Monday, June 2, 2014
Magic Card Art: Wind Dancer
Card Name: Wind Dancer
© 2014 Wizards of the Coast
Gatherer Link: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=382407
Original Art Available? No
Artist Proofs Available? Yes
Artist Notes: I made a blog post exactly one year ago today about a painting that changed everything. This is that painting.
I had been going through a tough time for months prior to working on this, both with my work and my life in general, and was starting to give up on myself. The painting depicts a faerie character reaching out to the viewer over turbulent waters, offering safety, or a way out- in a sense, that's exactly what I was looking for at the time. The creation of the painting itself is what jolted me out of that bad period, and another literal interpretation of something I was going through, that paved the way for more recent pieces like Learning to Leave.
2013 was a crazy growth year no one knew I was having, and I came out of it with momentum that's still going. Thank you to those who've stood by my side.
EDIT: Adding a link to the art review on GatheringMagic.com.