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Guilty by yuumei Guilty by yuumei
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With wings of death
And crown of black
A sea monster more terrifying
Than any creature of the deep
Is this the epitome of man?
All pride for greedy production
So serene in self-destruction
If suicide is a crime
We would all be guilty


The Problem:


:bulletred: Bycatch is all the unwanted animals that accidentally get caught in fishing nets and lines. An estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die as bycatch each year, because they are unable to escape when caught in nets. 100,000 albatrosses are killed by longline fisheries every year and because of this, many species are facing extinction. Bycatch victims also include sea turtles, sharks, and other marine mammals. www.greenpeace.org/internation…

:bulletred: More than 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. Endangering many species who have suffered a population decline of 90-99%. To put that in perspective, imagine 9 out of every 10 person you know is dead. In comparison, only a few people are killed each year by sharks. That’s right, more people die from falling coconuts than sharks. blogs.scientificamerican.com/e…

:bulletred: Globally 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles, and 1 million sea birds die every year from ingesting or becoming entangled in marine debris. www.seaturtlefoundation.org/th…

:bulletred: Oil spills happen everyday. About 20,000 oil spills are reported to the U.S. government annually, and that’s just America. It’s hard to estimate how many occur globally since not all spills are even reported. As long as we rely on fossil oil, spills will happen everyday and everywhere, but they happen so often that they don’t even make the news. Not only do the oil spills kill wildlife, but they also pollute the water and food chain, meaning the fish we eat contains toxins from the oil spills. www.good.is/post/big-oil-s-dir…

The Solution::



:bulletgreen: Pick up your trash. It’s not that hard. Don’t just throw plastic bags and other crap on the street. It’s going to get washed into the streams and oceans where it can choke and kill many endangered wildlife.

:bulletgreen: Recycle what you can. Those plastic bottles can be made into other things so don’t just trash them, recycle them.

:bulletgreen: Be conscious of what you eat. It’s nothing extreme like becoming a vegan. Helping endangered animals can be as simple as buying the right kind of seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has many guides and free pocket books on which seafood is eco friendly to eat, and there are plenty of choices so it’s not the end of the world for your stomach, and better yet, it’s not going to be the end of the world for those endangered species. www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr…

:bulletgreen: Switch to a hybrid car if you can, or try to use more public transportation. You’ll save money on gas, and save the environment from toxic spills and global warming. Not only that, you can buy food from your local farmers market where food is locally grown, and not transported across the world by burning petroleum.

:bulletgreen: Lastly, spread the word. Education is the best cure. Many people don’t watch what they eat simply because they’re unaware of the environmental damage humans are causing. People need to understand that helping the environment is simply helping themselves. Once the over fished tuna goes extinct, and all the other animals that eat tuna also dies off, what’s there left for us? So even if you don’t care about the animals themselves, do it for yourself and your children. Don’t let anyone stay ignorant, because the future they ruin will be your future as well. Spread the word, reblog, share, tweet, word of mouth, do what you can to cure ignorance.

Thank you!

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:iconlinailinai:
LInaiLInai Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Great concept, stunning art
I really love this
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:iconcutiecorvid:
CutieCorvid Featured By Owner 1 day ago
The concept of this picture, and the way it was executed, is absolutely stunning. 
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:iconmistysnowdrift:
MistySnowDrift Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The concept of this is incredible!
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:iconred-sunny-apple:
Red-Sunny-Apple Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Wow! I'm speechless. 
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:iconilonand:
ilonand Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Genius!
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:iconspitestar:
Spitestar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such meaningful art Happycry revamp 
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:iconmayo8moo:
Mayo8Moo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing and with a great message
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:iconjthalberg:
JThalberg Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect.
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:iconlilivillage:
LiliVillage Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
This is deep and beautiful! The message is received! :D
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:iconenriquevelasco:
EnriqueVelasco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's fabulous! but really i have suffered at watching. i'm Sorry i really don´t like the sad of reality =(
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:icondjaymasi:
DjayMasi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually is kinda deep
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:iconsavasrule:
savasrule Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
WoWLove 
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LorCoruLimlug1516 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Without reading the text, I've known what the topic of the picture is about. A very big problem that even I've seen many years ago and asked myself why noone is acting/reacting, why the humans are that selfdestructive and rude to their mother (earth & nature). I just didn't found the answer til today.
Your artwork shows everything about that problem... I just can't express everything I feel about all of that but what remains for me to simply say: thank you. Thank you for digitalizing the topic that clearly and impressive so maybe some more people wake up. Hope dies last, yes?

All in all a great piece of art. The dynamic is eye catching, the colouration simply wonderful and the combination of all symbols is awesome.
Stepped into your gallery by the DD you got and looked around a bit. I really like the details your pictures have, how you pour your heart and soul in your works - again, thank you for these nice artworks :) Keep it up.
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zombiefufu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
สวยมากกกกกกก nice :)
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:iconfriendlyfatty:
friendlyFATTY Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool!!
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:icontheanimalmonster:
TheAnimalMonster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect representation of our treatment of the ocean who not only is a necessary source for food but also home for that food and also partly responsible for the climate of the places we live in. Magnificent
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:iconcastformrain:
castformrain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really truly stunning. 
Do you think you could update the monterey bay aquarium link? It doesn't seem to be working
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:iconleabeth:
leabeth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member
WOW it's awesome!
People can be so horrible. Almost everybody think that sharks are dangerous.
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HayleyFeatRuki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just stunning
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:iconladyscoora:
LadyScoora Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Wow, this is really awesome! Its' not just beautiful, but have a deep and important meaning too!
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:iconglanzfell:
Glanzfell Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is so real and so true.
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:iconelmo505:
Elmo505 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  New member
i'm in shock of how beautiful this is and how TRUE it is :heart: :earth:
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TrickstersShadow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breathtaking! You are very talented, I'm very impressed!
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:iconxkanashimi:
xkanashimi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Awesome whoaa
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:iconjaheve:
jaheve Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hermosa Heart  Heart  Heart 
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:iconsmokecloak:
smokecloak Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed....you are amazing for creating and sharing this.
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:iconfrostdragon57:
FrostDragon57 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is........ AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsharif9991:
sharif9991 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I approve!
People should be more considerate about the environment 
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:iconcheshire---kat:
Cheshire---Kat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is..amazing..
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:iconmeowxdwild:
Meowxdwild Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!!! >O<
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:iconauvisual23:
auvisual23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this one!!!!!!!! you're amazing!
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:iconartmikah:
artmikah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
This is very very powerful art. Love it.
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Skyfyr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have done a service to the Earth and its creatures ~ Thank you.

Thank you for the  information you have included  And above all the Solutions and links.
I bow to your care, and empathy for those whose voices may not reach the ears which most need to hear the cries of their tragedies. 
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skillfulamateur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Just...this is incredible.
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:iconsatthusasuke:
satthusasuke Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
WOW
JUST WOW 
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:iconlil-miss-scribble:
Lil-Miss-Scribble Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... this is... beyond...
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nilvirgil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
:iconpinkheart-plz: :iconheartglompplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconmotherfull:
motherfull Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Amazing  <3
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:iconmudslinger077:
MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - that's really heartmoving and amazing!
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:iconcloakwing:
Cloakwing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that is SO COOL i love how from far away it looks like a shark RIPPING A SEAGULL TO FLIPPIN SHREDS and up close its actually a mermaid :D real talent right there THUMBS UP FO U
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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
again amazing :)
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:iconfeiryuzaki:
FeiRyuzaki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it so much <33
The first time I saw this painting made me sad, but I also thinking : "Whaoww, such a piece of art !!"
And thank you very much for the message you send throught this lovely sirene !
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Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
how you can combine such superb art skills with such meaningful messages into one masterpiece is just...just...*implodes*
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:iconliambarnwell:
LiamBarnwell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice composition
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:iconledale14:
LeDaLe14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should look up and donate to this wonderful project/technology that sets to clean up the worlds oceans of plastic in the next 10 years. See here. www.theoceancleanup.com/
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Biscuitkitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is some of the most amazing art I have ever seen in my entire life. Please, please, PLEASE, never stop drawing and moving people with your pictures.
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foxIing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here in WI we have Advanced Disposal that does recycling and garbage. My dad actually used to work there.
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Animegirl1298 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist
This is a wonderful piece of art and it really moved me. The message behind it is so strong, I really hope more people get the chance see this and learn from it. 
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the13throse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very moving. This should become part of an environmental awareness program!
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:iconallo-cat:
Allo-cat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014
Wow, that's awesome.
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