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Hypocrisy

political commentary

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Comment from michiganmike


These certainly are trying times, but we have come through many such times. I believe it was WB Yeats in "The second coming" who wrote that "the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passionate intensity".

 Comment Written 09-Jun-2020

Comment from Susmita Roy1


When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few be deceit.The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.

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 Comment Written 09-Jun-2020

Comment from MKFlood


very cool. the facial is great. the detail is great. the depth is great. the shading is great. the touch of color is good. the creation is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. creative and great job overall.

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020

Comment from Linda Bickston


I totally agree with your sentiments. This Anarchy, which you symbolize in your amazing work of art, is at the heart of all man's heartache. This female, with her mouth taped shut surely shows how we all feel. Shackled by the hypocrisy of this world system. We know in our hearts the truth. Though her eyes are the eyes of a snake, her expression shows a sadness and a longing for the freedom we all know.

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020

Comment from shoregrass


A very dramatic and apt commentary on the times created with depth of feeling and the willingness to express those feelings through art. I commend you and hope it spurs those who view it, including myself into soul searching contemplation. Very well done. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020

Comment from ChuckWaxman


Very provocative piece of art. Love the design and the use of colors to accentuate the theme. Love your notes. Her stare says it all. Yes - we need to refocus and come back together or else all is lost. We have not learned our lessons from the past. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

 Comment Written 05-Jun-2020

Comment from Lucien van Oosten


An interesting piece of artwork. The narrative helps explain it well. The tonal values are really good. The a in the negative space, seems out of place. I think it reminds me of the avengers logo. other symbolism might have worked better, or verbiage, like "black lives matter- all lives matter". Or a bible in the background.

Still a very well drawn image.
Thank you for allowing me to comment on your art work.
Take care and be safe.
Lucien

 Comment Written 05-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 07-Jun-2020
    The 'A' is the classic sign for anarchy. And I didn't want to put anything that said 'black lives matter' etc because I'm fed up with all activist groups. The point of the piece is to call attention to everyone to look at their actions. Sure they may have pretty words to say but their actions speak of anarchy and a different world than what they say they want. Thanks for commenting!
Comment from jesuel


thats a pretty cool piece i loke how you have rendered the figure did you do this in photoshop there seems to be several ways to do digital art i draw right on the screen some use photos in photo shop and manipulate them this is so cool and yes you have hit the nail on the head fine work here

 Comment Written 04-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 07-Jun-2020
    Thank you! I draw directly on the screen as well, I love my intuos.
Comment from mamamary


I read your comments and completely agree. Perhaps that is another reason President Trump got elected. He definitely isn't politically correct. I will be voting for him again. I like the way you used color and lack of color in your art. Especially her eyes. May I ask what the red symbol stands for? Nicely done.

 Comment Written 04-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 04-Jun-2020
    I agree and I think it's wonderful that Trump isn't politically correct. We don't need hollow words, we need action.
    Red usually coincides with the feeling of anger, passion, and war. Psychologically, our brain sees red as a threat. That's why a lot of sport teams usalize red in their colors.
reply by mamamary on 07-Jun-2020
    I didn't know that. Thank you for sharing.
Comment from nikman


A very good entry into the competition posted here! Your striking and attractive image demands immediate viewing attention. Your young lady seems to have our current events coursing through her! Is that a message on the tape over her mouth? Nicely created!

 Comment Written 04-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 04-Jun-2020
    Thank you!
    Yes the message on her mouth says hypocrisy but it is backwards. Most people don't understand or don't want to see their own hypocrisy so they hide it or disguise it.
reply by nikman on 05-Jun-2020
    Clever!