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Fallen Kingdom by Ricku
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Okay........ I'm kind of at a loss to describe what I see here. I definitely empathize with your assertion about the choices war forces...

Simple Rose by sarcasmk

What I see particularly well-displayed in this image are a series of contrasts regarding shape, form and texture. The background with t...

Sacre-Coeur Basilica by MatusMajer

What really impresses me about this piece is the symmetry. The church is captured perfectly in the center, with equal distributions of ...

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I recently posted a piece featuring Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to my gallery in early anticipation of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today, the first trailer was released on IMDB and I pounced on it with enthusiasm. 

Unfortunatley, my first glimpse of this highly anticipated blockbuster wasn't all I hoped it would be. While the trailer showcased many of the action scenes expected of such a feature- and they looked fabulous!- it was pretty short on substance. The action scenes essentially piled onto one another until it became hard to digest them all, and very little was revealed in the way of plot details. 

Of course, the structuring of a trailer doesn't necessarily give an accurate picture of what a movie will be like (I've seen it before), so I'm not making any kind of judgement at the moment. CAN'T WAIT FOR MAY!!!
  • Mood: Content
  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • Eating: Cinnamon babka
  • Drinking: Seltzer
Fashion of Dorne by loverofbeauty
Fashion of Dorne
Created using Game of Thrones Scene Maker on Azalea's Dress-up Dolls

This series was directly inspired by Metalblackfae's piece "Westeros fashion style". As soon as I saw the piece, I could easily pick out influences that were graphically displayed in the clothing (styles, colors and shapes) as well as the people wearing them (facial expressions and physical features). Using those same influences and themes, I came up with these doll designs for the regions of Westeros controlled by each Great House.

For Dorne, the logical mindset was "this is a desert climate and everyone needs to keep cool". I kept the woman's dress as close to the original piece as the program allowed, since the original was beautifully rendered. Perhaps the man's leather bracers- used to project the warrior image- were an unconscious nod to the "Red Viper" Oberyn Martell. When it came to facial expressions, shrewd was the key word; I don't believe the Dornish consider themselves completely superior to the rest of Westeros, but they're definitely not impressed with posturing or intimidated by lofty shows of power, and I tried to make that mindset show through. As for the clothing pattern, nothing seems to click, so I played it safe and went for the minimalist look.
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Fantasy Bishop by loverofbeauty
Fantasy Bishop
Created using the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Scene Maker on Azalea's Dress Up Dolls.

Perhaps more than my other Doll Divine images, this series is indicative of the fact that I have way too much time on my hands (he, he!). Nonetheless, it was fun to do, and a nice break from the purely "fantastical" pieces I usually do.

My parents and I are HUGE fans of the show NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). In a nutshell, the show features an eclectic team of government agents who are called in to deal with any criminal activity (usually deaths) involving the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Although I don't always agree with the politics used in the series' plot lines, the characters are some of the best examples of original screenwriting on the air today.

Probationary Agent Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, credentials:
-Experienced NSA (National Security Agency) analyst
-Can be overly ambitious (i.e. try too hard) but always done with good intent
-Able to sift through extensive amounts of information to locate key subtle clues
-Capable sketch artist, marksman and hand-to-hand combatant
-Very determined and focused when pursuing a goal
-Not a afraid to throw herself into the center of a situation (doesn't intimidate easily)

From the moment it was announced that Eleanor Bishop would be joining the NCIS team, I, probably like many people, had certain doubts. The shadow cast by Ziva had really been larger than life (at least in my opinion), and Bishop herself admitted that she had some big shoes to fill in that capacity. Although still relatively fresh on the show, she does seem like an interesting character, and I tried to express her personality through the design choices of this piece.

My main thought for her outfit was lots of patterns, for two specific reasons: from her very first episodes, it seemed to me that Bishop embodied traits from many other team members, past and present; she has some of Ziva's fighting skills, Kate's drawing ability, Ducky's medical knowledge and, most of all, Gibbs' attitude and determination. Also, her background as an analyst requires her to shift through many strands of tenuously connected information (represented by the chaotic patter of the under dress) in order to discover the patterns and evidence that will ultimately lead to an answer (ordered pattern on the overdress).
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Jesse Brauner
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Favourite genre of music: Anything that tugs at the emotional heartstrings

Favourite style of art: Renaissance paintings/sculpture, Medieval manuscript illustration, Arabic calligraphy

Operating System: Mac OS X

MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4S

Favourite cartoon character: Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Personal Quote: "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." -Albus Dumbledore
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Journal Entry: Tue Jan 14, 2014, 8:03 PM
A friend of mine has commented several times that writers for television shows are not paid nearly enough for the quality of work they produce. No doubt this is true, but tonight I saw for the first time just HOW true this belief can be.

In the latest edition to my gallery, I used a photograph of an empty pair of shoes to reflect my feelings on the introduction of NSA analyst Ellie Bishop to the NCIS team. While the symbolism of the image may be obvious (for full details, see my gallery), it seems the NCIS writers have fully latched onto my thinking. In tonight's premiere episode, Bishop commented to Dr. Rachel Cranston (Kate Todd's sister, for those who don't remember) that the shoes she has to fill are gigantic, and in some ways may be unfillable.

This is exactly what I was thinking when Bishop was introduced to the show, and, as I mentioned in my deviation, I hoped that Bishop understood that notion. Well, it seems that she does.

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Reading: The Book of Amazing History
  • Playing: Dragonvale
  • Eating: Banana
  • Drinking: Seltzer

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sil333 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave ! :)
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
You're welcome :)
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NowitzkiTramonto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch dear :3
Also for the llama~!
Really appreciate them :3
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
:)
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Roxy734 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks for the llama!
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
You're welcome :)
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Roxy734 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
<3
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VanitasRocks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :D
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
:):D:):D:):D
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Ahhh, mylady, I thank you for a llama AND watching me! :) I am honored.
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