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April - Belated update and usual apologiesLots of Love
Yes it is time to sadly express my usual apologies for very late and/or nonexistent responses to your nice and supportive comments I so wish I could honestly say that it will not happen again, but I know it will not be so. All I can say is that I'll do my best.
Please forgive me I assure you though that I read and enjoy each and every one of your sweet comments and favourites
I am bringing a few of some of my favourite fractals as gifts for you, dear patient and faithful friends
A short GET WELL Feature for Jocelyne
Our dear friend Jocelyne JocelyneR had a rather important accident and is successfully recuperating quite well.
So here as a special GE
Tutorial - Animated Stamps - My WayI made it specially for fractal2cry who indicated to be interested in learning how to make stamps, but of course I welcome anyone who will find it useful to use it. Let me know if it was useful.
In fact, rather than a Tutorial, I think this is an explanation of how I go about making animated stamps in Photoshop.
It is assumed that the user has good knowledge of Photoshop tools and other features.
This may not be the best or shortest way and neither the only way of course, but it's how it works for me.
I use Photoshop CS4 (I think it's version 11)
So, I open the program, load the images I will use for the stamp, resize them to the stamps measurements.
The "official" size originally specified by dA was/is 99 x 56 px @ 72dpi so I set the size of my work at 99x56 and increase the resolution to 288dpi, that gives me a new working size or resolution of 396x225 px.
Once I finish with the stamp I resize it either to the original specified dimensions or maybe reduce the
SE# 17 - Art from Some of my Friends Thank you for BD and Seasons Greetings !
Last December I received many Seasons and Birthday Greetings from many of my friends, I featured the gifts I received and posted a list of those who sent me special greetings.
In that Journal I promised to post a feature of some of their art and so here it is, a short sample of their beautiful art.
The Following are from Friends that sent their Art dedicated to me as Gifts
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Allie :iconjulianasgrandma: a.k.a. JulianasGrandma :iconlovelyheartsplz:
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Gerda :icongerda1946: a.k.a. Gerda1946 :iconlovelyheartsplz:
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Ingrid :icongraphicLia: a.k.a. GraphicLia :iconlovelyheartsplz:
Flaky Flake by GraphicLiaSunset Everlasting by GraphicLia
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Jocelyne :iconJocelyner: a.k.a. JocelyneR :iconlovelyheartsplz:
BD and Holidays Greetings - UPDATE ! Thank You !
Well yes, today December 22nd is my BD, and many dear friends sent me greetings and precious gifts for which I am most grateful and wanted to make a brief feature of the wonderful art they were so kind to dedicate to me.
From Allie a.k.a. JulianasGrandma
From Gerda a.k.a. Gerda1946
From Ingrid a.k.a. GraphicLia
From Jocelyne a.k.a. JocelyneR
From Selina a.k.a. sesam-is-open 10 :iconpointsplz: !!
From Camelia a.k.a. kmygraphic
From TanteTabata a.k.a. TanteTabata (special thanks for her new "Argentina Jumper" --->
Also received lovely messages and good wishes for this day:
From [Point Right] Thelma a.k.a. Thelma1 [Heart]
From [Point Right] Sandy a.k.a. PridesCrossing [Heart]
From [Point Right] Lara a.k.a. LaraBLN [Heart]
From [Point Right] Angel a.k.a. Ace60 [Heart]
November 25 -Winners of the UNFRAMED-NATURE GroupWhy Thanks Again ?
Big Thanks to all my dear friends and watchers for their warm replies and thanks they sent me for the latest Feature. I received more than 100 comments and s !!
I added a permanent link to it in the Side Bar of this Journal
Sta-sh Works for Me Now - go figure
Those who know me and are kind enough to read my Journals and occasional Rant about some of dA "improvements" might be rather surprised for what I'm about to say, but fair is fair. After all "Fair Play" is my favourite phrase
After many years pissing and moaning about the famous Sta.sh application it seems they have gotten it to work really well. Congratulations to the dA team responsible for that.
I am now able to use my favourite skin and even work directly on it, creating a draft for a Journal and saving it if I am not finished
Featuring Friends - SE Nbr 16 Long Overdue Feature for Dear Friends
What do I mean by "SE" ?
I explained this somewhere in my dA prehistory It stands for "Special Edition", and I created it as an extra page of my regular Journals. In this case I am using it to Feature a few samples of the art of some of my many dear and supportive friends and watchers. (See the list below the Scroll Box)
Will try to feature -in no particular order, and if dA would allow it - two of the works of just a few of my many friends, the list is the result of selecting the names that appeared more often among my s or "Activity" section received since May of this year 2013 :iconembarrasedplz:
Here we go - Hope I can Show them all
Please use the bar on the right to scroll down and see all the images featured,
ApoChallenges-150th Week Winner and Feature !As most of us know -or should- by now the ApoChallenges is a creation by
Stan Ragets a.k.a. f--l--A--r--k :iconf--l--A--r--k:
It stands for Apophysis Challenges, and we have been having fun with the challenges he "concocts" for us Fractals ApoAddicts since October 2009 !! Check this article for more "history" http://marthig.deviantart.com/journal/One-Successful-Year-of-Apo-Challenges-216750115
So finally the day arrived, last October 9th we voted and the winner of the 150th week is ...
Other beautiful fractals by Michael a.k.a. Dawgit
Also as part of the Prizes promised here is the animated stamp,
And Runner up is
Full Rant - No Sharing Buttons Please !UPDATE on News and Articles = Journals ?!!
WARNING - RANT !
So we've gone back to the compulsory Sharing (bloody) Buttons struggle http://marthig.deviantart.com/journal/Gifts-Dedications-Features-Aug-Sept-2009-231121354.
I apologize for the f**ked up look but I don't know what the hell have they done with the skins of my past Journals. ... and yes I was decided to quit dA at that time because of their interfering with my freedom of choice that as a paying customer I am entitled to.
I couldn't find any of my Journals previous to 2010 in the usual list of Journals History But they did make sure to stuff the bloody "Share" buttons in all, even all the way back to 2006 or 07, which is worse (so far) there's no possible way to disable them!.
The above stamps are from those awful times (around mid 2009, though seems that one of them was removed) when the deviants that di
Featuring Light + Old StuffFractal Disobedience !!
Inspiration Station - SuicideBySafetyPin
In my case, the suggestion to disobey our GM SuicideBySafetyPin was received from Leichenengel
So here with pleasure a feature for :iconn8iveattitude1: -another case of wanting to fav her whole Gallery
Enjoy the show then
Shining White by SuicideBySafetyPinLovin the Details by SuicideBySafetyPinThe Sun will Shine by SuicideBySafetyPinindian colors by SuicideBySafetyPinrings by SuicideBySafetyPinparrot by SuicideBySafetyPinIcey by SuicideBySafetyPinTile Foci by SuicideBySafetyPinDifferent Twist by SuicideBySafetyPinTwisting Wind by SuicideBySafetyPinSmoooooooth by SuicideBySafetyPinHorror 65 update by SuicideBySafetyPinPink Gnarl by SuicideBySafetyPinCrazy Stacked Bipolar by SuicideBySafetyPinSliding on Waves2 by SuicideBySafetyPinOde to Van Gogh by SuicideBySafetyPinCrazy Splits by SuicideBySafetyPinRolled by SuicideBySafetyPinTight Weave by SuicideBySafetyPinCome Together by SuicideBySafetyPinLogged by SuicideBySafetyPinMoving On by SuicideBySafetyPinWHAT by SuicideBySafetyPinTwisting the Tea by SuicideBySafetyPinGolden Roots by SuicideBySafetyPinCeiling to Floor by SuicideBySafetyPin
I won !
My Neighbor TotoroCome out, come out, where ever you are!
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Allons-y Totoro by Design-By-Humans
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig
Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
Totoro by jorgecarrero
Totoro by Helbetico
Totoro by randyblinkaddicter
My Neighbor Totoro was released on April 16, 1988.
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
Maddie II by analogphoto Alina by apalkin
Dark Lace by Dapicture And then the silence surrounds you by monislawa salacia by alexandrea-j
Eriger des murs by Feebrile Shadow and Light by SheWalksInSilence Dark side by bubastis2
Elgol Beach...isle Of Skye 2 by denis2 Highlands-17 by Kaarmen Loch Cill Chriosd by denis2
Ternate III by Chaerul-Umam .LS. by dasTOK Highlands-19 by Kaarmen
Dalmatian Mountains, Study 6 by kapanaga Dance of the dead by freMDartet Highlands-16 by Kaarmen
Handfast Point by AntonioGouveia Baltic Sea, Study 9 by kapanaga Lands and Waters XIV by sleephead
Light Scene by AntonioGouveia Shipwreck by AntonioGouveia lighthouse II by lostknightkg
Black Pier by ucilito Yesterday is blowing back by invisigoth88 Taraje by Hengki24
Enchanted Tree by AlexandruCrisan Pentre Ifan, Study #1 by Eukendei Where We Used To Meet by CrazyGirL44
Winter Tower by Metal-Bender one by Buntcone Back to the Roots by AndrewShoemaker
My Personal Autumn 06 by HorstSchmier Out Of Order by vamosver nawak 74 by virtualgadjo
Kula by slatkatajna _________ by windrides Chez Salah by roon1305
10 by freMDartet joy of life by BelcyrPiotr Vienna Staircase 13 by Nightline
You and IArtwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
I see what it's like for day and night.
this thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecile
'Cause they see things in a different light
But they never tried
Monthly theme: Monochrome:iconsoftness-art:
Nymph by EmmatyanLera by Zhivago86
Hot ice by pqphotographyThe Fire of Love. by dragonfly-oliautumn impressions4 by agatafotografia
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphotoReady to attack by Reasondinn
I want orange leaves by TwiggyTeeluckVolcano by Thinking-SilenceDancing Over The Turnips by Nitrok
Natural Gold by SetsiAngelSailorMarigold Days by arefin03
Tangerine candied fruit 1 by Morgaer
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
Music and Life
What You Looking At? by PatrickMonnier Where Babies Come From by Trippy4U
3+1 by cahilus
Loneliness by endegor Elena by AnnShakti
*** by stringoiu
Paris un tango by endegor C My Friends by vodj
Little rain by Vitaloverdose
Krakow by adamus-hubert Dark Waters by CrinaPrida
Battle by xbastex
It's A Long Walk To Freedom by DpressedSoul
To share what you loveHello everyone,
It's been such a long time since I've done a feature just for the heck of it, without any purpose whatsoever other than showcasing things I love. I've been so busy on here with young-photo-club, Death-Chicks, GetDailyDeviations, and my own Group Spotlight features that I haven't been able to do a feature of random things I've seen and adored here on DA! So here it goes!
Ines II by KimberlyMeade A Little Sadness by Queen-Kitty Thranduil Cosplay - One with the forest by Abessinier
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 106:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 106:iconarrheartplz:
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More