Articles by Amlyd


My 500th download - a fractal - but I don't mind !! I will not forget. continue reading

Make No. 400 a photo - please!

Most of my downloads are digital art - hardly surprising as my portfolio is.E.g. download No 399, 398, 397, 396;You get the idea.22 credits & a sub between them, so i am more than happy.However, I have tried hard recently submitting photos and would like to see one of them downloaded - just to convince me it's worth it!And, as my next download will be the relatively minor milestone of No. 400, a photo would be great!The kind of pics I have been taking are, I suppose, fairly obvious... continue reading

Ode to joy!

Joy because this simple kaleidoscope is my 250th download.And, believe it or not, I gave it the title 'Ode to Joy' about 3 years ago.So, I am either; 1) psychic or 2) just like everybody else and this name is a complete fluke and/or coincidence!Either way, I am joyful (or should that be joyous?). continue reading

Officially a photographer! (well sort of...)

Today I had my first photo accepted on here - I dabble in digital art.I never thought it could happen but am so pleased it has.My model was so co-operative; "sit" said I, "neigh" said she."for a carrot said I"? and down she went. ummmmI must go find another.A horse, a horse, my point and shoot for a horse! continue reading

contagion is; well, contagious i guess!

Continuing the current theme of images being found in use.One of mine titled 'contagion' has been used to create the cover picture of a book - Introduction to Epidemiology,By Ray M. MerrillIt's both pleasing and interesting that my original title seems to have met the search criteria perfectly for this particular cover designer.At least I got something right there!And for those who like black humour;When I die, I hope it is peacefully, in my sleep, just like my Grandad.... continue reading

Happy New Year from the UK

Happy New Year.I wish you and yours1.Health2.Happiness3.The prosperity you needNothing else matters continue reading

First Payout

Yea, yea there have no doubt been loads of articles on the above topic on Dreamstime.But... I never really expected to get one!I am a non-photographer who creates digital art primarily for screen-savers and backgrounds (though one has actually appeared on a book-cover and earned me 30 cents...).I put little effort into improving my digital art capabilities, hardly ever write in the blogs - my real life simply takes precedence.The pic that tipped me over the $100 is the one shown: which wasn'... continue reading

So, who is worth my credit?

I have this credit to spend apparently.This is the image of mine i would spend it on - but there is no need.... I've got it!So, show me the picture you think should get my credit! continue reading

So. What is an artist?

I realise this has been asked a million times before, but i was wondering.In my own case i cannot draw, paint or produce an image by any 'manual' means known to man (or woman).I do not say this for effect or to elicit protestations of 'oh, you're not that bad' or similar.I really am rubbish.So can you imagine my delight when i discovered that i could create 'art' with a computer?I am finally able to produce something that appeals to me (i believe you should always create artistic work... continue reading

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