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:

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?


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


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.


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 -
Monastery Mentor -
Whisperwood Elemental -
Flamewake Phoenix -
Temporal Trespass -
Goblin Boom Keg -
Crucible of the Spirit Dragon -

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Modern Classic, Uncommons

What's Old Is New(ish) Again

The classic MTG frame. For those of you new to the game, you'd most likely call it the Pre-8th Edition frame. Whatever you call it, it evokes a myriad of responses and can be quite polarizing. 

Personally, I love it, It's the frame I started with way back in Revised. The first time I saw the 8th Edition frame, I hated it. This was not what a Magic card was supposed to look like. Considering the alternative, the 8th frame was amazing. 

Yeah, this pile of trash was almost the modern frame.


Fast forward to the announcement of the M15 frame change, Again, I disliked it. It was making every card look like a Planeswalker, and removing the specialness of the PW frame. But then, after rendering out an absurd amount of cards in the new frame, it grew on me. And now, it's vastly superior to what we had pre-M15.

I was inspired to complete this project from a contest entry on The Factory by Tyler O'Halloran. he submitted a modern/classic Plains;
Now this I could get into. Classic and Modern, joined seamlessly. And that's exactly what I did. 

I asked via Twitter for Legacy uncommons in need of a reprint, furthering the old and new merging. As much as possible, I used new arts with oracle text, and the old mana symbol colorings. Enjoy!


Social Media

Looking for a particular card or have a request? I'm always available on Twitter @TheProxy Guy

Arts used available from pretty much everywhere. Google Image Search is your friend.