THE CROWGlistening feathers,
Blacker than the darkest night
A specter weaving through the clouds
Majestic is his flight
Piercing eyes reach into my soul
From the netherworld he will come
When I am no longer whole
Spawned from the magick of old
In a lingering mist he waits
Cast in velvet shadows so cold
Roses fall upon my grave
Talons clasp my fading spirit
A fallen love will he save
Shrieks echo across a leaden sky
Life descends to the arms of death
Scarlet tears begin to fly
Memories my heart cannot sever
Broken dreams whisper —
real love is forever
— Arthur Crow © 2012
MysteriumLo there do I see the seraphic eyes of Freya, her memories piercing thru ripples of time.. And my soul stood frozen like a beacon lost to the ages... Ever her passion, haunting the blood & wisdom of heroes befallen. I flew thence over realms of Earth ... and darkly I wait in raven-mists, breathless, unto where I shall see her again — in the hallowed halls of Valhalla.Mysterium2 years ago in Personal More Like This
— Arthur Crow © 2013
What really happens when we die?Death... 'tis the ultimate mystery! It is the one reality that every human that has ever existed has faced regardless of economic status, cultural status, or belief system. But is death really a mystery? All of us have witnessed death at some point or another in our lives. A beloved pet that died, an unfortunate squirrel that tried to cross the road at the wrong time, even a dead bug can give us a glimpse into the reality of death. It's really not that complicated. Death is the opposite of life. Sentience versus nothingness. Eternity versus oblivion. How can we be so sure of that? And if death really is the end, is there any hope for those who have died? Intriguing questions indeed!What really happens when we die?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As odd as it may seem, where a person is born in the world generally influences what they believe in regard to death. For example, many living in the East believe that when a person dies, their soul is reincarnated, that is,
Perverted Meme as Sebastian MichaelisPerverted Meme as Sebastian Michaelis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: The original Artist to the above pic is :iconSasukeAndTheChipmunk:
1. What age were you when your parents gave you "the talk"?
As a demon I do not have parents
2. Were you named after anyone?
I was named after my master's dog :iconsebastianfacepalmplz:
3. QUICK! Say something perverted?
I rather not :iconsebastian40plz:
4. How far have you gone in your sexual fantasies/role plays?
Quite far :iconsebastian2plz:
5. What was your first REAL PERVERTED (or yaoi) thought?
What it was specifically I can't say but it was when I discovered my master had fallen asleep at his desk
6. Now it's time for some kinky sex! O BOI! Do you get into it, and are you dominant or submissive?
Yes I do. And I'm the quite dominant :iconsebastianluvplz:
7. Gender swap! What happens?
I'm afraid it loses its appeal :iconsebastian8plz:
8. How do you sleep?
I do not require sleep
9. What's something you can never look at in a pe
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
After clicking "View This Deviation Anyway" on a deviation marked as Mature Content, the image would display twice. Fixed by yumeruby
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Site Update: Replying to FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Replying to Feedback10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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And the Oscar goes to...Frozen took home the oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (Let it Go)!And the Oscar goes to...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Community Update: Activity WidgetIn response to community feedback, we've made refinements to some of our recently launched features.Community Update: Activity Widget5 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
To start, we've updated the Activity widget displayed on Profile Pages. Many deviants mentioned that the widget takes up a lot of space, and some also mentioned that they would like to use this space to solely feature their Status Updates, which otherwise can only be found on the Watch Feed.
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Site Update: SaveDotArtIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: SaveDotArt11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Two years ago, deviantART embarked on the beginning of a long process of applying to manage .ART, a new top-level domain that we believe belongs to the art community as a whole.
While the application process is still ongoing, we are committed to the .ART domain being one for artists, by artists. We have partnered with e-flux to take a stand for the future of art online — and we need your help to do so.
Poetry Feast. DD Material VerseMy beautiful friendsPoetry Feast. DD Material Verse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have always tried to support every poet here on DeviantArt, and always looking for more new poets who need the support of all of us. Been featuring poets and reading many many poems, I discovered that the most beautiful poems are written by those poets that nobody knows about them.
Amazing concepts, extraordinary imagery, and so much heart and soul. Each one of the following poems deserves a Daily Deviation any day and most of them are less than 10 fav.
Remember,support the unknown poet. and beautiful comments. And, please this Journal, so many more can read these amazing poems.
In which I answer random questions ... and drive.I had fun reading IrrevocableFate's responses to this, so I decided to take it and run with it.In which I answer random questions ... and drive.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
1: 6 of the songs you listen to most?
Hmm. Right now, not an actual lot, because I've either been reading voraciously or recording my own music. I should fix that ... opens iTunes.
2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
I want to sing with Pentatonix.
3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
I can't read the books nearest me (I collect old books), so I'm going off of a print-Braille version of "Oh, The Places You'll Go." As such, my p23, l17 may be different than yours. In fact, there isn't a line seventeen, so I will just copy the entire visible passage.
Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.
I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.
4: What do you think about most?
This is impossible to answer. I think too much.
Site Update: Welcoming New DeviantsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Welcoming New Deviants11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For deviants with rebilling enabled on their Premium Membership, the Rebilling page would display an incorrect setting status on the day before rebilling occurred. Fixed by yury-n
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I'm in Kerrang!!!Well, a small part of it but still. They featured my painting of Mitch Lucker! Check it out ~ http://instagram.com/p/qzmXqBudaxI'm in Kerrang!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've also been working on a lot of different projects to keep me busy this month. I'll hopefully be revealing at least one of them soon. :iconlazepoolplz:
Hope you're all enjoying the Summer!
Faded ScarsOut the window my eyes never stray,Faded Scars1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thinking thoughts of yesterday.
Days that have past and days to come
While those around me chat away.
I sit and think, and in my ear,
I hear the screams of a man I wish to meet.
"Let shadows die, so i can feel alive."
With every word, every cord.
The shadows with in me are beaten back,
But never die.
An endless battle with an eternal foe,
Fight back the blade that brings the red crimson flow
Faded scars, healed scars,
Arms and wrist and legs.
All reminders of my bloody past.
Fallen Angles Saved my life,
Kept me from my coffin.
Saved me from myself.
DemisexualityI'm writing this journal because many of you selected the "Do a journal on it, Kyra!" option on my latest poll. Although my opinion on this subject probably won't be what you guys want to hear, it's my own personal view and if you believe differently, I'm okay with that. But I won't tolerate being attacked for my own theories and beliefs. I'm not trying to invalidate anyone else's opinions here. I'm just stating mine.Demisexuality5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lots of people nowadays say that they're "demisexual". What is demisexuality you ask? Well, a couple people asked me and since I don't feel like typing out the same comment over and over, maybe this journal will help. Demisexuality is when you feel no sexual attraction to someone unless you form a strong emotional bond with that person. A fifteen year old girl created the term. Some say it's like asexuality, until you "find the right person". I think that's a stupid and illogical ideal, because if you know anything about asexuality, you know asexuals don't feel sexual
Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex HurstI just had the great honor of being interviewed by Alex Hurst! If interested, you can find it here: http://alex-hurst.com/2014/06/22/illustrious-lane-brown/Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex Hurst10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also be sure to check out the other awesome interviews of his "Illustrious" series: http://alex-hurst.com/category/interviews/illustrious-book-cover-artists/
It actually took quite a few months for me to complete this interview. At the onset, I found it very difficult to speak confidently of my work and process, when personally I didn't feel very good about it at all. It felt wrong to pretend otherwise, so I put it off.
Probably all artists can relate to the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. We see so much amazing work posted by artists everyday, but we don't see the hard years of struggle behind it. It becomes easy to question one's own abilities when we know our personal challenges all too well.
Of course, those feelings of doubt are just part of the creative process.
There's only one solution
Film Review #159 Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 (2014)Film Review #159 Big Hero 65 months ago in Personal More Like This
When the Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment back in 2009, I was extremely skeptical of the marriage as the ideas of sweet and lovable Disney characters didn't seemed to mixed well with all bad-guys kicking superheroes that existed in the Marvel comics. However, I'm glad to say that my skepticism has been proven wrong as many Marvel Studio's films have been released by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures these least few years. They've touched some familiar superheroes such as Captain America and Iron Man, as well as unfamiliar ones such as Guardians of the Galaxy. With the latter being such a big hit, it's time for Disney to continue that trend but through an animated medium. After the success of Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, Disney decided to dig into their Marvel vault to find any unfamiliar and rusty comic series and see if they can turn it in
Venus"O'er the ache of mauve shores erotic winds billow long & deep... Her scent drips from the sky onto bare skin, bejeweling my senses like a tapestry of blushing petals besieged in rhythms of passion.... Whispers of untamed rapture beckons my lips as I descend into her gaze, unto the sea of bliss where I shall forever drown."Venus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Arthur Crow © 2012
*This is getting a lot of views strangely, so I thought I'd explain what my journal is all about: It is a place I have
designated to share small quotes I enjoy creating, or anything that is short and doesn't fit within the form of usual poetry.
Feel free to share, fave, comment.
NYCC AA #T5So I’ll be selling prints at New York Comic Con starting tomorrow! If you’re gonna be there, stop by at table T5 and say hi!NYCC AA #T56 months ago in Personal More Like This
Follow-Up on the Motion Book ToolIn February, we released Madefire's Motion Book Tool to an initial set of deviants, marking the beginning of the Tool's release on deviantART. We've since seen deviants create a variety of detailed and impressive Motion Books, and are pleased with the artistic diversity that deviants are bringing to the Motion Book Tool.Follow-Up on the Motion Book Tool1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Check our the amazing examples below to see some of the great work deviants have produced with the tool:
As we continue to gradually release the Tool to the deviantART community, we want to ensure that the experience of creating and submitting Motion Books is streamlined and efficient from start to finish.
For deviants who already have access to the Motion Book Tool, we'd appreciate a few minutes of your time to answer the following questions. Your feedback will be used to aid development and testing. Aga
A thank you feature:)Thank you guys for your wonderful comments,A thank you feature:)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
which are much needed to help me improve,
thank you as well for the favorites,
and most importantly for the friendship that some of you are building with me...!
From my dear friend http://barananduen.deviantart.com/
From my lovely friend
Thank you my dear friend http://rsiphotography.deviantart.com/
To my sweet friend http://little-one-girl.deviantart.com/
To my darling friend http://fajralam.deviantart.com/
To my dear friend
150 POINTS GIVEAWAY ! *CLOSED*Why the heck not !? We have decided that we should organize a Points Giveaway with the points that have been donated by you, the fellow members of ContributeArt, on the CAdonations profile.150 POINTS GIVEAWAY ! *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rules are :
1. You must watch Dzolee and thecauldronofjewelry (we will check)
2. You must Favourite this Journal
3. You must share this Journal in a Journal or Poll
4. When you're done with the rules above, come back here and post a comment with a link to your Poll or Journal and we will give you a number and add you to the Participants List
IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW ALL THE RULES YOU WILL BE KICKED OFF THE GIVEAWAY!
The prizes are :
1st place : 80 + 3 Watchers 3 Llamas and 10 favs from Dzolee,
Commissions *UPDATE*UPDATE: After a bunch of people telling me so, I decided to raise a bit the pricesCommissions *UPDATE*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I've been thinking and why not?
I have some free time and I want to get better to my art, so...if anyone would be interested in commissioning me, I'd be glad
For now, it will be only point commissions but I'll create a Paypal Account some time soon now
What I am able to do:
SKETCHES for 10
+2 per additional character
Sketches can be complex or simple, full body, half body, only a portait and it won't change the price
B&W DRAWINGS for 20
+3 per additional character
Black&White drawings are those I make with pencil only. I could add a hint of color here and there though, but mainly it's still B&W
COLORED DRAWING - simple & without background for 25
+5 per additional character
More simple, without many details drawings
Film Review #145 The CroodsThe Croods (2013)Film Review #145 The Croods6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I never did find much entertainment in most of the films that Nicolas Cage was in these last few years. Not since National Treasure did his monotone characteristic acting trait brought much joy to the silver screen. After years and years of underwhelming films which Cage played in, you have to wonder if he's really losing his touch or if he'll ever find a different career path in acting that could be as great as before. It's not until DreamWorks' The Croods that finally convinced me of his hidden talent: voice acting. Cage's many previous films over the last few years tends to be dull, stupid, and...dare I say it? Barbaric? Yet, it's ironic that an animated film about a family of Neanderthals struggling to survive the barbaric world did Cage's voice shine!
The Croods stars Cage as the father and leader of a family of six named Grug. After so many of their neighbors dropping dead lik
Just a little friendly advice ^^Do you have allergies? Tired of those itchy/scratchy/watery eyes? Tired of all the congestion? Lately I have been hearing a lot of complaining about how much people allergies have been screwin' with them.. Well, I'm here to give some awesome advice! Granted, you don't have to listen to me or try out, but I thought it'd be nice to at least give you some hope about getting rid of them... Yes, I did say get rid of them.Just a little friendly advice ^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was about 7, my allergies just started getting progressively worse, year after year. One year, when I walked into class, I got asked by both student and teachers if I was wearing red eye shadow because my eyes were so puffed up and red from irritation.
But I'm here to say that all your annoying allergy troubles are over and done forever!! And all you have to do is take 2 TABLEspoons of local grown honey, every day for 1 month. Yup, sounds difficult right? xD But yes, I'm being serious. All it takes is honey. You may not think it's working, but you will mo