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Azrael by PeteMohrbacher Azrael by PeteMohrbacher
I have watched you since you were born
I wrote your name in my book as you came into this world
I have had an eye watching your entire life
See now, your name fades with time
And now you shall return from whence you came
Delivered from this mortal coil

Let this apple take your body from you
Let my hand guide you to your rightful place
For I am your shepherd

Blessed are the dead
And now you are among them
Delivered form this mortal coil

-Azrael, Angel of Death


A remake of an old piece of mine. Back by popular demand.
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Redspades Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
wow, frighteningly good
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MechRockStar14 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student General Artist
One work: RYUK
The fact that he be fed with apples is linked to religious practices with apples that were developed in Norse mythology. Fruits and nuts were found in the tombs of the early Germanic peoples in England and elsewhere in Europe. In addition, the English academic Hilda Ellis Davidsona points out the "strange" phrase "Apples of Hel" used in a poem of the eleventh century by the skald Thorbiorn Brúnarson. She says skald might have thought Apple was the food of the dead.
Azrael, Angel of Death
Supreme Shinigami
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PoseidonsAbyss Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I see myself... again and again... 
anyway
love your style, art... the words cant rate ... respect to ya Clap Heart +fav 
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onomisha Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Very Beautiful ! ❤️💫❤️
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shitakea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Girl: Do u even want to be with me forever?
Boy: No
Girl: Do u even like me?
Boy: No
Girl: Would u cry if i walked away?
Boy: No
She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
The boy grabbed her arm
Boy: Your not pretty...your beautiful
Boy: I dont want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
Boy: I dont like u...I love u
Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
Girl: I will...
*Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
*Something good will happen to u at 1-4pm
*Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
*Get ready for the shock of your life!
*If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years
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N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
nice story but you ruined it with that last part.
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AlinaSimple Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
it's very beautiful, but would like a bigger sizer, to view the details
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Hntpo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely my favourite out of all your angels ! :)
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SageShinobiPath Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Scary as I was reading the quote I was almost at a gaze where I thought he was really talking to me and I was believing everything it was tellng me 
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SubliminalPizza Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
This is so awesome I wept in awe and puked at the same time
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Alvkost Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
asombroso
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Not bad. Though, I prefer this version: fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201…
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So so so beautiful<3
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Smiling-Aria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
Between the art itself and the description, I find myself very moved and in awe
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EJ-1995 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh my god I cannot yap enough over the feel you have in your art <3 It's like you can almost be convinced  it's a real place you paint :)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Wow
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DemonioHorrible Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Sweet dreams
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Quarksmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
wow
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imran102 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy. Shit.

This is the most awesome thing I've seen in a while. That was the most awesome thing I've read in a while.

I love everything about this piece. The colours, the background, and of course Azrael itself. (In Islam, angels do not have genders! Nor do they have free will.)

Best thing? You followed actual descriptions of him! 40 wings, 4 arms, the book in which all names are listed. The only things you missed was the 3-or-4 faces and the whole EYES ALL OVER HIS BODY thing, but hell, even finding a pic that follows even ONE of these is hard.

And that badass speech was just even more epic icing to the awesome cake.

I love you. I love this piece. I love angels.
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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jricht Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Perfect. I love how the eclipse in the back makes it look like a halo.
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Coldfreedom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconwiurka:
Wiurka Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
This character is epic. I'm impressed.
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Fascinating
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glimnock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Bro, do you even read?!
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nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
You have been featured here: nikkidoodlesx3.deviantart.com/… :rose:
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diphylla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :wave: you have been featured here: fav.me/d7azgv3 :heart:
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Keshgar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
So evil... I love this!
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Yeah, Azrael is usually depicted as a good guy. Actual biblical angels look terrifying.
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imran102 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Azrael? Evil? Well, that depends on which religion and interpretation you're looking at, but Azrael is nowhere NEAR evil in Islam, just like how death itself is not an evil thing.
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MTGThanos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Insane!!!!!!
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:iconmetalelitism:
MetalElitism Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd kill for a large-sized print of this. I want to hang it in my home!
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Pattedetable Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Nice work!
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AmyWasp Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He buscado mucho tiempo, años xD, de donde era la imagen de Azrael. Al fin lo sé! Y puedo decirte que amo las dos versiones :) eres genial!
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Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing... stunning in all ways!
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ArdorFearless Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Unusually scary take on the Angel of Death. But it's a good kind of scary.
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xXTsumoriXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! That's so amazing! I love all of the detail.
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staravengers Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
(Y) now this is epic........!!!
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Zebucompany Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
woah. this is right up my alley of interests. very cool
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othmak Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
good imagination for the angel of death !! chapeau 
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layperson Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
great!
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JNIKEL Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow
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Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow, amazing!
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carlos-silverio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
<font><font>oes hermos</font></font>
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dblasphemy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So incredible.   I love your characters.
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Abe4489 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
a really awe-inspiring piece. I absolutely love it! :)
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Normal-human Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the best angel of death I've ever seen, great piece man.
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
love this.
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:iconbassmen:
BassMen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Very Cool.. love the concept, but I will stick with JESUS >>>===> (John 11:25)
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Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! :O
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