Yin and Yang of world hunger

Enough food is produced in the world today to feed everyone, but it's not the case... That's the best way to see the total failure of our actual human societies. This is what I tried to represent in this picture. What can we do? We can help associations like the World Food Programme: http://www.wfp.org/help .

Edit 2023: You can now purchase a print of it on my Redbubble shop.

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link sean   - Reply

Very powerful picture david. I think it say's a lot more than most of your fantasy pieces.

link theparanoidcriticalrevolution   - Reply

I wouldn't call it a total failure, maybe a partial failure. But you are right, there is something wrong with us still.

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link Anthony Edlin   - Reply

Wow, great idea to play on the yin and yang thing, simple and direct yet draws you into the details, well painted.

link Vaibhav dhruve   - Reply

it bring shame to human beings that this things happens in the real world ......how one can being so selfish ......

link lawwyy   - Reply

this is a powerful depiction.

link sandy   - Reply

Celui-là fait partie de mes préférés, il est dérangeant et beau à la fois. Plein de finesse et de rondeur. Un petit chef-d'oeuvre !

link lenna   - Reply

A very well depicted international crisis... So sad.

link ts   - Reply

nice.............however doesn't yin and yang represent some sorta balance.....like complete opposites that are complementary ?
.........anyway just airin this out don't bother replying.......liked ur work btw.......keep up the gud work

link ts   - Reply

re: saw ur other work and liked them too

link MARTS   - Reply

Ha ha ha très impressionnant ta vision du ying et yang.

link MARTS   - Reply

En tout cas j'espére que cela permet de voir les inégalités face a la faim dans le monde ;-)

link brownie   - Reply

Tout d'abord, félicitations bien sûr.
J'essaie de vous suivre dans la voie de l'open source, et si tout me convainc (softs, pipeline, etc.), je bloque sur un truc :
Comment obtenir l'interface de Gimp telle qu'elle apparait dans ce tutoriel?
Merci et à bientôt

link Deevad Author, - Reply

Thanks for all the feedback about this unusual piece in my portfolio ; this artwork is highly shared into social website and blogs. I saw a blog with 10 000 sharing links about it.

Note a tutorial exist about it on this month CGarena pdf mag issue.

@Brownie : http://davidrevoy.com/?article29/ in my brush kit there is also the file to change the Gimp Ui position like in the tutorial.

link Niva   - Reply

Hello Deevad, never realized you work with MyPaint and GIMP though I've seen your works in other places, including CG society.

This piece in particular is extremely powerful.

Really though, all your stuff's amazing, thanks for sharing with us.

link Deevad Author, - Reply

Thanks Niva for the comments ! As I saw on your portfolio you also use Gimp sometimes ; Have you give a try to the fork Gimp-painter and the mixbrush tool ? And Mypaint ? they are both cool :)

link Niva   - Reply

I was only recently told about MyPaint and experimented with it briefly before having to upgrade to windows 7 on my main workstation which wiped out linux. I'm still setting it up and going to do a backup before re-installing linux for a dual boot. I really didn't know my way around MyPaint though the brush engine impressed me very much.

I need to figure out a way to configure my wacom better in linux.

The GIMP-paint I've not tried, the only thing I heard was that it isn't supported anymore which is a big turnoff to me to the point that I don't even want to try it. I'm assuming it's some skinned version of GIMP with stuff laid out slightly differently. Maybe you know better as a user.

link sorin7486   - Reply

Wow that looks great. I'd really like to flattr it but sadly it doesn't have a button.

link kristin   - Reply

hello david,
i am a student in college, and my professor recently asked us to choose a visual rhetorical image to help us (students) give a speech on world hunger. i am also an art major and really love all of your work, though i am not nearly as talented in photoshop and GIMP. I am quite talented with acrylics, and my art studies are helping me to become much better. I found this piece to be very compelling (aesthetically as well as the message you convey) and would love to use it in my world hunger speech. Is there in additional information I could obtain form you on this piece? Like, how exactly you came about this particular subject matter? Was there a particular situation in the world that compelled you? Please, if you could help me, that would be absolutely fantastic!

link Deevad Author, - Reply

@Kristin : Thanks for the comments about this piece. This theme from your teacher sounds really good and smart to learn. You can know more about at this link ; it's the making of I published for CGarena : http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/misc/yingyang/hunger.html

I will post it asap on this blog too.

link kristin   - Reply

thank you very much! i greatly appreciate it. i added you on facebook too if you think of anything i should know.
-kristin childers

link Johannes   - Reply

Incredible picture. Thank you for being one artist that does more than just art, but gives a deeper sense to it.
Bonne continuation et encore merci,

link Deevad Author, - Reply

Thanks a lot Johannes, merci.

link Luke Peterson   - Reply

Hello. I stumbled upon this painting on a friend's blog. I instantly fell in love with it. The idea is so simple yet portrays such a strong message. Because of this, I am getting this as a tattoo on my rib cage this saturday. I really enjoy this work of art.

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Luke Peterson : Thanks for your comment, and good luck for the tatoo !

link Tao   - Reply

Although this is a very nice piece of work, I feel that you miss use the yin and yang ideals. Research Tao and you will see that your art doesn't flow with it. For instance the main idea is that yin cannot live without yang. Everything is made of yin and yang. Some have more yin and some have more yang. That is why this look different. This suggests too much yang is bad but according to Toaism that is just how things are made. Nice work though.

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Tao : I found fun to read your feedback and point of view.

Just wanted to precise here : I'm not taoïsm nor expect to be one, and sorry if you feel my artwork did misusage of a symbol you love and certainly understand on a spiritual level. Here I use it for another topic. More graphic.

link Anon   - Reply

This is dead on. Seriously, great job on this! I couldn't picture a more perfect way to describe the world hunger today, and this is amazing and it's great! I seriously had a loss of words when I saw this!

link Jérémie   - Reply

Wow.. Really good, and so real !

link vtero   - Reply

This is just racism. Why is that fat dude white? Do you know how many black fat asses there is in USA?

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@vtero : Not sure if trolling, or just st****d .

link Sizwe   - Reply

Hi David

I would please like to use this as a front cover for a book I intend to publish soon. I am a Bantu man from "South Africa" and my book is about certain unsavoury trends in the thinking of my fellow Bantu. This image help to capture the sad posture taken by so many people here in Africa. They have become accustomed to victimhood. My book will seek to address this penchant for victimhood.

I would explicitly credit you as the original artist on the back cover.

May I?

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Sizwe : Hi Sizwe, Thanks for being interrested into my artwork. Offering credit for the book cover is nothing spectacular as it is a requirement in publishing , and I doubt I will be ever famous because of a creditation... Even , let say, for a CocaCola project... In fact : noone care about the little credit name at the back of the book... It's a fact.

As you want to make a commercial usage about it, I would authorize it only if you pay for a right of usage.
Thanks to mail-me on info@davidrevoy.com for more info about my rates.

link L.A   - Reply

Very clever piece of work, I'm really speechless.
Keep it up :) ...

link Solo Nuevas   - Reply

really wonderful ... if you had a few more options would be adding some good colors .

link Ivy   - Reply

Amazing piece, I'm blown away by how creative and impactful this is. Inspiring!

link The Laurax   - Reply

The phrase "Other people's bodies are not yours to use (and mock, and criticize, and degrade) in order to make your political point" comes to mind...

link Assurance chien   - Reply

thank for your work

link Yuri Nikolaevitch   - Reply

Great artwork. It is not only about food distribution, but also about money distribution...
When rich fat people are trying to find 'magic pill' to became slim, poor and slim people are trying to find at least some food.
It reminded me my last work, where I was an CNC operator/programmer. Me, 26 locksmiths, my 3 colleagues, 15 turners, 56 millers were crying person with bandage on shoulder on your artwork. And our CEO was that fat guy with pizza and remote control in hand.
Anyway, if this artwork was about us, there vould be no 'yin-and-yang' efect: our crowd of workers in blue and camouflage clothes and CEO in his 'wedding costume' couldn't give such contrast.
Sorry for my poor English; hope that main idea was at least a little clear.
BR, Yuri 'Raven'

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link T   - Reply

Would it be alright if I use this image as an example in a graphic design class. I wouldn't edit it and I would be able to provide a link to your blog.

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@T : It would be totally alright T :)

link Files   - Reply

everything you say is true, more food is produced to feed the cows, which for the same people

link SurfinFox   - Reply

Hey! Love this Picture. Is there a possibility to get it in High Resolution?

link Finali   - Reply

Thanks to remember us the real life :)

link Boris Fauret   - Reply

Document studied and analyzed today in class. (en 3ème)
Thanks again David !

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Wow, that must have been an interesting session. You have to tell me about it next time we meet :)

link Thevinu   - Reply

Truly mesmerising David. Gobsmacked at this piece. I'm a big fan of your work :)

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Thank you!

link Fezan Muhammad Ali   - Reply

Yeah you are right.
Our rich societies' fully focus is on storage. Even in case of natural disasters or shortages.
If they avoid from storage then human hunger is nothing.
As Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W (peace be upon Him) said
“No man fills a container worse than his stomach. A few morsels that keep his back upright are sufficient for him. If he has to, then he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his breathing.”

Conclusion Is This Avoid From Storage And Give an end to hunger of earth 🌎.

link Dmytro Nosal'   - Reply

I had heard, that if humanity will properly distribute food, they can back for nature 30% of fields.

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