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Student Protestors by CrimsonMagpie Student Protestors by CrimsonMagpie
This was done for a college project late last year, which revolved around experimentation. Some of you may remember the owls and fear of flying article illustrations I submitted back then. This cartoon was from the same project.

For the self-initiated part of the project I decided to create some political cartoons, and thought it ideal to illustrate what at the time was a current affair; the student protests in London (and elsewhere). Last year the government passed a proposal to raise the higher education tuition fee cap from 3,225 to 9,000, to come into effect starting in academic year 2012/2013. This obviously upset a lot of students and potential students, resulting in the worst genuine riots in London for decades.

All these people are drawn from photographs of the protesters, so they're essentially portraits. :aww:



Watercolour & pen, 21 x 29.7cm
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Backsackandjack Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have links to the original people from the photographs?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I could probably find them given enough time, but I can't remember where I got them from now.... :P
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! They look more like muppets than people. :D
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I never thought of it that way, but they do in a way, yes. =p
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LaurieSafari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I love-love-love this.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :iconhypnolaplz:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Looks good, I like the restricted colour pallet too.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks John, I'm quite partial to restricting the colour scheme of an image. :meow:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I often start out with that intention but sometimes I just don't have the willpower to abstain. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You probably know a lot more about colour theory than I do though, allowing you to more successfully get away with it. =p
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