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Silverskin Armor by TereseNielsen Silverskin Armor by TereseNielsen
Here we have a new Magic the Gathering piece for Mirrodin Besieged. This set releases on February 4th, but since they've previewed this card already, it's safe for me to do the show and tell thing.

It's been a while since I posted any Magic work on DA. As usual, I have some catching up to do. I'm hoping the artists here will enjoy the extra information I added to the blog post [link] about this painting. It mentions some of my thought process behind the image, the mediums I used, sketch, descriptions from the art director, etc.

The image area is 9.75 x 7" and is painted on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper with acrylic, oil, ink, gold/silver leaf and embossing powders.

Limited edition prints available. [link]
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No, but seriously, Silverskin Armor by ~TereseNielsen is just awesome. ( Suggested by SeaSpryte and Featured by oilsoaked )
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Great style
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MarcSolArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Wow, I really like it. I mean, you just could have made the girl in her armor, but there's all this extra stuff. All these circles with golden and silver patterns remind me of planets or moons, on the right there are cells with organelles, the left corner shows, that the armor becomes part of your flesh and bone, and the whole picture definitely reminds of DaVinci's Vitruv. Though this one is kind of abstract, it looks so much alive. "Wow", yes, that's the right word. I am so glad, that you still use traditional media. I don't think, this stuff would be possible with digital art.

Luckily the cards are so small. If I had seen all this detail before, my head would have been exploded. ;-)
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Ardillas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artist
cool
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JohnOC89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I really like this.

very evocative, smooth blend of past/present/future.

good work!
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MsSilith Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... :eyepopping:
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, epic
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soy-monk Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the coolest looking pieces of art for a Magic card!
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HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
There is something very compelling about this piece.
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:iconbomperstomper:
BomperStomper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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SADISTSALTAR Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Very cool, this is what I would like to be able to draw
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marwil-arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
GREAT PIC ... BIONIC EXTREMITIES ???
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work !!
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FotoManiaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
idk look nice it remind me of final fantasy 12 sumon name mateus lol
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Neruall Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
This is really amazing ! You thought about plenty of details, and I love the colors !
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serendipity72 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I am just in love with your work. This is outstanding.
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Bronyriffic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
That indeed this is very creative, and not only that it is very "bad ass".
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Wow! A DD!! How very cool. Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments!
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WhiteTigerDance Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
How awesome is that? amazing
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emperorkk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice !!!!
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours, textures, and attention to detail - I love it!
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:iconjwsutts:
jwsutts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Beautiful - your painting makes me want to go buy a pack of magic cards just to appreciate the art! :D
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:iconburtvader:
burtvader Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
excellent work.
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:iconxxwishfulxthinkingxx:
OMG that's badass! I LOVE it. :D
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:iconjestah25:
Jestah25 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love on first sight.
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UADMultimedia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Dope.
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RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very cool :3
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auraginx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my favorite Mtg card arts, congrats on the DD.
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Parlour-Room Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Stunning work
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:iconrudkin:
Rudkin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This is one of my favourite pieces of artwork from Magic: The Gathering. Very well done!
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Rukia1231 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Luv it : ) iz cool
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MephistotheGoat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this card! Cudos
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spcodesigns Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
very strange, nice details
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Writer
Holy cow this is cool!
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Paine128 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
This is amazing!
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huberer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Nice depiction of how the Moriok installed the quicksilver into their skin, flesh and bones... A nice protection against Phyrexia... A shame how the story ended... But a place for Phyrexia had to exist... And Mirrodin was the place to go... Now if Urza were to be brought back alongside Yawgmoth and Gerard... = Mindblow and a shit ton of new Magic players...
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Victoria-M Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This is so so cool!
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Zerahoc Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Out of all the cards I saw in the Mirrodin besieged set, this was one that stood out the most, in terms of the card artwork. Fantastic piece!
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randomdude280 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
this helps whenever you have an etched champion
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TigerLily1994 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow this is amazing, you have a real talent there! :)
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Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes this is definitely awesome! I have this card myself and it is very very nice.
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RossoDH Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
YOU BLEW MY MIND!
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SirBroad Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved this entire block, even if Infect got a little out of hand.
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Auffallend Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i laugh at the fact people nominate an already popular card art for a DD.
while it is stunning i think it has enough prestige in the fact that it is a MtG card
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QueenRoadKill Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I bought this card a few weeks back for the art didn't know you had a da user
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Ebrethil Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was thinking 'this looks familiar' then realised its magic art work

you made this for WotC?
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Lorincael Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, wow :)
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:iconhilariousconsequence:
Oh gosh, this is one of my favorite cards for my token/artifact deck! So wonderful to see a detailed version. Your cards are my favorites- this and Holy Strength are the two that are most appealing to me compositionally. This one just has such a strong concept, and the (intentional?) throwback to the Vitruvian Man is genius.

Hope to see much more from you in the future! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
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