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Jace's Ingenuity by SteveArgyle Jace's Ingenuity by SteveArgyle
Jace Belerin. Master mixologist, blue things enthusiast, and literal plumbing wizard.

Here we see Jace in a dreamlike moment of introspection and invention. Unlike me, this sort of dream does not cause Jace to wet the bed.

There aren't many paintings of Jace in which he's actually wielding his element - it's usually just glowy blue squiggles. I've always liked rendering challenges. And water is one of the toughies. So I decided to go just bonkers with it.

Check out the original sketch for how overboard I almost went with this, when it had been planned as a textless, vertical format card.

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For Magic: the Gathering. Copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art directed by Jeremy Jarvis.

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Because water is hard to work with in a photoshoot, for reference we used collected alien drool-spooge, slathered onto saran wrap, dried with a hairdryer, and bent into shape. Special thanks to H. R. Giger for letting us borrow a few aliens for the day.

Our condolences to Ensign Johnny Redofshirt, who did not realize what his brief, but passionate love affair with a charming face-hugger would ultimatly mean.

And congratulations Ms. Facehugger Redofshirt, on your new baby!

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Always more at www.steveargyle.com
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:iconmechanicalvalkyrie:
I really like this waterbending version of Jace :)
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:iconlord-lunaequie-is-me:
As hard as this is to see at card-size, I think this would have been better than Igor Kieryluk's version, actually. No offense to Mr. Kieryluk, but I really, really love Steve Argyle's style. I don't think I've seen one picture he's done that I haven't liked.
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:iconbeast258:
This is probably my favorite picture I've seen of Jace. Hope wizards uses your picture for some card!
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:iconxdragonwolfxd:
absolutely amazing work! I love very much.
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:icontapped-out-99:
I love your art.

We have featured your art on our MTG fan page. Please come like and share.

Thank you

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:iconzoroii:
ZOROII May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am knockout front all your pieces
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:iconrandomeye713:
god damn it
the description is way better than the picture
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:iconmmmmaga:
May I fall in love? beautiful art and beautiful personality it seems, quite fun.
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:iconalkenstine:
rule one of Jace: never fuck with Jace
rule two of Jace: if you fuck with Jace kiss your ass goodbye
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