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A Revolutionary Gale by pseudolirium A Revolutionary Gale by pseudolirium
Gale Hawthorne (c) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Continuing with the streak of THG fanart with the same style (backlit + symbol).

I realize quite a lot of people dislike Gale (for understandable reasons) but he's one of my favorites.

Like Katniss, I see him as a person of color. Unlike Katniss, he's always been very certain of his state of oppression, his hatred for his oppressors (the Capitol), and he's going to do something about it, peaceful resistance be damned.

Peaceful resistance seems nice and moral, but think about it in another way. As a woman of color, I see Gale's type of violence as mere self-defense to the widespread and institutionalized violence wrought against all people, not just those who don't live in the Capitol.

Hence the noose as his symbol, and hence my uploading on MLK day. Because Martin Luther King was far more faceted than just the peaceful-lovey-dovey icon many make him out to be: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable [...] We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." --From "Beyond Vietnam"

Time: 5 hrs
Tools: openCanvas 4 and PS CS3

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, and happy MLK day. Think about racism and other systems of oppression today, and think about all the revolutionaries who have fought and will keep fighting the good fight.


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Spinderella6000 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I have my "reading the hunger games" playlist going and it seems to fit. :)
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe perfect! is this playlist online and if so send me a link!
Felixuta Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really should do Johanna next :excited:
ShieraSeastar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I LOVE Gale. I'm a diehard Katniss/Peeta shipper but Gale is still one of my favorite characters. Great job on this, your artwork is amazing.
wispy-mind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This is amazing!
Glycyrrhizicacid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is EXACTLY how I imagine him :iconloveloveplz:
manga-cat-22 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Are you, are you coming to the tree
LarissaFagali Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I think he looks like a darkside Peeta :S WTF?
Whatever, i like it :D
art4life217 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so awesome. Gale is one of my faves! <3
AquariusMj212 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sooooooo HOT! :omg:
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