Just a motivational poster I made using a picture from the website cracked.com that reminded me of a quote I'd read about Roosevelt. I think the picture captures Marshall's words perfectly. Also, it's freaking hillarious...
“The Man Who Would Not Be King.” by Matthew Spalding, Ph.D. George Washington is one of the most recognized figures in U.S. history. But familiarity breeds contempt. More often than not, Washington is an old painting on the wall – solemn, impersonal and distant – or the subject of childhood stories and nursery rhymes. We all know that he chopped down a cherry tree and had wooden teeth. The actual Washington is much more compelling. We can all see the brilliant flourishes of Jefferson's pen, Madison's constitutional handiwork or the success of Hamilton's economic policies, and that can cause us to overlook or underestimate the magnitude of Washington's achievement. Yet he really was, as Washington's greatest biographer, James Flexner, put it, the "indispensable man" of the American founding. ...And the key ingredient in all of these things was moral character, something that Washington took very seriously and which gave to his decision-making a deeply prudential quality and to his authority an unmatched magnanimity. "His integrity was pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision," Jefferson later observed. "He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."
George Washington, Draft First Inaugural Address, April 1789: “The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.”
From George Washington's private prayer journal. "O most glorious God ... Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit.... Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Son Jesus Christ.... Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation...."
"Cleanse my soul O Lord, I beseech thee, from whatever is offensive to thee, and hurtful to me, and give me what is convenient for me. Watch over me this night, and give me comfortable and sweet sleep to fit me for the service of the day following. Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection; O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life."
"Almighty God…I yield Thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to Thine own service and for Thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me."
Xipe Totec: Aztec god of Spring, vegetation, and disease, among other things. He flays himself daily to give food to humanity, and is said to have been the god who invented war.
During his yearly festival, the corpses of human sacrifices were carefully flayed, and the skins were worn by his priests for the entirety of the 20 day celebration, after which they were removed and carefully stored to symbolize rebirth and the arrival of spring.
So how do I describe this crazy piece?! Well I did it for my buddy Tyler's 21st birthday. He's always talking about Abraham Lincoln and how it would be funny to have him all muscular and with guns, so yeah I figured why not! This is my second time coloring a piece and all in all I'm pretty happy with the progress. I look forward to doing more coloring and improving as time goes on. Oh and colors were done in Photoshop CS3 with the background done in Illustrator CS3. The typeface I got from [link]! I used the 28 Days Later Font cause I thought it looked so cool! Hope ya likes!
Redesign for Green Goblin!! I had a very hard time with this design! I went through lots of concepts and I was leaning towards a Ultimate look, but I ended up with this!
My thought was that Norman Osborn was an already broken man who was plagued by his own demons. He was a rich businessman with everything but behind closed doors he was a completely different person! After an experiment had gone horribly wrong his mind snapped and he became a madman! I wanted him to have a gadgetified look but not as much as he wore in the first Spiderman film. I also thought when his mind snaps and he becomes Green Goblin then the pigment of his skin would change to green as a side-effect of his accident!! Hope you like
Ok since everybody's making Wall-E oc's I wanna join the fun xDD Here's her bio :3
Name: Mom-E Age: Unknown Job: Care Taker to little bots Proto-type: A-53
Bio: One of the first robots created to actually take care of little bots. No one's sure on how old she is but she looks like to be about the age of 25. She believes in "Hands on first" which is why she does her job by herself. She thinks the best way for a baby bot to get use to you is to actually do things yourself. Which is why only a few of the bots that she raised come back to visit her, such as M-O,Auto and Supply-R since she charged him with caring and raising Burn-E when she though he was old enough too plus she had two twin girls to raise that were babies that actually came from her. x3 But to her she's mothered almost all of the bot's and knows every embarrassing thing about them all xDD
Personailty: Very kind and soft spoken. Still motherly to the bots she raised. A little wise but not super brainy but smart. She enjoys the company of her daughters Heart-E and Star-E when they visit her. Know's tons of stories and songs. Plus she can even breast-feed some of the bots cause she had a specail device put into her chest that never runs out of milk that young baby bot's need. Rare to ever see her mad. Most she's a person you can run to when your feeling really bad or want someone to just hold you cause she knows how to make a person feel better and put a smile back on their face :3
That's all you could want to know about her ^ ^ I based her off my motherly side that I express around my angel ^ ^ Since she was the one who brought it out in me.
This piccy's for Love ya hun ^ ^
If you have any other questions about her let me know :3