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Hope: President Barack Obama by AmberPalette Hope: President Barack Obama by AmberPalette
Edit 11/12: :XD: I am THRILLED to say I had to change the title from Senator Obama to PRESIDENT Obama :w00t:

Possibly the first American politician I have truly liked in a decade.

For an immensity of reasons, I deeply respect this man and hope that he wins the Democratic Primary.

I have left this in the bare bones stage because I believe the sketch represents his investment in the forming idea, his devotion to change, his populist compassion for anybody and everybody, and his candor/integrity.

If you really wish to engage in political debate here, I will understand that it is necessary territory going along with the portrayal of a controversial political figure. I have always loved political art, so feel free--but try to tie it back to the image itself. Don't just shoot your mouth off that "Obama sucks," or make long since debunked claims such as "he's a Muslim terrorist" or "he's a black racist." Come on, people. "If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you'd better wake up and pay attention," as the Spiritual goes.
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Funnybones101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although we don't agree politically, you are an absolutely amazing artist and I love seeing ALL of your work. I often read your journals and you seem to be a wonderful person with a good heart. :) My favourites of yours would probably be the Lau ones. :3

Regardless of the subject matter, this is an awesome sketch. Very interesting expression and posing. I like it. C:
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Funnybones101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! (:
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AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very beautifully sketched my dear, you have the anatomy down pat :)
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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Moofter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I like it! I really do. And also hi! It's been forever.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!! :hug: Remind me how we met, my memory is terrible.
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Moofter Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I commented on a Phantom of the Opera picture you drew and loved it. We're also both from Ohio.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WOo Ohio! LOL :D
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Moofter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
lol yeah!
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TobiLover2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O ne
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M istake
A merica
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Kyo-is-my-LoVeR01 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Lawlz. I support Support For Our Presidents. :peace:
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TobiLover2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
X3
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Kyo-is-my-LoVeR01 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
...lmfao. Wow. That really helped me grow as an artist. Thanks SO much.

I'm afraid my mother taught me better than to stoop to sour grapes debates with strangers. May God BLESS you. And may God inspire you with better things to do with your time.
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TobiLover2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
u callin me a grape. X3 jk
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celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the motion in this pic. :)
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I love making gestural pictures!
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celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's really fun to do that. I used to do them a lot. I always thought they looked better. <<
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Cloudy13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Eheh...
I'm not too much of a fan of Obama. Sorry. XD BUT... the art really is good. I had to say it. You're a great artist and I really admire your skill. =D
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I appreciate the compliments on the piece. :)
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Shairlyn Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a gorgeous sketch! You've really captured his thoughtful manner, and I was so thrilled when he was elected. :) Lovely work.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! I wanted the style to evoke the gesture itself: thoughts and ruminations are much like sketches emerging from a blank page, you know?
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lydiafyier Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of my SS/Art teacher.

She had a giant poster of Obama on her door.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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jadexfire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
this is amazing!
well done~
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconlisalyn:
lisalyn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Photographer
this is beautiful.
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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FLDwolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Beautiful tribute to the best leader I think we could find.
I agree with you, I've never been into politics but there's something about Obama that really makes me trust him. I think he can help clean up the messes we've made. My family'll be voting for Obama <3
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Make sure you all do--every vote truly matters :heart:
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upallnite Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
I really hope he wins, I will be voting on the 4th, and keeping my fingers crossed.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU FOR VOTING :heart:
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upallnite Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Hey, if anyone can they should:)
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peacetree7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Student General Artist
This is awesome! I love this drawing, I wish I could have thought of this one! Obama rocks! :D
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! VOTE! lol xD
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orux Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
I luff it! Definitely gets my vote ;)
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yay! lol
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sonkaSlo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Love the line here. It's not too mine and not to thin - just like it should be. I like what you did whit his features and how you warked on his expression. Byt the way - expression is just.. WOW. Personally I'm big Obama's fan too (even if I live in Poland, not USA) and I observe his movements. He semeed to be a nice person. Your picture show his features and kindness. I like it so :+fav:

p.s Just for you to know - yours You're a Maschine is... I don't know other person who could show emotions in the way that you do. I added it to my fav's.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!!!!
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sonkaSlo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
You're welcome:)
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SweetyTeety Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot, Obama '08 for real. This will be the first election I'm old enough to vote in, and he alone has gotten me wanting to register to vote.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations! Thanks for caring enough to vote. It's really refreshing to see a younger person caring so much about what matters! :highfive:
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sora1589 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thoughtful work Amber (though yours normally is hehe) I enjoyed reading your description of your work. I particularly like the expression and pose in this, and it matches the way you described him, also very thoughtful and not prone to rash action. If he does become the next American president I hope he will lead his country in a peaceful and dedicated manner. So, *raises glass* to a happy and peaceful political future.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I second that toast :) I am so glad the visual conveyance matches the concept! Thanks!
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sora1589 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :D
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Vix-of-TARDIS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! I love his expression, and the bare bones is really very appropriate! As you know, I am supporting Hillary, and would really like to see her pull this one out, but I hope that after it's all decided, whether Hillary or Barack get nominated, that the party pulls together for the win!
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
YES, party unity PLEASE God. Indeeeed....
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Reyelene Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Although I'm not going to vote for Obama, his speeches on change definitely gave me a lot of Art/story inspirations, especially a story collaboration that my friend Jackie and I are working on.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
What do you think of the art itself? ;)
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