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The Purifier
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Published: September 29, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 TARGETE
Here's a little guy I did for Imagine FX, some of you have seen it some may not have.
I painted this fairly quickly and really didn't have a chance to go deep into the story behind this character.
Basically he is called "The Purifier" and thats exactly what he does to your soul. No matter what you have done in the past good or bad he cleanses your soul through pain and eventually death, however once this happens your soul is rebooted from a clean slate. This does not prevent you from going to either hell or heaven it just prepares you for either.

Also after looking at this image recently I realized "dammmmnn" this thing on his back feels so heavy yet he is carrying it as if it's been a part of him since the beginning.
Sometimes as artist and professionals we have so much riding on our backs family, goals, dreams, in-securities, clients, etc. some of these things we carry are blessings some burdens. It sometimes feels so overwhelming, but we keep pushing, always trying to out do ourselves or re-invent ourselves. I don't think we ever become truly masters of our art we only become masters of our own demons. We all know those demons they come in all forms..ego,self doubt, procrastination are usually the main three that linger around poking you in the ribs any chance they have.

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3900x4687px 8.12 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Comments (163)
alithking's avatar
Amazing, cool and badass, congratulations! Clap :o (Eek) Headbang! Headbang! omfg 
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ShinaRyun's avatar
Epic picture, but I'm definitly looking twice at it after reading your description...very astute of you. I think that if this guy had me before him, all his skulls would be whispering 'Procrastinate' over and over, since that's what keeps pulling me down...I wonder how you purify that...
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Alistairpc|Hobbyist Artist
:wow::omg: it's EPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC..great job :clap:
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SpiritOfFire117's avatar
Now that is one badass motherfucker.
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RoanoatheDragonlord's avatar
YOU ARE A DEMON OF ART. You have the right to scream goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.
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Xeno-Crazy's avatar
Very Beautifull Art work
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CandiceShadow's avatar
CandiceShadow|Professional Traditional Artist
nice toning and elemental use! nice use of pace aswel
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thandav|Professional General Artist
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TARGETE|Professional General Artist
I've made a print available of this guy. Thanks all for teh kind comments.
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Living-with-aliens|Student General Artist
Amazing drawing man
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InvictusSanguis|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !!!!
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Shizoy|Professional Interface Designer
Can I use this picture for my work?
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JoeyJulian|Professional Digital Artist
This has been one of my favorites for a long time. I saw it in IFX but never found you till now! Love it.
( and those words were never spoken spoken so true as to how you stated it.)
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devilsvsdevils|Student Digital Artist
Wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.
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Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Veritable Cerbere...Magnificient illustration...!!!
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Nevrawd|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was a quick piece... amazing.
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iosonosmashboy|Student Digital Artist
O_O wow i'm very impressioned
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faisalart2006|Professional Digital Artist
woowwww....amazing workk...i m fan....
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Isaro69's avatar
Isaro69|Professional General Artist
amazing, from the design to the technique, its just superb
and well your commeny, a very powerfull piece of writing... what can i say...
greetings ^^
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tredemptation's avatar
If there's anyone fit to cleanse souls, its this badass.
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Rachaurux|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome concept. Oh and please ignore the print request:)
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