Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Jehushtan - It is finished



People now think I’m a Satanist masquerading as a Christian after this! It never ceases to amaze me how quick to judge and ignorant some people can be. They neither know what they believe or understand the simple doctrines of Soteiriology and Hamartialogy on which this concept is based. It also goes without saying that this is a personal portrayal of the doctrines.  

I personally don’t give a hoot if people celebrate Halloween on a superficial level or not, whether they consider its origins to be an innocuous holiday such as ‘All Saints Day’ celebrated by Catholics or even think it’s rooted in ancient Druidic occult rituals. For that matter, most religious traditions can be traced back to paganism, yes, including X-mas! But what I am really interested in is the original concept and true significance of this ritual of ‘Ransom’ and ‘Atonement’ that the Druid priest tampered with! Would it startle you to know it goes all the way back to biblical times, God himself being the brainchild behind it! I was, when I realized that the Old Testament festival of the Passover & the Crucifixion has similar implications to the occult ritual of Voodoo and the likes! I would even dare to say that the Crucifixion is the true archetype and everything else is just a cheap imitation of it!

Anyways, in ancient Israel, as part of the ritual to atone for sin, they were commanded to lay hands & confess their sins over an innocent lamb for e.g, by which their sins were transferred to it and was killed in their place. By this their sins were directly dealt with while the sinner was spared (also known as Substitutionary Atonement). While they did this as an act of faith (i.e. they didn’t fully comprehend the extent of the phenomenon) in the redemption that would be fulfilled in Christ’s death 2000 years later (which was also prophesied in Isaiah 53 about 800 years before the actual historical event), we, today, do this by faith in retrograde, but it is by the mysterious act of God’s execution that redemption and righteousness it is imputed to us and we stand justified before Him! It’s baffling that even today to some degree people don’t really understand that he ALSO died as our ‘representative’. That is to say when he died, we who believe also died with Him through baptism (not the ritual, but the actual metaphysical union), and when He was raised we were also raised as kings and priest to newness and life!  I also find this phenomenon of faith very similar to my past experiences of astral projection, where by one can project himself to a place by just thinking of the person or place like Beaverton, SF for e.g! I talked at length elsewhere about dabbling in the occult and the madness that ensued, which later brought me to the end of myself. Fortunately for me, I fell dead in the arm of life Himself.  So I won’t recount it here again. Blessed are those who know me personally! :)

More on that later, but what I want to point you to (and substantiate what this image is all about) is that on a tertiary level, Sin and Satan was molested and raped on the cross in His flesh through death!! The scrolls say, that He (Yeshuah) not only offered Himself up as an ‘offering’ and ‘sacrifice’ for us to God, but also, He who knew no sin was MADE sin…and God condemned sin in His flesh, nailing it to the cross forever, making a public spectacle after having disarmed principalities and power on high, therefore rendering these entities powerless over us. While not fully comprehending prophesies and the depth of God’s wisdom, Satan actually thought for a moment that he had really annihilated God not realizing it was his own undoing, so much so that i hear he demands human sacrifice every Halloween and on various other occasions! (That should explains, to some degree, why prophesies are ambiguous and sometimes hard to understand). This is also partly why the great I AM who was eternal had to be made flesh and partake of mortality. In doing so He not only became the propitiation for man’s short comings, but also judged all that embodied Sin and destroyed Satan’s work by crucifying it to the cross and still remains God!  

So, there you have it. Looks like Satan got tricked and God got his treat! 
Oh, belated Halloween greetings to you all!



Friday, October 31, 2014

Here's a crop from one of many wip

What the heckthought i'd drop this anyway and tease you'll a little!



More rants!

It seems my fellow theist friends have lost their collective minds and cognitive capacity to reason by responding with vehemently pious retorts and bible bashing to the Pope’s recent statements about the evolution theory and the origin of life being true and that God is not a magician! Here’s what he said, 

" When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," He further explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator - arguing instead that they "require it".

They argue that the Big Bang theory and the evidence for the origin of life is incompatible with biblical sentiments, so it has to be incorrect! I for one am not content with zealous retorts because it lacks inductive reasoning and logical extrapolation. That is why i think zeal without knowledge is fanaticism and not faith. Folks don't realize that biblical faith is not without reason, but goes beyond reasoning yet does not lack objectivity. Seems to me those most perturbed by the issue are the young earth theorists and the naively zealous believer who know little about biblical hermeneutics and the subject at large. Unfortunately, atheist have misconstrued theistic apologetics and our stance on the issue and are having a field day with this! Even though I’m not catholic or recognize the Pope as the head of the Ecclesia, I don’t think what he said is inconsistent with biblical exegesis of the creation account! So, here’s what we have believed all along, I’ll try and keep it simple.

Just so you know, not every theist lean toward the young earth theory, but actually believe the universe is indeed 13.7 billion years old, like yours truly! For the believer the problem seems to arise from a deficient understanding of ancient Hebrew literature and the inadequacy of the English translation, particularly words such as ‘Create’ and ‘Day’ in the biblical narrative. It says the earth was created ( ‘Asah’ i.e made from something not ‘Bara’ i.e to create ex-nihilo which is used in reference to the creation of the universe in the verse before the earth was in Genesis 1:1) and the word Day (‘Yom’- Which literally refers to all three i.e  daylight or morning,  a 24 hour day and also an indefinitely period of time), therefore because of the English translation they infer a literal 6 day period and deduce that the earth is 6000 years old, even despite the bible being mute when it comes to quantifying the geological age of the earth! But there’s more to this, when it says that God created (Asah) the earth in 6 days and that He rested on the 7th day (meaning stopped creating from that day onward), from the Book of Hebrews we are told that He is still under that resting period, meaning we are still only on the 7thday even as I write this and not 6000 years into the future! Hence the narrative is not talking about a literal 24 hour day, but an indefinite period of time. Problem is with folks taking the text literally when they should actually be reading it contextually! To digress from the topic a bit at this point, the word ‘Asah’ also implies the restoration of the earth from a catastrophic event - Genesis 1:2. It would be interesting to note that it only mentions the restoration of the earth and not our neighbouring planets like Mars or Venus etc (that probably explains why they are still void today!). This also indicates the existence of a pre Adamic race and the hypothesis of an antediluvian civilization, under Lucifer’s reign on earth, which can be substantiated from the Books of Ezekiel and Isaiah!  Well I’m not going to dwell inductively on the exegesis, but to bring you back to the subject.

I would like to explain what we deduce from the scientific evidence for the creation of the cosmos. To dumb it down, the scientific evidence for the origin of the universe, as you probably know, is based on The Big Bang Theory or Expansion theory that the universe on average is on a cosmic expansion. Evidence based on the 2nd law of thermodynamics and successive scientific discoveries by Einstein, Alexander Friedman, Georges Lemaitre, Edwin Hubble and The Borde-Guth-Velinkin theorem-2003 finally settled the argument and proves that the universe was not always infinite in the past, but had an absolute beginning (contrary to claims made by eminent atheists like Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan who said that, ‘the universe is all that there is, ever was or ever will be’).  So, scientifically, whatever begins to exist must have a cause - extrinsic to it. Since science concedes its ‘virgin birth theory’ or that the universe cannot exist ex nihilo, and since time and space also came into existence at a finite point in time. It is therefore plausible, based on the Kalam Cosmological argument to posit that the evidence for the transcendent cause of the universe (which is outside time, space and matter itself) must fit certain properties that must make it an immaterial, eternal, infinitely intelligent and an uncaused entity who, it just so happen, we believe to be God!  So the Pope is right in that the Big Bang theory and the origin of our universe is consistent with biblical beliefs! As for the confusion about God not being a magician, I guess folk were piqued because they misconstrued it for God’s impotency to conceive something this magnificient! By that the Pope probably points to the Teleological evidence for God creating the universe, and that it is not like atheistic claims that the universe is result of a random, mindless, unguided process of time plus matter plus chance, but a world which has meaning, purpose and therefore eternal worth.  

I love science and don’t think it as incompatible with faith! I'm upset my friends line of reasoning infringes on the ad hominem approach and fail to understand that we are not interpreting the bible in light of modern science, but integrating biblical evidences with scientific evidences to gain a synoptic understand of the world. So my word to religious folks please be open to critical reasoning & objective biblical hermeneutics. Psychiatrists call this discipline ‘Bracketing’ because a lack of it only stunts ones capacity to think and grow beyond one’s self!


Anyways, enough of the rant, more art in a day or two!




Friday, October 17, 2014

Women are from Venus, Men are from Women!


Oh boy, did that status offend some girley hurley friends of mine…fortunately some girls love my quirky sense of humor!

Tired of seeing those news feeds and rants on sexism, it’s getting quite redundant, so just putting things in perspective there! 

Don’t get me wrong, even though I don’t subscribe to mainstream feminism, I am for women finding fulfillment, meaning and purpose in life. To be emancipated and treated with dignity being the tender sex! We live in a broken world and people are hurting, especially woman, but this movement’s quest for self worth and shallow spirituality is leading many to extremes, to the point where even men have lost their identity and have become emasculated! Our differences compliment each other. We are only superficially different, but fundamentally the same not vice versa. It's sad to see people arguing about the toilet seat up when girls on the other side would be really thankful to have a one in the first place! Anyways if you really feel the need to stand up for this cause, please listen to older, wiser and more respectable women who have substance and no personal agenda. 

Anyways, this video is for those ‘social media activist’ whose concern for Women begin and end with FB and Video games…there’s more to the issue than your virtually real world of FB and video games you know!

PS - Does that mean i am going to stop drawing sexy, nude, voluptuous women from now on?
HELL NO!


video

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

KAV

Always wanted to try something indigenous to my native state of Kerala, India!
So i thought i'd play with the famous South Indian Folklore dance of Kathakali 
You can read more about it here 
-Sorry for the repost. Some issue with saturation! 
BTW why are people complaining she's quite sexy for an indigenous folklore character? 
Not my fault our girls are more hairy than sexy!-


Inks to another rough thumbnail

 This is part of a series of detailed pencil sketches i'm working on for an exhibition.
Like how the thumbnail itself turned out, so i thought i'd ink it.
Regret doodling this to the corner of my sketchbook.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Random sketch

Feels good to sketch again after a couple of months, keep getting caught up between my 1st love and art. Sometimes i really wish i hadn't taken up art as a career! Anyways, not sure why the 1st piece freaked a lot of people over at facebook! Maybe i need help, surprisingly some of the ladies seem to think it's cool & can't wait to see more! Or just maybe, they need help too! 




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blood Magyk - I'll kill you and your dreams tonight

Since some of you asked for an update. 
So, here's the thing, half way through Photoshop crashed and the layer file got corrupted, now all i'm left with is this flat jpeg! For some reason i feel nonchalant even though i can't retrieve the file, but i'll finish it somehow. Also, hope the title doesn't freak you out, cos recently a friend said that she thought, 'i was very fearful to know in person'. Honestly, that really hurt. I'm used to being told that i am eccentric, even charming, but never fearful! Anyways, hope you like this cropped version.


Monday, September 15, 2014

So, some people have been tagging me on this controversy of late with the Spider-Woman cover art. Hmm. Objective moral standards for a subjective moral issue! On what absolute moral grounds? Anyways, here's my stance on the issue (just what i've been reasoning all along). Seriously, what baffles me is that these low life social activist have no qualms wearing a bikini in public, brandishing the contours of thier tits and vagina's in our faces, but have a personal issue with a piece of art? Since when did you become the standard for all woman? So, let me be and please get a life, BIATCH!
I still love you!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Just a heads up.


If any of you will be heading to BlizzCon come November, you can get a chance to win prints of my illustration 'Pandaren- The Mists of Pandaria'! Make sure to drop by at the Fan Art exhibit event by Mr. Robot. http://blog.askmrrobot.com/2014/06/blizzcon-business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back/
Really flattered to know many people think this is one of the best Pandaren art out there!
Many thanks to my dear friend, Vee!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Color progress

This was about 20% in and i was NOT liking it! 
Also since the ladies complained that the character was too ominous i decided to go all motley on this...
(The colors look quite saturated here on the blog, not sure how to fix it.)


Sick and tired of people posting stuff against Israel and her right to defend herself as atrocious. Incessantly posting any video of so called eminent scholars, journalists etc who antagonize Israel with their show of maudlin rhetoric, just because it panders to their idealistic perception of reality! There is room for cordial discussion in a tolerant civilized manner, so for those interested in really knowing the facts before drawing inferences please read for a look at the bigger picture !
In a nutshell




Thursday, July 31, 2014

Updates!

Many thanks to all of you who wrote to ask how I was doing. For those that complained about the lack of updates and why I am such a recluse? Dunno, guess it’s because I have Mars as an Aquarius ascendant (makes me kinda eccentric too) , and I forgot I had a blog…my bad. 
Hope you like these for now.




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gates of Molech

I've been taken ill for a couple of days. 
  Trying to scribble away my fever, but i'm still out of kilter & can't hold my pencil straight.
Not sure what i was really doing here...back to reading for now!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Revamping an old sketch in the meantime

Yup. Sometimes i work on more than one painting at a time! Not really happy with the hand gesture. Gave up trying to draw from imagination, will go with reference. Well, DUH! 
Hope to do a highly detailed painting.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Found some really old work!

For some reason i never shared these, maybe i should share all the others too.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shadowmancer

Couple of hours warm up for some serious work. 
Yup. No tities this time!




Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My 1st published work!

Wow! Thanks to a childhood buddy, i got hold of an old sketch i did way back in the 6th grade for our annual school magazine. I remember drawing this image from one of my encyclopedias. Trying to get hold of a tiger sketch i did the following year!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Goblin sketch

 Tried using simple strokes this time, wanted that rustic look to it.
Took a couple of hours


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mech sketching

Some random designs. 
Might color 1 or 2 of these.

Close up 1
Close up 2
These are really tiny doodles!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Teemo!

This one person is turning out to be quite a bad influence...
i'm drawing more cute characters than i normally would! 
Did this in a couple of hours.
And a quick background to go with it
© Riot Games

Back to drawing again!

Quick doodle while listening to a few talks