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Tribute to Serra Angel by Thaldir Tribute to Serra Angel by Thaldir
Portfolio piece with a view to a Magic the Gathering submission, this time it's a white card, the well known and loved Serra Angel.

DISCLAIMER: this piece is not official art, Magic the Gathering and associated trademarks are property of Wizards of the Coast.

Good luck to all my followers that will be playing in a pre-release event this weekend. ;-)
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DarthDingus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I really wish they had used the artwork from that one Japanese promo card for the Archangel for the actual Archangel revision.
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Tatiax Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what a nice pose! Like this one a lot!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Merci beaucoup!
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vvalen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
it is loved when it's on your deck!! lol

i like the interpretation, it's how i see her when she appears on your opponent's side, more of a warrior than an angel!

amaizing job!! i would like to see more illustrations of cards! :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you, I have at least another one planned.
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Bronzewinged Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
This is beautiful in all ways. The reflections on the armour and those wings. I think those wings are my favorite part of this drawing, they look so real.
Perhaps a more armoured version than other versions but to me it still have that feeling of swiftness and vigilance.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you. My mind-reference for this were some paintings of St. Michael from the Renaissance, hence the full armor.
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GB-EX Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Interesting interpretation of the classic Serra Angel. Obviously far more armored than official depictions of her. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, although, I feel she's TOO well-covered, enough that she lacks the usual air of elegance that MtG angels usually have. Personally, I feel she would be better suited with her hair exposed and flowing.

Also, the buckler covering her left hand -- the lack thereof a visible hand makes it seem like the shield is replacing her hand. Perhaps you could have the shield attached to her forearm?

I do like the pose and calm, yet serious facial expression. The wings are rendered nicely, but something about them makes them look flat to me.

Pardon the critical review, I only intend for it to be constructive. Best of luck in your endeavors! :D
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
No problems at all on critical comments when they are this structured and motivated.

I plan on practicing my wings, I don't paint them too often and it shows.

My mind-reference for this were some 15th century images of St. Michael in full armor. It's matter of personal taste, of course but I don't find most the recent MtG angels all that elegant.

High heels, naked legs and flowing hair on a warrior aren't my things, of course you are welcome to differ.
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matsunoki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is this <bABOMINATION!?</b>
- Doesn't have any reference of the "blessed jawline"
- No cleavage
- No shoulder exposure.

PLEASE REVISE. :trollface:
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In all seriousness, I love the design of this armor~! So practical! (Practical women's armor for fantasy renders? The hell? :lmao: ) And I adore the perfect combination of beauty and lethality that this piece seemingly imparts. Well did~ :nod:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
:) Thank you so much, beautiful and lethal was exactly my aim.
Yes, I'm definitely in the 'armor should at least be believable' school.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I really like this one. I find it very soothing for some reason.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you. My idea for this one is that she as caught sight of a wounded soldier on the field (hence the expression) and that of the 'wounded soldier' is, in fact the point of view of the viewer.
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful... Her wings are amazing :heart:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you so much my friend, I really hoped this piece would soar. :)
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Your welcome dear :hug: It does with me :giggle:
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celticwren Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is aweeesommme! Beautiful clouds, great work on the armor, and wings, and she is so beautiful. :)
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Glad you like her this much, Jenny. Thank you!
:love:
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is probably one of the best renderings of the beloved card EVER
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you for the high praise.
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Very welcome. :clap:
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
nice. love pieces with strong angel women.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you! :)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
welcome.
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