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A Mother's Cry by GamzyJam A Mother's Cry by GamzyJam
On this day of Remembrance Day, I encourage you all to take a moment to thank and remember those who have fallen for their countries. May they forever rest in peace.
Remembrance Day is the Canadian Holiday that was founded in 1931, as a day to remember the sacrifice our country has endured for our friends. 
On November 11, 1918 was the day World War 1 came to an end. A war that was only suppose to last for a few months that ended up becoming a 4 year long struggle to regain french territory. A war of which no one had ever seen the likes of before until World War 2. A war that was suppose to be 'The War To End All Wars'
For this piece I wanted to represent the women of the war who weren't really given enough credit, considering it was a group of women who started Remembrance Day. This is Mother Canada. She represents all the Canadian mothers who lost their sons and daughters to war. I had the privilege to see her when I went to Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial back in March 2014.

Hope you guys like it
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wolfjedisamuel Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's poetic which you should mention WW1, I was just watching a BBC on the digging of the Battle of the Somme. And it made me realize how dreaded the war was in 1914-1918. How agonizing the struggle of a soldier has evolved over the centuries.
This is a fine sentiment, Jaime. A wonderful tribute to the men and women who gave us our freedom today.  
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GamzyJam Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Sam.
Originally, I wanted to draw a soldier sitting a field full of poppies (the poppy flower is the main symbol of Remembrance Day) But I felt maybe women should have a chance in the spot light. After all it was a group of mothers who founded Remembrance Day.
I can't image the pain and suffering those soldiers went through. At the beginning of the war so many Canadian men were willing to volunteer because they didn't realize how much different the war style had changed. I also find extremely unfair that at the end of the war, Great Britain placed all the blame on Germany, even though it was actually Austria and Hungary that started the war. Which then lead up to WW2.
Anyways thanks again. I'm really glad I'm able to talk to you about these things, Sam. History has always been a fasination of mine. But whenever I try taking about it to other people, nobody seems to really care.
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wolfjedisamuel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I thought things through to great depth. And I think your direction with the highlight of the mother/ woman, was very good. 
And I agree very much with you, the harshness of the war was far more extensive than imagine. I recently saw a documentary on the execution of British and Canadian soldiers who refused to fight. They died to be made an example for no gain...
So indeed the toughness of the war was extreme.

Its nice discussing these things with you as well. History is fascinating, tough but necessary for us to keep alive. 
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Rancor-Palmach Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy remembrance day Doodle! Beautiful work as always!
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