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The Blessing by Ironshod The Blessing by Ironshod
I've just finished this angel painting called The Blessing. Angels do not have to be associated with a particular religion or indeed any religion at all. They can be symbolic of a thought or wish, and seen as guardian figures. Here I painted the angel holding a sword to symbolise a request for protection and strength. I hope you like her :)

Thanks to `mjranum-stock for the use of his photograph as reference when painting the figure. It was very helpful to help make a natural pose.
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nv0986789 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
love the wings
HammerinInkminer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018's a very nice image -- pure.
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
PegaSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful !Love 

SunlessNick Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Oh, yes, I do like her.
rainchickk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
your angels are incredible
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
BobWilson310 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
BarrazaFanny Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
Hi Anne. I love the talent you have, you are my favorite illustrator (well you're the only favorite). I have a question / permission / request: 
Can I take one of the illustrations (specifically "The Blessing" in Deviantart) for a cover of a novel that I have on Wattpad? 
Do I have to pay anything? 
Thank you and happy day.
safork Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

so beautiful and feel strength.(...does't she feel ache?(・*・;)

artboy-2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thus beauty has been drawn!  This is amazing!
IRON-WEEVIL Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
this is amazing! keep it up
JennifeRefinn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Hello, I love your art Anne, please would you tel me what programs do you use on your paintings and what is the size of the canvas? Do you paint by hand on paper first or do you use graphic programs immediately? And do you have some videos of you painting? I would love to see your art in progress. Have a beautiful day. Love Jennifer <3
Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
wow she gorgeous I love the wings and I love the sword
MysticalAngel101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's absolutely gorgeous!
patriciaenola Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I've just finished this angel painting called The Blessing. Angels do not have to be associated with a particular religion or indeed any religion at all. They can be symbolic of a thought or wish, and seen as guardian figures. Here I painted the angel holding a sword to symbolise a request for protection and strength. I hope you like her :)
Those Words go so well with the picture - I wish you had been by, at the time I was trying to express an opinion - Anne !! your words would have silenced someone - somewhat better than mine
Dionisante Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!
Tate27kh Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just WOW! so beautiful.
Forfrysning Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the wings
JPMNeg Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You're work is truly inspiring.
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YipingRay-lin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I love the lighting falls so gently and the dress's fabric and the way it falls. This just truly beautiful...reminds me of a book called "Katherine" I read once. :-) How many layers did you use? :-O
Kaelan-Pixie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I can't help but love the feathers most of all <3
rebelane Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What an incredible image, so nice. so Very wonderful. I have just spend an hour or so looking at only a few of your pieces. How you make me wish I could draw a curved line without it looking like a tree with the limbs cut off. I do have a bit of another skill, and would like to find out how your licensing works, and how much you charge for a commissioned piece for an online identity I have. such an incredible gift, such an incredible world you help to create. :love:
Sylviann Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Fantastic I really love your work, go on
misswings89 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Digital Artist
love it
katsawildcat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*GASP* this is fantastic!!
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Although, angels are not just a symbol. They are very real, and nothing like humans. They are creatures created by God.

Great artistry though.
The-Adopted-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! I love this! The lighting, the background, the angel! Simply amazing work! :+favlove:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your work have been featured ---> [link]

thank you for sharing!
LeafAMML Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love angels, this one is purrfect :D
Dracoan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome angel.
Cochalita Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AceOfSongs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
You know, I favorited this ages ago, but when I saw it again just now, it took my breath away all over again. I love this picture.
deoxys90 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is gorgeous. :heart:
Izmak Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Oh wow...incredible...just incredible.
Risen-Art Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fictional angels don't have to be associated. Real ones are another story :-) (they are not male/female and are designed to carry out YHWH God's will and serve his people, also real ones never try to steal attention away from God but instead point us to him *RL story*).

The background reminds me of Zelda's Temple of Time (sry, I'm such a game head!) Your rendering of values, body volume and fabric is certainly reminiscent of the old masters too. This has such an atmosphere is destiny, fellowship and protection. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Holy stunning! It's the wings, correct? Wow, I've seen angel art, but hardly any so awesome as the wings portrayed in such grand detail and scale. The black and white composition works fine with color being only her skin.

Your images really bring out the mythicism that somehow lacks with other artists. The use of light, tone, aura, magic, pose, symbolism, color, and message works for your angels. Just truly majestic...yes, that's add grace and majesty to your work.

Have you ever thought of making statues or figures of these angels? Your females have a great feminine beauty that some angel figures lack. There are some artists, sculptors, or companies that make figures. Send me a note if interested and perhaps I could hook you up with a few names.
Steve141 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
excellent.. speechless... well I could go on.. haha
Steve141 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
excellent.... speechless... well I could go on.... haha
JMDespain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
A14MR Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, it's beautiful! <3
Tink1865 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
beautiful and peaceful
charligal-stock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning work hun!
Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really, really beautiful! I love how big you drew her wings, it bothers me when people draw an angel or something and the wings don't look like the could actually lift it.

Really, this is such a stunning picture! :faint:
Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She must either have tough skin or a dull blade...
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