Am I Racist?Before anything, I would like to clarify: I'm Scandinavian; born with blue eyes, blond hair and light skin. Not that pretty, but relatively tall, just the type Hitler would have liked. I was raised in a lovely neighbourhood with the unfortunate tag 'ghetto' (no, not 'American ghetto', nor the ghetto type from WWII), where about 40% of the people I met on a daily basis were either from other countries or children of those – mostly from central Europe to the Middle East, but we also have quite many Vietnamese. It has never bothered me; thanks to that place and those people, that exact upbringing by my parents who welcomed any child I brought home into our house, I have never once thought of another person to be less than me based on skin color or nationality. The only ones I truly have problems with are religious and/or political fanatics who shove their beliefs down my throat, or the 'ungrateful type' (more about that later), but in general I respect and accept everyone who respecAm I Racist?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ZEUGMA The Ancient CityZeugma is an ancient city of Commagene; currently located in the Gaziantep Province of Turkey. It is a historical settlement which is considered among the four most important settlement areas under the reign of the kingdom of Commagene. It was named for the bridge of boats, or Zeugma, which crossed the Euphrates there. The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC. King Seleucus almost certainly named the city Seleucia after himself; whether this city is, or can be, the city known as Seleucia on the Euphrates or Seleucia at the Zeugma is disputed. The population in the city at its peak was approximately 80,000. In 64 BC Zeugma was conquered and ruled by the Roman Empire and with this shift the name of the city was changed into Zeugma, meaning "bridge-passage" or "bridge of boats". During Roman rule, the city became one of the attractions inZEUGMA The Ancient City2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Japan Trip....more daysNote to self: Getting up early does not mix well with late night drinking. The good news is, I think I'm on track for setting a new personal record for consecutive days with a hang over wait is that good news? It's amazing to me that you can buy beer in vending machines everywhere here. Ugh it's 6:30AM, I'll pass on the beer .for now.Japan Trip....more days2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My legs are sore from walking about 2,000 miles yesterday and my feet already hurt. I love it.
This morning, after crashing a little after 2AM, we got up at 6:30AM to catch the bullet train to Osaka. The train stops several times, so it doesn't always get up to the incredible speeds other ones do. We'll be on one this Sunday that tops out at about 180MPH! It's hard to describe the funny experiences one has on the subways and trains. The crazy visuals of passing another train going the opposite direction when you are only a foot or so apart. Ah these Japanese are so precise. The trains displace so much air that when we
SOPA Defeated... for now.It looks like SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) has been officially defeated in Congress ( http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115265-U-S-Congress-Shelves-SOPA ). During the past week SOPA has had a very difficult time as opposition started to pour in.SOPA Defeated... for now.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To try and appease everyone they removed the dreaded DNS blocking part of the bill (which honestly was the one part of the bill which was freaking everyone out), but it didn't help. The DNS blocking was the part of the bill which stated that if a website was suspected of having copyrighted material, even tangentially related, the whole website would be blocked. Even without that, though, the bill was still a horrible unclear mess.
The Obama administration finally stepped in on which side of the fence they were on, and thankfully for us all they were opposed to the bill too ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/13/obama-administration-responds-we-people-petitions-sopa-and-online-piracy ). On top of that, many prominent websites p
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
Beware The BatmanI caught the first episode of Beware the Batman.Beware The Batman6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What a pile of rancid, charm-free, cheap-looking, poorly written, spineless, generic pap.
To start with, I hate the character design. There's nothing memorable about anyone you see on screen, with the exception of Batman's strange cranial deformation. It looks like someone's been hitting him over the head with a mallet, which is entirely possible given that Alfred has turned into Cato, from The Pink Panther: randomly attacking his employer to keep him on his toes.
And then we have the villains. Batman has, arguably, the best Rogues Gallery in fiction. It's that which makes his stories so interesting, not the brooding. You'd think with the opening episode, they'd want to start strong, or at least hint at some major threat, lurking in the shadows.
Instead, they give us a man dressed as a pig and a frog-man that burps.
And what's with the f**king laser guns?! If any one franchise is ideal for carrying an anti-gun
Clay Charm Goodie Bag GIVEAWAY! [closed]Hey everyone!Clay Charm Goodie Bag GIVEAWAY! [closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just realized not only have I hit 100,000+ pageviews, but I hit over 4,000 watchers! That's huge and exciting for me! Though I've been on DeviantART for almost 10 years now (whew, time flies) I've only become known for my clay work in the past 2 years. So I just wanted to thank every one of my watchers and supporters with a giveaway just for you! This is my way of giving back to you guys who always support me.
I will be giving away a whole goodie bag full of treats! The following website items will be included:
This whole bundle is worth over $50! I will also include some other small surprise goodies!
You must be a watcher of mine! It's okay if you're a new watcher, but this giveaway is only for people who have me on their watch list.
You must +fav this journal entry.
Monochrome Pleasures II***Monochrome Pleasures II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Fine Art Photgraphy feature
We are a photography group, specialized on Fine-Art photography of any genre.
*** by madziix lines by AlicjaRodzik demons in her heart III by naatan *** by madziix
Love by exploded-soda Anne Duffy by koukei
She's thinking life after death. by jlarose
Nat14 by diridon
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !new video hereBe Creative for Fuck's Sake !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BatfleckIt's....it's like they WANT it to fail....Batfleck7 months ago in Personal More Like This
They're going in the right direction, by making Batman an older, more experienced hero (told you it was a good idea!), but they've cast the wrong guy.
Now there's nothing wrong with Ben Affleck. People badmouth his acting, but I've never had a problem with it. He can also do the super-hero thing. The problem with Daredevil was the script, not the casting. Affleck did a fine job as Matt Murdock, given the tripe he had to work with. He just isn't Batman/Bruce Wayne, though.
On the Keaton-Clooney Scale, he's a full-on George.
He'd make a much better Superman than he would a Batman. He's even played Superman before.....well, he played a guy that played Superman (Hollywoodland, 2006).
The actor I'd have loved to see take the role of the Bat is Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He plays a relentless, gri
Dodge Dart Contest WinnersThe designers at Chrysler had some tough decisions to make. The semi-finalists in both of the Digital and Traditional categories presented a wide variety of approaches and techniques all inspired by the new Dodge Dart. The three winners for Digital and Traditional were selected after much deliberation and consideration. They will soon be on display in the lobby of the Dodge-Chrysler headquarters.Dodge Dart Contest Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
When you first look at this mural you're amazed by the artistic use of color to create the scenic picture of the Dart and everywhere the Dart can take you. Then – to surprise you even more, when you look closer you realize that this ar
2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies Calendar YouTube PreviewThe Fairy Tale Fantasies 2012 calendar is HERE!2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies Calendar YouTube Preview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collaborating once again with the incredible Mistress of Color Nei :iconBakanekonei: Ruffino and stunningly designed by "JG" Roshell and Comicraft, 12 brand new months of pretty princesses and foxy fairytales!
Available for purchase HERE!:
with individual Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Prints available HERE:
COME SEE THIS VIDEO ABOUT VAGINASWATCH IT!COME SEE THIS VIDEO ABOUT VAGINAS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND I WONT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!
How to write a copyright infringement LetterLeft brain hemisphere:How to write a copyright infringement Letter5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
To: __________________(art thief's name/company)
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)
I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed
OMG!!! Wanna read???::: ONLY READ IF YOU'RE INTERESTED :::OMG!!! Wanna read???2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh well. Yesterday was a weird day...
...but a great day too.
I'm gonna to talk about...and yesh, it will be long, so if you're busy, or if you don't wanna read, so just DON'T READ IT, nobody's forced!!
Hmmm... (I'll be precise and say insignificant and random things, because...IDK...? *shrugs* And yes, I can remember at what time I heard a song etc.)
Seen it snows here in Switzerand, I couldn't go to the OPTI by motorcycle...
So my mom had to bring me there.
7.37 a.m. I heard "The lazy song" from Bruno Mars, and honestly, this already made my day (listening to music at the morning is a good thing to do, I think).
7.45 a.m. "I'm not good" by Amy Winehouse...my mom told me something, but I was daydreaming, didn't hear what she said and thought to myself "True...maybe I'm really not good at drawing...I should draw something for Christmas..."
Once I was at the OPTI, I couclued I
I'm Back!Hello everyone!I'm Back!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for showing so much love and support during my time of mourning.
I am happy to announce that I am returning from my hiatus
Check my website for the latest www.kellyeden.net
It's been too long,Since I told you guys a random happy story. SO LETS DO THIS PEOPLE.It's been too long,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went to Warped Tour in Glendale on Thursday and..well I have mixed emotions xDD
It was still easily one of the best Warped's I've been to, but there was some downfalls >.
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
May 29, 2013, by techgnotic
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recently worked on “Wreck It Ralph,” and has become active in the story department, where he dreams up fresh narratives and new characters with fellow Story Artists and Disney directors.
But more and more, he is being recognized for his own style and own creations
Chocolate Mousse Cake For Jeff![Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!][Bullet; Red][Star!]Chocolate Mousse Cake For Jeff!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I found this recipe online and sent to to my dear friend Jeff :iconchaos5five5: who is a fan of chocolate cake. However when it reached him there were too many pop ups on it for him to get the recipe so I am posting it here for him. It does sound delicious though so I thought it would be nice to share it with the rest of the group!
Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake
For the cake:
60ml boiling water
55g unsweetened chocolate, chopped
60g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
60ml hot, strongly brewed coffee
Open for commissionsHi everyone! Ok so it's been awhile since I last opened for commissions, sorry about that!! I'm glad to say that I currently have 2 commission slots free *happy dance* Here's a general list of prices, you can always pm me for a better idea on price if you have an idea that isn't listed ( because I like sculpting, the bigger the better lol!)Open for commissions5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oriental Ponies £40, Oriental Pegasus £60
Merponies £80, Breezie Merponies £25
Adult Faerie £40, Baby Faerie £25
Corset customs £55
Sweetie customs £30
Adult Pegasus £60, Baby Pegasus £30
Lolita customs £80
Masked customs £45
Fully sculpted outfits £70-90 depending on amount of sculpting
Prices don't include shipping, Pm me for shipping costs.
I also have some customs for sale in my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AssassinKittyCustoms
OMG OMG OMG!! I WON!!!!Remember this contest by :iconAeoniran >>>>http://aeoniran.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Win-up-to-3000-Points-Final-Extension-269993417?]=&OMG OMG OMG!! I WON!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got first place!!!! OMG!! I couldnt believe it!:icononionpanicplz:
Someone pinch me now! I really thought my entries would not make it at all.
yay! I dont have any words!! There were so many amazing entries!! surely it must be a mistake O_O'
Don't mind me....
After all the anxiety and stress from studies, new classes and assignments, this really has made my day!!! I'm so happy:icontuzkicryplz:
Imma just gonna be in my happyland now:iconhappyskipplz:
Commissions [CLOSED] & Art Trades [CLOSED]
Commission slots (4)
Create an Aerie Contest; New Deadline!Since I have achieved a grand total of one entry for this contest, I am going to delay the deadline. Hopefully I get some entries.Create an Aerie Contest; New Deadline!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Create an Aerie!
What is an Aerie? The Aerie are humanoid creatures created through combining dragon and human DNA. This gives them wings, pointed ears, and dragon-like feet. Some examples (rather old drawings): http://ambyrfire.deviantart.com/art/Callista-in-Flight-213006771 - http://ambyrfire.deviantart.com/art/Aerie-211646117
What must you do for this contest? Your job is to design a member of the Aerie, using either traditional or digital media. You may keep the character you create after the contest is over, but you must credit me for the species.
Who can enter? Anyone who's interested!
Some backstory of the Aerie as a species; They were created with the idea of making a tougher, better drudge worker. However, the project was closed down after 30 years because of funding problems. The Aerie were then shipped over