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So We Meet Again... Old Friend by Ragaru So We Meet Again... Old Friend by Ragaru
Good vs. Evil...

My Final Entry for the WACOM "Bring Your Vision to Life"contest

The two completely different, sides...
Sometimes united as one, but never equal...

I was supposed to paint a highly detailed and more realistic piece, but school and time doesn't completely agree to that statement...

In the beginning of this piece I was thinking of the concept "Manifested Evil" a dark shadow, swiftly in a brutal movement, floating over the ground, in its tar like appearance, assembling into the fearsome creature you can see...

About the Manifestation of good I imagined a white knight in a Angel like appearance with silver armor, armed with 2 swords and feather inspired spikes as for the shoulder and knee protectors... As well having an anonymous face/mask...
But I changed my mind and made what you now see, the human figure protected by an exoskeletal armor...

So a little bit about the philosophy of the piece:

The Good wears an armor to symbolize its vulnerability, and in this way being honest...

The Evil wears no armor to make itself appear invincible and rules trough fear, by this the Evil lies...

They are both equal in strength and vulnerability...

That is why this eternal battle always have existed... and always will...

So the Title Is the statement the Good expresses as these two ancient rivals encounters each other, which they have done since the beginning of time...

Anyway, I hope you like this... One of the better things I've done lately...
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Nebulace Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Would you be cool if I used the black demon thing in my tattoo sleeve I'm creating for myself?
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emrysmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Evil reminds me of venom. Good also looks a bit like holy spiderman. huh.
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Darkest-underdog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow your art is amzing 
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geeram001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Ahhhh the classic light vs darkness. In any form of art its creative. But this is amazing. : ]
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is great u should checkout the contest featured on my page.
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StripesTheHedghog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
hmm reminds me of ghost wisperer the shinies and the shadows
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
There is a word for this... perfect.

I love how Evil looks so powerful, but Good isn't frightened by Evil's power, and so we know that Good is also powerful.
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bigdaddycrimson Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
So that's what slenderman looked like before he became who he was today. That explains everything
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demionera Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There isn't a word for the awesomeness I felt when seeing this piece so all I can do is give u my small but very positive comment on it.

10 out of 10 Stars, great work.
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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is friggin epic!! :jawdrop:
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so freaking awesome! :omg:
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow beautiful/EPIC and it has a message I present to you the internet!
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splaty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Looks like a symbiote meeting it's former host!
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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Stark4 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome concept! i don't know what else to say other than this is amazing. very well done! interesting angle and charater display of personality. the style is awesome and everything else was very well thought out! too cool!
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I much appreciate the feedback! =D
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toanno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Epic!
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Fenrek Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Really cool. It's like Venom vs Anti-Venom XD
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he, thanks! =D
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dalekdalton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i love this
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do!

And thanks for all the favs! =D
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dalekdalton Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
no problem i love your work
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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angelripper667 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Wow your artworks are just awesome! I'll be watching you for sure...
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

And thank you for the watch! =D
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Tersaziu Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh... :wow: avesome picture!
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! =D
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ShinoShoe26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
this is really amazing. very sweet concept and perspective towards the scene.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate!

And thanks for the Fav!
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your forgeting that there is a 3rd neutral the one that never gets involed, yet stops the two from killing eatch other. But like most people you didn't know, so with that in mind. This is great.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well first and foremost you're not taking in consideration that this was for a contest oriented on the struggle between good and evil.
The so called 3rd neutral element is defined by how much the one side has of the other, to a certain degree.
As an example: Yin and Yang defines both sides, but they do both have a piece of each other symbolizing that which defines, neutrality as well, balance trough equal quantum...
There is good in evil, and there is evil in good.
This is the philosophy concerning the traditional good vs. evil aspect.

The more modern aspect definig human nature is the black, white and gray-zone, whereas there are the absolutes and relatives, defined by the individual itself.
Which is more what you try to take into consideration of this piece.

So with that in mind, your argument is left invalid...
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea of a the neutral element as modern aspect is well stupid. For there is God, the Devil, and Death. Or take a look at Loki the norse god, at first he did good things and bad things. As you can tell that gray-zone has all ways been, and it's every where, even in the atom. So my Argument is not left invalid.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firstly, you ignored the very first statement, concerning the application of my piece: "Good vs. Evil"..
Adding the neutral element would cause confusion.
Which is the reason as to why i claimed your argument invalid in this context.

Secondly, by modern i reffer to the age of enlightment, where the focus was taken away from the religious enteties, and directed at the human itself, also in terms of actions, and their causes.

If you pull the biblical religion into this, you relize the idea of good vs evil would be different from the typical understanding, or at least the one i follow as of this piece.
God created Lucifer, whom turnd on his creator, but in any case, God is the almighty, and have the power to annhilate him, and therefore the root of evil.
Which is the opposite of the eternal struggle between good and evil having equal strenght.
And if you define neutrality by Death, it would be what concerns all living, making all life neutral, which it is not, and as both good and evil can cause death and destruction they have the aspect of neutrality, therefore Death would not be neautral anymore.

The example of Loki's action are pretty much contradicting, good acts defined him as good with a part of evil hidden inside, as he let it grow and his acts became evil, the evil defined him, and the good had become a minor part of him, but never nonexistent.
Neutrality is defined as an elememt not taking part of any side, therefore the entire concept of neutrality, is based on avoiding actions that can cause either of the sides, and that can virtually not be achieved in a greater context.
Everything eventually have to accept a side, but every side will contain a part of the other, that is what makes the balance. Both in physics and maths we know that positive and negative annhilates each other...
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O yes I did forget about that the piece was about just good and evil. As to death yes death is neautral, because death takes all and any, doesn't matter wom you maybe or what it may be, if it lives it must die. And Loki's actions where looked at as evil from the point of view of the gods, but from the giants they saw it as good. As to the last part if that where true you would not be here. take a look at matter you would see that on the outside of a atom you will find electrons that are negative, and past them you find Protons that are positive, ndyou'll find newtrons that have no charge. So can you explain how a proton, and a electron, can be there with out annhilating the other? Beause current thinking is that there is no answer.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last matter first, the reason they don't annihilate each other is due to the distance, but also value, as in direct opposite, a positron annihilates an electron, which both are part of the opposing charged matters... Sorry, I wasn't entirely specific about that one.

And yes I forgot to bring the individual "point of view" aspect to consideration, the very reason conflicts arises...
"One's good deed may be the act of utter cruelty to others."

Anyways I much appreciate this little discussion we've had, few really have strong opinions and keep on supporting them with their arguments and philosophy...

Cheers! =D
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was fun I hope we can do this again some day. And by the way the picture is great.
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he, yes indeed...
And thank you very much!
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ninjaclonemerv Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Holy crap.... O.o this is brilliant.. for reals i love it.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
Much appreciat
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Krubbus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAT EVIL <3
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Evil is inconsistent, Good is consistent yet both have an equal goal :iconbummiesplz:
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Krubbus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawesomenessplz:
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patrecher Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a battle as old as time.. very nicely drawn too i migh add.
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:iconragaru:
Ragaru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, and forever will go on till the end of time...
Thank you!
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patrecher Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lord, this one i can see going past the end of time, if there is such a place anyway. and no problem lol
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows... But then again time is the essence of the existence, and therefore the key to progression.... But in the battle between good and evil there is no Progression as non of the sides can achieve victory....
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patrecher Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very true. it is not a very easy thing. and since it's a none progressing thing, then they might just be stuck in one spot while the rest of us slowly fade.
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Ragaru Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, philosophy... Wonderful thing...
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patrecher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed it is. also very tettering and balancing to one side or the other at times. but with this, it's always stuck in the middle.
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