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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member ErikMale/Germany Groups :icondepthcore: depthCORE
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The Moon and the Nightshade by ErikShoemaker The Moon and the Nightshade :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 956 173 God's Hourglass by ErikShoemaker God's Hourglass :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 863 191 God Emperor Leto II by ErikShoemaker God Emperor Leto II :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 575 122 Psychosis by ErikShoemaker Psychosis :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 715 127 Golden Spiral by ErikShoemaker Golden Spiral :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 915 212 Another really bad hair day by ErikShoemaker Another really bad hair day :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 399 187 Treasure Cove by ErikShoemaker Treasure Cove :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 859 165 Fire and Gold by ErikShoemaker Fire and Gold :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 1,609 341 Something ends, something begins by ErikShoemaker Something ends, something begins :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 410 139 Striders of Vvardenfell by ErikShoemaker Striders of Vvardenfell :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 4,982 593 Anthroposynthesis by ErikShoemaker Anthroposynthesis :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 2,432 289 Eclipse by ErikShoemaker Eclipse :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 2,248 273 Aguara, the child thief by ErikShoemaker Aguara, the child thief :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 675 127 Portal to the Depths of Space by ErikShoemaker Portal to the Depths of Space :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 1,073 90 Shai-Hulud and the God Emperor by ErikShoemaker Shai-Hulud and the God Emperor :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 5,391 480 V: The Void by ErikShoemaker V: The Void :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 884 95

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Today I had the unexpected surprise to see my artwork Treasure Cove featured on the DD page. W00t! After giving more than 300 DDs to other artists I received one myself again. Thanks a lot cosmicbound!! :D

Treasure Cove by ErikShoemaker

It is one of the pieces I am most proud of because it is my most realistic and detailed attempt at nebula painting. So I am particularly happy about this one!
Thanks again for the great surprise. :nod:

In more personal news, I can announce another achievement that I'm really proud of. The reason for my absense in the past months is that I was busy writing my dissertation and studying hard for my final PhD exam. I had my big moment a little more than a week ago where I was confronted with random physics related questions for almost 2 hours (the weeks before were probably the most horrible in my life lol) - and I passed!
So after some more
bureaucracy I finally have my PhD in theoretical physics, which means you have to call me Dr. Shoemaker from now on. :D

I know I promised some personal art in my previous journal, but please give me a bit more time to let it sink in so I can get used to the new situation. :D I will hopefully be back with new stuff once inspiration strikes me again.

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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Hey everyone.
My name is Erik and I am a Photoshop hobbyist from Germany. I have started practicing Digital Art around 2005 and since then I have come to love the genres of Photomanipulation, Space Art and Matte Painting.

In the past I have pursued a digital art career more seriously, joining up several renowned art collectives such as Depthcore, SlashThree and EvokeOne.
Besides, my work has been published in various books and magazines, among them the official Advanced Photoshop Magazine, The Book of Creation and even Ballistic: Exposé.

By now I have another job and practice digital art solely as a hobby. So no use to ask me about commissions.

Thank you for your interest in my page!

Blueberry Award

Awarded by JunkbyJen on April 1 for
"The most offensive tutorial"

Blueberry by Clu-art

I'm so happy!!


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DinowCookie Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :) I just created a group, and I would be honored if you'd join as a member :D 
LiLbaddie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Your work absolutely inspires me and pushes me to do more with my digital work! Thank you <3 <3
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice compliment! 
Onikuh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wonderful worlds I could get lost in....
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the beautiful compliment :)
Cody-Lee-Jones Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist


    Thank you so very much! I am very happy and thankful for your support! I am also very grateful for the opportunity to respond and give my thanks to you! If not for people like you and artiest like you, what’s the point of putting in long hours, working hard to make beautiful dreams come true for others to enjoy? This is a community to help, enjoy, and share art as well as give appreciation, and that is exactly what I am and have for you and your kindness and for your hard work and lovely imagination you bring with your style and work! Thank you so much and I wish the best to you and all your work and all your friends and family!  Every day is a new day, each piece is a new piece never seen, so thank you so much for artwork and being you!

P.S. We need to do a collaboration one day brother.

lindenART Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen Dank fürs llama, und gleich eins retour :)
Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Thank you so much for the DD suggestion! :) :sun:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're most welcome! Congrats on the DD! 8-)
Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Thank you! :hug:
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