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Chandra Nalaar: Ignite Your Spark by Cryptcrawler Chandra Nalaar: Ignite Your Spark by Cryptcrawler
1 of 6 pieces I illustrated for Magic the Gathering's 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers campaign
I really had fun with this one, even though she's a troublemaking red-head.

Copyright Wizards of the Coast LLC
Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis
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:iconzyndarius:
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best "Deactivated" Chandra's artwork I have seen so far. Congratulations. I loved this picture.
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:iconkalkrypton:
kalkrypton Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
awsome.
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:icontheodren:
Theodren Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Lightning : perfect
Design : really cool
Detail : amazing
COlors : perfect
Drawing : nice
Position : dynamic and natural
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:iconabyssaldaemon:
AbyssalDaemon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
The detail in this is amazing.
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:iconandreyrmon:
andreyrmon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
The best version of this character I've ever seen... You are awesome!
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:icongotblade:
Gotblade Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
So many levels of hot here! Inspiring Inspiring Inspiring!
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AnkokuRaven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Probably the best pic of her I've seen, and probably one of the best pics on DA
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Wow... she came along looking great, I really like the way the armor came out!
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
very nice! `)
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clokverkorange Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
This can't be Chandra. Nothing is being inappropriately set on fire...
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FromHellDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
PLEASE! tell me how to paint chain mail like that. 
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:icontenpeoplez:
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
it's a modified photo
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:iconfromhelldesigns:
FromHellDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
What do you mean?
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:icontenpeoplez:
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
you can put a photo of chain mail and clone it in places where you need it and than paint over it or just modify it using photoshop tools or filters
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:iconfromhelldesigns:
FromHellDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I thought he painted everything (from his tutorial). How do you know?
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tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
because it makes no sense to paint everything from scratch, and you also notice that he is using textures and photos in other images too, it speeds up the workflow and the clients don't care how you made it, the result is what counts, just like some use 3D rendered image and paint over it
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Alek-Marmontel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wooo! love it!
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:iconversability:
Versability Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconbitmancer:
Bitmancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Outstanding!
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:icondelinquent-panda:
Delinquent-Panda Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Actual hair! she just got 10 times cooler. >_>
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Cyntalle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So upon snagging the second copy of this poster from where I work yesterday I decided to do a cosplay of it and googled my way to you. And have now discovered you did almost every single one of my favorite MTG card arts ever! I am envious of your talent. She looks like a real person.
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nlombardo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
boss!
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:iconpsichodelic:
Psichodelic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Any clues on how he did the chain mail? doubt it was link by link
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:icontophatkiller:
tophatkiller Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I'm so friggin' happy to see your work in the 2014 game!!!!!!!
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Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love it if this was her look on the cards... Every Chandra I've obtained I just can't stand how her face looks. This one she looks really pretty, but fierce as well.
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FJavier1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice the use of color!
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Awesome, she can light my fire. :)

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:iconno-nick-guy:
No-nick-guy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
have u used photo or the portrait is painted from zero too?
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:iconneeshma:
neeshma Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
dayum thats simply amazing
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jstuckey001 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Excellent art
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Phanteia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
My god, the realism of this is breathtaking! Well, perhaps realism isn't the right word... It just has so much atmosphere and attitude on its own :D gorgeous shading xxx
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Pent19 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
wooow... how long time did it take? and with what was it made?
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:icongrigori77:
Grigori77 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:love: Especially loving the steampunk vibe.
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Superb! :-)
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Timotiikeri Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
You gotta love red hair womans! Very nice armour and hot character.
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:iconeclipsemerc:
EclipseMerc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This is awesome!!!
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Beautiful design and execution.
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:iconmrpryminista:
MrPryminista Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artist
You are so good at walking than line between fantasy and realism. Love it!
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:iconmirroriel:
MirRoriel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bad. Ass. I can't even. Love the metallic effect you've created. It looks really legit. Add to that all the subtle lighting and reflections... it's like you rendered this in a 3D program. So impressive!
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mark5505 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Troublemaking Red-Heads are the reason for living, my friend.
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Awesome!!!
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:iconcuervo1983:
Cuervo1983 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Fantastic!
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oblivionz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing job i would love to see a step by step!
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thieves32 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
daaaaaamn zooooom in for craziness. and it doesnt look like a photo which is good.
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:icongopez:
Gopez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Impossibly good.
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Garrision30 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are the best kind now give her fire
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:iconleitze:
Leitze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I...I don't...what? Brad Rigney art that doesn't send me careening into the Uncanny Valley? I am both shocked and pleased. I look forward to your future walkers.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely LOVE this, Brad! Gorgeous!
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Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thanks a lot my brotha, that means a lot coming from you!
I really do appreciate it.
Maybe we can catch up at a con one day... after the dark magic that my children employ to keep me bound to the soil of our house wears off of course.
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) I'm looking forward to getting the chance to chat with you in person one of these days. I'm going to Spectrum Live, SDCC, Gen Con, and probably Spiel so far this year. Along with some Magic GPs. You going to any of those?
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