Fischer Paints: Ziatora the Incinerator for Magic the Gathering
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
This month I take you through my latest piece for Magic the Gathering, the dragon/demon Ziatora: the Incinerator. If you are vibing to geek out on some techniques, pop some popcorn, and kick back and mash that play button. Let me know what you think.
Scott M. Fischer graduated with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design and since that time his brush has steadily been carving a path along the illustration landscape.
Scott is the regular cover artist for Joss Whedon’s ‘Buffy-The Vampire Slayer’, ‘Angel’ as well as the ‘Angel & Faith’ comic books (Dark Horse Comics). He is the silhouette artist behind the #1 NY Times best selling books, ‘Peter Pan in Scarlet’ . (Simon and Schuster) and Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s ‘Between the Lines' (Simon and Schuster). He is a notable cover artist for, Simon and Schuster, Tor, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Penguin, Del Rey, Random House, Daw, etc.
Fully illustrated middle grade fiction credits include the New York Times best selling ‘Magesterium’ series by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black (Scholastic), ’The Secrets of Dripping Fang’ series by Dan Greenburg (Harcourt) and the ’Scary School series of books by Derek the Ghost (Harper Collins). And ‘Ghost Prison’ by Joseph Delaney (Sourcebooks Fire).
His Children’s Book credits include ‘Jump!’ (Simon and Schuster) with over 3,000,000 books in print, ‘Twinkle’ (Simon and Schuster) and the ‘Lottie Paris’ series of books written by Angela Johnson (Simon and Schuster).
Scott is well known in fantasy art and gaming art circles, contributing to Magic- The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and as a conceptual character designer for companies like Microsoft and Disney, on their TRON franchise.
As an instructor, Scott is a core faculty member at the world famous Illustration Master Class and SmArt School.
Thanks so much for this commented video!!! Really helpful to watch the ins and outs of your workflow. I love the picture by the way!!!
Holy cow, dude, this one looks insane! The red and black reminds me of the “Red Eyes Black Dragon” from Yugioh. Love it!
thank you very much for explaining your whole process, it’s really amazing. I’m asking me how you put the digital study on your board? Did you just glue the print ?
Fascinating video, thank you! It’s really great to watch your process and hear your thoughts on it.