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:: Madonna and Child :: by ninebreaker :: Madonna and Child :: by ninebreaker
This is a Christmas card that I was contracted to do for both ColdWater Media and mPower Media. It was a joint effort between me for pencils and artist Brittany Richardson for colors. Aging the card, and doing the actual layout of the card was done by Brian Gage Design.

The point of the card was to create an image of Mary and Jesus while adding an Irish taste in the vein of the Book of Kells. I've always liked traditional Christian art, so I wanted to try to do an "old meets new" kind of thing.

The card was supposed to have gold leafing with the halos of Jesus and Mary, but that didn't happen, much to my dismay.

I still have some cards left if you'd like a belated Christmas gift, so let me know! (for free, yeah?) ^_^

Either way, I hope you enjoy the picture and have a very merry and blessed Christmas!!

Brittany Richardson: [link]

Brian Gage Design: [link]

My website: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-12-25
:: Madonna and Child :: by ~ninebreaker ( Suggested by Mashmaro and Featured by azarath )
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
nice job
BrianForbesColgate Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
How did I miss this until now, 8+ years later?  I saw it via Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber's Facebook posting on Christmas Day, and I keep coming back to it. Stunning work! Thank you for sharing it.  (…)
ORothlain Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016
Dude, this is stunning work. It's like art nouveau meets celtic. Really lovely art! How do we get one of those free Christmas Cards?  
DeanJohnsonArtStudio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is astonishingly beautiful!
SplineSoup Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a stunning convergence of old and new! You've done a terrific job of incorporating celtic flair to this, creating a thoughtful statement of the Holy Virgin and Child. Just staring at this... :) (Smile) 
theFuryHearted13118 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That is awesome!! And that's from 8 years ago! If I get half as good as you are, I'll be very pleased indeed! :D:D:D
Douglas85 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great. I did a more traditional version of this once. Love the modern spin on it. Nice work, really solid...
RoseleneVictorious Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student General Artist
anglbebe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely Beautiful!
GeeNimius Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Would love to have this as my "official" University Christmas card for next year, Parker. How do I go about purchasing the rights? gee.nimius at gmail
ReznikEckart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Salve Regina, knowledge of your Grace still lives on in the hearts of the faithful, in spite of heretical subversion.
harmlessteddy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful ...
Astraslav Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beutiful work in style of Russian Ortodox Church)
Kraka-chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really lovely design for a Christmas card. I especially love the design on the Virgin Mary's sleeves!

And with that said: Merry Christmas, God bless and peace be with you!
wolvendove Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Absolutely stunning!!
Sanluris Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an amazing Christmas card. It looks like a little art print. I can see the Kells style in it. It's really beautiful. I love the design of Madonna's clothes, too. And the baby is really sweet.
Absolutely beautiful, Its nice to see some actual art that isn't offensive, perverted, and has a lot of effort.
GoseiWonder Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's the thing on Mary's sleeve? Is it a lion or some kind of bird?
quatro4kat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Really?  Free?  It's marvelous.  Does the company still sell them?
WrensHollow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
That is absolutely stunning -- very well done!
eshriner Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Love this!
anamcara1965 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
would love to buy a set of the cards, if they are still available. This is just beautiful!
newportcigs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Amazing, thank you for your hardwork!
aiyilopez Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
can i ask what the inspiration for the designs on her robe are?
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Belated (or rather Advance) Merry Christmas! :)
Umbreon0 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful! I love it so much!
Undomiel321 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning. Just. Stunning.
Luffy82 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Is it at all possible for this to be available for print? It is a wonderful piece of work and am really interested in buying it as a poster.
Feehan86 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Third it.  This is so lovely.
SanjurjoT Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second this sentiment.
JFITZJR Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
A high quality print of this is available at the company that commissioned the art from Parker Fitzgerald.
MrShackra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!

I just want to imagine the paint of St George and the Dragon, or Saint Michael the Archangel stepping the head of the devil in a more epic fashion, I think you can achieve such epicness!
ravenaudron Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this posted on Tumblr, and I am so glad they posted the source, because this is absolutely magnificent! 
ooberchoco Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
this is so beautiful...i love this so much
NowitzkiTramonto Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Giddy!!! :D
Anchoress64 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Any cards still available? This is one of the most awesome depictions of Madonna and Child I have ever seen!
carolyn28 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
IS this work in production anywhere? 
bytheLionsmane Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
billybob70 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Zephronias Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
It's so pretty. I want a little poster of it or something. *drools*
Magzdilla Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
this is just lovely.
EclipseWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! I adore this!
aethramaegara Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is breathtaking! I wish there was more artwork like this!
Nami-la-ladra91 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow beautiful picture *_______* i love it!!
JPViktorJokinen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly see why this was the Daily Deviation in '08. A wonderful sight for sore eyes. Please do more art of this kind. :heart:
vya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That's amazing! :heart:
Sorelliena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This makes me think more of a modernized Byzantine icon with Hiberno-Saxon added motifs, but once you mentioned the Book of Kells I was like WHOA I SEE IT. :D

she's very beautiful. a very different image of Mary, still recognizable, but definitely beautiful.
evodije Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on tumblr and LOVED IT.
SashaWren Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmygosh this needs to be a print.
so I can buy it.
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