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Listen 21
15"x20", charcoal and graphite on toned illustration board. 2017 
The original has been sold.
2 styles of prints are available for sale.

Prints $33.00 and $100.00 CAN includes SAH - www.brentschreiber.com/pages/p…
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All of the things that have transpired over the last year and specifically the last week have really reminded me of some things and where we and I need to stand.
I grew up in the 80's and at that time using racial slurs against muslim people was genera
lly acceptable. My high school had a heavy ESL population. When I was 15 I got into an argument with a student from Pakistan. I had a bunch of guys goading me. My self esteem was pretty low and I wanted to feel bigger. I shoved him. I probably wouldn't have done it if he was white. He fell back and went through a plate glass wire door. I didn't intend that but that's what happened - thank god he wasn't injured. I have never forgotten the look on his face and in his eyes - the fear he had sitting in a pile of glass looking up at me. I regretted it the second it happened and I thought of what it would have been like for him to have to go home to his parents and tell them what happened - I caused that. I still carry some guilt over that and I remember it anytime these sort of things come up. Racism is racism - it doesn't matter what box you pack it in or bow you put on top of it - it is never acceptable.
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Cresynchro Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Such a meaningful piece of work and story. It's wonderful that you were able to evolve from that event, not everyone grows like that❤
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benke33 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Thank you :)
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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Lovely drawing. I also like your background. :-)
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
thank you :)
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!!!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
thanks so much :)!!!
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KushinaUsagi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Amazing work!!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
thank you :)
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
thank you :)
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KushinaUsagi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
You´re welcome! [:
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic work!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
thanks for the continued support :)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Most welcome!
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Tee-Light Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work in the details of the fabric and leather. Wonderful expression too!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
thank you - appreciate it :)
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Nan1816 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist
Stunninng work! 👍🏻
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thanks so much!
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Abenius Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful work. Her expression is so intense. I am very glad I found this :floating:
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you :)
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Shesa-Issa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
As a Muslim this makes me super happy (^w^) wonderful job!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you - thought it needed to be done. :)
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TinariwenMS Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so lovely... both hiperrealistic and very symbolic. Heart 
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you :)
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Kakumeiiteki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome !!! I loved it 😍😍
The hijab is just fantastic and the women looks gorgeous 💖💖💖
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you :)!
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Kakumeiiteki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Ur welcome you deserve !! Gloooriouus work 💖💖💖
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
:)
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Fantastic drawing portrait and perfect rendition.
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
You wellcome, Brent :) (Smile) 
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning
The lights on her face make it look so real
and amazingtextures !

Great piece of art!
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benke33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
thank you - I 'm really happy with how it turned out.
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
really well done!
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