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.
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
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.
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.
Secondly,I'd like to say this picture makes me well-up with an array of emotions! (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.
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!
Well it's all about what you like ! 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!
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.