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Basandra, Battle Seraph by TereseNielsen Basandra, Battle Seraph by TereseNielsen
I love painting angels, so I was stoked when I saw this assignment come into my email. She's one of my recent favorites.

Sometimes when I'm working on a job there are only a few parts of the painting that I really "enjoy" working on. However, all of the aspects of this piece felt fun, from the clouds to the borders to the costuming.

It's painted traditionally, because I'm a dinosaur like that. Maybe if I spilled some turpentine on my Wacom I could make the transition. Anyway, I start with an acrylic underpainting, and then add oil and colored pencil on top. The gold areas were done with gold ink mixed with a little linseed oil.

If you'd like to read more about this piece there's a blog post available showing the actual card, original art description, sketch etc. [link]

Also, there are two different limited edition print sizes available. [link]
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c1ph4 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
phew, great! reminds me of the good olde "Magic The Gathering" days.
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LordNimlot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The best art of an angel in Magic!!! Congratulations Terese
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Deezer509 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!  When I visited Greece, all the churches had frescoes of seraphs and I tried to envision them as the warriors that they were supposedly are.  (Not little cherub heads with six wings.)  This is much better!
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Vestara-Khai666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Wonderful
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CleverCaveman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an amazing painter, seriously. 
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Aimi-Tomiko Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is beautiful!
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
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cowboyblue99 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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lalobanl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I had a dream once of being a fallen Guardian Angel. I had no memory of this until i was called upon to rise again. In the dream I was a warrior angel ...... and here I find you have painted it! Bizarre and wonderful all in one.
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Paine128 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing!
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