Monday, October 15, 2012

New card art.

Here are some recent Magic and Warcraft cards...
 I actually did the magic ones about a year ago.  They are redoing the guild signets for the latest card set and I was asked to visualize these crests.  Still feeling like I hadn't established myself with this client solidly, I wanted to make sure the art showcased more than just a simple logo, so I worked some scene elements and figures into them.  The trick was to add stuff but at a small size still have the card read as obviously a logo.  




Another interesting thing was that the original card art for these signets was done by the late, great Tim Hildebrandt, one of my original art heroes, and whose painting of a Snow Giant, bought 10 years ago adorns my studio wall.