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This article features artwork and interviews from artists involved in the digital and photography group, Belle-Art

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Borruen is a fantastic photomanipulator/illustrator whose artwork is more innovative, creative and imaginative than most photomanipulation landscapes you see!

Explain what you do.
So, I'm a photomanipulator/illustrator. As I once said in my journal, "Manipulation is not simply putting totally different pictures together, it's about recreating reality. By merging different representations of reality, different moments in time, we, manipulators, are able to create our own worlds from scratch.". Sometimes strict manipulation doesn't give you the freedom you need, so I usually draw a bit on my manips.

Let's Go Home, Daddy by Borruen

What genre do you like creating most?
Well, it's hard to define what genre I like, but I always tend to do fantasy/sci-fi. I always try to make something as original as possible and I think those two genres, despite some people thinking otherwise, have a lot of potential for originality.

The Jade Sea - Unwaking Waves by Borruen

Why did you choose photomanipulation/mixed media?
I'll be honest, I've chosen manipulation because I didn't have a tablet then. Haha no, seriously, I wanted to create something so bad, yet I didn't have the tools to do so, so I had to improvise with what I had, and all I had was Photoshop. Manipulation seemed the most accessible medium then, so I tried it and fell in love.

Ben and Gerald in Gravetown by Borruen

What do you love about it?
I love how you can recreate reality with manipulation. You're not just manipulating a photograph, you're manipulating a moment in reality that was captured by that photograph. You're merging all these unique moments into something completely new, a new world that you're able to transform as you wish. Sure, you may have much more freedom with painting/drawing, but none of them give you the opportunity to play with something true, with something real that was once caught in time. Yea I know it may seem too deep to be true to some people, but that's really how I feel and why I love manipulation! haha

Mechopolis by Borruen

Do you have any tips for people interested in doing this?
Giving tips is hard for me. I had no formal training on manipulation, drawing, composition or anything like that, so I don't have anything "didactic" to say. All I can say is, the software is not the problem, anyone can use photoshop or any other editor. Don't ever rely solely on the software when manipulating as it's not gonna create anything by itself. Keep in mind that manipulating is indeed a form of artistic expression and for such, it demands artistic knowledge. You can't do a good manipulation without knowing proportions, perspective, color matching, composition, drawing and even painting. I sketch my manips, I draw perspective lines on them, I keep proportions in mind. Actually I keep in mind everything a painter/drawer does, I just use different resources, but the technical aspects are pretty much the same. I HAD to learn these things by myself in order to do something relatively good.


:bulletpurple: Featured Artwork :bulletpurple:
The best from the past four week's submissions!

Macabre . Horror
EZ by Negatic

Mature Content

Twisted Transistor by RGDart

Dark . Surreal
:thumb207379349: hoping for a darker past by MyHiddenTreaSure My Melpomene by alterlier world in discord by Phons08194 :thumb175872893: C o r v i D by J-u-d-a-s Pachamamanistico Tropical by RobotDelEspacio

Fantasy . Sci-Fi
Delia Thient by Liamythesh The Guardian by TitusBoy25 The nymph of the forest by DavidHakobian Illuminato's shards by Tsabo6 :thumb210474454: If you Start this Fire we.... by LoveisSuicidel medieval fish by bobstrong Monarch by RozennIlliano Oboro, Forest Of Lost Spirits by Borruen

Conceptual . Emotional
ORANGE LOVE by cetrobo Goddess of Creatures close-up by EmiliaPaw5

Mature Content

Eternal Sadness by Ean-Sze
red room games by KalbiCamdan

Portraits . People
:thumb209243269: The Tiger In Me: Revamped by KirstenLane Hibiscus by cunene Porcelain by crespella Ellie by DVArtworks SUPER PSY by cetrobo Kiss you off by crespella Own Solstice by HasiMD :thumb210309946: The Asgardian by TargetView Horny by FlexDreams

Nature . Animals
LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN by gingado Rainy day by keep-smiling-lila Giant treehouse by Tohad Lost Path by d3fect Dominance War V God by anastasiyacemetery I AM NOT ALONE by gingado River of dreams by Chaton75

Landscapes . Buildings
Misty River II by jpgmn Landscape Study I by d3fect Forever Lost by eyesweb1 3ds Max - Villa Modeling by gorselefektanimasyon reflections II by melless

Mixed Media . Miscellaneous
Art-lab by Echoes83

Mature Content

Sorceress and water Dragon by Zethrix
EXP. 1 by MixeRBink Dreams by MOEYart Eyes.Wide.Open by archanN

:rose: Thank you for reading and looking at this month's issue! :rose:
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Echoes83 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
very thanks for the featured! :hug:
Chaton75 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks for the feature !!! :heart:
eyesweb1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an honor for me .. thank you
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Big thanks!
TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful features,thank you!:hug:
anastasiyacemetery Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :handshake:
gorselefektanimasyon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
thanks for the featuring...
MadElfTk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing feature here! I definitely added some artists here to my watchlist. :aww:
NaurCalad Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring my Ariel portrait! :rose: All the other works look great!
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
gingado Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thank you....:hug:
gingado Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wonderful collection and thanks a lot for the chance to be a part of it...:hug::sun::hug:
d3fect Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring me
DVArtworks Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the feature :)
KirstenLane Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thank you so much for the feature :heart: :D
HasiMD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much for the great feature! :D :heart:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wow! thanks for the feature, it's an honour! :D
leoatelier Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   General Artist
Thank you for featuring my photo :love:
Ean-Sze Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so many beautiful images and mine!
thank you for a feature !!
cunene Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the feature! So much appreciated!
cetrobo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
bobstrong Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
thank u for feature my medieval fish :-)
RGDart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature and for including me in such great company, I really appreciate the exposure :)
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature, really great works here :heart:
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