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Renewed Faith by SteveArgyle Renewed Faith by SteveArgyle
"Renewed Faith" for Magic the Gathering.

This is pretty much as close as I get to religious art.  I've always figured that if at some point, everyone spontaneously stops caring about my work, and stops hiring me, I'd decide between the two "dark sides" of making a ridiculous amount of money as an artist: Religious art, or fan-art porn.  And I have to be honest, I'm much more inclined toward the latter.  I grew up in the very preachy environment of Hypermormonville, UT, and my skin burns anytime I'm within a hundred yards of a church of any kind.  That's not to say I don't appreciate that religion has it's place - it's just not for me.  Like skydiving isn't for fish, veganism isn't for tigers, and blacksmithing isn't for hummingbirds.  But there is something about a GOOD religious painting.  Which are few, and far-between.  They're like 1/1000, because holy Xenu there's a lot of cut-and-paste turbo-generic Jesus paintings out there.  But a good religious painting can pull at something in us.  Connect us to something.  And that's what I was going for in this piece.  That sense of being intimately connected to a higher power.  A higher power like a good whiskey, or a really great movie, or a dripping mountain of fresh donuts.

For Magic the Gathering, Dominaria.  Copyright Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro.

Shot on location at Stained Glass and Altered States Spiritual Escape Rooms, Inc.  "It's not drug abuse if it's a religious experience!"

No stained glass was harmed in the production of this painting, as per the request of Westley "the Dread Pirate Roberts." 

More of my work and info at: www.steveargyle.com
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Great
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dimitriskats Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Excellent work! +fav 
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Yasuuko Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!
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BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Beautiful
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Jaebird88 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't believe one has to be religions to appreciate stained-glass artwork. Especially when it's utilized in the form of magically infused weaponry in MtG's Dominaria set =D
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Magic is the second best religion.  The first is the cult I founded: "The Church of the Naked Sith."  It's mostly sermons on Star Wars and communion with junk food.
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Teh-Lucario Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Spam
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Supatsu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reeeeeeeeeeported 
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johmmmmmmmmmmmmm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
its fre speech abby
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peaachi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
wtf is wrong with your racist ass?
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NekoAlan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018

Hola, i love/like/fascinates/as characters/people of women of white skin/brunette/dark, dark medium (and other types of skin shades) and clear your legs, hip, your physique, your hair, your eyes, your lips, your clothes, your breasts, postures Very sexy/daring and clear to know who it really is, plus I like the characters/people gay/lesbian, bisexual, transgender to know/as and make friends or something else.

Well I like all its content, because you have a good eye/gift/skill in creating/performing in the characters of women, because you give something different/special and therefore is an excellent job.

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florboisepic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw shieeeeet we wuz kangz n sheiiiit
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peaachi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
no black person talks like that, and you only make yourself look like another dumb racist 
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florboisepic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you mean "no black person talks like that" why do you think its just a big joke? because people actually say that. and stop saying "DAS RACYYY" to anyone who says anything you dont agree with
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peaachi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
no, we don't. and you are racist. don't wanna be called that? then dont do racist things like spam a meme that originated on racist sites whenever you see a black person online.

until then, you are racist. and people have a right to call you out on it just like you have a right to say it. freedom of speech is not freedom of consequences.
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florboisepic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooga booga english pls
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peaachi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
sorry i wrote too much for your illiterate mind to process. i forget that racists tend to be inbred subhumans.

bye.
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florboisepic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also can you name the "racist site" i found this on? sounds pretty cool
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Student General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Vibrant, Stunning, and Marvelous Artwork!!! :) (Smile) =P (Razz) :o (Eek) Meow :3 ;) (Wink) Love Heart Clap Giggle OMG Shocked O_o OMG! omfg Happy cry (Tears of joy) Worship Woohooooo! Headbang! Nuu B-) (Cool) Singing Innocent Hi! Popcorn #1 :eager: by darkmoon3636 OMG MOAR POEMS! :squee: Judge Winner I salute you! Creative Colors by Gomotes Stunned Mindblowing I love play with fire :Lotus: - NaNoEmo +favlove deviantART DeviantArt I love deviantART! deviantART
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NaouriRedouane1998 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words just can't describe how amazing this artwork is !! 
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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MKitty76 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is a beautiful piece.
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Crystal-Saber Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! :clap:
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sevira Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
Amazing lighting work.
This puts me in mind of a lot of the art for White-magic aligned cards from really old sets set in Dominaria. Cards like Auspicious Ancestor, Celestial Dawn, Ivory Charm, and a lot of Jeff Miracola's work. I think it's the use of colour, with a cool background and really warm foreground that set me on this line of thinking

Did you set out to remind older players of these cards, or is the a coincidence due to similar inspiration from religious art?
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Vallentiny Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! And I'm sorry for all the preachy people coming to your comment section now.
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mauriciolealjr Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
Amazing!!
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AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have faith as a Christian. and i have ideas no one has ever done. would be interesting if you could make it a visual reality in a commissioned work .
Do you take commissions ? Separate question : what is your computer specs ?  And which drawing device do you use ?
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
Nicely made
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devduck01 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely use of color and light.
If you ever go to the dark side hit me up... I will commission you 😉
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  The pull of the Dark Side is strong.
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devduck01 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Of course it is...we have cookies :D COokie 
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mateusboga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Beautiful
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JonGerung Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. Great use of light and shadow.
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Your descriptions are hilarious! I love your artworks, of course (the light and colours are really nice), and the text makes them even better ^^
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YunaTsukuyomiko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I pretty much like the text you wrote to the picture - I could say, it makes you pretty sympathic to talk with this humourfull undertone ;o ♡
I presonally sold my soul to the holy god of food and animals xD <3
( not in one ;o I love animals, but not as food haha )
Well, eitherway, I like how you made your statement to not feel religious in anyway, without insulting anyone and just realized that you spoke the truth with the only way to really make money as an artist D: pretty weird if you think how really different those ways are xD
Also I gotta tell you: your artwork looks so amazingly. I'm also not religious - I mean - sure, maybe there is something, but maybe there is nothing? I don't think I get to know this fact in my life, and as long as I don't know, I simply can't believe in it.
I don't think religion is either good, nor evil, it's the believer that decide how to manage this.
Well - whatever, I talk to much. What I wanted to say is, that, even if I'm not a believer, I love religious art - or maybe not religious but the kind of art, that has something "holy" or "faith"-bringing, just like this peace ♡
I'm sure you worked so damn hard on it and I can tell, you can be proud of it! ❤
Also I will follow you now that I found you!
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