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Rise - Night Version


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.

Day Version Rise by yuumei

~~~Original Description~~~

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

Countdown by yuumeiGuilty by yuumeiLeave it Broken by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumeiAll City by yuumei
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PantyL0ver69's avatar

scary yet hopeful

wingweaver77's avatar

You published this almost eight years ago and it is still one of the best images I've seen on DA. It shows your aesthetic and technique in digital art. The message can be seen and the work and gives the background/inspiration a voice. It's still my overall fav.

hentaitenshi's avatar

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?

KirasDarkLight's avatar

It's terrifying how applicable this image is. I just saw a picture on Twitter that was incredibly close to your piece.

xPromKingx's avatar
i wish i could purchase this as a print ):
EdMorrison576's avatar
This looks nice, I like the fact that this seems accurate, even the overkill of riot police, that's a big one.
Weebus123's avatar
woah that was beautifull!!
KuroNekoKeef's avatar
Correction to my first comment on your "you are free" drawing :
i like "SO MUCH" your style !!!
gadea-dev's avatar
This drawing is simply wonderful, I like the rebelliousness that makes you feel through the image.
(the color palette is beautiful)

Sorry for my English so bad :)
peas12344's avatar
The picture is so precious to me. You have no idea how much I love it. I admire your art so much!! Fangirl 
CavScout8's avatar
That's how you disappear, not fight tyranny.  Just saying.
TheChocolateArmor's avatar
I just wanna say, this is one of the best wallpapers- or images in general, for that matter- that I have ever seen. Absolutely love how it tells a story.
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Theeartistkid's avatar
Taking a stand or a knee in this case.
VelvetPainOo's avatar
oh my...should i favourite all your paintings huh? they are all so stunning...the so in love <3
angelXgrave's avatar
print this people, cause if net neutrality is removed  we wont be free anymore...
nandosshiro1998's avatar
no words to describe it...really good
princessponypaint's avatar
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.
ANANAALOG's avatar
can i just cry ;w; this is both sad and beautiful. Somebody hand me tissues.
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