Hi everybody PERSONAL NEWS -
(I just said that in my head as Dr. Nick Riviera from The Simpsons
Been gone about a week, hope I didn't miss much
In that time I decided to try and find a photo manip program that would fill the gap 'til I could get hold of Photoshop. Well, let me tell ya, did I ever find something
... Still in a bit of shock over how darn good it is, but all hail GimpShop and those who sail in her
When I downloaded it I realised you had to have all the additional bumpfh and nonsense of extra programs/adware as it's completely free, that's right folks it's free
and works on the same principle as Photoshop. They set it up to look and feel like it, slightly different features but once you get into the swing it's very user friendly ... Anyhoo, I d/l'd the 'package', got rid of the unnecessary things and bingo bongo bango I was off and away for a while
They have handy tutorials all over the net, and once I worked out my layers from my alpha channels I was in business.
I completed my first manip as of last night
and hope you like it, it's a simple design as I'm still getting into the swing of it but it made me smile at the end
I'll be uploading + Sore Thumb + in just a tick.P.S. Please bear with me for responses to all of your comments, I'll get there!ART NEWS -
I love to browse new deviations and find artists that have wicked talent and a gallery full of smashing suprises.
There are also times I will find someone who has little to no recognition, or are new here and, imho, need to have a wider friend and fan base.
This is what my featurama is about today folks!
I have found 11 dA artists who I feel are deserving of recognition, love and a random glomp or three for their talent
Here they are, in alphabetical order ...
This deviant has fantastic illustrations, from foxes to horror stories, all vibrantly brought to life!
This deviant has a very identifiable style to their work and creative concepts!
This deviant pours his imagination into every colourful piece, the shapes in his art really captured me!
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This deviant did a 260 page Birthday Book and has a unique take on illustration, incorporating Altered Text!
This deviant is a tattoo artist who has wonderful talent both on paper and skin, with a very creative mind!
This deviant has wicked talent and an eye for creating unusual and interesting characters!
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This deviants illustrative style is instantly recognisable and they have the skill of imagination as well as the application!
This deviant has a vast wealth of talent, able to visualise that which remains in the minds eye for most and set it free for us to taste!
This deviants work is so expressive, colourful and imaginative it may make you want to lick the screen to see if it causes a hallucination!
This deviant has such illustrative flair and inginuity, able to tell a story with a few strokes of ink or colour!
This deviants graphic depictions are intense with personality of the self, delve in, it's a treat for the artistic soul!
And there we have some of the joy that is dA!
Every time I go meandering around here I am amazed by the art that flushes each page with skill and imagination. Little wonder why I love this place so much
Love to all