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His prey is but a whisper in the night, an old evil in an old land. But the Hunt is a familiar one in the backdrop of night blooming flowers inspired by the Hunter's presence. They will tell him secrets of what lies beyond the reach of their shimmering light.
This image was, I will admit, nerve-wracking. I felt like I bit off more than I could chew with attempting an unfamiliar color scheme and an experimental mix of color pencil and watercolor. All in all, I'm pleased to bring a bit more contrast and punch to the theme of a 'dark angel'. I've drawn so much fluff and light lately! It felt good to let loose.:devil:

This is yet another image for an upcoming project I will release more details about later. Till then, I can only promise that it will be an epic undertaking! :plotting:


Watercolor & Color Pencil on Illustration Board, 8.5x11 Inches.
Reference used: [link] by ~LinzStock
Sketch :pointr: [link]
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:iconmtnightmare:
mtnightmare Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
way cool nice job:D
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
...Those tattoos! I tried something similar just a week ago: [link]
Very original approach to the wings too!

Cheers!
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:iconmonikaholloway:
monikaholloway Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Love his pose and the wings :)
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
beautiful scene :)
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:iconyami-kaira:
Yami-Kaira Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My month! *0*
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:icondevildoom1594:
DevilDoom1594 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
He looks like some kind of awesome assassin
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
If I were to guess at his story, I'd say he's a demon hunter ;) Not too far off from a shadow stalking type, though!
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:icondevildoom1594:
DevilDoom1594 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
DEMON HUNTER WIN! XD
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:icontowim:
Towim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
There is something about this one that I just really like. Not sure what it is... Its just, wow.
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:iconbrj-exe:
BrJ-exe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Artist
Nice work, congrats... :clap: :)
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this is so beautifully done!!!
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks:D It's one I'm really proud of in recent days.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you sure can be!
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:iconhira--akami:
Hira--Akami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Have you ever tried watercolor pencils? they are fantabulous.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have like two sets of those sitting here in my art drawer, but I keep forgetting to try them or just getting uncomfortable and switching back to the regular ol pencils. I really just need to get out of my comfort zone and go all out with them sometime. I've seen some gorgeous things done with them!
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:iconhira--akami:
Hira--Akami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
They are the only kind of paint I'm comfortable with, lol. They helped me get more comfortable with traditional media color.
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QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. I especially like how you rendered the tattoos ... I can never get mine to turn out that well. :)
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
The trick with tattoos is to color them AFTER you've rendered the skin in color pencil (or in watercolor, for that matter). It's the semi-translucency of the tattoo that makes it convincing. Black tattoos, for instance, are never stark black, but have a tint of the skin underneath (especially if they've faded from age). Hope that helps!
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:iconquestingraven:
QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it in mind ;)
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CristianaLeone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Hi!! This beautiful work has been featured! [link]

Keep up with your amazing art amd happy new year! :heart: :D
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
DYNAMITE WOK!!!
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Saimain Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow, despite the hassle this piece gave you, the end result is fantastic! Wonderful colors, setting, and composition; the background is a perfect contrast. The character really stands out. And I love his wings. ^__^
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks Adele! I had much fun coming up with a new type of wings to mix it up a bit. It's scary doing unfamiliar things, but oh so fulfilling when it comes out right! Must experiment more:D
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Charlemaine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Writer
i love it that he has wing tattoos as well as real wings. & even more interestingly, the contrast btwm the 2 -- quintessential angelwings on the tat, and dark bat-like wings sprouting out...like 2 sides of his being. or maybe relinquishing one for the other.

unfamiliar colour scheme? which part exactly?

'Night blooming flowers'. makes me think of the Court of Night Blooming Flowers in the Kushiel series
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Mainly I was a little uneasy about the dark colors on a dark background, so a more accurate description of my fears might not be the color scheme, but rather the contrast and particular blend of colors and color intensity.

I really like your reading of his multiple sets of wings. He's definitely meant to be an angel with a more complex nature to him, since he visits earth more often than the others. I wanted his kind to have more grit to them and a nature reflected by their wings.

I've always loved the title of the courts in the Kushiel series so I'm sure it's floating around in my subconscious waiting affecting how I title things!
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Charlemaine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Writer
yayness :XD:

oh btw, the colours on ur ew avatar is disturbingly beautiful. mmmmmmmElectric Blue
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I thought of making an avatar from a recent pic, but I've always loved the colors in Dreaming Butterfly and thought it'd be better to bring back something old.
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Ethelie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
his wings are win.
they make me think of fur lining. ^^
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol yes. It's all the rage in Heaven right now XD
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:iconethelie:
Ethelie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
woho :D

I love the colors btw, and the combination of light&dark
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Sofera Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow from the sketch to now, it came out really good!
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Toxikomani Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
gorgeous work
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Malbi88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
interesting mixture of avian and chiropteran features in the wings
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Figured the more 'earthly' angels would have something different going on with their wing types to reflect their more earthly nature:D
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:iconmrsnox:
MrsNox Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful and the colouring is as ipressive as always!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
excellent work! :thumbsup:
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:iconxaelasis:
xaelasis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
looks amazing with colors!!!! :D
nice work!, i like the wings!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Lovely, Ang.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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TwilightsWraith Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job, as usual.
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Turned out great! I especially like the effect around the flower blooms. Very nice.
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kanonH Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
You painting are very , VERY NICE <3 *-*
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