An Ordinary Angel by somerset

An Ordinary Angel

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Added: Jun 29, 2003
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For anyone who needs an Angel!

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megaflow's picture

What a winner! The perspective on the hands is very nice, and the shading and overlapping lines are just great on them. And those soft feathers are so well done... great stuff. Oh! and the freckles, even. Top stuff, makes me want to get out my colored pencils again (haven't done any in over a year now!)

somerset's picture

Thanks, Vicki! as always you make my day when you drop by!

bernie's picture

James- This is so dreamlike...just beautiful!

somerset's picture

I could have sworn there was already Angel blood in your veins, judging by your lovely creations, thanks so much, Vera!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Nicole! from an Artist such as you, this is a great compliment!

somerset's picture

Hi, Ihsan, yes I used my own hands as a reference, but the face is not of this world! actually most of it is from my head, but I did use an amalgam of photo refs for some of the face feature details, thank you so much for the nice words!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Rita! you are always welcome!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Harmony! on the subject of gender you are spot on! because Angels belong to EVERYONE!

nixjim13's picture

Gorgeous work! Your skintones are beautiful.

vera-lucia's picture

Thank you, James. I really need an angel. Yours is beautiful, the eyes are glorious!

Guest's picture

This is incredible James!! Your effective use of soft colors and tones continues to amaze me Smile. The eyes in this one are particularly beautiful, and you've achieved an ambiguity of gender very well. Gorgeous hands too and composition. Lovely!

Guest's picture

This is absolutely superb James! Your skill with coloured pencils is amazing. There's a lot to admire here - you're achieving a very realistic effect, and I know that hands from that kind of angle are VERY tricky! Do you use reference at all - models posing for you, or working from photos? Keep up the great work!

rita's picture

Thanks for that Angel !!!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Anne! I realy loved doing this one!

Guest's picture

How beautiful, James! This is such a touching and sensitively rendered piece - I love it!

somerset's picture

Hi, Sean! I'm glad this image left nice impression with you, thank you!

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Thank you, Tom, you are a real Gent!

somerset's picture

Thank you for the kind words, M!

somerset's picture

Hi, Bill! I think I mentioned to you that I was doing an Angel, well now I can steam ahead with the other unfinnished pictures cluttering up my backroom!lol! looking forward to seeing your next cracker!...oh and thanks!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Lorna! so glad you like the hands, I had to pose my hands in a mirror for ages to achieve this's a pity I can't say the same about the face!lol!

somerset's picture

Aw! Mary, thank you! those eyes can see you have a kind soul!

pageaxe's picture

I really don't know what to say James,this has such a great innocence to it-the eyes,just splendid!Very cool James!

portalrun's picture

I have to agree with Bill on all points, outstanding work James...

Guest's picture

His eyes are so beautiful color!
It's very nice this angel!M.Smile

bcorbett67's picture

My God James! you just get better and better! If had been up to me I'd given you an editors pick just for the hands alone! I think Epilogue is just that much richer with your artwork here.

lorna's picture

I simply love the hands - they're beautiful James!

rhiamon's picture

Awwwww, James - that's just beautiful! I love the sparkle in the eyes, and those wonderful feathers!

Art at its best.