Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Battlefield something...

My latest oil painting for Magic the Gathering has been previewed and written up today:

http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/rc/295

Battlefield Thaumaturge... I had to look that up and its actually a real word that comes from the Greek for "miracle worker".  See... Magic is educational AND fun.


Looks like the paining is also being used on their packaging.  This is pretty funny to me as the original art order asked for this dude to be shown from the top down and behind leading his army.  I thought looking at a hat and some robes would make a bad image, so I suggested a front view, which they agreed on.  I guess that was a good call as it allowed for this extended usage.
 I didn't capture the entire process for this one, but from my older blog posts you get the idea...

transfer the drawing...

outline the lines with acrylic paint...



Underpainting in acrylic....

Final oil painting..