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I do mostly B & W freehand sketches, except when I do digital coloring and occasionally a real life coloring.
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Pool Side, Water Fight 3 by Miss-Tbones

First off, this brought a smile to my face. That's what's important- evoking an emotion from the viewer, and this feels happy and fun. ...

Sorrow by Ardate
by Ardate

Purely amazing. Do you have any idea how much skill it takes to use pencils like this? This piece gives you no shortage of detail avail...




Fancies himself an artist.
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
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- Nothing I have is my own. It belongs to God, He has given and he may take away as He sees fit.

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Shingeki no Kyojin - Punch in the face .gif by SetoNami Shingeki no Kyojin - Arm body slam .gif by SetoNami Shingeki no Kyojin - Running Titan .gif by SetoNami

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A very light, easy and inexpensive sketch commission. Done in graphite. Please provide adequate information on the subject you want drawn.
Syphon by SaintOfTheDragons Woman4 - The Half-Kitsune by SaintOfTheDragons
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The Fabled Elite Class by SaintOfTheDragons
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Superhero Sketch 11-3-14 by SaintOfTheDragons Untitled Character Drawing by SaintOfTheDragons Jack Halfdead 11-4-14 by SaintOfTheDragons Spydr Superhero Sketch 11-6-14 by SaintOfTheDragons
A detailed sketch with deep lines and detailed shading. Background available upon request.
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MythicKnights Contest Entry - Selfie by SaintOfTheDragons

Lines, shading, and coloring, done traditionally, all for the price below.
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I'm currently in shock and disbelief over the events occurring in the state of Georgia regarding a newly passed piece of legislation. I'm sure a lot of people have already heard about it, but to put it in scope for those who haven't: huge companies including Disney, Target, and Starbucks have threatened to pull out of the state if the law were passed.

HB 757, also called “The Religious Freedom Bill” exempts religious institutions and personnel from marriage duties, performance of rites, and administration of sacraments that is in violation of their religion. It doesn't state this directly, but it's been widely interpreted that this targets marriage ceremonies for homosexual union. It also exempts religious institutions from hiring practices/employee retention - more on this later.

Note: this is not a discussion on the merits and morality of what is legally referred to as homosexual marriage. This is about the state of Georgia's legislation.

I can't believe this is even in question. Like, I seriously can't believe this.

Homosexual union's establishment last year as marriage was a legal institution, and just that: legal. It had no grounding in the church. Check it out. The original intent of the words, “separation of church and state” was not the same as how we use it presently. It was originally used to describe that no government (local, state, nor federal) in the United States would ever be ruled by a religious body like a church. Most people now believe that the term means that the church and state ought not touch each other in policy, which is incorrectly interpreting the original intent. In the past 20+ years of lawmaking we've been all too happy to use it to indicate, “Keep your religion off of my secular education”, but now we're not so quick to apply both ways. Therefore, for consistency's sake, if we are to apply the separation of church and state the same way we've been using it, we would be giving the church a “no-touch” barrier. As in: the church has policies and it wouldn't be within the power of Georgia nor even the power of the United States to change that. The state of Georgia was just being nice, instituting this as a law and all, but in the interpretation of “separation”, they wouldn't be able to change the church if they wanted to. It's adorable that Didney and Barstucks think they can money-muscle their way in. (Admittedly less so if they succeed.)

Additionally, what we see here is effectively bullying. If Disney and Target and Starbucks pull out, they are threatening large monetary losses for the state of Georgia. This has given the companies a form of power over the state, and whether it is effective or not we'll see in the following days. Georgia, having already passed the bill, could either repeal it or continue on, undoubtedly feeling the economic burn in doing so. This comes to a question of morality – is it right for any big earning company- basically, a minority of very rich people- to extort in order to influence the legislative process? I would say no, unless the law is straight-up unconstitutional (and none of that far-flung free spirited interpretation of the constitution BS).

The only problem I had with the bill initially is that it allows for hiring discrimination. But, in the new spirit of “separation of church and state”, it ought to be upheld if we are to remain consistent in our present legal beliefs. Also think about it practically. 1) No one would want to work at an institution they disagree with and 2) if they did it would possibly be to sabotage it. Possibly. We don't have any objective way of measuring it, so that much is speculation, but it's not far-fetched to see people trying to act as heroic whistleblowers, or in the case that malpractice doesn't exist, just shedding an unfavorable light.

That's what I've got (dismounts soapbox). I'm just so tired of dodging controversial topics, honestly.


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RedTweny Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
T!H!K!S for having spent some your minutes in my gallery and for the fav...very appreciated !
calimer00 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Thanks a lot for the fav!
mikecharles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
thanx for the fav.
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. You've got great art. :)
mikecharles Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
thanx, again.
timnaas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Thanks for the +fav
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No problem.
timnaas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
:thumbsup::D (Big Grin) 
8ShadowNights Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
thank you for adding me to your favs!
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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