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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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:iconchannel292:
Channel292 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
It's from a card not a game u know that right
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brutality84 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing...
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Details and coloring are great!;-)
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:iconcervantes22:
Cervantes22 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
OmG is das bild geil die Perspektive und diese farben ich komme aus den staunen nicht mehr raus
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:iconspilled-sunlight:
Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing everything.. especially the perspective
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:iconmagic-shamsiel:
Magic-Shamsiel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! excellent!!! :thumbsup:
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:iconjonigodoy:
JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
Look like a scene of some movie!
I can understand how his was a great challenge!
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:iconuzi-muzi:
Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
that gate, how metalic it is, how golden.... so delicious for my mind... rrrrr

(oh rest is also awesome, but currently obsessed with that gate)
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:iconrazrielcg:
Razrielcg Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amzing
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:icontravisgardenart:
TravisGardenArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Great painting.
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:iconjumpspark:
JumpSpark Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This is really beautiful!
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fluffiest battle lions.
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:icondsitt7:
Dsitt7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I got this card in a free booster. I'll take a 5 drop 1/6 with vigilance anyday :D
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece! So many details!
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:iconscribbleboxfox:
ScribbleBoxFox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How is this not a DD? Seriously, someone needs to do something about that...
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:iconzanucky:
Zanucky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Your work is gorgeous, amazing....... I love it! I also love MTG cards (not playing he he, only the cards). I'm sorry for asking :blushes: but how much do you get paid for each peace of work you make? I'm rlly curious 'bout it, I hope my question doesn't bother you. :meow:
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:iconchannel292:
Channel292 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I'm certain this isn't his work
It actually from a card game
I know because i play it
If u don't believ me go to mtg's website
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:iconzanucky:
Zanucky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Well.... If you read the description you'll see he works for MTG. He makes this awesome images for the T. Card Game. I know Magic too, I also used to play. Now, I'm sure he makes this!
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:iconchannel292:
Channel292 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Oh okay oops I thought he was stealing it from mtg sorry
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I never really thought about how big of a PITA gold would be to paint, but yeah... that looks awesome.

Hard work paid off! :)
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:icondemacrado-ensueno:
demacrado-ensueno Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Absolutely love how you did the lions, so many details. I would want to have your expert eye in those things :)
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:iconchannel292:
Channel292 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
O my goodness he didn't make it
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your use of brushes.
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Hi! This has been featured in here [link] :hug:
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:iconcoalbanana:
CoalBanana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artist
sehr coole perspektive!
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:iconalcea-art:
Alcea-art Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Cool, die Karte habe ich sogar. Die Löwen sehen sehr toll aus und das goldene Gebäude ist auch super geworden!
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KaiLovesSai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
FFFF--
OH MY GOD.
It took me a moment to realise this was a Magic card.
I FREAKING HAVE THIS CARD.
*dies*
This is the best. Amazing work. <3
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Locopunkster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Holy crap!!! When I saw this, I thought you made it as fan art, I didn't realize this was actual Magic art until I saw this:
[link]
Truly amazing! Astounding work on the gold.
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gungrave515 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
this is my favorite of yours.
the style.. the color.. the technique.. its all just right on point.

damn thats good man.
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keleosNoOnna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Brilliant!!
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lebllues Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
MAN YOU DEFINITELY ROX IN THIS PIECE!!!
FAV NOW!
IS AMAZING SEE YOUR EVOLUTION YEAR AFTER YEAR!
CONGRATS!
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ae87 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I got this card from the M13 core set xd.
How many € do you got from an artwork ?
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Absolutely exquisite!
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KingOfOdonata Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Another amazing piece of art that sadly wasn't put on a card that would be played often. Regardless, this is incredible.
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5t4RwY Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Then you totally achieved the gold effect ! Particularly on the left "rail" (I'm not sure that's the right word ^^) :) Maybe I would have imagined it more yellow-ish, but the brightness really makes the effect you wanted :)
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
wow! the perspective is really mind-boggling! im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes: der helle Wahnsinn!

einfach wunderschön. so richtig episch. weiter so, epische Sachen liegen dir, glaub ich ^^
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome gold treatment/lighting. Also loving the clouds and rocks. The lions look way too cute though. ;P Especially the one in the back has funny looking legs which imo make for a bit of a weak appearance. Impressive fur render!
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Gunzfree Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
thank you for inspiring me so much :)
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Poetic-Stitches Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Stunning.
Just stunning :faint:
That gold is so impressing, it's one of the first things I noticed!
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KamikaZe-88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!, The lions are cool
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:iconnonconman:
Nonconman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I worship you
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
this looks fantastic! i'll be the first to admit i know little to nothing about painting challenges, but i'd say you did a really awsome job.
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vitellan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Gold in bright sunlight is an interesting challenge... I think you did a decent job, although I have never seen a huge amount of gold arrayed like that; the highly reflective surfaces are gorgeous (I love the sides in shadow) but at the same time seem *too* reflective. They make me think of gold-tinted skyscraper windows instead. Not necessarily a bad thing.

The black-rimmed part of the lions' mouths could actually extend a little farther or droop a little. Not sure how to explain this, but take a look at [link] . In [link] you can see that the lower jaw is thinner.

I really enjoy looking at this bizarre and fascinating scene you've painted, though!
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't even express how I feel about this.
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:iconartsbydesign:
ArtsByDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work :iconclapplz:
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CarlKeinV Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome.. :D
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xoPolinaBluexo13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
wow...this reminds me a little of the guardian polar bears from "The Golden Compass"
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:icontortoiseshel:
Tortoiseshel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful, and quite dreamlike! Some of the best art I've ever seen!
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zankaru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Speechless*
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