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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

~~~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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cloakersenpai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Really nice
:D (Big Grin) 
RoflcopterPilot21 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to see these pictures the other way.
A strong nation rooting out the annoying.
Warranty4 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phoenuxx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
One of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. And with a lot to say as well.
maisha737 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! It's beautiful~. May I use it as a wallpaper, please?
RedWolfRecon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
thanks 4 standing up 4 our rights and freedom fuck the police and the government what a bunch of dictators they are.
Souchie-kun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
You're an inspiration.
Akida01 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
So… Beautiful…!
Pitsh Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Demonwolf37 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please tell me I'm not the only one who thought this was Alfred Jones for the longest time.  It even looks like his jacket and hair...  I realize now that it's a hoodie and not a jacket, but still.
Scooterloo9000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the greatest pic on deviantART :3
blakkink Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thak you for this feeling :)
CreepyAngell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
servergara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
RipplesOnStillWater Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I could stare at this picture all day and never stop loving it ^-^ so powerful
RoarofTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you sell posters of this?
wolven13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Ohhh would be awesome if she did! Would love one <3
NickVilBar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Jukonfx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
such a great image. both visually and mentally
100chihuahuas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A dubstep band named "DOTEXE" is using this image as the cover for one of their albums. I'm not sure if they got permission or not, just wanted to make sure you knew
skyaileen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
It is very awesome it makes people think about Freedom
NightFaLLOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Writer
I called him The modern warrior. xD 
NightFaLLOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Writer
Radioactive by Imagine dragons fits here. :) 
Teufels-Katze Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Awesome :happybounce: 
AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is unbelievably inspiring and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, it may have just changed my life...
swagmanatee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
does anyone know where i could get a high quality download?
PureAngelic1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Photographer
I genuinely cried when I first saw this picture, it took a minute but the tears overtook me.
This is an amazing picture.
Hikari-I Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just awesome, I have no words to say what I feel when I see this picture. Stunning.
OuijaKitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This speaks to me in such a great level. I absolutely love it :)
DescedantOfTheRose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   General Artist
This is beyond beautiful and meaningful Yuumei, as many others of your works~ :rose:
95hadi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
amizng work u are Greatt..
Ad-Ace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student
Thank You For The Picture ... I Really Like IT 
I Just Edit Some Effect Into It ... May You Just Put It In Your Collection !! If You Want 
Hope U Liked It  ^^ Again Thanks .. 
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animefreak017 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly a great piece with a message that gave me chills. I've seen both versions of this drawing, and both of them have the same incredible impact.
TaoAyame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Your incredible drawing has been featured in the article "You may say I'm an artist" by Techgnotic, and is the exact representation of the message which wanted to be expressed: artists are free and we are free to express ourselves. That is why I wanted to post here as well  the comment I leaved for this article. Here it goes:

What a coincidence for you, Techgnotic, to publish your article relating the tale of artist's freedom, a few days before the event happening in France.

For those which are not aware, this morning (wednesday, the 7th of january 2015) in Paris, the editorial staff of the paper « Charlie Hebdo » has been attacked by people armed with guns : twelve were killed and four were mortally wounded.

Before anything else, let me tell you a bit about Charlie Hebdo : it is a (very) satirical weekly newspaper publishing cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes featuring People (like our own President François Hollande) and religious figures (Popes, God, Muhammed, and so many others…) in various and often very obscene scenes.

One of the goal of this paper is to « challenge the powers-that-be »¹ using more than provocative cartoons, insolent headlines and so on… If you are curious, just go on and check out a few of C.H's covers, and even if you don't understand French, I promise you that you will rapidly get the gist of it…

Anyway, commons reactions was either to be deeply amused by this « quirky humour », be deeply offended or not really have an opinion about it (let's not forget about those.) The fact is that today, people heavily wounded by some printings retaliated against paper, pencils, expression, art, with guns and murder. The clues lead toward Islamic believers (exrtremists) : shout out « Allahu Akbar ! » and « we have have avenged the Prophet Muhammed ! » after slaughtering cartoonists who had previously drawn cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed and the Islamic State Militant group leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi, it is kind of a dead give away.

The point is, yes, people were hurt by some of the drawings because they insulted their beliefs and religion, but striking back with physical violence and bloodshed is unacceptable. This is a direct attack against the freedom of expression. The expression of cartoonists (four of them were killed, one being the editor of C.H.). The expression of artists.

So today, masses are mourning, grieving for the lost ones, crying for the wounded ones, and are outraged by this infringement of our freedom of expression. Because it concerns us all.

So, thank you Techgnotic for reminding us that artists are free, that they yield power, and should express it against it all.

Tao Ayame

Je suis Charlie.

¹ quoted from :…

Thank you as well, Yuumei, for your amazing art.

Artos7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Great work :D
MEOWMEOWOO Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's really beautiful Heart  
krizalidrocks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Your artwork is so amazing that I actually cried a little and it actually made me feel inconsequential, in a good way, mind you. Your artistic vision astounds me to the point that I want to keep learning and reach that level where you are... Thank you, Yuumei.. you are an artistic hope personified.
LordRagnar3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
So creative !! Wonderful
scribelIsi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its wonderful +fav 
artcary Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
great work
Hoki-Lokison Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece of artwork. I love the mood it conveys.
sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing, I love how you drew the lights, the rain drops, the people, the cars, the street, everything! I just adore this!! <3
boxeggsfish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why stop not so it police all wrong mind kick?Waaaah! 
Tidus-SoundOfDarknes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also, there is no slaughter. While American soldiers have on numerous occasions caused accidental civilian casualties, never has it been done on purpose. The American military does not tolerate that. Any soldier who kills a civilian is thoroughly investigated and questioned. 
The police are one matter. But I will not stand idly by while my brothers are falsely accused.
Tidus-SoundOfDarknes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Define overkill please. 
I'm not saying it wasn't overkill, but if too small of a number of riot police are deployed, what may be a peaceful protest may be turned by violent or angry people into a violent protest. I'm not saying you are wrong, but it almost sounds as though you think riot police abuse their power.
themaraudermap Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Interface Designer
ocrown Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
he is hero
Morte96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Ops, Bom Trabalho *Good Job* Essa realmente é uma imagem verdadeira e eu amei essa imagem, desenha muito bem.
Morte96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
What is to be Free for you? I'm just curious.
Unholycorn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love this, amazing work!
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