Okay. Last year, we had another supposedly required contest to enter: The Manila Archdiocese Commision on Church History (MACC) Painting Competition for 2014. theme was anything religious & our prof gave us the assignment late Nov with the last entry date being Dec. 18.
As usual, I bit off more than I could chew, opting for the Angelic Hierarchy with an Art Nouveau-inspired look (I love Alphonse Mucha so freakin much!), hoping to stand out among the Christs & saints & street children praying or whatever. (Granted though, the winners are hella talented but super realistic as mine are cartoony.) This time, I DIDN'T get my hopes up-- I just wanted to get exhibited & see the others.
But like I said, I bit off more than I could chew. I couldn't make it in time for the submission.
NGUNIT/ SUBALIT/ DATAPWAT (BUT): ...
I got a 100% anyway.
And that's not counting the ADDITIONAL GRADE that goes with submitting the list of approved topics & notes/concept art/sketches/studies! My prof knew how hard I worked the past months [(including the Xmas break) -- he great that way :3), all the late nights & sacrifice then gave me that. Weew!
Without further ado, my depiction of The (Christian) Angelic Hierarchy:
-Acrylic on 2' x 3' canvas
-Totally finished on: 1/13/15
-I had to use a SHIT TON OF REFERENCES!!! This was my main source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christia… but had to look up further refs on the net, DA included. SEARCH EM! There are some pretty good ones here from your fellow DA members-- show some community love & support, y'all Exeptional example by justdejan.deviantart.com/: Also: wings.
-downside: the piece has plenty of flaws, especially the last sphere. Several things from concept notes had to be omitted & work was rushed. I was going to use metallic paints on details but was strapped for time.
-no particular angel (of the 72 or otherwise) is depicted here, just embodiments of the ranks as I imagined them
-details for me are either super fun to do or a total pain in the arse or both! But designing the costumes, tattooes, piercings, halos, etc. especially for the 2nd sphere was fun because I haven't designed any outfit in a coon's age-- not even a Polyvore ensemble. (My account: battleballgown.polyvore.com/) Plus, experimenting with skin color & facial structure/ features was pretty good, too.
-SPHERES NOTES/ CONCEPT: each sphere has a look & main duty:
1st Sphere: -guardians of God's throne
-look: Celestial beings that look creature or monster-like
2nd Sphere: -governors of heavenly bodies & the cosmos
-look: inspiration involved looking at games (generally RPG-esque) & anime & yes, DA. (ex. by zombiesmile.deviantart.com/ )
3rd Sphere: -most interactive with humans, guardians of earthly matters
-look: most human looking-- as in, human disguises
So here y'all go (I'll put the index for each individual angel here):
That's it! Enjoy!
On another note...
I HAVE SEEN THE FACE OF THE VICAR OF CHRIST AND HE LOOKS... kinda like a cute grampa with a lovely smile :3
VIVA POPE FRANCIS <3
WELCOME TO MANILA!!! (gosh, it looks crowded even from the telly)