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Dragonlord Ojutai by chasestone Dragonlord Ojutai by chasestone
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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hypebender Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
that's my commander right here :) great job on the design, I'm loving it
bluefox3465 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this look amazing!
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful.
Chickendude Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017   Writer
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 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love the wings, the ice and this sublime meditative pose! Heart 
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Impressive! :)
JoydiF Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
Great work! ;-;
ShadowinRed Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist
the angle and frame make it oh so very great
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
At least Khologan is honest.

"Serve me or I eat you. Or squish you. Or vaporize you with lightning. Or all three."
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016
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...
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 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016
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! 
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 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Confound it all! There HAS to be something that could be done... 
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Unlikely...this IS Nicol Motherf***ing Bolas we're talking about. The SOB likely picked this moment at least partly because stopping him WOULDN'T be an all-around win.
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SetsunaDamius Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
XD I love this so much, I'm about to switch decks from Simic to Ojutai/ Azoruious because of this XD
ErraticEick Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the framing of your pieces, and this character in general has excellent movement. Don't worry about the wings, they look beautiful. You have an impeccable sense of detail and scene that I only wish I could have. Nevertheless, the way the hips and feet are in relation to the building and the dragon seem... a bit extended, as if Ojutai is leaning forward, about to take off. Knowing your work, however, that was probably intentional, and the subtlety is lost on a Philistine like me.

Long story short, it just feels as if his weight isn't on his center of gravity, I'm an idiot, please don't chew me out for critiquing your work without being an established artist!
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Quatzecotl for the win! B-)
Sphinx117 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this image!!!!!
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is friggin' brilliant.

It looks amazing in foil.
Jeanify Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a playmat with this artwork and I have to say that I simply find it breathtaking. I don't know what it is about the feathered wings on this guy and his species, but it's incredible. I was also ecstatic when I got the card of him. Foil even. Keeping it forever! xD

Bravo on the beautiful piece. You're definitely one of my favorite card artists!
andychan82 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful, love ur dragon~check out a pencil drawn dragon of mine as well! that i've seen urs, i think imma start giving my dragons feathery wings :p
Hazelgee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous pose, really wonderful! :D
Different-Is-Better2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
Zire9 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Do you sell prints of this? If so. Where can I buy one?

epic work by the way =3
Lingondraken Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Epic perspective! I also really like the cold effect you put on this! Certainly an exotic looking dragon, too!
amagasane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This illustration I love! Cool!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Epic picture :wow:
Now that's something you don't see everyday :iconfavbomb-plz:
gunswordfist Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I summon you, PRAYING DRAGON CARD!!!!
Zealcraft Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
I love this great work !
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
JNRedmon Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
I love the contrasting colors; the red really pops.
jesykhus Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Heartofwing Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Artist
its so cool he looks like he meditatating
jurpavlik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Hoe did you become the mtg artist?
deck-star Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Most beautiful dragonlord in the cycle!
So... artist proofs?
Thunder-Red Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You set the standard for artists like me who are learning to hopefully someday do commissions for fantastic companies.
This image has been burned into my mind for days!!

The wings look great, don't beat yourself up!! ;)
nforio Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
pretty awesome!!
DesolationAngel00 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ojutai looks amazing! You don't have any proofs of him do you? :)
josefie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ojutai! O.o
pureverve Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing work, congrats :)
ChocolateN Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is insane. This is such amazing art in my eyes. You did beautifully. It's a very powerful piece, and your skills are so impressive. Thank you!
Nanethra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks amazing, the translucency of his feathers and the texture of the ice behind him are particularly breath taking. Incredible, inspiring work, thanks for sharing!
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
ooooh i like it~
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