Gejda | Artist | Digital Art | Marta Dec | Poland
"We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. " - J. K. Rowling.
I’m a 24 years old digital artist/graphic designer (photomanipulation, painting, book cover design, typesetting) from Piła, Poland, currently living in Poznań. I have a degree in Scandinavian Studies, Intercultural Communication, and currently I'm working on my MA in Empirical Linguistics and Language Documentation.
I speak Polish, English, French and Norwegian.
I have a serious reading problem.
I watch every good TV show known to man, and the list of films I want to watch is mile-long and getting longer.
If something’s fantasy or sci-fi, I’m in.
And I drink a lot of tea. A lot of tea.
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/gejda.md/ | Curioos - prints: curioos.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/gejdamd | Portfolio: martadec.eu | Facebook fanpage: facebook.com/gejdamd
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The Art of Curation: A Contest!Curating art is an art in itself. While it takes talent, a keen eye, years of practice and determination to be a good artist, it also takes all of those elements and more for one to be a good curator of art. I decided I'd like to run a simple challenge that doesn't require you to make art, but rather requires you to put time and effort into putting together stellar collections of artwork here on DA.
A lot of time, thought and consideration can go into putting together a collection of favourites on DA. Your collections can help others discover artwork they might have never seen otherwise. Through the challenge I'm asking you to go out and really take the time to design outstanding collections of art you're eager for others to admire.
How does this challenge work?
Create a new collection of favourites on each of these themes. Yes, you must make a collection for every theme below, aka one collection folder per theme, aka 5 favourites folders total, all titled with the sam
Photomanip Tutorials ContestHello everyone!
CRPhotomanipulation is happy to announce our official photomanip tutorial contest!
All artist have their strengths, something they really good at doing. One is a master of composition building, another one is a genius of light and shadows, third one knows all about colors and their combination. Advanced artists certainly have own recognizable style, penmanship, secrets, finds, maybe even a know-how, which exactly they came up with. If you are ready to share these knowledges with others, this contest for you!
What we are looking for:
some original, unique methods
detailed tutorials, with examples, easy to understand and learn
you don’t have to create a full photomanipulation (but
Coat of Arms Contest!Medieval times were full of battle, epic romances, the black plague, knights and damsels, kings and thieves... Family name meant everything to most people and the family crest was a proud, distinguishing emblem of privilege and standing! The coat of arms typically contains four parts as detailed here: the motto, the crest, the shield elements, and the supporters. Our next contest at ThumbHub is going to challenge you to create your very own Artist Coat of Arms!
That's right. Keep reading.
We hope for this to be a fun, creative way to explore who YOU are as an artist! A coat of arms should tell a story so when creating YOUR coat of arms, please include the following elements to tell us your story!
The Motto: Your coat of arms should have a short blip that you think represents your artistic journey. In the example bel
Painting without Lines: Forms in Light and ShadowLighting in Art Week
... to ‘Sculpting with Values’, because really, that's what this is.
I’ll be showing you how to paint a portrait using values only, rather than relying on lines to mark the boundaries of facial features in the final product, and will also throw in some tips on what makes good lighting, and what to avoid.
As colour is a whole different ballgame, I won’t be covering it at all. Just greyscale values. At most art schools that pride themselves in good teaching methods, that’s exactly what you would be doing at first, and only once that module is completed would you move on to colour. Yes, I know, colours are awesome, but really, stay with me here and give greyscale (and mastering it) a chance.
If you are a traditional artist you are welcome to read on, too, as you can utilise much, if not all, of the information in your work as well.
The term ‘values’ is used for the ran
Creating Contrast in PaintingsLighting In Art Week
Shading is not easy. But here are some tips that benefited me a lot, and I hope they could help you to add contrast and depth to your paintings as well.
1. Have a wide range of values.
The second drawing here doesn't have too much value contrast, whereas the first one has a wider value range. Which one catches your eye more?
The contrast between values add depth to drawings; it defines shapes and the relationship between light and dark. Lacking value contrast could make your drawing look flat (unless this is the style you are going for).
Here are some tips that could help you with creating values:
1a. Find/take good a reference photo
If you use a reference photo, make sure the lighting is good (e.g., if you want to have dramatic lighting in your painting, don't use a photo that's taken in a cloudy day with dim lighting). It would be best if you can find photos that have strong contrast in value