I've heard from quite a few people that think Angel in his original form is ridiculous and he doesn't offer much for powers. I looked up his abilities and was surprised to see how extensive they are.
"Angel's primary power is that of natural flight, due to his large feathered wings. His wings have superhuman strength, and they have a very flexible skeletal structure that enables him to press them to the back of his torso and legs with only the slightest bulge visible under his clothing. His bones are hollow, his body processes food more efficiently than a normal human body and does not store any excess fat, and he possesses a greater proportionate muscle mass than normal. As a result, his strength, speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, eyesight, and hearing are at their peak. Elements of his anatomy are comparable to those of birds. His superhumanly sharp eyes can withstand high-speed winds which would damage the average human eye. He can breathe at high velocities or altitudes, and he can cope with the reduced temperatures at high altitudes for prolonged periods of time, giving him a greater-than-normal capacity to endure low temperatures in areas such as the Arctic. The strength in his natural wings can easily break a man's arm or leg, or even put someone through a wall."
Pretty cool stuff, and there have been some great stories that really show his agility and fighting abilities. Angel is one of my favorite X-Men when it comes to the visuals.
I chose to draw this on 11x17 to get the landscape I wanted to show his wings fully extended. His figure is about the same size as all the other drawings.
11x17 Ink on Bristol Board.
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There were enough requests for Archangel that I'll add him to the years list down the road. I couldnt fit in every X-Men I wanted to draw in 30 days. So there'll be a few more throughout the year.