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Guardian by weremoon Guardian by weremoon
Started couple of months ago, finished today.

......I don't know, I din't even like angels, but I felt like drawing not cute one.


Dip pen, ink, size A3 (scanning bigger pictures in parts and putting them together is .p.a.i.n, cos there's always something not quite ok..)
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply breathtaking, fantastic work and such an impressive light:wow:
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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Writer
Gorgeous angel!
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:iconkirrka:
Kirrka Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Perfect work. I really like your drawing style .It's like a engraving i think . You draw that with ballpoint pen ?
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Artist
I always write in the description what I use for my work..;) No, it's not a ballpoint pen.
Thanks!:)
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:iconcstinne:
Cstinne Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
He's perfect...great wings! :-)
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:iconrohvannyn:
Rohvannyn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Not all angels are sweetness and light! This one is great.
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Also, I wouldn't have been able to tell these are separate scans pasted together before you told me ;3
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:iconacodraart:
AcodraArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
in my speak, my second name is Guardian and i love this
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:iconadrianborgnine:
AdrianBorgnine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Że też ja tego wcześniej nie zauważyłem. Prześwietna rzecz i w ogóle uwielbiam Twoich rycerzy i te wątki przewodnie jakie do nich stosujesz - a przecież i inking jest niesamowity. Uwielbiam efekt z tymi roświetleniem skrzydeł gdzieniegdzie - ładnie kompozycyjnie a i dodaje jakiegos takiego unworldly całości ;]
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful! :love:
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:iconshinzerai:
Shinzerai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Reminds me a lot of the manga Berserk,but there is nothing wrong with that at all..its a well done series.
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Artist
Never heard of it (though it's because I don't read manga). Perhaps I'll check it out someday.:) Thanks.
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the armor!!
and I know what you mean about scanning, it IS a pain!!! but this one looks like it came out okay. I dont see anything wrong with it!
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks:)
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:icondazeinnight:
Dazeinnight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
genious
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing shading and use of texture.
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:iconfloratasartir:
FloraTasartir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Piękne skrzydła.
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CutieAzdell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
love it
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shiftandcapslock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is unbelievable! Your talent is tremendous, ink is one of my favorite mediums, but I can't even fathom the amount of time and effort your pieces consume. You are an absolutely amazing artist!
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even think angels are supposed to be 'cute' per say. There's a reason the bible has had them, more than once, introduce themselves to humans with "Fear not." I'd say, while probably not menacing looking, they have something of an intense presence.

I like what you have here. Those wings are gorgeous and armor choice makes me happy in my heart. I wouldn't mind seeing more like this.
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:iconemla:
emla Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional
Gorgeous. I love all of the values you get with your hatching! :)
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks:)
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:icontoeki:
toeki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very impressve. i like the huge, heavy-looking wings and the darkish mood of this.makes him look like he carries the weight of the world. not all angels have to be cute:)
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lilyeskapisti Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding, as always.. :heart:
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:iconinvocabit:
Invocabit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your style of drawing is amazing, well done.
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TheWolverineCello Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
wicked :headbang:
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:iconjatkowskagaja:
JatkowskaGaja Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is amazing! <3
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:icondrpnakotic:
DrPnakotic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive, very reminiscent of Gustave Dore's etchings.
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Glad to hear that, I love Dore's art. :) Thank you.
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:iconlauklarita:
lauklarita Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful... *.*
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Great work - love the armour and the outstretched wings, and, I must say, I love how dark and dramatic your ink work is - haha, it's one BADASS angel! :love: :heart: :clap:
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AlexaNightfury Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I wish I could take the time to draw like that. Great job!
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random-akatsuki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is amazing it should be in an art gallery ! the strocks of the dip pen makes it look like it is alive. that is amazing i dout i could ever have the patent to do it.
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Sevroy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Awesome work. Looks great.
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:iconeasak:
Easak Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Photographer
Even though you may not think of it as cute - it within itself is a Fantastic Drawing / very well done I must say
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:iconrasmeth:
Rasmeth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I admire your endurance to do all that with hatching, I couldn't do that. o.o
Nevertheless lovely work of an strong angel! ^^
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Katniiss Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its really cool. I love it
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:iconjqel:
Jqel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Grim and dignified. Lovely work.... I'd agree with the "this is how angels are supposed to look" ... except the early descriptions are really really odd... like three roaring heads and legs like pillars of clouds..
and that's judeo christian... but I'm a ancient history theology buff and there are some great woodcuts...


instead...

This is more how I envisioned an angel to look....(which I think is what was meant)... and yeah... angels are avengers, harbringers, heralds, guardians, warriors and teachers...chubby cute little winged cherubs is a renaissance and neo classic thing. We'll ignore those...

Tho- winged figures in earlier art were primarily taken from a number of cultures to refer to a spiritual being of any sort... babylonians and ancient egyptians used it to depict a non mortal (be it spirit of the dead or divine being) creature... they weren't necessarily actually "winged" -an artist version of a literary convention....

and that's my useless art history trivia for today .. sorry babbling...I'll drink my coffee now...
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weremoon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Artist
I have history of art on my accademy, so I know what you mean.:) Though I wanted to draw just "fantasy" angel without any christian-like connections...as far as it's possible of course.. but today many creatures are taken from myths/folklore and are 'changed' in some way, sometimes just a little, sometimes it's hard to compare with original.
Here I like how the wings with a figure quickly show it's kind of non mortal, strong...and for me unreachable, or even scary, merciless. Maybe that's why I hid his/her eyes, so there are no emotions shown. I don't like those chubby cute renaissance things too.:D
I hope it doesn't sound too shallow, since for me angels are only a symbol/fantasy/myth.
Anyway, thank you for your thoughts. :)
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Jqel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
No, that's fine and not shallow at all. Angels were originally mythic figures and symbols of spiritual entities in service to a greater power. So, technically seeing them as symbols and myth is pretty accurate (historically and theologically).

I do like the lack the absence of emotion-it does lend a sombre more dignified and remote sense.

In short-it's an excellent representation of what you were looking for-kudos for translating idea to image-it's something every artist grapples with and very few can manage.
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Empath-L Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I like this a lot. It's very beautiful. :heart: Especially the wings.
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BeautifulElixir Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That good!
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Almoutasemz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
good !
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nhuopain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! how did you do the packground?? :o
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
I used a brush for the complete black areas and then crosshatching.
Thanks!
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bawathor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
How many time did you use to do this wonder ? *-*
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:iconcarmenwaldmann:
CarmenWaldmann Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this must have cost you a lot of patience. Great Job!
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:iconemily-ek:
Emily-ek Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great contrast as always! I also think it's a good idea to make a not-nice angel :)
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Great work !
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:iconkuroda-xiii:
Kuroda-XIII Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my! really did took a lot of work!

Great Job!
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