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Mistress of the Elements

You should see this one cook. I'm serious. This shot may depict her mastering fire, water, and air. But she's equally adept with sugar, fat, and salt.

I tried convincing the art director that we should instead depict her in her more natural setting. In a lavish kitchen, wearing just an apron and a comically oversized chef's hat, with chocolate and cream, caramel and cupcakes orbiting her while she tastes a floating strawberry.

I was told that "it's hard to come up with game mechanics for that."

But perhaps, time permitting, we'll see that more truthful version of her yet.

For Legend of the Five Rings. Copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.

Wind machines by "Blowtastic Gustifiers: If it's really got to blow super hard, we can do that."
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DHBW's avatar
Utterly Lovely.
Fiery-Irish-Lass's avatar
Why couldn't this be a Magic card. Absolutely stunning artwork as always.
Crichton-John's avatar
I'm loving these! The use of the elements is very beautiful!
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Archleone's avatar
Is this art for a card? If so, which card is it? If not, what IS it for? (I mean obviously its for some facet of Legend of the Five Rings but what product is it featured on?)
binkibonsai's avatar
Elemental effects are mindblowing!
AsheSkyler's avatar
Of all things to read while I'm hungry and waiting for my lunch break to roll around...

Beautiful work. =)
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Azazel-sz's avatar
this is a really good painting/airbrushing picture.
mokuzai-akarshi's avatar
Steve, i must say. i love your art. i also must say that you should be the flavor text writer for every card you have ever made art for EVER.
xenoblader's avatar
Awww. I thought she was the next avatar from the last airbender universe for a moment.
KiyaMM's avatar
Gorgeous work! The details in the rocks are wonderful!

Thank you for adding your work to Digital Delicacies! :heart:
yamagata9982's avatar
Art: A

Commentary: A+

You made my day, Steve!
AngelicAdonis's avatar
Wow! Incredible work man! Very well done :D
whispering-destiny's avatar
Thats very beautiful.
Bayushi-Tai's avatar
Hahahahaha, amazing Steve !!
We could put a rat under the hat, is a nice ide-......... oh, Pixar already did that in a movie....
EnlightenedMadness's avatar
Another favorite, done by the Chef du Cuisine, Steve "Jamie Oliver" Argyle.
MUbyGaelle's avatar
Love the composition and the flow of this iamge
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anti-asphyxiation's avatar
Brilliant, only thing I would say if she is to depict all elements then maaaaybe a more florishing background would put earth into it, unless you don't want earth haha but I think she would look flippin awesome and striking on a greenish background, just so the look of fire doesn't overpower it :p


As for just the elements really presented, brilliant. I love the color scheme and how the sky burns behind her then fades up to the purplish/pink, great. I also love the positioning of the subject, the pointed toes and resting hands match perfectly the look in her face. Cloth and everything flows amazingly-- you are a wonderful artist.


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