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Nude portrait of the Archangel Michael. I enjoyed painting this piece very much. I also tried to go with a more traditional color scheme for angels (white wings, gold, brown and RED). :XD:


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The Genderless Angel(s).
Angels, like everything else in the world that is religious/spiritual, is UP to everyone's interpretation, as well as subject to local beliefs. For example in the Orthodox church, angels don't have any bodies at all. Only heads with six wings. So, whether angels have genders or not, is up to what *YOU* want them to have. *I* want them to have genders. In MY world they have genders. :XD: That said, if the subject is not to your liking, or you aren't comfortable with it, it has a mature content warning, please head it. If it doesn't bother you, then please accept that in MY Universe, Angels as everything else have male and female reproductive organs.

Thank you for your understanding.

@ kateadams2011 and LydiaKitten ; Thank you ever so much for the wonderful critique on this painting!
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What a playful expression; I didn't know angels to be that naughty. Or to have a sex, for that matter. Not that I mind, though.

Anyway, your technique is most excellent, delicious anatomy and sense of volume/shape, lovely colour palletes, nice, layered shading. Only the calf that is extending downwards feels mildly unnatural, too thin perhaps in its lowest part, but other than that, the forms of the body are exceptionally elegant and well-made.

The altar/chair and fabric are also quite lovely, and I love the way the fabric's vivid red seems to glow, reflecting upon the angel's skintone.

The reason originality and impact are somewhat lower than technique is that, lets face it, there's no real message conveyed here, no original idea; it's just eyecandy. Brilliant eyecandy, but eyecandy nonetheless. And fanservice can only be that intense; in order to really strike an emotional chord in your viewers, there must be something personal, a story, a meaning put into the work.

With your incredible technique and fantastic use of light and brightness, I am sure that if you embark on a more complex, challenging artistic project, you'll get all my 5stars in a breeze.

Excellent work.
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I am always impressed when someone can use a bright shade of red correctly in relation to other colors. This piece is attractive in that it allows for the slate blues and whites to come together to form a triangular brilliance.

The pose is interesting, as the angel is suggesting eroticism and strength at the same time. By sitting him on a quasi-abstract environment, one can assume is is not just a human wearing wings.

The technique is a bit simplified, but has a strong impact by using overall symmetry, dramatic shades, and contrast. I would say if you simply detailed the wings slightly, adding a varied look with a touch of realism, you would draw the eye more into the bright red and gold tones. The hair is also very nice, but could use a slight shade of slate blue to complement the gold.

All in all a brillant piece. I hope to see more soon!
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U-r-i Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could try to earn a place on Heavens just for meeting him =w=
It's really a great work. Thank you godness to share your Art with us :heart:
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you don know how to illustrate his better points...UBBBBBBBER Sexy!
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KKccee4 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
mmmm  a handsome dream male
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Awesome and Amazing Art Work. A Masterpiece?
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
:wave: Featured here -> [link] :woohoo:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the honor. :)
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aquamaquicha Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yoou job is awesome, please draw gabriel too
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Michaelangelo1981 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
i really liked how u painted his stomach, he looks awesome
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Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
anything with wings and i love it, but you make it a sexy guy, in a casual pose... like this... OMG i love it!
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PrincessOfTheDark25 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehh, looks more like Gabriel...still very nice work though!
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