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Commission: Michael by lily-fox Commission: Michael by lily-fox
Commission for nativecentaur, who asked for the angel Michael from Legion, and specifically from her fanfic, Archangel.

Man, this was a HARD one. Paul Bettany is next to impossible [for me] to draw, and I'm also not real hot at doing things like cars, but I actually really like how it all turned out! I made generous use of my absolute favorite watercolor brush set from Brusheezy.com.

I wonder how many of my deviations feature people with halos?


props: story belongs to nativecentaur
materials: ink, paper + PS8
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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:icondrasherpeya:
Drasherpeya Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I like this! What kind of tecnique have you used to do this?
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:iconpors24:
PORS24 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
your definitely good
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:iconseussical-love:
seussical-love Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I normally have a thing about cops. I'm not sure if the addition of a halo would help or harm in that respect, haha.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
A good thing? I myself have a very girly predisposition to love handsome dudes on the side of justice. (See: D.A. Skinner, Bobby Goren, Eli Praetor, ETC FOREVER)
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:iconmssplashley:
MsSplashley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
when the title said michael and i saw the cop car i thought it was michael kelso
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:iconkrahkaw:
krahkaw Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Halos are a wonderful thing. You do them so well! (I especially like your own halos though) And excellent job on the car, although the accomplishment here to me is catching Paul Bettany's features. He and Mr. Durand are tricky fellows. S'pose that's why they made excellent angels. :)
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Man, I didn't think I got Bettany at ALL. I've done him a few times over the years, but he is just impossible. I'm glad you like it, though! And guess what: I'm putting together a PS brush set, which includes some halos. C:
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:iconyesterdayzchild:
yesterdayzchild Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
*butts in*

A few times? Now I'm majorly intrigued!
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:iconkrahkaw:
krahkaw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Oh goodness! I'll be sure to try it out if you upload it when done. I'm still fidangling around with PS and trying to figure it out, but that'll be something encouraging to work with. :D
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:iconmentillias:
Mentillias Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
BRILLIANT work!!!! Oh wow...WOW! Lily, you never cease to amaze and delight!
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:iconyesterdayzchild:
yesterdayzchild Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
OHMYGOD IT'S MICHAEL!!!!

I majorly have to clean out my inbox, but I had to rush over when I saw this. You know I hardcore love Michael. ;)

Now I need to re-watch Legion. ;) (Which isn't unusual.)
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:iconkatarina-venom:
Katarina-Venom Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice done :aww:
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:iconhettybobcat:
HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm awful at drawing cars. Quite honestly, the car is my favorite part of the piece.
Your brushes look so authentic, I must must must go and download the set you have from brusheezy.com as well. I'm trying to make do with the regular brushes and just adjust the settings to get a water-color effect.

You should really count and keep a tally of the halos and nimbi in your pictures. I'm curious now too. :3
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:icontawmiepylon:
TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm I think his face needs to be a little leaner and have a little less eyebrow. lol Since even in the movie they are very fair.

But I still definitely get Paul Bettany from this. Nice work!
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
The man has no eyebrows! You're right on all counts.
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:icontawmiepylon:
TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its still lovely. Sorry for being nit picky. :)
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
You weren't picking nits, you were totally correct. :D
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:icontawmiepylon:
TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconi-am-t3h-w1n:
i-am-t3h-w1n Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Finally watched Legion a while ago.
And then I look back at your fanarts.
And then I'm like 'Well, damn'.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Ha ha! I'm not sure what to make of that. :D The movie was so bad...
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:iconi-am-t3h-w1n:
i-am-t3h-w1n Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I thought it was cool with the special effects and so on.
But man did it go fast.

And I love your art :)
So it's a good sort of 'Damn'
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:iconlunoki:
Lunoki Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
God, your textures are always so awesome.
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Woman, how many times do I have to poke you?
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Honey, I have been busy. I will make time, I promise, but please be patient. I know you have been already been so patient, but I have to ask for more.
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*pouts* Okay. I'll be patient for you.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
*smooches your head* I still love you, bb.
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Good. :)
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:iconlime-greentangerine:
lime-greentangerine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Guh. Love of my life right there. Beautiful job! Your line work never ceases to amaze me :]
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:iconfyrefly-nyxa:
fyrefly-nyxa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always get so excited to see another piece from you. Especially so many in a row after a long absence!
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I have been on a little roll lately. :D Glad you like this!
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:iconmishi:
mishi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you did a wonderful job! I love your subtle inclusion of halos in many of your works; I think it's interesting that a character who traditionally would have a halo has such a faint one, like a quiet afterthought or hidden detail. Well done! I love the composition and the desaturated colors.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I think I have a weird visual addiction to halos. I want to put them on absolutely everyone. :D
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:iconnativecentaur:
nativecentaur Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love everything about this. And the halo was a perfect touch!!! (Also, I forgot to send this in the note, but I'm perfectly fine with the link to Archangel. =3)
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Oh, good! Hopefully more people will get to read your story. C: I'm so, so happy you like this! It turned out better than I expected, ha ha!
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:iconnativecentaur:
nativecentaur Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! I'm so glad. lol. Today my brother saw it (it's the background of my computer) and called me a geek, but he IMMEDIATELY knew what it was. If my clueless brother can tell, I'd say that means you got it dead on. =3 <3333
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:iconlynxmom:
lynxmom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
hmmm.... reaching the edge of inspiration capacity.. approaching madness...
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:icondark-chan52:
Dark-chan52 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist
I love legion! the halo looks fantastic, it really brings somthing to the picture without being too much, or leading the eye from the main focus. Great work!
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Thank you! I do like that small pop of color in the greyish piece.
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:icondaisychains28:
DaisyChains28 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
His tattoos and hard expression drawn in your soft/unique style make this so great, the perfect angelic badass.
I love it so much. :)
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Wow, thank you! He has, I swear, the toughest face to draw. He can look so stern, and still he has this darling baby mouth, you know?
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:icondaisychains28:
DaisyChains28 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean! He has such sharp features and hard expressions at times, but he can pull this mischievous-little-boy grin. Jeniffer Connelly is a lucky gal ;)
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Good art (like this) always gets songs stuck in my head.

Three guesses as to which Beyoncé song it is this time. :D

It's not always a song I like...:no:
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I can't guess! I do love Queen B, though. And you know how much I love when anything i draw makes you think of music. C:

OHHHH, "Halo"! DURR. :D
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:iconhell-is-a-56:
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Uh, DUUUUUH. :giggle:

Silly. :pat:
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:icondiardanrose:
DiardanRose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Writer
More Legion fanfics! Yay! Also, he looks good for you supposedly not being able to draw him. <.>;
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Ha, thank you! Man, he's got a hard face. He's got no eyebrows!
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:iconberrybaby27:
Berrybaby27 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love his eyes. That blue really makes them pop!
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Thank you much. Bettany has some intense eyes...
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:iconforeverstrange:
foreverstrange Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The composition is fantastic, and the halo adds a special something to the pic.
Very well done! I'm sure they'll love it :)
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Thank you! I was all done and I thought, "Man, something's missing. What iss ittt..." It was the halo!
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