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Holding a contest on Deviant Art~Please Read and Share~~!!! :)

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CONTEST TIME FOR DEVIANT ART ARTISTS ONLY PLEASE SHARE!!! w00t!

 
 
 

Ok sooo…. With much thought and consultation I have decided to go ahead and have a contest!! This- obviously- is the first contest I have had so please forgive me if I am a little rusty. You are more than welcome to note me with any questions. I hope this will help others to get noticed in the community, and will be fun. Thank you to everyone who voted on the poll I held~you guys gave me the extra drive~! :D 

 
So, the theme is : NATURE. 
 
I was going for a fall theme since that is my favorite season, but Ive realized its not exactly fall everywhere ( or here in the USA yet for that matter) and would be kind of hard for all of my photographer friends to enter. So, this way the contest can be open to all media and styles of art in which any one of the four seasons can be represented. I cant wait to see all of the art submitted, and am very excited!!! Please read the rules below if you plan on entering!!! Thank you~! 
 
TO ENTER YOU WILL SUBMIT YOUR WORK AS REGULAR AND NOTE ME WITH A LINK TO YOUR IMAGE. PLEASE PUT THE DETAILS OF THE CONTEST AND A LINK TO MY JOURNAL SO OTHERS CAN JOIN AND VOTE! 
(I will make a journal of all submitted entries on the end date so the community can help vote for the winner) 
 
 

START DATE: 7/22/2013                                                    

 END DATE: 9/22/2013 

 
                                                                     
 
                                                                                             ~ 60 days to submit. May be extended if needed. ~ 
                                                                  
 
 
 
                                                                             

                                                                 

 RULES:

                                                                    
 
 [ Please READ and FOLLOW the rules or I can not accept your entry Waaaah! ]  
 

 
 

Star!~The contest is open to anyone who is interested in entering.~ 

 

Star!~ You may submit old or new art , but I would prefer new and fresh art~ 

 

Star!~Each artist can only submit one piece of art please~ 

 

Star!~Entries must be submitted by the original artist or photographer. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of the image you submit. You must also credit all stock used please~

 

Star!~Please stay within the theme of the contest~

 

Star!~Make a journal featuring the contest after you submit so others can see and join~ 

 

Star!~No PREMADES~ 

 

Star!~Please allow full view for judging and no intrusive watermark. Artwork no smaller than

900×900 please.~
 

Star!~Add my avatar and brief contest details in your description. The more that know the merrier. :) ~ 

 

Star!~Please be as creative as possible~ 

 

Star!~All types of art are acceptable as long as the rules are followed~ 

 
(*These rules may be subject to change at any time so please check back frequently ) 
 
 
                                                                               

PRIZES:           

 

 

   I owe a huge thanks to :iconlemmy-x: for helping me make this possible~! He has offered to help donate points to the winners , and will also be featuring this contest in his groups!!  You are AWESOME Lemmy 

Date~~:heart: 

 
Contest featured here: 
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(You should look into joining these groups too cuz they are OWESOME~! :D ) 
 

Star!FIRST PRIZE WINNER:

– 400 POINTS 
– THREE WEEKS TOWARDS YOUR MEMBERSHIP 
-A MONTHLY FEATURE ON MY STOCK PAGE AND ON THIS PAGE
 
 

Star!SECOND PRIZE WINNER: 

 -200 POINTS
-TWO WEEKS TOWARDS YOUR MEMBERSHIP 
-A THREE WEEK FEATURE ON BOTH MY PAGES 
 
 

Star!THIRD PRIZE WINNER: 

 -60 POINTS
-A ONE WEEK FEATURE ON BOTH MY PAGES 
 
 
 
HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER JOINING !!! 
 
ALSO, IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE POINTS TO HELP ME  I WILL BE SO VERY VERY APPRECIATIVE~!!!! 
 
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~~HAVE FUN and BEST OF LUCK TO ALL~~

Take it all off!            Deviation love              Pat pat         :hooray:  

 (WAS COPIED AND PASTED FROM THE ORIGINAL POSTING ON MY DA PROFILE) 

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“A Learning Process”

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It has been a while since my last post. Being as I don’t have many followers yet I don’t guess that’s an issue.    I’ve been so very busy trying to learn how to paint digitally. I’ve been asking my artist friends for advice or tips,but  there has been a major communication error.  I have been so frustrated due to the fact -I KNEW there were tutorials for the effect I was so anxiously searching for, but after searching through  hundreds of tutorials on Google or the ones my friends forwarded me too-they were either VERY expensive or either it was NOT what I was looking for. Needless to say- after tediously searching for an entire week I finally found this very simple yet very informative (to me, at least) tutorial!
(Portrait Paint Over Tutorial )
I  obviously was not typing in the exact ‘wording’ for the correct tutorial.  I was unaware (along with everyone I have mentioned it too) that “Digital Painting” is NOT the same as “Digitally Painting Over”. 
Who would have thought? (ugh…word play…) I have NOT done any work since this new art i want to learn has entered my mind, and now that I have finally found what I’m looking for it is going to take time to get it down pat and tweak it to my liking. I am going to try to fit in a manipulation or two while I am learning though. 

About two weeks ago before I was completely immersed in learning how to “paint over”- I was aimlessly practicing a very minimal  painting effect. I created the first piece below named “The Eye Of The Dragon”. I am not any where perfect yet and I have noted that to all of my followers and on this blog, but this piece makes me feel like progress in the right direction is definitely being made.   I realized half way through that the woman and the dragon took too much of the left side up so I had to actually create a dragon tail from scratch (drawing has never been a friend of mine–I am horrible at drawing  ) and then paint on scales and everything else to make it look like it belonged to the dragon. I guess the real opinion of the art lies in you.

I of course am my own worse critic and felt like the tail looked a little misplaced so I added a lot of shadow to that area of the picture, but all in all I guess its pretty good for only my 10th or 11th photo manipulation. I feel that this is definitely where my calling is. I will still continue my photography, but I will have more fun manipulating it afterwards i’m sure…:D   Hope everyone has a good weekend and I truly appreciate you reading!
Hopefully soon my subscription volume will increase!  Please feel free to add your opinions , critique  advice, tips, love…whatever ..below in the comments! I am not afraid of constructive criticism ~Every artist needs to hear it !  😉 –  I STRIVE for awesome comments from my followers too…you guys are the ones that encourage me to imagine and create!     

         “The Eye Of The Dragon”

The Eye of the Dragon
This picture below is the third manipulation I’ve created. It was admittedly a simple task because I only had to select the model from her original background and post her into a white background. From there I added paint strokes, a little dodge and burn in some areas and so forth. At the time I was learning how to actually fit the subject correctly into a background and make it look as if she wasn’t placed in.
                                                                                              “Dispair”
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*NOTES: 
* (All Stock was used with permission. Their credits are posted at these links: “The Eye Of The Dragon” and “Dispair”.)
*IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST AND USE STOCK PHOTOS IN YOUR MANIPULATIONS (etc..)  I HAVE RECENTLY STARTED A STOCK PROFILE ON DEVIANT ART. THEY ARE RANDOM PHOTOS THAT I HAVE UPLOADED IN HOPES OF USE. PLEASE READ MY RULES BEFORE USING. STOCK PAGE  ^_^
*This post was originally posted at http://karahrobinsoncreations.blogspot.com/ on Thursday , July 11, 2013 
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Aside

 My son has turned 5 this month. We celebrated his birthday this weekend at a friend’s house who donated their living room and pool to our cause  I am a lil depressed that he is growing so fast but if you are a parent or know one – you definitely know the feeling or have heard it be stated!It is the truth-one day you’re putting on diapers and the next you’re giving them away on their wedding day…ahhh…I can definitely sit back and await that day, lol. 

So – thru all this it made me think fondly about my childhood “fantasies” because I am constantly reminded of my children’s.  I’ve had a small issue recently with inspiration. I don’t want to go as far as to say its “Artists Block” but I do have a tad lack of inspiration. I want to create-I’m just at a loss at WHAT. I am also eager to create it seems because I want to be as good as the images I create in my head, and creating MORE WILL EVENTUALLY GET ME THERE. Practice makes perfect!  [now i’m blabbering…] 

 When it came to this piece it was mainly inspired because of my children and how envious I am of their imagined reality and outlook. At first all I had were the stock photos. I held onto them for a couple of weeks in Photoshop without even touching them.

 I knew I wanted to use them I just didn’t know for what until my eight year old daughter made a comment about traveling the ocean in a cardboard box after seeing the stock, and THERE IT WAS. I learned that sometimes the right inspiration is a child and their imagination.I can’t leave it all to the imagination because that’s 80% of art, but it was my CHILD’S imagination that made this one. 

 This piece is named “Serendipity” and is dedicated to my 5-year-old son, Aidan. I shall use their imagination and fantasies from now on. 

Serendipity

Happy Birthday Aidan James~MY HEART AND SOUL

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This is the 3rd piece I ever created. I made it for my father.He wanted a nice background for his motorcycle.  It was an easy manipulation, but the selection of the bike from its original photo proved to be a very tedious job. 

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(*This blog post was originally posted on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at http://karahrobinsoncreations.blogspot.com/ ) 

Serendipity

My First Blog Post :)

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My First Blog Post 🙂

I am really excited to finally have a blog. I’ve wanted one for years I just didn’t think my artwork was up to par-enough to where people might actually enjoy it. I am self- taught with Photoshop and there was SO much to learn-(I still don’t know it all) but my works just were not as beautiful as I wanted them to be. I didn’t know how to place people into a background correctly or how to completely work with layers, but after three tedious months and A LOT of dedication and a billion hours on my computer watching youtube tutorials( thank God for the people who use their time to teach people like me for FREE ) I figured I was well enough to finally join my favorite art site, (DeviantArt) and post my work.
When I joined I only had my photography to upload. In a matter of three days I had the sweetest comments I’ve ever read underneath my photos that I at first didn’t feel worthy enough to even be posted. I started to be “watched” (DeviantArt lingo for “followed”) and people started faving my works and before i know it Im downloading free stock attempting to do REAL photo manipulations. I’ve done manipulations before but they are not anything like i am doing now. I have literally surprised myself.
I am not bragging at ALL and saying my work is absolutely jaw dropping because it is no way near there. I am just grateful to all the people at DeviantArt that truly made me feel like I was capable to create something beautiful that the world would actually enjoy. Even if it isn’t museum material- Its DeviantArt material and that is good enough for me 

I will hopefully start getting viewers on here soon so my work can be exposed a little more, and hopefully people will react to it as well as my DA friends have and I will be just as motivated. What I’m saying is-This blog will be used as a place for me to share my work and thoughts. As it goes in the art world – a persons art is usually inspired by thoughts, emotions, and feelings- as mine is- so unlike in the real world I might just feel comfortable enough to add a description to my work for reading entertainment.
I appreciate everyone who has supported me and will-I hope to continue to please my subscribers and followers on this site and my others. Thank you so much for reading. xox

My First Manipulation Ever: (Can you point out all the mistakes? LOL) 

First Manipulation

First Manipulation

 

 

 

(This post was originally posted at http://karahrobinsoncreations.blogspot.com/ on Tuesday, June 18, 2013)