Will the West Survive?

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive…”
President Donald J. Trump | July 6th, 2017

A photoshop idea that popped into my head recently. I know it’s a bit stale (and a tad cringy) now in 2019 as we’re all now wondering if President Trump (or similar Populist/Nationalist leaders) will succeed or not … but I had to get it out of my system. Plus however it all turns out it was a great feeling to at least have the hope for a time at the very least

America First in Clown World?

Description

What’s the point of the “America First” slogan if #FreeSpeech is gone, we’ve lost control of our government and the country’s been turned into a clown world?

@realDonalTrump
#BigTechCensorship #StopTheBias
#AlexJones #GavinMcInnes
#TooManyTopicsToHashtag

Background

Last couple weeks have been pretty rough w/the increased censorship online, immigration going from emergency to nightmare, President Trump seemingly abducted or lulled to sleep by non-MAGA people in his administration and the other usual issues in the news/culture accelerating towards the cliff at break neck speed. I’m not an Alex Jones cult follower but I recognize that his voice being taken away, along with plenty of others is not a good sign at all – especially when the people being banned/deplatformed tell WAY more truth than the mainstream news outlets etc. This isn’t my usual style/approach to artwork but the idea just popped in my head and I just went with it.

God save America … if it’s still possible.

Procreate Time-Lapse

30 second version

Full length:

NJF: Harvey Dent

Recent procreate (yet another NJF what can I say … the guy is inspiring)

Related Video Segment

Funny thing about this is that I was 50% into this illustration when he mentioned Harvey Dent on the show. Maybe that was inevitable but I was really freaked out when he brought up an idea I had already started illustrating! Very weird!

 

Links

https://dribbble.com/shots/6402555-Nicholas-J-Fuentes-Harvey-Dent

Reference

Photo
Main reference photo of Harvey Dent from The Dark Knight movie. My version wasn’t nearly as cool but hopefully I got close.

Video clip

Drain the Swamp (2019)

Illustration idea that I recently finished.

Video

I couldn’t resist throwing the illustration into a short video clip to give it a bit more feeling/context. If you watch make sure to crank the volume and go HD/full screen!

Alternate Versions

Final version at top of post but here are some earlier iterations.

Almost Final w/Text

Final (no text)

Early Draft: Daytime

Initial Idea/Sketch

Painting Time Lapse

(6 minute version)


Standard artwork/free speech disclaimer:All people and places in this image — even those based on real life — are entirely fictional. This image portrays violent concepts and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Owen Benjamin

I’m not great at painting people but sometimes I get an idea for a painting and I just can’t resist doing it … this is another one of those situations and I finally finished it last night. I’ll post more details later – just archiving for now.

Time Lapse Video

Owen Benjamin

America First 2042

I really do have another project I’m supposed to be working on in my free time! But the other day yet another NJFscene popped into my head and I had to attempt it. It’s not 100% what I envisioned but pretty close.

Music Inspiration

By the way here’s the song I was listening to that triggered the idea: “Guidance” by Against the Waves. Make sure to listen past the 30 second point for full effect – and for bonus points listen up to the mini guitar solo at 03:21 🙂

Twitter Link

Video Version!

Finally got around to attempting a video version of how I saw the original illustration in my head – using the above-mentioned song too. Didn’t have ton of time but it got close enough I think. As always – go fullscreen/HD to watch it!

AF on Vacation

Nick’s gone for a week for a well-earned vacation. My free time was slated to go elsewhere but my brain/stylus disagreed so we now have another one for the collection …

Perfectionist Notes:

  • I left out the “rs” in Tenders!
  • Image may be too dark … or not dark enough? Contrast of night time was fun but to some might be overkill. Couple examples of dark/light variations:
      

Twitter Link

Part 2

Around the middle of the week I figured I’d do an iteration of the first scene using the same scene …

Twitter Link

Saint Nick

Clearly I’ve been on a kick w/this kind of thing lately … no doubt coming from some combination of inspiration, OCD and whatever red/white/black pills I’ve recently consumed. Anyhow, this past week Nick (who’s a Catholic) had a fair number of pagans or atheists send messages to the show and his responses, as usual, were as hilarious as they were spot on. At some point he joked about how he was “fending of the pagan hordes” and that’s the comment that I couldn’t get out of my head and led to this illustration.

Artwork

Original (for print)

Prints at 41″ x 58″!

Feel free to print for yourself but please don’t charge/sell for (unless you’re NJF).

Video

Here’s Nick talking about pagans:

Links

President Trump’s Legendary Run for the Presidency

Months ago after I had recovered from making Super POTUS Trump I was toying around with the idea of a new pro-President Trump project – something along the lines of a Candyland-mashup-with Super POTUS Trump characters. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the idea simple enough to make sense (or fit into my little free time schedule) so I just created some artwork around the idea anyway … just out of curiosity of what the related artwork and potential “game board” might look like. Shortly after this my iPad broke so I couldn’t access the artwork so this project just collected dust –
but after finally getting my iPad fixed a few weeks ago I figured I should get this released soon or else it might never see the light of day.

The Video

So … the video below is what this ended up becoming – an “audio-graphical” rendition of President Trump’s legendary run for the presidency! I’m guessing most people who happen to see this will be a bit confused on what the heck it is/etc – but hopefully the above explains the origins sufficiently. If you watch it make sure to go full screen and pick highest resolution you can to see the artwork at the highest quality. And my apologies for the black bars on the side – once again I made a 4:3 illustration in a widescreen world … when will I learn? Anyhow enjoy … and God bless President Trump!

Vimeo/backup link to come if YouTube kills the video for whatever reason.

The Artwork

If anyone wants to see the full illustration behind the video you can view it here.

Super POTUS Trump!™ The Game!

My grandfather fought in WWII and I make silly animations, artwork and games/apps. It’s embarrassing but that’s how it goes…
– Me

Super POTUS Trump is a “mini” indie video game I made as a tribute to President Trump. It’s currently available now for Windows on Steam and soon should be available for iPad as well (pending Apple review).

Game Development

While I describe the game as “mini” the effort it took to produce it was quite the opposite. At face value the game may not seem like a very big project since a person with average gaming/computer skills could play through the entire thing within 45 minutes (or less). But the making of this game was, by FAR, the biggest, most exhausting personal/hobby project I’ve ever undertaken. Not only was it my first time building a game with the (awesome) unity3d.org game engine – it also involved a ton of iPad artwork production, C# coding, audio hunting/editing, learning an entirely new game store workflow (SteamWorks, on top of Apple) and just about every social media/web skill I could muster as well. For the past ~6 months this project was pretty much a black hole that sucked up every free minute I could find.
While it was a lot of work it was, for the most part, a ton of fun. I do have to admit that towards the end I started wondering if I would ever finish it, questioning why in the world I was making it and wondered the odds that anyone else would even care or enjoy, etc. Fortunately I didn’t give up, called it “done” about a week ago and since then it’s been release for Windows and sent to Apple for review.
I have to say it was hard to call it “done” as there were so many ideas I had that I just had to leave out otherwise I’d never finish it! I told myself *IF* I lived through it and if more than 12 people enjoy this version I *MIGHT* consider making an Episode 2 (since a lot of the coding/etc would already be done). But I can’t even think about that right now!! …

Few Development-Related Images

Initial Feedback

Given how greuling things got near the end I have to say comments/reviews like this sure are great to read:

This is just art. Not a game but a piece of art. 10/10 would play again.
– Razor_One (Steam)

And this one just nails it too – we won’t hold it against him that he didn’t vote for Trump 🙂 :

No, I didn’t vote for Trump (and god no I didn’t vote for Hillary), but I love you none-the-less for making this! Your passion and inspiration shows. You should feel proud of your accomplishment! (Also love the Russian theme thrown in. The part Russian in me adores it!) …
– Shrodu (Steam)

Reviews as of 20170811There have been a few naysayers but thanks to how Steam works you can’t leave a negative review unless you’ve installed the game so hopefully that means not very many haters will bother spamming the reviews – which as of today are holding mostly in the Positive category.

Soap Box

In case it’s not obvious I did not make this game to get warm fuzzies reading positive reviews or to rake in the few dollars it hopefully makes to at least make small dent in the the few hundred I sank into making it. I made this game as my tribute to President Trump and to show the world (or maybe just 23 people) that Trump’s support is strong and made up of rationale, talented people whose bond with the man can not be shaken. With the non-stop onslaught of self-righteousness, condescension and vicious calls for violence coming from the news media, Hollywood, college cry-babies and all the other far-lefties in between I felt I simply had no choice but to make this game.

I am well aware this is just a small silly game and I don’t imagine it will get that much attention – outside a few fellow indie gamer fans and friends/family I’m sure the install base will be pretty small. But knowing that even just a few people will see it – whether they’re pro-Trump or not – it will have been worth it.

Thanks to everyone who tries it out! … and thank you, President Trump!

Additional Screens/Media


Video/Gameplay?

I realize some friends/family may not be able to play the game so at some point I may create a video showing a little bit of each level of the game so people can see it that way. In the meantime if you can stomach random people on YouTube I’ve started collecting videos about the game made by other, random people on YouTube – most of them include gameplay video of some level. Here’s that playlist if you want to see video gameplay sooner vs later.

Links

Store Links

To be updated when (if?) iPad version comes out
Windows (Steam) | iPad (App Store)

Social Links

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