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Inspiration and Determination.

In today's bustling digital art scene, where competition is fierce and selling images is increasingly challenging, it's crucial to stay connected to the passion that drives us to create. For me, that passion stems from finding inspiration in the things I love, relishing the creative process, and embracing the challenge of bringing ideas to life with my tools.


My artistic journey often revolves around themes that resonate with me, whether it's delving into the world of steampunk, crafting imaginative portraits, exploring conceptual concepts, weaving together collages, creating photo-realistic montages, or venturing into the surreal. Depending on my mood, I may find myself drawn to one of these themes.


To fuel my creativity, I draw inspiration from a diverse array of artists whose work I admire. Whether I'm browsing Behance, Pinterest, Instagram, or engaging with fellow artists on platforms like Awake, KAIZEN, and Photo Artistry on Facebook, I'm constantly inspired by the talent and creativity of others.


Once I have found a theme and the main components for my next image I will then go to my artistic toolkit where I maintain a curated collection of go-to elements, like Water Effects, Painterly Artist Studio or Decorative Elements (that you might be familiar with in my digital elements shop), which I can easily incorporate into my work whenever needed. Recently, I've been exploring halos and celestial bodies, as showcased in the triptych below. These elements not only inspire me in the moment but also serve as a reservoir of creative potential for future projects. Let me know what elements inspire you that I can incorporate in future digital collections.


For those that would like to learn all about image artistry in photoshop, I highly recommend Sebastian Michaels' Photo Artistry Course. It's a great way to learn how to express yourself through image art.


Moonflower, Sunburst and Stardust




Using Clipping Shapes to start your image


I would like to share a technique that I use for creative portraits or any image, whenever I feel stuck, and that is by clipping your main subject to an abstract shape. You might be familiar with this technique otherwise I hope you will find it useful.



You can find these clipping shapes in the Abstract Elements collection at:



Here are examples of images that I started by clipping the main subject to an abstract shape.



Please let me know if you have any questions or requests. Thank you for visiting my website.

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Thankyou for sharing your passion Marius. I would be hard pressed deciding which of your elements inspire me most. They all do! And I love seeing what you have created.

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Marius Els
Marius Els
17 de abr.
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Thank you Prue for stopping by and leaving a lovely message. It is and much appreciated. :)

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