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That thing is like quicksand. The more you resist, the faster it will get you.
(Sorry for the terrible quality...)

http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/mastermerol/ang el

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This is beautiful.

In a way I can relate this to me, even if it wasn't your intention I can feel some extremely strong emotions radiating from this. This reminds me of how my best friend hung herself in April. I couldn't save her, she was already to far gone. I feel like the angel in the quicksand, and I feel like she's the angel being torn away. I really do love this. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art. By the way, you should make a new game based off of this (:

Merol responds:

I'm very sorry for your friend, I hope this helped you get comfort in some way.
Thank you for the nice words! And i'm always recycling ideas so I may take some inspiration from this in the future.

Like a Fable

Hey MasterMerol,

The textures very and are really nice contrasting. It seems like an old painting, one of like a lore of old times. However, it has that modern, almost emo feel to it (I hope you excuse the word) and it has emotional ties to it too. There's a mixture of clear cut lines, and smudgy paints, which I think is good.

There is the one angel, who seems to be tied to the ground by sand, and the other angel, who seems to be tied by a rope round the neck, wings burning. The sand angel is trying to save the roped angel, but can't seem to reach. It portrays a kind of love lost, an emotion that is universal, and allows us to connect with the character.

Very fable-esque, like telling a story through a painting of what happened in myth. The nudity I don't think people will find offensive, since it reminds me of the old Roman and Greek paintings (or whatever) when they had gods who were painted naked but not necessarily with erotic desires.

--Wow Factor--
There is the sense of professionalism that draws you in, that this is a well polished art with a story to tell. I felt the X factor mostly because of the above reasons, and the atmosphere that these elements, fused together, generated.

--Personal Tilt--
It's a great painting with large emotional tug along with it. Some people might find the nudity offensive; I myself did not, even though I am particularly keen to shun that kind of sexuality. It helps portray the story of two angels ripped apart of their friendship with an almost-chance of hope, diminished. Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful art.

--Production-- = 18/20
--Experience-- = 17/20
--Style-- = 18/20
--Wow Factor-- = 18/20
--Personal Tilt-- = 17/20




Merol responds:

Hello CurvyPixel!

Hmm, I wasn't attempting to making it look emo, but I respect your opinion.
Thank you!

You got the idea :)

Yeah, the nudity I really don't know why would they find it offensive since I wasn't going for anything erotic.

--Wow Factor--
Thank you, but i'm not a professional at all!
I'm glad you felt that way.

--Personal Tilt--
I don't see anything wrong with nudity. I'm ok with it as long as it's not free.
Thanks for saying it's beautiful!


Nice yet strange

The overall flow seems to come together and tell a strange story of two best friends who died and became angels while floating forever on endlessly toward the never coming skies. One is naked and the other has on underwear so it still looks pretty cool. The details are also very nice as they just seem to come together and depict a strange scene from a subtle adult novel.

Overall it seems to look pretty great, keep them up.

Review Request Club

Merol responds:

Yeah, they are friends, but none has underwear on!


Once again i love it!

I really enjoy looking at your art develop i mean look at your first drawing and compare it to the style you have now,Its much much better keep it up man!Hope to see more apples in a tree and what not.

Merol responds:



YAY IT SEEMS THAT YOU ADDED NEW CHARACTERS!(the left angel) I still cant wait for the 2nd game...PLZ HURRY UP!!!

Merol responds:

But this has nothing to do with apples in the tree!

Credits & Info

4.17 / 5.00

Feb 4, 2011
9:01 PM EST
File Info
1200 x 703 px
177.1 KB

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