Artist Interview: rk post

rk post is one of the most unique and stylized artists around. He’s been known to describe his style as “somewhere between photo-realistic and equally twisted.” It was my privilege to interview rk post in StrictlyAverage’s second artist interview! The very first card I owned was the alternate art 7th edition Thorn Elemental. Was it difficult building upon the work you already had done for the original? Yes and no.  I had a place to start and that made it a bit easier.  I painted the 7th art considerably larger and spent more time on detail. I know you also

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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 1

Magic is a game riddled with intricacies ranging from the creation of the game, to development, to the rules themselves. I’d like to take this time to share some of the most interesting anecdotes per set that Magic has to offer! Alpha (1993) Birds of Paradise was only printed because of the artwork. The artwork that is on the original BoP was originally commissioned to be Tropical Island but it was found that the birds were too distracting. Beta (1993) Circle of Protection: Black and Volcanic Island were first printed in Beta. They were omitted in Alpha. Unlimited Edition (1993)

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DankShort: Worst Art #5-1

Welcome back to the second installment of my top 10 worst art of Magic. These pieces are so bad that they are not in any specific order. Let’s finish off strong with the last five of the worst pieces of art! Goblin Digging Team It’s important to note that the artist’s obvious intention was to have classic fantasy goblins being put to work. It is the details that make this card art bad. The giant lima bean on the rightmost goblin’s head. The funnel on the middle goblin’s head. And, lastly, the heart-shape tattoo displayed prominently on the butt of

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DankShort: Worst Art #10-6

If my previous posts haven’t made it exceedingly obvious, please know that the art of Magic is something I am extremely passionate about. Simply put, some of the art on these cards are masterpieces in their own right. May artists found their bearings by creating for Magic, while other classical artist have lent their talent to the game. That being said, not every piece of art in Magic is, well, good. Some are bad. Some are awful. Here are number 10-6 of what I think are the worst card arts in Magic. The only redeeming quality of this card is

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