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:: Madonna and Child ::

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By ninebreaker   |   
© 2007 - 2020 ninebreaker
This is a Christmas card that I was contracted to do for both ColdWater Media and mPower Media. It was a joint effort between me for pencils and artist Brittany Richardson for colors. Aging the card, and doing the actual layout of the card was done by Brian Gage Design.

The point of the card was to create an image of Mary and Jesus while adding an Irish taste in the vein of the Book of Kells. I've always liked traditional Christian art, so I wanted to try to do an "old meets new" kind of thing.

The card was supposed to have gold leafing with the halos of Jesus and Mary, but that didn't happen, much to my dismay.

I still have some cards left if you'd like a belated Christmas gift, so let me know! (for free, yeah?) ^_^

Either way, I hope you enjoy the picture and have a very merry and blessed Christmas!!

Brittany Richardson: [link]

Brian Gage Design: [link]

My website: [link]
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I hope this is OK to post - the poster is for sale here from Coldwar Media (I am not affiliated in anyway) https://www.drivethruhistory.com/product/madonna-child-poster-exclusive-gospels/

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kevinhbaileyNew Deviant

Do you have an updated email contact that I can use to contact you about using this image in a religion textbook?

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Icepick136Hobbyist Photographer

What is that on Mary's sleeves?

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Emilion-3Hobbyist Writer
Very well made.
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You wouldn't happen to have this is 24x36 (poster size), would you? I would love to hang it in our church. Thanks!

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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
I like it.
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rhunel General Artist
Still my favorite artwork on DA ever. :rose:
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Sifu13Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely stunning piece of work!
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I would love a print of this!  How do I go about getting one?
queenkaticus's avatar
Oh my gosh .. I love this SO MUCH! Amazing!
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PenciltipWorkshopHobbyist General Artist
Its cool you took inspiration from secret of kells
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This is amazing. I would happily buy a print of it.
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CrystalShards17Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a stunning piece of work Heart  I love everything from the colours to the small details 
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Is it possible to purchase a print? Thank you. 
mcgregater's avatar
Stunning! Every year I send 80 e-christmas cards to my parishioners and am wondering how much you would charge for me to use this next year (credited and linked)?
FaroSamor's avatar
This is so beautiful! You have included so many details :3
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Amazing!! *o*
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How many cards do you have left? These are gorgeous!! Did they sell well this year? How can we get them?
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Where can we get this as cards? This is so cool...but I can't figure out this web site at all nor how to purchase anything nor the rights thereof.
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bsienkProfessional Digital Artist
This is beautiful. The details are amazing. 
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LVgraphicsHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful design and execution. Thank you for sharing it.
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