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Cognitive Dogma by Sakura-ShinRa
Cognitive Dogma
Inspired by episode #293 of the Cognitive Dissonance podcast, where David Smalley from Dogma Debate made a guest appearance that, by all accounts, was utterly soul destroying :XD:.  Coloured version coming soon!
Feet of Iron and Clay - Full Colour by Sakura-ShinRa
Feet of Iron and Clay - Full Colour
Here it is! The full colour extravaganza that is my latest work XD

Apologies for the blurry sections, there's something up with my scanner, I will try to get it scanned professionally sometime in the next day or so.

This piece was done using copic markers, watercolours and some left over bronze modelling paint that my ex used to use to paint his stupid plastic model thingees XD
Feet of Iron and Clay by Sakura-ShinRa
Feet of Iron and Clay
Some of you may already recognise the title of this piece as a quote from the Bible.  Here's the full quote....

"32The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
33its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.  34"You continued looking until a stone was cut out without
hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.…"

So, why is a militant atheist quoting scripture? Because although I don't believe, I find religious allegory and imagery to be quite fascinating, which is why much of my art contains religious themes, usually in a way that challenges the faithful to look beyond their own point of view.  This particular piece is a cover concept for a comic idea I've been working on.  This is just the linework, I'm going to be coloring it over the next few days.
LucindaMoonlight by Sakura-ShinRa
As the new year, 2016 dawned, I made a resolution to myself...well actually I made two.  I made a commitment to excercise every single no, exceptions, and to stick to a healthy, low fat/ low carb/low sugar diet.  And I made a resolution to teach myself to paint digitally, using Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai.  I've been colouring my manga-style art in PS for years, but it didn't look anything like the stuff being produced by DAs most amazing digital artists - sakimichan K-Koji jiuge - and many others.  So I've been slaving away at this, and I am actually starting to get some results that  I am happy with.  I'm not brilliant or anything, but it's definately an improvement over many of my previous digital painting submissions.

Background by the wonderful and talented VaLeNtInE-DeViAnT
Painting in Photoshop by Sakura-ShinRa
Painting in Photoshop
I am slowly getting the hang of this digital painting thing, here is a mid-paint screenshot of what I am working on currently


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Sakura ShinRa C.E.O
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Yes, I am open for commissions, both for points or cash monies. Please send me a note with a detailed description of what you want, or a link to a reference work.

Please don't use my work and claim it as your own. You are welcome to add my artwork to your own collections or groups that you belong to. If you wish to use my artwork on a different site or for other purposes, please contact me first.

Ring of Fire Parody!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2014, 7:19 PM

Inspired by the news footage of the Japanese volcano and by my own quake experiences in Christchurch, NZ.

To the tune of Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Lava is a scary thing
And it makes a fiery ring
Could be your funeral pyre
If you live on the ring of fire

People shouldn't live on the ring of fire
There's quakes and tsunami, volcano's blowing higher
Towns will burn, burn, burn on the ring of fire
The ring of fire

Humans don't belong on the ring of fire
Ash rains down, down, down, and the sea is getting higher
Mountains blow, blow, blow, on the ring of fire
The ring of fire

It knocks you off your feet
When Earth's forces meet
Houses fall, and buildings swing
When you live on that firey ring

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Fairfarren-cheshire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hey i love you're work. i was wondering what your point commissions cost?
Sakura-ShinRa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply.  I'm actually in an 18 month study course at the moment and I can't take commission right now, because I just don't have time.  Sorry.
Fairfarren-cheshire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
that okay :). i see, no worries, studying is important :)
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HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!!! AND SERIOUSLY MANY MANY MORE!!!!! :hug: :huggle: :glomp: :love: :party: :cake: :dance:
Sakura-ShinRa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!! You are the BEST!! Thank you soooo much for the membership gift, I've been really struggling to keep up my premium membership cos money's been tight over Christmas, now I have time to sort it all out without worrying so much!! :heart: :heart:
Gamekiller48 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the :iconfav3dplz:
AzuJarvy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery's amazing!!!! *-*
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