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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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Given 2008-12-25
:: Madonna and Child :: by ~ninebreaker ( Suggested by Mashmaro and Featured by azarath )
quatro4art Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Wow, this is amazing.  It looks very much like my youngest daughter.  Her baby boy is older than this now.  How do I purchase Christmas cards of this?
MortalNightshade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This is simply breathtaking! I love how her hair comes over her face.
BaldPowah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
Wow!  Incredible!  I can't find the words to accurately convey how I feel on this thing of beauty!  I'm very interested in acquiring a few of these cards.  Please reply to me.  Again, magnificent!!!!
Suprr Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had this as my lockscreen for the longest time glad to find the artist...
LunauroraKoroleva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, I've never seen anything like this... a madonna and child in a manga style... absolutely freaking gorgeous. In fact, just yesterday I was thinking of doing something like this because I'd never seen one before. THANK YOU FOR DRAWING THIS-
AkameSt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Student Photographer
MichaelThomasGreer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Gorgeous and well-done!
rhunel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017   General Artist
This is my very favorite artwork on Deviant Art. I wish you sold the print, but thank you for the download. I have a 4x6 photoprint framed of it. I wish I could send you something in return.
kristenstas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
I REALLY want this to frame on my wall. Is this possible? Can i buy a print off you????
AdamCarman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
How much for a card? I'd be very interested.
delzie1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Lovely Madonna and Child.  Would love to have some cards if that's a possibility.
jewellspring Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Do you really have some cards left? I am very interested.
AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ssuuddoo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
great work. :)
WesConnell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Stunningly BEAUTIFUL with an amazing integration of the Book of Kells!!!

Wes Connell - Celtic Artist
kmlockwood Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Utterly beautiful.
DeannaJoy22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
So I was able to find a poster for sale from the people who commissioned this!…
DeannaJoy22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
This is the most relatable Madonna I have ever seen. A friend shared it on Facebook and I would love to buy a poster of it.
Acosmist-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Saw this a few years ago and couldn't copy the picture to reverse image search it. Now I don't have to 'cause I found the source completely on accident. This is a wonderful piece.
PrincesSarawr Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
I would really love to buy this image! I'd like to frame it :) I'm looking for it to be larger than a card but smaller than the poster version. How should I go about this? I don't mind printing or framing it myself but I want to make sure payment definitely goes to you and Brittany. 
DeannaJoy22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
Btw, any luck buying a print?
Ragazza-Matta Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Polymathia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Woah, this is beautiful.
shortpinay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is beyond amazing! I love this! Thank you for sharing it with us. A very much belated blessed Christmas to you as well!!
jmwalden Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Just absolutely fantastic!
whisper69 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
She look's Asian to me. Was that done on purpose or am I imagining things?
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   Traditional Artist
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?
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