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War and Peace by jinzilla War and Peace by jinzilla
edit 1/04/2013
in case anyone's interested, Diabloskinz (UK) sells electronics skins with this design and some of my other ones too!…

edit 8/23/12
i finally got this scanned! a lot of you asked for larger, better-quality prints, so here you go : ) i will also be selling different sized prints at AWA this year as well.

edit 5/27/11
it's been a year since i've uploaded this piece; it's somewhat disheartening to see it floating around on the internet and being used without my permission. I know it's kind of expected but i'd really appreciate if someone would notify me if it's being reposted without my name/link to the original. thank you!

I did this piece last year as a school assignment to "personify two opposite concepts" (e.g. night and day, love and hate, etc)

While its arguable for people to fight for the sake of peace, I think that war itself can never bring true peace. War, in the form of a mutilated young man merged with weapons of mass destruction and spewing toxic waste as it passes, justifies itself as the protector of Peace, but in actuality wherever he steps, Peace is inevitably destroyed.

I think if I try to explain this image further it'll just ruin the concept X'D so see it however you want to.
©jin, do not use/redistribute without my permission please

edit 5/16
hooooly shit thanks for all the faves and comments everyone i'm reading through all of them i really really appreciate your input! :faint:

edit 6/18
.. :faint: thank you so much DEMONxINxME and CinnamonSwirls for suggesting and SRaffa for featuring this for a DD. i just got up (it's 11.10am) and was sipping tea and nearly choked.
and thank you whoever submitted this into the get-daily-deviations group x'DDD aauuggh i'm really honored thanks everyone!

PS, many of you have asked me what i used for this, sorry i didn't include it in here before ^^; i used a .5 mechanical pencil to sketch and sakura micron lining pens to ink. :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-18
From the artist's comments: War, in the form of a mutilated young man merged with weapons of mass destruction and spewing toxic waste as it passes, justifies itself as the protector of Peace (giving flower to her), but in actuality wherever he steps, Peace is inevitably destroyed.
War and Peace by ~DreamlessxPassion.
(Suggested by ~DEMONxINxME, ~CinnamonSwirls, and *Gwendolyn12.) ( Featured by SRaffa )
My biggest comment is on the color contrast. This is probably the best black and white contrast I've ever seen in a drawing. Not many people may notice, but the light and dark blends so well together. At first I didn't notice it, but when you hold the computer far away you see such a difference on the opposing sides. It's like two different drawings got melted into each other. Death and life, hope and despair, love and hate, kindness and cruelty. The color contrast made the piece work... without it the product wouldn't be as powerful. It was a little "already been done" but I think that is okay, all because of your technique and presence within the drawing... good job.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
99 out of 106 deviants thought this was fair.

First off, The piece is wonderful. It completely grabbed my attention. Second, the title is perfect. I get annoyed when people get more deep with the title then with the actual work of art its self. I think Its beyond original and the detail gives it the perfect effect to make it so wonderful. True the idea of war vs. love is very simplistic, but how you presented it is on a whole new level of its own. And your technical skill is also something to brag about. I love it and am very jealous that I didn't think of something unique like this.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
125 out of 126 deviants thought this was fair.

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farizghazali Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Xanxark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Very powerful piece.
EricLassi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good!
StrokeRubbeR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Stunning artwork......
Rick-Koning Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sad that people use your work without your permission, this is some stunning symbolic artwork!
WillowRaven182 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really amazing. Totally blew my mind
tastybiscuitreats Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Fucking out of this world.
VanGogui Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
criticizes severe risk of biological contamination.
thegreat9 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, this is amazing. 
CatchApro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that picture and that shows the reality world. Have you seen Zeitgeist the movie on Netflix. Actually its a documentary. That applies to your picture. 
verod Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Nice work!
ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Wonderful job!
Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love the concept. :D
YuuheiDanchou Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
this is very symbolising and amazing!!!
Also, the details you put in are incredible!!! I'm in love!
zahrahazem Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
LillianLinus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Stardevyl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Please stop the chainmail. Seriously.
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The contrast and symbolism is amazing!
Emilythelolanater Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
wtf :I
aristi1982 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow... such a strong piece!!
DiceTry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TheShadeOfDreams Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is really imaginative c:
KuDiWOLF Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
WOW!!! IT'S AMAZING!!Wow! Gumball Wow Icon Seananners Kyouko Toshinou (Imagining) [V1] IT'S SO AMAZING  - Edd Icon 
FollowsChalk Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
this is an insanely beautiful piece, currently holding and likely to keep itself in the place of my favorite in all of DA, i just love it, the concept, the execution, the balance, the message...

it's really powerful and excellently done... just amaezing :innocent:
Star-Jumper30-06 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the first thing i said when i saw this was: "Jesus Christ" 
Memy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what a stunning artwork ^^
NPavusa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really wish peace wasn't fleeting. Other than that this drawing is mind-blowing.
pourquoi-hobbes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
that's so impressive i'm totaly in love
TheDanteMarvel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is an incredible piece! I absolutely love it! ". . . Wherever he steps, Peace is inevitably destroyed." That sums up this piece perfectly! Great job, you are a really talented artist! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation you deserve it!! :D
mrs-slaughter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional
love is the first casualtie of war and war is only way to survive agains something wrong bad angry hateful not happy things and if you love anyone this is a debris of war.
NightWolf1386 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.
SharonWasHere3531 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Woah... this has a ver strong message... it's amazing... it's... EPIC :awesomerainbow: 
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Weird but cool
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so powerful, so beautiful, so meaningful, I'm not sure what to say. 
golddigger81 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Howl's Moving Castle?
indgofire99 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love with this piece <3
gamefreak2011 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Creative art, just so amazing.
The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Love the work
PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NebulousRigorMortis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful piece here. Would you mind if I used it for inspiration on a project? (I wouldn't copy of course as my vision is quite different) I love the idea of the dark vs. light opposite and would love to use it in a painting I have to do for an art program (: 
jinzilla Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student
thank you! and of course, please feel free to use as inspiration : )
NebulousRigorMortis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Anytime ^^ yay :D
Skylar-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
TheLamplighter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Wow this is stunnning
srey707 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an inner meaning!
Abraham-Bautez Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Good Very Good 
robinlundin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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