Deviation Actions

SteveArgyle's avatar

Renewed Faith

"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:
Image details
Image size
1167x857px 413.58 KB
© 2018 - 2021 SteveArgyle
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
lunarsparks's avatar
I must say I really enjoyed your description. :D Absolutely beautiful light rendering and your choice of colours are quite absorbing to look at.
dimitriskats's avatar
Excellent work! +fav 
Yasuuko's avatar
kaze26's avatar
Jaebird88's avatar
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
SteveArgyle's avatar
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.
Supatsu's avatar
peaachi's avatar
wtf is wrong with your racist ass?

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.

florboisepic's avatar
aw shieeeeet we wuz kangz n sheiiiit
peaachi's avatar
no black person talks like that, and you only make yourself look like another dumb racist 
florboisepic's avatar
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
peaachi's avatar
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.
florboisepic's avatar
ooga booga english pls
peaachi's avatar
sorry i wrote too much for your illiterate mind to process. i forget that racists tend to be inbred subhumans.

florboisepic's avatar
also can you name the "racist site" i found this on? sounds pretty cool
Kiarorin's avatar
Absolutely stunning!
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In