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Slave of Bolas by SteveArgyle Slave of Bolas by SteveArgyle
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:iconomagax20:
omagax20 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Never noticed she was crying...very beautiful card art! A++!
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:iconicemsn:
icemsn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love this card
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:iconleviathen:
leviathen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
my favorite card
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:iconwesson87:
Wesson87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Astounding! 
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Incredible. 
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:iconsamist:
Samist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Beautiful. Both the angel and her visible emotion.
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Darcy0414 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Stunning! Oh my gosh, I love this. :heart:
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:iconxxxlovelessxjinxxxx:
xXXLovelessxJinxXXx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was my favorite card out of the Alara block, your artwork is great!
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:iconcheifsrock56:
cheifsrock56 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible
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:iconlord-lunaequie-is-me:
Lord-LunaEquie-is-me Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I still love this card; and it's in no small part for the art that's featured on it.
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:iconzakiaybee122:
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
beautiful
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconrajqpan:
rajqpan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
The angel's face is what captivates me the most, the helplessness and forced abandonment of duty. This will forever be my favorite piece from you. Marvelous job!
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:icontencellar:
tencellar Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Plus what happens after it ends. Really captures the emotion.
Great piece.
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GODFOOTSTEPS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too beautiful, I really like your work of art, but also hope you will visit my space!Too beautiful, I really like your work of art, but also hope you will visit my space!
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ,fantastic work!
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:iconcyuubbi:
Cyuubbi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
wow
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:icontrippinxtremezebra:
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
(one of my fave cards to play)

wow! i love seeing all the details! good job
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:iconsamariyu:
Samariyu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I feel bad for her.
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous work! :D
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:icondemimacleod:
Demimacleod Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Outstanding)
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:iconcandybeyatch:
candybeyatch Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
the composition of this is outstanding
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:iconlicnobius:
licnobius Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Increíble!
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Charmed, beauty, sensuality ! Good job ![link]
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:iconzion-kai:
Zion-Kai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I love magic. I play it all the time, and the art has always spoken to me.

So it's saying something that this is my favorite MTG art of all time.

The lighting, the feathers, the hair, the folds, the individual broken sigils... But best of everything is the heartbreaking sight of such a pure creature, broken and on her knees in subservience, tears streaming from her eyes. Magic art normally impresses me. This art however fills me with emotion.
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:iconreilune:
Reilune Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
SOOO AWESOME!! :la:
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:iconischyros:
Ischyros Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Heh, I've always thought those were cookies next to her. ^.^ You really have to see the full size art to appreciate it.
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:iconecchidonzablue:
ecchidonzablue Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic work~
and it gives me ideas on
what to do with fallen angels
8-){<->}:devil:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :)
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:iconruzovymonster:
ruzovymonster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i really love her >w< is she blind? o,o?
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:icongrixis:
Grixis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
i think no, but she cries for the effect of the card, and the end of the effect she dies :( i really love this card and love more the artwork
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:iconruzovymonster:
ruzovymonster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
wooooooow! cooooool *o*
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Clad95150 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
One of the more beautiful card in the alara reborn edition ! :D
And in HD, it's so much better ! <3

Thanks !
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:iconhanyoureal:
HanYouReal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
is any 3d modelling involved in this?
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:iconelena15:
Elena15 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just curious~ What do you mean by "Bolas"?
and do you know its meaning on spanish? n_n ahahahah~ Just a curious data ;P
Awsome drawing! I really love it =//3 its cute, sad, tragedical and a bit of action on the trama?
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:icongnarwash:
Gnarwash Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Nicol Bolas the Dragonplaneswalker is meant by it. He makes you insane... melts your brain with his gaze
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:iconorange41:
Orange41 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
is their literature on this stuff?
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:icondornith:
Dornith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
[link]
Just search the name of any character. (You can start with Bolas)
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:iconclad95150:
Clad95150 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
They are, I didn't read it so I can't say for sure if it's good or not (the "Magic: The Gathering"'s world kinda complexe with multivers which are interlaced...)
By searching "magic gathering story/book" you'll find stuff on it :3
(or just go there, but I dunno if everything is here : [link])
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:iconorange41:
Orange41 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
cool, thx for info
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:iconclad95150:
Clad95150 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
You'r welcome :)
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:iconfuryhound:
Furyhound Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
brilliant play of color and shadows helps instensify the emotion thanks to the deep contrast
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:iconmadwilly2006:
madwilly2006 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never noticed the tears on the card. Aw man. So sad!
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:iconaeryonsun:
AeryonSun Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am most impressed by her armor and clothing. So much depth to them! Beautiful piece!
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:iconflynn01:
Flynn01 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
beautiful and awesome :D
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I featured you in my journal : )
I love your work! [link]
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TheLongKahn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
She looks saddened by what ever images are being projected into her mind by the halo of purple lights. This looks like a forced state of sadness, like she's being held captive by deception.
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TheTrueObelus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
What's great about this piece for me is that it feels like just a glimpse of a much larger story...one I personally would love to see and hear told. Who is this angel? How was she captured? What ultimately happens to her? With this one stunningly crafted image I'm already emotionally invested. Bravo!
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Brett-Neufeld Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's from the card game Magic: The Gathering, in the set "Shards of Alara".

She's crying because her mind is being dominated by an evil overlord (named Nicol Bolas), and being forced to obey his evil will and kill the people of her land of Bant, that she protects. The end of this magical enslavement spell is a horrible, painful death. The halo of coins falling off her head is Bolas's way of showing her that she serves him now, and not the nation of Bant.

Bolas does stuff like this all the time. He's a dick like that.
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wait is that bolas' tail in the bottum-right corner of the picture?
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