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November 3, 2007



The ninth [pb]event is here!

[ opposites ]
"Imagine if anyone or anything has got two sides; good and evil, saints and sinners, light and dark, angels and devils, fire and ice, drunk and sober, etc. Use your imagination to make extreme opposites work together in artistic harmony."

This theme should open up for a wide range of subjects, we think. Remember that this can include anything from characters, to animals, scenery, structures... What ever you like, as long as it somehow focuses on extreme opposites.

Aaaaaaaaaalso, we had two winners last time (which I personally am really happy about). Both Lolita and Nickillus came up with super cool pieces for your Halloween event. Check them out here:

Lolita's process and final Entry
Nick's process and final entry

We are so incredibly thrilled to have a range of young and more experienced artist on our forums. :heart:

And for some news from my part. I haven't really been painting much recently. After a hard fall back and another visit to the hospital I really have a hard time getting my inspiration back. This also means that I pretty much turn down every commission request from either private or commercial clients. On top my hands never really went back to what they used to be..but enough of that. Here are some cutouts of the process of a piece I am currently working on (hurray for the fact that I actually opened photoshop for longer then a few minutes). Some of you might have seen some bigger cutouts in my scrap section.
As always, it will probably change a lot during the process.

Tips and Tricks for Photoshop Users
Separate your Linart in Photoshop
Basic Theory for Beginners
How to paint hair in Photoshop
How to paint silk fabric in Photoshop (PDF)
About Shadow and Light
How to use two windows of the same painting in Photoshop
Color blending in Photoshop
General tutorial page overview

For more tutorials, critique and fun join henning's and my forum at:

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The killers -
  • Reading: The Science of Pullman's Dark Material
  • Watching: This is Spinal Tap
  • Playing: Vanguard
  • Eating: Chinese Take Away
  • Drinking: Water
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Munia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
You are amazingly talented, so don't give up! :hug:
Kinetixy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Writer
I love your artwork! Have you ever done requests before? If you do, I have one I think you would be perfect to do! I draw, but I don't post it. My files are too big for deviantart or else I would. I post fanfiction and I think one of my characters would look rather interesting in your style.

If you are interested, feel free to comment!

Hoping for a reply!
BenDouglasUK Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Yay for your return to Photoshop! Looks promising, even from the thumbnails I envy your skin painting :)
ElgntDrgn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Opposites...opposites...urgh! Ideas, come out, come out wherever you are! ;P

Btw do I see a monkey?? You have got to finish all off the pieces and show me ASAP so I can sit in front of the screen and stare in amazement for a while.

Aww I really feel bad for you... I really do hope you'll feel better soon... :hug:
And bout that inspiration thing - splash out! Watch loads of movies, listen to loads of music and look at loads of art! I hope that will spur something inside of you. :aww:

Hey you could redo someones art, like that event on pb. Really helped me come back to my art. (I feel so bad since I myself am in a huge inspiration phase. Hope one comes to you too soon!)

Kyena Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah that's a little monkey :)

The wip of that piece: [link]
Beannighe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Interesting idea, duality of spirits, personalities and ideals put into an image and the possibilities are ...ENDLESS!
Hope you're feeling better soon. Try Ginseng (Chinese, not North American) and Gota Kola . Combining the two kicks the old body and mind into overdrive and they're both natural substances. Glucosamine /Condroitian supplements help aleviate arthritic and joint pain, and the glucosamine actually helps rebiuld joints. I'm a person who has literally worn out my knees and hip, and my hands ache from holding a spray gun,etc. for sometimes hours per day. The Ginseng helps boost natural body energy levels and Gota Kola is a mind food. Phlax seed is good too. Keep the body moving and you'll keep moving too. ! :hug: =)
Laimon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
I'm so glad to see you updating with some stuff :D my deviant watch inbox just hasn't been the same without your beautiful pieces gracing it
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
So great to see that you do at least SOME art - as always, it looks already great!

I hope I find time to participate again - sounds really interesting!
Tattersail Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yey, monkeys!
keight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
I cheer every time you post your new work Tascha.
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