Com­po­si­tion

Lu­cas Gra­ciano uses com­po­si­tion and tones to cre­ate a dra­matic fan­tasy im­age

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Back in 2015 I was in­vited as a guest artist to a Magic: The Gath­er­ing event be­ing held in Mon­treal, and given the task of de­sign­ing an im­age that would rep­re­sent the show.

The im­age would be used to pro­mote the event, be printed on play­mats and given away as re­wards for at­ten­dees who did well in the tour­na­ment. I was given free range on the sub­ject. It just had to fit the Magic brand in style, and some­how re­late to the Cana­dian lo­ca­tion.

With the artis­tic free­dom I was given, I set off to de­sign a dragon-rid­ing war­rior, which was some­thing I al­ready had kick­ing around in my brain when I re­ceived the as­sign­ment. This was a chance to both cre­ate some­thing I was re­ally in­spired to paint, and com­plete an as­sign­ment, in one.

Lu­cas is an award-win­ning il­lus­tra­tor who loves to cap­ture fan­tasy images through his paint­ings. You can see more of his art at www.lu­cas­gra­ciano.com.

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