. program). My dA attention is divided between Photomanipulation month in #projecteducate and Dante's Inferno in #Halloween-HQ. I've really appreciated your DD suggestions.
As a CV, I have gotten to know a lot of people and had an opportunity to appreciate their art, and they continually blow me away! But, there are many other artists out there who I would very much like to know as well. The hard part is finding them.
I would thus encourage everyo
Bloody Melancholy Contest (CLOSED):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:Bloody Melancholy Contest (CLOSED) by *Eledhwen-Stock
First of all, I wanted to remember you that I selected the winning works for the representation of the melancholy side, not for your skills to draw or photomanipulate. So, please, don't feel offended if your beautiful work hadn't be choosen .
I would also tell you that I'm really happy with all these beautiful creations you did ! Many thanks for your participations, I hope you'll try to participate to the next contest .
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Poor Snow White...! :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
This work is just so incredible ... The first time I've seen it, I could easily feel as if I was in this scene, with Snow White. I was speechless, and really impressed that this work could be such expressive by a minimal way of colorization (
REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge! by ^Aeirmid
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
Creative Challenge #1What is this?Creative Challenge #1 by ^Aeirmid
After a bit of ado, we are happy to introduce some new challenges that we hope will inspire some more creativity in our community as well as encourage ALL of us (ourselves included) to learn some new skills and expand our repertoire! For these challenges, we will require the use of one piece of stock that, while lovely and very useful, might typically be considered "overused," and one new skill or technique.
We know there are a lot of challenges out there already, but here are the goals for ours:
To address concerns of "copying" and "lack of creativity" by challenging people to think more creatively about their art,
To help members of our community learn more and expand their skills by challenging them to learn new techniques, and
To maintain the focus of our community on art, growth, and support.
Let's get started!
How does it work?
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've been wanting to do this for a while because I think that sometimes, copying someone else's ideas gives your own art a new perspective just as using the same stock but aiming for a different outcome can. I know there are many people out there who will take offense at this approach, saying that copying others' ideas is anything from lame to despicable, but never legitimate. I'm not saying that there isn't a very fine line between being a despicable copycat and what I am proposing here. There sure is and it is hard to put into words. For myself, I've found that when someone does little but copying other people's ideas, it's pathetic. But those who do nothing but copy themselves (because they have such a great & unique style after all) and don't look left nor right fall into the trap of stagnation. As an artist, that cannot be good either, no matter how many followers tell you how great you are. And besides, some stock images are made for certain ideas - it's not rocket science to arrive at the same outcome whether you've seen the other person's manip or not. In cases like that I find the whole discussion about copying the most ridiculous. But anyway, enough of my musings and on with the challenge!
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!