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Zophiel by tiffanyturrill Zophiel by tiffanyturrill
Zophiel's Battle Cry:

Zophiel, of Cherubim the wiftest wing,
Came flying, and in mid Air aloud thus cri'd.
'Arm, Warriors, Arm for fight, the foe at hand,
Whom fled we thought, will save us long pursuit
This day, fear not his flight; so thick a Cloud
He comes, and settl'd in his face I see
Sad resolution and secure: let each
His Adamantine coat gird well, and each
Fit well his Helm, grip fast his orbed Shield,
Borne ev'n or high, for this day will pour down,
If I conjecture aught, no drizzling show'r,
But rattling storm of Arrows barb'd with fire.'


I started reading Paradise Lost again, and naturally that meant a return to my own little version. It's such a beautiful story, and the language is exquisite. Sigh. So it's my opinion that if you strip away the religious dogma from Paradise Lost, it becomes a story about the terraforming and colonization of worlds.
This is one of the Angels, in case you don't know what "Cherubim" means. The demon designs can be found on Heads and March.

The rest of the Angel designs will follow, including color versions, as well as (GASP!!) Adam and Eve, The Lord God and His Son. You're gonna loooove this.

Hang on to your seats, folks!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting interpretation of the book. I still have to read it, but your idea is fascinating. I must now grab a copy and see what I can make of it. ^^

And somehow this pic made me think of Evangelion for some reason. :)
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tiffanyturrill Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
dude, i WISH im could say Eva was an inspiration - it's too awesome. but i actually didn't see Eva until looong after I finished these Paradise Lost works. :<
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really! The otherwordliness of your angels really seems something out of Eva. It's even better, now that I think of it, because without the limtations of having to animate thiese, you really outdid yourself with the creative designs! Congrats and congrats again! ^^

Oh, and your avatar is nothing less than epic! That movie made my childhood! :3
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heckthor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
man, it was so worth it to pay to upgrade to premium because I can browse through many artists work including yours more easily and find a lot of good art :)
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illdai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, it sounds like a good story even. my buddy has always told me about it and the going around the religious insight so i can see it for the story it is. i'm kind of crappy reading that kind of write though.

great drawing, g'luck in the colouring and the rest of the project!
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Karelias Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
cool one ;}
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bugx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
I want to marry your work :slow:
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Fluffehburger Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Can't wait for others.
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botchiball Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
cool, can't wait to see more : ).
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botchiball Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
cool, can't wait to see more : ).
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