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Planeswalkers by Chromamancer Planeswalkers by Chromamancer
A while back, I got a fun idea for a bit of Magic: the Gathering fanart. ;)

This piece was quite difficult for me, though. I don't draw many people, so I had to take my time with Jace and Chandra, here. MtG has some of my favorite concept art and illustrations, so I wanted to do it justice with my piece here.
When this piece got frustrating, I made some other sketches, or worked on other art, until I felt like returning to it. I changed the perspective and background completely a few times, but in the end, I'm glad I was patient with it.

I hope you all enjoy it, as well. :D
Comments and criticism are always welcome.

Magic : the Gathering, as well as Jace and Chandra are owned by Wizards of the Coast. www.wizards.com/magic/

The design on the table is from [link] as well. Those circles are just awesome.
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:iconlord-falkner:
I dont know much about the game itself, or the characters, so I cant rate against that, instead, I will critique the image, on its own.

Overall: The idea is rather humorous. These 2 mystic beings, siting down to a game of cards, and having a soda. There is nothing drawn differently then it should appear, like a cartoon, but all within the same 'realism' which, I think is what drives the impact of the image.

Vision: 5 stars- very good balance between the 2 entities, without dividing the image itself. Its powerful, yet laid back.

Originality: 4 stars- The basic idea of 2 people playing cards, has been done before, but, this image itself is truly unique.

Technique: 4.5 stars. The amount of work put into the image shows. The figures are not quite perfect, but given your style, and other factors, it doesn't matter so much. I'd also say, they have nearly the same face, it they could have a little bit more detail?

Impact: 5 stars-This is a unique image, that I actually remember. Its not a piece you walk away from and forget about it like some scenery, or more "generic" art. It also has just the right amount of humor too it, to make you smile, without making you groan.

This one deserves praise. I really cant fault anything in it. Maybe just the spot under the table...(its rather, just a dark blur, and you cant tell if there are table legs supporting it?) but thats only if you want to get picky.

good job.

(This was my first critique, I hope it was good, and fair.)
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ParkerCole Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Hey! This is an amazing piece of art. I very recently started up a Youtube channel called "AmbiDeck Tech" (covering MTG decks and such) and I was wondering if I could have permission to use this piece of art as my channel art :) If not that is perfectly okay. Thanks! -Parker Cole
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metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Two ultimately powerful, dimension-hopping archmages... playing a card game. Something about that is just really funny to me. 
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
I thought it was a fun idea.
Glad you enjoy it. :)
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RoguesTwoForms Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
awesome artwork. 
way cool they  are playing mtg when they are planeswalkers.
and i love the way you portrayd chandra nalaar
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myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I like the depth of detail in the cards.
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:iconmiguel-el-kender:
miguel-el-kender Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
jejejeje perfect
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:iconpokemontrainerjay:
pokemontrainerjay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Chandra wins! She tapped 21 man and played Banefire!
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:iconraytyger:
Raytyger Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
A True Planeswalker's Battle.
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Drow79 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Chandra plays Boros Reckoner, next turn attacks at Jace, Jace then blocks Chandra uses boros charm on Reckoner making it indestructible next main phase uses Blasphamas Acts... Chandra wins :)
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nikosgiginth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
chandra playing boros and jace playing dimir XD
very good work man :P
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:icontwindenis:
TwinDenis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
jace is leaning a little to red and chandra to blue due to their "control" abilities of the battlefield so I think those two are closer than they look. :p
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VincentRutel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jace wins
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mikehollowhead Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
ah'm gunna ad this ta mah list of group cosplay plan's.
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411thr0n3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
And when she looses, Chandra gets mad and burns Jace's deck, thus ensuing an epic battle, in which one half of the room is frozen and the other half is nothing but a smoldering hole.
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JohnnyThirteen013 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
wow
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SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
you know would be a subtle but really funny joke: to have Jace be playing a red aggro deck.
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:iconprince-in-disguise:
Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!!! :squee:
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sora-belly Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
i spy tidehollow strix. damn that deathtouch.
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florinu123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
the multiverse way of saying "romantic date". Seriously, we need more female walkers...
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skullzhead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magic! XDD I tried to learn this from my ex, very difficult to be taught from someone who loves it as much as his friends did. ^^'
But I remember these figures. You really did them justice, no doubt! The art in Magic was just.. jaw dropping.. and so is your own art. (Why aren't you an illustrator for their new cards?? Haha~)
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Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you.
This idea was a lot of fun to draw.

I hope to do some art for a few M:tG cards, one of these days...
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Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   General Artist
I don't know those characters but I like the idea of this picture! It's well done also. :aww:

I'm gonna feature you on my gallery with this picture!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you very much. :D
Jace and Chandra are two of the planeswalkers in M:tG.

I thought the idea was too much fun to pass up on.
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Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
Okay.. ^^
It's bad to pass up good ideas!
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dinobottm2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Now Kiss

[link]
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I think that's the right way to react to this piece. ;)
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ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Writer
is Jace drinking a... Mtn Dew Voltage?
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
:D

I usually have some sort of beverage whenever I play, so I had to include that in there. I'm glad you enjoy this piece.
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ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
you're welcome :D and so do I :D
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Neoglitch17 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
"Best. Date. Ever!!"
- Jace Berelen

As the others have said, this drawing is simply splendid. The concept. The expressions. The colors. This is an epic drawing.

This will be forever one of my all-time favorites. Excelente trabajo!! :D
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Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
It's an honor to hear that. :D

This was one of those ideas that once it came up, it was too awesome to leave alone.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, as well. :)
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BJakaSaintJimmy Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
lol awesome!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
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DoukenSota Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
lol of course their actual "fighting" is not with cards, but thats why it makes it funnier

Soda gave me a nice laugh too XD
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Technically, the players are considered to be planeswalkers in the game, so I made the planeswalkers into players. ;)
I'm glad you enjoyed the idea, as well.
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DoukenSota Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I know how we are Planeswalkers =P That's why it is amusing. I just read some of the books, and unlike Yu-Gi-Oh, their fights are not controlled by card games XD
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kasuals Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Any chance you have a 300dpi larger version? I would LOVE to make this my Playmat!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I have a big version that I can email to you. Send me a PM.

Do you know a good way of printing playmats?
Because, so would I. ;)
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
It's seems so civil, I always pictured battles between planes walkers as giant titanic battles with the land being torn asunder as mana is summoned and the giant monsters blowing each other apart :3
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
That's the other way to look at things. ;)
Epic battles like that are fun, too.
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:iconcfakatsuki:
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Yush :3
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:iconpossumflavored:
PossumFlavored Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
epic.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you.
This idea was a lot of fun.
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:iconkbgamer:
KBGamer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Jace is using Dimir (BL/B)
and
Chandra is using Boros (R/W)
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
You are quite right.
Picking out the decks for them was rather fun. ;)
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:iconkbgamer:
KBGamer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you
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Alyllyra Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Nice! :D :D
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you! :)
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Alyllyra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
^^
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GeomancerEDG Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... why is Chandra running white red? She's blood enemies with white.

Anyways, compositionally, this is a bit of a unbalanced image, mostly in dealing with how much space Chandra takes up rather than Jace. Still, the color contrast is well done and the background works pretty well, though I do think it draws focus a little.
The facial features could use a little development, but the effects make up for some of that by repositioning the focus.
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