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The Goal Folder


Tommy Arnold

  One thing all artists have in common is that eventually our education will fall into our own hands. It’s tough being one’s own teacher, but we have to find effective means of doing so in order to keep moving forward. Luckily, most artists have at least one other thing in common: we love images, and we collect them compulsively - whether it’s a folder on our hard drive, a Pinterest board, or just our…

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Saruli Caretaker and Some Portrait Paintings


Howard Lyon

January 18, 2019 - I have a recent Magic: the Gathering card get released in the Ravnica Allegiance set. Cynthia Sheppard was the art director for the painting and it ended up as one of my favorite pieces I have done for Magic. I was happy with the movement, the imagery they asked me to develop and the palette I was able to explore. My sketches are often pretty rough. I like to explore a lot of options and keep the sketches shape and value driven as much as possible. While my concept sketch was digital, I also did a full pencil drawing before going to oils. Here is the finish oil painting below. So far people seem to really like the giant acorn... Here is a detail of the face as well. And a time-lapse of the painting…

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