I don't know if you are an angel, have an angel in your family or close circle of friends, but no one who was nearby and available leapt to mind. If you think you are my next angel or know where "she", (in this case) may live, give me a shout.
In the mean time, back to the blank page... yes, long pause. All too often it's getting that first idea down on paper that presents the biggest challenge. Case study; I am working on a commission for a church and the subject is two kneeling angels. I looked around my studio, and no angels were to be found. Waiting on angels to appear and pose for inspiration, can be tricky and time consuming. As usual, this is going to take work and research is going to be required.
I started with my reference files, did some image searches on Google and pulled a fresh pair of goose wings out for a photo shoot. Thanks to my hunting friend Tim for that contribution, I owe you one!
Round one, wings, because I have them. A photo shoot, some photoshop and the inspiration begins to take shape.
Kneeling angel will have to wait, but here is a place holder from my reference files. The actual composition will have an angel holding a candle and I'm thinking on one knee, but this gets me ready to find a model and set up another photo shoot and work out all the anatomy.
I'll post again when I'm farther along so stay tuned for... the rest of the story!
Thanks for looking.