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Dark Beauty by SteveArgyle Dark Beauty by SteveArgyle
Katanas, kimonos, and a tattooed and evil beauty. These are a few of my favorite things.

I can't really comment on who this character is, so until further notice: She's exactly who you want her to be. That's right. Close your eyes and go there.

For Legend of the Five Rings, copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.

Sketches, wallpaper, prints, etc on my website. www.steveargyle.com
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:iconterrysaya:
TerrySaya Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Daigotsu Akihime.
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:iconsunshine-discodogma:
sunshine-discodogma Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
One of my favorite L5R artworks!!! Ok, I think it is official, I am a Steve Argyle Fangirl!
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:iconss-nake:
SS-Nake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
I like this style
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the tattoos. Is she a Scorpion or a Spider?
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:iconoutlawedtoons:
OutlawedToons Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of the myth of the samurai vs. the demon spider. Nice!
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:iconmarazul45:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Awesome work!
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:icondarklorddaishi:
DarkLordDaishi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconledreco:
ledreco Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
uau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnejo233:
nejo233 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
luv this 1...thumbs up :)
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:iconsavono:
Savono Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
She has Pagan eyes, full of nocturnal mysteries
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:iconnephalim21:
nephalim21 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
hmm...hot asian chick. malicious looking tattoos. possible cursed ebony blade of sorrow, evil dark spectral vapors flowing around her, ominously unnatural green eyes shining with fell power.....I wonder if I can ask her out? does she like manga?
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I would. You've got nothing to lose. Maybe your immortal soul. But really, who uses those things nowadays?
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:iconwraxaon:
WraxAon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Love those eyes
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:iconfartherthetrack:
fartherthetrack Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
we're going with "run bitch run shes got a sword." this my all time favorite emotionicon because it is amazingly funny and it is listed under daily needs.
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:iconpiarro:
piarro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Daigotsu Akihime: [link]

preview of the card was just released today :thumbsup:

:heart: your stuff dude :horns:
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks!
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:iconhad3sia:
Had3sia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
This is just excellent !
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:iconmorgalahan:
Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your tattoos and general body paint and markings, they add so much character to your... characters. Lovely painting :)
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:iconfoam-dome:
Foam-Dome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
The first thing that comes to mind is: "Liliana Vess: Japanese Edition."

Maybe that's because I'm not familiar with Legend of the Five Rings. Oh well, it's still a wonderful piece. Your attention to detail is amazing, as always.
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:iconhrhtomas:
hrhtomas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Luv how you backlit the ear.
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:iconsoulbrilliant:
Soulbrilliant Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
hermosa
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:iconsiddin:
siddin Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Shahai maybe? :)
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:iconjfreak86:
jfreak86 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
This is just great! I love this work as well as the rest of your amazing gallery!
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:iconkironaoftheskies:
Kironaoftheskies Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh, wow, the satin of the kimono is amazing. Talk about epic texture!

As is pretty much always the case, I am in love with your work. <3
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:iconsirenophile:
sirenophile Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Nicely done.

Glad this for L5R - I briefly wondered if MTG was going back to Kamigawa real soon or something! :P
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I kinda hope they do, if for nothing else than the artwork.
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:iconstephanieleonheart:
StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
This is just insane. The details, the chosen colors... Yes, it makes her dark, mysterious and sexy. :heart:

Amazing job. Love it. :clap: :worship:
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drop-asd Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
This remarkable piece was featured here: Daily Beauties 3 Please, take a look at the feature and leave me a small comment if you like it so that I know it is well-received ;)
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconkirbostic:
kirbostic Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
well done! lots of great moments here.
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Lovely design choice for the hair and its decorations. :)
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:iconl3erceuse:
l3erceuse Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Wow, so amazing. Colours are really beautiful.

But her tattoo make me think about a spider.
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The spider feel is intentional. She's a Spider Clan samurai, for the game Legend of the Five Rings.
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:iconyunalusca:
Yunalusca Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Wow, looks amazing :love:
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:iconrenegade-angel23:
Renegade-Angel23 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:clap: Simply awesome!
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:iconwkenney:
WKenney Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love the way the light catches her back muscles and the background colors. Really nice.
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:iconchiiplushie:
chiiplushie Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just boggling at the lighting and little details in this. Every time I think I'm done, I find something else I hadn't noticed yet!
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I try...
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:iconrairb4:
RaiRB4 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Your talent is astounding.
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:iconethnisart:
EthnisArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this makes me feel that death is imminent
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:iconmeeche-max:
Meeche-Max Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
AGGHGHH!! your making me jealous man!! lol very nice work..
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:iconlightsbirth:
Lightsbirth Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Nice! Her haircut is a bit surrealist but she's still gorgeous!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her hair and her amazing jade eyes...
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:iconmagiqkiller:
MagiQKilleR Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
verry good work here Steve! shame its for lotfr and not for mtg...
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I get my fair share of MtG cards too. I think the art director pays attention to the fans/forums, but I'm not so sure he wanders around my gallery. Maybe I should send this along, with a "Hey! Gimme more cards!"
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:iconmagiqkiller:
MagiQKilleR Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
got a friend who's intrested in doing cards.. how does one get in touch with the art director??? ^^
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Email probably works, though I imagine not super well. You have to figure he gets tons of inquiring artist emails every day.

The best way would be to go to a convention, or some other place where you can talk in person. Wizards of the Coast usually has portfolio reviews going all day at conventions, at fifteen minute intervals. So it's not actually that hard to get dedicated time with the art director.
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MagiQKilleR Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
thank you so much! i go tell her! love your arts by the way, always interrested for the artist on my cards, if i can get enough cards of one artist i'm gonna build me a 1 artist deck! ^^
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Vendrid Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Gorgeous
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