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Dragonlord Ojutai

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I really like the design of Ojutai and love the concept of an enlightened, monk-like dragon.  Very happy that I got to do both iterations of him.

I can't say for sure how many hours I spent repainting, adjusting, nudging/warping those wings but it was definitely a whole lot.  Still not sure if they work 100%

Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis
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CosmicJoker42's avatar

Those wings are fantastic. I'd guess you might have used a sunning vulture for reference? They always look pretty zen just soaking up rays. LOVE this card/art.

Is Ojuai cold in this picture? He appears to be warming his hands... could you please confirm if he is cold or not? Thank you.

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LITATO's avatar
This looks so realistic I'm crying-
Aos-Sidhe's avatar
The best dragon from Tarkir
hypebender's avatar
that's my commander right here :) great job on the design, I'm loving it
bluefox3465's avatar
omg this look amazing!
Holmes-JA's avatar
That's beautiful.
Is there an even bigger print available for download? I saw a 1920 x 1200 wallpaper by wizards where the details are even sharper, but the pic is cropped there and theres two ugly gray bars that look like splashes of paint
Wyzzel's avatar
So beautiful! I love the wings, the ice and this sublime meditative pose! Heart 
JoydiF's avatar
Great work! ;-;
ShadowinRed's avatar
What a weird coincidence that I found this picture I had been searching for two years ago....
As always, beautiful work. I admire the wings :)
werewolfs-curse's avatar
Thanks for contributing to a cool deck, my blue/white dragon deck works fairly well, more so since I'm new to MtG. Great art work too!
timohuovinen's avatar
the angle and frame make it oh so very great
BrutalityInc's avatar
Do not be deceived by his appearance; beneath the thin veneer of wisdom and enlightenment, he is a tyrant, just like the other four Dragonlords oppressing the Humans in Tarkir.
SomeRandomMinion's avatar
At least Khologan is honest.

"Serve me or I eat you. Or squish you. Or vaporize you with lightning. Or all three."
BrutalityInc's avatar
This calls for the mass application of tactical nukes. 

Of course, this doesn't solve the problem of the Elemental Storms which spawns more of these monsters. Where is a Red Alert Weather Control Device when you need one...
SomeRandomMinion's avatar
That's assuming that all the nukes' radiation doesn't somehow manifest as ANOTHER Dragonlord, or even that you can do that without rendering all of Tarkir uninhabitable.

(And even then, that may not get all of the dragons. In the altered timeline, the Dragons' numbers were FAR greater than they were in the origianal timeline pre-extermination IIRC)
BrutalityInc's avatar
In other words, there's no hope for victory and freedom for the Humans in Tarkir - short of another jaunt into the past and making sure the spirit planeswalker dragon, Ugin, dies in his battle against Nicol Bolas, which according to the lore would end the Elemental Storms spawning the dragons. But without Ugin, there will be no chance of stopping the Eldrazi from destroying the planes, as he once successfully accomplished together with Planeswalkers Sorin Markov and Nahiri, when they imprison the eldritch abominations in the plane of Zendikar.

(Of course, one can let Nicol Bolas kill Ugin, then kill Nicol Bolas to prevent him from acting on the information he extracted from Ugin and free the Eldrazi in Zendikar, the very reason he went to kill Ugin in the first place. But killing Nicol Bolas or even stopping his Machiavellian plans isn't exactly possible, is it? He's Nicol Bolas!)

What a dilemma! 
SomeRandomMinion's avatar
Yup, that's about the size of it. Let Ugin die, you free the Humans from the dragons...and kill an arguable hero who helped seal Lovecraftian horrors away. AND you're giving said horrors a "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

Save Ugin, you set up the dragons as the undisputed masters of the entire plane, setting the humans clans against each other, each with their own brand of control...BUT, you also prevent the aforementioned horrors from getting freed.

...Yeah, catch-22 there.
BrutalityInc's avatar
Confound it all! There HAS to be something that could be done... 
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