Added some colors and a quick background to my last post. Behold! Kaldra, the Avatar of Mirrodin.
I began playing Magic: the Gathering back in the early 2000’s, during Planechase. But my first set I ever drafted, or even went to the pre-release for was Mirrodin. Getting handed that giant shiny sword that was insane, amidst all of the adult players, was one hell of a rush. I attended the next two pre-releases, getting myself the shield and Helm of Kaldra. But then… there was no avatar token. Kaldra was never a card, only to be shown by a penny or face-down card. Kaldra, the legend, who could kill anything in combat, was a puny token? Abysmal.
So, the other day, I decided I’d draw Kaldra myself so I could turn him into a token. (and yes, I know MTGO has an official token, but it’s glowy and blue and weird. Mirrodin is a plane of metal, let’s make the Avatar of some metal weapons out of metal too, yeah? Much cooler, art team).
As always, check out my Deviantart and my Portfolio for more work!
Good denizens of the tumblrsphere! I bring to you… well, not a reprint for Conspiracy, sadly (thanks to that pesky reserved list). Instead, I bring you my first ever digital painting, in Magic form! Done for my brand-new commander, Pheldaggrif is a flying hippo, because apparently Wizards of the Coast was a little more loosey-goosey back in the day.
In the past few months, I’ve been trying to teach myself to paint digitally. It’s hard to do, especially when I’ve been a line artist for so long. Loosening up enough to do shades and shapes, not lines… it’s rough. But I pulled through for my finely rotund friend here with his magically glowing wings and picturesque sunset (which was actually simple to draw! O_o). All digital, over some pen lines on an 8.5x11.
Anyway, He’s going on my custom commander card one of these days. As for now, all of you enjoy! And check out my art on my deviantartand on my portfolio!
Modern is a peculiar animal and format. It’s non-rotating, it’s using a large amount of Magic’s past cards, and it has a meta that’s always changing (so far). This past weekend, I took a huge step as a Magic player and went from casual/limited junkie to actual, competitive constructed player. Well, competitive is relative, but you know how it is.
My buddy Cameron had told me about an upcoming event, and with a week to prepare, I realized I didn’t want to play my modern Hate Bears deck or my Aura Hexproof deck I’d had stashed away. With the recent unbanning of Bitterblossom and my three Blossoms that I’d held onto, I believed I could make a deck out of all the cards I currently had. I was right.