Ban live exportEvery animal who boards a live export ship is a breathing, feeling individual. Sheep and cattle can be outgoing, shy, playful or inquisitive. They are every bit as deserving of our protection as dogs and cats. Yet in the live export trade their welfare is put a sorry second to profits.Ban live export in Personal More Like This
Every year millions of sheep and cattle leave Australian shores destined for slaughter in countries where there are no laws to protect them from cruelty. Tens of thousands will die on stressful journeys across the high seas — and for those who survive, their ordeal is just beginning. Animals Australia's investigations over the past decade have revealed animals in importing countries being handled, transported and slaughtered in the most appalling ways. Most will have their throats cut while fully conscious — experiencing a painful and prolonged death.
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Save the Giraffes / PetitionsStop Hunting Giraffes for SportSave the Giraffes / Petitions in Personal More Like This
In many African countries, it is legal to hunt giraffes for sport. Hunters from around the world pay up to 15,000 dollars just for the chance to kill one of these animals. Despite declining giraffe populations, these African countries claim that hunting can be profitable for the government and citizens and that giraffe populations can be sustainably managed. But the continuation of this brutal practice only perpetuates the idea that these animals are a commodity and encourages illegal poaching. End the hunting of giraffes for sport today.
Save The Giraffe From Extinction
Conserve giraffe species, subspecies, and distinct populations.The giraffe has suffered significant declines in the past decade with the total population dropping some 30 percent across Africa.
A giraffe sub-species, Rothchild's giraffe, current estimates of population size are well below
Take action for poorly treating a baby elephantAction against the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation for poorly treating a baby elephantTake action for poorly treating a baby elephant in Personal More Like This
A mahout from Surin, Thailand, claims the government has seized and mistreated his elephant, and is asking for help to file a lawsuit against state officials who have put the animal at death's door. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) unfairly confiscated his elephant, and put the elephant at risk of "imminent death" because of poor treatment.
The department filed a complaint with officers at Krapo police station accusing the mahout of possessing wildlife without permission. State officials then removed Phang Taengmo (the baby elephant) to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) in Lampang province as state property. The Surin Public Prosecutor Office did not charge the mahout with illegal ownership, and then ordered the DNP to return Phang Taengmo to him.
He went to see the elephant at TECC on Sept 9. He couldn'
Save CamelsStop Mass Killings of Wild Camels in AustraliaSave Camels in Personal More Like This
The Australian government has decided that the country's wild camel population is a nuisance and that the solution to the problem is the mass killing of the animals. Citing everything from climate change to the animal's need for large amounts of water, the government has implemented a project that seeks to greatly reduce the camel population over the coming years. Tell the Australian government to stop killing camels and create a plan that is both sustainable and humane.
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Save Bactrian Camel
The Bactrian camel is a two-hump camel with a shaggy coat and an almost U-shaped neck. It is the only remaining Old World camel in the wild. It lives in the harsh arid plains along the border between China and Mongolia, and can withstand temperatures from minus 20°F to 100°F. Hunting and competition with grazing domestic species have led to a d
Save Elephants from Train Accidents in IndiaThis week, a passenger train in eastern India plowed into a herd of elephants. Seven of the animals were killed, including two babies, and at least ten others were seriously injured.Save Elephants from Train Accidents in India in Personal More Like This
Though the terrified herd ran away at first, they eventually returned to the railway tracks to mourn for hours before forest guards and railroad workers drove them away again.
Railway authorities have repeatedly ignored requests from the forest ministry department to reduce their speeds inside the elephant corridors. As a result, at least 50 elephants have been killed by trains since 2004 in West Bengal state alone. Ironically, Indian Railways' mascot is an elephant calf.
These intelligent, compassionate animals deserve to be protected from suffering these horrible deaths. Tell India's railway authorities to implement safety measures to stop elephants from getting struck by any more trains!
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Save the Seals / PetitionsSave the Hawaiian Monk SealSave the Seals / Petitions in Personal More Like This
Hawaiian monk seals are the only pinniped species (seal, sea lion, or walrus) that is found exclusively in the United States. The monk seal faces impending extinction (within 50 years) as a result of habitat infringement, entanglements, contaminants, food limitation, and other threats. In addition to contributing to biodiversity, monk seals are a top marine predator and play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem; their loss would likely have ecosystem-wide repercussions.
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Saving The Cape Fur Seal From Extinction
Cape Fur Seals, found nowhere else on earth, except around the tip of Africa, a
Wolves Petitions / Save the WolvesDemand more public hearings for the future of gray wolves!Wolves Petitions / Save the Wolves in Personal More Like This
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) continues to pick and choose when it comes to gray wolves.
They chose to ignore America's plea to halt the official proposal to delist nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48. They chose to ignore 16 prominent wildlife scientists, all of whom expressed deep concern around the delisting.
Save Montana's Wolves
Currently, there are two wolf issues that people find confusing: 1) The removal of all gray wolves from the federal government's Endangered Species Act (ESA); and 2) Their management by the states.
The most current science has shown that the loss of wolves and other predators has degraded almost every ecosystem on earth.For more information,download the pdf.
Save the Whales and Dolphins / PetitionsWhales Revenge, campaigned to gather 1 million signatures for a petition to stop whaling.Save the Whales and Dolphins / Petitions in Personal More Like This
Help Hollywood Actor Pierce Brosnan stop the navy's attack on whales.
Twenty-five years ago, under strong international pressure, in which Jacques Cousteau was a key leader, the International Whaling Commission enacted a moratorium on international commercial whaling. But using the justification of local traditions or supposed scientific goals, Japan, Norway and Iceland bypassed the rule and just slaughtered 25,000 giants of the sea.
Elephant Massage ???This is ridiculous...Elephant Massage ??? in Personal More Like This
These Asian Elephants are being abused in a different way.These are Intelligent animals. Elephant Massage ????????? There is no need to use animals that way.
When these people will stop promoting Elephant abuse ?
Visit the above link and type comments about Elephant being abused.Make the poster understand that Animals are not for our Entertainment.
Sunder the Elephant VIOLENTLY BeatenSunder, a 14-year-old Indian elephant, is supposed to be living in a sanctuary. Instead, he is being chained and beaten.Sunder the Elephant VIOLENTLY Beaten in Personal More Like This
For six years, Sunder was chained and abused at the Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur, India, but the Maharashtra Forest Department and Project Elephant gave orders to retire Sunder to a sanctuary. Instead, Maharashtra Member of Legislative Assembly Vinay Kore, who had given the elephant as a "gift" to the temple, sent him to be chained in an old, dark shed.
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That is terrible.I wish some large Elephant stomp those B*******
Animal MagicAnimal Magic in Art Features More Like This
Passing Through version 2 by sakimichan
Child Psychologists will tell you that kids relate best to other kids and that’s why they’re drawn to puppies and kittens and other creatures of limited vocabularies but an abundance of physically affectionate expression. Fairy tales and comic books about animals or mythical creatures with human attributes continue this special rela
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Mansions of The MindMansions of The Mind in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist... in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Collection: Joan of ArcCollection: Joan of Arc in Art Features More Like This
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Avengers in the Morning[12:04:38 AM] Brucε Bannεr: LESS SAY THE ALPHABET, KIDSAvengers in the Morning in Personal More Like This
[12:04:42 AM] T'Chala: OKAAY
[12:04:46 AM] Brucε Bannεr: A IS FOR?
[12:04:51 AM] T'Chala: ALPHABET!
[12:04:55 AM] Brucε Bannεr: B IS FOR?
[12:05:01 AM] T'Chala: BLACK
[12:05:04 AM] Brucε Bannεr: C IS FOR?
[12:05:09 AM] T'Chala: CHANGE
[12:05:14 AM] Brucε Bannεr: D IS FOR?
[12:05:16 AM] T'Chala: DICKS
[12:05:19 AM] Brucε Bannεr: E IS FOR?
[12:05:20 AM] T'Chala: my mommy told me that one
[12:05:23 AM] Brucε Bannεr: LOL
[12:05:28 AM] T'Chala: ELASTIC
[12:05:31 AM] Brucε Bannεr: F IS FOR?
[12:05:34 AM] T'Chala: FUCK
[12:05:38 AM] Brucε Bannεr: G IS FOR?
[12:05:41 AM] T'Chala: GAY
[12:05:46 AM] Brucε Bannεr: H IS FOR?
[12:05:59 AM] T'Chala: HELP IM TRAPPED IN A BASEMENT
[12:06:01 AM] Brucε Bannεr: I IS FOR?
[12:06:07 AM] T'Chala: INTERNET
[12:06:10 AM] Brucε Bannεr: J IS FOR?
[12:06:16 AM] T'Chala: JAIL
Top 10 fictional charactersRules: you must chose ten fictional characters wisely (how have they affected you? Why you choose them? This is a serious choice.) they CANNOT be from the same franchise/fandom. ( like if Kirk was one then spock another-both from star trek. Cannot choose from same fandom).Top 10 fictional characters in Personal More Like This
My top 10:
1) Bruce Banner/Hulk ((Marvel's Avengers/Incredible Hulk))
2) The Doctor ((Doctor Who))
3) Mr. Spock ((Star Trek))
4) Link ((Legend Of Zelda))
5) Daniel Fenton/Danny Phantom ((Danny Phantom))
6) Jack Skellington ((Nightmare Before Christmas))
7) Flutter-Shy ((My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic))
8) Pheonix Wright ((Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney))
9) Okami Amaturasu ((Okami))
10) Samus Aran ((Metroid))
I also can rp as any of them. But if you want to do this in your journal you can.
NEW YERK HURRI went to New York City yesterday! Manhattan And all. Bought a Star Trek shirt from the famous MidTown comic book store. Walked around Times Square, seeing all those amazing lights and everythingXDNEW YERK HURR in Personal More Like This
oh! Saw where they filmed the Avengers, and the Doctor Who episode(s): Angels Have Taken Manhatten; Daleks in Manhatten.
((I even sat on the SAME EXACT rocks that the Doctor, Amy, and Rory sat on!))
Saw the weeping angel-ERHM, Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building (built by Daleks, we all knowXD)
And also when I was In New Jersey, I went to Carlos' bakery from the TLC show "Cake Boss"! It was REALLY cool, and also the food was amazing. One of the workers liked my Zelda hoodieXD.
New York had a lot of Spider-Man. I MEAN A LOT. They really do love himXD. Also saw posters for the broadway jekll&hyde and the newsies.
But yeah, New York City was amazing<3<3
FascinatingThe Triforce on my hoodie turns out to be standing for two fictional cultures that I hold dear to my heart and personal history.Fascinating in Personal More Like This
I hold the symbol of Power, Wisdom, and Courage, of course. But I also hold the symbol of....
Live Long And Prosper.
The Triforce is also the Vulcan symbol of peace and prosper. It's on the priest robes and in the Vulcan temples...
Well, I'm trying to dwell on something interesting..
Thanks..Thanks.. in Personal More Like This
Thank you guys for trying to cheer me up. I know you're all really trying but I don't know if I'll ever be better again... All I feel is pain. Loss and sadness. So much anger..
Fun facts about Spock1. Spock is half human.Fun facts about Spock in Personal More Like This
2. Spock hates Marshmellows.
3. Spock likes cats.
4. Spock believes McCoy practiced Witchcraft/Witchdoctor.
5. Spock regards Kirk as a 'highly illogical but reasonable human-being'.
6. Spock is very passionate.
7. Spock really likes Uhura.
8. Spock likes to sigh.
9. Spock's blood is green.
10. Spock reallly likes Sherlock Holmes Mysteries.
all canon, too.
Why do we fall?"Gotham is lost." Bruce breathed, keeping a hand pressed against his side. Alfred kept a steady hand on the railing of the old lift as it descended. He looked up, watching in a hint of sadness as Wayne Mansion burned. He turned back to his master, noticing the deep wound Bruce had recieved from the burning log.Why do we fall? in Personal More Like This
The log that Raz' Al Gul left on him to die.
"Master Wayne," Alfred said,"Why do we fall?" Bruce was slightly surprised at the question, but his memories provoked him. He closed his eyes, taking him back to the day when he was only seven years old. He was playing tag with Rachel Daws then- He fell into the well. The bats scared him as he screamed, trying to push them away. About an hour later, Thomas Wayne came down to rescue his son. He reached out a hand and asked,"Bruce? Why do we fall?"
So we can pick ourselves back up.
So we can pick ourselves back up.
"S-so we can pick ourselves back up." Bruce opened his eyes and rose to his feet, ignoring the pain
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
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Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Stop this American Horror StoryWalmart’s torture of pigs is a real American horror story. Driven mad from boredom and stress, pregnant pigs confined to filthy gestation crates endure nightmarish conditions I would not wish on my worst enemies. Walmart must stop supporting cruel gestation crates.Stop this American Horror Story in Personal More Like This
Hello, I’m James Cromwell, and I just narrated the latest undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at a major Walmart pork supplier. What I saw in this video is a living nightmare. And it has got to stop!
At Walmart pork suppliers, thousands of pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed into cages so small they can barely move. They can’t turn around, walk or even lie down comfortably for nearly their entire lives.
In the video, pigs can be seen constantly ramming their heads against their tiny stalls out of stress and frustration. These intelligent and social animals are literally driven mad from sheer boredom and lack of stimulation.
Animal welfare experts around the world agree that these
BBC documentary: Pedigree Dogs ExposedWARNINGBBC documentary: Pedigree Dogs Exposed in Personal More Like This
This documentary contains graphic and disturbing material that may be unsuitable for some viewers.
A Home for Zuri - Locust Grove, GAClick here to donate!A Home for Zuri - Locust Grove, GA in Personal More Like This
Zuri, "The Hopeless One," before being healed at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a 250 acre facility in Locust Grove, Georgia, U.S. that boasts an animal rehabilitation center, nature trails, and many natural habitats for more than 1,000 animals. They strive to educate the public about animal welfare and conservation, and to take in orphaned, abused, or injured animals, no matter what their illness. It costs a lot to run their sanctuary, and they're lucky to get volunteers. These folks do some amazing work, and they need your help to provide a safe, healthy habitat for their ailing white tiger, Zuri.
Although Zuri was born normal-looking on the outside, she has an incredibly weak immune system and was near death when she went to live at Noah's Ark. At her original home, she was hidden from the eyes of the visiting public, as she was missing almost all of the hair on her bo
Bile is Vile - AsiaClick here to donate to Free the Bears Fund, Inc.Bile is Vile - Asia in Personal More Like This
Click here to donate to the Animals Asia Foundation
Click here to sign the petition!
WARNING: This post contains graphic pictures and descriptions of animal suffering.
Bear bile farming takes place in countries like China, Vietnam, Laos, and Korea, where bile is popular in traditional medicine. Bile is created in the liver, and stored in the gall bladder. Thirty years ago, the only way to acquire bear bile was to kill a bear, and remove its gall bladder. Of course, now that the bears used in this practice are endangered, farms must offset the cost of illegally acquiring more bears. How do they do this? They prolong their suffering.
My visitor...EDIT 6: His name is Hektor now. Hahaha.... he will be coming back this evening and I sooooo hope that after a few days he will be coming back to my garden again so I can work on socializing him more and more. Keeping him inside now would not work... yet. But one thing after the other. He now has to learn how to trust me again and I promise to do my very best. If all this will work out and the allergy test for both me and my son will be negative, Hektor will be chipped with my information.My visitor... in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: Congrats to everyone who said, that Katze is a male... as you were right. So "she" is a "he" and he still is at the vet until tomorrow evening. He got his bits bewteen his legs removed and also they removed fleas and worms. he is not chipped and not tattooed which means that no one feels responsible for him... well, of course I do now.
There is also very sad news about him though.... his leg. He must have had an accident, for example with a car quite some time ago because indeed his leg has
Hektor - the story continues... final edit!EDIT August 25th:Hektor - the story continues... final edit! in Personal More Like This
Over night I have gotten really sweet notes by nice people here who offered help with the allergy thing.... thank you very much! You know who you are and I really apprecuiate your thoughts and ideas.
Unfortunately I got even more notes telling me to keep the cat, not understanding what this is all about. So I am telling you know:
I have several allergies against several things already, be it fur of guinea pigs, pollen, antibiotics or food or even dust. Those are just a few examples of many.... believe me, many allergies. Being stung by a wasp or even eating a fresh apple will kill me within minutes. I am on antihistamine pills pretty much all of the year, so my symptoms are reduced... but they are never fully gone.
I have this since I am a small child. There have been times I could not leave the house in spring, because I had bad bad asthma because of the pollen and believe me, this is hard for a child, when your friends may play outside in the s
My cat loves me because...My cat loves me becauseMy cat loves me because... in Personal More Like This
... he cares for me weight since he always takes the sausage of my bread when I donīt look.
... he finds my feet beautiful, especially the toes that he loves to play with while I try to sleep.
... he allows me to touch him, no matter what I am doing when he made that decision.
... he allows me to live with him and sleep in the same bed.
... he simply sits down on my keyboard if again I have played too much Diablo III.
... he does not want me to smoke - the ashtray is "removed" quite often from my table.
... he brings half dead mice into my living room so I have something to play with too before I shall eat it.
... he always finds his perfect sleeping position right in front of my face so I can see him when I fall asleep.
... he relaxes so much while being pet on my lap that the farts continue to roll out of him.
... he simply lays dow
How Billie the Unicorn was published.I actually wrote a lengthy blog post last year about the process of getting Billie published. The beginnings of Billie actually started back in 2002.How Billie the Unicorn was published. in Personal More Like This
Here's a link to the blog post, scroll down a bit past the Comic Con 2011 wrap up to get to a wordy post that has some old scribbles.
I don't think there is one way to get a book or a film made. There are many different roads, but it always helps to get your art out there.
Questions about BillieHi everyone!Questions about Billie in Personal More Like This
I've been getting a lot of notes lately asking how I illustrated "Billie the Unicorn", and how I got it published. I've been super busy at work, so I'm really bad at answering emails.
Tonight I'll attempt getting a blog post together to help answer any questions you all have. (I'll link to it here.)
Thanks again for the interest and support!
Street Photography for dummiesStreet Photography for dummies in Art Features More Like This
What do we need to shoot a Street picture?
1. A camera
Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you.
2. A public place
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.
Exactly, people! We need people in candid situations. Definition of "candid" from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: "subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed" Definition of "candid" from Wikipedia: Candid photography is best described as un-
Street Photography - The OriginsAs we all know from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding everything was invented by the Greeks. Well, ok we left some trivial things to be invented by the Chinese as well. What you may not know is that Street photography was also invented by the Greeks before Photography itself was even invented.Street Photography - The Origins in Art Features More Like This
Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment or "the supreme moment". The Greeks believed the concept of Kairos is achieved when such a moment is grasped for otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured. According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the “fleeting moment.”
Interestingly the ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative nature.
Does the above remind you of the "Decisive moment", the essence of Street Photography?
400 WATCHERS?! PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!OMG! HI everyone!400 WATCHERS?! PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!! in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 400 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 400 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
THIS GIVEAWAY WILL LAST TILL JUNE 15TH! so hurry now!!
300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!Hi everyone!300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!! in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 300 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 300 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
This giveaway last till June 27th! so goodluck!
Big Craft Collection, part ImissmonsterBig Craft Collection, part I in Personal More Like This
--Sold-- Dragon Puppet YouTube! Video by Wood-Splitter-Lee --Sold-- Ring tail Baby Plum Dragon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
Commission- Dmitrii the hamster by LisaToms Newborn forest dragon spirit by LisaToms Fennec fox - art doll by LisaToms Custom Leshky by LisaToms
Rhythm by scenceable Kirin Family by scenceable Illiad by scenceable Ena and Kail by scenceable
Red Panda by mooki003 Sea Horse detail by mooki003 Two Toes by mooki003 Handmade Hyena by mooki003
The Climber by emilySculpts Spring Dragon by emilySculpts The Forest Spirit by emilySculpts Punk Raptor by emilySculpts
Sea Serpent in Seamoss green by purplecatcreatives Nilo Dragonsnail - Seafoam by purplecatcreatives
Love Potion by dumont Swan by dumont
Big Craft Collection, part IIRed-Dragon-LordBig Craft Collection, part II in Personal More Like This
Preview of series4 by Bonecarverpm
Wood automation by DragonArmoury Egytion style armour by DragonArmoury Demon lord mask by DragonArmoury
Jai - Jackalope Dreamweaver Sculpture by LuxDani Stigma - Sculpture by LuxDani
Athena Mask by OakMyth Mask of the Moon by OakMyth White Wolf Mask by OakMyth Purple Octopus Mask by OakMyth
Aura by SovaeArt Dragon Resin: Hmm - 2 by SovaeArt Toothless Close-up by SovaeArt Silver Ice III by SovaeArt
Steampunk Metal Stone Mask by Diarment Steampunk Spiral Time clock by Diarment Steampunk Fish by Diarment Steampunk Clock Crab by Diarment
Dragon by Rey Hernandez by ReyH Azazel by ReyH Samurai by ReyH
Floral Maned Faery Dragon by LilacGrove Jewel: Pixie Dragon by LilacGrove Feathered Pixie Dragon Closeup by LilacGrove