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I couldn’t decide which version to draw since each conveys a different atmosphere. The day version focuses more on hope, while the night version focuses more on oppression, so in the end I drew both.
A scene from Fisheye Placebo.
This image was inspired by a free Breadley Manning protest I participated in. We were a small group of about 20-30 peaceful protesters met by an overkill of riot police. We dissipated peacefully to avoid arrest but the image of facing against a roll of riot police remained in my mind.
For those not familiar with Bradley Manning, he was the one who leaked the Collateral Murder video to Wikileaks. The video details the slaughter of innocent Iraqi civilians and journalists by American soldiers. Amongst the injured were 2 children whose father was killed. When the journalists' families asked about how they were killed, they were lied to. For revealing the true casualties of war, Manning was put into solitary confinement and tortured without trial. Learn more and support the cause at www.bradleymanning.org/
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hentaitenshiHobbyist Digital Artist
This gives me chills to think how this picture sums up what is happening in the world today. A world we never thought we'd be so closely a part of. I love this picture so much! Would you ever make it into a poster?
princessponypaintStudent General Artist
I love that you have personal experiences you put in your drawings, it makes a beautifully realistic feel. It's sad that a dystopian cyberpunk world can be related so accurately to real life though.
The fact that this is becoming relevant again is very heartbreaking. However, it also shows that there are still people that believe that things should be handled better. While there is no right or wrong (although, I think it's safe to say that Nazis are evil and wrong), there is still room for change and hope for dreams.