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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 :)
VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thanks, that means a lot to me :)
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. =]
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:
Rabscuttle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
This is excellent. I love the pencil work. :}
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
baby-snakes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow its gorgeous, so much softer than the other hand.. i love it :}
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
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:
VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Lol thanks :)
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