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Azrael in Autumn by MPsai Azrael in Autumn by MPsai
From my little EXPERIMENT today. I wanted to have something to upload today, on DA's birthday, since so many people are advocating not uploading anything at all, or only yellow things. So I just wanted to stick it to them and celebrate art ^_^ cause thats what I do.

So I stayed up all night and tried to see how many illustrations I could get done by 7:00 pm. I only got two done, but they're extremely different from each other and a little odd. :XD: All and all a good experiment.

Don't read too much into this one, its more of a "for the hell of it" pic. I've been having an urge to draw Azrael as a modernized yet more conventional/cliche Angel of Death. So thats where this is, but its nothing like I originally planned. It's much more solemn and beautiful. He also looks good in a hoodie.

I knew I wanted it to be mostly brown (since Az is a pretty monochromatic guy), so I brushed in brown across the lineart before coloring anything else. I actually ended up doing that a second time after an experiment with white and sepia ink failed and I needed to wash out the mess. I ended up with that kickass background texture because of it (Though I hadda color his hoodie, hair and skin and stuff again). The falling leaves were added in on a whim and I'm glad I did it. Autumn is the season of death, afterall.

You will probably never see Az with that scythe again, as I said this is a "for the hell of it" pic :XD: . I like how the transparent wings come out. I'm extremely happy to have white ink again. Can you tell?

India Ink on Watercolor Paper
Watercolor
White Ink
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:iconindigo-summers:
Indigo-Summers Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
I am just absolutely in love with this....The coloring is just awe-inspiring work. :heart: luv luv!!!
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:iconramok:
ramok Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
you've exposed the death angel in a peaceful mood. i thought this is the uniqueness of this work.
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:iconphasechan:
PhaseChan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005   General Artist
wow...absolutely fantastic....

i like the background - the soft tones make the charatcer stand out more....^^
xxxxx
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:iconstormun:
Stormun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
woo, like it!
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:iconariakitty:
ariakitty Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love the coloring of this! <3
it's cool to see Azrael portrayed like this. Usually when someone is to draw the angel of death he's all emo-looking and in a long cape or something.
He looks depressed though. allthough i suppose his "job" is depressing
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kyrara-88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
WEah! How cool draw, and so good painted, you did a really good job on it :D! I'll faveh it ^w^
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:iconcelestial-seraphiman:
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005   Writer
Very good.
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TracyLeeQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
the white highlights make everything stand out so well! it's gorgeous!
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:iconkatakeyana:
katakeyana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
Gorgeous colors.
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:iconbluebirdie:
BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I like how you kept the neautral color pallette,
the wings painted with the white lines really works.
it has a nice fall mood; it's already starting to turn fall here in Maine!!
(crazy! We've only had about 3 months or less of summer weather)
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longtail Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
I just love those white lines and colours!
Great pic ^__^

M.
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fhqwhgus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
Okay, I'm faving this for two reasons.
First and foremost, it's freakin' gorgeous. I like the textures and the simplicity. I also :heart: the wings!
And second, because it's artness! w00t to artness! :w00t:
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:iconoibyrd:
oibyrd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop: this is amazing!!
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:iconwormmonabc:
WormmonABC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
Very pretty. <3 The leaves are especially well done.
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:iconr-saitou:
R-Saitou Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
I like how you use tradicional medias. In this pic in special, the color mix in his clothes are really well done,I like how you did the ethereal wings as well. ^^
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Wolf-Angle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Great work!
I like the scythe. :D
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:iconpdrydia:
pdRydia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
That's some fantastic use of white ink, I must say. Really like this one.
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noelevz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
nice work! ure very good at watercoloring, wish i could do that.
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Blue3yed-FaLLen4ngeL Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello very nice drawing it struck my interest bcoz i often play many games with the character name being Azreal Baal so yeah its a gr8 name i wish to name my son if i have one to either Azreal or Seph and if a gurl then id name her Sophiel or Summer both really nice names lol soory had nothing to do with anything yeah but yet again i rate it a top as Azrael was a Fallen who walks amongst the sinners and pure of heart nice feeling to the drawing.
Fallen Blue Eyed Dark Angel
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nillia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
You're so naughty. :chuckle:
I absolutely love the color variation and how you've embrased the texture that traditional media can give you. It's quite lovely.
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:iconkarinir:
Karinir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Ohh is wonderfull !! the wings are soo awesome ! The backgroug! And the concept!
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:iconkimchan:
kimchan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
I love his expression. Very cool picture.
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:iconkorovjev:
Korovjev Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
It's really pretty. I like the colouring really much :aww:
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:iconlvdpoppe:
Lvdpoppe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice I like reaper like guys :D
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Vain-Firechild Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Azrael's in a hoodie, for some reason that cracks me up! Love the pic though!
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:iconmirk1:
Mirk1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
i instantly fav all death pics
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lily-kat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005   Digital Artist
I thought of all sorta things looking at this drawing... from Death Note to Kenny from Southpark. x.x
Well, they were all related to death in some way...
The scythe looks awesome. :D
And the texture makes it all prettier. ^^
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Jinxthewinx44543 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Great effects! Pure beauty! *instant fav*
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:iconjinxthewinx44543:
Jinxthewinx44543 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Great effects! Pure beauty! *instant fav*
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:iconkariesteves:
kariesteves Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! Very nice!
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:iconkatarael:
Katarael Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Thats soooo cool :heart:
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Maki-Ubermach Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
i like the speckles and tones alot, its very much adds to the image.
i wanted to mention that the elbow should generally be a bit higher since the forearm isnt symmetrical to the (back? o_<;) arm.
Also that the perspective on the scythe is alil confusing because the holes are shaded in a different direction from the bottom part of the blade, usually it would all be facing the same direction from what i've seen. could be just me though.
I think you executed the colors and highlights very nicely.
Hope you dont mind the critique, just trying to be helpful i guess.
<3
maki
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knomoi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
the highlight on the scythe and the wings are just grand, i like the way the colors of the bg are in every other thing, whether or not it was purposefully ^_~
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DariganWeewooQueen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Azrael, me favorite angel (besides Satan) where did that whole thing with the black cloak and scythe come from, anyway? Oh well, you're right: Azrael does look good in monochromatic colors *adds to favorites*
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CountSixstring Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
This is great, my favorite part is the subject matter.
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:iconcountsixstring:
CountSixstring Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
This is great, my favorite part is the subject matter.
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azzumail Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
:clap:
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bananaprincess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
I love the juxtaposition of the scythe with the delicate autumn leaves! The colors are beautiful, very...well, autumnal!
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:iconktcoope:
ktcoope Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Really nice textures in this one. And using a hoody to emulate the traditional cowl is a nice touch.
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Sucky-Anatomy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
You'r coloring skills are amazing!!!! O_O
I need to paint now.............
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familyghost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
w00t! Big Ass Scythe! I am happy!

:boogie:

Wraith: You like scythes waaaay to much...

Maybe, but at least I'm not a figment of my imagination...

Wraith: No you just treat one like a real person.

... I think I need to lie down now...

But I do love this picture, especially the leaves, they're beautiful.
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naniloa86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Student Digital Artist
awesome! i wish i could work with watercolors but i can't paint whatsoever lol
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disturbedchicken Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Student Digital Artist
no neither can I. I love this picture.
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:icongravshift:
GravShift Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
you managed to turn a mistake into something special great job
background is awesome and the lineart Woo hoo
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:iconhao-007:
Hao-007 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh ^^ a shinigami ^^
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fala1385 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Scrolling down, i thought he was in the whole cloke thing, and all i could think was "wtf" :XD: (mostly beause of the pose he was in xD )

But i really love his expression with the uh.. whle thing xD God, i need sleep xD;
I want those wings xP
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AtashiWaAbunaiDa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Heh heh heh. The sythe PWNS. x)

I also love the feel of it--like, the happy, yet ironic mood of the pic (with the leaves and such).
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kamiawolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How wonderful! i love the texture on it. He looks like he has a bit of a pudge on him, but it might be just his clothing :)
I love it tho!
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:iconpaellamagi:
paellamagi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats beautiful. I love that colour scheme.... Very moody... and stuff. ;)
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OmniNashi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Hoodies are hot. Hoodies with scythes are hotter. Hoodies with scythes and flowing autumn leaves are hotter-er. Hoodies with scythes with autumn leav-UGH! (got sacked) Anyways, I think you got the point ^.^ Attractive, simple, to the point character design with a unique coloring scheme! I love how each color on the sweater seems to be inside one another, 'tis a cool effect I wish to learn someday. "What The Hell Pictures" are always the best ones! :headbang:
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