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'The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely—which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.'
- Sydney J. Harris (1953)

This is a response to a conversation a very good friend of mine and I were having, in which I was accused of lacking faith by relying to heavily on cold reason. I reminded her that every purveyor of any science is taking a huge leap of faith, assuming that we as humanity have the capacity to fathom the infinite through our exceedingly limited perceptions.
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abuseofreason Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal:
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Thank you for your awesome work!
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lordjax Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
very strong piece
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melleciouss Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those who have faith need no explanation, for those who have no faith, no explanation is possible.

faith is understanding... understanding is enlightenment.


gorgeous work as always....
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WraithGod Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
omg is this freehand or photo-based?
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
A loose photo reference was used from istock by Alex Motrenko
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
tried commenting yesterday and DA was having issues.
The softer side of Korri. :)
I was just talking to a friend about faith, must be in the air. I have little use for it, faith that is.. I am of a mind that needs to KNOW, I cant just believe. Though.. at times I wish I could, I can only imagine the peace true faith brings.
A great depiction...
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Indeed, I too wish I could experience true faith, im sure it's akin to sweet blissful ignorance. For me though I try to find a comfortable medium between the two, reason for things I can control, faith for those I can't. I wouldn't call it happiness, but stability, and for me that's the ultimate goal.
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
:glomp: You're awesome.. I hope you know that.
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
thanx, it's nice to know someone thinks so. :love:
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
*knows so*
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Paula-Rosa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   General Artist
I've been accused of that myself...
Excellent piece, my friend. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. :+fav:
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you so much :hug:
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wroth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Superstition is belief in symbols without knowing what they represent, or that they are only representations.

Interesting framing, the colors are cast oddly imo but i suppose that suits the other worldly topic
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Indeed, the practice of Santeria oddly comes directly to mind.
As for the colors, I've never been good at painting with colors, so everything's done in grayscale, and then colored afterward. I actually spent forever trying to find a suitable palette, and this was the most appropriate in my opinion.
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wroth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
In terms of realism, snow fall comes with overcast conditions which would give an even pale light and typically would force a lower color saturation and brighter [value] glow in places then you used, light also bounces off the fallen snow adding more light. I spend a lot of time in the snow ;) Reference [link] , realism is not the be all end all, but it would help if the colors cooled off a bit imho
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n3oka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
nice
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
thanx
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VehementDesire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
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korridan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:)
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