Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked. 1. There is no such thing as an "ex-atheist".Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An ex-atheist is an individual who has abandoned the atheistic view of the "absence of belief" in a deity. I am one of them.
2. Ex-atheists were never atheist to begin with.
This is false. Atheism has no ideology or guideline in terms of who is a "true" atheist and who isn't. The closest thing to a "guideline" in terms of anti-religion is regarding "Dawkins Scale" representing the various levels of atheism depending on one's confidence level. But even then, there are flaws in the chart that go against reality terms of theism. To say that another individual was never an atheist before coming to religion after they proclaimed to be so is unruly in itself and only encourages that atheism is more like a religion rather than a freedom of religion. This is said because Christianity and other religions do have a guideline determining how true followers will handle doubt in face of a belief system or the
COMMISSIONS! (FULL)august 14th 2012COMMISSIONS! (FULL)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- commission prices and this page are going under renovation! If you have already booked a slot/or are on the waiting list, DO NOT WORRY about this change. We will proceed according to what we discussed privately. (: Thanks!
Warning: some samples are outdated. I direct you to my gallery for an indication of my current skill level http://akimiya.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$15.00 per character
*up to $20.00 for complicated designs - see sample #2)
Waist-up (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$25.00 per character
(up to $35.00 for complicated designs)
Fullbody (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$35.00 per character
(up to $45.00 for complicated designs)
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Tutorial by LEGENDARY artist Fausto De Martini :)Tutorial by LEGENDARY artist Fausto De Martini :)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys!! My good friend Fausto De Martini just did an awesome tutorial on Photobashing for us at cubebrush.com
Make sure you check it out, it's his first ever online tutorial and you will literally be learning from one of the top artist in the industry today. We're extremely lucky to have him and it's an honor to be the first ones to share his crazy techniques with everyone!
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
A Legend For All Time:icontriforceplz:A Legend For All Time1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
<------- give yourself 700 pixels ------->
`°•~ find yourself some music ~•°´
start your quest
Poor Link by Unttin7 You Can Share My Fairy by aquanut
The Boy without a Fairy by Contraltissimo
Impa and Zelda by kokiri85
Navi by Philipshield
DA racism part IISo, I've been having fun calling out more DA nazi-fanboys and one of them accuses me - I shit you not - of lacking "honor" for reporting him. Being a coward, like they all always are, he blocked me in a huff after leaving a final response, but I've prepared a reply nonetheless: http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/36174211916/so-the-da-nazi-guy-finally-blocked-me-but-onlyDA racism part II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This, by the way, is the forum he and some of his pals a proud member of: http://vnnforum.com/
I don't think people realize how serious a problem these types are. They're tolerated all over DA under the notion that what they choose to believe and express deserves the same freedom as what everyone else believes and expresses, which is like saying that a murderer or a rapist deserve to be "tolerated" for their own cruel and harmful choices.
These people whine that they're being oppressed, that they're being met with intolerance, that their rights are being infringed when they're silenced, as if it somehow doesn't matter that
Obama Launches Chilling Purge Against EnemiesThroughout history every culture has had maxims in law denouncing the openly corrupt sitting in judgment. The Obama Justice Department is openly launching a nObama Launches Chilling Purge Against Enemies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ight of the long knives-style purge of their political enemies that should send chills up the spine of all Americans.
McDonnell was charged last week with illegally accepting gifts, donations and luxury holidays from businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr totaling $165,000 dollars in return for lending, “the prestige of the governor’s office to Williams’s struggling company, Star Scientific.”
Before the allegations emerged, McDonnell was seen as a genuine contender for the 2016 Republican nomination and a potential foe of Hillary Clinton.
This was followed on Friday with the news that Dinesh D’Souza, director of the hit 2012 documentary 2016: Obama’s America, had been arrested in New York for allegedly violating campaign finance laws for donating more than the legal limit to the campaign of Wendy
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a GlanceSartorial Storytelling: Character at a Glance4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sartorial Storytelling: Character at a Glance
Pulp Fiction by Rembrush
Masterful storytelling is about suspending disbelief.
One would think the most important element of a story being told is the events being depicted. Belief in these events, however, is a prerequisite to appreciation. Picture this: watching Anna Karenina in the theater, you’re riveted to the epic tale of doomed lovers. Your friend, a history professor with a fetish for details, laughs at random moments. After the movie, he pontificates at length on how unbelievable the movie was
End Run | Plot.....End Run | Plot3 years ago in Personal More Like This
160 years before the events of Pokémon as we know the today, the regions were caught in the web of ever rising conflict...
Rival nations, Johto and Kanto, have been competing for centuries. At times the tensions have risen to the waging of wars between them. Bad economics, unscrupulous trade, spreading disease, and idea theft has been enough to spark high tensions between these two.
Recently, an unknown Pokémon (Mew) has disabled all the automated weaponry on both sides. (However machines are still usable, such as cars.) Being stranded without weapons, both countries have seen a lull in war. It has been 30 years since the last all-out war, but there is still enough mistrust within living generations to spark the fire. Moreover, the independent actions of occasional guerrilla fighter skirmishes keep tensions high.
In fear of their neighbouring country, Johto sought out a new form of protection: Pokémon.
Up until now, people lived in fear of Pokémon.
Commission infoOUTDATED AS OF 12/9/2014Commission info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Official Birthday Card ContestOfficial Birthday Card Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Balloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
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Birthday Card Contest
CELEBRATE by akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!
Make a card!
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by claremansonWe have a Hulk! by LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by Himmapaangreeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix t
The Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has ConcludedThe Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has Concluded2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunt for Paul Tobin’s Atlantis Has Concluded
Mayan Civilization by boosoohoo
Scavenger Hunt Challenge Wrap-Up
We asked if you would help Paul Tobin find inspiration for his vision of the lost world of Atlantis and your response was, as usual, near overwhelming.
But Paul has been able to make his choices of the most imaginative and inspiring visions of the mythic (?) continent of Atlantis, as conceived and created by th
It's about timeIt's about time to feature all of my watchers !!!It's about time3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't thank you enough for all your support and , saying that , I really mean it !!!
It's been a long 10 months , but I am glad that I am improving and I'm starting to stand up to your expectations !!!
I shall begin with my first watcher !!!
And from now on , thanks to you all , my story begins
:iconDarkReyzer: Muchiko Whip by DarkReyzer The King of Fighters - Whip by DarkReyzer
:iconMoirein: Locked my feelings away. by Moirein You are as delicate as a flower. by Moirein Ready for the world. by Moirein
:iconStonyStoneIsStoned2: Curves by StonyStoneIsStoned2 Resistant by StonyStoneIsStoned2 Market by StonyStoneIsStoned2
:iconmametake: :thumb316651301: :thumb277556914: :thumb274199846:
:iconThe-Flowerman: Nature Painting by GregoriusSuhartoyo Praying monk at Ta Prohm by GregoriusSuhartoyo Morning Activity by GregoriusSuhartoyo
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!PE: How to Scan and Adjust Images6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
64 years of Al Nakba64 years of Al Nakba3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
May 15,1948 - May 15, 2012
Today marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba
In these day we still support the Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike
For Palestinian Prisoners 2 by sameer-kH
Finally ... Abu Zant, returned to his home by Lulu2222 Freedom For the prisoners by ktwo-egyptWall of prisoners by Quadraro
★ Subcomandante Marcos ★
★ Canta u Populu Corsu ★
★ Code Rouge ★
★ Sami Yusuf and Outlandish ★
★ Freedom for Palestine - OneWorld ★
★ Enzo Avitabile ★
★ NAEl T El.Qtati ★
★ Vittorio Arrigoni ★
★ The Mavrix and Mohammed Omar ★
South Africa and
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Ends Of The EarthCollection: Ends Of The Earth1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Ends of the Earth
The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies.
But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yo
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— HtBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Wolves in the NewsHey gang! Just thought I'd update the blog a bit, since Halloween is over and whatnot. Below is an immediate update on what is happening in the world of wolves, and the bottom contains external links to other news. Keeping you informed is the best way you can engage the "enemy"!Wolves in the News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today heard arguments from both sides of a lawsuit alleging that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it removed wolves from the endangered species list and cleared the way for wolf hunting seasons now underway in Idaho and Montana.
An attorney representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and other conservation groups presented oral arguments supporting the Congressional action, wolf delisting and science-based, state-regulated management and control of wolf populations.
The court is expected to issue its ruling soon.
“We’re hopeful for a quick and favorable ruling, especially since a lower court already ruled against the plaintiffs