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Holy Saviour by Jackarais Holy Saviour by Jackarais
its been a long time since i've worked on something for this long.

I've always wanted to draw the Batter looking all high and mighty, like a holy figure

but I couldn't leave it at just that, could I? ;)

Enjoy!
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:iconzarim369:
Zarim369 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
In the name of..f....!!!!  (jeje bad joke)
But really this one is amazing!!! 
Awesome work!!! 
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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AliveArsenic Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is by far the most impressive OFF fanart I've ever seen and I really mean it. The hands/wings, god. I know it was been said before but the hands. Forming wings. Freaking impressive.
Also, the light in itself is really well-done and everything is fucking cool and WOW. WOOOOOOW.
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: thank you, bro

I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT!!!!
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:icondony123:
Dony123 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
jesusfuck
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
that sounds about right :iconmingplz:
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:icontoothlessego:
ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This turned out really great ;o;
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Thank you ;u;
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:icontoothlessego:
ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
I especially like the way you used the hands as wings ooh man
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
eee thank you
hope it doesn't scream uchiha sasuke too much i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc…
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ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahh no that's definitely not what I thought of!
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
hehehehehe
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:icondaizarin:
Daizarin Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING, I ONLY PLAYED OFF FOR LIKE AN HOUR, BUT I WOULD TOTALLY GET THIS ON A POSTER
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:icondaizarin:
Daizarin Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everybody beat me to the punch on how cool this is so I just capslocked it. >u> But dang dude, you're getting so good.
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
THANK YOU, COMRADE. :iconletmeloveyousplz:
I got a new tablet recently, so now I just want to digitally paint everything
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Daizarin Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah that's awesome! :D
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knocknoc Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Now I haven't played this here game, but I've got to say that once again (like a lot of the times when I look at the stuff you produce) I'm in awe of all your progress and I'm so impressed with how you're refining your own style and create awesome stuff like this. Really cool idea, simple but wonderfully executed. :)
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Geez, Noc. That means a lot, especially coming from a talented painter such as yourself.
You rock. ;-;
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:iconkiki-hyuga:
Kiki-Hyuga Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly the way I picture him ;u;
hnngsogood
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
hells yeah ;)
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:iconebraunstein:
EBraunstein Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Like everyone else said, the hands forming wings behind him really make this picture :D

(Never understood why the Batter thought he was on some sort of religious quest in the game...)
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Here's how I see it.
The Batter sees his mission as holy and guided by faith for a few reasons. One is that he knows what's best, so the faith is in his own inborn knowledge that the world is fucked up. The other is, that he sees himself as a saint/saviour, because he's literally correcting the entire world. Like. Fixing the whole fucking thing. He's not just bashing ghosts, he's literally purifying the entire world. And, to do that, he has to kill god (Hugo) as well. He very much thinks he's doing what's right, because the world of OFF is made from impurities, and its better if it doesn't exist. That 'purifies' it. Makes it better. Because its wretched the way it is, and the only way to fix it is to end it. And the second-to-last thing he needs to do to complete his mission is kill his father, his creator, essentially that world's 'god'.
So uh, with all that in mind, it makes sense that he sees his mission as a holy quest.
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EBraunstein Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, that makes some sense. I always thought it was supposed to be like his dreams or guilty conscience or something, like the Queen was his wife, Hugo was his child, you know? Kind of like what happens in "American McGee's Alice" and "Alice: Madness Returns", where Alice sees people in the real world as those from Wonderland and tries killing them?
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Yeah! From what I understand, it is like that, except it's Hugo's dreams, not the Batter's.
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EBraunstein Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, ok :) Kind of an interesting concept, if you think of it. Dreaming of someone else who's going on this quest to eventually come and destroy you...?
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Yeah.

Gosh, I think it's all part of the theory that Hugo is dying of a terminal illness (could be interpreted as him going into a coma too) and creates the world of OFF in his mind, as a sort of escape from reality, I guess. Hugo meets his three friends (Enoch, Japhet, Dedan), who say they'll make everything better, they create the zones, and everything is okay for a while. But the whole world itself is still 'impure' because its created from impurities (that being the sick mind of a dying child). Anyways, as Hugo gets sicker, the world gets shittier, hence the spectres popping up and killing folks and whatnot and the Guardians becoming more and more corrupt and tyrannical.

As is evident in The Room, Hugo's parents aren't around while he's sick, so he creates the Queen to comfort him--but she leaves him alone, getting too wrapped up in her work, or trying so hard to protect him that she forgets to be by his side (as his mother does). And as Hugo gets critically ill, much closer to his death, he creates the Batter out of desperation--as a sort of idol, or a father figure, someone strong and healthy and determined. The Batter is created in the image of Hugo's father,--someone Hugo has mixed feelings (mostly negative?) about. For example, Hugo's father gave him a comic book once and Hugo didn't really care for it, because he wanted companionship, not a fucking comic book. and in the comic, the villain is a baseball player (ballman). So I guess uh. That probably has something to do with The Batter taking on the bad qualities of Hugo's father (and looking like the comic book Villain) and also being cold and emotionless, etc.

So if you wanna look at it that way, uh
The Batter quickly recognizes the world is fucked up, and he will not tolerate weakness or fear (which is everything that Hugo is). So he ends the world. So there will be no more fear. He uh---if he was ever meant to be a father figure to Hugo, though, it certainly went horribly wrong. These are ramblings. I apologize.
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EBraunstein Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No trouble at all. I enjoy reading other people's ideas about games like these. OFF is one of those games that can be interpreted in zillions of ways.
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Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
mhm! :)
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Vampire-Sacrifice Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible, one of the best fanarts I've ever seen!
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
AUGH
thank you
that's very, very thoughtful of you
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Vampire-Sacrifice Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just the truth! =D
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heyitskubur Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Like everyone else here I've gotta give credit to the wonderful effect going on with those hand-wings. It just completes this masterpiece. Kudos to you!
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! They were a riot to paint. I love hands.
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
oo i like how the hands look like wings from a distance 
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
:icontuzkiyesplz:
you have no idea how happy I am that came across correctly
thank you friend
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GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
aw yee
no problem!
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Marraphy Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn son
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
HOLY JEGUS I LOVE THIS????

LIKE...  THE CREATURE'S HANDS FORMING HIS WINGS???  FRICKEN...  AAAHHHH THIS IS SO COOL!!!
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:iconjackarais:
Jackarais Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
YES YES YES
GOOD I WAS WORRIED IT WASN'T OBVIOUS ENOUGH
Glad you like it :iconyeahplz:
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
I FREAKIN LOVE IT
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