the upper hand art

i… need to stop getting the urge to draw utena fanart right before midnight……..

anyway here’s some anthy practice

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This is from a 30 day drawing challenge things for OCs. Prompt today was “draw your oc in your clothes for the day”. Technically this was yesterday, but I colored it today. Tamatori! Yay! She has a prosthetic arm (long story) but I couldn’t figure out which design I liked better, skin-colored or cool and robotic, so…

Forbidden Fruit (1889). George Agnew Reid (Canadian, 1860-1947). Oil on canvas.

Forbidden Fruit was inspired by Reid’s childhood on the farm, and his father forbidding him to read Arabian Nights. A boy is totally absorbed in a book. One hand holds a page, as though he’s reading with such hunger and enthusiasm, he can’t wait to turn the page. Reid paints in a soft, warm light. The two brightest things are the single page and the boy’s upper hand.

★ The Pentagram ★

 Here ya go! A Pentagram post, as requested by you lovelies

The Pentagram is a powerful symbol with  a complex history. There is much confusion involving this symbol,  and as a result, it is commonly mistaken for a symbol of devil worship and evil.

The confusion starts with the symbol itself, As it is confused with that of the Pentacle, it is because of this, that both the Pentagram and Pentacle often share names…

★The Pentacle & Pentagram…

The Pentacle is the five-pointed star, cased inside a circle. It is used as a generic term for a mystical or magical symbol. The Circle around the star refracts and reflects all light, bringing to the wearer total intelligence, universal wisdom and protection.The circle around the star represents protection that is stronger than the Pentagram due to it’s “closed-off” form, as well as unity, and wholeness, and is most commonly worn around the neck. The pentacle, crafted from silver represents Moon energy and psychic forces. The same symbol made in gold represents the Sun energies of power and strength. Many pentacles come with embedded stones which can represent birth months or a particular energy that the wearer wants to attract.

The Pentagram is the 5 pointed star without the circle, A powerful symbol used throughout different cultures and religions since 3500BC, even included in the holy Bible in which the five points represent the wounds of Christ. The Pentagram was first discovered, etched onto the walls of caves and upon fragments of pottery in Ancient Babylonia, along with the first recorded discoveries of written language.

 

★Meaning behind the Pentagram…

It is a powerful symbol of faith and protection,The pentagram tells us that we have the ability to bring Spirit to Earth; this applies to every area of practical day-to-day living, as well as spiritual thought. The ability of bringing Spirit to Earth is what makes us whole. The 5 points of the symbol represent the 5 elements, earth, fire,water, air & spirit, and is used by many Pagan’s and Wiccans as a symbol of their faith, just like how the cross is a symbol of a Christians faith. It is in no way evil despite it’s reputation.  

★Reputation of the Pentagram…

The Pentagram has received a bad reputation throughout history as being associated with devil worship, and Satanist’s. It is one of the most miss-used, and misunderstood symbols we know today. It is likely that it’s bad rep resides within our god,  Cernunnos, the Celtic “horned god” which looks similar to the modern depiction of Satan, with the legs of a goat and large antlers upon his head. He is in fact, a god of fertility and is well honoured by Pagans and Wiccans. The idea that the Pentagram contains so much evil is absurd, taking into consideration the way of life in which Pagans & Wiccans go by,They do not believe in Satan, as that is apart of the Christian religion, and they believe in living in harmony with the earth and harming none. Another reason behind the dark reputation of this symbol is how visually similar it is to the inverted goats head associated with Satanists. 

★Uses for the Pentagram in the craft…

During magical operations, the pentagram can be drawn in the air by the athame or sword. When drawn a certain way, it is used to either invoke or banish energies. Used on the altar, it becomes a focal point to draw in and send out the intentions of the spell or working. The simplest spells of this kind are those involving candle magic. A candle of the appropriate color is charged and place on the symbol.

★EARTH: (lower left hand corner) represents stability and physical endurance.
FIRE(lower right hand corner) represents courage and daring.
WATER(upper right hand corner) represents emotions and intuition.
AIR(upper left hand corner) represents intelligence and the arts.
SPIRIT: (at the topmost point) represents the All and the Divine.

Which era Thom Yorke should you fight?

Pablo Honey: Fight him, he grew his hair too long and now it’s in his eyes, you would probably win.

The Bends: No do not fight him he will win, he is jumpy and knows how to use his small stature to his advantage

OK Computer: Ok but why would you fight him? He is tired.

Kid A: He has the upper-hand, being fuelled by edgy art-rock and electronic music. Thom’s been inside working on fruityloops for so long, his only sustenance has been coffee. He’d win. Your only shot at even contending and not getting made a fool is if you ask him to play Creep and the split second where his soul dies a little is enough to get out of the headlock you were in before he puts you in a full nelson, and later a cast.

Amnesiac: No way, Thom knows that you can’t take him, come on if you think you can take him on. He’s gonna win.

HTTT: Do it, he is too worried about politics and the future of the world and the wolf at the door to notice you, you could catch him off guard.

Eraser: He will kick your ass. Don’t do it.

In Rainbows: Why??? He is having a calm time, he is relaxed. If you were to fight, you could surprise him and win. But again, why? He’ll probably invite you into the studio and Colin would give you copies of his favourite books to read.

AFP: Thom has a super squad hiding around him somewhere at all times, you go in to fight and flea will fly in from behind a corner and do the RKO on you. You won’t know what hit you. Don’t do it, man.

The King of Limbs: He is too calm and nice to fight, why would you do this? If you must, he now knows how to utilise his powerful political/ecological rage well and will wipe you off this planet.

TMB: No no no, let him be…

LP9: Do it because of his withholding of the album, but be aware, he will be prepared.


insp. @mcjonnyg

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Stream sketches! Trixie does not have the upper hand against herself, too much art, colourbun, APPULJAK, and Luna’s entourage. Thanks for coming!

There will probably be a bonus stream some time soon for more sketches that didn’t get covered this month!