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The Lords of Good Intention by DamnedInk The Lords of Good Intention by DamnedInk
This painting was done over a year ago.
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible! I can see the messages in this, but I don't have the ability to illustrate work such as this myself, so I'm even more impressed by your skills and thoughts.

I love that you used different parts of the American flag with similar colors of bandannas to represent each party. The rope they're standing on is a powerful part of this, as it shows what a fine line they're walking, not only with each other, but with our country, and planet. The weapons show their true intentions and the bandannas hiding their faces show that they know what they're doing is wrong and are either fearful of the consequences of being exposed as the harbinger of their intentions, or they're just know that what they're doing is wrong and are shameful of it (those are MY two interpretations, anyway). The storm rising rapidly behind them makes it much more intense than if it weren't there and adds the element of urgency and the feeling of war coming.

NICE work!
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kevotu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
featured here; [link] ^^
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zombieater Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Excellent works, very well done also is smart stuff with serious messages. That's art with many merits.
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Hikaru-Jan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
awesome!
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xxprznrckrxx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
the road of chaos is paved by good intentions...human nature.

always need a third factor
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quartertofour Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow! intense.
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Cythus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
is one of them a rockafella by any chance? lol
Awesome picture =]
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Neon-Acid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Interface Designer
you made devnews: [link] :)
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capncraka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Awesome political piece that really says alot without overpowering the eyes. I love the use of the red and blue bandanas (and I'm not sure if it's intentional but I also liked the red bandana, white sky then blue bandana..representing the red white and blue of course :P)

As I said, awesome imagery with the tight rope and arms tucked behind their backs with their fingers crossed. This is definitely a fav. :+fav:
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DamnedInk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Thanks everyone for chiming in on this piece. It is one of the largest ones I've ever done and it took a long time to get it right.
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, striking and powerful. :rose:
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PVDC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Great piece. Say what you will about politicians; they are good at tightrope walking.
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noelsweem Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
awesome..
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AknotK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
it's GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONE QUESTION, i have a death metal band can use your art for the front or back cover of our new album?
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DamnedInk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I'm sorry to say I can't let this piece be too exposed. I wish I could. (Cause hey, it's all advertizement, right?) But the owner of the original is a collector who will be showing it in his gallery and hopes to show it in other galleries. So, we are keeping the image a little close to home right now. But thanks for the compliment. I hope album covers are in my future.
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AknotK Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh.. no problem
only be a question
I admire you work
CONGRATULATIONS!
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ScytheNightstalker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Looks almost as if the flag and guns are forming wings...
Phenomenal painting, I do admire and enjoy your work.
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mtzeilman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
incredible work as always
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TIMISDEATH2ALL Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this is 100% great
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
uh ohhh, looks like they're crossing their fingers. 9_9

EXCELLENTLY played, as usual. amazing skill here.
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abcartattack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great idea, very styalized, graphic poster? I like it.
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DamnedInk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Thank you, it's an oil painting.
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nik-pwns Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
holy crap that was amazing
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
whoa. . . seriously kick ass :D gotta love politicians. . . they give us so much artistic fodder
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timmydoomsqueaks Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I'm reminded of so many conflicts - not just stars vs. stripes, or democrats vs. republicans, but also the gang wars in our country. Also, y'know, the silly but ever-amusing Red vs. Blue. It's a stunning painting, really.
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HidakaLexx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
It definitely is eye-catching. I know art is what you make of it but I have to wonder what inspired you to draw this... Fantastic either way. :D
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DamnedInk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Thanks for the interest. This piece was simpler in the beginning but it refused to be finished. Every time I thought it was done...I had to paint another gun on one side...then had to balance it with another on the other side. What inspired it? ...how often we don't recognize ourselves in others. It looks like a polarization of opposites, but notice how the two men look almost identical. They have the same number of guns. They are equals in every way and standing on a tight-rope. If one wins they both win, if one loses, they both lose. Is the hand-shake a lie or a new beginning? You get to choose.
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HidakaLexx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Incredible, very insightful.
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twilightdust Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
phenomenal detail, i love the striking message in this picture
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twilighttotwilight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
great
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