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Good is also Evil by dholl Good is also Evil by dholl
The contest "GOOD vs. EVIL" really caught my attention. I like the theme good vs. evil. For a week, i was thinking what is really the nature of these two. I wonder why the battle of good and evil exist or is there really a battle...Who will win in the end and when? Then i found some realization and turned them into artwork. So heres my entry and some explanation... my explanation may seem contradictory to others, but this is my point of view only. Nothing personal. :) Please excuse me for my english.


Good and evil... for me, these two forces co exist, and this universe we live are governed by it. One cannot exist without the other. In our human mind, we cannot distinguish what is evil without good or vice versa. They are a forces of nature, just like day and night, and cannot be separated.

Good and evil are rooted in the conditions we define. We label good as something pleasant, friendly and happy, and evil as violent, painful and scary or worst terms possible. We as a conditional being, we say "this is good and this is evil", but it is just according to our selves (our ego). In the ultimate truth, there’s no such thing. Its just a "cycle" of two opposite extremes which is a process of creation, just like life and death, happiness and suffering...a positive and negative energy, and we earthly beings are in the middle, we can either be good or bad, maybe not purely good nor purely evil but a combination of these two makes us who we are. There's no one ever born in this world to be good, or to be evil, somehow in one's lifetime, there’s a time we’ve been good and been evil(bad) to others. It's a balance I think.

Even our mother nature, it can be "good" to let us live...and it can be violent to unleash "evil" forces that we define, enough to produce natural disasters and eliminate us all.
Just like now for example, I believe you all agree that a rain was once a blessing and always has been...but now in some part of the world it brings disaster, at least in my place, a little rain produces flood nowadays and wash out everything. You see, a once good thing can be evil through conditions that affect us.




About the image:

-Since for me, good and evil only exist in our mind conditions, we are so conscious about it...I represented good and evil forces as a human like figure.

-Good and evil somewhat like a tree connected to each other but not the same... like I said, they both exist.

-Each one holding a heart... a heart is a representation of all
living beings governed by these two forces.

-the little man in the center a representation humanity... we are conditional beings, we can be influenced by these two cycles of positive/negative force.

-the seeds growing in the palm. Yup that is a seed that is about to grow.

We as as conscious intellectual being, we always know which seed is good for us and which is not, we have a choice... We can throw away the good seed and keep the evil seed and be evil. But we cannot prevent good seed from growing, it's always there waiting for our attention and pick it up if we're no longer happy being evil or bad to to others. it is a cycle we cannot prevent... We can’t just be good or be evil(bad) forever. There will be a time that we will be influenced by these two. It’s a cycle and always a balance. Our human history is full of Good and evil experience...Even or comic books and movies is so full of it, and we enjoy.




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:iconmynameisblupyro:
I really like what Hayao Miyazaki said, about the balance between Good and Evil, and how we should pledge selves to neither side, but maintain the peace between the two.
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whitecl0wn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Choice mate
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gennaberry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE this pic you made! its one of my favourite ones of yours.
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Supernob123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SCARY....Emote Animation - Spaz Attack SPAZ ATTACK
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technonerd24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013

so that means evil is good but that makes it evil which is good but that's normally a bad thing unless its opposite day witch makes it good thing witch makes it evil but if everything is backwards that means evil is live so life is evil and that's good only on a backwards day but saying it on backwards day makes it forward night and I right...or is it left? :o (Eek) I think I've fainted. 

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Killrclown Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I completely agree
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Superdude3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is a great picture :D I honestly don't know what else I can say about it
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Lord-Sunday-s Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Wow, this is a quite awesome picture and a quite awesome idea! Nice!
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AceTriad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This... this is awesome. I first picked up on this idea when I read the novel "The Giver". In that novel, there was a society that was "perfect". The only drawback? No free will. It sickened a young boy so much that he decided to move elsewhere, along with his baby brother. Now, some guy below me says, evil will one day die, from our efforts and doing good works. He is wrong because of two reasons. The first is that our free will prevents us from doing so, and ensures"evildoers". The second is that even if that happened, our lives would be so shitty. The world would be so perfect, we would be so happy, to the point that we would have no struggle, no purpose. It's as if the joy , the pain , the purpose of living was sucked right out of us. So, this should be the best solution for this world. Neither side overpowering the other. Great job.
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
My good you truly are smart miself with my brother think in that same hipotesis a long time ago that good and evil variate according to person point of view, my idea of good and evil is not same of yours, or any other one, is society that teach use what is good and evil, sometimes in the wrong way, but is the person philosofical way of think and act that determinates its own way of good and evil, but society establish limits and ways of behave in order to maintin the human race, so good and evil are energy, foces of nature that exist inside us but at the same time we learn about this forces in our daily life, and everyone of us creates its own way of think
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TheDragonWarden Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Dear Lord, did you take a course in Philosophy or something?
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Why do I want to hug them?

Wow. That's all I can say. Beautiful and thought provoking. You have the deepest repect from the depth of mine own wicked heart.

:salute:
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lexiejay Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Wow this has to be the most meaningful good vs evil thing I've ever read. Very good every little detail meaned something and I like it!
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Ringomoney Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Most eloquent explanation of good an evil ever! Great perspective
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TheMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I tried explaining this to a friend of mine a while ago, that there was no good or evil just perspective... he didn't believe me. I blame it on him being a hardcore Christian.
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Cracked-Skull Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
creepy...
I love it :iconimdeadskullplz:
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merodiasuYume Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome work! Very inspiring!
I love the story behind it :D
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RepoRaccoon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very true that's how I see it to great job
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ReVercetti Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love in this work! О_О
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stickrazor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
wow Love the creepy eyes and stichet mouths
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wolf--eyes Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Woah... you just gave me a whole new thing to think about... My other thinking subjects being my and my friends' problems and my "Earth must feel lonely" thing... Yay for new subjects!

But seriously, this is creepily awesome. LOVE IT!!!
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melodic-maniac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
no offence but would not like to be inside ur head man XD
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justinsane667 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Fukkin rad!!!!!!
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lightning231 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awww I wish I can make picures like that
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:iconlightning231:
lightning231 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! Awesome
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shortstopaidan8 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Please teach me how you do that
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youALIENATEme Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Awesome drawing! And I love your pp :O
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nightwolf11Xx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
crepy lol
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist
cool idea!
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I like your ideas on good and evil. I thought I was the only person who thought like that, lol. Where I live, it's not exactly a common philosophy.
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FriendoftheDoctor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I know that one person can be good or evil. Sometimes we will do things that are good and things that are evil. But we must choose who we must be. Will we become heroes or do we decide to become the villains.

I cannot deny that evil exists alongside good. It would take a completely ignorant person or one in great denial to say that it doesn't exist.

But I believe that evil will stop existing one day. One day good will finally win this constant struggle.

But we humans could not achieve it on our own. Only a higher power could be capable of such a thing.

I believe in good. I believe that evil must be stopped. And I know that, while we may not always be successful, we should do our best and make sure to pick ourselves up whenever we fall down.
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Archangelwilliam Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I totally agree of what you're saying. We neither good or nor evil. I personally believe in choices not good and evil.
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uzumika Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
i love your work..
as expected, it is again wonderful!! ^^[link]
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carrion333 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome... I fuckin' love your style, man !
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SkylerNinjaP Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Love the picture and I think your philosophy about it is right on.
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
This is awesome.. would I be able to share this pic on my Horror page? I will of course credit you for it :)
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FallenHeartless Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Fucking Amazing!!
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bleazy02 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I LOVE IT!!!
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Ancientrock Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look a little like Heartless... I really like your work. I wonder how creepy you could make a Heartless, from Kingdom Hearts. If you don't know, look it up. Can you do one for me?
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footastikal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it. as do i love your thinking process
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
i love it to death
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EmpatheticFool Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing, just amazing. :onfire:
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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks really awesome and scary i love it!! great job!!!
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I Ttly Agree Wit Thiz Philosophy,U Good Sir Are A Legend,Thnx U 4 Thiz. :happycry: Thiz Rlly Makez Me Think That Ppl In Thiz World Are Nt All Alike & Of 1 Level Of Thinking. Very Nice,As Well As The Artwork.Wondrful! :worship:
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NineTailsTiger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
spechless, expecially for the little kid...
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Furryfennec Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
that's awesome dude!
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sislegend Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
even the darkest things have a heart
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fantical999 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I love your concept on good and evil as well.
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Phycoric Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I love it thats the kkind of stuff Im into
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