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Angel of the Future by TereseNielsen Angel of the Future by TereseNielsen
More angels for Angel Quest!

This angel was influenced by the Aztec/Mayan cultures...the keepers of time.

The suggestion on the back of the card that this illustration was created for is: "Write a letter to your future self. Talk about who you are today and where you hope you'll be in the future. Write a date five years from now on the envelope for you to open after the time passes. Put it where you'll be sure to find it later."

*** I have archival PRINTS in stock of many of my works. Please feel free to send a note if there is a particular one that interests you.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous..
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:icontarodoftime:
tarodoftime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Photographer
Great idea, great job!
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:icongraphospasm:
Graphospasm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010   Writer
GORGEOUS! Love the expression and colors.
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:icongoldenstaranise:
GoldenStarAnise Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Fantastic Artwork!:love:
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:iconrowanelle:
Rowanelle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Most original. Love how the motion of the kalender wheels is echoed in her nimbus.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Thank you.
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:iconshimmyjamily:
ShimmyJamily Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I really love this whole angels concept of making cards where anyone can do a kind deed. And I also love how you use different nationalities as well. Stunning!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Thanks! Me too.
I wish the marketing money would've been behind it.
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:iconlupa-rutila:
Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
She is beautiful, so dynamic and powerful :) Great idea with the moon, only the other phases could be more visible :)
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Mmmm... thanks!
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in the March Visual Art Features.

Check it here : [link]
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:iconangelwingkitty:
angelwingkitty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Truly amazing! Your artwork is something to behold and your concepts are so original and fluid! I love your work!
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:iconmaerko:
Maerko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Writer
I love it, youre very good :D
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:iconxeena-dragonkizz:
xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
So very very beautiful and amazingly good art, you are very talented. :love: the fab colours
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:iconpurplerebecca:
purplerebecca Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Such beauteousness!
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:icondelfee:
delfee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Very beautiful !
I love the personality that you've put in this angel. With her green feathers which remind those of the peacocks, and all these inca jewels... It is magnificent all these details. :heart: :+fav: ^^
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thank you very much for looking!
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:iconben-ben-ben:
BEN-BEN-BEN Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
I know and loved your artwork for a long time since I've been playing magic the Gathering for 12 years now. Actually you are one of my alltime favourites, because your unique style stands out from alot of the other artwork there.
For a long time i was not sure if Stalking Tiger was a photo ;)

Long story short: Awesome Work... as always
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Thank you!
What a wonderful compliment!
I appreciate you taking the time to look at my work.
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:iconazakui:
Azakui Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
great pic! all the details are awesome! I'm speecheless, its'.. professional o_o Very good job!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Many thanks!
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:iconaudreyfry:
audreyfry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful illustration! I really like your colors!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Many thanks!
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:iconcrysamarari:
Crysamarari Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I wish I could come up with a comment more eloquent than: "DUDE!!!"
:+fav:
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
DUDE is good. : )
Thank you!
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:iconcapjames:
capjames Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Wonderful work! The way you use the colours is impressive!
=D
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you for continuing to look!
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Fantastic traditional work. Beautiful symbolism, good colours, blurry gears and such... If they had stuff like this at the local museums I would be there a lot more often :D
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Many thanks!
You're too kind.
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:iconjessiloo:
JessiLoo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is brilliant. I love all the lighting effects and the detail. The wings also look really soft and pretty :) Great painting.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you.
I think the wings were my favorite part to create.
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:iconjessiloo:
JessiLoo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Well you certinatley did a good job on them :)
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alexandreafr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
OMG ! So beautiful and in resonance with my own perception and my last reading of a incredible book (The Mayan Calendar by Barbara Hand Clow)...
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I haven't read that one. Have you studied a lot on the Mayan calendar topic?
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:iconalexandreafr:
alexandreafr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Mayan calendar topic ? No ! I try to find that, it's so interesting !
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:iconelfin-grrl:
Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! :faint:
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.
Your work is just gorgeous!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the shades of green!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconchristwriter:
christwriter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Absolutely flawless. There's nothing I can critique, it's that good.

It's got a sort of mayan feel to it...I think it's the colors and the patterns of the jewelry.

CW
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
You're far too nice! I can find a whole list of issues with any piece I've done but I'll keep my mouth shut and say thank yo for such a nice compliment. : )
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:iconchristwriter:
christwriter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that's how artists are supposed to be. None of us can judge our OWN work well enough to be good judges of it. That's why we need other people to look at it. Though the compliments are nice, too.

Really, you're astoundingly good and should be proud of it.

CW
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:iconjezhawk:
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lovely concept, and beautifully illustrated.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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:iconchouchourien:
chouchourien Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I love the repeating circles/semi-circles in this piece. The moons, the curve of her arms, her halo, etc...

Her wings are especially beautiful! :)

Have you followed your own suggestion and written yourself a letter?
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you very much for looking. The wings were my favorite part to illustrate.

I haven't yet done this quest... but I will. I'm challenging myself to do all 100 quests. Right now I'm on Angel of Caring.
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:iconchouchourien:
chouchourien Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I just read over the site.. that's a clever idea, your angel quest.. !

Keep sharing the fun, please ;)
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:iconirishpiratequeen:
IrishPirateQueen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thats amazing and a clever idea. hmm...maybe I'll do that sometime.
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank you.

I've yet to do it either... but I will. I'm going through the set of 100 cards one by one. : )
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