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Gifted by thefifthorder Gifted by thefifthorder
Blessed with the power to influence the world

Story behind the artwork
I remember seeing a special on TV about children diagnosed with uncurable cancer. There was one of them who created incredible pieces of artwork. It had hit me and saddened me... that someone so young, with such talent, would be diagnosed with this type of cancer and would just be waiting to die. This piece is dedicated to the children out there who is blessed with this amazing talent since birth and who, unfortunately will have to leave us. Here's a little gift for you, May you keep your spirits up and bless the heavens with your talent.

Work process
I've been working on this piece slowly for the past week and a half, total of 30+ hrs. Pencil drawn, scanned, painted.
Since I have also used vectors in this, I had not submitted this to the airbrush section. I guess this is mixed media.
Once again, the graffiti says Realm, not that it matters here.

Final thoughts
I have attempted to give my graffiti a "soul" in this piece. Rather than just having a static graffiti, I wanted to give
this one personality. This one demonstrates the high hopes and optimism in which I hope these children would have.

Enjoy folks, may God bless these children.

Original at 1961x4551 @ 300dpi
Stock from SXC
Huge Thanks to ~sweettuesday for the wing/reference.
Thanks to my own Gundam wing model for wing/reference :D
Tribal brush by ~DemonixX-2x
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Madaraaaa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
what is that? some kind of bird?
dminko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
May God bless the children. It's a pain to see such great potentials never grow, but they will continue to display glory in heaven. :heart:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for sharing.
Katzurou Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I actually... wow... I love it so much. It's incredible and the story behind it is just really touching...
Vanja1995 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, thats really nice :)

and the whole layout of the picture and everything is awesome.
Fire-princess16 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
This is so beautiful, and also so sweet! It is sad to think of things like that.
WizardRed Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   General Artist
You aimed to give it a soul, and you can feel the soul in it.
porangers Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
DarkMetroid Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Amazing stuff!
skyflyingby Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
asowme man,

great job :D
imperialstonedragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
godlike pic
orchphwa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
love the sense of incredible power i get from the wings how its somehow incapsulated within thechild
heyfeeney Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
wow, probably the best wings i've seen on dA. amazing job.
DazeWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Oh man, that's gorgeous. I just love how the awesome power and crisp refined tones of the angelic machine contrast to the pudgy little child. (:

Do you remember the name of the show or anything? I'd love to see some of it.
IIclipse Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
sublimal. I love the message and I think you have very successfully captured it in this work of art :)
CrimsonBlack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful picture with a beautiful sentiment behind it :+fav:
knowleser Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
A lovely sentiment to this piece.
Drummersheep Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Student Photographer
ninja-DOOM-steve Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Holy crap. That is just... wow. Freaking awesome.
primulatook Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful tribute...
shaikhrahib Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Student Writer
the concept is out of this world ! magnificent !
and the picture justifies the concept brilliantly !
RedSinner Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Very beautiful and I love the reasoning of why this piece was created.
theartform Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
can you submit some bigger prints of this mate, its one of my fave pieces on dA :)
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, unfortunately I can't. dA doesn't have any print sizes that fits the original size any better than it does now unfortunately - Go on and blame dA!! lol :)
theartform Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:( damn dA :shakefist:
phierrie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
an inspiring artwork and a worthy cause

great job! :+fav:
elliko Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
i think this is one of the most amazing works i've seen on DA ever
machina-zero Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
ilsung Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Student Filmographer
this is an amazing piece full of power. its so strong and moving. its really beautiful.
Yonsen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
i like the wings, they are elegant yet sinister.
thunderhart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
this gave me goosebumps.. those poor children. :( 'tis a shame
vgodbout Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
wa-o +fav... I wish to dream of something like that ...
Radaj Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
This made me want to cry because of the meaning... beautiful. ♥
ArienKronian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
I feel compelled to add: This brought tears to my eyes.
Hydro expressed my sentiments exactly.

Work such as this motivates me to do MORE for these children.
ArienKronian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
It is said that suffering children find solace and comfort in heaven.
May they have angel's wings like those, sweeping over them, their shadows comforting and easing their pain.
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very well said, I hope so as well.

Thanks for the support, it's much appreciated.
wyvern83 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Your piece is very touching. I appreciate the thought you put into making this piece. I think it shows through in the picture. The wings are also very majestic and I like your choice of arrangment.
:D nice job
Blue-Strife Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Amazingly beautiful work m8.
LMP-TheClay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Wow... absolutely amazing.
Heh, don't even know quite what to say ^_^ Very nice...
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
so beautiful.
JimmyMFKNWinn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! such a beautiful and powerful message oyea!!
THATGUYWHODRAWS Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
this is an excelent piece of art, excelent.
Dawn-Naoto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
Really nice ^_^
Jumei Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
OH MY GOD... you just shot love right throught my heart with this piece :heart:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the kind comment ^^
Silveraxe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very strong piece... it's very beautiful and magnificent
Kohalu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I love the wings.
xitement Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Wow very nice! :D
About the story behind this..
Its very sad indeed..
Respect for the nice gift you made for them..

headwithwings Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful... And your motivations behind it are very moving as well. Well done.
Morgum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Simply Awesome.
And a nice thought to.
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