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The Dictator by BenHeine The Dictator by BenHeine
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Illustration (watercolor and ink on paper).
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Dictatorship

A poem by Franz L Kessler

Laws are made by the boss
To cater for the needs of a palaceís day
Cemented and fully enforced by those
With hands to carry a gun

Lead drapes the future
And even the past
Bleak yesterday precedes
An even bleaker today

Where joy has dried up
Like sprinkles in hot desert sand
Unknown to the lucky few itís called:
Planet Earthís most common reality

When hope is lost Ė no choice
Itís bitterness that abounds
Breeding aggression
Despair and Suicide

The destitute follow those
Who promise a drink of relief
Even so its source stems
From a poisoned heart

My wish is that one day
All egoism will die
Like a rotting tree is struck
By a blazing lightning

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mingu444 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing presents your concept brilliantly ... I love it!
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vanior Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
you do good work.
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camho Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
HAHAHAHAAHAH! I LOVE IT! :D
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david-cz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Yes, nice concept.
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lady472 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I really love the concept of this piece. Ahh, the irony, at least to me anyway. I also think the shading is wonderful, with the light and shadows all in the perfect places.
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student General Artist
Good XDD
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is how I feel when my boyfriend talks sometimes! :rofl:
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echo5001 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
I really like this one. Good job!
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fiyonk14 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
:rose:
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DesignYourMind Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
nice concept
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illiyun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
very expressive :clap:
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Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Haha, so funny.
Love how you demonstrated it.
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Simounet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Encore une fois, clap clap... Je ne sais vraiment pas d'où te sortent toutes ces idées mais bravo !
:worship:
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JVarriano Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great presentation of an idea.
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vtcbenker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
i agree with this comment...
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:iconfaint-reality:
faint-reality Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Love it; little guy seems to be saying: "stop, can you wai-- I can't-- can I tal--"
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July 16, 2008
Image Size
2.6 MB
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2188×1634
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
10/1000 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
44 mm
Date Taken
Jul 13, 2008, 8:45:28 PM
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