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Angel Of Grief. by phantomphreaq Angel Of Grief. by phantomphreaq
This is drawn on A3 paper in black ball point pen.
It is the Angel of Grief, a 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.

Such a beautiful and powerful sculpture

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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. Would love for you to join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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reesam Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I Love it!!!
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Beautiful :heart: ...i first saw this on an Evanescence album cover, and a Nightwish one too.... Lovely drawing.
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iamandy-awesomness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist
only with ball point pen? o.o
wow
did you do it over a number of times?
didnt you make any errors?
:O
truly ahmayzing
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AntoA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   General Artist
love the sculpture and love your drawing! :heart:
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thejudaskiss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Well, I got to say, Itīs really good! You gave life to the statue by making an realistic view of the wings. I really liked the the hand in the top draw, looks so gracefull. In the second draw the lines are not simmetrical, but itīs really good. Very expressive! I like it! =D
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Celtilia Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
wow !! this drawing is AWESOME ! I fell in love with it <333 :heart: transmit for me sad feelings :)
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phantomphreaq Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just had a look through your gallery, your Ailish comic pages in blue ball point are astounding!
I'm afraid my little angel up there pales in comparison to your pen work :D
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Celtilia Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
oh, I'm sure you'll become a fantastic ballpoint artist if you continue drawing ! thank you ! ^^
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phantomphreaq Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! :)
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Celtilia Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
^^ you're welcome ! :D
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aspiring-x Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
breathtaking. instant fav.
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Ruubski Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
You're very gifted, I love it!
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phantomphreaq Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much x
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destinygurl187 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Wow to make a work of art from a work of art is intense. I was moved. you have real talent!
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phantomphreaq Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks alot :hug:
I first saw it on the cover of the 'EP' album by Evanescence, and fell in love with it. Angel's are always depicted as superior, enlightend, heavenly creatures. But this statue has a powerful impact by showing it's more human, emotional side. Because of this I didn't want to draw her as a statue, so I drew her hair and wings more realisticaly, showing the form and texture of the feathers, rather than the smoothness of the original stone. (they probably did look like this to start with, but after over a 100 years of weathering, the texture has worn away) I think this adds a much more pleasing look to them, but at the same time adds more heartache and sorrow to her because it makes her look more real. As a friend of mine said 'you can almost 'feel' the grief coming from her, I can picture her shaking as she cries' x
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thejudaskiss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Evanescence? I didnīt know that they had an EP with this statue on the cover...o.0 I only knew the "Once" album of Nightwish...
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