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Here's another concept that I have researched for my story along with many other theories from Sigmund Freud. He is the founder of psychoanalysis, a set of theories and therapeutic techniques, which forms a method of treatment for mental health disorders.

These concepts from Freud revolves around the human psyche and is a great asset for the main characters of my story. According to Freud, the id, ego, and super-ego divide the human psyche about the unconscious and unconscious mind.  

The Id is the unconscious that is impulsive, a child-like behavior of the mind that can connect with the pleasure principle, an instinctive drive to explore pleasure and avoid pain. Its intent is a primary motivation force that reduces mental tension. It is the strength of our needs, desires, impulses, and particularly our sexual or aggressive drives. It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality it knows no values, judgments, good vs. evil, or no morality.

The Ego acts upon the reality principle which seeks to please the Id's drive in realistic ways that would benefit in the long term rather than bring grief. The reality principle is a regulating mechanism that can be viewed as assessing the surrounding reality and act upon it accordingly. An example would be to resist the urge to steal other people's artworks, but instead to create them yourself. The ego is your defensive, perceptual, intellectual-cognitive, and executive functions of your personality. It separates out what is real. It organizes our thoughts and makes sense of them and the world around us.

The Super-Ego is the moral component of the psyche. It reflects what has been taught to you by your parents, mentors, teachers, and role models alike from their guidance and influences. The super-ego aims for perfection and does that in a pre-conscious state of mind. It can be thought as a type of conscience that punishes misbehavior with feelings of guilt. It works in conflict to the id where It strives to act in a proper manner whereas the id just wants immediate pleasure.

To put it in simple terms with an example:

The Id (Meeting the basic needs): John needs to use the bathroom. He finds out that it is occupied. So he kicks the door open and forces him out the door to use it without feeling any remorse.

The Ego (Dealing with reality): John needs to go to the bathroom. He finds out that it is occupied. So he waited until it was unoccupied even though he wanted just to kick in the door and shove the person out.

The Superego (Adding morals): Gabriel knew that he could get away stealing Nicole's brushes and she wouldn't even find out. However, he knows that stealing is morally wrong so he decided not to take them even though he probably wouldn't get caught.

If you guys find this stuff interesting, let me know. As I research further, I can share it. It'll help me remember as I write about it too :)

Let's talk about Friedrich Nietzsche. He’s a German Philosopher who died in 1900 and was well known for his publications “God is Dead,” and “The Will to Power.” For my story, the topics of God, reincarnation, and the power of the will of one’s self is a huge aspect for a lot of the plot.

From my understanding, the topic about “God is dead” suggests that the loss of God would lead to the loss of any universal perspective on things, and with it any sense of objective truth. This leads to Nihilism, which is the belief that nothing has any importance and that life lacks purpose. He also states that the Christian moral doctrine provides people with intrinsic value, which can be regarded to having an end or end-in-itself, belief in God (which justifies the evil in the world) and neutrality.

Here’s a better understanding, a Nihilist is a man who judges that the real world should not be, and the world as it should do not exist. According to this view, our existence has no meaning. Learning this, I can make some of my characters who’s seeking purpose in their life interesting by committing something terrible or being traumatized by something horrible in the past. And by dealing with these issues, along with their journey, they find purpose in their lives of making a difference. 

Something I learned by researching how to make a story interesting is the concept of making your character's arc throughout the story compelling. So these characters must have a "past" that is hurting them in the present, which drives them through a journey to find their purpose, their desire. By using Friedrich's "God is Dead" concept, it's helping me to create interesting characters since the main theme is about our existence with a huge emphasis on faith/religion.

Another interesting topic that captured my interest for my story is “The Will to Power.” From my understanding, it's the human behavior that Nietzsche believed to be the main driving force in humans. Such forces can be the achievement, ambition, and the strive to be in the highest state in life.

The last topic that interests me is his hypothetical concept that we reincarnate in life in a self-similar form for an infinite number of times across infinite time or space. He calls this the “Eternal Return.” Some of the characters in my story will have this recurrence of time that will play a major role in the future setting of their future self.

What do you guys think of his philosophies and hypothetical concepts? I find his stuff very inspiring.


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Gabriel Perez
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A veteran of the US Army Infantry. Taken by my wife NicolePerez who kidnapped me into slavery and is pushing me to keep going with my art 0_0 how cool is that? Check out her page. She's bad ass yo.


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Aerthemis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
You have some pretty amazing work! Looking forward to seeing more :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
artbygp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Aerthemis! I appreciate the kind words :)
Medjugore Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic gallery you showcase in here, you deserve an unswerving watch
artbygp Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Medjugire :) I appreciate the kind words!
Kiabugboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added you to my watch! Being a concept artist is my dream job, and it's really inspiring to see your works!
artbygp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey dude, thank you! It's also my dream job haha but hey we are in it together :) We have to keep pushing forward.
AnglePlayMate Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Start to watch now my friend ^ ^
artbygp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Bud :)
BlackstarOG Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Your Xenogears speed series paintings are amazing, I love the art style and the way the events are portrayed only serve to reinvigorate my love for the story.
artbygp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man, I appreciate the comment. It's going to be a hell of a long ride.
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