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MTG: Urabrask The Hidden by Cryptcrawler MTG: Urabrask The Hidden by Cryptcrawler
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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.
RafaBergonse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
This image is pure badassness! Keep up your awesome work! Im a big, big fan.
demiurgicDude Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like a Sliver Planeswalker
RexStudio Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Very nice work  lighting is great nice comp/concept  very nice 
kimgauge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!!
Machinezeit Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
speechless! Insane and just jaw dropping! 
InCenter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Come here buddy (demon) I got a job for you...
MrOmega6609 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thats chool!!!
m0thman72 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
de-SANTO Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing...
Kgustafso Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is smashing awesome work friend! :)
crispydude3fiera Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat card.
amadeus450 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
its urbasak the hidden the furance destroyer
bangkit70 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
wow wow and wow..good work.. i love this
AnimeVeteran Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite cards in the game! Goes great in my Red Burn deck! :devilish:
Nova-Downpour Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
utterly incredible. Im glad this piece exists
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Eyjo19 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Not sure if anyone else pointed it out but...that looks like a xenomorph.
EzequielIII Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job. Really nicetext about your dream come true. I myself started playing magic because of its breath taking ilustrations back then. Glad you did it! GL
Lambent-Mountain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Mind blowing!
Joetheone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it IS amazing! insta:+fav:ed
Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is the biggest Myr I have ever seen.
amadeus450 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it's a myr
115spartan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
kinda reminds me of Xenomorphs mixed with Halo 4's enemys
TrebuszeQ Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, great idea.
pnbdesign Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those details... depth of field... really cool ;)
one of the best arts i've seen here
Saganatsu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I love the way you positioned him, it's amazing. When I got the card I fell in love with it! Now that I've found the artist i can let you know how much I love it!
lordmep Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Epic Alien 2.0
Peonage Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have no words for this... \o/ ASTOUNDING!!
mahfuz998 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on all of the success you are having. I remember when my friend got this card (shiny). You got some sick skills... looking forward to what you create next.
SveteG Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
fantastic ART!
Fenris49 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is some damn fine work. I've always loved the phyrexians, and red's been my favorite of the colours since forever- He aint quite the beefy monster Vorinclex or Sheoldred are, and Elesh and Jin might have more 'win the game' type abilities XD But something so damn satisfying about slapping this guy out there and charging right off the bat; his big ol' lunging pose, almost like he's blazing forward on rockets, really just screams 'haste'.
Again, damn fine work. :)
CaptJackZodiac Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This is an 11 on the awesome meter!
Tera11 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
this is soooo awesome, beautiful details, love the colors, scares the hell out of me....awesome
zakforeman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks like aliens meets diablo!
TBabing Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no idea what it is, but I do know it's amazing!!
SteveReeves Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous work - inspiring :)
WaruiJaNai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Congratulations for getting into MTG, and realizing your dream. I have always been drawn to and inspired by the work that I find on the cards. This is truly an amazing piece of work, and I am just going to guess that this is for a red card.

I have played Magic off and on for about 20 years, so it is very awesome to me that someone here on DA is able to say, "Yeah, I have done that" and I am very happy for you.
Mihai09 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This draws is cool!
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