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Angel by drachenmagier Angel by drachenmagier
Initial drawing - again - drawn on the way to work. Then I got bored at home and started to add swirls and details. And it was too fun to stop, so I did just that for quite a while. d:

Drawn while listening to either Loreena McKennit and Stolen Child [link]
Or Stargazers from Nightwish [link]

I will NEVER again draw such things on office paper though. It was painfully hard to scan! Next time: Better paper again!

Critiques always appreciated! :D
Traditional Media, A4, mostly pencils and white ink, some fineliners and a bit of gray marker I had at hand.
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Psychotic-Pink Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This actually reminds me of a character I made up a long time ago.  She lives in a society designed after African tribes (while I was fascinated with the 'becoming a member of society' tattoos I saw on tv), and she was in the process of getting gold ones across her arms and face when she was accepted into a foreigner group of griffin-riders and left when they were only half done.  So she has one arm and half her face covered in swirls and patterns.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tribe tattoos are quite fascinating. I saw some documentation about those once and while some of them were rather strange in our eyes, they were nothing short of interesting to study. :D And some look quite beautiful too.
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Psychotic-Pink Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the tattoos as an idea for being named an official part of the group/tribe/society bit always intrigued me.  I'll add it in to a story someday, but yah.  :3  I really like this design of yours!
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henrycarreno Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
Those lines are beautiful and the gray/white it's awesome. It makes it better without a bunch of colors specially with those lines as I mentioned.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Kiyo-Keiju Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jknvckjsdfkjgkjvnkrnsdj. nuff said. .___.
Ernsthaft, ich beneide dich um dein Talent und die Ideen. Ich wünschte ich könnte das auch!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank. X3
Nun, Talent macht wenig aus, denke ich. d: Eher die Übung. Ich selber habe auch noch vieles, was ich nicht kann. :D Das kommt noch~.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! 8D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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Nakayoshi-Takashima Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich liebe Muscheln und Muster *_* Das passt sich direkt an die Figur an und scheint wie perfekt zueinander geschaffen zu sein. Die Haare sind echt toll, einerseits sind sie weiß andererseits aber grau und toll schattiert. So viele tolle Details, man weiß gar nicht wo man zuerst hinsehen soll! ^^
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dito~. Muss mich mal etwas mehr mit den echten Muscheln befassen. :3 Fibonacci in der Natur~! :heart:

Und vielen Dank!
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Nakayoshi-Takashima Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eine gute Idee ;)

Gern geschehen!
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Eonari Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Something about the circles revealing the layers of unseen swirls here that makes this really hard to veer your eyes from it. If it's possible to draw music I'd say this can't possibly be far from it.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :heart:
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liitletoboe102 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wings and details - i Love you! :la: :heart:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Serch2 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, as always! You're a very talented artist!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a very fascinating and very beautiful drawing! I can actually look at it for minutes on end and not tire of it.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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SoraCeres Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is awesome :-) you are awesome. I love it. Simple but true.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you very much for the nice words! :heart:
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LeeJiHae Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student
It's so beautiful *_*
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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elenxji Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it when you get bored and start to add things. Like swirls and details and awesome things.

I love the detaaaaaails ~<3
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awesome to be bored in that way. d: One moment you're really bored, the next one you're already done with it and you got a mind full of ideas and weird pictures. X3

And thank you!
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vashley Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what an excellent office paper drawing though, I admire how you drew the hand! Love all the fine detail and patterns!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Mylady-Lilith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh so schöööön (: Vorallem das Schwarz-Weiß ! Bringt die Details sehr gut zur Geltung!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! : D
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LorCoruLimlug1516 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Uii, so viele Details *_* Genial. Du hast aus einer "simplen" Lady, die auch nur halb zu sehen ist, mit Kleinkram (das klingt böser, als es soll o.O) so viel daraus gemacht, richtig genial. Man merkt, dass du Spaß dabei hattest ^^ Solche Bilder sind eh die besten und am Ende denkt man sich, ach man, schon zuende...
Weiter so :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, danke. :D
Wie es so schön heisst in The Crow:
Little things used to mean so much to her - I used to think they were kind of trivial. Believe me, nothing is trivial.
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ChaotixHedgehog846 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do you pratice several times to accomplish this type of benefits in traditional art ?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure what you mean. I draw a lot and I keep trying things out. I never did anything similar to this drawing before, so I guess it came out rather well even though I have no experience with such patterns. On the other side it happens often, that I have to give up on a lost cause. ^^'
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ChaotixHedgehog846 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay then thank you answering my question.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always again. ^^
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ChaotixHedgehog846 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay then bye.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Federn, überall Federn… am liebsten mag ich die Federohren!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, danke. X3
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Seleylone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting piece indeed, pleasant to look at. I guess you've spent some time on those wings and swirls :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
And jep, a bit of time passed for sure. d:
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhhhh pretty!! OMG sieht das super aus! :love:
Mir gefallen die geschwungenen Flügel mit all den kleinen Details. Zum Glück hast du dich entschieden, die Zeichnung fertig zu machen. Kaum zu glauben, dass du sowas auf dem Weg zur Arbeit zustande bringst. Fährst du mit dem Zug oder wie? O.O
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, danke.
Und keine Angst, die Feinheiten habe ich daheim ausgearbeitet. Im Bus entstand nur die grobe Zeichnung des Engels. ^^ SO ruhige Hände habe nicht mal ich!
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ja, den Teil hab ich auch im Kommi gelesen, aber ist dennoch erstaunlich. *-*
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicht so. Wenn man die Busstrecke auswendig kennt, und weiss, wann man den Stift vom Papier nehmen muss (ich fahr die täglich, je nach dem sogar mehrmals) ist es nicht mehr so schwer. :D
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das meinte ich gar nicht. Ich hätte nicht den Nerv, auf dem Weg zur Arbeit zu zeichnen. XD
Ich dachte, sowas geht am besten zu Hause, wenn man entspannt ist und niemand stört. Gucken dir im Bus dann auch Leute zu, wenn sie bemerken, dass du zeichnest? Das würde mich voll stören. XD
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genau die Leute finde ich unterhaltsam.
Nur eine Sache nervt mich höllisch: Die erste Frage, die JEDER stellt ist:

"Hey, von wo haben sie das durchgepaust?"

... ¬.¬
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das ist eine Frechheit! Selber bestimmt völlig talentfrei und dann eine fremde Person sowas fragen, tse. =_=
Vor allem sehen deine Sachen nicht aus wie etwas, das man x-beliebig i-wo einfach mal eben so durchpausen kann. O_O
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was glaubst Du, warum ich dann immer zähneknirsche und knurre? d:
Aber ich frage mich wirklich, warum das die ERSTE Frage sein muss, die mir JEDER, WIRKLICH JEDER, stellt.
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