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Curse of Death's Hold - MTG by ClintCearley Curse of Death's Hold - MTG by ClintCearley
Card art for the Innistrad set of Magic: The Gathering. The trickiest issue with this piece was that the magic was to be dark purple. Usually magic is portrayed as bright and glowing which makes it show up well but dark magic requires a light background to show up so it took some balancing before the value scheme worked. The character designs were wide open so it was fun creating them.

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belial1980 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Sweet!
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Verttigo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Woah, looks amazing! I love the composition.
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ms20 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lovely
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reaver23 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I love this card but what drew me to it initially was the art. One of my favorite in the set. This is the first time I've seen the artist post and speak about the card art in a more personal venue. While there may be some merit in the suggestions for more effects on the magic branches the choices you made make for an image that is not only awesome in large format but also quite powerful on the tiny canvas of an MTG card. Brilliant work. Bravo!

This was my first stop so i haven't seen you gallery but have your done any other pieces? Or is this the first with more to come in future sets as you mentioned?
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the positive words on the piece, I'm glad you like it. I've finished 27 images for Magic but not all have been released yet. You can see the others in my Magic folder in my gallery.
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thesageoffun Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
well do you plan on doing more artwork for wizards of the coast or how does that work besides this is some good work if i say so myself it looks like shamans or necromancer and its guards experimenting which appears a curse or trying to revive said dove its awesome though background and appereance for set card im not sure i have this card but i have quite a lot other from said color i love black cards in this game and multicolors of black too their very ******EVIL***** or demoralizing, derstructive, but al in all i think u are a great artist with a great mind for this type of work love it
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like my work. Yes, I plan on doing much more work for Wizards of the Coast. I currently have 9 finished images that will be revealed in upcoming sets.
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thesageoffun Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
nice i would love to see them and review them could you tell me anything else about them or your work
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ArcaneRaven Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wus that? You got human soldiers? 3000 of them? Here have this MUHAHAHAHA <3 love this card and it's artwork.
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL, glad you enjoy the card
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OokamiInu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I honestly didn't realize there were artists of MTG up on DA like that, so to find the artist and art in a finer and larger detail, it's pretty chill ha ha. (Although this card is evil against me thanks to the bf..but none the less wonderful artwork <3)
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, there's a couple of us here on DA. CGhub.com has a lot more I believe.
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Khantos17 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
So I know you probably didn't design the card abilities or whatever, but you did the art, and this is my absolute favorite spell, and it has won me more than one match.

Also,

I love your artwork.
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like the art and that the card has worked well for you. Good to know that one of my pieces is a key card.
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beza Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I find it interesting that a card that weakens creatures has a picture that appears to feature someone reviving something.
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TheWereCactus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
more like "curse of ultimate awesome!" ..well it wouldn't really be a curse then would it. :3
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hextraordinary Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I went over everything you posted and it's truly amazing.
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hextraordinary Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I went over everything you posted and it's truly amazing.
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Very cool! I like the magic effects! :)
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Awesome work!
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bschico Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I rly wanted a close up of this image o-o there it is o-o
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL
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suitandarmour Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Ilike the characters in the background the most.
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Cyberborg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy!!

love the color too!
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PiqueDame87 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
the light is great! really cool!
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Ghostmedic447 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWeesomeee!
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piratezombi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
looks nice except for the "magic strings" (lightning?) coming out of her fingers. seems too simplistic or color is too flat or something it looks like. cool idea seems kind of like a nervous system possession/resurection spell.
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piratezombi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
bah, didn't read before posting. just repeating whats been said
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Lobster667 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Writer
- Amazing :)
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ForsakingCorpse Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
O.O woooo
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mastergray Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
wow!! creepy and cool!!
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crimson-grizzly Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Great Work !! :D
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IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool...!
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cidcyco Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is bad ass.
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RainWolf14 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Poor bird... but it looks so awesome.... O_O
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Litharin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wow this is amazing :D
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
All I can say is "WOW"
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Eliminate Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hm. Maybe it shouldn't be glowing at all if it was dark purple, but like a deep smoky shadow. Looks cool anyways.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Epic
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Keah59 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always nice to see big beautiful versions of the card art. I like this one a lot. ^_^
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xblacklightz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
That is nice man. Poor dove.
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SableQueanVilaya Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would u like tojoin my group called nimhmovieproject group where we'll be making a better sequel to the secret of NIMH?
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delinquit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
cool
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Azndudethatdrawstuff Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! thats really nice =D
im just wondering what are those symbols on the stones??
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
The runes were inscribed on the stones by the mage to amplify her power. Their exact meaning is known only to her and myself :)
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WooCushWashi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks GREAT! but... i think lights should be violet, not blue. At last some of them on the characters.
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Haseo-Yamazaki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
so explain to me more about the woman performing the magic, what organization,cabal, cult does she belong to? Also the men in the background, explain more about them. This artwork has me very curious.
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ClintCearley Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
The woman is a green-aligned mage specializing in curses while the man on the right is a druid and the middle man a summoner. I wanted to go dark with the mage so she's in all black with a hooded hat that obscures her face. The design of the spiky ends of the hat are continued on the ends of the bracers. The druid I envisioned to spend more time and be in closer communion with nature so he wears heavy skins and fur to combat the cold. More tribal than the others he carries a staff used in magics and adorns himself with face paint to hide himself from spirits. The summoner's familiar is a wolf whose image is reflected in his hood's shape as well as shoulders. He is able to speak to wolves and summoner their spirits to fight for him.
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Haseo-Yamazaki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice, thanks for the info, the woman sounds alot like my alchemist character I've been perfecting, except my alchemist is blue-aligned and studying poisons, toxins.
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DragoonOfTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Great Picture~
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