Fischer Paints- Black Lotus… well er… a black lotus! We are talking about Bloom Tender!
Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
While I patiently await any chance to paint ‘the’ Black Lotus for Magic The Gathering, why not paint a bunch of lotuses! We are talking about Bloom Tender for Magic the Gathering, Double Masters two. And not only is there a black lotus but there is one for every other color of Magic card. (Couldn’t figure out how to do an artifact Lotus in this scene… hmmmm…)
Anyway, what follows is 11 minutes of me painting a lovely card called Bloom Tender. Look out for lotuses, symbolically growing life from death, AND, don’t panic when I totally paint out the face and repaint it. Sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do. If something if your painting bugs you, fix it. Sounds easy enough, but hard to do sometimes. Often we just keep struggling with something that isn’t working, when in reality, if we just stopped, and repainted it, we will actually do it faster and better than if we kept fighting it.
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.
Almost had me with the “Black Lotus” in the title!!! Cheeky!
Wonderful work on this and just by the art alone, definitely a “chase” card for me in this set. Hope I pull it from a pack.
Filling in the negative spaces does look like a tedious and painful process, but man! … it does give the WIP the anchored structure to go forward with.
Thanks again for sharing your progress so nicely!