Goodbye 2012 - Big FeatureOne more year is almost over....
For me it was a pretty normal year, neither really good nor really bad. But in regard to Photography it was a great year for me.
I got my first DSLR Camera and i even earned some money with my photos. I love taking photos and i hope that this will stay the same next year.
Within this year i got over 1800 watchers and that really means a lot to me. Thank you so much ! ♥
For now i have some amazing photos from 2012 for you, i am sorry that the Feature got so long, but there where so many amazing photos that i just couldn't stop.
I hope that all of you will have an amazing year 2013 !
Goodbye 2012 and Welcome 2013
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
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Transcend Time by lostknightkg :thumb315345745:
3 years. by D4D1 Childhood dream. by EbruSidarPortrait Witch house: in the forest V. by Agnes-z-Garbledville
stuck in the ice by victoriaaudouard Ladder mood. by psychiatrique Powerless.. by Khomenko
cold water_9 by MotyPest . : s a p p h i r e : . by utopic-man mid by kieubaska
on giving up by sarahannloreth Anything can grow by nile-can-too Movements between the silence by vampire-zombie
:thumb320593210: Celestial Rose by Lilyas :thumb312195224:
Underground Blur by cameraflou In The Forge by goRillA-iNK Chemical Planets Zero by Pierre-Lagarde
:thumb305098509: jellyfish by aanaliza Di by silverwing-sparrow
Heavenly Rush by jausmiina La messagere by ambrosia3 in the arms of memories by BelcyrPiotr
whisper by kim-e-sens p k by estellamestella Summer feeling by snowdroplets
Outshine the Rest by Einsilbig untitled13 by JuliaHasAGun Bittersweet Scent . Allergia by Manon-Blutsanguen
spider's web by all17 :thumb318330692: The last embrace by LuizaLazar
august by Inextremiss :thumb267466669: Top Heavy by jonniedee
ocean breeze by photographybyfallon :thumb305112113: Sea lights by LukasSowada
Snow White Fall Down by CocoLovesChanel understate by partiallyHere how...to..confine the sun by AlicjaRodzik
Water dwellers by nile-can-too mandala by Art-de-Viant Reflection of the soul by astridle
Autumn fae by ideea :thumb29785641
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The Flaming Sky by Lisa-Art Misty Autumn... _13_ by my-shots
Standing straight by Horrendeus Kitten by HelVir666 Beauty of the Beast by DeepBrokenAngelHeart miau by K-O-Photography
dwarf kitty II by hoschie missy II by saliyalein
Fall Cat by nightrose0087 Sad look by ZoranPhoto
Foxy by ZoranPhoto Luna VIII by IllusionoftheDay
Colorists: Having Difficulty Finding A Skintone?This happens to me all the time.
I'm starting out an image, and for the life of me, I just cannot determine what color I should use for the skintone. I wish I had a crystal ball that would show me thirty minutes into the future so I can see just how a character will look after applying all the necessary shading, anatomical detailing, and highlights based upon the base color I use. A lot of times, it'll appear too faint, too desaturated, or on the flip side, way too bold and gleaming like a bronzed deity caked in a thick lathering of walrus grease.
Which is delicious, by the way.
FORTUNATELY! The folks at The Humanae Tumblr seemed to have a crystal ball of their own. Not so much one that shows the final product of my work, but one that certainly told them of my many incredibly frustrating endeavors into spending a good chunk of time shading a character's skin only to realize the base tone was absolute g
a moment to talk about art and copying styleswell maybe i'll sound elitest, but ive always been a fan of the idea; draw how you draw, dont look too closely at others work and dont worry too much about finding your "style". it comes on its own but if you're looking at others work too closely to learn you're only learning somebody elses path in the road of art and not your own
I did look at others work to get inspired as i started out, but mostly i looked at photographs while i worked, not art. i was given a bit of advice like 8 years ago, and ive always held it pretty high up on things to remember, and i share it often.
when you're learning how to draw/paint, you should look at LIFE. figure study classes if you can, photos if you cannot. in other words, paint a river by sitting next to it, not by looking at another artists painting of it.
EDIT: yes there is something to learn and digest with looking at others works. but when you start your own art, put down theirs!
learning how to draw by looking at other peoples work ends in s
Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
Best of March
The Crystal Cascade by erezmarom Dickson Falls Revisited by Brian-B-Photography Lost Valley 908 by M-Lewis
Twelve Apostles by schelly Scalebar Force II by mutanteyeball Dettifoss 2 by Zhen-Yang
Blanketed in Light by Mashuto A sunset with grapes by NorbertKocsis Looking down the Marmolada South Face in Winter by JamesRushforth
Dandelion III by VinayRao Multifaceted by Zanarky Spring Flower Exhibition by PassionAndTheCamera
Strike a pose by Perbear42 Delicate Orchid by FauxHead Daughter of the Wind by alexgphoto
Walking on the Moon by alexgphoto Fireworks peacock by Jona25 Snow Shoe Tracks by cwaddell
bald eagle portrait by PhotographyChris
. Why are you my Clarity . by KimberleePhotography
Under the clouds by fusionx A family portrait by Elreyfoto Return to Mad World by Temperate-Sage
Untitled by PortiaPhotography Snow Princess 2 by silverwing-sparrow fur by but-thewindisblowing
Nocturne Blue by WaterStreetNorth Anna by Carlotaarmengol :thumb362843788:
Lure by JimP4nsen Evil Thoughts by KahinaSpiritModelPh RED by HamidQureshi
What it means to dream by sophiaazhou
Nemesis by Tanit-Isis
Dark Side II by Alannah-Hawker Remember the fallen by illdispose Walt Disney Concert Hall by SgtBoognish
Square by PRibeiro Old Montreal by PasoLibre The tiny Feets by LinsenSchuss
City at night by BillyRWebb Paris Graphics II by endegor Deep water portrait by Sunymao
Rest in peace by matze-end Saturnine by Catherine-Di LADWP by SunsetSam
Winter dream in forest... by JPGphotos
Watchers FeatureI think this is the first time i got such a big response so thank you for sending me your links
It is my honor to feature you my watchers
Blue Shaman. by Silver786orchidee by butterfly00000Some Kind Of Hero by butterfly00000Awestruck by OliviaRosePhotoLove is Sweet by OliviaRosePhoto
Some days. by DolceparanoiaTears blur my eyes. by Dolceparanoiapurest beauty by Bodhisattvacaryremember your place by BodhisattvacaryDarling - Contest Prize by ghostlycrab
Red by ghostlycrabEyes on fire by Small-JessamineCape Point by GirlinTranslationHello? by GirlinTranslationNature by msLocky
Cold by msLockyrose from the book by Anastasia-RiOrange autumn roses by Anastasia-RiLittle girl by Althea-25:thumb345224199:
:thumb349439259:Camillo. by SimplyMintLoyal Through Time by spiritbreeze:thumb348224446::thumb329545199:
Dian by ZodiacUnicornNeutrality ink by CoyoteDoveTo the Bone by CoyoteDoveMegalodon Color Test by Art-26Heartless by FreedomsFrolic
Day 4 by FreedomsFrolicHope by derelictSnowWhiteAriel the little mermaid black and white by avgreenPurple Iris by ponygirl0316Get the stick by Optionator
Crane on a trunk by OptionatorPast the view by CaptinMcFlyHow About A Nice Cup of Tea? by poetrylion93Dream Inside A Dream by poetrylion93Ryu Koda by ART9807
Green Eyed Music by ART9807BACKACHE by Beholdentolove:thumb3496
Common Art Theft ExcusesTop Excuses I Hear from Thieves and Rule Breakers
1.EVERY1 DOSE IT!!!!!111!!!
This one is never well written... Just because other people do it doesn't make it okay. If it's against the rules I will report it. I don't care who you are or who else is doing it. If you give me examples I'll report them to. After all, if crazy people started shooting other people in the face would you start doing it too? Apparently koaumae5918 has seen "Well everyone steals! We're stealing the alphabet!" I've seen this one as well...No. No it doesn't work that way stupid.
2. UR STOOPID. UR A TROLL.
This one isn't an excuse, but I hear it a lot. It's never well written either... Me or anyone else reporting you doesn't make us trolls. We aren't harassing you. We're trying to show you what you've done wrong so you don't get banned, suspended, or reprimanded.
3. You aren't a mod! You can't report me!
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Forums! The final round-upAt the beginning of June, we made an announcement that provided an update to all the recent enhancement to the Forums. Since then, we're delighted to say that we have now completed all the agreed enhancements apart from one -- the addition of search functionality -- and that should happen over the next week. mccann has promised!
We thought you'd appreciate a round up of everything that's been upgraded!
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small thoughti used to try and get cover work at zenescope. in fact the first time i got one, i did it all in photoshop and worked it to death....
well, about a week later i was asked to color the same cover by a different artist. ouch yeah? i was so totally bad ass and better than mine though, of that there was no doubt. so i did it, and it remained one of my favorite covers id painted digitally for a very long time.
now, for long while after that i would do something sketchy and fix it in photoshop. i never paid much attention to my lines, because i could just fix it up in photoshop, be it line quality or anatomy.
then i decided to start paying attention to my lines, so actually try to make something i could keep the lines on.
and you guys have all seen, just in this one year what has happened as a result.
my point here is yes, there can be some great convenient speed saving shortcuts in digital art, but if you find your progress slowing, consider putting photoshop down for awhile.
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Heart of the Sunrise by PeterJCoskun Time by liutawras
Tarangire sunset by SCHPONG Focal Point by erezmarom
Black boy by sailsire Come to daddy, sweet little bird by Rozowynos
kitty on the tree by efeline One step after another by Redanshy
Even She recognizes the beauty of nature III by TomazKlemensak .purrpurrpurr. by awphotoart
Time to eat by Kriloner
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