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Andrew Jackson Speed Paint by DJCoulz Andrew Jackson Speed Paint by DJCoulz
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:iconflandre495:
flandre495 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Literally my first thought when I saw Elsa from Frozen was "Andrew Jackson"
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Hahaha omg, that movie would have been so much better if Andrew Jackson replaced Elsa. Haha.
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:iconflandre495:
flandre495 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I know right? Plus Elsa's hair looks like a carbon copy of Jackson's...oops.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Gurl, when you got hair that bitchin' who doesn't wanna be you. XD
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
We could use another andrew jackson right about now and theres never enough history <3
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WindWaker20fo7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
most badass president ever..... by far
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TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Teddy Roosevelt was way more badass than he was, and without being a racist piece of crap too, at least towards Dine.
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flandre495 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
If by badass you mean chubby then yes
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Many peoples favorite is Teddy, He is so much more widely admired than someone like Jackson. But I would consider them the two top badasses of their parties. I am not blind to Jackson racist side, like I have said my family is of Cherokee decent from Oklahoma. But I've read so much more about him, You can't just look at presidents from the past and completely shun them out for being racist, sure it's a horrible think, but in retrospect. Back then it was different. MANY loved presidents are not saints in this issue. But if you chose to leave them at that and not delve deeper into their story and personality then your missing out.

Jackson may have killed many Native American people, because he saw them as a threat to his people, but he was also a loving family man. He found an infant Native American baby on the battle field and took it home and raised it as one of his own. MAny presidents, specially from the past, are written about a certain way, to give them a sort of image that sticks. Jackson was given the image of a heartless warrior or a bloody thirsty racist. Some of the views probably helped him politically but at the same time he wasn't blind to the suffering of others. I think more people, specially those who do dislike him, should read about him, like indepth books, he's actually a very interesting and complex guy.

Also with the racist thing, even Lincoln didn't think black and white could live together. Once they were free he wanted to send them all to Panama, cause he didn't think the 2 races could live civilly together.
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TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't give a crap about Lincoln. I already knew that. I have enough respect for him that I wouldn't pee on his grave, but that's about it. Also, you just made Jackson look like a hypocrite, not to mention yourself. I mean, this would be like a Jewish person having Adolf Hitler as their favorite German leader.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I think you need to do a bit more reading...
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TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, Andrew Jackson created a genocide. That's all there is too it. That does in fact automatically make him a terrible man. I mean, there are some good things to say about Sadam Hussein but that doesn't make him a good man.
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WindWaker20fo7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
was Sadam ever the president of the United States?... That's a totally different thing
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
My city, the capital of Mississippi where I grew up and still live, is named after him. There's a life-size painting of him in city hall.
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Excellent work, and great history lesson.
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Brown---Eyes Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kind of old, but i'd just like to say that he taught his pet parrot how to swear.
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:icondjcoulz:
DJCoulz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha yep I knew that. It couldn't be present at the funeral cause it was swearing at the mourners. XD Oh Old Hickory you.
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Brown---Eyes Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, it was swearing at the mourners? I would've liked to see that. xD
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:icondjcoulz:
DJCoulz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha indeed.
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ThreeCats-ina-Cellar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you for this. I totally have to say that Andrew Jackson is one of my absolute favourite presidents. He's a badass, I swear.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Digital Artist
:la: I know right!
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
oh darn how COOL! D=
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Haze3P0 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt that assassin would kill Jackson. He already had two bullets in him when he was president.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Digital Artist
XD Indeed.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I love this painting and the history lesson. Very excellent on both counts!!!! :) You're right that most folks would be surprised to see this kind of interest and maturity from a 19 year old in this day in age. I for one find it wonderful, gratifying, and hope giving to this highly screwed up world of ours. I'm very glad there are those young or old who find history and "old school nostaglia" interesting in this age of 15 minute fame and instant gratification.

2 thumbs for you.....Waaaaaay up!!!!! :)
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Impressive background story! How long did this speedpaint take you? The lighting on his skin and hair is very impressive, and I like the hard lines you added in his face.
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RedLeopardess Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I LOVE JACKSON!!!! He was awesome, and one of my all time favs. He did a lot of great, and man, did he love his wife. ;) :)
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Jackson was an amazing man. And while alot of people saw him as a tyrant, if you read the letters he would constantly write to his wife, they are beautiful! He really did love his wife, and not many men would be willing to take a bullet, let alone over 10 times, for the honor of his wife.
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RedLeopardess Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Amen. He also has some of the best quotes. A really strong, stubborn yet honest man. Up there for me with Teddy, Washington, Truman, Lincoln and Ike.
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Stiffy76 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
i dame hate that guy he sate my ansaters a waya and lt thos dame wrech foke to aore land
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Sanguivoriphobia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is the most fascinating thing I've seen and read for ages and ages. Wow :D
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
XD It's always fun to learn new things and I love sharing little fun facts with everyone.
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice Paint of Old Hickory. :w00t:
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Girl you keep getting better and better! Loving this!
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
XD Thanks man!
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob :aww:
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Fumasterfeng Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny thing is that I'm learning about Andrew Jackson right now.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
XD I almost miss History class. I never did good in History and now I'm doing re-search on my own about Jackson.
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hot damn! I only saw this because of that fucking troll, but this is amazing.

The detail is just....it's all amazing. Excellent work.
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! I guess at least I'm getting free advertisement! XD
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agoonia1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a thief-ass.

The painting is awesome, I'd love to see some kind of a speedpaniting video on stuff like this... if you have some spare time XD
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
XD I almost did a livestream with this pic, but I couldn't be bothered XD
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agoonia1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a livestream account? *suggesting giving me a link to it XD*
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CrazyWolfPaw Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This is amazing! :omg: The eyes look so alive it's almost scary!
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Metalrugl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I love that pic. You are so damned good. And don't care about that dumb stupid thieve-asshole. We will psych him out! :ninjabattle:
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha ha I remember quite a few bits and pieces about Jackson, but I never knew about the beating an assassin with cane XD That's a comic strip right there XD
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
XD Most of Jackson's presidency and life are comic worthy, and alot of them DID become political cartoons. XD He was a very interesting man.
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. I should find a book about him. My younger brother is actually majoring in History in college right now... I should ask if he has anything about him.
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