This is my latest drawing of Saint Michael the Archangel. As is evident to most, the image owes a great deal to the movie Troy, especially Brad Pitt's character, Achilles. Whenever I've pictured the Archangel in my mind I see him with the same long hair and fierce countenance, so I thought it would be cool to use an image from that movie to portray a more virile representation of the Prince of the Heavenly Hosts. This is my third drawing of Saint Michael, whom I feel gets a bad rep from the many works of art that portray him with a less than threatening effeminate character, tip-toeing on the devil's head. The goal in those images was to portray the beauty of a perfect being that has never denied God anything, and this I accept and understand. However, the goal of my drawings of the Archangel is to show the other dimension of his character, i.e. that of a dude who won't hesitate to split the devil's skull with the business end of a flaming sword. "Michael" means "Who is like God?" Which I imagine is what he asked Lucifer before sending him down to the hot place. Among other groups, Saint Michael is the patron saint of soldiers and police.
Included is a jpeg showing how the drawing developed as it progressed.