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Deadly Allure by SteveArgyle Deadly Allure by SteveArgyle
I'm often asked where I draw my inspiration from, or how I get my ideas, that sort of thing. I'll tell you. I steal them. My one and only true inspiration came in the form of a thought-stealing machine, which I named "Kleptykins," and now abuse at every opportunity. I use it so much that the power company sends thugs about once a week to tell me to knock it off.

This particular piece was stolen one night from Indiana Jones' Ambien-and-whiskey nightmares. After this point in the dream, it got... weird.

You'd think I'd use this magnificent machine to amass a collection of terrible secrets of powerful people, and be filthy rich from blackmail tributes. I guess stealing all my ideas has caused my cleverness lobes to atrophy. Anyway, I'm going to get back to pointing this thing at Hollywood and laughing.

For Magic the Gathering, copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art direction by Jeremy Jarvis.

Snakes provided by "Pulled Out O' the Plumbin' Pawn and Peculiars." No animals were harmed in the creation of this painting. We did that before and after.

Oh, and check out my quasi-journal-post for sketches and some additional chatter. [link]
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:iconlieutenantmatt:
LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I'd still hit it
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dsagent Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Words cannot describe how sexy this is. 
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c0rwyn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
niice. 
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello :) I've given this piece a feature over here -> [link]
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
All out Awesome!...incredible light ,textures and concept
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No comment, I love how she likes the snake.
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Cyuubbi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
hot
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darlektris Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I may pick up Magic just for the pictures... so pretty much how I built both my pokemon and yu-gi-yo decks xD
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Utsukushime Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is she human... or a vampire?
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:iconjennypoussin:
jennypoussin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
soo sensual in a dangerous way! :)
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:iconjennypoussin:
jennypoussin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
seriously dark n seXXy!
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WizardWolf359 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful seductive picture, and also one of my favorite cards to play mechanic wise.

That's like two boners for the price of one!
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Mecarion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
so very beautiful!
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:iconmountainstrongbear:
MountainStrongBear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing piece of work, really. The detail is incredible.
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:iconlicnobius:
licnobius Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Genial! Great!
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:icongmg5000:
GMG5000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
AWESOME!!! =D
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Nop724 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
What I'd give to be that snake... just kidding, I'd probably be dead very quickly ;) awesome lighting, great detail - all round epic!
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:iconkaielan:
Kaielan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*slack-jawed* WOW...
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:iconnevrawd:
Nevrawd Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is stunning, well done
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Love this :)
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:iconguedemaster:
Guedemaster Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
like having sex with snake:D
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:iconmadwilly2006:
madwilly2006 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My girlfriend wants this outfit so badly...
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ChrisStoner Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:love:
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Vyrii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah-maze-zing texturing. I am completely blown away by the scales on the snake.
This is an instant favourite, I love love love it!
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tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :huggle:
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Tenri Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Writer
I love the textures in this. Simply amazing.
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:iconisland-beth:
Island-Beth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Beautiful!
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DanAngelone Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool!!!!
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:iconrosecs:
RoseCS Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Fantastic! amazing! wow!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Great artwork ! As always :D
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SpikeSilverscar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still looking at those SKINS!!!! I can't make that shiny, smooth skin.. maybe i should put some lotions in my arts... XD

Love this art, still haven't got the card, but its my cellphone wallpaper...
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Saikaro-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I am filled with overwhelming artistic jealousy. Yet underneath all that I realize the steps one must go through in order to create such magnificent pieces; and for that you have my respect.

~from an aspiring fan and fledgling artist
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superhermit Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow
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Lucy6 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I would love a print of this. I see your website is under construction at the moment... but I will check back! Please have one for sale!
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Taztempest Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I bought the card sleeves with this painting because I was impressed and I liked the idea, then I saw you were the artist. I should have guessed it. Brilliant art, highly expressive. I would not like to get in front of her ...
I love also the thumbnails you posted, they're very instructive.
Keep on making wonderful art !
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JPiiONEFOURONE Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfection.

That is all.
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rootshark Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Another Awesome Piece of Art
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desertofthereal99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
This is one of my fav's from the latest MTG set.....awesome art.
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TrueRageXRT Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of your works are amazing but this one just has something special about it.
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FancyBark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs for women's fantasy clothing is just spectacular, I love what you come with with for the MtG girls.
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VoidedBloodLust Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you paint this? It has wonderful detail!
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Great stuff. Yeah, I was feeling descriptive.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
stunning!!!
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Danny1210 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oooooo, cool.
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ibdriven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The shadows are just so awesome, man.
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
At first I though it was a Naga portrait. Great painting though
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Michael7S Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :wow: :heartbreaker: :deviation: :+favlove: :)
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Dam cool and hot
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Burningplain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Beautiful picture, I want a print of this... I have to admit that the desciption made me laugh very hard. Love it.
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