Iain Gardner's "The Tannery" - a review(Dead things, animal rights, animation, possible hypocrisy and more!) *SPOILER ALERT*Iain Gardner's "The Tannery" - a review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this weekend my partner and I went to the Northwest Animation Festival http://www.nwanimationfest.com/ here in Portland. There were a lot of good shorts, and overall the quality of entries was phenomenal. If you were in Portland and you missed it, try for the next time--it's worth the entry fee and more.
One short in particular had stood out to me in the program, and I specifically made sure to attend the block of films it was a part of. The entry in the program for "The Tannery" featured a still of a little cartoon red fox running with a scared look on his face, and the blurb said something about "a fox experiences an afterlife experience".
From a technical standpoint, this was an excellent animation. The characters moved smoothly and believably, and spoke eloquently without ever saying a word. The official page for the short includes a 35 second preview found here http://www.iaingardner.co.uk/tan
Some Details on my Headdress ConstructionI was explaining to a customer over on Etsy about some of the details of the construction of my headdresses and why I do things the way that I do. I figured I'd share them here as well:Some Details on my Headdress Construction2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I began making headdresses not as a trend or fashion statement, but because a decade ago I began dancing my own wolf at pagan festivals in the Northeast (particularly at Brushwood) and other people wanted to be able to do the same. Headdresses, along with the rest of my dead critter art, are an intensely spiritual work for me. I work with animal remains because I want to give them a better "afterlife" than being a trophy or status symbol. While not all my customers are animists, a fair number are, and I specialize in making the best connections for everyone involved. (I even add a bit of subversion by including both practical and spiritual care info with things like tails that often are bought by people just for looks.)
There are a number of practices that I incorporate that are specifically born from t
SUPERMAN RETURNSSSS!!!Commissions PricesSUPERMAN RETURNSSSS!!!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not quoting the Bryan Singer 2006 movie, since 1980 we were waiting for a good Superman film, and MY GOD!! Zack Snyder delivers just that!! really I LOVED THIS MOVIE (Fuck Rotten Tomatoes 58% your ass, shame on you just like give 65% to the Hobbit). This have it all, great Origin story, great acting, Freaking BADASS action, a good villain, incredible visuals, drama, everything. First the acting, Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent /Superman was really great, he really nailed the role completely kills it as Clark, still I think Christopher Reeve is the best Superman but give it time (Cavill only have 1 movie, lets see what he can do in sequels), Amy Adams as Lois Lane w
SORTEO DE LANZAMIENTO! :DHola, gente! Por fin una entrada en español!SORTEO DE LANZAMIENTO! :D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bueno, como ya les había comentado anteriormente, estamos muy cerca de hacer el lanzamiento de la novela, y este es el momento de empezar a molestar con publicidad que pique el interés del público La cosa es que estamos en preliminares y necesitamos gente para que lo lea y dé su opinión antes de la publicación oficial, así que...
Si tienen un blog literario (o un blog donde ocasionalmente suban reseñas de libros, películas, series, cosas así) y tienen ganas de participar, estoy organizando un sorteo de marcalibros personalizados. Voy a sortear 10 lotes de 6 marcalibros entre todas las personas que se apunten para reseñar la novela (la reseña debe tener un mínimo de 500 palabras y no es necesario que sea hermosa y perfecta, nos interesa que se den apreciaciones sinceras, ya sean positivas o negativas); pueden encontrar más detalles sobre la publicación y las bases del sorteo en este enlace:
Anathema on ComiXology!You can now purchase the first three issues of Anathema via ComiXology! http://www.comixology.com/Anathema/comics-series/10128 Please buy and rate these three issues to help me show comixology and potential publishers that Anathema is a book that needs to be taken seriously. I feel like the potential exposure I can gain through comixology could lead to really great things for me as a creator, and for Anathema. Thank you so much.Anathema on ComiXology!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Girls girls...Ok, serously!Girls girls...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
LOSE THE DUCKFACE ROUTINE! Most girls are great looking. And some are not so great looking, ok, but NO ONE is BETTER looking doing the muther funking duckface!
Most girls nowadays seems to be doing it, and let me tell you, there are few guys out there who enjoy watching pictures of girls who look like they're biting down on bathing-rings whilest trying to look hot holding the camera 50feet above their heads. Sorry
Now this is no major issue, but I've talked to alot of girls about this, and as most are to embarassed to even admit they are doing anything out of the ordinary on the pictures (....), some come clean and tell that they belive that its hot and that guys would like it.
I'm just here to pop your bubble gals. The only guys who might find the features shown in said photos are guys with tanning-lines above their bellybuttons and an overly wrinkled forehead that take pictures of themselves in their parents bathroom. An
BLOCKED!Hello again, DA.BLOCKED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It has come to my attention that there is a pervasive attitude on DA. The more people you block, the more you must be a snivelling coward who clearly takes issue with the slightest opposition, or, moreover, you must be doing something to upset the whole community and cause their negative reaction.
While it is true that some users use the block system as a petty way of winning an internet argument. (A recent news spat is evidence of that) I believe that the vast majority of those who accuse users of block system abuse do not understand scale, and the statistics that go hand in hand with upward traffic scaling.
I start by admitting the undeniable truth: There will always be people we don't like on the internet. People with whom we disagree. People who annoy us and spam us. People who harass and bully us. People who make us uncomfortable or scared, targeting vulnerable members like minors.
We all must learn how to deal with these people in an effective way to resol
any originals for sale? V( HERE )any originals for sale? V1 year ago in Personal More Like This
New paintings available in the shop.
The Spirits in the Skins - Lotsa Links For You!EDIT: Updated this a bit, figured folks may want to see.The Spirits in the Skins - Lotsa Links For You!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to offer some quick resources for those who may be interested in the spiritual work I do with animal parts, since I've been talking about it again lately, and also because it's part of why I created :iconPaganRitualTools: (since the main reason I started making ritual tools and other art with animal parts in the '90's was due to spiritual, sacred reasons). There's really not that much info available on the subject; most of the people I know who have worked with animal parts in neopagan spirituality did so based on the work I've done, though some of the innovations they've made have been pretty fascinating. And other than a chapter in Patricia Telesco's and Rowan Hall's "Animal Spirit", and a few scattered articles online (like Juniper's "Dead Things on the Altar: http://nature.pagannewswirecollective.com/2011/07/24/dead-things-on-the-altar/ ), I've found very little published information on non-indigenous uses of animal
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
Elf Wishlist [CLOSED]I never tried this so it's my first time... But it sounds interesting, so why not to try itElf Wishlist [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Make a post in your dA journal (the manual INCLUDED - I wont grant any wishes, if I see no manual). The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real-life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, a
COMMISSIONs INFOI'm taking commissions from now, because I need money, lol.COMMISSIONs INFO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sooo... I thing prizes are not so tragic. (I think.. they are ok. I would like to have more money, but this could be... acceptable for me even for others I hope. :>)
One character for 5 $
+addtional character for 3 $
+background 3 $
It means original artistic trading cards + send original
Characters- how many as I can fit in 2,5 x 3,5 inches format. X"D
Price: 5 $ + shipping (It depends on where You live...)
TRADITIONAL COLORED PICTURE
One character + some really simple background (like flat colors and some ornamental things or something...) 10 $
+More detailed background (you are free to tell me in detail what you want me to draw) 5 $
+Aditional character 5 $
3904 watchers - oh my!+raffle winner!3904 watchers - oh my!+raffle winner!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say thanks to everyone who is supporting me here on DA. I now have 3904 watchers, never would have expected that when I came to DA in the first place! Wow, haha!
Thank you for every watch, comment or favorite - I appreciate all of these. Welcome to the new people, please enjoy!
Links to get a little organized:
FAQ - frequently asked questions~
Stay awesome everyone!
Traditional art contest Unzip Your GenesBe cool. Unzip your genesTraditional art contest Unzip Your Genes9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do you think about natural sciences? How do you understand them? What beauty do you find in them? Be crazy and creative, express your thoughts! You can base your entry on realistic illustrations or completely surreal or sci-fiction ideas, deliver them in any style or format, there are no limitations for your imagination or technique as long as it is traditional!
Some amazing examples:
scientists by ~moussee
Acherontia Atropos by ~OpacaInside Outside by ~GenerallySpeakingRoman Snail (helix pomatia) - ballpoint pen by ~VictoriaVerebelyi
Mad tentacled Science by *ensoulBiology by ~god-of-insectsDiscipline by *MichaelBrack
Deadline: 1st of July
Medium: Traditional art
Number of entries: 2 (you can change them till the deadline). Old deviations are not accepted.
Submission: add a link to this journal in your comments and send me a note with a link or a thumb of your deviation
See you in two years! :DHey!See you in two years! :D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, this is the last time, that I am writing something here on deviantart for the next two years.. If you don't know what I am talking about, better read this journal by me first: http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/journal/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505#comments xD
Soo.. the day after tomorrow is the day I am leaving for two years.. this is really a tough decision. But I am sure it will develop my personal character so much and I will collect a lot of precious and important experiences. I just want to tell you, each and everyone of you, that I really really am so thankful, that you are supporting me so much! I still cannot believe, that I gained a "fellowship" of incredible 41000+ watchers in 3 years. Art has always been my hobby, my passion. I always knew I would do something creative in my life, but I NEVER would have thought, that my hobby could also become my profession! But you have proven me, that I can achieve something with my art. You have sho
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
My visitor...EDIT 6: His name is Hektor now. Hahaha.... he will be coming back this evening and I sooooo hope that after a few days he will be coming back to my garden again so I can work on socializing him more and more. Keeping him inside now would not work... yet. But one thing after the other. He now has to learn how to trust me again and I promise to do my very best. If all this will work out and the allergy test for both me and my son will be negative, Hektor will be chipped with my information.My visitor...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: Congrats to everyone who said, that Katze is a male... as you were right. So "she" is a "he" and he still is at the vet until tomorrow evening. He got his bits bewteen his legs removed and also they removed fleas and worms. he is not chipped and not tattooed which means that no one feels responsible for him... well, of course I do now.
There is also very sad news about him though.... his leg. He must have had an accident, for example with a car quite some time ago because indeed his leg has
Holidays plan+donators' feature - Up-date facebookHello! I'm back to dA at last! Last... two weeks, I guess, were soo crazy... I had to have all my projects done and the passed week we were getting grades for the whole semester. Funny thing: work well for the whole semester and yet hardly managed to finish everything on time.. where the sense??? Ok, ok.. with my beautiful and long "to-do list" I could plan everyhing no matter of the stress and short sleep. I was walking dead then - yet I don't drink coffee The average of my grades is about 4,88, so lower than in the first semester but having such a.... ekhmm... painting lecturer, I should be happy with 4,5 I got.Holidays plan+donators' feature - Up-date facebook6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, as You can see I'm now catching up with dA and other things and I'm preparing myself for the summer job! My work location will be at one of Eurocamps at French Riviere! I start 7th July and should be there no longer than 30th September. Anyone there in this time?? ;DD
I'm sorry, I've not had much time lastly for anything but shopping.. too much shopping.
Anathema #1Hey folks! So I know a lot of you enjoyed the PDF of Anathema #1, and that's awesome. How do I know this? My website tracks how many hits I receive on the PDF and where the hits come from. What an awesome little tool.Anathema #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
That said, if you read and enjoyed the comic, and you would LIKE to donate some money to keep me in the comic making business, here's my paypal address: email@example.com
Please do not feel like this is me pressuring anyone to donate. I'm not. If you read the book for free, and you don't feel like donating anything, simply don't donate. If, however, you want to show me a little support, I'd love you forever. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me thus far.
I'm BACKHi guys!!!I'm BACK2 months ago in Personal More Like This
These were three long months but how enjoable and fruitful!!! I have a lot of photos and artworks to show You!! But well, perhaps I'll choose the best ones, because I don't want to flood You too much.. If anyone would be interested in seeing more, feel free to visit my Facebook site. The simple reason WHY there is more is the quicker way of uploading things there and I don't have to care about categories, keywords, etc. Yet I had rather poor connection there and when I wanted to upload something here it'd take ageees....
The work itself was a lovely experience for me but in the next year I'll rather try something about graphic design. Some uni problems.. So perhaps I won't go to Finland for the student exchange. No matter how good student I was in the first year I'm on conditional promotion now... Cheers, uni... Feeling demotivated a bit, still waiting for a decision but it'd not change much..
Skyrim Fan Film Teaser TrailerIt's nearly here....Skyrim Fan Film Teaser Trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Skyrim Fan film, so long in Post production, is nearly here. You can see a Teaser Trailer for it below!
Here's some of my other videos for you too;
Thanks GrimmLuckI just wanted to thank my Big Bro Grimm for a monster donation to a friend, he's never met her and never talked to her but she needed help and her beautiful smile broke him instantly, he is so rough and tough nothing gets or ever has gotten to him, he has no fear no emotions, just a machine. For as long as I can remember he has never smiled, joked, cared, cried, shit when we where in our car accident, he tore the roof of my car and carried me to the hospital before the police showed up and refused pain meds and acted like it was a paper cut. He saw a picture of my friend and OMG I knew there was a heart in there, it just needed a jump. Sorry I can't stop crying i'm soo happy, he has feelings and showed them for once in his life. A small grin that said it all, How romantic, I'm pretty sure she's taken but he said her smile was all he needed, OMG i'm gonna lose it SOOOOOOOOO ROMANTIC AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH. I LOVE YOU BRO Come home safeThanks GrimmLuck3 months ago in Personal More Like This
My new planNaruto Shippuden RyujinkiMy new plan10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This holiday I've been sick,so there is no idle time out to take photographs,now I finally finished all the props
especially in small places the most trouble,very grateful to my tailor and props partner,without them,not completed so soon..
every day in my hometown are temperature is 15~20°,very warm~maybe tomorrow or the day after tomorrow I can be with my partner out to take pictures XD
you guess,this time my partner who would it be?
Where my materials come from...I have gotten many questions about this....so I thought I would clear it up a bitWhere my materials come from...6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a very small village in Northern Alaska. I also grew up in even a smaller village. The thing is, we have no roads. So all of the food for the stores come through airplane. As a consequence, food is very very expensive, because we are also paying for it to be shipped by air.
Jobs are scarce here. And more than 75% of them are taken by people who are not from here and/or don't even live here. So money is rare.
We are also part of a movement to keep our culture alive. In this day and and age filled with computers, airplanes, drugs, and other impending situations including the decimation of our numbers....it is a struggle to hold onto what little there is left. And even harder because the younger generations do not hold it dear.
All of my natural materials come from the animals we harvest for food, or from ani