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Patriot's Flight 4 by rachaelm5 Patriot's Flight 4 by rachaelm5
I'm an American. Please permit me a moment of blatant, though belated, patriotism. :flagus: :w00t!: :flagus:

I'd intended to have this little picture ready for July 4th, but when I arrived at my sister's house for the annual shishkebob barbecue, I realized I'd forgotten my white colored pencil. Oops. Can't do a flag-themed thing without the white.

So! Belated happy Independence Day to my American friends. I hope you survived the week with all your fingers, toes, and faces intact, and that you remember exactly why we have and celebrate Independence
Day.

To the patriot soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines of past, present, and future: I salute you in my small way. I would not be who or what or where I am without everything that you have done to earn and retain my freedom.

:salute:


Accomplished with watercolor, acrylic, and Prismacolor pencil.


Original art: sold.

Matted prints available, shipping included in US:
5x7 for $10
8x10 for $15
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:iconamericaneagle2076:
AmericanEagle2076 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
AMERICA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...But only if we work for it.  ;-)  Thanks.
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:iconamericaneagle2076:
AmericanEagle2076 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
You are SO RIGHT!!!!!
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:iconshypatriot:
shypatriot Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This very beautiful and moving. Thank you.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, in turn.  I enjoy doing artwork like this. 
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely. I'm a proud American too and I happen to love birds so red white and blue eagles are awesome. Nice job.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :flagus:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:flagus:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:flagus: :salute: :flagus:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconusmcsaluteplz: As you were.
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:icontygepc:
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Quick and fun, and full of super-duper patriotism!
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:icontygepc:
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
It is at that! I don't think I've ever seen it done that way either.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Not outside of a motorcycle shop or the Bud K catalogue. They tend to be chock-full of this kind of stuff. :D
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:icontygepc:
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I need to get out more. Lol.
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:iconyoung-jacob:
Young-Jacob Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. I can't help but feel a sense of patriotism looking at this picture. :flagus: The eagle, the flag motif, the purple mountains majesties; it all works amazingly together. It is an absolutely fantastic picture. :D

It felt a little strange being in Japan this year on the 4th of July. The most patriotic thing I could do was eat McDonalds for supper (the most American tasting food in Japan, even if it comes in very unamerican sizes ;)).
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh, that has to be hard, being away from home on the Fourth. But yes, McDonald's is so quintessentially American that I think it counts toward your patriotism ranking. ;p Thank you for the kind words!
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:iconyoung-jacob:
Young-Jacob Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. :) Thanks for the patriotism points. :D
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:icontriadenforcer:
triadenforcer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Cans of spinach would compliment the picture well.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Oh yes. Propaganda posters and Popeye FTW!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work, Rachael! :wow:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconlillyshertigal:
LillyShertigal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty!!!!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Now that is awesome :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure! :D
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:iconbezzalair:
bezzalair Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
This is a very nice patriot piece. :) Very well done~
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:icontexasdreamer01:
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
That looks awesome. :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconhardart-kustoms:
hardart-kustoms Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconhardart-kustoms:
hardart-kustoms Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome 1 :)
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:iconrebenatera:
RebenaTeRa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
wow :omfg: really nice
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: Nothing wrong with being patriotic about the Country you love ;)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least there's nothing wrong with it on Independence Day. Wave your flag at any other time outside of a parade, though, and you tend to get in trouble. ;p
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We keep the American Flag flying in front of our house 24/7 and damned proud to do so! :salute:
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'm an American. Please permit me a moment of blatant, though belated, patriotism"!!! :w00t::w00t: Love it, Rachael!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thanks.
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icongatekat:
Gatekat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Every fourth I'm reminded how far we've come towards that idea, how much the ideal has changed over the years and how hard so many Americans fight to ensure freedom isn't for all.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very puzzling how people interpret and misinterpret the idea of freedom and responsibility.
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:iconbleuie:
bleuie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive work! :clap:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. This was a fairly quick and simple piece, actually. ;-)
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!! :clap:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconceleste1528:
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no worries :)
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