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Bored Wizard by stoneman123
Bored Wizard
Alright, so after my last picture, I decided that I needed to learn how to draw faster and more efficiently. To that end, I dug out my old drawing tablet and am now trying to learn how to use it. This started out as a doodle that I decided to continue, just to see how quickly I could finish. It's not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but after the days I spent slaving over my witchsona picture, I am quite pleased to have done this in a meager few hours.

The character is no one in particular. Just a bored wizard. I can relate, wizard. Like I said, he started off as a doodle, but I later went back in and added a moustache so no one would think he was Severus Snape.
One thing I've been noticing a lot lately is the whole "slippery slope argument" used to argue against legalizing gay marriage. It usually takes some form of the following:

"But if we let gays get married, what's to stop pedophiles from marrying children? Or necrophiliacs from marrying corpses, or zoophiles from marrying animals?"

I am not here to discuss the merit of this argument. It has none. Anyone who spends even the most cursory effort to think about this will realize that the basis of most sexual law is informed consent. Adults whose reason is not impaired (such as by drugs or mental illness) are the only ones capable of given legally meaningful consent. Children, animals, corpses, and inanimate objects can't. It's that simple.

No, rather, what I wanted to discuss is why this argument seems to be so prevalent these days, and why it seems to resonate so well with the opposition to LGBT rights. Simple ignorance obviously accounts for much of it, but my personal theory is that there is a deeper reason for its popularity.

My theory is this: opposition to LGBT rights is informed primarily by personal repugnance to LGBT persons/activities. As this revulsion is at the forefront of an anti-LGBT person's thoughts on the subject, they cannot conceive of the arguments in favor of LGBT rights. Therefore, when they see people arguing in favor of one thing they find repulsive, they assume that these people would also support other things they find repulsive, like necrophilia, pedophilia, et al.

So what are your thoughts on this? Do any of you know of other reasons this argument might be so prevalent? Any ideas on how to combat something like I described above?
Witchsona by stoneman123
So! I've seen this tumblr meme going around and I thought I'd like to join in. I believe this was originally intended to be done in a certain week, but I don't often go to tumblr and I am nothing if not behind the curve, so here we are now.

Sweet genius I spent too much time on this. If there's one thing I learned from this ordeal its to find a way to streamline my process. Nevertheless, I hope it was worth it.
scientOWLS by stoneman123
They're scientists, except they are also owls. :D

Don't know where this idea came from. I just thought it would be neat to draw some pulp sci-fi owl-scientists doing weird science stuff. I tried a lot of new techniques for this piece, some of which were successful, some not, but all educational. I'm sufficiently pleased.

Now, some of you may be wondering, if they're scientist owls, why are dressed like that? Well, my imaginary friend, I was inspired by the old pulp sci-fi films wherein scientist type characters tended to dress in wizard-like satin robes and such. In fact, the three owl scientists' outfits are inspired by specific ones. Good luck figuring out which! Further brownie points if you recognize the science-thingy floating in the middle.

I spent a good day and a half on this thing, but I might still have one more left in me. Stick around! Or don't; that's your call!
Space Owl or whatever by stoneman123
Space Owl or whatever
Oh my gosh, whaaaat? Uploads? Yes, that's right, for the first time in forever I'm actually uploading something.

So! I don't know what's going on, lately, but my art is now going through an "owl" phase. I got owls on the brain, y'all. This picture here is the first time I've fired up GIMP in god knows how long. It's a owl, in space, or something. I didn't intend this to resemble the Cosmic Owl from Adventure Time so much, but you know, you can't really draw owls in space without the Cosmic Owl showing up in your inspirations.

Stay tuned for more, kids. I've got a much better drawing to submit after this one!


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Perry Watson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Cowries are pretty cool.
Favourite cartoon character: Marceline the Vampire Queen
Personal Quote: "Do something about it!"

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glitch-bit Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Hey man, thanks again for that quote and advice! I'm just now looking at your profile and you make some nice art. I'll be watching any more pieces you might do!
stoneman123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My thanks for the watch and the compliment, but, ah! How embarrassing. I haven't finished a piece in a year, at least. Not like I don't have excuses; studying electrical engineering here at Georgia Tech takes its toll on my time and sanity. Also, I'm writing a fantasy novel, a snippet of which is in my gallery. I finished the first draft a few weeks ago, too. Anyway, thank you. It's been a pleasure.
glitch-bit Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
That's understandable. And it's no problem!
HiGGyPac Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
All i Knows is that THE DAMN SUN IZ GONNA Cr@Sh! in Megaman X9!
within-oblivion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comments, faves and watch ^.^
stoneman123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome. :bow: Thank you for deserving some comments, faves, and a watch.
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hey, you remember back when you complained about steampunk literature conversation?
I looked up those books in my local library. They actually have them! Well, most of them. The Mieville's and The Windup Girl. I'll probably read one of them over winter break.
stoneman123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I remember, and that's great news! Do tell me what you think of them. I certainly hope you enjoy them.
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Indeed I shall. :)
CampbellDoesArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Thanks for the watch! Couldn't help but notice you're into D&D. Mad props!
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