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neverwhere: Angel Islington

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This is a portrait of the angel Islington from the fantastic novel “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman. He is my most favorite angel of all time. XD
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TANDARIDEIStudent Digital Artist
Love redness of the wine ^w^
LucyFaerie's avatar
He is so adorable!
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist
Lol! Thanks! Glad you like him.
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You're welcome!
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NoweriaHobbyist General Artist
Ok. You like Neil Gaiman (my fav character is Lucifer ^^), Dragon age, Snarry, yaoi, the sexy-manly-arishok, ai no kusabi... and you are very good in your art. You are my hero. Really. *work better to approach the line*
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist
LOL! Thank you ever so much! I am very happy to hear that we have so many interest's in common and that you like my paintings. :)
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Hooded-WarriorHobbyist General Artist
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss. :D I love Neverwhere it is amazing, and this is a very beautiful piece of art.
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks so much! I am glad you like it.

Isn't Neverwhere fantastic. I also like American Gods, but really Neverwhere is my most favorite. XD
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I do love that Neil Gaiman made an angel out of a place in London ♥ This is a beautiful interpretation 
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks a lot! Glad you like it. :D

Oh, I was so surprised when I found out that Islington is a place/district and there is an angel statue in Islington! XDD
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It's actually on the London Monopoly "The Angel/Islington" :D

I've actually not been there yet, shame on me :P
myaru's avatar
This is fantastic.  I never suspected him when reading, for some reason (usually I glom onto characters like this immediately), but I can picture him exactly like this.  <3
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks! Glad you like it. :)

Me neither. Like you, I usually suspect accurately the villain of a novel, but Islington totally surprised me. XD I guess I was blinded by the "angel" aspect. Lol.
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DarkestofDaysHobbyist Traditional Artist
All angels are male... -nods-

I've never once heard or read of a female angel except in popular fiction.

P.S.: Excellent art.
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NyxShadowhawk1Hobbyist Writer
Well, Gaiman did describe "his" face as "perfectly androgynous." I think he uses the pronoun "it" to refer to Islington, too.
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you like this piece.
Yep, that was my understanding as well that pretty much all angels are male. I can accept that they are fluid in gender, if they wish to be, but to my knowledge only male angels were portrayed in the past and spoken of in the Bible. But again, I am not religious at all, so I might be mistaken. I just like the angels as a 'fantasy race', and man do I love them! XDD
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Cute looking. :huggle:
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, it was certainly a wonderfully, serenely psychotic little thing, I must admit. And you rendered it beautifully. <3 Wine and all...
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist

Thank you ever so much! I am glad you like it. :D And yes, he was an amazing character. XD

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AcheronHadesProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful <3 And my favourite book! o 3o
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MathiaArkonielProfessional Digital Artist
Mine too! Thanks a lot!
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AcheronHadesProfessional Digital Artist
Anytime! ^^
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