Monday, December 12, 2011

Alter 40 - Gideon Jura

I recently got a commission for this guy. I have been wanting to alter him anyway so it was a nice coincidence to get the commission anyway. I tried to make the feel a little more dramatic. It took me quite a while but I am happy with the result and look forward to doing more of these :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alter 39 - Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Tezzeret was an instant favorite of mine. I am always looking for excuses to play him and I figured making an alter of him would only encourage that.

I have been enjoying altering planeswalkers and might have a commission lined up for yet another potentially. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alter 38 - Delver Of Secrets(es)

Delver is a card that when I initially saw it I just thought "Bad for limited, next." It turns out it is pretty bad for limited. It's made a surprising splash in constructed, specifically in Standard and Legacy, and as a result I have grown to appreciate this card more and more.

I also thought this was one of the best uses of the Transform mechanic, as you can really get a feel for the change from "normal curious guy with a penchant for bugs" to "horrific buglike mutation".

Also as a result, I have gotten some alter requests for this card. My first inclination was to just alter both sides, but after asking around I decided against it. I think that the best way to make the most impact here would be to make the difference from the front to the back the biggest gap possible. That meant leaving the front it's normal innocuous art and card frame. Then when he gets flipped, it's all "BLAM" and he is even more dark and scary than normal. I kept the alter fairly simple as I just wanted to enhance the dark scene and spotlit bug we have in the original.

While I was working on this my friend Nick (@hawzzy) half jokingly said "Make me one where the flip side is the bug guy wearing a party hat"..

Party bug!