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Angelic Arbiter by SteveArgyle Angelic Arbiter by SteveArgyle
And this was the last thing I saw as they punted me out of heaven. They've got these super stingy rules about fraternizing with human women. Lame.

In the sketch phase, me and Jeremy (Magic AD,) were experimenting with the idea of a "covenant" motif for this. If you check out the sketches ([link]), you'll see that she almost got a face-tattoo of Magic's version of the Ten Commandments. (Which I imagine are way more fun than the real Ten.)

For Magic: the Gathering M2011. Art direction by Jeremy Jarvis. Wing styling by Ornicures B' We.
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
awesome
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cakrause86 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Very nice. My foil one looks great!
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Endon96 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I have got this card!! :3

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ElsieRichards Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Gorgeous!
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entabsol Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
love this card ^^ the artwork is beautiful
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AeIIa Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
very cool...
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OutlawedToons Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sexy and deadly...angels should look this way!
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EclipseMeteor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just got this card today, love the wings and the feel of the card. Very powerful image :D
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AmericanVigor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This artwork is the epitome of radiance. Excellent work.
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Marvel work !
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otas32 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This reminds me a bit of Tyrael (Diablo), mostrly the streams bellow :) Love the wings! :)
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:iconconuiron:
Conuiron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool, epic :)
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YuriMo2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Just got my hands on one of this card!

I'd like to get another _
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HardenHeart Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice !
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:iconolaughter:
OLaughter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
Awesome.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...wow! :)
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TaterBlane98 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Love the art!
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Deuteros-maiden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
This is awesome. I just got into MtG a few months ago and I'm already good at it, well somewhat... I bought the Blades of Victory deck and I have to say this is my favorite card out of all of them. I've played a few matches with my friends and a Drum Major from my HS band and I summon my Angelic Arbiter and then my Drum Major plays Doom Blade, killing my best creature I had out.
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MikeLee7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
cool one!
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erodelbmud2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
This is so amazing! Would u mind if I use this as a wallpaper for my computer?
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it. Most of my paintings I've got wallpaper sizes for on my website. I should update this one with a wallpaper size.
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erodelbmud2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
COOL! THANKS A TON!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The luminosity on this piece is simply amazing. I really like the effect.
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Laothud Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Interface Designer
love the detail and the dramatic lighting.
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Gia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I just got this card yesterday :D Lovely artwork for an awesome card.
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OokamiCloud Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
your angel drawings for MtG are the best!! :D
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neloangelo01 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
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neloangelo01 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like the way you do the lighting and the character design.

very good work i'm just geting started here's my link if you want to take a look
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Skangela Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
this card is so Intence and so is the art. Incredible.
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WIKI-Wiseman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
have this too!!!
AMAZING

breath-taking :)

:+fav:
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das3491 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
looks like a war angle
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silversouls Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing remind me a phoenix
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Cadrac Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I love this pic! When it first came up on my MTGO load screen, I was "Oh, man, that pic is awesome. If that's the new Serra Angel, they've finally gotten art as good as the Doug Shuler original." Didn't turn out to be a Serra Angel pic, but I still love it. You should talk to them about assigning Serra Angel to you the next time they're giving it new art. I'd love to see you do the next one.
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lizziewriter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
i like the feathers. If they are on the card I didn't notice them.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There's alot that gets lost when stuff gets shrunk down to card size. And that's why I post here/my website! :)
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GaiaKing Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Gods! This...this is just so stunning! I saw the poster at GTH on Friday night for the M11 launch party, and I was just as wowed!
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anavenouveau Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
brilliant!
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cirrus13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I'm a TO for my local gaming store, and we got the M11 poster in... My, Gods. This was on it, and it hasn't found it's way into the store. >_> I'm a whore for your art, Steve. Amazing, as always
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) Awesome!
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AngelLover89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice job with the wings!
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:iconlivio10:
Livio10 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
awesome pic
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
...and STAY OUT!!! ^__^

As per usual, top notch work! I'm definitely gonna check out the sketches for this one - tattooed angels rule the roost!
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... I've tried to sneak in the back door a few times since. Hasn't gone well. Did you know that an angel boot-print is permanent?
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah. And it glows, and itches occasionally, too... >_<
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hendriempire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
nice wing
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DeviantCalieL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
i luv this angel... nice work
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Arenoptara Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Those wings are so detailed, and the whole thing is just stunning!
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MagiQKilleR Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
WOW Steve this is so awsome!!!
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subedei Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome design man
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