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One of 6 cards I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's lastest expansion: New Phyrexia

You can see all the spoiler cards here at the official site: [link]

Check that spoiler gallery out, INCREDIBLE stuff.

Thank you very much for all the amazing interest and kind compliments, I hope my art continues to earn it.

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Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis
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One of several cards that I had the pleasure of illustrating for the 2012 Magic the Gathering Core Set.

You can go here to learn all about it and see some of the amazing art in the image gallery: [link]
It was a great change of pace to be able to do a still life, inanimate object but still try to give it life and warmth. Hopefully I delivered on it.

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One of 6 cards I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's lastest expansion: New Phyrexia

You can see all the spoiler cards here at the official site: [link]

Loved, loved, loved working on this guy.

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One of 6 cards I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's lastest expansion: New Phyrexia

You can see all the spoiler cards here at the official site: [link]

This was the very first magic card I was assigned, itll always have a special place in one of the dark, dripping corners of my mind.

Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis
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Box/Advertising art for Magic the Gathering's 2013 Core Set.

Working on this was an absolute privilege and I'm extremely grateful to have been asked to illustrate Magic the Gathering's supreme bad ass, Nicol Bolas.

Missing out on the Innistrad block really hurt. I adore gothic horror and it was loaded with so many disgusting bad guys, but getting to draw the master of all evil masterminds more than made up for it.

You can find out more about the 2013 Core Set here: [link]

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Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis
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Thanks for all the thoughtful, funny and very appreciated comments, it means a lot to me and my family.

God Bless
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One of several cards that I had the pleasure of illustrating for the 2012 Magic the Gathering Core Set.

You can go here to learn all about it and see some of the amazing art in the image gallery: [link]

Had a ball with this one, its pretty much my first time drawing a dragon and really tried to put myself in the shoes of "what if I really saw a fucking dragon...for real" as I was drawing it out.

What the hell would go through your mind?

Would you be frozen in awe and terror of the magesty and doom of such a thing?
Would I run headlong into oblivion trying to defend others from it so they might have a chance to get away?

Would my adventuring party have a hawt elf chick in it?

...

Yeah...it would.


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Wooo hoooo!
Finally!
I can't even tell you how long ive been looking foward to posting something from the batches of Magic the Gathering Cards I started doing last year at around this time!
I don't even know when the last time I posted something was and it's been keeeelin me.

This is one of 6 cards I did for the latest expansion: New Phyrexia.
You can read all about the latest expansion here :
[link]
From there you can head to the main Magic the Gathering site and get access to all the truely incredible art that's been done for this and prior expansions.

You're looking at 10 years of dreams, hard work and heartache. Freelancing for Wizards of the Coast is something that I always thought would be just a pipe dream; just a fantasy.
Being able to post this is quite literally a dream come true, I used to look at magic cards and think i'd never make it; never be good enough; never have what it took to compete.

Im just getting started.

As always thank you for coming by my gallery and taking the time to leave comments and select favorites; your interest and enthusiasm for my work means more to me than you may think.

Best wishes,
Brad

Clarification: This didnt take me 10 years to make, hee hee. It took me 10 years to get my skills to a place where I was happy enough with them so I could hopefully Illustrate for Wizards of the Coast.


Also as of this writing - 2/19/2011 - this is just a teaser wallpaper on the Mirrodin site, it isnt currently a card.
Im afraid I cant offer any further information about the identity of this personality/creature/effect/item other than what is posted here.

Here are the hard specs since im getting lots of folks asking about them in notes and in comments - thank you by the way for asking:

Software used: Photoshop 7 only.

Reference, influence, design: I didnt design this creature, I was asked to re-imagine it from a very rough sketch in the style guide that was provided by the design team at Magic.

Completion time: Roughly 2 weeks from sketch to finish.

Thanks again for the great notes and interest!
-B

EDIT: Holy Cow the DD is just icing on the cake, thank you very much sweetychan and pyritie!
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One of 6 cards I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's lastest expansion: New Phyrexia

You can see all the spoiler cards here at the official site: [link]

I had a real ball with this one, the blue-aligned Phyrexian faction is so mad-science and nightmarishly frankenstein-ish.

Makes me all warm inside




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Advertising art for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 and for the Magic the Gathering Core Set.

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You can find out all about it and get the official wallpaper here: [link]
From there you can take a spin around Magic Daily and see all kinds of cool stuff for the game like spoiler cards, funny and informative articles and events.

LOTS of incredible art on some of these cards, its just so exciting to be apart of it!

This was without question THE toughest piece ive illustrated yet.
For starters this is at about 40-50% of the original image size, i.e. lifesize. If you brought it up to 100% your head would be the same size in relation to the characters.

Also I couldn't use any cinematic trickery for this; no dutch-tilt on the camera or super dynamic angled poses - just a straight ahead, full-body character piece.

I totally underestimated how hard stuff like this truely is and I can honestly say I learned more about my weaknesses working on just this piece alone than I have in the past 3 years.

Ok, thats enough navel gazing.

I know I say this everytime but Im honestly humbled by the interest you all show for my art and the warm notes you send me.
The demands on my time now are more than I ever dreamed and its tough for me to get to all the comments like I used to, but I WILL get to them - just give me a few months grace period heh!

Ok, now to throw a bone to all you lovable, crazy tech-heads:


Image specs and Legal stuff
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Legal:
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- I cannot provide any more information in relation to these characters/creatures/effects/items, im legally bound by a NDA.
- I cannot give you permission to use these characters in any way, they are the property of wizards of the coast

Image:
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Programs used: Photoshop 7
Resolution: @550 DPI

References: I dont use photos or create brushes using photos, the work is hand drawn and if I get stuck i'll try and find a photo that has the part I need to look at so the hand-drawn result is more accurate.

Design and Concept: I did not design these characters, I was asked to re-imagine them based on character sheets and style guides outlined by Wizards of the Coast.

Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis, without doubt one of the coolest guys ive met in the industry to date. This guy really KNOWS his stuff and has been instrumental in my growth over the past year.

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1 of 6 pieces I illustrated for Magic the Gathering's 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers campaign
I really had fun with this one, even though she's a troublemaking red-head.

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