While currently a niche market within the Magic community, card alterations are becoming more and more popular. Whether done by the card’s original artist or done by an independent artist, card alterations can add a personal touch to your collection. It was my privilege to interview a Strictly-featured artist, HurleyBurleyAlters.
How long have you been altering cards?
I’ve been doing 3D alters since 2010. Painted alters since 2013
Do you have a favorite type of card to alter?
Azami, Lady of Scrolls. She is super awesome from an artistic and playable standpoint. Her art has a colour palette that I absolutely adore, while she is a very viable Commander.
Do you do original art as well?
Yeah, however I don’t have as much time as I would like to work on my own pieces because of the commissions and my “real job.” I’m able to squeeze time in every now and then though. My roommate got me a 36×48 inch canvas for Christmas and I think I’ve finally figured out what I’m going to put on it!
Do you play Magic? If so, what format(s)?
Yep, commander is my favorite. My general at the moment is Nekusar. I also regularly attend Modern and Legacy events at my LGS.
What’s your artistic inspiration?
I enjoy art because I’m able to create something for people that they will use. With my canvases I can take lore from M:tG or other fantasy worlds and put my own spin on it. I have a line of tokens coming out soon that have a awesome theme to them. It will be made public in the next few months. My Patrons are able to get previews on all my original pieces as well as other perks when the pieces are finished.
Are you currently accepting commissions?
Yep! My turn around time changes based on my queue. Messaging me and checking is the best way to find out how long exactly.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HurleyBurley/
While not a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice, Loren wishes to share his love of Magic with everyone. Loren plays Modern (not well) and EDH (not well). He lives in northern Arizona with his girlfriend and vault of artist-signed cards.