New Pope: Gay Marriage is the Work of the Devil
Here's a 2010 equalitopia article by r0b where the newly elected Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) describes gay marriage as being the work of the devil:
Argentina’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate has warned that the country’s gay marriage bill is a “machination” of the devil, reports Pink News.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has called on priests in Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop, to protest against the bill, which is progressing through Argentina’s parliament.
In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God .. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
The Myth of TalentThe Myth of Talent
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an
The life and death of traditional art.THIS WEEK IN ARTWEEK:
Is traditional art becoming a lost art form? From the looks of it, yes. Scanning the front page on dA, one seems to see less and less traditional art every year. Of course, times and methods change- but doesn't this put disadvantaged creators at a well, disadvantage? Is there a bias against traditional art developing on deviantart? Where did the idea come from that going from paper to digital is a "step up"? We see this in other media as well. We ditch hand-drawn 2D animation for 3D, then wonder why the quality suffers. We inject our lines with stabilizers and homogenizers, then wonder why it tends to look the same. We force talent- instead of allowing it the time to grow naturally, we want to be good right now-- and take shortcuts to get there.
Maybe it's the fact that everyone started with paper, and familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe it's because all the big artists almost exclusively use digital art. Or something else entirely-
But one artist I know reb
A rescue dogA few days ago, when I was at open field work in another city 200km away from Warsaw, working as off-road/trail photographer as usually- I got a call about a husky dog in desperate need that is located in MY area. Fully starved dog (just bones), having severe skin issues, bleeding and leaking mold off from skin and fur is falling off found on streets laying down- and needs immediate health attention. I'm not anymore active volunteer in my animal rescue foundation due to life changes, but my instincts of rescuing animals came back. I've responded to the animal foundation and took responsibility of picking up and transporting a husky in need.
I had to cut off from work, and ummm the issue was… I went there with my co-worker whith his car. Everything sounded perfect, that dog was in need to be transported to Warsaw by today which is good for me cause after work we are driving back to Warsaw.
Buuuut the problem was… A nice, shiny BMW car.
My co-workers beloved car, plus h
Big news!Hi guys!
I have some "Off-white" related news for you.
Me and :icontanathe: have been working on Off-White for almost 6 years now. During this time our lives gradually changed, and we've acquired new responsibilities. I'm busy with creating a museum design for my major degree in architecture, and Kate works full time on the newest Witcher game. With all that keeping up with a regular update schedule became more and more challenging. Because we are still very committed to this project, we felt that we've been letting our readers down lately. We've decided it's time to make some changes. To keep the updates regular we've invited a new member to our team! Today we welcome :iconjessi-mei: as our new artist and writer!
Here's a few words from her:
Hey Off-White readers!
You’ve probably seen me around, especially in the comment section for the past couple of years. And for some of you more experienced, long-time readers, you’ve seen me in both of the Off-White forums as both
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
© art by Stanislaw Zoladz
And this IS watercolor painting. 100% watercolor. Kthnxbye.
I've been a lot in traditional art society, and just... I spotted this artwork. No, at the first it was a photograph for me. For really long time I wasn't interested to take a look deeper at that common photograph until I got bothered by loads of people to take a peek on it.
That really knocked me out from chair, is not the fact it's 100% painting but it's watercolor. I've seen 100% photo looking a like acrylics, oils and really mixed medium ways of paintings but... watercolor alone? And that's from simple watercolor "squares" palette.
I'm not really fan of photo-realistic paintings, I do love real life paintings with very artistic touch and with it's own original style... but for this one I have lots of "wow" for this artist to master watercolor on insane level of skill by using simple techni
I just want to share what my ever so loving dumb of a boyfriend got me for valentines this year
He surprised me with this in my valentines day package ;;;;;; and i just AUGH
IT JUST MADE MY DAY OKAY laughs more like made my liFE
I fucking love you baby
He also got me an adorable tepig plush with yellow flowers, a cheesy card, bunch of doodles, and MONEY FOR A MUNCHKIN (inside joke)
I myself sent him a plush, doodles, a custom valentines day card, his favorite candy, and other tiny things but ;v; it doesn't compare to his gift. It's just the best thing ever and I will wear this necklace for forever
he has the other half too ;v; wah wah wah WAH
LOVE YOU S
Thanks and inactivenessHello, everyone!
First of all, I want to thank you for the feedback on my previous journal entry. I would never imagine I would receive that many opinions but I'm happy I did. Even though most of you seem to prefer my old drawing style to my current style, it doesn't depress me in the very end. Instead of that, it kinda gave me motivation to try my best and improve as an artist. Actually that was my new year's resolution, too, so... I'll work hard! ᕦ(ňwóˇ)ᕤ You'll see, just wait for it!
But that's not everything I want to tell you. The thing is, I have matriculation exams on the way so I just simply can't spend so much time on my computer before that. I'm not gonna take an actual break this time, because I don't want my life to be nothing but studying during the following weeks. But instead of that, I will be quite inactive for sure. I just don't want to ruin my future by hanging around on the Internet, I hope you understand that.
Cats Commissions (Closed for now!) Now closed.
The turn around wait has been changed to 30 days.
Please read the entire journal.
Cats are small colored doodles of your character of choice or your actual pet as a cat.
Note, cats do NOT come with a background. I generally send them as a cat with a transparent background, like so: http://www.other-worldly.com/random/morsualbig.png
Sometimes I post them in bundled deviations with odd color shapes in place of a background to make the overall image more interesting. The shape is not actually included in the commission.
They come in a big size and a little size. The example above is about as big as they get and your 'big size' will be in that ballpark. Actual dimensions differ depending on the cat's pose.
The small size is usually between 100 and 300 px wide. (Same image, resized)
- $6.50 each (paypal only for now)
- Payment must be in advance. I don't start working until payment is received.
- I try to finish ALL
Support this Amazingly Beautiful Animal GameYou know what inspired a lot of us? Traditionally animated films of animal stories.
It's also the inspiration for this game on kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leagueofgeeks/armello-bringing-tabletop-adventures-to-life
LOOK AT THAT ART!!!!
I really needed to show you because I am ridiculously impressed with their art and design, and thought you guys, being into the same kinda stuff as I, might be as excited as i am to see a game of this quality being created with cool animal characters. I pledged straightaway because they only have a few days to go and hope you'll consider doing the same so this game can get finished (and Im going to need some friends to play with!!)
AnyaHey everybody. I figured I'd make a post about what happened week before last.
Some of you may be aware that I kept a Russian Domesticated Fox as a pet. Her name was Anya and I posted a few photos on here of her, but mainly on her Facebook Page that i made for her and made videos with her that we put on her Youttube channel.
I have waited a little while to post publically about this, because it's a very hard thing to come to terms with. For those of me who read my previous private post about this, I again want to thank you for your condolences and support that you provided me during this time.
To everyone who has enjoyed Anyas story and videos, I must tell you now that our beloved and special Anya has passed away. She was mortally wounded by a coyote.
As some of you know, Anya had an ourdoor living space constructed just for her. It was her favorite place to be in the whole world. She was never cheerier, happier or more comfortable than she was when she was in her home. She knew it was
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! Tweet
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
[Advertisement] Raffle *CLOSED*I'm going to host a Raffle that is free to enter!
You can win up to 200!
LESS THAN AN HOUR LEFT!
Okay the OFFICIAL END TIME WILL BE August 24th, 2013 at 3pm Eastern Standard Time
I had to help some of my friends with their summer math homework and what turned from an half hour thing, became a 24 hour tutoring session. So I apologize I am now home and able to manage this raffle correctly. So I am sorry to any that entered about these delays. Things sometimes come up and this is just one of those times. So the new end date it official and as of now, will not be changing!
Thank you for entering, and sorry again!
Here are the rules though:
1.) Favorite this journal
2.) Advertise for this by making a journal and linking this journal in it
3.) You must link me to your advertising journal in you comment entry before yo
EXTENDED! OC CONTEST! (5000 Points in prizes!)[UPDATE 2]
Extended the deadline to the 1st of September
[UPDATE] Just a reminder that there is now only SEVEN DAYS left until the deadline! If you want an extension, let me know!
Also, check out my sisters contest entries for the Hugh Howey book track and short story competition! http://www.booktrack.com/#!/landing/hugh-howey
Fan Fiction by Nat - http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf?booktrackId=bffaabb75e40457ea7b5c07593e54bc7
Soundtrack by Tamara - http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf?booktrackId=b5c11598c4194d6e8d0dfcc2c3c257d8
I’m hosting a contest! It’s got some pretty epic prizes, including a 5000 prize pool – so if you’re interested, read on!
CONTEST THEME: Draw any one of my characters in any situation or theme matching the given Keywords.
Flight Rising - Fourth Preview Video is Up!On the horizon is an exciting world of dragons, creatures, and exploration. Currently in development, Flight Rising is a web-based activity site featuring dragon breeding, warfare, adventuring, and collecting. Make friends, play games, and grow your clan! www.flightrising.com
The first four video previews for the Flight Rising website are up. They cover elemental selection, creating your first dragon, genes, and patterns.
9.7.12 - Element Selection + First Dragon
9.14.12 - Blueprints, Genes, & Patterns
9.21.12 - Apparel
9.28.12 - Coliseum Part 1
10.5.12 Battlestones & Coliseum Cont
Future topics will include: Auctionhouse, Bestiary, Clan Profile, Energy, Gathering, Fairegrounds, Familiars, Marketplace, Skins, and Trading Post.
Since everyone else is doing it (wannabe rant)Since is seems quite a few people are getting this out there I figured I'd throw this up here as well. I don't intend for this to be a rant or anything. Call it what you will but to me it's just getting stuff out there so if anyone is wondering I don't have to answer the same things over and over again.
So... kind of a FAQ and kind of not.
Firstly: Please stop saying things like "All you popular artists are the same" or "I'm not popular enough to be your friend".
It's fucking annoying because not only does it sound like a pity trip it makes me feel bad for somehow gaining some stupid numbers. I don't know about you but I don't base who I like and who I don't on how popular they are. My 'recognition' on dA does nothing for me in the real world so it's not like I've magically gained celebrity status.
The reason I don't make a lot of friends is because I have issues with people and being used by them. It's nothing personal again
About the Username Change and the Imeji CheinjiI never believed that name change would exist due to many valid reasons, but yet, they made it. Honestly, I've been wanting to change my name since long time. I'm in no ties or any desire with "Pearl" in any way which I named it when I was quite young. Also that name makes me sick sometimes- so a new name change is going to be a great, refreshing start.
So, yes I do plan to change name yet my icon will remain not changed to keep people to recognize me. And here I want to write a journal about being really careful, be smart and think twice if we decide to change name: to not cause that kind of trend where "Oh I got bored with that name, lemme change onto another" and making a'la Japan's trend of changes known as imeji cheinji.
Firstly, try to imagine, if there is artist (or active watcher, popular artist, active friend or even troller which you dislike etc.) which you admire is known under Crystallox2* (and you probably will notice how many people also call that person as "Crys"
eBay Adoption Weighted Barn Owl!
Whats available this week?
Auction Adoption eBay--> hhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Made-Realistically-Weighted-Barn-Owl-Poseable-Talons-/141442459243?
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Squishy Tongue and Paw Pads!
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