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Thalia by merkymerx Thalia by merkymerx
Magic: The Gathering's Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Based on the artwork by Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss (:iconjanaschi: and :iconalgenpfleger: respectively)
Done in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Finally finished this piece! This is my first time doing a full blown background with a full blown character.

Amazing legendary creature!

I took a few liberties with the design as I wanted to try something new. I adore those Napoleonic era uniforms so I've decided to incorporate that into my artwork. My main goal was to make a variation of the design while still staying true to the essence of the original :)

The sword hilt I cannot take full credit for lol! I really wanted to somehow include Inigo Montoya's rapier in the piece XD I took one of the movie stills and used it as a base to paint over.

Luckily, I had my Selvaria figure to use as reference for her legs :D

Very happy with how this turned out! Hope I did the character justice! Thanks for viewing, guys :)
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:iconbishoujosavior:
bishoujosavior Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So was she Avacyn's general of something?
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:icondrewk27:
DrewK27 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Awesome Thalia! Love the background colors :)
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:iconjkm199:
jkm199 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
This is probably my favorite piece of MTG fanart. I wish this could be made into a promo.
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:iconvelkaarn:
Velkaarn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Wonderful version, I really like the uniform you gave her and the pose is very good too. Might actually prefer this to the actual card art!
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:iconmechanicalvalkyrie:
mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I like the design of her uniform and the way you used the light here is really amazing.
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:icongrcabal:
GRCabal Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :)
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:icontapped-out-99:
Tapped-Out-99 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
We have featured your art on our MTG fan page. Please come like and share.

www.facebook.com/ThePlaneswalk…
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:iconastro999:
astro999 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Gorgeous. Featured on my blog along with the original (womenphenomenally.tumblr.com) I'll take it down if you prefer.
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:iconeawyne:
eawyne Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
This could very well be the alternate art for a Gameday card of Thalia ^^ It would be stunning
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:iconagenta122:
AgentA122 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If we return to Innistrad, wizards should buy this piece from you for a new Thalia card!
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:iconaly-uchiha913:
aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Gorgeous work :)

Peace Out! ^_^
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:iconblakzer0:
blakzer0 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Though I love the original Thalia artwork, I could totally see this on a MTG card of its own. Wizards should not only reprint Thalia but also use your artwork. Great work!
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:iconhdo001:
hdo001 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, probably my favorite digital painting piece of yours. Do you still work in watercolours though?
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:icontsukamitsu:
tsukamitsu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
On of my favorite Cards currently in standard. You've done an amazing job on this!!
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:iconfreebird429:
freebird429 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This is really good. I also enjoy Thalia. Though Innistrad block so far is my favorite block.
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:iconvestras:
Vestras Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Holy Avacyn that's an amazing picture!
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:iconmechafishmechanics:
MechaFISHMechanics Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Jana is right. This is looking good!
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:iconnelsonngyn0:
Nelsonngyn0 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Much better than the original imo
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:iconsaitoyuki:
SaitoYuki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning piece :)
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:iconalgenpfleger:
algenpfleger Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow dude, really nice! Keep going!
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:iconmerkymerx:
merkymerx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Oh gosh! You don't know how excited I was after reading your comment! It's a huge honor! Thank you so much :)
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:iconstarlightdevil:
starlightdevil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow your painting is really good!
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:iconcdrice:
CDrice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful! I really like your interpretation of the character and the costume.
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:iconskyhunter71:
skyhunter71 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Hey Miguel, you did such an amazing job, that I thought you deserve to see your art transformed into a an alternate art promo card!
Check it out: [link]
Hope you like it....
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:iconmerkymerx:
merkymerx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
That's amazing!!! Thank you so much for turning it into a card! I really appreciate it :)
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:iconlina728:
lina728 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I love how realistic it looks!
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:iconrtkillustration:
RTKillustration Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Would make a great alt art Thalia!
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:icontswordz:
TswordZ Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Beautiful. The clothes, the pose, the light. Gorgeous.
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:iconcassidy-slingby:
Cassidy-Slingby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this
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:iconprocrastinatinpanda:
ProcrastinatinPanda Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you need to send this to the card publishers!
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:icondisenchantedsaiyame:
disenchantedsaiyame Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
It's like she's coming out of the picture. Stunning!
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:iconsmokeylocks:
smokeylocks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Amazing work, I love the uniform!
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:iconkurowno:
Kurowno Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Faultless!
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconkingvego:
KingVego Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done.
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:iconxphance:
Xphance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Love it :OO
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:icondarcise:
Darcise Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
It's stunning! Absolutely adore the details, the lightning and Thalia's hair. :heart:
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:iconar-jaey:
Ar-Jaey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
MIGERU-SENPAI!!.. :D

awesoommeneeess at its finessttt...~ :3
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:iconkatrinasabangan:
katrinasabangan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
mind = blown
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Eos-24-iso-8 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
i totally agree.
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