It's really funny, I saw this card and was instantly under the impression it was a self portrait, though I see you commented it was your brother. It's pretty interesting card though, I really like your work!
I believe that you have beautifully captured the supremely creepy and inspiring nature of the Dimir in this picture. The beauty of this photo, especially through the somewhat subtle use of distance, is that one can only begin to wonder if the whispers he hears are magic....or madness!!! Bravo!
Me and my roommate thoroughly enjoy this piece of work, despite what critics are saying about it. All of the Magic cards that use your art are single-handedly my favorite art in the entire game. We both look forward to seeing more of your talent grace our decks.
The brief said the guy was starting to go crazy from working with dark magics and I thought that might translate visually as perspective being skewed. I took some photos of my brother for reference as a start and distorted them in PS to get an idea how it might look. I also tilted the table to an unrealistic angle to continue the idea.