alternate mtg art

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Steve Argyle - Alternate Art Magic the Gathering re-releases

Steve has done alternate artwork for fourteen different Magic cards during his career (approximately one piece out of five for his portfolio.)  One of those, Briber’s Purse, was his own work to begin with and was originally a regular release card.  Only one of his alternate art cards, Spidersilk Net, was a regular release.  The others were all promos or some other non-traditional release.

I hope this still falls into the category of speed painting, I took a bit longer to refine this one (2.5 hours). 

While environmentals have been a ton of fun to create and practice with, I feel like I need to keep the ability to render characters honed. It’s really easy to get caught up in drawing mountains and forget how to paint wings and faces - at least from my experience. XD Does anyone else have the problem of degeneration? Use it or lose it?

The character depicted here is Sharuum, the Hegemon, a sphinx from the Magic: the Gathering universe. There’s so much more I would have loved to do with this, but isn’t that a constant problem with speed paintings? C'est la vie.

Comments, critiques, and shares are awesome! But not as awesome as you. ;>

gryffnwing  asked:

I hate to ask you to draw some for a request. If you're still taking them. Please draw something that makes you happy. It could be anything @.@ Thank you for always posting, drawing, and being such a great person!

Thank you so much!! One thing that will never cease to make me happy is my favorite planeswalker. Here are some hipster-y renditions of Tibalt for funsies;