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Prog - Untitled by theroyalus Prog - Untitled :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 2 0 Ronin Ellis - the Treaty of the Drowned World by theroyalus Ronin Ellis - the Treaty of the Drowned World :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 3 0 The Constitution of the Desired Constellation by theroyalus The Constitution of the Desired Constellation :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 2 0 Prog - Pattern Recognition 013 by theroyalus Prog - Pattern Recognition 013 :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 3 0 Prog - PATTERN.RECOGNITION.011 by theroyalus Prog - PATTERN.RECOGNITION.011 :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 2 0 PATTERN.RECOGNITION.007 by theroyalus PATTERN.RECOGNITION.007 :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 0 This Tea by theroyalus This Tea :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 1 YYC skyline by theroyalus YYC skyline :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 4 The Fork-Headed Demon by theroyalus The Fork-Headed Demon :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 0 One Faraday - Poseidon Moving the Continents by theroyalus One Faraday - Poseidon Moving the Continents :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 6 0
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Omar's Body
before it had even hit the floor
we were fighting over Mateen's body.
to claim it as
a muslim body, a gay body, a terrorist body,
an ill brain, an angry face, a misguided penis.
we tore in like cannibals
at his handsome face and his hands still reeking
of powder and steel.
we used him with our words before our hearts could feel.
we made his body a politic to encite any war-
before it had even hit the floor.
we have use for meat.
in his beautiful brown eyes i wondered
when were you done wrong, that hate
seemed right unleashed on pride?
when were you done wrong, that even
after you had been among your own, you
raged- did you find peace at least once
before your private war was staged?
and we made use of your body.
as an instrument of hate at hate,
rather than find any reason to love
-or at least pity-
the you that you were, before you became
meat, that found motion in his feet,
that gripped in bone around steel
a thorough trigger, before you were flesh-
when you were Omar,
would love hav
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-1/12 by One Faraday by theroyalus -1/12 by One Faraday :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 0 0 One Faraday - Portrait of Aaron by theroyalus One Faraday - Portrait of Aaron :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 0 0 One Faraday - Exhaustion by theroyalus
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One Faraday - Exhaustion :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 3 0
One Faraday - Pygmalion by theroyalus One Faraday - Pygmalion :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 0 Portrait of My Mother As a Young Woman by theroyalus Portrait of My Mother As a Young Woman :icontheroyalus:theroyalus 1 0

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Prog - Untitled

24 x 24, acrylic on wood panel. Comments and reblogs welcome.

Since this painting is meant to be explored by touch, I’m adding a detailed description.

This painting is a commission for a wedding gift for a bride who is blind. Since she has almost no vision at all, Prog decided to make a painting that is meant to be felt, not seen.

The painting is constructed on a 24″ by 24″ square wooden panel. At the centre is a 12″ circle, which has a labyrinth constructed inside it. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path with no forks or dead ends. The path winds back and forth around the circle, eventually leading to the centre. The path is wide enough to trace a finger, and on either side of the path the edges are raised. Labyrinths of this kind are often made to be used for meditation.

Around the circle are raised edges, which taper off towards the edge of the square panel. There are many random features, similar to a topographical map, that are meant to be explored by touch. The thicker areas of the painting are up to three quarters of an inch thick. Overall, the texture of the painting is quite smooth, with few rough features.

The visual elements of the painting are secondary, and simplistic. Most of the panel is white. The central circle is orange, and the ridges of the labyrinth are dark brown. Surrounding the circle are random abstract shapes in autumn colours (browns, reds, yellows, and black). Prog’s signature is stenciled in the bottom right of the painting in orange.

This simple, high-contrast colour scheme was selected so that anyone with limited vision can see it.

Since the painting is intended to be touched often, it is finished with a smooth acrylic coating which can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. Prog suggests cleaning it infrequently, and allowing the physical touch to develop a patina on the painting. Over time, if handled frequently enough, the painting may wear down. Prog specifically constructed the painting so that if this happens, the path of the labyrinth will become smoother and deeper, and will improve with age. Underneath the surface are other colours and materials that will reveal themselves over time.

The painting was made using acrylic medium, marble dust, volcanic sand, pumice, paper, and acrylic paint. It is cradled, meaning the panel is mounted permanently on a 1.5″ wooden frame. Framing is not necessary or recommended: it should be left exposed so that it can be touched.

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For as low as $1 a month, you can help our art career. Patreon is awesome for us because it gives us the possibility of a regular income, even with our social anxiety, executive dysfunction, nonstop dissociation, etc, etc, etc. Now we can keep being creative with less pressure.

And what do our patrons get out of it? Once or twice a month we hold a lottery among all of our patrons and the WINNER GETS ART. Sometimes it will be simple stuff like a sketch or a few hand-painted greeting cards- sometimes it will be awesome stuff like A HAND-BOUND SKETCHBOOK MADE FROM HANDMADE PAPER or A FULL, FINISHED ARTWORK WORTH $300-$1000. And all you have to do for a chance to win is pledge $1 or more a month- and help support our multiple collective make an art career!

Besides lotteries, our patrons will also get exclusive access to things like art tips and techniques, info about upcoming shows and events- the usual patreon goodies.

Check it out at www.patreon.com/theDC

Ronin Ellis - the Treaty of the Drowned World
the Treaty of the Drowned World by Ronin Ellis
Acrylic and ink on watermedia acetate. 50"x144"

I am a member of a multiple group. We were diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in 2009, but many of us have since rejected the clinical diagnosis and chose to find our own path to cooperation.

This painting is about our process of finding each other, working through our conflicts, and coming to terms with being multiple.

Our Patreon account: www.patreon.com/theDC - sign up for art tips and techniques, inside looks into our studio, and opportunities to win art
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Just browsing through the entries into the “Shattered Self” contest on dA, and… ugh. Okay, fellow artists:

The following themes and motifs used to illustrate Dissociative Identity Disorder are not new, original, interesting, accurate, or useful. They have been done and overdone, and don’t generally represent the experiences of multiples.

- Someone’s reflection in a shattered mirror, with each shard reflecting a different face.

- A whole bunch of arms coming out of somebody, usually violently.

- A whole bunch of shadowy figures standing around being ominous.

- A distorted body with a bunch of arms, legs, torsos, heads, etc., all of which are struggling to rip themselves away from the others.

- Stuff that looks like horror movie posters, in general.

- Images of faces/bodies broken like dropped porcelain or glass.

- Dopplegangers of the body sitting around like Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” video, having identical faces with different expressions and clothes.

- Someone carrying a selection of masks, usually with the exact same face but different facial expressions.

- Images of people with DID killing other people.

To me, using any of the above tropes indicates that you didn’t do your homework and don’t really know your subject matter, other than using someone else’s life experience for cheap drama. Do your homework or go and paint something else. Let the people who live the experience depict themselves.
The Constitution of the Desired Constellation
The Constitution of the Desired Constellation, by One Faraday

I am a member of a two-handed artist collective. We were diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in 2009, but many of us have since rejected the clinical category of DID in favor of a more holistic, co-operative understanding of multiplicity.

As our group struggled to find, meet, and understand each other, there were many conflicts of personality and purpose. Our group was fragmented into factions and hierarchies that didn't always get along with each other. It took a dedicated movement to unite our system. Spearheading the movement were the six members of our group who would become our first set of Ministers- our group's decision makers. The Nomic Constitution was a document drafted by Ian Night, which served to unite us under a common decision-making process.

From far left: Ian Night, Nathan Day, Jade Roslyn, Ronin Ellis, Ana Kinder, Rex Faraday.

Our Patreon account: www.patreon.com/theDC - sign up for art tips and techniques, inside looks into our studio, and opportunities to win art
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For as low as $1 a month, you can help our art career. Patreon is awesome for us because it gives us the possibility of a regular income, even with our social anxiety, executive dysfunction, nonstop dissociation, etc, etc, etc. Now we can keep being creative with less pressure.

And what do our patrons get out of it? Once or twice a month we hold a lottery among all of our patrons and the WINNER GETS ART. Sometimes it will be simple stuff like a sketch or a few hand-painted greeting cards- sometimes it will be awesome stuff like A HAND-BOUND SKETCHBOOK MADE FROM HANDMADE PAPER or A FULL, FINISHED ARTWORK WORTH $300-$1000. And all you have to do for a chance to win is pledge $1 or more a month- and help support our multiple collective make an art career!

Besides lotteries, our patrons will also get exclusive access to things like art tips and techniques, info about upcoming shows and events- the usual patreon goodies.

Check it out at www.patreon.com/theDC

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theroyalus
the Desired Constellation
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Canada
We're a group of people in a multiple system called the Desired Constellation. And this is our art.

To learn more about our group, read our zine Dyscalculia: fav.me/d35btw5

We generally won't send thanks for favouriting our work. Appreciation of art isn't a transaction that requires a tip- if you like it, you like it, and that's fine in itself. Adding it to your favorites will still put a smile on this face.

Current Residence: the Drowned World
Favourite genre of music: this
Operating System: Nomic Constitution of the Desired Constellation, rev2.1
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Alianka Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hi :) thank you again for watching me :) yey:)
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Alianka Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave:)
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flyRavenfly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Hi there, thank you very much for the fave on "Disappear here" :D
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Otsoko-Inu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nice gallery!
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saywhatsayrachel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had a quick question for you... since you made the gender meme..... is there any way you could make a say.. "my type of person im looking for" meme? like the way you did your last one but for who youre looking for. would that be any way possible?
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theroyalus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! That sounds like an interesting challenge, I'll mull it over. Sorry for taking so long to reply, we haven't been on dA much lately but will probably be around more in the near future.

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saywhatsayrachel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no no no! you're perfectly fine. just thought it'd be a good suggestion. :]
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OsmocisingMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies for the :+fav:
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LaFinale Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Thanks for the fav! :D
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