Bucket List TradeWant original art but can't afford it? Here are the things I'd be willing to trade artwork for.Bucket List Trade4 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."Quote4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- George Bernard Shaw
WHAT IS NORMAL? YOU? 2015 - 2WHAT IS NORMAL? YOU? 2015 - 28 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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OF COURSE WE KNOW - 5OF COURSE WE KNOW - 56 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Of course we know. modest mouse
The streets are just blankets and we sleep on their silky corpse
Covered up by them, why would we ever want to wake up?
Well, of course, of course, of course, of course
Of course we just do not know
What in hell are we here for?
We just do not know
Lord lay down, Lord lay down, Lord lay down your own damn soul
Lord lay down, Lord lay down, Lord lay down your own damn soul
Lord lay down, Lord lay down, Lord lay down your own damn soul
The end is like cotton that we wear wherever we go
Covered up by this, why would we ever want to try on your clothes?
Well of course, of course, of course, of course
Of course we just do not know
Well, Lord lay down, Lord lay down, Lord lay down
(Let down your guard)
Lord lay down, Lord lay down, Lord lay
Question about world creating:NicaRox2006 asks:Question about world creating:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Mr. Omar, I've been reading your 5c comic and have been a huge fan. I've got a few questions:
How did you build the world? The names of the places, the maps, the social classes, technology etc. It's so very genius! I personally am trying to make my own story/comic, and seeing your comic just inspires me tremendously.
Well this is a tricky question in a way, but I will try to answer it briefly:
Every action should have purpose.
With this thought in mind I created the world for 5th Capsule. I intended it to be a very similar place to our world so that I could play off the familiar things the people already knew. I did this so that people would focus on the characters and not the events of two worlds colliding or anything bigger than that. There are special effects in movies and a similar type thing in illustrated novels.
If I make a world that is totally
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 Entry1 year 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
Thursday: Battle On!We're nearing the end of the month already! Time really flies.Thursday: Battle On!2 years 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
Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort English version ( Version Française 2ème partie)Photography is Dead / La Photo c'est Mort3 years 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
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 Autism3 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
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 12 years 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!
Kajm Misconceptions about Global WarmingI was name dropped in his recent journal as someone who just doesn't listen to the "facts" that he poses, so I thought I'd demonstrate that yes, actually, I do. In fact, I've read Kajm's journals for a long time now. They're a handy guide to the biased, distorted fairy tales coming out of the skeptic movement and make excellent debate practice.Kajm Misconceptions about Global Warming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MYTH 1: The mild warming over the 20th century is well within natural variations recorded in the last millenium. The reported warming trend is up to twice what it should read as due to the uneven distribution of data collection methods concentrated in urban areas.
FACT: Science is well aware of the "urban heat island" effect and already accounts for it. However, further studies into their effects find no significant impact on overall climate data:
Here's a paper from 1990 already identifying it as a potential issue:
MYTH 2: The "hock
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 Paint3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below are just a few photos: visit the blog to see everything. It's worth it!
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 Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Otto the Steampunk OctopusI mean, with a title like that, how can you not get excited?Otto the Steampunk Octopus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brian Kesinger's already made his mark in the animation world while working for Disney, but he's breaking out of that mold with a story of his own, revolving around an unlikely couple, Victoria and her fabulous pet octopus, Otto, following their daily adventures. They're downright adorable. Brian's work has always impressed me, and this project is no exception.
I can't really articulate my love for these characters... they're so charming, and portrayed in Brian's fresh take on a classic style, I don't know what's not to love - and I just can't wait for his book to come out! So if you haven't already, head over to his page and check out more of his work!
Things I Don't Like Seeing on deviantARTThese are insignificant, silly pet peeves of mine on deviantART.Things I Don't Like Seeing on deviantART2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Girls who only upload naked photos of themselves for attention
Especially young girls.
And I know there are professional nude models out there, but I'm not talking about those. I'm referring to those girls who take webcam shots with their legs spread because they're just that desperate for attention. Girls, have some damn self respect for yourself.
Horny guys uploading cock shots
Fucking stop. No one wants to see your 3-inch erection.
Oh, and bonus complaints for the macro cock shots. Gross gross gross.
Old guys who only photograph young, nude girls but are bad at photography
It creeps me out. And I know how shallow that makes me sound. But I hate seeing 60-year-old dudes taking photos of only naked girls when they have no talent. And yeah yeah yeah, you can use the argument that they genuinely want to be a professional nude photographer and everyone has to start so
WatermarksHello beloved fans! You're probably wondering why, all of a sudden, my photos have watermarks on... the answer is: photo-thieves. It's not the first time that I find my photos re-uploaded somewhere else without my permission. And it will probably not be the last. Don't even make me start with tumblr/facebook and all those AMAZING websites that stole your pictures and turn them into crappy wallpapers... bah. But really, this is not the worst thing. Even if it sounds like it. I found people using my photos to MAKE MONEY. And that's the worst thing. I'm not earning anything from my art, not even prints money... and this people are earning these money instead of me. I don't get angry because I want to be famous and I can't if people stole the photos (and sell them)... I get angry because I know how many difficulties I had to go through to be PureBlackLove. This is what makes me angry and disappointed the most. I had to bear with bullism, with stoopid people, with ignorance and prejudiceWatermarks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
15 Inspirational Sites To Inspire You Today!15 Inspirational Sites To Inspire You Today!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As an artist and lifelong knowledge seeker I’m constantly filling my need for inspiration and content, often finding fascination in blogs that focus on scouring the web for the very best in Arts, Science, Consciousness Expansion and Global Culture information. The following is a list of some of the inspirational sites I frequent and subscribe to during my own evolutionary journey. Hopefully you find something here that interests you as well. Enjoy!
Peace & Love
1. This Is Colossal – One of my favourite daily inspiration websites, This Is Colossal is a global hub of all things cutting edge and creative. Filled with some of the most unique and interesting artworks in a single location, a must read for lovers of all things epic!
Best Of The Week 09by Fabio-BarboniBest Of The Week 091 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Blood by NataliaDrepina
Don't have light by Mishkina
maranatha by Inextremiss
Misty Forest by Justine1985
Feels Like Falling by HelloDearThomas
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FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas
Frozen by Topielica666
silentium by Enaston
Sculpting TutorialFor those of you that don't already know, I'm currently doing a sculpting tutorial over on my Facebook Fanpage. I'm taking it nice and slow so people can get a sense of what I REALLY do to go from concept to finished manufacture-ready product, with all of the messiness and raw sculpting included. Eventually I'll be putting these shots and more into a sculpting book, but this is a way I can gauge what the fans want to see. Please go check it out, I'm updating it weekly, and I'd love the feedback from YOU!Sculpting Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is all.
The ultimate failure of any skepticTime and again, folks like Kajm will point over and over to how many peer-reviewed papers and "experts" they know of who agree with them that CO2 doesn't affect climate or that human activity hasn't increased greenhouse gases. The same goes for the evolution deniers, the anti-vaxxers, the people who believe different races can be genetically "inferior" or "superior" to others and the people who believe the center of the Earth houses a community of insidious lizard-men.The ultimate failure of any skeptic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Simultaneously, these characters completely dismiss and deride any peer-reviewed papers or experts who say otherwise.
They desperately grasp at every straw they can on their shallower side of the pool, even though they're the same type of straws that they consistently claim cannot be trusted.
That's really my biggest question to people like this; how, exactly, do they personally distinguish what they think is a "reliable" and "unreliable" source? What makes them think that there's a dogmatic lie behi
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'2 years 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
Realistic Pokemon Art Book!Stuff I SayRealistic Pokemon Art Book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Realistic Pokemon-Volume One art book is now available. To order or get more information, go HERE
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.MoLtEn UnIvErSe VoL. I..MoLtEn UnIvErSe VoL. I7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back"
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