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It will come off with soap by AquaSixio It will come off with soap by AquaSixio


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 :

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LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
This image is just wow.
w-anderlust Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Writer
Very powerful image<3
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.
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.
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 :)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
VivaLaGloria9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ;)
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)
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.

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".

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