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Maybe I was a kind of pioneer in this job, but that's long ago. Meanwhile there are others - first of all the great artist Cypher! He obviously is much more talented and was much more productive than I have ever been.
Welcome Arcimboldo..I am new here, but was drawn to this forum by many friends I made at DeviantArt. Your posted manipulation showing the transition of the female captive is amazing. Graphic, disturbing, realistic, and exciting and beautiful. I look forward to seeing you future postings.
 

Arcimboldo

Spectator
Whoa! Arcimboldo, my old buddy! How have you been--and where have you been all these years? I've been looking for you everywhere (that old e-mail address you had back in the days does not seem to work any more), and we thought you had completely retired from the field. It's nothing short of a heavenly New Year gift from the BDSM gods and goddesses to have you back in action again!

This may come as a surprise to you, but over the years I have completely moved away from the literary pursuit (I no longer write stories--and hardly even read this days :oops:) and, following your footsteps, picked up photomanipulation instead. You won't believe how many times over the past ten years I got stumped on something in Photoshop and thought: "I wonder how on earth Arcimboldo did that!"

Well, needless to say, it's great news for me to have that wonderful--and rather jam-packed--brain of yours to pick for Photoshop tricks. Say, do you currently have any opening for apprenticeship in your shop? (I hope I get a discount on the tuition for old time's sake!)
Dear Shiva,
beside your own gems of literature you gave me so much support to formulate the subtitles and short-stories that accompanied my pictures. Therefore you would earn not just discount, but a lifetime scholarship! But meanwhile there are many masters much better in this subject than me...
 

Arcimboldo

Spectator
Dear Shiva,
beside your own gems of literature you gave me so much support to formulate the subtitles and short-stories that accompanied my pictures. Therefore you would earn not just discount, but a lifetime scholarship! But meanwhile there are many masters much better in this subject than me...
By the way, where can I find your manipulations? I am still unfamiliar with this site.
 

MahaShiva

Magistrate
Dear Shiva,
beside your own gems of literature you gave me so much support to formulate the subtitles and short-stories that accompanied my pictures. Therefore you would earn not just discount, but a lifetime scholarship! But meanwhile there are many masters much better in this subject than me...
In the BDSM genre, the best "nippers" (as @montycrusto puts it) I knew of back in the days were basically you, Damian, Cypher, Phlebas, Aedilis, and Sam Baines. Luckily, most of you are still hanging out here on CF--now that you are back.

Whatever you do, Arcimboldo, please don't disappear again for another decade! We don't have a whole lot of decades left for us. :devil:
 

MahaShiva

Magistrate
By the way, where can I find your manipulations? I am still unfamiliar with this site.
Too bad you came back after DeviantArt purges the accounts of a lot of BDSM artists, including mine. I had more than 400 of them on display there until last October!

Right now I don't have a centralized place for my manips, but there are some scattered caches here and there. Some of my earlier pieces were posted on Tumblr (until Tumblr outlawed adult materials and "female presenting nipples" a couple of years ago):

https://shivaswickedworld.tumblr.com/
or

Unfortunately many of the pieces there are no longer visible to others because of the same adult material ban. There is also a third-party collection here, which includes some of my more recent pieces:


Here on CF, they are similarly scattered among quite a few threads. A number of the Crux-themed pieces can be found in @bobinder's long-running tribute to Alice, Makar's most popular model, such as on this page (posted by @phlebas and @bobinder):


There are also a few in this short-lived thread:


And over here you'll find a few pieces that do not feature our favorite wooden apparatus:


Well, like I said, they are literally all over the place right now. Maybe one of these days I should gather them all into one centralized thread; the way it is now, I can't even find all of them myself. :D
 
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montycrusto

Slave Trader
Too bad you came back after DeviantArt purges the accounts of a lot of BDSM artists, including mine. I had more than 400 of them on display there until last October!

Right now I don't have a centralized place for my manips, but there are some scattered caches here and there. Some of my earlier pieces were posted on Tumblr (until Tumblr outlawed adult materials and "female presenting nipples" a couple of years ago):

https://shivaswickedworld.tumblr.com/
or

Unfortunately many of the pieces there are no longer visible to others because of the same adult material ban. There is also a third-party collection here, which includes some of my more recent pieces:


Here on CF, they are similarly scattered among quite a few threads. A number of the Crux-themed pieces can be found in @bobinder's long-running tribute to Alice, Makar's most popular model, such as on this page (posted by @phlebas and @bobinder):


There are also a few in this short-lived thread:


And over here you'll find a few pieces that do not feature our favorite wooden apparatus:


Well, like I said, they are literally all over the place right now. Maybe one of these days I should gather them all into one centralized thread; the way it is now, I can't even find all of them myself. :D
Time to establish a shiva-nips thread!! I for one would binge the shit out of it :p
 

MahaShiva

Magistrate
You can click on @MahaShiva ’s name to visit his profile page, and then click “find” and then “all threads by mahashiva”, and you get this:
..that finds all his threads, though not any photomontages he has posted in other threads. ;)
Thanks, Monty. Unfortunately this doesn't work very well in my case, since I've been mostly sprinkling them into various existing threads. :doh:
 

Arcimboldo

Spectator
Too bad you came back after DeviantArt purges the accounts of a lot of BDSM artists, including mine. I had more than 400 of them on display there until last October!

Right now I don't have a centralized place for my manips, but there are some scattered caches here and there. Some of my earlier pieces were posted on Tumblr (until Tumblr outlawed adult materials and "female presenting nipples" a couple of years ago):

https://shivaswickedworld.tumblr.com/
or

Unfortunately many of the pieces there are no longer visible to others because of the same adult material ban. There is also a third-party collection here, which includes some of my more recent pieces:


Here on CF, they are similarly scattered among quite a few threads. A number of the Crux-themed pieces can be found in @bobinder's long-running tribute to Alice, Makar's most popular model, such as on this page (posted by @phlebas and @bobinder):


There are also a few in this short-lived thread:


And over here you'll find a few pieces that do not feature our favorite wooden apparatus:


Well, like I said, they are literally all over the place right now. Maybe one of these days I should gather them all into one centralized thread; the way it is now, I can't even find all of them myself. :D
My God! I'm stunned. There is absolutely nothing I could teach you. It's me who needs the scholarship. And so many pieces... It is not encouraging for me to continue in this profession :(
By the way, I have counted 7 nipples on the Tublr pics - how did you bribe them into tolerating that? :lol:
 

MahaShiva

Magistrate
My God! I'm stunned. There is absolutely nothing I could teach you. It's me who needs the scholarship. And so many pieces... It is not encouraging for me to continue in this profession :(
By the way, I have counted 7 nipples on the Tublr pics - how did you bribe them into tolerating that? :lol:
Thank you, Arcimboldo! I though you might find the amount of stuff I put out over the last few year rather impressive, but your assessment of my prowess with Photoshop is greatly exaggerated, I'm afraid. If you have seen enough of my pieces, it'll become obvious to you that I have a rather limited Photoshop toolbox under my command, which I use and overuse to death, supplemented by a few tutorials that I read/watch again and again whenever necessary. Generally I can do pretty well when the materials I find fit together rather nicely without a whole lot of manipulative help--thus I always say that patience, especially the patience in waiting for the right components to come along, is the most important Photoshop trick I have. But when the materials require a lot of manipulations and alterations to fit together or to achieve a certain visual effect, as you and other true maestros like Damian do routinely, that's where I start to pull my hair out. In other word, I'm a photo manipulator who does not do a whole lot of manipulation. "Cut and paste" probably describes my standard procedures much better.

As to the "female presenting nipples," I'm pretty sure there are quite a few more than seven left on my Tumblr page. The whole enforcement of the new rules has been rather random, probably done by AI, since I have had some pix showing nothing more than a woman's bare back, no more exposed than the Hollywood stars at an Oscar ceremony, blocked by Tumblr while plenty of full frontal nudity was left alone. Someone once told me that Tumblr AI picks on nipples on the basis of cup sizes--it blocks C cups and above and let A and B cups through. Come to think of it, he might be right! :)
 

MahaShiva

Magistrate
May I make a gentle suggestion that discussion of art technique be moved to one of the several existing threads that focus on that, rather than tying up this place which is meant for newcomers to introduce themselves and we to greet them?
My bad...I do have a tendency to yap away wherever I happen to be without ever checking what the proclaimed subject matter is--and not just on this site, as anybody who also hangs around dA can attest to. Mea culpa!
 

Barbaria1

Rebel Leader
Staff member
Hello everyone! I love bondage and spanking. I went here via the link on Twitter.
Welcome Stanislav. You’ll find plenty to enjoy here.
 
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