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Time to Pretend by axcy Time to Pretend by axcy
Forget about our mothers and our friends...

We're fated to pretend.









THANKS TO MGMT. DOWNLOAD FOR 1920.
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:iconkylerandrae:
KylerAndrae Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol. tottally reflects lyrics, AS ALWAYS! its gettin' creepy!
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:iconmelancholicmadness:
melancholicmadness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Wow, how...political.
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:iconkomkovski:
komKovski Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconpyrohusk:
PyroHusk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Dam man this is deep and awesome, love it
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:iconpablocamargo:
pablocamargo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
thats baaaaaaaaaad niggerish
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AndersEegMoller Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Amazing work!
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glouruz Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
just great!!
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NeverMakeIt2TheTop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very nice.
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:iconkingzoidlord:
KingZoidLord Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is amazing but makes me very sad to think about it! Which I guess was the intention!
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:iconjalilg:
JalilG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I Absolutely love this... I saw it at a poster sale once and never forgot it...
#likebutton
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:iconboxerluver52:
Boxerluver52 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Writer
thats a little racist......a black kid "pretending" to be an american......shouldn't have 2 pretend if u ask me.....
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:iconrandizzle2000:
Randizzle2000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Is that what you got from the picture? I know we all have our own interpretations of art, but damn. I immediately felt it was saying that we expose too much to our american youth. And/Or kids today grow up to fast.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The picture is about violence, not about race.
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:iconrandizzle2000:
Randizzle2000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I made this the wallpaper on my laptop btw. I dont know what you think of that, but yeah.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyungdolemite:
YungDolemite Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I gotta get my jaw off the floor
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:iconhsckuhns:
hsckuhns Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I come from a pretty shitty ghetto. I got out, but I never forget it and always want to spread the word on what it is like. This is one of the single greatest pieces I have ever seen. I must own a print, I feel this one in my heart. It's worth is more than paltry words.
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BURNCHRIST69 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconamyemaloney:
amyemaloney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!
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:iconlcherry:
LCherry Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
a very striking and impacting image beautifully crafted. I love it. Fav!!
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:iconimgelem:
Imgelem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Wow ! Perfect ! ;) :D
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:iconflexness:
fLexness Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
rly nice work
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:iconaria3128:
aria3128 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a great rendition you've ceated. Love the textures, and colors. Just amazing work.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know I was going to say something amongst the line of "You've been living in LA for too long", but I saw a comment underneath that asked who this boy was, and you posted in reply with a link. I do wonder, in reality this is just a poor boy that apparently has some sort of skin condition, turned into this art piece that makes me feel like "it's just another day in Los Angeles", why? Why use this particular boy? No critiques or selfish thoughts, just curiosity that leads me to ask why?

On the other hand, you went through the trouble of giving him pants, and shoes which look quiet natural on him so it looks neat and well interpret. The grunge looks great, gives the feel of Alex's work to it, the colors are well executed as well.. and does it say "Daily Prizes" at the bottom right?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just liked the photo, honestly.
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:icondevilchabon:
devilchabon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Awesome work man!
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dlife Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work. Thanks for being alive.
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TheCaptainSteve Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hello new wallpaper
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great work, texture and colors are perfect :)

You've been featured on iconpaper :star:
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for the feature. (Again!)
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
v2 soon :D
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JuLiOInK Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing!!!
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:iconenerqy:
Enerqy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
HOLY SHAATTTTTT!
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:iconjon-macpheson:
JON-MACPHESON Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
This is great.
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baummitgift Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice
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F4lc0N-6 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
wtf
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TopJoshDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This piece is such an attention grabber!

I'm glad RawesomePossum questioned you because I felt the kid had a Uganda quality to him (Thomas the Train shirt seems to fit him, but the pistol is the forced part that is more symbolic of his circumstances)
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Ourobor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
respect.
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HAPactivity Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
rad
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SuziemyPuma Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the LL cool J leg up style! sweetness man.
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RawesomePossum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Unfortunately little tommy here will eventually grow up to be "Tank" or some other moniker to that effect. I've been a fan of alex for awhile and it still makes me stop and just stare and wonder about your process. Excellent! I'm curious as to your inspiration for this paticular young man. Did you see him somewhere or is he from a photo? Reason I ask is the emotion you can see in his eyes speaks volumes to his identity.
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axcy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The kid is named Axum. He's a little boy from Uganda, and you can read about him here if you want. Rest assured he does not own a pistol in real life, at least that I know of. Cheers!
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I-lya Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
excellent
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:iconrosebud10:
rosebud10 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Very powerful image - an iconic image. Well done my friend :clap:
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chaosotaku13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
that is awesome well done....I feel like I'm in the hood
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BoohCherry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
peerfect!
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sofochka777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
six strips?!
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emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's SO rare to see actually meaningful pieces on DA that I literally stopped everything and stared for a while.
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VioletMagpi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
agreed! Wow!
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JJNeeps Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm sad. I don't get it.
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