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the Pope by shawnsmithart the Pope by shawnsmithart
Pen and Ink on Illustration board + photoshop.
Definitely one of my better works.
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The very first thing that caught my attention about this piece is your remarkable attention to variety of texture and beautiful mark-making. Your technique is exquisite, and the concept behind this piece is not only clear, but (successfully) edgy and thought-provoking. Religion and religious symbols are great subjects to explore, and I don't see it done this nicely very often on this site. As far as any tips go, I might suggest that you soften up some of the lines around his face the big mutation connecting his mouth to the hat, as it gives it a sort of outline quality that doesn't seem to fit the rest of it.
My favourite thing about this drawing is that the more I look at it, the more little things I admire, such as the subtle faces and appendages from other creatures I see crawling all around him. I gotta say it's pieces like this that remind me why I want to be an illustrator. B) Excellent job man
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TarkanAtilla22 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
The form is nice and under other circumstances I would be impressed. The shading and the lines and the form are all great. It has very discernible texture.

But the ignorant anti-Catholicism - common to most of the English-speaking world - is strong in it.
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Jet4321 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I for one agree with this picture.
You can see how it may seem how demon's are surrounding him.
This may be so because the pope is the "only one" in contact with god.
Yet I belive this is... let me see the dictionary...
BULLSHIT.
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TarkanAtilla22 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Any Catholic who follows the Church's teachings considers himself and anyone perfectly able to get in contact with God - i.e, to become a real follower of Jesus Christ, to enter a personal relationship with God, etc.
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Jet4321 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I stopped being christian monthes ago...
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baldo19724 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing work! What part/parts of this piece were done in photoshop?
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LaMere01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This reminds me of Francis Bacon work
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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TheEyebrowsOfGlory Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so friggin cool O.O
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SweetAsSugar-Nicole Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think a DD is needed.
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davidbowieeeeee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
thats cool as hell
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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PavelNedkov Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconkermityayplz: i love this :lol:
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
^^thanks
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xmaryxedgex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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GoreXS Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS IS HERESY! GREAT WORK! LOVE!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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orangelion90 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Love your sig-- George Carlin forever...

Beautiful, grotesque, startlingly true artwork.
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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Kerroh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
That's awesome.
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:iconshawnsmithart:
shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Kerroh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
After looking at your stuff, I honestly LOVE your style too btw!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you go to Catholic school too? lol
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope never! Not religious at all :)
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Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This drawing truly portrays my feelings about religion, and expresses the theme of my art more than I could ever hope to do xD Have you ever seen the introduction song to "Hunchback of Notre Dame? The theme of the song is, "Who is the monster and who is the man?"
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah I am not sure I heard that song before, I'll have to look it up, and thanks! ^^
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Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yw !! ^_^ And yeah, youll love it! I think you will find the whole religious evil theme in that song ;D !!!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=3
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iEatYourCookies Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This is awesome :O I love your art, great job! ^-^
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ^^
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delinquit Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
looks like a great spiritual leader!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Randy-Cushman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well drawn sir!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks mate :)
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offermoord Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
great portrait!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
why thank you very much!
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EchoplexSermon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Spot on realistic illustration of the pope ;)
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
.... :D
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Matarel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo good
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much :D
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DomesticRx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So good, so goddamn evil-looking and perfectly expressive, umph
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :D
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ReeD82 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
POWERFUL AND BRILLIANT!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke
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BelialWolf666 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well done!
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks man :D
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I like the pope.
The pope smokes dope.

Brutal work there, mate.
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shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks MhM
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You're welcome, stud;)
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