An entry for Wacom's "Bring Your Vision to Life" Contest, Good Versus Evil. At face value, St. George is the good force, eradicating the evil power of the dragon who plagues a nearby village. But can these roles be reversed? What right does George have to slaughter an animal who is merely living in concordance with its nature? Can the dragon help what it was made to be, even if that goes beyond simply killing for food? Is St. George's God rooting only for the humans, or for all of Creation?
(This is more of a rhetorical commentary of the picture above, not necessarily an invitation for an open debate.)
I've read the rules pretty carefully, and it doesn't look like you can't submit pieces you've already uploaded, just ones that have been commercially published. If not, oh well, they'll just disqualify me.
Anyway, this remains my favorite piece I've ever turned out to date, and it goes along with the theme, so I removed my watermarks and altered it a little and decided to submit it.
My current Wacom tablet is still alive, but I'm waiting for the day when it kicks the bucket, and it would be awesome to win a new one.
As with the original picture, I drew inspiration for the composition from *nJoo, with the utmost respect.
I finished my work for the wacom intuos contest: " Bring your vision to life"
I know there are many good artists out there trying to win the prices, but I wanted to take the chance too
So...how I came out with this. A couple of days ago I was thinking about how to improve my airbrushing tecniques, and meanwhile was thinking about " the return" ( my previous work), wich was my first improvment in that area. I try to think a better way to make that scene but with a diferent concept in my mind. In the end this contest suddenly appear ang gave me the best idea: Heaven vs hell, but in space!
I wanted this work to be completly airbrushed, so I work hard for the last 2 days with my mouse, and end up with this.
As always I hope you like it
Any critiques are welcome
EDIT: Title fixed
EDIT 2: Holy Sh*t ! 250 favs Thank you all so much for the support!!
I removed my signature and the title, so now the work follows the rules, but now im realy afraid of art thieves
EDIT 3: Foreground asteroids are now airbrushed. Now the hole piece is 100% airbrushed
Desenho feito no Photoshop. Algumas noites sem dormir hehehe! Fiz esse desenho para o concurso do jogo Darksiders ...
Eu não consegui terminar o desenho para o concurso, dai fiz o fundo rapido, mas eu ainda pretendo mudar o fundo ____________________________________________ Design made in Photoshop. Some sleepless nights hehehe! I made this drawing for the competition of the game Darksiders ...
I could not finish the design for the contest, made the bottom give fast, but I still want to change the background
I started thinking of concepts for this contest around Easter, so as a Christian/Mormon it seemed natural to depict Christ as the ultimate symbol of good, and satan as the ultimate symbol of evil.
This is also somewhat based on a scripture from the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 9:10): "O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit."
This piece illustrates Jesus Christ's victory over Satan. Satan's arms represent spiritual death and physical death. The rings around the nail marks in Christ's hands and wrists symbolize His atonement and crucifixion. These rings also loosely form the mathematical symbol for infinity, which in this case is meant to symbolize the eternal, infinite nature of Christ's victory.
The original drawing was created on paper and pencil. The coloring was created with Photoshop and my handy Wacom Bamboo tablet.