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Best of... weekly photomanip features #161
This newsletter is back from the holidays, sort of! This project had gone on for too long to just drop it. So we got back to it and kicked it off with a bang, a double feature article for the past 2 weeks!
This newsletter was "born" back in March 2007, from a conversation between Lareth and FrozenStarRo, who with the help of their friends Iardacil and SylwiaS , wanted to make something to promote known and unknown photomanipulators alike here on DeviantArt. In September 2009 AndreeaRosse joined the project and helped us for a while. While things have changed over time, the essence of the newsletter is still the same. As of recent, the talented Behana has joined us in bringing you this weekly newsletter and we are excited to have her on board.
We each get to choose works that have made an impression on us from the past week. We do not base our choices on preference or friendships and we have never featured ourselves. We simply pick photomanipulations show
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inspiring Surreal-Artists #3
Here are some inspiring surreal works picked from :iconsurreal-artists: gallery and from group favourites.
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Hump Day Special- Sept. 29, 2010
I don't normally complain about the Daily Deviation process. I'm actually a huge supporter.  I suggest regularly.  I keep a folder of works I want to submit, so I don't overwhelm the Gallery Mods.  It is just lately dA just can not seem to keep a Photo Manipulation GM around.  Don't get me wrong, NeoStockz was a great GM.  
But since axcy has been appointed, there hasn't been much activity.  This is the third GM this year, if I am correct.  And already there is a lot of gossip in the photo-manipulation community.
Will axcy live up to his expectations as a Gallery Moderator?
When I first joined Deviant Art, the photo manipulation gallery was fluid with bright stars.  There was a great sense of community, a lot of chatter between the manipulators and the stock artists, and comments abound.  Now the light is dimming.  Copyright material is rampant.  Few art
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Hump Day Photo Manip Spectacular - September 22
Hump Day Photo Manip Spectacular – September 22, 2010
This week we have had some super spectacular pieces. Make Sure to Show some DA love. Comment, :+fav:, and always check out the artists galleries. There is even more great stuff in their galleries. :heart:
Where by simoneheld Contemplation by kuschelirmel Between Hello and Goodbye by Bark :thumb179381676: Flavia by irinama Wicked Thought by InperFectionCreation
Fave News Stamp by GoodiesForYou
Spectacular photo manipulations from the past week.  Come and see some of dA's great manipulators, and share the dA love.
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It's a Beautiful Life
:iconbadassplz:  :iconlainloveplz:  :iconairguitarsoloplz:
You can do what you want just seize the day
What you're doing tomorrow's gonna come your way
Don't you ever consider givin' up, you will find it!
Making a hammer by Chris-Lamprianidis the Steam Turbine by wchild :thumb177327311: Nature Love by Reilune Autumn here by Ruskatukka Jamming the traffic No.2 by marcelflisiuk ATC:DragonflyLadyforkatelnorth by AeliaNaqwiDesigns :thumb178872872: :thumb179435326: Night In the Harem by Canankk Song Of Joy by Fotomonta Conquer the Destiny by guille1701 Horse... by Nobodyloves Destination P7X-778 by SilEnigmaArts Transformer by cloistering Tea in the Tall Grasses by polkapills Midnight Oasis by shoutsandwhispers balloon poppy by ZanaSoul :thumb173099925: :thumb1757560
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PremierPhotomanips: September Feature
Here we go with our first monthly issue for our new group PremierPhotomanips. When me and theflickerees started the group about a month ago, we wanted to build a place for only advanced photomanipulators and mixed media artists . There are so many groups for photomanipulators, but I couldn't find one that concentrated on only the best works (we are aware that our group might not reach 1900 members, but it doesn't matter, as long as we can collect the best pieces out there).
We'll have a featured artist every month now and show off some popular pieces of our group. If you like what you see, please comment and/or fav... or visit our group :D.
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH (and our 100th member): Flobelebelebobele :iconflobelebelebobele:
Flobelebelebobele is from Serbia, a small country in the southeast of Europe. Though having been a member of Deviantart for only a year, her gallery is already very impressive: With photomanips covering t
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Folder Icon Tutorial by Sangiev Folder Icon Tutorial :iconsangiev:Sangiev 1,741 273
Spread Some DA Love, Part XXXXXI
Spread Some DA Love, Part XXXXXI
Below is the latest installment of my "favorite faves" -- the best, in my opinion, of works I faved recently. Some of these pieces you have no doubt seen; others you may be viewing for the first time. If you come across something you like please let the artist know -- give them some DA love in the form of faves and comments; also take a look at their galleries -- you might like their work so much you'll want to watch them!
Remember, everyone could use a little more DA love!
(Many of the works shown below are included in the galleries of two groups I recently started. Visit Ugly-Mug-Portraits and Surreal-Landscapes to view even more incredible art created by very talented DA artists in need of your support!)
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inspiring Surreal-Artists #2
Here are some inspiring surreal works picked from :iconsurreal-artists: gallery and from group favourites.
:bulletred:remember to add this news to :+favlove: if you like it!!! :bulletred:
Expectations by reality-must-die  Das rote Band der Liebe by Pixelnase THE MEETING by Ensomniac :thumb166962203: Balance of the Five by BogumilHoder Obscurare Cella. by PeteHamilton that's enough by monika-es The Cube by voogee Antigua by simoneheld Possibilities by xetobyte The Walls of tears by StefanoBonazzi Circus Freaks and Road Work by tabsquared :thumb159500803: The Candle by Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro afrO by anapt Modliszki by Yaro42 behind the wall by Yannick-Wende A 36 by kooookooookooookoooo Scarab Temple of Divine by janellemckain Traveler by maggie-me Way, Truth, Life by DanNeamu :thumb168398809: Portrait of a Girl by Jeff-Bartels Forgotten Mischief by Serkenil :thumb152610763: The banishment from Heaven by DanNeamu Eco-bomb by Ler-ac 47457 by anastasiyacemetery Alice in Wonderland by MillerTanya Handgranatenhuhn by blau23 Hard Head by Ahmed-M-Sabry :thumb170176953: UnSeen by cloistering ONCE by Ensomniac Homo Cubensis by sredeis :thumb169672326: :thumb
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Hall Of Fame ( 4 - August )
:bulletred: Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our project called The "Think about it" Project. And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found here: [link] and here: [link] .
:bulletred: This is the Hall Of Fame of my :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
:thumb174002014: Music is the heart of our soul by me3009 The Sad Song by AprilLight Global warming by illuminati1 :thumb173990601: I got something in my eyes by Urzu6 LV Engagement III BW by Zalmero Drizzt Do'Urden by ArtofOkan The Revelation of John by KristinaGehrmann Morning sun by YannickDellapina our time is running out by Picturs-Of-Me Rampant City by konishkichen THE CRY OF SATAN by Ehsan1945 :thumb168962247: :thumb1
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Groups Tutorial by rooteh Groups Tutorial :iconrooteh:rooteh 459 218

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Hi everyone,

most of you who've been a watcher of mine for the last of years know that I haven't been very active here on dA for quite a long time. It's only recently that I've taken up creating art again and I find that very pleasing although I don't have much time due to my day job.

But I have gained some more insight into dA now that I'm back in the art realm again: I find that dA has changed a lot (well, at least the photomanipulation community has ;)) since I've uploaded my last artwork. Browsing the photomanipulation gallery, you can mostly see stuff done by professionals. There are hardly any hobbyists anymore. I don't know why. Maybe it's because they've given up knowing they'll never stand a chance among those pros or maybe it's because they've moved onto doing something else (their day jobs probably?!). Sadly some that I was good friends with have left :(.
Another thing that is closely linked with my above point is that they are not only professionals, but they are just a small group of elite artists. I'm not going to name any of them, but I'm sure you know who they are. This is makes the photomanipulation gallery very one-dimensional, also because everyone else tries to imitate their style.

What do you think? Do hobbyists still stand a chance here on dA (it's just the the photomanipulation community I'm talking about, mind you)?

Take care and have a great time

- Simone




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The-Fourth-Queen Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your style of work here. Photo-manipulation, right? I like the fact that you take (what might be) normal photos and then mix and match them to create something much more surreal. It's amazing! 
I adore the dark fantasy style going on, and with the reoccurring theme of the moon makes it so cool! It really inspires me and I just had to comment on what a great job you do!
simoneheld Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Thank you very much :)! That's very kind of you.
kolorits Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
vielen Dank :heart:  ich freu mich so :rose:
simoneheld Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
gern geschehen!
Fisch-mit-Ohren Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama :)
KATZENAUGEN1967 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Großartige Kunstform!  Ich bin beeindruckt.
simoneheld Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Assink-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Thank you for the Llama! Have a nice day :pumpkinbullet: Zero 
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
           Birthday Gift (2)    bunneh icon14 by WeirdBunnehClub    Enjoying the Fireworks - NaNoEmo Day 7     Tuzki, hiper Tuzki by succubolilith   

                   Happy Birthday Simone!

Thank you for sharing your amazing characters and worlds. You give inspiration to fans and artists alike.

We admire your artistic pursuits. The world is a much better place with your selfless volunteering, muse and talent within it.

We wish for you that the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity in all of your art and life endeavors.



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simoneheld Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Thank you!
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