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I drew this for my English project. We are allowed to choose any kind of topic that we like, and i ended up choosing 'Fictional Creatures'. I did some research in order to draw all 11 pictures, and I used all of them to support my Powerpoint presentation about the topic.

media : coloring pencil
paper size : A4

I learned from my research that Seraph is the highest class of Angel. They are standing around God's throne to sing praises and they possess 6 wings, a pair covering their eyes, another pair to fly and the last pair to cover their feet.

I am trying to use sea green to color the wings, I thought I was making a big mistake, but surprisingly, the result was preety unique. So, I ended up falling in love with this one.
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:iconpugiron:
Pugiron Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Wrong.  Archangels were the highest and had six wings.  Where did you do your research, manga comics?
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
No. The Bible.

But if there was a manga of the Bible, I'd be all over it.
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Effulgently Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Actually, the artist is correct.

Isaiah 6:2 "Above him were Seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying."

The Choirs, ranked from highest to lowest, are as follows:

Sphere 1-
  • Seraphim
  • Cherubim
  • Ophanim


Sphere 2-
  • Dominions
  • Virtues
  • Powers


Sphere 3-
  • Principalities
  • Archangels
  • Angels


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NBVega Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my very favourite passages of scripture is the vision from Isaiah of God enthroned:

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

And that is only a theophony (representative vision) of the awesome God who became incarnate as a man and humbled himself to death on a cross to save us from the punishment we rightly deserve for our sin. As the song goes, "Amazing love, how can it be, that you my King should die for me?"
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WinsAtFailing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! 8D
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Princess-Gretz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
the dark turquoise works very well with the black, white and grey !! Excellent picture , keep up the good work !
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jacob-kater Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
its amazin
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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Alamos5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
not sure if you know the story line behind the wings. the wings cover the eyes because even they are not allowed to turn thier eyes upon god and some speculate that when they say to cover the feet that it is reffering to genitallia. ^_^ dont you feel wiser now. wonderfull picture and i would like to see some of the other 11 that went with your project
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
thx :)
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Alamos5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Anytime ^_^
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I do hope that i'll get a chance to re-draw all of them, plus some new ones :) since people seems to like angels, maybe i'll add a few more ... hehe
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orchidreich Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
were all 11 pictures that you mentioned of the angel hierarchy?
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:iconpentipentipen:
pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
nope, they're mythical creatures. This one is the only angel :)
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:iconorchidreich:
orchidreich Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
awh... *little tear* lol
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Velolciraptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student
Whew... Now that's awesome. Seraphim, huh... Gotta check this up a bit O_o Might b useful for a lil project i have

O well. Anyways, amazing picture. Couldn't do that myself if my life depended on it ._. Big +fav to ya ^^
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
hehe, thanks!!
this used to be my lil project too...
anyways, good luck with yours :)
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Velolciraptor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student
Thank ye :D
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linnyxito Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Ghn-...
?! ?! ?! ?! Hrhlgrl? <--(sound of a person trying to talk while his/her jaw is still glued to the floor)

WHuuAt? This picture radiates a light (of awesomeness) so strong that I can't watch it for too many seconds at a time! My heart twists when I watch it(I AM being serious)!
-scrolls up to watch for more seconds than she should-
-almost gets heart attack due to overexposure to magnificent Seraph-
I'll be doomed if I don't fav this!
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
ergh...thx? LOL
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:iconimortis:
Imortis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well fuck me. Someone who made a picture of how a seraph is really supposed to look like. Feel unique. Not even kidding.
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yaoiisanamazingting Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
ooooooooooooo tht's a good one
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
thx! :)
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yaoiisanamazingting Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
np-I love Seraphs,they're soo cool!
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WizardRed Featured By Owner May 25, 2008   General Artist
it's very well done, i love the wings (including color) and the.. halo it is? The clothes are unique as well, i love it. 5/5 ^^
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
thank u! yeap, the golden thing is supposed to be a halo. hahah
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:iconwizardred:
WizardRed Featured By Owner May 31, 2008   General Artist
I like your halo's instead of them regular ones =D
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Hrafn2112 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Mythological and Theological creatures are an interest of mine, and this is very well done.
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
thank u! I love this topic too! that's why i come up with these artworks, hopefully i'll come up with more :)
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randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
this one is really good! i thought it was one of characters from persona 3, u should have the artbook if you like these kind of creature.
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
haha, thank u! yeap, actually i made one whole booklet for this project. All the pics are there and more descriptions based on the research :)
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mitchell0073 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Good drawing, yourshould have failed your project though, this creature isn't fictional.
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
thank you. Haha, nope, thankfully the teacher liked my project. I did state in my presentation that they're biblical creatures though :)
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WhiteWolfAura Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008   Writer
This is amazing. I love the concept of it, and the coloration is, like you said, unique.

^.^ Great.
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
haha, thx thx
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WhiteWolfAura Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Writer
You're welcome ^.^
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jondamon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Been looking around, its really hard to find a good pic of a Seraphim correctly portrayed, most pics don't even have an angel with 6 wings >.>, and I love Angels, mostly Seraphim, and this pic is just amazing! Great job, fav!!
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
haha, thx
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:iconjondamon:
jondamon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, no problem ^^ will we see more drawings of angels, mostly seraphim? Please!?
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:iconpentipentipen:
pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
haha ok, i'll try :)
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jondamon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thanks, looking forward to it =D
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Devonition Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008   General Artist
:noes: AWWEEEEESOMMMMMMMME
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bobbyrrobson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Well done, this is the first useful drawing of a seraph that I've seen.

I was going to say somthing about their wings actually covering their faces but then I saw your comment signature, but no matter. :)
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AngeliSeraphim Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your Seraph. I have a big thing for Seraphim (lol look at my name) and I love the way you portrayed your Seraph the most correct way! Many people draw a random angel and call it a Seraph.. I absolutely adore it, but my one tiny problem is that Seraphim are more associated with fire, but you colored the wing sea green.. but oh well! Still looks amazing. :] Your coloring skills are amazing, considering you only use color pencil on an A4 paper.. Good job!
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VictoriaCinderton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
It's so well done! :omg: Those wings are absolutely beautiful. The colour is unusual, but that makes them even nicer. :heart:
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miCimon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
peennn gw demen yg inii!!
wktu tu bibirnya yg gw bantuin bukan si?? ya bukan membantu sih.... membicarakan doang... hihihi... usul2 dikit... :eyepopping:
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
mich! huahaha, iyah, waktu itu lu bantu! waduu, sama2 freak neh, deviants! hahaha
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