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Uncle Sam's Debt by CrimsonMagpie Uncle Sam's Debt by CrimsonMagpie
Another image for the third issue of Thunk, which you can see here [link] ! :meow:

This is a comment upon the USA's financial situation within the world economy, especially with their arch-rivals / bosom-buddies China. Uncle Sam is fun to draw, and this isn't the last time I'll be depicting him. In all seriousness he's an awesome character to work on. ;)

Thanks to *tintits for showing me how to digitally fix the colours of his hat, because I bollocksed them up.... :paranoid:




Watercolour and pen on paper
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thisisCHAOS9000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
yep that how it is
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
I've never drawn Uncle Sam myself, but I love his character design and am really tempted to try. itcheh 
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I found his face the most interesting part to draw; there's so many different things one can do with Drawing human representations of different countries would be an ace opportunity to practice charactarisation. :p
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DukkaDukkaDukka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
What some certain people don't understand is the fact that China doesn't really gain anything from giving endless loans to America. If they aren't paid back, which they aren't, then they lose that money. Someday China will up and refuse to give the U.S. government more loans.

Imagine if you were the CEO of the world's largest bank. You are approached by the CEO of a large corporation to give them a loan to keep capital going, due to continual financial losses every quarter. This particular corporation has not paid off any of the debts it amassed in the last century, and its CEO and every one of his predecessors has explicitly expressed the intention of never paying off any future loans. Would you give these guys the loan?
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad that our economy is in such bad shape that we're losing to the Reds. DX
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Their economy is tied closely to the success of the Western economy though; if the USA fails China fails too. =p
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True.
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liunianyue Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
uncle sam is a fat ass
he loves gun
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's in luck, Chinese pistols have to tendency to be held together with glue and tinfoil ^^
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? I thought they used the more traditional welding and screws? :B
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