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A digitally enhanced moleskine doodle

This is a doodle of mine that I did in my moleskine journal a couple weeks ago. After creating a lens about Doodle Art I thought I’d better walk my talk. After I scanned it I was messing around with gradient maps in Photoshop and really liked the way this turned out. The blueprint look has always been a favorite of mine.

No doubt this is someone’s guardian angel. I get the feeling she’s wearing some sort of angel business suit and is a kind of architect, either in terms of building or life.

Ink Angel in Colour by Amanda Woodward

Copyright Amanda Woodward
All Rights Reserved

I found Amanda while browsing through Flickr. She is an illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her style resonated with me. I asked her why she was drawn to angels (pun intended) and her reply was: “Angels make me think about being able to fly and I like that feeling so I draw them from time to time :)” Check out the illustrations gallery on her website for more.

I came across the incredible fantasy watercolors of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Check out her entire angel art gallery. I had a tough time deciding which one to show here (following her guidelines for borrowing her images). Finally I settled on this one of Archangel Uriel for the colors and detail. It’s very powerful and even a little unsettling, I think, but in sacred texts of the world angels are often seen as fearsome. Personally, I think it’s just that their energy is sometimes so overwhelming when they first attune to you that it can be terrifying. (Been there, done that.)

UPDATE 7/5/08:  I was browsing through the art section of my local Barnes & Noble the other day and found an amazing how-to-draw-fairies-and-angels book.  It was by none other than Stephanie Pui-Mun Law!  Check it out: Dreamscapes

Archangel Uriel by Stephanie Piu-Mun Law

“Uriel, The Archangel of God”
©Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

A very common belief about angels is that they comfort us in our time of need.  In fact, for most of my life I thought that was all angels were for.  Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea of angels of mercy and that was all I knew.

Below is a link to an artist who found my heArt-a-Day blog and mentioned it on her site.  She works in digital art, both 2-D and 3-D.  I found the most amazing piece of angel art there.  It looks like a photograph.  But it isn’t.  I have Poser, the 3-D software she used, and I can’t get it to do anything.  She has obviously mastered it.

Her name is Dani Foster Herring and her image is called “In My Sorrow”.  It is a powerful depiction of an angel as comforter.

“In My Sorrow” 

On Flickr I found quite a collection of outstanding angel photos, especially cemetery angels. by Desmond Canon (Steiner62).   Click on the link below to see them.

Mary Hillier, also known as Sunladyart, is an artist from Louisiana who does vibrant paintings of flowers, animals (especially greyhounds), still life’s, etc. I just discovered she paints angels as well, and I was already a fan. 🙂 Check out the angel art collection on her website. They are really wonderful!

Sunladyart’s Angel Collection

Angel Art by Sunlady

I met Steve Rack through Blog Catalog today who, on January 1st, 2008, is starting a project of drawing 365 characters, one each day, and keeping a blog of them. I think that’s a great idea, so during my drawing session today I decided to just let a character emerge. That’s what I do when I do intuitive portraits, but somehow today this was started with a slightly different mindset.

I started with a doodle and ended up with this guardian angel who wants to be named Rose. If you’re reading this and you have a grandma named Rose who was a woman in her twenties during the 1940s this could be her, as I am a psychic medium.

There is also a strong connection to Egyptian magic and Isis, so if you are drawn to these things, and to the artwork below, this could be your guardian angel. It may be many people’s angel. If any of this resonates with you, leave me a comment. I may have more information for you.

A Guardian Angel Named Rose

Drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom Graphire4 graphic tablet.

Artist Lucia Stewart left a comment at my Zazzle gallery, and that led me back to hers. Her art is about a black cat named “stressie cat” doing various amusing cat things. Among them is a cat with angel wings. It really made me smile, and I’m kind of stressed out today. Click on the link below to take a look.

Stressie Cat Christmas Angel Card

Below is a short Youtube movie (video, film…what are they called now?) featuring Stressie Cat in the middle of Van Gogh’s impressionistic world.

I keep finding angel images by accident every single day lately. Sometimes the angels use the world as an oracle to try and get your attention. I wonder what they’re trying to tell me about cats?

I found Lily Cherry, a mixed-media artist after my own heart, on Flickr. She’s created several very cool angels. Here are the links:

Liberating Angel of Karma

Angel di Luce

Angel Custode

I found this guardian angel wood mounted art (with crystals) for purchase on the Art Blessings gallery website. There is also a blog about Art Blessing’s campaign to spread goodwill by contributing 7000 free cards that say “you are amazing” on them. Honestly, I’m having a little trouble finding where you get the card, but I think that’s just my short attention span and the fact that a lot of the blog is in French.

Guardian Angel at Art Blessings