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If I could do anything... by Si2 If I could do anything... by Si2
This is an illustration for a book entitled "If you could do anything tomorrow- what would it be?". The illustration just had to be about something that you would like to do. The text on my image reads "Create my own religion (and make millions from gullible morons".

The symbol isn't anything to do with Quake (I didn't even realise the similarity until a few people mentioned it). It's the greek letter 'psi' which I use as my signature. I've been writing this a lot in replies so thought I'd save myself time by writing it here instead.
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Given 2007-05-09
If I could do anything, I very well may start my very own cult, and make millions from gullible morons. Just like dear old Ron Hubbard. If I could do anything... by ~Si2. ( Suggested by SlyDante and Featured by darklylit )
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Giovanny11 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
really funny, so nice and detailed with nice colors...

i like the guy drinking religion's drink
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pulgamts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
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Si2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks!
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pulgamts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
you're welcome... ;)

cheers mate!!! hehehe

:peace:
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Cristina-Corruptive Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome concept! 8D I love the handpainted? backround colors with the gray's and blue's :heart: :+fav:
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Cristina-Corruptive Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice ^w^
I love the ';preachers' hands Their all like "Do whut I say or sumtin baaaaddd will happen to yew....Oooooo" lol
Anyway, I like it alot. Keep up the great work
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Thakn you, yes the background is hand painted.
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Eustaquio-Man Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007   Interface Designer
Well, you haven't yet created a religion... but you DO have hundreds of fanatics meticulously following and praising your work! :D
And I'm one of them!
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Si2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I appreciate it.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Hey man, good to hear from you. Thanks for your comment, I will check out your site.
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El-Pasik Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
one thing: awsm xD
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Si2 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
Thank you!
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kare-o-plane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
This is fanastic!


haha I can't help but wonder if you've gotten some hate mail from some overzealous religious morons.
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kare-o-plane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
hahahaha isn't kabbalah part of the Jewish religion though?
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thank you! Surprisingly no, I did actually expect some. Hopefully anyone who is into such retarded religions as Kabbalah and Scientology will be able to see the funny side.
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blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
the kabbalah isn't a retarded religion such as scientology, that is what celebrities have made it into. The Kabbalah is a branch of Judaism which is actually jewish mysticism as opposed to a cult. It's like branches of buddhism, it's not quite as retarded as you might think.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Oh my god, please don't take offensive by what I've said. I know Kabbalah is an actual religion and I have nothing at all against that, I was referring to the bastardised celebrity version that has come about recently. Sorry for the confusion I mean no offense, I just have a massive problem with these people making money off of naive people.
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blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
no no - I wasn't offended, don't worry... I'm also pretty disgusted at the celebrity crap.
I think I commented before, but the picture is brilliant... especially the pose of the orator... fantastic concept as well.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Oh that's ok, thanks for your comment.
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Born-to-be-ME Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
Very cool. I was planning on starting my own religion about worshiping foxes that live in boxes, but it didn't work out because I am the only person I know who likes foxes. Or boxes.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
Thanks! Yeah, you might have a bit of trouble recruiting members, I used to love boxes when I was a kid, not too hot about foxes though....
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valis Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
Very cool.

I'm sure you already know this, but the symbol for 'psi' is also the commonly used symbol for Psychology. So in a sense, it fits perfectly with the theme of your illustration.

It also - in a kind of weird way - makes this look like a parody of Scientology :) Which makes even more sense...

Really nice work.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thanks! I did know that, but my original intention was for the symbol to be for my own cult, but the psychology idea is much better.
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crxss Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Haha, hilarious. Wonderful job.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thanks!
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A-san Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
interesting.what do you plan on calling this new religion?
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A-san Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
interesting.what do you plan on calling this new religion?
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
I was originally planned to be my own religion, the cult of Si, but loads of people have read into the symbol representing Psychology, so a cult of Psychology is a much better idea.
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teknoarcanist Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Fun fun. Just like Scientology.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thanks!
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the-nothing-weasel Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Every aspect of this is amazing. I love the concept, the art itself, and everything in between. Fantastically done! Kuddos! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thank you!
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the-countess Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
fantastic image.
congrats on your DD :)
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thank you!
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RussellNails Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny thing is, I realized it was a "psi" right away, I just wasn't sure. Thoughtful piece.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thanks!
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whathe Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA THE PSI WATER!!!! o man... thats amazing... so impressively brainwashing :D
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thank you!
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whathe Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeya!
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TheNailBoy Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
very well done. good point, very well illistrated in style and ease of understanding, a wonderful fulfillment of your intended goal.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Thank you!
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DarkZrobe Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Now make a whole bunch of sci fi books and you are well on your way!

Great looking picture.

Also good job on responding to all the comments.
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
No problem, thank you very much.
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amichan06 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Very well done don't have anything original to say. just thought I'd stroke your ego some more? ;)
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Thank you!
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queenlili888 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Absolutely fabulous. I'm grateful this was featured so I wouldn't miss this.

Awesome details and little tidbits like the banners and drink

Great job :D
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Thanks!
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
I've read through the comments and pretty much everything has been said so this will be redundant but what the hell .

Composition is great - the way the psi dominates the scene and the light in the sky is centered on it . The uniformity of the worshipers dress and the little wafer bottle with the symbol .

I really like this image , but I looked through your gallery and will add that my fav of the work here is 'And the plot thickens' which is so evocative of the scary , scary woods at night .

So many cool visions - this was a great stop !
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Si2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it.
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