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-Af- by PeteMohrbacher -Af- by PeteMohrbacher
"To starve with a belly bursting full,
To brandish thine sword upon thy self,
To let the vice of fear crush us whole,
This is the dominion of Af

His power holds no equal in the hearts of man
Lo and fear him, for he is our destroyer
But blame him not, lest you be his ally
For his bloody hands are not his but are our own."

Discourse on Af - The angel of anger


Second time around I felt like I understood what this character was all about.
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow..
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:iconcherardon:
Cherardon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
What's that? An emo zombie? o_O
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:iconarswiss:
arswiss Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nah bro, the angel of anger. Way cooler.
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:iconcherardon:
Cherardon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Mkay, if you say so. :D
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Haeth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
 Af represents our tendency to, while in the process of destroying that which we hate, destroy our selves.  Anger is a powerful ally but it can also be the end of everything we love.

lol it does make sense "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
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devilscion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student
cool
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:iconjemsie:
Jemsie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
i love this picture how long did it take 4 u 2 create!? It looks so good!
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:iconvalicetra:
Valicetra Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
im strangely reminded of iggy pop
i loce the way the wire look like there biting into the flesh
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:iconcolinttx:
Colinttx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I like this one in particular, but the whole collection is awesome.
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:iconsubemotion:
subemotion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
dude.. ur art is the sh*t! my goal is where you're at. You've got my respect on many levels.
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JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i just know that there's angel of anger
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satellite88 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
"For his bloody hands are not his but are our own."

I think will sound better like this -
"For those bloody hands are not his but (are) our own."
I can't decide if the "are" belongs there tho'...
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:iconaranuman8160:
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Reminds me of the sin of Wrath, wich is also anger.
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:iconnocturnal-link:
Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rock on!?
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K-taru Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
XD I was about to comment the same
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:iconrockachic:
rockachic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Af?
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:iconthashining:
ThaShining Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Thats fuckin crazy
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   General Artist
good deformation:) well done for the good knowing of anatomy! grotesque one!
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:icondeve-zeta:
deve-zeta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
u're vision is great mate!
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:iconsolsolisdeus:
Solsolisdeus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Writer
cool, he looks like a giant
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:iconmarsela:
Marsela Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
!!!
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:icontroopic:
Troopic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Af" in hebrew is indeed used (even today) as another word for "anger" (the common word is "ka'as"). love the idea. i just wonder; the name is actually an angel's name from somewhere, or was it your idea?

ps: "Af" means "nose" too... ^^
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:iconpetemohrbacher:
PeteMohrbacher Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I was going by an online resource I have. One of the things I found out was that almost all the angel names translated directly from Hebrew. That's kinda funny it translates into "nose" too.
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Troopic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should read the old Bible once.. you'll see some very interesting things there... for example, when it says that god is angry, he reacts with "haron-af"=with anger. "haron" is another way to say anger/wrath as well.
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venominon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
how can this be called an angel?no offense,but it looks like he is a fallen angel.
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arswiss Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ok going through your gallery a bit I see you already know pretty much most of what I said. 
I'll see myself out haha 
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arswiss Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oooh, I know this comment is old as balls but I can't help myself
Most biblical descriptions of angels are actually rather terrifying. Some had several heads.  Many were described as covered in eyes.  Some didn't have facial features, but instead had faces of lighting and fire.  Some had a bajillion wings, or were covered in course hair. There's a whole class of them, or "choir" as it's called where they look like wheels covered in eyes and fire and wings.  There was a reason why they said "Fear not!" when they appeared. 

Again, sorry as I know this comment is like 5 years old, but angelology is kind of my obsession. ;p 
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General-EbonRose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Most of the angels aren't really all that nice... nor is God really.....
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MahouTragicQueen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
There is a lot of expression in this piece. The colors and pose are great for the character.
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b14ck Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
This picture FREAKS me the FUCK out!
where do you get your inspiration from?? and the citations you write? ... amazing...
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:iconmonanu:
Monanu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
omfg! thats f*** creepy :O
reminds me of the musicvideo; rapture by hurt ^^
really deserves a fav!
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restmlin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Hi,
your work has been featured here [link]
:)

Ana & Edwin
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:iconwinterthorn:
Winterthorn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
he is my brother in soul and i love and hate him and cannot escape him... this is amazing work you have done!
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:iconkarotte-chix:
Karotte-Chix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconanonymous543:
Anonymous543 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this. :heart:
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:iconchuyengia:
chuyengia Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
cool, interesting!
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:iconrubbertje:
Rubbertje Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
Woah, that's sick.. I love it, good job +fav
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:iconlanerx:
LanerX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no. My initials are AF... I must be his ally. Actually I think you did AF once before right? I didn't comment though.
And I must know... does AF stand for anything? Or is it just some cool letters put together? XD Now that I look at this pic... AF does kinda fit this guy. Nice.
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Stapleshotz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Student Filmographer
.........eh.......?
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Jibril419 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Wow, I love your second go at these.
You can see your improvement.
Amazing details and rendition.
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DSil Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Student General Artist
This absolutely blows me away. It looks so 3D, and the colors and composition are very dramatic. It's such a creepy scene, too. Wonderful work, just wonderful.
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the face and arms look amazing!! the 3Dness of it is great!
Very nice improvment since the first ones :)
but I think you should pay more attention to the background.. looks like you did it really quickly in order to have just 'something' in there..
Beautiful, and nice tension going on
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infinitecanvas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
amazing
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:icon00800:
00800 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa man, very cool
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tom-b123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
powerful stuff, you have found some original concepts and made them your own. Love the way the veins
and all muscles seemed to be so strained and tense, sheer frustration.

O yer and the gaps in his arms remind me of raymans floating hands and feet.
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Seage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student
If you have the time to answer this, I would just like to know how much time this took you to complete
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:iconseage:
Seage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student
If you have the time to answer this, I would just like to know how much time this took you to complete?
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:iconpetemohrbacher:
PeteMohrbacher Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
12 hours? I think...
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:iconseage:
Seage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student
Well then. Thats very VERY good for the amount of detail. I guess i'll learn in the later years of illustration how to paint faster like all the other illustrators do.
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CountSixstring Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Greatneses. I mean. Wow.
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