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Impurity by yuumei Impurity by yuumei
My first entry for the Bring Your Vision to Life Contest :D I decided to draw this one in my super old big eyed anime style hehe, I might do another entry in my normal semi-realistic style if I'm not too busy with finals =_=

My interpretation of good and evil is pretty complicated. Basically I believe there is no good or evil, just a matter of opinion, but for humans, there is a stereotype of what good and evil should look like.

Good = white, feathered wings, angel. Evil = black or red, bat wings, devil, demon blah blah blah. But really, what notorious dictator who have killed countless proclaimed to have done in the name of evil? Most humans always justify their own actions with righteousness, be it acts of charity or murder.

Since righteousness is good, and good is stereotyped as white with feathered wings, I drew this character who is covered in white feathers. But of course, humans don't sprout feathers, so how many swans did she have to kill to obtain her facade of purity, of goodness? Modern day America, the "land of the free", was built upon the deaths of native Americans and African slaves.

What "evil" are we willing to do to appear "good"?
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queen-observer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
teaneko13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
really love this artwork and I completely agree with your opinion :) A human's idea of what's 'good' and 'evil' is based on their perception, only an opinion
renaissance-doll Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
wonderful artwork and description!
Litriu Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is striking and emotional... Beautiful and moving...
Pixie-Stixxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love reading your descriptions almost more than your pictures. I know that, obviously, I don't know you, but just seem like a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. By the way, this picture is gorgeous! (And I'm sorry for filling your inbox with all the notifications on my part. I'm done now.)
ParadiseDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
There is such an interplay of light and shadow in this piece! The hint of black wings in the negative space, the use of red, the angle of light that is often seen as malicious being turned into beautiful... a very good entry for a contest!
toeki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful art and good explanation of what it means to you, i like your opinion on the god and evil thing.
gothdra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Somehow this just blew my mind D: what I great meaning! Keep up the good work. You are wonderful :D
zrose1996 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
BEAUTIFUL MASTER PIECES. Its really tells a story! But in a way it speaks to me...
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