Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hare_Tok.Ultimatum_I

Here be inks for the Kenji token dealio.

I knew I wanted the bg to be fully painted, so just had to ink the foreground.

2/5/16

Reuxben

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hare_Tok.Ultimatum_P


Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch is minutes away, so thought it'd be a nice time to throwback to an ancient Hareruya piece, a player card for Kenji Tsumura. The other two in the set are here and here.

I remember time was tight on this one, so went for cel-shaded rather than fully painted on this one, though we started with a pencil base.

2/5/16

Reuxben

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fun_Control


Drew this Inktober '15 piece of Shota Yaso'oka from a photo right around the Pro Tour Battle For Zendikar, I believe.

PT Oath of the Gatewatch is just about to begin.

2/5/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fun_Control_I


Shota Yaso'oka is known for playing control.

2/5/16

Reuxben

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fun_PicturesOfSuccess


When I put myself

In the picture of success.



I'm ready to go,

Ready to go,

Ready to go,

Ready to go.


2/4/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hare_BoxSketchesChallenge


More rejected sketches from that one project.

This was the first in the "Gothic" series, and started the motif of a female wizard and her mysterious rival. Everybody dies in the end. Spoiler.

Shout out to Harkness Tower. And Ravnica mountains.

2/4/16

Reuxben

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun_YaleSo


Our little hipstrix for Inktober '15.

I miss Yale dearly.

Constantly.

There is nothing like it.

"I'd rather be miserable here than happy anywhere else."

And now I use my degree to assist-proofread parts of business cards.

2/3/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fun_YaleSo_I


Inks of our Yale hipsterette, prolly a Herald editor, definitely a lit major.

2/3/16

Reuxben

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fun_YaleSo_P


Wanted to draw something reminiscent of the old days at the Yale Herald.

Everyone was a hipster, especially the girls.

So.

2/3/16

Reuxben

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fun_NezumiNoMachineGun


Likely my greatest Magic accomplishment. I beat 3 Pro-Tour-prepping players in an after-hours Draft.

I even made the last train home, but not before bumping into a Japanese Hall of Famer as I headed out for the sprint from Hareruya, idiotic smile still splattered across my never-was face. He recognized how huge this 3-0 was for little ol' FNMer me--or maybe he was just that drunk--and said some super kind words of congratulations. Yeah, he was that drunk.

Highlights were using some of the jankiest draft combos M15 can serve up, including the rare-exclusive Goblin Kaboomist + Shield of the Avatar, which I would actively draft towards whenever possible, taking either piece super aggressively since both pieces were such jank, you'd be able to get a pass at them if they were ever opened. This simple combo works by having the equipment prevent at least one dmg to the goblin if attached, easy-peasy. Every additional creature is just insurance, so not even a burn spell could dreamcrush you. Eventually, you'd be ever more risk-free to skip kaboomist flips and start accumulating a western-front-unquieting amount of Land Mine tokens. Given enough red mana, you can then threaten any ground attacker with sudden death. AND, as I screwed up, despite having been actively telling myself not to forget, color protection doesn't save the target since the red-activated mines are still colorless sources of damage. Cost myself a game against my round-two opponent by forgetting that, but worse--the guy didn't realize the nuance himself until later, but still got that crucial free attack in.

But anyway, the more gorgeous combo is a deathly touchy common rat Walker, souped up with an angrily burning machine gun, so anything the rat hits gets deathtouched to...um, death. I had the man of the hour under that very lock, and my gosh, how sweet a feeling. That's why I love the color black--it just makes your opponent helpless, no matter who or what they are.

And that's why I love Drafting--because you can beat your opponent, no matter who or what they are.

2/2/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fun_ArmyWish_P


Also spotted the pencils to my 2016 New Years' postcard. Wish I had someone to mail, but I don't.

Joke's on you, though, I save a byutox-load on postage.

2/2/16

Reuxben