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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.
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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.
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scratchback Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I like your aqua hues...
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morqwal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
one of my first cards. :)
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eternal10k Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as far as I know it was not conquered...
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That makes me happy to hear!
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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 :-(
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Fyreant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Who knows, that may happen one day!
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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.
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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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