algenpfleger's avatar

MtG: Lions of Sun Gate

6K 334 99K (2 Today)
By algenpfleger   |   
© 2012 - 2020 algenpfleger
Hello my dear internet aquaintances!

Here's an illustration I did last summer for Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set. They've shown the stuff now so I can upload it!

This one was a real challenge because of the golden gate - gold is something you usually paint in small amounts and in completely different lighting situations where you can just make it seem like gold by making it yellowish and contrasty. In broad daylight though things work completely different and I broke my head over this for quite a bit. I actually think there's probably no lighting situation that's more challenging than burning sunlight. I'm quite happy with the result, so I obviously hope you guys like it!

Also, for whoever follows my blog, preparation for this was why I did the lion and cloud studies.

Personally I'm also working on a couple of things that I might or might not be able to show somewhat soonish *//w//*

Until then! Goodbye!
Image size
1000x731px 1.09 MB
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
AVA-core's avatar
AVA-coreProfessional Digital Artist
so much gold u are richest artist ^^ 
cubbykovu's avatar
STUNNED I really am the quality of this image is just unbelievable AMAZING :D 
gideonscheepers's avatar
gideonscheepersHobbyist Digital Artist
Goog Gawd your detail is absolutely exquisite!
Hazelgee's avatar
HazelgeeProfessional Digital Artist
Good job on the gold and sunlight over the rocks, worked out wonderfully! ;)
RebellingLemming's avatar
RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
alaxdas's avatar
alaxdasProfessional Digital Artist
CaptainElsa's avatar
CaptainElsaHobbyist Artist
Awesome! I love the lions :)
katarie123's avatar
katarie123Hobbyist General Artist
omg! cool!
Evaron's avatar
EvaronHobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice
Thesealmx's avatar
ThesealmxProfessional Digital Artist
Muy buena imagen!!!!!
Uarhag's avatar
UarhagProfessional Interface Designer
More lions, big and small
KindCritic's avatar
KindCriticStudent Writer
Your lighting is amazing and I personally love this card. XD
Mojo-Smileyface's avatar
Mojo-SmileyfaceHobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, I love the gate, and the lions!! wow, wow!! :D
Zeth-09's avatar
Zeth-09Hobbyist Digital Artist
that gold looks hella convincing! 0.0
lions4life's avatar
Beautiful picture, my spirit animal is a lion and as a lion lover I must say this is brilliant! The colors, THE PRIDE! THE KINGS! THE KINGDOM! Love it! 
profutur1971's avatar
profutur1971Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
Phoenix001's avatar
Phoenix001Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart: :worship:
Laamafani's avatar
Ooh, I have this card. Love the artwork.
The0rigin's avatar
The0riginHobbyist General Artist
Brilliant :)
vanllem's avatar
vanllemStudent General Artist
So beautiful and interesting !!!! I would so have this as a giant poster in my room !
SkyAzura's avatar
SkyAzuraHobbyist General Artist
the golden structure at the back is really incredible
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In