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Scintillating Surge alternate by SteveArgyle Scintillating Surge alternate by SteveArgyle
So, this is a case where some of my ignorance of Magic shines through. I try to keep up on all the stuff I work on. When I was young, it drove me absolutely batty when I'd see artwork that had obvious errors of canon. Stuff that from a player/reader point of view, was a ridiculous sin against the fiction. Well, now one of those artists, I do my damnedest to know the worlds and characters I work on. But it isn't always easy. There's alot to know. And mistakes are made. In this case, I completely forgot that Magic has only female angels. Though I should have remembered when, while brainstorming, I thought "Why aren't there any barechested dude angels? I think it's time for a little painting for the ladies. Beefcake angel, coming up!"

So yeah. This is now the gender-swap angel. (Though WotC did not feel this was an appropriate name...) Two versions, one the official card, the other my original intent to give a little something back to those sweet, outnumbered girl players. I happen to prefer the guy, personally. Fair warning to future card-alter requests: You will likely get your girl angel turned into a sexy fireman.

For Magic: the Gathering, Rise of the Eldrazi. Copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art Direction by Jeremy Jarvis.

Pyrotechnic effects by Larry's Pork, Pawn, and Pyro. A Green company. Subsidiary of Pigpoop Research Labs.

Prints, sketches, alternate art, and such available at:
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it actually pisses me off how OMG ALL DA ANGELS MUST HAZ BOOBZ!!111
OutlawedToons Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
4 winged angels have more fun, but not as much fun as one-winged angels!! Epic Win
Wosiu1989 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing :jawdrop:
Rocktopus64 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You know, there ARE male angels in MTG.

See? [link]

Plus, any male attached with this card [link] becomes a male angel.

You haven't butchered continuity at all, my friend. Male angels are once in a blue moon, but there are SOME. I hope this comment gets to you.
Argentum-Silva Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Original version link please. :iconbegplz:
SaintTape Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
From one of those outnumbered girl players out there, thank you for the lovely man angel!

And for you, thanks for all of the hard work you've put into games such as MTG thus far. Gorgeous artwork like yours is the reason I started playing!
EtherealValentine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MMMmmmmmm Beefcake Angel. *lick*
Matthijs1122 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
i made a barechested angel too, check it out if u like :D
rajqpan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Beefcake angel.. Lol. :))

@Archleone: The Kor have white hair only. :D
Archleone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
there are actually some male angels, just not many. There are some described in Serra's Realm in the books Planeswalker and Time Streams, and the card Malach of the Dawn... though it's a planar chaos color-shifted card. That said, there aren't any male angels on Zendikar, but this could just be a kor with an angel's blessing, or something.
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