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Idol Worship

Idol Worship

Idol Worship by TsukiNoNeko
Idol Worship by TsukiNoNeko


Bow down.

Ta ha. :D Who'd have thought Hyde would make such a great Jesus?

Alright, alright, in all seriousness. This was an assignment for my painting class, and the object was to create a Renaissance style portrait with a modern subject. I thought Hyde would look lovely in the garb, so I chose him as my subject. Honestly, I didn't really realize I was making him into Jesus until someone pointed it out to me. I thought I was just making him into a Saint. But this is even better!

Before I get any nasty comments; this isn't meant to be cruel or blasphemous in any way. I'm not Christian, but this is just meant to be art. Just Hyde looking Saintly. I'm not saying Hyde IS Jesus or is BETTER than Jesus or anything. So before you start spouting any self-rightous religious crap, just keep in mind that this is MY PAINTING and MY OPINION. It's just art. Freedom of speech and all that.

I am quite proud of this though. Lots of experimentation and whatnot, and this is probably my best painting ever. Maybe my best Hyde portrait too. Opinions welcome.

I apologize for the funny ripples; unfortunately the scanner captured the texture of the paint and board. :(

Detail of the face can be seen here: [link]

Time Elapsed: 35 hours
Size: 14"x24"
Materials Used: Liquitex professional grade acrylic paint, matte medium, masonite board, reference

General Info

General Info

Category Real People » Singers & Bands » J-pop Bands/Singers » Hyde
Date Submitted
Views 2670
Favorites... 8
Vote Score 0
Comments 17
Media Acrylics
Time Taken 35 hours


Comments (17)

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maridah on October 14, 2006, 6:28:24 AM

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TsukiNoNeko on October 14, 2006, 6:35:00 AM

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TsukiNoNekoYou know what? You got from it what you were SUPPOSED to get from it. Granted, Hyde means something to me, but this wasn't meant to be a "YAY HYDE ISH SO KEWL" painting. It was meant to be about false idols, pop icons and religious controversy. It was supposed to stir people up. I mean, I painted a freaking rock star as Jesus Christ, -clearly-.

But when I made the painting, I was surrounded by people (my classmates) who with the exception of two people didn't have the slightest clue who Hyde was. Online of course, the painting tends to give a different light, but you gleaned from it it's original purpose and intention. I am very glad to hear it. :)

I'd like to do some more paintings like this, either with rock stars as Jesus' disciples, or other patron saints. Either way, I get to shake the establishment a little, and make a pretty penny from the fangirls. ^_~

maridah on October 14, 2006, 6:57:37 AM

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TsukiNoNeko on October 14, 2006, 7:03:34 AM

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TsukiNoNekoActually, I'm really a Yankee just living in Houston. I can't bring myself to call myself a Texan. XD But you've got the location correct at least. I'm from a Jewish family actually. Talk about nutty backstory.

I go to a private art school, so I didn't really fear any wrath, though I expected at least some sort of objection at some point. Inevitable I figured. It actually hasn't been to bad anyway. Nothing compared to that photo manip of Dubya made out of monkeys.

I'm very glad you like and understand it. It's moments like this that make wading through the muck of the internet worth it. :)

Gerardthedevil on October 3, 2006, 7:00:49 AM

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Gerardthedevilthat's so coooooooooooooooooool. The nose and the lips are a little off. But overal it's awesome.

TsukiNoNeko on October 3, 2006, 1:24:04 PM

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TsukiNoNekoAre they now? ;) I wouldn't be so sure. People aren't perfectly symmetrical. That's how he's supposed to be.

kamatari17 on October 3, 2006, 6:48:51 AM

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kamatari17I don't find this offensive (I'm catholic), everyone has a right to express themselves. ;)

The painting looks fantastic, the concept is brilliant, you are a genius my friend. I love the way you paint, you make the colors blend in gorgeously. His expression is great, he does resemble all those holy men and women that we often see in portraits. I love this pic and your talent! I am adding you to my faves as well as the pic! *faves you and pic*

Bobopatch on October 3, 2006, 5:52:21 AM

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Bobopatchi'm christian and i dont find this offensive i find it creative and well done (of course i'm only 12 and dont like to go to church lol)i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DemonessDarkFlame on October 2, 2006, 11:15:12 PM

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DemonessDarkFlamelol our avatars look similar....
i kow random, but i had to say it!!

DemonessDarkFlame on October 2, 2006, 11:13:51 PM

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DemonessDarkFlameit's very pretty and i, not being christian, have no say in it's religious aspects, but even if i were i don't see anything wrong with it. *FAVES*

RikuLovesArmand on September 10, 2006, 2:46:45 PM

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RikuLovesArmandVery awesome. It seriously looks as if it's an old picture drawn back then.. HYDE's so awesome :D

Pabbit_da_Rabbit on September 7, 2006, 10:26:53 AM

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Pabbit_da_RabbitAlso, though, just to point out, his right nose slid down the left side of his face. I know you're done with the painting, but I wanted you to know the next time you draw. :)

Pabbit_da_Rabbit on September 7, 2006, 10:22:59 AM

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Pabbit_da_RabbitThe painting is very gorgeous and you've portrayed him in interesting way! Anyways, you've captured it like the old Renaissance painting. Very nicely done!

SSOD on September 7, 2006, 10:09:15 AM

SSODawesome!!! >< favs!!! ^ ^

CrescentMOON33 on September 7, 2006, 8:05:13 AM

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CrescentMOON33omg this is beautifull!!! its so proffessional ^_^ i looove the hair

Aozora on September 7, 2006, 3:24:48 AM

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AozoraI like it :) The effect of old paint is well done too ;)

Fluffybunny on September 7, 2006, 3:15:46 AM

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Fluffybunnyvery nice work! i love the detail in the robes