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Rise - Night Version by yuumei Rise - Night Version by yuumei
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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

~~~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 [link]

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Aslih Featured By Owner 1 day ago
So nice!
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Fernstream Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
This has become so relevant in recent months... This work is from 2012. Look at pictures from today in Ferguson. Look at this. Look at pictures of the uprising in Ferguson. Look at this. Look at the riot police look at this look at the tear gas look at this look at the shields and the gas masks and the protest signs look at this look at this look at this
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Ladygentlemanbastard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Artist
This piece is absolutely stunning. The concept, the colors, the lighting, just everything is gorgeous!
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Chaosian01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Dynamic and romantic, very powerful stuff.
Day version too though? That guy must have some pretty sore knees and fingers...
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DownToSky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  New member
Dramatic . . . .
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mitchell616 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome image
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SSJ3Adean Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Writer
This is like that song from Skillet
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Ubergliesen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Cool! Impressive! Perfect!
(I need some synonymic guides... The thick ones...)
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IsaacLangan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The night version is my favourite
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RejectedAngel903 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  New member
As Captain America would say, "We aren't protecting the country, we're putting guns to people's heads and calling it the law." Komari Serious Icon (i couldn't find a Captain America gif so here's a cute anime girl). 
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