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MTG: Numbing Dose by Cryptcrawler MTG: Numbing Dose by Cryptcrawler
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One of 6 cards I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's lastest expansion: New Phyrexia

You can see all the spoiler cards here at the official site: [link]

I had a real ball with this one, the blue-aligned Phyrexian faction is so mad-science and nightmarishly frankenstein-ish.

Makes me all warm inside

Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis
Copyright Wizards of the Coast LLC
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WhiteNoiseGhost Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy fucking shit i love this
MrAddled Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Yeesh. Great pic. = )
donjalf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
OOww shinny 
Maethendias Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he has a cute grin^^
AlexTuis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job man he is fun!
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
Gothgirl315 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oooooooooo shiny object!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheComicArtist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Nop724 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
That... grin... o.O;
Well done on this art, it perfectly captures the flavour of the card! New Phyrexia has some of my favourite art, and I have you to thank for one of the best pieces.
TheAlmightyPillock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
One of my absalute Faveriut amgic cards. Really creepy and well composed. Baught the cards jsut for the art.
Nehemet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome to my nightmares.
MirrorwoodComics Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Zotoh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love u for this :XD:
Blair-Piasdottir Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I love the textures ^^
Noisemann Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
this is so ill
THansolo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
very dark , awesome
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
How ironic that I use this in a mad science themed deck.
Gallscor12 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I have this card!
Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Great concept, lighting, perspective, and, oh, everything.
JCLart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
holy dude.. I'm blown away
Drayuu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This guy really NEEDS to brush his teeth =P
Nice one! =)
DaDangerDog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
absolutely mind blowing! ahhhhhhhhh! i love your stuff man! so freakin good! :wow:
3DSillium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh god I love the head. Itīs always very inspirational to look through your newest pieces! Keep it up my friend, I dig your work!
Calmar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Creepy and amazing.

"I'm a butcherer, not a doctor." :D
NycterisA Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend just got this card, and I thought "Hey I saw that on dA!" :clap:
danioc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning art! I with it was a first person shooter game :P
raven4ever Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ah yes, my boyfriend got this card in a New Phyrexia booster pack. I couldn't stop looking at the illustration. VERY VERY amazing.
MrWily Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Beautiful. :)
oxkronosxo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
LOL just reminds me perfectly of evangelion ^.~ [link]
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Hi... DearCryptcrawlerCONGRATULATION ...
You are in the ACTION-PORTRAITS JUNE 2011 BEST OF "...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
Thank you for sharing...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
Rathkeaux Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I love how you managed to make a creature with virtually no face at all seem so passionately eager about his job :D Awesome work and glad to have you illustrating my favorite game!!
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
That head design on the main figure is really great. Such a great character! I loved the modeled metal texture on the table as well. I'm pretty sure every needle I've been stuck with has been that size...or at least it feels that way.
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Cool, nice work!!
UntouchedRayne Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I actually got this card the other day when I bought decks.
It's amazing, you did a great job ^_^
Mi-EL Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Something about this picture cries out, bad probing.
darachusi Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
Is that yellow leaky tube on the left a Phyrexian Control Spine..? What do they call it... a Tingle?

Love your art, man. I can't fave this on Gatherer, but i sure can fav it HERE!!
Herisheft Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You always manage to make things creepier than they propably should be, and like always i am impressed how you can operate with the light and make things so organically relaistic without reference. I bow my head again. I love that "smile of the crocodile".
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, that needle is terrifying! Very creepy, and very well done :D
SergiuHellDragoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
How did you do this?
grapholic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
heroud Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This will not hurt a bit, my boy! Lol
Vonreid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It just makes me wonder what experiment it's about to begin/continue. It's such a deliciously villainous looking character. Sort of wish I knew its Backstory now.
CrakaJ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Ugh, those wounds on that guy looks painful! But why is his spine silver looking?
Blade20 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
let me help you, since I play the game it was desgined for. The guy on the table is a Mirran. In this case an elf and the plain of Mirrodin is mostly machine and all organic life is part matellic since everything including the very ground en even the air is filled with metal.

The other dude was something else, but Phyrexia got him and tore him apart limb from limb and reconstructed him (this process is called phyresis, their way of 'improving' life)
If the elf survives the process he will probably be 'different', more arms, maybe pincers, skin removes, more metal. Mouth filled with sharp teeth and stuff. Hell, maybe his surgeon was once an elf like him.

I especially like this card thou, the art is awesome. :)
CrakaJ Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh okay, cool! Been about 6 or 7 years since I played that game so yeah. Lost with the story these days. Pretty cool how there's more in-depth background story to this art piece.

esemese Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional
oh man, look how happy is he.... I like him, he really enjoys life and sure is a good friend to hang with!
You did a great job on this, seriously.... love the textures and all the bluish and kinda Texas Massacre look!
Toto-bear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
wow this one is amazing.
F-BS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
nice i love the phyrexian :)
Elektrosmurf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Love the details! :heart: Awesome piece! :la:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yee hee. The giant needle.
Really dark feel to this. :D Awesome.
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