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This is my latest time-killing work (I mean I spent almost 3 weeks on it)... Look out, the full view is huge )))

It was inspired by a song named "Gabriel" by Lamb. Even though the picture and the song have different meanings I felt like rendering something like this.

EDIT: Treyos finally finished writing his version of the full story! Yeeeeeey!!! And it's sooooooo wonderful, it like a second life to my painting! Thank you so much, Trey-kun!!! :hug:

Please go and read it, it's worth your time, I swear! ^____^
Here you can find it: [link] [link]

The actual story behind this peace is that the girl was a "witch" who heeled people with the help of her spirits. They told her what the problem was and how to solve it or which herbs she must use to cure a person. The villagers often visited her for advice though steel fearing her powers much, but the head people and citizens of the town did not trust her and called her a "dark child". One day she saw something she never had seen before - an angel. It was the most beautiful creature she had ever laid eyes upon. She instantly felt so captivated by him she couldn't utter a word. She didn't even know if he was real or just a hallucination... He called himself Gabriel and told her that she must go to the governor and tell him that if his army will go north it'll be destroyed (the city was in state of war). And when the girl did what she was told the commanders went mad and began to threaten her, they said that they had enough information about the location of their enemies and that she just tries to lead them in the wrong direction, that she is a traitor! They did not believe her... Especially when she said that it was a message from an angel. They proclaimed her as insane and put her in irons into a cave in the woods. The situation went even worse when she told that the country will probably fall if they did not follow the advise of Gabriel!... they put out her eyes saying that she will never ever see that "angel" again!... The spirits had gone wild but couldn't do anything because they had no power in the physical world...... Time went by in hunger and coldness, and the girl started to think that she had imagined the holy creature... but then he came! And here she was, sitting on ice-cold ground, feeling the warm touch of his hands, stroking the soft and subtle feathers of his wings and thinking one thing - "He is real!" She did not care about the cold or her sudden blindness (though she craved to see him one more time); she "saw" the light he brought, the warmth he gave her... "He is real!"... But WHAT THE HELL! The story cannot end just like that! -___- So then Gabriel made her see again, took her to Heavens and they lived happily ever after! :) or maybe not...:(
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My Gabriel by *Natsuki-3 captures such beauty and emotion! The fear and sorrow in those sightless eyes are matched only by the hope also alive there. And one cant help but wonder - is the angel there only to bring her comfort or there to finally bring her Home? ( Suggested by TracyWong and Featured by cosmosue )
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely artwork!
Rexyf Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to say that ten years later and I still love this picture. Very serene and moving. :)
Toshi81 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Simply amazing! Very well done!
mysolitaryground Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Fantastic, I loved all the art! ;)
Bonifazim Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
This has just make my day brighter
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I remember this one.... glad I found it again.
artistic-bird Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist
This is magnificent! 
ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing artistry :-)
Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work ! The full view is fantastic!
lady-annamarie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Its so beautiful and the story is amazing. Well done :)
74381 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
The artwork is even better with that mazing story behind it! Amazing work! Did you write that story, or is it referenced off of something?
dcblackstar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
TheFirstAngel Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lovely work :)
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! :faint:
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Artist
Incredible, gorgeuos work. You're very talented!
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous.

Love this beautifully done angel piece. :D
Thevala Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
That you call a "time killing"? Gee, what do you do when you want to spend your time in a more "lively" way? This picture ist great, impressive, wonderfully drawn and colored!
And the story, well, Ill read it.
Thanks for sharing it with us less talented people!
firepheonixrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Truely beautiful!
LilMochii Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this brought tears to my eyes and moved my heart its so beautiful the detale is exquiset and i love it so i never felt that way about art before
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful piece of artwork, it shows your talent!
BunnyNinji Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
raniki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
It's amazing!!!
mylastel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
What a brilliant piece! :la: I like it, both the art & the story. :nod:
I just laughed at the end when u wrote "or maybe not.." I feel romantic while reading it but I do prefer that they'd live happily for the rest of their lives. :love:
El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful piece! it's soo full of emotion ... impressive!
I go for the happy ending! the lived happily ever after ;)
kikyomoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
This is really amazing! I love the girl's expresion. XD
juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
wow amazing!
Alfadigamma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
awsome.......... wow
Nice Work!
Laarn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Simply beyond words.
Origami-Night Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I first saw this artwork probably... Two/three years ago. Foolishly I never saved a link to it and never had an account on here so couldn't favorite it. But I have kept an image in my head of this picture because it is so awe inspiring and I have searched and searched the whole Internet to try and find it again! FINALLY i have found this beautiful, mesmerizing and heartbreaking picture once more so I can let you know how much this piece of art inspired me through college, in my writing and in my own art! Thank you so much for this artwork and thank heavens I have rediscovered it so I may go on admiring this and the rest of your gallery <3
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautifull composition. The purple light. The wings of the angel. The incredible sad look in the eyes of the girl...

For a moment i thought that Gabriel was female...

And i thought the girl was Psyche from a Greek story
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Angels are androgyn, they can be both male and female. Understandable you're confused. But then again, I would be confused if I would meet a real angel... :)
mylastel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Hey! I believe it's a reply to my comment. :giggle:
Yeah! I heard that angels are "androgyn", some says that they don't really have gender. =P Uhm , who knows you already met an "angel". :boogie:
mylastel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Oh! I'm confused now what Gabriel's gender really is. In the movie Constantine, Gabriel there is female, but all my life, I knew Gab is a male angel. :giggle:
Anyway, you mentioned Psyche, oh well! She's one of my favorite girl in Greek Myth. :nod:
Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
For a second, the scene made me think of psyche and Eros... :)
mylastel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Oh, me too! the story reminds me of Psyche & Eros, my fav couple! :la:
Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The is amazingly beautiful! You really captured their emotions and the tenderness of the scene.
philipjevans Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Gabriel can be yours.
Moto53 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist

Yuliyas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
АХРИНИТЕЛЬНО О________О (прошу прощения, но у меня челюсть отвисла, и я не смогла сказать что-то другое)
Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, Gabriel is so beautiful! I love how you're able to capture the angel so wonderfully :heart: I could feel his actual warmth illuminating from the picture ^^
ArtbyZaheroux Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Your art is beautiful. Treyos did a phenomenal job translating your work.
valeriaaki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
When I see this picture my heart always starts beating.
I love it.
IcabodCrane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Absolutely amazing detail...
El-Niphrendil Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story is touching. Poor girl. The pic is wonderful.
Dawn-kill Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is extremely beautiful work, love the little story, too!
Naboru21 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
wow that is amazing
StarGazerM Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
This is very beautiful.
itSMEneon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous illustration. it's so beautiful i'm in tears :cries: the silky dress alone is so well done that i'm near speechless. awesome work
Nii-sama745 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
awww isn't that just awesome!
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