Polyvore updateMy friends,
As you can see, all bar one (which I have been assured by the Polyvore admin will be removed by tomorrow) of my works have been removed.
I thank you again for being there for me and supporting me through this nightmare, it means a lot to me. No doubt there are lots more of my works I've yet to find being butchered on there, I will report them as I find them to the respective admin. I've spent the best part of my day filling in report forms, my head feels like it's been tightened in a vice and my eyes feel like they've had sand thrown in them..
If you see your works on there report them immediately, don't bother arguing with the users, they are obviously going to respond negatively in the most part, this has to be expected, I too received an offensive email from one user who I won't name because it's quite obvious who I am referring too, I chose to ignore it, no need in feeding an uncontrollable fire...
We don't want a war, we just want respect, these people must realise tha
I would like to thank all my friends here for the wonderful gifts, dedications, cakes, points, features & birthday wishes I received!
You spoil me!
Here are some of my amazing gifts.....!
J-u-d-a-s by BloomingRoseXeniia:thumb307544423:
:thumb307537035:flowers by s-shiFor Paul.. by candysamuels
:thumb307515249:L'appel de la nuit by Le-Regard-des-Elfes:thumb307435644:
We know where he's going :-) by EveLiveseyForest Deep by DragonDewQueen Of Hearts by melanneart
Prophecies Of Snow by CorvineriumA chameleon smile by gigi50The Garden of Doom... by Villenueve
Who's playing you by emanrabiah:thumb307426365::thumb307504093:
Sibila by maiarcitaCallas by ConnysWORLD:thumb307375349:
Banana Split by pranileFriends by Melanie-J-Howlecome to mummy by peroni68
Lumos by LewiARTsVacuum by crilleb50R E V A N C H E.. by chryssalis
Swan Lake by MorriganArtBurlesque by Sannalee01The Twin by Wesley-Souza
Sadness In The Night by Lub-Ad:thumb307275069:ShadowHaunt by silentfuneral
A Song For You by BiBiARTs:thumb307101494::thumb306852485:
Vivid Nature II by FP-Digital-ArtThe Wiccan by xyldraeInvitation by Potion-Master
Mourn by michelle--renee:thumb30
I don't believe it!!It's Thursday already! nearly the weekend
Wonderful gifts this week from my friends
Here's a few arts from my overcrowded faves folder
Please add, befriend, follow, watch, comment & love these artists!
No mires atras by MariaJoseHidalgoEn el borde by vampirekingdomP s i t t a c i f o r m e s by urbania13
:thumb295479995:the Dead God Legacy by ElenaDudinaThe Delicious World Of Coffee by Doucesse
Asian wind.. by DiosaEMR:thumb295451460:Blossom by Sannalee01
Sensorial Nature by IlaydaPortakalogluWitchcraft by babsartcreationsBirth of Gaia by DesignbyKatt
A Pirate's Life by EnchantedWhispersArtYasodhara by Dasha444Bone Machine by Surehuinel
Shadows of Mystery by Aeternum-Art:thumb295353970:Estranged by WargusEstor
Fountain of Lies by LadyxBoleynNight Glow by moonchild-ljiljaInner Fire of Transformation by LuLebel
:thumb295299626:The last message ..! by Nabila-NinaThe Moment by FP-Digital-Art
Dance miserable by MariamMohammedTime by SilverCurlyARTDrink Me by kuschelirmel
Self-pity by SP-ByIsa:thumb295089170:I Spy U by NatsPearlCreation
:thumb295054538::thumb295034751:Little Impulse by damilepidus
Dark Easter by Kryseis-ArtBeautiful mood by Sophie-Ysamurai girl by vanesagarkova
:thumb294778644:Rise Of Cthulhu by MissGrib:thumb290
This weeks Features!The week in review
Some wonderful pieces that caught my mince pie this week.
Please fave this feature to enable maximum exposure for these wonderful arts!
Go give them your support, they deserve it!
Sorry if I missed anybody, I get serious attention disorders when creating journals..
Dead Things by ROSALIANLa revanche de Promethee by clair0bscur
Bride of Cthulhu by MADmoiselleMeliConfidence dark by babsartcreationsThe Belly Dancers by babsartcreations
It Will Rain by MirellaSantanaAmusing the King by wiseSandalwoodRomantics of dark alleys by sasha-fantom
Guardian of Time by Riviera17Dark Evil by NeloaartEarth by AndyGarcia666
Hunter by PerlaMarinaBelieve in miracles by x-Cubbu-xThe Rose Lady by Sylwia77
Steampunk Waterworld by DoucesseM.Gnezdnikovskiy lane Moscow by inObrASMother Nature by babsartcreations
:thumb282846209:" Old crypt " by Blackmoons32Magical lights by MariamMohammed
:thumb282727796:Brume by Le-Regard-des-ElfesKeykeeper by tamaraR
:thumb282703830:Turn back the clock by PrincessMagicalSquirrel from a fairy tale by LiliaOsipova
Features Awards & gifts!Hoihoi!
I finally achieved something on an art website! The great people over at http://shadowness.com/ Awarded me with a portfolio feature! as well as numerous Daily Inspiration & Daily feature awards, I'm very grateful for this kind recognition, it inspires me greatly..
My featured portfolio - http://shadowness.com/portfolios/featured
My Profile - http://shadowness.com/J-u-d-a-s
I would like to thank the kind folk who have been buying my prints lately, I appreciate it very much, also my kind points donators, you really are a generous bunch of souls
Wonderful gifts from wonderful friends this week
A random selection from my faves this week!
:thumb267723607:The Girl At The Cottage by PrincessMagicalThe Road Not Taken by Josiane-Rey
Goddess of Abyss by clair0bscurHippo by crilleb50The pirate life for me by tamaraR
:thumb267770070:Victorian Fairie by Sab4ngeLFragile by jaded-ink
Inspirational Artists Part IV & Features!Hoi hoi!
Part 4 of my Inspirational Artists series..
Here's a selection of insanely talented artists & friends,
Please find the inspiration you need in their wonderful galleries!
Queen of Hearts by AndyGarcia666La sombra de la Maldad by AndyGarcia666Desconsolada by AndyGarcia666
Ivan Kupala Day by mari-naMy name is Autumn by mari-naAnnabel Lee by mari-na
Dulce Soledad by DanielPriegoEterno silencio by DanielPriegoThe Fire Arrow by DanielPriego
Marishka by lady-amarillisNevermore by lady-amarillisWho is innocent? by lady-amarillis
Inspirational Artists Part II & gift!Hello my friends,
Today I recieved a wonderful gift from the lovely :iconfroweminahild:
Here is part 2 of my series of inspirational artists here on DA.
Please, enjoy their galleries & find inspiration in each one!
Part 3 soon
Sleepwalker by ElenaDudinaDidi by ElenaDudinaBaby dragon by ElenaDudina
WATCHING ME DROWN... by chryssalisHARPY,THE SPIRIT OF DEATH... by chryssalisTHE DARK TUNNEL IN YOUR MIND.. by chryssalis
Halloween by TitusBoy25:thumb26201
Features Gifts and Blighty! Hoihoi peeps
Judas calling from milder than usual England!
Hope you're all well and getting ready for Christmas!
Wonderful gifts this week from my lovely friends
I heard a rumour that Jessica is back?
Behind The Lie by NoorL3yoonA la luz de la Luna by AndyGarcia666
acting like a queen. by BellaArtemisFemme Fatale by NikkiNightBloomBlack Witch - Rosenrot by artmatrix
The vampire is out to play by StarsColdNight:thumb269300094::thumb269397646:
With broken wings.. by DiosaEMRThe Forest's Secret by AbigailDreamDarkWater by XxXJaPpAnErDieXxX
Music in my soul by DoucesseDark Wings by MirellaSantanaLittle Black Riding Hood by MBHenriksen
What to do about stockers that do not ReplyI have a problem, I was recently contacted for a book cover commission and the author had a certain stock model in mind for the project so I said no problem, I will contact her and get the details for a model release. Her stock rules say to contact her for commercial use. So I did this last week some time, I can see looking at my sent notes that she has opened and read the note but still no reply. This is very frustrating...this stocker is very popular and I see that many people have used her in commercial works so why is she not responding? I know you guys do not have the answer but I just wish that stockers would realize that we are on deadlines sometimes and if her answer is no, that is fine I will look for someone else. I find it all very frustrating.
here is a long overdo feature of some great works from my faves recently
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definition
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
PE: Photomanip - Interview new photomanipulatorsPE: Photomanip - Interview With New Manipulators
Most of us have a special part of our hearts set aside for our first times and new beginnings. I remember myself how I felt when I completed my first manipulation, when I read the first tutorial and above all when I upload my first deviation. These deviants are at this point when things seem so new, but are staring to fall into place. They will share with us their first impressions on DA's PM community.
What drove you to become an artist? What inspires you to create
Well everybody who knows me will tell you I was born an artist. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. It's really just something I feel inside me, the one thing that is always certain in my life! Life inspires me. There are really
Vampire TutorialI've completed my new vampire tutorial.
This is a video tutorial and is in Full HD.
You can download the video tutorial here (approx. 60MB Zip file): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3397192/VampireTut2.zip
You can watch the streaming version here (Vimeo): http://vimeo.com/40687728
Water maiden challenge
Pick your favourite image to manipulate and submit it by leaving a link here in the comments before 1 June 2012 New Zealand time (two weeks). New entries from today on. Limit - 3 entries
1st 3 month premium membership, 300 points and 3 stock packs http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
2nd 1 month premium membership, 100 points and 2 stock packs http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
3rd 1 month premium membership and 1 stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice - 3 month premium membership, 300 points and 3 stock packs http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
The winners will be chosen by you through the polling system. Have fun
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS If you want to be part of this list, with its unrestricted stocks, post in the comments I'll add.
(Before using stock, check the rules on the artist's page to verify that they have not changed. )If you have an unrestricted stock account and would like to be included in the list above, all the images in your account must be unrestricted.
I found it interesting disclose. I took this information here:
Other journals with lists of stocks unrestricted:
Art theft update, I won :)Hello everyone!
We all complain about Facebook groups and pages that steal our works. This situation is every day worse.. Anyway I solved my problem about Facebook and I am going to tell you how to do.
The page I am talking about (http://www.facebook.com/pages/MERAVIGLIA-SIGILLATA/210479982320769) is still alive. It seems that reporting the page doesn't work because I know a lot of people did and it's still there!
So... Report the page (we never know!) but report also your stolen picture individually.
To do this thing I used this link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952. You have to put there the link of the stolen picture in the first box and the link of your original work in the second. Check the option that you are the real owner of the picture. Then it will ask you to fill it with your personal datas (name, surname, address....).
This is what I did yesterday night. The page isn't blocked but my picture has been removed
Photomanip: Working with TexturesWelcome!
Textures are a critical part of so many photomanipulations, but they're not as easy to use as they appear. Below are some great examples of photomanipulations that, in my opinion, demonstrate excellent use of textures:
The goal of this article . . .
. . . is to serve as a resource for those of us who enjoy having textures be a predominant part of our photomanipulations and mixed media work so we can learn to use textures properly. Texture misuse or abuse can ruin an entire photomanipulation that otherwise might have been good. No matter how good we are at something, we can always grow to be better.
This journal represents the opinions of only one person: me, and it does not claim to be the end-all,
'Where are the photomanip DDs?' and other FAQsEDIT: Closed replies because I don't see the point in arguing further.
Wanted to address a couple of concerns that have come my way recently and maybe provide some answers so that we all can work together to make a positive change in this community.
There haven't been a lot of photomanip DDs posted lately. That's not because I don't want to post them or am punishing people-- trust me, I wish I could post a good, strong DD every day. I do not do so because most of the suggestions I get do not meet my specifications.
What are my DD specifications?
Before you suggest, you should read my DD guidelines.In case you need a reminder, here is a short, short version:
A deviant can only have 1 DD every 6 months. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule.All stock must be legitimate. You cannot just find a random picture via Googl
Problem with stock artistsI don't know if discussing this here will help at all but I do hope at least some stock artists see this.
Ever since I started doing book covers for authors, I have had to consider one more thing to look for in the stock rules, available for commercial use or not. Some stock providers say it is OK, some say you have to ask them first and others don't say anything. In cases of background stock, there is always an option to look for other stock images. When it comes to models, the characters on the covers have to be very precise so finding the right model is very difficult. So once I find the right one, I try to work it with the model as much as I can. In my one year of doing this, I have had several instances where the stock artists never got back to me or did that very late (a month or more). Now you don't expect the client to wait for that long for you so these replies are really no good after so long. I have also had an instance with one of the biggest and best stock providers on dA
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
Unrestricted Use DirectoryEDIT
Just an update. I may have doubled some up but its near midnight here so Ill sort any doubles tomorrow!
Many years ago, the amazing LawrenceDeDark created the original Unrestricted Stock Directory. A place for artists to come and find a list of stock providers who offer their resources as unrestricted. This is an update on an old list (2009, eep!) <3
Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site or in DA prints. The only requirements are that the stock provider be notified and credited.
1. You have to give credit.
2. You have to let the provider know.
3. You can not redistribute as a resource
Thats it, Thats as easy as Unrestricted Stock gets.
To be added to the list please NOTE me with either
Unrestricted stock account or unrestricted stock folder as the title please. This makes it easier for me.
PE S&R This to That #3THIS ... TO THAT Edition 3
We have already touched this week on the POTENTIAL of stock and resources in Dan's article here --> The Potential of Stock so it seemed a good time to show you HOW MUCH POTENTIAL stock and resource really have... when you open your eyes and think outside the obvious.
Friesian stock IV by lovergil --> Corrupted by WistfulDesigns
:thumb125859806: --> White Crystals by Corvinerium
Iberian woman 4 stock by IngwellRitter-Stock --> Iberian Warrior by Josh-Finney
Black Ranger Garb by Reine-Haru --> Remembrance by HansNomad
Cloud Stock 5 by CelticStrm-Stock --> THE TENUOUS HOPE OF THE BEING by MoodyBlue
:thumb136227398: --> Dear friend by whyou
...and a chance to pimp my own stock a little
Facebook Art Communities:iconenchantedwhispers: 's Facebook Links
Want to check if your work is stolen or just promote your work?
Over the past month or so I have been able to find a fair bit of facebook art communities. Many works stolen and defaced but also some groups that add links to artists. In either case, whether you want to check if your work has been stolen or maybe you want to promote your work on these sites I have a fairly large list of some of the larger art communities on fb that I thought I would share with you. I cannot possibly contact all the artists I have seen with stolen work so I urge you to check for yourselves.
Dealing with Copyright InfringementEver since I started contributing stock and admiring the beautiful artworks submitted on this site, copyright infringement has always been a hot issue. Some topics & discussions are better left to run their course and fade away, but I think repetition should be encouraged when it comes to copyright infringement. For every person who learns about the importance of intellectual property, there are still many others who remain ignorant or just don't care.
I can sympathize somewhat with the well-intentioned person who simply didn't know any better, although it's still no excuse to steal images. Thing is, they didn't know they were stealing, so it makes it easier for me to forgive as long as they are receptive, take my concerns seriously and learn a life lesson to never infringe on copyrights again.
There are however more shady characters who know full well they are stealing images, but just don't care. And even when you confront them about it, they will tell you to go to hell because the s
Photomanipulation News November 25, 2012*Thanks to StarsColdNight for her significant contribution in helping with this newsletter! Thanks also to the many others who helped gather the news!
Welcome, and update!
Welcome to your bigger, better photomanipulation newsletter. We are pleased to bring you up-to-date information about things that are going on in the community. It's been a busy few weeks, and we have a lot to share with you!
Direct link requirements on DDs
I spoke with fourteenthstar and Moonbeam13, and we decided that you should no longer have to put direct links to stock pictures in order to get a DD. So, you no longer need to direct link your stock pictures for DD purposes. (You DO still need to credit stock, though!) However, many groups still require those direct links for submissions, and that decision is entirely up to the group administrators. We hope this change will help make suggesting and posting DDs easier.
Facebook: Stolen art > Updates 25-07-2012UPDATES: 25-07-2012
- Update the list below
- Eternas Lunas + El Averno De Dante gently removed my works after asking them.
- Meraviglia sigillata sucks!
- Also stock providers should browse those pages... I saw a lot of your pictures there, especially in gothics pages!
This is for those who have a Facebook account. My friend created a group where you can report all those groups/pages that steal our art. This is what we have so far:
- Eternas Lunas : https://www.facebook.com/bellos.despertares
- Dolce Bella : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dolce-Bella/274967815875377
- Gothic Beautiful World : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gothic-Beautiful-World/134356603291527
- El Averno De Dante : https://www.facebook.com/el.averno.de.dante
- Quando l'amore diventa poesia : https://www.facebook.com/dicembre92
- Gothic : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gothic/142490996205
- Escritos Celtas : https://www.facebook.com/escritos.celtas
- We Heart it. : https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-heart-it/213380882
PE Article: Tips and Advice 'Crediting Resources'One issue that we need to stress on deviantART is to credit your resources you use in your artwork. Crediting is a problem because a lot of people aren't doing the above.Most Stock Artists have individually tailored rules to suit their own personal level.
You must abide by these rules!
Often they include that they want full credit to be given to their use of stock. This is really simple!
All you need to do is..
Include a link/thumb of the stock used. People want to see what the stock has become!
If you don't know how to get the [link] or :thumbxxxxxx: It's simple.
Just copy and paste the URL of the Resource you used and the [link] will appear! For the thumb code, each deviation has one which is listed at the bottom right of the deviation itself or by pressing the small arrow upper right hand corner which gives you some options to share said deviation or to get the thumb code.
Give the Stock Ar
HACKEDAs you may have seen, my account was just hacked, luckily I managed to get back in and change my password
If you see a Journal entry from any of your friends with the heading
HACKED BY DONGFORCE
DO NOT CLICK ON IT!!!
It sends you to a fake log out page and then takes the password you enter..
** And like Lanny says, log out all your other open sessions from your settings tab. **
I apologise for anything you may have seen that was offensive posted in my name, I am just thankful I was able to act on it immediately.