September 20, 2014

Theros Hero Cards

Really wanted to show these at Illuxcon this year, alas the Gods of Theros thought it better I teach this semester.  Thought I'd share here on Shadowcore though (while I yet again seethe with jealousy), as this Hero Card project painted for a series of Magic the Gathering Pre-release events, was simply one of the greatest opportunities that's been given me in this winding career.


A total of twenty two oil paintings depicting different faction heroes in the Theros world, and abstracted to read as scenes cut from stone in bas relief.  Like I said in an interview; After this project, I'd be pretty good at the trompe-l'oeil interiors at your local Olive Garden.. =) In any case, here's a few of my favorites, I've not sold a couple of them, as I wanted to show them to students in terms of utilizing maquettes and tableau, but what a wild ride in learning more about my process and History in general.

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Notice the honorary bust of Geoffrey Peterson from The Late Late
Show with TVs Craig Ferguson at her feet. ©Wizards of the Coast 2013  
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Like the first at the top of the thread- Vanquisher, I made
mini paper maquettes, shot them in a couple different
lighting scenarios, then sketched and painted
from that light.



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