Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dragons of Tarkir Beta Seven

Theory

For those seeing one of these for the first time, the thought is to take 7 cards from the most recent set and reimagine them as if they had existed in Beta (or Legends, in this case). There will be much discussion of rules text that doesn't work, is broken, or is flat out wrong. I am open to these discussions, but be prepared for references, especially with wording.

Of note if it get's used. "Bury" did not exist until Legends. This comes up a lot. And Legends didn't exist in Beta, but they are used in this instance because, well, they need to be.

Archives

Some point to Day 1 posts as these were once spread out over a week.

The Cards

The 5 dragonlords, and obligatory artifact and land.  I had to stray from the usual fine art territory as there just aren't many usable dragons. I tried as much as possible to mimic the art styles of the era, and I hope you enjoy them!

EDIT: Why the "common" expansion symbol? I just wanted to keep it accurate to the time frame, :)
 















Social Media

Like what you see? Have a request for a render? Feel free to hit me up on Twitter @TheProxyGuy

Art Links

Atarka: http://alexdromero.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-oil-painting-444347107
Dromoka: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/green-dragon-kelly-puckett.html
Kolaghan: http://www.artistdisplay.net/Profile/Index.aspx?id=381
Ojutai: http://mimihollow.deviantart.com/art/The-time-warden-326296979
Silumgar: http://www.ellison-art.com/index.aspx
Vial of Dragonfire: http://www.wikiart.org/en/agnes-lawrence-pelton/mount-of-flame-1932
Haven of the Spirit Dragon: http://www.wikiart.org/en/ferdinand-georg-waldm-ller/rettenbach-gorge-at-ischl-1831


Monday, March 23, 2015

Swords of Nostalgia and Glass

Comfort Zone

This post is 100% out of my comfort zone. Why you might ask? This is the 1st cycle of anything ever that I personally put the art together for. Some I like, some I don't. Some ideas are strong while the execution leaves something to be desired.

The genesis of this idea was Stephen Raphael (@SteveRaffle) and his amazing Eldrazi created in the style of stained glass. You can see his Emrakul here: http://zeerbe.blogspot.com/2014/09/factory-worker-contest-ending-912.html

Below are my poor attempts and re-creating that style as the Swords, using 80's iconic cartoon and video game swords as the centerpieces. I value any and all feedback as I cannot grow without criticism. You can respond here, on the reddit thread, or reach me on Twitter @TheProxyGuy.

The Cards






Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The GatheringMagic Community Top 8, and, Oh, Some Fetches Too.

Are you sure?

RE:http://www.gatheringmagic.com/mikelinnemann-022515-community-top-8/

And I'm on this list? I can't even put into words what this means to me. I see amazing community members every day, and would never have imagined being nominated, much less picked, to be among 8 fellow MTG folks to receive this honor.

Thank you.

Enough Sappiness, Cards!

I agree, In honor of being chosen, I shall open the (imaginary) vault and share the newest cycle of Fetchlands that I've rendered out. The article makes more mention of the Beta renders, but I've not shared these anywhere before. Enjoy!











Art from everywhere, seriously, Google Image Search 'em. :)

Where Can I Bug You?

You can always find me on Twitter @TheProxyGuy

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fate Reforged Beta Seven

Theory

For those seeing one of these for the first time, the thought is to take 7 cards from the most recent set and reimagine them as if they had existed in Beta. There will be much discussion of rules text that doesn't work, is broken, or is flat out wrong. I am open to these discussions, but be prepared for references, especially with wording.

Of note if it get's used. "Bury" did not exist until Legends. This comes up a lot. And Legends didn't exist in Beta, but they are used in this instance because, well, they need to be.

Archives

Some point to Day 1 posts as these were once spread out over a week.

The Cards

 








Social Media

Like what you see? Have a request for a render? Feel free to hit me up on Twitter @TheProxyGuy

Art Links

Tasigur - http://www.wikiart.org/en/nyoman-masriadi/banana-king-2002
Monastery Mentor - http://www.wikiart.org/en/max-ernst/the-chinese-nightingale-1920
Whisperwood Elemental - http://www.wikiart.org/en/nicholas-roerich/forest-1921
Flamewake Phoenix - http://www.wikiart.org/en/corneille/red-bird-1978
Temporal Trespass - http://www.wikiart.org/en/sabin-balasa/time-traveller
Goblin Boom Keg - http://www.wikiart.org/en/niko-pirosmani/mush-with-wineskins-1912
Crucible of the Spirit Dragon - http://www.wikiart.org/en/hilma-af-klint/chaos-nr-2-1906