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Ojutai, Soul of Winter by chasestone Ojutai, Soul of Winter by chasestone
So stoked that I got to do one of the legendary dragons.  

I think it's cool how when birds bank their bodies can become almost perpendicular with the ground while their heads remain stable and oriented upright, locked on to whatever it is they're looking at.  I tried to replicate that here.


Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis
©Wizards of the Coast LLC
 
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Sokolva Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2018   Traditional Artist
Wow, INCREDIBLE! I always loved MTG cards for how beautiful they were, it is amazing to see one of the artists that gets to bring them to life! The way that the shadow of the mountain casts blue over the dragon's body but then the sunlight hits and shines through the tip of the wings, making them a vivid, warm orange, is so incredibly beautiful and feel so real and yet mystical at the same time, the way beautiful things in nature, when glimpsed, feel magical. You do an excellent job selling the flight of this enormous creature.
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Ghostydoggo Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh heck I have this card and I absolutely love it!!! great job!
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Easily one of my favorite card arts, Ojutai himself and his creed are so gorgeously designed <3
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rockslide Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The referencing was very sucessful.  I love that you included it in the description.  It is great to see it.
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ludacris14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this looks amazing!
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NeroRomulus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
One of my favorites. I traded my Pre-release Dromoka for a Pre-release Ojutai.
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:iconinvaderskull1995:
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Majestic creature :)
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xblacklightz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Flavor text should have said: "Winter is coming."
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Illudyr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this piece!
my boyfriend got me the magic card and I directly loved it :3
It is a shame that the art on the card is a lot darker, makes it lose a lot of detail :/
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nondev Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Very dynamic, and great choice of colors! I definitely get the feeling of a bird of prey that keeps its head locked on to the target. 
Wonderful job :)
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
A very beautiful and dramatic image, love the composition, the design of the creature and the lighting.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
epic
that is the only proper description of this picture!
also the cards power is so cool!
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the composition and lighting here, looks spectacular :)
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:iconcargoneblina:
Cargoneblina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astonishing! Beautiful composition!
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible picture :wow:
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dragonqueen909 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome XD
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superwill123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
first dragon i pulled in fate reforged. LOVE IT!
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AngelCnderDream14 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the view, and the dragon kinda reminds me of my friend. :D (Big Grin) 
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Sumraat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Your image has the capacity to transport a viewer to a different world. What more can an artist want.Just amazing!!!
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DrawingArt23 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Fantastic!!!! ^^
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Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
amazing!
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Settarra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, you can just see the actual movement in the dragon's body. I love the lighting and my compliments on the lower wing, I really love it :)
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous!!!!!!!!
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:iconelow01:
Elow01 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
It's just so beautiful. I love Dragons (:
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BoomHowar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done.  You did the bird maneuver well 
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ShardFenix Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
I have 2 of these now, and the fantastic art makes me want to use them in a deck.
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EternityCheck Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A grand feeling of the motion of flight captured here. 
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alebsi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
So great!
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I love how birds can look back while their body is level aswell! it looks so majestic!
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startermania Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
looks like a pokemon
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Gamelover123456 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
so Free Meowth Icon 
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Eternaustra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have 3 of this card including one foil. glad to know who made it :3
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SamyGamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Perfect draws *-* <3 Congratulations, good job guy :D
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015
Very graceful :)
Is that background a stock photo or did you paint that? I honestly can't tell because it looks so realistic! The lighting is spot on!
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echoez21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
amazing..
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:iconkrakenhead:
KRAKENHEAD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got rekt by him so I'm salty.
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Anislayer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got this guy as my pre-release promo! He looks awesome in foil
I love the art <3
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hotjazz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
I got this dragon prerelease night...and I must say it is by far one of my favorite cards to look at.

You did a wonderful job, chase!
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money64367347 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
very majestic I like it
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DrakenAngelus2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job, the position of the dragon is pretty unique and the lighting and background is beautiful x3.

And btw, I find this piece thanks to this song on youtube with your pic XD:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=laibji…
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iRyuuza Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I pulled one of these on pre-release, definitely my favorite of the FR legendary dragons!
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Illcadia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
According to the card, the dragon is named Ojutai, not Qjutai. Were you given the name when you were doing the art, or did that come after? Did they change it along the way? 

Anyways it's an excellent piece, I pulled one for my prerelease this weekend and it's definitely my favourite of the new legendary dragons as far as art goes. 
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chasestone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Woops no just a typo, fixed

And thanks!
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Aeritus91 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
oh gosh is does really looks amazing
the printed card is way much darker!
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
that's a great piece of illustration. that's how it's working!
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mold3531 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great
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3898461 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!
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icemarked Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way the light goes through it's feathers! Very pretty!
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Visocacae Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Damn I really love that weather in the background! Though a rain / thunderstorm seems a bit out of place in such a cold, high-altitude environment. I feel like the precipitation should be more slanted to indicate that it's slower-falling snow.
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