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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! go check it out -> [link]
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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.
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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 please let me know if you see it without my name/link attached. Thanks!
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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 (giving flower to her), but in actuality wherever he steps, Peace is inevitably destroyed.

...and yes, I got the "heartless" (heart falling out) idea from Russia orz

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.
Šjin, 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 `SamuelRaffa 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!
:iconarigatouplz:

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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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 )
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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.
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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.
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Alucard234564 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weird but cool
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BloodLily16 Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is so powerful, so beautiful, so meaningful, I'm not sure what to say. 
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:icongolddigger81:
Howl's Moving Castle?
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indgofire99 Mar 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love with this piece <3
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:icongamefreak2011:
Creative art, just so amazing.
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The1KnownAs-Euphoria Feb 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Love the work
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PintSizeArtist95 Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconnebulousrigormortis:
NebulousRigorMortis 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 (: 
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:iconjinzilla:
thank you! and of course, please feel free to use as inspiration : )
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NebulousRigorMortis Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Anytime ^^ yay :D
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