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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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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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Kinjito-Shimizu34568 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome~
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Furbs3D Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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
Thanks, may God bless :)
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