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Not An Angel by SpikeJones67 Not An Angel by SpikeJones67
Just finished this one... Original character, inks, digitally colored in Photoshop, 2010.
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UniquelyDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this one, it emotes a lot of feelings. It gives off a sort of lost innocence look. Also may she seem she isn't good enough to be an angel, has she sined? The story behind this could be one of many things, but gives the audience a chance for the story to come to them, and that takes a true artist to bring that out in his or her work. You are very good with your proportions, and your shading is very good...not to much or to little detail. With the blood all around her, randomly skewed about makes it seem she's been hacking away at her now stumpy pathetic wings for quite some time...slowly from the pain...or did she just go a bit crazy in shame of them? Again gives the audience a chance to judge for themselves. The blood coming from her eyes is the perfect touch, as if ridding herself of her wings is killing her on the inside...which to me makes it feel more of an ashamed feel into this girl angel. Truly a wonderful piece, I love your art! I would get a tattoo from you someday and trust it would be a beautiful piece of art.
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Believe it or not, in the original sketch, her wings were folded and she was holding a rose. I don't really remember where the cut up wing idea came from, maybe just a night I was PMSing or something. Heh. I don't get to do as much art with emotion in it, being a tattoo artist, so stuff like this is a nice change once in awhile. I also love hearing people's interpretation of stuff like this. I think this was one of the first ones I colored on my bamboo tablet when I got it. I'm still playing around with different coloring methods and whatnot. Every piece is a learning experience!
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
man i love your art, such cool ideas. and your tattoos amaze me. i think this one might be my favorite though - so powerful and sad. it's a shame you have to include the copyright watermarks, but such is life in this world i suppose. great work!
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I know, you have no idea how much I loathe watermarks, I think it ruins the art. But sadly, I've had scratchers people steal photographs of my tattoos for use in their portfolios, and they've stolen my art for business cards and see shirts, so I no longer let my art out without watermarks. Which sucks for everyone...

I do like this one too, it's a personal favorite of mine and I hope to do more like this is the future. This one stands out because of the emotion, it's not just like, "Oh look, cute pin up." I do wants to get more emotion in my work, sooo... we'll see, hopefully I'll be able to do more moody stuff like this. Thanks for the comment and the feedback, no one ever comments anymore...!
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
No problem :). I look forward to seeing more of your works in the future!
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angelmermaid Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
this is beautiful!
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Aw badass, thanks! That's a cool journal yeh wrote there, I appreciate the feature! :heart:
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littlestark Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
this is so awesome
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thanks!
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Morgan-Skye Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
She's awesome
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MissAspie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much! The only thing that would make this better is if she wasn't naked.
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The--Twins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Now finally a piece which is perfectly drawn. The style, the emotion, the concept. This is amazing!
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Thank You!... Now you're being too kind...
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The--Twins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
You deserve it. Just like many other artists who don't get attention. Including me, only I can't judge my own art. It's probably sucks lawl.
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I love that Hotwired Bloodcastes thing, that thing is creepy-cool.
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The--Twins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Haha thank you. Took me one day, but it came out nice I guess. Even though I'd rather use colors. o3o
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Candys-Killer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!!
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itsaaudra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. The emotion, colors, and even the pose. I aplaud you.
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thanks! :bow:
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xXxOUDYxXx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome and..sad? :p
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Thanks!
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
this is so bittersweet; i really like your style, and sense of anatomy. the blood spatters are beautiful, but the part that really grabs me is her face. i feel like i can relate to this... :heart:
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I usually work from photo reference as often as I can, but I never find the perfect picture, so a lot of time I work from 2 or 3 photos, or end up drawing expressions or hands out of my head. I think the blood splatters took me the longest on this one. And I musta drawn and erased her lips at least 15 times. Thanks for the feedback, I love hearing specifics! :hug:
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WildChildGraphix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Outsatnding.......painful!
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
She's a masochist anyway so it's all good! :wink:
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HellionAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I'm not a big fan of blondes, but damn I love this. It's probably the blood and the cut off wings. :D
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Yeah I don't like blondes either, but this character is blonde (and not the typical airhead), in fact, the comic book project I'm working on the male character's bitching about her and he mentions that... "She's not even my type. No tits... skinny ass... bony hips... and a fuckin' blonde to boot..."
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HellionAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
rofl! Sounds like something I'd say, actually.
Both my friend and I joke that karma's going to be a bitch and make me fall for a blonde and they are really, really not my type.
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I agree... dark hair is so much more attractive.
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HellionAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Word. Much more likely to get my attention.
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