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yin yang bennoda - line art by faily-o-mcfailson yin yang bennoda - line art by faily-o-mcfailson
THIS LINE ART BELONGS TO ME. IT IS NOT TO BE USED IN ANYWAY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

Permission has been granted to ~Sum41luvr224 ONLY to use as colorization practice.



..Rapping over rock doesn’t make you a pioneer
Cause rock and hip hop have collaborated for years...

-Step Up


-Linkin Park


In myth; the dragon and the tiger are mortal enemies, neither gaining strength over the other. It is through this ideal of checks and balances that the Yin Yang is the symbol of harmony between heaven and earth, mind and body.


The symbolism behind this idea:

Mike's Hip Hop and Chester's Rock were two different forces at work that not so much as competed, as complemented eachother.

Mike: The White Tiger uses action before it thinks. Like it's musical counter part, Hip Hop is action. It is spoken word that doesn't need to be thought about first. It strikes on its own.

Chester: The Black Dragon thinks before it acts. Rock doesn't just happen the way Hip Hop can. It needs to think about the sound of the riffs and rhythms before it can be acted upon.


And there you have it.

For: ~popupwixxerin and ~TakeItReal

Special thank you to: ~drummerladybourdon who opened her art program at 1:30 in the morning and put the boys together. :glomp:

See you all at the final. :D


"Step Up" property of Linkin Park circa Hybrid Theory EP.
Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda property of themselves.
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:icondri-dri93:
dri-dri93 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! :omfg:
This is amazing!
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol: Thank you very much!

AND for the fave. :iconbiggrinplz:
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:iconlilmisstrickster:
LilMissTrickster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
SQUEEEEEE! Nicely done! :clap: *:huggle: mike and chazy*
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
:XD:

Thank you. :aww:
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:iconlilmisstrickster:
LilMissTrickster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

you're welcome! :hug:
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:iconpaltzu:
PaltZu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Coolness ^^
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D

Thank youuuu!
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:iconpaltzu:
PaltZu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Welcomez :hug:
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:icontyshangshan:
TYshangshan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
WOOOOOW!! Cool~~!:love:!!
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
:aww:

Such an honor. Thank you! :hug:
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:icontyshangshan:
TYshangshan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
:hug:~
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:icontsutoka9misuki:
Tsutoka9Misuki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I love the concept, and admire you for explaining the meaning in great detail. :)
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
:aww:

Thank you very much! :hug:
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:icontsutoka9misuki:
Tsutoka9Misuki Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
No problem ^-^
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:iconkyotama:
Kyotama Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
BEGINNING IOU COMMENT

:evillaugh: Bennoda. You know what that does to my head. It makes me crazy and sometimes twitchy with happiness. And you draw this awesome piece that makes me fall in love with Mike all over again.

Because he's refusing to be a good papa, that fucking cocksmoker. But this piece...

it's like

O HAI PRETTY NODA MAN, HAI!!! :wave:

You always do a great job with Chester. The classic Chester stare, plus a hot ass dragon on him. And Mike's tiger is cool too.

Is that why DLB calls him tiger? D|

Or for other reasons? :evileye:

Speaking of which, I really like the Ying Yang idea, if i didn't already gloosh on you about loving it.


Chester looks kinda like a roster

I'm waiting quietly for the colored version so that I may release oddles of love all over you :D

I hope i didn't miss anything during this spastic comment. :D
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
:laughing:

I didn't expect it to be so long. :XD:

I'm glad I could make you fall in love with Mike all over, seeing as he's not easy to do at all. ..;

:XD:

Chester looks like a rooster, because I wanted him to resemble his dragon.

And it's not like Chester hasn't had that hair style before. :XD:
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:iconsum41luvr224:
Sum41luvr224 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
=O

+OOOOOO!!

D D!!

*instafave*

MIKEY! *squeal* OwO.
He's SOOOOOO Pretty. :3
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
:rofl:

This is my favorite comment ever. :XD:

:icongwomp:
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:iconsum41luvr224:
Sum41luvr224 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
It was supposed to say :D :D*
But I didn't see it there... >_>

But LOL.
Well I'm glad. XD

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttt

I have a question...
Would you mind if I use this as an experiment? I have absolutely NO intention of posting it anywhere else, not even up on dA, but I would like to try coloring it on Photoshop because I have like no experience with that and I wanna try haha.
And even if I did want to like upload it here, number one I would ask you first, and two of course I would say it is your art. But I don't want to at all. I'm sure I won't even get done with it LOL.
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
:lol:

Are you SURE you want to do this one? I can't believe I finished this one. :XD:
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:iconsum41luvr224:
Sum41luvr224 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Lol sure.
I thought it'd be fun to try out. =]
But that's only if you're like super duper ok with it lol.
Don't be afraid to just be like "NO, BITCH." :iconwthplz:

LMAO.
Seriously. haha.
Of course, if I do finish it, I will show you the results, but like I said, it ain't going no wheres but my hard drive lol.
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
:XD:

Sure. I'll let you use it for practice.

Only if I get to see the end result. >D
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:iconsum41luvr224:
Sum41luvr224 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Haha okie =]

Would you mind sending me the file in it's original size? lol.
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
On it's way.
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:iconkyotama:
Kyotama Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
It's morning, i'm on work break, and i'm way to tired and pissed off to make a good comment.

IOU a comment tonight, mmkay?

But.

Meteora!Mike

That's all i'm saying for the time being.
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
:lol:

Sounds good.
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:iconcrystynadragonrose:
CrystynaDragonRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
awsome work ^^
and even if you complained sometimes that mike is harder to draw...he looks great! even younger ;)
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:

He still is. He does not like me for some reason. But, I can't complain because it remotely LOOKS like Mike. :lol:

The reference was of a younger Mike. Between Hybrid Thoery and Meteora. :)
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:iconcrystynadragonrose:
CrystynaDragonRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
welcome :)

:giggle:
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:icontakeitreal:
TakeItReal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I hope you know how right you are with all this!
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
:aww:

Thank you!

I'm so happy you like it!
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:icontakeitreal:
TakeItReal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Like it? I LOVE it XD
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
XDD!
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:icontakeitreal:
TakeItReal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
;D
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:icontakeitreal:
TakeItReal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
*tears in the eye*
I'm speechless
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:iconorca8:
Orca8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, the tiger is amazing *_* much details on such a tiny tiger. And you have added a mohawk on Chester. He seems more "gay" :XD: i'm sorry but it's what i think. =)
And i miss Mike's chubby cheeks.
BUT you're description is awesome!! :nod: like your line art, as usual :clap:
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure if I should feel insulted with a "gay" Chester. :XD:

But my reason for it, and I do have one, is because:

While I was doing Mike's tiger, I was giving it little tufts of hair, on the chest, the elbows, the ears. And the tiger seemed to fit with Mike's tufted hair, soul patch, goatee. I felt something was missing from Chester, he was very bottom-heavy. I gave him the moderated liberty spikes to match the spikes running down the spine of his dragon.

I hope that makes him a little less gay for you. And if not. Tough. :XD:

Other than that. Thank you. :lol:
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:iconorca8:
Orca8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, insulting you isn't my goal at all. :XD:
And i love Chester's feminine side. Sometimes on pictures i believe that i see a lady but finally i'm like: oww stupid me it's just Chestah. xD
Alright, yeah, that make him less gay after your explanation. :lol:
And you're welcome :hug:
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh no! :laughing:

Can't say I've ever thought he was feminine...

...no..there was that ONE picture...

Aw hell, it's still Chetchie. :XD:

Good, I'm glad I could explain that one away from gayness. :XD:

:hug:
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:iconorca8:
Orca8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that ONE picture? naw, those ones pictures...
Feminine Chester is everywhere :lol:

:hug:
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
:lmao:!
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:iconbennoda4evr:
Bennoda4evr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
damn that's an amazing picture AND description!
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :aww:
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:iconbennoda4evr:
Bennoda4evr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
welcome! :D
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:iconjadeofalltrades:
JadeofAllTrades Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
faily TESTED, dlb APPROVED! 8DDDDD

*pets mikey*


and you're welcome. ;P

:hug:


:heart:
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
FUCKING.

I forgot to mention that. :crying:

Oh blimey.

Thank you. :aww: :icongwomp:
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:iconjadeofalltrades:
JadeofAllTrades Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:

sokay, i know you're tiredz too. :}


:heart:
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:iconfaily-o-mcfailson:
faily-o-mcfailson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
I was rushing so hard but nothing was happening. :XD:
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:iconjadeofalltrades:
JadeofAllTrades Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:

:D


:heart:
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