Hot off an exciting preview week, it is a double feature of time-lapse process video.
‘Inferno of the Star Mounts…
…and ‘Zariel Archduke of Avernus’.
Both these cards released this past week for the first Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragon expansion expansion ever; ‘Adventures in the Forgotten Realms’.
There are quick time-lapse videos, so think of them as previews for deeper videos, talking you through the process, down the road. But for the moment, the dragon is Acrylic ink ad Acryla Gouache, and the Fallen Angel is Oil. (My first oil in a while!)
If you’ve read my posts you may remember that I wrote a paper in 4th grade that said I wanted to do the art for Dungeons and Dragons!
(Of course at the time, I thought Gary Gygax did all the art for the game, so really, I wanted to be him!)
But we are now are firmly in a Peanut Butter and Jelly moment of two of the things I love coming together. And I had a absolute blast painting these. I feel somehow I touched my Heavy Metal roots deeper than ever on these. (I even cranked up the distortion on the guitar in the soundtrack!) So horns way up folks and I hope you dig them!
A note about viewing this on a phone with small thumbnails…
I was alternately thrilled AND worried for George R. R. Martin. He had lost so much weight and was looking pretty fit, which is good and promising for ASOIAF’s completion. BUT, but he’d lost so much weight it could be for less healthy reasons and NOT so promising. Still, he soldiered on to pose with one of your paintings…
Both these pieces are absolutely incredible! Think they did a stellar job with Zariel, how they made the red even more intense and the weapon pops over the text box … really fantastic. Can’t wait for this set … and more in-depth videos for these.
Acrylagouache … is this medium really a “best-of-both-worlds” of the two? Would love to know what you think of this paint.
As always … thanks for sharing this with all of us!!!
I totally thing Acrylagouache is the best of both worlds Nico! Very opaque, and much more stable that Gouache with the acrylic binder. And also gets that lovely matte surface, great for reproduction, but if you varnish it it will pop.
Thank you very much! Will get a few tubes to test them out.