rachelmtgalters:

Chandra, the Firebrand
bid/buy here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171305402501
m450n-offline:

Emracruel!!

m450n-offline:

Emracruel!!

phyrexian-renaissance:

Hi! Sorry this took a while to reply to, but it was easier to do a quick tutorial. I’m not really good at explaining things, but I’ll try! Remember, this is how I personally do it. It may not be how everyone does it.

First, a quick note.

This is easiest to do with Japanese cards.
Mainly because of the bulkier line width in the characters.

Also any black card that also has a dark background makes this a breeze. There there is already black behind the characters so you aren’t fishing the text shadows out of your paint with the toothpick.

Down to business!

Okay, the process is pretty simple. It just takes time and patience. When you lay a layer of paint, do it right over the text, mana cost, and expansion symbol but make sure you can still at least see them.

Now, grab a wooden toothpick. Plastic ones don’t work as well, at least for me. Gently remove the paint with it. Don’t press too hard or you’ll indent the card surface. If you accidentally do this and then get paint on it again it will be much harder to remove with a toothpick because it wants to sink into the now textured surface.

Go ahead and do your next layer. Toothpick again.
Go ahead and do your next layer. Toothpick again.
Go ahead and do your next layer. Toothpick again.

Repeat until your card is finished. Yeah it is time-consuming, but the result is worth it. At the end it will look nice and clean because any colors you had will be dispersed nicely under your text.

It helps to know the fonts used on cards pretty well. Maybe take a pic before starting your alteration if you are unsure. That way you know what you are trying to clean off with your toothpick. Also, when you are doing light colors under the text make sure to leave the text shadow (the lower right of text is dark) so the letters are cleanly distinguishable.

The last pic is just showing that the toothpick is a tool you can also use when doing textures and such on cards.

I hope I helped!

cerealalters:

And so my standard grass backround is finally fitting for once. :uFor Ashiok, enjoy!

cerealalters:

And so my standard grass backround is finally fitting for once. :u
For Ashiok, enjoy!

phyrexian-renaissance:

Figured I might as well sell the card I used in the tutorial!
Auction Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121321735570

phyrexian-renaissance:

Figured I might as well sell the card I used in the tutorial!

Auction Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121321735570

cardboard-crack:

I couldn’t resist sharing this. My 4-year-old son designed his own Magic card on a blank foil. It’s an 8/8 flying creature named Dragon for 2BB. Seems pretty good! If you look close, you can see the dragon is stomping on a few people.

cardboard-crack:

I couldn’t resist sharing this. My 4-year-old son designed his own Magic card on a blank foil. It’s an 8/8 flying creature named Dragon for 2BB. Seems pretty good! If you look close, you can see the dragon is stomping on a few people.

thecyberfox:

I know it’s not league but I’m so damn happy with my work on  this one lol

thecyberfox:

I know it’s not league but I’m so damn happy with my work on this one lol

shittymagicalters:

Shitty Brushstrider, Return to Ravnica Uncommon

shittymagicalters:

Shitty Brushstrider, Return to Ravnica Uncommon

notsweettea:

MAJOR ARCANA || Magic the Gathering: Return to Ravnica

All art belongs to Wizards of the Coast, please see the captions for each card’s art credit!

phyrexian-renaissance:

Just an experiment, never did a whole card before. Got some more ideas brewing but I need more supplies. FOR SALE!
Auction Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121320949336

phyrexian-renaissance:

Just an experiment, never did a whole card before. Got some more ideas brewing but I need more supplies. FOR SALE!

Auction Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121320949336

cerealalters:

Finished the Tentakul, Emracruel or whatever you’d like to call it. Behold the name puns.

cerealalters:

Finished the Tentakul, Emracruel or whatever you’d like to call it. Behold the name puns.

misterghosto:

Cardkitty is a team that consists of Eva and Dereck, and they operate in Vancouver, BC. Alteration techniques involve the blending and extension of existing magic card art by using oil based paint, acrylic paint, and permanent markers.

www.cardkitty.com

mistersabado:

Game of Thrones - Magic: The Gathering mash-up

Anax and Cymede - Oberyn and Ellaria Martell

cerealalters:

Iona and Avacyn extensions that have been commissioned~