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Saint Michael vs the Devil by niwanotanuki Saint Michael vs the Devil by niwanotanuki
This is my entry for the "bring your vision to life contest". St Michael is about to give the final blow to a frightened Devil. Michael shows no pity for the poor Lucifer.
This is made with Photoshop and a Wacom Bamboo tablet. I added the elements of the Intuos campaign for fun, because the contest rules say I can.
Please vote for me!! :-) Any comment is welcome!

EDIT : Uploaded the original file without the fake wacom ad lay-out.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, Michael's a jerk.
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NorthStars4ever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How?
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Anyone who goes along with a God as cruel as that one is a jerk to me.
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NorthStars4ever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay? I follow God and people seem to like me. I dunno what your problem is.
secondly, if you actually read the bible, he is patient with non believers and willing to grant them salvation. He wanted us all to calm down and be cool with each other. He loves us all and that is that.
now where the cruel part? Or are you some idiot who jumps to conclusions about God and is just a plain old blasphemer even though you know nothing that's in the bible?
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Lets see. God orders his people to commit genocide a few times. God ruins Job's life for a bet. God drowns the world. God has a schoolyard of children mauled by bears for laughing at a bald guy. God makes humans curious, then punishes them for being curious. God punishes humans when they stop being sociopaths--that is what having knowledge of good and evil means, isn't it? God destroys two cities for their wickedness, except for the family in which the daughters wind up raping their father. God will kill you for crop rotation and wearing mixed fabrics. God plays favorites, which winds up being the reason for the first murder. Oh, and don't forget that God created evil, since he made everything and all. He could have given us a choice between kinds of good, or between good and shnu??qui or whatever, but no. He, in his nonexistent wisdom, allowed pain and hate and fear.

How is God the good one again? Because personally, I'll go with Satan. He barely kills anyone, and he makes some damned good points.
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NorthStars4ever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Remind me, where does God make us commit genocide? Read the bible, moron.
WTF do you get that?
God wants us to act questions. In fact he encourages it. He wants people to know. Again, read the bible, moron.
Now if you're refering to people who leave the religion, if they live a sinless life they go to heaven, but if they continue to spread hate about God and his followers (no offense, you) then those are who he punishes.
He did this in the old testament, because everyone there was acting violent beyond salvation. No one follows the old testimat, you moron. We're following then we testament: Jesus's teachings.
Most anything you've mentioned is just you randomly being mad and going off a tangent or Old Testament. Either you haven't read the bible and are looking at what's happening in the Middle East and thinks that's us or you've only read the Old Testament and are using that to judge. My advice: read a book and study before you start tearing off being someone insane...because you're wrong.
oh yeah, he gives us the choice to follow him. Lucifer had the choice, God loved him the most and Lucifer spat in his face.
god bless you and I pray that you find the right path :)
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Jesus also said that all the lunatic rules of the old testament still applied. And even if he hadn't, the two have the same God. Just because Jesus seemed like a nice guy doesn't mean that his God isn't a bastard.

Lucifer was victim to the Injustice of the Lord.

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? 
Then he is not omnipotent. 
Is he able, but not willing? 
Then he is malevolent. 
Is he both able and willing? 
Then whence cometh evil? 
Is he neither able nor willing? 
Then why call him God?
--Epicurius
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NorthStars4ever Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The way through heaven is through Jesus. Yes we teach the old testament, but we don't act like that because Jesus said the way through heaven is through him. Why is the old different from the new? Well, the people in the Old Testament where a bunch of people (not really prophets) that didn't unerstand god. A storm hits...ITS GODS PUNISHMENT! And then the New Testament is peacful, why? Because the person interpreting it was different, someone who knew God. God sent Jesus down in HIS image. To represent HIM. Site the verse that says the Old Testament applies. From what I've read out of my bible it says that he says to teach it because it happened. Just like slavery, we reached that it happened. So by your logic we're still evil. Not even close.
Lucifer began to question gods authority. God enjoyed it and encouraged him to ask questions. Then Lucifer wanted to rule himself and tried to throw him off the throne. The Angels where made to lovingly serve him. And humans have a hard time with this, they're made to lovingly serve him. He wanted power and it sent him to hell. He wanted to destroy God, yeah, hard to absorb. First he thought about it, then doubted, and then when humans where created he lead them into temptation and lead a rebellion against God all because he wanted power.
Yes, God can destroy Evil...why not? Then people won't follow him out of love, they'll be scared to follow him. He wants us to choose to follow him. 
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RigoHerrera Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thats sick!!!
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finmelovelydream Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!
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Angel-Of-Darkness99 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
HOLYSHIT! This is absolutely amazing. Like, WOW.
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TheStupidCupid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Artist
fav because of michaels nudity!
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RhonkB Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Awesome.....;}
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thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
golden angel! So beautiful!
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Waterscolors Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   General Artist
Michael is hot. ;)

Incredible work. I'm faving for sure.
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TheSunSerpent47 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Wow!!! I love how you made the art seem so real and the expressions look life-like and convincing.
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
thank you very much!!
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TheSunSerpent47 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Your welcome.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i did one of these waaaayy back... and viewing this has rekindled my interest in this story.

excellent work, it's both classical and contemporary at the same time. i know that sounds kinda mehh but it really is.
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
thank you! I did what I could, it turned out like this...
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I love his expression. Maybe it's my bias, but I think I see a bit of pity in there. I like the complexities of the story. The picture me think of what religious soldiers must go through during wartime... wow. Really love it, and sorry for putting my own baggage on it.
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Dear Daakota,
Your comment is the best I received so far. I am very happy you can "put your own baggage" on it, it means I reached a goal as an artist wannabe.
In this drawing, I didn't want it to fall in a "black and white" point of view.
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Crazymeau Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant portrayal of my favourite angel, second only to Gabriel hehe. I love the light radating from wings, just beautiful!
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
thank you very much! It was a subject of choice for last year's 'good vs evil' contest. Now when i look at it, I think it's a bit "muddy"...
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Crazymeau Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I love the pic, especially how the devil is greyish and not redish. He is usually reddish lol.
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BRAVINTO Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, very beautiful! and such a classy story! :heart:
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Kiomorio Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Very good ^^
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
thanks! this is sort of my master-piece so far...
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty dramatic pic, looks like those reainassance (or however it's spelt :XD:) type of pictures :painter: it displays a very good knowledge of anatomy too :)
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
thanks for your comment! Well, for the anatomy, I'm not sure all those muscles are at the right places, but hey, it's fantasy... ;-)
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LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
thanks!
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LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Surprise! You're in my newsarticle: [link]
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Alleluia00 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This incredibly good, but I have to know. Why are they naked?
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thanks!
Why are naked? Well:
1. I guessed angels and demons don't need to bother with cloth;
2. I wanted it to be a bit ambiguous;
3. I'm not good at drawing fabric...
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Alleluia00 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh. Thank you for telling me that.
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SarahFriesen Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. Though I do have to say that the ad/slogan portions of it really seem out of place and take away from the effect of the rest of the piece. I see it's been commented on already, but the font across the drawing is especially awkward... feels really out of place and just slapped on there. Maybe a more "classic" looking font would fit there better?
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Thank you very much for your comment. I realize now I shouldn't have put the ad part, and just leave it like that. The bottom part breaks the perspective effect. I will update it once the vote is closed.
Thanks again!
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OpiateTart Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I love the drawing, but the font is kind of bland.
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Well, I kinda know. I wanted to replicate the intuos ad campaign here [link] and I chose the closest match with the font used there. (which I think was helvetica); Maybe a slightly bigger size would have been better.
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow fantastic i just got a wacom bamboo but i'm nt at you level yet, this is so professional looking. good luck
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Dealvith Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW
and I adore people who know how to use digital media !
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
err... thanks but it's so clean and easy to undo when you make a mistake, it's like working with a safety net, without risk of stains on clothe. Trad artist are the real ones!
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ArtistNikkiJ Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Digital Artist
well Trad's do have erasers and more paint to paint over mistakes...but black velvet artist...now there's some real mastery! hehe

great piece, successful in it's depiction of the end of a battle.
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Dealvith Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, but I don't know anything about digital media, so I wouldn't even know where to start.. I'd be lost ;)
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LePianiste Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Awesome work, the colors and lighting and everything are fantastic ^-^
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
thanks a lot!
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Palmix Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great, you have serious talent:)
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niwanotanuki Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
i'm blushing. Thank you!
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