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Colbert For President by LordDonovan Colbert For President by LordDonovan
I made this last Autumn, after Stephen Colbert announced he was considering running for president but wanted to see if there were any signs. I like writing large messages in unconventional media, so making this seemed like the perfect combination of various interests of mine. However, shortly after I finished and photographed it, terrible news hit. The greatest living American, (maybe the greatest ever, but that would require a free-for-all cage match between Stephen Colbert, Abe Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt to be sure,) anyway, the greatest living American was no longer on the ballot. I was so despondent, it didn't seem worth it to upload this photo anymore. It would just be a reminder of what could have been.

However, after seeing Stephen on Larry King Live, talking about getting the nomination if the Obama/Clinton stalemate continued, I was filled with vigor anew. Afterall, would Stephen give up on his dreams, or sharing images of them written in huge letters in leaves? No, he would not, so neither will I.

So I reiterate: COLBERT FOR PRESIDENT!
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Lupin-the-14th Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Wow, this is really cool. Seriously, this is amazing!

Also, Colbert should be president. One, he's awesome. Two, that would be the most amusing four to eight years in American history.
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westernblot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
It looks like a crowd of people. Excellent job.
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Rachaelayres Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree.
However, he has a TV show, and we all know that you can't have a TV show and be president at the same time.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Much to the chagrin of half the people on Fox News.

Whatever though, he's the president of the Colbert Nation in our hearts either way.
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Hawkfire111 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
:claps: I agree- COLBERT FOR PRESIDENT.
it must have taken forever to make this. you really ned to send this to him. ^^
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It did take a while, yeah. And I would send it to him, but by the time I got it all together it was too late. Though I guess that now that we're in election season once more it'd kinda make sense. Also, if he did (do I dare to dream?) somehow care enough about this to put it on the show, it'd be even cooler if it happened on its own. What an awesome surprise that evening's show would be.
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Hawkfire111 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
That it would. ^^
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Hawkfire111 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
sorry, :claps: was supposed to be :clap:
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   General Artist
NICE.
I have a pretty good idea how long you worked on this, having done similar things with available material myself.
In Toronto there is a graveyard called Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
One year, somebody covered up part of the sign (that is spelled out in cement on the hill) with leaves to read 'UN PLEASANT CEMETERY'.:D
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it definitely took longer than one would think. The hard part is being very very careful not to crush the leaves, it takes planning and balance. Also I always started in the late afternoon in the first place, so not being able to finish it in one day meant time spent re-clearing leaves from already finished parts.

Incidentally, was that arboreal vandal you?
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010   General Artist
I wish I could say I thought of it...as it was I saw it in real life, and then later saw a picture in the paper, which I tried to find...unsuccessfully.:)
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HinterlandParadise Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yes.
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experimat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
if you squint, it looks like a giant crowd of people split to make those letters. he has that power, anyway.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Now that you mention it... It does kinda look like a huge crowd. I totally never noticed that.
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supermanic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love to watch his show, I would be amazed if he did run.
if only I could vote.
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TK421LovesYou Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lawls!

That looks time consuming. And yeah he is pretty awesome I was bummed that they kicked him out.
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sapphire-feather Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
MY GOD. I LOL'D. How long did it take you to do that? It looks perfect! You should send it to him.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think it took like eight hours. I didn't do it all in one session, and when I started the next day, I had to clear out the leaves from what I had already done, and the third day was windy, so that was a lot of repair work. Plus lots of trips up to the roof to check how straight the letters were. Then actually photoing it was an ordeal, I had to stand on a step ladder on the roof to get a high enough view to get the whole thing in frame. Probably not a good idea, but no danger is too great for spreading the glory of Colbert.

And yeah, I should send it to him. Or the people who read e-mails for him, at least.
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LostOperation Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
hmm presidential stuff.
none of that in canada
we always get a failure here.
then again, most politicians are like that...
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
See, the problem is obvious, you live in Canada. It's a fine country and all, but nothing interesting happens there ever. If you want HARDCORE PRESIDENTIAL ACTION RACES, you need to get where excitement is born.
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LostOperation Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
yea exactly
i get in on these hardcore presidential action races!
hah
that comment made my day...
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