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dark angel by HeartySpades dark angel by HeartySpades
one of dark angels of Arei's army O_O

you can't see his/her face cause of this long hair... mhehehe ;3

who said that angels are beautiful?!?
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Critique by The-Angel-Gabriel Jul 28, 2012, 5:39:08 PM
So, here it goes:

The obscurity in this piece is very impact-ful and goes well with a dark angel. The tendrils of smoky body are very well done and menacing. The amount of detail around the head area is great, but I'm really glad we can't see a face. In my mind, a dark angel would represent fear and fear has no face, so I really like the usage. Also, the juxtaposition of the swirly tendrils and the sharp angles is great, it's very visually pleasing!

On the other hand, I'm not sure if I really care for the serrated knives/saws coming out of the head area, it seems just a bit cheesy to me. I would rather they were smoky/hazy like the bottom half of the picture or were something else.

Overall the effect is very nice and I'm really impressed with the use of the media (ink wash? watercolor?). I will be perusing your gallery for more great pieces like this one!
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This is the type of art I was looking for! I love how you used a Gothic theme for the angel giving it its uniqueness and flawless touch. Also, I think the actual design itself is just pure creativity! You have used a good amount of transparency at the bottom of the dress and the hair adds a great touch in the whole picture. The way everything is wavy and refined shows gracefulness and femininity. You have left me speechless, SPEECHLESS I tell you! Keep on drawing and keep up the good work! This is just way beyond phenomenal! XD
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BarryGrose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Freaky, draws me in. Keep at it!
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RevenantBeing1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
whaaat that is awesomeeee
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:icontistelmark:
Tistelmark Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Really nice
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great piece of work. Love it!
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!
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GilgaPhoenixIgnis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Really great textures!
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! !! And who's Arei ? :D
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely love this piece.. VerYy well done great job.
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1337NaPo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
nice work :-)
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I see that I misread your follow-up piece. Ignore what I said about the angle :p
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
It's a bit late, but I love this piece! My only complaint is how it may be a little to obscure: your comment and follow-up piece suggest that the Angel is facing toward us in this piece, but it actually looks like we're viewing its back from the right. Similarly, the large blade coming from its head is colored light enough that it appears to be floating besides the creature, as opposed to sticking out of its head like you intended. But still, it's truly a great work!
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seth-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who said this angel was ugly?
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TheUndirectedArtist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Artist
this is a very interesting style. i must say you have excellent control with ink to be able to get such well form lines. its a very unique artwork. i love it.
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HeartySpades Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much !
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fey-fae-whatever Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
AMAZING.
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:iconkahzzzzz:
KahzZzZz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I swear... When i saw this, my heart filled of emotion. :cry:
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Myth82 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loveeee It....
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ComaMorgueArtist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Awesome :) !!!
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VillainsLove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it ;)
and I like words "Who said taht angels are beautiful?" :D
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May-Woods23 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.
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Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Epic >:D!!! <333
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AlexandrBerk Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work!
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HikariPixie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
They are....
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Darkeyesseethelight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
fair enough who says all angels must be holy or pretty looking
this is a new take that i actually find fascinatingy
very whispy and ghostly like
heheh to be honest even get the feeling maybe they work for the grim reaper or maybe the other way around? very nicely done though
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keevint111 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Angels are beautiful. Especially the dark angels.
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angelofdarkness55 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol ironic :icondragonxdplz:
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ChimereOkorieMba Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Oooo feels like ink in water =D lovely
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Anonymous10000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
If I ever see one of these... what would it take to kill one I wonder?
:fork: :chainsaw: :pissed:
(rape train :3)
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Collectivism Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Lovely job of shading. It gives off an illusion of fading in the lower portion of the angel.
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Akane-no-Asuka Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Wow! That's so mysterious!
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PandieSuicide Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this <3
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NekoriKoneko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that looks amazing~~
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:iconjyassa:
Jyassa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! Mysterious!
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Phoenixvalkyrie17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
i love this. i loved it years ago and found it again today! <3
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MadChronicler Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Writer
I Liked it!
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alurne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is so amazing. wow.
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:iconbrutalanarchy:
BrutalAnarchy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This bears such a startling resemblance to the demon in my nightmare. Beautiful.
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ViolinRemix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing!
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La-Baronne Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
This is gorgeous work, love love love <3
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iRipProduCtions Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Amazing
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sizzilan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Stunning.......simply stunning
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EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this it makes you think because their is no real form just wispy hair and stuff.
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Emmiegirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
beautiful! amazingly done! you are a wonderful artist! :D i repeat: BEAUTIFUL!
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BalberithRosier Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
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RoRSd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
whoa this is crazy nice. i'm the 179,774th viewer, i'm so late.
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TheVaudevillePrince Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Angels don't ever have to be good or bad. Look at Raven (My avatar), Shes the angel of the night. A phantom fright... *Crap I rhymed...* But you know...

Awesome work though. I love it.
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