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July 25, 2008
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Seraphim_color by GreenGosselin Seraphim_color by GreenGosselin
"The cities of man stood derilect and neglected, abandoned of all that once gave them glory. The angels wept amongst the emptiness. Not for empty buildings of steel and mortar, nor for streets and abandoned vehicles that would have put ancient Rome to shame. The angels wept because mankind neglected the most important of things."


I think that pretty much says it all.

Oil on gesso board. It took....ummm....10 - 15 hours of work. All of that spread out in tiny little incriments where I could find them between work, commissions, comic and life. :D

I so suck at buildings....and perspective. But that was why I did this painting. (well, not the perspective part. That will come as I get more aquainted with painting buildings). If you don't challenge yourself and paint/draw things you're not used to then how will you grow as an artist, right? :D

The "city" isn't really a city. It's more an assortment of buildings from different major cities in Europe and the USA.

It's almost exactly the way the actual painting looks. The reflection of the sunset wasn't nearly that yellow. :D

(C) Copyright 2008, Chibikarenstudios LLC, All rights reserved. Do not use without express permission from artist. This is NOT public domain or "orphaned work".
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jmercedesd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous piece, I love her skin tones.
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
A little late in commenting for me but...thank you very much. :D
Borodox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Very very cool!
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you.:D
Mistresselysia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
The really is excellent - the character design is interesting, and her skin is just exquisite - such a lovely, translucent pallor that isn't easy to achieve in traditional media :clap: I also totally agree with you about your comment about pushing yourself - I think you've done a grand job on those buildings :)
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow. :3 Thanks for the great comments. :D

The buildings were hard and took a bit of struggling hear and there to get right. :D It means a lot that you think they came out good. :D

:heart: :rose:
redtailhawker Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
...also, looking at her face, she looks a lot like Neko.
Yeah, she's hawt!
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
*laughs* I didn't notice her resemblance to Neko. O_O Now that you mention it, she does look like her.

redtailhawker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
redtailhawker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
... due to the paleness of her skin, she looks like she should be a guard in a palace or something. (indoors)

...or holding a tube of spf 5000 sunblock.
...she's cute, too!
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