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Saint-Colbert and his flock by tegehel Saint-Colbert and his flock by tegehel
His Holy Truthiness Saint-Colbert and his loyal flock of sheep.

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What to look for: Mount Rushmore, the bald Eagle, the shepherd's staff, the bible, "Bread and Circus" represented by bread and a Gladius (the Roman sword), the Wriststrong, "sweetness" (his gun), the halo is a $1 coin with the text "Holy Truthiness of America". The sheep are marked with the initials of some states.

History:

I did this piece originally for the Colbert portrait gallery contest, but I didn't follow the rule 100% because Colbert is supposed to be saluting (army-like). However, in my case, it wouldn't have made any sense, Colbert being a saint and holding the flag instead, and I thought that it might make a better piece anyway.

I submitted it a few weeks ago, and it hasn't shown up in their gallery, while other pieces have. So I am assuming that it was rejected.

Let it be a lesson for all: I didn't follow the rules, and it is their right and it was my decision.
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:iconostendfaxpest:
ostendfaxpest Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Who the fuck is Saint-Colbert?
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:iconcomplexvariable:
ComplexVariable Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Our LORD and Savior Sir Stephen T. Colbert, Mos Def D.F.A (etc.) has abjured the sacred C of nightly fake-newsism. Some day, far in the future, the Colbert Report theme music trumpets shall sound, heralding His glorious Second Coming (not on "The Late Show"). And on that day, His most faithful Nation shall ascend into the Colbert Platinum heavens, where there be no commercial breaks or contract expiration dates at all, while the heathen non-believers shall remain on the earth to witness His final confrontation with the dark lords of Viacom.

Revelations 4:5-7, New Colbert Edition.

Praise Be!
Praise Be!
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:iconblackbird123456:
BlackBird123456 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Amen.
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
I like :)
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:iconvonnbriggs:
vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
lol if you didn't have my fallow before you have it now sir 
I'll fallow you like sheeps 
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:iconvicodinflavoredmints:
VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hilarious!!! :rofl: :heart:
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:icon1stprofessorwho:
1stProfessorWho Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But did you FEEL like you were following the rules?
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Truthiness!
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:iconthedigitalabyss:
TheDigitalAbyss Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rules or not.. They wouldn't include an image of him herding his flock :) lol...

I don't disagree with it, hell it should be framed, I just don't see them ever doing it.
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:iconhearsegurl:
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
What a hoot! Classic. :+fav:
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:iconkrazyblackdragon:
krazyblackdragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YES , this is the ideology of this Man COolberty
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:iconeyetrash9:
EyeTrash9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student
I always knew he was great!
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:iconmadecho:
madecho Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Genial.... Directo.
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:iconchokog:
ChokoG Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I love this and i love him!!! Thank you for making me smile!!!
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:iconstarmischief:
Starmischief Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This really needs to be featured.
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
heheh I agree (obviously). I think that you can submit it as a potential entry by dropping a note to the right person, either

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Thanks :)

C.
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:iconkasuma-ab-aeterno:
kasuma-ab-aeterno Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He like HAS to see this somehow THIS HAS TO FREAKING HAPPEN
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:iconrybirdrule:
Rybirdrule Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I could not agree more. We have to start something, because this is ... wow.
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd love to, but I don't know how...
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
the description doesn't hint at it, but this depiction feels rather sarcastic. Was that your intention? I'm rather ignorant of the context, not being an american, but knowing this detail would surely help me appreciate the artwork..
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
In a sense, it is sarcastic, as he's a shepherd being followed (blindly) by his (conservative) flock. Stephen Colbert plays a rather ignorant conservative Republican who gets his truth "from the guts" rather than facts. It often mimics the behavior of some rather extreme politicians in the US. However, his criticism is always turned against the very people he represents. It's very tongue in cheeks, can be sarcastic and very often, subtle and very intelligent. You need to watch a few shows to get the idea, I think, as I don't think words can do him justice.
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I see! Thanks for the explanation!
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:iconexcesswatermelon:
excesswatermelon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD I LUV STEPHEN COLBERT THIS IS AMAZING!!!
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:icondbananza:
dbananza Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*cackle* amazing
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Your artwork Is Great
The Symbolism And Metaphor Are On Point
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:iconluthien7391:
Luthien7391 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
They should have shown it anyways. It is awesome!
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:iconcassie6299:
Cassie6299 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love you for coming up with this, it's priceless ^^
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:iconxxguccixgirlxx:
xxguccixgirlxx Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
: Holy crack... tears of happiness and laughter right now. XD Amazing art on your behalf~! I love how you put every single bit of detail and thought into everything you drew on this picture! :]
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:iconkabitu:
Kabitu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
This would be pretty fit for his fireplace...
just sayin´
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure would, wouldn't it?

Just sayin' :P
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:iconcaptaindfw:
CaptainDFW Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Okay, so you didn't follow the rules...but if Stephen doesn't include this "self portrait" on his set then shame on him! I haven't seen anything that captures the shows feel better than this. Brilliant work!
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Well, I don't actually know if the rules weren't 100% followed. It didn't say that you could NOT change Colbert, just that he was already there so most of the work was already done. It was ambiguous, but I went with my gut (like he likes to say)...

Hey you never know. Would be a nice surprise :)
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:iconsketcherjak:
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
lmao!!! I love it!
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Turkey sammich! (and cute too!)

SAAAMMMIIICHHHH!
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:icongermangangrel:
GermanGangrel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Very awesome. I love that you included his gun, Sweetness.
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
how could I not? it's an integral part of his character :)

Thanks!
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:iconaeylis:
Aeylis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I hope that Colbert was shown this, even if it didn't qualify for the competition, hahaha. This is amazing!
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't know. I hope so :)
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:iconathane:
Athane Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, truly inspiring.
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:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
*lol* Great picture! Love the coin halo! :D
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:iconbeckyg:
beckyg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Love it!
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:iconnissun:
Nissun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is so beautiful, it made a single tear slide dramatically down my cheek.

Great work. Love the detail on the sheep, they look so sweet and peaceful. Also the warmth of the entire picture, and the lighting. It's just majestic and I love it.
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
you had something in your eye, that's all...:) you weren't crying! Noooo....
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:icontekmeb:
tekmeb Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent :)
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:icondbrv6:
DBRv6 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
hah! Excellent
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:iconcypherx:
cypherx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no worries, they'll post it somewhere
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like your confidence. You have more than I at the moment :) but thanks
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:iconyukapi-wurumi:
Yukapi-Wurumi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I bet they enjoyed it, though =) Great painting!
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:icontegehel:
tegehel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, lots of fun, thank you.
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:iconalientraveller:
Alientraveller Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I think you could have worked in a salute by trying to make it look like the shepherd is trying to look into the distance.
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