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Assignment work put together
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Published: May 21, 2011
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Finally, :) It's almost the end of the academic year and I've got free time to post this. It's what I was working on in one of my assignments, sadly you might notice that the quality sort of drops off a cliff in the bottom pictures- it's because I was running out of time, and I'm a little ashamed of it, but what's done is done.

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These are pictures of people from the news, nothing too special, the idea was to gain influence from an artist, and in this case I chose Gerhard Richter, who also painted sensitive figures. It was to bring them to light in a different form (in this case, art). And then we were to incorporate a quote from game dialogue- in this case I picked Monkey Island. Very silly really, and almost irrelevant to anything. But still pretty fun.
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AussienkaHobbyist Digital Artist
The Bulger's one is stunning. From the artwork, I just feel they were 'just kids' and that probably hurts me the most. Great job on that
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RainbowKittyDreamerStudent General Artist
These are just amazing.The shading and lighting is just amazing~

But what people from the news did you use?I only reconize the one of James Bulger..Very sad sorry.:<
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GemmaSuenProfessional Artist
Thank you for your comment, it's not often anyone looks at this picture haha. ^^. There's quite a few on there, they might not be that recognisable since I didn't really do a good job with realism. In order from left to right, top to bottom: Ku Klux Klan, Thomas Hamilton, Madeleine Mccann, James Bulger (as you know), and the one centre bottom is unrelated, it is part of the silly quote I had to follow for this piece, the last is Gaddaffi.

I was pretty reluctant to put this up, because it's almost a little blasphemous, I already made private the madeleine video because somebody asked me to, :( so it took me a lot of effort to paint these, but perhaps I should have chosen happier subjects.
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RainbowKittyDreamerStudent General Artist
Well,I had just read about the case of James Bulger and decided to see if anyone on DA had done any tributes in honor of him,sadly you're the only one.^^'But all of them are just so amazing!The captured the true meaning of each!And even though they're all very sad,depressing subjects, they still are beautiful~

I'm just really amazed at the Bulger one though.It just,has a certain deep,hidden meaning to it that really captures me...Just,I can't really explain it,but just the way you made the boys look almost ghost like,the mist,the train coming in the background,and the way the boys are leading James...It just,dazes me and almost brings tears to my eyes...Lets just say,I'd buy your art piece cause it's just THAT amazing.^^
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GemmaSuenProfessional Artist
Ah~ I did just read your passionate journal entry :) I'm surprised you bothered to look into it even on dA. And I'm also surprised there's only one tribute!
Perhaps I will rework this one. Thank you for seeing the meaning in the image.
Like you, I read up on the incidents. The Bulger one in particular was very disturbing, and gave me very confused emotions. I've always thought children to be innocent (like most people I suppose), but I also know that sometimes children brought up in a 'bad' environment will also end up 'bad'. So it was a case of trying to see how/why they became killers. Personally I think as children, Venables and Thompson had no clue about the morality of humans (they didn't know how to feel it perhaps). That is to say they didn't realise being dead/causing death was such a big deal, death happens often enough I guess... :(
The image I was trying to portray was subjective. You can see it anyway you want to. The way I choose to see it was that they, as children, were clueless. Especially poor James. Walking on the tracks, they fail to acknowledge the thing that will soon ruin their lives (or in Jame's case, take away).
I would like to re-work Jame's face and render the clothes of the two other boys better. :) Thank you again for taking the time to comment. And sorry for my ramblings! :XD:
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RainbowKittyDreamerStudent General Artist
Thanks!And yeah,I'm one of those people who look for art tributes on DA like a dork,just to see if anyone has the courage to do so.X3

I read alot of stories of child abuse/death cases alot.Mainly cause I want to have kids in the future and want to know what to prevent. It sounds a bit foolish,but some ways these kids die now a days could of been easily prevented!In James' case,I learned you should keep a VERY close eye on your child.

Off topic here,but like you said,I was also very surprised about their ages!That's the reason I was so sad about this case unlike others I've read and seen!They seemed to really not understand about the situation at all...It SORTA wasn't their falt,I bet if they had known more about death and such,they wouldn't of done this.Yes,kids do things that are bad and understand the values of what they did were bad,BUT it's OUR job as adults and parents to teach them these things.You can't ALWAYS blame the kids.In this case,I belive it was both the boys and their parents falt.

Well,you did a wonderful portray of it!And maybe James face could be altered a bit,his face looks a bit creepy.But not in a bad way!
And the clothes definatly need to be changed,mainly cause I feel they need to be wearing more of the clothes they wore during the insident.(James' big jacket,the mustard yellow jacket,etc)After all,
the photo of them leaving,everyone was making a big deal about their clothes.:I A bit weird in my opinion.^^'
GemmaSuen's avatar
GemmaSuenProfessional Artist
:) You're right about the clothes, I'll get on to it as soon as I get the time. I'm sure after all you read you will be a good parent!
RainbowKittyDreamer's avatar
RainbowKittyDreamerStudent General Artist
Can't wait to see the new one when you work and finish it!^^
Nawww,thanks!~<3 I hope I will~
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GemmaSuenProfessional Artist
:) Thanks.
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DizzieDeeHobbyist General Artist
Amazing :meow:
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GemmaSuenProfessional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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