Many ancient references to angels (like Mesopotamian ones) describe angels with more than one set of wings. I’ve read a few descriptions with fantastic numbers (like 40 sets of wings). I thought about it and I cannot come up with many contemporary images (movies, paintings, whatever) that really take advantage of this strange sight. I’m toying with the idea of incorporating it into Syth’s image (the sad, angsty, angelic protagonist of my book). I think I will, if for no other reason than it sets him apart from other works. And that is the lesson of the day WRITERS: go far enough back and you get ideas that are “new.” Back to the workshop to tinker with my toys…
Ah, wings. This is a dragon.
Or not…maybe this will work…
Nope. I sure can’t do the image posting thing. Oh well. It was a cool picture but I guess you don’t get to see it.
I like the last 2 pics…
Yeah, they’re pretty good. That blue winged angel picture was interesting (old Mestopotamian type image)…but when you looke at the multiple sets of wings in 2-D, it looks kind of strange and vaguely insectoid. But that picture with the falling angel perched on the spire, shows how interesting and dramatic it looks in 3-D, when the wings are in various states of flapping and on different planes.