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Magic the Gathering: Dryad Arbor by Cryptcrawler Magic the Gathering: Dryad Arbor by Cryptcrawler
Buy a print of Dryad Arbor here: [link]


So what the hell are you supposed to do when you've been commissioned to illustrate something peaceful and tranquil, but you've only got dripping, black horror running through your brain 24-7?

I'm glad you asked.
You suck it up, break out that old Enya CD you thought no one knew about and crank Orinoco fucking Flow at ear-bleeding decibals til you get it done, son!


Released as a spoiler over at the MTG Forums for a future From The Vault series: [link]

Words have meaning. I read every comment and I always look forward to getting them; thank you so much for your interest in my art, I hope I continue to earn it.

God be with you,
Brad



Art Director: The one and only Jeremy Jarvis
Copyright Wizards Of The Coast LLC
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beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellence!
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abstractTara123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
awesome! :D keep up the great work.
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Angkardian Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah Your caption cracked me up XD
Orinoco flow XD
Favourite right away :)
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CouldBeYou Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Very inspiring  its great work =)
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Luthilius Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Hahahaha! Love the back story. Nice Painting!
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JustinGedak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional
Nice work.
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annafuru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful, and I like how you made the trees look like woman!^^
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The darkness is definitely there. The fact that it's so subtle makes it even creepier. I love the misty background and the amazing details of the tree texture to the front :love:
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FenixIndustries Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the colours, the textures, everything about it, but...

Did anyone else get the weird, fleeting, first impression before looking at the name of it that the man was seducing women and turning them into trees by kissing them?

Never mind me, I'm going to go sit by myself in the corner and try not to think about being turned into a tree...
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ASliceOfUnagi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
And i didnt even notice that couple kissing in the card. 
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