Illustrator Matariil Paints Heavenly Females Adorned with Wings

Throughout history, artists have used angels as a source of inspiration, and deviantART user Matariil is bringing these heavenly creatures into the 21st century with his renditions of the mythological beings.

Sporting porcelain skin, eagle-like wings and beaming light off their bodies, each one of Matariil’s creations is evocative of images from the medieval ages, but feature digital art techniques that would have never been possible to achieve centuries ago. What’s also impressive about Matariil’s work is that he finds so many ways to vary his interpretations of the angel. Some are fairly traditional, but others have avian facial features more in line with depictions of harpies.

Matariil prefers to maintain his anonymity online, though it is known that he hails from Russia.