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Liliana's Caress by SteveArgyle Liliana's Caress by SteveArgyle
AKA, "we only hurt the ones we can excruciatingly draw psychic nourishment from." A couple of friends posed for this in my kitchen. I just said, "act out what it's like to be married."

Just kidding. They're not acting.

All torment-savoring sexism aside, this was a really fun piece. The juxtaposition of the gentleness of her touch cradling his head, with the abrupt berserker-turbo-migraine thing is neato. That's right. I just used the word juxtaposition. And there's nothing you can do about it.

For Magic: the Gathering M2011. Art direction by Jeremy Jarvis. Paparazzi photocredit of Liliana Vess to Jerome P. Finklewinkler. Who's use of a flash drew unforunate attention from the mistress of black magic. RIP, Mr. Finklewinkler.

www.steveargyle.com
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:icontrich63:
trich63 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
awesome!
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:iconkeksoe666:
Keksoe666 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"This might hurt less if you don't fight so hard. But I doubt it."

You have no idea how much I love this card and the artwork :D
Matter of fact: this is decorating my  desktop-background as we speak :D

I love it^^
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:iconpunkirockkid:
PunkiRockKid Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
perfectly beautiful.
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:iconhatchback-girl:
hatchback-girl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a couple of these cards :D
Wonderful work!
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:icondranzerga:
dranzerga Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
take it like a man gideon!!
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:iconchaosxsovereign:
ChaosxSovereign Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I love the art for this card I pulled a holo one
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:iconkarelforever:
karelforever Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Liliana FTW! love the details!
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:iconsolomonink:
solomonink Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Artist
pretty badass
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:iconvericone:
vericone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Women....
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:iconmistertotality:
MisterTotality Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Love your work, man.
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:iconqstarz305:
qstarz305 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
awesome
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:iconkledefell:
Kledefell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
good job, good details =)

PD: man is Gideon Jura???
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man is just some poor schlub. Though, it'd totally work to be Gideon. :)
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:iconkledefell:
Kledefell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
thank you very much for clarifying my doubt is that when you look m12 trailer and saw this scene I thought it was gideon.
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:iconpyrokorwin:
PyroKorwin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional
One of my favorite cards. :)
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:icontonboniji:
TonboNiji Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Love the card, love the image and viceversa.
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:icongoblinladyful:
goblinladyful Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I always loved the artwork on this one <3. Lili's looking great.
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BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or "Marriage After 6 Months". I think either title works.
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:iconetherealvalentine:
EtherealValentine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I die with your every word. XD
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:iconthegreatchimp:
thegreatchimp Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really like this one. She is beautiful but terrible.
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:iconhenflay:
henflay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible concept! Love it.
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work!
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just really mindblowingly cool.

And to think I have her in my collection!
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:iconja2u:
JA2U Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Nice painting
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:iconmottenfest:
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact that I get to tell you, as in person as I can, that I love this piece makes me smile ear to ear. :heart:
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fartherthetrack Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
marriage, it is all fun and games until some sucks out your mind in the most ironically painful way possible

that aside this is just about as bad ass as space Texas
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Kamisia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is she EXACTLY doing to him? :D
Well, it's very well compared to the card text. Great job, I just love it :)
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You don't want to know. Really.
:P
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:iconomer88:
omer88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
wow excellent expression of both of em.. u can really tetll what their thinking/feeling !
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:iconink-orporate:
Ink-Orporate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've captured what's it like to be married quite well :) Awesome drawing!
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:icontralan:
Tralan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
My favorite artist on my favorite card :D

Seriously... I play both L5R and Magic. Neither would be as amazing without your artwork.
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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:iconinso-chan:
Inso-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Liliana's such a sadist ^^;;
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SutaChiiX1990 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
amazing! owo
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Alfalfa-Bella-Felix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I've got this card 8D
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:iconenkopte:
enkopte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Some headache he's gonna get :P

/Simon
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:iconsubedei:
subedei Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool lovely composition, really like the body tatts
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the artist comments!! That's just the laugh I needed.

Really beautiful piece and the composition works so well in creating just the right impact. I like the juxtaposition of the craddling as well, it makes the pain of it all just that more instense. just to note, I like how composed her hair is as well ... it adds even more so to the idea that she is not even affected by what she is doing other than the tasty nourishment she's getting.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
What the heck is juxtaposition? First time in my life that I heard of that freaking word.

Liliana simply looks like she loves you-- in a really cruel way-- which adds quite a twist. ^.^
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's a type of tuxedo. I just wanted to sound smart... :P

It just means two things together that are often contrasting.

Thanks!
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StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Oh. Now I sound stupid. :(

Okay... Weird.

You're welcome! :)
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fubared666 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
i love this to no end...
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:iconjagerschnitzelananas:
jagerschnitzelananas Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
WOW, you are fast becoming one of my favorite artists...
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:iconmorgalahan:
Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sighs over Steve's insane mastery of the arcane digital insanity*

Sigh...
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ALBITAR Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work ! ^_^
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terryshinigami Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student
Liliana! my favourite!!
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Snaxme Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
So you're the one we have to thank for this amazing artwork. Bravo sir, and know that this card will see quite a lot of play, if my hunch is correct.
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:iconchrisbouchard:
chrisbouchard Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Liliana Vess is bringing the sexy back to Black. I can't wait to own a playset of these.
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:iconmoofykitten:
MoofyKitten Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Show me the arbiter! I wanna see it in all its sexy angelic glory!
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