Shadowness - Retrospect http://shadowness.com A rotational feature system serving the community! http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect - All About Retrospect en Tips for Writing Critiques and your Artwork http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/tips-for-writing-critiques-and-your-artwork This is a new group <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect">/Retrospect</a> 'Voice of the Community'<br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> What we have in store:<br /> - On Fridays we will select a guest Shadowness member to do a feature for the community.<br /> <br /> - and on Sundays we will share knowledge whether it is through our experience, our own tips or by sharing tutorials created by the community. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Outline</h2><br /> • What is a critique<br /> • Pointers to aid in critiques and tips you can apply to your own artworks<br /> • Creative ways to enhance a piece<br /> <br /> Below I will try to point out tips that you can mention in your critiques which you can also apply to your own artwork to help build on the structure of your critiques and works. It is lengthy; I’ll try not to bore you by adding some photos to spice it up. So go grab some popcorn or some :cupcake1 :cupcake2 while you read – if you can multitask of course :P<br /> <br /> These are my personal tips that I have learnt and picked up during the course of learning, you do not have to follow my format, they are simply guides, most of these tips can be applied to almost any medium of art/literature, and you don’t have to include all of it in a critique. If you think there is any I left out that could be added or addressed do comment below and let me know.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is a critique?</h2><br /> My definition, since others I found are quite vague: A critique is basically a written analysis which is intended to help an artist improve, not just to point out every flaw or every remarkable thing you could find about a specific piece, be it literature or art, but rather say why you think the piece is effective or suggest what you think could be done to improve the piece. The critic should at least have the knowledge and understanding about the medium they are critiquing. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>When critiquing...</h2><br /> • Look at the category and experience level<br /> <br /> Make it a point to check the category the work is placed in, this will allow you to critique according to what the category the artist considers the piece to fall under. Also check for the artist’s experience level, remember that aspiring artists should be critiqued differently than professional artists, they are both on different skill levels. <br /> <br /> For artists, be sure you have placed your work in the appropriate gallery (on SN using the right tags) for your benefit; seek opinions if you are unsure. Make a note somewhere about your skill level, it can be mentioned somewhere in your artist comment indirectly.<br /> <br /> <br /> • Read the artist’s comment<br /> <br /> Be sure you have read the artist’s comment; it is pointless and embarrassing to address things in your critique while the artist have acknowledged and explained their concept, use of media, difficulty they faced, things they had wished to fix and you have pointed those things out again. <br /> <br /> For artists, if you have requested critiques, be sure to write a description about your artwork including the things I mentioned above, such as your aim, medium(a), difficulties you faced and whether you either arrived at a solution or resolution. <br /> <br /> If you took inspiration from another artwork or art movement include it. If you have used stock be sure to link back to the original source.<br /> <br /> <br /> • Try to be as objective as you can<br /> <br /> Take note that every one of us are different, we each share different cultures, we’re all different ages, different gender, different preferences and we all think differently. So bare in mind when you give critiques to be as objective as you possibly can when advising (you can always let the artist know how the piece makes you feel), unless it’s a conceptual piece and the artist specifically requests your personal opinion (emotional attachment) and thoughts on the piece. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Points to consider in your works and also when you give critiques</h2><br /> <br /> • Impact<br /> (The power of making a strong, immediate impression) – How do you want the piece to strike your target? As the critic, how does the piece strike you? Has the artist reached their aim – to evoke a response such as fear, anger, relief, happiness, disturbance etc.?<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/waugh/wtf"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/46284/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/meppol/omg"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/69575/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/heartcalypso/wulfred"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/72298/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LUX/beautiful-danger-color"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83340/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Approach<br /> (The method used in dealing with or accomplishing) – Is the approach an appropriate format for the media, the concept? Could they/you have chosen a different perspective, angle? Is it supposed to be tame, vivid, bland, wild, soft, harsh? If spot colouring was used, is it purposeful? If copy (words) have been used, is it effective enough, is it understandable? <br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/snowmask/broken-melodies-walkthrough"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76163/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TimD/void"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/74728/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/shadowtuga/never-give-up-always-try-again"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/50082/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Content<br /> (The substantive or meaningful part) – choice and placement of subject/object within the piece, is it appropriate? Has the position of the elements been set up well? Can it be placed a different way to enhance the effect? Note, do not bring personal issues in to the choice of the subject when critiquing, please do not insult the model or artist, critique the work. <br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nagiViTy/shadowness-inspiration"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77912/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/grohsARTig/pokerface"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/47462/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Fargrey/inside"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/72422/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Y44N/plagues"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76754/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Concept<br /> (The intention to convey a message or a meaning specifically) – How strong, effective and thorough is the message/meaning? How does it relate to the artist’s comments? Does the artist’s statement and concept connect? <br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/larazankoul/constructiong-site-2"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/73654/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/chabru/karma-chameleon-2"> <img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68955/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Leonheart/broken-heart"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/55354/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/7Shadows/home"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81629/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Composition<br /> (The combining/relation of distinct parts or elements to form a whole) – Includes balance, content, colours, framing (cropping), use of depth of field, focal point and technical focus, aperture and shutter speed, perspective, rule of thirds. How are these distributed and utilised? Do they combine together to create a successful piece, is it scattered/off target? Is the subject positioned correctly within the space, are there elements that distract from the focal point? <br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simplicity/coccinelle"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83627/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/waugh/gloomy"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/48883/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mindstep/the-door"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/75011/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Colour<br /> Harmony, contrasts, emotive use, hue, brightness, and saturation. Appropriate use? Too little or too much colour, wrong/right placement of colour? Colour can create a dramatic or a calm atmosphere, how it used within art impacts the message of the work and the mood of the viewer.<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/joannab44/12--carde"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/79193/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/monolab/find-my-way-home"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/67079/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kembon/pedati"><img height="200"src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/55198/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jorgebergeron/bluejayafternoon"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/80791/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Balance/Equilibrium<br /> (is a state in which opposing tendencies are equal or at least proportionate according to how the eye sees things) - use of colour(s), texture(s), pattern(s), space [positive and negative space/symmetry and asymmetry, room for the eye to travel, rule of thirds], weight [distribution of elements (objects/subjects) within the piece]. The use of balance is heavily influenced by how you also compose your piece along with the use of light and other factors. Without balance the image could either loose all or gain all impact. <br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TimD/balance"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58558/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/m4gik/balance-of-life"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66922/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/pastelskies/antique"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/78254/image_t6.jpg" /></a> </center><br /> <br /> Some aspects that can be found in works (mainly in abstract and literary works), note that every artwork may either contain a minimum amount or no amount of these. Rhythm (The pattern of development produced in a literary or dramatic work by repetition of elements such as words, phrases, incidents, themes, images, and symbols) Flow (Continuity and smoothness of appearance) andVibe (energy) <br /> <center>\<br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LolitaAgogo/lighter-than-2"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/67463/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Chopen/the-grid-by-chopen"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/55431/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ajanovic/mystic-meeting"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/62800/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dynnnad/straight-up"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81225/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Lighting<br /> (I’m sure you know what light is right? :P) – diffused, directional/task, ambient, accent, flash, natural. Are these appropriate for the concept/subject? Has it been utilised effectively? Does it need to be implemented in the piece? Light and shadows also create a specific atmosphere, so be sure to utilise and bare in mind the type of lighting being used.<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/secret-garden"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77223/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Wroth/uncertain-future"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76884/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Tammara/suah"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68103/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dehk/rush"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item/20620/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Presentation<br /> (way in which the work is displayed) – The border around the piece, collages, diptychs and triptychs (photo essay). Is it necessary? Does it distract from the piece? Do the photos or artwork in the diptychs/triptychs relate and connect with each other or tell a story? Will one image suffice? The key important factor is the quality of work, how you arrange and present it to your audience is crucial to being successful and professional.<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Handie/double-rainbow-triptych"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76141/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sleepismyhero/doodle-2"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/50578/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Flybubble/display"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/61562/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/theycallmeteddy/perfection-within-imperfection"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/50610/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Enigmare/20k-pageviews"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/52728/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Uses<br /> You can point out some suggestions of what you think the piece could be used for, like a book cover, graphic novel, spread, campaign ad, postcard etc. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Creative ways to enhance a piece</h2><br /> • Juxtaposition <br /> (Adjacent situation; apposition or contact. Bringing out a specific quality or creating an effect, particularly when two contrasting or opposing elements are used. The viewer's attention is drawn to the similarities or differences between the elements.) Using juxtaposition can spark an association with everyday objects and situations we are familiar with.<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bykai/landakwarna"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66693/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/KarimFakhoury/full-of-trash"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/45495/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/karen/shadow-play"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58592/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Illusion <br /> Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire, that causes an erroneous belief or perception<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Meutia/partition"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42793/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WickedIllusion/guilt-can-be-a-killer"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/79919/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cutteroz/optimism"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item/12210/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Nilemaster/gone-with-the-wind"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58624/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Trick Art/Photography <br /> play with perspective, angles and foreshortening to give a surreal effect<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/littlechipiee/nightmare"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/69197/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dennischunga/planting-trees"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/57858/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/seriousmadness/shy-fly"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/72531/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Leonheart/miniature-metropolitan"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/59426/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Originality <br /> Coming up with fresh ideas, thinking differently from the norm<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/artcova/grab-et"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77977/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dragonfly113/snow-white--the-seven-dwarfs"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/75788/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> • Stepping away from cliché<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SeanCruz/charity-poster"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/65942/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Twisting/swapping what would usually be done to something unexpected<br /> <center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rivenis/summer"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77362/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BarnabyPurdy/palm-turtle--barnaby-pu"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66353/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/InsertNameHerex/lovevolves"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42898/image_t6.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fikri/make-me-such-as-this-please"><img height="200" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/50668/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> <br /> <br /> • Not being afraid to try, experiment nor make mistakes!<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Another informative article I wrote</h2> - <a href="http://shadowness.com/ConceptualArt/forum/how-to-develop-concepts">How to Develop Concepts</a><br /> <br /> I hope you have enjoyed this article and have found it to be informative and helpful. Remember the next time you’re writing a critique or creating art, refer back to this and bare these points mind. <br /> <br /> If you have any requests for more articles like these or tutorials, please let us know!<br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrospect/230089990336462">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> <center>:heart :cupcake1 :heart <br /> </center> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:02:47 -0400 Retrospect #10 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-10 <center>'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect">All about Retrospect</a><br /> Take a look at our Educative Sundays Article on <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/how-to-gain-feedback ">How to Gain Feedback</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Retrospect Features of the Day </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sr-pomelo/help-for-japan"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86355/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/batdesignz/eclipse-of-my-heart"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86429/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/irinabogos/missing-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86346/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Artist/the-legend-of-the-gatekeeper"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85687/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Smyle/abstract-nature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85668/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/marc3llino/lonely"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85699/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/blue-fairy-forest"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86483/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HMalvao/hype"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86438/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sasino/savior"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86385/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Failuretalent/plant-with-monster"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86372/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/stoppelbart/aqua-marina"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86333/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LaszloNemeth/soulstorm"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/62969/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kiranck/aer-work-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86301/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/raijinnathan/jumper"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86320/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Oer-Wout/mosh-pit"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86286/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/spring-showers-italian-style"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86007/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HeatherRivera/all-hail-the-bloody-red-queen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86284/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/r-drain/sweet-poison-of-life"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86183/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/hel999/i-know"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86057/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/habny/water-green"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76279/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/zemotion/english-rose"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85934/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/digitalpsam/the-joy-of-childhood"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86232/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/INK/rock-it"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86046/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LUX/oroville-bridge"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86105/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dirtyicecream/overload"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81919/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dominic/do-something"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83808/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Shuma/eternal"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83944/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/rokama/piticli-the-new-sun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66629/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph/nostalgia"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66842/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/PhotoXpression/shadows"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85848/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Peggy/far-away"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82625/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WickedIllusion/cuddy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84518/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nasaril082788/rainbow-hair"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85738/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks/let-them-eat-cupcake-by"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85872/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart/otra-dimensi-n"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/67388/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Oer-Wout/winter-tale"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82756/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/luiza/rainy-days"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/72670/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DaRetrospect">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> :heart :cupcake1 :heart Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:04:11 -0400 Retrospect #4 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-4 This is a new group <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect">/Retrospect</a> 'Voice of the Community'<br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> What we have in store:<br /> - On Fridays we will select a guest Shadowness member to do a feature for the community.<br /> <br /> - and on Sundays we will share knowledge whether it is through our experience, our own tips or by sharing tutorials created by the community. <br /> <br /> Before watching these feature, I would like to refer you to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Famz">/Famz</a> tips on critiquing art! <br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/tips-for-writing-critiques-and-your-artwork">http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/tips-for-writing-critiques-and-your-artwork</a><br /> <br /> <h2>Retrospect features of the day</h2><center><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Leonheart/innocent"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83667/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Altair/elasmosaurus"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83609/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Meutia/i--m-jealous"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83761/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/EarthHart/ted-baker--strike-a-light"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83380/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/romeuejulieta/ver-o-unimed"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83382/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jorgebergeron/trailatthetop"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83388/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/velvet-paw/flirty"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81495/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Myio/fairy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83397/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cmd/last-dance"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83399/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/twofourtwothree/castle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83417/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rai-kaeda/curious-girl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83428/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SharonP/winter-morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83425/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/worrell/in-a-sea-of-we"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83424/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kolaboy/the-cereal-god"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83430/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/chillywilly/omega"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83434/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LaszloNemeth/path-against-the-rules"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83394/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/diabolic/i-can-feel-the-animal-inside-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83437/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/datzusenwan/freedom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83440/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Shekhinah/bathala-and-ulilang-kaluluwa-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83446/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/come-sail-away"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83447/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cades/the-living-night"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83451/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Oer-Wout/float-through-it-all"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83463/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TedyBoo/coast-of-dream"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83464/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Peggy/wce48"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83482/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kenobigirliz/freedom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83479/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/scooter-tim/ocean-study-1"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83478/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322/the-tears-tonight-reload"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83474/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/siJoJo/kelll"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83481/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/derekgangi/xv"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83485/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mayumi/uzuki"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83486/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/rhino577/she-devil-with-wings"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83496/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Piotr/deserted-playgrounds"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83497/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SamiEdelstein/dolphin-birth"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83499/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/EyesofArawn/take-care-little-one"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83501/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Bernardumaine/metamorphosis"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83503/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ferg3110/1-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83509/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jet/faun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83514/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liverasol/mecano-girls"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83515/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/the-thinker"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83519/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MikeFrederiksen/toilet"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83530/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AlangBanyu/music-studio"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83537/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jack070/looking-back"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83543/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SilentDeath/avril-lavigne"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83707/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cano/undead-parrot"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83547/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/vexel-Junkie/sabotage"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83552/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Abanna/daylight"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83562/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mike/maldivian-sunrise"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83560/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Ihsan/1"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83556/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Jakub/patagonia"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83565/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimmie/d-i-v-i-n-i-t-y"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83567/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/zepvtraimagine/tf3"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83569/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mintyy/delicate"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83572/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Nuestra/shen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83585/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TINYartgallery/mona-lisa"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83589/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/vidka/belly-dance-genie"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83592/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dethcrow/mustang-attack"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83610/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mynameisged/the-architect--s-project"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83632/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/drfranken/hollow-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83613/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/obscureBT/horror-lady--abnegation-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83619/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bennybrand/escalator"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83621/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/marc3llino/chianti-road"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83624/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simplicity/coccinelle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83627/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DGangJ/tejo-at-night"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83629/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/GACI/warp-zone"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83630/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Victorior/to-the-waterfall"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83638/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mizu/peacock"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83639/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DMS/colors-orgasm-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83644/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JelleSky/sugar-addiction"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83648/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ffnana/coffey"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83652/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/lhonart/fly-like-a-fish"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83662/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/doux-amer/envies-d--ailleurs"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/80323/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DiRi/andi"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83676/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/carolinlauer/everytime"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83714/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/PinkPotatoChips/standing-tall"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83678/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LadyFanhir/remembering-a-lost-dream"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83682/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dvartworks/step-by-step"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83708/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/angelsfactory/time"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83709/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WildByDesign/in-your-face"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83710/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/andyvzan/down-to-my-last"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83713/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322/the-dance-for-tomorrow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83716/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/snowmask/stand-to-cater"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83720/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BrimosGfx/fashion-awards"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83730/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nelchee/underground-fruits"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83731/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/luuqas/h-n"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83743/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dittto/implosion"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83752/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Renyn/hel-ume"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83756/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> </center><br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature!<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeRetrospect">Retrospect</a> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:29:37 -0400 Retrospect #6 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-6 Welcome to a new feature of <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect">/Retrospect</a> 'Voice of the Community'<br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> What we have in store:<br /> - On Fridays we will select a guest Shadowness member to do a feature for the community.<br /> <br /> - and on Sundays we will share knowledge whether it is through our experience, our own tips or by sharing tutorials created by the community. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Retrospect features of the day</h2><center><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Leonheart/one-last-cigarette"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84294/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Galgot/kittyhawk161-1024x768"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84541/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/i-dreamed-of-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84512/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/August/dragon-of-never-was--book-cover-illustration"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84378/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/my-italy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84387/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mynti/pisces--strange-zodiac"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84550/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/rjonesdesign/toxic-elegance"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84201/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/romeuejulieta/tam"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84206/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/subhadipkoley/chase-your-love--02"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84207/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Ariel/wallcate"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84211/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/3mmi/in-my-veins"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84217/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BytheNight/careful2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84219/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BHallPhoto/glimpse-of-light"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84231/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JenniferCirpici/grow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84232/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kolaboy/the-all-alone-dance"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84234/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jorgebergeron/ghosttree"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84241/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sdtr/fxr"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84249/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/angeliquerain/white-light"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84261/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/hanabacasno/babydoll-of-sucker-punch"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84256/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/heirofglee/shell-marker-practice"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84265/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AryehTheLion/interior-study-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84269/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe/queen-and-slave"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84277/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Victorior/shareoneplanet--can-i-be-your-little-brother"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84272/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Amorfia/rowena"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84287/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/ferrari-cannes--france--long-exposure--night"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84300/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelezArtWorks/thy-raven-wings"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84296/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Shekhinah/all-eyes-for-the-carnival"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84331/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Chandrika/soul"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84322/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/chinastone/milk"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84336/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bennybrand/funny-food-face"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84343/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaios/danielle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84348/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MBKKR/inner-cube-2008-nr9"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84350/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SharonP/hanging"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84357/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Nakatoni/chasing-autumn"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84362/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fallenlights/the-goblin-queen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84369/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/oxidizzy/oxi-x-veckr"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84381/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Imagine/paradise"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84390/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Veiz/for-ilene"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84405/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Toolbazar/ghost-shop-1800x1138"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84408/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DPorcello/in-the-spotlight"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84420/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WillDyer/cyclamen-persicum"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84416/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/winter-lake"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84412/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/StephaneP/subaquatic-man-blues"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84432/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bliesterflores/8th-vexel"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84423/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AlangBanyu/arabic-princess"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84433/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rai-kaeda/you-like-my-feathers"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84425/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MurderInk/dark-lord"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84429/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bajwarulez/don-t-disturb"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84438/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ramesstudios/the-real-emily-rose"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84439/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fallenlights/elder-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84368/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/robgurski/onegoodturn"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84448/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/luuqas/tipo-1"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84447/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Charmaine/llyn-geirionyd-02052011-4-5"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84461/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/death-soldier10/all-alone-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84470/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cmd/look"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84469/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AliceA/blackrain"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84468/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Goodfellow/8d2u7705"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84475/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/subjektzero/abandoned"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84490/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz/llama-love"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84493/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JonnyGoodboy/lady-of-rome"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84495/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Blekotakra/l--inno-all--oblio"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84498/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ANOZER/celine-et-tom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84511/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WickedIllusion/frodo-baggins"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84516/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/justanbaca/futurista"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84533/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/tyrantphoto/introversion"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84547/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> </center><br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature!<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrospect/230089990336462">Retrospect</a> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:39:37 -0400 Retrospect #11 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-11 <center>'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect">All about Retrospect</a><br /> Take a look at our Educative Sundays Article on <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/how-to-gain-feedback ">How to Gain Feedback</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Retrospect Features of the Day </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Victorior/the-beginning-of-freedom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85409/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mynti/freckles-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/79880/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sanmiguelmelvin/paramour"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86154/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mayumi/the-seer"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85638/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/cannes-france"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85492/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SharonP/stamen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84846/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/romeuejulieta/piracema-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85597/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/witchi1976/feathered-eye"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/67479/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/filigrane"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86893/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks/kikloh"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85880/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Ljublius/b-rsa--trondheim--norway"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86751/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/batdesignz/her-portrait-in-black"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86918/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nianluain/feithealann-workflow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86913/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Earleywine/reflections"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86937/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ferg3110/3"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/65706/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/m4gik/temptation"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/69499/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/worrell/fated-red"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86788/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MohdAdib/keep-on-searching"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86609/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cmd/be-free"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86682/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe/lady-bug"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86648/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/KW-Scott/redbirds-in-fall"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/73393/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/elly/perspective"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86572/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Meutia/sampurasun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68269/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/vtangophoto/lost-without-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/70097/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Wenart/turtlerace"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/70566/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mindwarp2/moonlight-sonata"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66887/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kparks/dawn-of-our-power"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68879/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Charmaine/barmston-17082010-0099"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86605/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/KasumiCR/moonlight-romance"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86595/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/lwc71/ferry"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/70003/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/larazankoul/in-excess"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/61840/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/chantel-desousa/ink-portrait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/55286/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AnonDream/cosmos"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86534/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/friends-stick-together"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86531/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/doux-amer/playing-in-the-waves"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68758/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DaRetrospect">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> :heart :cupcake1 :heart Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:41:02 -0400 New Shadows #2 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/new-shadows-2 'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> Want to find out more about what Retrospect stands for? Check out this page: <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect">All about Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> Today something different than what you guys are used to! We are welcoming a selection of new members to give them a kick start in the community! Show these new members some love by checking out their work!<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>New Shadows #2</h2><center><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/titusboy">/titusboy</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/titusboy25/so-into-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85137/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/titusboy25/rio"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85136/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/titusboy25/mysterious-girl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87508/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Kothirat">/Kothirat</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kothirat/frigga-small"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81140/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kothirat/lee-annes-heart"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82354/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kothirat/pygmalion-and-galatea-sma"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81145/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/HeatherRivera">/HeatherRivera</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HeatherRivera/duckie"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87428/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HeatherRivera/color-injection"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86283/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HeatherRivera/waiting-for-my-master"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85894/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/MrSteveC">/MrSteveC</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MrSteveC/formula"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86278/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MrSteveC/obasan"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86280/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MrSteveC/stylle8"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86873/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/mamonster83">/mamonster83</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mamonster83/fortress"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86489/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mamonster83/hat-trick"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86490/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mamonster83/ang-paghihintay-the-wait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86501/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/starzhine">/starzhine</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/starzshine/beauty-in-bloom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87084/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/starzshine/lion"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87106/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/starzshine/naimbian-girl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87085/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/elly">/elly</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/elly/elly-at-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87351/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/elly/harley"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86573/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/elly/a-peach-rose"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86129/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/annabellee">/annabellee</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/annabellee/tian-zi-men-the-heaven--s-door"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87350/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/annabellee/avatar"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87119/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/annabellee/old-village"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86679/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Aruyinn">/Aruyinn</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Aruyinn/lament"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87102/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Aruyinn/fairy-gossip"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87101/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Aruyinn/phoenix-queen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87099/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Earleywine">/Earleywine</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Earleywine/ho--s--he"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87405/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Earleywine/the-kid"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86932/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Earleywine/the-artisan"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86931/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fallenlights/ursa-major-ursa-minor"> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:30:54 -0400 Retrospect #9 - Friday Guest Feature by 7Shadows http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-9--friday-guest-feature-by-7shadows 'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> - On Fridays we will select a guest Shadowness member to do a feature for the community.<br /> <br /> - On Sundays we will share knowledge whether it is through our experience, our own tips or by sharing tutorials created by the community. Let us know what you want us to write about and share.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> Retrospect Features of the Day<br /> Selected by our very own <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/7Shadows">/7Shadows</a> </h2><center><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Victorior/i-my-planet"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83636/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TRACELANDVCTRIE/deadman-dancing-wallpapper"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81310/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dynnnad/autumn-storms"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81207/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/thecreativedork/splash"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83158/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jet/shin-min-ah"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81878/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Stroody/sanctuary"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81976/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ryannzha/beauty-of-hijab-3-by"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84704/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nekro/memories"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85142/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ANOZER/inside-vulcan"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82761/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/synectic/hands"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81422/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HarvestMoonArt/bittersweet-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84129/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sylarwatches/autumn-sorrow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84794/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SchwarzeMiez/octo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81117/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mathieusoyer/huit"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81229/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dennischunga/bright-shadows"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82402/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/damien-c/demons-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82956/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Abanna/daylight"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83562/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Veiz/b-may-vii"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81371/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/velvet-paw/soul-touching"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81601/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/RyaaaN/lion-stare"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81966/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Skytree/abadon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82389/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/E-M/sitting-waiting-fishing"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82700/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SilentDeath/lady-lara-croft"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83192/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MMINC/bedroom-eyes"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83228/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TebhSpekman/tv-room-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83346/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mayumi/satsuki"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83487/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Danang/miranda-kerr"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83490/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mynti/woot"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81003/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SiSero/the-healer--young-warlock"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81351/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Fishcake/ninja-pentoolista"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81354/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/markmolnar/jason-and-hercules-markmo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81485/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/WildByDesign/curiosity"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81587/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/meppol/cherry-me-up"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81606/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jbrommers/fairy-tune"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82081/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Brokenfuse/h2xbrokenfuse-style"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82201/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/PammyArt/in-the-water"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82427/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/skewness888/cakecollab"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83215/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/twofourtwothree/lost-samurai"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83270/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LUX/beautiful-danger"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83341/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/artcova/stoned"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77043/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/FrozenStar/akasha"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76872/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/rdn/delirium-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/78619/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dokodemo/divine-intervention"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76702/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/pyra"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76766/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/agnesstaudt/above-the-clouds"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/79494/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DaRetrospect">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> :heart :cupcake1 :heart Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:13:41 -0400 New Shadows #1 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/new-shadows-1 'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> Want to find out more about what Retrospect stands for? Check out this page: <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect">All about Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> Today something different than what you guys are used to! We are welcoming a selection of new members to give them a kick start in the community! Show these new members some love by checking out their work!<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>New Shadows #1</h2><center><br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/BaaBa">/BaaBa</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BaaBa/trick-or-treat"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85585/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BaaBa/otter"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85574/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BaaBa/ruins"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85578/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Sanmiguelmelvin">/Sanmiguelmelvin</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sanmiguelmelvin/flying-turtle-frogs"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85737/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sanmiguelmelvin/brandon-boyd"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85734/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sanmiguelmelvin/princeofpersiafinal"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85733/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Artist">/Artist</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Artist/the-legend-of-the-gatekeeper"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85687/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Artist/might-and-magic-of-the-seas"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85689/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Artist/hope"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85776/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Alecr">/Alecr</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/alecr/cacique-afukaka"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85358/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/alecr/r-n"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85357/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/alecr/qahatika-girl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85356/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Galgot">/Galgot</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Galgot/miiic0660-1100x825"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85094/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Galgot/kittyhawk161-1024x768"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84541/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Galgot/kittyhawk153-1024x768"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84539/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine">/Djenuwine</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/cannes-france"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85492/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/woman--s-world"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84851/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Djenuwine/ferrari-cannes--france--long-exposure--night"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84300/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/TVD-Photography">/TVD-Photography</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TVD-Photography/tiger-model"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83832/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TVD-Photography/baby-hippo-on-the-run"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84309/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TVD-Photography/polar-bear-raspberry"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85834/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Batdesignz">/Batdesignz</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/batdesignz/the-lonely-fisherman"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86013/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/batdesignz/bring-me-the-horizon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86012/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/batdesignz/voir"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85986/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Raijinnathan">/Raijinnathan</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/raijinnathan/lady-portrait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85626/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/raijinnathan/blissful-thinking-lp"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85485/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/raijinnathan/untitled"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85885/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks">/dotLinks</a> </h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks/i-wish-for-the-sky"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85836/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks/let-them-eat-cupcake-by"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85872/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dotLinks/kikloh"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85880/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> We hope you have enjoyed today's feature and show these new members some love!<br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrospect/230089990336462">Retrospect</a> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:15:43 -0400 How to Gain Feedback http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/how-to-gain-feedback 'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/all-about-retrospect">All about Retrospect</a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> We have all at one point in time struggle to find our way, to find who we are and discover ourselves, some of us still struggle with finding who we are. For us, art is a way of getting lost in a little world, it pretty much goes along the lines of this quote I love so much “Art is the only way of running away without leaving home” by Twyla Tharp<br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Famz/runaway"><img height="400" src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58673/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> The quest for Art is a journey and we cannot get ahead without making the little steps to get there, it’s like soul searching and developing yourself since art is a means of expression, every time you create a piece, your personality, dreams and your thoughts are etched within it. Some of us are just starting out and would love to get their chance of exposure so I’ll try to share with you the little things you can do to get you and your work noticed.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Outline</h2>• Develop yourself<br /> • Surround Yourself with Like Minded People<br /> • Network with others - Join art communities<br /> • Write Blogs<br /> • Quality over Quantity – Choosing your best work<br /> • Appreciate and Believe in Yourself<br /> • Help Others – Giving back and giving feedback<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Develop yourself</h2>Understand what it is that you want to achieve, if you don’t know what that is, just try a variety of different media, but before doing that... study. When I say study I mean to get out there, read books, go back in time, look at the history of how things were done, art genres, art movements, art styles, the first journey in anything is appreciating the value in it. Browse art galleries in your country and online. One can never be short of inspiration, life is full of it. The more inspiration you can take in, the more motivated you become. What is it that you are most fond of, what best reflects you and your style? What medium can you use to express, inspire or impress? Try a variety of different things if you can, you may not be good at drawing but good at photography, or you may be better at painting and abstract but you won’t know if you are good at it unless you give yourself the chance to find out.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Surround Yourself with Like Minded People</h2>If you have friends or family who are into art related things, get closer to them, ask questions, share ideas. Work on collabs and speak about your work. Some people are shy or unsure of their artwork but if you can share your work with friends and family and gain feedback you’ll most likely gain more confidence. "Find an artist's association in your town. That's very important in my mind. You can discuss art, share tips and that's what helped me do my first exhibitions." - words by <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/cybergranny">/cybergranny</a> <br /> <br /> Remember that a good support system is the strongest foundation to help keep you going. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Network with Others</h2> A great way to gain feedback is through networking. The digital age has made it convenient for us to gain information, and feedback and it has also made it efficient for us to post an image or video within a couple of seconds. I would tell you to join art communities, but most of you reading this will be members of this art community, but now that you are here and are uploading artwork or just browsing for inspiration the best way to gain recognition is through socialising, commenting and giving feedback. Commenting on artwork by other artists help you in a way that the more you comment the better you will be at understanding how certain things are done, if you think some things could be done better say it. It helps you to develop your critiquing skills. (Take a look at this article on writing critiques - <a href="http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/tips-for-writing-critiques-and-your-artwork">Tips for Writing Critiques and your Artwork</a>). You also have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. It also draws the artist in to you, and I am pretty sure they will check your work out. Be polite and genuine in your efforts. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Write Blogs</h2>One thing that I have found to be inspiring is writing blogs. I myself am guilty for not keeping up with it but I do intend on writing more. I always find it interesting to read an artist’s thought process and see the kind of art they like. You don’t only have to blog about inspiring works but you can also post your own work, work in progress or series of work you have done. You may not think your work is ready to be put into an online gallery but you can surely gain feedback from others and learn how to improve as you continue to develop yourself. I enjoy watching the growth of an artist, within a few years or sometimes months you can look back and see how far they have come. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Quality over Quantity – Choosing your best work</h2>Some people take 30 minutes to 7 hours to create a piece, some take a week and some take months or even years. It does not really matter how long it takes for you to create a piece, (we all work differently), it should be your best, so even if it takes a month, make that the best work you’ll create so that the next piece you make will be even better than your last. <br /> <br /> When selecting work for your portfolio, think about your quality; choose the best, if you took many photos, select the best composition and angle, with the best content, don’t post 5 – 6 pieces of the same thing unless it’s of a series or a progressive collection. Viewers will overlook pieces that are redundant and may not give feedback on any of them, instead choose the best from the set and post that one. If you work the best in specific medium, put up the best from that medium. Your art should reflect what it is you want to express and most importantly you and your style. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Appreciate and Believe in Yourself</h2>Your ability to create pieces and gain exposure has a lot to do with your association with others and your personality. An artist with a mute and sour personality would not make it very far, you cannot succeed without the help of others. A successful unit cannot stand alone without a good foundation. <br /> <br /> When I first began, my art was not very good, I didn’t even know much about art, I was so narrow minded but now that I have been so inspired it’s hard to not want to come up with ideas or create something, and when I do it, it’s not with the thought that what will other’s think, it’s about how happy I am with it, and knowing I did my best. You will never be happy if you create art to impress people other than yourself. I know this may sound contradicting but your art has to come from you, and your ideas. Some viewers may or may not like your work. Always think about what it is you want to convey. If it’s personal then you’re just creating art for your sake, if it’s to reach out to people then it’s how you want to make people feel, and if it’s commercial then it is definitely when you try to capture someone’s attention (this case your target is not so much about how you express yourself but how you wish for your viewers to respond, you need a reaction.)<br /> <br /> So I may get a few favourites as opposed to some other artists who have a few hundred but if you don’t believe in your art and you aren’t confident in it, it will show. Believe in yourself and keep pushing forward, no one gets anywhere without making an effort and when you do that, you will find people will like not only your work by you as an artist.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Help Others – Giving back and giving feedback</h2>One of the things I love to do is to help others, I have always found joy in sharing knowledge or giving advice if I know it can be of benefit to someone else. If you have the knowledge and experience do share it, many people share their knowledge, it is a fact because your parents, your teachers and other artists every day share their knowledge, and knowledge helps us grow, imagine shared knowledge within a community. So guys if you are at a point where you can help someone, do it. Whenever you help someone, that same good deed comes right back to you without you even expecting it. <br /> <br /> So remember, interact, network and speak to other artists, go to art shows, write a blog to share your experiences, upload your best works, and share your knowledge and most importantly believe in yourself and never give up, remember the steps towards success is a journey. <br /> <br /> <br /> I wish you all success in your journeys and if you do need the help, we’re here. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DaRetrospect">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> :heart :cupcake1 :heart Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:47:16 -0400 Retrospect #8 http://shadowness.com/Retrospect/forum/retrospect-8 'Voice of the Community'<br /> <br /> We strive to be the community voice for the members of this community. We will have daily features which will be chosen by a different admin of the group every day.<br /> <br /> - On Fridays we will select a guest Shadowness member to do a feature for the community.<br /> <br /> - On Sundays we will share knowledge whether it is through our experience, our own tips or by sharing tutorials created by the community. Let us know what you want us to write about and share.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center ><br /> <h2> Retrospect Features of the Day </h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Leonheart/nature-painting"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84841/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/romeuejulieta/grendene-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85172/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/titusboy25/rio"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85136/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Failuretalent/electronics"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85288/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/HMalvao/hot-n-cold"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84622/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Vhea/the-empress"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84893/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/INK/froggy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85224/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ganjarelex/go-fly-a-kite-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85272/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SilentDeath/hidden-beauty"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85250/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Luvck/l-o-v-e"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83253/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LUX/monday-morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/57972/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/welshdragon/the-wild-horses"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84956/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/happymourning/feeling-blue"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/59071/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/scooter-tim/up-and-down"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85088/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Altair/god-of-solitude"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85156/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bennybrand/lines"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85162/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ryannzha/snipah"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85183/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/evanrp/honey--the-bee"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84842/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SharonP/botanical"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84843/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fabbiandelange/understand-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84898/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/zepaulo/beauty-lines"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84796/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/augusto-guto/breathe"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84608/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/oxidizzy/happy-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84382/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mynti/blank-stare"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84553/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Nakatoni/catch-your-star"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85052/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/scaryphantasm/colors-of-mohr"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/74876/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/billiejolm/look-after-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/74281/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Meutia/the-world-is-ours"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85055/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Sunnydayze/wings-of-freedom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85036/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bybs/0283"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85050/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/inian-peafowl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85062/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Alexandros/img-9739"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84991/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/lmemrick/bursting-through"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84852/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/subjektzero/work-done"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81959/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Victorior/shareoneplanet--can-i-be-your-little-brother"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84272/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JenniferCirpici/grow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84232/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/m4gik/jumper"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/80886/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bubbleburster/welfare--famine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/75803/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/grohsARTig/vanity"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84735/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/imcb-art/changes--bawaudjigaeaun-wae-ondji-manitouwijaun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83800/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Amorfia/reborn"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84288/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simplicity/papillon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/84720/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaios/vertigo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/80288/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Renyn/alegorik-03a-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/61089/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe/painty-smurf"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84455/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/hatefuel/twippy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84428/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Imagine/into-the-light"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/84392/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/IMNIUM/angel-of-death"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/82764/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/shadowtuga/believe-in-yourself"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/52967/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Hope you have enjoyed today's feature<br /> Don't forget to comment and favourite the pieces you found inspiring! <br /> <br /> Help us get more exposure for the features by clicking the facebook like button<br /> <br /> Find us on Facebook - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DaRetrospect">Retrospect</a><br /> <br /> :heart :cupcake1 :heart Thu, 09 Jun 2011 19:00:39 -0400