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Angelic Harbinger by liiga Angelic Harbinger by liiga
This is a commission for ~ArynChris of an angel named Pious. She is wingless and kind by nature. In the worlds where her god isn't the main one, she acts as a healer, but in those where it is, she is the sign of the apocalypse.

Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos, about a week's time.
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I like that she can be in multiple universes and still be 'herself' in a way. She can be in one universe and heal, or she can be in another universe and be an omen of doom. Either way, she's still Pious.
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Writer
You are so good with flames!
WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
LET MY PEOPLE GO!!!!!! (from the prince of egypt
Halberdan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012

Can I use this picture in a card making program
ArynChris Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I'm the commissioner and character owner. This would make a cool MtG, I admit, but I'm with Liiga on this. While no one can dictate what you do or do not do privately, please do not post a card of this (or anything else using this work) online.

That said... if you did happen to make a white or white-red Enchantment of this, I'd love a Note with the details. It's interesting to see how others interpret character art.
liiga Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thanks! And no, sorry, I do not permit commissions to be used by any third parties.
DeepDarkDanger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Photographer
I worship you :worship:
hrwilliams Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Writer
The angle and composition really caught my eye here. It's very "sweeping," full of movement!
Sebmaestro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome :)
Ankfly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
wow, its absolutely stunning and breathtaking, i love the mood of this picture!
Raeikon Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ļoti skaisti
matheusbrion Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Artist
IvaDi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
love it
NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Oo-Gee-Bee-oO Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
That is stunning!
Gamer-Grl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
FXMesher Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is stunning!
I see that you use painter. What advantages do find with using Painter instead of Photoshop?
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks! The things I like about Painter are its awesome blending tools and the simple interface. Mostly the interface - Photoshop's UI is just weird to learn at first.
JPNRendersAndPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work of art. Love the color and the background action -- and then the serenity of the angel. Really quite fabulous. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

John aka ~ fantasyman2010 [link]

Live for Peace - Live in Joy [link]
fishgirl1992 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
woh! scary. talk about split personalities. A healer and a sign that your world is going to end...
cwbird Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PhotoDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Great! :clap:
harbingerofdeath13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like a lot your dragings, the lights the shadows and all the transparent objects u draw
Aryenne Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful piece was featured here. :heart:
kuroi--sakura Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
beautiful ^^
weerachot Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
So Beautiful
Angelia61 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: I'm speechless.. Amazing work! :clap:
synconi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Artisan Crafter
She looks so pure and angelic, hands together in prayer, yet the world is crashing down around her...a beautiful contrast. :heart:
V-Savas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Love the colours, and the idea!
DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is amazing! And terrifying...
Aborro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
wingless... then she is literary fallen... thus she very much speaks of the apocalypse, nice
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thanks! I'm fairly certain the winglessness was a matter of "design", so to say, not a sign of having fallen from grace in this case. It does add a sense of simplicity for the character, as she displays her divinity in other ways than having specific visible accessories that are normally associated with such.
Aborro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
well still... a fallen angle in the service of "god" or something... is really apocalyptic!
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Hehe yeah, true that! :lol:
Aborro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
yes, ain't it not?
ArynChris Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
*nods* That's one way of looking at it. As Liiga said, the lack of wings is a matter of design rather than a fall from grace. As a healer, she does her work as His representative best by fitting in with earthly beings and not standing out, so that none reject her or are awed out of hand--no snap judgments. As the harbinger of apocalypse and a "Finger of God," it is because she is a different sort of angel. If you look in biblical texts, the 6-winged angels are seraphim, and the 2-winged kind we associate with angels today never actually existed that way. Pious here is a different kind of angel, therefore has never--and will never--have wings.

This painting best portrays, to me at least, how Pious will pray even for the souls of the damned and stay with them through their final moments in the hopes that they will take her proffered hand and seek redemption. She rarely gets anyone that way, seeing as how her God waits until a world is irredeemable before He sets down the End, but she never stops trying. Her eternal wish is that she could be permitted into those worlds ahead of time, to help the people turn the tide against it and save themselves, but divine law says that she cannot until the appointed day.
HugQueen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Writer
Gorgeous I love the red! Give is an eerie, omnious feeling.
aoi-yuki-yume Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I like this piece. Especially the flow of her dress.
deviantations Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
omg i love the colors amazing
dddarknesss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours.
It reminds me of the end of the film "the harvest" where the little girl is standing in the middle of a field while the fireballs are falling from the sky.
XxTwilights-AngelxX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
amazing colors :wow:
bonbonka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! :clap:
Pachaplox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, the fire effects and the lighting are awesome!
iggygirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I love the fiery background
tamiveldura Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How sad. I love the dramatic POV. Great work.
pogopuggie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, beautiful character illustration, your intentions have come accross perfectly.
mylsthmpsn2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just got a new fav
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
N-Wizard Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
I've just said this in someone elses art page... but the guy who payed for this art might be very happy :)
It is great!
TeSiamese Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Breath taking.
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