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Hell or Heaven by anveshdunna Hell or Heaven by anveshdunna
Hell or Heaven

Finally completed the concept which i had in my mind all these days.

Here is the WIP idea of this concept >> [link]

am submitting this for Opposites contest

C, C and F appreciated :)

Edit:Won 1st prize in it :D

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It's a good concept but for me it seems a little bit unfinished. Heaven doesn't come over that much different to hell -- is that your intention?

Looking at the glow and warmth created in hell, it seems far more appealing than the frosty, thundercloud that heaven seems to give off. From the thumbnail I thought that it was lightening striking the mountain, but on full view it's far clearer.

Technically, it's clear you made a lot of effort in the composition. I really like the texturing in the mountain and I'm convinced that going to hell is a good thing ;) I would have liked to have seen more detail into heaven though!
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From my basic understanding, the theme of this image is opposites. Heaven and Hell collide inside of a mountain, which gives the suggestion that the mountain is the middle ground, where all is neutral and the decision to walk above or below is made. The top right objects show us that light is being shed into dark clouds, suggesting holiness, which brings an image of Heaven above man. The bottom left objects demonstrate a darker theme, with burning hot lava pouring onto the darkness of the mountain, therefore hinting that this area is purged of good and rather has a very unpleasant experience behind it. The glowing, however, hints towards warmth. This can be interpreted in multiple ways, so it rests upon the viewer to figure it out. The lighting and coloring is quite perfect, with what seems as a fine eye for detail (note the trees on top of the snowy mountain, the light reflected off the mountain peak, the cracking of the tunnel from Hell). All of the curves are very well places, and a torrent of blur or unpleasant filters is not being displayed. While presenting a very interesting image, it does not impact my emotions very well. It did not stir my feelings over the picture other then the amazing art work. The piece did put out a sense of good and bad, which deserves credit, but does not make up for the previously mentioned item.
Overall, good piece worthy of Museum display.
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lanie-art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Would it be okay I used this as a cover for a poem I wrote, to publish on Wattpad?
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
its ok .. can i see it ??? 
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lanie-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually didn't end up using it :( if you still want to read it: www.wattpad.com/20953763-2-mon…
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem .. will check it :)
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puffugu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing job!
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370wii Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow!
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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pattiroberts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
love it
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pattiroberts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
love to use this as a book cover! please contact me. Patti
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pattiroberts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
i would like to buy this for a book cover - how do I go about that? Patti pattiroberts7 @ gmail.com
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Orange41 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Well done.
About the colors: Colorful Heaven & Hell 'sandwiched' the 'shades of gray' Earth. This creates a nice composition, with proper emphasis on the intended objects. This does not impede the viewer's interpretations (whichever they may be).
Personal Interpretation: Heaven, represented by the 'white' rip in the sky, appears Holy due to how the light 'separates itself from the darkness'. Otherworldly.
Earth, represented by the snow-capped mountain with shades of gray, appears cold & indifferent (and color-blind).
Hell, represented by the lava-like ruptures on the face of the mountain, appears to be destructive & beneath the Earth (or within).

About the stairs: DNA-like stairs serves as linkage between the three realms, with distinctive colors showing one is going up while the other down (important). However, one is left to wonder how the stairs appear inside the mountain (Earth). This is a pleasing mystery.

FYI: Regarding color- Gold steps going to Heaven with 'bone' white steps to Hell may also work here. Gold would infer life and victory here while the opposing color would infer death.
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Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
What have we here? The old western elements Fire, Earth, Water and Air being connected by a strand of DNA? I suppose if I really felt the need I could call that big dark spaces on the left and right the fifth element Aether or perhaps Void depending on my mood. So all those elements being connected by life. Oh probably not since it says its for an opposites contest but that is how I see it.
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sarah2j26 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I'm not a critic, but I find this quite beautiful!
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you so much :)
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Legendary98 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Woww!!!
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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ZelukreH Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work :clap: I really like the concept and the illustration of "Heaven & Hell" theme :D keep up the awesome work :hug:
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you so much :) will definitely try more good work :)
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ZelukreH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome~!! :aww: and I'm looking forward to it~!! :la:
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
neat stuff :) Love the DNA looking bits. Thats what I do, but in my case it stops at hell :(
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
lol .. yeah .. checked that part ... did my mtech in biotech and now am moving on for heaven by studying mdes :P
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
whoa :O genius
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
XD
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TheCloakedCrow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in a way, this reminds me of portal o.o
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
haha .. orange and blue .. i agree .. plus the climax in portal2 ... moon \m/
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TheCloakedCrow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg it fits xD
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
:P
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Orvi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I always love the concepts of heaven and hell, this is a great representation of both. Great work.
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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DeviantGyan8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
niCe....wOrK... \m/ :)
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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Ewy-chan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Wow, great work, it really deserved first place! Congrats! ^^
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much :)
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kanjui-kun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I love the stairs... O-O
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much :))
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great one!
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you nisha :)
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hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i think it deserved its WIN!
although, with all due respect, i feel the Critic, missed out this one tiny point which has something entirely to do with karma! hell, although may seem very shiny/attractive is more closer and hence easier to reach.. its heaven that's far off.. more difficult to reach..and since its far off.. details are lesser visible! :slow: even tho they both emerge out from the same being (the mountain) as equal possibilities..
All in all its about perspective. (Figurative and Literal) both. :nod:
a fantastic piece anvesh! a well executed concept i'd say :+favlove:
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much saher :)

perfect .. thats what i had in mind .. and ofcourse the colors(cliche though :P)

comments like these make me draw moar and moar :')
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hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahahah :D ur most welcome! yeah well at times i really feel confounded that we dont have more colors!! i mean the permutations are there but at times i do find myself at a junction where i ask where are all the new colors?? :?
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
new colors :O i find it difficult to imagine :B
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hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hain na? its a conspiracy i tell u :paranoid:
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student General Artist
now that u say it . .. i guess it must be one :confused:
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SuperNorwayChick Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
that's amazing:heart:
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much :meow:
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SuperNorwayChick Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
:)
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multicoloredwings Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
:#1: I hope you win. This is INSANE! Very creative, obviously. I wish things like this could just pop into MY head. haha.
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you soo much for the kind words. :hug:

btw i had already won it.. this was an entry for last year's contest :P
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multicoloredwings Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Okay so I'm a little late, but I'm glad you won because you deserved it. :lol:
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anveshdunna Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student General Artist
:aww: thank youu :hug:
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