Teysa, Env oy of Ghosts

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - The Art of Karla Ortiz -

How fo­cus­ing on joy helped Karla over­come the pres­sure of her first piece of art for Magic “This piece was my de­but for Magic: The Gath­er­ing. I re­mem­ber be­ing so fright­ened that it took me two weeks just to get a work­ing sketch.

“There was a short brief de­tail­ing a smart, schem­ing, mag­netic and ruth­less woman in her 30s. She needed to be sat in a room with scrolls and hid­den spir­its that sur­round her. I looked at films for in­spi­ra­tion, in­clud­ing Black Nar­cis­sus and The Lord of the Rings.

“The whole paint­ing was very dif­fi­cult as there was the pres­sure of it be­ing my first Magic card con­stantly on my mind. How­ever, I re­alised that I needed to fo­cus on just the joy of paint­ing, and not the out­side pres­sures. I learned a lot from this paint­ing!”

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