Shadowness - Gejda http://shadowness.com A digital artist from Poland specializing in photo-manipulation and digital retouching. en March to the sea http://shadowness.com/Gejda/march-to-the-sea <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/march-to-the-sea"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/436499/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Full view, please. One of the most massive manips I've ever done. Took a loooong time, but I'm really happy with how it looks. Inspired by David Weber's & John Ringo's "Prince Roger" series - one of the book is titled "March to the sea", hence the title of the manip. The plot centres around a Prince and a battalion of Marines stranded on a planet called Marduk - and pretty much the entire planet is covered in jungle, temperatures go over 40°C (that's 104F for those use Imperial system), and the life forms are - to say lightly - hostile. And so the Prince and his soldiers have to cross over half the planet to get to a spaceport and go home. Not mind-boggling, but a pretty good series if you like military s-f. Here's a goodreads link to the first part if you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25320.March_Upcountry And now the credits: dA: <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Generation-Kill-2-8-379956962">[models]</a> | <a href="http://cynstock.deviantart.com/art/It-s-a-Jungle-76339766?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=33">[jungle]</a> <a href="http://cynstock.deviantart.com/art/Where-the-Flowers-Bloom-76340433?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=23">[jungle]</a> <a href="http://cynstock.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Macaw-49494518?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=22">[jungle]</a> | :<a href="http://greenleaf-stock.deviantart.com/art/jungle-08-148933827?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=32">[jungle]</a> | <a href="http://kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.com/art/The-Rock-271961967?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=24">[rock]</a> <a href="http://kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.com/art/Misty-Mountains-05-353514994?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=14">[jungle]</a> | <a href="http://wonderdookie.deviantart.com/art/Jungle-38839685?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=17">[jungle]</a> | <a href="http://armathor-stock.deviantart.com/art/Ferns-66426273?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=12">[jungle]</a> | <a href="http://alz-stock.deviantart.com/art/Leafy-Plant-PNG-461428993?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=9">[plant]</a> | <a href="http://ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/art/Exotic-Tendrils-4-461888926?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=6">[plants]</a> <a href="http://ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/art/Exotic-Plants-II-327295994?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=1">[plants]</a> <a href="http://ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/art/Exotic-Plants-I-326972246?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=2">[plants]</a> | <a href="http://evelivesey.deviantart.com/art/Leaves-Overhang-3-PNG-367523633?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=61">[plants]</a> <a href="http://evelivesey.deviantart.com/art/Sidebar-or-Overhang-Leaves-PNG-391891064?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622760&amp;qo=64">[plants]</a> cgtextures.com: <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=74315&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[1]</a> <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=74334&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[2]</a> <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=78245&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">3</a> <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=74328&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[4]</a> <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=74332&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[5]</a> <a href="http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=74406&amp;PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">6</a> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:37:37 -0400 That cold morning http://shadowness.com/Gejda/that-cold-morning <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/that-cold-morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/434811/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /><a href="http://mithgariel-stock.deviantart.com/art/Warrior-giving-speech-251319536?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622744&qo=33">Mithgariel</a> | <a href="http://randomactscreative.com"></a>Random Acts Creative</a> | <a href="http://eirian-stock.deviantart.com/art/Wolves-of-Faravid-I-254195900?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622744&qo=0">Eirian</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Meadow-s-Edge-2-106388179">Salsola</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Meadows-With-Trees-Stockpackage-329320129">Bernhard Siegl</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Trees-Photoshop-Brushes-57981215">Redhead</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Conjal-Polearm-and-Spear-Set-36100465">Fantasy stock</a>. :) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:51:44 -0400 Morning after the fall http://shadowness.com/Gejda/morning-after-the-fall <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/morning-after-the-fall"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/426035/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /><a href="http://lockstock.deviantart.com/">Model</a> | <a href="http://absinthes-stock.deviantart.com/art/Ground-Stock-1-60675829?q=favby%3AGejda%2F11622758&qo=4">Ground</a>. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:46:50 -0400 Happiness http://shadowness.com/Gejda/happiness <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/happiness"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/425597/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /><I>“(…) helping miserable people become less miserable doesn’t automagically reveal a gleaming inner core of joy and chocolate-coated awesomeness. That is to say, the absence of depression isn’t happiness (…)” Going from -10 to 0 is certainly a big deal, but isn’t it also important to know how we get to +10? </i>- bulletproofmusician.com *** A quite personal work for me. I actually have a not yet really well-formed plan of creating a series o similar, rather minimalistic works based on strong concepts. This one came from reading an article on bulletproofmusician.com, which is where the quotes above come from. These words actually express my own feelings quite well - it's great that we learned how to climb out from the abyss, but we still need to find a way to walk away from the edge, right? Hope you like it. :) <a href="http://manichysteriastock.deviantart.com/art/Balloons-393381207">[balloons]</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Lillipucian-Cliff-3-303481896">[cliff]</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Nude-Stock-8-114868352">[model]</a> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:14:47 -0400 The Old and New Gods http://shadowness.com/Gejda/the-old-and-new-gods <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/the-old-and-new-gods"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/421879/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Model - <a href="http://mizzd-stock.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Saint-2-440360948">Ida Mary Walker</a> | Rest - cgtextures.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:06:26 -0400 Sea witch http://shadowness.com/Gejda/sea-witch <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/sea-witch"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/418437/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /><a href="http://tairin-rur.deviantart.com/art/Witch-1-351830289">Tairin - Model</a> | <a href="http://serkenil.deviantart.com/art/Water-Splash-Brushes-212262145">Serkenil - brushes</a> | <a href="http://fantasystock.deviantart.com/art/Fountain-Water-Texture-Pack-84125695">Textures - Fantasystock</a> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:33:43 -0400 What's yours is mine http://shadowness.com/Gejda/what--s-yours-is-mine-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/what--s-yours-is-mine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/413543/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Quite visibly inspired by "Thief" - I'm so excited about the new game! <a href="http://www.aradani.com">Thief</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Stock-Moon-83662314">Moon</a> | <a href="http://gejda.deviantart.com/art/Prague-Rooftops-14986202">City</a> | +morguefile.com | +cgtextures.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:20:43 -0500 Morning http://shadowness.com/Gejda/morning <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/405817/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A continuation of my "Slavic creatures" series. You can see some of the others here: <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/atvor">Atvor</a>, <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/pea-baba">Pea Baba</a>, <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/baba-yaga">Baba Yaga</a>, <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/latawica-2">Latawica</a>. The creatures I attempted to show here are the birds. They were called leleks. They were about the size of a sparrow, but easily distinguished from regular birds - most importantly, they were completely black, including legs and beak, which was long and crooked at the end. They had white, crystal clear eyes. You could recognize one by its voice - it was shrill, mournful; their songs sounded like an infant whimpering or the wind wailing between the rafters. Those songs were called lel, or lelanie. Leleks sing a hymn to call the soul into the Nether World, and it can be heard by everyone around, though only the one that is about to die hears the song so clearly he can even tell apart the words. A lelek usually sits over the head of this person - on a branch, on a roof of a house, top of a haystack. It not only leads souls to Nawia(Slavic name for the nether world), but it also leads nawkas - who are the Goddesses of the Nether World - towards the soul, as they are otherwise completely blind. Info translated from Barbara and Adam Podgórscy's "Wielka księga polskich demonów" - "The great book of Polish demons". <a href="http://kuoma-stock.deviantart.com/art/Snowdrop-Forest-20-371390143">Model - Janna Prosvirina</a> | <a href="http://foxstox.deviantart.com/art/Boulders-in-the-Forest-276134378">Background - Foxfires</a> | <a href="http://galianogangster.deviantart.com/art/Barn-Swallow-Stock-209398150">Birds - Becc Petersen</a> | <a href="http://jojo22.deviantart.com/art/Dead-Branches-Stock-397603741">Branches - Jo</a> | <a href="http://azzunel.deviantart.com/art/Sparrow-Hires-211384141">Bird - Azzunel</a> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:27:17 -0500 City lights http://shadowness.com/Gejda/city-lights <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/city-lights"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/405815/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /><a href="http://ashtrayheartromina.deviantart.com/art/4-397487419">Model - Ashtrayheart</a> | <a href="http://bipolargenius.deviantart.com/art/city-at-night-149670378">City</a> | <a href="http://morpires.deviantart.com/art/Light-Textures-8-neon-320706824">Textures</a> | <a href="http://z-design.deviantart.com/art/Z-DESIGN-Tech-Brushes-Set-v5-103734599">Tech brushes - Zane Bien</a> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:21:06 -0500 Shipwrecked http://shadowness.com/Gejda/shipwrecked <a href="http://shadowness.com/Gejda/shipwrecked"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/395781/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Background - <a href="http://sed-rah-stock.deviantart.com/art/Beach-Stock-12-177431451">Lukas Hardes</a> | Model - <a href="http://hiddenyume-stock.deviantart.com/art/Red-Pirate-Roberts-11-414303234">HiddenYume</a> | Parrot - <a href="http://evelivesey.deviantart.com/art/Flying-Parrot-178998378">Eve Livesey</a> | Boat - <a href="http://wess4u.deviantart.com/art/Boat-6-255103539">Wessel Woortman</a> | Texture - <a href="http://monxcheri.deviantart.com/art/galaxial-texture-05-143139152">Randomiss Designs</a> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:13:00 -0500