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Tagged + Digital Spotlight Feature #6

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 2:04 PM
Every few months or so these "games" come up again. This time I was tagged by AbbeyMarie and I figured why not?

The Rules

1) You must post these rules 
2) Share 10 facts about yourself 
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for people you tag 
4) Choose 10 people and put 10 icons in your journal
5) Not something like, "You are tagged if you read that". 
6) You have to legitimately tag 10 people. 
7) No tag-backs. 
8) You can't say that you don't do tags. 
9) You MUST make a journal entry! No comments. 

My 10 facts

1. Although I do math 8+ hours a day for a living, I actually enjoy writing and learning languages a lot. 

2. If you find any cool show that is currently running on TV I probably watch it already.

3. I am a sucker for everything scifi related (surprise!), most of all movies.

4. Most people I know say about me that I am often bored and annoyed, and they believe I hate everything. I tend to disagree, but new people keep coming who tell it to me again. 

5. I enjoy speaking and writing in English instead of my mothertongue (German) because it makes me believe I do something useful for my brain.

6. I think about work all the time, even when I'm not at work. I often work when I'm not in the office because I usually feel like I'm wasting my time otherwise. It's sick! But I'm getting better slowly since I got my master's degree. (Watching TV shows doesn't count if they are in English because then I do something useful for my brain again- weird logic I know. :D)

7. My friends make fun of me because my apartment is always clean and my furniture fits together too well. :XD:

8. Many of my friends don't even know about my main hobby - art. :) I don't know why I keep it to myself actually, but every once in a while someone approaches me who for some reason googled my name and found out about it. That's usually a bit weird for me. :D

9. While I'm not very patriotic at all, I love German bread above everything else. And I even had some fights over that with my French and Dutch friends. :D

10. Although I am afraid of heights, I LOVE to go on top of tall things such as skyscrapers, towers, churches, mountains, platforms, airplanes... - you name it - to indulge in the amazing views. I can easily spend 2 hours on a plane or more constantly taking pictures of the clouds. 

Abbey's questions

1. Have you ever eaten cereal  out of a cup? 
Nope, I rarely eat it at all

2. Are you a wine drinker?
Oh yes! Sometimes I have to restrain myself. :blush:

3. Do you have a cause or view point that you are passionate about? 
Passionate? I don't know.. Certain discussions and viewpoints in politics can agitate me, and I have had long arguments about them. But I wouldn't really call that passionate.

4. Do you have a DA crush?
Gentlemen don't tell!

5. If you found a $500 bill would you try and find its owner? 
If I know who lost it I would return it personally. I'm not sure I would trust the system enough to give the bill to someone else to return it when the owner is currently unknown. Luckily I'm not in the situation. :-P

6. Mac or PC?

7. Are you a pretty pretty princess? 
A friend of mine calls me the "Metal housewife". Does that count?

8. Are you a gud speller? 
I fink sow.

9. Are you good at coming up with questions for people?  
Very much (see below). Are you?

10. Do you believe zodiac signs hold any real significance when it comes to personality traits?
I am Sagittarius and probably not very good at shooting other people, so I guess no. :-P

My questions

1. Are you annoyed by these tagging games? 
2. Have you ever been trolling on the internet?
3. Do you have your dreamjob? 
4. In retrospective, is there any major decision you made in the past that you would like to undo?
5. Did you ever make money with your art? If yes, what was your first paid commission?
6. Are you a photoshop slave for your friends?
7. Have you ever done anything *questionable* for money that you regret now?
I'm so good with questions right now. 8. Your favorite kind of cheese?
9. Do you think yoghurt is for girls?
10. Your favorite childhood show?

And I tag . . .

:icondylanpierpont: :iconpriteeboy: :iconscorpidilion: :iconblph: :iconwesley-souza: :iconshue13: :iconelreviae: :iconpipper-svk: :icondesignspartan: :iconkarimfakhoury:
Sorry if you guys were tagged before, I don't really care... :-P

And now to end this journal with something nice, here's the another feature from DigitalSpotlight 
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Internal Flight by synthesys
Dark Angel and Harpies by NateHallinanArt
 Burning the sorrow by LeeKent
Crime Site by artificialdesign
Giant Hunter's Handbook cover by JasonEngle Motorcity Intro Pan by hungerartist 
Laie-Ascendant by AZLL Smokeangel by PeppeTi
Jurassic by FlorentLlamas Spring is Coming by ViridRain
Raven by CassiopeiaArt Imperial Scout by black-rose-chain 
Backwater Snitch by vaporization

Enjoy the features!

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Digital Spotlight Feature #5

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 1:35 AM
Here is the next round of features from our group DigitalSpotlight.

I hope you enjoy the selection! :-)

The Storm Queen by cobaltplasma the hell dude by apterus Tree Fish by Tigermint
The Sacrafice by TentaclesandTeeth
Jaianto by carlesmarsal Wilderness - Movement In the Forest by FreeMind93
Untitled by falk2021 Cautiverio by parckless
Acrylic by Ecstatic-ectsy Game of Thrones Tournament (Spain) Balerion(cat) by JordiGart 
Cosima by inagiViTy Mr Goose by Svezhaya The Thing by ourlak

See you next time!

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What I have been up to + Teaser

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 2:04 AM
You might have noticed that I haven't uploaded any new art in a while. That doesn't mean I have been idle in the past months. In fact I started working on a series where I explored a different style and (for me) new photomanipulation techniques. After I posted my Improvement-meme last december I had the feeling that a change was needed and I had been doing the same things over and over again. So 2015 I want to make the year of the all-new.

The series is now almost complete and consists of five images I have been working on since January. It depicts the gradual posession and destruction of a soul by a demon, where each picture shows a different stage. The series is somewhat inspired by Dragon Age: Inquisition and the book Children of Dune by Frank Herbert.

I also have a teaser for you! I'm really happy with how some of the images turned out:

Teaser by ErikShoemaker

If everything goes as planned I can upload them during March. :)

On another note, in case you are interested about the Serpent's Tongue issue. I'm currently in contact with the founder and it is all going to work out. Thank you for your support btw!

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I think this is an issue worth posting here because it has come to my attention that the serpent's tongue card game uses like half of my gallery without my permission. They even show my images on their cards around on this YouTube video (28:42).

It's ridiculous.

I recommend you to check out their playing cards to find any unauthorized uses:

They have an endless amount of cards and I only went through the first couple of pages, but found plenty of my stuff already.……………

They do credit me sometimes with "Erik Shoemaker" (which is not even my real name :|), another card made by me was apparently not made by me, but by "SoG3", whoever that is. (I should probably pursue this further)

I should sue these people just for wasting my time like this. :rage:

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Digital Spotlight Feature #3

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:49 AM
Welcome to another round of features from DigitalSpotlight !

This week I would like to present you three of our outstanding members:

...385... by MozolewskiMichal
...367... by MozolewskiMichal ...387... by MozolewskiMichal ...388... by MozolewskiMichal

Why I think you should visit his gallery:
This deviant has a very distinctive and recognizable style that is mysteriously dark and aesthetic at the same time. His eye-catching compositions are completely overlooked, as it happens so often with works in the mixed media galleries.

The First Law Sons of Euz by Darey-Dawn
Best Served Cold by Darey-Dawn Meow Queen by Darey-Dawn The First Law trilogy by Darey-Dawn 

Why I think you should visit her gallery:
I was recently told that topnotch digital paintings with less than 1000 faves can be considered "undiscovered". Well, the insane works of this amazing deviant often times have less than a hundred! Now what more reasons do you need to go ahead and check out this epic gallery?

contemplation by irbis
perdition by irbis vision of the bygone days by irbis Memories by irbis

Why I think you should visit his gallery:
This mixed media artist's gallery is more on the 3D side, nontheless it is full of intruiging, completely undiscovered diamonds. You'll notice that he combines 3D and painting quite masterfully, bringing his images to life. A very dark and inspiring gallery!

I hope you enjoyed this feature! If you are interested become a member of our group:

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Until next week! :wave:

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Digital Spotlight Feature #2

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 5:05 AM
Enjoy these features from our group DigitalSpotlight ! :-)

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La reine de la folie by PierreDroal L'Explorateur by 3mmI Foxblade by nevs28 Canal4 by 25kartinok
Forest encounters by dresew Assassin's Creed Unity by michelefrigo The Phantom of the Opera by dante-cg boatcity by ptitvinc
Starcraft Redesign by wawa3761 The Rebellion by HaleyDesigns
Back home by Magic-Fox The River's Heart by Nigreda

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More exposure: Digital Spotlight

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 11:19 AM
Hey guys!

I would like to advertise a new group I am involved in: DigitalSpotlight 

The main goal of this group is to give underexposed high-quality art from the Photomanipulation and Digital Art categories more attention.

We will make sure not to be flooding your inbox with tons of new images everyday. Members are submitting their art to our favorites folder, from which the founders pick images to be featured in the group as well as on their personal pages. Yes, all the founders will also once a week feature a selection of images from the group in their journals/polls/etc.

Aside from quality we have a very strict requirement for all submissions: The number of favs on the deviation may not exceed 150 favs for photomanipulations and 500 favs for digital art. The idea really is to feature only underexposed art. You should not have to be popular for your art to be seen. :)

I hope you are interested now and I invite you to join our group. We are still in the warm-up phase but you can already become a member. There's really something for everyone, underexposed masters can get features, masters who are already popular will find only quality art in their inbox, and other aspiring artists will hopefully find inspiration as well. 

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Mon Dec 15, 2014, 11:45 AM
Thank you all again for your kind birthday wishes. I was really happy to receive so many nice comments! :-)))

I had a nice evening with my family and on the next day a big party with my friends at my apartment. My friends are the best! :D 

Some quick features:

Viking Village by Drake1024 WinterLandscape4 by Shamanik7
Heritage by iancjw Dark Planet Saga - Eclipse Valley by MLeth
The Capital by DisposableD Ultima Thule by EyeSeeBlack

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If I could DD - feature

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:36 AM
My small contribution for the community project "If I could DD". I'm taking the opportunity to collect some nice features without the stress that comes with the CV position. :D

Community Feature Project: If I Could DDHave you ever wished that you could pick a Daily Deviation Feature? I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure. Well, this is your chance! This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So let's embrace the Holiday Season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!
Think: "What Daily Deviations would I choose if I were to become a CV today?"
The Game Plan
Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery.
(i.e. Stock providers would feature images from the Stock & Resources gallery. Photo Manipulators would feature manips, etc.) Choose one gallery you would most want to be CV of!
When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Featu

My category of choice is (unsurprisingly) Photo-Manipulation (although I was considering Space Art and Scifi for a moment).

Since I am not a real CV I took the liberty to ignore the lack of stock credits or description in some of the deviations, and some others already have a lot of favorits, but so what. :shrug: Other than that they should all be eligible (I think). Enjoy the features!

Porcelina of the Vast Oceans by AlexandraVBach Duel by D4N13l3 Facing Death  part 2 by neverdying Epilogue by NekroXIII nightly activities by basquiat79 Trip to Buddha by Shamanik7
Just Around The Bend by FlewDesigns Count the sheep and have a Christmas dream. by AlexandraF Closing Out by alltelleringet 
7 Year Storm by leox912 Epiphany by xetobyte Praise your gods by Zethrix Mommy I miss you... by Zethrix  Monolith future by MaiAnhTran Kreola matte painting by bpsola <da:thumb id="162012425"/>
Desktopography 2013 : March of the Druids by DesignSpartan Dia de los Muertos by inSOLense The Titans by omegear Fantasy Viking Village by Aballom Mourning star by itsbxd Frozen Queen by Hoangvanvan Locus Amoenus by anthony-g Ascension by DylanPierpont 
Close To Infinity by 3mmI Epicenter by Karezoid serpentarium by dihaze Judgement by theSong Domination by SHUME-1 Samsara by Aegis-Illustration kibviyu by dihaze Last hope - Poseidon by PlaviDemon Redencion by parckless

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Sat Nov 22, 2014, 6:42 AM
A random feature journal, but a very good one! 8-)

Confused Reality by noro8 Don't Breathe by Rowye Epilogue by NekroXIII Jupiter by GolpeArt
Venezia by DriPoint The end of the way by Jessica-Rossier 2-11-14_Sydney Opera House by BlakeZ Concept Base Inside 001 by regnar3712 Isla Sorna by Jessica-Rossier

Aspath_desert by rainth34 Alien landscape by JordiGart Broceliande By Night by 20syl44 The Seed by GG-arts Misty Valley by adamkuczek
Kane Enviro by DylanPierpont Ancient walled kingdom fin by Aballom Welcome to the Allison Road by ZuluSplitter 
Twilight galaxy by LadFree Serenity by pipper-SVK 33blw#1 by GeoArcus The Guardian by albino-Z 

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Find an easteregg and win a print

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 3:17 AM
Hey guys!

My friend DylanPierpont is hosting a small competition, where your task is to find an easteregg hidden in his recent matte painting

Ancient Walled Kingdom by DylanPierpont

If you find it, send him an email with a screenshot and you'll get to choose a print from his gallery to be delivered to you! You can find hints and his email address in his image description.
So far only I and KaiSaunders managed to find the easteregg, that means one prize is still left! Good luck!


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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 11:49 AM
Usually I don't post these kind of "milestone" journals, but I think this one is a pretty cool achievement, proving that I wasted way too much time on this website already. 
Although admittedly 30000 of those comments are probably "Thank you"'s and variations of it. :D

Who of you can beat me?!

Okay, that said I will be gone for a couple of days, so don't expect any immediate replies to your messages in the next weeks. I'm not sure I'll have time to check dA regularly.

Enjoy some awesome art in the meantime!

Moonlit Serenade by Kaioshen Farewell to the Sun by janvavrusa The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by janvavrusa
Akrid by Tri5tate Weightless Cathedral by Dumaker Midnight Drive by frankhong Outpost by artofjokinen Fantasy Castle by jbrown67
Alien Bed by Howi3 Reborn by FranklinChan The Archive by Julian-Faylona The Depths by fmacmanus Silent Night by FreeMind93
Samurai vs Knight by ZuluSplitter Stargate by ourlak Schemer Treefolk by BillCreative The road ahead #2 by matlev Playmat GP Vienna 2014 by guterrez chatarra by D4N13l3
Chasing Ghosts by MichaelO serpentarium by dihaze No Angel by nina-Y THOUGHTS by Cestica The Attraction Of Opposites by mashina Mythos:Golem by itsbxd Eternal Return by 3mmI holy by jk3y Ophelia by octobre-rouge 

  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Sólstafir
  • Playing: Kingdoms of Amalur

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 9, 2014, 4:43 AM
Hello my friends,

I am too late as usual, but I still want to take the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and congratulate deviantART on its 14th birthday! 
8 out of 14 years I have been here myself and it is save to say that dA is one of the main reasons I turned into an art addict 8 years ago. It has been an inspiring trip with plenty of new trends over the years, good and bad, but also sometimes infuriating because of the regular dArama coming up every now and then. But all of this just made it all the more interesting - even today dA is the only website that I still update regularly.

In this journal I would like to share a few mementos of my own story and the artists that inspired me the most during that time.

This is the very first piece I submitted to my deviantART gallery:
Damaged by ErikShoemaker
Obviously I didn't know the first thing about proper stock crediting or stock policies in general back then (something that is valued a lot on this site and maybe even the most frequent cause of dArama). It actually took me several months until I realized that I probably had to provide a link to the stock provider in my image description. :-P

In 2006/2007 another art-genre was already extremely popular (unfortunately not so much today anymore): Space-Art and Terraspace. The standards were extremely high for that time with amazing people such as alynANTIFAN-REAL, BaroNameless-Designer, JoeyJazztaenaron and gucken, who inspired a whole generation of aspiring artists. For reference I would also like to link this art feature:…

Dreamers by alynArrival by JoeyJazzLoca Infernorum by taenaronFISSURE by Nameless-DesignerStarlit Night by guckenLittle Garden by BaroRAEVONA - Docking Towers by ANTIFAN-REAL

And this is my very own first space art creation from 2007 called "Sleeping Stars". I must say tiring as it is, the title is quite appropriate. :D
Sleeping Stars by ErikShoemaker

In 2007 (and maybe earlier too), to produce acceptable terraspace art you had to render your own landscapes, preferably in "Terragen 1", which was the shit. Of course I had to do that, too
Atlantis by ErikShoemakerAt World's End by ErikShoemakerBorn From Fire by ErikShoemakerRage of Silent Gods v1 by ErikShoemaker
however, I was never really hooked on any 3D software, so I didn't follow this path further. 

Despite of the swamp of gothic girls with black puffy dresses and smoky eyes in 2008 I eventually returned to the photomanipulation category because of amazing artists such as Aegis-Illustration, MarcelaBolivar, RhysGriffiths, NekroXIIImashina and probably the most inspiring of them all, kubicki. I'm sure I must have forgotten several, but I am happy that many of them are still active today and as amazing as ever.
W.O.U.N.D.s by Aegis-Illustration13 inches by NekroXIIIL'Ataraxie by MarcelaBolivarBlack Beauty I by RhysGriffiths60541 by kubickiThe Idol by mashina

I soon realized that the combination of my little space art experience with photomanipulation was very fruitful, so I ended up putting planets into every single image of mine, to the point that people mentioned it as a recognizable feature of my artworks
The Islander by ErikShoemakerDamnatio Memoriae by ErikShoemakerAn Odd World: Rebirth by ErikShoemakerGuardians of Fate by ErikShoemakerEmpire Falls by ErikShoemakerWicked Mind by ErikShoemaker
The first of them "The Islander" is also my fist really popular image, and my first DD at the same time. Therefore it still deserves a place in my gallery as a memento of the past. In restrospective I don't like this phase at all, though, and I don't think these images aged very well. That's why most of them are in my scraps. :D

At the end of 2008 I did my first art-commission for a cd-booklet, which eventually led me to the decision -not- to pursue an art-career further. :-D I just do it for fun now.
Blackout by ErikShoemaker

I once made a fun-poll asking my watchers which dA-category they considered "art" least of all:…
The result was that 15% of my supposedly fans and friends picked either photomanipulation or space art. :lol: What did that tell me? I don't know. I kept doing what I liked with much more focus on photomanipulation. I bought a bamboo tablet and tried to incorporate painting in my manipulations, one of the main trends in 2008-2009 and probably still today. The superstar back then, AF-studios inspired lots of manipulators, me included, with her impeccable technique to combine painting and photos in a neat way.
I get what I deserve by AF-studiossacrifice your love by AF-studiosnever ending story II by AF-studios

At the same time lots of so called "art collectives" popped up, and it became hip to be in at least one of them. In fact I know people who were member of five or more. That is also a trend I followed by joining the art-collectives SlashThree, EvokeOne and later Depthcore and The Luminarium. Even though the art-collective scene seems to be on the verge of dying nowadays, this is a decision I don't regret because with the critique I received in these collectives I was able to step up my game as well.

Here are a few memorable pieces from that time (I'm sure I forgot plenty of stuff here as well):
Probabilities by ouwEnzMorning Mist by zbushSOCIETY by Gloom82Ascent - Redeem by skam4
Metallic Botany by silestiChocolate dreams by NKeo Lush by ShinybinaryInto The Night by mortalitas

And these would be some of mine which I still like today:
Extinct by ErikShoemakerBlack Fire Upon Us by ErikShoemakerEn Vogue by ErikShoemaker
Entering Limbo by ErikShoemakerLone Warrior by ErikShoemakerBirth of a Solar System by ErikShoemakerBlack Summer Rain by ErikShoemaker

Probably since 2010 I lost track of all the trends, although of course I could not avoid the really annoying ones such as the swamp of eye-manips (who still remembers them?) or the pokéballs every day on the frontpage.

Let's see what the next years have to offer. I will be here. ;-)
Happy 14th birthday deviantART!

  • Listening to: The Great Old Ones
  • Playing: Max Payne 3
Got my DD #10 today for my latest manipulation 'Ariel'. Yes, 10 already! I feel a bit bad for those who maybe deserve them more. But this feature is still very dear to me, as are all of my photomanip DDs. I guess it's still my favorite category after all, even if I constantly drift off into the space art field and keep practicing my painting techniques.

Ariel by ErikShoemaker

A big shout-out to the suggestors Paulo-Bert and AbbeyMarie, and of course to Aeirmid who featured it. :-) Thanks everyone! 
I will get back to everyone's comments shortly. In the meantime I want to use the unexpected exposure to feature some of my recent favorites as well. Enjoy!

Salvation of the Soul by Gloom82 Epiphany by turk1672 FRUIT DEFENDU by Rafido ...Cravings... by MorbidiaMorthel
Cosmos 2013 by RedXen Blood Zodiac. Leo by Vasylina Enyo by m4gik Teardrop Nebula by dBFTS
Across The Universe by priteeboy Demon II by Nikulina-Helena Goddess of the Woods by Carlos-Quevedo
Anno Domini 3527 by adamkuczek Ancient Temple Photoshop Tutorial by Yatzenty Burning Duality by Elitanna
Mothership by The--Kyza Emerging unharmed by LordDoomhammer Summoner by dominuself
Another Brick by gyaban Prophecy by igreeny Halloween by AnekaShu
Warpaint by KacperSpala Cell Mutation by ZuluSplitter Futuristic City 6 by Scott Richard by rich35211
Planet LV428 by elreviae Harbinger of Destruction by Julian-Faylona plante def 2 by JimHatama
Hyperdrive by pipper-SVK Badlands by BLPH Kreola matte painting by bpsola
Garden by CordobezWeee Kreola - CG Talk matte painting challenge entry by Yatzenty Contact in Abyss by Aeon-Lux
Check out Kuldar Leement's work! KuldarLeement

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Stellar collision by KuldarLeementVoid sector by KuldarLeement
Resistance by KuldarLeement
New Paths To Helicon - Floor is lava by KuldarLeement
Euphoria by KuldarLeement
Good Morning Vietnam by KuldarLeementSpring by KuldarLeementPixelated birds by KuldarLeement
Highways by KuldarLeementDead space by KuldarLeementEnd boss by KuldarLeement
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Empyrium
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
Just when I selected a category to submit my newest deviation today I stumbled across this:

That does feel good, haha! How are these examples chosen anyway? I used to be a little bit jealous everytime I sumitted a new deviation and saw these nice little pictures. :P

And another topic I want to address this time: My calendar update for 2014 is getting close and I would like to hear opinions on which images to keep. The current setup looks like this
Birth of a Solar System by ErikShoemaker Prometheus by ErikShoemaker Blodnatt by ErikShoemaker Deus Ex Machina by ErikShoemaker 
?Apocalypse? by ErikShoemaker Mortal Inquisition by ErikShoemaker Chthonic Wallpaper by ErikShoemaker Lone Warrior by ErikShoemaker
Human's Bequest by ErikShoemaker We are of peace. Always. by ErikShoemaker Deerborn by ErikShoemaker The Black Pearl by ErikShoemaker

I'm thinking of replacing the images 3, 5 and maybe 9 with some new ones. 4 and 12 are also very similar, perhaps I should drop one of them? I have 5 candidates this year which could make it into the calendar update. I'll make a poll about that shortly as well. What would you say? 

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: October Falls - Plague of a Coming Age
  • Reading: Spanish language course .__.&#039;
  • Watching: House of Cards
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
Hey guys!

First I would like to welcome my new watchers who arrived here thanks to my deviation "Graviton", and of course all the others who I haven't welcomed yet!

A few weeks ago my copy of Ballistic Exposé arrived. It's absolutely fantastic! I really didn't expect it to be that huge. Looking through the pages and seeing all those amazing artists in there I realized again it's a great honor to be included. :) Here is my contribution:

I can absolutely recommend you to get a copy of that one if you're a fan of artbooks! 

Now a change of subject: Did you hear about the new "mentions" feature?…
I think it's a really interesting update. I'm curious to see how it works! For that purpose I'm making another feature to find out if any of the deviants get notified about it. :D Please let me know. (I hear you must be a beta-tester to be able to receive mentions)

 Ray Bradbury by sigu 
<da:thumb id="389772691"/> Rose by AnjaMillen Take No Prisoners by MadSpike
Amber by Whendell
Winged One by Celairen  Game Boy by Ecstatic-ectsy Siege Of Shanghai by Tri5tate Shepherd by AbbeyMarie Wavelength by BonusExperiment Essentia by Bolv3rk
Oceanic Research Installation by Julian-Faylona Challenge the Dragon by zummerfish Somewhere by Zethrix Knights And Horses by Paulo-Bert  Mountains exploration by UnidColor Breaking Free by Volture
Hey :wave:

I'll be on a conference in Spain for 10 days. After that I'm going to spend two more days in Barcelona, just for fun. Any recommendations on places to visit there?

See you guys and gals in two weeks!

I ought to make better use of my premium features as long as I still have them. :picknose:

Sept secondes pour devenir un aigle by sigu painted by streetX222 <da:thumb id="369742664"/> <da:thumb id="381358818"/>Butterfly Effect by Celairen<da:thumb id="377544813"/>Guards by MelanittaSigma (advanced)  Legend of the Cryptids by NekroXIIIhallucinogen by inSOLense
Scouts by moonworker1 Good Morning Vietnam by KuldarLeementOtherworld - crystal cave by firedudewraithAcarien by ourlak Leviathan by GlennClovisThe Golden Temple by presidentindiaProminence by KaiSaundersDevour to Survive by TheDarkRayneRough Draft by vimarkThe Cloud Bearers by ExphrasisContact by ZethrixAmarnath by AkajorkThe Fist by KaioshenCastle matte by ChaosSightArchangel by NeroVIIThe Beginning by Tropfich
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Cryptic Forest
  • Watching: American Horror Story
  • Playing: Darksiders
Yesterday I got the confirmation that my image "Journey to Shatter Island" is going to be featured in the next Ballistic Expose 11 on pages 170-171. I even got two pages. :)

Journey to Shatter Island by ErikShoemaker

I'm reaallllllly happy about it since I've been trying to get a spot in the prestigious artbook for five years but my submissions were never even shortlisted. It is one of the remaining goals I always wanted to achieve. Now I have to set myself some new ones. :)

In other news- The Depthcore collective released a new chapter called 'Primal'. I'm in with one image which you may have found in your inbox today:

Three-Eyed Crow by ErikShoemaker

You can check the full chapter here:…

Some features from 'Primal':

Hunting the Alkazir by fmacmanus ASTRO by insaneKaffeine Caelestis by cugar
  • Mood: Astonished
  • Listening to: Imperium Dekadenz
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica (Season 2)
Here's a random collection of images I recently found and really liked. Hope you enjoy. :)

In other news, I just finished an illustration of the "Three-Eyed Crow", a character from George R. R. Martin's Book 'A song of Ice and Fire' (Game of Thrones Season 3 starting soon :eager:). The image will be released with the next DepthCore chapter so it will take a while until I can upload it here. Anyway, a small teaser is possible. :D

Also, I'm drawing a huge map of Westeros for my office now. :D Kinda hooked on Game of Thrones again lately...
Are you watching the series/Have you read the books? What do you think of the adaption then? And are you looking forward to season 3 as much I am? :)

But now to the features:
Dead Astronauts Wallpaper by The--Kyza DARK SIDE _QHD by in3xplicit Heroes of the future past by igreeny Matte Painting - Riskleap by CordobezWeee by Matkraken Elephant traveler / My pink elephant by ImaginateArtwork Pixelated birds by KuldarLeement Decrees of Fate by jcbarquet From the Countryside by Grivetart CAMP CHAOS artwork *Making Of featured on CGArena by isisdesignstudio Unwanted Arrival by Kaioshen Arcady's Epiphany by tigaer

Sublimation by LeslieAnnODell Plateau by LeslieAnnODell she liked to watch tv by dihaze 100 Years of Solitude by dihaze
Coffee Shop by Flobelebelebobele After the Battle by FictionChick

USS NAUTILUS 2.0 by johnsonting Lost In A Purple Space by Shue13 Mysterious-Sculpture 2 by Tomstrzal Evol by elreviae Consegna espressa per INFERNO#000185 by marcocasalvieri Au milieu des bois... by ourlak
  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Thyrfing
  • Watching: Game of Thrones Recap
  • Playing: Skyrim Dragonborn