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Force of Will by TereseNielsen Force of Will by TereseNielsen
My first Magic the Gathering card illustration, painted 15 years ago. It seems like an oversight to not have "Force of Will" represented here in my Magic gallery. I had no idea he'd be one of the most powerful counter spell cards in the game, even after all of these years.

He was drawn with a charcoal pencil onto cold press illustration board and painted in mostly gouache with touches of colored pencil. The size was somewhere in the range of 18 x 14".

To read more of the history of this card or obtain a print of it just hop on over to my blog. [link]
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Wow, never noticed the blades tied to the guy's hands. Interesting touch. Wish these cards weren't so damned expensive. Best card of that set, though. 
phyrexianrevoker May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the card and the art... however the art looks more red than blue for me O.o
STsung Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I always admired your work but until recently I have to envy you even more. I decided to start drawing once again and as an exercise I wanted to draw anything that crosses my path. Force of Will was laying around so I picked that card up and tried to redraw that. My attempt ended up pretty badly ^_^.

Really this illustration is awesome.
I love your art work immensely
Oh Force of Will, how beautiful you are, yet how much I hate you during gameplay...
JDAntoine Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic :D
It so amazing that long before I knew what I wanted to do, you were already doing it and creating the art to one of the most iconic cards in the game!
"Since you have no lands opened, I cast-"

I've always liked Force of Will, of course because it's a strong counter, but also because it's one of the few blue cards whose artwork is predominantly red. The contrast is pretty, much like Vesuvian Doppelgangers complimentary blues are pretty.
im suprized this wasn't your Daily Deviation. since this art peice was so amazing. and recognized in the Magic world. hehe you gave birth to one of the most Dominant blue cards in existance for magic and ur art did it justice !! <3<3
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