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"True Form: Aziraphale" by Katerina A. Romanova

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Aziraphale from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

In theory. This arose from a discussion on what an angel's true form would look like, if you based it on the (frankly: trippy) depictions of angels from Bible canon. I don't really see the appeal or logic in upside-down dog heads or wheels of fire or the like, but an energy-based, spirit-like creature made of wings and fire and vaguely reminiscent of an owl, for an angel who hoards books and has parallels with Prometheus? Why not?

16 Aug 2012:-) Ella rose griffin
love it makes me want to read good omens all over again!
14 Nov 2012:-) Green Phoenix
I think you’ve made a pretty good shot at incorporeal being visualisation. The Bible stuff’s mostly symbolic and much of its meaning might be lost on people unless they lived at the time or one of the experts. Even the wings part is symbolism - pointing to the swiftness of movement in their role as messengers. Generally I rather like C.S. Lewis’s take on angels in his space trilogy, although (even as beings of light and energy) he perhaps presents them a little too corporeal, rather them making them exist on a totally different plane of being to the one people can normally experience.
21 Dec 2012:-) Rachel Kelly Tipaldi
Lovely! Very cool idea and interpretation of what an angel might actually look like. ^.^
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'True Form: Aziraphale':
 • Created by: :-) Katerina A. Romanova
 • Copyright: ©Katerina A. Romanova. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bible, Biblical, Form, True, Aziraphale, Angel, Angels, Pratchett, Terry, Gaiman, Neil, Omens, Good, Bird, Wings, Owl, Fire
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Book Illustration, American Traditions, Mythology, Self made up Fantasy/SciFi Animals
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch, Photoshop
 • Submitted: 2012-08-07 12:07:12
 • Views: 348
 • Resolution: 1006x776

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