Feminism vs Damsel FantasiesHey Guys!Feminism vs Damsel Fantasies8 months ago in Personal More Like This
made front page! How cool is that? Thanks to everyone for the well wishes ^^
But, of course, with popularity comes QUESTIONS! Is this sexist? How can I make BDSM art AND be Feminist? This spurred a really great note conversation I had with a fellow deviant-arter. With her permission, I'm reposting part of the convo below.
Q: I would consider myself a feminist as well. I do have a question, though. I understand that what happens between consenting adults is up to them and there is no shame in sexual exploration or what some would consider a "kinky" sexual lifestyle, but some of your art doesn't strike me as consensual. I see bound and sexualized characters who are not getting pleasure from their situation. Some even look desperate for freedom. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
A: Lets take sex and table it for a second. I want to talk a little about catharsis.
From a young, young ag
Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon FosterWho is Jon Foster?Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon Foster2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Jon-Foster is a professional illustrator whose works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.
As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals, he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover. Check out his work below!
A thing I wrote about Sailor Moon CrystalSomehow, it got to be over 5,000 words long... but hey! There's pictures, too! ^____^A thing I wrote about Sailor Moon Crystal9 months ago in Personal More Like This
All My Sailor Moon Crystal Feels by Sakky
400 Points Giveaway! (Winners announced!)25 winners: :iconorchidstorm: :iconlil-hawk: :iconnabila1790: :iconclaustrophobiclover:400 Points Giveaway! (Winners announced!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
50 winners: :iconsmartybloom: :iconpitweiler: :iconshadowfairy1996: :icondeathberry97:
100 winner: :iconrbc-comics:
Hey hey, I decided to do one of these in honor of my 1 year DA ''anniversary'':*) I will probably do 1 of these every year from now on.
So yeah, rules:
Deadline is January 11th.
If you want to join:
♥You have to be watching me ('Cause I really want to thank my watchers & friends for their support!♥)
♥Fave this journal.
There will be 5 winners
1 person will get: 100
4 people will get: 50
4 people will get: 25
I'll choose the winner with some random number generator.
You can always make a poll or journal of this giveaway & you'll get 2 numbers. Remember to link them to me if you do: )
The Dream ProjectWhen I was in college I ran an online RPG called "Sky's End"The Dream Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We played twice weekly for three years.
hundreds of sessions.
A whole world of adventure.
But times change.
I ran the game with two friends, one who I was infatuated with (and she became my girlfriend), the other who was a close female friend. But things change. Towards the end of my college career, I ended the relationship with the one girl... and the fallout of that (and other things) largely ended my friendship with the other.
The game concluded successfully, regardless, and since then I haven't looked back (much).
Sometimes when I look back over the wreckage of past experiences, past decisions, I come across these little "artifacts" that take me back to the time we were working on this story together. It's a melancholy, bitter sweet feeling.
I still love this project fiercely: Sky's End. It was a wonderful mix of poignant, wild, emotional, fun, occasionally racy exploration of a world with
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League4 days ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
Does Bondage art Promote Rape?And if so, what to do about it?Does Bondage art Promote Rape?2 years 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
[CONTEST REMINDER] Character and a Movie contestJuly 3rd IS THE DEADLINE[CONTEST REMINDER] Character and a Movie contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the thing:
Greeting, from the African Bondu founder!~~
Summer gets humid, hot and not so dankly unless it rains. So what better to do than to go hit the movies, cool off in the dark show rooms, and be entertained?
However, have you taken the time, and really taken the time, to dwell deeper into the poster that advertises your movie? The composition, color theory, rule of thirds and other intriguing artistic values that are focused into these posters?
Well it’s time for another contest! The prize is a whole year membership worth! Even the 2nd, and 3rd place winners will attain three, and one month memberships for the best movie poster!
And what’s more fun then entering your fursona, or OC, into a favorite movie of yours in poster form?
1. Choose a favorite movie you love.
2. Insert your fursona/OC in the mo
9.29.12 - Donors and Promoters Feature!Please take a moment to view the works of these deviants who have been so kind as to help me with my Warm Winter Project via donating and promoting! Remember to go fav what you like and show them your support! Thank you, and have a nice weekend!9.29.12 - Donors and Promoters Feature!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb322078746: Dragon form, better pic by shadow-hobo07 flower by awesomesocks1995
Wind in Her Hair by Peachfuzz Direction by CelestialTrance :thumb287147672:
Hang on, Doctor! by ManicPerson55 Meet the Pyro by MasqueradeLover
- Knight of Six | Lineart - by fighterkirby1998 Not the Ramen! by MasterMageFado Searching by XxDanniexX
Purple by MikoKristy The Summoner by Nomiiku Heaven's Wrath by Morisith Antithesis by sesam-is-open
KONY 2012NOTE: This is a very serious journal entry.KONY 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I just watched the campaign vid for KONY 2012 organisation...and really, it sickens me that a sicko like Joseph Kony does that to all those poor innocent kids and a top headline on the Australian news is of a new koala exhibit at the local zoo
Please watch the video, sure it's approx. 30 mins long, but if you have a heart you'll watch it all the way through. [link]
More or less, this is what the campaign is about: (the following info was taken off the actual website)
WHO IS JOSEPH KONY?
JOSEPH KONY IS THE WORLD'S WORST WAR CRIMINAL. IN 1987 HE TOOK OVER LEADERSHIP OF AN EXISTING REBEL GROUP AND RENAMED IT THE LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY (LRA).
THE LRA HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR ITS CRUEL AND BRUTAL TACTICS. WHEN JOSEPH KONY FOUND HIMSELF RUNNING OUT OF FIGHTERS, HE STARTED ABDUCTING CHILDREN TO BE SOLDIERS IN HIS ARMY OR "WIVES" FOR HIS OFFICERS. THE LRA IS ENCOURAGED TO RAPE, MUTILATE, A
200 admirers give away (closed) hey everyone!! GREAT NEWS!!200 admirers give away (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have some how hit 200 ADMIRERS ON ETSY!
In celebration of hitting 200 admirers and my release of the pastry bows, I will be having a BOWS GIVE AWAYYY!!
Rules & How to enter
MY OWN BIRTHDAY RAFFLE! and another one...|Watch Me|My Gallery|My Scraps|My Stats|My Watchers|Journal Creator|MY OWN BIRTHDAY RAFFLE! and another one...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, I've wanted to do a raffle because ~StickPersonGoombella said she caught the kribian I was holding but she had no proof, so she could't get a sonic X screenshot from me and I've quite happy here for five months so I wanna give a thank you some how.....
I was going to be doing this on my birthday but I'm really busy on the day so I thought that I might do it now.....
Rules for the raffle...
1) you MUST w
Rest of Book 2 (EDIT number 2!!)EDITEDIT: I'm sorry I didn't get the next 20 chapters up this past weekend! The only two days a week I work are Saturday and Sunday, and then I got bombarded with more homework than I anticipated. That and a friend of the family currently passed away, so a lot has been on my mind. But I will REALLY try hard to get them up by the end of this month, I promise! Thank you so much to those who have been waiting patiently without complaint, God bless you! I really appreciate the support for this trilogyRest of Book 2 (EDIT number 2!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I got sick this weekend so I couldn't post the chapters. I will try to do it this Sunday, I promise.
ALSO, FANFICS: A lot of people have been asking me about writing fanfics about the Seer. There IS a section in the gallery of the group for this, peeps. You don't have to ask me. Just be sure that I do want to one day get this published with my original characters replacing the PnF gang. Also, I do not read fanfics of this story because I don't have time nor do I want to accidental
Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
Teen Titans Go! 'Colors of Raven'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoJKSnye404Teen Titans Go! 'Colors of Raven'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TwT)/ <3 <3 <3
Batfleck Forever.In keeping with the apparent theme of casting actors whose presence just don’t match the characters they’re meant to be portraying: the role of Lex Luthor in the next Superman flick has now been filled.Batfleck Forever.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Lex Luthor: A manipulative mastermind. A hugely successful industrialist. A brilliant businessman apparently born to be both the brains and figurehead of a multinational mega corporation. A man whose actions got him all the way to the White House. A man who is as charming and commanding as he is evil and power-hungry.
A man being played by Jesse Eisenberg, the weedy guy that played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network……and whose voice sounds like a duck being raped by a chipmunk.
No games, no sale.The day the Xbox 360 was released, I was still working at Rare and was therefore an employee of M$, so I was given one for free.No games, no sale.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As there are 100,000+ M$ employees, each of them receiving a free 360 might have had something to do with the shortage of the consoles in the stores at the time.
GO GO M$ BUSINESS SENSE!
Back in 2005 there was no point in actually owning a 360 or a PS3 the first year they were on sale as there simply weren’t any titles worth playing. You bought the handful of available games out of desperation, not because you had any real WANT to experience them.
It’s the same case now, only I no longer work for M$, so I actually have to make a choice this generation.
I have no interest in the bells and whistles of either the Xbox One or PS4. I don’t care about the Kinect or whatever the PS4 controller’s erogenous zone is called. I don’t care about the obsession with social networking both machines seem to have. That’s all as superfluous a
Commissions (CLOSED) UPDATE: 1/24/2014! 06:02 P.M. WAISTLISTED PEOPLE CONFIRMED. All spots full.Commissions (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hopefully I will finish the commissions within 3 to 4 weeks, and I will open up back in early March.
Underline is new information added.
Bold is for important things to read.
Italicsmy commentary on the matter.
SEND ME A NOTE IF INTERESTED!
I will not hold spots for people who comment because it's very easy to miss on my messages
-Said note must have the following:
Type of commission: (I need to know if it's going to be a full body or just waist)
Email Address: (I will be sending updates and finished product with this email.)
Type of Payment: (Points or Paypal. If it's paypal I will need to know if the email your paypal is under too.)
How many characters: (self explanatory)
References (if needed): (self explanatory)
After the note, I'
Free Key Giveaway #48 - CLOSEDWINNER IS Evello !Free Key Giveaway #48 - CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pick ANY Key from our shop and POST the Link in THIS Journal. Pick Keys here:
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support. Anyone can play. We ship all over the world.
So what do you have to do to win one?
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE POSTING
Just post on this journal.
From when we post this journal, you'll have 1 week to put your name here.
Please only comment once. If you comment twice, you will be disqualified. Even if it's an accident, be careful!
We'll count up how many people commented and then we'll use the random number generator to pick a number: http://www.random.or
The Wind Rises ContestThe Wind Rises Contest1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki and the North American theatrical release of his last film, "The Wind Rises" by creating a very special Tribute to the film's art. Your Tribute will be used to promote the release of "The Wind Rises" on deviantART.
We ask that you combine elemen
Thanks! First Place on ImagineFX Awards :)Last month I got some great news, I won the first place on Imagine FX Awards as Best Fantasy Artist, I still can't believe it and It was a big surprise. I also won for Best cover (Number 71) so.. thank to you guys!. I was along such talented artists I respect and love their work, so the nomination itself and be on that list was an honorThanks! First Place on ImagineFX Awards :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank you so much for each vote. Since it was voted by the public means a lot for be, because my work is dedicated to you. Thanks for the support!! .
I want to congratulate Imagine FX for reach their number 100 issue!! that comes with a Tutorial made by myself
ImagineFX is 100 issues old! To celebrate, they asked their readers to vote for their favorite artists. The results are printed in a Special Edition Supplement to accompany Issue 100, which is on sale Friday 16 August in the UK, and will reach Europe, Canada and USA about three weeks after this date. You can find out more about the issue and buy
Friday night Specials v5.4Friday night Specials v5.410 months ago in Art Features More Like This
image by wchild
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a nice weekend.
Question about world creating:NicaRox2006 asks:Question about world creating:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Mr. Omar, I've been reading your 5c comic and have been a huge fan. I've got a few questions:
How did you build the world? The names of the places, the maps, the social classes, technology etc. It's so very genius! I personally am trying to make my own story/comic, and seeing your comic just inspires me tremendously.
Well this is a tricky question in a way, but I will try to answer it briefly:
Every action should have purpose.
With this thought in mind I created the world for 5th Capsule. I intended it to be a very similar place to our world so that I could play off the familiar things the people already knew. I did this so that people would focus on the characters and not the events of two worlds colliding or anything bigger than that. There are special effects in movies and a similar type thing in illustrated novels.
If I make a world that is totally