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MTG Island by CrimsonMagpie MTG Island by CrimsonMagpie
More Magic card art. :dummy:

I tried for a majestic (again) and mysterious feel for this one, in keeping with the character of the most magically powerful element in Magic: The Gathering. This dictated the low horizon-line to emphasise the hugeness of the main island, and the strange shape of said island. Many existing island illustrations for this game depict coastal areas, so I wanted it blatantly obvious that this was an island, so it had to sit entirely within the picture.

Although I'm happy with the composition, the colours aren't like I imagined, which is a risk when one doesn't even know what one wants the colours to be like. I also rushed this one again, and fudged just about the whole thing. :c




Acrylic on paper, A3 (42 x 29.7cm, 16.5 x 11.7")
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
The colors you choose are beautiful. I love the main island, with it's window to the sun setting sky. Also, how you shaded it so it has depth, especially in the middle right.
Another lovely piece.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? I don't like the colours in this one. :B Glad you like it though. :aww:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Well why not? :B
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Iunno, they're just not very good. If I did it again I'd go for a more monotone look. :B
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Now you're just being silly. It looks great. :B
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:no:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Of course you're going to disagree, you're the artist. :lol:

Out of your entire gallery, which piece are you the most proud of?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. =p

I don't really know... usually the most recent image I've completed, which isn't in my gallery at the moment.
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Very-Blueberry-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Woah awesome landscape! I love that island! Hmm only thing is the colour of the sky doesn't seem to quite match the light on the land? But other than that, nice work! :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like. :meow: Yea, the sky doesn't match well, I rushed this horribly and didn't have the time to consider it properly. :crying:
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Very-Blueberry-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
For something that was rushed, it is still excellent! :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Nice fantasy landscape.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. :aww:
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
You are welcome :)
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equerin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is really good, I love the texture of the rock, it's very mossy. :O Also, I'd love to have a room with the walls the same colour as the water, it's awesome! :la:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It is? :O The mossy look is meant to be forests, to make it look huge. :B
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equerin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Oh......Well that's awkward. :paranoid: Nice forest then. :lol: I really like it though, it doesn't look boring at all, and usually I find landscapes boring. =P
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:

I'm glad you like it then, I shall take that as a high compliment. :aww:
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equerin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
It's a huge compliment, I don't normally even click on landscapes. Actually I have a landscape filter in my internet browser. :iconimthinkingplz:

You've changed your avatar, I'm confused! :noes:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You should draw some landscapes, they're interesting. :B
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equerin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
They're interesting if you can make them look interesting, but I'm not you. :iconsadtardplz:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm rubbish at landscapes. You should draw the veiw from your Cluj window! :la:
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