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City of aThousand Steeples by JasonEngle City of aThousand Steeples by JasonEngle
On July 3rd-5th I'll be heading to Montreal to Attend the Magic Grand Prix as a featured artist. It will be my fifth GP and my first trip to Montreal. They also asked me to produce a custom playmat image for the event, one that related to the local flavor in some way. While I could have easily done an image that involved moose playing hockey while slathering themselves in maple syrup, I decided to... do a little research on the city itself instead, and what makes it such a unique historical destination. As it turns out, it has been called "The city of one hundred steeples", for its seemingly endless supply of churches and cathedrals. And that seemed like a pretty great place to start for a gothic fantasy art piece.
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Awesome!
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:iconsnowdog-zic:
Snowdog-zic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Amazing.
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:iconkaiverta:
kaiverta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the embodiment of 'epic'. Very powerful and imposing. :clap:
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Wraithservant Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. :)
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Luciddreamsartworld Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. I love that you researched into the area and came up with this idea. The churches in Montreal are truly beautiful. I hope you enjoyed the Grand Prix <3
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely magnificent! Excellent job, my dear! Good show! :D
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:iconiluvjonesoda:
iluvjonesoda Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
stunning!!!
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:iconsonigque:
sonigque Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconexit-humanity:
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
cool
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:iconpczelda:
pczelda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016   Digital Artist
This makes me think of Dracula and his castle.
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:iconmichaelhardcore13:
michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally Wicked!
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:iconalithking:
alithking Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Awesome art work dude, congratulations!

He looks badass.
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:iconsantimel:
Santimel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Величие как оно есть)
Шикарно !
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:iconsonaakali:
sonaakali Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Tremendous Lord! Just obey, mortals! Ohm... Ohm... 
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:iconkegrat:
Kegrat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome :D I love how the colors all kinda blend
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Storm-Song Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
congrates on being the freatured artist ! :)  this work reminds me of castlevania (sp?), the video game.  well done
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:iconrothar:
Rothar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Very nice.  I'm thinking this is some kind of vampire lord.  Excellent choice of colors, use of light.
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LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Just phenomenal. Love this.
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:iconmortnevermore:
MortNevermore Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! And your other art is awesome, most impressive :D
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work, Jason!  Love the texture and the deep crimson of the interior cloak.  Gives it a feeling of blood-saturated living tissue.  Very nice touch.
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:icontheryancardinal:
theryancardinal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Bad ass!!
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:iconrui-abel:
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing work.
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Epic :)
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:iconstrumfaust:
StrumFaust Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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GreyhoundOG Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Awesome.
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing :love:
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Sin9h Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing work ! Is it Notre-Dame Basilica in the background ?!
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
that's it exactly ;) I looked for the coolest cathedral in the city, and according to the internet, that was it. But seeing it in person was even better, that is one impressive cathedral. I have been to Europe a number of times, and always check out the great cathedrals and castles in whatever city I'm staying in at the time, so I've seen many of the more famous cathedrals, and this one stands up pretty well against most of them. It's just plain beautiful.
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Good call on the research and how it just makes things that much more awesome. Wish more folks would take that to heart in their designs :)
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:iconmuzski:
muzski Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well painted, mate.
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:iconglitterwater:
Glitterwater Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing!!
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:icontetsuo211:
tetsuo211 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSSS!!! Love this piece
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
this is amazing!
love the bats!
love the vampire!
lord? prince?
either way awesome!
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gensanity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work!
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Super-Her0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful painting! Great job!
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CashWolf14 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEEEEEEPIIIIIIC!
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:iconoutlaworange:
OutlawOrange Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Siiiick!
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:iconwaynekelly:
WayneKelly Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Breath Taking
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Amazing art!  Will the mat be available for sale anywhere else?
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I will likely have a few left over from the grand prix, send me an e-mail about buying one next week sometime and we can work something out ;) I usually don't add limited product lines to my online store because it is handled by a fulfillment company, I prefer to handle those sales through email and take care of them myself ;)
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ThisGuy2146 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How much do you reckon you'd sell a leftover one for?
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:iconjasonengle:
JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
I do have 8 copies left over as it turns out, and they are $40 each (due to a low print run they cost a little more than my usual playmats). E-mail me if you want me to send you one!
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ThisGuy2146 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Alright. If I had it to spare, I'd pay $40 for one of those mats without question. Oh, well. Sorry, Mate.
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:iconmindancer:
Mindancer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture
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gyappumusoka Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amount of effort that went into this must be astonishing. Such great colors and details. Kudos!
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MJK666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
You're such a tease, this is CLEARLY  a bloodline Keeper promo... right? P-please tell me it is ;_;
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:iconjasonengle:
JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Its really not a promo. But it is designed to be very reminiscent of the bloodline keeper, which was one of my favorite vampire images from Innistrad (which is saying something), mixed with a little Dracula, CastleVania, and Strahd from Ravenloft. Good eye!
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wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
CastleVania feel.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Great!
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