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My entry for conceptart's Last Man Standing tournament, the theme for which was the title of this piece.

You can see my round's entries here: [link]

And find all the other entries in the sticky threads at the to of this forum: [link]

360 entrants. And a shit load of kick ass art pieces. Look out for Jason Chan, Shelly Wan and Kenji's pieces, probably my faves thus far. Just... wow.

All done in photoshop, and the original model in the photos I took as ref is me, as I couldn't find the right stock photo, so comment on the figure at your own risk. Ehehehe. No idea how long it took, probably around 20 hours or so.

Prints will be available once I get back to the UK and have the hi res file to hand.

Edit: Totally forgot to say thanks for the invaluable feedback I had from my fellow mods over at Pixelbrush: ( [link] ) *henning, *Kyena ~sfgirgis and ~oz-haver without you guys I might not have pushed myself that extra mile. And thanks to Aly "Poshspice" Fell for being utterly awesome in the first place and making me want to create something kick ass.
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shadowdollcat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sick, but awesome!
Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
Crawling in my skin...
alithking Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Glorius, original and beatiful art work, congratulations!
Villenueve Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
KalineReine Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Writer
This is incredibly beautiful. :love: I am in awe... :wow:
DarthBinks Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2015
Cool.  Really well done.

I won't be sleeping tonight.
Shamalaya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
a real good idea,
i made the same years ago, in a time i dont speak for 2 weeks:

the Idea was like this:
What would Angels do?, when they dont wanna be angels any more?
Rip there Wings of, destroy all feathers, a last scream to heaven:
I don't want to be an angel!

cool it the first time for me, i see something like my/ this creation.
there are lots of dark angel on the web, but nothing like this
keep going talent:
-… i love this. After the Battle.
debris Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Artist
Aleizter-Kaine Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuckin unbelievable. Excellent piece!
Fernezco Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
wonderful work!
Bloody-Lily67 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello I found this image while I was on google and I hope you don't mind I used it with my Photoshop Express app:……
ALExIA483 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
It should be a DD :heart: 
japan-maniac Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
*in shock* (in a good way)
Kya-Jade Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Amazing! Makes me cringe, but nonetheless amazing! 
Red-Hag Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
perfect illustration of my state of mind these days!
Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is incredible, and grabs you by the primal part of your mind and says "This is what growth is really like..."

Awesome job!
janedj Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AroTheDerpyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
AmanoHikari Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Gorgeous work, it makes me think about one of my fav song of all time, Let Down by Radiohead, when it says "one day i'm going to grow wings, a chemical reaction hysterical and useless", one of my fav lines. <3
Allons-yEveryone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Writer
That is really beautiful. Well done!
breerothman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello you have been featured here :heart:
tobago528 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what does the ripping off of her wings symbolize? What is there to be hopeful for in this situation?

Zephyri Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She's not ripping the wings off.. she's pulling them out of herself. Notice the fact she's sat on a precipice? It's mostly metaphorical, that struggle and pain are sometimes worth it for what you get out of it in the end.. in this case a physical pair of wings, which are meant to symbolise freedom. 
tobago528 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i haven't been on deviant in over a year, but I wanted to respond to you since you are the creator of this work. I think it is beautiful, please keep up your creativity :D
blaithiel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
this is so amazing...i cant even describe...:heart:
KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Skin tones rock. :headbang:


Also great creepy concept. :skull:

EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is making my back itchy :iconcrycryplz:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, sorry about that!
shades-of-STL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all of the above emoticons are in your court, very impressive. I love how much emphasis you put into this top notch glory to behold. Simply astonishing.
Pitsh Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Digital Artist
angel figures are tragic, you brought the essence to the point. brilliant :)
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist grounding. It's inspirational and terrifying. And modeled after you? Fantastic! Amazing job
monsterpaperbag Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
FreeFallHero Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't take my eyes off of it.
I'm thinking .. is it worth.
Would I go trough all that pain for a pair of wings
Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is really amazing! :omfg:
NerezaWorks Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is possibly one of my favorite art peaces of all time its incredible the amount of emotion and pain you get from this peace as well as the colors and details are immaculate and as being something that was in my top favorite list since I first seen it several years ago it still stand up to this day as a amazing work .
DigitalisVitae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I love this piece, particularly the skin tones and the foot detail.
Frost-Paw123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful. The shading and design of the picture is absolutely mesmerizing. Very good work~
SageKorppi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece resonates with me on a very deep level. I like it a lot :)
OtakuMicky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful ~
clayjase69 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
wow amazing work
argon76 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
great picture, i love the concept
marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING work! u are definitely an inspiration to me.

I have no technical knowledge, and I'm trying to study alone to advance.
If u want to see, i have a job posted in my gallery.

I hope one day to be like you. :love:
Thanks for sharing your talent. xxxx
Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh my... this is stunning piece of art! :heart:
ar33hiline Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
zekedddd Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
like OW
Sher01 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. It has such beautiful details. The way the skin is stretched and ripping as she tries to free the other wing. The skin on the feet is so detailed, every wrinkle and crease. The rain and the wood, everything is detailed down the smallest part. You are a master in my eyes.
Warchief-Sariel83 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. Great work
MONSTA-E Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW........."sheds a tear"
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