artofdavidkawena:

This screenshot from a page called “I Hate Israel” shows an Israeli soldier kissing his boyfriend at the 2010 Pride parade in Jerusalem. In an attempt to spark hatred towards Israel, the page calls the IDF a ‘Gay Army’, encouraging its followers to share the image. So I’m sharing the image too for everyone to know what Israel and its soldiers - gay/straight - currently fight against: NOT the Palestinians! NOT Gaza! ISRAEL IS FIGHTING TERROR!  Hamas is a terror organisation who is against giving any rights or education to women, supports the killing of homosexuals, using animals as a ‘living-weapon’ while attaching demolition charges to their bodies, and it’s one and only motto is: “We love death more than the Israelis love life!” I would like to emphasise that my heart goes out to every innocent life that was lost in Gaza, and my heart aches for every Israeli soldier who lost their lives in the fight. I pray for the fighting to stop as soon as possible and that no more lives will be lost to terror!  Let us all pray for peace. Amen, אמן.

artofdavidkawena:


This screenshot from a page called “I Hate Israel” shows an Israeli soldier kissing his boyfriend at the 2010 Pride parade in Jerusalem. In an attempt to spark hatred towards Israel, the page calls the IDF a ‘Gay Army’, encouraging its followers to share the image.

So I’m sharing the image too for everyone to know what Israel and its soldiers - gay/straight - currently fight against: NOT the Palestinians! NOT Gaza! ISRAEL IS FIGHTING TERROR!

Hamas is a terror organisation who is against giving any rights or education to women, supports the killing of homosexuals, using animals as a ‘living-weapon’ while attaching demolition charges to their bodies, and it’s one and only motto is: “We love death more than the Israelis love life!”

I would like to emphasise that my heart goes out to every innocent life that was lost in Gaza, and my heart aches for every Israeli soldier who lost their lives in the fight. I pray for the fighting to stop as soon as possible and that no more lives will be lost to terror!

Let us all pray for peace. Amen, אמן.
storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

New project soon to be revealed on my facebook page.Speaking of which - my facebook page is about 80 likes short from reaching 50,000 fans! If you’re not there, feel welcome to join me! http://www.facebook.com/david.kawenaDK.

New project soon to be revealed on my facebook page.

Speaking of which - my facebook page is about 80 likes short from reaching 50,000 fans! If you’re not there, feel welcome to join me!

http://www.facebook.com/david.kawena

DK.

And it’s off to the great celebration evening for the holiday of Rosh Ha’Shana! The beginning of the new Jewish year tonight! Reflecting on WHO WE ARE NOW AND WHO WE ARE MEANT TO BE, connecting to the Light and of course, the tradition of dipping apples in honey!  Shana Tova - ‘A Good Year’ to all of you out there! שנה טובה DK.

And it’s off to the great celebration evening for the holiday of Rosh Ha’Shana! The beginning of the new Jewish year tonight! Reflecting on WHO WE ARE NOW AND WHO WE ARE MEANT TO BE, connecting to the Light and of course, the tradition of dipping apples in honey!

Shana Tova - ‘A Good Year’ to all of you out there! שנה טובה
DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Disney Heroes - Prince HansWhen the time came to start working on the portrait of Hans I was facing two issues. One, is Hans really a hero? Two, his design. Anyone of my closest friends and anyone who knows me, know how much I loved the design of prince Hans. Much like Kristoff, I think the artists in Disney managed to brake the mold of the handsome guy much like they’ve done with previous heroes such as Aladdin and Tarzan. But with Hans, his facial features and body proportions took my by surprise. His broad, yet somewhat curved shoulders represent a great contrast to the rest of his body which is more lean and long. I chose to present Hans in sort of a ‘royal portrait’ type, much like the drawings you see in actual palaces. I wanted to show his beautiful profile, lit and shiny, but at the same time, we see his back, he cant hide it from us, hide his true identity and this is where his dark side appears. The background he stands in is what I imagined to be his own palace, before coming Arendale. It is regal and beautiful, but the light that shins on it only shines half way through and leaves a lot more of that regal beauty in the dark, much like Hans’ childhood, as he explains in the movie - being the youngest of 12 brothers who never really paid attention to him. I felt somewhat sad for Hans when I knew his story line almost a year before the film was released. He seemed to be more of a product of his environment then an actual evil guy. That allowed me to feel more comfortable in adding him to the collection. Plus, as Anna so well put it, he is just ‘gorgeous’. That is why Hans is soon to get his 2nd front portrait, a full body one, head to toe which I hope to finish very soon. Happy Valentine, DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Disney Heroes - Prince Hans

When the time came to start working on the portrait of Hans I was facing two issues. One, is Hans really a hero? Two, his design.

Anyone of my closest friends and anyone who knows me, know how much I loved the design of prince Hans. Much like Kristoff, I think the artists in Disney managed to brake the mold of the handsome guy much like they’ve done with previous heroes such as Aladdin and Tarzan. But with Hans, his facial features and body proportions took my by surprise.
His broad, yet somewhat curved shoulders represent a great contrast to the rest of his body which is more lean and long. I chose to present Hans in sort of a ‘royal portrait’ type, much like the drawings you see in actual palaces. I wanted to show his beautiful profile, lit and shiny, but at the same time, we see his back, he cant hide it from us, hide his true identity and this is where his dark side appears.

The background he stands in is what I imagined to be his own palace, before coming Arendale. It is regal and beautiful, but the light that shins on it only shines half way through and leaves a lot more of that regal beauty in the dark, much like Hans’ childhood, as he explains in the movie - being the youngest of 12 brothers who never really paid attention to him.

I felt somewhat sad for Hans when I knew his story line almost a year before the film was released. He seemed to be more of a product of his environment then an actual evil guy.
That allowed me to feel more comfortable in adding him to the collection.

Plus, as Anna so well put it, he is just ‘gorgeous’.
That is why Hans is soon to get his 2nd front portrait, a full body one, head to toe which I hope to finish very soon.


Happy Valentine,
DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Black in Whiteby David Kawenahttp://www.facebook.com/david.kawena
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Always Cowboy At Heart! Pencil on Paper, 2008. #DontTellMeToStop — listening to Madonna

artofdavidkawena:

Always Cowboy At Heart! Pencil on Paper, 2008.
#DontTellMeToStop
— listening to Madonna
artofdavidkawena:

It’s James Mrsden’s birthday today! Here he is in his almost-birthday-suit as Prince Edward of ‘Enchanted’ from my Heroes Collection.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Marsden! MAZAL TOV! CLICK HERE —> http://tinyurl.com/kwnkjeqFOR THE FULL HEROES COLLECTION by DAVID KAWENA

artofdavidkawena:

It’s James Mrsden’s birthday today! Here he is in his almost-birthday-suit as Prince Edward of ‘Enchanted’ from my Heroes Collection.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Marsden! MAZAL TOV!

CLICK HERE —>
http://tinyurl.com/kwnkjeq
FOR THE FULL HEROES COLLECTION by DAVID KAWENA

It’s James Mrsden’s birthday today! Here he is in his almost-birthday-suit as Prince Edward of ‘Enchanted’ from my Heroes Collection.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Marsden! MAZAL TOV! CLICK HERE —> http://tinyurl.com/kwnkjeqFOR THE FULL HEROES COLLECTION by DAVID KAWENA

It’s James Mrsden’s birthday today! Here he is in his almost-birthday-suit as Prince Edward of ‘Enchanted’ from my Heroes Collection.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Marsden! MAZAL TOV!

CLICK HERE —>
http://tinyurl.com/kwnkjeq
FOR THE FULL HEROES COLLECTION by DAVID KAWENA

Listening to the new release of ‘The Lion King’ soundtrack of the Disney Legacy collection. Feeling all African inspired, but I’m actually working on a cold London night piece at the moment. Still this sketch from 2 years ago does the trick.

Listening to the new release of ‘The Lion King’ soundtrack of the Disney Legacy collection. Feeling all African inspired, but I’m actually working on a cold London night piece at the moment.

Still this sketch from 2 years ago does the trick.