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Christ vs. satan by gavacho13 Christ vs. satan by gavacho13
I started thinking of concepts for this contest around Easter, so as a Christian/Mormon it seemed natural to depict Christ as the ultimate symbol of good, and satan as the ultimate symbol of evil.

This is also somewhat based on a scripture from the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 9:10): "O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit."

This piece illustrates Jesus Christ's victory over Satan. Satan's arms represent spiritual death and physical death. The rings around the nail marks in Christ's hands and wrists symbolize His atonement and crucifixion. These rings also loosely form the mathematical symbol for infinity, which in this case is meant to symbolize the eternal, infinite nature of Christ's victory.

The original drawing was created on paper and pencil. The coloring was created with Photoshop and my handy Wacom Bamboo tablet.
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:iconthedarkwepon:
TheDarkWepon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ALL ON SATAN, COME ON SATAN, YOU GOT THIS BRO!!!
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Robato Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I like seeing this because Jesus, as his earthly father was a carpenter, probably learned the trade. In doing so, he got muscles fit for a carpenter. Anyway, great work. Jesus Christ for the win.
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I imagine as a carpenter he had to put in some hard work, unlike me, who sits at a computer in a cubicle and has wimpy skinny arms :)
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Robato Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
But I bet you're fingers go crazy on that keyboard! Typing like a BOSS. Who needs thick arms anyway? Easier to fit through doors without having to turn sideways.
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BlackRose-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome~
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Furbs3D Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I made my own version of Yahweh battling Satan, some time ago.
Maybe youŽll like it, since I depicted God as a muscled Chuck Norris-styled fella too... :P

YAHWEH vs. SATAN: The War in Heaven. by Furbs3D
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I can see some similarities between both of our pieces (mainly the composition - obviously yours is a lot more photo-realistic than mine :))

Thanks for sharing!
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Furbs3D Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
A nice depiction of the epic final combat between the Heavenly Father and the Angel who, once...was his most beloved Son... Helel Ben-Shachar... the Rebellious Bringer of Light. Fine artwork here, good sir!

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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beelzebub: (walks by Satan who is stuck in the ground) so, how did that "tempt God in mortal form" plan work out?

Satan: Shut-up...
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! Nice.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, may God bless :)
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jesuschistwastrash Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Actually when the jews back then decided to dispose of that bastard you call Jesus Christ, the little arrogant turd died rather easily, so how can you actually believe It would defeat anything? Come on, Harry Potter could beat the crap out of your precious baby Jesus any day.
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, one of my favorite things about Jesus Christ was that he was forgiving. Even of the people who crucified him. So if he can show that amount of forgiveness, then certainly I can try to follow his example forgive you for trolling me.

I genuinely hope you arrive at a point in the future where instead of posting hurtful comments online, you treat Christians and other religious people with respect and courtesy even though you don't agree with our beliefs.
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shutora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was fulfilling His mission. man
get inside the boat or you'll surely
drowned.

Lord you meet all things.
and, I am yours
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NoJetkoForMe123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Go Jesus! Reign victory over the devil! Our lord and savior shall always win in the end!
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen brother :)
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ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconyeahplz:
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:iconno-gunz-outlaw:
No-Gunz-Outlaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Liking the smashing.
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:iconyefta03:
yefta03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EASY WIN FOR JESUS
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jesuschistwastrash Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Actually Jesus Christ died very easily without even trying to put a fight and It will never come back!
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yefta03 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnotsureifplz: not sure if troll account or just satan worshiper
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:iconthedarkwepon:
TheDarkWepon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Philip Fry (I'm not sure if) [V2] Not sure of brainwashed or just stupid...
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet :)
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super Jesus! :0
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bruceleejr Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
LMAO this is ill AF
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AuraWielder Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My money's on Jesus. And this is possibly the most bad-ass picture of him without being blasphemous. Love it, going straight into my favs.
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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NIGHTMAREKING31 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
The King of King
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NIGHTMAREKING31 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
got money on Jesus
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a safe bet my friend.
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markdraco12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JESUS FTW!!!
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.......first buff Jesus i have ever seen... and yet it seems right.
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, thanks man. Yeah, I wanted to do a different sort of take on The Savior. Not in a disrespectful way or anything, but different from the typical depictions we see in religious art. I spent more time reading comic books than looking at art in museums as a kid, so I sort of made him like a super hero.
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WORKS FOR ME!
Besides... i think a carpenter would have had a physique like that (Considering the time)
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gavacho13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, you make an excellent point :)
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do i?:XD:
Lol
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Susanita172356 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
yay! Jesus win!!
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus always wins :)
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Susanita172356 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
yay! you're right :D
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
And then Jesus decided to have a cage match with Heracles. And it was awesome. Until Cthulhu ate everyone
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Cool
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johnlewisbrooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not only can He turn water to wine...He specializes in FOOT ENEMA treatments as well!

XD
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SenpaiWilson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish Christ would come now and give that bitch ass wuss ass shit punk big ass crying angry baby bastard Satan an ass whipping now. Im tired of Satan and his demons bothering me
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Ramoneminemmm18 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
O yea Jesus kick his a$$ :D
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nanaya-wen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Masterpiece!
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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nanaya-wen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Np, bro. Amazing stuff!
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Dirtspawn064 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
thats pretty brutal man >:D
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ninjakitty1995 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icony-u-noplz:KICK SATAN'S ASS GOD!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! in the faaaaaaaaaaaaaccceee XD lol
great work!!!
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El-Drago-800 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
My money's on Satan.
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