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Rule the World With Love by dragonsong12 Rule the World With Love by dragonsong12
This...is a bit different for me, isn't it?

Well, here's where it came from. I love music, and I'm constantly trying to find ways to combine music and art. I was listening to this song when the idea struck me.

Essentially the song does what it seems to here. It compares love and war, and how the two are all too similar. It doesn't present love harshly, but it IS a conflict, and not always good (sometimes it's creepy and stalkery) I thought it was an interesting and different way to portray love, so I thought I'd give it a go. In my head, the two people needed to have a dysfunctional relationship, but totally seem to gel at the same time...a la Joker and Harley. So that was the inspiration for these two...don't ask me why they're dressed that way...I really don't know...it just seemed fitting somehow.

The coloring and some of the design elements were inspired by Persona 3 - an incredibly creepy game you all should go play.

To help you better understand the picture, because I know the people cover them up, here's some of the song's lyrics in the order I wrote them (not in the order they're in in the song) I chose the ones that seemed more fitting (the song itself really isn't that edgy, it was just a neat idea I ran with)

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Hearts are won
Empires fall in love with love
Love will conquer all for one
One for all is fair in love and war
Love and war are one

I need to love you with an iron fist
I need to love you with a secret list
I need to love you 'til you don't exist
and rule the world with love

How could it happen when we couldn't lose?
And now we're slapping make up on the bruise
Though it was handed to us we refused
To rule the world with love

Love
Love
Love
As defined by who?

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Really kinda weird for me, I know, but it was fun to try something different.

"Rule the World With Love" is (c) the Barenaked Ladies
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22chief Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
this reminds me of tex and church relationship but really good
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SineSquared Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I like it, I like it a lot!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Seriously, you are an artist I admire, so that means a lot! *bow*
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ZoeStead Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really cool, really different style for you too I think, esp with the colouring. I'd love to see more of your work like this! Loads of atmosphere and meaning and the poses are the best you've done. Amazing. And the hands! Gah! I always have so much trouble and these look great! Nice one Miss Rena!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The pose was really the hardest part, since I don't normally draw people like that, I'm so glad it came out well!

The funny thing was how much trouble I had finding a proper font for the background - It needed to be readable, sans-seriff, no hard edges, but not cartoony...I looke entirely too long for the right one! Finding the splotchy font was easy! XD

Haha thanks on the hands bit, I love drawing hands, there's just so much you can say with a gesture!
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ZoeStead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I know what you mean!
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