Ren no Tenshi - Tala Picture

Hachisu no Tenshi = Angel of the Lotus (in very broken japanese XD) done with charcoal for my AP Studio Art class, the fantasy portion. I really liked doing this one, even though i had to sit for a couple hours just filling in the night sky with black XD But I really like how it turned out, though I wish I had put in more shading on the angel... oh well.
She is an angel or a fairy, whichever you prefer ^^
She is Flying
Yes the lotus flowers are growing out of the clouds.
Yes, those white fluffy things are clouds XD
She is holding a candle
Her name is Tala (From the tagalog myth of Tala the goddess of the stars)

Significant meanings:
Lotus: In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech, and mind as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. This is why the angel can fly, because her mind is pure, therefore, like the lotus, she is able to float above the muddy waters.
Moon: In mythology, a lunar deity is a god or goddess associated with or symbolizing the moon. These deities can have a variety of functions and traditions depending upon the culture, but they are often related to or an enemy of the solar deity. I have represented this with a crecent moon because the angel is the enemy of the dark jester.
The jester is depicted as dark while the angel is depicted as light to add contrast to the assumed norms of society. While most people think of light and beauty as good and dark as evil, I chose to switch the roles to make a point that you can never really tell whether something is good or bad just by its appearance.
Stars and name: The name Tala refers to the tagalog myth of the goddess of the stars, who would tell the moon goddess when the sun god was too far to devour the stars (the sun and moon gods children) read more about it here: [link](goddess)
Candle: Chinese new years, candles are lit outside of homes to guide spirits home. In my drawing, Tala is using the candle to guide the spirits to her so that she may use them to help defeat the dark Jester, her enemy. (he does not have a name as of yet)

Thats it~! ^^ if you have any questions about anything or want more information about these myths just ask and i will be more than happy to get you some links ^^
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