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Hunter S. Thompson (1937 - 2005)












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dallas4207 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Steadman would b proud love it
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horizonred Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I missed this awesome peice somehow. You've captured Raoul Duke really well.
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TheMinistryOfDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Great work, i love the street Art feel in it!!!!
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:iconnelchael:
Nelchael Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
awesome...

"Myths and legends die hard. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final." - HST
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Dark--Marc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Just when I thought I couldn't love your stuff anymore, I find this.
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:iconxxmorri:
xxmorri Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
somehow remind me of russel crowe in "American Gangster" great job
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Kawennotakie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
"We can't stop here......this is bat country"
R.I.P.
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CyrieBaby Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
very cool
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:iconcrig:
CriG Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Artist
Amazing
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FemmeFatale77 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
i love Hunter. may his wickedness live on in this dumb, shallow modern society.
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:iconservile-sinner:
servile-sinner Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
This is absolutely amazing. Good job, man.
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:iconwatafu-dev:
watafu-dev Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Amazing work.
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:icondusttyler30:
dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
this isn't art. this is a photo of Hunter S. Thompson that you didn't take, and you just overlaid an other image and applied some filters. It's not original or creative. This is an insult to everything that Thompson stood for.
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:iconpulsera:
Pulsera Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why don't you go ahead and try making something like this?
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:icondusttyler30:
dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I believe you are missing the point of my argument. I have no qualms about digitally enhancing photographs that you have taken. It's that he didn't take the picture himself. My ability with photoshop is irrelevant.
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:iconpulsera:
Pulsera Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Taking the picture himself would change nothing. Its the skills involved with producing the final product that matter.
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dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
hold on. take a step back and think about what you just said. let me set up a little scenario for you: you are a photographer, and you are a member of this site. one day your surfing through deviations and all of a sudden, you see one of your pictures, one of the pictures that you've taken and that you've spent time on and it's right there in front of you, being edited and messed with by someone who isn't you. now, does that seem fair? no, i don't think so. so yes, it does matter if you took the picture or not.
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eturnol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I consider the style to be akin to remixing a song. Yes, the original work was created by someone else, but another artist can add their own input to make something different, to make it more relevant to the current generation, or (dare I say it) make it even better than the original piece. That is what is going on here in this pic, and I think you should relax a bit. This is deviant art, not some art exhibit at MOMA.
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dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
yes, i do apologize for the.. ahm.. rather offensive comments that i have posted. i was in a bit of a bad mood. However, i do stand by my point. Personally, i am bias against digital art even if it looks amazing, and i don't think i can get past that.
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:iconsilvercross:
silvercross Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
u mad?
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:icondusttyler30:
dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
No I'm not mad i just think that the entire essence of Gonzo journalism is no censorship, and originality and i think getting a picture off of the internet, applying filters and adding bats isn't art.
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Gremlin-King Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
^Doesn't know gonzo journalism from his ass. 'The entire essence of Gonzo journalism is no censorship,' hah. Hilarious. But I must applaud you, as all your art is 'original and creative.' I mean you're God and created octopuses right? Right. You also created the Eiffel Tower. I mean, you were the architectural genius who came up with it. . . Not like you used a PICTURE as a reference or anything. . .

Get off your high horse you swine, or have you been reading too much Horatio Alger?

AND since WHEN does gonzo journalism have anything to do with photography or digital art? Oh that's right, it does not, so your whole argument is retarded. That's like looking at a HST t-shirt and hating because its not journalistic enough.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Don't forget the bats, man.
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:icondusttyler30:
dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Well how did you do the bats?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Magic.

I really agree with you, except for the insulting part. However It's important to note Ralph Steadman employed the same technique in a lot of his work, from which this is inspired.
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dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Ralph Steadman did not get pictures off the internet and edit them in photoshop. if you want to be a photographer then take your own pictures or at least don't take credit for some minor editing of someone else's work.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's subjective; maybe not the internet. Or Photoshop. But he cut images out of books and magazines then splattered some paint on them. How could it have inspired me otherwise?
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dusttyler30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
But Steadman used those cutouts ironically, for the shear sake of artistic vandalism. The purpose of your editing was to glorify Thompson was it not? In my opinion, the only acceptable way to call other peoples work your own is if your jesting the subject in question.
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axcy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great point, and I definitely agree he used the style more aptly... but that's not my point. No, I'm not proud of this work. It's naive, I was eager to share my love for Gonzo. Yes, you have the right to disapprove of it.

I've drawn with a 2B pencil for my whole life, just as capable as Ralph, or you, even. Yet this technique, no matter how lazy and meritless you think it is, appeals to me. Insulting and uncreative? It may be. That doesn't seem to stop people from posting it all over image boards, or you from commenting on it, which is more than I can say about the images I see in your gallery.

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Kleine-Alain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Can i print this one a t-shirt?:)
i'll credit u on it:peace:
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sure
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EXIT-Artwork Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
omg
i fucking love you.
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lycantrophymedia Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
incredible work.
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sarasevenex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Amazing
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SIn3000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Fucking Love It =
Envy wish i knew how 2 do that
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:iconreptileblood:
ReptileBlood Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
You've done my favorite writer much justice here
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idonotknowme Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I fucking love you for this
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ScorchVII Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
amazing, the bats add a brilliant touch.


"we cant stop here! this is bat country!!"

:}
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely love this!
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cre8tivedirection Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
amazing
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dingQUOT Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Great picture, but Samuel Johnson said the whole he who makes a beast of himself thing, not Thompson.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I basically knew that from the very beginning but have been too lazy to change it. One of these days...

Thanks.
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dingQUOT Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
If you want a good Thompson Quote you should use this one

"I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes."

:yum:
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autocannibal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
i love the stedman like bats.
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:iconapocalyptic-bob:
Apocalyptic-Bob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Writer
Why isn't this avalible?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Because Satan is real, and he hates us all very much.
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Apocalyptic-Bob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Writer
ARGGG!!!
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TheheirofGondor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this, going right as my background
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7son75 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible. I love his work. Thanks for a fresh take on a Hunter portrait.
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VeeEL Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thats great!!! Nice work man, would love this on my wall at work! Big up to urself and rest in peace Hunter S!
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