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Planeswalkers Pantheon by Cryptcrawler Planeswalkers Pantheon by Cryptcrawler
Buy a PRINT of The Planeswalkers Pantheon here: [link]

Click twice for Full-View.

Ok, I lied.

THIS is the toughest piece i've ever had to work on.

I've really been looking forward to showing this baby to you guys and it was finally released this weekend at SDCC - as a poster - over at the Magic the Gathering booth.

I'll unload the epic tale behind the 6 straight months I worked on this piece with about 4-5 hours of sleep a night on top of doing daddy day care - but it's going to have to wait for the coffee-table art-book I'll release in the misty future one day.

This is only at 50% of the full image size - i.e. lifesize, since this is essentially the second "half" of the "Duels of the Planeswalkers" piece I completed earlier in the year.

I mention those few details for those of you who think you can't accomplish your goals in art in the face of enormous adversity.

You can: you just have to be willing to suffer for it.
Make excuses to draw, you'll be glad you did.

Im trying to widdle away at the comments as best I can but I've got a HUGE workload this month and the wife is about to squeeze out our son (Max) literally within a couple of weeks.
I read every comment and they really, really mean a lot to me and my family - so thanks so much for your interest and entertaining banter; we love it!

I hope you enjoy it, best wishes to you all and God bless!
-Brad

This image is owned by and copyright Wizards of the Coast LLC 2012.

Tools: Photoshop 7
Art Director: Jeremy Jarvis

From left to right: Tezzeret, Sarkhan Vol, Karn, Elspeth, Nissa, Sorin Markov, Jace, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Garruk, Kiora, Koth, Liliana, Ajani

PS - the Merfolk Planeswalker inbetween Garruk and Liliana is Kiora Atua (blue/green). Just thought id mention that since ive seen a lot of folks asking.
Theres also a lot of folks asking about Venser and Nicol Bolas.
As far as I know Venser is dead (died helping free Karn I believe), as for Nicol?
Probably somewhere rubbing his scaley hands together, plotting the demise of those you see here.


EDIT: Sorry, had to upload a smaller file; I'm already hearing about people running posters and ripping off my client in the process.
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dam96 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
 clap remake 1b very good job clap remake 1b 
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Hadigun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Love it.. Bravo !
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Awesome
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MadManny510 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is just...amazing. When I see this picture, I think of the Magic color wheel - Things like Order, Logic, Technology, Parasatism, Amorality, Chaos...etc, a lot of that diversity is shown here. From that perspective,  I don't necessarily think you need to put anyone else in this picture, but that's just my perspective.

Though while I'm here I'll add another "I vote for Bolas" to your tally marks. I think Bolas represents something about the universe of MTG that the other planeswalkers can't. Sometimes all powerful beings come very in massive forms, but more than just being a big dude, he's one of MTG most iconic bad guys, and one of the oldest. His role in MTG storylines has also gone beyond/before he dawns the title of planeswalker, that alone (to me at least) is enough to add him. That said, I don't know how you would put him in there. Far off in the background...lurking amongst the shadows...ever plotting...I can see it!

Again this picture is just amazing, to call your work impressive is a vast understatement. I always look forward to seeing more from you.
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wanderingstreet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.
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Ki55ie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't fave this enough...love it so much!!!!:eeee: 
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DarkTone408 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Oh.....my......god.....Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Vamrem Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Great, realistic and ultra detailed, thanks for sharing! :)
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Daveypuff Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your depictions of each plainswalker here are perfect, from Gurruk's savage demeanor, Elspeth's, seemingly constant, look of righteous indignation (seriously lighten up girl) to Sorin's smug grin. I just love it and can't wait to see more of your work.
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Luthilius Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Great! Sick! Viscous! Tight! Good! I need more synonyms! :*(  :D
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