The Bill of RightsThe Preamble to The Bill of RightsThe Bill of Rights3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution;
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
A Pokemon Collaborative Project:iconexplosionplz: JOIN THE DEVIANTART GROUP HERE http://drunk-pokemon.deviantart.com/ :iconexplosionplz:A Pokemon Collaborative Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've been following my work you may know I've drawn, and am in the process of drawing, all generations of Pokemon. You may also know that from the second generation on, I've been drawing them quite inebriated :icondrunkplz: This leads them to be crude, messy, and instead of acting as standalone pokemon comics they become insights into the mind of a drunk artist.
That brings us to the new project I would like to invite all artists to join, as long as they are above the legal drinking age of their country of residence: DRUNK POKEMONS :icondrinkplz: :iconohhellyeahplz:
1. You get drunk
2. You draw/paint/sculpt a new, non-existing Pokemon (or a "Fakemon" for short)
3. Another (drunk) person takes your Fakemon and gives it a name and type (other details optional)
4. Another (drunk) person takes this Fakemon and draws its evolution, including it's name and type
So you're g
Obsolete InkingLately I've been doing work for DC Direct--the wing of DC in charge of statues, toys, etc. It's been a nice break from PRJ. The money is good, and it hasn't been soulless like I imagined. Corporate gigs can go either way--sometimes they want you to do exactly what "they" want, other times they want you to do your thing unencumbered. Luckily this was the latter.Obsolete Inking3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rates for toy designs are broken down into three parts: you get paid for the sketches, the final pencils and the inks. For this gig, the inking rate was higher than my normal inking rate. It felt good, but then I realized that 25% of my fee was for inks. And it raised an unsettled concern that's been on my mind.
How long will inkers be needed?
In the old days they needed inkers because computers weren't yet being used in print. I forget the name of the machine that preceded the scanner (process cameras?), but it was low-tech enough that i
A Naked New YearFor the record I welcomed 2013 in a proper dress but I did want to address my new fascination with nudity. For years I have been doing shots that have craftily avoided the visual of the "nether regions". Lately I have abandoned that rule and for good reason. It is my opinion that the female body is the most beautiful and incredible thing ever created. I dont see any shame in it and I believe in smashing down the old stereotypes that sex and sexuality is a dirty thing. I have been researching alot on what it is that defines the border between porn and art and I think it is about time that we ladies reclaimed our naughty bits from the dirtbags and the pornogrpahers who have taken sole, visual possession of them. I believe that nudity, full female nudity can be portrayed with elegance and artistry. I also believe that sexuality can be portrayed with absolute and utmost dignity and elegance. I realize that many people think that photos and visuals depicting things such as masturbation andA Naked New Year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe A New Story?! Preview!Starscream walked through the remains of the Autobot base. His legs were covered in ashes and smoke swirled through his systems. His wings stood tall on his back as he graceful climbed over the steel beams that had fallen, landing with ease on one leg. He cleared his throat and placed his hands behind his back. The seeker looked down at the ground, looking for anything or anyone that may have survived the explosion.Maybe A New Story?! Preview!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
: Starscream?: Megatron called through their open comm. link. Starscream jumped at the sound. : Have you found anything?:
: NO, Master. But I am still looked. I will not be much longer.: Starscream gently said, trying not to sound too nerve. He heard Megatron groan on the other end. Starscream hummed nervously as he turned off his comm. link. The seeker rolled his eyes and stepped over a pale of burning metal.
A hand shot out and grabbed the flier by the ankle. Starscream gasped as he felt himself being pulled to the ground. Another hand wrapped around St
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Devious Journal EntryIf anything, I will keep to myself, the internet will be the last place for it.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, if there is something you like, you can have it, but please let me know. Any way, I can't do anything about it.
"Never be afraid to try something new... Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic."
The life is too short for "myspace" and "facebook".
Dear American clean up your back yard. Leave the earth in peace. Stay at home. http://www.american-pictures.com/english/reviews/media.htm
I can not understand
why you are so tolerant when it comes to
cutting carcases into pieces
Mostly it is women that go beyond.
But if people
normal sexual behaviour
your tolerance falls below 0 point.
I do not mind either way
but why this absurd discrimination?
Explain it to me
I would so like to be able to understand it
Explain it to me
I would so like to be smarter
ConservatoonsNow, if we haven't noticed our Liberal hating, commie hating, anything that includes helping other people hating friend down at Conservatoons, I have. Now, If you haven't yet, this is one of those guys that actually takes Glenn Beck seriously. He believes that socialism and anything Liberal is bad.Conservatoons5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, we got into a little argument over politics. It slowly became a Canada vs US fight an so on. Now, I can hold my own and we really went tooth and dagger,http://conservatoons.deviantart.com/. Since I believe having your beliefs questioned is good for you and makes you stronger I like these arguments. What's really funny about the whole thing? Well, I'm a Canadian conservative and he's and American conservative! How can we both have the same title but be so different?
Anyhow, if you are one of those people who makes a bad name for conservatives everywhere with your complaining without the answer, check out conservatoons. If you aren't you'll be sure to be offended by something!
NEW BOOK!You folks asked for a new Cyanide & Happiness book chock full of laughs and good times, and guess what!?NEW BOOK!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We ignored you and did the opposite.
All the old Depressing Comics, with 40 new ones that are only found in this book!
Makes a great stocking stuffer to go with those holiday suicide rates!
INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED BECAUSE WE'RE PUNK ROCK - Take THAT, 'The Man'!
American Grown By Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama American Grown Will be published in May 2012, so For more information please visit Michelle Obama American Grown website.American Grown By Michelle Obama3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Illustrator Need For Paying Comic Book ProjectLooking for an illustrator for a comic book series that I'm writing called "Night Wolf." So far I have 12 issues written. An artist who can do both illustration and coloring would be preferred, but is not required.Illustrator Need For Paying Comic Book Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Night Wolf" is about a teenager who on his 18th birthday discovers that he was born a werewolf and is reluctantly thrown into a supernatural war between good and evil.
This is a start-up project so I don't have much money, but I do have $2,100 that I can pay for character designs, a Cover and 24 pages for the fist issue.
Once the character designs are finalized, and have some solid sequential artwork I plan to submit a proposal to kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com to get additional funding for the project, publishing, advertising, distribution, etc.
Compensation for future issues is negotiable. Payment can continue to be work on a commission basis, or we can discuss payment based on a percentage of the profit from sales from the title(s) worked on.
The comic book artist sty
Visions of The Future:iconfansforcap: has 682 members!Visions of The Future3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Avengers Superbowl Trailer!
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
REVIEW Captain America: The Winter Soldier:iconfansforcap:REVIEW Captain America: The Winter Soldier8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my official review, 'on time' even!
There's so much I didn't even get into. I need to spend an hour or six geeking out over this film with some friends.
Remember, these are just my own impressions of the film. Feel free to comment, question, discuss, and even submit your own reviews!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
SPOILERS HERE! If you’ve not seen the film yet, READ NO FURTHER!
Good plot, great characters, smooth interactions, invested performances by all!
Action, action, action! Don’t worry, you won’t be bored.
Stunning fight choreography. My favourite scene is after Winter Soldier and Rumlow’s strike force ambush Cap, Wilson, and Black Widow on the overpass.
Of course Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson return to deliver powerhouse performances. They make these characters live and breathe, no
Transformers Fan Book ProjectEDITTransformers Fan Book Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, things are being pushed back a bit for two reasons:
1. I'm being told I need MORE responses from fans to add to the book, so please spread the word and if you haven't sent me yours yet, please do so.
2. As I am self publishing, I need to purchase the ISBN ($100) to get the ball rolling and get the book available globally through Amazon.com and Barns n Noble.com, as well as in a registry for brick-and-mortar stores to pick up my book and sell it. So it's going to take a little time to pull the funds together.
The book itself is finished, save for more responses from fans. Once I have what I need and the book is in publication, I will post a photo of the book itself with links to where you can purchase it. All moneys earned from the sale of this book will go towards publishing future novels and other books.
The idea has evolved into a project I wish to do for TF fans world wide. Even my 62 year old mother got in on it and I introduced
Meeting Weird Al!Last night I got one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet Weird Al Yankovic backstage after his show here in Minneapolis! I've been an Al fan since I first heard the "Weird Al" In 3-D album in 1984 and I've been a big fan ever since. I only have two artists' full libraries on my iPhone, The Beatles and Al. So yeah, I'm a fan.Meeting Weird Al!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only did I get to see him perform live (my fifth time seeing him), but I got to give him and his drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz copies of my "Meeting Al" piece:
Both Al and Jon were awesome and I can't thank them enough for allowing me and my friend Natalie to meet them. I want to say a special thanks to Jon, who could not have been kinder or friendlier, for responding to Natalie's e-mail about possibly meeting the king of parody. Jon suprised me by saying "he doesn't know you're here, he's gonna love this". I was really honored to be able to give them both print copies of my piece.
Just before Jon snapped a photo of the three of us Al
Non-PoniesChrysalisNon-Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
8-Bit graphics are like the classic cars of the computer graphics world. Sure, they don’t have Bluetooth, power seats, or fancy extras, but they’re old and they sure look cool! That’s why for our newest Design Challenge, the 8-Bit Hoodie Design Challenge, we’re asking you to design a hoodie in an 8-Bit graphic style. Submit a design that would drop the jaw of any 1980s programmer, get your friends to vote, and you could win 10 of your hoodies and $1,500 CASH! A pixilated world awaits; get your squares together and submit your design by April 6, 2012!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR hoodies.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 winning designs from
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
CommentsPlease only add constructive comments. The models are not whores. Just because a model shows her genital area, she is not a whore. The images presented in my portfolio, general represent the whole women.Comments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe in showing the models face. It is the expressions, I am looking for. I do not like strict posing. You can see that in thousands of images on this site. I do like girl next door shots. The model always has fun in my shoots.
If the model wants to represent herself, in a more mature manner, I will go there. We are adults. The relationship between model and photographer is a business one. It is all fantasy. So, just sit back and relax.
GOING TO FAN EX TODAY? We're in the Artist Alley!!This Fan Expo 2013 from Thursday-Sunday, for the first time ever, you can get that art you had your eye on directly from us at table #A374 in the Artist Alley! We will be selling large 12X18" prints, mini 4X6" prints, buttons, keychains, bookmarks and a few little do-das!GOING TO FAN EX TODAY? We're in the Artist Alley!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are at table A374! Right next to the food court and in-line with the left-side entrance/exit
Thanks to everyone who supported us through our kickstarter we are fully funded! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398012909/identitypollutions-first-artist-alley
Here is our list of expected products, this list is a work in progress and subject to change.
FULL SIZE PRINTS:
Bright Light, Bright Light by IdentityPolution What Time Is It? by IdentityPolution Daenerys Targaryen Art Nouveau by IdentityPolution :thumb3
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops