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Magic The Gathering: Crystalline Nautilus by Cryptcrawler Magic The Gathering: Crystalline Nautilus by Cryptcrawler
Commission for Magic The Gathering's Journey Into Nyx expansion
Definitely the weirdest card I've been asked to illustrate so far; an giant nautilus with a glass shell that is an enchantment, not a creature and instead of there being shadow there is night-sky, because its quasi-real.

www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/arti…#

Copyright Wizards Of The Coast
Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis
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:iconaeter-link:
Aeter-Link Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Wow, this is very realistic. Great work!
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
are these legit start to finish by handpaintings or do you 3D model a base and paint over it and add photo manipulation? Because you and other Mtg artists, I cannot tell the difference.
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marblejester Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Why does it have a vans deferens for an eye? Cool ignoring that though.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Pretty.
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:iconfrisby-2007:
Frisby-2007 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Brilliant, surreal creation. Anything involving a sea creature such as this is a definite favorite of mine.
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:iconbalrog12:
Balrog12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
AWSOME!
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:iconcuileth:
Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist
That's from you? I've got that card several times; strange creature, but nice illustration :) Great work
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MC-protector Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
There are some sailers out there who are confused as hell.
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:iconzattik:
zattik Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
It's glass??? I could swear it was opala or nacre...
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
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SableStag Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
It's beautiful.
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razort300 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
cool
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Now THAT is a big Nautilus
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ElZahir1989 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Amazing textures. 
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:iconruddsart:
RuddsArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What! Only 20 Comments! Amazing Work Mate!

BTW How is the graphic novel, The Human Condition going?
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AaronGarcia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm excited to see what the hell this card does. So much weird to enjoy, great job!
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Bronzewinged Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm possibly going to be happy playing with this card.
And in any case even happier about the art. 
I guess that the Nyx sky in the shadows must have been hard to make good looking. That shell is marvelous. 
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psangoesdown Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
that water
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:iconpeterkat:
Peterkat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a cool looking animal!
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:iconneo-fritz:
neo-fritz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like a poor photoshop job.. not sure the nebula/star cluster looks so great masked in over the nautilus tentacles but hey
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Awesome!
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SPLITPIRIFORM Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with this piece
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martianhalo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
For some reason I imagine hearing Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" playing as this nautilus zips along the water.
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bigredpoo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Hahaha now I can't stop hearing that either
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duncanmcload Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Cruisin!
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Santosbzz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Great!
I can not wait to eat a Nautilus
This is like Homer's father with the monke
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:iconsuder:
suder Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
raging trylobite
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NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
strange really strange !! but why not !!
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Gollorr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
There seems to be a whole card set with this night sky theme - I always wandered how do you ppl do it cause they all looke the same, same colour palete and same effects, despite of being painted by different artists
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Caaaetano Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Hey, could you talk more about photobashing? Excellent work btw
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tehwerr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I love the flavor of this card it's a cephilipod that sits on your head (which makes you like, really buff) but if anyone looks at you funny you explode.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, looks very real!
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AlexKonstad Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 This is awesome man! 
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ThatSummersGuy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That thing looks like it's having way too much fun. "Backside fakey 720 coming right up!"
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theunbrilliant Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice XD Very different. 
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