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Gandhi with a Guy Fawkes mask

Someone on the internet was like... it's "borderline offensive."

V for Vendetta/Guy Fawkes mask is now representative of the non-violent protest that is being promoted as a tactic for the Occupy Movement. Non violent protest was encouraged by Gandhi.

It's not associating some violent cartoon character's attributes to a non violent public figure.

People on the internet like to complain and police for no reason. That's some irritating bullshit. Thanks for noticing how well I captured Gandhi's likeness with only a few tones.
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alebsi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Love the idea so much!
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brucestone60 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
This is  a wonderful piece. The combination of Ghandi and the Fawkes mask creates a dichotomy of resistive approaches. Have you produced a T-Shirt with this art. I would proudly wear it. :-)
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work and reference to many non-violent movements!
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pause4paws Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is AWESOME. Fuck the internet (or at least the part of it that is offended by this). ;)
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yellow-submarine7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
It's very good, but it's not a creative commons licence...
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beronas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
awesome work indeed :)
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Eksabelnan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" M. Gandhi
Good job Jimiyo!
I think I'll print this art and I'll hang it on a wall in my bedroom! :)
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Eksabelnan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" M. Gandhi
Good job Jimiyo!
I think I'll print this art and I'll hang it on a wall in my bedroom! :)
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Eksabelnan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" M. Gandhi
Good job Jimiyo!
I think I'll print this art and I'll hang it on a wall in my bedroom! :)
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KUN01 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
great design man!
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Excudit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Graphically engaging. Well done!
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falcorn0squirrel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
not only did i love V for vendetta, but i also loved ghandi so this is awesome!
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
We shall all be free!!!
This is awesome!!!
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VampireLoveYou Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
awsome, good job :)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
Okay, but should we really take advice from a guy who set himself on fire?
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
sorry, but are you retarded* or something?!

(*not meant in any way to discriminate the mentally challenged)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
Ghandi set himself on fire as part of his protest.

If you have anything to prove that maybe he didn't? I heard it from a friend, so now I need another source to see who's right or wrong.
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Gandhi was murdered, shot in the head by some assassin. They never caught the man. There are other people, though who did this. Yes, they did it in protest, and one should honor their act because it's probably the strongest way a person can stand in for his or her believe.

(Bonus:
Here are two rules for an succesfull life:
1. Read up on facts before talking, don't trust some school boys who wave around with their half-knowledge.
2. Don't judge what you don't understand.)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
There are better ways to make a point than self-mutilation.
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Those people had no other possibility left. And it's not self-mutilation, it's suicide.

Anyway, I don't think this is the right place to discuss such things.
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
They had ONE possibility left; run away, flee, get the hell out of there.
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JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Oh yeah, if that was even possible, then there's still that part where you leave everyone behind, fail the people who faught with you and abandon your family to leave for some country that doesn't what you, where they speak a language you don't speak and have a culture and religion that you can't live, without a possibility to find a job. Great.
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KungFuHime2009 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is a very original approach to the Occupy and Anonymous symbol. I do non violet protest in the Guy Mask and this problem hits me all the time. They think I'm gonna go all Benihana on their asses. God people are stupid.
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RockCityFunk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Artist
I LOVE IT
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Symbols are more powerful than the realities they supplant. DisOBEY is a tremendous piece of work.
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foreverrussia1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
GANDHI ON BLACKS AND RACE RELATIONS (Zulus and Kaffirs were African tribes in South Africa)

“A general belief seems to prevail in the colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than the savages or natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw Kaffir.” (Reference: The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India (CWMG), Vol I, p. 150)
Regarding forcible registration with the state of blacks: “One can understand the necessity for registration of Kaffirs who will not work.” (Reference: CWMG, Vol I, p. 105)
“Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian Location should be chosen for dumping down all the Kaffirs of the town passes my comprehension…the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location.” (Reference: CWMG, Vol I, pp. 244-245)
His description of black inmates: “Only a degree removed from the animal.” Also, “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilized - the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals.” - Mar. 7, 1908 (Reference: CWMG, Vol VIII, pp. 135-136)
The Durban Post Office: One of Gandhi’s major “achievements” in South Africa was to promote racial segregation by refusing to share a post office door with the black natives.
Sergeant Major Gandhi: Learn how Gandhi became a Sgt. Major in the British Army and eagerly participated in the 1906 British war against the black Zulus.
Gandhi and South African Blacks: Gandhi wrote extensively about his experiences with the blacks of South Africa. He always termed them “Kaffirs” and his writings reveal a deep-seated disdain for these African natives
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3rdeyelab Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant!
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dinn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011   Digital Artist
The one flash of red/pink works. I agree - the Guy Fawkes mask is a very mixed symbol and this makes sense.

And then after all of that, there's something slightly mischievousness about it.
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nuevabrigada Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I undestand you but using fawkes face for a non-violent movement is a huge contradiction, It seems like it was just a unjustified icon only promoted by a estetic and rebel apereance rather than a political position as v, in his case anarco-insurrecionalism is not opossed revolutionary violence in any way.
But i like the contradiction and crash between both in the poster...
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XxMurderdollxX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I don't find this offensive at all actually, quite a nice concept. Well done
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mental-case19 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design!
PCE
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themorphy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
wow that's really nice ;)
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TrulyEpic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love borderline offensive

only thing better is actually offensive.
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michaelasaurus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tbh I think this is fucking cool. At least you can be reassured by the fact that you KNOW you are so much more informed than the ignorant people who will criticise you without being able to back themselves up.

Plus, they only criticise you because they don't have talent like you do.
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