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Salvation by MarioWibisono Salvation by MarioWibisono
In darkness, you are my light
In sorrow, you are my hope
World will not change you
Nor will it change my faith

I shall believe in only you
I shall do all just for you
For your words are my commands
Sacrifice I will do without hesitate

I may cry, I may fallen
But I shall never falter
If I keep holding to you till the end of my journey
I know you will grant me salvation


We humans are always shackled by chains of sin. We do acts that violated religious and moral values, sometimes we do it on purpose and sometimes it just an accidental act. But slowly, those chains of karma will drag us deeper and corrupted the soul. That’s why it’s only nature that humans seek for salvation, pledging their faith upon higher being such as god and other religious figures.

In time, human faith and loyalty will be tested, whether the person deserves to be saved, or they are just going to be marked as a sinner and must spend their torment in the afterlife. This reality makes some people to be very afraid of sins that they choose to live their live strictly following the value of their religious. They do only what their religious leader commands, and abandoning all others that not on their book of righteous thing to do even sometimes it against what their heart tells.

But by pledging our loyalty to the chosen god and religious, do we really going to be saved? Does our faith will truly bring salvation? Can the reason of salvation justified humans to fight each other, or sacrifice anything, just to uphold ‘in the name of our dear god’?

So what are we humans actually? Are we just toys that are being played by gods? Will we be punished if we do not obey the rule of the gods? Maybe… we are just souls that can carve our own destiny. If that so, at least we know that we are humans…


This piece was inspired by Joan of Arc for her perseverance of faith to God and for the faith that carved in our own heart. She was a character that symbolizes with many characteristic, one that really famous was a demonic fanatic and in the same time adored heroine and saint. But the closest truth maybe that she was just naive and had become a tragically ill-used tool of the mighty creator. After she was captured, she insisted all of her action even when threatened with torture and faced with death by fire, was guided by voices from God. Even at the time of her execution, she asked for a cross, declared that the voices came form God and she had not been deceived. And thus her story of faith became a legend that lives eternally.


A piece from the art collection 'The Fall of Destinies'.

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I really love this piece of art, especially the dynamic pose. The arch of her back indicates restraint, but the position of her legs seem to want to run away. However the lazy positioning of her arms seems to break the feel of the lower body, as well as her expression, both of which seem to be showing hesitation. Does she REALLY want to break free? Or is it that she would rather remain captured?

On the downside, her skin seems to have a kind of "barbie-doll-ish" feel to it, not in the shape but in the way the skin looks like it might be made of plastic. I myself have this particular problem, and I think understanding the colouring of skin is probably one of the toughest things to do. The lighting also bothers me a bit, as there seems to be a conflict of origination. The blue light from her weapon does seem to have impact on some parts of her, but stronger in some than in others. For example, on her back the blue light is particularly strong, but on her arms and hair it is much weaker. I'm not sure if this was intentional, though. Behind her head there is a white light but there is clearly some kind of light coming from in front of her, or from the right side of the picture. Perhaps there are multiple light sources, I'm not entirely sure if this is intentional. One last thing is that her wings seem a little strange to me, particularly the left one (her right). It doesn't seem attached to her back at all, perhaps if the feathers of the wing were closer to her body it would...

On the upside, I am in LOVE with her outfit, every wrinkle and every thread defined, very well done and accentuated. Excellent lighting was employed in this piece as well as great attention to detail. All in all, I can definitely see the intended message in this picture.
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osirisawakening Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
just awesome, i love her eyes and the colors are just amazing <33333
SpectralDoll Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This might be kind of random, but I was wondering if you gave permission for these "Wartune" people to use this art?  It's on their website and I wasn't sure if you wanted them or allowed them to use it or not.     Here's a link in case you need it.
muhminatali Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reya84 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
:omfg: Absolutely beautiful!!
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely beautiful; outstanding artwork. :D
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Beauty , charmed , sensuality and originality ! Good job ![link]
ArcanoXXI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice work.
yuki83130 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
remmyds Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is so beautiful.
serephent Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, simple gorgeous. It really makes you pause for a moment to just admire it. So well done, and the attention to detail is amazing! I wish I had just a portion of your talent! Alas, I do not, so I lurk and admire the work of others. It truly is a work of beauty :)
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