Distant Dead Worlds

This is a website that I have known for probably the longest time out of anyone: Christian Comic Art Society. 

I remeber meet up with these guys the year I went to Comic con and attend two of those panels. It a small community but they are very inviting and willing. Ive met one girl who loves the Aquabats and Yo Gabba. 

Its smooth running and alot of text, and small community, but with more people and time, perhaps it will be better. I think though the design is fine enough. It is also a social network for artist so its like facebook with a little deviant art to it.

Find CCAS on their website:

http://www.christiancomicarts.com/page/about-ccas-2

 Raven from That So Raven and the Bill Cosby Show is in my class. She pick me to paint me, and I did the same. I pretty much did this in two nights and really risked making this more colorful. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed, but Raven, and my teacher, Henry Yan love it. My color pallet is based off of thinking orange blue, but wondering if red and pink would work, but figured it out using adobe Kuler. It does work out nicely. 4.bp.blogspot.com/_svQZrtFh-H4…I think Impasto is my favorite technique since you can mimic layering with acrylics, and you can get less Muddy Colors.Inspiration is drawing from 16th Century art history class learning about Impasto and  also as well as Zimou tan, Web Academy on Oil painting,  learning about alla primaand researching many artists  on google and youtube, before attempting this result. Acrylic underpaintingAlalla Prima Impasto Oils on 18 by 24 inch Utrecht canvas2 nights

 Raven from That So Raven and the Bill Cosby Show is in my class. She pick me to paint me, and I did the same.

I pretty much did this in two nights and really risked making this more colorful. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed, but Raven, and my teacher, Henry Yan love it. My color pallet is based off of thinking orange blue, but wondering if red and pink would work, but figured it out using adobe Kuler. It does work out nicely.
4.bp.blogspot.com/_svQZrtFh-H4…

I think Impasto is my favorite technique since you can mimic layering with acrylics, and you can get less Muddy Colors.

Inspiration is drawing from 16th Century art history class learning about Impasto and  also as well as Zimou tan, Web Academy on Oil painting,  learning about alla primaand researching many artists  on google and youtube, before attempting this result.


Acrylic underpainting
Alalla Prima Impasto Oils on 18 by 24 inch Utrecht canvas
2 nights

Next up is a Blog Feature. Beneath the Tangles.
Apparent Its not the most attractive website. It can be improve alot. As well blogging isn’t my interest. I feel it needs more interactivity and better RSS Feed, but that is just for me personally.  Other then this it does the job of attracting Christian Anime Bloggers alike. If you love to read alot of articles, comment, or articles about anime, this site from what I can tell does a good Job. Follow Beneath the Tangles Here:
http://beneaththetangles.com/Also I found more website then ever thanks to them, Guess Im going to do more features.

Next up is a Blog Feature. Beneath the Tangles.

Apparent Its not the most attractive website. It can be improve alot. As well blogging isn’t my interest. I feel it needs more interactivity and better RSS Feed, but that is just for me personally.  Other then this it does the job of attracting Christian Anime Bloggers alike. If you love to read alot of articles, comment, or articles about anime, this site from what I can tell does a good Job. Follow Beneath the Tangles Here:

http://beneaththetangles.com/

Also I found more website then ever thanks to them, Guess Im going to do more features.

Hey guys. Long time no see. I want to do alot of website features that is geek and Christian related. Its needed to be known since many christians need to understand pop culture and foster the community better.  I was planning to do two at a time, but since I have only seen like around 5 or 6, Ill do a feature each week. It will be auto updated.

First up is Geek’s Under Grace. I love the webdesign, as its a clean formatted webpage. It isn’t just a full of text, its design so its attractive modern and clean. Its formally known as Cross Console Gamers, but you can still check Cross Console Gamers on Facebook.

Its basically a subculture of Relevant, another Modern Christian website I can probably do a feature later. And its basically it, a website that does articles and reviews about anything in nerdy pop culture on FB. What really got me was anime and video games were in there. So I am on the site signed up for it. I also give credit to my friend’s page since she seem to post alot from that site.

One warning is the site is very slow to load, not too much content as other websites, and there is barely any community in it, but I think with time and more people, they can get better support for their site.  One thing you can do right now is buy a shirt and when 50 hits, those will be entered into a raffle for a free video game.

Sign up Geeks Under Grace at their website:

http://www.geeksundergrace.com/

Follow Geeks Under Grace on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/geeksundergrace

Follow Cross Console Gamers:

https://www.facebook.com/crossconsolegamers/timeline

Happy 4th of july. You thought it was house of heroes independence day. NOPE! It’s a Katey Perry paordy.

Or if your bored of Fireworks tonight, start watching this instead.

New Christian blog feature comming this month, every Sundays.

RE: Are Christian Movies Hurting US?

In response to the article here:

http://www.geeksundergrace.com/movies/are-christian-movies-hurting-christianity/

For God’s not dead arguing we seen it before isn’t totally a good argument. We see alot of plots before. Look at everything is a remix. All Creativity is always inspired or rehashed from something, everything except for God. Why are we also suddenly having new and better marvel movies? We see those before too.

 It’s that making a good remix though.

For me personally God’s not dead is horrible because it stereotypes. The Christians are the heroes and Atheists are terrible College teachers. It bores me to death because these films are irrational and Judgmental about atheists. Anything doing the creation verse Evolution thing, they just want to add a ton of drama and stupidity for nothing.  I almost wanted to cover my ears at Spirit west Coast this year, because God’s Not Dead was basically a giant Ad for God’s Not Dead by the Newsboys. Newsboys was Playing at Spirit West Coast.  At the end of the movies it was, hey let’s all go to the Newsboys Concert and so didn’t like that ad. Another is that I saw an intelligent review of this movie that, all the words and sayings are terribly misquoted. I can’t remember which but you can find it online somewhere.

My experience with philosophy classes, they never ever start with the argument God’s not dead. That is a huge claim and argument, even for atheistic class. They start with thinking yourself and how to think properly. Teach you the basics, and just basically write a lot of essays.

But maybe in the case of Creation vs evolution, I don’t want to see any more of these movies. They are basically the same thing. Just cookie cuttered Christians, and cookie Cutter Atheist. It’s great that Christians were portray what we were supposed to do. But the atheist seem to be always Villainous and some sort of evil looming in them. They took that evil and exaggerated tenfold, to point where God’s Not Dead made me want to roll my eyes.

The purpose of creation vs. evolution movies is somehow praise God at the end of the movie he exists, but in the end you’re really actually being so Judgmental to atheists, that you lose what you as a Christian was supposed to do in the first place. Your job is to preach the Gospel, but I don’t know if it means constant Apologetics down the throat.

Noah, there is nothing needed to be talk about. At this point, Aroknofsky didn’t use the bible at all and use his own graphic novel, used a lot of Apocrypha, and one person claims its gnostic in nature. Its great use of filming and acting, but story, just take it as entertainment.

The only one out of all of them I really like was actually Heaven’s For Real. Of course near death experiences can be totally impossible. But, we can’t say for sure if it wasn’t a dream, or what it was. No one is sure for near death experiences. In fact if you paid attention at the end of the movie, they specifically give the message I don’t know if what my son saw was real, but here on earth we see heaven through our family, meaning he might accept the beliefs but he is still skeptical.  I think Heaven is for real was a step in the right direction but it isn’t the best Christian movie yet but better then God’s not Dead or Noah. They at least made the family not cookie cuttered Christians, and it made me get a giggle. The laugh was warmhearted then any Christian movie live action Ive felt. It something I want to take away from.

Heaven’s for real is actually based on a real life family. The girl who paints is a real life person and you buy that exact painting for a lot of money. If you read, her experience with painting is what converted her parent’s to Christianity. There is 90 mins from heaven.

As for who is Christian movies catering to? First off it is sort of Catering Christian audiences, but not really. First and foremost, we can see how this plays out by saying Christians anything. Christian music, Christian lunch, etc. Lets get this straight, Christian is not a genera, it’s a way of life. Using the words Christian where there is a lot of secular gets controversial and the only thing Christians should apply is mainly to people. At the end of the day everything that is label is just for organization and its that its mainly supposed to be entertaining. But then again through music you can also see the light side of it in which if you like to read, I wrote about it here:

http://distantdeadworlds.tumblr.com/post/52620029771/another-addition-to-the-previous-blog

Now lets pick the sides, basically, you fall into one of the categories. I fall in to various categories for different movies. If its going to be an artistic movie done on a story that is worth seeing I would be enthusiastic. But if it’s going to be like God’s not dead, I’m going all separatist on this one.

http://beneaththetangles.com/2010/09/20/pick-six-viewing-anime-through-a-christian-lens/

I think we should at least be embracing for Christian movies and being wise for Christians or be happy with at least some elements in there and yet just stay cautious. My Christian Group at my School, Academy of Art University, the majority and the leader is in film making. They understand why. The leader, he is the most amazing, most concerning and the wisest Christian Ive ever met. He understands that Hollywood’ can’t sometimes go by the book. The material can be too stale and boring and there is not enough material to make a movie. He believe that we are at least getting some entertainment the Christian people.

For me, I’m not dumb to think every Christian movie is going to be perfect. I read an article, Christian movies are like Horror movies in early stages, they are in baby stages and it needs time to grow, before we actually see something good. I’m in hope because I looked and check for good movies. I’ve posted some on my forums,

http://www.geeksundergrace.com/forums/topic/lots-and-lots-of-christian-movies/

and I’m also becoming an artist, so I’m constantly aware of the entertainment business. Don’t you remember the prince of Egypt? That was a beautiful movie by Dreamworks and it probably had the fewest of inconsistencies. And pretty much Veggie Tales touched our hearts. And it’s also we as the Christian Geeks we love stories like Kingdom Hearts and many video games that have great and emotional stories.

Video game can be comparable to Christian movie. Everyone hates the video game movies  (What is your last name? Mario) but when going on YouTube, I’ve seen a lot of good Zelda ones such as Fistful of rupees or link to the future. Another is that trailer for a portal game. I’ve seen very good shorts for Christian content. And if someone really wants to work hard, Christian movie wouldn’t be stale cookie cutters. I’m reading and you like seeing matrix and star wars, but if its not just the Christian reason? You like it because it’s a story that you can actually relate to and nothing to really get made about. No stale stereotypes and nothing to cry about, no struggles or anything. Christian movies rarely build up anything to relate to the characters and at some point it become boring to look at it, because all the stuff from Hollywood is stuff into it. But, putting our minds to it and eventually getting stuff right, we can accomplish a lot can be done.Why not make something that is actually worth our time?

If your at fanime, like every year, my art and my friend John is in BAAU Down 13 and you can buy it at Fanime. The money goes to support the next BAAU down Anthology series. The BAAU peps really worked hard this year to get high quality work and shouldn’t be missed.

If your at fanime, like every year, my art and my friend John is in BAAU Down 13 and you can buy it at Fanime. The money goes to support the next BAAU down Anthology series. The BAAU peps really worked hard this year to get high quality work and shouldn’t be missed.

Trying #nerdynummies spongebob  lemon bars

Trying #nerdynummies spongebob lemon bars

Yay done!!! #still #life #painting #illustration #urn #final #foundation

Yay done!!! #still #life #painting #illustration #urn #final #foundation

Haven’t been taking alot of wips for some reason… I think though this is my best yet.. Almost done, just need to fix the leaves.. Pic demands some light rays and faeries XD. #still life #painting #leaves #urn #final #aau #foundation #illustration

Haven’t been taking alot of wips for some reason… I think though this is my best yet.. Almost done, just need to fix the leaves.. Pic demands some light rays and faeries XD. #still life #painting #leaves #urn #final #aau #foundation #illustration