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The Suffragette by Nemodemos The Suffragette by Nemodemos
Back into commute drawing a bit! These more intricate pieces are more fun to think about, but rushing the details while the train is stopped starts to get grate on you.

"Votes for Women!"

The "official" Suffragettes were early 20th century feminists who often used extreme or even violent tactics in their quest for women's civic rights.

It was only a short jump for me to represent the industrial patriarchy as a shadowed zeppelin, riding the caricature of a "proper" wife. My initial idea had more propaganda-style banners of domestic "bliss", but there was already so much going on I didn't add them.


4" x 6" commute drawing
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TartyTarts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is amazing! How long are your commutes?
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

The continuous sitting down part of the commute is about 40 minutes each way. But this wasn't one sitting :) (Especially since you need to wait for the train to stop to do the details.)
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glossy6-6 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i do love it
it help me to in my project thanks
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It helped you in your project? That's fun! What was the project?
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PaperChabbit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Very amazing!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Belated thanks!
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PaperChabbit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome:)
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coifishu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece! I love the lighting here, even as B&W
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Getting the lighting right in pencil sometimes takes me a few passes in places. The people on the train must think I'm crazy. "Why is he coloring the area he's already colored? Who's he trying to fool?" That or they have their own business to worry about and ignore the self-conscious guy with the sketchbook.

:)
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
This is amazing. I would love to see it on a bigass poster with a nice apocalyptic color scheme. I love how the men looking down from the zeppelin seem confused, as if they're wondering who in the world this funny woman thinks she is.
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Something about them reminds me of the bankers in Mary Poppins.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, I can see it.
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Karwei Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This is amazing, and so well composed.
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I was worried you couldn't make out the giant face, but then I went "dude, it's a giant face." :)
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Karwei Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Ah ha, I can assure you that that is the first thing I noticed.
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ale6rbd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This might be one of the best works out there.It shows devotion and talent as well as the precision of a true artist.:DKeep up the good job!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! What an amazing thing to say. I'm extremely flattered. :)
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Etermaldream Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Thats pretty cool and epic
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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poseidonSchild Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sooooooooo incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you soooooooo much! :D
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoaa! This is epic! The girl's heroic jump into the slightly villainous looking men hovering above her is a brilliant concept; and the detail conveyed through the shading is simply gorgeous :)
It was frightening what women had to do back then to get rights, and I think this picture really shows that.
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love how a drawing comes to life through light and shading. I wonder if there are toned paper sketchbooks.
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
Oho, I wish there were...
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ArtWithCause Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I actually love this!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Thank you so much. I'm so happy it's resonating with people.
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GenkiGoth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
How is this not a DD yet?? Love the motion and dynamics of the character in focus!
Genki
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A Daily Deviation?? That's really sweet of you to say! And thanks for noticing the motion. That's one of the parts that changed significantly from what I originally thought I was drawing. She was going to be more stoic and steadfast, but she just kept wanting to be active and aggressive!
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply love it!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Ooh, and you gave me a happy emoticon! Yeah, that's way more satisfying than a little cluster of pixels should be.
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baddassmatt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Absolutely amazing work, there's a to going on, when I look at it it makes me imagine the picture moving. Great work!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that's really great to hear! As I kind of touched on in the description, I had a lot of "content" I wanted to cram into this image, and there was just no way it was all going to fit and not look like a mess, so I'm glad the amount I decided on worked out!
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image! :D
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Ooh, and I get a "wow"! I have no idea what that tally of emoticons is for, but you made me amusingly happy to get one. Hm. I guess that's what it's for. :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done! Love the concept and the execution :+favlove:
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:iconnemodemos:
Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! This concept has been banging around in my head for months. It's nice to finally get it out. :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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MrRentaro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love it!
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Nemodemos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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