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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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gusavancini Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for fave dear! :hug:

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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! You too! :D
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Erikkkkkk :la: Congrats on your PhD
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear! :D
EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch and kind words (=
Love your great work <3
Best wishes ^^
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome and same to you! :) Have a nice weekend!
EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too <3
InspiredInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thanks for the Llama badge!
joufancyhuh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the PhD!!
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