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ROUND #209:: Fallen Archangel Samael
Fallen Archangel Samael
There are many interpretations of the character Samael, being an angel of both good and evil. Most stories portray his evil side though: the accuser, seducer and destroyer and the fallen angel... Some even compare him to Satan. This week you are to design Samael as a fallen angel, an angel gone very, very bad..
Design fallen archangel Samael!
- Think of a grim atmosphere, this is an angel with a dark side
- Setting can be anything!
PLEASE NOTE THE RULES AND THE DEADLINE TIME
SUNDAY, August 15th, 2010
Deadline is Sunday, at 9:00 pm (GMT +1).
If you do not stick to these 6 simple rules, you will not be added to the poll.
1) FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
It's about designing the character of the topic. The environment or side characters are far less important.
2) SHOW AT LEAST ¾ OF YOUR DESIGN.
This is not an illustration contest, but a design contest. Show your whole design!
3) POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.
4) INCLUDE WIPS WITH YOUR FINAL.
Show your work in progress and post (links to) this in the finals thread!
5) SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
No final.jpgs please!
6) PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(you can add CA logo, etc).
About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Icemoon and Arthemis IX will make the selection.
Please review these helpful reminders if you have not done so already.
ON GETTING TO POLL
NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
SUBMISSION FORMAT REMINDER
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR COPYRIGHT INFORMATION UNDER THE IMAGE IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD SO I DON'T HAVE TO HUNT YOU DOWN LATER!
fricking awesome topic
Completely off my radar as far as genre and style... but I'm going to try to go for it!
awesome! my hands are itching to get started!
Some more doodles before bed.
3 ideas that i had so far... the one goes with the Destroyer version and the other one is a Fallen Angel reaping off his own wings and the 3rd one is kinda different. which one do you think is better ? any suggestions?
Last edited by dkiearth; August 8th, 2010 at 10:45 PM.
This is gonna be fun =D
gave it a start, gonna finish it if i have time which i hope I get.. fun topic, good luck everyone!
WOW GUYS EEEEE!!! SUPER INSPIRING CHOW
or i just like dark evil angels ...this is like drawing dessert! and not marie antoinette's this time!!
hurrderp got myself reference and an anatomy book laying open this time!
must learn previous mistakes!
Going to add some tribal tattoos, piercings, a snake, and some more detail after I'm done rendering him.
lol yeah i didnt have enough time for the marie...so maybe ill do better this time :3
Breaking out of the angel stereotype a little bit here. They don't have to be recognizably human right?
Turns out this Samael guy was absolutely enormous, and covered head to toe in eyes according to one account. From Wikipedia:
I thought this was interesting too, fits with the whole taker of souls bit:According to "The Ascension of Moses" (Chapter IV - Aggadah - The Legend of The Jews - By Louis Ginzberg) Samael is also mentioned as being in 7th Heaven:
"In the last heaven Moses saw two angels, each five hundred parasangs in height, forged out of chains of black fire and red fire, the angels Af, "Anger," and Hemah, "Wrath," whom God created at the beginning of the world, to execute His will. Moses was disquieted when he looked upon them, but Metatron embraced him, and said, "Moses, Moses, thou favorite of God, fear not, and be not terrified," and Moses became calm. There was another angel in the seventh heaven, different in appearance from all the others, and of frightful mien. His height was so great, it would have taken five hundred years to cover a distance equal to it, and from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet he was studded with glaring eyes, at the sight of which the beholder fell prostrate in awe. "This one," said Metatron, addressing Moses, "is Samael, who takes the soul away from man." "Whither goes he now?" asked Moses, and Metatron replied, "To fetch the soul of Job the pious." Thereupon Moses prayed to God in these words, "O may it be Thy will, my God and the God of my fathers, not to let me fall into the hands of this angel."
In anthroposophy, archangels may be good or evil; in particular, some of their rank are collaborators of Ahriman, whose purpose (anthroposophists believe) is to alienate humanity from the spiritual world and promote materialism and heartless technical control.
wiggers - thats amazing already. Last time I saw one of your finals it has an old skool black metal vibe about it so that'll look sweet.
gunnarson - looks interesting, taking it to a fable level here, looks to have some narative. Nice start.
Inviciblewombat - great gesture and framing going on already, I like the moody monothilic atmosphere you've gone for.
Last edited by UCT; August 9th, 2010 at 08:25 AM.
Here is my Sketchbook. Please have a look if you have time. Thanks.
nice wiggers! Nice pose and 3d feel/overlapping.. Just small ideas, but maybe the head is a little small, and something about where his right shoulder attach to his chest looks a little bit improvable.. Not sure how, perhaps it should poke out a bit more. I love the hands and the angle of the hips! Well I'm not as good as you at anatomy, so might be lame suggestions there..
anywho, a little more work on it. suggestions?
this samael has gone very very bad indeed. i went for the seducer aspect obviously. is it too kinky? after its done i am thinking i ll add some shadowy angel wings on the walls behind him "supernatural" style.
Thanks gunnarsson i have to say i really love your work ! the small head is intentional the dodgy shoulder not so
Hey thank you! That looks great, really like the eye colour
I was hesitant to join this week when I first saw the topic but after reading some about the guy I was hooked. He doesn't seem like a very nice guy.
I did this sketch after reading on wikipedia, he turned out more like a demon than an angel but perhaps that is fitting. I hope you like it.
Great activity so far, keep it up!
Here is my idea on this topic about fallen angels...i hope ill take it further than this.
Wiggers - front leg looks smaller than the hind leg.
This is going to turn out to be a wet drape nightmare of feathers and robage.
Last edited by UCT; August 9th, 2010 at 01:23 PM.
Here is my Sketchbook. Please have a look if you have time. Thanks.
Recently I've been working on two different projects, but when I saw this CHOW I thought that finally I'll have to engage. I love the variety of ideas already presented and wait for the finals. My concept of Samael shows him as the one who was pulling strings behind Hitlers reign.
Hopefully I'll finish this one...
Any critics, comments or whatever are appreciated
By the way, the snake is cause he is the one who made the snake temp Eve, at least from one of the things I read.