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Onyx Mage - MTG  Unused variant by IzzyMedrano Onyx Mage - MTG  Unused variant by IzzyMedrano
The unused version of the Onyx Mage for MTG. If I remember correctly, the self mutilation was a little too much for the universe.
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arschpo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
:stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::squee::squee:Great Artwork :squee::squee:   :stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme:
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet !
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
funny, because they talk about mutilating all the time in the lore. Scooping out someone's corneas to use like crystal ball contact lenses for one...
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Right, but that's not self mutilation.  Lol... so... different? *shrug* 
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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Very dark - I love it!
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RyleDyaxiq Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I really like this piece. Guessing that the card was in the Core Set, they probably wanted to limit graphic content to not shock new players. Now, put this guy in the Shard of Alara Block, and he'd be at home in Jund. Maybe Grixis, though he's a little too healthy looking to be from there. Great pose, and I can almost imaging the power hungry, angry yell while he carves his body up for payment. 
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Bonesaws Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Oh man Izzy I love this version I wish wizards went with it
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FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
First of all, I love this version, it would make for a killer promo. 2nd, I'm curious as to how the commissioning worked out on this one. Did they pay you for both versions? Did they suggest they try a different artist? If these questions are too personal feel free to ignore them. Lovely work!
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artist
I got the pitch to do the mage cycle and in excitement I took this guy to finish before sending in the sketch.  It was my bad.  They paid me only for the card they used.  
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FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thanks for the reply! That's cool to hear you were so into the project, I could see myself doing something like that as well once I start working on Magic. Still, 2 great pieces came out of it :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spooky! Very well done! :D
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Kegrat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job :D its too bad this didnt make it to a card or a promo version
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mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I like this version. And I've seen way worse MtG-cards when it comes to violence depicted in the artwork. Strange decision ....
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MarcSolArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
There are undead, horrors, blood and people killing each other on cards. But this awesome thing is "too much"...? Sorry, but I don't get it. Petty sad, but the art is awesome. :)
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AlphaArt101 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Self mutilation was too much for MTG ? :-?
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Goatllama Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang! Too explicit....... but then they have Pain Seer in Theros, which I feel is way worse than this. But I guess that art just implies the cutting. Oh well. I do like this version more than what was used, aside from the swirly fire looking kind of cheesy.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks very much for the kind words in such a great back handed compliment format. 
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Goatllama Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do what I must because I can. :P
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Good times.
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ShariMay Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I adore your art.
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:iconsourisdesbois:
sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Sick!
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:iconarmaid:
Armaid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful job, cool colors, perfectly fit to the style of the whole. I'm impressed:>
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:iconmatsunoki:
matsunoki Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What mutilation?! Body paint is now illegal!? Whateva WOTC. :la:
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Nefelem Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Phyrexians dissecting people alive is ok, but a little self mutilation is not? Weird. Anyway, great work!
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Maya-24 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
This is amazing
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rain--soaked Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too bad it wasn't used, but I could understand why, it can be a bit of a trigger for some players : (
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LALordIllustration Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
But self-mutilation is made awesome with pink sparkles and glowybits.
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Isn't it always?!
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LALordIllustration Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Godyes. I know I want to bleed glowstick material, and I can't be the only one.
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
:clap::clap::clap:
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist
But very awesome! You are too good for MTG ;) 
But really this does look fantastic, well done
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you for the kind words. :D
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