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Miguel Hidalgo - Grito de Dolores by GENZOMAN Miguel Hidalgo - Grito de Dolores by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! Today is September 16th, an important day in Mexico, "El Grito de Dolores"....Wait! what is that? you dont speak spanish or known anything of mexico aside taco, burrito and cojones? SHAME ON YOU! :D.... today we will take a bit of Mexico history ;)

This is an image done later 2009, for a commisioner in Mexico, I was provided with a sketch to use as base.


Miguel Gregorio Maria Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor[ (8 May 1753 – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.

As a Mexican priest, Miguel Hidalgo was assigned to a church in Dolores, Mexico. After his arrival, he was shocked by the poverty he found. He tried to help the poor by showing them how to grow olives and grapes, but in Mexico it was discouraged to grow those crops because of Spanish imports of the items(Mexico: From Independence to Revolution, 1810-1910 edited by W. Dirk Raat page 21). In 1810 he gave the famous speech, "El Grito de Dolores" ("Cry of Dolores") also known as El Grito de la Independencia ("Cry of Independence"), was uttered from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. As he then marched across Mexico, he gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians in his rebellion against Spanish rule. They attacked and killed Spanish soldiers in small groups along the way. But Hidalgo's army lacked training and was poorly armed. Eventually, Hidalgo's army ran into a clan of 6,000 Spanish troops which were well trained and armed. Much of Hidalgo's army fled or was killed. Hidalgo himself was later executed by a firing squad on July 30, 1811

Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

Long live the heroes that gave us the Fatherland!
Long live Hidalgo!
Long live Morelos!
Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez!
Long live Allende!
Long live Galena and the Bravos!
Long live Aldama and Matamoros!
Long live National Independence!
Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!


¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria!
¡Víva Hidalgo!
¡Viva Morelos!
¡Viva Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez!
¡Viva Allende!
¡Vivan Aldama y Matamoros!
¡Viva la independencia nacional!
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!
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Avahaira Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Zurfergoth Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bien maestro bieeen!!! grasias por tomarte tiempo y recordarnos a nosotros tus vecinos. Un dia de estos tengo planeado hacer algo conmemorando a Latino America. Saludos!!
flumenlimia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
¡Muy bueno! :D
DarthSnivachu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a badass!

¡Me encanta la iluminacíon y el uso de colores!
Fancat33445 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Esta genial tu dibujo *_____* 
Moomuu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooow a mi me encatanban las ilustraciónes de mitos y leyendas que genial verlas y conocer al artista :D
Parasky Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This also led to the creation of the greatest monarch title in history: His Imperial Majesty Don Agustín I, By Divine Providence and the National Congress, First Constitutional Emperor of Mexico. It's a shame his reign lasted less than a year, oh the things that might have been...

Viva Mexico! We've had our differences but your American neighbors to the north love you, Mexico. You've faced so much hardship, and continue to, yet you take it in stride and never give up in the face of adversity. A truly inspirational nation, people, and history.
Beyondbeeday Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wait ok, so were you given the sketch to draw this or...? (I have to find the original artist for this as part of a homework assignment for my Spanish 1 class. Since it's Mexico's Independence Day and all.)
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Previlion Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
This is just freaking awesome, nicely done
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