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July 10th, 2006 #1
DEATHKEEPER - Magic: The Gathering *NEW*
I haven't had a lot to post lately because I have a bunch of art that is waiting to be published before it can be shown. But Wizards of the Coast has published their latest set called "Coldsnap" and I have a few pieces in there. This one is called Sek-kuar Deathkeeper. Even though the cards are horizontal, I felt like doing a vertical painting. Only the orc shaman appears on the printed card. Even so, I wish I would have had another week or so to make this painting a little better. I plan to make a few changes when I get it back.
Anyways, hope you dig it. Original painting is oil paint on masonite. I also included the sketch.
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Loooove the sketch, Jeff. The painting stiffened up a little too much for my taste.
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Yup, excellent as always, and yup, the sketch is much more powerfull than the final...I think is just because of the eyes
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Yeah, a little stiff for my liking, but the sketch does indeed rock, I also prefer the facial features on your sketch.
July 11th, 2006 #7
i wouldnt say its that far off in the painting, but its all about the face in the sketch.. beautifully executed it...
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The creatures at the bottom remind me of a Darkness comic when the darklings are towering Batman.
July 11th, 2006 #10Originally Posted by DavePalumbo
July 11th, 2006 #11
Nice work Jeff, looking forward to possibly seeing the revision! Long time player of Magic and longtime fan of your cards.
I'm sure there are quite a few pieces from Magic artists that would be interesting to see in their entirety. Would be nice to see a traveling show of original works from Wizards.
What size/format does Wizards usually have you working in? In talking with Foster he conveyed that he usually works at a 3 to 2.4 ratio (3000x2400), 400 dpi. How does that compare/translate for you?
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July 11th, 2006 #12
wow how VERY oldschool MTG!!!
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July 11th, 2006 #13Originally Posted by Smeagol71
The other piece I did for Coldsnap was small and horizontal. It was just a simple landscape piece and not worth showing. Plus I did one painting that was exclusive to the MTG online game only and not printed.
July 11th, 2006 #14
I love the old school feel but I just wish the light was more powerful, it just seems a little flat. The main chracter is emerging from a pool of lava / fire and yet you can hardly see the effect on him or anyone around him or the environment, save for a rim light.
I think it would be a far more dramatic piece if you used the underlighting from the lava to emphasize the power / magic of the emerging figure. The lava / fire itself seems dull.
Other than that I think it's a strong piece... nice work.
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