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War is just a Game by ArtisticAxis War is just a Game by ArtisticAxis
I used a simple HB 2 pencil I found under my bed.
Also drawn on recycled sketch paper 9 X 12 inch
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Transdrifter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Anything I can say regarding this Deviation simply wouldn't do it justice. This piece is ineffable.

I think your description of what war has come down to is regrettably true, and reading how children as young as twelve are finding entertainment in killing people is sickening and downright horrifying, even if it is a video-game. It may be just me, but I found an advert for the United States Marine Corps in a video-game magazine, and it was dismaying to see that kind of thing there. This is possibly a contributing factor as to why society is treating war like a game. For those who have a sense of reality, know damn well it isn't.

Thank you for sharing this piece. It undeniably deserves much more recognition.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
wow thank you :)
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Polishchuk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seen the mentioned photo before. My opinion about war & society's consciousness about violcence is pretty similar to yours; I hate when people are no-lifing in games without any thoughts about life and death. Great drawing.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
well said , thanks
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Polishchuk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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sleepyhamsteri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a picture I drew long ago, where kind of similar soldier was carrying a living child to safety or something. This shows the other side of war. Really well done and meaningful.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks a lot :D
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is more than just a good drawing.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
thanks :)
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RainBowNinjaSkillz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Artist
I love this work! Really well done! It's such a nice peice, I almost cried myself :( Aw, poor guy...

My cousin came home from Afghanistan and he plays video games because something about how it helps out or they start viewing a war as a game or something...
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Maybe it makes him forget his experience there if he thinks of it as a game. Like he never really was there in the first place. It's not a nice place to be if you're serving that's for sure
thanks for the comment :)
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RainBowNinjaSkillz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artist
Welcome, yea...I feel so bad for what happened to him there, it probably has him scarred for life...I hate war :(
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
well that depends. I'm assuming he was on the front lines? Then yes , that shit will scar you. My dads friend went there to "Serve" (serve who though that's a good question because I know my fellow countrymen don't support this "war" that the yanks has dragged us into)
He was NEVER the same , sometimes he would just stare at stuff when he came over. and the stories he would tell us. ugh
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RainBowNinjaSkillz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artist
I don't think he was on the front lines as much, he was intelligence.

But...the only reason is scarred him so much...well...I was told that one of the men that was trying to kill them, strapped a explosive on his sons chest and sent him out to my cousins base location...I don't know what happened next, he just...paused and not a single word was said after that, the subject just immedantly changed...

The stories are sad, yea. I like listening to them though, because I feel like it lifts something off his chest and he knows everyone is there for him, I dunno...
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
It's better for them to talk about it sometimes because otherwise it will feel like they're all alone with their troubles , but I do know that some things are better left unsaid . yours for example was most likely gruesome. We as civilians don't know what goes on because the media sugar coats it all. Not much you can do
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RainBowNinjaSkillz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Artist
yea, true :(
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