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On Copyright, Copyleft, and the Artists' DilemmaThe question of copyrighting one's work is one of the very few issues in the world about which I still hold a "moderate" stance. One the one hand, an artist (be they cartoonist, musician, author) wants and should be compensated for their work. On the other hand, the goal of many artists is to spread their work to as broad an audience as possible. As of now, my opinion changes on a case-by-case basis.
As a child, I was obsessed with the concept of copyrighting or somehow "protecting" my workmy drawings were a private thing, I did not ever want to see my cartoon characters conceived by the imaginations of my family and I reproduced in someone else's hand. To a seven-year-old with an anxiety disorder, seeing your original ideas bastardized by a classmate's sloppy hand triggered a sensation akin to gouging sporks into your eyes. My dad helped to calm me once by telling me that technically whatever I created, I owned, and no one could take that away from me. (As I got older
What's Up NowHi folks, I hope at least one of you has been wondering where I've gone off to during the past four months... hopefully my long DeviantArt absence will be coming to a close this summer. I was in Argentina for three amazing months but without a scanner, and my dad's home computer with the art programs (and my artwork) on it just crashed. D'oh! I've brought my school scanner up to my bedroom, which I've noticed sucks out quite a lot of color, but I can at least post some of the black and white artwork.
Some things I've been working on/you will see this summer:
-A logo for the theater production Cabaret
-A logo for a fall 2009 Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions conference at Hampshire College
-Sneak peeks at an entry for the spring 2010 Hampshire College Commencement poster
-A totally farcical, non-political comic book about Che and Fidel, which will hopefully be finished in time to exhibit at the Small Press Expo this fall in Bethesda, Maryland (fingers crossed!)
-Alongside my real
My Prank Call to the IDFThe IDF has spread leaflets all over Gaza with a number people are supposed to call to rat out Hamas members. (Medical care has been denied to some desperately sick Palestinians until they give up names.) Instead of calling the hotline and asking the Israelis if they had Prince Albert in a can, I decided to be an adult and actually report some terrorists. Here is what I said:
my name is Hannah, and I am a white American calling to inform you about some terrorist organizations in Israel that you may not be aware of.
Sir, I am afraid that the Nazis may have risen again under your very nose. I am afraid that they may have risen again because of the obsession in your country with ethnic cleansing, your insistence on a racial hierarchy. I was uncomfortable the minute I stepped into Ben-Gurion Airport. You did your best to make me, a non-Jew, feel unwelcome. Your security guards, asking why I didn't speak Hebrew and why I had an unfamiliar (Scottish) name, conveyed with their ques
Gaza HolocaustRaise your hand if you are tired of the hundreds (disproportionately Palestinians) dying, of your friends in Gaza telling you goodbye now because they are not sure if they'll be gunned down next. From my friend Ahmad yesterday and today:
December 27 at 6:56am
THE DEATH !!!!!!!!!
REALLY WE ARE DYING HERE
2 OF MY FRIEND DEAD TODAY
OPPPPPS WHILE I WRITE THIS WALL ANOTHER PUMP ............
SEE U ALL IN THE UTHER LIFE
December 28 at 5:41pm
it's happend .My univesity is destroyed . before 5 min ago
when i will finish my study now ???!!!!!!!
please speard this news about the UNV.
...Oh, and if I hear any more honkies talking about how "BOTH sides are being hurt in the conflict", I will make you grow a weave and then I will rip it out. To everyone in Palestine: may God keep you and your families safe, I hope you are out of harm's way and God willing the slaughter will stop soon. My prayers and love are with you. To all the anti-Zionists in Israel: thank you for continuing to
Nothing Has Changed"In our country there is room only for the Jews. We shall say to the Arabs: Get out! If they don't agree, if they resist, we shall drive them out by force."
-Ben-Zion Dinur, Israel's first Minister of Education, 1954
~HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY~
UntitledAhla" asdaqa'iy fi DeviantArt,
I can't believe my fortune, but this Saturday I'm shipping out to Palestine for two weeks to participate in a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions summit! I can't wait to kick colonialism's ass, and I've set up a blog to chronicle my adventures: http://meenerhabi.blogspot.com/
Besides taking a swing at I$rael, I am excited beyond belief at the IMAGES I'm going to bring back, between my sketches and my photos: stuff they don't want you to see (sand, sun and segregation: ya like that, IDF?!).
Wish us luck, and I'll see y'all when I get back!
Question for Muslim ArtistsAs you can probably tell, I am an amateur calligrapher interested in Islamic art. I have stuck to drawing names, words and phrases since I am not a religious person, but lately have wanted to try writing longer quotes from the Qur'an as gifts for some Muslim friends. I asked a friend who is Palestinian to check my grammar on a phrase I had written on a sheet of homework that had been converted into an elaborate artwork. He said that he used to doodle Qur'anic verses on scrap paper but stopped, since they would be thrown away and this is prohibited.
I had no idea about this restriction, and realized I am treading in sensitive territory. I am new to this whole monotheism thing (raised without a religion), but recognize the sanctity and importance of the Holy Books and His word.
In the interest of avoiding cultural misappropriation, is a non-Muslim "allowed" or authorized to write Qur'anic verses? What are the "rules" concerning Qur'anic calligraphy? I do not want to make the mistake of p
April and FoolsI saw that my icon had changed into a blue creature today and at first I thought that I was popular enough that someone hacked my account, but then I realized that everyone had a blue creature and was like, naww! ...So, a few random things to talk about:
Yesterday during the walk-out, it snowed. Ten years ago on this day, we got an April Fools' blizzard, which everyone here from New England (I'm from Massachusetts) remembers. I started thinking back to where I was ten years ago on this day. I believe I was 9 at the time, in 4th grade. I was fucking miserable in school, had no friends, a handful of undiagnosed disorders, and had literally only my art and imagination to keep me company outside of my home.
Ten years later, I am still drawing. (I never quit drawing during class, all you fuckers who told me to stop.) I am beautiful, healthier, more social, have lots of friends I can count on and actually enjoy spending time with them, am in a happy relationship and am used to living away fr
Papyrus x Reader x SansPapyrus laughed eagerly and loudly as he and his brother Sans walked back to their stations.
“-And did you see how badly that human failed on my last puzzle?!It goes to show that I will be a great Royal Guard!NYEH HEH HEH!”Papyrus said, praising himself.Sans, who usually doesn’t leave his post (out of laziness) had to laugh also.”Is it really so hard to turn Xs into Os?” Sans chuckled.
As the Skelo-Bros neared Papyrus station, they noticed two little little legs squirming out as if they were stuck.Sans glanced over at the legs as if it was as usual as a hyper Lesser Dog, while Papyrus looked dumbstruck.”ANOTHER HUMAN?!”Papyrus yelled, more trying to get attention then being surprised.The small person automatically fell to the ground, fearfully clutching a flip-phone that had been given to her from her monster ‘guardian’.
Papyrus looked down upon the young girl as Sans merely stood back, completely cool.The girl, frozen with fear, lo
Doflamingo x Reader: Family Matters
There have been many things you have seen on Baby5’s face, but only rarely have you ever seen her looking glum. Most times you’ve seen her, she’s either exuberant, furious, or comically crying, depending on her “boyfriend” situation. Other than that, she was always relatively calm, with a slight smile.
“Little Miss, what has you feeling so down?” You walk up to her side, putting a hand on her shoulder.
“(name), I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She sighed, and then chuckled a little. “How many times have I told you to call me by my name? I don’t need to be called ‘Little Miss’.”
“I will continue calling you ‘Little Miss’ as long as I am a servant working here at the castle and you are considered Family by the Young M
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
Custom Brushes 2 (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)Link to Custom Brushes 1!
Custom Brushes (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)
[Tutorial] Stiches Brush and how to use it.Hello, hôm nay viết tut là dành cho bạn :iconjemmy2000:, và cũng đăng lên đây luôn ^^. Tut t viết đơn giản, mong cũng dễ hiểu.
1. Tạo 1 new với size 200*100, với chế độ Transparent.
(Có Thể click ảnh để xem full size nha)
2. Chọn Shape để vẽ ra. (Chú thích trong hình)
3. Vẽ shape ra new.
4. Ctrl+T để chỉnh lại shape, nghiêng -40 độ
(Trong hình lúc Transform có hiện lên độ nghiêng nha)
5. Sau đó, nhấn chuột trái, Rasterize Layer -> OK. Sau đó Ctrl+A, dùng move tool di
requests openaccepting chibi / halfbody request.
only cute characters please. i'm okay with drawing kemonomimi, anthro, dark skinned characters. /i want to practice more/
only watchers can request.
fave if you want to request.
examples of my works:
please, don't be offended if i won't draw your character.
to request fill this form:
♡ username: ----
♡ oc's ref: ----
♡ oc's name, personality and important details: ----
if you want to give me some characters to choose from, then fill 3 forms max.
comments without a filled form will be ignored/hidden.
ART RAFFLE | BIRTHDAY BASH [ O P E N ]Hello!
I just wanna update everyone with my status 8D
So right now I'm muscling through my headers and art trades. I'm going to finish all of them so I can focus on studying for an upcoming exam I'm taking on the 2nd of July. And while we're at it, it's my birthday on the 5th of July! So while I'm preparing for all that, I want to open a raffle to thank everyone who supported me. I don't know if I say it enough but I'm truly happy with all the nice messages and support.
Thank you all so much.
WHAT CAN BE WON
1 Full CG
Total of 5 winners
HOW TO GET RAFFLE TICKETS
Watch - Not required but I'll be grateful if yo
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
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