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I Shall Face Damnation for You

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Published: August 14, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 juliedillon
This is my entry for =cypherx's "Best Friends" contest. :) It is supposed to depict an angel who has descended into hell to save his fallen comrade from fiery oblivion. Only a true friend would take such a risk. The fallen one might be saved, but if the angel can’t make it back out again, they’ll both be lost to the pit forever. Oh noes. ;)

Here is the WIP: [link]

Photoshop 5.5 and Painter 6.1, if anyone's curious. :)
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It's an absolutely fantastic work, truly moving!
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TomasJantacProfessional Digital Artist
Great art
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The depiction is so dramatic, and also a beautiful way to portray true friendship.
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Such a very daring way to demonstrate true friendship.Clap 
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JaredNuckelsStudent Traditional Artist
One of my favorite pictures of all time
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JaredNuckelsStudent Traditional Artist
Been looking for this picture i saw on my old computer so many years ago. I could stare at this picture for hours. Beautiful!!!
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ijustlikehaloHobbyist Traditional Artist
Bros till the end.
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This is very beautiful! Both back story and art.
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I have featured your work on my home page, I forgot to grab the link but you know to click on the rose!
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GarymillertimeHobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I love the back story to your inspiration. I believe there is no greater love then that of a friend who would risk their own life to save them. Very moving piece of work...brilliantly done!
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Too... Magnificently beautiful...
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Wow...only word for it...wow...
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wow!..just WOW!
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In theme, narrative and apperance ... this is beyond mere beauty.
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wonderful work!!!!!!!!!
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Your fantastic work has been featured here: [link]
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Reminds me of the Greek mythology story
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beachrainProfessional Digital Artist
sad, I love the border
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Gosh, the colors. Absolutely adore your work.
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I just said "Woowwwww...." in my chair. Gads the emotion! :iconwhaaplz:

This is so beautiful. So brave. I don't even have any words.

Is that the fallen friend's face at the top?
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awesome piece
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Wow! Super great concept!
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