I want original artwork created for my 9-year-old son's bedroom.
We are a Christian family and quite frankly, almost any products out there for Christians are super lame. Especially if it is made for kids. If you choose this project, feel free to research everything that is out there right now, and do NOTHING like that.
I want a picture of a guardian angel for his bedroom wall. And I want it to be badass. Something that makes him feel protected and safe. But not some glowing archaic feminine angel. I want something that looks powerful, frightening, and not entirely human.
In the bible, whenever an angel showed up, the people were terrified. In most stories, the first things the angels had to say was, "Be not afraid".
I want the angel to look like a cross between Batman and a Ring Wraith (Lord of the Rings). But not dark. The angels were creatures of light.
Modern images of demons look frightening and powerful. Demons are fallen angels, the only difference in them should be darkness vs. light.
In my mind, I see a brilliant yellow/gold figure, radiant. He is in a protective pose. Standing, possibly looking down over the front of the canvas, as if he is looking down over someone. He is clearly ready and watching. Maybe it's more like he is standing in front of you. Like he is between you and something truly awful.
He's a bit scary. He looks human, but also in some ways not human. He's scarred and has markings that look like the markings you'd find on some indigenous tribe. Piercings. Tattoos even. But not modern tattoos. Tattoos like you might see on a samurai or a Persian warrior.
He has weapons. Again, nothing modern. Take the image in your mind of weapons like a sword or a spear or a katana, and then imagine that those weapons were INSPIRED by whatever this angel is holding. Like the Angel was holding something truly amazing, and what we humans ended up with is just a sad imitation of the power of the Angels weapons. Be creative.
For clothing, he can have robes, more clothing or less clothing (not naked, awkward). His clothes could be influenced by Persian warriors, spartans, samurai, Jedi masters. . . all the coolest elements. I've included the traditional angel garb in an image as well which you can feel free to incorporate. No armor. Angels don't need armor.
Nothing can defeat this creature. You should be able to feel that.
One last thing to add: We will likely be printing this on canvas with a wrap. Probably going to print on a pretty large canvas: 24" x 36" is my guess. Or somewhere very close to that. Also, in my mind I've always pictured this as a portrait print, but don't be limited by that! I'm open to landscape if it works better that way. But it doesn't have to be that.