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

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 Rise by yuumei

~~~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

Countdown by yuumeiGuilty by yuumeiLeave it Broken by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumeiAll City by yuumei
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Volinfer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this work so many times. And I like it even more and more, and more... I love the meaning and the message. Piece of art
LordNeadorGer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Hey yuumei! may i use ur gorgeous picture as my banner? hope to get a answersoon^^ Ty 
imtiizseo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  New Deviant
It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work!
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Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  New Deviant
Damn it! I thought I killed him already.
Martynes9N Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
No one could stop you from being free. They could command your body, but NOT YOUR HEART...
eleaserelief Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
The lighting from the headlights makes more sense in the nighttime version. Not just drama wise, this is beautiful. Glad you returned from the protest safely. If it had been done here you would have been pepper sprayed, beaten and arrested.
SammySenpai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! You have quite the talent!
artpies Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
pinkpuppycat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Artist
hey! my brother LOVE this picture, he can use in the from of him facebook please? Relax him use your name :3
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December 5, 2012
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