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I love my demons by NaryaBlackfyre I love my demons by NaryaBlackfyre
A fast drawing inked.
Art (c): :iconnaryablackfyre:
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sunnydays06 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this. 
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Praethorians Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
cute
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chthonic07 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hello, I am really hoping you'll give me permission to have your Face Down Your Demons image printed on a t-shirt. I just want one for me, because it epitomizes my philosophy of life and healing. I love it so much, and this would mean a great deal to me. If you're willing, could you send me written permission to spells07@gmail.com? Thank you, ans I wish you well!
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Kusanagi64 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014
Wow! Just wow! :) I love the idea behind it. Only one other professional painting has inspired me so much which was a piece showing off 'Death' as the Grim Reaper, with millions of people walking behind him, while he picked up the next man, who said his final words to his wife, holding her hand, before he is picked up.

This reminds me of that piece, but this one is less sad and more focussed on positivity and progress <3 And I see what you did there with the red string ;) Luvin' it!
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shadowinccomics Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is an awesome picture. little girls with creepy monsters/demons is always a cool and adorible subject
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JeniHudson Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hi, i found your image scrolling Facebook and it struck me a really powerful message.
this is a link to my work :) jenihudson.deviantart.com/art/…

Keep it up
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NaryaBlackfyre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh thanks this is great! I really love it! >-<
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Llialur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Writer
The red string indicates that the creature is the "demon". The demon in this picture stands for the shadow self.
The unhealed wounds one carries from lifetime to lifetime.

When you look at this artwork with the knowledge of analytical psychology, you can know its true meaning. It is referring to the unhealed wounds the self accumulates throughout its various lifetimes, which almost begin to take a life of their own, if left unchecked.
However when looked at through the filter of racial identity (ie the surface), it further entrenches the very wounds one may need to heal.

The artwork is also saying that many see their wounds as something bigger than them. Allowing their hurts to take control of them.
The girl's reaction is clearly showing mastery over her shadow self. She understands the shadow self can be healed, by her FACING IT!
She is not letting her ego to rule her. She understands she is much more than the shadow self.

The painter is clearly asking the observer to look below the surface, literally! Thus when observed simply, one sees duality, as in: I against the demon, or this race against that race, or this creature against that creature.

There's always two ways to look at something. Either to enhance the illusionary divisions and thus increase the need for one to dominate the other, or to harmonize, understand and heal.
One always has that choice.

The painting is clearly saying, that one of them is real and does have control over the other, which is illusionary.
But that that control is not widely known, it is hidden. But it's there! Which is why it is represented by the delicate red string. It's red intentionally.
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gwfb5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Awww! Thats one of the cutest (and creepiest) things I've ever seen.
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MAYGUSTA Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is ALL over facebook. I've FINALLY found the original! This is such a beautiful picture!
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:iconniggiddu:
niggiddu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice demon's version.
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princeofallsofas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
That little girl is such a boss o.o
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SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
This looks like it's from the 3rd Spider-Man movie...
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amosis55 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
This is being used here. www.facebook.com/TheMindUnleas…
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NaryaBlackfyre Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you so much for informing me.
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:iconle0patra:
LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
:excited: I know I do! :icondeathhugplz:
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Soccer20Star Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant Concept, and You have rendered it brilliantly. I love the use of contrast to really emphasis the piece. the red is also utilized brilliantly and helps to show who is in control. Also the way you make the demo out of the shadow... AMAZING! This is Incredible!
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alteregoliz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE this!  :D
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:iconmlewisom:
MLewisOM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is brilliant! How would you feel if I got this as a tattoo?
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:iconteknogeek69:
TeknoGeek69 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! I was thinking of getting this as a tattoo as well! (With permission from the artist of course.)
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:iconmlewisom:
MLewisOM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Kinda cool that it wasn't just me that had that idea :D
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NaryaBlackfyre Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
It would be awesome!
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:iconmlewisom:
MLewisOM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I think so too
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:iconk-re:
k-Re Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
That's the attitude I'm talkin' about! Go girl, train that thing your ways.
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:iconkaterina-horova:
Katerina-Horova Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh lovely darkness :)
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Plutonian-Frostmonky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Writer
AAANNNDDD...that's my new desktop
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Irishfury97 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I like this, it's a great portrayal of how the innocent have power over evil. Simple, yet poignant, keep up the excellent work:)
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EmmaAuditore Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Simple; I like it :). I love how the lead is the only colour used. Really makes it pop and shows how the little girl is in charge. Well done :D
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TheAdamBryant Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
,, Never be afraid of demons and monsters , they have already lived inside your soul your whole life . ''
I just came up with this , does it sounds good or cool . Oh , and , nice drawing . :)
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InfernalOne666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, how sweet
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CrystalStar202 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
awwwwwwww so kawaii
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OczyChaosu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice work.
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StacieWacieee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
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Gentle-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
BEST. PET. EVER .... Anger RAINBOW LA 
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steelstrokes Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
very nice!
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Carnival-Elsen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet mother of Darkrai, that is adorbs. UvU
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FeliXXm Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
great job
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Venegal Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That username...I know you! You're related to Aegon IV's bastards. 
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Jyellowstudio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cute.
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:iconazmodeus:
Azmodeus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thats awesome.
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DairyCowMilk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
I love when a simple style can be just as good as any super complicated art :)
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TheCrimsonDM Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it
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spicyteacup Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone's got vices. You just gotta embrace them.
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torivan6 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
i really love it
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:iconakeemsam:
akeemsam Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Such an awesome idea and possibly a very scary little girl. Really nice work. 
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:iconeseopia:
Eseopia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love the way you've illustrated this idea.  ^_^
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:icongammawolfman:
GammaWolfman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Awesome
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Cool drawing.
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CreativeCorpse Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
i'd love this as a sticker or on a shirt :D
maybe even a pillow o3o
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SeriusPonyIsSerius1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
To be honest,I think this is very cute xd
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