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Au Contraire by MindlessAngel Au Contraire by MindlessAngel
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Thank you to :iconwaterbender-1-8-9: ~waterbender-1-8-9 for catching my miss spelling in the tittle and I have now corrected it.
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This is my submission to the "Bring Your Vision to Life" contest.

The struggle of good vs. evil as intreaged me for a long time. I am fascinated about peoples beliefs and the way they deal with the morals set for them and ideals of what is good and what is bad. I struggle myself every day with this. I was raised with out a religions influence in my life, leaving me to figure out what I want to believe in. I still don't know today.

In fiction there are many portrayals of good vs evils, God vs the Devil. And the way I see it after my studies that it is a common belief that they are working together to work against each other. Simply put it is the true form of yin and yang.

I have spent years pondering the physical structures of the events that define human life and have come to a complicated idea, yet simple explanation.
In physics-- newtons third law "To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Thus of course it is true for natural good and bad events to happen.
In order for there to be any form of utopia both said forces must balance creating a null viod... meaning it is nothingness that is utopia or in a mental state none-ism [link]

In this piece I have "God" and the "Devil" clasping and tugging on one another's arms, trying to use a stronger force though creating a balanced set, like a never ending tug-a-war that can be explained as life itself.

:bulletblue:I use these stock:bulletblue:
Hands [link]
Sky [link]

and spent approximately 15 hours colorizing and blending it.

I hope you like this, I would appreciate all the feedback possible and of course :+fav:'s
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Blackblackheart91 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
wow this is such a great piece!
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waterbender-1-8-9 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student Writer
The title is originally French, spelled "Au Contraire".
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I new it was something like that. I will fix it.
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waterbender-1-8-9 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Writer
I can see that! :giggle:
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CursedOnez Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i luved it. The colors, the theme. Its all amazing, sorry if my comment suck. But unfortunatly i'm too tired to maKe any sense. But just lemme tell u this is your best work to date! =D
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well thank you :D
Yes I am very tired to so dont worry.
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britnylocke Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
what a cool concept.
i, too, often find myself trying really hard to properly display the interaction between heaven/hell ideologies and the respective synonyms in between.
i really like this.
my interpretation is about the accepting of one another, the bad and the good in everything, that evil and virtue can coexist.

love it. well done.
:)
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I find it an important idea to think about. Really coming to accept that bad things happen just the same as the good, has mad it easier for me to cope with life itself. I know why people give time to faith, it is the same reason why I ponder ideas a lot lager than I am. Makes me feel a little more at ease...
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britnylocke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
:)
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CrucioCurse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
that really makes the viewer think. your point makes sense, that there is a balance between good and evil, unlike what we are always told (especially when it comes to "God") about how good always prevails. if you think about it, just as often as good prevails, it also fails.... where was God on 9/11 ect?

the colouring looks really nice, especially on the fingers of the devil's hand!
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Synthetamine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like it

"where was God on 9/11" identifies the root problem with Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Baha'i Faith) where the god is supposed to be all powerful and benevolent which sounds good, but when life turns completely south you have to make up all kinds of whacked out reasons why Jehovah saw fit to allow a plane to hit a building

look at the ancient Greeks (or other ancient cultures) and how they looked at their deities: they knew all their gods were a bunch of lunatics that ran around boning their closest relatives so they didn't need to question them or make excuses for their absence when disaster struck!

where the point of this observation is that mythology tends to make for much more interesting stories, lol.
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you have a point. I don't understand the need to point fingers at an "higher power" for the "bad" choices people seem to make.
I find many tend to use their faith more for an excuse than anything...
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CrucioCurse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
i think that every religion is seriously flawed, and it's hard to say which one is the worst one for it in my opinion. but to link it back to the original point, religion drives people do do absurd and often times unethical things, yet at the same time it also sometimes saves people from doing those unethical things, it all depends on how seriously and literally the religion is taken by the individual.
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very right. Thus why still even today I have not chosen a set "faith" and I feel my views are made very clear by this piece.
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I spend a lot of time thinking about this sort of philosophy. I think many people only see things from on side. I like to see everything from all sides.

And again thank you. It took awhile to get it to look right.
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