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Seth and Malachi. (Yeah, I know, I've posted another OC called Malachi, whose name I'm gonna have to change, because this guy insists he's called the same. What can ya do?)

They're brothers. Both were mid-ranked angels before Seth rebelled because he was unhappy leading an existence to which he felt enslaved. He grew more discontent until eventually he refused to follow orders and was cast from heaven. Desperate to help him, Malachi found him lost on the dark plane that hangs suspended midway between the human world and the spiritual.

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I don't think Iíve ever worked so hard on anything before in my life. It's been a massive learning curve.... been working on it for about three weeks now, most days. I'm aware of anatomy issues and some inconsistencies... the sketch was pretty vague and it went through several revisions as I was working /brainmelt

Some personal refs were used. Thanks for looking.

Process can be viewed here:
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I saved an absurd amount of WIP shots... 57 in all i think. These are a selection.

edit 11.05.12: man, i don't know how to thank all of you for the comments and favs. i came on yesterday and felt a bit too overwhelmed to say anything but it means a huge amount to me and i'm really grateful to all of you for all the amazing feedback.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-04
: t h i r t y e i g h t : by =lungburger ( Suggested by Kestrel-Black and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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sandranataly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
u have been featured here.. [link]
thanks for be a watcher :heart:
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thank you, i really appreciate it.
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:iconsandranataly:
sandranataly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconlrmyrand:
lrmyrand Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
this is incredibly beautiful. is this photoshop painting or acrylic/oil?
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
thank you. it was drawn and painted in photoshop.
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
exlnt work dude
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:iconpt200:
PT200 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful piece of artwork, very nicely done! Sorry for the late congrat on the DD!
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
it's all good, thank you for checking it out =)
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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:iconozgurdirik:
ozgurdirik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful dear friend
Congrats on the Daily Deviation :clap:
Have a nice day :wave:



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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconkajenx:
Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Artist
This is very well done; you were able to capture that feeling a lot of oil paintings have with a really solid under painting and glazing.
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:iconallthroughtheseasons:
allthroughtheseasons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Ok first off just let me say,holy shit snacks,you art style is STUNNING!! I love the way the hair resembles lightning-yet looks as if it would be so soft to the touch.I also adore the way the colors blend together so smoothly,(in both the background and in their skin) I especially like the feeling of warmth emanating from the light. :love:

Secondly,I'd like to say this picture makes me well-up with an array of emotions! :heart: (your ability to tell a story with a single painting is incredible). Seth's body looks so cold,as if all his strength was stolen leaving him weak and on the verge of death.Then you have malachi who's bronze skin seems to be flowing with warmth and life.While just the slightest hitch in his brow shows the worry and love he feels for his brother as he places his hand upon his heart, trying to rekindle the life that was once there.

Bravo my friend :clap: well done!!
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thanks (: i'm glad you could read the picture so well.
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:iconddesigns0:
DDesigns0 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the dramatic feeling of this, as if you're watching a movie by just watching this picture
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:iconneoncoloredrain:
NeonColoredRain Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Your hard work paid off very much! Congrats!!
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:icondoublethefun:
doublethefun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Amazing work!
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:iconbabe45:
Babe45 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Love this one...
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:icontzoc99:
tzoc99 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SPECTACULAR !! YOU BROUGHT it to LIFE ^^, SIMPLY AMAZING
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:icongamefreakzone:
GameFreakZone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
One word- Beautiful.


hard work truly does pay off.
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:iconstars-in-the-tide:
Stars-in-the-Tide Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think this is stunning! I am absolutely in LOVE with the hair texture. It's both hard and soft at the same time. The white hair reminds me of electricity. The drapery in the clothing is AH-MAZING as well. It looks soo luxurious and silky. I would like to say I feel like the darker character is lacking a little of the depth in the skin tones that the lighter character has. The darker character seems a little more "plastic". I think it just may be his cheek (it's so smooth!) that gives it that look. I know you didn't ask for a critique, but this is so amazing I couldn't help but point out what I saw. Although, I couldn't do half as well if my life depended on it, ha. Great work!
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lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thanks for the feedback =) i've had some comments about the skintone... technically, i agree, though i kind of like the contrast it creates between them.
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Stars-in-the-Tide Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well it's all about what you like :D! I know from personal experience that I often don't see something until an outsider points it out haha. Oh, how I miss the days of having class mates critique my work. Thanks for taking the time to comment back. I love your work, keep it up!
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
yeah for sure, i appreciate all the feedback i get, thank you (:
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Bonitaaa3 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I love it. I read the picture for myself, in my mind's eye, before I read your description of it. I could read that it was one HELPING or SAVING the other.
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:iconskywishes19:
skywishes19 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconhuliona:
Huliona Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Breathtaking...
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:iconhyaray:
HyaRay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow. Beautiful.
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:iconamidarosa:
amidarosa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
love how his hair looks like lightning!
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:iconuvina:
uvina Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Wow! SO amazing~:love: They're so beautiful!
You're an amazing artist!:heart:
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome Painting - Congrats On The Daily Deviation
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Impressive!!!!! and congratulation!!!!!
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:iconcnids:
Cnids Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really interesting painting style. I like the realism contrasted with the more stylized parts.
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Astounding..your skills are unreal!
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm confused about Malachi's right thumb, which is the thumb on Seth's chest.
It seems a bit strange to me, what with the proportion and where I'd imagine its nail to be positioned in the picture.
Also, Seth's head and neck seem a bit odd, from my perspective.

This is still a very beautiful piece, though; I'm just sharing what stood out to me. :nod:
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
yeah, i know there's some weirdness in the anatomy, i'm working on improving my understanding so in future pieces hopefully the little flaws will be straightened out.
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:iconbloodrosesforall:
BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still a very lovely piece, though! ;)
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thank you (:
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:iconbloodrosesforall:
BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The right index finger is also a little weird, but only a little.
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:iconwildzyria:
WildZyria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole thing is a little weird, the perspectives and sizes of the hands especially, but I think that's part of what makes it so amazing and beautiful. Just love this picture :D :heart:
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I give my love, I was just sharing what I thought was most peculiar.
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:iconwildzyria:
WildZyria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Si! I share your views :D
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! The textures and color choices, especially the juxtaposition of the skin tones, work really well for this subject matter. Well done ^^
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is one of the most spectacular works of art I've seen on DA, and that is saying something.

Just the raw energy in this is almost palpable. It must have required a great deal of energy to bring this to fruition. But it was worth it. Congrats on the DD!!! Well-deserved indeed. :)
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MoonLight-Philosophy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
beauty ^^
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:iconr4wrmuffin:
R4WRmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful!
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FelixSkye Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The light showing through his skin and the softness of the flesh are my favorite parts of this piece. :) Well done.
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FelixSkye Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The head on the left seems a bit small compared to his body, though... perhaps because of the contrast on his face?
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:iconlungburger:
lungburger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thanks, and yup, there is some wonky anatomy (:
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