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Restore Balance by johnnygreek989 Restore Balance by johnnygreek989
This design is for a t-shirt contest with the theme:

"Yin and Yang."

For "Yin-Yang" week, I decided that it would be a pretty cool idea if I made an "Avatar the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra" version of Yin and Yang with the Red Lotus and the White Lotus. I thought that both of the Lotus orders would make a great Yin and Yang, because they both want to achieve balance in the world, but their views on balance are very different from each other. The White Lotus wants to achieve balance through peace/order, where as the Red Lotus wants to achieve balance through chaos. Just like Yin and Yang, the Lotus orders are two opposing forces that compliment each other very well. I drew everything with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Also, the contest is at www.forhumanpeoples.com and on their YouTube channel:

www.youtube.com/user/ForHumanP…
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The design is excellent.  But the philosophy is all wrong.  The Red Lotus is the antithesis, not the complement, of the White Lotus.  Balance is a form of order.  Chaos is imbalance.  It is definitively impossible to balance balance and imbalance.  Had Zaheer recognized this, he might not have gone off the deep end.  But then, we wouldn't have Korra's tremendous character growth in Book 2 either.  Granted, that's more an example of a miracle being forged from the fires of a very bad situation.
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BonfireGrove Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Hey there, just found this recently and would love to get it as a tattoo! Could you please send me the black and white version? It's an amazing piece of artwork, keep up the great work :)
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Rafadc9 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Really awesome! You have plans to make it black and white with full lines? I would love to tattoo these!
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Balduranne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you could share that? :) (Smile) 
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I actually already have. Some people have already gotten it tattooed as well.
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:iconrafadc9:
Rafadc9 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Oh sorry I didn't found it on the gallery:( 
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:iconjohnnygreek989:
johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Oh, its not in my gallery, but I can give it to you if you want it.
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Balduranne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you send me that as well? Please, I must have that on my skin.
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:iconrafadc9:
Rafadc9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
I do. Thank you so much 
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levitaneous Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  New Deviant
Yo man can you pls hook me up with a black and white version too? :D
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KaiChiGirl Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015
This is absolutely amazing! I have been meaning to get a tattoo for awhile and wanted to somehow incorporate the four elements and the order of the white lotus symbols. Unfortunately anything I have found or come up with, I haven't fallen in love with until I saw your design. Would it be okay if I used your design for my tattoo?
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you, and yeah sure, go ahead. Just remember to send me a picture of it after you get it done. :)
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KaiChiGirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Thank you and I'll definitely send a photo once it's finished!
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wivio Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015
This design is incredible! Did you ever consider selling it here? I'd totally buy a high resolution image (to print as a poster), as the price for shipping of the shirt to my country is prohibitive...
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Well ForHumanPeoples.com currently owns all rights to the design. So I can't sell it anywhere else, but I could just email you a high resolution image of the design myself. Just as long as you don't make any profit off of it. Do you have a gmail account?
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SuperSam1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! I love this :) Such a good concept and idea, I am surprised I didn't think of it! I'm super jealous! Haha, but really it is wonderful. Good use of line, color, and effect. 
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you very much :)
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Wow, awesome!
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
You're welcome!
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jsonka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
You made this? Great job! I've been seeing it everywhere!
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:iconjohnnygreek989:
johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, I did, and thank you :)
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jmalfonso7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is it okay I should use this for fanart purposes, don't worry I will credit this to you....
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yeah sure, go ahead
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jmalfonso7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
no problem :)
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jmalfonso7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hug 
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jmalfonso7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is perfect! I like this design....
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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jmalfonso7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Toy Chica blushing 
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this!  The symbolism, and the use of colors, are executed wonderfully!  Just like your various other artworks!  Brilliant! :iconclap-plz:
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you very much! :D
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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Chelbo23 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Saving this as a potential tattoo idea, if you don't mind. I'll send you creds if it does happen. This is an incredible representation!
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I don't mind, please do, and thank you very much :)
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LAF0UTL0UD Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Hopefully the creators of the show would pay you for this and make it the official symbol for the series. This is fantastic and I really want to know how you put this together.
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Lol, I wish, and thank you very much. All I did was create the shapes in Adobe Illustrator, and then I did the color editing and added the texture in Adobe Photoshop.
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threefourthree Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
wow, this is nice :)
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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:iconthreefourthree:
threefourthree Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
and there's a shirt! bought :)
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Sobrancelia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
wonderful!
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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Pterry3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
this is beautiful
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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jayanimate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I would buy this shirt, and a scarf, gloves, jeans, socks, headband etc with this on
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
lol. Thank you very much, but sadly it's only sold on t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and phone cases. However, people seem to be getting it as a tattoo as well. lol.
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mattsmxth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Please respond to my note, it would be very handy.
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:iconjohnnygreek989:
johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
just did.
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thuytranffx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Wow, this is beautiful, I love how you incorporated the white and red lotuses and the overall theme of balance. It's amazing. It would be a great logo for Book 4 :) Balance!
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johnnygreek989 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you very much :D <3
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