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Steve Argyle - Alternate Art Magic the Gathering re-releases

Steve has done alternate artwork for thirteen different Magic cards during his career (approximately one piece out of five for his portfolio.)  One of those was his own work to begin with (which was a regular release card) and only one of his alternate art cards 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.

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Magic: the Gathering - FTV : Angels

Spoiler / previews so far - the packaging and these four angels.

From the Vault: Angels is to be released by WotC 21 August, 2015 with an MSRP of just $35, but due to high demand by players / collectors, don’t expect to see the retail price anywhere near this.

From the Vault series of special boxed sets are released on an annual basis, typically in August and contains 15 holographic foil cards with a similar theme.  Several of these cards are to have an alternate card art.