Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked. 1. There is no such thing as an "ex-atheist".Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked.3 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!3 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!)1 year 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:
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
Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
COSPLAY FEATURE #3theme: STUDIO GHIBLICOSPLAY FEATURE #33 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 nekomiKasai
PM: Mononoke hime by nekomiKasai Wolf Princess by EclecticManiac in the forest by MIUX-R
The forest and the man by sara1789 :thumb20486
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!!2 years 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:
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
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!
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
Tip of the Day: PurposeTip of the Day: When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.Tip of the Day: Purpose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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) =-
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 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
Digital Illustration TutorialI made this tutorial back in 2010 as a pitch for a project that never took off. I finally decided I should just bundle it up as a PDF and upload it for anyone who wants to see it. It's old and the image quality isn't super great, but it covers my process from idea creation, composition, adding color, all the way to the final draft, and there might be something useful in there for some of you.Digital Illustration Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download the tutorial here!
Photography Trouble Shooting: LightingRecently during a projecteducate week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from 1510 who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues.Photography Trouble Shooting: Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are never
good. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons of
"1510 lamps and natural light are a perfectly good way of lighting a subject. Many 'professional' lighting solutions, particularly the ones that burn 'hot' or constantly, are not much more than high wattage incandescent light bulbs often with some sort of cooling (to prolong the lifespan of the bulb).
Digitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21stDigitally Delicious: August 21st2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Epic Journey by volkanyenen
Secret-ILY 13 [neonremix]
The Briar Rose by ~wicked-fairytale
Studio GhibliA Tokyo based animation studio that needs no introduction! Studio Ghibli is best known for their traditionally animated anime films. It was originally founded by the legendary pair, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, back in 1985. Ghibli is named after an Italian war plane that was used for scouting, this reflected Miyazaki's love for not only airplanes but also Italy. The name itself means "hot wind blowing through the Sahara Desert".Studio Ghibli2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Takahata and Miyazaki
It was formed after the great success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which both Takahata and Miyazaki worked on. Their first feature film hit was Laputa, or some of you may know it as Castle in the Sky. Most of the films that Studio Ghibli produces is by Miyazaki, followed by Takahata, although they have worked with other film producers and directors as well.
Family favourite, My Neighbour Totoro
Walt Disney later acqui
Commissions (Closed)Closing this until I finish up everything else : T;Commissions (Closed)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 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 p
Drawing From LifeWhen I was in school, our life-drawing teacher had us focus on just one area of the model's body as we drew, attempting to form an impression of the rest of that body by staring only at one focal point.Drawing From Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gradually, the arms and legs would burn into the periphery of what we saw while we were staring at the model's left eye, for example, and it was that peripheral impression we'd try to convey with our stumps of vine charcoal, hopefully resulting in drawings that replicated what we actually saw, as opposed to what a camera might see.
That kind of focus and concentration brings on an easy, trance-like state, and unveils the beauty of human flesh, no matter what shape it's in-- models who would likely never turn up on the cover of Italian Vogue would nonetheless glow under the spotlights of the classroom, and you'd see what a miraculous thing it is for the human body to absorb and reflect light; how that light defines shape and casts differing intensities of shadow. We'd come away
Project Educate: 3-Dimensional Art Week 2011Project Educate: 3-Dimensional Art Week 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
3D Week Day 7 Features Added!
And that's a wrap! Our event list is complete
November 28 to December 4 is Project Educate: 3D Week!
Monday, November 28: 3D Printing!
3D Printing: An Overview and Interview with Professor Olaf Diegel
3D Modeling Contest
Tuesday, November 29: Resources for 3D Artists
Introducing the 3D Library!
Check out the new 3D Library!
Wednesday, November 30: Scavenger Hunt!
Types and Aspects of 3D & Scavenger hunt Contest!
3D Gallery Scavenger Hunt has ended!
Thursday, December 1: Improve your 3D Renders!
Why your Renders Suck and What you can Do About it! (Part 1)
Why your Renders Suck an
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME3 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
Keep GoingIf you're dealing with discouragement, disappointment, or frustration you should read my new blog post: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/keep-going/Keep Going3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope it helps.
Feature #12 (massive)No matter what kind of art you like I'm sure you will find something you like in this massive feature!Feature #12 (massive)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I havn't done one in a while so I've collected a lot of wonderful art in my favorites that I really want to share with you!
Little red riding hood by TiuniTugboat I by tohdarylThe Fisherman. by PascalCampion
The edge of town. by PascalCampion
Halloween 2013 by UnidColor