painting is a remake of an old magic card called Goblin Charbelcher. I painted
this one, the same time as another goblin card, and kind of missread the
description thinking that this guy, showeling garbage up into a canon, was of
the same goblin race as the other one I was painting. The sketch for this card
shows a Moog ( A special kind of goblin race ) but in final I changed it to a
more generic kind of goblin. Well, I am really not too fond of either green
goblins or green orcs so I kind of made
my own redish and brown dual colored skin tone for the Belcher. Often I think the dual
tone for skin with a darker top and a lighter belly and underside of arms and palms,
generally the softer areas, is great. It mimics how animals look in nature, and makes for
a more believable creature.
part of this painting was that I got to do a Black Lotus, the famous best magic
card in the world. I also had free hands to do other strange items being lying around in
the trash yard and also being stuffed into the canon. I did a Storm Crow, a
carrot and a stick of dynamite, amongs less leathal pieces. Notably there is a referanche
to a another magic card lying behind him. it is a Ratchet Boom.
I used a very favorite palette theme of mine. Mostly I was thinking of a warm
bouncing light from the trash and a bluish white from the moon, and more or
lessed builded it all up from mixes of the two. I really try to think of temperatures in choosing colors. the difference descripe 3d objects better, I think.
I've seen pictures of this art with a mox sapphire on the bucket-helmet. Is there a reason you removed it?
Thanks for sharing a peek behind the picture.
nice post, thanks for sharing..
I actually LOVE the original sketch with the Moog. The direction of the shovel feels more natural and fluid and realistic and like how it should look. The moog reminds me of the Mogg in mtg lore, from the plane of Rath. And seeing how the original combo deck was a vintage/legacy powerhouse, I feel as tho it’s very fitting with the nostalgic feel of the period it was most famous for in mtg deck history. Either way, I really enjoy the printed and final version! And hope to some day get an alter of it done with other moxen and Un-cards in it ?