USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be nextOne day, way back in college, the Catholic chaplain heard me play the piano and offered me a position as an accompanist at his parish. I wasn't Catholic but I accepted anyway because I wanted the money. As far as jobs go, it wasn't much of one - I usually worked just one day a week and made $200 a month tops. But I was getting paid to do something I enjoyed and that was fun. Plus it was amusing in a weird sort of way watching the collection baskets get passed around at every mass and knowing that some of that money would soon make its way into my pocket.USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be next3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What did I spend all that "Catholic" money on? More like what didn't I spend it on. With most of my room and board already included with tuition, I was free to buy - among other things - all sorts of alcohol, porn, satanic blackmetal (back when people actually bought music), slutty clothes, and - most memorably - an athame for my wiccan ex-girlfriend's 20th birthday (I did mention I wasn't Catholic, right?) And yes, since you al
One Reason....... why I try not to comment about people's weight.One Reason...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."
Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wro
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
Collection: StaircasesCollection: Staircases4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Modern elevators have made “skyscrapers” possible—buildings with so many floors that reaching them only by stairway access would be a ridiculous and exhausting proposition. And so stairways have become hidden in blandly utilitarian “fire exit” stairwells. Even buildings now designed with no more than two or three floors save space with elevators rather than having a central stairway. And so one of the glories of our most beautiful architecture is rapidly disappearing, being preserved only in private mansion residences. It is a pity.
There is something magical in a stairway—this structure endlessly “in motion,
Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 0411 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-04-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-04-20153 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESK March 4, 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron New Trailer
The Countdown Clock is almost up! The second trailer for the Avengers sequel is here! Is there a limit to how many
True Tail Trailer!EDIT: Also reblog if you could from our tumblr post! Help spread the word around: http://truetail.tumblr.com/post/87312677704/check-out-the-new-animated-trailer-for-true-tailTrue Tail Trailer!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guys PLEASE check this out if you can. My fellow crew-mates and I along with our amazing management team have been working up to this moment for nearly 15 months. All that hard work and passion was poured into this lovely trailer among other wonderful behind the scenes goodness including our pilot animatic and months upon months of pre-visual development just to get to this point.
True Tail is an upcoming cartoon series we'll be pitching to major networks this summer! Please enjoy the trailer below.
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.
Collection: Alternative UniverseCollection: Alternative Universe3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.It's often not as simple as one wants it to be when both artist and client want it to be: Cost efficient, time efficient and quality efficient.A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I've often spend my time discussing the best way to handle commissions with clients and artist friends that I came to the conclusion that clarity and understanding is key.
I will divide the guidelines I work with based on 3 commission types.
Book covers ( or illustrations)
Reading all 3 parts will give you the full scope as a lot of it applies to one another as well.
1. Reference board.
If you as a client have very specific characteristic features all set and done for your character it can be very useful for the artist if you'd make them a reference board of art and photos that portray these things.
The artist does not wish for a life story of your character ( unless specifica
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
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Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
Attack on titan by VeggieStudio
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
Arab Stereotypes and EducatorsAssalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh [Peace be to you and God's mercy and his blessings],Arab Stereotypes and Educators4 years ago in Personal More Like This
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
In the name of Allah[God] the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
EDIT: If you don't like the statements made below about Disney's film, you don't need to tell me. this journal's purpose is BEYOND the scope of just one animated movie. so please try to understand the general image instead of nitpicking over small points.
When American children hear the word Arab" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps the imagery of Disneys film Aladdin, a film which has been immensely popular in theaters and on video and is sometimes shown in school classrooms.
Arab Americans have problems with this film. Although in many ways it is charming, artistically
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?
Catching fire by Kris-Kamikakushi
In Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.
That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.
EVERY BODY GETS...HUGS HUGS ALL AROUNDEVERY BODY GETS...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
YOU GET A HUG
AND YOU GET A HUG
EVERYBODY GETS HUGS!
Except for :iconharu-phantom:
She gets a humpback whale...
100 Questions (Oh god...)1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT??100 Questions (Oh god...)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
--> ^ This second question mark is annoying me. Get your stuff together questions.
Oh right, I also got a lil' itty bitty cut on my finger from a steak knife I was screwing around with at Texas roadhouse. Thug life.
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
--> An Xbox painted the whole length of one wall, and a bunch of smiley face stickers on the other. The other two walls have some posters n' stuff.
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
--> I have no idea, but I know you do.
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
--> You know that song that goes, "Doo doo doo doo doo"? Yeah that one.
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
A Yummy Treat!subject from CaseyA Yummy Treat!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
By Kasandra A. Poindexter
She was going to see the pandas today if it was the last thing she did. She had primped for the panda and everything! Pig tails and an adorable pink dress. She curtsied and bowed and danced for the panda.
The sad part of this tale, it really was the last thing she did. The panda became so enthralled with her that it fought its way out of that cage and gobbled down the little girl.
Why nudeWhy nude?Why nude5 years ago in Personal More Like This
A question I kept asking myself till very recently. I think I know the answer now...
A woman needs clothes nowadays, clothes became a huge part of her life and I don't blame her for that
But clothes are more like an armour or an image - they reflect the person she wants everybody to see. Partly they reflect herself and partly - what she'd like to be.
But nudity is another thing. Completely. When nude she is completely different - unarmed and sensitive. Feminine as she can possibly be. Herself
That is what makes it so difficult to capture. You have to make her relaxed and confident. Don't scare her or cause her to pretend, act or defend her nudity. You need to assure her that it is completely natural to be herself. Just herself. Not a person evrybody sees but a person she realy is. That makes you a kind of confederate to her. She bestows you with something she doesn't show everybody - only the most close and trusted people.
InspirationReadingInspiration8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So impersonal until I knew the author.
His words struck me like a cord of music.
Do I believe him now? Yes.
To believe these that are inside me.
To not hold back the hopeless romantic that I am due to fear of getting hurt again.
To open my vulnerability to my best friend who has only just discovered my existence.
For him, I will try.
Is to be there for him because I know he needs it just as much as me.
Is not letting him take the brunt of the abuse, even if he thinks it will help.
Is tenderly kissing him no matter how my friends feel.
Is the goal both of us are striving for.
He is finally mine, and I am not letting that go.