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Expressions of Light 13 by rachaelm5 Expressions of Light 13 by rachaelm5
This is actually a reject from another project. The angelic critter was originally human, but the face was *not* working out. Nor the composition. I tossed it from the project and decided to play with it separately to see if I could save the thing. The asymmetrical wings, the wonky anatomy, and the drapery and banner-thing were too fun to give over to the scrap pile.

Right. So, reworking this thing, it evolved into a kind of Erte-meets-Mardi-Gras-meets-St. Mark (St. Mark is usually represented as a winged lion).

NOW I like it. AND I got to exercise a simple split-complimentary color scheme that I hadn't tried before. YAY, COLOR! Yay, carpal-tunnel! ;p

I did this with ink, watercolor, Prismacolor pencils, and a paint pen.

Colordy version of:



Original art: available for $150

Prints:
8x10 inches for $15
11x14 inches for $30
16x20 inches not available


Others in this series:

Expressions of Light 1
Expressions of Light 2
Expressions of Light 3
Expressions of Light 4 (top half)
Expressions of Light 5
Expressions of Light 6
Expressions of Light 7
Expressions of Light 8
Expressions of Light 9
Expressions of light 10
Expressions of Light 11
Expressions of Light 12

Expressions of Light 14
Expressions of light 15
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy color-plosion! :D Wonderful!

I love love love how the face turned out! Can't imagine it looking any other way, now.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You betcha! This was a fun one to color, and pretty simple, all things considered. Just a basic triadic color scheme, plus royal purple. :D
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DianeVallee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Oh I love this, looks fantastic, love all the color combinations
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I wanted to work with a "royal" color range, since the critter is rather leonian. :D
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Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: The care you've made to the smallest amount of detailing -- I can still see the 'embossed' designs in the garment's hemline; the blending of colors, absolutely beautiful!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!

I enjoy all of the details - the details are what make these pictures so much fun. :D
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DeerNectar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely incredible, the intense colors match the details of the drawing well.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. This series has evolved quite a bit since I started out, and the more of these angelic folks I draw, the more intricate and wildly colorful they seem to get. It'll be interesting to see what they look like at, say, "Expressions of light 57". ;-)
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DeerNectar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Would you sell prints on etsy? they might go well. I can't afford any now but you might be able to make a few extra bucks if you need to; but, it's spiritual art and I don't know how you feel about that.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've considered ETSY, but I just haven't yet jumped on that bandwagon. One of these days when I have a goodly bit of time to sit down and work with the site material, I might do so. I don't have any problem with the sale of my angel art; spiritual work is still perfectly good for earning me bread and butter. :D
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