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Hi folks! :wave:


It's time again for our monthly photomanip newsletter. Find out what has been going on in the past month and what not to miss in the coming one. :work:



The latest






  • Manip Academy 2.0


    We have plans to start a new round of Manip Academy articles, a series of short photomanip tips run by the community. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, see this link which will lead you to the previous Manip Academy project: fav.me/d7qinxg
    The idea behind the project is that writing entire tutorials is difficult and time consuming, when on the other hand it can be so easy to simply share an easy trick to achieve a certain effect. Everyone is invited to participate! Let us know if you would like to contribute with something. :nod: Stay tuned for further updates on that matter during the next month!






  • Outstanding groups


    We plan to start an article series highlighting some of the outstanding photomanip groups around dA. Many active groups offer useful tips and resources, organize contests, feature their members or do other interesting stuff that makes being a member super worthwhile. These groups deserve more attention. :nod: The project is run by our newest CRPhotomanipulation admin Rowye. Stay tuned for more!



Stock Treasures


Thanks to CelticStrm-Stock for forwarding us these awesome, overlooked stock gems this month!

Wastelander01 by DaeStockRhinoceros iguana by Fotostyle-SchindlerSnow Fox 6 by DarkBeforeDawn23Fog Stock 05 by Malleni-Stock








Stocksites, tutorials and active photomanip groups


These handy lists can be found here for your convenience. If you want any of them to be updated, shoot us a note! :)

Stock sites, tutorials and Photomanip groupsExamples of good stock sites
Please note that this list is meant to give an overview of available stock sites that we would recommend to use, but it is in no way meant to be complete, and we do not take responsibility for the legitimacy of every photo uploaded on these websites. We recommend that you check the rules of every stock photo you download there and the specific Terms of Use (ToU) of the website.
The following list is divided into several subsections, paid and free stocks, and attribution required or not required.***
What does attribution mean exactly? It basically says that you're obliged to credit the stock provider whenever you use their stock in your work.
Stocks for purchase
http://www.shutterstock.com/
http://www.dreamstime.com
https://fotolia.com/
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/
http://www.istockphoto.com/
http://123rf.com
http://canstockphoto.com
http://depositphotos.com
https://www.dollarphotoclub.com/


As always, although we do our best we cannot be everywhere. So if you know anything that is missing or should be included in the next newsletter, let us know! We greatly appreciate any feedback. :nod:

Over and out! :salute:

ErikShoemaker
On behalf of your CRPM News Network team.


Previous newsletters:


Photomanipulation Newsletter January 2016
CRPM News Network December 2015
Photomanipulation News November 2015

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Hi folks,


after the first three months of being the photomanip CV I'm updating my DD suggestion guidelines to make suggesting DDs most convenient for you. :-)

  • I no longer require the notes to be titled "DD suggestion". I read all of my notes anyway, so it doesn't matter to me what title they have, and having every note with the same name doesn't actually help me to tell them apart.
  • I don't require a reason. It's awesome if you write one, but I'm not sad if you don't. 
  • Always include your suggestion as a thumbnail. Then I can see immediately what is being suggested.
  • Most of the time I won't reply. That absolutely doesn't mean I don't read or don't care. I often need time to consider the suggestions carefully and I prefer to spend the time I'd need to reply on something more useful for the community. That means you need not be super polite or anything. Just send me the thumb. :)
  • Don't forget about stock credits and the 6-months rule, and that I only feature photomanips (and mixed media containing photos).

For me, the most convenient way to suggest DDs is to use the "note" button next to the deviation as shown below. Whenever you come accross something awesome you simply click on "note", type my name and hit "send". Super easy!





Thanks for your attention!

You can find my full guidelines here:

My Photomanip DD guidelinesThe short summary: 
I feature Daily Deviations (DD) only from the galleries of Photomanipulation (Digital Art > Photomanipulation) and Digital Mixed Media (Digital Art > Mixed Media)The deviation must have valid stock credits, and stock must be from legitimate sources (i.e., not Google). 
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. 
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?I am always happy to receive suggestions if you consider the above.
How to suggest:
Suggest one deviation per noteInclude a thumbnail of your suggestion A short reason for why you think it is worth a DD is great but n


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Photomanip DD Round-Up January 2016

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:00 AM
:iconerikshoemaker: Features by ErikShoemaker


Pirates Tree Island by aiiven Poliarmoid's Attack by D4N13l3
Twosome by Mrs-White Delightful Autumn by AllaD8
Mr Goose by Svezhaya I Can See by axcy
Motten-Dammerung by erlendmork

Mature Content

Shadows Of My Mind by Lhianne

Harassment by Yasei-Neko Future Earth by JonHrubesch
DayZ by SimonWeaner Beautiful Disaster by Mihaela-V
Will You be our Queen? by Hioderro November Rain by lauraypablo
SITH by LilifIlane fragile heritage by doro20
Fortune Cash Cats by maximegirault Mother Love by gyaban
Alice's Adventures by Black-B-o-x -Sick- by Harpiya

Mature Content

genesis by fudaryli
Mountain Pass by rainth34
You There ? by ANWARIKA-GFX Eg anda (I breathe) by Cutteroz
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanap by theSong Naiad by Eithnne
The Queen by estellium

:iconcinyu: Features by cinyu


I'm Coming Home by hotamr







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I've spread the word about the group DDSuggestionDrive before, but this time I have new info to share: The next drive is coming in Feb 1!

What the hell is a "drive"?

:stare:
The idea of this group is to encourage people to write DD suggestions. During a "drive" (a period of time, usually a month) your DD suggestions will be counted by the group - the more you suggest, the higher the chance of winning! Yes, you can win something, and all you have to do is write DD suggestions. 8-)

Read more about how the drive works here: 
FAQs1. What is a Drive?
For the purposes of DDSuggestionDrive, a "drive" is a period of time (usually a calendar month) in which the group is actively encouraging all of DeviantArt's members to suggest Daily Deviations. Much like a blood donation drive, the idea is to get as many people suggesting as many pieces as possible within the drive's time-frame.
2. What do I get for participating?
Aside from the warm-fuzzy feeling when one of your suggestions gets accepted, all participants are put into a prize drawing. The chances of winning a prize goes up the more suggestions you make. The three people who suggest the most deviations will also win CMs/Points/Prints based on funds available to the group during that drive.
3. What do you mean "when a drive is active"?
That simply refers to whether or not the group is currently encouraging DD suggestions. When a drive is active, the group posts a blog that is u



Seeking Prizes

Currently there are already 3000+ points in the donation pool, so it's definitely worth participating. :nod: The group is still looking for more donations and other prizes if you have something to share.

Seeking Prizes for the First DD Suggestion Drive!What is a DD Suggestion Drive?
Basically, it is a time period in which DDSuggestionDrive is actively encouraging the community to suggest Daily Deviations! You can find out more in our Welcome and FAQs journals.
What do you need?
Anything and everything you think would make a cool prize for participating in the drive! Some ideas include:
:bulletpink: Journal features/Interviews
:bulletpink: Llama badges
:bulletpink: Critiques/Art Trades
:bulletpink: Commissions
:bulletpink: Prints/Core Memberships
:bulletpink: Points (which can be donated to our bank at DDSDBank if you'd like)
:bulletpink: Handmade items sent through mail
:bulletpink: Gift cards from places like Amazon, B&N, etc.
We'll take literally anything you've got to off


I hope to get your DD suggestions soon! :salute:


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Digital Spotlight feature #11

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 1:31 AM
DigitalSpotlight is a group dedicated to underexposed high-quality art.
We accept excellent photomanipulation/mixed media/3D submissions with less than 200, and digital art pieces with less than 500 faves. Enjoy the features and feel free to browse our gallery for more:

:icondigitalspotlight: :icondigitalspotlight: :icondigitalspotlight: 

Improvisation (Dolphins) by fear-sAsSunborn Rising by EsbenLashAirborn - Ice Setting 8 - Repairs by acapulc0Labyrinth II by jfliesenborghsThe Division Fanart - Tokyo Shibuya by RobinTranArcade Sona - LoL Fanart by MyrmiradaHolding Back Birds by SashaRJonesRest by DropdeadcoheedWar by Dimm-onNaiad by EithnneWater Nymph by Tsabo6My reality II by IgnisFatuusII




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Hi again to all photomanip-lovers! :wave:


We are glad to welcome you back to our first newsletter in 2016! I'm sure we all enjoyed our precious holidays (at least those of us who had them), but now it's time to get back to business. :work: So here's a recap of all the interesting stuff that has been happening in the past weeks.

The latest




  • Keep in mind that we also try to regularly update our contest module on our group page CRPhotomanipulation with new info on contests. You don't always have to wait for our next article to get it. :nod:


  • The poll

    Remember the poll we posted a couple of days ago asking for news/tips/inspiration?
    Well, some interesting discussions came up in which several artists shared their personal experiences and opinions on how to quickly and efficiently improve Photomanip techniques. It's definitely worth checking out once more! Feel free to join the discussions as well. :nod:

    Link to the poll :eager:



Inspiration



  • Art collectives


    What's that? Perhaps you have heard before about groups such as DepthCore, EvokeOne or Hysterical Minds? As the name suggests, it's usually a group of like-minded people, who love art and decide to publish conceptual artworks for a chosen theme together. Usually these projects are non-commerical and just for fun, but a few of them even tackle commercial projects together. The artists in these group often give each other constructive critiques, so the results are usually high quality. Many of these groups are exclusive but open to public applications. However, keep in mind that they have high quality standards, so not everyone will be able to get in.

    A number of art collectives have released new artpacks recently that show how conceptually interesting digital art and also photomanipulations can be. These could make a good source of inspiration for your future manips! :)

    Cosmosys "home": cosmosys.net/homexix/
    Dark Realm Collective "Black Christmas": www.facebook.com/darkrealmcoll…
    The Luminarium "Organics": theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.…


Stock Treasures


Here are a few brilliant, overlooked stocks forwarded to me by CelticStrm-Stock. Happy manip-ing!

Monthly Spotlight


Every month we highlight one of our outstanding members of the community in this section.
This month I congratulate Lolita-Artz, who was suggested by Aeirmid for being a ball of positive energy and a real rock star in our community. :)
Lolita-Artz is running several valuable groups collecting contests and useful tutorials for the photomanip community. She uses her time not only to showcase her own art but also that of her friends and deserves to get something in return. :hooray:

Sci-fi Portrait (PRINTS) by Lolita-Artz
New Born (available for prints) by Lolita-Artz earth witch (commission) by Lolita-Artz

And don't miss her tutorial club ManipTuts with regular manip-tutorial features:

:iconmaniptuts: :iconmaniptuts: :iconmaniptuts: 



Ongoing photomanip contests


Here's a summary of all the ongoing photomanip contests waiting for your submissions. The list also includes the ones I mentioned above. Let us know if you would like us to include one of your contests in this list! :thumbsup:
As usual: don't forget our own monthly challenge January Challenge and December Winner!, the theme this time is "New Beginning".

Deadline January
Short Challenge #18Short Challenge special with the winners Challenge for stocks Providers
Stock Required
You decide which to use in your Photomanipulation.


Prizes
3 winners
Exclusive Stock from:
:iconevelivesey:  :iconzozziegirl: :iconcd-stock: :iconybsilon-stock: :iconwesley-souza: :iconhermitcrabstock: :iconmsfowle:  :iconirinaponochevnaya:
Feature from:
:iconsetsiangelsailor::iconwesley-souza::iconhermitcrabstock: :iconmariasemelevich::iconlauraypablo: :iconunknown-designer092:
Llama from :iconthenaughtypirate: 
  Feel free to donate prizes.


Others Information
- Begins January 5th. and ends on January 16th.
- All stock and resources must come from legitimate sources.
and all stock and resourc
(16th) DOORWAY CONTESTHello Gang,
I hope everyone had a great Holiday, I know I did.
 The group is know for trying new things so lets continue with that and have a one stock challenge using an object this time. Here is the stock that is required in every entry.....

El grupo es conocido por probar cosas nuevas por lo que permite continuar con eso y tener un reto una acción utilizando un objeto en esta ocasión. Esta es la acción que se requiere en cada entrada .....

You must use this door in your picture. The standard rules apply and when you complete your entry submit it to the contest folder.
Debe utilizar esta puerta en su imagen. Las reglas estándar aplican y cuando complete su entrada se someten a la carpeta de concurso.
Here is an example of what can be done with the door. You do your own thing and dont copy me.
He aquí un ejemplo de lo que se puede hacer con la puerta. Usted hace su propia cosa y no te me copiar.
(17th) Unused Stock ContestStock Gallery
Stock Rules
Art Account
Get free CSS like this
Unused Stock Contest
Who wants a contest?
Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time :)  This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used!  This will give the artists a chance to do something unique with stock that has not been worked with before, and the stockers will get to see a bigger variety of their stock used.
Ms. lindowyn-stock had an unloved stock project/challenge at one time, and ma
(20th) WINTER FANTASY CHALLENGEGroup News
We hope everyone had a great Holiday.
I know we did. Happy New Year and be Blessed.
 The group is growing and we want to make sure all the new members understand whats going on. Please read the rules.. They are on the front page! If you have problems or questions be sure to ask someone, that what we are here for.
Now on with our new challenge
Our New Challenge

This is going to be a one stock challenge/ you will find it below.
We will be creating a scene using the stock image provided and additional stock.
(This is not a portrait challenge)
You can create any scene you see fit as long as the stock provided is one of the main images. Make sure she is large enough to see, don't hide her or cover her up with other images.
 Remember this is a FANTASY challenge so be magical. use extra stock that you would find in a fantasy picture, be it mythological creatures or places.
Challenge Stock .
(26th) King Kong and I contest
With  12,900 :points:
Welcome to my second contest
3 years ago, I held my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest in 2012 with total 39,600 :points:  That event still makes me poor but very pleased until now. =P 
In 2015, I am quite lucky in art. I won lots of points from many contests throughout the year.
Now I'm ready to hold a contest again and share 12,900 :points: to other artists.
This event is called...
KING KONG AND I
CONTEST
Yes, the theme of this contest is about King Kong and a woman.
I believe that almost all of you have seen King Kong movies at least once from 1933, 1976 or 2005 version.
 So, this event is like 10 year anniversary for the last time we saw King Kong.
(31st) THE NINE WORLDS - VIKINGS UNIVERSE
Maybe you know the historical drama tv series "Vikings"
inspired by the Sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok
or saw the comedy film "Erik the Viking" written and directed by Terry Jones,
or you have read already the "Edda" and you are fascinated by norse mythology.

The legends and tales are a common heritage of German,
Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon peoples.
The Norse creation myth tells how everything came into existence

in the gap between fire and ice, and how the gods shaped the homeworld of humans.

If you`re not familiar with the theme,
please read the introduction first


OUR CONTEST THEME
"THE NINE WORLDS - VIKINGS UNIVERSE"

What we are looking for:

let your imagination
(31st) January Challenge and December Winner!January Theme: New Beginning
How are you guys in the New Year? I hope you've had a great time this New Year's Eve and are looking forward to new challenges and surprises! Everything is beginning once more; did you make any resolutions? And at last, this brings me to this month's theme - New Beginning!
What can you portray? Let's think about it - is a beginning of a new season? Is a brave hero beginning an adventure? Is a wanderer setting off on the road to the unknown? Is a child being born? Or maybe someone is being raised from the dead? Or dying? Is someone in the process of creating a new, wonderful world?
As you can see, there is really a myriad of ways to interpret January's theme - be creative! Surprise us with your vision, open a new and wondrous chapter and have fun while creating the potential winner of this months challenge. :)
Don't forget to credit all stock used and use only legitimate stock!
Only ONE entry per person per month. :)
To enter,
(31st)

Deadline February
VanHelsingInc Photo Manipulation Contest
Greetings, Dearly Beloved Van Helsing Fans!
Yep, it’s time for a Photo Manipulation Contest!
Create a Photo Manipulated Deviation showcasing the awesomeness that is Van Helsing.
Contest starts today 22nd November 2015 and end on 1st of February, 2016.
The winner will be announced on 29th February 2016.

Rules:
Deviations MUST be a photo-manipulations- whether that be a set of blended or rendered stock images or a filtering on a photo.
Must be submitted to the Photo-Manipulation Competition (2015) folder in the gallery.
Contestants are allowed a maximum of two submissions.
Contestants have to be a member of VanHelsingInc. If you are not, it’s a simple matter of joining the group (joining requests will be approved automatically).
Everything is allowed as long as it’s somehow connected with the Van Helsing (2004) universe.
No hating on other contestant’s deviations.
Deviations mu
(1st) Exploration ContestStock & Resources
The Challenge
Exploration can mean a lot of different things! We want to see your idea of what exploration is, is it more adventurous like exploring ancient ruins or a jungle? Is it experimenting with new art mediums or trying a new food? Your challenge is to create a piece with the theme of exploration. This contest is open to both stock and art entries.
The Categories
Stock: create a stock image relevant to the theme. If you're not sure if it fits, comment and we'll let you know! Be sure you follow the deviantART guidelines for stock images: :faq809:
Digital Art: You must use at least 2 stock images to create a piece relevant to the theme. Be sure to read all the stock terms of use for the images you use and credit the stockers. 
Traditional Art: You must use at least 1 stock image as reference/inspiration for your entry. Remember to read the terms of use for the images and credit the stockers. 
(4th) A REALLY Tall ContestWelcome to a REALLY tall contest!
Also my first contest. La la la la 
*I've updated the rules on crediting stocks, so please take note of it.

Rules
Your entry must be a photomanipulation. A photomanipulation consists of at least two stock photos put together.
Your work must be created exclusively for this contest.
You must credit all the stocks used with their direct links even if they're yours (a collage is not acceptable). Only artworks with usage of legitimate stocks will be accepted.

Your work must have an extremely tall height, much like a typical bookmark. Here are some examples:
 
T
(20th)

Deadline March
CONTEST +than 4000 points or Core status Magic Hat Hello!
I'm on dA for almost 7 years.
To celebrate my deviantART  Anniversary I want to suggest you a contest! :yay: 
I always loved to sponsor contests but, as I have some groups to take care of, I don't have as much time to support contests in my own page...but 7 years is a great anniversary and I want to have a party!
 :blaww: What is the Theme of the Contest?


New Beginnings
- you may interpret as you wish and you may use any medium (except literature).
 
 What to do? (READ CAREFULLY) :thinking: 

Bullet; Green Produce a piece (preferentially), following the given theme or, if you have a piece you love and which you feel is suitable to enter this cont
(13th)

Art features & contest winners


Looking for awesome stuff to fav from the last month, but cannot be bothered to browse through the manip gallery yourself? Do not fret - we collected all the recent, awesome manip features for you in this list. :drool:





Stocksites, tutorials and active photomanip groups


These handy lists can be found here for your convenience. If you want any of them to be updated, shoot us a note! :)

Stock sites, tutorials and Photomanip groupsExamples of good stock sites
Please note that this list is meant to give an overview of available stock sites that we would recommend to use, but it is in no way meant to be complete, and we do not take responsibility for the legitimacy of every photo uploaded on these websites. We recommend that you check the rules of every stock photo you download there and the specific Terms of Use (ToU) of the website.
The following list is divided into several subsections, paid and free stocks, and attribution required or not required.***
What does attribution mean exactly? It basically says that you're obliged to credit the stock provider whenever you use their stock in your work.
Stocks for purchase
http://www.shutterstock.com/
http://www.dreamstime.com
https://fotolia.com/
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/
http://www.istockphoto.com/
http://123rf.com
http://canstockphoto.com
http://depositphotos.com
Free stocks - attr


As always, although we do our best we cannot be everywhere. So if you know anything that is missing or should be included in the next newsletter, let us know! We greatly appreciate any feedback. :nod:

Over and out! :salute:

ErikShoemaker
On behalf of your CRPM News Network team.


Previous newsletters:


CRPM News Network December 2015
Photomanipulation News November 2015

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Photomanip DD Round-Up December 2015

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 12:00 PM
:iconerikshoemaker: Features by ErikShoemaker


 November by Twinkle-space 

Mature Content

Devora by Vitaly-Sokol

HAIL TO THE ANCIENT KINGS by SHUME-1 ornithophobia by ezorenier
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe by Noitusan Count the sheep and have a Christmas dream. by AlexandraF
Ninediel by AlexanderJansson Winter by Katie-Watersell
Die Einsamkeit by JochenSchilling - by Helga-Helleborus
In skyey hairdressing salon. Series *For friends* by Tyami The Pied Piper by nura-des
Escape from Skull Island by Mr-Ripley Within (The Choir of Ascending Spirit) by Karezoid
Ruin of Headless by LINGDUMSTUDOG Alice Malice I by FlexDreams
In Salem's Nights by 3mmI Little Theater II by Alshain4
On Guard by kimsol Raven by CassiopeiaArt
... by BaxiaArt embrace the light by Nikkayla

Mature Content

The Horned God / Insanity by svpermchine
 Lonely Nights Melody... by JulyaArt
Bionic by CGSoufiane 

Mature Content

BANSHEE by zero-scarecrow13

Aska and the Lion by carlesmarsal Wolfmother | 4K Resolution by TheBakaArts






Countdown to 2016: 1!

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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*drumbeat*

10!

Dreams

Countdown to 2016: 10!Hey folks,
2015 is coming to an end. For me it has been a great year with the usual ups and downs, awesome friends, lots of traveling, and with another step forward in my art career. The team of CVs and I would like to celebrate the coming of 2016 with a series of jounals counting down the days to New Years Eve. 
Every day leading up to this special day I will post a themed feature with artworks from the photomanip category. Feel free to join us in this celebration as we count down the days to 2016!
The theme of today is
Dreams (10!)
 
   


9!
Sadness & Despair

Countdown to 2016: 9!This is my second round of features - only 
9!
days left until 2016. 
Join me and the team of CVs in counting down the days to New Years Eve!
Only through the sad things we learn to appreciate the good in life so the theme of today is
Sadness & Despair
    Transparency... by J-u-d-a-sLet Me Mourn by FictionChick I let my heart go by Andaelentari
Previous countdowns:
Coun


8!
Hope

Countdown to 2016: 8!Welcome back to our countdown to New Years! Every day I will post a themed feature with artworks from the photomanip category to count down the days to 2016. The theme today is

Hope

And it's only
8!
days left. Join us as we count down the days to New Years Eve and give these gems some love!
And also: Merry Christmas everyone and warm wishes to you and all your loved ones. :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
 

   If I Could Dream by annewipf Living Hope by Iskander1989 


7!

Fears

Countdown to 2016: 7!It's day 4 of our countdown, which means only
7!
days to go until 2016. Join us as we count down the days towards New Years Eve!
Today I present 
Fears
      Hansel and Gretel by annewipfRed Demons by carlesmarsal
My previous countdowns:
Countdown to 2016: 8!
Countdown to 2016: 9!

Countdown to 2016: 10!


6!
Humor

Countdown to 2016: 6!6!
days left until the end of 2015. Join us in the celebration and let's have some fun today!
Humor
  
 
Just Around The Bend by FlewDesigns
Fortune Cash Cats by maximegirault
Breakfast by Maksim-LarionovThe New Generations by Aegis-Illustration Unleash the Beast by ReyeD33Spy Cat by Mr-Ripley Voodoo Child by gyaban
My previous countdowns:
Countdown to 2016: 7!

Countdown to 2


5!
Suffering

Countdown to 2016: 5!Reaching half-time of our countdown to 2016: Now it's only 
5!
days left until New Years Eve. Join me in the celebration and tell me your resolutions for the new year! :-)
Today's feature is all about 
Suffering
      The Captured by ANWARIKA-GFX  Prisoner of capitalism by SheerHeart VII. Schizophrenia by LadFree Hybrid machine by MirellaSantana
My previous countdowns:
Countdown to 2016: 6!


4!
Joy

Countdown to 2016: 4!2015 was a year full of emotions. Let's celebrate today all moments of 
Joy
with this small feature. 
Just 
4!
days left until New Years Eve! Excited already?
        The World is My Playground by Kaioshen
My previous countdowns:
Countdown to 2016: 5!
Countdown to 2016: 6!
Countdown to 2016: 7!

Countdown to 2016: 8!


3!
Anger & Aggression

Countdown to 2016: 3!Every year not only holds positive but also negative memories - would we be the same without them? 
This feature is a tribute to our inner demons:
Anger & Aggression
Join me in celebrating the last 
3!
days of 2015 with this selection of photomanips.

       Taker of Lifes by DarkDevil16Inside men by DesignSpartanFINAL FIGHT by adrianamusettidavila Balor of the Evil Eye by Rui-AbelInternal tension by FeriAnimations     
My previous countdowns:
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2!
Love

Countdown to 2016: 2!What is life without
Love?
Now we just have
2!
days left to celebrate 2015. Join us in our countdown and give love to these love-related photomanips!
    Untitled by Makusheva    Will You be our Queen? by Hioderro Mother Love by gyaban Honey, we need to talk by Rowye 
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1!

The final feature of our countdown should be neither positive nor negative, but a tribute to all the unforeseen, magical moments of 2015. Who knows what 2016 has in store for us?

The theme of today is therefore

Magic & Mysticism


I hope you enjoyed the feature series as much as I did. I'm wishing you wonderful New Years Eve celebrations with all your loved ones and all the best for the coming year. See you around! :party: :salute:

Brienne Crystal by Wesley-Souza
Magic Night II by Dani-Owergoor wait until the full moon by naradjou14Realm Of Trees by Paulo-BertMechanical Dreamcatcher by Carlos-Quevedo Storm Maker by Black-B-o-xAsasara by 3mmI Gold Tiberius by MarcelaBolivar Secrets of the Ocean by MakushevaThe rise of the Winterking by nova63Niteria Nemo by DarkCreaFaun by NekroXIIIThe Odissey of Light by WhendellRedeemer by vampirekingdom WHITE RABBIT by saritaangel07Goddess II by octobre-rouge


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Countdown to 2016: 2!

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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What is life without

Love?

Now we just have

2!

days left to celebrate 2015. Join us in our countdown and give love to these love-related photomanips!




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Countdown to 2016: 3!

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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Every year not only holds positive but also negative memories - would we be the same without them? 
This feature is a tribute to our inner demons:

Anger & Aggression


Join me in celebrating the last 

3!

days of 2015 with this selection of photomanips.

SITH by LilifIlane
If looks could kill 2015 by FantasyMaker Liberate from Inside by LaercioMessias Assault by Gejda Izzabelle by Flobelebelebobele BANSHEE by zero-scarecrow13 Retribution by neverdyingExpansion by itsbxdOmen by Tri5tate Dark Rebirth by mippieArt Taker of Lifes by DarkDevil16Inside men by DesignSpartanFINAL FIGHT by adrianamusettidavila Balor of the Evil Eye by Rui-AbelInternal tension by FeriAnimations     

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Countdown to 2016: 4!

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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2015 was a year full of emotions. Let's celebrate today all moments of 

Joy

with this small feature. 

Just 

4!

days left until New Years Eve! Excited already?



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Countdown to 2016: 5!

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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Reaching half-time of our countdown to 2016: Now it's only 

5!

days left until New Years Eve. Join me in the celebration and tell me your resolutions for the new year! :-)
Today's feature is all about 

Suffering



 Enjoying Death ! by DARSHSASALOVE Kerker by JochenSchilling All Angels Must Die by blaithielBorn To Die by Ahmed-Fares94Promesse Vuote by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A Slavery by IrKosVoices by xetobyte The Waiting by ENZZOK Le Cabinet de Curiosites - The Dancer by AlexandraVBachThose who suffer by Iskander1989The Captured by ANWARIKA-GFX  Prisoner of capitalism by SheerHeart VII. Schizophrenia by LadFree Hybrid machine by MirellaSantana


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Countdown to 2016: 6!

Sat Dec 26, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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6!

days left until the end of 2015. Join us in the celebration and let's have some fun today!

Humor


Outnumbered by dresewDrive and Let Live by RowyeZ bank job by dresew Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe by NoitusanTwosome by Mrs-WhiteIdler the Splendid. by GanusiaFrench dessert by cornacchia-art oh oh. by AlexBroeckel
Mr Goose by Svezhaya Is Dragon sleeping or not? by Svezhaya
Just Around The Bend by FlewDesigns
Fortune Cash Cats by maximegirault
Breakfast by Maksim-LarionovThe New Generations by Aegis-Illustration Unleash the Beast by ReyeD33Spy Cat by Mr-Ripley Voodoo Child by gyaban

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Countdown to 2016: 7!

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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It's day 4 of our countdown, which means only

7!

days to go until 2016. Join us as we count down the days towards New Years Eve!

Today I present 

Fears


Feral by nina-Y  My Nightmare by RowyeAnthophobia by dreamswoman Fear, Madness and Loneliness by BathoriyaConfession by ser1oCornered by neverdying Behind The Fear by gusavanciniIrreversible by YongL ornithophobia by ezorenier Krankheit III by JochenSchillingHansel and Gretel by annewipfRed Demons by carlesmarsal


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Countdown to 2016: 8!

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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Welcome back to our countdown to New Years! Every day I will post a themed feature with artworks from the photomanip category to count down the days to 2016. The theme today is

Hope


And it's only

8!

days left. Join us as we count down the days to New Years Eve and give these gems some love!

And also: Merry Christmas everyone and warm wishes to you and all your loved ones. :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:

Every day is a second chance by RazielMBSo close, yet so far away by ReyeD33The Dove Arrives... by Shue13Hope by Lolita-Artz Out of the forest by sekiqAncient Future by KarimFakhoury
Muadhib by JeremieJulien
Reforestation by Cold-Tommy-Gin Hope by clair0bscur Finally serene by DesignSpartan If I Could Dream by annewipf Living Hope by Iskander1989 The Healing Waters by Aeirmid NEW HOPE by SHUME-1The Red Tent by Rowye


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Countdown to 2016: 9!

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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This is my second round of features - only 

9!

days left until 2016. 
Join me and the team of CVs in counting down the days to New Years Eve!

Only through the sad things we learn to appreciate the good in life so the theme of today is

Sadness & Despair



Beneath the Warm Snow by ReyeD33Broceliande by clair0bscurHalloween Beautifull by Katecita Emerald dawn by Brumae-ArtTears of soul by MaliciaRoseNoire Rhinemaiden by kimsol... by BaxiaArt Scarlet Poison by AlexandraVBach ...387... by MozolewskiMichalNever Forget by LanaTustichTransparency... by J-u-d-a-sLet Me Mourn by FictionChick I let my heart go by Andaelentari


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Countdown to 2016: 10!

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 5:00 AM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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Hey folks,


2015 is coming to an end. For me it has been a great year with the usual ups and downs, awesome friends, lots of traveling, and with another step forward in my art career. The team of CVs and I would like to celebrate the coming of 2016 with a series of jounals counting down the days to New Years Eve. 

Every day leading up to this special day I will post a themed feature with artworks from the photomanip category. Feel free to join us in this celebration as we count down the days to 2016!

The theme of today is

Dreams (10!)

Black hole dreaming by MindTuberGrowing up is made of small things by gyaban Just A Dream Away by MarcoHerreraImagination by FantasyArt0102
 Floating in my dreams by RazielMB River of Longing by djz0mb13Beyond the Horizon by megan7Take-Me-Away by Mr-Xerty Scene from an autumn dream by TheDewdropFairyThey Come When I Dream by theflickereesThe sound of dreams by dreamswoman Air by Katie-WatersellCount the sheep and have a Christmas dream. by AlexandraFA special Christmas present to Grey C. Dixon by Wesley-Souza My reality. by IgnisFatuusII



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I'm sure you have noticed already, the dA design received a small makeover again and the DD button we have gotten used to is now gone. Here's the announcement: A More Global Navigation

How can we access the DDs without that button? For your convenience I've made two screenshots that show how to find them:






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Thank you!

Sun Dec 13, 2015, 1:06 PM by ErikShoemaker:iconerikshoemaker:


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Thank you all for your awesome birthday wishes!

I had a lot of friends over in my tiny apartment and I had a really great time with tons of cool presents. Among them a little 3-shot blaster like this img.dealsdirect.com.au/prod/TY…, which I can use to annoy my colleagues at work. :XD: These guys are really thoughtful. 

After being super busy for the last days I'm slowly catching up with messages, so don't worry if I haven't replied to your comments yet - I'm probably working on it. :D

Thank you again, you guys rock!

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Hello fellow Photomanip-lovers! :wave:


We are back with our now regular installment of the CRPM newsletter! Plenty of stuff has been going on the photomanip community in the past month, but we also have a few extra features collected for you in this newsletter. We hope you enjoy the read! :movingon:

The latest



Stock Treasures


This small spotlight comes with help from the awesome Cassy-Blue, who forwarded some spectacular, overlooked stocks to me. Don't miss these!

Stock 31 by 9Rayne2 Abandoned Barn in Ruins-1 by RowyeStock
Zombie 4 by magikstock

Monthly Spotlight


In this part we want to highlight one of our outstanding members of the photomanip community. I want to congratulate our first featured member 1simplemanips1! She is a fairly new and aspiring member of our community and was nominated by
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for the way she creates beautiful and complex scenes, her creativity and unique style, and also for how she shares her world and imagination with us to make us dream.


Here is a small selection of her beautiful works: :gallery: 

Hester Prynne by 1simplemanips1
The Catcher In The Rye by 1simplemanips1
Lullaby by 1simplemanips1

You would like to nominate someone for the next feature? Let us know! :highfive:


Ongoing photomanip contests


This list includes contests that allow for photomanipulation entries and are still open for submissions. Some of them are closing soon, so hurry up! :fingerscrossed:
Again, don't forget our own monthly challenge, this time themed "Snow"! fav.me/d9isr24 8-)

Deadline December
A special Christmas present - ContestContest by Pendragon-Arts
A Special Christmas Present CONTEST!
I have a son who is now 28. He lives alone and has both Autism and Schizophrenia. He is both sad, lonely, and is forced to live a very isolated life. No one really understands the pain of being mentally ill and not able to fit in with society and even other people in general, unless you, yourself are, have a direct connection or relationship with someone that carries this themselves. Remember those who are alone for various reason or who have a hard time getting through the holidays each year for various reasons as you create and during the coming holiday season. Bless you!
10 years ago, when we were able to still live together, he dabbled for hours creating his various sketchings. He doesn't draw any more and I found a few of them that I held onto over the years and would like to help make his imagination come alive and make this Christmas special for him. He loves the mecha genre an
(10th) Contest Ancient China
We would like to invite you to join a photomanipulation contest "Ancient China".
Start date: 06 November, 2015. - deadline 10th December, 2015.
Rules:
Create an image of the ancient Chinese people (men or women), or several characters. Let's delve into the mysterious and delicious world of oriental culture! Create an image of the standard model (especially undressed). You'll need to completely change the model, dress her into suitable clothes and place into a suitable background.
Number of entries is unlimited.
- You are free to choose your own stock. However, ALL stocks used must be legitimate. We will not accept images that have used images from search engines such
as Google, or from sites like tumblr, flickr, Pinterest, etc. Your stock must come from a legitimate stock site.
- Drawing is allowed within reasonable limits.
- Using filters and plug-ins
Unacceptable in your artwork:
- Premade backgrounds, someone else's artwork, as well as their parts and all that is par
(10th) Christmas Dreams!Hello All,
It's been a little while...and since the world is getting ready early to celebrate...lets "Jump start" Christmas with a early Christmas Contest...because let's be honest,  sometimes we need something to celebrate!
   
                                 
                             
The Christmas Dreams Contest!
               "Maybe one day we will find the place that our dreams and reality collide"
It Must be a New Piece and Submitted to Deviant Art on or after the 10th of November 2015 and it definitely must Feature A Christmas Dream theme... that's all there is to it.
:bulletblue: Particpate & Create and most important have fun:bulletblue:
Start date is the 10/11/2015 (10th of November 2015)
End date is the 15/12/2015 (15th of December 2015)
(15th) Xmas Contest - Greeting cArtsHello people!
This year the contest "Christmas Special" is special not only because it is Christmassy but also for two other reasons; It is organized in collaboration with the team of aRts-Creation and is meant to help others with our and your art.
:secretsanta: 
Christmas is a time of joy for many people, and it is the moment when we give more to do to make happy our loved ones and our friends looking for the right gift to give a smile. We want to extend this gift to other people that you have surely directly or indirectly among your affections, I speak of the people who are fighting every day against an evil that destroys mercilessly, cancer, an illness that now everyone knows, because it is almost in all families.
Now what does all this with a contest? Well I'll tell you!
i got a letter 
The theme is to create a greeting card for Christmas, also simple, with only Merry Christmas for exa
(18th) Challenge #15 - Crime:spotlight-left:Our 15th Challenge is all about Crime  !!!   :spotlight-right:
Oops! Does it sounds ugly because it's December now and we don't want negative things luring around? Nope, it will be all up to you guys. You already knew what crime really means but for this challenge, we want to see your wacky, dramatic, serious or odd interpretations of crime. You can incorporate it with latest holidays or season you have in your country! Think outside the box! Make it a meaningful one!
To Join:
:bulletyellow: Must be a member of our group DeviantsGallery
:bulletyellow: Leave us a comment in this journal with a link to your creation or deviation.
:bulletyellow: Please mention this challenge in the description of your creation or deviation.
:bulletyellow: We will only accept original Photographs, Photomanipulation, and Traditional/Digital drawings!
:bulletyellow: Only artworks made for this challenge are qualified. No old works please.
:bulletyellow: Deadline fo
(18th) Victorian Holiday ChallengeGreetings Castle Dwellers.,,
"Victorian Holiday" (in case you couldn't quite read the title ;)
It's THAT time of year again for many of us in the Castle. Leaves are off the trees, the scenery becomes stark blacks, grays and whites. Many celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and the changing of the season. It seems a grand time for getting out our models in Victorian and/or Steampunk costumes, don't you think? So, this challenge will be about TWO things: Victorian/Steampunk imagery and models. AND, a wintry scene or "vibe." Easy, yes? Details below:
Hello Artists of the Castle...
:bulletred: The requirement for this challenge will be to show us a manip that includes at least one model wearing either Victorian or Steampunk clothing. If you choose Victorian you are not limited to "wealthy" looking people. Dickens' shared many characters who were NOT wealthy in his book "A Christmas Carol." You MAY use a 3D image, but consider that the more artistic effort that goes into your artwork-the more like
(20th) Winter Wonders ChallengeGreetings Artists of the Castle..
It's THAT time of year again for many of us in the Castle. Leaves are off the trees, the scenery becomes stark blacks, grays and whites. Many celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and the changing of the season. This challenge will be all about creating art that invokes wonder, awe and magic in the season of Winter. (My apologies to those of you who are in the heat of Summer, etc. ;p)
:bulletred: The requirements for this challenge will be to show us art that includes at least one model AND surround her/him with elements and/or scenery that is in keeping with Winter/wonder. You MAY use a 3D image, but consider that the more artistic effort that goes into your artwork-the more likely you are to be a winner in the challenge.  The idea can be a design type of image OR a scenic one but it MUST be indicative of the Winter season. The model(s) should be the focus in either design or scenic.
:bulletred: the theme does NOT necessarily need to be "sweetness and li
(20th) Book cover challenge - SamHi, I'm very fortunate to have many author friends on my Facebook page so, to benefit us all, I put up my favourite artworks using my stock (with the artists permission of course) for authors to browse. Once in a while they even buy one :) (Smile) Whatever fee I charge, I go halves with the digital artist through Paypal.
Below are the images you can work with, along with any stock from my gallery  cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c…
Make sure if you use other stock as well from someone else, that commercial use is allowed. That's a must.
     
   
 
To enter, post your artwork here in the comments. Try and keep them as close to portrait format
(21st) Santa's home - contest (2 weeks left)Reindeer Divider
It's time for a new contest!
The days are getting colder and slowly we are all getting into the christmas spirit - so I thought it's time to announce a new contest!
This time the theme is:
"Santa's home":
Where does Santa live?
Does he live alone, or is he married and lives with his wife?
Maybe with his reindeers or christmas elves?
Does he live in a cozy cottage or in a modern villa?
How does he prepare for christmas eve?
How does he like to spend his free time?
Maybe he isn't the friendly old man we think he is?
Show me how YOU imagine the place where Santa lives!
christmas wave
The simple rules
Holidays your entry must be a photomanipulation Holidays
Holidays your entry must be created exclusively for this contest Holidays
Holidays al
(31st) December Challenge and November WinnerDecember Theme: Snow
Continuing with the weather themes, this month - let it snow!  A Christmasy Jaunty  Holidays are approaching quickly, gifts are being bought and packed, and the ground outside will soon be covered in white fluff. Therefore, your works this month need to have some of the magic of winter - 'cause even if you don't like the cold, you've got to admit that a quiet, snow-covered countryside is an extremely picturesque sight.  :merry christmas: 
Don't forget to credit all stock used and use only legitimate stock!
Only ONE entry per person per month. :)
To enter, turn in your deviation to the "December Challenge" gallery folder (Don't get this confused with the folder for regular art submissions, or we'll move challenge folders to Favorites instead of Gallery.)
Your entry must
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Deadline January
Unused Stock ContestStock Gallery
Stock Rules
Art Account
Get free CSS like this
Unused Stock Contest
Who wants a contest?
Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time :)  This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used!  This will give the artists a chance to do something unique with stock that has not been worked with before, and the stockers will get to see a bigger variety of their stock used.
Ms. lindowyn-stock had an unloved stock project/challenge at one time, and ma
(20th) King Kong and I contest
With  11,900 :points:
Welcome to my second contest
3 years ago, I held my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest in 2012 with total 39,600 :points:  That event still makes me poor but very pleased until now. =P 
In 2015, I am quite lucky in art. I won lots of points from many contests throughout the year.
Now I'm ready to hold a contest again and share 11,900 :points: to other artists.
This event is called...
KING KONG AND I
CONTEST
Yes, the theme of this contest is about King Kong and a woman.
I believe that almost all of you have seen King Kong movies at least once from 1933, 1976 or 2005 version.
 So, this event is like 10 year anniversary for the last time we saw King Kong.
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VanHelsingInc Photo Manipulation Contest
Greetings, Dearly Beloved Van Helsing Fans!
Yep, it’s time for a Photo Manipulation Contest!
Create a Photo Manipulated Deviation showcasing the awesomeness that is Van Helsing.
Contest starts today 22nd November 2015 and end on 1st of February, 2016.
The winner will be announced on 29th February 2016.

Rules:
Deviations MUST be a photo-manipulations- whether that be a set of blended or rendered stock images or a filtering on a photo.
Must be submitted to the Photo-Manipulation Competition (2015) folder in the gallery.
Contestants are allowed a maximum of two submissions.
Contestants have to be a member of VanHelsingInc. If you are not, it’s a simple matter of joining the group (joining requests will be approved automatically).
Everything is allowed as long as it’s somehow connected with the Van Helsing (2004) universe.
No hating on other contestant’s deviations.
Deviations mu
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Other recent news articles and features


We have collected a ton of articles and features from the past month. Take your pick of the features below - but first I would like to highlight the monthly interviews conducted by the group The-Imaginarium, which is an awesome group for photomanipulators since they offer tons of activities for members including contests, member features, polls and news. You can check out the first two interviews here:
Member of the Month - Interview with Mihaela VEvery month we select one member to be exposed on the homepage of the group and we will do a special feature and a short interview.
Mihaela V
Special Feature and Interview with the incredible Mihaela-V 

1. Can you give us a little insight as to what goes on in your mind when you create your pieces? Where do your ideas stem from?
I'm mostly inspired by my favourite movies, music and books. For example the Middle Earth movies, the recently released Crimson Peak and gothic literature like the works of E. A. Poe, Wuthering Heights, etc.
I also like creating my own characters, thinking about what their stories could be and what would they be doing. This also helps with building the world or scene around the characters.


2. Which of your pieces are you most fond of and can you tell us a little about them?
One of my pieces that I`m most fond of
Member of the Month - Interview with ErikShoemakerEvery month we select one member to be exposed on the homepage of the group and we will do a special feature and a short interview.
ErikShoemaker
Special Feature and Interview with the incredible ErikShoemaker.Erik is an awe inspiring digital artist with a very unique style based in Germany.Read on and get inspired!

1. Can you give us a little insight as to what goes on in your mind when you create your pieces? Where do your ideas stem from?
Usually I get my ideas from other media, such as movies, books, games, and music. As you can probably tell from my gallery I love all kinds of fantasy and scifi related stuff. Lately I have been reading the Dune series by Frank Herbert, which has been very inspiring. In terms of games, I enjoy fantasy RPGs a lot, like the Witcher or Dragon Age.
Sometimes I create artworks for artgroups I am member of, which often have themed exhibitions. Most of the time I have only a very rough idea in my mind, though


Also, don't miss out on the December Photomanip DD-Roundup:
Photomanip DD Round-Up November 2015:iconerikshoemaker: Features by ErikShoemaker
            Home, sweet home by sasha-fantom Sea Queen by Ohara2007 LOVE by MariLucia Darkwood by DariaEndresen Born To Die by Ahmed-Fares94 Ipocondrie by MarcelaBolivar I thought of you a thousand times by AnjaMillen Prisoner of capitalism by SheerHeart False Universes. Chaotic. by KatjaFaith Cautiverio by parckless 
:iconaeirmid: Features by Aeirmid
Lamia: The Murderer by Secretadmires The Liliths Realm by eclipsy Mournful Song by Carlos-Quevedo Haunted Forest by kuschelirmel
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