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  • posted a message on Articles Images
    The problem with using those header images is that they're cropped.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on Magic Art Archive (56k Beware)
    bump

    So after a really, really long hiatus, and trying to find a new site to host images as the old one went down without warning, I'm back! I have to start over from scratch, unfortunately, but if there's anything anyone wants to see in particular, let me know. If I have it, I'll post it.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on MTGS Illustrators Anonymous
    You have a lot of potential. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to study anatomy for artists. The musculature and hand shapes of the characters suffer from a lack of knowledge about how they're supposed to look. Also, do a ton of life drawing, particularly of the human figure. And use reference photos whenever you are planning to create a finished piece. They aren't absolutely necessary, but at your level they'll help significantly.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on MTGS Illustrators Anonymous
    Unfortunately I'm not experienced with pixel art, so take my feedback lightly. I like the look of the pieces, but it feels like they're missing something. Almost like the stylization isn't tight enough. My favorites are the lower left and lower center. The color and style is really solid for those two.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on Art resolution question
    Easy fix: reduce the size of your template.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on Theros Gods Sketches
    Solid work. I made a thread for budding artists on this site. I invite you to post there for deep critique for the purpose of growth, and to in turn critique the work ofthe artists there.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Quote from kampfer3233 »
    Quote from Trancebam »
    Another test, this time a Planeshifted version of the M15 template. GP Primeval Titan.


    Very nice. I like the textbox texture designed (are they different for each color?) the most.

    Would you share such amazing template with us please?:)


    Yes, they are different for each color. I didn't invent these templates from scratch. Wizards made the original template for color shifted cards in the set Planar Chaos. Look up Groundbreaker, Brute Force, Rathi Trapper, Merfolk Thaumaturgist, and Revered Dead for examples of the originals. Also, the template isn't quite ready to be shared. When it is, I'll certainly share it.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Another test, this time a Planeshifted version of the M15 template. GP Primeval Titan.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Quote from cnctheftauto »
    Quote from Trancebam »
    Trying out my M15 template. Grenzo.


    Really nice but you forgot the foil circle thing down the bottom


    No I didn't. I don't like the look of it, and it was inducted to discourage fraud. Leaving it off makes it more obvious that it's not an official card.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on The M15 "good in EDH" list
    We're talking EDH. That was one of a wide variety of options to deal with her. The original Avacyn protected herself. This one does not. That's not to say that creatures that don't protect themselves are bad, but that she's worse than the previous incarnation, and that there are less mana intensive ways to do what she does.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Trying out my M15 template. Grenzo.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [[M15]] Tokens + some new changes?
    I don't like these changes at all.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The M15 "good in EDH" list
    Not necessarily. With the variety of infinite combos available, damage isn't even always the main road to victory, but mass token decks and infinite damage combos won't even bat an eye at her. Kiki-Jiki and the sprite combo with Goblin Bombardment would take care of Avacyn first, since she can't prevent damage to herself, and can wait until the next player's upkeep if necessary to finish off the Avacyn player. She's straight up bad.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on The M15 "good in EDH" list
    I completely disagree with your take on Avacyn. She can't protect herself with her first ability, and in a multiplayer game, sitting on 7 mana only helps during one opponent's turn. You're a sitting duck after that. New Avacyn is just awful in every format.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on MTGS Illustrators Anonymous
    Thanks for the thoughts.

    The concept for these basic lands was to create a composition based on the five mana symbols. I have worked in a monochromatic palette, and I'll certainly upload some of that work, but I feel like for this piece it would lose a lot in the final image if I were to reduce my palette to only one hue. I am certainly trying to keep my hues to a limited number of choices, and the piece uses oranges, pinks and blues. I based my color palette roughly on this piece by Veronique Meignaud.

    The blues in the darker parts of the land are actually the same hue as the larger part of the water, just darker and less saturated. The lighter "brown" areas of land are the oranges of the sky, and the "whites" are even the same hue as the orange of the sky, just much brighter. The purple of the land mass in the back was temporary, to give me a feel of how the eye would travel along the piece. It was done early in the process, and I just haven't gotten to painting over it yet.

    Again, thank you for the criticism. I'll certainly keep in mind the importance of making sure my palette remains limited, and I'll try to adjust things where they are now to a more limited palette while trying to retain the power of the original concept as much as possible.
    Posted in: Artwork
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