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August 7, 2005
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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
White Ink
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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!!!
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.
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....^^
Stormun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
woo, like it!
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
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^
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005   Writer
Very good.
TracyLeeQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
the white highlights make everything stand out so well! it's gorgeous!
katakeyana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
Gorgeous colors.
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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