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Barachiel by Dan-Harding Barachiel by Dan-Harding
18x24 Oil on Canvas. More from the show. Barachiel one of the Archangels. **SOLD**
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Given 2012-11-14
Barachiel by *Dan-Harding ( Featured by STelari )
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maduch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
nice
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Scytheprayer Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow - stunning work! Very powerful atmosphere and symbolism! Very inspiring! I adore it!
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconrefurein:
Refurein Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondraaacula:
draaacula Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
perfect ... it's like a mix of roberto ferri and a creepy world similar to silent hill to me.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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Windowsill7 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This is one of my favorite paintings! It's so great. I wish I had even half the talent that you do with paint.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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:iconjusabi:
jusabi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my very favs on DA. Love it!
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconivanmoe:
IvanMoe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very, very, VERY awesome!
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you dig it!
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:iconengiie:
Engiie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your work is absolutely beautiful.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!
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joshashurst Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I love the name. not too many people know these things...
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've spent years doing work for the church so it's something I've seen a lot:)
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Dan, got a question. Where would I take my work to get high quality scans done? I called Lazerquick, but they said they don't have high quality scanners and the largest they can scan is 11"x17". I don't know how else to get scans done of my work, some of them are 18"x24" and I don't have a scanner that large... Any ideas? Should I just use a camera and take photo's of them?
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your best bet is to take hi res photos and go through an online print store. That's what I do. There are a ton of them out there and they all offer pretty good deals every now and then.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh my word, this is beautiful...how long did it take you to do this?!
This is a very creative representation of an angel. Too many people just stick wings and a robe on people and call it a day. I love the mask.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I think it took around 70 hrs.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
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...wow. That is impressive.
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, just thought you should know, someone entered the "Train Your Brain" contest with a piece that is a half assed replica of this piece by you. His name is Tanicdesigns, he's on Deviant's site...
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Bro, thanks for the heads up! I read the comments and what he says is way off. It's true that there are similar pieces from one artist to the next but not like that. Maybr I'll enter the contest lol.
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, you should totally enter. That would be hilarious...
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It seems it's an art student contest. Damn!
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, u would have stole that one... I don't plan on entering any contest's for at least a year. Need to learn more texture and surface techniques.
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Question, how did you make the wings look so realistic? Did you use a photo reference? The shading, or forming of them are so subtle yet, it's all that's needed. They look great. I use alot of deep value changes in my art, so I have a hard time doing light colored hair, and especially wings. Mine always look like tattoo style wings. Any advice? Yours remind me of old baroque art work. Very well done...
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My day job is doing art restoration mainly for churches so over the years I've painted a lot of wings. I haven't used reference for them in quite some time. Plus, I try to stay away from using to much reference. It's not a bad thing to use it but for me I'll start to rely on it to much and I'll get brain lazy lol.
How I get them to look soft is trying not to use to much black. I do a layer of a mid tone gray and while it's still wet I go in with straight white ( I prefer Titanium) and map out some feathers. Tighter at the top and looser towards the bottom. That mixes with the gray so you get a pretty subtle look right off. After that use a bit darker shade of the first gray and outline some feathers. Again starting tighter at the top and getting loose as you go down. Then use a very soft brush ( a mop works well for this) and blend the entire thing so it almost looks blurry. After that I go back in with white and basically start again until I have a good gradation and sharp feathers fading into blended out ones. Sometimes Black is needed to sharpen some edges but not to much. Also, Bending some feathers to add some cool shadows helps give it depth. Hope that makes sense:)
Thanks for the compliment man! I really appreciate it!
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thisguyrocks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That makes sense, Thanks for the tips. I tend to use alot of dark tones so to me, when I keep something light, it doesn't look finished and I always darken it up which usually just gives it a false illusion. I think I've got alot of practice to do on my wings. I love when Caravaggio did his wings because he didn't usually just use white wings. In the "Victorious Cupid", he used wings with dark tones, like bird feathered wings. But then again, he painted set up scenes with propped wings, so being the realistic painter he was, he would just simply paint what he was looking at. I to do not like to use too much references, I agree, they make you brain lazy. That's a very impressive job, sounds very time consuming. Well, thank you again for the tips. I will do some more sketching I suppose. Keep up the good work man, take care.
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Artemis-Dragunus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous!
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I really appreciate that!!
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Divine-Mania Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Bad-to-the-mother-fuckin'-ass! I love it, wish there were more work like this on Deviant Art overall.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you dig it!
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:iconarchaia:
Archaia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Painted on Masonite?
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Canvas
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
congrats on your DD for this awesome piece :thumbsup:
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
you're very welcome! :)
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Midnight-Sun-Art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, I dont even have words.. This is beautiful ! Cant stop looking at his mask and those eyes. Its a very intriguing painting.. all the details here works very well together.
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I greatly appreciate that:)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
blew me away...completely...love the mask.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a dark romance about it. I like how the various textures are well defined without clashing with each other. :-)
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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FantasticFreak Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Interesting. Wings are so hard to get right, they look marvelous.
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:icondan-harding:
Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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