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November 24, 2007
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This is my entry to *foudroyant's competition "Crossed Swords". :aww:

I was trying to think of a battle scene I can do within seven days (taking my lack of commitment and very narrow boredom threshold into account) and then I saw my fountain pen... I thought hey what about that age-old battle between the pen and the sword.

People say the pen is mightier than the sword. I disagree. They each complement each other. While the pen harms your opponent emotionally (unless you choose to stab them, which is highly unlikely ;P), the sword harms them physically. The pen cannot harm physically (excepting the circumstance mentioned above), while the sword cannot harm emotionally (unless it breaks and was very precious to you... ^^;)

Anyway. So one is strong where the other is weak. Hence they are one.
:D I'm so proud of myself. I feel like a philosopher.

:bulletred: The sword was a problem. I had no idea what a sword would look like this close. And I've lost all the pictures I had of the Lord of the Rings guys and their swords. So I spent ten minutes staring at Eragon's and Brom's swords on my poster before attempting my drawing.
And my eyes hurt from trying to see the details on the pen...

Time:- about 3 hours.
Tools:- 2B, 4B and a 6B. graphite pencil.
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student
Oh my God. You're a genius.

I discovered this after the contest, as I discovered the contest itself, so let me simply offer my congratulations.
Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
Wow, that was unexpected. :XD:
WraithTen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Not only an original and fantastic idea for the contest but it's brilliantly executed. :clap:
Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D :w00t:
RinKashikiku Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea! I saw this in :iconfoudroyant:'s journal. I voted 2nd place for it. Good luck in the contest! :aww:
Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :w00t:
RinKashikiku Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
tanabatablossom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your idea behind this drawing - like David said, it's definitely very clever. :nod: You could indeed be a philosopher. Good luck in the contest. :w00t:
Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
tanabatablossom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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