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(Ecce Ancilla Domini - Behold the handmaid of the Lord)

Mary raised her head slowly.
A warm golden light had fallen all over the sky.
She felt a light warm breeze caressing her face, her white veil and her silk dress; and it was, she could have sworn it, not earthly. It could not be a dream - dreams were not as real as this angel, who she now saw descending from the golden sky.
Then the angel spoke to her.
"Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you."


media: Photoshop 7
time: You don't want to know

Pose reference for Mary is from `lockstock :heart:
The angel pose I referenced from an old master painting.
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:icontarmahartley:
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully crafted and coloured, this piece is AMAZING! So beautiful!

AWESOME WORK! :)

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Nightingale963 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
This is so beautiful!
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:icondisciple77:
Disciple77 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Also, I really like the phrase at the bottom describing the scene!:heart:
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Disciple77 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible!!! Seriously, the composition, the form, the color tones,everything is so beautifully done! Great job!:iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconpielady4:
PieLady4 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
lovely picture! Amazing work!
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:icondaisyj201:
daisyj201 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning! the lighting, the texture of the gowns....everything is fantastic! :wow:
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:iconmchkrajnak:
mchkrajnak Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Thank you for presenting The BVM in a honorable way. I am sick of people making a sacrilege of her beautiful image so once again thank you.
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:icontigeryna:
TigerYna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Hi, this amazing angelic art was feature in " The Best Angelic Arts On Da" article here: [link] Congratulations for your nice tecnique and perfect composition! :clap:
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:iconginnyx:
Ginnyx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Student General Artist
Uh, the same theme of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but a littl diffrerent in style and symbols! Good job anyway! :nod:
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Beautifully done, although I think of lockstock more as a Magdalen than a Madonna type.
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:iconzulenha:
zulenha Featured By Owner May 22, 2007   General Artist
Reminds me of my History of Art teacher, when she showed us a painting of Mary and Gabriel (I think it was him) and she was reading the Bible. And then the teacher reminds us how Gutenberg would only be born some fourteen centuries later. x3

BUT! That doesn't make your art any less scandalously beautiful! 8D I have to tell you -- I loooove the hands you draw. I have a thing for well-drawn hands (for they're my most obvious weakness since I started drawing). And your painting skills are just -- wow! I don't even know what to say. You own the internets, or something like that.

(Oh, and I just read your "rant" on your journal. Man, people think only because you color on the computer, you don't have to WORK on it and put your damn heart in it. Ugh. The nerve of that jerk. He must be bitter because he can't use photoshop to save his soul.)

I fave and watch thee, by the way. :3
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dLeighJewelry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Work!!!
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angryfisheatenbycat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
*laughs* That writing is so silly. Since when was mary a rich girl?

Anyway. :XD: Really lovely piece, it has the same beautiful colouring as all the other pieces in your gallery of course, and I really like that.
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JokerHarley2345 Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. I have never seen anything like this before.
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:iconendelva:
Endelva Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
Such perfection! I love the peach tones.
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PuppyGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
..And Mary was a little embarrased when Archangel Gabriel looked over her shoulder and caught her reading the Kama Sutra! Haahaa! Just kidding. Awesome work, my dear!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
Thanks ^^
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:iconmarychain:
marychain Featured By Owner May 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
ye gods, this is amazing. you're a freaking prodigy!
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:icontrishna87:
trishna87 Featured By Owner May 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! ths is FANTASTIC!
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:iconanime-rockstar:
anime-rockstar Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
beautiful! :clap:
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:iconlordceleborn:
lordceleborn Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
Amazing concept and work. I am stunned .
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:iconito-kun:
ito-kun Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
you are so amazing *______*
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MayYeo Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Professional Filmographer
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WOa, this looks so beautiful neh! Like a reinasance illustration! Superb, plus your usual sweet and cheerful colors. Man, those folds and clothes are to die for, so their expressions... 0___0 * faints *
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:iconlushousgirl20:
lushousgirl20 Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
very beautifully done! wow..
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconsympho:
Sympho Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Wonderful work ! Bravo ! :)

++ Cyrille
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janiejanie Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Writer
spectacular picture!
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:iconkatherdante:
Katherdante Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
Beautiful...

*gigggles thinking about annunciation images from her art history classes*
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woefulinfinity Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Wah! It's so beautiful! I love the textures. So shiny. X3 The lighting is amazing. I liek the textures on the wings and fabric.
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:iconmisa-chan:
misa-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
It's so very pretty! Wonderful work!
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:iconameko-no-mori:
Ameko-no-Mori Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Wow.. that's beautiful....
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:iconmysticfaerie:
MysticFaerie Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
So lovely and glowing! I love the angel's wings :)
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:iconflutterby727:
Flutterby727 Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
very beautiful!!!!!!
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
This is...insane!
All this was done in Photoshop!!! Wow...I don't think I'll ever be able to make something this good in PS.
:poke: com'on, I wanna know how long it took.
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:iconkak-hanyou:
kak-hanyou Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Writer
very pretty. beautiful. :)
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:iconncb:
NCB Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Tis' pretty.
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Florbela-Ferreira Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
ohhhh :wow:

Amazing:!:

:hug:
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:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Cool! I don't see much in the way of sacred art these days, especially not anything with a different or unique look to it. I like this. It has a lovely, gentle atmosphere.
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DeathRetsu Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Beautiful as always. The sky and the lighting is very nice and mary look extremely lovely.
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hisevilroyalty Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I'm not religious but this surely rocks
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NoctiLuna Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:eyepopping: Die Farben! Die Details! *augen fallen raus* Wirklich eindrucksvoll, vor allem weil du auch erst 15 bist...so will ich auch mal malen können ^^ Wie lange malst du denn schon so digital?
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
danke ^___^
seit August 2002 in etwa...
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:iconnoctiluna:
NoctiLuna Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, naja auf jeden Fall länger als ich! ^^ Da sieht man mal, was man so alles schaffen kann wenn man will... Das gibt mir echt neuen Mut! Muss ich gleich mal Paint Shop anwerfen ;)
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oOoserenityoOo Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
wow..amazing.
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:iconminore:
minore Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
*dies* you're really a drawing machine >_< this's fabulous!!!!!!!
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:iconenialadam:
enialadam Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Beautiful Maidith. I saw this over on cgtalk. Gorgeouse warm glow, beautifully painted! Good luck with the Master Servant challenge
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:iconlatopazora:
LaTopazora Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your use of traditional art, this is absolutely beautiful!
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dominique871 Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
very pretty....the colours make it feel very peaceful and serene...love the poses and this is just so. great. :-)
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