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Aziraphale by redbird7 Aziraphale by redbird7
"Aziraphale turned a few of the yellowed pages. Tiny, Bibliophilic bells rang in the back of his mind."

~ Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman/ Terry Prachett

So I've been on a Good Omens kick recently. Such a good book. The wing was fun to draw, but god, I had such a hard time finding/picking/arranging the text for the quote. While Crowley runs about dropping one-liners everywhere, Aziraphale does not have as many awesome lines.

I find it ironic that the passage is about loving books, yet the drawing is made of a cut up book.

EDIT- And now a Crowley one. Because it looked lonely in my sketchbook ([link]).
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
...That's awesome. And the quote's hilarious.
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WalkInEternity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Oh, wow this is beautiful! Stunning! I love the colours and I love the quote!

...though it pains me a little if you really did cut up a book.

I still love it! And now in my headcanon Aziraphale has wings the colour of yellowed book pages.
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redbird7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If it comforts you, it's an authorized discard from the school library. It would've ended up in a landfill otherwise...so at least I saved it from getting nasty and rotten and at least let the pages have a second life?

And thank you!
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is gorrrrgeous.
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malaZLOBA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
OMG!!!
So cool!
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capeswish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh man, this is beautiful. Good job!
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SparxFlame Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous. The softness of the blues in the background contrast perfectly with the strength of the black lines, and the text on the wing gives it an odd texture that is actually reminiscent of feathers. Simply beautiful. :heart:
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redbird7 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks- I had trouble controlling the watercolor because I usually use marker, I'm glad I got the right effect!
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pinxi-tinxi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
This is beautiful. I love the quote you chose. It's such a great way to describe that feeling of the resurgence of memory.

And I know what you mean about the irony. I've made a few pieces of found poetry from cut up pages of Frankenstein, haha. Now there's some serious irony.
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CkAutumn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I love it! You know, I tried listening to this as an audio book and I fell asleep. Do you think it is more appropriate to read it? lol. I would be reading it for Terry Prachett but I may have to try Neil Gaiman.

Oh, the irony!
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