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Good vs. Evil by Sugargrl14 Good vs. Evil by Sugargrl14
This is for this contest: [link]

My version of Good vs. Evil. I wanted it to be more than just an inner conflict so I added a few more elements. The plant, which is held by the good side, symbolizes life. While the fire held by the evil side, symbolizes death. The fire is seeping through the hand, threatening life. Also, it means something else to me, but I let you guys think about that. A little mystery...

I'm really happy with how it turned out. I put my best effort into it and I hope that shows. It's my second time drawing wings and I hope they look good.

A big thanks to my sister, who modeled for this. Her dA page is here: [link]

I hope you guys like it. And good luck to everyone else who is entering this contest!

Tools used: Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Intuos3 tablet.
Around 25+ hours.



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EDIT: Fixed a few things, added some more detail to the wings. I'll probably be editing this every so often.
EDIT 2: Fixed some more things, including the fire.

:star: Some more info about the image - when I said it meant something else to me, here it is: Evil isn't always evil, like the fire. And good isn't always good. That's why this image isn't clear cut, there's a smooth transition between the two. I hope that explains some more about it!
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Gobtcha Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Well the fire keeps the plant warm, while the plant reaches for the skies.  The fire is essentially the core of the planet our need for warmth, the plant is us as we are and we are trying to the skies.  This is my interpenetration and of course the yin yang effect.  Great piece.
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Astarsia Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Someone used this, for whatever reason..

thought youd like to know.

Good vs  Evil by Sugargrl14edited by mrscreepyverse
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mrscreepyverse Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015  Student Artist
 I did message her to tell her I edited it she never said anything back and I did credit her. I used it for a project that I had to hurry on for school. I see nothing wrong with crediting and showing off the simple edits I put to it this is a wonderful drawing and I wish I could draw just as good but I cant. I will stick to my editing and I do tell the owners (if I know who made them) that I have edited them and posted them on my page. I see nothing wrong with that.
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OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your nterpretation of good and evil is perfect and gorgeous! XD
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Angie--Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Gosh, tis is awesome!!! :omg:
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AppleSara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
brillant ! Awesome ! The duality of good and evil is perfectly represented !
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XxIzzyBluexX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
OMG! It's so amazing and and beautiful.. i.. omg *i can not take a breath*
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jake2889 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Nice, Nice
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Death-Breaker-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite pictures ever ^^ I love the symbolism!
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sebbynilsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice.
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Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
"You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two."
-Hayao Miyazaki, Director of Spirited Away
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RudhieAMinah Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
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DisturbingVoid Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
This is the most amazing thing ever! LOVE YOUR WORK!
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Sacred-data Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
^_^
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Pegasister0801 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woah... i love it on sooo many levels  
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radioactive55 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mentalhospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all thestaff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her sothey set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong themachine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, ona Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting youand watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, andshe will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and pastethis to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.Youwill either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in youReply
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DoAnAileronRoll Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
   "The fire is seeping through the hand, threatening life. Also, it means something else to me, but I let you guys think about that. A little mystery..."

Global warming,  maybe?
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RHY7HMICW4RRIOR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Open your wings evil angel.

Evil Angle by Breaking Benjamin, anyone?I think I've fainted. La la la la 

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Invidia1988 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking for you for years~! My bf had this picture for a long time and forgotten the source of the image. I just now found you thanks to google's drag and drop for images. I absolutely love this image and your artwork is amazing~ She is so stunning~
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Elementofbravery Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This looks SO AWESOME. Good job.
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TennantLover10 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
wow
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Ask-Keith Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
This somehow reminds me of Bring Me The Horizon...
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EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
This is a breathtaking piece of artwork that you've done, I love how you were able to mix these to polar opposites so well, that most would often fail at. Very well done
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kaderart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waoooooooooooo
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DJAAcadence12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa that's amazing, beautiful
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elenagoldenangel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool it's just perfect
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jyippe Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
that looks great
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Torgron Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
i like this
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MugsySurento Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is a very nice image. The use of light and contrast is very well done. The wings look great for a second time drawing wings, and as with all things, the more you do it the better you'll become. I really like this picture.
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kaderart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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Traducteur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I love this...It's a perfect balence between the 2
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Absinth-C-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I love this one so much ~ Stunning artwork ~ So beautiful ~ Congrats =^.".^= :heart: :shamrock: :rose:
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept you have created here, this is a wonderful work of art, it is really awesome :)
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WhenPigsFry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:skullbones: :pumpkin: Your artwork has been featured in my 2012 Halloween Journal! :pumpkin: :skullbones:
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Duuderos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice !! ♥
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maremladiumetnik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sitting home and watching this picture and i can't move my eyes of her........that is what i call ART
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starrawesome123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
that's awesome :)
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bbearsgirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love this i hope you don't mind if i use it in a video im doing the video is of me singing to a song by Korn/Srillex and of course credit goes to those who did the art in the end your name will be given in caption on the pic so people know it was you that did it and not myself
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HellzFallenAngell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
this iz one AMAZING pic. you did an awesome job and it came out very beautiful.
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Bespredel-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This is Amazing
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
The never ending battle.
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Uniquely-Designed Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful..
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Chaos-Prinzessin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG, that looks really great!
I love it (:
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Windyfeather Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :O
This is epic!
Inner conflict, nice! Love it c:
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fififlora Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wooow o.O

i can't tell you how much i adoooooor it @@"
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SugaHoneyDip Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Or maybe you can tell me where I can go to create work as beautiful as yours.
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SugaHoneyDip Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hi I love your art work and I wanted to know if I could perhaps use it for a book cover because it is absolutely beautiful. If possible even pay you for it to use because this picture fits my story perfectly. Please contact me at my liseli123@yahoo.com. I would respect which ever decision you choose.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i think that is a nice metaphor for human nature :nod:
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vivverinelink Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
are you and your sister deitys because this is amazing and your sister looks beautifuly devine
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