Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gitaxian Probe - Extension

Sorry to my handful of readers for the break, but here's a simple one where I practiced blending color onto the colors already on the card.

Also tried to smooth out my layers

Next up will be an actual extension on Rampant Growth and/or Explore. Stay Tuned!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nihil Spellbomb - Bomberman

Ok, first non-land alter, hopefully I don't have to go out and get another one :-/

Done for the night.
His right foot (the shorter one) looks a little smudgy because the paint was drying fast as I was applying it, adding water didn't help too much, so I'm probably going to scrape it off and try and mix that shade again.

Lesson learned: Cannot scrape paint off after a day of drying :(
Oh well, on we go:

Only thing left is fuse and face!


New things learned:

  • Permanent Marker applied directly to the card's surface will smudge when matte finish is applied, as you can see in the bottom right, which used to be my 'signature'.
  • Also, when paint even thinks about starting to dry up, add more paint/water! His right foot still kinda looks clumpy, but that's from me not wanting to color-match to fix it :(
  • Buy smaller brushes! I was told 2/0 round was good enough, but I've got a 5/0 round that I've been using and even that's too thick sometimes!
  • Higher-quality paint is thicker and dries faster than low-quality paint. This is neither good nor bad, but seeing as his peach-colored face was done using lower-quality paints, they're not all that bad.
Into the sideboard with you!

Swamp - Simon (Gurren Lagann)

This might be a bit simpler than the previous one, but I'm trying a new technique and getting a feel for it.

Some people said that the last one wasn't legal for tournaments, so now I'm leaving a bit more of the card untouched. Also, just got back from the art store with Black, White, and the 3 primaries in Golden Acrylics. Much, much nicer than my current dime-store colors!

Ready to sleeve up!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Forest - Amaterasu (Okami)

Still in progress, but here's a quick rundown of what I'm doing right now... All done!

 Took a break for the day here, then continued:

Now the only thing left is some finishing touch, like cherry blossoms or something.

Like so:

Well, now to figure out what's next!