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Living Hive by Fyreant Living Hive by Fyreant
And another Magic card! This one was a bugger-up on my part. Got carried away with the piece and made it the wrong aspect ratio. Arguably one of the biggest brainstones I've ever passed.

Photoshop 6, over a pencil underdrawing.

©Hasbro/WOTC.
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morqwal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this was one of my faves back in the day. i remember fighting it with the slag wurm. :D ah, how stupid me and my friends were, not even understanding the difference between a spell and a creature in play.

thanks for the memories.
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Noloter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
It's a pity this wonderful art hasn't been showed properly on the card. Now that I can see it entirely, with these little green ants, it gets much more sense...
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Dragon11138 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Love it.

For some reason, what caught my eye was the sky.
It seems like there is like a whirlpool or
cyclone or something in the sky.
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Coq92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I think this is one of the best Magic arts :clap: :clap:.
Sadly, in the final card we can't see the little ants generated by the hive.
I think that one of the greater faults of Magic cards is that the art is wider than high: this caused the elimination of the lower part of the illustration, wich is DEFINITELY better when seen entirely.
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Phloris Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Writer
Whoa, I love the card and I love the bugs in the front, it's such a shame that didn't make it on the card. I never knew it used to be this high but I'm really glad I've seen it now :)
They should print this card as textless promo some time :p
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cazper2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
OHHH MAN I HAVE THIS CARD HOLY THATS PERSPECTIVE EHH!!!
but it dose suck cus you dont get to see the ants at the bottom!!! its just living hive and you see the hive not the like bugs
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Louisiana-limey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
I can't beleive I've never seen the full art of my Fave green card! This is judt amazing!
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's largely my fault. I fell in love with my composition and this is NOT the ratio for Magic cards. Nobody at WOTC's end caught this in time for me to make changes. As a card it doesn't work well. :P
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Louisiana-limey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Ah, still, nice surprise..... Good news, I guess, for once.
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0dogyboy0234 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
this is like the queen of all token cards (one of my tops)i love the colors on it it feels so real
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M0AI Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The contrast on the living hive could be a bit lower, so as to imply atmospheric perspective and push it further into the background, but this piece is awesome just the same. I really like the design of the bugs.
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dracanta Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Wow, that's actually one of my all-time favourite MTG card and I get to find it here, mwuahaha :heart:

I think it's an amazing work. I love how it looks like an oil pastel drawing to me even though it's digital. And these swirlies in the sky look awesome, they fill up the empty space. I'm not good at critiques or helpful comments but I just thought I'd let you know that I really love this work, one of my all time favourites :heart:
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Deems Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*has card in hand*
*looks at it*
Where'd all the little ants go...? Oh yeahhhh

^.^ S' an awesome piece, especially the vivid colors and feel of the ants swarming out of the living hive. Mad props'
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akfc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
awesome sense of life, composition and mood in your recent posts =) Very nice!!!
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very kind of you to say so! Takk!
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Arphenien Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
love the colours and the way you painted it!
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thank you very much! I am a color goof. The more I learn, the more I love color.
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Arphenien Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
I should be like that.. keep it up, I love the mood that you give to each image :)
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional
cool!
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Blessings upon thee for saying so!
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