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i'll give you a smile... by genusarcturus
i'll give you a smile...
I made this when I was in an angry dark space, after reading stories about harassment against women and other related topics.

I drew it the afternoon before I found out about the passing of Robin Williams and felt it wasn't appropriate to submit it at the time. In the wake of that, the mood I felt for this piece has smoldered away, in a sense.
I submit this now because I appreciate the technical characteristics of it, and I love doing black and white digital realism, so I figure this can still make a decent addition to my gallery.


I would like to express what it means to me, though.
I'm not a violent person. I hate fighting, I wish for it all to end, I can't even stand it when people talk rudely to each other. I try to be as pacifistic as possible and treat everyone I know with kindness. But the outrageous amount of violence, disrespect, and harassment against women that occurs worldwide pisses me off, to put it simply. And I deserve to be pissed off.

This drawing is my response to all that chaos. It means: "I'd like to see you try to lay a hand on me, I'd like to see you try to get away with treating me like an object. I am not an object, I am a human woman, and I will defend myself like one. I will fight to the death to protect myself from you if I have to. I hope to God it never comes to that, I hope someday we can all put the violence and hatred behind us forever. But if you tell me to smile, I'll give you a smile. A red one around your neck. Now turn around, walk away, and do not come back."


© me
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Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by genusarcturus
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
How crisp is this lettuce. HOW CRISP GODDAMMIT!?!?
EAT THE FUCKIN' WEENIE!!

I'm relatively pleaaaased with how this turned out. :)
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac © Jhonen Vasquez
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Johnny THM sketch by genusarcturus
Johnny THM sketch
Been wanting to do some fan art of this twisted bastard for a while. 2nd version underway ;)

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac © Jhonen Vasquez
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:iconrambleonrob:
rambleonrob Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) +fav :D (Big Grin) 
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rambleonrob Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks:) (Smile) 
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TheProdigalIdiot Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
danke schön, fräulein.
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AnnieCy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Photographer
Thanks for the fav!! ^^
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav :D
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genusarcturus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   General Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fav. :thanks:
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genusarcturus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   General Artist
Sure thing! :hug:
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myINQI Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbedanker: on Knoblauchsland by myINQI :iconcip33:
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rambleonrob Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug 
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