A World of Magic - Vol. 3Welcome to the third volume of "A World of Magic", a news article which aims to remind us that beauty and magic are always around us, if we only look. Fellow deviants captured them in their arts, and were kind enough to share with the rest of usA World of Magic - Vol. 33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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- I'm Holding A Contest! -That-Spotted-Unicorn's Summer Design Contest- I'm Holding A Contest! -1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT; About two weeks left you guys! Hope to see some more designs!
Helloooo everyone, hope everyone's having a fabulous summer so far!
So this is my first shot at holding a contest, and I'm really excited! Continue downwards to read more about it c:
I only really have about 3-5 good OC's that I actually "use" and draw. This is awful! I want more! But as much as I love designing my own, I also love seeing everyone else's. That's the whole point of this contest, folks. Design me an OC.
Now, I'd prefer that they'd be pony related (or horse if that's what you're into) but I'm not against cat/dog/reptile OC's! I actually would LOVE a human/human-esque OC if that's what you're into! Those are fun too. But just know that I am a pony arti
Few words about art-thieves.Hi!Few words about art-thieves.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My dear watchers, I really appreciate your support when it comes to fight against art-thieves.
But I bet there are also many people whose thoughs can be interpretted like "why is she so hysterical about it?". Some people say, that the fact, that some photo is worth stealing, is a kind of compliment.
Ok, so let me present my point.
At first: why am I so unhappy about reposting of photos?
Because, pals, if somebody just reposts a photo without any change, it just gives totally open space to other people who would find the photos on his/her blog, taking it and posting it themselves. And because the first person did not credit the original author, they also do not credit the creator. The more people do that, the more times the photo is reposted. Always without credit. Sooner or later, it becomes a kind of "public" property and original author has almost no chance to effect this situation.
Do you know this photo? Honestly, EVERYBODY knows it. But do you know original author? Do you
Love the Sinner, Not the SinI understand very well that the purpose of Spirit Day is to speak out against bullying LGBT.Love the Sinner, Not the Sin2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am outright against bullying of any and every kind, no matter who or what.
But I also don't agree with practicing homosexuality, because it is a sin.
So what's a Christian to do?
Well, the first thing that came to mind about this is John 8:1-11 :
John 8:1-11 New International Version (NIV)
(1) But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. (2) At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. (3) The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group (4) and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. (5) In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" (6) They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. (7) W
So... Kiara Gets (Officially) Retconned?**EDIT: Okay, according to this (thanks Asatra!), Kiara WILL appear in the show/movie, and IS his OLDER sister:So... Kiara Gets (Officially) Retconned?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Wonder if he will be a LOT younger, or if this is supposed to take place when she's a cub, too. Sort of like throwing him into the twin, Chaka-esque, slot? Hmm.
I know I need to stay away from TLK and its stuff, but I can't help this post. I blame Kash. She showed me. I BLAME HER.
Anyway, I guess Disney is doing a new TV series for kids revolving around a lion cub named 'Kion'... the SON of Simba. Yes, the SON:
I am kind of excited (OMG NEW TOYS/FIGURES?), but kind of scared, too. Everything after the original movie kind of... mangles it. And Kion's designs irks me already. A pawprint on his shoulder and highlighter pinkish hair? Ew. Sparkle-lion feeling there. The paw
Good News, Bad NewsThe good news is that the Senate defeated gun legislation that would have introduced draconian background checks and assault rifle bans. The best part is getting to see the butthurt from Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein. There's nothing I love more than seeing libtards cry!Good News, Bad News1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The bad news is that the House has passed CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act. If this bill manages to receive approval from the Senate and President, then the federal government would be free to request user information from internet service providers without a warrant.
So while our gun rights are safe, our internet privacy may be lost. We preserve one freedom only
MASSIVE ART THEFT NOW ON http://markyourspot.comSomeone sent me a note on DA saying Markyourspot is selling art stuff without permission and at a huge price.MASSIVE ART THEFT NOW ON http://markyourspot.com3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
They're selling some of my stuff without my permission. http://www.markyourspot.com/social_capital/mating_game/productdetail.asp?productid=3508 and
I am trying to spread the word about this massive theft case just as someone did with www.art4love.com. Fortunately that site has already been shut down. So I hope something similar can be done with markyourspot.
Please please check to see if anything of yours has been taken, and file a DMCA with the sites host.
I'm not the only one on DA which has been stolen. In fact, lots of artists have been affected by this.
Please fav this article so that it can spread fast!
Rant snarkDear Abby....Rant snark2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"People keep shoving things I don't like in my face. How do I get people to understand that the entire known universe is my face?"
"Artist X has more watchers then I think they deserve AKA Other people like things I don't, its a big issue!"
"Artist X has more watchers then Artist Y, and since I know for a fact everybody who watches Artist X also has seen Artist Y's much more awesome art I can only conclude that they are blind poo-poo heads who hate good art AKA I'm trying to promote an artist I like but I can't figure out how to do so without tearing down another, but that's o.k because I don't like their art thus they deserve my hate and yours "
"Artist X submits their art to like a billion groups, and even though I will begrudgingly admit their art is relevant to the groups I still hate it because my personal code of only submitting to one group applies to everyone else AKA they are getting more exposure then me and I can't compete and I hate it"
"People keep suggesting
((CISPA: Serious business here. Pass this on.))Seriously, I don't think everyone understands..((CISPA: Serious business here. Pass this on.))1 year ago in Personal More Like This
just how dangerous CISPA is.
Come on people, I should be seeing the anti-CISPA poster everyone, yet I have not saw one thing from groups or the people I watch about it.
NOT ONE THING.
It will affect EVERYONE, not just Americans.
CISPA passed in the House.
It only has the Senate to go through now.
President Obama threatened to Veto it, but what if he doesn't?
They will be able to look through everything you do on YouTube, Google, Tumblr, etc.
They will basically spy on you, and you won't even know til they are at your doorstep arresting you for who knows what.
How are you not freaking out?
I can not stress enough how dangerous this is.
Am I the only one that cares about internet privacy?
Or privacy in general?
I can't be the only one.
I hope I am not the only one.
If anything should be shared the most. It's this.
Come on people. Let me still have faith in humanity.
Show some fighting spirit.
SPREAD THIS AROUN
King Richard III, PS4, Alicorns, and Geek GirlsKing Richard IIIKing Richard III, PS4, Alicorns, and Geek Girls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dunno how many of you have heard this, but apparently the remains of King Richard the 3rd have been found and dug up in a car park in England. The DNA testing confirms that it was the notorious "evil" King who was killed during a battle and his corpse and remains put up on display and buried unceremoniously without a coffin near a church.
If you'd like to know more you can see an article about it here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/europe/richard-iii-search-announcement/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
Sony is teasing something big to be announced at the end of February and everyone is naturally speculating that it's probably the announcement of the PS4. If this is true, it'll definitely be a shock to me since Sony never announces new consoles or hardware before E3. Only Nintendo seems to relish in announcing things with a blatant disregard of conventionality, so it would be very unique of Sony to do the same and announce a new console WELL before E3. Of c
CISPA Explained With Sock PuppetsNothing explains complicated hundred-page legislation than sock puppets! Sock puppets make learning anything easier!CISPA Explained With Sock Puppets1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you haven't done so already, contact your senators! We must stop CISPA in the Senate. The future of internet freedom is at stake.
Tips for being sexy:For lovely eyes - Always look at the good side of other people. (Phil. 2:4)Tips for being sexy:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For tender lips - Speak only kind and truthful words. (Col. 4:6)
For a charming face - Always smile with a happy heart. (Prov. 15:13)
For graceful arms - Reach out with compassion to those in need. (Rom. 9:15)
For beautiful feet - Always walk with GOD. (Gen. 6:9)
Be sexy all the time! GOD BLESS!!!
Democracy In A NutshellDemocracy In A Nutshell1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yup! That sums it up fairly well.
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalFor many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.The Film Poster as Imagination's Portal2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Film Poster as Imagination's Portal
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the
Heads Up! Free Premium Membership ScamHello dears,Heads Up! Free Premium Membership Scam10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A link is being shared around about a secret premium membership giveaway by Deviantart
and only a few lucky people know about this secret and oh super awesome event.
You're supposed to give a link to 9 people and you get a premium membership..a whole week extension.. that's just impossible!
Look at the URL, if it's not deviantart.com, then close the tab immediately. Don't trust these kind of events or giveaways that are off-site. Especially if they look like that they are done by deviantART and if they asked you about your email and other information.
:faq660: ..just in case.
Stay safe, people!
My Little Harry Potter ProjectOk... even though HP fandom has died down somewhat significantly... hopefully until *CoughcoughJKRwritesanotherbookseriescentredroundthewizardingworldCough* I'm going to do an artwork from each chapter of the book. So far I've done mostly on HPPS and HPDH, but this will be my little project, to do all chapters from all the books. I'm not the best fanartist out there, but I really enjoy creating HP scenes, it's fun and stimulating and it helps me create my original concepts between them.My Little Harry Potter Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While I enjoy ASOIAF, HP has stuck with me from the very first moment I was hooked reading the story, and hopefully one day I continue this legacy by reading it to my own children.
So far in order of books and chapters:
Chap 36 HPDH Hagrid's March by SaBenericaChap 34 HPDH Harry's Sacrifice by SaBenerica:thumb20
Is the United States a Christian nation?It's July 4th and I felt I had to do something special for today. I was thinking to do artwork for about a month before, but wasn't sure how to present it properly. One drawing or several drawings. Maybe a collage. Then I thought a journal entry would be more effective. They seem to get more views anyways.Is the United States a Christian nation?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As I read through U.S. history and it's culture and understand them the past few years, and have been going to Church, I have questioned the U.S. being a Christian nation like most Christians seem to think. That it was founded as one though the founding fathers and that they were Christians, though I have read from some people that most were really Deists. That Thomas Paine didn't approve of Christians and that Thomas Jefferson choose to remove sections of his Bible that told of Jesus divinity. And then there's the Treaty of Tripoli, which has the quote:
"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion." George Washington.
Some explanations on thi
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
Cartoon rip-off Alert!A restaurant swiped and redid one of my freind Jim Benton's cartoons.Cartoon rip-off Alert!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The blatant idea theft
Not cool. Wanted to spread the word 'cuz it's one thing when just a person does this, but when a business does it then we really gotta make sure they know folks are paying attention. Cartoonists UNITE!
UPDATE! Looks like we spooked them enough to get it taken down. Jim is super relieved. High five, guys!
Jesus and Politics? God forbid. (on Abortion)I've had several people say, "how dare you preach your political views?!? (what's my handle?)" "You should learn to keep your religion and your politics separate!" (please provide Biblical reference to separation of Church and State) I've also seen stamps that say "Keep your party's political views out of my Religion." and "I'm a Christian, I'm Pro-Choice, Get over it!" The slogan of #Occupy-Christianity says "The Righteous Care About Justice." not some justices for some people but blanket justice for all. That said I must address something that is near and dear to my heart.Jesus and Politics? God forbid. (on Abortion)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to tell you a story about my orphans. In Malawi they are too poor to afford abortions. Their solution then is to drop the child into a latrine after it's born. I have 2 such children in my orphanage. Both were rescued at great expense to the owners of the latrines. Both of them have become star students. Both of them will change the face of Malawi when they're older. Both would have been lost t
To all the depressed teens on DeviantartHi. I went through depression in my senior year of high school. I felt lonely, guilty, ugly, unworthy of love, painfully isolated. Being alone at night was the worst, because that's when all the dark thoughts would come and I would fight the thoughts of cutting myself. I wrote a lot of bad poetry. I cried all the time and didn't even know why. I thought about what heaven might be like, and I wished I was there.To all the depressed teens on Deviantart1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I told my parents. I got therapy. I got medicine. I got better.
Since then, I've gone to college. I studied abroad in Japan. I fell in love and married a cute guy. He and I are making a video game together! Now I'm going to graduate school and I'm learning to become a children's book illustrator. I live in a bright apartment where I can see squirrels climbing in the trees outside my window. I love baking muffins and popovers and other yummy things. Not every day is rainbows and sunshine, but in general I am a very happy girl and I LOVE my life.
As a teenager, I never could have
33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian1) Because the taxes that supposedly go to building roads, bridges, and schools mostly go to funding the military-industrial complex.33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2) Because the army is being forced to purchase tanks it neither wants nor needs. If the army were to withhold creating new tanks for three years, it would save taxpayers $3 billion dollars--the same amount the Pentagon spends in a single day!
Comic faces and expressions tutorial!Hello guys!Comic faces and expressions tutorial!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The expressions tutorial I did for Wysp Learning Engine is finally on run!
It contains of 20 separate panels, each of them are meant to show a process of how to draw faces and expressions; so if you are interested, you can try it out here
The learning engine allows you to try practicing on a digital canvas right there on the site, which is really helpful because you're able to see your progress instantly; and hopefully you will find the tutorial I did worth seeing!
There also are some other tutorials; such as male and female anatomy and dragons tutorials; so Wysp is definitely worth checking out, especially for young learning artists
Sorry I am not very active lately, but have a nice day, by the way