Just some thoughtsSo, I'm sure most of you have heard the sad news about Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington having commited suicide.
I always liked their music. I thought of Chester as a kind man and he sure was a great singer but I wouldn't consider myself a 'fan'.
However what really hit me is the huge disrespect that some people react to his death with. I read so many disgusting comments on social media.
The ignorance of people saying what a selfish coward he is to leave the world like this makes me really sad and angry.
Don't judge if you don't know what was going on in his mind. You have no idea what battles he had to fight against with himself every day (and neither do I).
He's the only person who knows and it must have been unbearable in the end.
I'm shocked about depression and other mental illnesses still being trivialized and people who suffer from such health issues not being taken seriously.
To everyone who reads this who is battling against a mental illness, know that you have my full re
feature # 9
unfinished-newest by raynedwn0420 My love by NdaughterOfHZ
Umbrella by Deadmoro Bolt? by b3tt3rdig2 Hauly - normal form by burstlion Open To The Elements by AneurysmGuy monarch (Danaus plexippus) - 3rd generation female by minamiko wip by CharlotteArtz watercolors by manjaDoom ludic by ChrisEzelle
I'm such a mess, idk about s a hot mess... by xXCarterXx A Calm Shiny Tree by djnotmaintr Lost Luna Eclipse: Chapter 6 by LukasDeAudi Vintage Heart Anatomy - Swinging Girl Silhouette by StilleSkygger ATAQUE by Rafaelll90 Bouledogue anglais by camilleroc Wonderstruck by danaesecretworld
Nicole sparkly dress by NicoleEnn Distortion by Gaalad Streetart 1708 by dorenna The New Era by RodrigoSilvaDantas Daulity... by xXBehindTheBitXx
We Need Prizes for Our Contest, Please.:icondA-Morgue: will be the first horror/dark-art group to hold contests.
We need prizes in the form of points, premium stock, premium stock packages, and features, please.
Please reply either on my poll or on this journal if and what
you want to donate for us to make this contest a huge success.
We also need a “nice” dark/horror theme for our first contest.
The one who comes up with the theme nitchwarmer choose to use for our contest
I, Branka-Johnlockian will give you personally 100 Yeah, I’m bribing you, deal with it
Goodbye MotherThe sky so peaceful and harmonious
But down at the ground chaos strikes with their faces fill of fear,
Their voices louder then the siren itself to hear,
Their hearts are the new percussion instrument of this time,
I wonder if they’re all synchronized with mine.
Their heads are silent like the very world above us children of the mindless.
I can't seem to run with the crowd,
Everyone else is trying,
With the thoughts of the 8th sin resonating in their brains so loud.
I’m tired of lying.
I know my fate,
my delusion of a future,
it’s all too late,
because in this game Im the loser.
There’s not much else you can do,
whether you win or lose.
In the end its all the same,
good and bad comes to everyone that they either praise or blame.
That’s the way this world has always been for the thirty years I've been alive
and in this black and white world in which I want to survive.
They’re all gone now,
being that Im at the edge of town,
it’s beautiful, the n
Epic Art Feature 2I've seen a lot of amazing artworks lately... my god, they're really breathtaking, I hope you like them as well! This is a big art feature, so if I left out anyone, you know what to do.
Art feature time.
Adidas Girl by GuD0c Cat Burglar Nami by AkiraAlion Quest by Rowye Moon Angel by SilentDreamer-Art
The Witching Hour by charmedy The Master Thief (Commission) + Video by Nikulina-Helena Love of Two Armies by byAllex The Battle by mshellee Captain Octopus by MelieMelusine
Red by nitchwarmer Sirenia III - print available by SecretDarTiste Death Concubine by PlacidAnemia Night trip by Black-B-o-x
Contest - Portal to another worldWelcome to Unusual-Manips' second contest!
This contests' theme is Portal to another world.
Deadline: August 7, 2017
You are free to interpret the theme. A portal can be anything, and imagination allows for many kinds of worlds.
All you have to make sure to include, is a description of the portal and where or what it leads to (or from).
Be creative, be original, think like there is no box. This group is all about unusual artwork
A few rules are in place:
All the general group rules apply (http://fav.me/db8owf5)
One entry per participant, the artwork must be newly made for this contest
Mention the contest in your artworks' description
Mention the portal and where or what it leads to (or
Contest winners - The longer you look...… the more you see!
First and foremost I want to thank everyone who participated in, and/or contributed to this contest. Thanks to you, the first contest in Unusual-Manips has been a success!
We have received a total of 13 entries. This means a #1 and #2 winner were be picked.
The goal of 15 entries for a #3 winner was not met.
Congratulations to Black-B-o-x and Renata-s-art!
1st Place winner will receive 500 , of which 200 from Gejda
Exclusive stock from tsahel
Exclusive Runic Love Charm Brushes (http://fav.me/d9y13ul) + feature from EligoDesign
Bureaucracy Nightmare was the first entry in this contest. From the moment it was submitted we could already tell it would be hard to surpass. By the end of the contest it was the unanimous pick of both judge
Rule change: Featured folderThis is a short notice that there has been a slight change in rules for the Featured folder in Unusual-Manips.
From today on it is no longer allowed for members to submit to this folder. The works in this folder will now be selected by the group staff.
I've emptied the featured folder by moving any art that was in there to their respective themed folders. After that I re-filled the Featured folder with art I believe is suitable.
The main reason for this rule change, is that some people post to the Featured folder regularly, while others never do. I think this causes an imbalance. Art will now be picked based on how well it suits the groups' goals and ideas, and in part the technical quality of the artwork.
View the featured folder here: http://unusual-manips.deviantart.com/gallery/62898871/Featured
These are a few of the works that are now in the Featured folder:
Photomanipulation DD Round Up - June 2017
When everything wants a piece of you by ED-Creations Black Widow by Quijuka
Brunhilda Arnoldovna by Avi-li Rose by Ennya7
... by BaxiaArt dreer by enkrat
Ocean Black by Cadavroux Defender by kosolap
Fight your fear by Shiku14 Lunar fragrance of dreams by SvetlanaKLimova
Night and dust by AlejandroDMarco Bean-nighe by hankep
Ragongar. Guardian of the Amulet by veravik Encantation by Son-Reborn
Vampire by DenysDigitalArtwork Temptation by destroyer971
Darkening! by CharllieeArts Hades - The Ruler of the Underworld by niyya00
It's Time For A New Challenge!GROUP NEWS
Hi there, members!
First let me say "Thank you" to all who participated in the "Real Surreal Mural" game that ended yesterday! Most of the teams have the instructions on how to submit to the group so you'll be able to download the Desktop Wallpapers that they've created very soon.
I hope your summer has gotten off to a great start...at least, I'm speaking to those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere where the Summer Solstice occurred sometime between June 20th and the 21st.
I live in the southwest desert, and boy have we had some hot days! It was 120 degrees and over for a week at the beginning of the month, but it's cool down to 109 to 111 degrees. Still hot, but not as miserably hot.
We start our first challenge in a couple of months this week. I hope you like the theme and join me to create some fascinating photomanipulations.
OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE
THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN EXTENDED--NEW DUE DATE IS POSTED HER