When I get the chance to go out and meet artists I like, I will try to get some renderings signed ! This way they are more personal and it just looks cool ;).
But the real treat is getting something drawn personal, this because, well it’s unique !! And most of the times these drawings tend to be done very well !
I got some time playing with the camera and shot 2 personal drawings I got from 2 of my favourite Magic the Gathering artists ! I’ve also added the original art, so you can see what the renderings are based upon.
The first is a Western Paladin, done by Carl Critchlow.
The second is called Vampire hounds and is done by Kev Walker.
[tags]Carl Critchlow, Kev Walker, Magic the Gathering[/tags]
Some things have to grow unto you I guess… It’s like the drawings of this artist, Aleksi Briclot. He lives in France, Paris to be more precise, so that makes it special, because he’s not living in the USA and sets his mark on some major USA products ( but more later ) !
It’s actually difficult to say when I came in contact with Aleski’s art for the first time… this because after I got interested in his art, it seemed he had done some pieces I should have recognized. Let me explain. First time I got a good look, was when I read the trade paper back comic called Spawn – Simony and like I said in the beginning, I wasn’t hooked at first by the renderings… But after some rereading, my eyes were caught by the unique style Aleksi has drawing Spawn ! So I got interested more and after finding his work around the web, I noticed he had done some stuff for Magic the Gathering too !!
And that’s the catch, because this would imply that I should have seen his work before !! On one of the Magic cards I own.
But ok… enough about the weird happenings 😉
Just take a look at some of his beautiful work !!