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The path to "Glory" (Jazza lvl 99 Challenge)

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May 26, 2017 | 3:13 PM EDT
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This picture is the most detailed picture I have ever created and the first I ever submit to the jazza challenge of the month. The picture is inspired, and produced by watching and learning from the excellent content produced by Jazza's channel. I have created digital content for several years, but never commercially, and I have through my development used Jazza's channel as a means of learning how to scetch, "anatomy" (still have a long way to go), etc. My father and I have had long talks about my "art" and also watched Jazza's clips together for common inspiration. Whilst he draws in a traditional medium, I draw in the computer. However, it's a passion we both share and I think Jazza has in some way brought us together in that regard. If you havn't seen Jazza's youtube channel (which I doubt) please check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrawWithJazza

The picture I've submitted depicts a character from any level progression game where the child represents us at level 1 where everything is fun and new (even hunting an innocent butterfly). The charecter in the middle depicts us in the killing frenzy of leveling where killing and achieving more power is all we care about (even killing the butterflies). Finally, the old man depicts us reaching level 99 where we realize that we've reached the end of the game. A game which might have brought us so much fun and joy but now its over! However, the image also has a deeper meaning as we zoom into the background loook upon the endless dead we've left in our wake and ask ourselves... was it worth becoming the murderous monster we've become? Was this the path to "Glory"? (Do we deserve the presence of the gentle butterfly on our finger?)

Link to WIP: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~algeroth/newgrounds/wips.jpg

Thank you Jazza for your inspiring channel, thank you "Newgrounds" for helping to host the competition, and thanks to everyone who contributes to the competition.

Best regards,
Dr. Emil Alégroth