Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked. 1. There is no such thing as an "ex-atheist".Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An ex-atheist is an individual who has abandoned the atheistic view of the "absence of belief" in a deity. I am one of them.
2. Ex-atheists were never atheist to begin with.
This is false. Atheism has no ideology or guideline in terms of who is a "true" atheist and who isn't. The closest thing to a "guideline" in terms of anti-religion is regarding "Dawkins Scale" representing the various levels of atheism depending on one's confidence level. But even then, there are flaws in the chart that go against reality terms of theism. To say that another individual was never an atheist before coming to religion after they proclaimed to be so is unruly in itself and only encourages that atheism is more like a religion rather than a freedom of religion. This is said because Christianity and other religions do have a guideline determining how true followers will handle doubt in face of a belief system or the
Do it yourself book binding jig!Ever wish you could make your own table top book of art, and/or poetry?Do it yourself book binding jig!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It might be easier then you thought with your own book binding jig!
Base board 15x10 4/8
Press bar 15 inch 2x4
Back stop 13 inch 2x4
Side stop 4 inch 2x4
Long bolts x 2
Wing nuts x 2
Washers x 6
Glue down your back, and side stops into place, and let dry a few hours.
Drill holes through your press bar, and base board, so you can pass long bolts through both boards.
I glued my long bolts into my base board to keep them from wiggling around.
The press board moves freely up, and down.
I made my own in about an hour out of scrap lumber for under 15 bucks!
Now watch this nice man show you how it works in this video. He shows you two methods. His press is a smaller version of this press. Mine makes 8.5x11 inch books! I like the larger size for art projects. It makes nice tabletop books! I use a heavy stock of paper for
January's Solution Sanctuary: Results (Part I)AboutJanuary's Solution Sanctuary: Results (Part I)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On January 1st, I challenged everyone in the deviantART community to suggest a lot of Daily Deviations. I did this for two main reasons: A) thorns told people to put up or shut up and I decided to listen; B) I was tired of hearing people complain about supposed favoritism surrounding whose DD suggestions are accepted by the CVs.
Well, you all rose to the challenge beautifully. Over 200 suggestions were sent into the CVs by the people that participated in my little challenge. I'm dividing the feature articles up into three sections over three days so we can all take some time to peruse and read the fine work you've all found this month. The results of the points drawing will be announced in the last article.
Suggestions That Got Featured
Frozen deleted scene! (UPDATED!)Cheek it out Anna and Kristoff meeting lol Kristoff is so hilarious!!Frozen deleted scene! (UPDATED!)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The One whit the dressing room is realy what sister do and be sure to rewatch cus the first version was not complete
Evil Elsa Journal Graphic - Blue Rose 1 by Momma--G:FREE TO USE: Frozen - Elsa [Icon] by Chierue
:FREE TO USE: Frozen - Elsa [Icon] by ChierueJournal Graphic - Blue Rose 1 by Momma--GKristoff Ruff mountain man climing man he is agile!!Journal Graphic - Blue Rose 1 by Momma--G:FREE TO USE: Frozen - Elsa [Icon] by Chierue
:iconsparklesplz:You can Click on the link Or watch it on the group page! :iconsparklesplz:
Avatar Nations Cosplay PinaforesMwahahahaaa! I finally got around to designing all of my Avatar Nations designs. I was holding off on Fire and Air XD Finally kicked myself in the behind and came up with a design I was happy with.Avatar Nations Cosplay Pinafores1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anywho, I decided to base my designs more off of the nations' clothing rather than actual characters. I figured they're way more versatile. Plus, Fire Nation clothing is definitely my favorite despite me not really liking any Fire Nation characters XD This way I don't have to "be" anyone and can still be Fire Nation.
I just put in an order for vinyl and some of the fabrics I'm running low on, so it's probably gonna be a couple weeks until I can get any prototypes together (and probably add some extra time to that for deviantart since I update Facebook usually a week before DA with new designs). But if you want to pre-order any for Christmas and whatnot, feel free to request a commission since it might be a bit before I get prototypes completed.
Princess Mononoke FAN MOVIE!!Hi everyone! I've recently discovered there is a group of people who will be working on a Princess Mononoke fan movie (live action)!! The people who will be making it are very talented professionals and the effects look pretty darn cool. The story takes place hundreds of years after the original story and the forests are in need of a Princess Mononoke againPrincess Mononoke FAN MOVIE!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can watch the trailer on their youtube (as "Wolf Girl Movie") here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUJio7rU2s0]
or visit their DA account :iconwolfgirlmovie:
COSPLAY FEATURE #3theme: STUDIO GHIBLICOSPLAY FEATURE #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
featured by: Amapolchen
kiki's delivery service__________________________________________
Kiki and Tombo - Kiki's Delivery Service by Mostflogged
Spirited Away :: 02 by soulCerulean We need to run by gnitae Spirited Away by yui930
Spirited Away :: Come with Me by m-ichiko Spirited Away - 01 by kitsunesqueak Haku - Don't Be Afraid by kitsunesqueak Spirited Away by studioK2
Spirited Away by studioK2 Running away by squkyshoes It will be alright.. by Rynnnn Goodbye by Ryeain
No Face Cosplay - 04 by Sunnybrook1 Spirited Away :: 06 by dearttolife CnK - Chihiro and Haku by Yuki-Haruka A Girl and Her Dragon 2 by alita-b-angel
Walk Along The Tracks by thecreatorscreations Fly Haku Fly by polkajolka Awaits by Ryeain
Lost In Track by Ryeain A Dragon and His River by alita-b-angel Spirited Away - Haku by r-kira Cosplay - Noh-Face (older version) by Litwolf689
Run free by Skimpel Waterbending by Rollwurst Eat This It Will Help by alita-b-angel
San by moo-mo-mo San by Arisuyoshioko Kami no Mori by sara1789 PM: I will kill her by kasaikun16
PM: Mononoke hime by kasaikun16 Wolf Princess by EclecticManiac in the forest by MIUX-R
The forest and the man by sara1789 :thumb20486
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
Oscar Winner Shaun Tan advises new IllustratorsShaun Tan is an acclaimed Children's Book writer, Illustrator and ACADEMY AWARD winner for Best Animated Short for his film, The Lost Thing. He has also been a concept artist for films like Horton Hears a Who and Wall-E.Oscar Winner Shaun Tan advises new Illustrators2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
With such an enormous talent and many prestigious awards under his belt I take great pleasure in presenting some of his words of wisdom for new Illustrators here on our site for your enjoyment and fuel for your creativity and drive to succeed in this industry. Keep learning and getting better everyday!!
You can check out the full Animated Short of the Academy Award winning, The Lost Thing in our
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
Digitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21st1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Epic Journey by volkanyenen
Secret-ILY 13 [neonremix]
The Briar Rose by ~wicked-fairytale
Commissions (Open)Please read the rules carefully and follow them. I will not be responsible for any unsatisfactory commissions if you did not follow the rules.Commissions (Open)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Commissions offered on this page is for personal use only. If you want to use my artwork for commercial purposes, send me a note and we'll discuss the change in payment.
- Do not cancel your orders. If you do, there will be no refunds. In fact, refund is only possible when I offer it.
- All payments are to be paid in advance for personal commissions. For commercial ones, I will accept the half-half method.
- If you want me to send you the full sized image, you must say so and provide me with your e-mail address before I finish your commission.
- I don't usually work in order. So be prepared for a long wait period. (I will try not to drag it over a year orz...commercial works always take priority over personal ones however, you've been warned. )
What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
Tutorial Tuesday: PortfoliosSo you want to be a professional artist, and you have an opportunity to show off your art to an editor, or art director. But you have to put together a portfolio. First impressions count, so you have to make sure you do this right if you want to be taken seriously. And you're friend Shono is here to help!Tutorial Tuesday: Portfolios2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The key is professionalism. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to look like you take this seriously. When I first started out my art sucked... really really bad... but I conducted myself very professionally, and presented my art professionally. So even though my art was terrible, and I was not going to be hired, the editors and publishers I talked to treated me with respect and took me seriously, as they could tell I took it seriously. In fact many many times an editor, after critiquing my art and telling me why it sucks, commented about how I presented my work.. This was often followed by him giving me his card. Even thou
Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..:iconDemonysh: and I have been talking about things like tutorials, and journal posts about what it's like, or some of the ways to get into the animation industry. She's gone ahead and posted her side with some insight for potential character designers. You can find her journal post over [here].Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I get asked about the most is how one can prepare, or educate themselves for a career as an animator. This is a VERY long winded conversation, with many facets. I don't want to bore everyone with a massive wall of text here, so I will focus on probably the most important part. -- The part about finding a JOB (either after graduating from animation school, or coming in from another position) as an animator.
THE DO'S and DON'TS OF DEMO REELS AND ANIMATOR PORTFOLIOS
-= The pitfalls to avoid, and get you that job (to pay off those phat student loans) =-
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event called Fantasy Quest 2. (The very first Fantasy Quest was when we cosplayed Harry Potter characters.)
It was a pretty special day for us because four years ago, we had our first shoot and bonding day with Ysabel SavingSunlight at the venue, Fernwood Gardens.
We've been really into Adventure Time, so many months ago we decided we'd do AT cosplay, and that Fantasy Quest would be a fun opportunity to do so. It feels weird how we had been looking forward to this event for ages, and now it's over!
some were taken by me and my friends using my camera
photographer friends on dA :iconjrjs: :iconz3llll: :iconnikocruz: :iconroxwindy:
others were from Facebook friends who tagged me
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
Comipa's Manga Workshop/ Artist Meet Report!I had a great time! I learned so many things from that workshop. AND OMG. THOSE AWESOME PEOPLE I MET. I cannot even :iconcannotevenplz: it was very rare for me to go and meet other artists here in DA but this chance is very rare too, and I couldn't let it pass. Who wouldn't wanna meet the guys behind this group? :iconGunRev: :icongunshiprevolution: They are the premiere manga artist in the Philippine community today. They can also do western style like a boss. Talk about being professionals too. THEY LITERALLY DO ART FOR A LIVING. It's not just a hobby... it's lifeeeee! :iconfrageplz: GO AHEAD! CHECK OUT THEIR DA! They're not just any other guy here. :iconherotimeplz:Comipa's Manga Workshop/ Artist Meet Report!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I learned so much. The dos and donts of doing a manga. From the correct way of doing panels, to perspective, to character design to coloring. And I've learned that there's only 3 general styles in manga?! They seemed so many but there's only three.
And I'm glad that they proved that manga and anime can be realistic too, j
209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announcedEdit3:209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The giveaway is over! The winners are
I hope you had a lot of fun in this giveaway, I had. I'll make another soon :3
Edit2: Changed the deadline to the 7th of July.
Edit: Since there are more than 150 participants I'm glad to announce that there are more prices now.
I will add 100 to that, so there will be 2 winners and there are 209 .
Hey guys. I just bought a few points for deviantART and I have around 109 left so I wanted to make a giveaway with them.
You have to fav this journal.
If you want, you can make a journal and tell other people of it.
A comment would also be nice and I'd appreciate every watch but you do not have to watch me in order to participate.
The giveaway ends in on the 7th of July.
The winner is selected with random.org.
If there are under 20 participants the giv
366 Days of Art- Happy New Year!!I did it!! I'm surprised at myself..didn't think I could draw something everyday, but I did! Woohoooo!! Thanks for the support guys. I would highly recommend a 365 Days of Art challenge to anyone who wants lots of art practice in 2013.366 Days of Art- Happy New Year!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy new year, everyone!!
I will update art on my Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artwork-by-Gabrielle/283751971645822 and Tumblr- http://gabbyd70.tumblr.com/
366 Days of Art: 2012
Drawing/Painting: Artwork and Practice
Day 1 1/1/12:
-Figure drawing practice- 10 second and 30 second gestures
Day 2 1/2/12:
-Figure drawing practice- 10 second and 30 second gestures,
-Portrait drawing practice- 30 second gestures
Day 3 1/3/12:
-Figure drawing practice- 10 second and 30 second gestures,
-Pencil sketch started of Jasmine http://gabbyd70.tumblr.com/post/15846721983/day-3-and-day-5-of-my-366-days-of-art-projec
the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac
Tip of the Day: DreamsWe all know people that are very grounded. They have a very realistic view of what is possible... and they are generally right.Tip of the Day: Dreams3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But it's the dreamers that change the world!
Keep dreaming big.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Every so-called anime fans should read this.The translation is very rough because I did it very quickly, but forgive me, because it is worth reading. Seriously.Every so-called anime fans should read this.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The interview of Kim Hyeon-tae, who works in Japanese animation business.
Q : Do you have any hobby not including your job?
I had. When I was in Korea I did swing dance for about 2 years but after I got employed I haven't had any time to go dancing.
So now I make Gundam plamodels in my home. I don't color them and just assemble them for now.
Q : Why do you think you are so busy like that?
It is simple. Production cost.
Money. The reason we are busy is money. I don't know how animation making costs in Korea now,
but in Japan it's about 12~15 million yen for a show? There are even 10 million shows when they're small.
To make it simple, if a show costs 10 million then the company should save at least 20% so the actual production cost should be 8 million.
But the money doesn't all go to drawing and painting. It includes the personnel expenses of the company.