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Black Gold King by ShawnCoss Black Gold King by ShawnCoss
This took me much longer than I had hoped. I have final in 2 weeks and instead of studying I'm doing fucking art because I can't control my addiction >;)

Before I indulge with my thoughts on this, note that all of my facts are not straight and that this is merely coming from an emotional outlet.

Here in Ohio, gas has dropped well below to the 1.79 price range. Still kind of high from only 5 years ago but compared to where we were at 2 months ago, I'm not complaining. What bothers me is that the "higher ups" in the oil industry would say that they have to raise prices to match the barrel of gas price and still make profit. Yet as some know, their profits are in the billions from the past 3 years. It seems like if the sky looked a little less blue and more cloudy that the gas prices would rise yet we are told that prices aren't effected at the pumps until 6 weeks later. Seems a bit off to me.

So I imagine what these "king's of oil" look like and how they feed off of the blackness that plagues our existance. Like blood, oil courses through their veins, oozing from every orifice and pore of their body. It allows them the privelige of life, while the rest of us suffer. But what will happen when we drain our planet of it's oil? Will it wither away as the black gold king's surely will? and we will be left to clean up the mess.




BTW - In case you didn't know...this shit is copyrighted, and so help me god if I find it stolen, I will rape your eye sockets....legally of course ;)
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Dark-In-Light Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Gah the typo's! SUCH HORROR... DAM YOU INTERNET FOR CAUSING MY FINGERS TO TYPO... I mean brain -eye twitch-

gawd im tired ><

sorry o.o

idk why but i seem to have the need to spam your notes with my rabble

-tapes mouth shut- ill stop

maybe o.o

damit i can still use my hands

their typing

GAH!!!!

....

silence...
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Dark-In-Light Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Ok, since you asked for a critique i'll try my best to muster one up, ><...., uh, damn't! YOu can't ask for a critique when you do abstarxt, to much pressure! -hyperventalates-...

Ok the texture on the jacket seems to go in one consecutive dowanrward motion, when the lapels should be going downish and the jacket it self should be a little more straight in the contex since. Also the splaters around the eyes are a darker shade than the eye sockets themselves, causing the splaters to look like it isn't actually touching the skin but rather on a surface of paper.

Heh... your my first critique >< so don't judge me... or... I'll think of something later >.>
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Reficul-kracis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
You just drove me insane :P
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
good insane?
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Reficul-kracis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
The best kind there is :psychotic:
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HippieLettucee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
bad ass i love!
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you darling
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socalspazz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
you have a sick ass gallery bro. love the work.
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
=) Thanks
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socalspazz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
welcome
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iObscene Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
G-g-g-great... This is really cool!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
a powerful environmental/political statement and beautifully executed.
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the kind words.
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flying-high2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Has a clownish, oaf look on his face dont know if that was intentional but i think it works well with the composition and the colous scheme
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Uzukin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I understand feeling helpless and frustrated in these times of hardship, but don't forget that these are exciting times for the earth. either change is going to happen easily, or we are going to push her to far, and face old world wide disasters like ice age, or black skies. While the earth swallows all life back up, and prepares to breath it back.

Its now or never, and whatever the out come i strongly doubt this planet would allow itself to lose its ability to produce life.
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm hoping for the apocalypse...or the coming of Christ. Either one will make for some great earth shattering entertainment =)
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Uzukin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
hell the fall of America would be entertaining. Although it would force me to watch my ass and leave the country.
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vampireleniore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Featured:

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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly for the feature. I seem to be in good company there =D
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vampireleniore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
You're welcome! ^.^
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Mel-chanchan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
Dude, I really love this one.
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zenith13 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
I love how it cries oil. This has got to be a favourite.
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icanhaverinpa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
very vibrant. i like the colors you chose for this.
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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Curtis13666 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I adore this! I also share your opinion on the oil prices.
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IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic. Love the message and the execution.
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SteaveBeave89 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
man.. you fuckin floor me with your talents, rock on dude:headbang:
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minim00s3 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Damn dude... this is definitely one of my favorite pieces you've done in a while. Real Horrorshow.
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bullsnakesam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Beautiful...

Mazel Tov!
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SelfRecyclable Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wow. Impressive work. I'm impressed with how seamlessly your style translates into the digital world.
Very well executed, and of course, amazing content as well.

FAV!
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jacobi-1-kenobi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing brutha... just amazing
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Aoi-is-Love Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Holy cow, that's amazing!

I'm loving your use of textures on the whole picture, and the face is very striking. Love it.
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