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Armless spectator, I never wanted to take a stand,
History outlines require tools to stretch my mind :
Finally politically correct, unfortunately not blind.

Loin de la violence mais au plus près des images,
La guerre déclare sa flamme et au 20 heures sa rage,
Des corps à terre décorent la terre des reportages.

Inevitably, watching the TV news is a daily grind,
It makes no sense, I thank you for being so kind,
I've got something in my eye since you are in a bind.

Dans le miroir d'un ciel de cendre s'égarent les messages,
Et déjà, sur mon écran, pointe un lourd fusil sans visage :
Chaque éclat de bulle renvoie la balle dans l'autre cage.

That's why, j'éteins.

Time : 22 hours
Software : Photoshop CS 2
Tool : Wacom graphire 3

Work in progress :


References : [link] [link]
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:iconamiramoslema:
AmiraMoslema Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Marvellous and very expressive
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EmArt3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Ça c'est merveilleux!
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:iconlordsia:
LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
This image is just wow.
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:iconw-anderlust:
w-anderlust Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Writer
Very powerful image<3
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:iconhikaru-nara-kheel:
hikaru-nara-kheel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is insanely powerful.  Amazing job, I really got a good message from it.
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It reminds me of situations in my stupid country. Did you know that a bunch of idiots blew up a church here awhile back? Tons of Christians died. It was just so wrong.
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VivaLaGloria9 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutelly beautiful. I couldn't take my eyes off this piece like for 15 minutes! Amazing work :)
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconvivalagloria9:
VivaLaGloria9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ;)
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:iconby-grim-energy:
by-grim-energy Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I really like your art but I've always been bothered by this piece. It comes across as unjustly and naively taking a side; perhaps not your intention but others certainly see it that way. Perhaps if the soldier weren't some faceless depersonalized thing, it would at least come across as a more general anti-war theme (still not great)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013

I think the facelessness of this piece is perhaps part of the point. When innocent people, (especially children) die, in the name of war. Does it really matter who's "face" is on the end pointing the gun?

The fact itself is not the message here.

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by-grim-energy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
"I think the facelessness of this piece is perhaps part of the point."  ...  I think I indicated that, and if that is the case then I believe I disagree with that point...
I believe there is no such thing as "in the name of war".  Beligerents on both sides have causes... and faces... intentional or not, dehumanizing one side by not even showing its face portrays oversimplification and potentially bias. 

Again, I don't know if that is what this piece was after (maybe the artist merely didn't want to draw an adult soldier's face?).  I simply stated my opinion: that its composition seems to imply, or at least allow, the inference of a bias towards one side.  And I think it is pretty clear that the favored "side" implied is not just "children".

-Cheers-
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know I am not neutral in the artpiece, I know it can hurt some people, I aopologize. I wish to to take the children side, and, as you know, there are children in both side =)
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:iconblue-eyed-bee:
blue-eyed-bee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
of all the [thousands of] pictures in my favourites, this one inspires me the most. great work.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =O
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:iconblue-eyed-bee:
blue-eyed-bee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
no problem!
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MissLittleBunnyFuFu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this for a poster for a club that I am in for school called Amnesty International? It's basically a human rights group and I feel like this may be perfect.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello =) If you credit me, you have my permission =)

Thank you for your support !
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:iconzanishez:
ZaniShez Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Truly amazing artist you are! I wish I had come across your artwork sooner. Beautiful piece. I someday wish that I'll be as good as you.
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Nedeila-Sarra Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I love the message, but no the way you have drawed it, because of that, i can´t put it in my favourites. Nonetheless, i like it. :)
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DeemahDesign Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I really love this and I appreciate the concept a lot :nod:
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israelove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
You can draw, only your opinions are wrong.
Israelis did not harm children or innocent people, they shoot only terrorists hiding in Gaza.
Palestinians do not flag peace and good will, but weapons.
They shoot children, the innocent civilians. They have no heart
We give the Arabs freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, freedom of work in Israel.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your opinion =)
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:iconisraelove:
israelove Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I'd love to.bye for now.
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israelove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
You can draw, only your opinions are wrong.
Israelis did not harm children or innocent people, they shoot only terrorists hiding in Gaza.
Palestinians do not flag peace and good will, but weapons.
They shoot children, the innocent civilians. They have no heart
We give the Arabs freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, freedom of work in Israel.
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twiggster101 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing concept, sad but isn't most truths. Great art as well, fits the words.
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Ninagalera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
bello!!!, ME DETUVO A PENSAR!!, GRACIAS, HERMOSO TRABAJO
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dbayne Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Your drawings are so creative. i love them all!
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shoosh13242 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
this drawing is amazing!!!but I've got to be honest with you, I live in Israel and I've seen drawings like this one only with symbols of my country stamped across the gun... I think people have a wrong picture of what's going on in the middle east!!! Israel wants peace, we don't like sending people off to war!!! we certainly don't kill innocent people if we can help it, the sick thing is our enemies use that fact against us, terrorist organizations build their main bases under schools and hospitals knowing we wont bomb those places !!! I’m not saying war isn’t horrible but war IS out there and Israel is such a small and hated country we have to be able to defend ourselves. drawing like the ones I wrote about make me so mad!! that's why I love your drawing so much, you're not making a political stand, this soldier can be from any country out there!! I have a question for you... when you were drawing this did you have the situation in Israel on your mind??? Just out of curiosity
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:icontobassinesia:
Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
If Israel was shooting innocents, I don't think the dudes doing it would let you know.
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shoosh13242 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist
actually they really would, Israel is a democracy and there is a right called, the publics right of knowlege... and even with out that, those "dudes" are literly boys and girls two years older than me (18-20 year olds are what makes up most of the israeli army), and I promise you they are not killing machines, there are some horrible things done in war, not denying it. 
but we do not kill children,we do not kill random inocet people. prejudice about my country is so very high. I have alot against israel don't get me wrong, but the one thing I can tell you is that our army does not willingly kill inocents let alone children. also "if Israel was shooting inocents" we're not one person, we are very likely the most diverse society in pretty much any where. I do not agree with alot of what my government does, it is not my doing, it is not the soldiers on duty's doing it is not "Israel's" doing, this is a very touchy subject but I would love to discuss it further if you wish
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I do know for a fact that no sides of a war have any legitimate reason to be fighting. I don't give a flying monkey whether or not it's in self-defence or any of the junk they say they fight for, but sending kids at 18-20 into a pit of death is not the solution to any problems, nor is it the recipe for peace. When it comes to war, I don't even think my own country has the right of it. Actually, God no. My country can't do anything right.
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shoosh13242 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
my greatest hope is that when I turn 18, there would be peace and that it would not be necissary for me and my friends to enlist. and if not me, I hope my children will know peace. thank you for replying and sharing you views
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AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I understand what you say, don't worry. I know humans hate wars. I just hope I will be able to see the end of this story before I reach 80 years old !

Peace my friend, and courage.
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kimbee13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I wish I still spoke french to get the other stanzas but wow, amazing.
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:iconnatyp:
NatyP Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMumumumumu!! So beatiful, you make me cry ;-;
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FuriaMag Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Amazing work!
Featured in: [link]
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I feel extremely honoured =)
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BananaChoc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
wah, amazing work !
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bokayeh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Photographer
...wow.
I've seen this piece before, yet it still made me stop in my tracks... its absolutely scintillating. I've featured it in my journal here: [link]
Simply incredible, and delivers food for thought.
:star::star::star::star::star:+
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Yo252yo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
the combination of the text and the picture is really intense and full of emotions, was it something you wrote ?
it kinda blew my mind ^^
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I used to add my text to my artpiece =)
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Yo252yo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
the synergy can be quite interesting, and in this case it really was =)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Dear Friend
Your Artwork is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...and...:iconaction-portraits:
You are Most welcome!!! ...

Best regards...:heart:
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much ..
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khaledmid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! you killing me softly :D
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Oliver-Twist7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply; U're A M A Z I N G ! :iconclapplz:
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Butchero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Quite like a Watchmen flower scene.
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SherrySaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that's the ugly truth
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:iconestrellame:
Estrellame Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Make bubbles, not war =)
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