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Don, the Flamboyant

Don, the Flamboyant

Don, the Flamboyant by Saltwater
Don, the Flamboyant by Saltwater


Don, the Flamboyant

He is an Ace, he is a Trump, he is a Winner!    28x21 
And he will make America great again!!!
Go Don!      You rock!  15x15

Traditional media

Drawn on drawing paper with coloured pencils.
Coloured pencils used: Derwent Coloursoft  and Conté Sketching pencils (Sepia and Sanguine)

Washes of red watercolours added to the background.

Paper used: Clairefontaine - White - Grained drawing paper - 180g/m2  (83 lb)
Artwork Size: 21 x 29,7 cm  (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in) 

(framed in Photoshop)

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Jadis on May 2, 2016, 6:37:39 PM

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JadisI totally don't understand why anyone likes him. Why do you like him? 
that aside, you drew him well.

TeeJay87 on May 5, 2016, 9:33:00 AM

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TeeJay87Donald Trump has achieved such popularity due to disappointment caused by Barack Obama's presidency - from what I noticed, people in the USA can't forgive Obama couple of issues, especially those listed below :

- crippled health care;

- causing their rivals from Russia and China laughing at America;

- high costs spent in Iraq and Afghanistan;

- migration crisis they fear.

American electorate feels cheated by Obama, thus they view Trump as more honest (and trustworthy) person - partially since he's from opposite party, partially since he's speaking in language understood by common people.

Jadis on May 6, 2016, 6:51:16 AM

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JadisI fear he is not trustworthy. He is and has always been about money big money, and is not on the side of anyone but himself, his own power and prestige, and big money, I feel speaking the language of the common people is a tool he uses to get votes dishonestly from people who will not benefit truly from putting him in power. speaking the language of the common people is, for example, just how Hitler got himself into power. it is what all politicians aim for to achieve their own selfish ends. politicians rarely care about the common people, and the political system is set up to prevent people who care about the common people from getting into power, because the whole American political system is controlled by big money. It's not really a democratic system, it is Greed-based capitalism, which aims to keep the common people pacified so they will serve the rich people and be a capital resource for the rich people who control the system. this is not what capitalism is supposed to be or what democracy is supposed to be yet the politicians masquerade their greed under those labels. I would like to see America more  more free-capitalist rather than monopoly capitalist, and more democratic rather than run by political parties who serve only the interests of monopoly capitals aka greed. 
granted, I have sought to avoid involvement in politics for the past ten years or so, but I did study it in college years back. of course, American universities tend to be very liberal even in Kansas which is a conservative state, and my parents are liberal democrats, so my education is slanted that way, 
You have thought this out much more recently than I have, surely. but as an American I am closer to it and more personally involved which in some ways gives me more understanding of it.  I'm horrified at the prospect of having to vote in this election. Donald Trump is hands down the WORST candidate who has ever run, hut Hillary Is hardly any better. I'd truly hate to see either of them as president and I'm not that found of ANYONE who ran this time. If I wasn't so unstable my self I'd start a revolution or
In my view, Things have not gone well while Obama was in office, it is true, but the government was in terrible decline when he took office, he merely failed to stop that decline  which was started by the previous administration. 
Normally I wouldn't enter this discussion because it benefits nothing and causes pain, but it hurts me to see people promoting Trump as a good thing when I know how we will suffer under his administration if he is elected: When American does bad the whole world suffers because we are interconnected with many nations. 
I hope that I am wrong and it is not as bad as it looks from where I stand. 

TeeJay87 on May 6, 2016, 8:02:29 AM

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TeeJay87All the politicians aren't worth full trust, regardless of political system - they promise plenty of things only to carry out maybe 10% or 15% of the promises showed in election campaigns, despite they're said to represent their electorate. Politicians in the United States aren't the only ones, who cheat people that way - here, in Europe, it's also standard to cheat own electorate with fairy tales. The only good thing for us, ordinary people, is that we have right and possibility to express disappointment by taking away trust for them in the future by voting for their rivals. Under socialist regimes, such mechanisms don't function until the regime collapses (like in the Third Reich or Soviet Union).

Life experience taught me, that in most cases this whole representation of society is just a theory taught at schools, as you pointed out, power tends to corrupt people, but it's not fault of capitalism itself. Big money invested in politics exists in all the forms of socialism - aforesaid Hitler had to take money for weaponry and army from somewhere, thus he adjusted Nietzsche's philosophy about so-called "master race and subhumans" to build "national socialism", which was nothing more than 20th century slave economy. Communists and leftist socialists don't differ much from Hitler - despite they claim to be striving for "equality for all" and "abolishing private property through maintaining private property" (which is logical fallacy itself), they still need money for building up arsenal. Bolsheviks in Soviet Union spent most of their national income for weapon development, PRC and North Korea spend more than half of their national income on such weaponry and this process is costly. Heck, even Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin (deities of leftists) didn't have vision of literal equality for all - both Marx and Bakunin had admitted, that slave class has to exist in order to maintain the so-called proletariat.

Capitalism and democracy have their flaws, like every model of economy or political regime, including risk of being corrupted. Still, it's much easier to heal crony capitalism and corrupted democracy than to carry out working socialism in any of its forms (Nazism, communism, anarchy, "social-democracy" and so on). It's all a matter of legal regulations protecting employees - here, in Poland, we do have developed labor law which protects the employees that effectively, that they win most of cases in court against employers. Similar regulations on federal level in the USA would also benefit your people without need of dramatically changing your legal system.

Such Henry Ford was one of those good capitalists, since he did create fine employee-protecting system in his company. Too bad it never became standard inside American employers.

alitta2 on May 2, 2016, 1:23:01 AM

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alitta2Great pic of him, but he looks much younger than he is nowadays (if it was the target, then forgive me)  :)
Anyway, he's indeed a flamboyant, if we look how many insults he can use in a campaign  :D :

Out of the fun fact, he reminds me much of our József Torgyán, who was also known for having controversial speech at the time when he was the leader of Independent Smallholders Party.
One of his most famous speeches was the one on the square in front of the Parliament building, where as an oppositional leader, he told that "Fake-liberal worms are chewing the body of our unlucky nation" (it refers to that time leading coalition of the Hungarian Socialist Party and the Alliance of Free Democrats) :
Whe FIDESZ won the elections the first time in 1998, he cooperated with Viktor Orbán, the later and now current prime minister between his first time presidency back in 1998-2002 (who succesfully combined conservative nationalism with Rákosi-era communism and feudal government for today). Interstingly, his later ally turned against him and move Torgyán away from being vice-president by generating a coup d'état within his party.

Saltwater on May 2, 2016, 3:04:21 AM

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Saltwater I realized too late that maybe my title was not so "brilliant"! ;-) 
Words have often many different meanings...
What about "Dazzling Don"?
It sounds nice, it is a nice alliteration.
But once again, a coin always has two sides....  
So what about "Don", just "Don"?
Sometimes the simpler, the better!

As for the portrait
A portrait is subjective, and when I draw someone that I like, I try to depict them in a nice way, 
(with my limited drawing skills of course :-) ). 
I added a touch of gold in his hair, and maybe he has lost a few grams and a few wrinkles......
I have already done the same for Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and a few others.
But on the other hand, when I don't care much for someone, I guess that you can tell, too!  ;-) 

Saltwater on May 2, 2016, 3:06:53 AM

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SaltwaterThat cartoon by Garry Trudeau looks funny, indeed.

But honestly, these insults are very very mild!

Calling someone "soft" or "not nice" is an insult? !!!  LOL

Most of the people who received these so-called "insults" deserved much stronger epithets, that's for sure!

Saltwater on May 2, 2016, 3:40:02 AM

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SaltwaterI am not familiar with the politics of the Eastern block, but I will have a look. ;-)
However, I have heard of Viktor Orbán;
and he is strongly opposed to the massive arrival of muslim migrants in Hungary.
I absolutely and totally support the brave Magyars who refuse a new invasion of their Nation by muslims.
And the same goes for the Britons, the Francs, the Teutons etc....
The people of Europe do not want that muslim plague.
And it is one of the many reasons why the people distrust and reject more and more the E.U. ,
 and all the corrupted politicians who want to impose their wicked views in the name of tolerance, multi-culturalisme and solidarity. 

alitta2 on May 5, 2016, 3:05:46 AM

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alitta2Indeed, I admit that his order to build up the wire hedge through the southern border line was the most determinated decision that a leader could do in order to stop the mass migration, therefore he was the only one back then, who at least did something (while Merkel on the other hand tried to do the contrary by her speeches that caused this massive wave of immigration).
However it still does not the way to excuse his internal politics, which resemble more and more to the darkest communist era during Mátyás Rákosi's leadership: [url=átyás_Rákosi]átyás_Rákosi[/url] . No wonder why this comparison was made between them, and it's just one of the numerous ones:
It is for sure that in corruption he outstrips his predecessor, for example the main tenders for development projects (supported by EU funds anyway) are usually won by companies which are owned by his political allies, who later on have to pay the money back to Orbán. Otherwise he ensures that they loose all the further tenders and turns them into bankruptcy, as it lately happened with Lajos Simicska, who used to be Orbán's most loyal ally till last year.


TeeJay87 on April 30, 2016, 1:41:58 AM

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TeeJay87Out of all the candidates in the current election campaign in the USA,  Donny seems having much more reasonable one than Democrats are presenting. Ted Cruz would also be an alternative if not his lack of charisma in the campaign.

Sure, Don has shown couple of flaws during his controversial campaign, but I'd prefer him than Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton as president of the USA in case Ted doesn't succeed. ;)

Saltwater on April 30, 2016, 3:48:37 PM

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SaltwaterJust for clarification, I used the term "Flamboyant" in a very positive way, like someone who is brilliant, (and in more than one way). :-)
For sure Don is not dull, insipid or boring.
He is also very smart.

He has successfully obtained his business degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton is one of the best Business school in the world,
and students from the Wharton School earn the highest starting salaries of any business school in the world.

He started to work as soon as he had his diplomas, and he has been working very hard ever since.
His financial empire was not built in one day;
It is a whole life's achievement.....

Now, can you guess who is my favourite candidate?  ;-)

TeeJay87 on May 1, 2016, 12:53:46 AM

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TeeJay87Sure I can, that's also the reason I prefer him than other candidates. :)

Falconlobo on April 29, 2016, 3:11:04 PM

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Falconlobonice tie and eyes

Saltwater on April 30, 2016, 2:25:30 PM

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SaltwaterThank you very much. :D