CONTEST: Sky Kingdom (open until Aug 10th)Contest time!CONTEST: Sky Kingdom (open until Aug 10th) by Flying-Islands-Here
Edit: Two weeks left to go!
Edit: Thanks to the incredibly generous support of :icontrees-with-character: (great and big group, by the way, I found quite a few high quality flying islands with trees in there), winners will also get a feature in Trees-With-character.
Flying-Islands-Here is a group that welcomes all airborne grounds, be it flying islands, moving mountains, hovering cities, floating platforms, levitating rocks, drifting gardens, structured clouds or any other kind of object seemingly or unseemingly defying gravity. Artists working with surrealism, fantasy and science fiction - and all kinds of artforms, all levels of quality - can all find their work in our galleries as long as it is relevant to the group.
Today, we challenge you to fill our contest folder with the theme Sky Kingdom. Spread the word!
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our Photomanips by Aeirmid
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and