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J. “Kythera´ Contreras

"Forces of Nature" by J. “Kythera´ Contreras

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This piece was done for an art challenge where the topic was to draw a good version and an evil version of a gargoyle character. Instead of using the polar opposites of morality, I chose to take a look at the dark and light sides of nature, who can be as kind as she is cruel--though not neccissarilly good or evil in the way humans tend to classify things. Since reducing the width to 700 pixels wide really washes out a lot of the detail, you can view a larger version of the image here: http://anevern.artchicks.org/Images/Anevern/MGCJanC.jpg

16 Jan 200345 Clarissa
Oh wow! That is the only word for it. I remember that line The Craft. This is a great representation of it. This is the first piece of artwork that has stunned me speechless. It's great. I love it.
16 Jan 2003:-) Sophia 'Trollkind' Sundin
oh holy! Just great! how long did this take you? It is worth to take a look at the larger version!
5 Mar 2003:-) Sarah Bentley
Hm... I'm not actually sure taht killing the deer is evil, per se.... just because the gargoyle does need food (i think) and therefore has the right to hunt and kill for it's meal.
However, killing needlessly is evil.

That is my random spiel for the day.
It's a very lovely picture... I really like how you transition from one frame to the next without an actual border. Very skillful, on the whole. (Now I sound like a taste tester... gah!)
Me likes mucho, keep up the good work!

:-) J. “Kythera' Contreras replies: "You're very right about the deer--killing for survival isn't an evil act by itself, but it IS a part of the darker side of nature--usually a side that people don't like to aknowledge. Most times, I've noticed, people only like the cute and fluffy or strikingly beautiful side of Nature, and shy away from her dark side, or pretend it isn't there. And that's what I was trying to do with this piece--to look that dark side in the face. ^_-"
1 Oct 2003:-) Tina N. Dunnier
So thoughtful.....Im very impressed with your work. I had to comment on this individually...You are so original and your work is great...almost flawless.
26 Jun 2004:-) Shannon 'emme' Chavez
This piece is great. First thing that drew me to it was horizontal layout that you just don't see as much. And the background is marvelous. The subtle crosshatching adds such a nice feel to the piece, and his wings are awesome!
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'Forces of Nature':
 • Created by: :-) J. “Kythera´ Contreras
 • Copyright: ©J. “Kythera´ Contreras. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Evil, Gargoyles, Good, Landscape
 • Categories: Dream Imagery, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Romance, Emotion, Love
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Views: 2557
 • Resolution: 700x249

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