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Photomanip Series Feature

Sat Jul 7, 2018, 9:46 AM

Goblet of Giants by ErikShoemaker

I've stumbled accross some amazing photomanipulation series in the last couple of weeks, and since my previous journal is incredibly old already I felt like it would be a good time to give a shout-out to those passionate artists, who are brave enough to tackle such a thing. From my own experience I know it can be pretty tough to complete a series of images, which are all visually and conceptually connected but still unique in their own way. This is especially true in the photomanip genre, where we're often reliant on a pool of photos and therefore limited in following the visual guidelines we set for ourselves. I last attempted to create a series in 2015, but the images ended up more distinct in terms of technique and style than I would have liked. At least I managed to finish the series, though. :XD:

Of course this list is not meant to be complete! What photomanip-series did you enjoy that I didn't mention here? Let me know in the comments. :thumbsup:

Modern Life Renaissance

3 by AllaD8 
JC!!! by AllaD8  Monday. by AllaD8  1 by AllaD8

I'm absolutely amazed by the originality of this series. Despite stemming from completely different media, the result fits surprisingly well and puts a big smile on my face. There is certainly some mastery involved to make this series of images work and I must applaud AllaD8's creativity in bringing this amazing idea to life. The thumbnails above are just a selected few from the series, so please browse the artist's gallery for many more.

The Hermit’s Way of Looking at Life

Untitled 31 by theflickerees
Untitled 29 by theflickerees  Untitled 28 by theflickerees   Untitled 26 by theflickerees

This surreal series is about getting a different perspective on life by secluding yourself from your environment. The result is a unique set of whimsical yet conceptual images and eye candy at the same time. You can follow this link to find more information on theflickerees' project:…


Infinite Spirit by Mish-A-Man
Infinite Sound by Mish-A-Man

Mish-A-Man's series is still in the early stages with just two images submitted, but the coherence and high quality of those two artworks is already very promising. The first part received a DD only recently, so I can't be wrong about it. :lol: I particularly enjoy the style and slick design elements recurring in those pieces. This type of manipulation was never super popular on DA in the past, but it's hardly ever seen around here these days, so I'm hoping for more.

Raw Emotions

Rowye is one of my favorite artists around here, so his series of raw emotions was a definite pick. The images evoke strong emotions due to their simplictic style and carefully chosen colors. Also, the rough brush strokes and somehow fantasy-themed combination of weapons, blood and geometry simply reek of coolness.

Royal Dynasty

Royal Dynasty: Broken Promises by JayGraphixx
Royal Dynasty: Fate Of The Kingdom by JayGraphixx  Royal Dynasty: Battle For Honor by JayGraphixx Royal Dynasty: The King by JayGraphixx

Aside from the coherence, beautiful choice of lighting and overall high quality of these artworks, I enjoy that JayGraphixx often creates some type of backstory for them. This can be as simple as a short snippet of dialogue between characters shown in the picture, but for me it adds a lot to the impact of the scene and the overall atmosphere. Again, I encourage you to browse the artist's gallery for more images from this series.


Hypocrisy by mimikascraftroom Echo by mimikascraftroom
u n t i t l e d by mimikascraftroom  DEEP by mimikascraftroom  My bEautiful by mimikascraftroom 

This is not officially a series, but the artist mimikascraftroom recently changed their style quite drastically to produce a bunch of images that are visually coherent enough to make me consider it a "series". Combining photography, textures and painting in itself is not new, but the way it is pulled off here is quite mindblowing and unique, especially since the choice of textures seems so unusual.

Ghost Stories

The Pianist - Ghost Stories by Dani-Owergoor The Evil Sorcerer - Ghost Stories by Dani-Owergoor
The Eternal Lover - Ghost Stories by Dani-Owergoor

Dani-Owergoor's ghost series is romantic, sad, scary, mysterious and most of all atmospheric. This is probably thanks to skillful use of light and colors, as well as the textured brushwork that I simply adore. The artist handles resources from different media easily and combines them seamlessly into atmospheric fantasy images.

Cathedral of Apostasy

Eve by Carlos-Quevedo
Aeternum by Carlos-Quevedo  Infernus Astra by Carlos-Quevedo  Saga by Carlos-Quevedo

Of course no feature of a series is complete without mentioning the works of Carlos-Quevedo. Aside from the classic coolness-boosting ingredients like wings and face-covering masks, the series features a bunch of unique elements that I've never -or rarely- seen before used in photomanipulations: skeleton snakes and skeleton wings, bead chains (without the chains), written scrolls, eel-like birds - just to name a few. 8-) Needless to say, the colors and composition are quite striking.

I hope you enjoyed this feature of photomanipulation series as it took me some time to put it together. In my opinion it adds a lot to the impact of the feature to include a statement as to why I believe the images are feature-worthy. Therefore, I'll try to continue doing features this way in the future, even though they may be more time-consuming. Please let me know what you think! :)

And if you like the artworks please give the artists some love and encourage them to create more! ;-)

Skin by Dan Leveille

Journal History


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Hey everyone.
My name is Erik and I am a Photoshop hobbyist from Germany. I have started practicing Digital Art around 2005 and since then I have come to love the genres of Photomanipulation, Space Art and Matte Painting.

In the past I have pursued a digital art career more seriously, joining up several renowned art collectives such as Depthcore, SlashThree and EvokeOne.
Besides, my work has been published in various books and magazines, among them the official Advanced Photoshop Magazine, The Book of Creation and even Ballistic: Exposé.

By now I have another job and practice digital art solely as a hobby. So no use to ask me about commissions.

Thank you for your interest in my page!

Angel without Wings

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

Awarded in October 2017:
Thank you so much!

Blueberry Award

Awarded by JunkbyJen on April 1 for
"The most offensive tutorial"

Blueberry by Clu-art

I'm so happy!!

I sure like to dash things to pieces. :dummy: 

220 deviants said Golden Spiral by ErikShoemaker
155 deviants said Hail of Bullets by ErikShoemaker
113 deviants said Meltdown by ErikShoemaker


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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Erik, thank you very much for the +fav   Storie di Esperia - Regional map 3 by adrianamusettidavila  Heart 
mattchapmanmusic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Hi Erik, Is your artwork available to licence? I'd love to use it on an album cover.

ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Matt, thanks for your inquiry. It depends on the artwork. Some of it is either fan art or contains photos that are not available for commercial use. If you're still interested, please contact me via note or email so we can discuss further. 

nishagandhi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist…
Your interview is now live on our blog! Congratulations!
:) :clap: :dance:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again!
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
4alarmfirecracker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Spread the DA love around! ( You can copy and past this message on thier userpage!)
1- You can hug there person who hugged you!
2-You-MUST- hug 10 other people, at least.
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page! 
4-Random hugs are perfectly okay! (And sweet) 
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Gynzacovers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in awe! What a talent you have, Erik! I've been staring, dumbfounded, at you gallery for too long!

Great work.
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: thank you so much for the sweet compliment! Glad you like my gallery :)
Gem-D Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!!! Llama jump 
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