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Flames of the Firebrand by SteveArgyle Flames of the Firebrand by SteveArgyle
I'm not sure what more I can say about our burninating mistress of conflagration. She inflames her enemies, and our hearts. With passion and freckles, she singes our sensibilities, and we can't help but harbor a smouldering ember of affection, even if we're on the wrong side of her firestorm.

I've always wondered, does she smell like a cedarwood campfire? I really hope that she doesn't smell like burning hair. Though it would make sense, what with the ...burning hair.

I've never had the guts to find out by asking her to power up during a photo shoot. Partially, it's the fear of torching the studio, and partially it's that I may not be able to resist the urge to poke marshmallows at her head.

For Magic the Gathering, copyright Wizards of the Coast.

Special thanks to the Utah County Fire Dept. Who, after several incidents with my Chandra photoshoots, know me by name. Though they've recently honored me with a nickname of "Stevo A. McBastardassface."
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:iconbaronbukkake:
BaronBukkake Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
That is one Beautiful Image. Keep up the excellent work.
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SardoniCat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
It's Chandra Nalaar, right ? I like pyromancers.
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:iconzach18:
zach18 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
hey do you mind if i use this picture for a D&d game i'm designing for my players?
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:iconcolin6969:
colin6969 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Very nicely done ! :)
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Coooool
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:iconzizo200575:
zizo200575 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
amazing Skull Jawdrop 
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:icongetsutora:
GetsuTora Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
as a fairly gender-fluid Aries I heartily approve <3
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Awesome. :D

And the description/artist's comment made my day. :dummy:
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:iconssjester:
SSJester Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And boom goes the dynamite! Awesome work.
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:iconshadowthehedgehog109:
shadowthehedgehog109 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, amazing work

this artwork is on a mtg card i have -w- but you know that xD
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:iconeroticshade:
Eroticshade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Steve hi...love your work. Please I am looking for an artist to help me create a book cover illustration with three life like human characters in it. Got down $250 for this job. Please reply if you're interested. Please if you dont want the job, anyone you know good enough for this job? Will be very grateful if you can give me some contacts since I know you'll know zbrush artist friends equally as good! Will send you the work details after your reply. Cover is for a Young Adult Historical Fantasy. Have a wonderful day!
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predatron3da Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Flaming brilliant
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:icondark--shadows:
Dark--Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Amazing piece
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:iconfhyrr:
Fhyrr Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Your pictures of this woman are incredible. I have never seen a better picture of a mage. I don't know if she smells like burning hair though...I think her hair is just pure fire. <3
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:icongoku1973:
goku1973 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
amazing
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:iconmagiqkiller:
MagiQKilleR Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I'd say Wow! really love your chandra!... Did you see the m14 chandra art? it doesn't feel like chandra at all!
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:iconyumeichigo:
YumeIchigo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Teach me your ways...
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:iconstanzs:
stanzs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
love the effects,well depicted
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:iconkeldain:
Keldain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Awesome picture! :D
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:icontrashspawn45:
Trashspawn45 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Glad you're known by a local fire department now. I had no Idea your last name was McBastardassface.
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:icondrakenimmortal:
drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
She's beautiful in her fury, the flames at her command.

P.S. just found your pic of Thrawn contemplating apocalyptic Tupperware, loved that one too ^_^
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:iconveldara:
Veldara Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Red Mages forever!
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:iconspikesilverscar:
SpikeSilverscar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought 4 of this yesterday, not because of the card, its because it's STEVE ARGYLE card!
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:iconbigmercenary:
BIGMercenary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Picked up my first 2013 booster deck the other day. This was the first card inside.
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:iconskys-gal:
Skys-Gal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY! A picture of Chandra's shoes!
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:iconmechakraken:
MechaKraken Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those flames are really, really nice! I keep looking them over, trying to disect how they were made. Was it a custom brush? The smudge tool was used a bit too right? Or maybe some adjustments were made?
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FragginFreddy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
"...and partially it's that I may not be able to resist the urge to poke marshmallows at her head..." made me genuinely laugh out loud, nice piece, I like the pallet.
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:iconwalkingren:
WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Amazing, the fire looks great, the red just looks awesome :happybounce:
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:iconjohrian:
Johrian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Great job with the colours ;i can feel the warmth of the fire just by looking at the picture.
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:iconladysiha:
LadySiha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it! I'm super happy that you can sort of see her back in this one!
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:iconholmanextremo:
holmanextremo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Superb!!!
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:iconbalgeron:
Balgeron Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
She along with Liliana and Sorin are my favorite Planeswalkers.

Well, and of course Bolas. Because he is dragon.
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:iconkyorasan:
KyoraSan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You are officially my favorite magic artist.
By the way, what is she like to work with? XD
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This is just really really awesome. Also, your comments always make me laugh! Keep it up!
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:iconboshimi336:
boshimi336 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just very very cool!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow the colors on this is amazing!
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:iconjaeox:
Jaeox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Writer
She looks epic.

No her hair wouldn't/shouldn't smell like burning hair since her hair should be fire proof/resistant.
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:iconmayroco:
MayRoco Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
Good job!
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible details :)
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Freaking awesome
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:iconkagemarumizugami:
kagemarumizugami Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sweet <3
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:iconrysia777:
Rysia777 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student
Yeah, explosion at the front of explosion and more explosions. :)
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:iconcuradh:
Curadh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
The guys at White Sands are very accommodating when dealing with large explosion. I recommend them. But all their parties are BYOGC.
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:iconnewphyrexia:
NewPhyrexia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Is this for M13, Steve?
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:iconxzenox7:
Xzenox7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is Awesome!!
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They can't really blame you for continuing with the shoots, though... I mean, she's got a truly hot ass. Truly, though, it's her blazing passion that draws me to her and I can only imagine that sparks would fly should we ever kiss. Just looking at her melts my heart (and lights a fire in my loins, but that's probably more than you want to know).
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job :aww:
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconmottenfest:
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like half of my state (AZ) right now, DAMMIT STEVE.
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:iconmonte45:
monte45 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Fantastic, Love this life movement, energy, color all in one melting pot...awesome picture. could I desktop this please
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:iconserenitybane:
SerenityBane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Never cease to amaze me, good sir. Keep it up. :)
*Leers*
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