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Unmasking the truth by reyjdesigns Unmasking the truth by reyjdesigns
Okay so i finally finished my latest artwork piece of the make ugly contest...
I decided to make a scary looking lady which represents big tobacco "See the Hello my name is BIG TOBACCO" name tag...and she is hold a mask with the words Fraud, Lies, $$$ and Deceit...So i made a piece showcasing how Big Tobacco hides behing fraud, lies, money and deceit....

I hope my point came across well in it. I am truly happy with this artwork, i am not really a digital painter, but i gave it a whirl....lol
Created in Photoshop CS5
Approx. Time - 40 Hours on and off...
Size 3300 x 5100 pixels at 300 dpi.

Hope you all enjoy...
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swidhalm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love this piece. It's beautifully rendered and has a powerful message. However, I think you would get that message across really well without putting the words on the mask. A mask already signifies lies, fraud, and deceit; while her jewelry signifies money, so to have those words printed on the mask feels like I'm being hit on the head with your concept. The work stands on its own without the need to spell out the meaning for your audience. That being said, I have mixed feelings on the name tag - I like it but I also wonder if you could signify that she is Big Tobacco in some other, more visual way, also without words? Perhaps a cigarette hanging out of her mouth or something like that. 

And my ambivalence to using text in artwork might just be my art schooling showing but just thought I'd share my two cents. Again, excellent work!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thanks for the comment, i greatly appreciate it....about the name tag, was just for people to know i was not making the actual smoker the monster/zombie, but big tobacco...you would not believe how many people thought i was making smokers the monsters even with the tag on it...lol

Thanks again for checking out the art....cheers
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swidhalm Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
That makes a lot of sense, I hadn't even considered that! I agree that demonizing smokers is definitely not the way to go. Excellent choice. 
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
thanks...i try....lol
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
:star: BEST OF: dA-Supporters Group - 71 :star:
by #deviantARTSupporters

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SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOl it appears as tho you didn't make the top 40 as well, there were so many incredible entries that should have made it besides the top 40 they chose....i mean have to seen some of their "top 40 semi finalist" looks like a 9 yr old drew it with a crayon haha, nice work regardless tho
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Yeah, i didnt make it, kinda bummed, but i got a great piece of artwork out of the contest, also i learned so much doing the drawing, so its all good....thanks again for the comment, i greatly appreciated it. cheers
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Semi-Finalists have been posted
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Enjoy!
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SeavannahSeverson Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully ugly. Love the creepiness of this entry. Great luck to you.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you...greatly appreciated
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