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By Death Came Life by scorpion016 By Death Came Life by scorpion016
For as by one man's (Adam) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus) shall many be made righteous.
God has made him -who knew no sin- to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
And God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ Jesus died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
And Jesus said, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


Romans 5:19
2 Corinthians 5:21
Romans 5:8-9
John 11:25-26
(slightly paraphrased)

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MindInterface Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought inspiring, very intimate and captures the indescribable and abstract thoughts and feelings accompanied by such a grand belief. 10/10 :D
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I really wanted to portray more than just a pretty picture with this one.  Glad you can appreciate the piece!
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MindInterface Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :D
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nnaia Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same as other commenters, I think it looks glossy (or rather foggy, I'm not entirely sure), and not in a bad way of course. The texture of the piece is really great and draws attention to the little details. I like for the colors are more intense in the middle of the drawing, I especially like the purple and orange tones, the use of complementary colors to balance it all out. I feel like the contrast and brightness are perfect too: not too bright, not too dark; not too pale, not too intense. You stated below in the comments that it was a black and white piece from the beginning and you decided to change it after someone advised you, well, it was certainly a good decision. I can imagine this picture in black and white, and I don't think it would have been as memorable as it is now in color.
Other than that, the style really correspond to the theme of the drawing. I like the small cross reflected in the pupil, really gives a deeper meaning to something that otherwise would have been just an abstract drawing of the eye. Also, from the first moment I looked at the picture, I had the impression that the main character is located in a forest and is looking at a cross on a hill. I think that even if it wasn't intended by you that way, it is still awesome that your work can create images like that in viewer's imagination.
In conclusion, I'm really happy that I stumbled upon this piece. Even if looks like doodles from afar, it looks different and unique when you inspect it closely.
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks so much for such a glowing comment :)

I am glad you appreciate the piece, and that you can see the deeper meaning.  I really have to thank those who gave me feedback for this one because it really didn't amount to much of a piece at first.  You are mostly right about the subject being in a forest looking at a cross on a hill.  There is just a slight difference in what I intended to portray, in that it is a forest of thorns.  But you can see it however you want =P
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Flaregun101 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Just...wow...
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Tweedlebird5 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZON!!!! 

            I love how the colors are so abstract but blend into the picture. and how the eye stands out so well, beautiful! I really like it how it looks so shiny with all its shades and highlights, it looks like I'm looking at a church window, an AMAZON church window. as I'm reading the description, I'm just very mesmerized by the well thought-out quote and such an abstract and unique picture. When I first came on to this sight, I thought it was just full of little doodles with no heart. I was wrong. you art is so magnificent and colourful. 

          to sum it up, this deserves a fav!Favourite Star 
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm so glad you find it so AMAZON! I was really going for the whole AMAZON factor when I made it =p

I'm glad you can appreciate and take part in the deep meaning it has for me, personally :)
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BionicFemme Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How does it look so glossy? It's like I'm looking at glass.
To me, it is a great abstract piece of art.
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 😃

I actually don't see the glossy look that everyone is talking about, maybe it's because it's a water color painting with smooth but distinct lines? It's a very traditional style.
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BionicFemme Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't notice it was watercolor but that might explain the look. Depending on the paint you use, it can give it a look of different textures.
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
👍 Cool 😁
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BlindJacketKing Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the coolest, trippiest art style I have seen in a long while.  Your use of light amazes me.  You've successfully given everything this glossy look, like I'm viewing things from underwater or like it's all made of glass.  Having spent roughly always trying to duplicate that same effect, believe me, my jealousy is epic.

There's just so much movement and texture in this piece it blows my mind.  I feel like I could stare at it for a long, long time and never run out of new things to look at.  I furthermore can't imagine how much time you spent on this!  Your dedication and effort really show and infuse this piece with more emotion and meaning than a lesser work could contain.

I like how many colors you used too, because with how much detail there is in the work, it would be very easy to stick to a simpler color scheme and the work would suffer for it overall.  You have blended the two color schemes of black and white versus that warmer mix very well by having them swirl around in the center before fading into two distinct sides; it's not an extreme division and it feels balanced and comfortable for the eye to follow.

And might I just mention that the concept itself is brilliant--converting an eye into a forest path?  That is creativity at its finest.  Giving the audience concrete, familiar concepts to work with as you weave surrealism through the scene is a highly effective way to maintain a high level of interest in the project.  I am pretty sure this is the sort of thing that sells in galleries, and if you are applying this level of technique and focus on your artwork, that is probably not news to you.

The only constructive idea I can muster is that the cross, while still prominent, does not feel like much of a centerpiece, despite what the title and description imply.  The large empty white space does provide it enough contrast to make me pay attention, but it is too similar to the patterns around it, and frankly the swooping arcs and tangled webs found there are just more visually interesting.  You might be able to make the cross stand out slightly more with a different application of color, or a convergence of lines that more effectively convey the eye towards that centerpiece.  The current focal point is, of course, where the colors are; the eye naturally is led away from black and white and towards color, so where the colors mass at the center is where my eye wants to go.  I'm not sure whether that was intentional or not (and I want to stress that it was effective either way), but it bears pointing out.

Regardless, this is a lovely piece.  Thank you for sharing it.
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks so much for the glowing feedback. You really put time and effort into helping me out, and I appreciate it.

The piece actually started out as a grayscale with simple reds for highlights. But I got feedback from others who said it was too boring, so I changed it to this color scheme. You can thank my wife and friend for that!

If this piece is will decided, I will definitely seek to achieve this level of focus and there to the future. Thanks for that advice.

You are quite right about the cross. I downplayed it on purpose, but it seems a bout too under played. I'm going to have to go back to the drawing board to find a solution for a good middle ground.

Speaking of which, I'm not satisfied with the title. What do you think of "One death to end death" or something along those lines? Because the piece shows nothing of life.
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BlindJacketKing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an absolutely spectacular piece of artwork and it deserved feedback.  No trouble at all, I promise.

I can actually see the piece starting out in gray--there's so much attention to texture and line motion that I feel like you must have been working at it for a long while without any color, because color always winds up being such a big distraction.  I can say that you wove the colors in wonderfully, however, and I'm pretty sure your wife and friend both gave you good advice!

As for the cross, I have no doubt you can improve its placement.  You have quite the eye for interesting composition and if this were a lesser work, I wouldn't even have anything to nitpick because it's placed just fine.  I simply think you have the capacity to do even better.

To address the title last of all, you have a point in that this piece isn't showing much along the lines of life, however bear in mind that when any title reuses the same word twice, it ends up being weaker.  Unless the audience is already determined to read what is in front of them (as with reading scripture), the eye skates (more like newspaper headlines).  It does this quickly and with a lot of errors, meaning that it is easy to get tripped up in anything repetitive because the reader can assume they read the same part of the title twice.  So maybe not One Death to End Death.  The suggestions I'm coming up with (The Final Death, His Mercy in Death), eh, well they kind of sound like confused action movie titles, so maybe not go with that either.  I'm not really sure!  Keep brainstorming.  The best ideas are usually a little bit of work.
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scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I see what you mean with the repetition, and I don't dig your new ones either =P .  Brainstorming will continue!

I just got an idea for the cross while looking at it again.  I will update the piece when I get time (and when it is off of :iconprojectcomment: so I don't get in trouble!)  Thanks again for pointing out that opportunity for improvement!
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