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I decided to draw something impractical and purely decorative after going though the gallery of *Wen-M. It was rather liberating. As a subject, I unburied a character named Colbain that appeared to me in a dream in 10th grade and, erm, spruced him up a bit. It was great excercise. :3

Colbain (c) Rah-Bop
Micron pen + Photoshop
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Cr0atoan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah Wen-M. His influence spreads. Great work! :D
Toa-Lagara Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
siwone Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice wings. Remember my char at atlantica online with her Lilith wings (angel+demon) ^^
birdofj Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
It's fun to do totally impractical and decorative from time to time. :nod: The wings are both awesome, and the shiny stuff looks great. But...I feel silly for confusing your "hidden" sig as part of his design. :XD:
SUNandMooN363 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
That is truly amazing! :iconiwantitplz:
DragonFang01 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible artwork, though the background is a bit plain, it grants full attention to the main piece. This design isn't overly detailed, so the details that are in it are easily noticed.
saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
He looks like the depiction of the types who do not follow a "white" or "dark" path....but both.
WyzyWhig Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
xdesiring-flightx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
the wings...

definition of perfection !
Unasys Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
He's sparkly. . .(sorry, the crow in me is loving this picture)
toshema Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This a really nice design, and I love all the detail!!!!!
DragonMasterKris Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this drawing a few months ago, and my brain exploded from all the wonderful little ideas. I must fav this. :heart:
ConcreteAngel179 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW I really like the idea it is GREAT!!!!
SableKage Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bloody flippin hells 0.0 That's *good* Like everyone else, love the wings, I also like the way you subtly worked in skull designs on the staff and the black wing ^-^
nightstorm83 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
I too, like the specific detail of the wings, but I also must mention that in all other drawings of black and white wings, the white is usually the feathered one. I personally like that black feathered bit and more broadly the uniqueness of this one; I have seen many other pieces of angels or anthros, but this one really stands out. It is a lovely concept and a wonderful picture. Very well done.
Despon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Who is this godly figure? The wings are so cool LOVE IT
Azareph Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Awesome details. I love the whole thing.
Azulcat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! I have absolutely nothing to critique... this is so amazing!! I love all the jewelry... stuff. It adds to the picture really well. I think it's cool that the wings look different. Amazing work!!
ArchangelXAmy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
You did a lovely job. I love the wings.

Do you ever use him in stuff. Like stoires or RP. He seems like an interesting character to explore.
rah-bop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nah. I'm not much of a writer and I don't have any interest in rp. Mostly I just draw him as the mood strikes me.

Thanks for the compliments. <3
ArchangelXAmy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Ah, well, your striking mood is most exelent. Great job.

You're welcome.
ZeeMendoza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
jeezus, those wings r way too awsum
wingLover Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
great wings ^_^
though i would be suprized if he could actually fly with all that metal stuff and jewelry
SoraWestler Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Cool design. Great details. :heart:
LadyScourgE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the wings! I also like the weapon.
Your detail is awesome! :D
ChaoticFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor dragon-man. With all the bling, he'll never be able to flap those mismatched wings effectively enough to fly.
Cosmophant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the detail and contrast in the picture and can see how Wen-M influenced it, and despite the impracticality of it all it still looks freakin' awesome! :worship:
FoxLightstep Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Wow that's very beautiful. Love the texture of the wings you've given and the designs of the jewelery make it more interesting and pleasing to the eye. Not to mention your coloring of it.
lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
great stuff. :)
Orion-Dezagrats Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
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zO.omfgwtfbbqbubblegumchewie! IT'S AWESOME.

talikira Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Those wings are amazing. D:
Tsaka Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The wings are so inventive! I've never seen anything like it. And I love all the little details.
Edhelith Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Aw, thanks. I try to be constructive, and that was a good day for being articulate I guess. ^^ Actually, my (not so) inner science geek was looking at the clasps on his flight feathers and saying "Well, they're pretty and all, but they'll screw up his lift and everything! How will he fly?!" But the rest of my mind was like "Shut up" and sat on it. This sort of thing tends to happen to me quite often. -_-; I try to ignore it.
Edhelith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
A very awesome character design. As someone above me in the comments noted, the color reversal on the angel wing and the demon wing is quite novel. The demon wing has very good details- the structure looks anatomically correct from what I can tell, and the veins are a nice touch. The feathers on the angel wing are the best I've ever seen. Their shape and the way the membrane folds and splits is completely realistic.

The only thing that seems off is the shoulders (they seem like they should be a little wider), but it's hard to tell with the armor.
rah-bop Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, could it be? A thoughtful and constructive comment?! I didn't know those existed on dA! I wish I could +fav a person. THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a lovely comment. I don't think I can even properly express how thankful I am for it. You're right, his shoulders are too narrow. I knew about various other stupid problems but I didn't notice the shoulder thing, thanks. :3

:hug: I like you.
FairyoftheNite Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Very lovely and love the detail that you put into it. ^_^
xuadobiht Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Very neat design! :)
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Amazing wings
GlassEyedPuppet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
<3 much loved. ^^ i adore everything about the picture. ^^
Pilotslover Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
*oozes jealousy*

Superb, you have a lovely gallery.

DesertDarky Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love it. Even if it looks a little like he overdid it with piercing his wings. =) ^^""
ShadowSaber Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it :D very nice
Sophiostro Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006   Photographer
Veeeeery pretty. I can see you were inspire by good ol' Wen-M there. Hehe.
RaidFlare Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
great art work.
gambleswithfate Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
lovely! it has that sort of light and dark side to it. i love the wings!
Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005   Writer
DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
I love this and just have to :+fav: it. I think its the wings and details that do me in. =D
Wizzah Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
Whoanow. I saw this on someone's random favorites, and HAD to click. Those wings are extremely deaileded. :heart:
IceyArticuno Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
This totally bit me with all of the lovely detail and the WINGS. O_O OY.
I love them..The whole scheme is WONDERFUL.
SilverPaws Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Wow! The details are so amazing! I could look at this for at least an hour! SO beautiful, and shiny too XD
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