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MTG: Lord of Extinction by IzzyMedrano MTG: Lord of Extinction by IzzyMedrano
This was a really difficult one to pull of, I was (and am) still struggling with atmospheric hints in scale. This was the first "huge" guy I had to do. The card itself is amazingly bad ass!
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MonkeyFunkR Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Very awesome!

So.. Do I go to him or does he come to me.. ;)
LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
AskullSkullz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student
I love it so much! 
Solla-Damian Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Angerdomeable Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
thanks to your pic we now have a "Toothy Hammerhead Baleen" thanks
kirbyizawesome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think that bomb shelter will survive
aspieomnipintent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
ill build a bomb shelter just incase one of those comes round my house
adrius15 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me a fair bit of the end of Princess Mononoke. In a very good way.
redchinese Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
i loce this guy- he's like a combo of a hammerhead, a coackroach, and a giant worm, all thrown into a nuclear blender. Superb monstermashin
Copheina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
TheOneTrueTaterTot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
hey ariokh, i have always wondered if this card was in a cycle with nemesis of reason and scion of the wild and some more other cards is this true?
Devonition Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
:U oh mah dayum i love finding mtg artists on DA
chorrr-tel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
oh wow. that is one ugly--

nice anatomy and special lighting effects!
VariaZim Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that art, oh my god!
LastBornSin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional
i have that card ITS STUPID GOOD!
Sparklelord Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Sooooooo awesome. This would totally be a better fit for what the Conqueror Worm from Hellboy should look like......the actual one in the comics wasn't too impressive.
carnival Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
........ew ^^-; love the forground flecks and the rough dusty-sketchy-ness, very nicely pulled through! :'D
The-Console-Cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Holy f*cking sh*t, what is that monstrosity!?AHH!!!! (face melts as eyes burn to cinder).

Seriously, what is that? I love it to death. :D
Ce11fire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
when i got this card i was so stoked. i built a deck around this beast. when i saw the flavor text and looked at the art, i could actually hear the souls in its laugh.
tomasbrechler Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
beautiful beastie
mightyflup Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
goh have it foiled! :p
nice art
Eldereyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
So good!
uncle-shaun Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So so so so cool :)
TheHondaGuy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Holy Crow......that's awesome!
Xyrth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Really cool job!

I'm another of the "hammerhead thing" fan! Looks really interesting. It's such a menacing beast. Well, elemental, to be precise. The card itself it's pretty cool.

Congratulations for a fanstastic piece of art!
sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very imposing. it's like one of those giant salamanders.great job
tenshi-no-zetsubou Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Awesome big ass monster. What card game is he for? Sorry if you already said... XD
Gallardose Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! i was so happy when i opened the booster and got the lord.
very nice to find your arts here at deviantart.
BookBurner Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
fukin epic :)
I really like this one :)
OakVillaFlotilla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my buddy kills me with this card often, that and soul's fire..


Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
did you go to art center by any chance?
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Artist
that I did. is it that obvious? lol
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
awesome man im starting there in september haha. ur art is more reason for me to wanna go there
hypesystem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
really truly LOVE this piece! Naiiize
KingVego Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a fuckin rude card.......but i still must say that its amazing
Saschaette Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Reminds me of that thing on "Spirited away" that turned all gross after he ate everyone..hehe
gensanity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
weird one
InvaderCerulean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. :D *hugs the picture*
Derae-johnstone Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
OMG, I'm gonna have to start playing MTG again just to get your artwork on cards. That is such an awesome painting. I take it the card is a rare.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Artist
Aye, this is one of maybe two cards I've painted that's extremely 'rare'. lol I hate that they call it rare... they just print less... on purpose... it's not like the classic idea of rare antiquities.
SniperChick Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy is sick nasty!! He looks like something out of one of Hayao Miyazaki's films.... He had a thing for very large and unusual insect-like creatures..
BryanSyme Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! thats incredible I love the atmospheric haze. It makes the monster lock huge.
MishaHyde Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
He is so cute! I love him, love him, love him! *squishes*

On a more serious note, I think the only thing not helping get across his epic size is that tree on the right. Everything else looks minuscule compared to him, but that tree shrinks him down to a not quite so terrifying size.

How big is he supposed to be, by the way? :)
2WinGs2ZioN Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think it looks huge enough to make me shit in my pants!! :D

Awesome dude, and I bet my ass its gotta be difficult to draw or paint huge characters, due to the proportion and scale and stuff, as you said.

May I say something that maybe doesnt fits? the slime in the mouth. Maybe, due to the physical rules and all that stuff, drops should be smaller, you know what I mean?? But whatever, its a kick-ass one. Faved
capprotti Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
When I first saw this on your blog the first thing that struck me was how well you pulled off the atmospheric perspective! That is something that is soooo easy to screw up. And the scale is very effective. Nice piece man.
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, I think you did a pretty good job with the atmospheric perspective! I love the design and colors - it's great all around!
darthmadigan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Whoa crap.
I'm so going to use this as a boss fight for my poor RPG group. Pity them.
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks good to me!
AloraKitten Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
He is certainly large and in charge.
UncleAsriel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Ah, Alara Reborn's sweet-ass mythic rare. How I love thee, Lhurgoyf knock-offs!

Love the maggot-eyes along the anatomy, very black/green of you. One thing, though - the scale is a little weird here. Is the lord scraping the cloud cover along a mountain range( as in the upper right)? Or (as I believe the tree in the center right is suggesting) the elemental merely dwarfing a shrub and the critter here would be only a few feet taller than an average human?
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