Behold, the angelic "Herald of Hope." This set was designed by Darkon. I asked him what his process was.... and, was a little surprised.
Yup. Darkon says that MS Paint is "simple, fast, and very suitable for sketching out ideas fast." Then, once his concept phase is done, he moves on to Photoshop-- which allows you to paint directly on the 3D model.
I for one, am looking forward to seeing this angelic armors in AdventureQuest 3D soon.