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Che - Revolution by lonewolfen Che - Revolution by lonewolfen
another poster, A3 size.
I will definatly print this at school, if I keep it up with all the posters I wont have much space left on the walls.

Vectorizing Che's face took me a while, but it was worth it :) (Smile)
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zignul Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Never mind these ignorant people that misread information shot out from the corporate-backed media. Viva la Revolution!
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MiniMoo53 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you realise that the man was almost as bad as Hitler.....
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Black-Ale Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Please elaborate on that. Please tell us what your mommy and daddy told you about big bad Che.
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MiniMoo53 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please tell me why Che is such a beautiful, majestic, and fantastic man.

Che Guevara was a hypocrite. He spent a lot of time lecturing about cruel dictators and promoting the Communist vision of a worker's paradise, but turned out to be a rather cruel authoritarian himself. He led the execution of thousands of the Cuban middle-class after the Communist takeover in Cuba, actually executing many himself. He always took advantage of "free speech" but never allowed anyone else to do so. And his methods of shutting them up were to murder them.
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Black-Ale Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I never said he was a beautiful, majestic, fantastic man - you did!

After Fidel and Che took over Cuba they rounded up all the war criminals who served under Batista, gave them a trial, and if they were found guilty of being a war criminal, then yes, they were shot. They killed the very people that were killing and torturing other people - those people deserved to die.

Have you read any books on Che?
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Svistun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely brilliant colors! love it so much.
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I thought you all might like to know that Che Guevara was actually a clinical sadist and prejudice against black people. He murder hundreds of people and made free expression a crime in Cuba. In his diary, he talks about the thrill he got from shooting people and wrote "The negro is lazy and indolent, and spends all of his money on frivalities on booze."

Questions, comments, cocerns my ignorant liberal friends?
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Rockerwithasecret Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
VIVA CHE!! YO SOY REBELDE!!!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
he was killed by a fool...... his life is legend! long live Che!
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mrdectol Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Quotes from The Motorcycle Diaries (the book):

"The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

"To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary...These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall! (El Paredón)" --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

"The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

"The episode upset us a little because the poor man, apart from being homosexual and a first-rate bore, had been very nice to us, giving us 10 soles each, bringing our total to 479 for me and 163 1/2 to Alberto." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

"The first person we hit on was the mayor, someone called Cohen; we had heard a lot about him, that he was Jewish as far as money was concerned but a good sort." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

"Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary."


Excerpt from something I wrote late at night once:

"...Che was eventually named “Supreme Prosecutor” and sentenced to death a documented 180 'suspected' war criminals from Fulgencio's regime. In fact, there is a video of Col. Cornelio Rojas being executed. Che ordered him to be executed without the right to a trial. [link] After he was done dishing out his fair share of capital punishment, he served in Cuba's government while writing several books about guerrilla warfare.

During the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was Anti-American and pro Soviet. He also wanted a nuclear war so that he could rebuild the earth after cleansing it.

He was captured by the USA in Bolivia in 1965. The Bolivian Army executed him (he was killed by a drunken Bolivian sergeant)."
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K-Haderach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Thank you for showing us how to take quotes - and jokes - out of context.

Give me any book or speech and I'll find you a few sentences that make the author look bad when you take them out of context.
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TroodonKid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Por siempre en nuestra memoria, comandante Che Guevara!
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darlingdeath Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
I don't understand why he's portrayed as a revolutionary rather than a terrorist. Your art is great... but I'd welcome an explanation.
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K-Haderach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter...

Generally speaking, a "terrorist" is simply a person who uses guerrilla tactics to fight for a cause that you don't support, while a "freedom fighter" is a person who uses guerrilla tactics to fight for a cause that you DO support.
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Konton-Kyoudai Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is wicked! Che was an amazing man. :+fav: and im gunna use this as a feature picture in my living room. I'll send you the link when I finish.
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armintar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
nice :)
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ayalin Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Excelent job my friend!
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Charliegrimm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006   Writer
Great wok. Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
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emimerx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Student
Excelente trabajo..!!
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autumn-leaves Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004   Photographer
i get so mad with people who just wear che merchandise, and have no idea who he was! do you....?
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neoleader Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
SALVE CHE !!! FAVOURITE
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Poncho-Juju Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2003
Hey, I understand what you say about this picture being used by capitalism and pop culture. I think I once read a quote by Che Guevara's son Ernesto (yes, him too), who was saying that this picture was starting to make them sick. As he said, they had even saw it on T-shirts from the Italian fascist party o.o .

On the other hand, this is Alberto Korda's picture... Do you know that, while this picture is the photography most reproducted in the world, Korda never got a penny from it? He had given it "as a gift" to an editor who needed a photo of Che Guevara to make posters (after the Che's death), and the story of the photo began.
Korda saw the success of his photo and got nothing, but he didn't care, because it was for the good cause, as he said. If I'm not wrong, he finally ended up suing Swatch which was making watches with the photo, won and got something like 100 000 $ ... And gave it all to an association for children.
I'm not especially egoistic, but such altruism stun me.

So I just thought I'd tell the story of the photo :) . So you can know it's what the meeing of TWO great men gave.

~El Juju
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rebelde Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
¡Viva el Comandante Ernesto Ché Guevara!

Saludos desde México :peace: :) :peace:
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papa-j Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2003
it is a shame that che is getting a lot more famous and entering the mainstream. but this pic is fantasitc! keep it up comrade!
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lonewolfen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2003
very true, it's a bit sad that he has become such a poster-boy. You can even see him on MTV, and that's just wrong. :/

thx for commenting anyways :)
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Black-Ale Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
you're right. every time i turn on mtv I see Che. FOOL !!
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jazzorange Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003
This is a great piece...definitely a keeper.
I'm agreeing with thevessel...join
Great work.
Keep it up!
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thevessel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003
btw... There's this little group you should look at joining . I believe you'd be quite welcome there.
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thevessel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003
Great art, though Che lead me from Communism to Anarchism. The debate this work spawned is just great...
There are a couple of interesting ways that Che as a pop-icon can be taken. One is to see it and say, "well, this means we're winning." Maybe if people see his image enough they'll stop and ask, "what did that guy really stand for anyway." The other way is to say that Che is slowly being killed... If you can beat it, sell it.
The way they ulitmately beat the hippies was to sell hippie stuff. Winston Smith had a great perspective on this when he said something along the lines of, "Flower power was so pretty it was coopted by Klenex, so we made Punk so ugly no one would want to touch it." But yet, punk is becoming a mainstream thing.
Every time we reject their culture, they come running to us to buy it up as quickly as they can. Some have said that proves our victory, and if we can manage to solidify that by spreading our message too than our victory will be complete. If we can get Jay-Z to act like a communist than maybe we can acutally get somewhere... otherwise it may die with us.
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comradepremierme Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003
Awesome work!

As to markmizzle's comment: America is trying to turn Che into a pop icon so people think "hey there is that cool guy I saw on MTV" instead of "hey there is a man who stood for what is right and truly was/is an influential revolutionary" They are killing Che the only way they can: with the ignorance of America's pop-centered youth, hypocritical teeny-boppers, and all-around capitalism.
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markmizzles Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003  Student
great vector work

I think Che's a great revolutionary and all but seriously, there is just way too much exposure on this guy...I'm all for his beliefs and his ideals but his face is just everywhere now...it's nothing against YOUR work, or anyone else's Che Guevara artwork, because art is fine, as long as it truly IS artistic, but when you see his face on Target t-shirts and MTV commercials and Jay-Z wearing a shirt it's just gone way too far...the guy stood for anti-capitalist beliefs yet people are makin money off of his image...I hate that...and I'm a Jay-Z fan too but Jay-Z is up to his ASS in Capitalism...he owns his own clothign line and he jsut lives so lavishly with this money...where the fuck does he get the balls to wear a Che Guevara t-shirt? and why does Target sell Che t-shirts? and like 2 days ago I saw this MTV Summer ad thing with a whole wallpaper of Che Guevara faces rotating and changing colors...like he's a fucking pop icon or logo...I mean sure, he's turned into one NOW, but atleast let the guy's message be spread around, not just his image

sorry for rambling, this really has nothing to do with YOUR work, I liked it, but there's just way too much Che

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sweetaholic01 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thank you for the pointing that out! The man was totally anti-capitalism. But then again: what do you expect from Capitalists to not even understand what the hell the man was on about.

This picture is really good to; I'd like to hang it on my wall too! =D
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asgaron Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2003
One of the best Guevara´s I´ve ever seen. Awesome!
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madhatter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
this one fucking roxxors!
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probotech Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice nice nice nice and nice vectors too :D (Big Grin)
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silver-glue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2003   Photographer
Hasta siempre!
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paranoidinhell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2003
nice clean and ubervectors - You rock at posters lone!
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pandrogas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2003
That looks sharp. I like the design, nice and clean. Colors look great. Great job! :D (Big Grin)
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