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pencil art coloured in photoshop.
goddesses of good and evil.
contrast in colour and design details to emphasis the theme.
styled to emulate Renaissance style engravings
the picture can be viewed either side up, much like a poker card. further reinforces the dual-nature theme.

Thank you for viewing!

Tom
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:icondexilus:
Dexilus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
great emulation :) 
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:iconmonolithicpaper:
MonolithicPaper Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love they symmetry here.
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:iconbelial1980:
belial1980 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Sweet!
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:iconellaytche:
Ellaytche Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
that's brilliant. I would play with a deck of cards decorated such (:

LH
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:iconbananakun:
bananakun Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Man, that's great.. so much to look at, and the mix of modern with old school is really nice, you don't notice it at first, but the more you look, the more you see.
I love work like that..
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:icondreiofthemoontigers:
Dreiofthemoontigers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I love this piece alot. the subtle shading, the great composition, lighting, and anatomy, its all very powerful.


I have but one question (it was already asked, but received no answer) Why is the Jesus figure on the dark side? Is it representing the bounds of religion? How good and bad are relative? how God is relative?....



please let me know, I'm very curious!
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Hi!
I've answered that question before. but anyway...
fact is that man I drew was not intended to be Jesus, while there is religious elements in the drawing, I didn't want to literally put Jesus there.
He is just a man being tortured by the evil goddess hehe!!
turned out he's posing exactly like Jesus, and people take it literally that he IS.

don't know if your happy with the answer.
but thanks for reviewing!!
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:icondreiofthemoontigers:
Dreiofthemoontigers Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
thanks! :D :D
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:iconorsonfoe:
Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Great pic a true example of good with evil.
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:iconinvertvision:
INVERTVISION Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Digital Artist
spettacolo!
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:iconnonamex7:
nonamex7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
full view suprise me!
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:iconaysherah:
Aysherah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, is that an evil guitar? :P
great! xD
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:iconiceprincessrowena:
iceprincessrowena Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow...
Is all I can say...
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:icontakes:
Takes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist
wow thats amazing, i like baby angel, it reminds me unborned child.
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:iconmmwoodcock:
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so why did you put a figure similar looking to "Jesus" on the dark side? Or is he just in the corner of the good side? :P
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:iconjennimgf:
JenniMGF Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
wow this is really awesome. I lvoe the drawing, it looks really awesome. the colours look great together and i like your drawing skills theyre amazing. The drawing goes really well with the theme, good luck on the contest ^^
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:iconandraiatower:
AndraiaTower Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I love the evil one wearing a corset, because they are evil! Haha
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:iconricairbrush:
ricairbrush Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Well done, great concept and lots of symbols, the colours are balanced the composition catch the eye at first sight, congratulations.
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:iconsuiseiusagi:
suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I think this might be my favorite so far. *_* I love that it can go either-way-up, I love the multiple symbols of good and evil and that the two images don't completely reflect each other (not the same poses, not the same symbols). I absolutely adore that it's so detailed, while at the same time subdued in that it's only really got 3 colors. Lovely work. :heart:
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:iconnonparticipant:
nonparticipant Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Great work, good luck on the contest. I love your concept here.
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:iconmidnightlightning:
MidnightLightning Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
wow, such an involved piece! awesome job. everything connects...
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:iconsann1n:
sann1n Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
just incredible, hopu You'll win !
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:iconrai-jii:
Rai-jii Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
I looked at this one for over 15 minutes, and still found some new details at the end :P I love it! Truly amazing!
Only downside is that the good goddes seems to have her foot up the arse of the evil goddes :P
But man, most definitly, you are my favorite in this contest :D All the best of luck on winning this one!
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
yeah she likes it with the foot lol just kiddin!

Thanks very much!
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:iconmanxeemaru:
manxeemaru Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wow amazing peice!
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:iconsomersby:
Somersby Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great ^^
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:iconcandy-addict:
candy-addict Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
WOW. This is exactly the kind of stuff I wanted to find in this contest, awesome use of simbolism and colors, even if you don't win, you've definitely have made some new fans along the way. :D
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
damn I wish everyone thinks of my art the way you do!
thanks very much!
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:icondemielune:
DemieLune Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Very interesting. I like the effect of an embossed metal fresco :hug:
Good luck!
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconlalisana:
Lalisana Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
I like the idea and the intertwined nature of the piece, but I find it too dark to truly appreciate the details.
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
agreed.
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:iconscream-deafening:
Scream-Deafening Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
So amazing. Love the details of all different symbols and the colour change is great.
:heart:
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:iconqzvyx:
qzvyx Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I just checked all the 50 semifinalist and for me this is the best, so I am voting you as my Fave here in this contest... the idea, concept... it`s all good...
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Thank you Sir,
Thanks very much!
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:icongogogodzirra:
GoGoGodzirra Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student General Artist
oh my crap, i can stare at this for hours - beautiful work
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:iconrnomad:
Rnomad Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
wonderful pic, good luck with wacom comp.
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:iconant1ph0n:
ant1ph0n Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
so is the good's shoe the evil side? i see the evil side wearing 1 sandal and nothing else while the good wearing a boot and wearing, what it seems like, evil. 0_0
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:iconhazyfunlovelala:
hazyfunlovelala Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
beautiful design, and it merges together, and not just one person, but two split women with their symbols showing how they are in the background. :)

oh, and, you deserve more favesw for such great traditional work, traditional art doesn't get as supported as digital art.
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:iconenigmacomics:
EnigmaComics Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yup! This one's a keeper! Love the renaissance style! Absolutely lovely! ;)
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:icondidiher:
Didiher Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I just love this concept!!!
One of the most originals.

Good luck to you!!!
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:iconsaiun:
saiun Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I really like the detail and density of elements in this work.
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:iconchachaman:
chachaman Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
weee have a winnaaaaah!
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
oh thanks very much!!
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:iconchachaman:
chachaman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
my pleasure!
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:iconanthroposophic:
Anthroposophic Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Love the lighting and the beautifully painted symbols.
I noticed that the Jesus-figure is hanging on the "bad" side. I'm not religious but it's interesting to question if you painted the crucifixion there because you think it was bad or if you think more bad than good has come out of religion or why?

Great work!
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:icontianyi:
tianyi Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
hey great observation there!
tell you the truth I just painted him as a man that is kind of like being tortured. I guess it turned out looking like Jesus hehe! notice there's no cross but chains. I didn't go that deep into conveying any religious messages but merely trying to make the picture look good and interesting.

anyway thanks for your comment!
God bless!
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:iconanthroposophic:
Anthroposophic Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Yeah you're right, and he fits there like a glove.
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:iconhappip:
happip Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think he's on the bad side, look at the light on him, it's blue (good), it's just that he's on the edge of good and bad, next to each other :3
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:iconmissdekadence:
MissDekadence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, I'm in love :) Great job
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