Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sigarda, Host of Herons - 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite
Another new one for Magic, the Gathering. She's the second angel I've done for them (the first was Jenara, Asura of War) and with this one I really wanted try my hand at glowing, backlit wings and the color effects that are involved. The weirdest part is how the color changes and darkens where the feathers overlap, not the easiest thing in oils it turns out (at least for me)
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here's another piece from the new Magic: the Gathering set. Back when I got the assignment, he was called Province Trampler. It came with a pretty clear concept sketch of what he needed to look like (basically a cross between a frog and a rhinoceros). The design was great but it was pretty wild and stylized so the challenge with this one was pulling off the design they wanted and still trying to make it my own, or at least look like I painted it. I tried my best to do this by focusing on color and mood. Overall I got a kick out of this guy, there's something funny about a creature so big it's likely to kill you by accident.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
This one, like the Time Walk art I did last year, was done as alternate art for one of Magic: the Gathering's classic cards. It won't be printed as a card but the original will be given away to the winner of a tournament this year.
The hardest part by far was trying to show the lightning forming inside the brain, under all the folds.