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ProjectPorkchop Vol324

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 6:18 PM

ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.

If you enjoyed this article please be sure to :+fav: it, as this helps these artists get even more exposure.

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                                                             - No Title 39 - by KARRR
                                                             Iron wheel by Igor-Demidov
                                                             Under the Bridge by Einsilbig

                                                             Artists Block by shadowfoxcreative
                                                             on the attic by RB67ProS

                                                             Myth by Vic4U

                                                             Curiosity Has Killed The Cat by EintoeRn
                                                            8216 by TomWasilewski

                                                            Temporary Divergence by EintoeRn

                                                           10 to Time Of Death by siamesesam

                                                           Pull me up by tholang

                                                           A Green Background by EintoeRn

                                                           Under Pressure by EintoeRn

                                                           Metaldustry by lomatic

                                                           Set Me Free by EintoeRn

                                                           I have forgotten something! :))) by RB67ProS

                                                           The Morning After II by veeegeee

                                                           Decamerone revisited by crh

                                                           7027 by TomWasilewski


(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:03 AM
218 watchers
suggested by Gryffgirl
Our Own Space by frecklednose124Good Night My Love by frecklednose124
Magpies by frecklednose124The Cold Winter by frecklednose124

159 watchers
Saruman the White by StoryTellerFThere, In The Snow by StoryTellerF
But The King Had Begun To Age... by StoryTellerFFox and Hedgehog by StoryTellerF

117 watchers
Owl ride by mirenneLate afternoon by mirenne
Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne

70 watchers
Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine

329 watchers
Mr Cottage by Wolf-SmithSky Taffy by Wolf-Smith
Miasmar by Wolf-SmithArchives of Lead by Wolf-Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean these artists are underappreciated?
It means that for what they have in their galleries, they deserve much more attention. This doesn't mean they are generally underappreciated, but on dA - yes.

Where do you find all these people?
Often they're my watchers - I check out every user who adds me. Also, I'm a creepy stalker and look through other people's favourites. And group galleries.

Can I suggest a gallery for your feature?
Of course. Please send me a note with a link (not in a comment!). It may take a couple of posts before your suggestion is shown, though, I always have some (-404)'s drafted and waiting in

Sorry for posting this a day later, I literally slept from 1 PM to 8 AM

May-I-help-YouFFBA by vinayan37. nature veins by littleconfusionSo Far Away by AntrisoljaVertical Contorted by hessbeck-fotografixIn- flight Series 1 by freudian-slipsWhat remains by deerArylideRest by laksasCharcoal by Freudian-field-dayForest princess by Wan-MeiSwan On The Lake by Katune-chanLooking East by PeteLathamHearts by albatros1The Waves .. by ChiFeng-dAAIB 1st Floor #4 by ABipolarTeddyBearLost (2) by gallfreitasGuiding Light by r3novatio52weeks #13 - Foolin' Around by KienBao*** by sl-photographerPebbles by PhoenixstamatisThe Lady in Red. by dragonfly-oliMorning Dreamer by almostacrayonOn the Fence by charliesmyangelNightfall in Niagara by Tyrannax-RexCastle Howard Turquoise Drawing Room by kippa2001Galaxy Rising by RecalibrationZs IV by WordupRoemer, Figs and Pears by jon-wildSmall defender with big heart by MishkinaBlue Mountain Overlook by robmoorephotographyUntitled by kkonstDiligent Mr. B by szydlakPirate of the caribbean by jackjack87Stand out to breast cancer by Traumia

To Be Seen .84

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 2:13 PM
A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!


12.52 - Springtime by head-in-the-cloud 42.52 - Sparkle by head-in-the-cloud 4.52 - Frozen by head-in-the-cloud
1.52 - Vitamin by head-in-the-cloud Touch of Autumn by head-in-the-cloud


Robin 3 by veryandy  Gold Finch by veryandy Final Approach by veryandy
Bee on Blue Flower by veryandy Not Sure by veryandy


Happy Leopard by TheHoodedMan Drop 1 by TheHoodedMan White Tiger 2 by TheHoodedMan
Red Panda 3 by TheHoodedMan Owl by TheHoodedMan


2014-02-20 201857 by astewartimaging 2014-01-23 121253 by astewartimaging 2013-06-13 133217 by astewartimaging
2014-01-23 124258 by astewartimaging 2013-01-24 161125 by astewartimaging


23032014c by TracieMacros 13032014D by TracieMacros 280214a by TracieMacros
21032014 by TracieMacros 23032014b by TracieMacros

If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news, tutorials, etc.), or even anything Chats & Forums related, please do not hesitate to send me a note!

Likewise, any questions, just ask them here and I'll do my best to answer them.

Thank you! :love:

3wyl, posting on behalf of communityrelations

Space And Depth In Landscapes

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 3:11 PM

I've written more than one tutorial on the topic of how to get the "look"  of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface in the digital world (i.e., photomanipulation). It's those tutorials I refer members to so that they can find out how to get space and depth into their photomanipulations.  And I can always tell when a member has taken the information to heart. Kudos to  you who are already familiar with atmospheric perspective!

However, since there is a new landscape challenge for the members ( Fields Of Spring ), I thought I present the same topic differently in hope it helps makes everything clearer.

Space is an Element of Art, therefore, there are rules to follow in order to create the illusion of 3-dimension on a 2-dimensional surface.

:bulletgreen: Three-dimensions cannot be touched by human hands, but it exists in the real world. If you go outside your house right now, look one direction or the other down the street, you will see and experience the three reasons why Space and Depth appears in your view.

1. By Overlapping: When objects overlap, the first object is the closest object.

2. With Linear Perspective: Using the horizon line as the focal point, invisible parallel lines move towards the horizon appearing to go from wide to narrow. Large objects appear smaller as they move towards the horizon line, and larger as they go away. Objects above the horizon line appear smaller and lower as they move towards the horizon.

3. With Atmospheric Perspective: Objects in the nearest foreground are always the largest, clearest, and has the most detail. As objects move back into the furthest background, they become smaller, fuzzier, with less detail.

For more information on Overlapping and Linear Perspective, go here:…  

Atmospheric Perceptive: How To--Laying Out A Landscape

Look at Figure 1 below.

This photo shows the six basic levels of Atmospheric Perspective .  Notice how, even though we are only looking at a shot of the ground without seeing the sky, the areas of the landscape still slowly lose detail from Nearest Foreground to
Furthest Background. In addition, colors become a little fuzzier as the we look from the front towards the background.  They are subtle changes, I admit, but that's how to create the illusion of space, the way it appears in Nature.

:bulletgreen: Speaking of  Nature, the rules of Atmospheric Perspective is used for anything in the sky or flying around as well. If we do not have the sky going from bright with clouds and other  details in the foreground, to very light and fuzzy in the furthest background, our image (no matter the media) will look flat.

Fig. 1

Creek-smple atmsphrc prspctve by thefantasim

The Foreground and Middle Ground is usually where all of the activity takes place, therefore, together, they are going to be the largest areas.

Remember that this is only an example to help me explain Atmospheric Perspective, not what I expect the "Fields Of Spring" challenge entries to look like.

Atmospheric Perceptive: How To-- Objects  In The Sky

Birds, bats, dragons, etc., are often added to a photomanipulation without much thought. Now you know that everything, every object, falls under the laws of Atmospheric Perspective

I found some old stock on a CD, and it says that this original stock from from Della-Stock, but I can't find it at her website. Oh, well. At least I gave it credit. :heart:

We all know that birds flock together with their own kind, and only a few birds live in solitude. Either way, this walk through should help you understand how to add birds to the sky.

Fig. 2 Nearest Foreground

Each of these figures below are exactly the same size, and I added the same swans to each. The size and detail of the swans will change to indicate that set of swans position in the sky.

Example-atmpprspctve-sky6 by thefantasim
These swans are very close, don't you agree?

Fig. 3 Foreground                Fig. 4 Middle Ground

Example-atmpprspctve-sky5 by thefantasim  Example-atmpprspctve-sky4 by thefantasim

In the Foreground, we can see the entirety of the two swans, however, the detail is a little blurry. The swans in the Middle Ground are not only smaller, but, also has very little detail. Still, our brain tells us they are birds; (I know now that I shouldn't have change the tone of the swans to blue)  they're in the sky, and we recognize the shape of the body and wings. They, therefore, must be birds.

Fig. 5 Furthest Middle Ground   Fig. 6 Nearest Background

Example-atmpprspctve-sky3 by thefantasim  Example-atmpprspctve-sky2 by thefantasim
In the Furthest Middle Ground and Nearest Background, we can see only shapes. Once again, we rely on our experience to tell us that those objects, blurry and without details, are still birds.

Fig. 7

Example-atmpprspctve-sky by thefantasim
Here are the 5 layers when merged together. I had to do some rearranging with one or two wing layers to get this arrangement.

Just for fun, take a look at this:

Fig. 8

The Dragon Catcher by thefantasim

Atmospheric Perceptive: How To--Small Things That Fly Or Crawl

Insects do not behave as birds do, they do not always "flock together". They are individualist, usually with wings, and they go where ever they please, when ever they please. Therefore, they are not always taking up the exact same space as another insect at the exact same time. And, insects are small. Not as big as a bird, etc., so you have to be careful and plan your insects  in a more believable manner as you're adding them to your image.

Fig. 9

Mushrooms And Fireflies by thefantasim

This is a floral image created with 3D rendered stock.  Notice how you can easily see the fire fly in the Middle Ground, Background, and Furthest Background and how they change size and lose detail. This helps give the illusion of space.

Since I see so many photomanipulators who love to add butterflies (I'm raising my hand saying, "me, me!" ) to their image, let's look at how to include them the right way.

First of all, I lied above. Since butterflies are attracted to certain plants or trees, you will see many of the same butterflies interacting over the same flowers.  Still, they do not take up the exact same space at the exact same time.

Fig. 10

E=ex-atmprprspct-butterflies by thefantasim

There are 5 butterflies in the image above. I marked them in white so that they would be easier to see, but I forgot to mark the fifth one. Still, you should be able to see how the largest butterfly is in the Nearest Foreground, and how the butterflies get smaller as they move towards the Elven maiden.

Below are three other examples of the addition of butterflies to an image.

Remember, butterflies are small!

Fig. 11                          Fig. 12
Nymph In The Meadow by thefantasim   Morning Nymph With Butterflies by thefantasim

Fig. 13

In The Air by thefantasim

That's all.
(and boy, am I tired   :sleep: )

If you ever have questions, unsure about something, or would like for me to look at any deviation to help you with it, you may send a note to me at ManipulateThis, or even to my deviant art account.


PE: Contact shyness

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Many deviants may have heard already that you shouldn't be sorry, scared or shy to contact a Senior Member (or Community Volunteer).
I´m going to write this journal from my perspective and deviantART experience as Member and what experience I have gained after I became a Senior Member in social contact in this community. (You may share your own experience in the journal comments. :heart:)

My experience as regular member in this community and Senior Member is dissimilar in social contact with the community.
The change to a senior member have not changed myself, also not other senior members. It only was the symbol that changed. But this tiny symbol have a huge presence that it change the impact in this community. A symbol that you earn with special activity in this community give members a view that we seniors are higher positioned members. But senior members aren't different to every other member. Like members, senior members are doing what they enjoy to do in this community. It may be begin an artist or a community voice.

To contact a Senior Member is not as much different as to contact everyone else. You are not wasting our time when you note us for help/support or for regular informations, for example, a 'commission status'. :nod: Far from it! Seniors would not reply your comments or notes if it was a waste.

Be courageous for 10 seconds and expect amazing.

I really love this slogan because it is true. Sometimes you don't see big changes when you are courageous. But even little changes could become important for the future.

This slogan is matching to many siturations in your life. I wanted to share it in this journal and I hope it lighten up some people to walk out of the crowd.

I would like to ask the readers,
What experience have you gained as you contacted a Senior Member (or Community Volunteer)? Granny

Back to Reality

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 6:04 PM
Just got back from NYC, had a fantastic time. Hope your weekend was as awesome as mine!

St. G by prettyflour     At night by prettyflour

I want to share some great work I've come across- all in selective color.

And So The Time Has Come by MikeShawPhotography

Last emotion by Hyb666

Tokyo at Night by imladris517

Oh! I am planning my next contest. Polls result were in favorite of photography, so a photography contest it will be.  Now…I have to decide on a theme and I'd like your suggestions!!!  Please let me know if you have any ideas!!

Groups of interest:
A great place for a large selection of mediums. There is a little bit of everything there and it's all good.

Is hosting TWO contests this month!
Themes: Fantasy and Music.

 There is still time to get in on :icondeviantsgallery:'s Nightmare Contest!

And last but certainly not least, I'd like to share a Lit deviation I came across earlier today. I thought you might like it.  :)

MisbegottenChainsaw growls and guttural screams disrupted the peace of the pre-dawn hours. The dour smell of blood completed the picture: Someone was being murdered within the borders of Argo, and two werewolves diverted their patrol to ensure their land was not being used as an execution ground. As the crisis resonated through the forest, Sammy—known to his brethren as Phoenix—felt a surge of anxiety, and channeled that nervous energy into his speed.
 What they discovered was an unexpected sight, to say the least: two rogue werewolves, easily identified by their gaunt skin and ragged pelts, beating another to death. Werewolf fights were everyday occurrence, but attempted murder inside someone else’s territory was not. The Argo pack did not care for intruders; trouble-making intruders were cast out with extreme prejudice.
He didn’t have time to think before Hatchet howled a battle-cry and charged into the fray. Sammy, urged by instinct and loyalty, followed his mentor

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