This is one of the promotional illustrations I had made for the fantasy novel "Heaven's Night"
by Harry Aderton
."When Lucifer challenges the throne of God, it ignites a decades-long war that devastates the serenity of the Heavens. With an arsenal of demonic fallen angels at his side, Lucifer’s march to satanic glory seems imminent. Archangel Sariel believes otherwise."
The scene portrays archangel Sariel, the main character, holding in his arms his dead lover, angel Requel (she was imprisoned in a tower and he tried to rescue her, only to find out he was too late)."There, on the floor, lay my Requel. Her face was bruised and partially buried by her hair. Her robes were torn and smudged with markings as if she had been beaten and kicked repeatedly. I removed my helmet and gently moved to her side. Kneeling, I brushed the hair from her face and tenderly turned her over. Only then did I see the massive injury to the right side of her head. Anger boiled within me but I did not show it. I smiled gently, reassuringly. “My love, I am here.” Her eyes fluttered open and she smiled wanly… She . . . died. The thought numbed me. An indescribable ache filled my chest as if a fist squeezed my heart and crushed it relentlessly. Tears spilled down my cheeks. Great racking sobs came unbidden and shook my body."
Painted in Photoshop.
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