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He Could Find the Good by jasinski He Could Find the Good by jasinski
another older piece. i have been getting asked for prints of this one too. So I am posting it here.

Some of my thoughts on positive thinking.
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lassie102 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Student
beautiful piece
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Kumquatkitty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Another beautiful piece by you. Really, I love your gallery, all of your art looks superb and has a meaning to it. The lighting on the soldier with his hands open for the butterfly is a great affect, and as an above poster said, he looks lost in thought with the butterfly.
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emobrad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
wow, i love this
the idea of positive thinking is reflected very nicely
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phenomenalcat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
This is great! Love the colour, caught my eye straight away.
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Jesus-is-My-Homeboy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
This is like the last scene in the movie of All Quite on the Western Front where th guy stands up to sketh a bird and gets shot in the head.
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Jesus-is-My-Homeboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
possibly the coolest painting ever. Such a great message!
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blaspheme8 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Definitely reminds me of All Quiet on the Western Front. Awesome :)
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WingedTerrapin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
The water is hypnotizing. So green.
I really like the hands with the butterfly and how the soldier seems to be lost in thought on it.
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TrinaMarie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
Beautiful in a haunting and grief stricken way. I love the concept!
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Be17aiah Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
I featured this piece alongside 21 other deviations in my journal entitled "22 Must See Deviations Edition III." I also wrote up a small summary of why I would like my viwers to look into your gallery further. Please swing by and take a look and support some of the other artists.
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krysolet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
the idea of tjhis image is very strong :-)
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TheMongrel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
this is an awesome image
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CinderDragon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
I love how the butterfly gives off light. It just shines and stands out against the contrast of war.
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digital-Rat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous artwork! I love the theme here and the butterfly.
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misternow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow i feel this piece. :clap:
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brushfirewolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
This.. wow. Good message, good message.
We should all stop and look at the butterfly. And share it.
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xforlornxromanticx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005   Interface Designer
this picturer really speaks to me... i like the optimism because thats what i stand for... its amazing how one can make the best of even war just by turning to nature... :+fav:
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DarkStri Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
Another Godly piece. I love it. :faint:
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Electroblood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
which war is this based off of and which part of the military. I was just wondering because my father is a Nam vet and he has a million vietnam stuff all over his house and he used to draw soldiers all the time when he was there and has a huge folder of them and he has a lot of violent drawings. . .this is something that brings light to the situations he recalls and I would love to purchase it for his birthday coming up. . .looking at it though it looks more like world war 1 with them being in a hole like that. anyway, just wondering. he was army special forces.
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Kalininskiy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
Very nice art!!!
Super a picture!
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ori Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
I've never thought that way about war. It seems so hard to find any beauty in such a dark place, but I guess it is always possible.
Wonderful painting, I love the colouring style. The meaning and emotion behind it is deep and pure. Excellent piece.
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drsmith Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2003
This is the piece I saw on the magazine :D
great work! :D
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thppt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003
This is one of the most powerful pieces of positive thought I have ever seen on this site. beautiful concept and execution. This green land is fantastic +fav!
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-shanimal- Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2003  Student
i think my art teacher would fall in love with you if he ever saw your art :) (Smile)
amazing job, as always. i cant help but think how young the boy holding the butterfly looks compared to the other men around him...then again, it may be just me.
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xdavidfotox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003   Photographer
Awhile ago I faved your portrait of Thom Yorke after doing a keyword search for stuff inspired by him, but I never really came by your gallery. So finally the other day I revisited that piece and later on your gallery, and for the past few day's I've been going through you gallery piece by piece trying to find one piece to fav... otherwise I'd end up adding your entire gallery to my favorites. And after my long deliberation, I've decided on this one. I'm blown away by your talent in a different way through each piece of yours, so it was hard. I decided on this one because of your message. You obviously put a lot of thought into the theme of each of your pieces, and I love the message of this one. You had a very simple purpose in mind: positive thinking, but what is really beautiful about this one is your illustration of that idea... the orange butterfly in the midst of green, earthy tones demands immadiate attention, and the irony of such an occurence (in terms of both the color scheme and the idea of the butterfly iteslf in such a harsh environment) drives the point home. Well done, my friend. I'll try my best to buy some of your prints later on.
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wanderingtruths Featured By Owner May 19, 2003
this is an awesome piece. it really does do good in such a time like this.


the world needs more hope....it seems like its all been lost.
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weightless Featured By Owner May 18, 2003
the idea alone would get a favorite but you have executed the work with flawlessness, im in awe of you.
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-rhetoric- Featured By Owner May 10, 2003
this is awesome
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toxickitty Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2003
Your art is full of emotion. Beautiful.
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icarusincarnate Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2003
Makes me cry.
No one sees the true beauty of anything anymore.
Especially not when there's so much pain to distract us.
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yaminur Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2003
wow... thats easily one of the best images about war i have ever seen, its just so powerful... im very impressed!! fav!
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noceur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2002
I just love this one.

Even though I haven't been at war (nor do I pretend I can understand the horror), but I've been at bootcamp (in sweden)... and sometimes when you're out there crawling in the mud, you'll find some of nature's beauty and it'll paw at your heart and make you cough. Because soldiers don't cry, they cough ;) (Wink)
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centaura Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2002
Interesting, you know I love green tones Love
Although maybe my eye was catched mainly by the contrast between the harsh touchs at sky and the sweet and fluid paint brush for water, an element moreover I like specially in your style ;) (Wink) Its ever seem me very original
And composition is very well done, weights are very equilibrated, the line of bayonet leads my eyes cleverly... Eyes
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jrice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2002
Yup, very powerful image. I love the deep green of the whole thing, and nice little details here and there. The composition, too, is just great.

Can't find flaw with this one. :) (Smile) Deserves to be in a gallery, for sure.
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five Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2002
Just awesome...beautiful image in so many more ways than one. +fav
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sandvich Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2002  Hobbyist Artist
Oops, bad link above. Here's the good link:
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sandvich Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2002  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. I was told that you had a painting that was similar to a picture I just posted, but it took me a while to find exactly which one of your works was being referred to. But now that I see this, I have no doubt!

To all of you guys: that's not just fiction depicted there! Not just something that happens in the movies.... just look here: [link] :) (Smile)
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grayfish Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2002
Intense! That's all I can say to your incredible work!
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vbdude Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2002
Awesome piece man, I really like the colouring. :D (Big Grin)
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ra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2002
Awesome! I really like this, because of the little bit of peace and hope which comes from the butterfly. Itīs good drawn and the colorsīre fitting together very well!
Great work!
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rancidlisterine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2002
i really likw this. its stranegly touching. reminds me of a book i read, otherland by tad williams.
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pablodiablo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2002
This brings tears to my eyes.

Once again I have faith in the human race :) (Smile)
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lucidonex Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2002
Christ i love this. Great job.
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bloodtang Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2002
I dunno, maybe i was blind or something, but I just now noticed the butterfly and understood (damn i am blind :) (Smile) ) anyways this piece rules. If I had the cash i'd buy it, and when I do I will buy it
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2002  Professional General Artist
(This is actually a comment from WebMyrc's mom)

I like this, I think its really great, and it is reminiscent of Ernie Pyle's work that I have seen from the WWII era (my parents had these, its not my generation!) It shows a lot of empathy, compassion, and the "human" side of conflict. Excellent work! Will look forward to seeing more.

Jas - (this is WebMyrc now ;) (Wink) ) - I saw this on the DA main page advertising DA prints, and it reminded me that I wanted to show it to mom a long time ago, like when you uploaded it. Its always been one of my (MANY) favorites in your gallery, and I just knew that my mom would like to see it as well. Your art continues to shock, amaze, and entrance me.
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1337cronus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2002
that's simply amazing! excellent work.
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unclemoneybags Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2002   Photographer
Amazing...A bigger sized version would be a cool wallpaper...definately a fav
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apparentlyneurotic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2002
gotta love this one...i like how he's got the butterfly :butterflytwo: (Butterfly) amongst all those darker colours...very good!

love it Heart


- apparently neurotic jark (deviantART Co-Founder) Crazy
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mattnagy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
Very Nice Colors.. Its a very moving piece, only if I had the money.. :( (Sad) Great Job...
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angel007 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When the peice of artwork first started to download.. i only sore the first bit whihc was the mean at war.. then as it finished i realized that a little good can come out from a little bad...
When everything just seems like the world is on yoru shoulder there always somethign there to cheer you up:D (Big Grin)
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