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apres le bain by shadycharbonnet apres le bain :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 3 3 phi II by shadycharbonnet phi II :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 3 0 phi I by shadycharbonnet phi I :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 4 4 xanthous terzetto pt I by shadycharbonnet xanthous terzetto pt I :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 10 7 bohemian genesis by shadycharbonnet bohemian genesis :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 13 9 syncretic harmony by shadycharbonnet syncretic harmony :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 18 22 stem and petal by shadycharbonnet stem and petal :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 15 9 reesepink by shadycharbonnet reesepink :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 0 0 reeseblue by shadycharbonnet reeseblue :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 0 0 hieronymus 2 by shadycharbonnet hieronymus 2 :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 1 1 Mr go away by shadycharbonnet Mr go away :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 9 5 no face jessie edge by shadycharbonnet no face jessie edge :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 2 2 marais rene by shadycharbonnet marais rene :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 19 10 reborn by shadycharbonnet reborn :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 11 12 without warning by shadycharbonnet without warning :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 5 4 concrete lake by shadycharbonnet concrete lake :iconshadycharbonnet:shadycharbonnet 3 2


Green on grey by Jaxita Green on grey :iconjaxita:Jaxita 2 6 sentinels by breninllwyd sentinels :iconbreninllwyd:breninllwyd 5 1
Beeswax: Tips and Features
Beeswax:  Tips and Features
Beeswax is a wonderful media to add to your collage, sculpture and mixed media works.  It lends subtle warm tones when layered over colors and it smells wonderful (A relief in a world of toxic art supplies).
Tips to keep in mind:
• Look for beeswax that has a deep golden color, lighter yellow tones indicate paraffin is present and you are probably being over charged.
• Support your local beekeepers!  Contact your local library to find out if there are beekeepers in your area you can purchase  beeswax from.
• If you decide to melt you beeswax in a pot, Don’t use a brush!  The wax will just harden on the brush and get messy.  Instead, take tweezers and dip the image directly into the beeswax and then lay it down on your canvas or board.  Make corrections or scrape excess with an old plastic card.
• If you do not have a melting pot, scrape bits of wax on
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'TO FINALLY FALL' by bmessina 'TO FINALLY FALL' :iconbmessina:bmessina 29 7 'MY VIEW' by bmessina 'MY VIEW' :iconbmessina:bmessina 59 12
Go for it - Photoshop Brushes
Previous Go for it articles:
Go for it - Photoshop Tutorials
Go for it - Photoshop Actions

Hello guys! How are you?
This "Go for it" Article is about Photoshop Brushes.
Many of us use brushes to enhance our works result. Whether they are drawings, vectors, paintings, manipulations, photographies, etc., the truth is that brushes are many times a life savior and, they help us achieve great effects in an great and easy way.
What are brushes?
Quoting my own Tutorial, "Brushes can be compared to stamps that we use in Photoshop (or in other program like Paint Shop Pro, Illustrator, Corel PhotoPaint, etc.). The main puropse is to add extra effect or details into your digital work".
I've created 2 Tutorials exlaining how to instal & apply Photoshop Brushes and, also how to create your own Photoshop Brushes. If you find them useful, please download
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THE LINES YOU DONT CROSS by bmessina THE LINES YOU DONT CROSS :iconbmessina:bmessina 226 16 'DRY' by bmessina 'DRY' :iconbmessina:bmessina 42 9
Art of the Abstract | 2007
1387, from L. abstractus "drawn away," pp. of abstrahere, from ab(s)- "away" + trahere "draw" (see tract (1)). Meaning "withdrawn or separated from material objects or practical matters" is from 1557; specifically in ref. to the arts, it dates from 1915; abstract expressionism from 1952. Meaning "summary of a document" is from 1528. The verb is first recorded 1542.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
This is only a glimpse of some of the fine paintings submitted to Abstract in 2007; an absolutely beautiful, grotesque, intriguing and thought-provoking gallery.

Experiments II by julieomgshe liked it by arthurx7a b s t r a c t by santosam81
Melody 1997 by Batmite:thumb71025143:Homing Seedlings by mikmack86
Nocturne Series No. 5 by jkoehler:thumb73007135:REWARDS by bmessina
:thumb70591311:CALMING DOWN by bmessinaDusk by Teremepremonition by Valleysequence
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'STOP' by bmessina 'STOP' :iconbmessina:bmessina 46 16 sink by bmessina sink :iconbmessina:bmessina 26 8 REWARDS by bmessina REWARDS :iconbmessina:bmessina 5 9
Comm Dev Update-Mature Content Filter Revision
Mature Content Filter Revisions
As many of you know, the Mature Content filter was changed pretty drastically to an 18 and older system. This was necessitated by abuse of the system and was put in place as a stop gap measure while we gathered in depth opinion from the community as to what they desired to see in place, and from the artists who post such work.
If you would like to see the course of those events please check out my last several journals as they document this as well as other policy related discussions.
That said, we have made some pretty significant changes to the filtering system to allow for the most flexibility to everyone involved, from viewer to artist. One of the biggest issues we faced was people simply not marking their work if it was mature content or not, and this was mainly due to that option being buried at the bottom of the submission process. To balance that we have now made checking yes or no to Mature Content mandatory to complete your submission. T
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Trinity by 22zddr Trinity :icon22zddr:22zddr 628 41 DailyDeviants Featured Stamp by DailyDeviants DailyDeviants Featured Stamp :icondailydeviants:DailyDeviants 128 0 texture 6 - oct by pricecw-stock texture 6 - oct :iconpricecw-stock:pricecw-stock 134 61


My piece, Xanthous Terzetto pt.I was featured in this article on beeswax in art... Beeswax: Tips and Features [link]
YAY! I adore working with wax and hope to do some encaustic painting soon.
  • Listening to: The sounds of my fish tank.
  • Reading: Cooking magazines
  • Watching: Dexter reruns
  • Playing: with the puppies
  • Eating: rock shrimp jambalaya
  • Drinking: sweet tea with lemon


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Debbie K. Schnell
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: home in Slidell, Louisiana
Favourite genre of music: Melodic Death Metal,DarkGothic Fe-Metal,ProgPower Metal,Heavy Metal,Classic Metal,all kinds of music
Favourite photographer: Fazal Sheikh, Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: mixed media, sculptural, abstract, modern,deviant,textural...
Wallpaper of choice: bubbles/pic shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: Bender Bending Rodriguez
Personal Quote: We are the knights who say ni! Now go get us a shrubbery! one that's nice and not too expensive


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Jaxita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
shadycharbonnet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
I just got a big hunk o' beeswax! Time for encaustics :D
EraserQueenStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
You have a great Gallery! I featured one of your pieces here: [link]
shadycharbonnet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feature! I am going to be playing with beeswax again real soon.
orchid-fabric Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot
shadycharbonnet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Mono REALLY sucks!
shadycharbonnet Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
....the flu sucks...
JiinXeD Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
really LoVe your gallery :heart:
i'll be back :)
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