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SUBMISSION RULES


General Rules for Submissions

 SUBMISSION RULES 


 When submitting to a folder that is NOT for the current challenge please seek out the right folder. Please keep in mind that submitting the bulk of your gallery isn't what this group is about. Only send us your BEST works both in challenge and non-challenge submissions. If you are submitting for the current challenge please ensure your work fits the theme of the challenge.
 Because each challenge will be different and the requirements will change, read the instructions carefully. You must CREDIT all stock used (this is also a DeviantART requirement*). If you are using your own materials or those purchased in kits, please note the creator and name of that kit with direct link.
*:faq217:
 Challenge entries must be NEW artwork dated after the challenge starts.
The limit for submissions to folders that are NOT Challenge related is 3 submissions per folder per day. We welcome new members


MANIPULATIONS AND THE CORRECT CATEGORY



Photomanipulations: Category OverviewGallery Descriptions and Miscats month
What is a photomanipulation?

Photomanipulations are images that have been created digitally, composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new. 
What does it mean? It means that every work you submit to the photomanipulation category should have been created with the use of at least two photos. It also means that if you, for example, combined two 3D elements, two paintings or similar, your work is not a photomanip and should not be placed in this category.  
What about mixed-media?
If your work consists of many elements, and more than 50% of them are not photographs, consider submitting it to Digital Art/Mixed-Media. 
Category overview
1. Abstract
Photomanipulations focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lin
Photography vs Photomanipulations: A DiscussionGallery Descriptions and Miscats month
:iconmrs-durden: Mrs-Durden
The definition of photomanipulations is as follows on DeviantArt: "Art created from the manipulation of two or more photographic images combined in whole or in part to create something new."
It is an important definition to go back to in my opinion, as far too often, people wrongfully presume that an extensively edited image is a "photomanipulation" when this is in fact not the case.
For something to be a photomanipulation it should at least have two photographic images combined together, and, in my opinion, the interpretation of "combined in whole or in part to create something new" is absolutely key to discerning the difference between a photomanipulation and just an edited photograph. For example, many photographers will take multiple shots and merge them together, but they are not creating something "new" in this process, they are merely combining what they caught of, for example, o


Group will feature stock, manipulations and mixed media, as well as having regular challenges!


Countdown to Jokers, Jesters and Harlequins

Countdown ended
Monday, July 9th @ 12:00pm

Let's see what falls out of our heads.

Rules for Challenges


SUBMISSION RULES:
Respect the Admins by TheGalleryOfEve
:pointr: When submitting to a folder that is NOT for the current challenge please seek out the right folder. Please keep in mind that submitting the bulk of your gallery isn't what this group is about. Only send us your BEST works both in challenge and non-challenge submissions. If you are submitting for the current challenge please ensure your work fits the theme.
:pointr: Each challenge will be different and the requirements will change, so read the instructions carefully. You must CREDIT all stock used (this is also a DA requirement*). If you're using your own materials or those purchased in kits, please note the creator and name of that kit with a direct link.
*FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
:pointr: Challenge entries must be NEW artwork dated after the challenge starts.
:pointr: In your artist comments, You MUST INCLUDE our icon:
:iconcastle-of-manips:
{sample - : icon castle-of-manips : ~ without the spaces between the colons}
:pointr: Each participant may submit more than one entry into each challenge. As the group grows, this may change.
:pointr: Digital painting or airbrushing is ALLOWED to complete your work.
:pointr: Artistic nudity is allowed.
:pointr: Castle-of-Manips reserves the right to refuse any submission.
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EXAMPLE:
This is an entry for the "Challenge's Name" at :iconcastle-of-manips:
Credits:
[link] (Required stock) [link] (Required stock) [link] [link] ETC. and/or "All other stock is mine" and/or Purchased stock: [Link]

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:pointr: THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE. But you DO need to include all of these elements.
:pointr: The folder with the name of the month's challenge is for CHALLENGE ENTRIES. castle-of-cards.deviantart.com…

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Group Info

We're all about manips here. If you're an artist of another kind (play on words there ;p) and work in traditional or mixed media besides digital then check out our group :iconcastle-of-cards:.
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Until Mar 22, 2019

Founded 3 Years ago
Mar 18, 2015

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Winners! Jokers, Jesters and Harlequins

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 17, 2018, 1:37 PM
Greetings Castle folk...

Thanks for bearing with me in my tardiness, as the temps in SO CA were in the hundreds and high nineties these last weeks-it wreaks havoc on health matters for me. Anyway on to the winners.
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Winners of the Jokers, Jesters and Harlequins challenge Receive:


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:points: from Reddawgi


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First Place

"Jocker" by :iconthundermadarts14:

What a great composition showing what a jester might have looked like in another century. The many elements and people are well blended. I note too, the use of perspective and blur to indicate distance. Brava!

Jocker by ThunderMadArts14

Second Place

"Jester of Damocles"  by :iconflyingginger:

Yikes! Creepy cool concept. I dig how unique the work is.  Lots of blending and sizing of elements done well making the imagery work.  Well done!

[C-O-M Challenge] Jester of Damocles. by FlyingGinger


Third Place

"Jesters" by :iconrowdy-dawg:

Jesters by Rowdy-Dawg

Interesting use of the two masks on the figures. Makes one wonder at what show these two perform or is this a private weirdness? I like too, how a mask is blended into the background continuing the eery vibe. Nicely done.




Many Thanks to those who continue to submit to our struggling group and to those who contribute prizes!


We are taking a break in August, while we imagine a challenge (perhaps contest) that will excite and inspire the group. Be watching for the announcement. :iconglassesplz:




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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student Photographer
What happens with "What Lies Beneath" contest?
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:iconreddawgi:
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
I'm just running late. But, given that there were only two submissions-probably "thank you" points only. 
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da505 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student Photographer
Hahaha. Very funny.You are right . Have a nice day.
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That challenge is held by Castle-of-Cards :aww:
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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student Photographer
Sorry. My mistake.
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FataMoira Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for accepting me in your group.
Let me contribute to celebrate that ;)
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davdajuhi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you for inviting :) (Smile) 
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:iconreddawgi:
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Most welcome. Looking forward to seeing your work. :)
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MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
hello and sorry for the late reply. I have many exams in January and February and I didn't have time to reply sooner. yes, I would love to join this group and to take part in your monthly contests! thanks for the invite. :)
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:iconreddawgi:
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
OH good deal! Very glad to see you join us. :)
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