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Angel of Death by cooley Angel of Death by cooley
Also, giving way to new life....

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WindySilver Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful! Excellent choise of colors!
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! I love the use of colors and lights.
Zetaomega2 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work! very detailed and very mystic like.
mereni Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Oh my god... this is amazing! These are the kind of deities I aspire to create one day! So inspiring!
cooley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you! I was inspired initially by Final Fantasy X.
naughty90s Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
gabrieldarkness Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
... wath is this?
Dark-Fenrir8224 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
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MewKokoa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Brilliant symbolism!
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
marikhi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Fuiron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Creative, and while there is something pagan to your images, it is no more "shameful" than the Catholic statues, and much more interesting to look at!
thugline21 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
thats awesome, i love the artwork
BlueFalkon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very very nice. I love the background glyph and the overall look and lighting of the piece.

That's amazing.
Narren88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
If you do not mind the angels of death have a weapon and it is a burning sword, you did not include it in your picture.

Awsome picture though.
Blues-on10 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Cool and Scary at the same time :)
Metalhead71 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
You always have a way of mixing different styles. The only thing I would be critical of, is the skin around it's face. You have great details in pictures, so we all full-view, (especially on request ;) ), but when we get closer, the skin around this creature's face is nowhere near as detailed as the rest of it. Those deep wrinkles and faded skin need some boosting. That's all I got miss Ging.
DarkIgnis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
wow i love the first piece but this...... just wonderful!!!! good for cooley!
blackmustang13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
the details on this are amazing.. i love how you used the colors as well :)
man-cool Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008   Writer
Really mysterious!:wow:
stinky5-0 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
It looks incredible
Moofishstargirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
This is CRAZY awesome! It's such a unique style =3
DigiBentoBox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Teh most coolest! Also, i was all like contreversial about the angel of death, but the way u explained it, it was awesome! And the angel of death promised freedom for the jews by killing the first born sons.
cooley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The Angel of Death will likely always be a controversial figure, symbolized in many different ways. I know my version is rather frightening but I felt like death can be really frightening for most, even those who believe in God. It's something we don't understand much about.
DigiBentoBox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very true. But your symbolism makes it very easy to see the 'good' in this angel of death!
animati0n Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Wow, this is gorgeous! Very nice concept and the details are spectacular!
cooley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for coming to take a look!
DrPie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Pretty hardcore creepy. I can always appreciate these designs though. So amazingly detailed. Awesome job, as usual (:
Mutt-250 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
That's really all I can say.
Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
I am impressed by what is called details here in this fantasy artwork:XD:
ForestFaerieQuean Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
CREEPY! It has a distinct creepy effect. Very nicely done!
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Good detail and nicely colored.
skifi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
I really... have no words to describe how this image makes me feel C:

Because of the picture meaning
Because of the effort and talent you have spent there
Because of the technique and the whole amazing look

Seriously, I know I love and admire you as a person, online and *gasps* offline, but.... this makes me worship you also as an artist, even more than before :worship:
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Vicente, I miss talking with you and having the partnership we had just a few weeks ago when I still had a ^. But, I'm glad you stick with me even though I'm not on dA as much anymore. You always take time to compliment me and my work. Thank you so much!

I hope you can come visit me some day!
skifi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
We should keep our e-mail talks if we don't meet on AIM so often 83

Aaaaaand you know it's on the list XD
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Creepy! o.o But... in a sorta beautiful way...
Taggz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
WOW!! How the heck do you get inspired for drawing stuff like this it's just un-believably amazing!!! :D
GaianBells Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
A very beautiful death. One of the best representations of death that I've ever seen. Great job.
OutcastSpace Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Wow... Crazy amounts of awesome detail! Love those creepy eyes and the Angel's bone-like body structure.
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Gooosh, I think it will be a while before I tackle another project like this.
hourglass-sentinel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
OH MY GOSH he's scary.

But the detail is breathtaking. I love love love the blue color you used, it's perfect -- not too light or too dark. Very gorgeous!

There's something about his eyes that totally gives me chills. Probably their largeness and lack of whites; it's very eerie!

Simply beautiful. Gosh, you're the only one I know that puts so much thought into the symbolism! I'm glad that you put them down, or I might have even missed them -- that's very cool to me, that you can hide little meanings in the picture without anyone even knowing it unless they try to look!

Great job, hon! Your work is amazing, as always!
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad the eyes give you chills, that's what I was going for. Thank you so much for taking a look and also taking the time to comment.
hourglass-sentinel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
No prob, hon! I enjoy your work immensely. That is a reason why I watch you, you know! ;P
falconfeather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
another inspiring image, yet again . the details and meanings are beautifull
i-heart-dragons Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Jeez...your work is just so's evident how much love and care you put into your art, and the results are simply astounding. I love how this one has its own luminesence; it glows! XD
Frankencow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008

Once again I am flabbergasted by your attention to detail!
Raiko777 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Dang, this has got to be the best personification of the Angel of Death; shining, but yet so dark loking. Love it. :D
Great work, Cooley. :clap:
It is rather striking, not every biblical thing is always pretty, half the time its jaw-dropping. Take 2 Samual 22: 7-16. That's probably one of the most interesting imageries , and dark, I've read. I'd say that whole chapter is one of my favorites because of how frightening David poeticizes it and to know that this God is on our side.
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't read that section but I shall :)
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