Azriel, a personal piece from the world of Mage: The Awakening.
The sketch for this was extremely basic as the final piece is equal parts photo editing and paint over. References for color, the effect of the light and the structure of the wings included. The wings were once detailed but I simplified them.
I took this photo during my Mage: The Awakening photoshoot. This shot was powerful, with shadow wings unfurling magically behind them.
I adored the way the light played across Jay's neck in this piece, it showed more tension and effort than just looking straight ahead. In the end I used this angle for their head.
Azriel, Mastigos Mage of the Mysterium order opening the gateway that will rescue them, as well as their oathbound cabal, from the darkness of the Underworld.