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"My Guardian Angel"

This is actually very close to how I always saw the Archangel Michael in my minds eye (minus the little red cloth, of course ;) ).
I am not religious at all, so the iconic Saint's halo around the angel's head is there for decorative purposes and to balance out the painting color-wise.


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:icondoveangel8:
DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
for not being very religious I have to say this depiction of Michael is still inspired!
it's Very accurate to how i see him too.
there are 2 main color palettes that St. Michael is depicted in, very red or very Blue.

this Red variation is Lovely.

I have never agreed with them making angels look like hermaphrodites. (can't doesn't mean androgynous) Not to me anyway.

thanks for posting this!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment on my art. I am not religious at all! Quite the contrary. But I LOVE angels as fantasy characters. Lucifer and Michael were always my two most favorite ever.
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:icondoveangel8:
DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
inspiration doesn't require that someone be religious.

and duh you like those two because ultimate slug fest. Who doesn't want to watch to powerful supernatural beings trying to kick each others ass. that is just good entertainment.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
TOTALLY true!!! :D
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful<3
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:iconkatrinaspillman:
KatrinaSpillman Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconmisswings89:
misswings89 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
sorry for the late comment.but i love this
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:iconarchangegabrielle:
ArchangeGabrielle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
whaouuuuu

It's very nice !!!
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:iconsomebody2978:
somebody2978 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Epic image!
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KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
This is very similar to Archangel Uriel, who wields a Flaming Sword and is often depicted as being the Guardian of Eden.

To clarify, there are 7 Archangels described, all of whom are patrons of a different aspect of His Will. They are also often depicted in icons as handsome or as androgynous men.

Archangel Michael is commonly depicted wielding a spear and standing victorious over the Dragon, when he cast him out of Heaven.

Gabriel is often seen using a horn, signifying his role as the Messenger of the Almighty.

Raphael is depicted holding either a staff or a flask - showing he is the Patron of Healers and medicine.

Sealtiel is seen as praying.

Jegudiel holds a golden wreath in his right hand and a whip in the other.

And Barachiel clutches a white rose against his chest.
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Although not one of the Blessed Archangels himself, there is one named Azrael, the Angel of Death. He is often described as being a dark and brooding figure, hooded and cloaked - but unlike his common depiction as a skeleton, he's said to be human - albeit appearing differently to everyone that sees him.
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Char-Comet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
it's awesome! ^_^
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:iconmysticflamer:
MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is very beautiful. I love the details here and another Element! He can come save me anytime~
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:iconseraphoid:
Seraphoid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome work though!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
btw he has black hair the red hair is gabriel (b/c i know micheal in real life) angel are real.
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:iconophidiel:
Ophidiel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
fabulous
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:iconsilverimoonlight:
SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a stunning painting!
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :D
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
very nice
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:icondemon-of-sins666:
Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
your portrayal is really beautiful! i love the color choice!
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:iconmayyich:
mayyich Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow a sexy angel!! *_*
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:icontheunstable1:
theunstable1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not going to lie. That's one handsome angel! A Beautiful picture altogether
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:iconpsythiros:
Psythiros Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well he certainly is beautiful. ;)
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:iconsiyeh75:
siyeh75 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This is striking! I love it.
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:iconfemmedelariviere:
femmedelariviere Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely lovely!:)
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:iconparaselenica:
Paraselenica Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Spectacular! I love it :iconlainloveplz:
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:iconsinwashedaway:
SinWashedAway Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Oh my gaaaaw~ This is beautiful! I love the detail and he looks so angelic. Beautiful, beautiful work indeed. I love it. <3
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't carry religious attachments, but I do have a strong spirituality. He looks like the Guardian angel I always envision myself having. Except without the green robe.

Very beautiful! I love this! :heart: Fave!
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losromanos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool..but isnt this photoshop? Just curious
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
Sorry, but I don't understand your question. What do you mean by "isn't this Photoshop"? Could you please specify what you meant? I'll answer gladly.
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:iconsomi42:
Somi42 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!! i love the way you did the woman of fire!! and those wings are amazing too! all around a terrific work of art!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment! I am very glad to hear it is to your liking. :D
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:wow: So gorgeous... I have no words to describe.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, as always, for your wonderful compliments and comments. I am glad you like this pieces as well. :D
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I like all your art. :clap:
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Holy incredible! Michael is looking smexy and very angelic. The wings are gorgeous and the colors are beautiful. Exquisite work! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the wonderful compliment! I am glad you like it. :D
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:iconjundallah:
Jundallah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There we go an angel where he is BUff
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconilluminati-lupus:
Illuminati-Lupus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
for some reason i always thought of him with black hair and dark crimson eyes... but that's an awesome picture
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your version sounds really cool and badass!
Thanks though. Glad you like this painting. :)
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Illuminati-Lupus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I love your lucifer painting the most since it will sound horrid but i imagined him kinda like that, blond hair and blue eyes but without the marking, once i saw the marking at I was like "OH YES! THAT IS PERFECT" yes with the yelling, XD
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Very nice!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
np :)
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:iconirisaveil:
Irisaveil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, he's so handsome. I love the color and the style of this. Awesome.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much! I am glad to hear it is to your liking. :D
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:iconswaja:
Swaja Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful drawing, I love the colors :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am glad you like it. :D
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:icondarkmoondesire:
DarkMoonDesire Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it strange that that's how I've always imagined him too?
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I am overjoyed to hear that I was able to capture someone elses view of him. :D
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