art by Peter Mohrbacher

art by Peter Mohrbacher


Malahidael, Angel of Aries


The Instigator

The moment before we act, there must be an impulse to begin. Sometimes this force comes from our own will and sometimes it seems to arise from nothing. From the abyss, Malahidael emerges, bringing with it the strength to enact change. We are close to this Angel whenever we take action. It is the power to be present in the moment and the wisdom to prepare for the future. There is always danger in its presence, but more hardship without it.

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Painting Process

This is a time-lapse video of my digital painting process in Photoshop. This video represents the early parts of the painting where I'm working out values, composition, color palette and the overall concept of the piece. There is a lot of experimentation that happens at this point, so you can see a lot of major aspects of the painting change very quickly.