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Here's the finished product. When I started this, I hadn't planned for it to be anything but an icon of a random person, really. Then the wings popped out and I decided to take the breasts off and make it male.
It wasn't until I was trying to decide what the angel's left hand would be holding that I chose this to be Gabriel, the one who came to Mary to tell her she was having a divine baby.
...weirdly enough, I also didn't realize until about half an hour before finishing it that Gabriel is often depicted/thought of as the most androgynous and sometimes female of the angels noted in canon texts, though I have depicted him as male... and that he's associated with peacock feathers-- one of which I was staring at for reference for the colors here. Wah. Weird.
Anyway. GEARS! They're real watch gears. And are very aggravating, but there you are.
Watered down acrylics on woodblock with ink pen and watch gears.