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Guul Draz Vampire by SteveArgyle Guul Draz Vampire by SteveArgyle
The spider abstractions are so abound in this particular peice as to seriously call into question my capacity for an original thought.

Usually, when I'm stuck creatively, I go to the least likely corners of nature for inspiration. Monsters? Hmm... I'll look at some flowers. Angels? I think I'll look up "deep sea monstrosities." Samurai? I'll Google platypus.

That way, I don't quite as often end up with a concept that's been done to death. Even if I am wantonly plagarizing Mother Natures acid-trip inventions.

That's today's lesson to aspiring creatives out there.

On this particular peice, even though they're not so far from typical vampire lore, spiders took over my brainmeats.

Turned out alright though, no?

Copyright WotC, Magic the Gathering.

Art Directed by Jeremy Jarvis.

Digital Spider Wrangling by "Arachniche Solurions and Fast Food Delivery."

Wallpapers, prints, and paraphenalia on my website. [link]
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LuckyStampede Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I think it's worth comparing this to the infamous Spider-Woman cover, and figuring out why yours works so well while that one just...didn't. 
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GeNZeKMinaeV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
unreal
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Cal-McKendry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Always thought shoulder and elbow talons were a cool addition to the Zendikar vampires. This peice was what first drew me into playing magic, I blame you for my empty wallet. I saw this peice in an Imagine FX magazine, 2-page spread, and proceeded to collect all your vampires from that set. Thing that made me laugh hardest was reading that you were born in Salt lake. I was born in Provo. You instantly became one of my favourite artists, and are definitely an inspiration as I aim for my own art career. Thank you for playing such an influencial part in my life.
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Une pose assez spectaculaire et une beau résultat
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INNXX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
OMG!! Bloody beautiful...stunning detail.. Featured here www.ultimateeditionoz.com/foru… Thank you and congratulations on this magnificent work :)
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superhero88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
This is my favorite card just because of the art.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Angels? I think I'll look up deep sea monstrosities!"
My hero, your brain works just like mine! :D
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Cyuubbi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
wow
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AnnaGrimm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favourite!
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Caenor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow great picture!
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