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Symbol of Chaos by Schunki Symbol of Chaos by Schunki
I designed this one for a good friend (Michael).

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The Symbol of Chaos originates from Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories. In them, the Symbol of Chaos comprises eight arrows in a radial pattern.
Moorcock says, about his version :

The origin of the Chaos Symbol was me doodling sitting at the kitchen table and wondering what to tell Jim Cawthorn the arms of Chaos looked like. I drew a straightforward geographical quadrant (which often has arrows, too!) – N, S, E, W – and then added another four directions and that was that – eight arrows representing all possibilities, one arrow representing the single, certain road of Law. I have since been told that it is an "ancient symbol of Chaos" and if it is then it confirms a lot of theories about the race mind. ... As far as I know the symbol, drawn by Jim Cawthorn, first appeared on an Elric cover of Science Fantasy in 1962, then later appeared in his first comic version of Stormbringer done by Savoy.

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My work is protected under copyright law.
Do not use, modify and/or republish this image.
Don't be stupid.

Only the german band "Devil-M" got the permission to use this artwork! I won´t grant this permit to any other band, private person or other interested parties! Please accept that!
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KnightInFlames Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So if i want to tattoo this i'd have to redo it myself?
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Schunki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If the redo isn´t the same ;)
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KnightInFlames Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
it would have to be readapted to fit in the arm but the design would be essentially the same. Think that's ok? this is one of my favourite chaos symbol designs i gotta say :)
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Schunki Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, okay. But only for a tattoo for yourself ;) Happy Eastern ^^
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KnightInFlames Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, happy easter :)
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SephirothFFX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
My work is protected under copyright law.
Do not use, modify and/or republish this image.
Don't be stupid.

This gave me a good laugh.
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Schunki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could provide amusement. May I ask why it has so pleased you ?
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Riseagainst1985 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Awesome pic
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Schunki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx :)
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DragonHeart3123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can i use this symbol for a story im writing
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Schunki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that image. Sorry
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DragonHeart3123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sure thing
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warhead001 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Hey! I was wondering if I could use an edited version of this for a music project? I will gladly compensate you for it.
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Schunki Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Edited version? How do you want to edit it?
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warhead001 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I love your original design so I wouldn't change much. The end result would just be that the arrow tails (within the circle) would be shaped into more of a spiral. It's a small change, admittedly, but I understand if you would rather I not. I can show you an example if you like. Alternately if you like I could commission you for a new piece (though it would be still based on the star of chaos). In either case you will of course be compensated and credited according to your preference.
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MKShadowX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the symbol design :D also I was wondering if you do designs like these for other people :)
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Schunki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
when I get the time to... :aww:
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MKShadowX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh :meow: well I was wondering if you could make me something like this but if you don't want to you don't have to :)
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Schunki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You could write me a note with your special idea and we could talk about this ^^
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MKShadowX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright :) thank you
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JakeTruong Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Idk if u can help me to design a tatt :)
honestly, I really need to have 1 that's really meaningful to me, as Im going thru lots of things but no way for me to release all these feelings.
is it ok if you can help me to design a symbol of an eternally love?
the one that you look in there, u can feel happiness but also much pain :D
thank u so much...
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Schunki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive send you a note ;)
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hartmanb Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Would it be possible to use this symbol on a t-shirt? I own a t-shirt business and this is one of the best chaos symbols I've ever seen. Please let me know what you'd like whether it be recognition, compensation, etc. Thanks
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Schunki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Ive send you a note.
Merry 1. advent!!!! :rudolph:
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Aytius Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I got this tattooed on my back. True story
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Schunki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww cool. Thank you. Would you send me a photo. Im so curious how it looks ^^
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Dark-Illuminations Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
This is the best depiction of the Chaos Star I've seen. The needle-like accents on the outside give it a very severe, painful appearance,conveying its meaning all the more.
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Schunki Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
Im happy, that the intension I want to give the symbol is that clear for beholders :bow:
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Enki-chan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Oh, I was wondering where the origin of this particular symbol came from. I mean, I did find it quite odd that nearly every result from a search for "chaos" "Symbol" tended to have the same basic design - that explains a lot then. Thanks for the history lesson, it was quite informative. ^-^
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Schunki Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: no problem!
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