Anti-Islamic websitesAssalaamu alaikum [Peace be to you],Anti-Islamic websites3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For Muslim brothers and sisters,
A questioner asked: "People are emailing me websites that attack Islam. They say... that we should send this out to everyone and tell them about it. But is this a good idea to send these sites to everyone? What about the non-Muslims? Should we tell them to be careful too? What should be done? Can we visit them at all? Should we warn others?"
One of the downsides of the internet is that it has given our critics and enemies an opportunity to publicly defame the religion of Islam. I guess this is the price of having freedom of speech. Sometimes you have to read and hear things which are just plain detestable.
The fact of the matter is that its enemies have defamed Islam from the very beginning and this is not about to change anytime soon. What's more, since Muslims are in a very weak position these days, the amount of anti-Islamic propaganda is on the rise from many quarters. I am sure we have all encountered numerous w
Promote yourself!Hi,Promote yourself!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
since we're a fairly large group, we often get notes asking us to promote things, and also comments to our front page advertising something.
Sending notes is great for contests that you want to have promoted in this group, and I'll try to put them into blogs whenever I have the time.
If you don't want to wait for that or want to promote something else, please don't write it on our front page, that's spam. Instead, you can post below this blog and other members can find your comments here.
I will make blogs with your advertisements in them, so that they will be seen by as many people as possible.
Everyone gets to be featured once, and for one thing only. If you don't make yourself clear, I'll just choose one thing.
If you want to make multiple comments, please reply to your first comment. That way, it will be seen by everyone who looks at your first comment, which is linked in the blog.
I won't feature you twice, because right now there's a high demand and I think
OMG! An Islamophobic movie!Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],OMG! An Islamophobic movie!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING, LONG JOURNAL
To tell you the truth, This journal entry should not have been here in the first place. but because of the fact that some Muslim brothers and sisters may not always know how to react in a way that reflect their true intentions or aim, I feel the necessity to write something about this issue and express my personal opinion about it.
From time to time, we hear about some people making sick cartoons depicting a corrupted doodle of the last prophet of the God, Mohammed -peace and blessings be upon him-. sometimes we also hear of some movies made for the sole purpose to vilify Islam and insult the prophet. I am not going to discuss whether these people have right to express themselves in such a way or not. the subject was covered countless times and it is pointless to repeat. what I want to talk about is the Muslim reaction and how it should be.
Usually, when we hear of such things (movie, cartoon, book...) we hear of the rea
Mega Feature!Hello! It's almost one year since I joined the wonderful dA community, so I decided to do features of artworks that caught my love.Mega Feature!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please don't forget to fav and visit the wonderful deviants!
I hope to be able to do at least monthly features from now on. I'd really like +2 more brains and +3 more hands though!
If you have discovered a deviant which you want to feature, please comment below! They may be featured in the next one! I plan on featuring more unknown deviants though!
bakeneko by rynisyouClockhearts: Lutte Empetre by hen-tieMiss Me? by GadriannGoodNight Alibaba by blue1style:thumb349527610:Sad Oriental Mermaid by ShinRyuShou[OC] jewelrian project 01. by moconiz
Foreigners who come to Japan are surprisedForeigners who come to Japan are surprisedForeigners who come to Japan are surprised3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No train is delayed. apologize if delayed
Variety of products is amazing 100 yen shops
enjoy a variety of religious ceremonies but do not have a particular religion
A bath is wonderful.
A young girl has a branded bag.
Women are paying the cost of the meal
Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.Thank You!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!
Recommend A Friend Project: Startup InformationEDIT: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE:Recommend A Friend Project: Startup Information2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey all. Welcome to the Recommend A Friend Project. This journal's purpose will be to describe this little project, and to tell you information about signing up. Please be sure to read all the following information carefully in order for things to run smoothly. If you'd like to spread word about this project or even just favorite this journal so it reaches a larger audience, it would be most appreciated!
Basically, I noticed a part of my profile seemed a little blank, so I decided to create a custom box on my page dedicated to featuring deviants of all talents weekly . The box will feature a recommended friend, and the deviant that recommended them. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out Each duo will be up for a week, and at the end of the month, I will collect all of th
Piratemon Charity CruisePiratemon Charity Cruise2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
TommyGK hosted this year another charity collaboration, which got 180 of us jumping on board!
(For the Canadian Red Cross, which was helping in Nepal at the time!)
:iconflyingheartsplz:And just look at all these cuties! :iconflyingheartsplz:
Ahoy Cubchoo! by elicoronel16 And I know that we can be Strong by BunnaiCollab: Avian the pirate by Cookie-fish MY RUM!!! by PetPatrol1Pirate Skitty by FluffballChikoritaPirate Raichu by MangatigerPirate Drowzee- Buried Treasure Charity Collab by SirCassieSeabound Typhlosion [UPDATED] by Ferncraft
Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)I saw something like this pass me by on Facebook, with just the first 10 points.Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Together with some others we could name a lot more.
How about you? anything like this ever happened to you?
Things you shouldn't say to an artist.
1 Can you do the artwork for this job for free? It will be a good promotional piece for you. Get you some word to mouth advertising.
2 Mom Look! That painting is just like that picture you downloaded from the internet and got framed for the living room.
3 Wow. You charge THAT much? You make it look so easy.
4 If you don't make it so detailed... Just scribble something down... Can I get it cheaper?
5 If you use that piece you already got and change it a little, can I get it cheaper? You already have done most of it.
6 I can use a Photoshop filter to do that exact same thing.
7 You are lucky... you don't have to work, you just have to sit and paint all day.
Witchhunts among artists.I was very reluctant on writing this journal, as I often just want to inspire and write uplifting things. This topic is a little less so.Witchhunts among artists.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The word 'Witchhunt' comes from a time were some women got accused for being witches because of their beauty or their way to modern way of living (being a single mother or non-christian in times where that was absolutely outrageous). Those women would get ridiculous tests to proof their humanity from which they ultimately would die (burning on the fire stake or getting drowned in a river.) The fact that they did not survive it would proof that they are human and not a witch. We all know that there are no immortal people.. so no woman had ever survived it.
Now when we talk about Artist Witchhunts it's pretty similar, an artist would get accused of using unorthodox methods or plagiarism. No one likes plagiarism and
Money Commissions CLOSEDMoney Commissions CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Digital only, through Paypal. (CAD)
- I don't draw hentai/porn/ explicit content, although soft BL and Yuri is ok.
- I can try drawing almost anything you'd want, although subjects I haven't tried yet will take a bit longer.
- I DON'T take fanart as commissions, but random humans/OC's are very welcome! ; )
- NOTE : I don't calculate on headshot/fullbody/ etc. You have to mention if you want the character to be drawn full or not/if not what part.
- I will send you the drawing through email without watermark however, it will have my small signature.
- The time it will complete varies from one week to 2 months maximum. I'm slow with school and with everything. Please please be patient.
- I will tell you when I finish, and then send you an email to pay. After I receive the payment, I will send the commis
SIGGRAPH 2013 HONGKONG - ARTGERM MASTERCLASSSIGGRAPH 2013 HONGKONG - ARTGERM MASTERCLASS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are attending SIGGRAPH HK this week, do take note that I am giving a session on digital art with live demo, please join me if it interest you! I will also be selling nice art prints and doing signings at Booth A05 (3dsense Media School) on the 20th-22nd. Please drop by!
Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D*edit*: The winners are out!! check my journal here: http://fav.me/d4rpb4t *edit*Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahhhh, I just passed the 10000 watchers!!! :iconexcitedlaplz: :iconlachoirplz: This is so unbelievably incredible and awesome, thank you all so much!!!!!
Soooo, to celebrate this, I thought of a little "event"... xD I have some points from all of your donations and I wanna make a point giveaway! PLUS one of you will win a FREE COMMISSION by me! All you have to do to qualify is the following:
1. Fav this journal :iconfavplz:
2. Tell your watchers about this "event" in a journal and post a link to this site (lets make this a big event!! )
3. When you followed these steps add a comment under this journal containing: "Faved and Shared" (or something similar ^^)
You are only able to win the points or a free commission if you follow these steps! The winners will be picked out of the people who followed the instructions! There will be 5 people who receive 100 points each and one who
M. Features ! Volume 3Hello everyone! It's the Monthly/Mega Feature time again! (look how indecisive I am always for the title )M. Features ! Volume 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PLEASE ADD TO YOUR FAVs SO THAT MANY DEVIANTS CAN SEE IT!
Don't forget to SUPPORT THE WONDERFUL ARTISTS!
A LOVELY COMMENT MAKES SOMEONE'S DAY! [Nod] [Hug]
[Tight Hug] If you have a deviant you'd like to be featured, please comment below! [:eager: by darkmoon3636] They may get featured in the next one! [Love]
you're the reason by rosenknight +Mademoiselle-Picole+ by choco89
+Commission-codemafia* by Miyalin Zillies by zerellenz :thumb356993383: contest : buneep by kumakije ID by golden-essence
Kuroshitsuji: Zombie Love by kai-shii COM Hinata by Risa1 Nothing's keeping me from that treasure! by Lightning--Strikes princess mononoke by michellescribbles :t
What we can do? Black March"Another protest is building steam. This time, its a boycott aimed directly at big media, called Black March. For the entire month of March, consumers are encouraged to not buy any media. Personally, I like the idea of this even better than the web blackout, as effective as it was. Sony, Disney, Fox, Paramount and the WB seem to think they are invulnerable because we, as consumers, have grown so dependent on them for our entertainment. Hopefully, a good participation level will show them exactly how wrong they are.What we can do? Black March4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Read more - http://w.po.st/share/entry/redir?publisherKey=Inquisitr.com-607&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inquisitr.com%2F184848%2Fnever-mind-worrying-about-the-ides-of-march-because-black-march-is-coming%2F&title=Never%20mind%20worrying%20about%20the%20Ides%20of%20March%20because%20Black%20March%20is%20coming&sharer=copypaste"
Taken from 'The Inquisitr'
Honestly I couldn't agree more, protests aren't enough, Black March sounds like a great idea. If you are against
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - October 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fisheye Placebo Introspection
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic
Down the Rabbit HoleClick:Down the Rabbit Hole9 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Something fun! SBARGHey, Homestuck fans! If you have wanted to play SBURB or SGRUB, then here you go:Something fun! SBARG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://sbarg.tumblr.com/ SBARG is an ARG (Alternate Reality game) in which you basically make your own session in SBURB and SGRUB!
You can team up. Here is where you can enter: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFRtcGRCOHJfTGdkR1VRZHJ4blJBTFE6MQ
Put your real info in there - don't worry, it won't be given out! Then put down a Pesterchum handle or Trollian or Skype if you don't have either (basically any IMing agent) in the second box!
Then hit go. On the prototyping, you can collect two items in real life, don't freak out about it, it's not on the computer or anything.
This is all that has been done so far, but the game will continue at 10 PM EST (don't worry if you're not up around that time, you can enter later.)
If you want to find team members, feel free to comment down here with your Handle or Trollian or IMing agent!
EDIT: You can now find out your title and aspect! I ended
NO CHARGE FOR LOVE !A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.NO CHARGE FOR LOVE !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups.
And set about nailing it to a post on the
edge of his yard. As he was driving the
last nail into the post,he felt a tug on
his overalls. He looked down into the
eyes of a little boy. "Mister," he said,
"I want to buy one of your puppies."
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the
sweat of the back of ! his neck,
"These puppies come from fine parents and
cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment.
Then reaching deep into his pocket,
he pulled out a handful of change and held
it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine
cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer, and with that he
let out a whistle. Here, Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran
Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.
The little boy pressed his face against the
chain link fence. His eyes danced with
delight. As the dogs made their way to the
fence,the little boy noticed
How to deal with criticism?Hi everyone! I'm Megan, but I guess you can call me Bunny. I usually go by that. Anyway, I'm one of the new admins here-I'm so super excited to be here, and be able to help this wonderful group. Today I'm just going to make a little blog about how to deal with criticism. Especially as artists, we all get it. So, I'll try and help. ♥How to deal with criticism?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Listen up. Figure out whether the criticism is constructive or simply rude. If criticism could be helpful, lend all ears and try to learn from it instead of getting defensive.
2. Respond calmly. Be respectful no matter what, and thank someone if the feedback is useful. If the critique is uncalled for (that story you wrote was crap!), kill 'em with kindness. A simple smile makes you the bigger person.
3. Don’t take it personally. Try to remove yourself from the situation and focus on what’s being critiqued.
4. Keep on keepin' on. Remember that the criticism represents just one person’s point of view. Know what your strengths are a
RAFFLE EVENT(closed) - featuring the featured 1PARTICIPANTSRAFFLE EVENT(closed) - featuring the featured 17 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Islamophobia in DAFOR MUSLIMS: (Non-Muslims can also read. I have no secrets to hide )Islamophobia in DA4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, we are in an Art community here where people express themselves through Art.
well, that's great.
we have people of different faiths and religions here in a great community.
From time to time, there are some people who, through ignorance or hate, produce something to insult Islam or represent Islam in an offensive manner that has no truth. some people try to make a bad representation of the last prophet of Islam -peace and blessings be upon him- hoping it would offend Muslims. these people believe that this is their right of free expression. well, not all people would agree about it, but this is not the issue I want to talk about.
Now it's a fact there is a bunch of people trying to spread a corrupted image of Islam. these people All have crappy art style. if I had a chimp, I am pretty sure he would draw better. but this is also not the issue.
Now these people believe that Islam is against freedom