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Hello everyone! I'm jordy lakiere(portfolio,facebook), a freelance artist from Belgium I needed a new project and recently got back into MTG. When I realised there aren't many (modern) dwarf cards, it seemed like an awful shame. I discovered a bunch of them but they are really old, and decided to make a little dwarf deck/set. (not a full deck obv.)
This is mostly practice for card illustration work, maybe even to actually work with wizards (would be great), but also for fun. I'll be designing the actual cards with gameplay mechanics and such too (I'm not a huge magic player so I might be bad at this part)
Please let me know what you think! I'd love ALL the feedback I can get, mostly on the art, but on the card desigs too.
The list of cards I'm making is as follows:
(titles may change)
Dwarven Onager Crew
Dwarven Llama Riders
Here's an example of a card with a temporary speedpaint for the art!
Dwarven Onager Crew - Creature - dwarf
Dwarven Llama Riders - Creature - dwarf
Dwarven Warriors- Creature - dwarf
Dwarven Slavers - Creature - dwarf
Metallurgic Prowess - Instant
Torture - Sorcery
Dungeon - enchantment
Last edited by JordyLakiere; November 25th, 2013 at 01:05 PM.
Everything looks better with dwarves! I like how you took the time to lay out the thumbnailing and process of each card. I'm also getting some serious thematic whiplash between the llama corps and the torture chambers, but maybe that's a good thing (and I also know nothing about MTG's universe).
I think for the most part, your compositional choices are looking good. I would only hesitate about the Dwarven warriors silhouette possibly being hard to read, same with the slaver's net obscuring the other dwarf's silhouette. Would there be any way to try a composition where the warrior is viewed from a dramatic worm's eye view?
Thanks for the input!
You're definitely right about the variety in "seriousness". Overall in magic you've got some more silly cards (mostly goblins and whatnot) but also super gory/serious ones - lots in black. The torture card isn't necessarily part of the dwarven deck, but it would work well with the abilities I've planned for them, so they are totally different colours and unrelated cards (sort of). I figured as a variety in portfolio material it's also pretty good to have different types since magic has that in general.
About the compositions, thanks again! For the warriors I was worried about it also, but the background guys will have significantly less contrast (lots of fog etc), and the net on the slavers will be white and seethrough. It's pretty hard to see in the thumb since I had to draw it with black, but i feel like it might give a neat effect if it doesn't obstruct the silhouette of the guy behind it too much. I'll see if it works out, otherwise change it up! Fisheye lens effect might definitely be interesting
This... this is very interesting...
It's so nice to see the thumbnails for each.
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