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Since it doesn't seem like it's generally noticed in the artwork description... I made a speedart video of my latest work Yggdrasil.
Also, I guess it's more comfy in a journal since you can watch it from here. :)
Hope you guys like it!

Hi all! :D
So... I've uploaded a showreel of my art to YouTube, but this is not just a showreel, it's an animated showreel! Picking up from matte painting techniques, I've put my art through After Effects to make some of my artworks move. Let me know what you guys think! :D

Here's the vid for y'all:

Got an ArtStation account? Let's connect there and expand our support net. :) Here's my URL:

I've only got a few of you tracked down there, so far:
- Andaelentari 
- FrancescaPoliti 
- ErikShoemaker 
- Ellysiumn 
- PhelanDavion
- 3mmI 

If you're not in this list and want to connect, just post your ArtStation URL down here in the comments. 

First of all I know it's late, but I want to thank Catgirldstr11 and cosmicbound for giving my my 4th DD!! It's taken me a while to notice (explained below) but it's made me just as happy to see. I feel honored to have my art chosen!

So, I'm currently recovering from surgery, and haven't been on here for around 2 weeks now. I was debating whether I should say before or after the fact, but really didn't want people to be worried or anything so I just went head and got cut sneakily. :P Either way I've got nothing to worry about besides the pain. It was a simple surgery and it went well, it's just got a long recovery period and it hurts like hell. xD But I am and will be fine. :)
Will start to pop in from now on, I can't sit and type for a long time but one step at a time...

For now, a mini feature for the two kind souls that DD'd my artwork. :D


Shiori Gaiden: Chapter 1
Summary: The story of Amegakure's Hanzo, his wife (my OC, Shiori), their rise to power and ultimate downfall.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Age: 18+ 
Pairing: Hanzo x OC
50 years earlier . . .
Suddenly, a deafening explosion rocked the ground. Startled, Shiori and her companions closed their eyes and raised their arms to shield themselves from the blast.
When it rains, it pours, thought Shiori despite the sunny weather. If she had control over the skies, she would have summoned a monsoon. It was the only thing missing from this scene. As the dust settled, Shiori and her two escorts stood motionless and tense. Dense forests closed in on every side. Miles away from the nearest village, they were beyond rescue from the four masked men that blocked their path. And worst of all, their leader was none other than her former suitor. Apparently he was taking
  57. Heart
Nora stared at the door to Brothel No. Nine, cringing at its gaudy and red chipping paint. “Is it just me, or is each place worse than the last?” Above her, several characters in the neon sign had fizzled out. Perhaps it was for the best, as more light would only illuminate the structure’s dirty, cracked windows. If the exterior was in this poor a shape, she shuddered to imagine the living conditions of the women inside.
“A keen observation. What lies inside isn’t for the faint of heart. I can count on you for this, can’t I?” Hatsuharu flashed her a patronizing smile.
“Only if you swear to me this is the last one.”
“Upon my life!” He assured her with a grandiose wave of his arms.
“For today.”
Nora scowled. Just when she thought that her job couldn’t get even more ridiculous, Hatsuharu had to drag her along on a new bizarre quest. An organization h
  59. Goodbye
Despite the regularity of her visits to Number Nine, Chieko still received questioning looks from both workers and patrons alike. Their stares rolled off her like the countless raindrops on her parasol. She didn’t give a damn. Since when had she ever let the approval of others stand between her and what she wanted?
Escorted to the now familiar third floor chamber, she slid the opaque door panel aside to be greeted by Yoko’s cheery smile. “Chieko! Your timing is perfect. The tea has just arrived. Close the door! I have big news.”
Chieko grinned despite herself. Optimism just looked so lovely on Yoko. As she poured tea, the dark-skinned woman’s bright red smile matched her rose red hair and eyes. It was an unusual combination in Amegakure, and an unpopular one since the war, but she found it hard to understand how so many could deny its beauty. Yoko’s rich, chocolaty tones and velvet lips evoked every luxury known to man.


When Reality Merges Irreality by cosmicbound OtherWorld by cosmicbound  Primordial by cosmicbound 

Totally off-topic, but also wanted to share a little trick that made me very happy. xD
It's mostly for core users, especially those annoyed by being forced to post thumbs when an image's ratio is far too vertical cause the buttons won't fit. I hated this for a while, cause I like to... paste links :P and a list with all links and one damn vertical thumb is just ugly.
So... assuming you paste using Ctrl-P ... pressing Ctrl+Shift+P will always, always paste as a link, which sorts the issue of buttons not appearing in vertical thumbs...yay...

Aaaanyway, happy new year to all of you. :heart:
So as promised, all those vertical ratio artworks that I missed in the last feature...

Feature Time!

Training for Halloween by ElenaDudina Suburbian hunger by thegirlcansmile Undina by Kiorsa
The Thin Line by Iskander1989 Kryseis by Kryseis-Art Samhain by eerilyfair
Corrupt Media by EpicMisterMag Crackle-Her by Mr-Xerty The Evil Sorcerer - Ghost Stories by Dani-Owergoor
Your Innocence Is Mine by mimikascraftroom Maledicta by btgarts Gift by scaerlet
The end of time by AlexandraVBach Hallow-ing Death by SummerDreams-Art Believe in Magic by Gejda
The Morrigan by MarcoHerrera Charming Charmer by Lora-Vysotskaya Astros by Son-Reborn
A Grave of Mist by MarianaPalova Circle Guardian by zacky7avenged November 23, 2941, Third Age (Commission) + Video by Nikulina-Helena
Hollow by JayGraphixx Breaking the spell by Madink2000 Magic Potion by IgnisFatuusII
Ginger, ginger, freckled! by Avi-li Mankind Evolved: Pt.4 - Beauty by the-Scarlet-Queen into by Andaelentari
Path by Black-B-o-x The Golden Age by Aramisdream The 'End of the Age of Dinosaurs by Vasylina
Levi by AbaddonArt [ATMA002] by Technochrist Rock'n'roll for the witch by TatyanaChe

And my own vertical artwork... :)

Unexpected Guest by Rowye
Yeah yeah, made no sense with the title, but it really is cold over here all of a sudden. :p
So.. finally managed to go through most of my photomanipulation stacks, still a few to go but most done so here's a little feature for all. Since there was a lot I wanted to feature and I feel like very large features kinda get the viewer's attention lost, I divided it between vertical and horizontal/square artworks. The latter first, the rest you can expect to see in a few days. Get ready for some photomanipulation excellence!

I still do have about 60 comments to answer and over 100 journals to check... I'll get there some day. xD
But now...

Feature Time!

The trail by hardyguardy The Siren Who Drowned by fantatlity
Sweet Elegant Fire by DraakeT by DraakeT Welcome to Hawkins by adoreluna
The Eye and her Majesty by ErikShoemaker a maternal death by enkrat
Wake up! but only for one night... by Whendell Devilina by BrietOlga Corrosion by ReyeD33
Kaira Centelha Divina by Paulo-Bert Coffin'Dorothy diarie by LINGDUMSTUDOG
Spirit of the forest by AlexanderKorolev Savage Garden by Pendragon-Arts
The Fisherman by leox912 Unexpected Arrival by kimsol
Moon tears falling.... by WhimsicalBlue Night of the Slayers by neverdying
Halloween Night by annewipf Eden: The Tree of Souls - V2 by balint4
Creatures of the night by Julianez Beacon Of The Winter Light by theAllex
The City by FantasyArt0102 Fallen Angel by Fiammetta62
Bruxinho Travesso by Wesley-Souza A Girl And Her Tiger by FeistyDeadlySins
Owl Shaman by Shirokibo DESKTOPOLAND by adrianamusettidavila
Hidden Treetops by kuschelirmel Late Walk by Softyrider62
This Way by Cold-Tommy-Gin Drawn to Emptiness by KirenBagchee The MAZE by hotamr
Off with her head! - print available by SecretDarTiste A M N I X I E L by stardock
Saga by Carlos-Quevedo Mill in winter by SoulcolorsArt
The Commandment of Pharaoh by Mr-Ripley Exposed! by danieloooo

So.. finally the teaser for the movie I've been working with/for is out. Quite a pleasant surprise for me to be sure, it's looking great so far. ^.^
I worked on all logos, fancy lettering, around 15 different posters, promotional actor photos and movie stills, and just anything that needed Photoshop.

Here's the teaser for you guys:

And some of my favorite images:

ALA Movie selected work by Rowye

I've slowly started to make a dent in my inbox... so much art still to check. :blush:

Mountain Base by Karamissa
Grove of the Pilgrim Hollow by Darkki1
Revolution by 88grzes
Apocalypse... by daRoz
Floating Bazaar by EmilisB
Ruins by IvanLaliashvili
One request to Hades by vimark
Ugly Jack by RadoJavor
New Crobuzon - High Caliber Bridge by etwoo
In Recognition by Shue13
Alien Landscape 02 by AlynSpiller
Pink Light Surround by iacocca
Magic Hour by andreasrocha
Make a Wish by Andead

Reposting and sharing this journal (originally written by Gejda) for all my watchers who aren't part of CRPhotomanipulation.
Now that you're at it though, may as well join the group! :p
Anyway here it goes:

Out of Your Comfort Zone

If you've been wondering why there's not going to be any new monthly challenges for the next two months, it's because we've been cooking up something big and new for you - a full-blown, dazzling and challenging contest with awesome prizes! 

The theme is: Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Have you been stuck within the same, comfortable borders lately? Feeling uninspired, lacking in creativity, or maybe you have simply been thinking about trying something new and fresh, making a change in the style you usually use while working on your art, trying out a new and excitingly unknown subject? 

Are all your works with models? Maybe it's time to try composing a landscape? If you've only done equine photomanips before, maybe you'd like to try a human model, or vice versa? If you're used to dark mood, maybe try creating something sugary sweet? The possibilities are endless, and we can't wait to see what you'll come up with - remember that you'll be judged on whether your entry varies from the rest of your gallery! 

And when it comes to judging, here's who will be taking care of this part of out contest:


Traditionally, there will be three winners. The prizes will be given out if at least 10 entries are assembled. 

1st place

- 12 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypablo


2nd place

- 6 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypablo


3rd place

- 3 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypablo

We're very much open to anyone who'd like to throw something in to sweeten the pot even more and offer a prize of their own - let us know in the comments below or send a note to Gejda!


Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! The contest is open from November 3rd, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018. That means you have two full months to create something awesome!
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! The entry you submit has to be different from your usual works - be creative!
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U!  All the entries need to be new and created specifically for this contest.
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U!  Remember to include a short "Entry for the Out of Your Comfort Zone contest at CRPhotomanipulation" or something similar in your description, so that we know you didn't submit to the contest folder by mistake.
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! All the stocks and resources you use have to be credited and come from legitimate sources. If you're using your own images, please state so in the description. If you don't know what we mean by legitimate stock read this: Stock in a nutshell
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U!  All entries have to be submitted to the Contest - Out of Your Comfort Zone folder in our gallery. 
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! We accept only photomanipulations and mixed-media works. 
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! You can submit one entry.  


Please submit all entries to this folder: 

That's it - we're incredibly excited to see you guys work your magic! Let's get to work!

Hi everyone. :)
I guess many of you noticed I haven't been very active lately, neither posting art or commenting etc. These days it's just been so so busy with art related work, which makes me super happy, but at the same time it doesn't allow much time for me to come around DA and spend time around you guys. :c
The amount of new deviations, comments and journals that arrives in my inbox daily just seems way too much for the time I can put into checking it out. I hope I didn't offend anyone with my fav-and-running or when it takes me a long time to reply or notice new artworks. I do want to and will check everything out when time allows!
The safest way to get in touch these days is Notes so feel free to poke me there any time. :)

Anyway, since I feel like I've neglected all of you, I wanted to pay my respects by doing this feature now, and hope it serves as a kind of apology. :blush:
And now........


[DROWN] by Technochrist There's Something in the corner!! by AusWolf666 Beyond the Veil by charmedy a destroying dream by DanielPriego
Dancing between dreams - Second DD! by SecretDarTiste Necromesis by octobre-rouge
Drowned by Light by Iskander1989 Almost Alive by silviya Viking invasion by SPRSPRsDigitalArt
The Waterfalss by SidikSubagja Kaira Centelha Divina by Paulo-Bert
The White Butterfly by Ahmed-Fares94 The Global Flooding of 2010 by fstarno
Cypris by Mom-EsPeace The End of History (2014) by Kiriya World Gone Mad II by KirenBagchee Thorns by EstherPuche-Art
Desert Dunes by marijeberting Krabat by SuicideOmen
Queen Of Egypt by Lora-Vysotskaya Mankind Evolved: Pt.1 - Immortality by the-Scarlet-Queen Secret Sphere - The Nature Of Time CD COVER by Wesley-Souza
Young vampiress' bedside table by the-Scarlet-Queen Voyage in fantasy! by CharllieeArts
Black Pearl. Mermaid IV by Wagner Lion-Mighty by Mr-Xerty The Tower by Gejda Beauty is on the inside by Helga-Helleborus
Summer walk by SimKa48 The jealous raven by mashamaklaut Harvest of beauty by mashamaklaut
Oriental Princess by Lotta-Lotos Perfect Stranger by estellium
dwell on the past by vimark A Quick Smoke in the Subway Hall by Shue13
Irma G. Raffe by Splat-Shot God Of War by Gwendolyn1
The Adventure of This Perilous Day by KingaBritschgi Berry dragon by Avi-li aNesTheSia by mimikascraftroom Bulbs by kuschelirmel
Wizard and the Dragon by nirmalyabasu5 Pilgrim by Softyrider62
Love of Two Armies by theAllex Ophelia by Madink2000 Lightheaded by gyaban
Never-Ending Stories by adoreluna Running Out Of Time by JayGraphixx
Whispers - Le Bizarreum by lauraypablo Remnants of the Old Gods by ErikShoemaker
   Time-Lapse by btgarts El Alquimista by MarcoHerrera The incredible inventions of Captain Anazalia by Rui-Abel
Brain Dead - The Zombie Apocalypse is Real! by Dani-Owergoor Shallow Deceit by Majentta For Charles by AnjaMillen
Quality time together by thegirlcansmile The Sea princess by Lolita-Artz Revenge by LadyEvilArts
A Midsummer Knight's Dream by Mr-Ripley Knights of the Night by Energiaelca1
Love Kills by Ksenos-ks Hey  guys, look  what I've found! by Black-B-o-x
Elven Path by eerilyfair Morpheus by zacky7avenged House of Rock by SoulcolorsArt The Serpent in the Sword by kimsol
Rage of Crows by Julianez Amnistr by Poglazovs
  Lost Temple by annewipf Flight of the bumble bee by nitchwarmer
    The Dragon by Pendragon-Arts Enchantress Helga by BrietOlga  
Under the Red Moon by Aramisdream Sea Ranger by LINGDUMSTUDOG
Fortress 2 by NM-art Butterflies in my stomach by anyaanti
Egypt, 1820, western desert Dakla oasis by DraakeT
The Skull by FantasyArt0102 Where Planets Are Born by jose86tf

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Here's a feature as part of my prize for the The Magic of Méliès Contest winners. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!


1st Trophy

''Interesting composition with many details''
- Incantata

''It feels a bit overloaded in this artwork but the vivid colors and details are so gorgeous that I couldn't let it pass.''
- Rowye

''Out of the many underwater scenes submitted in the beginners' category I found this one to be the most striking. The image has so many details it appears almost abstract the way it was blended. That, and the vibrant colors, make it somewhat refreshing to look at and capture the essence of Méliès art very well in my opinion.''
- ErikShoemaker

''I love the vivid colors of this art and the quantity details, it makes me think of an antique painting.''
- Whendell 

2nd Trophy

The sea womb

The sea womb by davdajuhi

''Incredible scene with combinations of several elements of the movie - The Kingdom Of The Fairies - Creating a lovely scene.''
- Wesley-Souza

''I loved this one, it portrayed very well the concept of the film.''
- Whendell

3rd Trophy

''Dynamic colors and light make this scene an eyecatcher. Seaweed was used to frame the composition and focus the viewer on the details reminiscent of Méliès underwater world.''
- ErikShoemaker

''This artwork has a very neat composition and smart usage of the light and shaded areas. The artist managed to make it colorful while keeping the atmosphere of the original scene it represents.''
- Rowye

''Great scene created, love the work with the seabed and corals.''
- Whendell 


1st Trophy

The Kingdom of the fairies

The Kingdom of the fairies by Energiaelca1

''Of all the pieces in the contest, this is probably the one which is closest to the original inspiration. The artist took a scene from the movie and recreated it entirely using their own photos, which, as you can tell from the comparison, required a lot of work and dedication.''
- ErikShoemaker

''A very faithful representation of one of Mellies' scenes, the artist did a great job finding the stocks to create it. The color and light work in this piece are not only beautiful but also give a sense of coldness that greatly reminisces the classic movie.''
- Rowye

''Absolutely love this work :) (Smile) not only because here use own resources, but i love the composition, lighting effects and general moviment in this.''
- Incantata

''Recreated the scene of the movie very well with great use of own resources, a charming scene with incredible details.''
- Wesley-Souza 

''An excellent representation of the movie! Beautiful composition.''
- Whendell

2nd Trophy

The Landing

The Landing by SlichoArt

''It represented very well the theme of the contest, makes me want to explore this place.''
- Whendell 

''This image is also very close to the Méliès' moon landing, which makes it so much fun to explore. The artist took a lot of time recreating the details like the strange mushroom landscape and the capsule. The choice of colors helps to capture this strange and surreal atmosphere of the movie.''
- ErikShoemaker

''I am delighted with the representation of the theme in this work, an excellent surreal scene with red mushroom.''
- Wesley-Souza 

''Very nice, surreal style with steampunk elements give the impression of the scene from "trip to the moon"
- Incantata

''There is something in the surrealism of this artwork that makes it quite fantastic. Even though some of the elements seem a little far fetched, I find that that is precisely what makes the whole scene work so well.''
- Rowye

3rd Trophy

''This is a unique entry that I like more the longer I look at it. It takes time to appreciate the details like the well-manipulated bullet and the uniformity of the scene as well as the elements in it. The people look quite awkward at first but it is actually very fitting with respect to the original movie.''

- ErikShoemaker

''I love the theatrical style of this work, it's like this work was an old photo of the movie set.''
- Wesley-Souza

''Great job, I love how the rocket was created!''
- Whendell


1st Trophy


Dreaming by Black-B-o-x

''This is a stunning depiction of Méliès' underwater kingdom with gorgeous magical colors and a touch of surreal. The scene captures the strange atmosphere of Méliès' original very well, but at the same time the artist managed to make this piece their own. Finally, the technique is jaw-dropping to say the least and therefore, for me, a clear 1st place in this contest.''
- ErikShoemaker

''This is simply beautiful. The details and color work in this piece graze perfection, and the art noveau elements help give it the dreamy fantastic feeling I imagine one would get when watching Méliès for the first time, right about a century ago.''
- Rowye

''Absolutely adore this piece. Here all things are perfect and composition, and reflecting of theme and surreal ambience, and of course the technique.''
- Incantata

''This piece is so amazing, I love the light worked in a beautiful way and the colors.''
- Whendell

''Used several elements of the movie, creating a beautiful and creative surreal scene, incredible use of colors and great corals details.''
- Wesley-Souza

2nd Trophy

''This image is closely inspired by the iconic moon scene, however, the artist turned it into an action-packed scene with a humorous tone, which is very refreshing. I enjoy coming back to this image various times finding new details every instance. It took me a while to realize that the moon has a face which was cleverly hidden.''
- ErikShoemaker

''Very fun and dynamical deviation, I like so much.''
- Incantata

''An eye-popping art, it's like a poster of a movie that I would certainly watch!''
- Whendell

''Interpreted the theme in a very creative way, created a scene where we can see things happen and with movement, and amazing details.''
- Wesley-Souza

3rd Trophy

The Traveler

The Traveler by Cold-Tommy-Gin

''I love the magic of this piece, the aliens, beautiful details!''
- Whendell

''A colorful and enchanting version of the film, incredible scenery with beautiful details.''
- Wesley-Souza
Hi everyone! :D

So I've crossed the ocean again and will be more or less away for the next few weeks, be back by the end of the month. Meanwhile, I'll have some time to go online like now, but who knows how much or when, so there will be some fav and run and a lot of delay answering comments, notes, etc. Sorry to the ones of you who've already been waiting, and those who I'll inevitably make wait in the next days.

Other than that, kind of been missing making features and since I'm still afraid DA will delete half the deviations when making long ones, I just decided to go another route.
Today's feature is for the artworks that I faved in the last weeks and I think need more recognition; all of these have less than 100 favs at the time I write this, some don't even have 20.
So if you like them please get to their comments section and leave these awesome artists some love. :heart:

dreer by enkrat

Down the Rabbit Hole by PhotoDeviation

Pyramid's Secret by Rui-Abel

My Favourite Things by Shirokibo

Super-Meerkat by Splat-Shot

Dryad by Hoverland

The pursuit of happyness by Zakshakmak

Whisper... by mirandaarts

John Woo Style by mmmprod

Between the silver linings by dresew

[THE CAPNOMANCER] by Technochrist

Manannn Mac Lir by nitchwarmer

Flora by LanaTustich

Prometheus by Energiaelca1

Secret Place by adoreluna

Romance Sonambulo by Dragons-Denn

Release by gustiidiaz

Ah and if you missed my last artwork.. here it goes. :)

Liberation by Rowye

Here's my prize feature for the winners of the CREATIVE MIND CHALLENGE IV hosted by :iconcd-stock:


Forbidden Kingdom by Mr-Ripley



Evolution by Secretadmires



Waterfalls  Door by annewipf

And finally our host's personal favourite artwork

The Canadian Corps of Engineers by Can-Cat

Congrats to all the winners!! :party: :dance: :party:

Just want to share a couple ways to deal with the new way gallery pages are working, since a lot of us are having issues with it. Namely, it will load the first bunch of pictures, and when you scroll down it will fail to load the next one and you're stuck.

To fix that, you can change the settings under:
Settings / Browsing
The third option, where it says Paging, change that to "Click through pages".
(method suggested by RenatoSs )

Alternatively, if you still like to have it set to "Scroll through pages", you can do this below:

Use the old URL syntax for galleries, which still works: *galleryURL*?offset=*yournumberhere*

(URLs broken in the example so that DA won't shorten them)
Say that you're trying to load this gallery:


But it will only load the first, 64 images, or whichever it loads... All you have to do is go to the top of the page and add this to the end of the URL: ?offset=65
That will load the same gallery but starting by the thumb number 65. If it fails loading the next bunch, repeat but change the number to whichever you need, 129, 257, whatever.
So this is how the URL would look like:


Hope it helps!
So yep, fancy title for a Xmas post. Thanks DA for making our life completely impossible, even for those of us who pay for the service.
Lately it's just been nasty around here. No, not talking about the community, I love all of you. I've grown in this community as an artist, and as a person. I've met many many friends and found so much amazing art.
I'm not even complaining about the DA decadence that I used to read about even when I started being active here, about three years ago. The photomanip community has been a home and the place to go for me, a place were I could find joy in bad moments, and enhance the good moments with amazing art. For that I thank DA and all of you, you made my life so much better. :heart:

Now, it's been months since DA has really functioned in a just acceptable way. Life's been really busy lately, and I've kind of stepped back with the website. Most of the time I can't even look for stock cause thumbnails aren't showing up, so I look somewhere else. It's really hard to make features because it just doesn't look like the site has enough bandwidth to actually display the images. I did love making features...

Today I had planned a huge one, my gift to all the great artists on this photomanipulation community. Yep, I had around 300 artworks in this journal, ordered and set up nicely, as I usually like. Separated by colors and levels, nicely sized and arranged. But it was way too good to be true I suppose. I saved the journal in stash and what I found when I went to post it just a few minutes ago, was that only some 50 or 60 images were saved. That was pretty much three hours of work lost, and it really, really sucked. And I just don't have the time to do it all over again, and most importantly, no wish to. I'm rather angry, and sad, that this is what I've come to, but DA really has been leaving me with the impression that there are many other better things to pay attention to, and that it isn't worth spending a lot of time with this kind of stuff, specially when it's going to be thwarted by a faulty service which, by the way, I pay for. I just wish I had come over earlier, maybe 10 years ago, when the website wasn't some sort of dying beast trying to hold its last breaths.

Right now, I'm really busy and can't spend much time around here, and when I do the experience is way lesser than it used to be. That is not to say that I'm leaving DA, I just love the community here too much. But on the other hand I don't have the energy to spend a lot of time here and try to do good stuff for the community as I used to. This is likely to be my last feature, and it's not even half of what it was meant to be... And this is my Xmas message to DA this year. It was meant to be a message of hope and a gift to all of the artists here, and it's turned into a full-on rant because the website just isn't able to hold itself anymore, and I can't hold the bad vibes I feel towards it either.

Before I go, I apologize for the downer Xmas message, and most of all, I apologize on my and DA's behalf to all the artists that had to be in this feature but won't be.
And now........


...but only what DA allowed...

La Dama Death by Danilo-Costa Above The Clouds by Cold-Tommy-Gin
Love Forsaken by SummerDreams-Art Snow Nymph by Julianez
E V E N I N G by Danilo-Costa fly by Andaelentari Roots by deepgrounduk
Caged by moodscape [THE CROSS] by Technochrist
LOVE by notmystyle Winter of life by Iskander1989
OCCUPANCY by SHUME-1 Best served Cold by LoloAgain
Link WIP by uncannyknack Apocatastasis by Carlos-Quevedo
Iconoclasm by Carlos-Quevedo Rapaces... by ThyC-Graphics
A Sin by Madink2000 Monuments by tomrayt
The key to my past by SummerDreams-Art Scarecrow by nitchwarmer Ilh: the slums of Severoth by archityran
Morning Mood by debNise Shift Change by Vilk42
RED FRACTION / Birth by 3mmI Under the rain by AwaaraC
Dead End by Jovan-Porto Cry Of Achillies by BenjaminHaley
Ghost In The Shell by BenjaminHaley Sweet Dreams by Flobelebelebobele
Ba-Humbug by nitchwarmer
Ghost by Angeljiro
v pustote by dihaze [THE DEEP END OF CONTEMPLATION] by Technochrist
Abyssal by Dani-Owergoor
Timeless by LilsRaven Nocturnal Structure by erlangwind
Cirq by AbbeyMarie Duality by Helga-Helleborus Smoke Noire (Commission) by Nikulina-Helena
The Fortune Teller by kimsol New Design by Wagner
WHISPER OF BA'AL / Legions by 3mmI Steam Scene by DeniseWorisch
Lyss, the mighty beasts: Hyppomante by archityran Safe Haven by MaiAnhTran
Fall Of Medusa by BenjaminHaley Lilitu by Aramisdream
Tomb of the Necromancer by DraakeT Heir by Shirokibo
Castle Quest by JJasso
The life of an Assassin by xeena-dragonkizz PORTRAIT by EBENEWOOD
The Old Grotto by atlas091 Wayward Journey by deathbycanon
Path by eerilyfair Raining by DeniseWorisch
The key of life by SecretDarTiste
Water Goddess 6 by Lolita-Artz Moonlight sonata by sasha-fantom
WELCOME... by EBENEWOOD Resurection by Kryseis-Art
Paradise by Gejda
Undiscovered by xLocky The light in the darkness (Commission) by Nikulina-Helena
In The Rain by djaledit Night Of The Dead by ralfw666
Slipping Away by SummerDreams-Art After We're Gone by Softyrider62
Arch by Haizy Banshee by Eithnne
Mary Annette by AbbeyMarie The evil mist by Pyrogas-Artworks
A Stag's Encounter by Shirokibo Winter campfire stories by Haizy
Cumulus and Thunder by alltelleringet I Ching 53 - Chien (Development - Gradual Progress by annewipf
Milavitsa by halisey


Hi all! This is my gift and tribute to the winners of the Short Challenge #30 organized by The-Imaginarium!

For those who do not know, this was a special challenge where deviants had to redo an old manipulation of theirs with the help of other deviants as teachers. As one of the mentors, it was a wonderful pleasure to be part of this challenge and so amazing to see the results not only from my mentees but all of them, the amount of improvement we've seen in this contest is incredible!!

Before we go with the winners, I want to make special mention to Wesley-Souza for organizing the contest, ElenaDudina who was my team's colleague teacher, and both Energiaelca1 and lauraypablo whom I had the pleasure to work with as my 'students' and got 5th and 6th place respectively. It was awesome to have this experience with you folks!

And now... feature time!


Most Voted


Atlantis Lights by FrostAlexis

Old work:

Most Voted


Love Forsaken by SummerDreams-Art

Old work:
.:Forsaken Love:.

Most Voted


Amanita Fairy by LanaTustich

Old work:
Rainy Day

Most Voted


Chasing Demons by Secretadmires

Old work:
Darkness Filled With Fear And Evil Souls

Most Voted


Buterfly V 2016 by Energiaelca1

Old work:

One last thing before I go, and as a personal note, I also want to give a moment of spotlight to lauraypablo's artwork for this challenge, which got the 6th place:

Lilith 2016 by lauraypablo

Old work:
Lilith Reborn

The Next Un-numbered Photomanip Feature

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 28, 2016, 5:07 AM

Hi everyone!

Staying up to date these days, here's the promised feature with the artworks that slipped out of the last one, plus the faves from the last week. :)
Don't forget I'm now very active on Instagram and posting a lot of stuff that you won't see here on DA!…

And now.......................

Feature Time!!!

[THE LAMB] by Technochrist Schism by Cutteroz
Marble VIII by endegor
They're always late! by Black-B-o-x
Ecl110 by theSong
Cloudy dream by MarkOoMarben I Ching 38 - K'uei (Opposition) by annewipf
Splendor of Moria by annewipf SACRIFICES by DrWinter
The Field by FantasyArt0102 Young moon by Katie-Watersell
Intelligence Is Sexy ........ by pjenz A Day After It Started by MoodyBlue
Ice Crystals by Gejda
Winter has come! by DeathsProdigy Without you by dreamswoman
Electra by Majentta Forest owl - Print available by SecretDarTiste
Core Of The Portal Planet by adoreluna Today, I - it's you! by Poglazovs
Apparition by sekiq Lost Empire by Dimm-on
XX: The Emperor by itsbxd Prometheus by marcosnogueiracb
When Hell freezes Over by LoloAgain artifact by vimark
Moon castle by IgnisFatuusII It's A Secret by Lolita-Artz
dead feelings by youlakou
The Old Cabin.. by AledJonesDigitalArt
Heart Of Nature - Desktopography 2016 by Whendell Paripolitain by Mr-Xerty
Hourglass Witch by eerilyfair Unbind by KateRodrigues
Awakening by Mr-Ripley Houston we have a problem by hankep
Scarecrow by nitchwarmer Talking to the Moon by PaperDreamerArt
Still In A Dream by MarcelaBolivar Nightstalker by JaiMcFerran
Daphne by Bathoriya Gone With The Sin by DarkCrea
Crimson by EnchantedWhispersArt Herzlos II by JochenSchilling
Lake of the Forgotten by MonochromaticART The Birth by Rockabilly79
Devil in the details by JoeDiamondD Hidden Personality by Energiaelca1
Duet by SvetlanaKLimova Run! by kimsol
NiGhT-Of-cRoWs by Mr-Sadat Darkside by LaercioMessias
Bloodthirsty Sucker by 4k1 Nightmare, Enter...Exit by bliXX-a
Muted by ashsivils Immortal by BenjaminHaley
Lunar Oracle by wyldraven DESIRE by MOEYart
Summer by trancong1403 Daydream by Madink2000

Found him! by SoulcolorsArt QUEST by EBENEWOOD
Ghost of autumn by Tyami King Of Skeletons by Gwendolyn1
Give me a smile by FurorArt The Grace of Yesterday (Abandoned Siam Square) by crb3617
La Nacion de las Bestias - Book Cover by MarianaPalova Once upon a shoe by gyaban
High and dry by dresew Hard lines and edges by Ladyperfume
The Gilded Months by vacuumslayer The murderer is on the roof by Julianez

My Last Artworks

Family Matters by Rowye
The Fear Liath by Rowye

Been a While... Super Photomanip Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 17, 2016, 4:22 AM

It's been almost two months since my last feature, can't let another day pass without it. :P
Before I do anything else, I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to ErikShoemaker for giving me my 3rd DD a few days ago. Please let me pimp his latest artwork, if you haven't seen it yet you're missing out!!

God's Hourglass by ErikShoemaker

Also, if you're on Instagram don't forget to follow me there to see some sketches, wips, short videos and more!! Here's the link:

Edit: Right after publishing I realized a lot of the manips I had ready for featuring somehow slipped away and I didn't include them, look out for another feature soon. :)

And now..... FEATURE TIME!!! :D

LadyMoon by IgnisFatuusII Arthas and Jaina - Lost love by Narga-Lifestream
N-A-T-U-R-A-L by Danilo-Costa Libra by kuschelirmel
The of Shadowdale by marcosnogueiracb Aquarius by Shirokibo
Dead Land by Dani-Owergoor One Last Journey (Revised) by JayGraphixx
La Symphonie des ames by clair0bscur :: Bottled Dream :: by SummerDreams-Art
Wake Up! by alltelleringet Free Flight by LanaTustich
Selavelyn - Elven warrior by theAllex Freedom by kimsol
Faded by A7md3mad lilith by MWeiss-Art
falling... (mashup) by hotamr Armed by ezakytheartist
Studies: Lost in Nightmares by AtreJane Forgotten Lights by noro8
Heart merchants by MarkOoMarben Loneliness by vampirekingdom
don't look to the eyes of the empty mask by dihaze Shape of you by BaxiaArt
Gorgona by MarcelaBolivar The Return by zbush
Sisters by mashamaklaut Home is where You are by StarsColdNight
Rebirth by FrostAlexis Vision by KostyaNero9 Dreams by Lestrim
Infernal Combustion by FlexDreams Golden Glory by DarkCrea
Beyond by JoeDiamondD Red Rose by Mustafa9119 Divide and Conquer by Flobelebelebobele
Holiday on the farm by alanleal22 4/52 We are doomed to choice by Kva-Kva
Shoken rise by LINGDUMSTUDOG Realm Of Trees by Paulo-Bert
Temple of the Lions by Ellysiumn De Profundis  by mimikascraftroom
Field eternal hunting by AlexanderKorolev Premena by Le-Regard-des-Elfes
halt and catch fire by Andaelentari Autumn Equinox by dreamswoman
Tragic day by SheerHeart Nomad by AkaSling
...An Ugly Truth... by WhimsicalBlue The worlds of A. Pehov . Cave fortress by Avi-li
My favorite shirt by thegirlcansmile Kitchen fairy by TatyanaChe
Nowhere by gotman68 floating by Lolita-Artz
Deesse du Temps by Kryseis-Art The Resque by Cold-Tommy-Gin
Steady. by streamline69 All that's left by robhas1left
Places by Apachennov The Great Player by KingaBritschgi MIND by notmystyle
Boared by Splat-Shot Foschia Del Drago by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A Four Seasons : Winter by AlexandraVBach
Black Widow by MarcoHerrera Do not believe by Ninurta-Ningirsu
Silent Guardians by PAtScHWOrK Contact by FantasyArt0102
Trail of death and destruction by Julianez Regrowther by Cakobelo
Bean Nighe by Energiaelca1 Titans attack... by Dark-Indigo
Cor Cordis by SAB687 The last frontier / 4k / Speed art video by maxasabin
Savana by DeniseWorisch Prisoner of Identity by Secretadmires

Goodbye World by Jovan-Porto WHITE RABBIT by saritaangel07
Force Of Elements by adoreluna
Ancient aqueduct by AncientKing
GOOD BYE SUMMER  (updated title) by EBENEWOOD
The Spare 'Shroom by needcaffine
little lily by Irina-Ponochevnaya POSSESSION by TheKei
Kepler-16b by theSong
Melancholic Poet  Et si la belle etait la bete by Le-Meridian Red Communion by Carlos-Quevedo

My last artwork:

My Week Through Art

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 10, 2016, 6:18 AM

Tagged by WhimsicalBlue, thank you!! :heart:
Here are my three picks for the week... beauty, angst and crazy dreams.

  • Listening to: Insomnium
  • Drinking: Chocolate tea with almond milk
Welcome everyone to this new issue of our Group Highlights series! I know it has taken a while and I apologize as we've had to sort some logistical issues to get this out for you guys. :)

Today we present a tireless contest group that keeps pushing our imagination and skills every now and again with their challenging ideas, THE3-ContestEvents. Since many of you might already know the group and these are long time respected deviants, I wanted to take the opportunity to bring them closer to the community and you closer to them by doing the feature in an interview style.

Our three interviewees today are Eve, Lena and Yvonne: :iconevelivesey: :iconcd-stock: :iconybsilon-stock:

1. Let's talk about you as Deviants. Can you tell us a bit about yourselves and how did you come together to create the group?

EveLivesey :
I have been on DA for 7 years now, started off looking for stock to do photo-manipulations and then decided I would give back by providing stock. Now I am so busy with my stock I don't have time to do any manips :D (Big Grin) Through provinding stock I have made many friends here on DA the vast majority of them are stock providers too. Yvonne, Lena and I were brought together by supporting each other through the various ups and downs of stock provision and we became firm personal cyber-friends.

The group was set-up by Yvonne and Lena who very kindly asked me to join them after we had run a few previous contests. They do all the hard work and I tag along :D (Big Grin)


I was a newbie on DA, when I met Yvi (YBsilon) and Eve (EveLivesey) for the first time in 2011.
Even at the time Yvonne YBsilon-Stock had also a stock account and her cutouts were particularly popular. I clearly remember a moment when I first saw Yvi's artwork gallery - it brought me back to my childhood and I just thought: this is incredible! Her artwork gallery was fun and joyful, very creative, full of vivid imagination and was quite different compared to what I was doing.
Eve was known already as a stock photographer with high quality images and for me she was an "old hand" on DA. I used her stock for my photomanipulation and I was very grateful that she offers free high quality photos for my needs. She took the time to comment my work and thus motivated me to keep on going.

I had some pictures on my hard drive and I thought that I would love to share them with other deviants. First, I uploaded a few on my art account and 2 years later, in 2013, I decided to open a stock account.
For me personally my stock account is a depot (over 3000 photos uploaded) and also made for others as a huge stock-library where they can borrow the images and may legally use them for their purposes.
At the beginning I had only a few watchers and very rare uses of my stock, and as Yvi talked to me about her idea of founding :iconthe3-contestevents: I was immediately enthusiastic about it.
I seized the opportunity to make my stock account more popular and bring my unused stock to life.

Now, we are organizers of contest-events with our own stocks and ideas for already 11 months.
We held 10 contests so far and the 11th is currently running Fascination With Fright Contest is closed.

The Halloween Season is just around the corner, so for a bit of fun this time your task is:
Create a Horror Photo-Manipulation.

Give us the fright of our lives! Freeze our blood! Scare us!

The horror genre is a popular entertainment in the publishing and film industries
and there are a many theories why we love to watch horror movies.
One of the them came from Aristotle. He said that people were attracted to scary stories

because it gave them a chance to purge their negative emotions.
He called it Cath

YBsilon-Stock :

I started on DA with my art-account YBsilon 5 1/2 years ago. I loved to create whimsical art. I always loved photography and did a lot of it. As I started creating art, I was always searching stocks here and admire PNG-Files. So I had the idea to start with my stock-account 5 years ago. I love to present my photos as PNG-Files, I mostly cut them out with my laptop on my knees watching films on TV or hearing chilled music. I always try to photograph new stocks that way, so that others can make good manipulations with them. It helped me a lot that I had previously made manipulations myself.

I met Lena directly as I started with my art account. I loved her artworks with great textures, I felt that we think alike. I can say she is my best friend on DA, I love her. We don't think alike in every sense and are different persons, but this is the salt in the soup. :D (Big Grin) We are both living in Germany not too far away from each other, so I hope we will meet one day. It is a pleasure to plan the contests with her.

I met Eve as I started with my art account too. She made beautiful artworks, a style which I loved. She ís a wonderful sensitive and compassionate person. I love her and she is still one of my best and oldest friends on DA. I love her great photos, she is a fantastic photographer.

I love contests and participated in some like ManipulateThis. The idea to make one was in my mind long time ago, before we started with our first contest. I thought it would be more fun if my friends Eve and Lena were with me. The idea was born and we made a lot of contests with my stock account before we started with our contest group, which we made so that all 3 of us had access to the account. Lena and Eve were enthusiastic about the idea, so we all are! :D (Big Grin) Contests are always wonderful to have new ideas and it helps to feel the community-togetherness.

2. Could you explain a bit about your previous contests? What were they about, what did inspire the themes?


I think, our previous contests are a great mix of everything a photomanipulator's heart desires.
Our contests can help them to boost the creativity and to overcome lack of inspiration.
We have a wide variety of themes and 29 ideas under preparation.

I am interested in mythology, mystical and historical places and buildings, and specially local landscape areas.
I live in a region where the traces of the past are omnipresent: celtic and roman fortifications, tumuli, ruins of antique temples, medieval castles and abbeys can be visited here.
Before I go on vacation, I do pre-travel planning and I'm looking for a special places to go for inspiration for my stock photos.

YBsilon-Stock :
Sometimes we visit places and take pictures and share the ideas. The others show their stocks, which could fit for this idea. It could happen that we start with one idea for a contest and end with a very different one. Our stocks inspired us a lot. We always keep in mind whether our members will like the theme and that it is not too difficult. We try to always find new themes, which we haven't seen before, so our contests differ from other contests.

3. Tell us about your current contest.


I am huge fan of horror movies and very interested to know from a psychological point of view why people watch them.
It is a very powerful genre with a wide range of emotions.
Halloween is just around the corner, therefore we thought it is interesting to see and experience how the participants push themselves to their limits.

YBsilon-Stock :
Our current contest is right now for the time before Halloween. We thought people would love this time to create a dark and scary work.

Here's a link to the THE3-ContestEvents' running contest: Fascination With Fright Contest

4. Finally, and as experienced stock artists, do you have any tips or advice for new stockers and manipulators?

EveLivesey :

There are plenty of journals and tutorials about stock providing here on DA and I would encourage any newbie to read them all :D (Big Grin) And if you have any questions ask a stock provider that you admire.

New manipulators should be sure they understand the concept of stock and stock rules before posting any artwork, and again if you are not sure, ask, we're a friendly lot here on DA. Rread the tutorials about crediting stock and make sure you follow each stock providers rules - but most of all - have fun, join in competitions and learn by looking at all the great art here on DA.

YBsilon-Stock :
It would be great if manipulators would read the stock-artists rules and keep in mind that it is a lot of work to photograph and to present stock. In my case it takes a lot of time to make perfect cut-outs. Sometimes I'm sitting hours on a cutout, so no-one could pay my time for this Giggle I love to see the artworks with them, every stock is a little piece of my heart. So I'm very hurt when artists don't follow my rules. I always try to explain the rules, mostly artists are kind. So no Problem.

I think new stock-providers should take a look at other stock-accounts, so they can see a lot. They can also ask for their help, if they have questions. The most important thing is to present only own material, which is made/photographed by themselves.

For new stock providers:
  • You should not upload photography that isn't yours as stock.
  • Check what your images look like at 100% before submitting them and upload your photos in full size.
  • Do not submit third party logos and trademarks of any kind and avoid taking photos of military buildings and objects where the trademark is visible.
  • Submit your stock photography to the right category.
  • Make friends and ask other stock providers for help.
  • And join :iconstock-mentor: :iconstockandresources: :iconprojecteducate:

For Newbies-Photomanipulators:
  • Always read the stock provider's Terms of Use carefully before using other people's stock-photographs.
  • If the stock rules are unclear, you should inform the stock provider about your project and ask for permission to use their stock.
  • Credit & inform the stock providers about the stock use. You may use their stock images for free, therefore providing credit and notifying stock artists is a great way to thank them.
  • If you follow our rules, we will love YOU and you will be rewarded with art features made by us.
  • And finally: join our :iconthe3-contestevents: group: improve your skills, have fun & win fantastic prizes!

So this was it for this issue of CRPhotomanipulation's Group Highlights, I hope you've had a good time with it as we've had making it. Don't forget to join THE3-ContestEvents! :D

Past highlight features: