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Angels of the unknown by mcr-raven Angels of the unknown by mcr-raven
A tattoo design for a client.

He wanted something based on 3 words:
- freedom
- equality
- justice
he would just let me draw something and this is the result.
I still want to change it a little though.
I think it's a little empty in the middle, don'tcha?
(it's to be placed from shoulder to shoulder on his back)


figures are based on James Jean's Fables
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missingmom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I think it's fanstastic..where were you when I was getting my tattoos! :D
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work!
timmcfarlin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
o-nder Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice work
nomadtic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
good work like ur style
crazy15ninja Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
So beautiful
Virtuegunn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Nice what did you end up adding to the middle? V
myfriendfreckle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
James Jean♥
Yayapucci Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing!
CDandDVD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
it is a bit empty in the middle, like you said
but honestly, becides that minnor, and I do mean minnor detail
this is simply stunning and I am pretty damn sure that
your client is going to love this!

screaminmime Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
facette Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
i like this so much ... ! how precisely you draw the lines and how the dress falls ... it is so beautiful ...
this thing with the left angels hand ... maybe it would look even better if you lift it a little bit ... with a lil bit more tension
loo-bee-loo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's perfect, absolutely amazing =)
Sa66 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
The pic is pretty awesome.But if you want something in the middle it would be nice if its something like a sign.Ask the client for example what he would want there.If i was to say what-I would ask for tribal sign.
WillemXSM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
mooi gedaan hey!! jij kan er wat van.
MEMNOCH08 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I love it! As far as the middle goes, It's not bad. I would ask him if he wants anything in the middle. I think the left angel's hand looks a little awkward(empty) due to the other one havening the sword, makes it a bit unbalanced. But besides that It's amazing!
DeVyNaNdMaTt333 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Not missing anything.
It gives emphasis on the hands.
chasingwonderland Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Love the movement in this.
extraordinary632 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
You are very talented, I love all of your drawings, but this one's my favourite.
Khadrimx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eee, I missed you. Wow this is really beautiful though, so symbolic and well done. Though I do agree that it is a little empty in the middle...

What if perhaps they were extending their arms downward to clasp hands instead of intertwining them? Maybe they could have something on their wrists? That might make it a little less dead space in the center :3
Corn-Muffin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if I say anything besides "looks freaking great!", it's that you are a saint when it comes to folds and wrinkles.
isthisdestinii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
i think that it does look really nice, escpecially if yu were to put it on someone's back. But if yu put it anywhere else the middle does seem slightly missing something u.u
acetheone Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
:)Amazing piece of work, Idon't think it needs anything else added, the negative space in the centre balances the image nicely...but if you really have to have something in the middle, I suggest adding a a ribbon wrapped loosely round the hands and dropping down into the middle.
phantomofthecomputer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Shadow-Jayy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
It's so very beautiful, you should be proud.
Charlemaine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Writer
Nay. some empty space is good. if u want, add more details on their clasped arms/hands; thats about it. there's enough gorgeous details already, and my IS IT gorgeous. u have simply exquisite skills.

i must draw swirly fabric one of these days again, for the heck of it. swirly fabric is fun! :D
xXNachanXxFaintXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Student
that looks awesome and it fits the concepts too. Yes, I do think there needs to be something in the middle too, but I don't know what.
SorrowMCR Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Student Photographer
i think its great the way it is ^^
itzcindyrella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
new desktop!! :w00t:
raphielle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
my god this is so stunning :love:
the details on the clothes are amazing and i love their gentle faces...
they're just perfectly angelic:D
i think it's perfect as it is....
dizzy-edge Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
James Jean is one of my favorite artists and I think you used the right inspiration for this piece. ;p
Since it's on the shoulders I would say to leave it as it is. You probably don't want to overload it. It's already wonderful enough.
ShotToPieces Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
thetreacheryofimages Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
wow, you are GOOD. damn good!
you are a pro, I guess... and... a tattooer maybe?
i don't think it looks too empty
if i had to add something id probably just do a banner/scroll
with the three words maybe
but i think it looks great as is
makosfairy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
i dont think it is empty, when you put it on skin it gives a texture and a background to it... and as i said above as nimrodella, nice composition :)
Nimrodella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
pretty good representation raven, i like the image, its like a medieval allegory :)
Lini-Z Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Love this tattoo design!
shadowspirit89 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
If you think it's too empty in the middle, maybe you could make the blindfold elegantly swirl between them?
OmarOrdonez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
very cool
Infinity1986 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
WhiteNenufar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Soft and elegant as always : )
B-a-l-a-n-c-e Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
ShilohGreenwald Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
For shoulder-to-shoulder, I think the negative space helps make a statement of simplicity and delicacy. I love it! :-D
DreamCquence Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
I don't think it needs anything. I think back designs look more elegant and balanced when they stretch across the shoulder blades with more weight on the sides than in the middle. I think it will work out well.
XxMalicexX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wolfwatcher667 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Writer
When I first looked at it, I thought WOW!!! That would be an EPIC tattoo!!!! Than I read your author notes, And I was like SWEET!!!! lol. That is an awesome idea. If the guys a christian, it would be sweet having a cross in the center. If not, perhaps something that represents night and day. Just a thought, I dont know a lot about these things, lol. Itd be cool to see your end result!!!
RosesFallAtYourFeet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
that is beautiful beyong amazing
i would perhaps but latin calligraphy between the two as more detail may destroy the representtion you have here
Caimekaze Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe something entwined in the middle from the level of the bottom of the robes?
enkla Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Beautiful! Considering the shoulder to shoulder placement i dont think the empty space is an issue ^^ Lovely piece!
well-you-dont-say Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Artist
i think this design would look sick on the back. beautiful design. i think you captured the concept beautifully.
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