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The promise of Satan.... by Rakuen-ds The promise of Satan.... by Rakuen-ds
This pix has an inspiration from Robert Johnson, the world legendary blues guitarist, and movie, Crossroad. The story of a musician who made a deal with a devil to sell his soul for his incredibly glorious success... with this deal he could have a greatest chance which no one ever could...but, what he had to give back? If this chance comes to you, will you dare to take it?

ภาพนี้ได้แรงบันดาลใจมาจาก ตำนานนักกีต้าร์บลูส์ Robert johnson และหนังเรื่อง Crossroad เป็นเรื่องราวของนักดนตรีที่เซ็นสัญญาขายวิญญาณให้ปีศาจเพื่อแลกกับความสำเร็จเป็นที่โด่งดังและเป็นตำนาน.. ซึ่งเด็กหนุ่มคนนี้กำลังได้พบกับโอกาสที่ไม่กี่คนในโลกจะได้มัน แต่เขาก็ไม่รู้ว่าจะต้องแลกกับสิ่งใดในภายหลัง "ถ้าเป็นคุณล่ะ จะเซ็นมั๊ย?"
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Given 2010-12-31
" ~Rakuen-ds is a fairly unknown and new artist in deviantART and The promise of Satan.... shows a dark commitment with a rather comical and cute devil with darker consequences. Humorous and scary at the same time! " -phoenixleo

( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by PurpelBlur )
:iconfarayin:
FARAYIN Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I love this movie !
There's Steve Vai and Joe Satriani who play guitar nope ?:3
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YAKUZAKITTY666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
words can't say the beauty in this art work.... you just got to feel it!
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Kendecia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT FINGER
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weirdmuppet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
it's so amazing ^^ I fall in love with this red devil ; P
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:iconj-a-e-s:
J-A-E-S Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I luv it!!!! ^^
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:iconedlic:
Edlic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Hell Yeah!! xD
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Darey-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!! This is so cool!
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vatanuki1827 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
รูปงามมากกกกกกกก
ชอบผลงานของคุณจัง
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Rakuen-ds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
ขอบคุณครับ..(>^<)>
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katexisa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
it's looks scary and sad...till the point I see the one eating chocolate and then it's funny as hell
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Rakuen-ds Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
thank you for your comments! (>^<)
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Patriarch2 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Cute tempter...
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DreizenhArchangelos Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Temptation and success,
disenchantment and failure,
marvelously displayed.
A great display of the eternal
dichotomy of good and evil.
KEEP MAKING MORE AND BETTER EVERY TIME!!!
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Paulinka-Kuciak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Kinda scary, but I like it :D
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yuudai-haru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
This is a great work! I love it!
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melyanna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I faved this picture, but it is difficult to comment, because I love everything of it: it's perfect! :)
And I love the movie Crossroad.
Did you know that Steve Vai, who plays the devil's champion in the duel, in reality played all the guitar tunes of the duel, even the ones that the young boy seems to play? The young boy was only acting, but the music was played by the awesome Steve Vai.
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Random-shiney Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
So pretty, I'm going to google Robert Johnson and the movie as well!
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Ustukushii0708 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
What a coincidence! Immediately when I saw this image I thought of that old Memphis blues tale. You have done a fabulous job on conveying the message, and your workmanship skills are amazing:) Hope to see more out of you!
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RecklessShameless Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Nice detailing.. and I love the bloody fingers, somehow adds to the symbolism.. :thumbsup:
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sux for him, once he dies he's going to be regretting that.

Awesome piece! The colors and details are great!
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fiction-freak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
This is fantastic! How serious the injuries to his fingers are is a brilliant contrast to how cute the devil is.
But I gotta admit that the man with the umberella in the background keeps drawing my gaze...
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Arabellaten Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student General Artist
His finger...
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:iconketafeta:
KetaFeta Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
this is fantastic!
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1dream2bking Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Digital Artist
Its a Beautiful creation with a really good sense of picturing the whole concept
loved your work
Wow!
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rage-oblivion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I want to pinch that devil's cheek! :D Wonderful work, a fresh take to the classic Dr. Faust scenario. :)
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no one can sell his soul, because our souls already belong to some one else :) and i believe i can do it on my own :D

and it was a kick ass movie!
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pwilliamstein Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Not only amazingly done artistically, but also a great contemporary take on an old legend. The little detailed ideas add a great touch, like the sores and wounds on the guitarist and the other demon eating a chocolate bar. Well done! :D :beer:
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SorrowfulWinter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The person in the background (or demon, haha) with the umbrella is awesomely creepy. This whole piece is great, love how instead of a pained expression for a having a broken finger, it is a calm, almost subdued one.
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ReaderOEllenW Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Good too know someone else knows the storys.
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iLikeUrKats Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woh, wat happened to his fingerr?

other than that, well done :D i love it!
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dropbee88 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
wew.....
i really like it.....
:love: :love:
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KopyKatNinja1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Ah~mazing!!!
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imafreakbic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Artisan Crafter
shit shis is fuckin epic! satan looks too cute(wants to hug his fat,red, jelly bean body lol)
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Phobiuh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
That's sick.
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:iconzimika:
Zimika Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the facial expression and all of the little creatures.
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i wouldnt be able to take the devil seriously if he looked like that XD i'd have to glomp him!!!
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AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me get this straight: 100 years of bliss in exchange for eternity in agony?

No thanks. My common sense is tingling; it says I should abstain from this... temptation. :P
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But if you become a legend, it's not just 100 years of bliss...

To be remembered forever in the minds of humankind + 100 years of bliss in exchange for eternity in agony?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... slightly more tempting, don't you think? ;D
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sure, you'll be remembered . . .until the world ends. So this "fame" will only be temporary. And you'll still be tortured for eternity while no one remembers you.
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's enough for some. :3
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: yeah, for Satanists.
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
According to Wikipedia, "Satanism is a direction and a school of religious beliefs that comprise a number of related ideologies and philosophical beliefs and social phenomena. They share the feature of symbolism, traditions, veneration or admiration of Satan and/or similar figures or personifications of powers or ideologies."

I don't believe one has to be a Satanist for one to make a deal with Satan. But to each their own.
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I would think so. After all, if you make a deal with Satan, then you believe he can give you more than God can, so you take his side, ergo you're a Satanists. Even if you don't participate in all the horrible things those people do, I don't think it makes a difference. Same concept as a Christian who believes in God and Jesus but has never gone to church. That belief alone qualifies them as a Christian, just as making a deal with Satan would qualify one as a Satanist.
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good argument there. But then, you don't have to believe Satan could give you more than God can, only that he gives you something different. And many people make self-destructive choices despite "knowing better."

But I suppose one could argue that if you prefer what Satan can give you more, then because that gift is giving you more utility, you're still Satanist because of the value you place on what he can give you over what God can give you.
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AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! Definitely not! And remembered "forever"? Not so much! I know kids today that don't know who Michael Jordan is. And even if you were daily celebrated by the entire world all day every day, the fact would be it wouldn't do YOU a bit of good in your now-present situation, lol.

Plus, the real issue for me is that regardless of where you are, burning or not, you would be separated forever from God. And that alone would be unbearable. Nothing is worth that.
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say songs are a bit different-- they're creations. Yes, not everyone will know about Shakespeare, but he's still "immortalized" :3

Anyway, don't take it so seriously. ^^
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AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I'm not taking anything too seriously, don't worry. :)

I'm not sure what you're referring to with songs and Shakespeare, but here's why I will never make a deal with the devil, no matter how lucrative it seems (even if say, theoretically, he were to make me a GOOD offer, which is to say, an offer free of malice and somehow in and of itself "worth" pursuing, possibly because he wanted to warm up to me before making a later offer that WOULD harm me; again, this is theoretical because such a thing will never exist): the reason why I would say "No. I am not interested. Go away." is because I know why he is making me the deal in the first place. I know it is to my harm, and even if it weren't this is the person who KNOWINGLY turned his back on God and now seeks to take as much away from God and the people in God's Kingdom as possible... so on principal alone, I refuse to deal with him, because frankly I despise him and he is the one person I feel safe saying "I hope he suffers in agony in Hell, and the sooner the better."

Even apart from principal, the dude just wants bad things for us. There's ALWAYS an angle, a catch with him. So, knowing that, it becomes clear that a person is ALWAYS better off refusing any offers from Satan, no matter what. :)
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, common sense says, he wouldn't make the offer unless it's skewed to his advantage, correct? So yes, I agree, lmao.

Anyway, note that I said "slightly more tempting," and there probably are people who would make that exchange.
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AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh definitely. lol. Shortsightedness for the lose. Literally.

I do note that. Pleasant speaking with you! :)
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, unfortunately, there are people out there who make self-destructive choices despite understanding the nature of that choice.

You as well. ^^
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