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Liliana Vess.  Extras version by SteveArgyle Liliana Vess.  Extras version by SteveArgyle
When Liliana blows a kiss, it can crack the earth's crust, spewing out molten planet as though Mother-Gaia herself were nothing more than a giant, white-hot whipped-cream filled balloon.

However, it is an ultimately sexy wake of annihilation; you'd die happy.
Here we see the lovely Mistress of Death showing off her sleek new dress of hideous, screaming doom. Woven entirely from the shredded hopes of the unfortunate souls who've crossed her. (Which, as it turns out, makes a comfortable, breathable material which accentuates both shapeliness, and pure smoldering evil.)

As is not uncommon for me, I have two versions of this card. One that's a little simpler, clearer, and so will work better when shrunk down to card size. And another, that is dripping with detail and extras, that would pretty much look like super grainy multi-color sand at card size. So I give you both the official version, and the blingtastic version.

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

Dress design by Devourobot VII, High-Fashion Robot Cannibal.

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Colinttx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Hello M. Argyle! We were chatting with friends and wanted to know: which one of the Lilianas ('official' one or 'bling-bling' one) is the original? Which is the first you made?

Love your paintings, etc.
Kirschbeere Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love it. Maybe I'll cosplay it next year
wraithbabe17 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I love the use of the chains.
mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I really like this version of her - but you're probably right that the details would be too small for the cards. When seeing such awesome illustrations I sometimes wish that M:tG cards were bigger ... but on the other hand, oversized cards would be impractical.
seimeisamarian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Magnificent indeed, I am in awe...
chdmann Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it so wrong that after seeing this piece, I have a crush on Lilliana?

Where's Jace to mind-wipe when I need him?
carlsou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
muito bom seu trabalho
carlsou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
i like
MarikElricXIII Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Flatline1980 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
you create beautiful art.. thank you for such a wonder thing you do..
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