Imag­ineFX crit

ImagineFX - - Fantasy -

“In my mind, Mike’s imagery harkens back to the style of art that was fea­tured on a lot of D&D books from my teenage years. Yet there’s also a mod­ern slant to his work: it’s an in­trigu­ing com­bi­na­tion.” Cliff Hope, Op­er­a­tions Edi­tor

1 Reck­less Rev­eler

Oil on pa­per on panel, 12x16in

“I’m re­ally happy with how this Magic card turned out. It’s a satyr light­ing fire to a Tro­jan horse. It was dif­fi­cult to make that clear, hav­ing two el­e­ments of dif­fer­ent scale.”

2 Bat­tle­field Thau­maturge

Oil on panel, 12x16in

“This Magic: The Gath­er­ing card paint­ing was used on the event deck pack­ag­ing for the game. The client ini­tially re­quested a shot from be­hind, but I sug­gested this al­ter­na­tive pose and it was ac­cepted.”

3 Clock­work Golem

Oil on panel, 12x16in

“I had a lot of fun with this, and would like to do more ac­tion-packed gam­ing art in the fu­ture. I re­ally en­joy il­lus­trat­ing multi-fig­ure bat­tle scenes.”

4 Aerie Wor­ship­pers

Oil on panel, 16x20in

“This paint­ing was my first oil paint­ing for Magic: The Gath­er­ing. Be­cause of the clas­si­cal theme, I chose to paint it quite a bit larger than card paint­ings are nor­mally done. This paint­ing is a fi­nal­ist for the Art Re­newal Cen­ter sa­lon for imag­i­na­tive re­al­ist paint­ing.”

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