Friday, May 23, 2014

Two Different Versions of Kruphix

Good afternoon, dear readers.

Recently I did two different Kruphix commissions.

I had a lot of fun with these!!  They forced me to work on landscape painting, which is something I need a LOT of practice with.

There are so many things I want to learn! I still stand by my opinion in the conversation I had with a couple of friends last week: it would be so cool to have the lifespan of an elf.  I wouldn't want to live forever on this world (no thanks, that is just too much!), but a few hundred years would be pretty sweet, and ample time to study more.

On to the alters!

Here is what Kruphix looks like normally:


And here are the two versions I worked on:


 
Sure there are things I would like to change, but I think that will be the case for every piece of art I do, ever XD.

The first alter I did was for someone who plays many formats of Magic, and so I needed to keep the card legal.

The second one is for someone who only plays elder dragon highlander, and so I could do whatever I wanted, covering the entire card.

Well, that is all for today, and I hope that you have a great one!

-Ash :}

(Names, logos, characters, etc., copywrite Wizards of the Coast.)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Alter

Good afternoon!!

Here is another altered magic card that I painted, this time of Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief:


Here is what the card looks like normally:

(Names, characters, symbols, etc. copyrite Wizards of the Coast)

I wanted to keep her face looking similar to how it appears in the original (such gorgeous art!), but I also wanted to give her an oldschool rpg avatar look.

Here is another photo, of when I was still working on her:


The client wanted lots of blood, so I added that after.

I hope that you have a great weekend! :D

-Ash :}

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pharika Alteration - Extended Art


Good morning!
Another alter, this time of Pharika, God of Affliction:


And for reference, here is the original:

(Names, logos, characters, yadda yadda copyright Wizards of the Coast.)

She was really fun to paint.  I adore the colouring of the photo, especially the sky around her.  Unfortunately as one has to paint really thinly on the cards, it can compromise the structural integrity of the paint films, and a few spots of the sky lifted off as I was varnishing.  I was able to cover them up again, but I had to spend a bit re-mixing colours to match the areas.  

Seeing this now I would like to define the outline of the river, but what's done is done!

Toodleoo and have an amazing day!
-Ash :}

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Savra Alter

Good morning!

Just a quick post for today.

I have another alter I finished last week:

Savra, Queen of the Golgari.


For reference, here is what the card looked like to begin with:

(Characters, mana symbols, MTG etc. etc. copyright Wizards of the Coast)

She was fun to work on!! :D  

However, looking back at it now, I see that I would have liked to change the lanterns on the right, since they are not high enough!!  BLEARGH!!  Oh well, maybe I will steal her back one day and fix it up.  

I really hope to find some more tiny brushes, as they never seem quite small enough for what I want to do.  For some reason, almost all of the stores that sell them nearby have next to none in stock.  What the what!

Anyhoo, I hope that you are having a fantastic morning!

-Ash :}

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Basic Lands

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Recently I painted (acrylic) some basic lands for my edh deck, and I plan on doing many more.

Note: because of how much of the card is covered up, these are not legal in tournament play.  However, as I do not play in tournaments, I don't really care.  XD



The gold on there is a super-awesome gold leafing pen from Krylon, which I also used for some of the nail art I did in the past.  If you use it for nail art, be wary of top coat; you have to blob it on to not smudge the paint.

I think the pen retails for around $10 Can, and it really is so awesome to use.  I don't know what they use in it, but it really looks like gold leaf!

Have a super weekend! :D  (I'll be going to a Comic Con, wooo!!)

-Ash :}

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