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"Make-Shift Angel V: In Absentia"
14 x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
Not for Sale

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Angel" in the notes to the seller, and get a free print with your order! [link] Your "surprise" print will be based on your purchase--in other words, if you buy a bevy of lions, I won't gift you one of my nudes! The first three Make-Shift Angels can be bought as a set here: [link]

1/8/13--Holy cow, a DD the day after my birthday! Thank you, everyone, for your favorites, watches, and comments!

(Note: The rough skin texture is owed to the low resolution of the watermarked image, not the painting itself--a necessary evil, thanks to increasing art theft).

Gone.

When I painted my first "Make-Shift Angel" back in 2007, I didn't expect it to become a series, but time has proven otherwise. This version was inspired by a pose of SilvieTstock's, which immediately brought to mind straining to reach one's stitches. Odd how my Make-Shift Angels go through so much, but emote so little... such private creatures my muse has gifted me.

More paintings in this series:



The first three Make-Shift Angels can be bought as a set here: [link]

My thanks to SilvieTStock [link] for permission to use her photo as a reference. As this is the second "Angel" she has inspired, it would appear she is becoming my "Make-Shift Angel" muse!



All images and artwork are property of the artist and are not to be used in any media (including wallpapers) without express written permission. My art is NOT stock and is NOT public domain. Purchasing either a print or an original does not give the purchaser any rights to the image, all of which remain with the artist.

*****

My Etsy store: [link]

Visit my online gallery & portfolio at [link]

Join me on Facebook! Look for "Arden Ellen Nixon" and become a fan.
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Given 2013-01-08
:iconmahazael:
mahazael Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I'm speechless. Your work is most excellent. I would love to trade a paintings with you!!!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you for your compliments and for adding me to your deviant watch!  I normally don't do art trades but looking at your sweet gallery, I'll definitely keep your offer in mind for a more flush time :) 
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:iconawesomesauce5yolo:
AwesomeSauce5Yolo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Is it an agel that cut off its wings?
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Either she's had them cut off, or she cut them off--I honestly couldn't tell you.  The point here is that her wings are gone, for whatever reason, and she must deal with that.
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:iconseven-of-none:
seven-of-none Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
very powerful, I am speechless...
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
A very belated but very sincere thank you!  I love this series, as each new painting both surprises me and pushes me further as both an artist and a person.
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:iconveryapedumb:
Veryapedumb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
omg just wow!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you again!
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:iconkryseis-art:
Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,

Our group :iconinspiration-creative: has featured your beautiful work here : [link]

You can follow us on facebook too :) : [link]

Have a good day and stay inspired :huggle:
Kryseis.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconkryseis-art:
Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :love:
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I do feel the pain of stretch. Mind blowing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you!
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:icongrazapp:
grazapp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
great work !!! I feel the pain . Congratulations :heart:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you so much, and likewise!
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:icon2mummu:
2Mummu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
brilliant! :D
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconnanafay:
NanaFay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wow, wonderfully done! It makes me shiver just looking at the stitches and the skin being pulled like that!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you! While painting, I pinched and pulled the skin on the back of my hand to make sure I had the stretching effect right.
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:iconnanafay:
NanaFay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Great idea! I like to use myself as a model for certain positions, but I never thought of using my body for something like this x)
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:icondisquietreverie:
disquietreverie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
intriguing concept. well executed. nice work.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you very much on all counts!
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:icondisquietreverie:
disquietreverie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are welcome : )
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:iconseeingsasha:
seeingsasha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ow, looks painful yet amazing.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconseeingsasha:
seeingsasha Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome. (=
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiice work!!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:icononeproudmutt:
OneProudMutt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OW!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Indeed!
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:iconadri-sol:
Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
This is amazing...
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconadri-sol:
Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You're welcome!
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:iconebilwolf9:
EbilWolf9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wow...this is so beutiful and detailed. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconladyrandomm13:
ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student
I adore this! I don't even know why...I think it's just the way her head is looking down, and the way the hands are so detailed...
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much! My "Make-Shift Angels" never show their faces (I didn't consciously decide that--that's just they way they always are), so it's always the hands and posture that draw me to a pose.
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:iconladyrandomm13:
ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student
Ahh, I see! That's pretty cool.
You're welcome!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional
wonderful work
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconberserk-cyborg-panda:
Berserk-Cyborg-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
wow, I'm in love with this <3
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
What a compliment--thank you!
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:iconberserk-cyborg-panda:
Berserk-Cyborg-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
you're welcome! just.. dang! I showed it off to one of my friends. I just love how you've drawn the back muscles and the stretchy skin. it's brilliant!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Amazing!Congratulations!!:clap::clap:
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
It's been the greatest pleasure, you're most welcome! :salute:
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:iconzummerfish:
zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a stunning piece! it draw me in completely <3333
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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