November 11, 2011
Crosis, the Purger
Before discussing our cuddly friend here, I wanted to mention that I just got back from my first IlluXcon convention in Altoona, PA. It was totally incredible to get a chance to meet so many of my art-heroes like Donato Giancola, Dan Dos Santos, Eric Fortune and Mark Zug just to name a few. It was also great to finally meet in person the four other Shadowcore artists in attendance. I'd highly recommend IlluXcon to anyone interested in imaginative art, it's totally worth the trek.
Alright, this piece was done as updated art for an older Magic card called Crosis, the Purger, here's the previous incarnation:
The Art Director wanted me to keep the key elements of the original design while hopefully making it more intense and realistic. I wound up looking at a lot of reference of beetles and scorpions for wing and carapace ideas.
Crosis, the Purger - 14 x 18 in. oil on masonite
Posted by Chris Rahn at 3:54 PM