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Return to Ravnica: Siege of the Azorius Guildgate by MoulinBleu Return to Ravnica: Siege of the Azorius Guildgate by MoulinBleu
So...this one deserves a bit of explanation. I love Magic:the Gathering. I got hooked ever since I got my first booster pack back in Onslaught and opened an Akroma. I fell in love with the game, the worlds, and especially the art. Every time I played, I imagined the cards interacting on this fictional battlefield, how these battles might play out or actually look like. This piece is essentially that: a visual interpretation of my prerelease experience. I played Azorius splashing red for Mercurial Chemister and green for Courser's Accord. I went undefeated against several Rakdos and Golgari opponents. I had so much fun that day that I wanted to immortalize what my games felt like in illustration form.

So, the teams here represented are AZORIUS+selesnya+izzet VS RAKDOS+golgari

Can you name all 19 cards in this image? Check your answers here: [link]

EDIT: I am currently repainting this in color, enjoy this sepia version in the meantime
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Corcon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
izzet working with selesnya?  They kinda hate each other (at least that's my interpretation)
TheWereCactus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
gizburg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this rocks SO HARD!!!  I can't wait to see the color version!
aPhysicist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It deserves an explanation, but it doesn't need one. The epicness speaks for itself. There is a little story contained in everyone of those fighting couples/groups.

I'd love to see a version of this 4x as big with 4x as many characters, but of your own design. 
blizzardbearer0617 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see scion of vitu-gazi.
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Lately the Golgari have been secretly persuading the Rakdos Cult to hold their riots around the western slums, in hopes of recycling the remains. However, residents of this district have responded to the chaos by seeking refuge among the Selesnya. Not wanting the Conclave's already immense influence in the city to sway further, the Azorius Senate began sending lawmages into the area to quell these riots. His plans being interupted, Jarad tasked his moles in the cult to rally an attack on New Prahv as well as sending undead reinforcments into the fray, hopeing to dissuade the Senate from further interference. Unphased, the senate deploys all available units in the area to fight off the invaders, aided by a single Izzet League chemister who just happened to be strolling by the area when the attak began. Knowing that a Selesnya garden was within walking distance of New Prahv, the Selesnya feared that the Rakdos may very well move their chaos there after they loose interest in the Azorius. Thus have sent a gaurdian elemental to assist.
Superandroid23 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! The poses & action are simply amazing! Fav for sure!
thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big stompy creature you say? DETAIN
amadeus450 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i saw gatecreeper vine
amadeus450 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool truly ravnica
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