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Snuff Out - Card Version. by SteveArgyle Snuff Out - Card Version. by SteveArgyle
Liliana Vess. Gorgeous supreme sorceress of the black arts.

Concubine of death and weaver of destruction, here we see just how easy it is for her to snuff out a life with her dark craft.

And yet, how many among us would kick her out of bed for eating crackers? Show of hands? Now, how many of us would still lay there smiling, although maybe a few scoots further away, if she were eating kittens in bed? Hands?

Indeed, Liliana's genius was revealed when first she asked the devils for eternal beauty. How powerful an attribute to lure prey, and soften one's enemies...

For Magic the Gathering. Art directed by Jeremy Jarvis.

Special thanks to Cheyenne, who spontaneously modeled for Liliana while taking a break from restoring a 1984 Goldwing.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
"if she were eating kittens in bed?"

Ugh! :-S
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Wesson87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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OutlawedToons Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like my ex-gf. And just as evil!
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Reed-Fx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Skull in the smoke... absolutely perfect!
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KyuubiNoKitsune9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Awesome
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:iconargentum-silva:
Argentum-Silva Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Ok, I think I'd have to say that this one's scarier.
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:iconceress13:
Ceress13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
wow i like her....
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:iconade1988:
Ade1988 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Brilliant!
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:iconwagner19:
wagner19 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I love this one! i have these card! shauhsuahsua
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notalonewolf20 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
the marks on Liliana's body just make her that much sexier
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AngelicWatcher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
I love this woman. Also, I find this work admirable, specially the "soul" and the way it interacts with the environment and the candles
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MonochromaticShade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
awesome job, and yay magic :P
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Fettcom Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am SO glad to get a nice high-res version of this picture. Thanks for uploading it. It's terrific!
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rexlupis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Writer
Kitten is my favourite delicacy. Especially when finely blended with raspberries.

Plus, blending kittens makes wonderful cat-music! I could make millions if only I were to record the cacophony from my kitchen!
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ForgeDesign Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
how long does this take :O? lol because i want to get into this stuff :)
and also what equipment do you use?
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This one took about 20 hours. Primarily, I use Photoshop for my paintings.

Thanks!
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JediTrumpet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
dude what do use to make this stuff?
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:iconsteveargyle:
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop, for the most part.

Thanks!
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:iconruitsu:
ruitsu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
THIS IS BRUTAL!!!

wallpaper
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FidgetyWidget Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
this is too awesome for words! <3
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CybertronicStudios Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Friggin omg! Love it!
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dinorun2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Does this happen to be for Worldwake...?
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is from the Duel Decks "Liliana vs Garruk." Worldwake stuff I can't show yet...
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the lighting on this version, especially for the skull, though I think she looks a lot better without the "demonic possession chic". ;)
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DavidDavies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Friggin beutifull. Love the masterfully painted candle lighting.The skull in the smoke which I did not even see at first is incredible. cuz once you see it you can't figure out how ya missed it. so it really adds to the magic.

Well done Steve.

Dave
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Tetiel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome possum. I'm actually really happy that you're doing a LOT of the art associated with plainswalkers now. I love Briscot's versions and you're the only artist that can do them justice.
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   General Artist
cynical no mercy lady!

Don't hate me , but i think that some candle "yellow-red" light should appear softly on her white lighten chest....
I love the symbolique death appearing in the soul whisper...Your details, walls texture and colours are great! :clap::hug:
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Midnight121 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Crusnick Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work man. Love the skullsmoke !
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Great nice work on all the glowing tattoos and the eyes! :D
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CaligoPeregrinus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Love her smile, give me the creeps. But over all the entire image is just mindblowing.
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NickCorbell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
how does all this detail normally take you? because quite frankly some of your stuff blows my mind.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
About a year and a half ago, I started using some software to track the time every painting takes me. This one took just shy of twenty hours.
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:iconnickcorbell:
NickCorbell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah yes, I have this card. The details for all the candles are just awesome, absolutely fantastic. ^___^
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MoofyKitten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! Awesome! I own the Garruk and Liliana decks. This art is so cool
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idleideas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
i love the headdress
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Bamboofox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
And yet another example of your eternal artistic awesomeness. Fantastic job! Liliana is just way too cool.
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Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Could you be any more awesome?

There's so much I like about this piece it transcends words.

Insta-fave
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:iconagirlnam3dgoo:
AGirlNam3dGoo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I think this one better, and i really love the smoke
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:iconkamis0ri:
Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
yus! i like dat art better and glad to see your still alive!
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