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Yavimaya Coast by Fyreant Yavimaya Coast by Fyreant
THIS piece sure brings back memories. I was still on staff at WOTC as a concept artist, and in line with my self-made title of Tree Boy I was given the task of developing the island of Yavimaya from the ground up. Yavimaya was supposed to have a Gaia-like, magical sentience. Assisted by the elvish population on the island, Yavimaya was the place on Dominaria where resistance to the Phyrexian invasion would be fiercest (as I imagined things). Yavimaya had grown herself a gigantic arsenal of vegetal, insect and animal weaponry to repel any invaders. Those huge arches going out into the ocean? Think of a tree with the body structure and musculature of a reticulated python. Phrexian machines wading ashore were summarily wrapped up and crushed.

I never had the opportunity to read the novels but in my mind, Yavimaya never got conquered.
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SingularMJ Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Wow! I didn't knew about the story.
That's a really nice view of the coast of the never conquered Yavimaya Island.
chorrr-tel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
oh cool. glad i found this. sweet palette and fun image. i immediately get a sense of both green and blue mana here.
scratchback Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I like your aqua hues...
morqwal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
one of my first cards. :)
eternal10k Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as far as I know it was not conquered...
Fyreant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That makes me happy to hear!
theblock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Your art on MTG is fantastic, I don't play anymore but I still appreciate the art to this day. Me and my friends have always said that if WOTC were smart, they'd create a Dungeons and Dragons 4th ed champaign setting solely for Dominaria (since they own both products), instead of just ripping off players :-(
Fyreant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Who knows, that may happen one day!
Baconbeard Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I loved this picture when I first saw it. Just the mixing of my two favorites, Island and Forest.
Amazing job pleased to see it again. Memories.
ToshiroAndTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
yep, this one's always been my favourite land art in MtG. can't take my eyes off it.
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