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Trinity by MonkeyOfTheCity
Trinity
This is a project I had to do for religion class because I had missed the test because of a surgery. We were dealing with the thesis of trinity and the interpretational aspects of it (the idea of father, son and holy spirit being connected, the god being the father and being the son and being the holy spirit, but the son not being the father not being the holy spirit and so on), which I was asked to visualize. It was really hard and I still don´t have the feeling that I hit the core of it, but maybe that´s not possible at all. Since the topic is so complex, I´ll try and give you a description of my intentions, the symbolism and so on.
Disclaimer: I am in no way an expert of this topic, nor the english language. If I get anything wrong (theologically and linguistically, please feel free to correct). It´s an incredibly complicated thesis and we only talked one lesson about it. Furthermore, dA is not a platform for theological essays, so I try to keep it easy. 
(Fast-forward: Son to the left, father in the middle and holy ghost to the right).
So the father is seen as the personification of love. When we read about the father, we simultaneously read about love (see Song of Songs). I see love as an inner connection between the persons involved, so I tried to visualize that in the connection between the three members (the hair of the holy ghost and the lines of words dripping from the sons body. 
The son is composed from words forming lines of John I: 
"From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God. 
This Word was from the first in relation with God. 
All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.
What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men."
According to our teacher, this passage depicts a dimension of the son being in a sort of pre-existence: As long as there is the father, as long there is the son. He did not exist before and is not yet to come, he exists in god and since god exists (wow, this is shit is getting deep). Furthermore, in the original translation, the "Word" was meant as "logos", which refers to "son". The gesture refers to the classic pose of melancholia, parallel to Matthew 26: 39 and 27: 45-46.
Last but not least, the holy ghost (lady to the right): What we name "spirit" today was originally constituted as "rúach", meaning "breath". Additionally, "rúach" is a female noun, in opposite to f.e. the german term "Geist", which is male. So I pictured the spirit as a girl with waving hair (because connection of breath-air-wind etc.). Further on, I put together the classical symbol for the spirit, the dove, with other birds to add birds as a symbol for air/wind in general 8and to have a bit more diversity, a single dove would be too cliché. The butterfly adds a female touch and the fact that butterflies can fly (duh!) supports the motif of air (also the color blue as classic for sky and wind).
The repition of the red-yellow blobs on hand and elbow of son and spirit, as well as the second blue butterfly, the turquoise and white marks on the bodies and the blackish hair mark out the connection and involvement of the two, so that everything (father, son, spirit) are in one way or another connected.

Phew. Done.
If you´ve made it down here, respect and thank you!
As always, hope you guys like it.
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Burgundy Tales by MonkeyOfTheCity
Burgundy Tales
Colour? What kind of sorcery is this? o.O

Luanna Perez-Garreaud from Le Happy...because I am seriously in love with her and felt like drawing, so I squeezed this in between two essays.
Gel Pen and Watercolor (Lyra). Hope you like it.
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October's Awakening by MonkeyOfTheCity
October's Awakening
My contribution for :iconfashionillustrators:s Sep/Oct challenge, themed "scarfs"

First contest ever La la la la 

For me personally, scarfs are just for autumn and winter and they cannot be fluffy and big and comfortable enough. Autumn is my absolute favorite season and there is nothing better than cold morning walks in the forest, when the town is still sleeping and dew covering the leaves. And then wrapping up in a huge woolen ball of fluff makes it perfect.
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She Walks In Starlight by MonkeyOfTheCity
She Walks In Starlight
Jumping on the Hobbit-fanart-bandwagon (veeeery late to the party, I know). The releases of AuJ and DoS have been a good while ago and yesterday I re-watched both movies in a row and totally fell in love again. There is a lot of discussion on them, but in my opinion, DoS is the better movie and especially the elves take a huge part in that. We all adore Leggy since LoTR, but let´s be honest, his father is not a hell to be underestimated *waving Thrandy flag*
Also I realized how much I adore Evangeline Lilly's face...she is a real elf.
The ornaments of the bra killed me and I am not satisfied at all (one does not simply drawing Lothlórien lingerie) :( Again, the picture is very smudgy because I erased a hell of a lot. Please don't take me for a pervert because of the pose and stuff...
Anyway, I hope you like it :)
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She Way Out by MonkeyOfTheCity
She Way Out
"With a face from a movie scene
Or magazine, you know what I mean
She's definitely got the style on you
She's got two-tone everything
Moving but she just can't move
She's got two phones, everything, you
Moving but she just can't move"

She Way Out by The 1975/black ballpoint and pen on copy paper/ref: lovethyhunter.wordpress.com (lost the actual link)

Matty described “She Way Out” as a song for girls that cant dance. It’s about a girl who’s beautiful, and she’s got everything going for her. She is obviously a catch compared to other girls and anyone would be lucky to have her.  She is the definition of “hard to get” which results in her being single, but she still is attracted to him, even though she is way out of his league. Also, they cannot get closer to each other because if her friends caught them they’d beat him up, assuming he’s taking advantage of her. Considering that the song is about girls who can’t dance, I think that ‘she way out’ is like she’s way out there, she’s different and it sticks out, it’s noticeable. Like people (particularly stoners or skaters) say ‘far out bro’ because something is cool and different.
(interpretations by rock.genius.com --> why write something new if it already has been put into words perfectly)
Yeah as always, hope you like it.
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by TheRequiem13 via Erzdaemon

I
 Put on your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
II For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
III YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN, NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
IV Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

How would you describe yourself?
Lisztomania - Phoenix

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Absynth - Paul Kalkbrenner
O_o 
How do you feel today?
Brain Damaged - Pink Floyd
:D
What is life's purpose?
Crime of the Century - Supertramp

What is your motto?
Allein - die Ärzte
 
What do your friends think of you?
Merry Happy - Kate Nash

What do you think of your parents?
Milk & Honey - Beatsteaks

What do you think about very often?
20qm - Casper

What is 2 + 2?
Echo - Fettes Brot

What do you think of your best friend?
Shut up and let me go - The Ting Tings
Eyes
What do you think of the person you like?
Glory and Gore - Lorde

What is your life story?
A Departure - La Dispute

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Look around - Red Hot Chili Peppers

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
(cheesy, oh my)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Famous for Nothing - Dropkick Murphys

What will they play at your funeral?
Kids - MGMT
(wow, that would be awesome)

What is your hobby/interest?
Perfekt - die Ärzte

What is your biggest fear?
Girls & Boys - The Subways

What is your biggest secret?
Forever ends today - Donots

What do you think of your friends?
Tearjerker - Red Hot Chili Peppers

What will you post this as?
The face - Kings of Leon

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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014
Thank you so much for the favs and for the watch! :iconsweethugplz: 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :iconthorhandkissplz:
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MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No problem at all! You´re awesome :) (Smile) 
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Cora-Tiana Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for watching!
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MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No problem at all!
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AbalamAnderson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
May I kindly ask for you're thoughts on my piece please ?:)
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Also, if you have it? Can you donate to me and I'll feature you! La la la la 
Oh yeah! I also have sent you a Llama, Fav'd some of your works and I became a Watcher because I'm just awesome like that! La la la la 
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MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner 5 days ago
First of all, thanks a lot for the llama, watching and faving, that´s awesome, indeed :hug:
Unfortunately, I am a poor bastard, so I haven´t a premium membership, so I won´t be able to donate to you. But I´ll look at your piece as soon as I get home from school :)
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Hello and welcome to :iconmundusridiculus: La la la la
We are very happy to have you as a member and we hope to see more of your work on our gallery.
Please just don't forget to read the rules and if you have any question or even suggestions let us know with a note! Meow :3

Other than that, just have fun! Glomp!
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RyckRudd Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello :) If you’re interested in more of my work, please do consider liking my :facebook: page to help me reach more people (Sorry if I've already invited you!). Thanks for your time!
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rollarius55 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx really so much for the fave!:rose:
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No problem at all :)
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