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DOES EVIL ALWAYS TRIUMPH? 2012 by GrisGrimly DOES EVIL ALWAYS TRIUMPH? 2012 by GrisGrimly
This is a commission piece I did just in time for Halloween. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. The butterflies represent the metamorphosis that takes place in Dr Jekyll. The story is about how evil will inevitably triumph which proposes a question...Does it?
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:iconoikinder69:
Oikinder69 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice interpretation of Dr Jekyll & Hide. It has the feeling of the whole story.
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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NeolithicGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Do the butterflies symbolize anything in particular?
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Transformation. Metamorphosis. Change.
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SwissLover Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
mmm.
Tell us you'll break down a bbit the perfection, alright? Just for us to know when we'll be able to take a pause ^^
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Will do.
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:iconjackeyfaber:
jackeyfaber Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Wow. Those butterfly's really make this thing look awesome.
Very nicely done.
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think they add a bit of elegance to an otherwise ghastly image.
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:iconzeranote17:
zeranote17 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
fantastic! I love how you made it look symbolic
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, what? :O Evil certainly didn't triumph in that case--Hyde was forced to poison himself to evade capture! If evil had triumphed in that strange case, then Hyde would have gotten away with his crimes.
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
True to the literature. The title of the image represents the story in the art only. Also, Jekyll wasn't a young boy. This image is based on the story, but has it's own narrative and social commentary.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Wonderful! I love the scene and who would have thought to have added butterflies to symbolize his gruesome metamorphosis? As for the last question, well it depends on your own personal philosophy. I believe that evil will inevitably triumph if you allow it to do so--like the unfortunate Dr. Jekyll did. :skull:
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Evil definitely doesn't surrender.
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Details and colours are great! :clap:
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconchibimita:
Chibimita Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I am so glad someone askes that question. Cause it always made me sad that it seemed that evil /often seemed to win.
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
It sort of does, unfortunately.
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Chibimita Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Only if you let it.
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:iconvielo:
Vielo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
good work ;)
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:icongrisgrimly:
GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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polyps Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Does his neck read hide? I thought it was Hyde...

Very nice by the way! Love the way you did the lab.
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
His name is Hyde, which Robert Luis Stevenson chose as a homophone to represent the evil that hides within all man. I chose to put the HIDE tattoo on the neck to pay homage to this creative decision.
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Mightyboosh9 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
loving the details of all the bottles and features. My favorite is the little frog , keep up the good work and have a happy halloween
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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thewywy101 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it! good job! keep it up :D :D
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GrisGrimly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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