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Samael by dahlig Samael by dahlig
Samael and Eleanzel, both sons of the Night Spirit, were loving brothers, fully comitted to each other as children.
Samael had a lover, a wind goddess Echo, whom he had a son with. Led by envy and secret desire towards his brother's love, Eleanzel has led Samael's suspicions, as the child was not his.
Samael full of faith, believing in his brother, filled with anger has killed his son and his beloved. Soon after has he discovered his lies.
Led by anger and bitterness he lost his sanity, and to kill his own pain, as a revenge to all the men kind, he is now killing all born children, letting everyone suffer as he once did.

When the lifeless night forms a black winged wave
And scars my tainted heart with a bleeding mark,
Mountain's sharpened beaks dig my ethereal grave
And I'm spreading my arms, I become it's slave,
I welcome the dark

Frozen phantoms awake from the blazing skies
Piercing their claws through my moldered heart
I'm trying to see them with my riven eyes
But I creep into darkness, where your nations rise
Tearing me apart

Scream's howling neck blinds my vicious brain
I'm a trapped locust with a broken wing
I wield my sceptre of everlasting pain
I sit on a throne marked with lethal stain
As a crownless king

And when I finally spread my anger's disease
Frozen orbits' ashes will perish destroyed
I already feel the end's deadly breeze
And dreaming of the heavenly decease
I'll cry into the void

Technical info:
fully Photoshop7, Painter7, Poser4 for the skeletons, pose refd.
Around 30-40hrs for the painting, around 10 hrs for the poem.
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brennaedd02 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is wonderful!!!
soleatrcharchar123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
nemesis131 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At long last i have encountered the artist whose image i downloaded years ago via google and forgive me, i adopted it as my motif as i bear the name. I confess to using it often in my montage work and i trust this is okay with you. In brief a wonderful representation and second to none.
JemmieBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
definitely my favorite!!! :D
JeffB3n Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
So misterious and this enchanted me
HappinessNeverEnds Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the backstory.
LeRoiDesCoeurs Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I first saw this piece so long ago,and always wondered about the source,its Magnificent and beautifull.:)
AsexualJordan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Face is Marylin Manson like.
CrystalEchoes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
beyond amazing
CalmGothic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Really good
keli-motioncityx3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
intro reminds me of Arabian Nights, love that book aha ;)
great job on the painting & poem as well, amazing work :D
Elspethelf-Arha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
hogret Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your wonderful work is featured in my Jan. 10, 2010 Journal -- [link]
feraana Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
illusionality Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is insanely beautiful!
I cant believe this doesnt get more attention! :happycry:
dark-angelik Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
The hands are gorgeous!
Emily-Winnacott Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I've lost my breath.. when we talk about the picture itself, it's full of pain and sadness. Only the moon makes this a bit genle..
But after reading intro I realized, that there are much more feelings inside, than I thought before.
Sadly, it isn't problem only of this story. It's real problem of people.. Often envy, anger and many others feelings can change the person unrecognizable. As well as love does..
It's beautiful work. I love it so much, though it's so sad :heart:
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Your Amazing work has been feature in my News Article "Men in Art" [link] Love your work!!!! :heart:

Steffanie-Leigh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I love it! His face profile is gorgeous.
Poor little guy. *sigh*
BubbaDoche Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
According to the biblical reference samael though spelled differently was married to lillith after she left the garden of eden . bad bad angels they became . love this painting !!!
Pinguin747 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
impressing.. did you write that poem on your own?
dahlig Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :) and yeah :)
IlluminatedSpectre Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
OMG!!!!!!!!! This is my most favourite piece so far that I've collected from you. I'm speechless.
As the story goes, I will tell you the myth of Samael.
It is said that it was Samael, not Satan, that gave Eve the apple in the Garden of Eden. It also says that Adam's first wife, Lillith ,fled the garden for freedom sake's on the wings of Samael. Lillith and Samael then conspired to the fall of the garden, with the final act being the Temptation of Eve.
You know the story after that.
Can I please get this as an avatar, wallpaper, print? Anything? I must have!!! PLEASE! LOL!!
Thanks. Keep up the brilliant work and thank you for sharing it with us.

vincentuchiha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work! and the story is very interesting
TheForgottenMale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
:trophy: Congrats your work has been featured here = [link] Please fav the article so more people will see your work , cheers :clap:
ChrysmStone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
he looks like marilyn manson
kets13wolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work with a lot of depth in it!
PaPrIkAah Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
The pictures, the story, the poem...
I´m speechless and in tears...
Domodroid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   Photographer
Do you mind if I use this in a photo manip?
GrandeOmbre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Fantastic work!
C-Raven Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
All i can say is, i am stunned..
Iridescent1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
It's really awesome! Kinda looks like Marilyn Manson from the cover of "Anti-Christ Superstar".Don't he?
Cherry-Todd Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
NeoSerenity Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Student General Artist
I like the vines and the colors you used in this one.
DireLedPunk93 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Handsome guy, and breathtaking details!
DeadThoughISeemALie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Writer
I happen to be listening to passenger by the deftones and it actually inhanced the description for me....
BloodOfJeanClaude Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept since man believe that Samael was the angelic name of Satan so both were once good, now evil. Kudos. Also, gorgeous work, as always.
thide27 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
That's a great piece of work. May I ask you if it is 100% digital one? I mean if you used traditional technique pencil+paints as well?
bloodysix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008

It reminds me of Marilyn Manson as well.

You are a wonderful artist and I share both love and envy of your skill.
adventocld Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hands are very good made!
bahaak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
realy good... thanx for poem also.
kittykatlozzy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
i luv your art it really inspires me it gives me so many ideas for my new drawings that i will finally do soon im going to put some new drawings on soon so keep a look out hope you like it cant wait to see more :-) :-) :hug: :glomp: :-)
NIT0S Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
in luv with this pix
amrassyndjinn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
interesting story in the artist comments ..
IIapol Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
:cry: awww i feel for him.... being lied to and in the end you only hurt the ones you love :cry:
DarkZID Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Rocked My Brain! Great! Great! Great!
TheOnlySarah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
he looks like my husband
Blackmoongoddessia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Photographer
Lord dear fiery God,
Bonequisha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
This is so gorgeous! I've always wanted to learn how to do digital art......the story is very sad. It reminds of the ones my mother would tell me when I was little. For some reason, Baba Yaga comes to mind. And Lilith.
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