Llanowar Reborn, Philip Straub (2D)

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  11 November 2007
Llanowar Reborn, Philip Straub (2D)

Title: Llanowar Reborn
Name: Philip Straub
Country: USA
Software: Painter, Photoshop

One of the Magic The Gathering cards I painted about a year ago. I swear I repainted this thing about 6 times until I got the look I was going for. The image depicts a dead forest that has been reborn (thus the old stumps sprouting new trees) I think I made about 100 foliage custom brushes in Photoshop and a bunch of nozzles in Painter to achieve the effect.

This image is also available from my print dealer, The Gilded Griffin. The run is limited 150 hand proofed, signed and numbered by me. If you're a magic collector check them out they're selling through pretty fast.


I hope you like:)

Philip Straub

Art Director Big Fish Games
Owner Unity Entertainment
  11 November 2007
Amazing ! Really fine colors and details !
It reminds me the "Secret of Mana" Tree
Great work
  11 November 2007
This looks incredibly real, and a little bit dreamy at the same time. The amount of detail and texture is amazing.
  11 November 2007
Great work Philip , very inspiring stuff!

Keep it up buddy

  11 November 2007
Briiliant and vibrant colors for a perfect mood.
  11 November 2007
thats a good one, i like the place and mood....

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  11 November 2007
Beautiful. To me this artwork shows that fine line between realism and CG. Outstanding work.
  11 November 2007
ah ah ......I like the picture.......very nice painting of scene....colours are nice too.......um um.....good job......Mr.Philipstraub.... ...****4stars from me ......keep it up.......
May God bless the grieving families,and may God continue to bless china.
chinese people..don't cry..a za a za fighting.

Last edited by minminxu : 11 November 2007 at 03:16 PM.
  11 November 2007
Absolutely magnificent! You have my 5 stars and total admiration for a stunning work, it's perfect!
My site

  11 November 2007
mmm... I think you should repaint 3 times more...


fantastic artwork!and well-done! 5 stars for sure
  11 November 2007
Wonderful... Gone inside the forest...
  11 November 2007
Absolutely beautiful Mr. Straub.


  11 November 2007
Simply wow! I dig all those details
  11 November 2007
Excellence! Wonderful details in shades of rich greens, washed in a dreamy sunbeam - really nice work!

  11 November 2007
very nice mood

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