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Deviant Art group seeking members

Started this discussion. Last reply by southpawdoesart Jun 5. 3 Replies

"BibleAmidWorlds", a group thats been on the DeviantArt Megasite for three years, and is seeking new members. Its a site of mostly amateur artists and writers, clean and well run, that provided yet…Continue

Gods presence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz May 29. 1 Reply

Exodus 33&34What an astounding pair of chapters (Exodus 33&34): God and a man conversing “face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”   Such a conversation was a complete novelty then…Continue

Check out these Facial Expressions

Started Mar 15 0 Replies

Western Deep is a long time Anthro comic; art done by Rachael Bennett. Check out the facial expressions on this page: …Continue

What are the CCAS "decency limits?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz Jan 31. 1 Reply

Michael recently asked this question with reference to depicting blood in his art but the issue applies several other areas where art approaches a moral boundary of sorts.1) Code of conduct on the…Continue

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"Thank you so much guys. This is one of 19 pages I inked up, some I'm happier with than others, but this is one of the happiest pages."
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This is a fun summer project for me: illustrating a children's book. Its about two brothers and how they work out anger while still loving each other.
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"Yeah, but put a Zero behind any other number and its ten times greater."
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Shimon Kepha 01

"   One early morning I saw Sicilian fisherman launching a boat off of a steep beach. The four of them carried the heavy wooden boat down to the surf line, then three of them stripped off their clothing in what seamed like seconds and…"
Aug 8
Brien Sparling commented on Marco Tulio Rodrigues Vilela's blog post Denounce against spammer in CCAS
"Hey Aaron,        You should see a small blue "x" on the upper right corner of just your comments. Clicking on the X deletes that comment only. Thanks for this thread and reporting dear Stella to admin (see "Report…"
Aug 5
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Fear of Writing Male Protagonists

"Just because they're only the voices in your head, doesn't mean they aren't real or amusing. The whole issue of writing/drawing a protagonist that is engaging but not offensive, is both bizarre and hilarious; female protagonists far…"
Aug 3
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Gaborgenheit

      Gaborgenheit is a word that I want to hold on to.  Its such a lovely concept that it has its own Wiki page but... the word is not "sticky" in the way that some words cling in your memory. Still Gaborgenheit is worth a Deviant Journal entry.   WingedWarTigers(Deviant Art site) recently did a really sweet gaborgenheit picture :   Misty Birthday  , which got me thinking about this word.          …See More
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Another page from "Red Beard"

"Cool reflections, especially the waterfall; you're way past what I can do with Photoshop.      The colors on the boat's hull need to be muted and darkened a bit because wood is less reflective.  The over all light…"
Jul 30
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Yeshua turns around

"Impressive research; and the results in your book(Reign of God http://www.thereignofgod.com/home/buy/ ) are equally impressive. Well done!"
Jul 30
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recklesslove2018

"Wow. Gorgeous emotive art; lovely details and shading."
Jul 29

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Location:
Monterey California
Gender
Male
Website:
http://abalonofcalifornia.com
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
All areas of general science, chemistry, Guitar, Education, California history 1700-1840, Origins of Life, Horses and Sheep(really!), Song-leading
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
Depressed loner at 15, I was saved in an on-campus christian club. I've been a Christian for 45years. Currently a board-chair and Praise-team leader at a small Grace Community Church.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Independent writer-penciler for a graphic-novel weekly strip: "Californios 1830"
Favorite Comic Creators:
Usagi YoJimbo(Stan Sakai), BONE(Jeff Smith), POGO(Walt Kelly), Lakadaisy Cats(Tracy Butler), Kevin &Kell(Bill Holbrook), Freefall(Mark Stanley), anything Pixar -Disney
Calvin&Hobbs(Bill Watterson),Gordo(Gus Arriola), Endtown(Aaron Neatherly), Dr.Rat(Jenner), RoseIsRose, Anything by BerkeleyBreathed or Gary Trudouea...
I'm sorry, what was the question again?

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Gaborgenheit

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 9:52am 1 Comment

      Gaborgenheit is a word that I want to hold on to.  Its such a lovely concept that it has its own Wiki page but... the word is not "sticky" in the way that some words cling in your memory. Still Gaborgenheit is worth a Deviant Journal entry.
   WingedWarTigers(Deviant Art site) recently did a really sweet gaborgenheit picture :   Misty Birthday  , which…
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Effectively animated comicstrip

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Effectively animated Comic strip

The Bouletcorp  (http://english.bouletcorp.com/ ) is a strip done by a widely published French cartoonist who is slowly translating some of his works into English (One strip every month or so). The strips vary from weird to hilarious, but what caught my eye was Boulet’s 3.28.18 strip (“When I am alone”), in which the the punch of the strip is made by five animated panels . Having never seen…

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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:47am 4 Comments

  I am impressed to make a not so grandiose resolution: to strengthen my friendship to someone.  1Thessalonians2:8 reminds me that the heart of the Gospel is not just in meeting physical or spiritual needs of others but, to the degree that we make opportunities, to befriend a small number of people.

    Technology both makes this easy on a surface level and harder on a deeper level; deepening some connections necessitates cutting off other superficial contacts in order to give us more…

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Go see this Movie

Posted on December 9, 2017 at 4:59pm 1 Comment

   This is a conditional recommendation; you have to really like family values, great story, Pixar animation...and not be put off by a few hundred comedic skeletons. That fit me and I finally got myself to a theater to see Disney-Pixars 3-D animated Movie, CoCo.  In short, this is an awesome story with awesome values and a central dilemma of Family vs. a Personal quest.

    Go see this movie.

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At 7:57pm on April 2, 2018, Mike Jacobs said…

Dear Mr. Sparling:

You're more than welcome. It is always a joy to see the work you do.

In regards to my hero's ability to fly, I had thought of an outward piece of equipment as well as appendages (wings), and neither seemed like a good idea. The thought I had was a cross between Captain America and Superman. The story I had was a young man whose father was exposed to a radioactive material with mutagenic properties in an attempt to produce a better soldier. It didn't work on the father, but those abilities manifested in the son, who wound up with increased physical abilities.

I did have a thought in writing this: what if he gained limited abilities to manipulate energy, such as magnetism or electricity? That would give him the ability of flight as well as other abilities to differentiate him from the heroes I've been inspired by. What do you think?

God Bless You,

Mike Jacobs

At 3:58am on February 28, 2018, Joshua Dease said…

Thanks! I have only been to one city in Croatia, right on the border. Haven't met too many people there. There is some really beautiful work happening in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe though.

At 7:31am on February 22, 2018, monte cooper said…

Thanks

At 8:21pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

No, I mean submit writings on this site

At 7:33pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Hey, I need some help if you're willing. I know that you can submit texts, but' i'm kinda trying to figure out how. 

At 6:06am on January 30, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks for the help man, really appreciate it.

At 8:58pm on January 29, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks, I'm glad to have joined, but I'm trying to figure out whether what I have to send in. This is my latest page, and I need to know if what I have is too... bloody for this site?

 https://xxfreaktowersxx.deviantart.com/art/Brothers-in-Arms-Gaunt-is-the-mind-page-2-725867491

At 11:14pm on December 29, 2017, PK said…

Thanks brother! I hope to contribute more.  Blessings!

At 9:58pm on December 29, 2017, Sven Jacobs said…

Sparling... what have you been up to? I checked out AoC, and it looks like you haven't updated in a while. What's going on? 

At 2:07pm on December 17, 2017, Hope Daalling said…

HAH! I noticed your profilr pic! it is hilarious! nice! XD

 
 
 

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