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Muriel, Angel of Cancer by PeteMohrbacher Muriel, Angel of Cancer by PeteMohrbacher
The face we show on the outside and who we are inside are always different. That shell we build over our hearts exists to gird us against the barbs of the world. As we grow, that shell hardens, but the need to let others past it becomes equally as valuable. The essence of this sign is not only a shield that holds harm at bay, it is also the warmth that brings life and healing into our lives. Muriel is the protector of our deepest truths and the caregiver of our inner most selves.

Ruled by the Moon

This piece was made possible thanks to my patrons:

Alex Assemi, Paul LaFata, James Edelen, Joseph Zhou, Manuel Perez, Robert H. Kramisen, Kana Katsumata, Vidya Bodepudi, Will McLachlan, David Michael Hershberger, Pedro Wu Kuo, Alexis Clyburn, Yu Jun Loo, Andrew Oliveira, Maria Berger, Justice Cassel, Jarred Bunton, Chanda Mija, Wenjie Fu, Gabriel Alexandru Susanu, Christopher Brooks, Jessica Desmond, Jason Robinson, davidsinick, Christopher Morgan, Daryna Kolomiets, N. Montoya, Dakotah Black, Zachery Viegut, Oliver Lunt, Breanna Pidgette, Silas Goewey, Timothy Park, Lauren Ria Bell, Roy Summers, Michael seiffert, Daniel Norman, Savada Vong, Art Wu, Aurore Folny, TAO WEN, Jasmine Carter, Gabriel Tremblay, Carlos Roberto de Souza Junior, Ryan de Quintal, Kytie Allix, Phantasia Mayner, Justin Sison, Michelle Farran, Janusz Yancoo Bukowski, Pierce Schaefer, Melinda Palmer, Shane Cisler, Eric Taft, Amber Hipona, miles johns, Alanny Lopez, Toly Kivshar, Billy Coe, Peter Villumsen, fukai koori, Joseph Deshler, Lorraine Ochoa, Ari-Matti Toivonen, Ashton, Zuzanna Topolewska, James Crowley, Fatima Iqbal, james wu, Emely Von Almen, Summer Thibodeaux, Lee Dotson, Harry Sillett, Andre Labaki, Kwasi Yeboah, James Gunawan, Andrea Crabtree-Coin, Ryan Hanson, Sabrina Echouafni, Dánae Pacheco López, Sean Jones, Luiza Fontella McAllister, Josh Tzue, Nick Arbeiter, Egill Örn Sveinbjörnsson, Victor Lo, Simon McCann, Alucard Arcane, ROBERT CETNAROWSKI, Pablo Alatorre, Kirsty-Louise Ferguson, Evan Beaubien, Christian Bramantyo Xu, Siyu Chen, Alissa Woodard, Matthew Assad, Daniel Yates, Jerrica Bullis, Tyrone, Ryan Campeau, Toby Ashton, Graeme Cunningham, Emily Lau, Dilan Endsley, Todd Jaser, Fredrick Woo, Mary Daugherty, Sam Gauss, rain box, Lindsey Bailey, Scott Little, Aristaqis, Bonnie Arndt, Diana Jarrell, Ursula Dorada, Kristine Brannock, Kelsy Rice, Ali Ahmed, Jaden Snarr, Brianne Speakman, Anthony G, Colin Walsh, Camren Luster, Abdullah S Y Ali, Holland Mattila, Ruben de Wit, Joseph Nguyen, Simon Coutellier-Savard, Sophie Bangs, Андрей Жердев, Milàn Caron, John D. Wiltshire, Armond Lee, Edward Kear, Loren Downing, Paul Davis, Michael Vankim, Stephen J Skrapits III, Shannah McQueen, TAN JEK JAN, Ben Kahn, Ricardo Riamonde, Katherine NyborgAnthony Stuart, sean stastny, Shawn Keegan, Sean Campbell, Orlando Ortiz, Ali Matar Alneyadi, Náudima Santana Pintor, Kayla Carter, Samantha Hunt, Nick Gilbert, Elijuh Mustapha, Michael J Connelly, Corey Gooch, Fei Lee, Anna Lobaton, Brooke Price, Samuel Cooper, Maria Raducanu, Sei orai, Lane Peckham, Cliff Stamp, George Prentoski, Kris Ennis, Mike Timm, Hamza Itani, Sal terino, Logan Schmidt, Adam Blackwell, Jane Burt, Michelle Bloniarz, Kristina Marzouca, Alex Coon, Heather Britton, Matthew Rutter, Jordan Schrandt, Fraser Murray, Kendall Wohlwerth, Amy Kelly, Alejandro Camero, Shawnna Bass, Joseph Shanahan, Nobel Yoo, Marcel Mack, Steven Broughton, M. Clark, Marzena Piwowar, Danny Mol, Nicole Edkins, Stephanie Boyd, Joseph eduardo Maureira Barrientos, and Maxwell Crabill.

Additional funding by Mr. Suicide Sheep

Ambriel, Angel of Gemini by PeteMohrbacher  Shateiel, Angel of Silence by PeteMohrbacher  Phanuel, Angel of Truth by PeteMohrbacher  Remiel, Angel of Visions by PeteMohrbacher  Leliel, Angel of Night by PeteMohrbacher 
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BradyRain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Like that composition
Boasill Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Kinda looks like a Warframe
DirkH143 Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Can you make the"Angel of Taurus"? Would that be possible?
Great art though.
kyteki Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Mr. Mohrbacher, your art is amazing! I'm always inspired by looking at your work.
GearHead-ArtPractice Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors
FEDORaLeXeev Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist
 сool :) (Smile) 

tangmokou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SunBather88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit I interpreted that title wrong.
RavengersPen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Same. Only after, did I see it was the crab one
r3dunit02 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you think they poop?
ikarishinji232 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Borja1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
wow really cool amazing
hypn0s-sama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Damn... So good
PaklauskVejo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
coricancha Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Just gorgeous! My deep respect: the composition, the forms, the colors, light and's gorgeous. 
k-ma0 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Color usage is wonderful.
S-R-A Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Awesome artwork, as always.

In some mythologies "Muriel" was the angel that collected the dust that God then turned into Adam. Then he fell off His grace and got turned into the demon Abaddon.

Maybe he wanted his broom and dustpan back? Sweating a little... 
AFriendlyMisanthrope Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
I love your work! 
I was wondering, are you planning to do the more famous angels (the archangels and Lucifer) ?
LoupeX2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
I missed such beauty... You are even more amazing than before.
TrebuszeQ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Damn I was like: "why the he made angel of cancer, next would be angel of Alzheimer", then noticed astrologic zodiac sign.
With a name like "Angel of Cancer" you'd think people would stop worshiping her
Ikolit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just going through my notifications and wow that's my name! Great work <3 I love your illustrations 
JupiterGrace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love your Concept and Art style, and the details are just amazing ^_^
LuizPrado Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Capricorn pleaaseeee<3 <3 <3 
I love your work, angelarium is great!
Edo555 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
Maybe Tause Melek.  He is caled peacock angel and is worshiped by yazidis. But I think ultimately he is Tammuz ancient mesopotamian god. It just sounds in arabic as peacock king.
I kind of like his story.
Arkalarts Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
RgDraw Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive work ! :D
Greetings1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
Will the angel "Michael" ever be done?  Perhaps as a bonus piece someday?
bjnorberg Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
Clannad16 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww this is nice of you! great artwork
julipegas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
I just love how you didn't emphasize the "feminine/mother/moon" side of Cancer. Most arts about this sign seem to be guided only by that, and it's the part I less identify with. So, I've always felt a little under-represented in terms of sign depictions, hahaha XD
The concept of the shell and the inner self is for me a much more important aspect of this sign, more abrangent. And I love to see it so beautifully represented. Your text description is delightful, too. :heart:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
very awesome :3!
AhmadAlshawa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning Artwork!!
shadowphoenixpt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. COngrats.
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Additional funding by Mr. Suicide Sheep" uber, love his music
Velveten Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
As a Cancer, I'm very happy to have such Angel <3
Banan123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Meh too, it is very well done. And reminds me of Frost from Warframe kind of! Which is one of my favourite warframes!
themandii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I discovered your work through randomly finding your youtube show! So inspiring, I absolutely love your work and I'm so glad I found it *O*
0Ramzapr0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hoy should work for God in the Creation Departmen!
Drelix Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the new collection seeking blue, i think that this piece fits very well with some of the songs! good job
Exeidur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work, as always. I'm really liking that armour, and his legs look cool!
ZeroCartin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is stupidly awesome. I LOVE the fact that he has crab legs and in general the crustacean theme, but the colors are just mindblowing. Great job!
Knight-of-Ishtar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
Really cool my GF got a crab tattoo on our last day in Charleston, SC she's not a Cancer,but we ended up playing with a tiny crab late one night,also the poem makes me think of her.
gianenci Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
I hope you are going to do every zodiac sign.**
Bianca2016 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
very cool!
Darrung Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cancerous Angel
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Cookiesaurus-Rex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
I know a few "angels of cancer" myself
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