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MTG: Nin, The Pain Artist by Cryptcrawler MTG: Nin, The Pain Artist by Cryptcrawler
One of the spoiler cards on display at PAX East for Magic the Gathering's "Commander" format, set to be released this summer.
You can find out more about the format and see the other cool cards here at the official site:

This was REALLY exciting to find out about, I had no idea that the card was going to be blown up and used as a spoiler - Good times!

Buy a PRINT of Nin, The Pain Artist here: [link]


- I cannot provide any more information about the the character/item/effect/creature that you see here, I am legally bound by an NDA to not disclose such information.
- I cannot give anyone permission in any official capacity to use the content in this image, I am not an employee of Wizards of the Coast, I am an independant contractor hired to illustrate intellectual property according to specific guidelines.

- RGB Image @ 550 DPI
- Usually I don't design the characters/creatures/items in the cards, im asked to re-imagine them based on Art Direction notes and rough concept art provided by the Magic the Gathering concept artists.
In this case I was given extremely loose notes " ..a female vedalken wizard". So in essence I designed Nin, The Pain Artist. Believe it or not I prefer to re-imagine and illustrate the concept based on rough ideas and notes, but I had good fun with designing on this one, hopefully i'll have the the opportunity to revisit her in another card in the future.

Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis

Many, many thanks for all the great comments and interest, it's the best part of the whole thing!

Best wishes,
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darkangel2582 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Amazing work! what teknik do you yous to mak that ??
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
She looks like she's been suffering some pain as well. Awesome work!
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work!
6-Qubed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I have mixed feelings about this card's artwork. On the one hand, I get and appreciate that a certain amount of fear and/or respect is supposed to be inherent to the position of "pain artist".

But on the other hand, I keep getting distracted by the fact that she's kinda hot.
asenla Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
its beautiful but it has such a similarity to the hellraiser cenobite scupltress
AlexTuis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like her expression, great likeness.
SevenTwelve Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is possibly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Oh my.
KirenBagchee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing lighting in this one!
Topspin07 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Amazing texture, volume, color, lighting, and depth.
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
À torturers delight
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