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Thanks to all those who took the time to vote for our next contest subject!  It was a close call, but in the end, the ENDINGS won!   So welcome to our fifth contest...


DRAWN TO ENDINGS



Here is What It’s About...



Create a traditional or digital work of art (based on our theme) from your favourite live action (non-animated) TV show or Movie!  (Please remember - no photomanips)

'Drawn to Endings' :   Draw a scene that represents 'Ending' from a live action TV show or Movie.   Here are some ideas... Your drawing can represent 'ending' as in death, the ending of a relationship, the ending of a war, the ending of a chapter in someones life... etc.  It can involve any number of characters from your favourite show as long as it represents 'Ending' in some form.   Your artwork can be based on an actual scene from the show or a scene you create using characters from the show.  Here are a couple of examples (from our admin's galleries)...

He Will Knock Four Times by Jellyneau - From Doctor Who - When he heard the four knocks, the Doctor knew it was the end of this regeneration.  

Words by Jellyneau   - From Supernatural - Chuck literally spelled out ‘THE END’, and it was.  The end of the apocalypse.

Usual Suspects by TheNeenster  -  From Supernatural - The ending of an era.



ENTERING THE CONTEST:



1.  You must be a member to enter - but it's super easy to become a member... just join!

2.  Entries can be traditional or digital art (no photomanips please) and must be based on a live action TV show or Movie (not animated).

3.  You can enter up to three times (though only one entry per person can win)

4.  Entries must have been originally submitted to dA after March 30, 2013.  The contest ends June 15th, 2013.

5.  In your description you'll need to do the following:

:)  Comment on your work being part of this contest - you might say something like... "This was drawn for the 'Drawn to Endings’ contest being put on by 'Live Action TV & Movie Art'  -  :iconliveactiontvmovieart:



:)  Include the name of the Movie or TV show your drawing, painting, etc. is from :teevee:.   Extra points for adding the names of the characters featured in the scene.



:)  Comment on the scene:  If it's not clear, explain how your scene represents the theme 'Ending’'.  NOTE:  We really take your explanation into account... especially if it is a toss up between your work and another person’s work.  Spend a bit of time on the explanation and it may well be worth it!



6.  When you submit your art, please put it in the 'Drawn to Endings' Contest folder.



PRIZES:

TWO First Place prizes :  One for Traditional Art  and One for Digital Art -  500 :points: each

Feature on :iconliveactiontvmovieart: home page

Feature in :iconanothercontestgroup: Monthly Winner's Package blog post for a month and will be entered into their gallery collection of Contest Winners

Feature on :iconjellyneau: home page



TWO Second Place prizes :  One for Traditional Art  and One for Digital Art -  300 :points: each

Feature on :iconliveactiontvmovieart: home page

Feature in :iconanothercontestgroup: Monthly Winner's Package blog post for a month and be will be entered into their gallery collection of Contest Winners

Feature on :iconjellyneau: home page

ALSO... if there is anyone out there who would like to donate prizes - the more the merrier!!!  :clap:

Ready, Set... Draw!!!!!  :dalove:

This is a journal. It's where I write about stuff that I think random people on the internet might want to hear about for some reason.


A little while ago, I read a book called The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century by Carne Ross, a former member of the British Foreign Office and delegate of the UK mission to the UN who left his job after seeing how so-called "representatives" represent themselves and  the interests of their biggest supporters (such as multinational corporations) rather than the people of the society who elected them or who they were appointed to represent. Ross believes that this removal of agency from the people themselves to representatives, and the alienation it causes, is responsible for much of the conflict in the world. Therefore, he supports a leaderless consensus-based directly democratic government, i.e., anarchism. He gives precedents for this type of government in societies from pre-industrial tribes to the anarchist communes of Spain in the 1930s, the latter being the subject of George Orwell's panegyric Homage to Catalonia showing how an anarchist society could work. Funny thing is that Ross, despite being radical, does not seem to be treated as such, as seen from the fact that he advertised his book on The Colbert Report which is watched by thousands and thousands of Americans.

Then I went to an Occupy encampment and collected a large number of anarchism-related zines, one of which was titled "Anarchism, Or The Revolutionary Movement Of The Twenty-first Century" which was a reprint of an article written by the anarchist academic David Graeber and first published on ZNet, a much more radically leftist information channel than The Colbert Report. Though from looking at the two works I realized that they were remarkably similar in message, that the revolutionary movement of  the 21st century would not be one of the many branches of Marxism, as seen in the many sectarian vanguard parties all trying to get to the same end but bitterly arguing about the means, but in anarchism which does not have the same problems with sectarianism as communism often does.

While there are possibly dozens of forms of communist ideology (Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, Luxemburgism, DeLeonism, Trotskyism, Stalinsim, Maoism, Guevarism, etc.) there are really only three general types of anarchism in terms of political ideology: left (social anarchism) right (anarcho-capitalism) and green (green anarchism and anarcho-primitivism). There's other anarchist tendencies, such as anarcha-feminism, queer anarchism, and anarcho-pacifism, but they're more about challenging specific parts of the current system (such as patriarchy, heterosexism, and militarism respectively) rather than focusing on general left-right politics (though at least from my experiences those three tendencies tend to be on the left).

Therefore, there's often significant unity among anarchists that is not found as much among communists. And unlike at least some communists we do not have the same problem of trying to defend autocratic regimes such as Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela under Chavez, Libya under Gadaffi, China under Mao, and of course the Soviet Union. Many of our societal precedents (Paris Commune, Anarchist Catalonia, Free Territory, etc.) rather than being chipped away at gradually until they inevitably collapsed, were instead brutally and violently suppressed, sometimes even by communists who thought that the people weren't ready to manage themselves.

If it were not for being brutally suppressed, these mass societies could have had some significant potential. But we will never know unless we can make a society and ensure that it will not be suppressed. State socialism with its central planning and its lack of worker's self-management has continuously failed and has just about always, if not always, ended up becoming authoritarian and corrupt. It is time for a new approach. Instead of the communism of the 20th century, it is time to look back at the failed state socialist experiments and look to an anarchist alternative for the 21st century and beyond.

  • Reading: Out of the Shadow and Amusing the Million
  • Watching: 90s Nickelodeon
  • Eating: Turkey Sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee
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In _____ We Trust

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2013, 4:13 AM
In response to a recent petition, the phrase "In God We Trust" will stay on US currency.  The reasoning included these points:

"While the President strongly supports every American's right to religious freedom and the separation of church and state, that does not mean there's no role for religion in the public square."

and

"A sense of proportion should also guide those who police the boundaries between church and state. Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation - context matters.

"That's why President Obama supports the use of the words "under God' in our Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust' on our currency and as our national motto. These phrases represent the important role religion plays in American public life, while we continue to recognize and protect the rights of secular Americans. As the President said in his inaugural address, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers." We're proud of that heritage, and the strength it brings to our great country."


My argument is this: If we are, as the president says, a nation of multiple faiths and non-believers, then choosing to put only the monotheistic reference to "God" on our currency does not adequately represent the country's diversity.  Instead, this petition asks that the terms "Gods," "Goddess," "Logic," be considered alongside "God."

I understand that this is a petty issue, and that even if it gets enough signatures it will likely not succeed in what it aims to do.  But the purpose of this petition is to make a point: In God We Trust is unconstitutional.  We are not all monotheistic Jews/Christians/Muslims.  



I would greatly appreciate it if you could sign and/or pass along this petition to whoever you can.  Thank you!

  • Mood: Sociable
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MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 1

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 18, 2012, 4:09 PM
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So I finally got around to fixing up the video.

KEEP IN MIND THAT I'M NOT THE BEST AND MY PONY ANATOMY ISN'T PERFECT. THESE VIDEOS ARE TO SHOW YOU HOW I DRAW PONIES FOR MY ART AND COMICS. TO GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA ON HOW TO GO ABOUT DRAWING PONIES FOR YOURSELF.




If you decide to start drawing, keep in mind that your not going to be great at it when you first try. Believe me I couldn't draw ponies to save my life, but I keep at it and look at me now.

Don't give up, as long as you keep it up you'll soon be drawing ponies in no time. Also don't treat art as a chore, have fun with it.

Also use References to help you out, don't be ashamed to use them. Also check out this link for helpful pony anatomy sketches gunrunnersarsenal.tumblr.com/p…

Also please read this journal
Some Tips For Young ArtistsSince Equestria Daily is doing their Artist Training Grounds and many young artists out there are starting to feel their oats, I thought it'd be a good time to get some of these thoughts out on the internet, for no other reason than to reference them when I'm asked about art advice later. If you're going to try a hoof at drawing, there is a wealth of information available to you out there. Instead, I'll try to make a note of some of the things that very few art tutorials seem to mention.
1) Almost anyone can draw - yes, even you. Anyone with full command of a hand or two can draw. When you start, your drawings will not be great, but they will satisfy you. Keep going. That stodgy old advice about the thousand bad drawings is true. We don't admire well-rounded artists for being prodigies; we admire the effort they've put into honing their craft. Don't expect to develop quickly; take your time and pace yourself. Anyone can draw, but only the patient and tenacious can draw really well.
2)


It may be long but it will help you understand what every artist goes through, so your not alone.


My best tip for you is, never give up, attempt to draw something at least once a day, don't get discourage. You can do it, but you have to try first.  

Happy Drawing, stay strong everypony/everybody.

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D3...Ponies don't purr
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DRESS UP OH GOD LOOK AT THIS DRESS UP

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 23, 2012, 6:45 PM




Dress Up Cteno by MaxiriaDress Up Cteno by MaxiriaDress Up Cteno by Maxiria
By :iconmaxiria:

The number of outfits in this... I can't even start. And some of them are SO OBSCURE... and just...I am wasting so much time on this game.

Max, this inspires me so much. Thank you. Like, this is stunning amazing work.

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My dear non-Italian fans XD! finally the time is approaching! in a few weeks I will open my shop on etsy and shortly the first jewelry available! so you can prenoatre my creations from them: D! a big hug! I will keep you updated as soon as ready shortly and the link ;)

Forgive me if I do not answer questions or messages, but I'm not good with English and are really a lot: (I thank you anyway one by one for all the love and wonderful comments!
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My God...

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 15, 2012, 8:31 PM




Slimy Babies by oceantannSlimy Babies by oceantannSlimy Babies by oceantann

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This is for you DashieFan1(from FIMfiction.net) and the rest of the people reading my little story.

So yeah the next chapter in "All that is Fair Part 1" has been taking some time to complete. I am going to tell you why, it has been taking so frakkin long.

I last updated the story back in December during my last winter break from college. By last I mean that as the last winter break of my undergraduate career. After that I focused on completing my senior thesis. That included completing my experiments and writing up the results,write a grant, and I also prepared three different presentations of my work. This took me to Graduation at the end of May.

I know I should have put my story on Hiatus but I was scared that I would lose some you. I didn't complete drop the story I would work on it here and there. Then I had a little bit of time before my family, friends and fiancee showed up so I reviewed what i had done in those five months. To make it short I didn't like what I had written for the next Chapter. So I spent the last month rewriting it all.

As it stands right now I have complete all rewrite for what I had done and it in a form I can agree with. It only leaves two final since until it is complete and then it is off to my editor so you all can read it easily.

Also my style of writing is a bit different. I don't just sit an type it all out on a computer in the first go. I write down the rough draft in a note book. Then I type it up make adjustments as I go. It take a bit longer for me to produce the works. It allows me to revisit my work so it can be the best it possible can be.

Also I worked on a few pieces of art work (as you can see her on DA) and I also got a bunch of ideas for stories, a tumblr, and something big (More on that later. Check my Deviantart for those updates).

One other thing. Life has been slapping me about. My family has been keeping me busy and so has the hunt for a job for last month.

Thanks for patients and readership. I hope to get it to my editor soon. It should be out to you by the turn of the month.

Thanks for reading my long winded rant. Now time to get back to work.
  • Listening to: My 995 FM
  • Reading: Fan fiction
  • Watching: Battle Star Glactica
  • Playing: Hitman 2
  • Eating: trail mix
  • Drinking: tea
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Spy's sapping my internet. Internet down.

Just borrowing a friend's internet connection for the moment. But they leaving on a week long vacation.

So see you when they get back or my telecommunication company fixes the problem.
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: Fan fiction
  • Watching: Olympics
  • Playing: TF2
  • Drinking: Sun tea
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