My second commissioned piece of 2015 is done! Had a lot of fun with this one, trying new designs and experimenting with different media. This was my first time actually (kinda) keeping track of time spent on a given work, and it ended-up being right around 20 hours of active time.
The angel was done emulating a traditional Ethiopian style, in which only the angel's head is depicted, atop a semicircle of feathers and intricate patterns. An example can be seen in this picture I found, which not only provided some valuable reference for the angel, but also inspired some of my design and color choices.
This image is a detail of the ceiling in Debre Berhan Selassie Church in Gondar, Ethiopia. I hope the painting is well-received, I definitely had a great time working on it! If you're interested in a commissioned piece for yourself, please CONTACT ME and we can try to put something together :)