Women in comics and body bitchingLordmep was complimenting the journal I just did 'Feminist Know Two Things'. I was going to reply to him explaining the more infuriating elements of that single cartoon strip, but instead decided to make another journal and keep a friend. Here's what I would have said:Women in comics and body bitching2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just couldn't stand the idea of this infantalizing horseshit being lionized. What pissed me off probably the second most was the cliche swipes at comic book physiques. Augh. Women will not shut the fuck up about this. It's not getting old, it's buried and in the ground.
"Is it even possible to look like that?" '[What, like a cartoon? Yes, but the results are hideous in three dimensions because comics are an expressionistic form of story telling, favoring exaggeration to capture the emotion and energy of a subject.'
But to really answer the question (in a way that's deliberately gonnuh piss you off), yes, ladies. Attractive women, realistically, do.look. like. that. in real life.
GamerGate and Culture War PoliticsI can't not say anything about this anymore. I've resisted in the past because I've had a lot of emotion invested in it, and I also haven't been able to fully define my feelings on the matter. Now I have, but I'll try to keep things short and to the point.GamerGate and Culture War Politics1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I don't like being neutral for neutrality's sake. I will stand and defend my beliefs.
Fundamentally, I side with GamerGate, and I feel that the core of the problem is with ""social justice warriors"". Of course, this doesn't tell the whole story.
BACKGROUND OF BELIEFS:
Growing up as a minority, growing up in San Francisco, growing up in the post-Civil Rights, post-Second-wave Feminism America, growing up with Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street has taught me a lot about the value of equality. That is---among other things---we should judge people based on the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin (or gender, sexuality, etc). In particular, I want to believe that any time I'VE been treated poorly,
FINAL EXAMS...Finally, the end of this quarter has come around! So sorry for the huge delay in artwork, guys! Starting this weekend, there will be plenty on its way. Thanks to those who have been making requests for waiting...your pieces will be among the first to be uploaded. Have a great week everyone!FINAL EXAMS...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm backHello everybody~ I'm still alive. And I'm backI'm back9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First thing to say is that I'm sorry, very sorry to vanish into thin air for so long. Life was getting tedious. I had to take part in military training at college. Never thought they'd recruit me, I'm nearsighted, but they still wanted me, oh well... T.T Took me one month away from internet, and then it was time for graduation test. It kept me busy once again. I should have let you know when I had chance but there were too much things to do. I felt like a zombie last month.
But at least it was over now, and I'm graduated. Right, you go away now, college, nobody wants you!
I'm hoping to get interviewed soon and get a job But thing has yet to come and I have some times for myself now. I miss you all. I miss drawing silly things... I've been ignoring my tablet for so long that it felt like a complete stranger to me now. I'll need some times to have full control over that stupid thing again. But I'm blabbering... When I came back and ope
Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!Hey my friends,Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very happy to visit AKUMAKON in Galway (Ireland) in January. Together with Elffi I went to Ireland for my first time ^.^~
I brought two costumes to the con: ALTER SABER and FRANZISKA VON KARMA ....
Let's begin with Saturday !
Saturday was a really nice day. I wore my Franziska von Karma together with Elffi as Godot.
We had a little booth were we could sell our prints. We were really surprised how open and kind the Irish people were. We could find new friends very fast and had fun to talk with everybody at the booth for a long time .
My sister's art Tumblr.Portfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrMy sister's art Tumblr.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
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I just convinced my sister Akane to open some kind of art site to post her pics when she draws from time to time, and she made a Tumblr (she already has other accounts for screenshots of the games she plays, but I wanted one for art only). I tried to convince her to go back to her old DA account (:iconkurosakiakane or make a new one, but it seems she's more comfortable around Tumblr, so... (=w=;
Visit my sister Akane's Tumblr~~~~?
She'll post drawings
Save the Boob-plate!The reason for making this journal entry is because there is something that has been on my mind since the past three months. And not on my mind alone as it seems more artists are confronted with the same thing I'm about to say. While in most cases time dissipates the issue in my mind this time it is something that keeps bugging me over and over again to a point it irritates the hell out of me. Afterall it is a hot topic that has gone completely viral for many months now.Save the Boob-plate!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is all about judgmental journalism, offended-by-design opinionators and the fearsome white knights that the first two bring in its wake. Surely this is something that has existed since the first written word on the internet, and for as long men could express their thoughts behind a pseudonym charade.
Recent events and a large exposure to unhealthy criticism had gotten me thinking and checking with my fellow artists. I'm sure people will say that as an artist we should learn how to deal with harsh and
A Major Breakthrough!!! =DHere I was expecting this weekend's journal to be me complaining about how school was taking up a lot of my time and that I wouldn't be able to post as often. Well, I had a major surprise yesterday!A Major Breakthrough!!! =D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Remember months ago when I said I couldn't get an advertiser for my website? Well yesterday I was finally approved, but I have more reasons than that to be so ecstatic right now. I was expecting the advertisements to generate a few dollars a day for just some addition income, but it turns out that the ads are generating a lot more than I expected. When I say a lot, I mean TEN TIMES what I expected!!!!!!
It's only been about 24 hours, so it's still a little early to estimate just how much this could total in the long run. However, according to the numbers I've been crunching over and over, not only does this new source of income blow out any I've been making so far from commissions or YouTube, but IT COULD NOW BE POSSIBLE TO THIS FULL TIME!!!!
I'm going to give the site a little bit more tim
Does Bondage art Promote Rape?And if so, what to do about it?Does Bondage art Promote Rape?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I started really chewing on this while reading some responses to Blurred Lines which referenced an article that linked "viewing images of objectified women to greater acceptance of sexual harassment and rape."
And it worries me a little.
Because AS a BDSM individual I happen to participate in, consume, and create a lot of art and activities that FROM THE OUTSIDE looks like women being objectified. Any member of the BDSM community worth his or her salt would tell you otherwise, that consent is at the very heart of a healthy Dom Sub relationship. Just read some of Shiniez' "Sunstone" if you had any doubts.
But the truth is the
I don't draw for free, sorry!Portfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrI don't draw for free, sorry!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
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Because of the amount of notes I'm receiving regarding this matter, I decided to write a journal entry (though I think it's obvious, but oh, well (TwT; ).
I don't draw art for free (except when I draw for myself, but that's a different matter altogether).
I'm sorry if you don't have money to buy art in general, or if my commissions are too expensive for you, I really am. In an ideal world, I would finish each pic in 10 seconds and move onto the next pic, and then I'd give free art, lower
Suicide SquadSuicide Squad2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
New Suicide Squad 4 by JPRart
Warner Brothers has begun the very tricky balancing act of casting for the new “Suicide Squad” movie.
The current squad of team members on DC Comics pulls from an ignominious list of shady characters including Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Vixen, King Shark, El Diablo, Iceberg, Deathstroke, Black Manta, Cheetah, Captain Boomerang, and even the Joker’s daughter. “Amanda Waller” leads this secret “Dirty Dozen”–styled team of cons and villains whom the government can activate as mercenaries for risky mis
My Fetish Boots... WooooWI'm sexy with my new fetish boots?My Fetish Boots... WooooW9 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Put on these cat ears, the world is in peril!quick! put on these cat ears! and this maid outfit! don't ask why, just do it! the world is in peril!Put on these cat ears, the world is in peril!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and that's how it all started... a few days later and now there are kitty maids everywhere! but not nearly enough. not if we are going to save the world! (or at least intend to save the world, then get distracted and curl up happily instead. it's a cat thing)
so... join us! join the kitty-maid revolution! all you need to do is grab a maid outfit and some kitty ears and post a pic of what happened next...
Patches67, the madman who started it all, has a meme template here: http://fav.me/d5zra2m
and i'm also working on a slightly kinkier one of my own which will be up soondone!
i'll try to feature all the kitties here ^ ^
the original craziness (HeartGear/Caregan):
silenceyoursword joins in
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
CSW - Lenneth and Walkure completedCopy from Mugenguild:CSW - Lenneth and Walkure completed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lenneth (Valkyrie Profile)
- Entire sheet was cleaned, fixed a lot of animations
- Cleaning was specially done to get better alternative colors (Hrist, Silmeria, Freya, and PSX opening colors are the best ones)
- Finished moveset, it was pretty much done before, we just retouched a couple of things
- She only had Glowing Pierce as a combo before, so we also made her whole combo moveset. Lenneth can summon einherjar (hittable) in her combos
- Holy Shields is her unique skill... I forgot to show it in the video, she summons her floating shields and changes her stance. With them she blocks projectiles without defending.
- Ptero attack can be done three times consecutively
- Her gameplay can be a bit tricky, she sometimes needs to keep freezing the enemy with the ice crystal (blockable) to keep a long combo.
Walküre (Walküre no Bouken)
- Lot of color separation and new animations
- Same as Lenneth, she g
I'm Getting Boobs !! | Vera's Implant Journey E01I'm Getting Boobs !! | Vera's Implant Journey E01I'm Getting Boobs !! | Vera's Implant Journey E012 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to get implants, this video is a pre-op vlog where I discuss the first step I have taken: The Consultation. I am not currently releasing the name of my doctor, but I will post-op.
Please feel free to ask me ANYTHING concerning this in the comments below, however, I have already entertained comments saying "Don't do this Vera", so where I am flattered by your sweet words, I will be moving past the "Don't do it" discussion.
Site Update: Welcoming New DeviantsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Welcoming New Deviants6 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For deviants with rebilling enabled on their Premium Membership, the Rebilling page would display an incorrect setting status on the day before rebilling occurred. Fixed by yury-n
For a brief period, dashes would be unintentionally stripped from deviation titles. Fixed by Alisey
When inputting text into the Real Name field of the deviantID widget, it would only allow 4 letters of the Cyrillic alphabet. Fixed by Alisey
Some Gallery Folder thumbnails would only load after scrolling down the page. Fixed by lepidosteus
Get 3 prints for the price of 2! Special PromoGet 3 prints for the price of 2! Special Promo2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Bewitched! After Halloween special print promo!.
3x2. Get 3 for the price of 2!!
Worldwide shipping cost included (prints are shipped from Argentina).
Also there's new prints available in the store, check it out
Salon del Manga 2014 (Barcelona)Portfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrSalon del Manga 2014 (Barcelona)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
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[ENGLISH] I'll attend Salón del Manga in Barcelona this year (it's been a while!). I will not have a booth, but I will be signing 3x1 Renewal at Nowevolution's booth on 31st October and 1st November.
[SPANISH] este año voy al Salón del Manga de Barcelona (¡hace mucho que no voy!). No voy a tener stand, pero estaré firmando 3x1 Renewal en el stand de Nowevolution el 31 de Octubre y el 1 de Noviembre.
Información (con mapa para encontrar el stand):
Speed up Video process : ) !full duration : 3 hrs : )Speed up Video process : ) !2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone is interested in getting the full length duration of this piece and all my other piece for the past 2 weeks,they will be made available through my Patreon : ) http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1243789
Thanks and enjoy : D !
Born AgainThis Tuesday, the 23rd, I ended my life as Michael Schmit and started my life as Noah Page. It's been a long, three month process and a few hundred dollars, but it's done. No going back now.Born Again2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday, the 24th, was my birthday. 28 years ago I started my journey, and yesterday I took time to remember that. It was serendipity that it was the day after my name change hearing, but something about it rang true to me. My first birthday as a new person.
Yesterday, the 24th, early in the morning, my Grandpa died.
His journey as Grover ended. His next, whatever it might be, just began.
It's a sentiment I used to fear, then disdain, then simply ignore.
But now, meditating on reincarnation and renewal
I see it happening all the time.
Enjoy your new day everyone.
Embracing DeceptionMidday yesterday (Saturday) I went to the grocery store, alone, in drag. Alex needed eggs for cupcakes, and was too tied up with the baking to go herself. If this were night, or I was going downtown, I wouldn't have considered it. But since it was public and midday, I decided to go.Embracing Deception2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And something magic happened:
I've gone out in drag before, many times. It's (mostly) uncomfortable. People stare. Kids laugh. Mothers usher their children behind them. It used to get me down, but eventually I've built up a bit of a tolerance to it. It's just part of being trans in the Bible belt.
I've often heard the argument that crossdressers crossdress for the attention. They go by the old adage: "negative attention is better than no attention", and maybe there's something to that. But when I'm out, getting hollered at by teenagers, the only thing I want is for the attention to go away.
To become invisible.
This, I think, is the allure to passing.
It's a kind of mag