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Heaven and Hell by Ravenfire5 Heaven and Hell by Ravenfire5
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I am the feminine.
I am the masculine.
I am one and I am both.
My darkness can be trying.
My lightness can be blinding.
But in balance there is harmony.
There is always a choice to make.
Which one will it be?
The path of surrender,
Or the one of resistance?
They both lead to the same goal.
The darkness is only the void
That you travel from time to time.
The lightness is the intuition that
Gently guides you from within.
The resistance is to fight the elements.
The surrender is to embrace the flow.
How many falls will you create before
You walk on steady ground?
Which is better for you?
Harmony and freedom,
Or chaos and turmoil?
What about balance and stability?
I am heaven and I am hell.
And I can be all that at once.
The choice is yours to make.

ok, this pic is for the wacom "bring your vision to life" contest, the theme of it is good vs evil, and free to interpret any way you life, rather easy subject if you ask me. so here is mine, of course, dragons, but i wanted to portray the balance between good and evil, sort of like the yin and yang thing. one can not live without the other, where there is light there also must be darkness and vice versa to maintain harmony and stability in the world.

this pic took me a while to do, i had to the dragons separately to get good detail on them. the background took a while too, but it actually came out good this time! usually my cloud background suck, but i look at few tutorials and got some ideas how to make better clouds. i really how this turned out, surely one of my better pics. i really hope i win the contest, i could really use the prizes right now.

critiques please!

oh, i didn't put a watermark on it because they don't allow it
SO DO NOT STEAL THIS OR I WILL STAB YOUR EYES OUT!

artwork (C) to me.
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I know I've been writing a lot of critiques for you work, but if you ask, then you shall receive and this certainly merits some woods of thought.

You pulled off something really special here. The colors make for such a visual pop that I have to go into them. The gold is a excellent choice for the light dragon. It makes him jump out at you. Giving him white feathered wings makes him even more striking. Even the horn structure is really awesome and the face makes the whole dragon. He looks like a wise old dragon that has seen a lot. The black and red dragon is a good choice for the dark dragon, but its the drawing that really makes him stand out. The red fins, spikes and the dirty white claws and horns make him step away from the black background and really show himself off. The little highlights do wonders.

The background itself is a great representation of the your message. The clear blue sky up above and the raging thunder storm underneath makes the good vs evil theme all that much more apparent and striking. I can't look at this picture and not see what it is about.

The artwork is awesome, I love your style and this is a really good example of your fine work. The poem just pulled the whole thing together much tighter. I love reading it, you did a fanatic job on that as well.

I maxed out my stars for this because I can't give it anything less. Vision is off the charts, it really grabs and holds my attention. Originality, okay the whole dragon Yig-Yag is not new, but you presented it in such a visually striking way that is seems like this is a brand new idea. Your technique I can't give a lower rating for, I just can't. Impact is more like a wallop to the mind. This is an awesome piece and I love it.
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katoliver Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!!! :D
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconkatoliver:
katoliver Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:noes: :wow: WOW!!! :jawdrop: THIS. IS. AMAZING. :shocked: I love how the angel dragon just jumps out at you with the gold and the angel wings, and how the demon one looks so menacing and you're like "I do NOT want to mess with him"

And the poems was wonderful too. :)
This was awesome, LOVE IT.

~FanGirl-Gone-Hyper :la:
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No biggie. :)
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow!:jawdrop: your picture is absolutely stunning!i really love how you did the wings for the heaven dragon,so beautiful and the other dragon looks spectacular,very wonderful job!i know you'll definitely win the contest!:peace:
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
the contest is already over, i didn't win, but oh well.
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
aww,i think you should've won the contest,your picture is absolutely stunning.
i really love everything about it,everything!in fact,i'll give you this myself for
an awesome drawing like yours!:icongoldtrophyplz:
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well, there planty of pics better then mine, but thanks anyway. :)
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