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Angel of the Annunciation by NibbleKat Angel of the Annunciation by NibbleKat
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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.
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Angel of the Annunciation by ~NibbleKat ( Suggested by joeyv7 and Featured by Mollinda )
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Flashpoint33 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking unreal I love your style.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What up, you.

Thanks for the comments.  Hope you're well.
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Flashpoint33 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
surviving, glad to see your art is still on Deviant.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still here, but doin' nothing with it. :) Writingwritingwriting.
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Flashpoint33 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUCK YEAH, always were my favorite writer!
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TerraSpiritus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is absolutely amazing. The colours, the style and the expression. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.

Very soon, I hope, I'll get to start painting again!
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE this! I'm particularly fond of Gabe to begin with, so maybe I'm biased. . . this IS quite lovely though. I love the accidental androgyny too, it works so well for it. And omg gears. Definitely love your style!
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you! I appreciate it. I don't think I'd ever be able to replicate this level of... er... competence? I guess? In my work. Everything else really pales next to it. Grr.

Eventually, I will be posting more stuff-- I'm in a bit of a rut right now, but thank you for looking!
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