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Remember Tomorrow by yuumei Remember Tomorrow by yuumei
The BP Gulf of Mexico oil Spill still gushing 4,200,000 US gallons of crude oil every day even after 40 days since the initial explosion on April 20th. The environmental disaster is astronomical, with over 4,000 species of birds and marine life in danger. Countless dead birds, fish, turtles, and other animals already been found on the shores covered in oil.

We can not let this incident go forgotten. So many oil spills in the past have occurred, so why are we making the same mistakes over and over again? (Read my journals for more details [link] [link]

Remember this sin. Remember tomorrow.

Please join my contest to bring awareness to the full extent of the oil spill:


The top 19 winners can choose one prize from the pool of prizes. The prizes with a star in front are already taken.

:star: You can win one eco bag donated by Starving Artist Bags [link] .

:star: or another eco bag of the same kind.

:star: or one more eco bag.

:star: 1 decks of Augen Auf cards .

:star: or another of deck of Augen Auf cards

:star: or one more deck of Augen Auf cards

:star: or 1 digital bust commission donated by the talented :iconnegshin:

:star: or another bust commission by :iconnegshin:

:star: Or 2 of the 6 chainmaille ball key chains donated by :iconlunabellvarga:

:star: 2 more chainmaille ball key chains

:star: 2 more chainmaile ball key chains

:star: Or a full body colored drawing donated by :iconnominee84:

:star: Or 3 months subscription donated by :iconeasydisplayname:

:star: Or another 3 months subscription donated by :iconblackwingedprotector:

:star: Or a drawing donated by :iconelanorepenn:

:star: Or a full colored drawing donated by :iconkaishu256:

Or a full colored drawing with background donated by :iconichigo-love:

Or a drawing donated by :iconhycelain:

:star: Or a chibi drawing donated by :iconviral-juggernaut:

In addition to the prize of choice, the top 3 winners will also each win a sketch donated by :iconmuura: and a drawing donated by :iconhoney-saki: and a full body drawing donated by :iconlucia-anselma: and a full body painting donated by :iconpibity:

Also 1st place winner will win a drawing donated by :icondynamitedog100:

Last but not least, all winners will be featured in :iconthings-not-seen: 's frontpage :D

:star: Rules and how to enter:

1. Please first read my journals about the full extent and corruption behind the oil spill [link] [link] then choose a topic to draw/write/make video about. It can be an animal thatís affected by the oil spill like the egret in my drawing above or a sea turtle like one in the journal. It can be in any media, digital or traditional, and there is no limit on the number of entries, submit as many as you want!

2. Post this on your dA account with a description of oil spill in the artistís comment. Remember this contest is about spreading awareness and keeping it in our memories so a detailed description is very important!

3. Once your entry is posted on your dA, you can submit it to the contest folder of my group at [link] entries must be created after May 28th 2010 and all entries must be submitted into this contest folder to enter.

:star: Judging:

The contest will end on August 15th. I will pick the winners based on impact. Impact is defined by how much difference your submission has made. To increase impact, you should have a good artistís comment informing viewers about the damage of the oil spill and try to promote your drawing anyway you can, like on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc to get the word out. You get bonus points for including links and tips on how to help in your artistís comment. The winners will be announced on August 30th.

Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you! :hug:
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ThunderclapLover Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
BP's filled with it.
Ali29tmnt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Gosh :/// It's been a lot of time since that happened, and I still remmeber one of the worst scenarios in my life :sigh: :sigh: this piece of art is incredible. Congrats' <3 <3 <3 Love your art.
lainu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow This is impressive 
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Great work !
animallover1235 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice ;)
MaxAndRuby Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Now, why can't I be a penguin?:reaction: 
queen-observer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly sad!onion sad 
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - love the message - I hope people see this and try to make the world a better place, not just for tomorrow but for generations
NaturesMate Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great done... and good intention on your part!
Johan19 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
very sad..........
BurningG-HellOnEarth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The pain and sorrows our own idiocy causes to the life that also inhabits this glorious planet! Oil spills, in other words, death in a nutshell or should I say plastic container! [link] Will we repent in time?!
naturediva99 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing~
DritingPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Gulf wasn't that great to begin with. Before the spill, it was 71/100 on the environmental reading, right now it's at about 66/100. This was due to over-fishing, pollution, and losing the marshes by blocking the Mississippi from doing her job. So we have to make it better than before, as the Gulf will still get hurt after the oils gone.
godlyDescentUFO Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   General Artist
I love that you care about these kind of things and list the facts instead of"omg i drew a pichurrr fo' yall!" it actually realy helps and i'm now doing a reasearch project on this for media class
brokenchickenlegs Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this, I live in New Orleans and I can't begin to explain the impact the spill has had on the positive energy of the city.
Ssargasm Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Sadly, I remember the horror of seeing oil in the water first-hand. Living on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, I would listen to the local news as they interviewed people who were afraid of the oil for selfish reasons. Sure, there were stories about the animals dying because of it, but the ratio seemed uneven.

Animals died because of ignorant reason... It's heart-wrenching to see these poor creatures covered in slime just because they were doing what they did every day.
Exsanguination8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I fear people have already forgotten about this "oopsy daisy". It's sick.
ThunderclapLover Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
I haven't. Isn't there a movie about this?
TetraRocks Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
: ( That's really conveying a strong message. Good job!:clap:
wolf19z Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Artist
I saw the oil spill it's self from a plane. it was as wide as the mississippi and kept going down the ocean.. it was so sad... :(
h4t4k3 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
very deep message of the impregnated
but that's exactly what we have to learn
thanks for sharing
BlasphemyTwins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People need to learnt o take care of the oil better so this dosnt happen, have they ever thought of putting it in safer containers?
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Safer containers? The oil wasn't in containers yet when the spill occurred. It exploded from the bottom of the ocean and the pipes used to bring it to the surface due to unsafe drilling practices.
BlasphemyTwins Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ic, sorry for being unejucated on the subject.
SailorSun1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
no...No....NO!!!! not the cranes! D:
Ariel3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
A grandiose picture! Very good artwork!
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haunting... this image will stay with my for a long time. Very strong impact, excellent image.
ManaMuse Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love all of your artwork, and your messages, thank you for sharing this with us!
simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
such things happen more and more often, yet people refuse too do anything useful about it
your artwork is amazing, truly captures the feel of everything
lohkk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Though it's not for the contest, I did a literature piece about a girl who spent her summers and the beach and unknowingly befriended the spirit of the ocean, only to lose him to the oil spill. It would mean a lot to me if you would read it. Thank you for all your hard work to help save the environment. You're fantastic, `yuumei. [link]
SketDance Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I learned this yesterday it was about how the birds die in the oil spill
sad :saddummy:
marcybunge Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey nice dude. :)
I've recently discovered your work and like it all so much.
What medium did you use for this one?

Kudos, keep up the good work. :)
Side-of-fries Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sorry for the double post, did not realize I had "oldest first" selected and wondered where my comment had gone.
Side-of-fries Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'd just like to say that, sure the Gulf spill was bad, but i'm willing to bet at least 9 out of 10 people who read this comment know nothing about the situation in the Niger Delta where they get the equivalent of this spill every few years. Already impoverished people's livelihoods, that's right people living on the coast fish for a living, are being completely and utterly destroyed. The air pollution from burnt and exploded oil is toxic there, and almost nothing is done about it. Know why? Because it's not worth Shell's money to fix up the 40 year old pipelines and oil rigs there. They'd rather just put a few million in the pockets of officials in the Nigerian government and not a word is spoken.

So I guess my message is, educate yourself. I am not criticizing the attention that the Gulf spill got, and the fuss everyone made about it. Rather, I'm glad it's happening just very disappointed that the people of Niger remain unheard, the millions remain unheard while they suffer a fate worse than death at the mercy of Shell and a few other corporations.
Side-of-fries Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'd just like to say that while sure, the BP spill was bad, but it was nothing compared to the constant spills that are continuing to happen in the Niger Delta. Take a wild guess at what the occupations of the grand majority of those living there is. FISHING, is the answer. And their livelihoods are being torn apart. Not to mention their health, with toxic level of fumes from burnt oil. Never mind the fact that the people affected are already so impoverished that the governments and corporations (namely Shell),ignoring this is like kicking them while they're down.
All this and more, yet I'm willing to bet that nine out of ten people had no grasp of the severity of oil spills there which cumulatively amount to around fifty times the amount of oil spilled in the Gulf.
So if you've taken the time to read this, just ask yourselves why that might be...
IheartA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
how did you do this? Is it traditional (what medium?) or digital (photoshop?)? it's so great.
dragonlily29 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
birdyyyyyy :(
Lovesick-Foxes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Sometimes I hate humanity . . . Thanks for drawing this. <3
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a lot of oil.
Man, why did that have to happen.
Amberanime1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Poor bird
ShaerWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This art sends such a strong message; my eyes teared up at the sight of it. Amazing job!
CandiceShadow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
sad just sad the filth of man continues without demand.
RitzNinja Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is why I watch you! Its amazing! The Gulf spill was a horrible thing. We need to find some way to be more eco friendly to our world. The fire turning into smoke looks so realistic. Then the little building out on the water has so much detail. The dead bird represents the damage we did that day. This was very popular awhile back and I find it sad that everyone just forgot about it. Its pictures like these that make me want to draw like you. One day I might be able to draw like you but that is far off from now. I will try my best until then and hopefully one day someone will leave a comment like this on one of my pictures.
Hika-chan4eva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
when I saw this picture, I almost immidiatly burst into tears. I don't know why, but I'm EXTREMELY sensitive about birds and such (like legit, I saw a dead bird on the side of the road the other day, and I cried for twenty minutes over it). It completely broke my heart when I first heard about the oil spill and all of the animals getting affected by it.
RoseOfSins242 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Wow.. That's amazing... A few of your pictures actually made me tear up... I hate what we're doing to the planet. I've always learned to take only what you need from the earth and give back... If you can't tell, i've learned from my Cherokee relatives..
Noshimoto Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Tania12Tannie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
ColorfulSprinkles319 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Everytime I see pics like these that you make it make me feel guilty....
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