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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 Jun 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nice T!
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arwenita Mar 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
i was sayin in the wring account that i love this tshirt :) great work
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:iconpainters:
another great design that am loving as much as the previous one :clap:
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thewill 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
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twosilverstars 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 ;)
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:icongoblinqueeen:
*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 :)
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:iconbizarro4:
wow, that's amazing, it looks beautiful! it really is hard to choose between your two t-shirt designs, good luck!
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Kipluck 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!
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:iconmegaloo:
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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