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Aziraphale by lastlabyrinth Aziraphale by lastlabyrinth
From the Gaiman/Pratchett novel Good Omens. I haven't read it in a few years, so I can only hope I didn't get anything major wrong.

with Painter IX!

Edit: Oh my goodness, a DD! Thank you so much for looking, everyone!

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Aziraphale by *lastlabyrinth ( Suggested by TinyWild and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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AsTheMoonWaxes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Haven't read that book. Is it good?
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Well, if it isn't obvious already, I enjoyed it quite a lot! I think it's excellent.
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AilisRaine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Your Aziraphale is spot-on! A lot of people draw him younger (and thinner) than he's described in the book. I pictured him as being more of a kindly middle-aged scholar type of guy. Here he has that going on but also looks like he's seen some serious sh*t in his day...and the flaming sword is pure bad-assery. 
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015   Digital Artist
I think one of the great things about the book is that the description it gives of Aziraphale is actually so skeletal, just a single sentence, and our perceptions of him are informed by his behavior. But everyone has such a clear image of him in their mind.

I'm glad you liked this depiction, thanks for commenting :)
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99bink Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Gayer than a treeful of monkeys on Nitrous Oxide.
Haha. I love Aziraphale.
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Tempel85 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Wow! Das Bild von Arziraphel ist dir wirklich gelungen. Genau so hab ich ihn mir vorgestellt, etwas älter, ein wenig mollig, mit zerzausten Federn und welligen Haaren *gg*. Das Schwert einfach top. Ein wirklich schönes Bild, mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Vielleicht findest du ja auch noch mal die Zeit ein Bild von Crowley zu zeichnen, was da zu passt. Weiter so.^^ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Wow! The image of Arziraphel You've done really. Just as I imagined him to be, a little older, a little chubby, *gg* with ruffled feathers and wavy hair . The sword just top. A really nice picture, with great attention to detail. Maybe you'll find one more time, the time to draw a picture of Crowley, which fits there too. So on. ^ ^
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Digital Artist
What a thoughtful and lovely comment! Thank you so much. I would love to paint Crowley sometime, but this image was created very spontaneously, and I'm not certain I can recapture that feeling... I am happy that you like this one, though :)
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E339 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Once again, I love your design for Azirahale (that great hair).
He has such a nice expression and I love how his coat flutters in the wind.
Well done!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
So glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting!
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E339 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
My pleasure!
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AMAZING!!! :)
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mizstorge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
This Aziraphale is sort of the anti-Constantine: trenchcoat - yes, BAMF - erm, not exactly. More like HARS: heavenly angel with righteous sword.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Y'know, I've never read Hellblazer. This comment reminded me that I should do that. And thank you.
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HealerInTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I read this in middle school and it's one of those books that's stuck with me vividly years later. GREAT job on him!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
It has a persistent quality, doesn't it? :D Thanks!
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AraunChairec Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
... :XD: I took one look, and my first thought was "Huh, he looks kind of like Stephen Fry..." But this is truly how I've imagined Aziraphale.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Digital Artist
It was not drawn with him in mind, but in retrospect the resemblance is pretty strong! :)
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ExLibrisDormio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Oh, this is simply too beautiful for words!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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ExLibrisDormio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Any time! Its an amazing picture :D
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ArchDragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, read the book only a few months ago for the first time. First book of Pratchet's I've read actually, will definitely be going back for more.
You're rendition of Aziraphale is a little more handsome than I imagined, but I really think you nailed him down quite well.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I've only read a handful of his books myself, but Pratchett's a delight. :) Thanks.
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slavicbeastie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This si beyond brilliant! Mesmerazing...

:+fav:
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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seanand Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
jesus oh god you are my favorite now okay
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm just going to repeatedly reply to you with the :la: emote 'cause that's how these comments make me feel
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seanand Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
GOOD also congrats on the DD, you deserved it!
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uschi-sushi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Amazing - you really captured how I envisioned him! Thank you so much for creating this. And dare I suggest, a matching Crowley would absolutely make my life complete.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd love to do a similar image of Crowley sometime. I can't say for sure that I'll get around to it, though.
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Gabriel-loki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is almost exactly how I imagine seeing him in the book! *flails*
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm surprised at how many people share my concept of him. o_O Haha.
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Incredible detailing, coloring and shadowing. The wings especially caught my attention. Great work. :)
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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SmellenJR Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my goodness!!!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
:la:
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Sadiee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
And the Lord said 'Angel, where is thy weapon?'
And the Angel said 'Oops, I just set it down, where did it go, I'll lose my head next--!'
And the Lord did not ask again.


Yeah, first thing that popped into my head at this wonderful piece of art. Hppefully there's more coming along this line?
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Probably not, I'm afraid! I'd still like to do one of Crowley if the inspiration strikes me, but this was very much a spontaneous effort. :)
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dawnsharon2008 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
That's just astonishingly beautiful. Never thought blond wavy hair and glasses could look so badass.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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o9 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
congrats on the DD! this is wonderful
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! It's great to see you around here again btw :)
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o9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
you too:D your gallery is gorgeous!
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, oh, Wow...Yep, I'm fav-ing this, Mm-hm!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
OH I LOVE HIS FACE, and the way the light just comes off and shadows in his clothes.
Congrats on the DD too~
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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weirdperson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite magnificent :D Love your version of him
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
We all know Zira can use that sword. And it looks magnificent.
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TheAmazingDiscworld Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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Queen-of-the-Rift Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work. I like the contrast, modern clothing and glasses vs flaming sword and wings. I recommend you read Good Omens again, not because of mistakes, but because it is a great read.
Blessed be
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