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MTG: Urabrask The Hidden by Cryptcrawler MTG: Urabrask The Hidden by Cryptcrawler
You can buy a PRINT of Urabrask The Hidden here: [link]

Wooo hoooo!
I can't even tell you how long ive been looking foward to posting something from the batches of Magic the Gathering Cards I started doing last year at around this time!
I don't even know when the last time I posted something was and it's been keeeelin me.

This is one of 6 cards I did for the latest expansion: New Phyrexia.
You can read all about the latest expansion here :
From there you can head to the main Magic the Gathering site and get access to all the truely incredible art that's been done for this and prior expansions.

You're looking at 10 years of dreams, hard work and heartache. Freelancing for Wizards of the Coast is something that I always thought would be just a pipe dream; just a fantasy.
Being able to post this is quite literally a dream come true, I used to look at magic cards and think i'd never make it; never be good enough; never have what it took to compete.

Im just getting started.

As always thank you for coming by my gallery and taking the time to leave comments and select favorites; your interest and enthusiasm for my work means more to me than you may think.

Best wishes,

Clarification: This didnt take me 10 years to make, hee hee. It took me 10 years to get my skills to a place where I was happy enough with them so I could hopefully Illustrate for Wizards of the Coast.

Also as of this writing - 2/19/2011 - this is just a teaser wallpaper on the Mirrodin site, it isnt currently a card.
Im afraid I cant offer any further information about the identity of this personality/creature/effect/item other than what is posted here.

Here are the hard specs since im getting lots of folks asking about them in notes and in comments - thank you by the way for asking:

Software used: Photoshop 7 only.

Reference, influence, design: I didnt design this creature, I was asked to re-imagine it from a very rough sketch in the style guide that was provided by the design team at Magic.

Completion time: Roughly 2 weeks from sketch to finish.

Thanks again for the great notes and interest!

EDIT: Holy Cow the DD is just icing on the cake, thank you very much sweetychan and pyritie!
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 MTG: Urabrask the Hidden by *Cryptcrawler ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by Pyritie )
Doragon-Shinzui Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Even with all the detail in the world, not sure if this guy has eyes. XD
Makosu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
great piece, Im thinking to make that masterpiece so realistic what size pix u worked

Fenrek Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Such a beautiful piece of work I just love it so much.
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
iory92 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE this beast's design!
StayPuftShrimp Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, one of my favorite cards and I love the sense of trampling speed that is implied in this painting! I'm an aspiring artist myself, I have a long way to go before I can even think of submitting a portfolio to start freelancing, but reading the description on this really inspires me to keep pushing myself to learn more, because I feel the same way when I look at card art. I always think that its a naive fantasy of mine, but reading this and seeing your work and how much you've improved is really inspiring! Thanks so much and never stop painting!
Jasane-san Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
REally amazing rendering/shading/modeling/lighting! That atmospheric perspective is flawless. I thought this was made in a 3D program, but this is ALL Photoshop? My hat goes off to you, sir! Magnificent!Clap 
majoramark Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I love the art on urabrask, So much detail!
gumbo821 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
this is awesome sauce.
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