Angels' Shadows

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Maja Ilisch

My first coloured illustration ever: Alexander's Coronation, taken from Angels' Shadows, Book One of the Elomaran Cycle. It took me one and a half year to finish it because I had trouble with the wings... Oil Pastels and Watercolours.

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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