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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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Indigo-Summers 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:
you've exposed the death angel in a peaceful mood. i thought this is the uniqueness of this work.
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PhaseChan 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:
woo, like it!
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ariakitty 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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:iconkyrara-88:
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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Celestial-SeraphiMan Aug 24, 2005   Writer
Very good.
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TracyLeeQuinn Aug 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
the white highlights make everything stand out so well! it's gorgeous!
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:iconkatakeyana:
Gorgeous colors.
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BlueBirdie 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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