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The Destroying Angel by LyntonLevengood The Destroying Angel by LyntonLevengood
Hello, This is an image I have been working on over the last 2 weeks. I was inspired by some amazing warhammer art that I saw. The epic warriors, so full of detail look great. Though there are many such images, they often depict demonic fallen or dark knights. I wanted to do exactly the opposite:)

The Hebrew Bible includes the Destroyer (ha-mashḥit) who at the Passover in Exodus killed the firstborn of Egypt. Later a "destroying angel" (mal'ak ha-mashḥit) kills many of the inhabitants of Jerusalem in 2 Samuel 24:15. While in the parallel passage in I Chronicles 21:15 the same "angel of the Lord" is seen by David to stand "between the earth and the heaven, with a drawn sword in his hand stretched out against Jerusalem." Later the angel of the Lord kills 185,000 men of Sennacherib's Assyrian army, thereby saving Hezekiah's Jerusalem in II Kings 19:35.

Hope you like:)

P.S. Thanks to my friends for casting their discerning eyes on this image and helping me to take it further ;)
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I consider angels to be a lot creepier than demons. You have talismans, prayers, songs and rituals to keep demons at bay but angels, you can't protect yourself from them, and demons are little pansies compared to angels in every category. They just keep coming until ones sins are burned away and what is sown is reaped. 
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes angels are far more powerful!
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atram95 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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YamiPhill Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Stunning,really great
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)Glad you like it:)
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ChanelRossouw Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
WOW @_@

Amazing :love:
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much:)
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ChanelRossouw Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure :)
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Chaplain-Seraphi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I like your idea and specially how you made this idea.

It's not true that fallen or dark things are too powerfull, I believe that those who protect innocents and fight for freedom and guarding Heaven are more powerfull than those who only destroy.
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment:) Good wins :)
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GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I honestly am at a loss for words to describe how just plain awesome this is! :XD:
Fantastic work :D
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, Thanks for the kind words:)I'm glad you like it :)
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GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do! :) And you're very welcome! ^_^
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really incredible image, the design and colours, everything.

just incredible all round
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man:) Appreciate the encouragement:)
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime :D
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BOBSGHOST Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome job, I don't know why but for some reason i find his boot especially epic. Nice job!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much:)
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scorpio1689 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my crap this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! You really outdid yourself this time. I especially love the colouring, the contrast and the glow of the sword.

I also like the historical background you have provided for us. It always good to know that there are Christians who are well informed.

There is also an angel in Revelations, called Abbadon ( whose name in hebrew means Destruction) as well as Appolyon (whose name in greek means the Destroyer). This is in Revelation 9:11. If I remember, he is the king of the bottomless pit, which I think would be Gehenna, the second death.
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you like it:) I really had to push hard on this one, but had a lot of good input and feedback. Hope you are keeping well:) I don't know if I will paint those guys, I would have to be sure of what scripture says about them. Thanks for the encouragement:)
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scorpio1689 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see that you pushed hard :) I'm keeping well. All I need now is a job :) Maybe I should get a write up about Abaddon. I read about him but I can't say anything out of my head because it might be wrong. Keep up the good work.
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warman546 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
NIce
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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The-Ez Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! :D Epically righteous, bro! :D :XD:

Seriously, amazing detail and great work as always!!! :D :D :D The armour design kicks major butt!!! :D
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ez:)
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MysterMism Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! Turned out so great!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much man:)
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Awesome picture . love and fav . Your picture is pretty much how humans imagine angels , the real shape of angels is a lot more strange . They are almost Lovecraftian " eldrich abominations " ( figuratively speaking ) , wheals with eyes , heads with six wings , four beast headed creatures , etc . Angels or demons , either way we would crap our pants if we encounter one .
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, thanks:) Some of the descriptions are hard to understand. I just wanted to steer clear of the classic guy in a white robe, I wanted to exaggerate his size to really push a sense of power.
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
You have succeed . To say that some of the description are hard to understand is a major understatement :)

Good luck in your future endeavors .
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Very much:)
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Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is magnificent! The only thing I'm not crazy about is that the hand texturing seems a bit busy to me, but overall it's an awesome picture!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:) It's challenging to find a good balance, I may have to have a look at that. Thanks for the comment:)
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Now these are details! Great job! :ahoy:
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much:)
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ArtOfBenG Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Powerful stuff man! Really enjoying the amount of detail and work in this one! :)
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, I put a lot into it:)
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moray-eel Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Absolutely incredible!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Moray:)
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incontactwithno1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely one of yur best artworks, love the use of light and colour, makes it look almost like something out of a final fantasy game
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you:) Glad you like it:)
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Lynton! - ha, I found u!
you still need to teach me to paint scales :D
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you found me:) I will have to do a tut on that:)
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LegionDeviant Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
man, that is intense... love it!!!
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much:)
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Veelocity Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
pretty damn wicked. good job! :3
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much:)
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