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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 Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!:)
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teaneko13 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
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renaissance-doll May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
wonderful artwork and description!
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Litriu May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is striking and emotional... Beautiful and moving...
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Pixie-Stixxx 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.)
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ParadiseDiamond Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous
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SerinaGyrfalc 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!
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toeki 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.
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:icongothdra:
Somehow this just blew my mind D: what I great meaning! Keep up the good work. You are wonderful :D
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:iconzrose1996:
BEAUTIFUL MASTER PIECES. Its really tells a story! But in a way it speaks to me...
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