My Life in Words
Artist and Aspiring Alterist of Magic the Gathering Cards
This week I should be getting my next set of token designs in. I tried to make them in time for War of the Spark but alas, was a week late. Still, I hope people enjoy my versions of some new token staples for the set, including the following:
(The angels aren't new, but they are less lazy and more vigilant!)
Hope you guys enjoy! They should be up and available on my Etsy shop starting early next week!
While I love digital art and the freedom it gives me to make mistakes, I realize that I'm very much a perfectionist. As a result, I've been trying my hand at actually altering MTG cards themselves.
I found out very quickly that I'm not adapting well to the tried and true way most tutorials want you to alter cards- by painting. After a few interesting experiments, I discovered that my color mixing abilities are absolutely terrible. It's hard to find the right color that blends in well with the card!
As such, I've been working on paint marker alters instead. My ambitious project of the month of April is to paint birds on all the lands I use for my Legacy Birdmen Deck. It's only fitting after all!
Here is number 1 of 12 :) Enjoy!
Just thought I'd share some of my most recent commissions. I need to get to posting more on this blog as I'm always doing artwork and would love more people to see me in action!
I'm currently debating on opening commissions again while my full-time job isn't giving me full-time hours but I'm also looking into finding a print shop that doesn't cost nearly as much as my current one does. If there are any print shops in the Richmond, VA area that may possibly print on cardstock for tokens, please let me know!
As the latest MTG set fast approaches (this weekend!), the time for brainstorming new tokens is upon us. Because I've been taking personal commissions, I don't think I'll be making multiple tokens until I get my workload down to nada.
Welp, I decided to host my website on Weebly.
It's not so bad. My last host somehow managed to bring down my website and wouldn't respond to my support tickets, so that was a sign for me to begin anew. Weebly isn't too bad. I'm on the free version for now but will pick up the monthly hosting package in the next few weeks once I finish redesigning the site once again.
I've currently been focusing on getting better at my art fundamentals. Everything I've learned art-wise has been from the internet- so it seems only fitting that I'd find a few online workshops to check out and follow. While I like my art, I know I have plenty of room to improve. I just need the time to get on it.
As such, after these commissions that I'm currently working on, I'll be closing them for a short time to focus on some projects I've really been wanting to get into, mostly making a short, online comic.
We'll see how that goes!
In any case, thanks for reading and check out the plans I have for CreatureToken come 2019 in the next blog post!