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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
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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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Qatz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! It expresses all you had in mind and then some! We should put this on the side of cigarette packs!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you so much, I greatly appreciate it...yeah if they put this art on cigarette packs, i am sure sales will go down....
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FaniIoanna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hello!
Our group aim to show your artwork to more and more people every day.
Support and enjoy our group. scarlet-witching-art.deviantar... :) (Smile)
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is poignant in every gruesome aspect. There's nothing but ugliness coming from the tobacco industry.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Very true...big tobacco makes a product that will eventually kill their best "addicted" customers...thanks for the comment...cheers
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :thumbsup:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Some of your best work yet! :happybounce: It really does show how nasty smoking is! :bleh: Good luck in the contest! :thumbsup:
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hey long time no see. I hope all is well....but yeah i am really pleased with this one...i am actually getting the hang of this digital art painting thing....lol
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. Did you do this Digitally?
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
by the way awesome cigarette head monster, good luck in the contest. cheers
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck to you too :)
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you so much....Yeah, on a cintiq using photoshop cs5...
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Cissy-Kitsune23 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not much of a digital painter you could have fooled me. The detail in her mouth and around the nose is fantastic work.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Yeah, i do more graphics and 3d at work, but i dont do too much straight on digital paintings...but i do love doing them...when i get a chance. Thanks yeah the mouth and details took forever...
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AterImber Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!!! I LOVE the way you drew her face and the part of her cheek falling off! It's amazing! And the mask she's holding! So true!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thank you soooooooo much...Yeah it was so fun to do, i learned lots of new techniques doing it...
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AterImber Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaawww!!! You are SOOOOOOOOOO welcome! I'm glad it was fun to do! It looks like it would've been and I'm so glad you learned new techniques while doing it too!
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Mansonite6669 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Well done! =]
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thank you, i am so pleased how it came out...the details took the longest...
cheers
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Mansonite6669 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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DaYDid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is just stunning, the longer i look, the more compelled i am to keep looking.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Wow, u made my morning...thank you for the AWESOME comment....greatly appreciated
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fallensolger666 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
that is bad ass
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Thank you. It came out better than what i first imagined it...cheers
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Dude, this is sick!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Thank you so much, greatly appreciated.
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey my pleasure! Good luck to you!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
thank you...
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Neforium Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is flat out amazing. I love the details you put into the grotesque mouth. The eyes seem to help as well because from my stand point, it has somewhat of a dark gleam to them, like the truth behind big tobacco. 
This is definitely one of my favorite pieces :)
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you sooooo much for the comment...one thing to point out even with her fugly looking mouth. She still seems to have a evil smile...
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You definitely got the point across with the grotesque mouth and the plastic mask that hides it. Love the rendering here, the rugged torn flesh on the face really stands out behind the smooth mask. Nicely done!
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you...for noticing the smooth and flawless mask compared to evil and torn face....you got a great eye....cheers
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osheaworley Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
One of these days I am gonna get this good. not sure which one of these days it is gonna be though.
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Just practice we all started doing not so good art when we started, especially me, when i see the digital renderings i used to do....yuck...lol

Keep at it homie, and things will work out...

cheers
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osheaworley Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, you have no clue how that just made my day. :)
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Its all good...if u work hard enough...u can do anything...
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osheaworley Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
any suggestions for practice?
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Just draw or sketch whenever u can, and always keep what you draw...never throw it away....so you can look back at how u progressed....but most important, draw because u love it....not just to get paid...
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SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the concept, nice work
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you...yeah i wanted to add a lil message in it, not just a monster looking creepy.
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