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    Giants Strength (needs to be MTG card quality)

    I am trying to make a Magic the Gathering card. I am going to submit it to Wizards of the coast so the art needs to be as good as there other art.

    Right now I am having trouble on the home stretch making everything look good.

    My current hurdles:

    - its a wee too dark and hard to read whats happening

    - The blood coming off the tooth being yanked is not convincing.

    - overall needs color/lighting work to tie everything together

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    The photoshop effect on the blood doesn't work at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    The photoshop effect on the blood doesn't work at all.
    I know, it is one of my hurdles; I am planning on painting over it. but I dont even like the shape of the blood, The whole motion seems odd.

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    Have you considered how you crop this and made sure that it's still actually readable in printed size? I think the little guy might get pretty small to be visible (if you look at the forum thumbnail for this thread, you can't really understand what's happening, you only see the monster), and personally I'd concentrated more on the little guy than on the big monster in the illustration.
    Like was this really the best composition in all of your thumbnails?

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    Seeing how the idea is that you're illustrating something as if it were a MTG card, one thing you have to keep in mind is the card border. The surrounding color as well as the dimensions are gonna affect what you make. Your concept is very Red/Green, so those are the only ones I bothered with. Your colors work fine for them, honesty, but what you have is too wide, and has to be cropped.



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    Interesting read that you may find helpful (http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazin...om/feature/252). There are a few other mtg blog posts about the art creation process - all very insightful.

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