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Eyes on - IcelandWelcome to my first featuring article: My first theme is Iceland. I'm dreaming of visiting Iceland for quite a long time but I wasn't able to realize it by now. Right now, I'm going through the gallerys, watching all those breathtaking landscapes there...and am just dreaming!
I hope, I will be able to infect you with my love to this tiny little spot down in the north.
Iceland landscape 5 by flemmens Iceland landscape 4 by flemmens
Paradise Flow by Nightline Iceland, Untitled 10 by Nightline Strokkur, Iceland by Nightline
A darksome, opalescent sky by alexandre-deschaumes Glacial world by alexandre-deschaumes Infinite Purple by alexandre-deschaumes
spooky by snoeby abandoned by snoeby goddafoss by snoeby
Waterfalls near Langjokull by Aphantopus Paradise by Aphantopus Skogafoss 2 by Aphantopus
Iceland XI - N is for Nothing by Whippeh Iceland XIII - P is for Path by Whippeh Iceland IX - R is for Running by Whippeh
Happy Holidays everyone!Hey!
So this is christmas...
I've waited for it quite long, now it's already the time to celebrate christmas and I've got not the real christmas feeling: In fact, I'll have to leave for work soon. Working on Christmas Eve really sucks, I think
In general, I started my civil service on December 1st, the job's not too bad and most of the people I'm working with are nice and open-minded but by now, I've got really crappy working times, almost only night shifts which basically means ten or twelve hours of waiting for something to happen and forcing yourself to keep your eyes open. I hope those taks plans will get more fair the longer I'll be there...
BUT: Another year is almost over and if the next year will be that short, my civil service will be over quite soon
This year was quite special for me in many aspects: I passed my exams enabling me to visit university, I was accepted at universities, I was planning to move away to start study...and due to civil service, I had to cancel ev
The new achievementsHey everyone,
some few news from my life:
First of all, I spontaneously bought an old Sigma 50mm F2.8 macro on eBay for I wanted a macro lens since I started taking photos. Today it arrived, unfortunately it was already almost completely dark outside, so I had to look for some quick test-motives inside the house and lighten them artificially. The result: I'm completely stunned by the depth of field and the bokeh created using F2.8 but the white balance in the first shots is really awful, so I'm not gonna upload more of it until I'll find some better situations for using the new lens. But I'm really looking forward to go out and see what there'll be found when the weather will get better again.
Second, I'm going to exchange my room with my sister for my room is too much cleaning up and I don't feel comfortable in here any more. I'm going to have about 1/4 of the space I'm having right now but I see it as a chance to start a completely new room, I'm gonna buy much new furniture and for t
some news.hey everyone.
after being too lazy to write something in here, finally some news from me again.
since friday i've finally got my (broken) camera back, which means it isn't broken anymore. the repair was about 200 euro - that sucks. but now, it's back home but unfortunately i've had to notice that this doesn't help that much: weather totally sucks, it's cold as hell (at least in my opinion ) and i'm ill due to a photo trip yesterday which wasn't successful at all. i took around 100 shots i guess and i've got only one picture i'm satisfied with...
in general, i'm suffering a huge lack of creativity and a lack of motivation to try out new techniques or ideas i think this is an effect caused by working around 30 hours per week in a quite annoying and boring job in an office which is very profitable but not creative at all.
buuut the good news (which i need all this money for): we are going to visit London in about 2 weeks. we'll spend a weekend there, a weekend with sightseeing, photo
Empty life + featuresDuring the last weeks, I've finally made the decision to start studying digital media at the university of applied sciences in Ulm. The decision wasn't easy because I've also had the chance to study in Hamburg, the city I love more than any other. The difficult facts: Ulm as a city is of course not as nice as Hamburg but digital media as a subject is - in my eyes - way better than media systems (which I think might be really technical and "dry", e.g. not creative at all)...
But after all, I chose Ulm and I already had some meetings to find a nice apartment there so I wanted to go to Ulm today and tomorrow and move there during September. Well, I wanted.
Yesterday, a single letter destroyed all my plans concerning studies and stuff. The Bundeswehr (German Military Forces) finally came to the decision that I would be able to do my military service. Unfortunately, they didn't exactly said when this will take place, so I have to cancel my place at university and sit here, doing nothing pro
Californiaso, as usual after returning from a journey, i thought it might be time again to refresh my journal. here we go:
some hours ago, we returned from our two-week-trip throughout California. we went to San Francisco and then went up Highway 1 heading south and after driving along the coast for long tines arrived at L.A. and San Diego in the south. i really enjoyed my first visit ever to the United States and i doubt it was my last one, i'll return there as soon as i can.
at first, up in the north, it was quite cold but after all, it finally became something of a summer holiday at last. even i got a slightly touch of brown color (what is quite unusuable for me) and i learned about how different weather can be only 10miles away: while san francisco was freezing under the obligatory fog (which destroyed by the way hundreds of photos i took -.-), 12 miles away it was about 100° and sun all over the place.
another experience are the supermarkets and malls that are unbelievably huge compare
returnso today i just returned from Malta where i visited :iconkeen-dreams:, it was really great and i made several new experiences like scuba diving (although i think i'm really untalented at it and quite hard to handle for my instructor Richard it was a nice new thing you just have to try and i can assure you, you'll really miss your camera down there, there's so much to see...) or just like how UNBELIEVABLY civilized good old Germany was in reality Malta's traffic is really an adventure itself...
unfortunately, my camera is still broken so i had to take my pictures with my cell phone (omg...) and a broken Sony DSLR-A200, i hope i will be able to rescue at least 2-3 good ones with raw, so i hope i will be able to show you some shots of the nice island of Malta. Right now, i'm really tired and sunburned all over my body (hurts as hell :S) but i really start to miss the roads of Paceville, the "party-zone" at Malta, compared to that, it's so boring to be here...
on top of that, i got the
shit day.hooray, it's my birthday today and i'm crying because i just got the verification that i made exactly the worst possible decision i could make; i spent a lot of money, a lot of time, a lot of nerves to go to hamburg two weeks ago to get to know someone i've known virtually quite long and i managed it to destroy the friendship with it. and with my reaction to this fact i destroyed 2 fingers of my right hand. what a good decision, it really made my day. now i finally feel like party...NOT!
strange...back from a spontaneous trip visiting Hamburg and a girlfriend of mine living there and who i've never met before...well, the results: a successful shopping trip, many new impressions, not that many photos and a feeling of can't wait to start studying, hopefully in Hamburg, of course, because i already really miss it
another strange feeling: i'm going to go to school tomorrow and on Friday and this will be it, for all my life (except two oral exams located in june, but at least no more days full of lessons). well, after almost 13 years of visiting school, this feels quite curious i think and i really look forward to many days off. "holidays" without end will be a completely new experience
right now, i feel quite sad and the only hope is my trip to Malta and to California in July and my MacBook, that i'm also looking forward to, but...yes, it may sound absurd, "i'm sad but there's this and that and that i'm really looking forward to" but...at the moment i'm really doubting whether
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
80 Point Giveaway and Art Features!(Closed)Winner announced! :iconxlaurenx13: Congratulations!
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Thank you everyone for entering! I'm very grateful for everyone's support for our fellow artists!
:iconsparklesplz: Watcher's Feature!:iconsparklesplz:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXIX:iconsoftness-art:
Vio II by Eman333
Tomorrow will be Spring by bwaworga
LILY LIKE Mia by LILYLIKESerene v.2 by bwaworga
Masha4 by piesong
the.apple. by kpubo-geteJ and J by kamakebelieve
pearl by schilles-photography
Awakening by markborbelybroken dreams by kleinerEngl
Knoblauchsland II square - yellow by myINQI
my kitchen. by popoksSunny tower by cloduy
ABSOLUT CREATIVITYWelcome to my second spontaneously feature article! I'm really sick today because of the last night so I just sat around, doing nothing, fighting a hangover in combination with a cold...and yeah, got kinda bored so I typed "absolut" into the dA-searchbox. I've got a bottle of Absolut Mandrin around me and realised again that the simple, smooth design of Absolut is just absolut cool but after having seen the results I have to admint that this is absolut creativity...there are some really nice ideas out here, have a look at the ones i liked best:
Absolut Urban by live-without-borders
Absolut Vodka - Holidays Ad by janvanlysebettens
ABSOLUT LONDON by symmetree
Absolut Ice by Madsoffs
absolut harmony by superfloss
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The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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