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Yin - Yang by JessiBeans Yin - Yang by JessiBeans
So... Life has been INSANELY busy, I need to go through all of my notes and emails (I will, I SWEAR!!!) and finish up commissions, etc. Until then, a little something to mull over...

CHOW #94 - Yin & Yang
www.ConceptArt.org

I got to host this one cause I won a couple weeks back (woo!) and I wanted to show my Yin & Yang as Chaos vs. Creation, one weaving the tapestry of the world on a loom made from the other, the other one consuming everything, etc... yadda yadda yadda. I just wanted to draw flowy things, let's be honest.

Also, I know, I switched them, I did it on purpose. Assuming women are weaker makes me annoyed, so she gets to be the dominant for once.

2H & HB Pencil on Bristol Smooth Vellum Board
Scanned in 6 parts
Colored in Photoshop CS3 with my Preciousssssss....
(about 2 hours drawing, 4 hours coloring)

Image © ME!!! 2007
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Orochimaru2072 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Amazing.  Although one little critique.  To the main concept that even that both are light and dark.  That there is light in dark and dark into light.  It be interesting...unless I'm not seeing it.  It is an awesome masterpiece.  I must admit it.  Back to my original thought but I might see it.  I might need some clarification that the others holding onto the others symbolize the light holding on to the dark and vice versa.  Also a thought on the background (if I am wrong) to see the light shine behind her the dark and the opposite the devil like creature.  I hope I might help.  Love it though. Love it! 
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jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done
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roninnuren Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
wow this is awesome
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great concept! I love how the shape of the traditional yin-yang is very subtle.
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TheCynicalRomantic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I can't believe how detailed this is. Yang eating Yin could use some more definition though. Fantastic job!
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sigmablade Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
epic!
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lunaeschild Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Its a bit ironic considering Yin is the woman and darkness, representing passive and receptive and emotion. :3
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Nightmarespray Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice...but the whole women is weaker thing is completely wrong. yin and yang isn't about dominance its about complicity, one cannot exist without the other.
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Keggy-Ruxpin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You totally rock...nice work!
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notyouneitherme Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's gonna eat her soul!
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healerheart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is an amazing piece god job
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Laharljkl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beautiful work my friend tres bien mon amis
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you get this a lot: but did you REALLY do this? heh
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xoxTMNTxox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
:wow: I absolutely love the way you represented Yin & Yang in this! Stunning!
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Brighthalk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sugoi.... Amazing!
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SpyroFan242 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
That is really cool, but as the Know-it-all I am I have to point out that YIN is black and YANG is white X3 sorry!!!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a really cool interpretation!
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MoonKrystal Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student General Artist
In reality, Yin (the black side) is the female and Yang (the White) is the male. So it confuses me, but I still think the actual artwork is impressive. :)
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rajaraviteja Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
loved it
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pbaez Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
wow thats awesome
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
whimzical
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TameYetWild14 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
sooo epic
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weirdenstien Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
omg so epic :D
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Amazing and beautiful.
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BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. <3 I love the texture and detail. <3
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Martialartmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
a bit modernized but good
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celsiusdarkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's like light consumed in darkness.I love it.
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celsiusdarkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i like it so much i cant explain it.
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SirVante117 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Lovin the concept and the coloring
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spermingwhore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
THATS GAY SILLY CUNT LETS FUCK LOL JK U HAVE BLUE WAFFLE CUNT FAG DICKFACE BRO LOL JK MY BRO IS COOL CUNT LICKER
MANGA SUCKS THE CUMMY DIX
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SolrSurfr3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! More original than the old Good vs Evil concept for concept, for sure.
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Senroth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
this may seem like a very stupid question but which is yin and which is yang :( on a side note this is very beautiful and well made great job :)
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Zindy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, very unique.
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, very unique.
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kumuri-kawaii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is cool! I like the girl's dress
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Alamnor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I like it. Though I do not agree with the assessment that women are purported as "weaker" by default in the symbol of Yin/Yang. Yes, those things we would normally view as "bad" are found in the dark, female part of the symbol. But really they are just two parts equally necessary for life. That is the basic idea of Yin/Yang: the balance of all things.

However, your portrayal of her takes my mind to Amaterasu, the Sun Goddes in Japanese Shinto. Also, you have managed to give it a certain stereotypical feeling what with the weave in a female's hands.

But great piece of art! =)
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Beautiful! I really love the colors and textures.
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InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
It's absolutely gorgeous work, and in the Western tradition, calls upon the trope of Death and the Maiden.

But in Eastern tradition, yin is the female force (black) and yang (white) the male force...
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JustHaveToLoveIt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student Writer
Wow! Even the one that is the less beautifull of both is really great! Unbelieveable, how have you done this! It's really great!
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SilverSail Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! One thing I don't get is how everyone says that Yin is negative(bad) and Yang is positive(good), but Yin sometimes is always shown as (the term we use against each other) "good". So what I am asking is who is positive and who is negative?
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Silverfrost50660 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
did you no that womon is the black side and men are the white
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LightlyDarkened Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
I like how the two sides are entangled in each other. It adds to the piece and the intricacy.
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widgetambolia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really enjoy this piece. It reminds me a lot of Hades/Persephone and the cycle of rebirth. Very beautiful!
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widgetambolia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really enjoy this piece. It reminds me a lot of Hades/Persephone and the cycle of rebirth. Very beautiful!
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Cheeky-Pixi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
where do you find your lovely textures? :|
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Laphroaigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
This is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen on dA! Faved !
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kwessels Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've actually seen the female play the light role more on contemporary artwork, because i've seen a lot of people use death as the yin. i think a pretty white maid just is more aesthetically pleasing. still, yin doesn't represent weakness, it's a perfect balance of power. it's just receptive power.
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Very nice work er... Question... Where is the black bit in the white and the white bit in the black..? I seem to have missed it.. Fabulous gallery btw!!! best wishes Peter. :)
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aniarozCR Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Wow amazing concept, amazing drawing.
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spazzart85 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
WOW.
That is really awesome!
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