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Angel Rose by Ironshod Angel Rose by Ironshod
I had this idea for a gothic style angel where the wings curve round protectively in a heart shape, and she looks down in sad reflection as a petal falls from a rose. It symbolised things passing, which is also echoed in the falling leaves. The background is painted quite minimally but I hope provides mood and concentrates the viewer's attention on the figure.

My thanks to `Elandria for a figure reference photo
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, Gothic, and elegant angel indeed! Roses are my favorite flowers too. There is just so much about this painting that I adore... the heart-shaped curve of the wings around the angel is quite inspired, and there is a slight element of sadness hinted at by her tears. Yet, it is a tender element, made even more touching by the way she is ever so lovingly holding the rose in her hands, almost like she is cherishing it due to it having some deeper meaning to her. The falling leaves do indeed bring out an element of things (such as time or mayhap mortality) passing, and they also suggest an autumn sensibility which contrasts with the rose, which is symbolic of life in the face of the impending winter season, which oft symbolizes death. Everything about this is magnificent! I simply had to favorite it, it is just that amazing. :D
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AhmedALRsam Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
i like this
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pelikanfan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Hi I would have a question. I am writing a free book. And wanted to ask if I could edit your image as a cover and use?


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mlpcool495 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
i love this.
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Eric5063 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great drawing ,I love it what are some of your other drawings of
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pearlea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Stunning......so lovely...
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stacymarieAlf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Love it.....


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Cartercho Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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Bubi1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
amazing!!!
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michyanimelover Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

its not yours u should credit anne stokes the real maker

i hate peaple that cay they made something while its from somoen else

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GlassMuses Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Darling, your intentions are good, but your information is lacking. See, the user Ironshod IS Anne Stokes. Besides, if she were trying to steal someone's art, she wouldn't have left the watermark evidencing her misdeed. Thank you for your vigilance in protecting art and upholding justice on dA, but this picture is right where it belongs. Thanks for watching out for it!
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imagine-roses Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
woooow this is so beautiful (*__*)
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WillowBell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
The background definitely had the effect of concentrating the viewers attention on the figure like you were hoping. Amazing art yet again. I love all your work. :D
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TheAxelLove Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work
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cuteGir4444 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
cool !!
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nirrhal Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Optimal image * - *, traces are divine, congratulations
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Thoransic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha my avatar is your work and I had no idea I love it lol.
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heey1888 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah you are the one making them xD have a hoody with this drawing on it :3
your work is awesome (L)___(L)
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Daramoon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I love it ♥
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StarDragon108 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*tear* she is so sad :( but so beautiful! :D
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steppeonme7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I LOVE this image!!
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gnocchini2000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
MY FAVORITE PICTURE EVER!
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jojoleelee1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, it looks so surreal
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Nijika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
stunning!!!
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
btw someone use your artwork in a DA competition as their own... just letting you know: [link]
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The-Adopted-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lovely portrayal of sorrow. I think you just got yourself another watcher. :+devwatch:
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amensa Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
sooooo coooll O_o
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redwolfdance Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! this is awesome
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DarkDestinyRose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
BEST.ANGEL.EVER.
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Streamstrider Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous. :)
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BeautifulArt4ever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful Dark angel :heart:
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Valvado Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is incredible! Beautiful work congrats :D

Com and see magical website:

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stormelemental13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Like the background. Did you mirror it or use fractals?
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deviantdianne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Gorgeous Gothic image!
Love your work!!!
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
She looks like a Niphilim if you ask me- a half-angel, who are generally looked down on by both humans and angels alike, Niphilim usually have black wings and sometimes mournfull expressions so I just think that it fits well :)
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a poster of this picture in my room
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, feature time: [link] :)
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isabelzavoranu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Very unusual image for an angel. I really love it. It's a refreshing change from the babies and blondes with white wings and waterfalls. I love those too but it's nice to see an original. I hope my guardian angel looks just like this. Beautiful job.
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SnoweWoulf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooooow~ I love the details!
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Khas-Savassan Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
this is an awesome picture. showed it to my friend and she loved it. also there is a cross stitching pattern for it on amazon. [link] cant wait to see how it looks in tread. :)
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reeceJolesen Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Omg!!! In my room, I have one of your poster that i bought from the shops? Your art is F*CKING AMAZING?!! I'm gonna watch u, cause i just ur art.. Ur such a f*cking amazing artist. Keep up the good work mate. If i see more at the shops i'm gonna get it, cause i now know who the master of tht amazing art is. :)
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KamaSutra1984 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderfull Angel :hug:
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mona1995xx Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never knew you made this but I've got a poster on my wall which I buyed in a real store o-o Never knew I watched the artis on dA X3

Great job anyway! :heart:
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LiniaElizabeth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Just want*
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Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I FOUND THIS YESTERDAY IN THE CITY WHEN I WAS THERE FOR THE DAY WITH MY MOM, WHICH I BOUGHT THE POSTER!

Do you know how glad I am I found this one! Now I just one "Prayer For The Fallen" and "Gothic Prayer" still in posters! =D
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Ithinkurqreat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I saw a famed poster of this recently too! I was like "HEY THATS ON DA!"
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Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:aww: Anne pants for Spiral Direct and a few other companies. Her art gets printed on many different things like T-Shirts, Mugs, Skirts, Mouse Pads, etc. ;-)
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