Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Purify by ShawnCoss Purify by ShawnCoss
Another brick in the wall of my Halos and Tragedies work.

This is heavily inspired by Derek Hess as this is also being used as Drop To Zero's cd release flyer. And that man was phenomenal at making flyers.

The story behind this has a lot to do with my disgust with our closest city, Cleveland Ohio. I'm completely repulsed by that city and the behavior of those that inhabit it. So much that I wish floods of blood would come and cleanse the streets of all the negativity, violence, and poor excuses of flesh that reside there. Noted, that it is a generalization but it seems that every person I have come across has either tried to rob me, deceive me, or find some way to benefit from me. A city full of leeches that demands more blood and more sacrifice. I think a tidal wave of HgB would do the trick don't you?

Kind of brings to mind the song "Aenima" in a way.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthecorruptedone50:
TheCorruptedOne50 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Learn to swim"
Reply
:iconcreativeteamname:
CreativeTeamName Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Go TOOL!
Reply
:iconmoreno-a88:
Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
Reply
:iconzephyrkleft:
ZephyrKleft Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i drew something based on this for a poetry assignment, it like perfectly embodies what i was trying to say. so.. thanks for making this so i could sorta copy it :D
Reply
:icondejan-delic:
dejan-delic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wicked... :nod: :thumbsup: :D
Reply
:iconnullboss:
NullBoss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah Derek Hess, an artist I love, you've done well with this! Beautiful work.
Reply
:iconsantosvalo:
SantosValo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice combination
Reply
:iconisuperjew:
iSuperJew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Shawn, im a big fan of cyanide & happiness and now that for the first time i see your art, such as this piece, i feel so inspired..
but thats not what i want to ask..
im planning to do 3 tattoos in the future, and this piece, with outlines of the huge black spots could be a perfect drawing that i want on my back - which leads me to the question;
in the future may i use this piece (maybe add devil's horns and have also the halo) as a drawing for a tattoo?
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
sure! just throw some cred back to me if it still resembles my work =D
Reply
:iconisuperjew:
iSuperJew Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
oh it will resemble dont worry, when is happens (sadly a few years) ill post it here and send a link to you :D
Reply
:iconsaintanger37:
saintanger37 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
"moms gonna fix it all soon. moms gonna put it back the way it ought to be"

gotta love Tool.
Reply
:iconbleachsonic1999:
BLEACHSONIC1999 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
WHOA THERE, WH-WHOA THERE, WH-WH-WH-WHOA THERE!
Reply
:iconburntbride:
burntbride Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
When I saw this I thought Derek Hess.
Its lovely! You did a great job here!
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I am a big fan of his to a fault I think.
Reply
:iconburntbride:
burntbride Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Can't say I blame you.
He is awesome.
Reply
:icondafreakboi:
dafreakboi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
love it.
Reply
:iconkaos-nest:
Kaos-Nest Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
woah! so good
Reply
:iconneeoon:
neeoon Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
awesome o_O
Reply
:iconmeowzer13:
meowzer13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing piece! Is Cleveland really this bad?
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe not for some but I am not much of a city person, and the attitudes and personality of that city rub me the wrong way. So much inconsiderations amongst fellow human beings disgusts me. =) Thank you for enjoying the piece tho
Reply
:iconmeowzer13:
meowzer13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I can totally understand-- I mean I love cities, but humans...different story (lol). I live in a medium sized town and I see it too. I see it everywhere in my high school. People can be such jerks no matter where you are (sadly).
And, lol, no probs! The piece is great, really really powerful! And it's an idea easily understood and felt :D
Reply
:iconkapalsky:
Kapalsky Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's nice to see how such a beautiful picture was created from natural repulsion, and not a simple hatred. Great work, it is really inspiring.
Reply
:icondatta-bayoo:
Datta-Bayoo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Badass :heart:
Reply
:iconmystodraws:
MystoDraws Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great concept! And I agree, there's definitely a connection to Tool's song "Aenima." Nice job! :)
Reply
:iconjoufancyhuh:
joufancyhuh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should do more stuff in this style.
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I just may, just need to find the time to do it =)
Reply
:iconjoufancyhuh:
joufancyhuh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Time is always what everyone needs. XP
Reply
:iconmechanicaljack:
mechanicaljack Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
When you mention Tool, I think a bit more of H.
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Not bad =)
Reply
:iconsagiaurex:
Sagiaurex Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
havent been on a while and seeing this is AMAZING :O nice work!, very expressive :) i love it
Reply
:iconsockporn:
SockPorn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
If anything, just damned cool looking.
The concept really completes it I think.
Reply
:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
=) Thanks
Reply
:iconmimproject:
MiMproject Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
WOW! awesome!
Reply
:iconspishnittlestick:
Spishnittlestick Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
That looks amazing.

It also looks like he's doing the awkward turtle.

Well done. I really like the wings and halo, it adds a very gothic touch.

Your Halo series is a success.
Reply
:iconmrdokkenwalker:
MrDokkenWalker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
"Im praying for rain, Im praying for tidal waves...."
Reply
:iconisuperjew:
iSuperJew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
"In Waves... In Waves..."
Reply
:iconincompleteme:
IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Leeches drowning in blood: very poetic. Great design!
Reply
:iconcheddab15:
Cheddab15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
i love this, it's awesome
Reply
:iconacross-the-rubicon:
across-the-rubicon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Hah...residents of Cleveland, "learn to swim!"
Reply
:iconsjdebdaly:
sjdebdaly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
generally awesome :P
Reply
:iconqueenofthelivingdead:
queenofthelivingdead Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
damn right!!
Reply
:iconsilkeyn:
Silkeyn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I hope I never have to go to cleveland.
Reply
:iconaotkpta:
AOTKPTA Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
hellz yeah it does :P
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
September 1, 2009
Image Size
9.9 MB
Resolution
3300×5100
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
13,198 (2 today)
Favourites
446 (who?)
Comments
42
Downloads
535