Traditional Tuesdays #41Hi, and welcome to the 41st edition of Traditional Tuesdays. This week, like all of the other weeks, I'll be featuring fifteen works of art from the Traditional Gallery. Any more than that might and you might loss interest or it could cause your monitor to fail in an explosion of awesomeness. I would feel guilty if that were to happen, so I'm keeping it at fifteen! The Traditional gallery is a vast storeroom of work that covers many mediums and genres. I've tried to show a diverse array of artwork, but I don't have room for them all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!Traditional Tuesdays #413 years ago in Art Features More Like This
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and
happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!**
could i trust you? You asked me,could i trust you?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who has your key?
The key to your heart
I looked away &&&
When I didn't respond,
You asked me
Can I have the key?
But when I still was quiet,
And wouldn't look at you,
Please.. I really want to have it..
The truth is, I no longer hold the key.
I've trusted so many people with it,
I don't have it. Don't know where it went.
I've given it to so many people who have
Unlocked my heart
Just to hurt me. I don't have a key to give you.
But.. If I did, could I trust you,
To hold it safe?
Close to your heart,
Where no harm could come of it?
Could I trust you,
Not to walk away once I've let you in?
Once you've seen what I am?
I'm sorry. I can't....
The CourtCase: The Convicted Part VIProsecutor: Mrs. Butler-The CourtCase: The Convicted Part VI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Miranda: Please, just call me Miranda.
Prosecutor: Miranda...You taught your children to tell someone and react unkindly toward a homosexual or anyone producing a homosexual act, correct?
Miranda: Hasn't everyone else?
Prosecutor: We're talking about you.
Judge: Answer the question, Mrs. Butler.
Miranda: Yes. We did...But it's only because I want my children to grow up like everybody else! I don't want my kids being picked on for being the black sheep. It's like being the only nigger in the whole school!
Miranda: It's true, sweetie.
Dale: That's different! This is my sexual orientation we're talking about, and don't drag Morton into this!
Judge: Mr. Butler.
Miranda: Morton is african-american and he was caught selling crack!
Dale: He was selling crack so he could pay his way through college, you bitch!
Judge: One more word and I'm holding whomever speaks in contempt!
Miranda: Shut up, you faggot! You've put our family through enough!
Policy StatementThis is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:Policy Statement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.
If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatio
Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQHi everyone! I'm so happy so many of you enjoyed my tutorial!Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for all your +favs and comments -- it's been awesome . A lot people have been asking similar questions which weren't answered in the original tutorial. Here's some FAQ that will hopefully clear things up:
1. How do you do this in Paint Tool SAI?
Unfortunately, I don't have Paint Tool SAI so I don't have an exact answer for this. However, I've heard that it's similar so you should be able to translate most of the Photoshop tips into SAI. Also, most of the tips are conceptual and function in traditional work as well as digital, so the program you are using shouldn't hinder you too much in applying them.
2. What size should I make my canvas?
This has been a really common question and the answer is that it depends on the complexity of the work and the amount of detail you are trying to achieve. I make my canvases in the thousands of pixels at least. A rule of thumb that I use is
. swarm .. swarm .2 years ago in Personal More Like This
. swarm .
in the drift and flutter
their dusted twisted threads
softened whispered mutter
sister'd Fate's abrupt ends
© Amanda 2013
"Fluttered Away Poetry" for Sanne
Image: "chaos theory" by :iconAnimaCreations: © 2013
A bit of personal lifeFirst of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your kind reactions on my last journal. I didn't really feel like replying to everyone in person. But I do want to let you know I really appreciate the support I got from you, and I've read every single message.A bit of personal life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first wrote that journal, I was in doubt whether to post it or not. Because, even though many artists experience it at least once in their career, having an artblock seems to be kind of a taboo in the art world. It's like admitting failure. Nobody ever likes to do that. I don't like it either. But keeping this kind of thing a secret, felt a bit dishonest to me. I thought to myself; "Would I dislike an artist I admire just because he/she had an artblock?" and the answer was "no". I would probably appreciate it if a public person admitted something like that, because it would make them seem a lot more human.
In the comments under the jou
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Happy Halloween.Want to see something really scary?Happy Halloween.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch this advertisement against same-sex marriage in Washington State.
I have no words.
Okay, actually, I do have some words about the ad.
Same-sex marriage (aka MARRIAGE) is the topic here, in response to an advertisement by the folks against R-74 that was shared by a relative of mine. . The ad was full of just so much… so much bull. I had to write a 4 page long answer to it.
-"Marriage is rooted in biological facts of nature." By that argument, so is polygamy, cannibalism, and murder.
-Sexual behaviour is not the same thing as sexual orientation. A study by the New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene reported in 2006 that: "Of the straight-identified men, 9.4% reported having sexual intercourse with at least 1 man (and no women) in the year before the survey." They also reported, "Approximately 70% of straight-identified men who have sex with men reported being married."
-Comparing same-sex marr
Amanda ToddI am guessing that most of you have already heard the story of Amanda Todd and how she was driven to suicide by relentless harassment from bullies.....Amanda Todd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What sickens me the most is how people are actually joking about her suicide, as well as people I know. It leaves me speechless, I feel like my entire circle has been divided because of it.
I feel like there is a massive lack of empathy in people today and honestly its a bit frightening......But this group, and all of you guys who come here give me hope that maybe one day it won't be as bad as it is right now.
Love you guys, just keep being who you are.
Marriage Equality Wins Big at the Ballot!I posted this on Facebook, but I'll post it here too;Marriage Equality Wins Big at the Ballot!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awesome! I'm a supporter of love in all it's forms. I don't care if you are gay, straight, bisexual, omnisexual or whatever else. People that want the rights to marry should have it.
My YouTube vlog channel
You don't have to read.Well here goes nothing.You don't have to read.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I...I-I'd really prefer to date a girl rather than a guy.
Don't judge me.
And I kinda want to tell someone I really like them....
But I'm not that attractive to the opposite gender apparently...
Every time I tried, they all thought I was weird or crazy or "needed help."
Plus it seems like almost every one of my friends is....in love.
And I've just never have felt that before.
I've never felt that true love that you get when someone tells you they love you BESIDES your parents or siblings.
And I want to.
But because I want to date the opposite gender...
Almost everyone that I've told that I liked them has rejected me, or like I said, they thought I needed help.
So maybe I'll go back to dating guys....
Because this whole situation is causing me troubles.
So I'm going to resist the urge to like the same gender from now on until someone gives me a reason to change that.
Don't know how to deal with it anymore.
So I'll move on lik
Update to the Deviation PageDuring the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.Update to the Deviation Page2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Fan Fiction Contest - Freaky Friday!What if one day you woke up to find out you were in the body of your favourite character and they were in your body? What crazy things would happen to you both?Fan Fiction Contest - Freaky Friday!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is what this contest is about: Fan Fic writers are invited to tell us what swapping bodies with a character from any fandom of their choice would be like.
Write a short Fan Fiction about your body swap experience with a character in a fandom of your choice.
You must put YOURSELF in their body, and the fandom character in your body. We want to see both characters facing this freaky incident.
You now posses their body and all their powers, but there are limitations. Please refrain from writing anything of sexual nature.
The character now posses your body and has to face reality! So they no longer have their special powers and no one but themselves know about the swap. For example: They would break their hand trying to get coins to pop out of bricks! Or even a co
COMMISSION OPENCOMMISSION OPENCOMMISSION OPEN6 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES BEFORE
Please don't leave me with a simple message such as "Can you draw ____ for me?" without leaving any detail or reference.
And please don't give me a very long description, [I'm bad at reading lots of text.]
Please make it brief and easy to read.
If you don't have any reference image, make sure to provide enough description about your character appearance [such as their local colors, eye type, hair length, hair style, personality, etc]
I reserve the right to show my commission artwork in any appropriate place.
Please do not commission me if you wish to keep your artwork private from public.
***example and Price (per 1 character) .... in US dollar ***
I would appreciate it if you could pay the paypal transaction fee.
Tip is always welcome, But you don't have to.
Every commission will receive 300dpi larg
How to Create Brush in PS!...in this week's tutorial!How to Create Brush in PS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was super busy last week so couldn't do a video, but I'm back this week with lots of things to show, so stay tuned
Suicide Prevention Week (video)Hello guys! Today is SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY, and this week being Suicide Prevention week. I am making a video for this week so PLEASE try and send in a short video clip of you saying an inspirational message, or what you would say to a friend in this situation. If you don't feel comfortable showing yourself on video, just record the audio. I'd love to have as many people as possible help out. If you don't feel comfortable talking on video, write it down and show it on screen. I'm trying to help make a DIFFERENCE, so please send them to : firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!Suicide Prevention Week (video)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have only recieved one clip so far, so please help out ASAP.
Theme of the Week: New BeginningsThere's a time when you have to wipe the slate clean and start anew. There's a dawn for every day and a dusk for every night. Birth is the beginning of a new life... and some say death is the beginning of the next journey of our spirits.Theme of the Week: New Beginnings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life is a journey. A journey that comes in many chapters.
Write a book, you have a new beginning with every chapter. Go on witness protection, you have a new beginning to a new identity. When a baby is born, it has a new beginning to a full life. When you wash your food off your plate, you have a new beginning for your next meal. And when you have writers' block, you have a new beginning to your inspiration.
Write about anything about starting over, starting anew. Refresh your brain for the best ideas.
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More Reasons to ContinueThis is a MUST watch piece called Prosecuting Wall Street by People and Power on Al Jazeera English http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2012/09/2012912134638276495.html . To me this summarizes so much of why nearly one year ago Occupy Wall Street started. And it emphasizes the importance of why we have to continue to try to hold them accountable.More Reasons to Continue3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In related news, British prosecutors laid out their case against a former UBS trader in London, accused of fraud and false accounting in connection to the loss of $2.3 billion (yes billion with a 'b'!), comparing his dangerous activities to gambling http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/as-his-fraud-trial-opens-ex-ubs-trader-is-accused-of-brazen-gambling/
Meanwhile, wealth inequality has GROWN, as income for many americans actually went down in 2011 while incomes for the wealthy (surprise surprise) went up http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/us/us-incomes-dropped-last-year-census-bureau-says.html
My life through film.Taken within the last couple of weeks with film using a Nikon FE. I'm in love with that camera.My life through film.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To All Arab Artist In DA!السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتهTo All Arab Artist In DA!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
عزيزي الفنان العربي هل سألت نفسك لم لا يتحد الفنانون العرب ويظهر وجودهم هنا ويجعلو لأنفسهم طبعة واضحة؟ ماذا أعني؟ موقع ديفينت ارت مليء
GROUP RULES & GENERAL INFORMATIONGROUP RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Historical Disney Princesses FAQRather than answering these individually over and over again, I'm just going to leave this here and add to it as needed:Historical Disney Princesses FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I'm not telling you which princess I'm doing next.
- I would appreciate it if you didn't tell me what character I should do next, or what you're looking forward to, or what character you hope I'll do! It's very sweet and I definitely appreciate the sentiment, but consider the fact that you're something like the 400th person to tell me about Elsa, or Anna, or Merida- it's not adding a lot to the conversation.
- No, I'm not doing any Kingdom Hearts characters. There's no particular historical precedent, so they don't really have anything to gain from this series.
Are you going to do Merida?
YES PLEASE STOP ASKING sobsobsob
Are you going to do Elsa and Anna?
Are you going to do any more pieces in this series?
Yes! Let it be assumed that I will continue doing these until stated otherwise.
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan5 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