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MtG: Lions of Sun Gate by algenpfleger MtG: Lions of Sun Gate by algenpfleger
Hello my dear internet aquaintances!

Here's an illustration I did last summer for Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set. They've shown the stuff now so I can upload it!

This one was a real challenge because of the golden gate - gold is something you usually paint in small amounts and in completely different lighting situations where you can just make it seem like gold by making it yellowish and contrasty. In broad daylight though things work completely different and I broke my head over this for quite a bit. I actually think there's probably no lighting situation that's more challenging than burning sunlight. I'm quite happy with the result, so I obviously hope you guys like it!

Also, for whoever follows my blog, preparation for this was why I did the lion and cloud studies.

Personally I'm also working on a couple of things that I might or might not be able to show somewhat soonish *//w//*


Until then! Goodbye!
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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ameel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
is that narnia?! :confused:
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icevortex68 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
directly to my fav this is amazing
gives me the vibe that this palace is actually mine :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Well done. The gate surfaces are very believable; so I'd say you nailed it
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:iconkamixazia:
Kamixazia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome:)
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:iconproject-epic:
project-epic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, just WOW so much fun
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
always amazing but isn't the perspective too extreme?
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:icondrexnar:
Drexnar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
So beautiful im a mtg player and in years i havent seen something as good as this
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:iconsilent-faces:
silent-faces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
The gold looks incredible.
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:icongarrettpack:
GarrettPack Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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hubbleTea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I love your use of brush strokes. It really adds to the piece- very well encorperated
nice sense of color as well
stunning work :)
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:iconphizpietl:
phizpietl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow hannes you outdid yourself here, beautiful illustration!
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woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
amazing
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fabulous, as always. You never cease to amaze us with your stunning details, painterly feel, yet realistic captures of amazing fantasia scenes. I could stare at your artwork for hours.
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Slothboy3000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I think you pulled the gold off really well. Love the strokes in this, too. Very dynamic!
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !:aww:
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SoulCleansing Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You really outdid yourself with this one. It's amazing! Your style is going some interesting places, for sure ;)
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Yumenthic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woooowww this is really goldeennnnnn :faint:
not mention those details too :la:
I'm always collecting your art (in MTG) and in all in foil ones XD
someday, I want to get your signature (and Jana Schi ? which, u two worked together sometimes ago :confused: ) If i may :D
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FG-design Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Amazing!
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:icondctuck:
dctuck Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very cool image - love it
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:iconrafamaciel:
RafaMaciel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconkillrave:
Killrave Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   General Artist
Ich mag Katzen.
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:iconnamae-san:
Namae-san Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is.... Damn, I can't find words which would be enough to describe my love to this work 。///。
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Folko-S Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Great! I go with JohnSilva, itīs my favourite of your solo work so far.
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einhajar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HUHUHUH man this is too good!!!
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is way too good for the card it's on.
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:iconvariis:
Variis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
It looks badass as a card. Nice work.
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yurikawamura Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
OMG GUARDIAN LIONS AWESOME!!! Love all your works in MTG.
Can't wait for Magic 2013 core set :D
I don't only collect cards for effects but I collect them for the Art as well.
Loved your Blood Artist too :)
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Komical Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wow! That must have been difficult with all the bold, I can imagine- but you did a really good job pulling it off, very inspirational!
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JohnSilva Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My absolutely favourite from you so far , especially loving the great balance between Hard and Soft edges and brush work, great job pulling it off!
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IreneRoga Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
woow :clap:
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JollyPiik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so intense, so bright and so beautiful. But not even these words can express how absolutely epic this drawing is. Epicness Level OVER 9000!!! °Q°
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JangHeeJoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of that detail makes me get a headache on how much work that had to take. Great piece.
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openheart123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah...wooow!!!!O_O
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TheCelestus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
wow 0.0... very impressive! :D
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EduardoGaray Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
i love the sharpness :)
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