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Devil and Angel by GoblinQueeen Devil and Angel by GoblinQueeen
Design number 2 for the clothing contest. I don't know if I'm hurting myself or helping with more than one entry, so it may be that I delete one before the deadline, but I like each design for its own individual reasons, so that might make it a hard call.

I started this almost immediately after I finished the first one on Monday night. As it happened, I had to be up early at 5am, so when it was already 2am, I figured it might be easier to stay up than try to wake up in a few hours. I got a good chunk done before I left, but then fell asleep as soon as got home and didn't get to finish it till now. Again, keeping to 6 colors was a definate challenge, but I think I pulled through it ok.

As mentioned with the last one, the theme of the contest is 'being a deviant,' specifically, about being artists, deviating from the norm, ourselves, and anything else that fuels our work.

The devil/angel theme is nothing new, but it was chosen for that specific purpose. I wanted something that was more of a standard archetype so the deviation from it would have more emphasis, but then, you probably already figured that out ;)

At least for myself, I've never been one to fit into standard 'categories' or sterotypes (the term here being used not in a derogatory fashion). Personally, I've always found myself in the middle of a lot of different groups. I do visual arts (obviously) but I've also done performing. I do 2-d art, but I also do sculpting. I work digitally, but I also work traditionally. I like fine art, but I also like fanart. I love Shakespeare, but I also love Monty Python. On a very personal level, this was about my own feelings of carring bits of everything with me.

On a broader scale, it is also about the idea that there are no clear cut definitions in this world. In the very obvious sense, I do not believe there is such a thing as all good or all bad. I think there is always a balance in each, though one might outweigh the other. To carry that idea one step further, I think we're all a composite of our experiences, our interests, our friends, our hopes. I do not think there is a single person out there that exactly matches any given catagorization, even if they come very very close, there will always be some other influence.

But I've talked too much now ;) Hope you enjoy and maybe this is something you've felt, too :)
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Nocty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nice T!
arwenita Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
i was sayin in the wring account that i love this tshirt :) great work
painters Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
another great design that am loving as much as the previous one :clap:
thewill Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Student
this would make an excellent shirt!

if you do not win the contest or if you are interested in getting this printed, please contact me. I am starting up a t-shirt company and would love to work something out with you
twosilverstars Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, i totally agree. Love your thoughts, love your design, i so hope you win hun :D I can't decide which i like better though...probably this one since the other one makes me shiver - but there is an inch of snow outside so i am biased ;)
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
*sigh* Oh what I wouldn't give for real snow....until I had to shovel it, then I'd despise the stuf.... ;) I guess I'll just content myself with the rain we got today :)
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
Sooo shexy.
bizarro4 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
wow, that's amazing, it looks beautiful! it really is hard to choose between your two t-shirt designs, good luck!
Kipluck Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this... I like the idea of the devil being more conservativley dressed than the angel. Makes it different and super cool!
megaloo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
Love the mixing of the two roles there. :) Reminds me of two characters in Good Omens, but I digress. Lovely work and poses; I love that the devil wears capris and the angel wears a miniskirt. :D
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