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This guy did such great work he inspired a generation of Merfolk Thaumaturgists to take up his trade.
Posted By: jsttu (3/27/2011 7:23:15 PM)


This card isn't as funny as Mudhole, but I love the beard. I think this guy's name is Tarv.
Posted By: Salient (8/31/2011 8:28:10 PM)


Ah HA take that Doran, the Siege Tower and all your treefolk minions! Who has the last laugh now eh?
Posted By: Eliteninjasauce (9/19/2011 2:20:52 PM)


I actually really like the art.
Posted By: Anathame (10/3/2011 10:07:32 AM)


It is a pity that so many gamers nowadays prefer the generic, grade-B Dungeons & Dragons-style trolls and zombies on newer Magic cards over the paintings of old which actually looked like real artwork... The Golden Age of Magic art in sets like Legends and Ice Age was timeless and inspiring. They were beautiful and left something to the imagination. Many of them would be fit to hang on a wall in a larger size...

Because when I think of beautiful and timeless Magic art, I don't think of Rebecca Guay's Starlit Angel or Pete Venters' spectacular Hellfire. And why mention Quinton Hoover's spectacularly detailed Archangel or even the passion and simplicity of Ball Lightning?

No, when I think of awesome old Magic art, I think of freaking Dwarven Thaumaturgist. Hell yeah, undetailed, unshaded, non-abstract, flat as a pancake art is the best. 'Cause it's different, you know?
Posted By: Helliord (8/27/2011 11:56:04 PM)


I like the art it's simple and rather symbolic
Posted By: Teotanek (5/31/2011 8:09:52 PM)


I like the art. Photorealism has taken over the Magic art scene, and I miss the days when more stylized art appeared on cards.
Posted By: Atali (6/11/2011 10:05:19 AM)


"I'm sure Kipling is a better artist than you, Scissorslizard.
The art isnt bad. New players like the computer generated art though."

Ad hominem arguments don't make this card look less ugly.

Also, do you have some sort of basis for the sweeping generalization of newer players?
Posted By: scumbling1 (4/20/2011 3:16:41 PM)


Dr Jack must be trolling...or colorblind...or maybe likes fauvism, or all of the above. I can wholeheartedly accept that some people prefer the stylistic approach to MTG, but I for one can't really see the validity of the argument, barring some reprints like Planechase's version of Balefire Liege, but that has much less to do with the artist and much more to do with the printing. The picture here fails to capture any transparency of the bottles, which, even without computers, is very possible to do. The figure himself barely captures the essence of a dwarf, and lacks the proper width of one. Differing preferences or not, "golden age" are really strong words, and there's no way a half catoorny, half "realistic" image can live up to that.
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