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Shared Trauma - MTG

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Completed this illustration for Magic: The Gathering last October and it's just been released in the new green Commander set.
The original brief was more complicated than this scene so the art director allowed me to change it to this. Definitely had some learning experiences during this one :D

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Goatllama's avatar
Makes me think of Berserk, and souls getting pulled into the vortex.
Luneskah's avatar
So fucking awesome O.o
Tiancum's avatar
wow! love everything about this one.
big-green-frog's avatar
I see it in my dream. White - it's me...
The-Iby's avatar
Awesome colours!
StoneRose98's avatar
this is inspiring to say the least
ibroham's avatar
This is awesome, it makes me think about the trials and tribulations of people, and myself as well
Saikan-kun's avatar
Wow! this is amazing! :o
Miracle-overloading's avatar
Oh wow.

I could never figure out what the hell was going on in the art on the original card size.
This is pretty cool!
Linear-LAmour's avatar
<3 LOve, love, love MTG. And I was just commenting about how much I loved this particular artwork.
sacredwolf000's avatar
Now that is what I call awsome!!!
shadoubt's avatar
The colors really make this. It's really great.
Moorcastle's avatar
Awesome Job, really like the folds in the white clothing.
segura2112's avatar
Very powerful. Thank You
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Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. Sir Arthur Eddington
dec7m2's avatar
when illustrating for MTG how do you know what they want the image for the card to look like?
ClintCearley's avatar
Artists are sent a brief describing the scene to be depicted. The general look for places, people, architecture etc. is often already defined in a styleguide which the artist references in order to make sure everything is accurate to that line of cards. The brief outlines the subject, the mood, the focus of the scene and various other pertinent details. A large amount of creative license is allowed however as the background, camera view, specific clothes, time of day etc are usually not defined. A sketch must be submitted and approved before sending the final.
Essentialfire's avatar
Amazing, all of your works are really awesome... You know, I've allways loved MTG drawings they're just amazing, and I like to dream that some day I'll be drawing a card! haha :D
kimmie1987's avatar
Featured here: => [link] :iconpillowfightplz:
ClintCearley's avatar
Thanks for the feature!
kimmie1987's avatar
My pleasure. (=
Keluri's avatar
This is amasing! I play MTG, and I love your art!
WesleyJames1985's avatar
wow this is crazy great job
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