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Advent Angel by AngelaSasser Advent Angel by AngelaSasser
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I'd like to dedicate this image to my mother, a lovely inspiring soul who has been there for me at the best and worst of times. She is an avid lover of Turquoise, the December birthstone, and I channeled quite a lot of her giving and kindness through this.

She really adored the Seasonal Angels and therefore this series has taken on the flavor of that one with its art nouveau flair.

Turquoise is a stone of healing, purification, and communication. Just as white narcissus, holly, and poinsettia symbolize innocence, everlasting life, and hope. The crown on her head symbolizes Saint Lucia, who gave hope to the suffering during a time of darkness.

May the Angel of December light your darkest hours with bright blessings.

I was greatly inspired by the wonderful birthstones/monthly flower series by ~mistressofspam and *windfalcon. I also utilized *syccas-stock's gorgeous series, Ker's Candles. They are all muses beyond compare.

Watercolor, Color Pencil, Pen & Ink. 8.5x11 inches.
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Freelana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness and you did this one too! STUNNING! 
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice pic :)
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SpiralDanceStudio Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Awesome wings:)
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Your work is beautiful!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks:D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,

I decided to feature a few pieces of my “personal fav” folder, that were created with my stock photos and this is one of them. Have a look at the other works if you like: [link]

regards,
Lydia
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colderthanever Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
INCREDIBLE O___O
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Gyix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
I really like that, looking around for some inspiration, my mother passed away when i was young, and for years ive wanted an angel tattoo in commemoration (angels were one of her 'things';). I hope mine comes out even close to this good.
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Natural20 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh my goodness, she's saint lucia!
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:iconxenonia:
Xenonia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
so gorgeous. I'm impressed by your talent!:)
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BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
:love:It is beautiful and perfect.:love:Thank You for this. It is definitely a :+fav: .:D
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
aww thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it:)
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BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
:D
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous. I love angels, and you draw them so well! I love the wings especially and the candles.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'm happy you enjoyed this:)
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artisann Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely love it!!!
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Malbi88 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
I like the gems on the wings
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. They were much fun to paint:D
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the detail and colors! :)
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you:)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, it's finished :)
not the colours I had expected, somehow I thought of the typical christmas colours, as well, but I actually think it's good you didn't drown the pic in red and green, but only gave it a little spot in the image ;)
I like the glow of the mandala in the background, not to mention the coloration of the wings... ah the wings... :clap:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm glad the more subtle Christmas approach comes off. I wanted it to have the feel without smacking people over the head with Christmas imagery. I'm so happy you enjoy it:) It really wouldn't have been the same without your inspiring stock.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yah, I imagine your hitting people over the head with your keyboard shouting "get! into! the! christmas! spirit! already!!" (note: one hit after each word ^^)
and thank you, too, pictures like these remind me of why I even decided to do stock in the first place :)
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear it:) Your candle series makes me want to whip out some of my own candles and try out some fun things with lighting. There really isn't enough good drapey artistic candle shots out there. Yours was one of the few that wasn't too dark and actually had someone posing classically.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I need to redo those old pics, they were one of the first in my stock-account (thus, grainy and small ^^; and basically unusable for photomanipulators - so I'm glad a traditional artist could make use of it :aww:)
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
bah they can just paint over if they want to use them, it's more work, but it's worth it if the image is something they really want to use, buut I AM intrigued by the possibility of seeing a return to this subject matter in stock. I love it muchly:D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
we'll see - since I'm currently out of new ideas with Liz anyway (and her ego has become too big to bear do to her playing my stock-model XD) we might just re-do a whole bunch of old pics ^^
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wings are really nice. The draping of the fabric is really nice too! Over all a lovely piece. Sorry my brain doesn't seem to want to cooperate and produce more articulated thoughts. I just wanted to let you know I thought this was a well done piece.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Seth! Glad I can keep up to par on my wing forms! I was trying to stylize them a bit more here, which was a challenge. Thanks for taking a look:)
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, that's beautiful! :heart:
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croaky Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh it came out really lovely, it's beautiful! :D
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I like those wings
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Ravensrow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
An beautiful dedication, your mom must be so happy. I like the compositional look to the one wing up helping to frame the background design. Great work.
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ProphetGeist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
I really like this. Very beautiful. I like the traditional Christmas headpiece. I think your girl's face is much prettier than the model she was based on!

I also really like the background. It looks almost Celtic.

What was your medium?
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I was definitely going for a more traditional pagan appeal:) It's actually pen and ink line art, watercolor for the majority of the picture except for the skin, which is in prismacolor color pencil. I'm glad you enjoyed it:)
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ProphetGeist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
It reminds me of something on an old tarot card.

Actually, I'm playing Fable II now and it reminds me a lot of some of that art. I love it!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm a huge fan of tarot so I'm quite flattered by the comparison. I'm still pondering making my own set.

Ohh I've heard so much about Fable 2. I can only hope it's much better than the first, but the art was always fabulous for both.
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ProphetGeist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Yeah. I'm about halfway through, I think, and it's definitely taken me longer than the first game, which took me a total of 10 hours, I think. Way too short.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
*sniff* my kingdom for a 360:(
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ProphetGeist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I'd die without mine. This sounds pathetic, but I went to visit my dad for five days and hauled it cross-country. It's kind of okay because he played it more than I did.
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ProphetGeist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
I also want to mention that I like that you didn't stick with "traditional" Christmas colors. Yes, her shawl is red and green, and the darker variants of the colors, which I appreciate so much more than their more vibrant and somewhat loud counterparts. You also use a lot of blue, which not only do I LOVE, but it really feels winter-y because of it, and you get the feeling of turquoise.
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