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The magic of ‘Magic: the Gathering’ (An artist’s perspective.)


Scott Fischer

Question: Scott, how many cards have you illustrated for Magic: The Gathering? Answer: So many that I managed to sneak links to 34 of them into this essay, and that isn't even 1/4 of them. Get your clicking finger ready and read on.   I must be terrible at Telling Time, because it is impossible to believe that over 20 years ago I did my first Illustration for Magic: The Gathering. (If you have been…

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The Museums of the City of Paris Image Repository


Howard Lyon

January 17, 2020 - James Gurnery recently posted about the recent update to the Paris Musées website where they added 100,000+ images for download, many of them quite hi-res. It's a wonderful and time-consuming site! I spent far too much time there today, but I highly recommend it. One of the things that I have found to be so interesting about it, is it has thousands of works that you don't typically get to see in a museum, like sketches, color studies and works on paper. Look at the variety of these images of works by the artist Leon Bonnat: What a gorgeous little pencil/charcoal, ink and gouache figure drawing. The foreshortening on this is fantastic. I love how simple most of the form is laid out. Look at the little hands and how few lines he used. Studies…

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