Bucket List TradeWant original art but can't afford it? Here are the things I'd be willing to trade artwork for.Bucket List Trade3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. One night assisting astronomers in a huge space telescope. Looking for new planets, finding aliens, whatever.
2. A ride in a 1970s De Tomaso Pantera. I'd take a Maserati Bora as well.
3. Original art from Sergio Toppi, Jorge Zaffino, or Bill Watterson.
4. Scuba diving in a cave. I don't have a license yet, so that should be included.
5. A ride in a WWII B-25.
6. An hour with Henry Rollins.
7. Dinner with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
8. A "behind the scenes" tour at the Museum of Nat History in NYC.
Some of these things I suppose I could find myself, but I know I'll never get around to it.
*Sean Murphy reserves the right to refuse any of the above offers that come to him. This blog post is in no way a contractual obligation to agree to any of the above trades. However, if you can make one of these happen and you're not a weirdo, we
Quote"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."Quote3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- George Bernard Shaw
The Muses Love Alternatives, XCIThe Muses Love Alternatives, XCI8 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Strength in Adversity ...a hummarcus collaboration by hummbuzz
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
AthenaStock::Pony Express 2 by AthenaStock
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Angel 2 by elanordh-stock Status Stock 2 by FairieGoodMother Four Winds Bronze Psd by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Fairy Status Stock 3 by FairieGoodMother
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Devious Journal EntryIf you believe "men's rights" are a legitimate movement, that men suffer any sort of oppression or discrimination comparable to that of women and that feminism does more harm than good or is some sort of evil anti-man movement, please don't fucking follow me, comment on anything I make, or message me because you're fucking garbage. The media hasn't emphasized hard enough that the "MRA" movement is the driving force behind Elliot Rodger. He didn't kill because he was "mentally ill," he killed because he felt entitled to sex and resented both women for not worshiping him and men for "stealing" women he believed were rightfully his.Devious Journal Entry2 months ago in Personal More Like This
That is the logical conclusion of the "men's rights" mantra. That is what it teaches people. Every single person who identifies as an anti-feminist men's activist contributes to the subculture that created him and was already responsible for innumerable cases of rape.
People with "mental disorders" are not actually more likely to commit crimes. At all. They ne
Devious Journal EntryI have decided not to contribute any funds to PETA. Contributing to local, voluntary organizations that are badly in need of funds feels closer to my heart.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.Why 'reality is liberal'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
Something for AutismEveryone here is probably familiar with my tutorial Emotions and Facial Expressions, but I've been amazed along the years at the number of people who work with autism who have shown interest in it. I never dreamed, when I made it, that it could be considered useful for people who otherwise can't read facial expressions. I was recently asked if I had a way of making it available in a convenient format that could be handed out. There's no online leaflet-printing service that is cheap enough I'm afraid, but I gave it some thought and came up with this:Something for Autism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a 12-page e-book extracted from my book Drawing People. Centers, schools and individuals who work with autism are authorized to buy a single copy and then print it freely to give away to people they're helping.
Of course, anyone can buy it, but please respect my rights! Don't redistribute the e-b
How to make complex wire wrapsYES! I'm gonna tell you one of millions of possible ways to make themHow to make complex wire wraps1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If this is your first complex or multi-stone piece try not to get upset if it does not quite turn out as planned this still happens to me and i made dozens of them if not over 100
Follow these steps:
1. pick the stones/beads you want to use. you can pick 2 or 20, it doesn't matter because you can easily add or remove some of them from the plan as you go along
2. arrange them on a flat surface the way you see fit. if you have play doh (or something like it) use it to form a dome and stick the stones into that - it will help you if you are having problems with 3D planning in your head possibly draw a rough sketch of what you are trying to make
3. take the central stone or the largest stone or the one you really want to wrap in a certain way
4. wrap that stone but make sure to leave enough wires to attach the rest to it (thick wires need less length, thin wires more - for example leave 2" of 20ga and
This is what Republicans actually believeI originally posted this to tumblr and it went over nicely, but as more and more developments piss me off I feel the need to expand it and put it someplace more permanent.This is what Republicans actually believe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you, even some of my best friends, disagree with most or all of the following list and still identify yourselves as "republicans" or "conservatives." I just have to ask why? Why keep clinging to labels so inexorably entrenched in discrimination, willful ignorance and outrageous displays of villainy straight out of a derivative cartoon? The majority of so-called "right wing" Americans, including virtually all of those with any political or social power, very vocally hold at least one of the following sentiments. I've included links to a few, in case you start to doubt that real people could ever actually say things like these:
-The poor become poor and remain poor most often by their own ineptitude. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/newt-gingrich-poor-children-are-as-lazy-as-their-welfare-grabbing-pare
Until I'm back...Until I'm back...4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ONCE by Ensomniac
thoughts branching by thomasbossert
Garden of time by milenkadelic
Expectations by milenkadelic
Ikiru by Chiyuky
Legend by Chiyuky
I Wish........ by TriciaS
Princess.....and the pea...... by TriciaS
Lunar Abyss by offermoord
Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort English version ( Version Française 2ème partie)Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'Photography is dead'. Here were the last words of a friend, mentor and absolute amazing photographer I knew.
This thursday 21st of march, I woke up with the most terrible news.
Bruno Sabastia made the decision to take his own life.
Bruno was a Fashion/Beauty photographer I met 3 years ago during a christmas dinner party with my family.
When I discovered his work, I was totally blown away by his artistic background, the quality of his works and prestigious clients.
Last summer, at the Fashion week of Curacao, he won the award of 'the best international fashion photographer 2012'.
Not only he was a great artist but also one of the nicest people I have ever met.
He was full of great advice, I loved hearing his stories, anecdotes and experiences. He definitely had a lot to share.
I saw Bruno for the last time during my birthday weekend a few weeks ago.
I will never forget
Spazkid: you need to fucking stop."One of the things that frustrates me most about this site is the continued existence of :iconscythemantis:. It doesn't bother me enough to leave, but it's hard to ignore this guy, and even harder to fight him and his fellow hellspawn while at the same time seeing updates and comments from my friends."Spazkid: you need to fucking stop.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Actually, ignoring me is incredibly easy. All you have to do is not read my page and move on with your life. Amazing. Like Kajm, I've forgotten all about you for significant lengths of time, only for you to show up again moaning about how mad I make you by existing.
Anyways, a while back, when I was more politically active on DeviantArt, I posted a link on Conservatoons' page. Scythe then replied to me, "Are you trolling? That's obviously a fake misconception written by bible-worshiping loonies." Our interactions spiraled downhill from there.
"A manifestation of satan's vile cancer" is still my favorite line anyone has ever uttered
Friends like Family:iconwhiteroseplzecause I owe them a smile:iconwhiteroseplz:Friends like Family1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In My Dreams 02 by hummbuzzAphelion by hummbuzz
moonrise over YB 7 by marcusgravusmoonrise over YB 7 by marcusgravus
along the banks of the Tioga by marcusgravusstorm clouds over the prairie by marcusgravus
:iconhummbuzz::iconmarcusgravus:Migration over Marston's Marsh....a collaboration by marcusgravusMigration over Marston's Marsh....a collaboration by marcusgravus:iconmarcusgravus::iconhummbuzz:
Artichoke..a collaboration by hummarcus by marcusgravusIn the Meadow ........a collaboration by hummarcus by marcusgravus2..... a hummarcus collaboration by marcusgravus
Thursday: Battle On!We're nearing the end of the month already! Time really flies.Thursday: Battle On!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This week, we're calling on all Premium Members who are also secret agents, especially trained in various combat styles. We have a special assignment for you!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to defeat your evil next-door neighbor. He isn't just any ol' neighbor -- this man has laser-shooting eyes, a wind tunnel in his abdomen, four arms loaded with deadly poison, and porcupine-like spikes protruding from his back. And he hasn't given you back your lawn mower you lent him a month ago!
Not to worry! You have your trusty three weapons with you, which are:
A bucket of modeling clay
Using these three items, how would you take down your opponent? Be creative and tell us your heroic tale!
Either write your story as a comment to this journal or post it as a literature deviation and link it in the comments below. A
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 052An Interview with-Saturday Spotlight: Volume 0528 months ago in Art Features More Like This
> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
I'm a gallerist, an author, and an artist. I'm living with my man, who is my constant muse; a teenager, who is challenging me not to grow old; a sheepdog, and three ocicats that make things quite lively sometimes. So, I'm living a full life, as they say! Making my photos is my passion at the moment. It's my language – and luckily art is a universal language, so no translators are needed - as is the case when one writes in Finnish. I love to tell stories through my artworks or by my writing. I'm a bit 'off' from the art
twelf shotsblack and white squaretwelf shots10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The peg leg of Capt. Ahab by matze-end
The Innerscape by Eukendei
thank you for your beautiful works
GIVEAWAY CLOSED + WINNER :D EDITGIVEAWAY CLOSED + WINNER :D6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Giveaway closed, winner picked by the almighty random number generator!
And the winner is :iconritusss:! Congrats! ^^
Once again, thank you all!!
Just thought I'd make the most out of the little break I have before the second semester begins... And since I'm not really in the mood for coming up with a composition myself, I'll take one of your suggestions ^^
SO, if you'd like to receive a digital painting in one of these styles:
max two characters and simple/no background, all you have to do is:
Fave this journal
Comment with a ref or brief description of what you'd like the drawing to be (doesn't need to b
Alchemy of PaintI've had an intense, physical, and completely amazing week learning to grind my own pigment and prepare my own paints. Our teacher is a wonderful man who gave me some very inspiring advice and I'm looking forward to my next workshop with him – so much to learn there!Alchemy of Paint1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Below are just a few photos: visit the blog to see everything. It's worth it!
NORMY Μy dear dA friends,NORMY8 months ago in Personal More Like This
There’s a piece of news I have to share with you concerning one of our sweetest friends here. Our Normy, visionart, is going to fight against cancer again and like he did in the past, he will soon be back here healthier than ever. It’s in his pancreas this time, very early stage that can be cured through surgery, fortunately. It will be a hard and long surgery, but he will be in the best of hands, so all he needs is to stay positive and I know that your good thoughts will help him so much with that. So please, keep in mind that somewhere in snowy Canada, the kindest of all people will be struggling to grant himself with the greatest gift of all, a Good Life for many many years to come. I believe in his reasons to come out of all this with the biggest smile, he is in my heart like he is in the hearts of so many people among you.
He won’t be able to
Boy Scouts and BaptistsI often write rants about religion, so for those who are tired of reading what I have to say about this topic - it might be a good time skip this and have a cup of tea.Boy Scouts and Baptists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I enjoy reading the daily news and having a cup of coffee every morning. I scan the headlines on my laptop and eat up all the latest scientific discoveries, local weather, and international news. I enjoyed reading about the asteroid that came close to hitting Earth because it reminds me of how fragile and insignificant we are here on our little blue marble. Our place in the Universe is pretty much meaningless in terms of time and space, yet we think we are not only important but THE singularly important species. A silly thought in my book.
Also in the news I read this: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/31/southern-baptists-to-urge-churches-and-members-to-cut-boy-scout-ties/?hpt=hp_t2 It seems a group of humans 16 million strong can't associate with another group of humans because of who they choose to love. It mak
Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 1I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1
Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
ISTANBULISTANBUL2 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sharing with you moments my sister Lucila and I spent in Istanbul with the most incredible Turkish friends.
Dearest Rezzanaki, Canan, Emel, Ozi and Mustafa, thank you so much for the precious memories!
A :iconwhiteroseplz: for Rosi :iconRezzanATAKOL:, the most incredible hostess ever!
Top pic from Emel's :icondselene: gallery
Some photos I took and edited...