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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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:iconnocty:
Nocty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nice T!
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arwenita Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
i was sayin in the wring account that i love this tshirt :) great work
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painters Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
another great design that am loving as much as the previous one :clap:
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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
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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 ;)
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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 :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
Sooo shexy.
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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!
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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!
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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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indiochink Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
hahaha! :XD: An evil angel and a holy devil, awesome concept! lol, that's probably a lot closer to the truth (as least on how they present it in media)
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
Lol, that's so very true.
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queenfish Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Great shirt concept! :D If you don't win it with DA you should try to market it somewhere else too. :) I think it really shows how deviantart is at times too. You keep remindiing me how I need to make a shirt too, haha. That is too good an oportunity to pass up. Good luck in the contest!
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiiice design, GQ... I love the fact there's that little part of evil and good in each one of them.

I would BUY this in a heartbeat... if it came in a 3 or 4XL size. ^_^


Maintain and Check Six!
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Jasmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
They came out so very cute!!! I think you should keep them both in, but that's just me =) and again you did such a great job with the color limits!! =)
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ChibiChibiKai Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
This is a really nice design.... ^_^
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brandiyorkart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005  Professional General Artist
Hee, very cute. :D Very fitting too.
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zzzsleepieezzz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :D
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goldfishoevil Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love your shirts! The art is so lovely and I love the meanings behind them. ^_^ And what I really like about this is that it's hard to tell which is which.
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dumboink Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right on... :nod:
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EdwardWongHauPepelu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Traditional Artist
Such a cute t-shirt design. I like how the little details caught my eye, such as they're both wearing red and white and how the angel has less clothing on than the devil.XD And, of course, how the devil has a halo and the angel has devil horns.

I'm just curious, are you making a statement or was it just an idea that you thought would be fun to work with? Or neither? Or maybe Ed's reading too much into it...XD
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Well, if you read the description, you would know ;)
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EdwardWongHauPepelu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Traditional Artist
Oi, sorry. I read it, but I didn't comprehend... I sorta turned my brain off today.^^; Let me read it again and answer my own questions.
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
All good, just saves me the time of answering it again :)
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Cool! I do think it stands out best on the darker colours. I do like the mixing of outfits/colour themes too. > ^-^<

I am distracted by the Devil's hand on the wing...kinda makes it look like she's about to pluck a feather or something... Between this design and the other, I still swing towards the wintery one.
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ErinHunting Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful :)
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LIZANDERIK Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I like this much better than your first submission.
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cali-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
very cute... though, shouldn't the angel have a halo rather than the devil? and i think that the devils hand would look better behind the angels wing. I dunno, just my opinion. anyway, that's really cute, i love it!
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Well, if you read the description, you would see that neither is a pure devil or an angel, they are both a mix of each ;)
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cali-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
i read it... i guess my brain just didn't process it.... sorry... but like I said before, it's really cute! stupid me just wasn't thinking....
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skruffy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
:) I like this one a lot.. I'd especially like the red shirt.
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paradoxal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Very cute. I like how the colors of their outfits and wings are reversed. It implies polar opposites very well, while still conforming to your four color maximum.
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shinragod Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
It seems to me that the red BG for the Angel and Devil would be neat. I find it interesting you put these retro style angel and devil girls on different coloured shirt backgrounds. Makes for an interesting selection. True..this style is nothing new; but it's a still an awesome addition to the shirt contest your in. I think your retro look is unique enough to give you a good chance. After all, both the devil and the angel looks very appealing, and look like if they were actual shirts they could sell pretty well. :) Good luck in the contest .This is an awesome entry. :) I wish I could be an immediatist like you and start other drawing projects after my first .XD
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sassyfrazzy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
OH WOW!! LOOKS GREAT!
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kid-frock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
this one's especially cute! i'd buy one.
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
That is definately cool. :heart: Great work!
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scortia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Great design.. it really compliments all the shirt colors. ^_^
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phessler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Photographer
sweet. I'd buy one.
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Kena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Writer
Both designs are awesome! You really have something great going with your Retro Gurl collection!
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Rebmakash Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Great stuff, I love the splice, even down to the clothing being more showy or more conservative.
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
You picked up on that, eh? ;)
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Rebmakash Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Okay, okay, maybe I'm slow, but I thought it was cool. ;)
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:iconklamsi:
Klamsi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thatīs awesome :D
Great style!
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waydre Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional Filmographer
well, YOU have my vote!!!

this is the most appropo design that speaks for this place!

i hope it wins, it deserves to..

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musachan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Cute, but I have to say, I like your first entry a little better ... well, I like them BOTH but ... y'know, as a t-shirt design, I'd be more welcoming to buy the other ... if that helps XD
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haruie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I think it's great ;D
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Mindscapes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
Very cute!
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mpcp13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, it's a really cool looking design1
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Jarod-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I saw this one in pregress, so I am happy to see it finished! I like this concept very much.
However, I am wondering if you ever plan to draw any men in this style?
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I do, but I haven't settled on a design style for them that I'm happy with yet
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