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The Purifier by TARGETE The Purifier by TARGETE
Here's a little guy I did for Imagine FX, some of you have seen it some may not have.
I painted this fairly quickly and really didn't have a chance to go deep into the story behind this character.
Basically he is called "The Purifier" and thats exactly what he does to your soul. No matter what you have done in the past good or bad he cleanses your soul through pain and eventually death, however once this happens your soul is rebooted from a clean slate. This does not prevent you from going to either hell or heaven it just prepares you for either.

Also after looking at this image recently I realized "dammmmnn" this thing on his back feels so heavy yet he is carrying it as if it's been a part of him since the beginning.
Sometimes as artist and professionals we have so much riding on our backs family, goals, dreams, in-securities, clients, etc. some of these things we carry are blessings some burdens. It sometimes feels so overwhelming, but we keep pushing, always trying to out do ourselves or re-invent ourselves. I don't think we ever become truly masters of our art we only become masters of our own demons. We all know those demons they come in all forms..ego,self doubt, procrastination are usually the main three that linger around poking you in the ribs any chance they have.

JP
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ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Epic picture, but I'm definitly looking twice at it after reading your description...very astute of you. I think that if this guy had me before him, all his skulls would be whispering 'Procrastinate' over and over, since that's what keeps pulling me down...I wonder how you purify that...
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leo729 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
cool
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Alistairpc Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:wow::omg: it's EPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC..great job :clap:
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:iconspiritoffire117:
SpiritOfFire117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Now that is one badass motherfucker.
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:iconroanoathedragonlord:
RoanoatheDragonlord Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
YOU ARE A DEMON OF ART. You have the right to scream goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.
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:iconxeno-crazy:
Xeno-Crazy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Very Beautifull Art work
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:iconcandiceshadow:
CandiceShadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
nice toning and elemental use! nice use of pace aswel
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thandav Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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:icontargete:
TARGETE Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've made a print available of this guy. Thanks all for teh kind comments.
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:iconliving-with-aliens:
Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing drawing man
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:iconinvictussanguis:
InvictusSanguis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !!!!
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:iconshizoy:
Shizoy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Can I use this picture for my work?
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JoeyJulian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This has been one of my favorites for a long time. I saw it in IFX but never found you till now! Love it.
( and those words were never spoken spoken so true as to how you stated it.)
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devilsvsdevils Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Veritable Cerbere...Magnificient illustration...!!!
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:iconnevrawd:
Nevrawd Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was a quick piece... amazing.
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:iconiosonosmashboy:
iosonosmashboy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
O_O wow i'm very impressioned
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:iconfaisalart2006:
faisalart2006 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
woowwww....amazing workk...i m fan....
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Isaro69 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
amazing, from the design to the technique, its just superb
and well your commeny, a very powerfull piece of writing... what can i say...
greetings ^^
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:iconpeterdiana:
PeterDiana Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:wow:
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:icontredemptation:
tredemptation Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
If there's anyone fit to cleanse souls, its this badass.
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:iconrachaurux:
Rachaurux Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Very awesome concept. Oh and please ignore the print request:)
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:iconnoplaceforcutie:
noplaceforcutie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
OMFG...
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:iconyingfengling-fl:
yingfengling-FL Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wow!cool..
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secondstagesakon15 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Great detail and brilliant work!very impressive :heart:
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seanwthornton Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Not only is the piece amazing, but I found your words to be truly inspiring and I thank you for that. If someone of your stature & accomplishment has the same misgivings as myself, well hey, maybe there's hope for me after all. Thanks JP!
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Nightpark Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist
Great colouring and details! :faint:
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:iconbongzberry:
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Does the big clunking metal thingies on his back attached to him ?
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:iconperezart:
PerezArt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg! this is wonderful.
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:iconbd-666:
BD-666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
That dude is "Bad-Ass" incarnate!
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:icontribesofthemoon:
TribesOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
:crazy:
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jungmeister Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
HI YA SO YOUR ARE ERE IN DEVIANTS I DIDNT KNOW THAT. I VEN BEEN YOUR WORK FOR SOMETIMES NOW . YOUR AWESOME. CHECK MY SITE . TELL ME WUT U THINK AND BE TRULY HONEST PLEASE
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ChAoS-LoRd Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
i actually remember said pic, if only it wasnt so expensive TT__TT
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Ilikemypics Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
i read the first line and i went "LITTLE??!!"
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:iconardven:
ardven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
He is so cool but... eep.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha great image. I think I saw this on a magazine... but it could be just my raving mind.

Wouldn't want to cross that guy!
You've made him very scary and larger-than-life.
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DarkSky666 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
just perfect...
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lolitaninja Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm wondering...did you draw this out of your head? Where do you get your ideas?
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Artist
Yeah, great piece - and I hear you 100% in your comments. 20+ years in the biz, and I'm still no closer to figuring out what I'm really doing... LOL! ;)

Take care,

Liam.
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littleseena Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
...freaky!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Powerful stuff!

Very best,

Liam.
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Wild the good people shouldn't have to go through this dude....fantastic picture but scary
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BobbyDash Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dope. Instant fav. Which Imagine FX issue was it in?
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:iconrodgallery:
RodGallery Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Targete,you are the mannnn!!!
Greattt Job.
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:iconekonk:
Ekonk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I don't have the actual issue of ImagineFX, but I saw this one in the "next issue" section :D

So completely awesome!
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:iconauman-jack:
Auman-Jack Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
i accidently requested a print on this...please ignore it :)
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:iconauman-jack:
Auman-Jack Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
WEWT!!!
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RainbowCrowCat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
WHOA, haha
the stuff about ego-selfdoubt-procrastination..so true man.
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bungot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
ow man. this is so cool. i love the composition!
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josh3cs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
omg i am so scared. horrified. u r awesome. details and colors r so rich excellent work
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