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MTG:Duels of the Planeswalkers by Cryptcrawler MTG:Duels of the Planeswalkers by Cryptcrawler
Advertising art for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 and for the Magic the Gathering Core Set.

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You can find out all about it and get the official wallpaper here: [link]
From there you can take a spin around Magic Daily and see all kinds of cool stuff for the game like spoiler cards, funny and informative articles and events.

LOTS of incredible art on some of these cards, its just so exciting to be apart of it!

This was without question THE toughest piece ive illustrated yet.
For starters this is at about 40-50% of the original image size, i.e. lifesize. If you brought it up to 100% your head would be the same size in relation to the characters.

Also I couldn't use any cinematic trickery for this; no dutch-tilt on the camera or super dynamic angled poses - just a straight ahead, full-body character piece.

I totally underestimated how hard stuff like this truely is and I can honestly say I learned more about my weaknesses working on just this piece alone than I have in the past 3 years.

Ok, thats enough navel gazing.

I know I say this everytime but Im honestly humbled by the interest you all show for my art and the warm notes you send me.
The demands on my time now are more than I ever dreamed and its tough for me to get to all the comments like I used to, but I WILL get to them - just give me a few months grace period heh!

Ok, now to throw a bone to all you lovable, crazy tech-heads:

Image specs and Legal stuff

- I cannot provide any more information in relation to these characters/creatures/effects/items, im legally bound by a NDA.
- I cannot give you permission to use these characters in any way, they are the property of wizards of the coast

Programs used: Photoshop 7
Resolution: @550 DPI

References: I dont use photos or create brushes using photos, the work is hand drawn and if I get stuck i'll try and find a photo that has the part I need to look at so the hand-drawn result is more accurate.

Design and Concept: I did not design these characters, I was asked to re-imagine them based on character sheets and style guides outlined by Wizards of the Coast.

Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis, without doubt one of the coolest guys ive met in the industry to date. This guy really KNOWS his stuff and has been instrumental in my growth over the past year.

Thanks for coming by the gallery!
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Agent-Dex2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya go Jace
wnter06 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
jacquesflux Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
victter-le-fou Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing. Flawless work.
mastervicio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just awesome!!!!
duelfacades Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
artstrac Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Very nice work.
calicokatt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...YOU did this??? WOW!!! I love this picture! My boyfriend plays the game, and I always thought it was super awesome artwork! Awesome that this is on DeviantART! Great work!
muslingstone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
jgwogjoThisposterisatJaxcardsinglesI'veseenit. I love finding artists for movie and game developments on DA xD This is great.
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