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Linvala by IgorKieryluk Linvala by IgorKieryluk
2010 Wizards of the Coast LLC

People seem to like this one a lot and I have no goddamn idea why. I mean, it's not the worst I've done but it's certainly not the best.

Mostly naked, hot chicks sell, eh?
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Black-WhiteArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Excellent work! I love it.
Chickendude Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2015   Writer
I'm too poor to afford this card ;_;

Tell me Igor, do you own the card?
Iamveryfast Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beautiful body, very special
saku-z Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
beautiful ~~Clap Clap 
ASliceOfUnagi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
But-but i prefered the art on Angelic Destiny... 
clokverkorange Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Well, to be fair, naked hot chicks with angel wings and zomgblonde hair.
AKS9 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful painting. i love quad wings, perhaps they like the concept?
tablelander Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes they do--advertising has nearly only women in them--other than that the work is good
JDogX17 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
So hold disigned and painted this card?
IgorKieryluk Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Again, yes.
Suez-H3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:) Good art. :D
Pug-Milamber Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I think most of the people like this one, because it's pure, innocent, no arms (even pacifists have to like this :) ) bright & optimistic and of course it's an angel...
I don't think she's that naked to be the main reason for being favorite... if you know what I mean :)
She's fabulous! The backlight does a lot magic...
CHinkins Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that it is because of what she has on, but the content of what she represents. It may not be your best, but to the eye of the beholder it's a masterpiece.
Fallen-Dawn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
What got my attention is the grace in the form and the colors used. I will agree with you that some of your other pieces are better in detail, color/contrast, and balance. But don't knock this one down too much. I don't know the work you put into it, but there is a lot of good here. The incense burners which makes her the fulcrum of a scale is an especially nice touch that harks back to the old school magic, before they started blending the colors into the madness we see today.
itongtang Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Pretty good.
DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Hot mostly-naked chicks may sell, but *good paintings* of hot mostly-naked chicks probably sell better. :P

Seriously though, it's probably several things. For one, the composition is very simple, and reads well at card size.
Plus, it's a splashy rare, plus many people like angels just because.

In addition to all that, Magic's actually pretty good at avoiding cheesecake and fan service in general (which is a good thing, IMO), which means that the occasional mostly-naked chick tends to stand out. Also not a bad thing.

Anyway, at this point I'm rambling, but you can count me in the *randomly like this art* crowd. :)
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
:wave: Your amazing work has been featured here: [link]
2195Razielim Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that was in ps home a free companion
ianmsquee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Gorgeous work! :ahoy:
JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait until the Avacyn Restored Deck comes out on May 4th. Lots of fantastic angels for my angel deck in there. :D
ASliceOfUnagi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Turns out, most of the angels are shit. 
hazygin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is the idea which the angel stands for.
karelforever Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Digital Artist
To be honest i love this card a lot, the illustration and the effect that the card has are awesome, but i don't like the hair, while i'm viewing the rest of the artwork the hair doesn't look like belongs to her. Anyway i love the artwork.
Ermack7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I don't think it's the fact that she is almost naked, I'd say it's just because the picture is pretty. Great job =D
kaienne Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like it for the grace with which she holds the scales.
GunBladeUser19 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
It looks awesome because most people can't draw that well. Also you proportions are really good, oh and that she's a 2WW = 4 drop card doesn't hurt either. ;D
FraserM9477 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Michael7S Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Interface Designer
rocketcar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I have 5/6 Years of MTG and I just Love.

Some artworks are masterpieces.

Sorry for my English

Awseome Job
griesbaumdesign Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Personally I collect Angel Cards... I wasn't a big fan of the last bunch with the Halo's Blinding them to their sin or whatever... this was a wonderful reprieve from that not mention some angels just have a way of looking butch... it was nice to see the return of a really feminine angel.
JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't wait until the Avacyn Restored Deck comes out on May 4th. Lots of fantastic angels in there. :D
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