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ChandraSmoulder02 by SteveArgyle ChandraSmoulder02 by SteveArgyle
So, at Magic the Gathering tournaments, and at conventions players attend, a common request is to sketch a little something on a playmat.

Over time, they got more elaborate, and now they're to the point of being basically paintings, only more difficult, because it's marker on fabric. Which I've found to be the most unforgiving medium so far. And that includes shaving and tattooing wild gorillas.

At Gen Con last year, I basically told everyone they could leave their playmat with me, along with a bribe, and I'd sketch up their mats and ship them home. Between me and a few folks helping me run my booth, we lost track of how many we'd promised to do. I went home with hundreds. Each requiring several hours of work. Suffice it to say, many people waited a very, very long time for their mats, and I decided I needed to rethink how I'm going to do my playmat fanservice. And that I should try to convince Copic to sponsor me.

This is just one that I thought turned out kinda nice. Chandra powering up.

Copic Marker on 14x24 fabric and neoprene playmat.

Chandra Nalaar copyright Wizards of the Coast.
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Très jolie !
ElsieRichards Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Very cool!
SSJester Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work, sir. Brilliant.
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
thats so cool!
markers are my fave medium!

aw man i really would love a play mat from you. markers <3
idirae Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't realize this was a playmat until I read the artist's notes. O_O
Stunning work!
Gazbag Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
So hard to put marker onto a playmat and try and draw something nice out of it :/ Unfortunately for me I tried to draw something on a playmat with letraset pens...
...Id advise against it lol :P
Keldain Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Amazing work! :)
MicahBlack Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think knowing what the medium is elevates this from a "you tha's nice" drawing, to a "DAAAAAMN!" drawing..
[and you should totally be sponsored by Copic..and then send me the surplus..
plus a playmat..with a drawing on it..giftwrapped- lol]
IAstartov Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Impressive work.
huntererinful Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome. I'm working on one for a friend of mine too.
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