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The halo thief by henning The halo thief by henning
This painting was custom made to be the cover art of a digital art book from Wicked RGB. Unfortunately the publisher canned the project, but still, you will be able to download a free PDF version of the book for free after august 2005. Many great artists and amazing pieces to be browsed :-)

Painting made from scratch using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet, and my girlfriend used as reference for the angel.

The idea with this painting was to make it look as if the gimpy monster was to steal the halo, and is about to get a really bad beating from the winged chick ;-)

On my personal site you can see the step by step process, and close up details: [link]
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:icontheuser33:
TheUser33 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Very good detail! Love it!
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SnowisAWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
O.O oh no!!!!!!!
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CrimsonSmolder Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Pictures are AMAZING !
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regretsmyl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much detail! the best! ;)
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Greybird007 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Witty composition and beautiful "winged chick" here, but the detail of these feathers is truly astounding. One can almost feel how they catch the air.

I can't count the number of artists who have given up on doing these details properly, and with the sheer attention needed, I can't say I blame them.
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...very vibrant.. lovely!
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tash1303 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
i love it, it is really good
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achlime Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
thats amazing!
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Tattersail Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
utrolig kult bilde:) Likte vingene veldig godt..minner litt om vingene på en møll.
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PhelanVelvel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
:wow: That is simply gorgeous! :D
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:iconphelanvelvel:
PhelanVelvel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
:wow: That is really lovely! I wish I could paint as well as you! :D
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Trecman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Outstanding... Very kewl... Fave :star:

Peace... :)

Dan - AKA: Trecman
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wicked-sparrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
the detail in the wings are soo amazing..ich bin sprachlos :wow:
just great :nod:
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unfetteredgrace Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
OMG you are amaaa-aaazing!! I just found you and I'm going to keep you!! (devwatched!!) I am sure you get this a lot but you are really inspiring. I can't wait until I get my tablet.

Great work on this one and all of them, now I'm going to fav up your gallery! :giggle: Thank you for sharing your work with us.
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment and watch :-)
And good luck with your tablet ;-)
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unfetteredgrace Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
hehe thanks. :hug: Really incredible work here.
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Lady-Lire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
Beautiful. Very realistic.
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:iconk-ny:
K-ny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Superbe !

+fav :)
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:iconduomi:
Duomi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Very beautiful! I love the idea behind it, too, and how the angel looks like she's laughing at the demon.
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diamondrose9 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Very scary, yet beautiful because of her expresion, she's not afraid or anything but instead she seems to be mocking the demon, because she knows that she's so holy and pure that nothing could take that away. Awesome piece Henning!! :XD:
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tubamann Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Hm, dette er første kommentaren min på lenge. Vært på hytten, og kom hjem for en time siden. Kos med pc!

Mine første tanker om dette verket er Gollum i Ringenes Herre. Synes jeg hører ham hviske My precious på lang avstand her!
Jeg ser at kvinnen representerer det gode og ærlige (lilla rose = ærlighet), men vingene er litt mørke. Er det overtolkning, eller har du en mening med det?
Som alltid er det kjempebra tegnet, mange beundrer deg for dette! Skikkelig stilig fyr i bakgrunnen, men med både kvinnens blikk og vingene klare har han ikke en sjans. Det gode vinner alltid, liksom :p
Bra jobbet!

Én ting til: Jeg har diskutert med den språkkyndige broren min, hvor jeg mener at gresk er et av de vanskligste språkene å lære (som jeg har hørt flere steder), men han mener at det er ganske vanlig. Jeg regner med at du har noen meninger om dette, siden du har bodd der en stund nå.

Helge
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henning Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!
Hytte høres jo digg ut!
I begynnelsen ville jeg at hun skulle være en slags "grå engel", men etterhvert som jeg malte, så ble hun blondere og blondere. Jeg ville uansett ikke ha vingene lysende hvite, så det var bevisst, ja.

Har bodd i Hellas i snart 3 år, og jeg må si at gresk er VELDIG vanskelig. De 10 andre nordmennene her nede kan skrive under på dette, ingen av oss kan egentlig noe som helst, bortsett fra det vanlige hei, hade, god morgen, jeg snakker ikke gresk osv... Det hele begynner jo med at man er analfabet, må lære et helt nytt (og teit etter min mening) alfabet, og når man tror man kan ting.... så har man unntakene.... En av de andre norske "fruene" har gått ett helt år på gresk kurs (5 dager i uka, 7 timer hver dag), og etter dette så kunne hun moderat gresk, ikke bra nok til å søke jobb, eller fungere i liknende sammenhenger :-(
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tubamann Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Usj, det høres vanskelig ut, ja.
Alfabetet er da tøft, men det kommer fra en som enda ikke har prøvd å lære seg språket.
Jeg satser nå fortsatt på at esperanto blir verdensspråk, da hadde alt blitt så mye lettere. Ingen unntak, alt er liksom logisk.
Er dere en gruppe som dro til Hellas for å finne lykken, eller er dere bare der helt tilfeldig?

Hm. Deviantart har blitt litt koseligere her siden jeg dro, mange nye fancy funksjoner og litt nytt design. Tror jeg liker det sånn det har blitt.
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henning Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Vi var en gruppe med venner / spillutviklere som hadde en investor i norge. Investoren dreit litt på draget på andre prosjekter slik at vi ikke fikk de midlene vi trengte, så vi så etter en ny investor og fikk napp i Hellas. Haken var at vi måtte flytte ned hit. Jeg er Beta tester i DA også, masse kule funksjoner ja :-)
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tubamann Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
Ah, stilig :)
Regner med du er med i grafikerdelen i spillutviklingen.

..har du laget noen spill jeg har spilt, sånn helt tilfeldigvis? =p
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henning Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Jeg er Art Director i selskapet, ja. Så det er min rumpe for får ris dersom grafikken til spillet ikke blir bra, hehe. Dette er mitt første spill, har vært med på dette prosjektet i over 7 år nå, så jeg begynner å bli klar for å bli ferdig snart og begynne på neste prosjekt som ikke skal være SÅ krevende...
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tubamann Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
Snakker vi om Duke Nukem Forever nå? :p
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Endelva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Professional Photographer
Amazing realism, breathtaking!
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bashcorpo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
woow! angel monster-butt-kickin' totally rules!
astonishing work yet again henning! you rock tons!! :D

:gummybear: :+fav:
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Attalus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the visit! :star:
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Attalus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very witty and well-done.
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mklanglo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Henning,
This is Outstanding and your attention to detail is fabulous.
Thank you for sharing
Be Blessed
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, it took quite some time as the resolution is pretty high...
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:iconmklanglo:
mklanglo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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drogyn6 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Great job! The attention to detail is superb as is the overall composition. And you have to love the title :D
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bjnorberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work as always :)
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moonshores Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
Shit.. you are so talented... =O
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MayYeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Impressive how you did the hands and the hair! Very realistic... And I love her expression
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pegacorn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:w00t!: I love wings!!! hehe.. the halo is really glowing! the wings are so real too!! omg, this is totally wicked!!! :+favlove: i adore the purple rose too!!
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OrchidMage Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Very nice painting, I like all the details, and I love the angel's expression. Also, I really think that it's neat how the deep violet of the rose helps set off the subtler purples of the background. Very nice painting.
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gnowoga Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
It's so detailed my jaw just dropped! I love it!
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thejackbull Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...this is gorgeous!
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Deligaris Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, the skintones and details of the wings are very good. Nice hair too! ;)
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mystikaal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
Oh, she is so lovely......kind of reminds me of Heather Locklear. I really like your wing design.....not something I have seen before. The hair on them is so intricate, must have taken you forever. That rose is GORGEOUS! I want one, or a dozen, lol. While you're at it, throw in one of those tops, it would compliment my skin so well. :D Love the design on there, so delicate and pretty. Silly little goblin, get ready for the smackdown! ;p
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ArtLover25 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
That is absolutely stunning! A wise choice for the cover of a digital art book. :) Excellent work!
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killerfairy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is amazing!
she looks so beautiful =)
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tallfemalemanta Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh...lovely. Yet another story behind the art. :heart:

Great job on the wings! The detail is amazing!!!
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CsykoFoxx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
That is so awesome.

Goblin: My precioussssssss...
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
Henning, please don't misunderstand me. I like this piece; but there is something about it that really bothers me, and I can't figure out what it is; which bothers me even more. The wings and hair are especially well done.
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