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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 - Ramaz by Cryptcrawler Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 - Ramaz by Cryptcrawler
You can buy a print of Ramaz here: [link]

Without doubt one of the high points of my career so far: being asked to design a planeswalker.
In the notes I was asked to design this dude with the notion that he's an insane shaman and his colors were blue, green and red.
That's pretty much all I can give away about this guy without dropping a bunch of spoilers on you.

As with the other pieces for Magic 2014 this was a large format and I had little time, so for the background I did some composite paint-over shenanigans with stock images.
Stock used: [link]

I hope you enjoy him as much as I did creating and drawing him.

Thank you for coming by the gallery!
Best wishes,
Brad

Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis
Copyright Wizards of the Coast LLC
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:iconpatchamac:
Patchamac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
The Red and Green I see well enough, but where's the Blue in his design?

Don't get me wrong; I've secretly adored your work for years, but I had to ask this question; being the Colour Pie nitpick that I am.
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
It has more to do with his environment than his costuming.
Ice i.e. frozen water.
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:iconpakdematt:
PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
OMG OMG, i thought its 3d Art! look at its hand.....its real!
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:iconthe-sexy-beast:
THE-SEXY-BEAST Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Are these all paintings plus photomanip or 3D modeling. I can't really tell
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:iconhelenaisunreal:
Helenaisunreal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   General Artist
Awesome
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:iconmiracle-overloading:
Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Now that the game's been out for a while, can you share any more details about his development?
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:icongalleryzograf:
GalleryZograf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are incredible talent!God bless you!
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:iconvloopy:
Vloopy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looks Cinematic to me :)
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular character and technique as usual;-)
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Somehow, I can't fathom why, he strikes me a bit unbalanced.
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Whoa... scary...
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:iconalexandergorodinski:
AlexanderGorodinski Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<font><font>очень целостным и гармоничным, несмотря на слегка бледный цвет</font></font>
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:icondaydreamornightmare:
DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Top notch, dude...:sun::skull:
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:iconisilwe87:
Isilwe87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Amazing!!!
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:iconskill-point:
Skill-Point Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I almost mistaken him for a white walker. 
-he's in the snow.
-his teeth are showing. 
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:iconhenryponciano:
HenryPonciano Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Incredible.... and he kind of reminds of Gambit from the X-men.
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:icongusni:
Gusni Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Во вторник, вот бактерии болтные, вот степные - пиздец, как только среда все бактерии у тебя в жопе и на тебе прыгает какой то мужик.
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Gusni Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Вот так во вторник, добро пожаловать в нащ музей планетологии, задавайте любый вопросы, а в среду эта херня бегает за тобой по музею и хочет убить. Никогда не поймёш этих инопланетян.
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:icondem0n-be:
dem0n-be Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! As usual :)
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Foam-Dome Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Jegus, the level of detail is stunning. From the snow peppering the rocks to his left, to the leather on his outfit, to the waterfall in the background, to the wiry trees in the distance, to the structure embedded in the cliffside, everything looks photographic in quality. Wonderful, wonderful work!
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Othrandir Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the amazing opportunity man!! You did a great job with the design. You seem to have found the balance between too much costume and design elements and too little. His expression, pose and overall the whole painting say so freaking much without saying anything. Loving this.LOVING THIS!!
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:iconluca540:
luca540 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Digital Artist
This is absolutely out of this world Brad!!! :) Love it
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:icontoxik-13:
Toxik-13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
These eyes man, so great. I hope they will make a card out of him.

Also, That spear is pretty sick too.
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:iconfra-s:
Fra-S Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
He looks awesome and scary!
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:iconkillswitchengagex:
killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
insanly real do you use photomanipulation on it
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:iconfatstonedcrow:
FatStonedCrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Man this is so real it actually scared me...great piece
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:iconenderilles:
EnderIlles Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Your work continually impresses. Please continue to do MTG!
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kelaydinov Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Seriously man, how do you even do it? My eyes tell me "the detail is definitely hand crafted!" my mind tells me "don't be silly that's impossible!"
Your last few works are realistic on a level I don't think I've ever seen before. If you take prints and show them to random people on the street I bet you, allot of them won't even believe those are not pictures.
Kudos man, you are on that "whole another level" everyone keeps talking about.
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Whoa
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:iconvale4u:
vale4u Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Excellent work
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:iconsteven-donegani:
steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good god Brad! Your work never ceases to impress.
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:icondessinateurimpulsif:
dessinateurimpulsif Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
youre characters look like 3D or from photgraphs, how do you realize them?
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:iconmikebriceno:
MikeBriceno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You made it man, awesome work.
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:iconmrkikelin:
MrKikelin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing job. Well done!!!
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:icon1337diamos:
1337Diamos Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Just a few days ago I beat him in the game. I like your art style.
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:iconbschico:
bschico Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
any ideia when he's gonna be printed?
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:icongreatblade12:
greatblade12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what brushes and program do you use to make it so smooth and detailed?
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:iconjoostk:
JoostK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece Brad
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:iconm0narch:
m0narch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The detail is so amazingly good in this that it looks like a photograph. Even zooming in, I have a hard time telling it's painted. Honestly one of the best photorealistic pieces I've ever seen.
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RuddsArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE HANDS!!!! OMG! THE HANNNNDDDDDSSSSSSSS! How on Earth have you rendered them to perfection! THE NAILS! THE KNUCKLES! I HATE YOU!... I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!... in a good way of course! ;)

AMAZING WORK AS ALWAYS! I'm gonna sob in the corner now! :(
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:iconcarlspringer:
CarlSpringer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome design and nice work keeping the 3 different colour subtle and not overwhelming
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:icondtaskonak:
dtaskonak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Well I was wondering if you ever use a 3D model during your painting process. As a base maybe?
I love all of them :)
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:iconblewzen:
blewzen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
from what I heard from him, he hates painting over 3D models
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:icondtaskonak:
dtaskonak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
oh really :) he paints so accurate that it sometimes fools the eye into 3D tricks
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I don't use 3d models, wish I did though.
I'm totally useless with those programs.
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:icondtaskonak:
dtaskonak Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
You obviously don't need any of those :)
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:iconblinksda92:
blinksda92 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Now this is just bloody brilliant!
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:iconrevolucci:
Revolucci Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool stuff.. i like it
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