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Warrior of God by RoyallyCrimson Warrior of God by RoyallyCrimson
Michael - Warrior of God

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I've been walking around with this idea in my head for months (I think it started with the introduction of Castiel in Supernatural), and it simply didn't let me go. I just had no idea how to translate it to paper.

Then I stumbled on a gallery here on DA, and the owner of that gallery had exactly those facial features I was looking for.
He honestly looks like they just pulled him from the movie Troy.

This is his gallery, go check it out: :iconmithrildesign:

Not only is he very beautiful, but he's also a very nice person.
You'll find the picture I used for reference in his gallery too.
I think that hairstyle is perfect for him.

I have worked too long on this, with the result that I got a bit frustrated with it, but now it's done and I really hope you like it.

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Traditional sketch, A2
HB, B and 2B Caran d'Ache pencils.
God knows how many hours (no pun intended :paranoid:)
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Critique by supermangageek23 Feb 12, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
First off this is just indescribable! You put an amazing amount of work into the shading and tones making it life like. You did an incredible job with the detail to the wings making it real and life like. The facial features are done to the T, you did a good job with giving expression to the eyes. The nose is well defined and the mouth as well though it could be improved just a tad. I know I could never do something this incredibly amazing but I hope my critique was a bit helpful. I hope you continue to make more fantastic works like this one.
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:iconwaterlover98:
WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
love his eyes, he's perfect, 
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconwaterlover98:
WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
your welcome!!!!!!!! :)
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:iconpawprintartist101:
PawPrintArtist101 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY SHIZNICK THAT'S GOOD!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS!


:lol:
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:iconjamesalder:
JamesAlder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Warrior Angels certainly would be so strong-jawed.
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They would, wouldn't they :3
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ShironeMai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
coooool!!!!! ><
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :la:
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:iconviolinartistsy:
Violinartistsy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!! I love angels! Sts. Michael, Raphael, and especially Gabriel. Very well done indeed!!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
I have a thing for angels too, especially Michael.
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful drawing!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconannmariebone:
AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome! It is a wonderful piece of art.
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that's a wonderful compliment.
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:iconannmariebone:
AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's the truth!
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:iconinsanity-driven:
Insanity-Driven Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job. I love the detail/shading put into the wings, and the way they look like they actually have muscle in them instead of just straight lines
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that's a very nice compliment :love:
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:iconllaureenn:
llaureenn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
hot angel (;
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah, he can fall through my roof any day :la:

:iconteheplz:

Thanks!
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is beautiful and sexy at the same time
great job portraying those two elements with drawing !
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, that's a wonderful comment :meow:
You should see the guy who modeled for this :la:

Thanks for adding him.
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're most welcome dear xD and yeah I just checkout out his page, he has some great works xD
feel free to peek into my gallery ;)
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PiratePrincessElayne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Looks really great.. Like Brad Pitt in his youth. I make Drawings of faces from moviestars myself. If you like to check it out.. visit my gallery. I love what you did with the hair and the feathered wings. That always takes the longest time to work on. It looks really amazing! i drew a coat of mail once.. I must say that was a real pain in the as compared to drawing hair.
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh..Dutchie :lol:

Dank je wel. Eerlijk gezegd gaf ik het een beetje op toen ik bij de veren kwam, en helaas is dat te zien :(
Het haar was eigenlijk nog het makkelijkst, en inderdaad, in vergelijking tot het tekenen van 'chain mail' nog relatief simpel.

Ik ga zeker jouw gallery eens bekijken :)
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PiratePrincessElayne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dankje.. wordt gewaardeerd;) Je kunt altijd nog je tekening bijwerken op een later tijdstip als je vind dat de veren nog niet goed genoeg zijn. Alleen het er aan beginnen.. dat is vaak het probleem. Maar ik vind de veren er toch al zeer goed uit zien;)
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Precies. Als ik een tekening af heb dan ben ik er ook meestal klaar mee.
Heb jij dat ook?
Ik vind het dan erg moeilijk er aan verder te werken.
Ook omdat ik er al weer genoeg dingen aan heb gezien waar ik niet blij mee ben :lol:
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PiratePrincessElayne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Als je hem af vind.. niets meer aan doen dan;) dat werkt het beste. Ja ik heb ook wel eens dat ik punten probeer nog extra te verbeteren, maar dan moet ik er nog wel de tijd in willen stoppen. Het ligt er maar net aan of je daar zin in hebt;) En als je hem zelf af vind, dan kun je altijd nog beginnen aan een nieuwe en de dingen die je niet mooi vind in deze afbeelding bij de volgende wel afwerken. Het blijft een constant leerproces. :floating:
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja zie je, dat is nu het probleem.
Altijd, als een tekening bijna af is, verlies ik mijn interesse :noes:
Slechte zaak; ik weet het, maar ik kan er niets aan doen. Er dan later weer aan beginnen is bijna ondenkbaar :lol:

Misschien doe ik hem ooit wel eens over, maar dan beter :)
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diana6echo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.. butttt.. I always liked Gabriel more than any other archangel :>
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
And sorry, but I needed a warrior this time.
Maybe I'll do a messenger of God as well (that's not a bad idea actually :#1:)
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diana6echo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes yes yes :giggle:
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TheHattersDomain Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Writer
That is absolutely gorgeous! That's actually how I basically see the angel Michael. =]
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? That's amazing, because I had this kind of look for him in mind as well.
When I stumbled upon ~mithrildesign's gallery I was truly amazed because he was so perfect :D
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TheHattersDomain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Writer
Yep! That's really neat. =]
It's funny, I was thinking about this lately. Your version of Michael, based upon ~mithrildesign, really reminds me of how I picture one of my characters in a book I'm writing. I thought that was pretty neat. :D
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, but then you must love ~mithrildesign's gallery.
He has several pictures of him with that particular hairstyle.

I think it suits him better then the long hair he has now.
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Towim Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Those eyes are just amazing. I adore traditional, and you pull it off with style and skill. More please!
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, you have been very generous with compliments to my work :hug:

I still have two sketches from my old account to upload here, I hope they will interest you too.
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mermaidp-uke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thats so awesome!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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mermaidp-uke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yo welcome :3
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matosana Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG
how can you make such awesome wings??!!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :la:

I imagined Michael would have impressive yet very graceful wings so I used reference from one of the most beautiful and powerful birds: the swan!
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:iconajoba:
ajoba Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work ! :love: I love you style !
It's perfect. I love how you did his hair and eyes. Just amaizing.
Bravo !:clap:
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:

I had a very beautiful reference to work from which made my job a lot easier.
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:iconajoba:
ajoba Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Reference or not, you've done pretty good job ! :)
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm really happy to hear you like him :)
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:iconajoba:
ajoba Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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BlackDdraig Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
*drools* I love his eyes <3 his whole expression in general, cause, dunno if am just weird but if you look to his whole face is a very serious expression but for me, you look just to his eyes is more relaxed. Amazing detail on the hair, love how it flows, as well as the feathers on the wings.
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this wonderful comment, I was trying to realize an angelic creature with comforting features for some but who would strike fear in the hearts of others.
I that makes any sense.

But I can't take credit for his eyes. The model does have those very pretty eyes himself :lol:
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