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Damia, Sage of Stone by SteveArgyle Damia, Sage of Stone by SteveArgyle
Damia, Sage of Stone, and Hoarder Supreme.

It has been suggested that sexy, strong, potentially dangerous women with insane hair are what I'm becoming known for. So I decided to do this as a wild departure from that, to show my vast versatility and inventiveness.

Oh wait… Damn it.
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Failure of breaking character aside, this was a really fun piece to work on. I know this will sound silly, what with a gorgon vixen in a plunging dress right there, front and center: but I really got into painting those bottles and jars. I even did research, and learned how to tell when and where old bottles were made. Yes, I've become that boring.

For the astute, or those with ridiculously excessive free-time/boredom: Easter-eggs abound in this piece. Not just from Magic, but also Dungeons and Dragons, Legend of the Five Rings, and Star Wars.


For Magic: the Gathering. Copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art directed by Jeremy Jarvis.

Throne by "Conquer in Comfort Tyrant Outfitters."
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:iconarschpo:
arschpo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
:stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::squee::squee:Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
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:iconwarmics:
Warmics Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
best description ever
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:iconeennui:
eennui Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
One of the most beautiful cards in my collection
I will find those easter eggs!
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:iconsisterslaughter165:
Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Totally wicked! :iconamgyayplz:
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:iconmojo-smileyface:
Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome, love all the detail!! :D
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Wow... both fearful and amazing if I must say...
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:iconoctopusgames:
OctopusGames Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I was actually hoping to read more about the bottles, swear. :D
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:iconzitronenflimmern:
Zitronenflimmern Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
MedusaO.o
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:icongriffon3d:
griffon3d Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
great work

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:iconyarrowkrauz:
YarrowKrauz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

i have this card
But... in the card is too small to see the this great art!

Wonderful! :O

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:icondominichautmann:
DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
this is insane! all these details, mindblowing!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Wild! Fantastic detail, awesome work
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:iconhelcarver:
Helcarver Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breath–takingly astounding. Such sheer intricate detail… on the bottles and suchlike, I mean!
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:iconcyuubbi:
Cyuubbi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
great
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:iconpunkirockkid:
PunkiRockKid Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
a very beautful evil queen
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:iconmyth1c:
MyTh1C Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first and favourite EDH commander!
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:iconl337m4s73r:
l337m4s73r Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
by far fav magic card and i love the everflowing chalice
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:iconfreqking:
freqking Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Amazing!
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:icongadgetsmith:
Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, thanks for giving Me the bottle-envy...
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:iconvolitio:
volitio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Fantastic piece of work
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:iconprosperityalive:
ProsperityAlive Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
My general. And one of my favorite cards ever printed. Steve Argyle, you are an incredibly amazing man, and I wish I could have an absolutely enormous version of this card to hang in my room. Thanks for making this incredible card as powerful to look at as it is to read. If not more. Props to you, sir!
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:icondunklematerie:
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Gorgonic! :3
Beautiful beyond words!!
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:icondbrv6:
DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Never enough bottles! Kudos.
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:iconsaeva-musica:
Saeva-Musica Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconeverwho:
Everwho Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Was this done for D&D or M:TG?
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Magic.
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:iconeverwho:
Everwho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's an amazing amount of detail for an illustration that was published at such a small scale! How did it print up? Did you feel that anything was lost in the reproduction?
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A ton gets lost when it gets printed on a card. It ends up being about an inch and a half by two in the card window. But that's why I post high rez versions, and sell prints. That way you can see everything my twisty gray matter splattered on the page!
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:iconeverwho:
Everwho Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I'm glad you did! It's a great piece with a lot to look at!
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:icondarcanus:
Darcanus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Amazing!

:O Everflowing Chalice in the corner! And I may be wrong, but is there a sliver in a jar?
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:iconpajarodefuego:
PajaroDeFuego Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Wow! This is so cool!
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:iconmohn-blume:
mohn-blume Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! I love the details! (:
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:iconicerapture:
IceRapture Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Amazing work, love the details like the snake skin pattern on the dress and the carving on the throne.
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:iconwasitora:
Wasitora Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Very cool
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:iconelysian-fall:
Elysian-Fall Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love the details in this. Simpley amazing!
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:iconpaulabrams:
PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Quite a fantastic piece!!!Keep on painting those dangerous women with wild hair!
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:icondschallock:
dschallock Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The detail of the background is fantastic. I wish I was less lazy... hahaha
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconsequel2myst:
Sequel2Myst Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
rule 34!!!
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:iconneuro-spectrum:
neuro-spectrum Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn !!! Ur like amazing at this !!!
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:iconkavalier:
KAVALIER Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconjoshoneal:
joshoneal Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
i see an everflowing chalice in there. still looking for a starwars ref..
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:iconpushac4:
PushaC4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
My most favorite Commander until now.
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:iconmiragem3g:
MirageM3G Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Very nice. I really liked the Gorgons of Magic: the Gathering and this one should be on a card with some damn good stats, no joke. It's good to see some awesome fantasy artists and I would rate this among the top. Again, great Gorgon.
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:iconmonty107:
Monty107 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great artwork and hilarious comment. cant pick which is better.
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Fantastic piece...
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:iconleviathen:
leviathen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful & terrifying
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:iconangelripper667:
angelripper667 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Top notch as always!!!!
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:iconwoerlan:
Woerlan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
thanks so much for posting this! Now I won't need to beg WotC for an image! Brilliant work!
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:iconjacarr:
Jacarr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I just wanted to say that your work is amazing. Been loving it since seeing it in Magic the Gathering and Legends of Norrath. Every time a new set comes out I immediately search for your name.

It's just too bad that the work loses so much of the detail when it gets shrunk down to fit inside the frames because a lot of it goes into these.
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