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A Broken Angel by phantastes A Broken Angel by phantastes
It was early morning. The night creatures were returning to their hiding places and the mist were starting to disappear. There were some rustling of large leaves and crackling of grass and undergrowth as a soft thump was heard. A jungle rodent was seen scurrying from one end of the clearing to another.
A wing had fallen off from a young timid angel as the first rays of morning light kissed her body. She was bleeding from the stump, and in pain, just as her heart was bleeding love. There was no one to wrap his arm around her, to feel safe with. It was way back, when Love was always there for her, but the memories were fading. With disbelief, came the disappearance of her fellowship of angels. Sometimes, she too had wondered if god really existed. The evidence grew stronger everyday – it was really part of human’s wish fulfillment. Everyone had been wishing for a ‘secret garden’ to feel complete with, if he or she so desired.
But it didn’t matter anymore. Her survival depended on the human will. If everyone could still work out their own ‘celestial destiny’, even if in their imagination, then she would one day be able to grow back her wing and soar above the clouds, and she would be able to air dance to the delight of her makers.


Crap! I'm not good with wings, that's why I left out one. Hopefully, I'll be able to make better wings next time :)

Everything painted from blank canvas.
Critique is much desired.

Close-up [link]

Song for inspiration - Flying without Wings by Westlife
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:iconmazblondie:
mazblondie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, i could see theis as a HAED cross stitch picture, really stunning :)
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phantastes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Thank you so much! :)
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WriterOfWolves Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Amazing piece of art and I loved the story that went along with it!
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the intro as well :D
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WriterOfWolves Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I did, very mush so :]
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Faerie-StarV Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   General Artist
The forest scene is pretty neat! An interesting tale too! :)
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thanks, for the balanced comment and :+fav:! :hug: :sun:
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Faerie-StarV Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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coyotepam Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Absolutely beautiful. Hugs,...Pam
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thankie :hug: :sun:
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coyotepam Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
You are so welcome. Hugs...Pam
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! The background is really wonderful and lush. It really gives the image depth and adds to the drama of the broken angel. Love the design and shape of her wing.
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phantastes Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thank you so much! :D My interest is basically in landscape, but I'm trying to paint anatomically correct figures. I'm glad you like the wing as well ^^
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whimsi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Oh yeah, here are some of my favorite tuts that helped me with skin a lot:

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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Thank you for ur interest in my work! :hug: I'll look thru them later :thanks:
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whimsi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Any time ;)
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whimsi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
You have done such an amazing job on the landscape, you have my jaw hanging open XD

One thing I would suggest, is to use a hard brush for skintone, and try not to soften it too much. Compared with the insane level of detail you've added in the background, the girl's skin looks a little blurry and lacking detail. There are some really really awesome skin tutorials on dA that have helped me out a TON. :)
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phantastes Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
That's for the feedback. Yes, the hardbrush is quite useful, and its a tool I tend to overlook ^^
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Makola94 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
i love this. what you've written beneath is beautiful, and so is the angel herself.
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Thanks so much! I really appreciate this :hug: :sun:
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Amazing work...
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phantastes Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Thanks :D
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Ruskatukka Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Feature is here [link] :rose:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thank you hun! :hug:
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Sad but oh so beautiful. Lovely work. :heart:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
:nod: Thanx my amazing friend! :hug: :sun:
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
My pleasure. :heart:
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TheQuietSnow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
very nice job....i love it, the colors, everything...
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Thanks! :D
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
You are featured hun


Here:


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:hug: 's
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thanks, you're such a sweet friend! :hug:s
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
My pleasure hun :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Writer
Gorgeous...
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thanks! :hug: :sun:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
This is so emotive and beautiful, you are really so talented I love this.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thanks, my dear friend! :hug: :sun:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
You are welcome
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I particularly love this one Desmond. The background looks brilliant and suits the theme. The angel looks very realistic and I love the emotional content not only of your painting but also of the story. I honestly believe that the wing suits the painting and everything is extremely well done and I believe it to be one of your best. :winner::clap::clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
:aww: Thanks so much, Coral! :hug: :sun:
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cemac Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
My pleasure Desmond and thank you :heart:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is so great !! I love it ! :glomp:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Merci beaucoup! :hug: :sun:
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FreyjaSig Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning and the landscape is second to none :love:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks so much, my lovely friend! :D :hug:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
A very expressive and beautiful image , Desmond ! I like so much this incredible forest too ! :love:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks so much, Renard, my honoured friend! :XD: :hug:
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:omg: Luv,. This is sooo fantastic,.. What a beautiful story ,.. to go along,.. I love this,. So beautiful and touching,. and as ALWAYS,.. Your work amazes me,.. :faint: :love:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks, Jaden my dear friend for such wonderful support! :hug:
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Always luv,.. A total pleasure :heart: 's
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Waterlilynl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I think the wings are ok.. :) Nice work!!
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