Here's my latest. It was done for a design class. It was a rare oppurtunity to tear up a digital canvas as I'm stretched a bit thin right now. The semester is wrapping itself up though. I've been sculpting a lot lately, mostly stone carving, so I'm at least gratefull that I've found something new that I like. I'll have to whip out the ol' digital camera and post photos sometime.
Anyway, this piece was done fairly quickly. Probably about 45 minutes. That's why it may look like it doesn't know if it wants to be a quick sketch or a full-blown painting. I decided that the rough look suited it and called it done. The image itself is meant to be ambiguous and I didn't want to draw any concrete connections to the Iraq war since It's meant to be a statement on war in general. On one side, there's that true-blue shining idealic cause and in reality there's only ugliness and distruction. Let's face it. No one truly believes that they're a bad guy till they see themselves in retrospect as the Germans later did after their defeat in WWII.
Constructive criticism is welcome as always.
I think it's well done and thought provoking. I don't support the war at all for the reasons that this painting demonstrates.