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The true angel
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Published: October 17, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 ALKEMANUBIS
Hello people. This is an artwork I did for the :iconanimeangelsbook: Anime Angels artbook, I did it on the last days of 2011 and beginning of 2012. It had a double page feature.

I remember I started thinking about the idea and skecthing a bit way before but I got decided very close to the deadline hehe xD. It has a lot going on and too much details compared to my older illustrations, so it took a lot of hours to finish it, like 40 or something, haha I think I´m pretty slowat painting certain things.

Here´s some background story I wrote for the artbook:
"In a devasted world changed by wars a group of deserter soldiers finds a new way of fighting. They may be treated as traitors, but they may find more like them who see beyond the false truth and ideals imposed. On their journey, they find survivors and help them with the reconstruction of their living place and removal of dangerous threats. During a break, a man remembers with sadness his lost beloved one, but he suddenly discovers that an angel can be found in many different forms and that there is a future to fight for."

Photoshop CS5, Intuos 4 tablet.

:bulletgreen:EDIT: Wow, I got my very first DD!! This is so amazing :3 Thank you all for your nice comments and ~Yuki-Namida for suggesting it :heart::heart::heart:
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PetrosPL's avatar
This is beautiful and every time I see it I have tears in my eyes.
I am going to buy at least one hard copy and display it in the meeting room of our anarchist cooperative, to remind us all what we are fighting and working for.
Besides standard print, is it possible to commission a customized version, with the title "The day after the revolution" embedded somewhere?
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Revan005's avatar
Awesome and cute!
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CopparLin|Hobbyist General Artist
This fantastic "peace" of art speaks!
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GraySlate's avatar
GraySlate|Student General Artist
*inhales the art like coke*  UGH THIS IS AMAZING
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epicjonny155's avatar
Is that angel a girl or a guy
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bill55653's avatar
This picture really reminds me of a scene from a recent episode of the SyFy show "Dominion."  I wonder if one of their writers was inspired by your work.
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PetrosPolonos's avatar
The picture lives its own life. :-) I linked it to an actual story, that is developing right now, rally, at the Turkish/Syrian border. G*gle "Angels of Kobani" or just YPJ in graphics mode. Gender aside, it fits the story perfectly.
Greetings from Greece!
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S7alker117|Professional Writer
This is awesome, and so original. :)
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Guardian-of-Light137's avatar
*reads discription* Holy crap I thought that guy was a girl. That aside, I FREAKING LOVE THIS PICTURE!
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SSJCyberSonic|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too sweet. A well deserved DD. :iconslowclapplz:
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Riverfox237|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, that is really sweet. Amazing job with the lighting, you have a real skill for it! The colors and the contrast of light and shadow are beautiful.
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Jyellowstudio|Student Digital Artist
Just Too KAWAII!
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saxumsando|Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work is amazing
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An-Old-Otaku|Hobbyist Writer
You do some powerful and evocative images!  :omfg:
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Alexwind's avatar
that's a lovely piece
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DarkKokeshi|Professional General Artist
FELICIDADES POR LA DD!!!!!
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ALKEMANUBIS|Professional Digital Artist
Gracias :D
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Aishishi|Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful <3
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elpachonisimo's avatar
La bondad prevalecerá por siempre y para siempre
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Motion-Blue's avatar
wow, great work
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Neruall's avatar
Really, really touching :)
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TxusMetal4ever's avatar
I new I was gonna fav it at first sight X3
I love it!
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