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Basandra, Battle Seraph by TereseNielsen Basandra, Battle Seraph by TereseNielsen
I love painting angels, so I was stoked when I saw this assignment come into my email. She's one of my recent favorites.

Sometimes when I'm working on a job there are only a few parts of the painting that I really "enjoy" working on. However, all of the aspects of this piece felt fun, from the clouds to the borders to the costuming.

It's painted traditionally, because I'm a dinosaur like that. Maybe if I spilled some turpentine on my Wacom I could make the transition. Anyway, I start with an acrylic underpainting, and then add oil and colored pencil on top. The gold areas were done with gold ink mixed with a little linseed oil.

If you'd like to read more about this piece there's a blog post available showing the actual card, original art description, sketch etc. [link]

Also, there are two different limited edition print sizes available. [link]
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mysteredelanuit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I play MTG fairly frequently, and have been playing for a few years now. I discovered this card, and traded half a deck to get it- it is the most beautiful angel illustration I have seen out of all of the Angel cards. I won't trade this card for anything, and currently have it framed on my wall. You art is simply gorgeous, and evokes emotions out of the viewer. I also noticed that several of my other favorite card arts are among your other amazing works of art, and I am so sad I have not found your websites till now. After all, Why listen to the mumblings of wizards when the lash speaks truth?
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Incognius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
the painting on the wings is i especially like
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Monomakh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Beautiful artwork, congrats!
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peterg666666 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Interface Designer
Beautiful
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IAmThatStrange Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
This is absolutely amazing!
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c1ph4 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
phew, great! reminds me of the good olde "Magic The Gathering" days.
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LordNimlot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The best art of an angel in Magic!!! Congratulations Terese
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Deezer509 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!  When I visited Greece, all the churches had frescoes of seraphs and I tried to envision them as the warriors that they were supposedly are.  (Not little cherub heads with six wings.)  This is much better!
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Vestara-Khai666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Wonderful
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CleverCaveman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an amazing painter, seriously. 
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WhiteLilyQueen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is beautiful!
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
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cowboyblue99 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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lalobanl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I had a dream once of being a fallen Guardian Angel. I had no memory of this until i was called upon to rise again. In the dream I was a warrior angel ...... and here I find you have painted it! Bizarre and wonderful all in one.
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Paine128 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing!
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kashemsadman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I have no word to describe what I feel when I look that amazing painting
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Wraithe1968 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
As a Magic player and a fan of Angels in particular let me just say this is simply awesome. Thank you for all your contributions to a game I love so much
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Jing-o-Jang Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
But she isn't a Seraph or does it exist Seraphs with just two wings? What I know a Seraph have six wings.
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Kindred533 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
your work is amazing - I love it
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HaV0cK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Love it!!! :)...Really beautiful work ♥♥♥
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Cleylot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Amazing work! Love the flame motifs!
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jacquesflux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Maravilhoso! Sou fă da tua arte!
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is fantastic.
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shinjistrikes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And all Magic the Gathering's angels collectors like me are eternally gratetful for your awesome work well kept in our folders... :D
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pipishko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
:clap: :love: :heart:
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SRudy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured [link] :heart:
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TolkienKnight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Beautiful!
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YNewsome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Wow. This is good!
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Wowie, angel pictures on DA are as common as crickets but this... This is stunning. I love the detail, its far more creative and original than most angel pictures I see, it's just a splendid job!
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Payo-X Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   General Artist
This wonderful piece gave me inspiration when I was "stuck" on something I was working on. Thanks!
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TrustMeImADoctor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
beautiful
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RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She is stunning! You really pull the viewer in, as the person below has said, and the effect is just great! Well done! Wow..
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HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
You have a knack for really engaging your viewer.
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whendt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful painting!!!
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Art-Surgery Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why this stunning painting is not a DD yet? I really don't get it, you are so talented, you are a master!
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JantineArtisan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
F**king hell...this is too good.
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QueenDevious Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   General Artist

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Hello Dear Deviant Friend!
Your talent has been recognized and put on display in
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Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with
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And remember, dear...

"Every successful artist has at least one person
who really believes in them." :heart:

~ Patricia Piccinini; artist, sculptor


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trahapace Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
i am in complete awe of your skills
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melegauntt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
stunning
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is GAWJUSS my dear friend!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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Raving-Lunatic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that this is a traditional painting! The detailing is fantastic!
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hoyhoykung Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
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very nice pic >_<
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Your86edoddballz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw your art listed in Mitch Foust's Favorites and I am sure glad I visit his area. If not I would not have found out about what at great artist you are. And the beautiful work done on this piece.
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phebron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool!
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MissxCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Just, Wow! This is amazing. The detail is incredible!
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DAZUMA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
divine amazing.
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is gorgeous.
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modenragec Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
One of my favorite pieces that appeared on Wizards product. Thank you for such a wonderful image.
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