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I am working on a fantastical series of angels at the moment in my own time that aren't meant to be religious, but almost comic style pieces. The armour and characters in general are over the top and very fun to design. For this one, I wanted to go with wing shapes and put six to eight on them since I think traditionally, archangels have many wings. Initially I was going to go for a rooster armour design and wing style, but it got a bit toooo colourful for my colourful liking. This is also a tribute to my brother, Michael, who has always been my angel and there for me (and also posed as the reference for this person!)

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:iconlightofshelley:
I had to laugh a bit when I saw this amazing piece of work. I really love it, because I was thinking about Arcangel Michael right in that moment before I saw this image.
Oh my, I love those wings and the position of how the character is standing. It gives you straight away the feeling of intimidation when you try to look at the face of the angel.
And the armor of the Angel looks just as heroic as he really is. (I must admit that he really looks good-looking and that I always had the weakness of admiring warriors [especially the heavenly friendly and good lookin ones] )
All in all I love this awesome piece of work and I hope and wish, that you will make some more of these kind of works!
Keep up the awesome work and lose never faith of love, peace and the good will in everyone!!!
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:iconflorendo09:
WOW! I am just speechless at your work here!
My mind was just Blown away at first glance of your
art and to tell you the truth, since i was a kid Saint
Michael the Archangel has been my Guardian Angel and i was wondering what did he looked like, and your work
just answered my question!.
AWESOME!, I like to repeat that word every time i write
a critique on an Awesome deviation such as yours.
See! i said AWESOME Again! so anyways the coloring is
Awesome, the details are Awesome, Heck! EVERYTHING IN IT IS AWESOME!

God Bless you!
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brookeb499 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Your Art is awesome.I love it.I love this piece.Also I keep looking for art of Nephillim.They were like giant angels that came to earth and took the daughters of men . There are many myths about it you can look it up. I imagine an exceptionally larger angel with magnificent wings and looks like the Chris Cornell from soundgarden. A variety of Nephillim angels would be awesome. Let me know if you ever do so I can add it to my pinterest Future Worlds Imagination Storyboard. I hope you check it out it will inspire you.
Brooke      brookeb499@gmail.com
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Oona-Opal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Are you are that this piece is being used by Anna Ershkigal as book cover? www.addictivereads.com/wp-cont…
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am, she licensed the use of it for that cover :-) thank you for asking though. Without people like you we would not discover if our work is being used without our consent!
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carolinesphotos Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
featured here because it's awesome carolinesphotos.deviantart.com…
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Arthur-M-Wise Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Powerful..
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Sophella Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like your version of Saint Michael! :D
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Faedou Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW, just WOW, EXQUISITE WORK !

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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous artwork! You are extremely talented! :)
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Meeshellz41 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Beautiful! :)
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Greg-the-Guard Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Brilliant just as I envisaged him
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great design and very neat finish :D
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Michabdo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is beautiful, powerful, and awesome! Love the texture and light effects on the feathers/wings.. and seeing the rosary hanging there means oh so much! The red ribbon - does that refer to the Precious Blood of Jesus? - very powerful elements in this portrait!
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slugette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours!!! Despite being an angel, all those green lights makes him look sinister.. almost like a villain. :)
The touch of red ribbon on his sword is pure genius!! Great armour design too.
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shaloowebster Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Most beautiful photo of Archangel Michael
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure :-) let me know when you've used it, and a credit would be fantastic, thank you!
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Saburewolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Love the artwork man!
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zoozee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work :heart:
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YamiPhill Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
The Armour is amazing, i love the detailing on the sword. Brilliant.
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MadjackReed Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Love it!
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B81996 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Wow!!
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The tradition is that the seraphim have 6 wings, and cherubim are often said to have 6 wings too. In the Dionysian scheme they occupy the top hierarchy along with the thrones: these are the angels that directly attend God. Archangels are second in the lowest hierarchy, as the angels that deal with humanity; they're shown with only 2 wings. However, Michael has often been cited as both an archangel *and* a seraph. The way you handled the wings here is an excellent way to depict the tradition of his dual rank.
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Musicloverforlife Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student
hey,i have 3 questions, 1 is would you sell this picture and if so how much? and how much do you charge?
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, this picture is used commercially already.
It depends what you use a picture for, but for book covers and general large-scale pieces I charge $700 as a starting rate and go up from there.
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Musicloverforlife Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student
where else is it used? i'd like to go there and comment on it,this work just leaves me breathless
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Musicloverforlife Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student
oh,ok
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Tazunee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A. Michael...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
St. Michael the archangel is certainly the most badass of the saints! Great illustration! :w00t:
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99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
now this... is pretty cool! kinda reminds me of Game of Thrones, similar to those kinds of themes
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ByCyria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Amazinggggggggg :)
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Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic!
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is really awesome.
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This is stunning and details capture the serenity Archangel Michael represents. Great!
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IshakoV Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
creepy looks like me when im serious i think i should upload a new photo of myself
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How lovely. Michael is so lovely. Personally, Raphael is my angel, but I find that wherever Raphael is, Michael is near. I am amazed by your depiction. Michael looks so manly and you gave him more than two wings. You really pay attention to detail. Just lovely.
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AesirMaster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My eyes bugged out immediately when I saw this. Its epic and fantastic!! Michael (it means Bringer/Bearer of Light, Light Bearer/Bringer, or He Who is Near/Close to or by God) is the saint's name I chose when I got confirmed
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and gorgeous!! :love: A beautiful tribute to St. Michael, even if you were going for a more fantastical piece. :D
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elizile Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning!
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Musicloverforlife Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student
hey i was wondering if you sell any of these drawings you do and if so how much?
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XxWafiqah Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is really good. it's amazing I love the armor, and that guy is cute too! Great job here, amazing...
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Miyancaoi Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owesome
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allowneya Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Beautiful
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pandafun101 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm just mind-blown of its beauty and detail
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KatiaMS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just wonderfull
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elGuaricho Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
wow my friend, this work is spectacular!
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ;-)
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chubglygirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
magnificant!!! i love his wing spread wide...but his eyes still so humanly
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levite Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Artist
Awesome... I wish someone would make wings as this at my logo competition.
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Cathetal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Great! I love it!
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