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Something a little darker, a little more personal, after all the bright and colorful stuff I did recently.

One thing that really bothers me about our culture is the way war is not just played down, but almost glorified. We're all a part of it, actually guys like me might be the main offender. Videogames like CoD and GoW are essentially a form of pornography, and I find it honestly worrying that one of the most terrible things humanity has brought on itself is handled in a way that makes it seem attractive - this is what I tried to put into this image. I'm not sure as to what way is the best to make a point - show it clearly? But people are desensitized and might even think it's awesome, hurr hurr all the gore that's cool man. No, it's not fucking cool. So, say the opposite instead? It might be misunderstood or seen as pretentious. Hurr hurr, you just want to paint a sexy chick yourself and then afterwards say you put thought into it.
Hard to say. Perhaps I should just keep my mouth shut and just be an observer, not a commentator. It seems that until the start of the 20th century, at least painters have done that, most of the time. But wouldn't that be backing out of responsibility? I don't know. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes a point is more clearly made by using as few words as possible.

Understanding the world sure is difficult haha.


I actually finished this a couple of days ago already, but I wanted to let it rest for a little to see if I want to change anything aaaand because I've been doing this tutorial!




See you guys!
Hannes
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