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Love Unites by VibblesAgain Love Unites by VibblesAgain
Yeah this is my submission for that Shepard Fairey contest...

I like the cause, so I thought I'd make a submission.

I used my own hand as a reference for the hand and no ref for the tulip.

So I chose to redraw the whole thing in pencil for a couple reasons,
1) Traditional medium has a feeling to it. While I was drawing this, I really felt connected to the piece, as if I left a bit of my own physical presence on the page as I drew it. That's something you can't get with digital media.
2) Obviously this isn't perfect. The lines aren't perfectly straight, the letters aren't perfectly equal in height. But guess what, love isn't perfect. Love doesn't come in one variety. Love has a thousand faces, and it cannot be defined between straight lines.
3) I personally feel that traditional art is underrated here on Devianart. Let's give it some love, ok?

Also, I made the fist into a hand holding a tulip. Why? Well because a fist seems very aggressive and hostile, and love and equality are all about showing compassion and understanding. This just seemed a bit more fitting. A tulip is the first sign of spring, of welcoming warmth after a long cold winter. It's a bright, positive symbol of friendship.

Anyways, I'm actually really proud of this. I'm going to keep it in a special place. Lol enjoy guys! Spread the love!

Love Unites Remix
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pink-eyed Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that this one isn't perfect and that it's done as a drawing.
And the tulip is a great idea!
Really like this piece :)
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thanks, that means a lot to me :)
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AzimuthDragon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I -really- like this piece. I'd vote for it, if voting was part of the contest. I love how you re-drew it all, and added in the tulip, it's quite appropriate, especially with your remark about how love has a thousand faces.

Great job, I hope you win. =]
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
That's so nice! Thank you so much! It feels good to know that someone likes it so much especially since this is one of my personal favourites. :hug:
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Rabscuttle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
This is excellent. I love the pencil work. :}
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oORockerOo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay someone that did it jsut with pencil i wont feel lonely anymore :P cose idk how to use photoshop so it wont be colored T_T almost done soon btw
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baby-snakes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow its gorgeous, so much softer than the other hand.. i love it :}
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Invierno1505 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Lovely, the flower totally gives it a warm touch. It reminds me of the revolutions that went on in the 60's for no war and for peace. :3

Good luck on the contest. :D
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ALY-ish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS! :heart: you made an aggressive fist of love to a sensitive, loving hand holding a tulip :+fav:
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Lol thanks :)
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greyfin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
beautifully rendered. i never thought traditional art could would work in this contest, you proved me wrong.
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Thanks. For me, this was the only way I could do it :)
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deep Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Is traditional art underrated here?

Nice work, it really stands out amongst
the overwhelming number of non-traditional entries.
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
From experience, I've noticed than traditional works get generally less attention than digital pieces. I think it's because this is a digital community.

Thanks man :)
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Psychofan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: ABOUT TIME I'VE SEEN SOME DAMN TRADITIONAL ART FROM SOMEONE.

Love the cross-hatching and the fingers.
I disagree with the person a few posts above. I don't think that your holding the flower at all too tightly.
I love the little peace-heart symbol in the corner~!

I agree with you! I think a clenched fist is too aggravated and angry for this cause. While we DO need to hit homophobes with some power, I think that understanding and love are just... more important!

Sorry if that made little to no sense. D:
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
No it makes sense. And I agree. Love and compassion are far more powerful than fists and angry words in every situation.
Thanks for stopping by! :)
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ChampyandJoel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
† ♥ THIS IS FOR YOU "BIG HUGS" ♥ †
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Umm thanks? :)
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BlackKnightMetal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
I haven't seen you in a long time, where have you been? I missed you XD.

Traditional medium is indeed underrated, it's even rarer to see sculptures submitted here. Anyways, lovely use of crosshatching in the background, and the dark strokes really brings the hand and the flower out. What tools did you use? It seems like an ink pen and a black marker?

Now, watch out of the critiques in the next paragraph, it might be a bit harsh.



Ready?

This reminds me what I did a few years back in my art class. You made the same mistake as I did since we both did the hand by itself, then added in the flower. This is what my teacher told me: "Since you added in the flower afterward, you didn't realize your hand is gripping unnaturally hard against the flower. Consider the weight of the flower; it isn't very heavy, so you shouldn't need to use more than your pointing finger and your thumb to hold it. Right now, it is as if you are crushing the flower rather than holding it".
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Lol I've been here, not very frequently though. Nice to hear from you!

Actually I used only a 2B and 8B pencil. I know it kind looks like marker. I scribbled really hard lol.

I'm going to have to politely disagree with your critique, although I do appreciate the thought. You see, drew the flower and the hand at the same time. I took a reference photo of myself holding a rod gently and drew my sketch directly from that. It looks fine to me. And even though it isn't exactly perfect, I think it gets the idea across.

Anyways, thanks for the comment man! :hug:
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I really like this, the detail is awesome.
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Thank you! :)
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Sid1120 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
lol, somehow doubt love micmacs, threeways and gossips unite anyone in the end :P

I would personnaly have colored the rose in red in order to add contrast to the picture; but that's me :)

Otherwise, I am glad to see you improve! although you seem to be parting away from digital artwork :( (So! overrated, right? :P)
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Dude, your first sentence doesn't make any sense...

I was considering adding a touch of colour with photoshop, but I opted for a purely traditional piece.
Yes, digital has kind of lost its appeal for me. *shrug*
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Sid1120 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
So what happened to red pens? :P
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Yeah I could have done that. But it's too late now.
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Jademoon-x3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Lol, love it vivian! Props on making your femine hand look oh so manly:P
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Lol thanks. It was fun. I got to pretend I had muscles. :)
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