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Renewed Faith
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Published: September 27, 2018
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"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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lunarsparks's avatar
lunarsparks|Professional General Artist
I must say I really enjoyed your description. :D Absolutely beautiful light rendering and your choice of colours are quite absorbing to look at.
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Excellent work! +fav 
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Yasuuko|Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!
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BrooklynPhoenix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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Beautiful
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Jaebird88|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|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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Spam
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reeeeeeeeeeported 
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wtf is wrong with your racist ass?
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no black person talks like that, and you only make yourself look like another dumb racist 
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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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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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Kiarorin|Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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SteveArgyle|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NaouriRedouane1998|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words just can't describe how amazing this artwork is !! 
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SteveArgyle|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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