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There's probably no man in history I admire more than Abraham Lincoln. Just trying to capture him once again.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! :clap:
Ironose Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Very nicely rendered. He is not easy.
Polichet Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing.
Trog-dog Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love Lincoln too, and I think this painting of him is awesome :)
mbnn1079 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Fabulous page. Excellent composition and you have a true gift.
conquest79 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
very nicely done.the greatest President we ever had.
TheDescendantofKehAn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In honor of his 203rd birthday, I have the great honor of telling you that this is one of, if not the, best portrait of the man on Deviantart. Thank you for making it.
robinqm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!
DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I seem to remember a poll from some years ago, wherein people were asked, "if you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?"
The top two responses were Jesus of Nazareth and Abraham Lincoln.
Benjamin Franklin gets his face on the hundred-dollar bill, Andrew Jackson on the twenty, but Lincoln only rates a five? Oh, yeah--he got the penny too. That makes up for it.
mollygrue Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Or perhaps fives are printed/used more than hundreds and twenties and therefore his note is seen more than Jackson's and Franklin's? I don't actually know for sure.

If you ask me, Jefferson is the one who really gets the shaft. Who uses two-dollar bills anymore? Or maybe being exceedingly rare should be considered an honor in and of itself?
DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'll give you that. Frequency of circulation counts, though I'd rather see a direct equation of value with the man. If that makes any sense.
It would've been interesting to sit in on the discussions of who would be on what bill, and why.
I have a handful of two-dollar bills put away somewhere. Susan B. Anthony's profile is also secure. Out of sight, out of mind.
Jefferson's image had a brief revival with the re-design of the nickel, which is something at least.
I wanted to ask you: do you collect the dollar coins? Every so often a new one comes out. I haven't looked for any since the lovely Sacagawea coins of 2000. Today's offerings aren't nearly as fetching. Nobody uses them as currency, so perhaps they're valued as an investment. They are today's two-dollar bills, I suppose.
ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist
amazing. wow.
JohnTheDoctor Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree man. He's my favorite president.
superenzie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
MY BOYFRIEND! I love this <3
Sah-weet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Oh wow. This is stunning. You did an amazing job.
And I'd have to agree with you about admiring him. Ahh, he was such a beautiful man.
Ajzimmerman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Abraham Lincoln, as cited in "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln," Roy Basler, ed. 1953 New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press:
"I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races -- that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."

An address by Abraham Lincoln at Springfield , Illinois , on June 26, 1857 [Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol II, pp 408-9, Basler, ed.]:
"A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as immediate separation is impossible the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. Such separation, if ever affected at all, must be effected by colonization. The enterprise is a difficult one, but 'where there is a will there is a way:' and what colonization needs now is a hearty will. Will springs from the two elements of moral and self-interest. Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and at the same time, favorable to, or at least not against our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great the task may be."

Abraham Lincoln, as cited in "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln," Roy Basler, ed. 1953 New Brunswick, N.J.,: Rutgers University Press:
"Send them to Liberia , to their own native land. But free them and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit this."
terbeag Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
wait.. didn't he liberate black people and bring equality to the races? i don't get it..
mollygrue Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Are you enjoying undergrad?
manfishinc Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
i love the way you painted him, and the pose
excellent work
kid-matherz-dha-IV Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
R.I.P. Mr. 16th President of the USA, Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents, Feb. 12 of 2009 is Lincoln's 200 birthday so happy birthday Lincoln.
lincolnstock Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
jconti Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
One truly Great man! Terrific job, Mollygrue!
Kyuui Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Aww this looks great. I love Abe Lincoln. :heart:
Cloxboy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Excellent work, you've given him life.
mollygrue Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank ya, Clox! :D
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
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