I’m back today with part 3 of the GP Vegas art show, and we’re going to take a look at the biggest part of the exhibit today with the art of Ravnica. I think this was my favorite part of the exhibit, because it had so many more easily recognizable pieces for me, and there was a large variety of artists. Ravnica is also arguably the plane with the most beautiful landscapes. Take a look below at the art from the show, and let me know what your favorite piece from this article is!..
Patagia Viper, Christopher Moeller
Azorius First-Wing, Alex Horley
Syndic of Tithes, Steve Prescott
Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
I appreciated how the colours of the mats matched the colors of the painting perfectly. This is one of my favorite commander cards, so it was cool to see this painting in person.
Boros Reckoner, Howard Lyon
Another example of how the hanging apparatus distracts from the artwork, as it’s actually interfering with this picture. I really like Boros Reckoner, and this sketch looks great. I really like the contrast between the white and the color of the paper.
Rakdos Augermage, Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
I can honestly say I’ve never looked at the art on this card before, but it’s a pretty terrifying image.
Izzet Signet, Raoul Vitale
Orzhov Signet, Tim Hildebrandt
Simic Signet, Greg Hildebrandt
This is surprisingly nice to see in real life, I think I’ve expressed my dislike for the ‘soap bar signet’ before, but this has currently changed my mind.
Boros Signet, Tim Hildebrandt
Rakdos Signet, Martina Pilcerova
Dimir Signet, Raoul Vitale
The wall of signets, I wish there was a bit more cohesion in the display of the images. I think the series would have been a lot more interesting if they didn’t appear haphazardly hung. It was still cool to see them all in one place though.
Kingpin’s Pet, Mark Zug
Voidslime, Jim Murray
Chord of Calling, Heather Hudson
I really like the complimentary colors in the mats chosen. It’s a bit of an eccentric choice, but it matches the colors in the painting. I like the choice to frame the painting with regular and foil versions of the card as well, you can tell that the person who owns the artwork really cares about it.
Carven Caryatid, Jim Nelson
Farseek, Martina Pilcerova
Dryad Militant, Terese Nielsen
I think this was my favorite painting of the show. The picture is surprisingly smaller than I thought it would be, so there’s a lot of detail packed into that small picture. The simpler choices of framing really lets the painting stand out on its’ own.
Dizzy Spell, Christopher Moeller
Mindmoil, Alex Horley
Mindmoil Sketch, Alex Horley
Ignorant Bliss, Jeff Miracola
Infernal Tutor, Kev Walker
Guttersnipe, Steve Prescott
Sell-Sword Brute, Jeff Miracola
Dryad Militant, Ryan Pancoast
Totally Lost, David Palumbo
Ghor-Clan Rampager, Charles Urbach
Conclave Equenaut, Terese Nielsen
Hunted Dragon, Mark Zug
Dragon Token, Mark Zug
“There is no written rule that artists who create a token-producing card art commission must also receive the token that accompanies it. Luckily, we are given Zug’s dragon flying over a Baroque period town, fitting the original Ravnica aesthetic as being Eastern European, more akin to Prague or Bratislava than France or Germany.
The different coloured head, to fleshy wing, to the fire within his mouth shows a wider palette than the red border would have you assume. From there, the horizon gradient draws one’s eyes upward, as a dragon’s focus would urge your terror to look up.”
Utvara Hellkite, Mark Zug
Utvara Hellkite Sketch, Mark Zug
And onto the sketches…I told you guys today’s post is huge!
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Tyler Jacobson
Coiling Oracle, Mark Zug
Anyone else find it hilarious he titled the work Manaconda?
Syndicate Enforcer, Steve Belledin
Search Warrant, Steve Belledin
Cytoplast Root-Kin, Thomas Baxa
Stalking Vengeance, Anthony Scott Waters
Cytospawn Shambler, Anthony Scott Waters
Clutch of the Undercity, Pete Venters
Aetherling, Tyler Jacobson
Last Gasp, Thomas Baxa
Crypt Champion, Pete Venters
Gigadrowse, Alex Horley
Selesnya Guildmage, Mark Zug
Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Scott M Fischer
Goblin Flectomancer, Matt Cavotta
Close-up of Goblin Flectomancer
Frenzied Goblin, Carl Critchlow
Orzhov Advokist, Jason A. Engle
Punishment, Randy Gallegos
Grave Shell Scarab, Pete Venters
And to finish off the pictures for this article, we have the Ravnica concept sketches!
Rakdos Concept Sketch
Rakdos Concept Sketch 2
Rakdos Concept Sketch 3
Rakdos Cleric Concept Sketch
Selesnya Human Concept Sketches
Color Concept Sketch
Color Concept Sketch 2
Color Concept Sketch 3
Color Concept Sketch 4
Rakdos Ogre Concept Sketch
Izzet Concept Sketch
Izzet Concept Sketch 2
Izzet Concept Sketches
Izzet Faeries Concept Sketch
Simic Concept Sketches
Azorius Concept Sketches
Azorius Concept Sketch
Simic Concept Sketch
This one is really funny, I’m glad they included it in the show.
That’s it for this article! I have one more to go with the art from Innistrad, which should be up in a few days. Which picture from Ravnica did you guys like the best? If you were able to attend a GP art show, what would you like to see? As always, thanks for reading and supporting my articles!