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I Shall Face Damnation for You by juliedillon I Shall Face Damnation for You by juliedillon
This is my entry for =cypherx's "Best Friends" contest. :) It is supposed to depict an angel who has descended into hell to save his fallen comrade from fiery oblivion. Only a true friend would take such a risk. The fallen one might be saved, but if the angel can’t make it back out again, they’ll both be lost to the pit forever. Oh noes. ;)

Here is the WIP: [link]


Photoshop 5.5 and Painter 6.1, if anyone's curious. :)
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:icontomasjantac:
TomasJantac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great art
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Aesara-Dayne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The depiction is so dramatic, and also a beautiful way to portray true friendship.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a very daring way to demonstrate true friendship.Clap 
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:iconjarednuckels:
JaredNuckels Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite pictures of all time
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:iconjarednuckels:
JaredNuckels Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Been looking for this picture i saw on my old computer so many years ago. I could stare at this picture for hours. Beautiful!!!
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:iconijustlikehalo:
ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bros till the end.
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:iconsolid-fox32:
Solid-Fox32 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is very beautiful! Both back story and art.
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:iconaudramblackburnsart:
AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured your work on my home page, I forgot to grab the link but you know to click on the rose!
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Garymillertime Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I love the back story to your inspiration. I believe there is no greater love then that of a friend who would risk their own life to save them. Very moving piece of work...brilliantly done!
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:iconmoonofyomi:
MoonOfYomi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpainterunknownradian:
PainterUnknownRadian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too... Magnificently beautiful...
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:iconmordial33:
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...only word for it...wow...
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:iconoriginalsupersaiyan:
OriginalSuperSaiyan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
wow!..just WOW!
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:iconalex343:
alex343 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
In theme, narrative and apperance ... this is beyond mere beauty.
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional
wonderful work!!!!!!!!!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:wave:
Your fantastic work has been featured here: [link]
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:iconzuneperry22:
Zuneperry22 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Reminds me of the Greek mythology story
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beachrain Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sad, I love the border
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MagnificentGeekHere Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, the colors. Absolutely adore your work.
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angiewazlib Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Artist
:love:
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I just said "Woowwwww...." in my chair. Gads the emotion! :iconwhaaplz:

This is so beautiful. So brave. I don't even have any words.

Is that the fallen friend's face at the top?
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:iconrottinggiant:
Rottinggiant Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome piece
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:iconhappytigress:
happytigress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Wow! Super great concept!
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ICONcreations Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist
great !
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:iconhellincorporated:
HellIncorporated Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
And maybe the worth of the fallen one is shown by the fact the angel would take such a risk? What an excellent piece!
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:iconkurokhael:
KuroKhael Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This piece has so many emotions behind it, so much power and fear and all in depth; the focus on the angel's struggle is marvellous. I can't believe I found this piece; it is amazing to my eyes. I Love This. It's insanely beautiful and I am simply, I'm awestricken by your work.
I’m convinced you know already-along with others-, but you nailed this picture to perfection.
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:iconzarinel:
Zarinel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow I love the artwork and the concept. Stunning!
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:iconnecropheka:
Necropheka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Your work is awesome and I love the concept. I use a similar concept for my own art. :D
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:iconiacocca:
iacocca Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
super like it bro,niceeeeee :D
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Ygorla Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I like it !
thank you my dreams
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RealityHunter02 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Spectacular!
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Alfihara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
epic!
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mrSketchy Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I'd have to say this is by far my favourite piece of work fron you :3 aaah I love this so much~
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I appreciate this not only for its incredible beauty, but for its meaning as well. It's very beautiful.
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:iconroninmaru:
Roninmaru Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this IS a real face of Good/GOD
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rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   General Artist
Wow, that's a hell of a picture! Your composition and poses and lighting are amazing. I too wonder about that talon on the angel that hasn't fallen, yet!
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LifeIsSucking Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
It's sad but beautiful :( :love:
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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Amazing~ reminds me of a renaissance painting.
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Lycanmoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING.
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Camico1123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I saw this art a looong time ago, and so glad that I was able to find it again!!
Probably heard this a thousand times, but I love love love this picture to bits(>v<)!!!
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notanotherpalerose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
<3
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hard77 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
impresionante amigo !!
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Kione-Harker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember seeing this before I was a member here, and loved it. I'm so glad I found it again to show my appreciation! Can't really add more than what's already been said. I particularly like the little details, such as the sparks on the angel's wings. :)
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StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
featured here [link] & [link] :D
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow the details amaze, i've noticed that the angel has a taloned foot, is he perhaps transforming into some sort of creature as a result of entering hell? anyhows marvoulous, faves.
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StanislavNovarenko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very very coool
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Towim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I absolutely love how much you have poured into this! I'm really at a loss for words.
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CrayolaColours Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Amazing. You made it so I'm actually REALLY rooting for these two. That's really hard to do with a single picture.
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Ferreira69 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Fantastic
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:iconleucisticcrow:
LeucisticCrow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job capturing the desperation of the situation. And your anatomy is amazing; I LOVE how you did the Angel's wings
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