Saturday, November 1, 2014

Top 10: the Art of Khans of Tarkir

Eh, I cheated again, there are 12 instead of 10. But then again, Khans was an absolutely amazing set in terms of art: the overall quality bar was much much higher than almost any set I can think of. There weren't that many pieces that made me lose my mind, but there were very few bad/uninteresting paintings either.  As always, a near impossible task to narrow it all down, but these were just a few of my favorites. Enjoy! 
-V
12. Lands by Eytan Zana
11. Dig Through Time by Ryan Yee

10. Bloodfire Mentor & Sage of the Inward Eye by Chase Stone
9. Tuskguard Captain by Aaron Miller
8. Icefeather Raven by Slawomir Maniak
7. Mardu Heart-Piercer by Karl Kopinski
6. Mardu Skullhunter by Jason Rainville
5. Rakshasa Vizier by Nils Hamm
4. Sandsteppe Citadel by Sam Burley
3. Abzan Guide by Steve Prescott
2. Disowned Ancestor by Zack Stella
1. Abzan Battle-Priest & Savage Knuckleblade by Chris Rahn

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Top 10: Art of Journey Into Nix

Always hard to stick to just 10, so I snuck in one more! The End of an awesome block, with Steve Prescott painting out of his mind this set, really pushing color and saturation. I would love to own Gluttonous Cyclops for myself...Anyway, enjoy my Top 10 Journey Into Nyx!

11. Underworld Coinsmith by Mark Winters
10.  Cyclops of Eternal Fury & Sage of Hours by Matt Stewart
9. Spawn of Thraxes by Svetlin Velinov
8. Pharika, God of Affliction by Peter Mohrbacher
7. Scourge of Fleets by Steven Belledin
6. Master of the Feast by Chris Rahn
5. Doomwake Giant by Kev Walker
4. Sphinx Token by Jesper Ejsing
3. Dictate of Heliod by Terese Nielsen
2. Gluttonous Cyclops
Hydra Broodmaster
Leonin Iconoclast by Steve Prescott
1. Extinguish All Hope by Chase Stone

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Been a while

Hey everyone, I realize my blogging has fallen off significantly in the past year. For my final year of school, I would like to make an effort to get reinvested in my process, thoughts, and in sharing what I have learned with my readers. No promises, but here's to Senior Year!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prints 2014

I have prints available of the following images :)

All prints are 11 x 17 on cardstock, $10 each or 2 for $15

Ashley's Girls
Iceborn Blitzcrank
Gandalf Stormcrow
Run For Your Buns
The Tower of Tarascon
Nymphs




I also have stickers of the 7 Deadly Sins, $1 each or the set for $5

Please feel free to message me, here, on Facebook, or via email, if you're interested!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top 10: Art of Born of the Gods

Born of the Gods is out and it's time for another Top 10! It was, again, an incredibly difficult task to narrow down such a gorgeous set and I even cheated a little on this list just to include more pieces. Honorable mention to Adam Paquette, Matthias Kollros, Noah Bradley, Greg Staples, and Slawomir Maniak

Looking at my list it seems I have a penchant for the "Nyx" cards, those with starfields in the the shadows. Will be updating the images once the hi res's come out, and I may even switch some out.

10. Ephara's Enlightenment by Wes Burt
9. Springleaf Drum by Seb McKinnon
8. Everflame Eidolon by Daarken
7. Ephara, God of the Polis by Eric Deschamps
6. Eater of Hope & Mogis, God of Slaughter by Peter Mohrbacher
5. Spirit of the Labyrinth by Jason Chan
4. Satyr Firedancer by Chris Rahn
3. Forsaken Drifters by Min Yum
2. Pain Seer & Perplexing Chimera by Tyler Jacobson
1. Arbiter of the Ideal by Johann Bodin

These are just my opinions and not the views of Wizards of the Coast, I'd love to know your own favorites or lists!

-V

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Heroes' Tale: Rage Process

Here's a process gif for one of my Heroes' Tale cards: Rage. I included the three thumbnails I sent to Chris. They're extremely rough and I've since tightened my sketches before sending them off to ADs. It's just easier for everyone if the idea is clearer from the start. I do think the thumbs captured a primal energy (read:rage) that I tried not to lose in the painting by stiffening up too much. I think overall it was fairly successful and it's one of my personal favorites from the set.




Questions/Comments? hit me up

-V