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Ben Franklin by toerning Ben Franklin by toerning
a piece for class- Ben Franklin biography cover.

I wrote a Haiku while working on this piece:

Benjamin Franklin,
You were an important guy,
-Wikipedia.

Digital sketch, painted over with gouache and acrylic medium.
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:iconvaginajerky:
vaginajerky Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
This is frickin' glorious. Holy cow. I need to thank you, Toerning.
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:iconpaphilly:
PAPhilly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
He looks like a mad scientist. Me likey!
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BigHossHackworth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This is excellent. 
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TakingLiberty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I must say, this magnificence would most assuredly be approved of by the man himself. Clap 
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Ben Franklin was one of the coolest people who ever lived. Awesome painting and I like the haiku!
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:iconyyanaoni:
YyanaOni Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
AWWWWWWWWW YEAH!!!! Got some Ben Franklin up in this bitch! Nice job, I love Ben Franklin!
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:iconjoseppe619:
joseppe619 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite historical figure is shown in the most epic manner possible.
Thanks for making this!
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Hoo boy! He looks a little scary, actually. But also very badass. XP
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:icondas-panzer-iv:
das-panzer-IV Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Gotta love Ben Franklin as a mad scientist. Maybe not Nikola Tesla-mad, but still. Awesome job.
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:icongoodlyman100:
Goodlyman100 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
This is realy god but it makes ben look creepy or evil.
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:icongaelicfox:
GaelicFox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I love how he looks like a really badass mad scientist. Awesome piece!
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This is diabolically awesome. xDD <3
Fun haiku too~
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
wOW... Wow, mad science Ben Franklin!
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:iconbrentwoodside:
BrentWoodside Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Really cool
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:iconnigou-maboroshi:
Nigou-Maboroshi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Hahaha That is an epic Ben Franklin. He looks total B.A.!
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwesssommmme!!!! :la:
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda creepy but very awesome.
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:iconcbrengan:
CBrengan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
He looks kind of mad scientist evil here. AWESOME.
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:iconportheiusj:
portheiusJ Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Artist
:laughing: Nice haiku.

Really love the lighting and colors in this.
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:iconcrazyidealist:
CrazyIdealist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I really love the depiction of Ben Franklin as a mad scientist.... I never thought about it before, but he really actually is one. Thank you, you made my day!
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:iconfuiron:
Fuiron Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Man is he smug in this one.
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:icondthntdty:
DthNtDty Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Omg...I'm sorry...but I think that haiku is even more impressive than the art. :D
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
so glad to hear it. :heart:
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:icondthntdty:
DthNtDty Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe :)
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:iconartofedge:
ArtOfEdge Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Most brilliant Haiku ever! I love the colour and mood of this painting.
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:iconchapter37:
Chapter37 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Haiku, Love the Art!
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:iconsnowysylva:
snowysylva Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Favorite for the image as much as the haiku. Win.
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:icongworld:
Gworld Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is most funny artwork about Franklin!
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:icontomsymonds:
tomsymonds Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Artist
lol
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
BAHAHAHA, the haiku is brilliant :rofl: Also, you make Ben look badass :thumbsup:;)
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:iconelviella:
elviella Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Ha, so I'm not the only one who finds him slightly sinister-looking. :P

The colour scheme is great (I love how the greens and purples make the key stand out), and I also like the use of lighting. :)
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
loving the haiku :D
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:iconredcatsarz:
redcatsarz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
That lightning! the key, Beautiful.
Lovely Haiku XD
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! He looks so sinister here =D
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"There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.”- Raoul Duke (“Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas”, 1998)
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Pojypojy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love the painting... and the haiku as well XD
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:iconpunq:
Punq Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HaHAA! :heart:
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:iconetartwork:
etartwork Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
he looks a bit demonic in your illustration...which i like:D lol
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:iconchover:
Chover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is truly just brilliant work. That Haiku is also amazing.
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:iconmjoboe:
mjOboe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Haiku is bitchin'. And this is totally rock 'n roll. B-Frank would've wanted that.
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:iconbakado88:
bakado88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
The color choices are amazing and the look on his face is just bitching
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:iconbakado88:
bakado88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is so cool I love it
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:iconfox914:
fox914 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
hahaha best haiku ever!

He looks almost like a mad scientist! XD I love it!
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:iconrobochandler:
RoboChandler Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
That haiku is hilarious. so good.

Also the picture.
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Scoffed-Up-images Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
He took air baths.
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:iconsebastropolis:
Sebastropolis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's so awesome!! your draw is excellent!! and is a great Haiku *-*.

(please, forgive my English)
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:iconhinagueshi:
Hinagueshi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
i like it
its scarry ^^
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:icongreensonya:
GreenSonya Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Amazing! Demented Ben! I love it
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:iconpiecesofserenade:
piecesofserenade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Hello Ozzy !

*go out right away ! *
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Relaxn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That haiku... it was beautiful... :iconrlytearplz:
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