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Morningstar by ClintCearley Morningstar by ClintCearley
I was inspired to do this personal piece based on the character Morningstar while reading Mists of Everness by John C. Wright. Morningstar is a fallen archangel who now commands legions of dark forces and is lord of Acheron in the realm of the Dreaming.
I imagined that at the time of his fall his halo and wings turned black and the tears he wept at being banished from heaven were permanently stained into his porcelain skin which has also began to crack due to his inner corruption.

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RecycledAnswers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  New member Professional Filmographer
so heavy
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Little do you and millions of others NOT know is there is a REAL fallen angel out there.  His name is Lucifer, or Satan.
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
As a Christian I am very aware of the existence of Satan (who was not an angel as commonly believed but a cherub). Morningstar is just a fictional character which uses one of the monikers of Satan to help tie into recognized history and tales for added reading interest.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
A Seraphim, 6 winged angel.
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wauw!!
z cool!!
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   General Artist
I think I've fainted.
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alpharomano Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to travel in your imagination, it looks very interesting!
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KnossosvRhodos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
...now I just have to figure out how to ship you to Germany and have you paint one of my walls...
Srsly, this piece is a blast. Thank you so much for showcasing it!
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AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This is such a fantastic piece!!!
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AxysCG Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I like it. Beautilful colors.
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Ammeel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
It's so rich and stunning. What a great piece.
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! That's truly incredible work!
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic colors and light.
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ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :heart:
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alpharomano Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your mind must be without limit!!no words to say..,may be brilliant ! :p
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually it does have limits. The phenomenon is called a Monday.
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alpharomano Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Friday so strongly! ^^
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ElCougar112 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
It is a mind blowing piece of art. I'd buy this.
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kossaban Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
A Masterpiece, most definitely!!
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Akari-Hime Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOMENESS!!!
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
wooow! what great sinister colours and mood!
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Narutaki2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I think is a great piece! And your explanation makes it better!
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Daydreamings Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding, love your choice of colours, insta +fav!
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Selestrielle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't Morning Star the title of Satan?
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, Jesus holds the title of "morning star" as noted in Rev. 22:16 "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
There are other verses however that use the term "star" to mean an angel which has given rise to the misconception that Satan is the morning star. Originally of course Satan was an angelic being (cherub to be exact) whose name was Lucifer but was cast out of heaven. Satan does go by the titles of devil, dragon, old serpent, tempter and many others.
This artwork is merely based on the fictional character by the same name, not an intended depiction of Jesus or Satan.
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Selestrielle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could guess the part about it not being a depiction of satan, but I find interesting the way Morning Star has been used in works of fiction. If I recall correctly, it was also Lucifer's nickname in The Sandman. Wiki point to the planet Venus... wth anything could be called MorningStar it seems.
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WillGArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing colours
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abandoneddream Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Stunning work and concept
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