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War Priest of Thune by AaronMiller War Priest of Thune by AaronMiller
Oil on panel/digital. I worked on this at the Illustration Master Class 2010.
The assignment I choose to work on was to create a painting in the style fitting of Magic the Gathering. This would be a "white" card.

Edit* made some needed changes.
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prof-ohmgee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody top flight work.

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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Awesome.
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karelforever Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
I saw this and yes this illustration will be perfect for a white card but also i see this card with the potential to be a Bant card (white,blue,green)

Awesome work!!
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks, i'd love to eventually do a real magic card. but i'm still trying to break that barrier.
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Cool!
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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zhaomeng Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
definitely has the Magic vibe. I thought it was an actual card art seeing the thumbnail. awesome!!
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marcscheff Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome man. I like the final touches.
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shambok Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
once again I had to wipe up the dribble ... !
Awesomely mouth watering work Aaron!
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KlinkHammer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
war priests...they cleanse your soul and bash your skull in
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megalobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive!
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Callesw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome :) You really cought the "White card feeling" with this one! Feels really magic the gathering!
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
feel free to contact wizards of the coast and tell them you saw my work and would love to see my art on their cards. they pay attention to that.
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Callesw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure man, I'll try to do that :) I know how much that would mean if someone did that to me, haha!
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Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sick work
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pencil-ambush Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Oh hell yes. This is really great.

One of these days we are going to collaborate on something.

Cheers, G$
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Jas awesome!!! :w00t:
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HiveMind-Kraken Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
reminds me of warhammer.
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SelnartheBlack Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the focus on the priest, as if all the other people in the picture mean nothing over all. The colors over all are nice as well.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :D
Lots of work and really shows off :nod:
Did the Master Class already pass this year? I would've liked to join... Do you reccomend it as a way to learn and increase one's art level?
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
It did pass. I highly recommend the class but if you're new to the art field it would be best to get some instruction before going since it not instructed in the manner one new to art might be looking for. most of the student have been working at it for years. that isn't to say you wouldn't learn anything. in fact you would be overwhelmed. and that's where it might help to have some skills under your belt.
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely piece! Really like the sense of motion, and i can almost see him running heavily under all that armor!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I particularly like the Mace/Essence Burner, it's a lovely touch! Plus all the spear designs. I'd maybe add a hint of pale dust and dirt particles around the bottom, just to add to the sense of movement and grittiness.

What size is the original Aaron?
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
little smaller than 13 x 19 in.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry - Incense not Essence...
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captbullett Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I like !
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bschico Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
this would be like
2WW
heroic name
legendary creature -- human soldier
some ability
nice flavor text
4/4
rare/mitic rare

oh, great painting, by the way
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TAJ-ripper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
really nice use of lighting on his face and armour. i like it
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Laurilee222 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow O.O awesome work!!!!
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recallsamemory Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
oh wow, before i read the description, i though 'man, this looks like a Magic card'
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional
Nice work on this one, man!
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JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good. Are you open to critique or are you moving on from this?
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
both. since it's painted i'm not too interested in any major changes that would end up needed a repainting and a digital version that so far differs from the original that i can't show the original. i do realize that's the danger of putting actual paint to canvas that a lot of the new digital breed don't have to work with.

so, what'da got for me. you're welcome to just email me as well.
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JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The orange on the cloth in the wind on the right aligns with the angle of the arm that's also orange. Makes that arm feel off. Also, the forearm on the right seems super long especially compared to the upper arm. I'm betting you used reference so maybe it's just that the angle of the hand and finger should be thrown off that line a little.
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
i'll see what i can do. i will probably make some digital edits anyway and transfer all those that can be made to the original as possible.
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GreenGreed Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Photographer
nicely done! at the first look I asked myself "what magic card is this" ^^
I would say: mission accomplished!
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh you're getting far too good matey :)
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
ha! i've got a long way to go.
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FredericDupain Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
magnifique
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just... WOW.
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bakido Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
:iconindeedplz: :wow: :winner:
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