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Todays Captain Moroni. by Pwesty Todays Captain Moroni. by Pwesty
This is a commission that I had done by Justin Long. The picture is based upon Arnold Friberg painting of Captain Moroni, I had Justin take that picture and modernize it and bring it into days world, but with a twist!
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Latter-day-Morfej Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Good job but I just have to say MURCIA k done
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:iconrexspec:
ReXspec Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful...
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Delta406 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet! Really wish we had a modern day Captain Moroni.
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Mike-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic, except for the way they are handling their firearms isn't exactly safe.
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hi71 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
that's awesome!
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Your welcome!
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zippystumps Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
moroni was always my favorite
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zippystumps Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice, moroni was always my favorite,
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Jonot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I am familiar with the original picture and I find that this modern adaptaion is creative and aplicable. The use of both of the Title of Liberty and Old Glory, to me, symbolise the basic prinicpals of America.
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thank you, you got the idea behind the picture.
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
No problem. The princibles that he fought for are still improtant today.
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RitsukaAo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is diabolical. A fanatic with a gun is a very very bad combination, specially when he thinks "he's called by God to do His duty". It reminds me the muslims, just put him a turban and change the US flag for an arabic one and you'll understand my point.
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Jonot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You do have a point, but those fanatics believe in killing anyone that thinks or believes diffrently than them. This picture is supose to symbolise those thing in which are needed to be protected against those that seek to oppress. Just like what the smaller banner says, "In memory of our god, our religon, our freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children."
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
"Our Wifes"?

Hmmmm.
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TriumphOfTheWest Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I l-o-v-e this depiction of Captain Moroni and I am going to reference it quite a bit in future.

I couldn't disagree more with Khedvu's comment that, "We should be careful" about projecting timeless lessons from the scriptures into our modern age. Oh yes. Let us not offend any of those oh so tender lovers of Statism and those who "might get the wrong impression" of this wonderful piece of art.

1) Right now even as we breathe our beloved country is facing one of its greatest threats to the liberties of its people and the nations' future ability to defend those liberties from the threat of destruction by its enemies, both foreign and DOMESTIC; 2) I firmly believe the reason for this is because WE AS A PEOPLE HAVE QUITE STUPIDLY BEEN LAX AND COWARDLY in keeping alive those principles and attributes that Captain Moroni so magnificently demonstrated so long ago.

My hats' off to you sir for your fine modern depiction of Captain Moroni. It certainly lit a fire in my gut.
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thank you, Glad you like it.
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RockBabi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Photographer
That... is pretty legit. Plus, it's always nice to run across a fellow member here on dA. :)
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USdreadnaught92 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Epic! instant fav! So you are a member?
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Yes.
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:iconpwesty:
Pwesty Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Thanks! And Yup!,;>
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Dude... that's awesome! "...behold, the very powers of hell [will be] shaken forever..." Alma 48:17 :D
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thanks
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cjankowski Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Very nice job on this character.
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7disney7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
i like it. it's a nice portrayal. heck i prefer it over the Arnold Friburg pic!
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks.
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toll112 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Why are they all pointing their weapons at Captain Moroni? That's very unsafe.

If Friberg's military paintings are not-so subtly veiled homoerotic beefcake-feasts, this is a Saturday-morning cartoon, sanitized and silly. What am I supposed to feel here? I guess I'm not patriotic enough.

Also, re: comments below, no, not all American soldiers are heroes. A hero is somebody who kills Hektor in single combat, drags his corpse behind a chariot and is talked about for thousands of years afterwards. That's a hero. I'm a combat veteran returned from Afghanistan four months ago and believe me, most of my "battle buddies" have never faced any more danger downrange than you do speeding to work in the morning.
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ReXspec Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
You are definitely not infantry.

Any infantryman worth his salt knows that for every war hero that is honored, there are hundreds--even thousands of other soldiers who die alone. Unsung and unremembered. Speaking as a medically retired Infantryman who served in OEF 10 with the 1-503, 173D ABCT, a hero is a person who is willing to fight for his country, his family and his freedom--even at the cost of his life.

Few can imagine focusing everything, sacrificing everything for a mission objective. In the words of a Navy SEAL, 'You live your life by a code--it's your shoreline; it's what gets you home. And believe me, you will want to come home.'

If there is to be disdain, it's for the man who simply cannot understand that in this life, as long as men are imperfect, selfish, flawed, and evil, there will always be tyranny, crimes, oppressed peoples, and discontent. And from these negatives, there will always be wars, and in those wars, there will always be soldiers who fight them. People who count themselves among the few who would tear the hearts out of those who would threaten the people most precious to him, rather then cower, or shield them.

If you are apart of any of uncle sam's military, I would certainly have hoped that any of your leaders (whether they are infantry or not) would have been smart enough to inspire you to live up to men who gave their lives to such noble ideals.

But no. I suppose you'll call me a brainwashed idealist. Thinking yourself above men like me who, to you, would probably be simplistic.

Well, however, "brainwashed" I might be, I would rather live knowing that I would tear the hearts out of those who threaten my loved ones and the country they live peacefully in, rather then ascribe to the pacifist, pseudo-educated word vomit that you wrote.

Man the hell up, and start acting like a soldier (if you truly are one). Otherwise, check your history before you call a gladiator a "hero."
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Toledo-the-Horse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting.

Though I have to admit, I always find it somewhat unsettling when Book of Mormon stories are dragged into a modern American context. We have to be really careful that we don't read modern political views into an ancient text, especially because the conceptions of "liberty", "freedom", "rights" and "equality" are very different in the BoM than in the rhetoric of the United States. A good article about this subject, by LDS historian Richard Bushman (who teaches at Columbia), is here: [link] . I highly recommend it!

Just be careful about that ;)
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LordoftheWolfDale Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thanks!
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Res-Gestae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is an awesome picture and all but, if you didn't make it, why request a critique?
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Starkjs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Who's the original artist? I'm looking to purchase a small print for a friend in the military
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I just wanted people to say what they though about it that's all. But the picture is 100% mine and I paid for it.
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Res-Gestae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I understand that you paid for it. I'm just kind of confused how you would benefit from hearing a technical review of the piece.
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CDL113 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic pic. I put this in my GI Joe/Cobra folder 1. because it's military, 2. I put it in my Faith and Religion folder because of the mesage on the white flag under the Americam flag. I think EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER is a REAL AMERICAN HERO. If it were not for their sacrafices through the ages we would not have the freedoms and lugeries we do to day as a socity.
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconcdl113:
CDL113 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome! :highfive: :XD:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Kind of reminds me of my old G.I. Joe... and in a good way.
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Pwesty Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thanks
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