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    magic cards and AD&D

    Hi,
    I've searched the forums, but probably did a shitty job at it, because I couldn't find anything about:
    - how you can get into the magic card drawing business
    - how you can get into the concept art/illustration business for advanced dungeons and dragons games and such...

    anybody have any experience with this or any pointers?

    thanks a lot!
    Sorv

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    http://www.rpg.net/directory

    It's a good place to look for RPG oriented jobs...

    also try www.wizards.com, the main page for Magic: The Gathering and Dundeons and Dragons...

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    i haven't worked for wizards, but i inquired about it during high school. kind of embarassing now that i think of it, i really did suck back then. mediocre fish in a tiny pond, ya know? anyway, unless they've changed their policy, and assuming they're looking for an artist, get them some kind of email to let em know you're interested, and be able to show a portfolio. i'm probably the last person you should be taking advice from on this, but i'll throw one more in for good measure. just approach a wizards job like you would any other potential contract client.

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    puddnhead is on this forum ask him he does art for magic lol

    those who can't, teach
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    Not that i was in any way qualified to work in the field yet, but i heard somebody on the #art chat who (i think) did stuff for magic cards mention that (official) fan art competitions were a good way to get a foot in the door. Sounds reasonable enough

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    I think going to a convention is helpful too. I went sometimes when i was younger, and people there are really open to anything. Just tell them what's on your mind, and maybe they'll have a look at your portfolio. Tell them you'd made some magic cards illustrations 'for fun', and they'll want to have a look at them.

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    Well, first piece of advice is streamline your website. Interesting as it is... the fact the I had to read how to navigate it made me leave. You'll want your work to be as available as possible.

    Wizards doesn't usually take unsolicited portfolios but from time to time they do... be diligent. FIndout who edits the books for Wizards and FedEx'm a copy of your portfolio... that can work but be honest with yourself. Is your work TRULY up to par with the work in those (or any) books?

    If it is go for it!

    If not... try contacting people who work in that field and ask for input...

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    dude your site (yet cool) is complecated as hell, and takes quite a while to load up. No offence to your great design but... good ol standard html might do a better job. I say keep your current one, but make another simple one where i can get to your work easily, and to be honest all i can find i alota 3d work and no paintings or drawings... maybe im just retarded though, if there not up put em up.

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