Gathering Steve Argyle's Magic
steveargyle:

A thank-you to a very nice fella at GP Portland.  Taking a look through my commander deck out of curiosity, he shook his head at the proxies I was using.  ”This won’t do at all.”  He then replaced almost all of them with mint cards out of his trade binder.  Several of them foil.  So I snuck a little time out to make this for him.  Thanks again!

Whoever this dude is he still traded up!!!!

steveargyle:

A thank-you to a very nice fella at GP Portland.  Taking a look through my commander deck out of curiosity, he shook his head at the proxies I was using.  ”This won’t do at all.”  He then replaced almost all of them with mint cards out of his trade binder.  Several of them foil.  So I snuck a little time out to make this for him.  Thanks again!

Whoever this dude is he still traded up!!!!

steveargyle:

Guest artist time!  Kat’s squid token, the CUDDLEFISH!
And remember, she’s out at Dragon Con this weekend!  Go get yourself an ultra-exclusive token by Kat!

I NEED A KAT TOKEN IN MY LIFE!!! - Justin

steveargyle:

Guest artist time!  Kat’s squid token, the CUDDLEFISH!

And remember, she’s out at Dragon Con this weekend!  Go get yourself an ultra-exclusive token by Kat!

I NEED A KAT TOKEN IN MY LIFE!!! - Justin

steveargyle:

Pop toy alterations?  What am I getting myself into…?

It was only a matter of time really.

steveargyle:

Pop toy alterations?  What am I getting myself into…?

It was only a matter of time really.

12 in stock - $9.90 each

It’s weird these are still so cheap and in stock.  Steve’s Snuff Out art is on the reverse of the large box!

Back in stock.  $2.99 each.

I am tired…

of not seeing Steve’s signature on any of the Khans of Tarkir art being released.

Liliana Vess cosplay

I’ve seen many Liliana Vess cosplays drift across facebook and tumblr over the years.  The variety of costumes can be attributed to available materials and design/craft skill, and also to whether or not the cosplayer is a purist, trying to recreate the canon imagery with exacting accuracy or not.  All of these variables are up to the individual and the resulting cosplay can be successful even if it is visually distinct from the source.

There are many versions of Liliana Vess illustratrions in the MtG canon and they have some differences among them but I have noticed a common trait in cosplays of Liliana.  She is always shown wearing some form of the same basic headdress.  The headdress has some identifiable differences from one illustration to the next, but there is one thing common with them all.  The headdress does not extend upward beyond the top of her head and extends downward below the jaw but above the shoulders.

Don’t get me wrong, I know how difficult they can be to construct, but I can’t help but notice that in the majority of Liliana cosplays I’ve seen that the headdress appears far larger than it should.

Do any of you have any input about this?

steveargyle:

Gen Con and GP Portland roundup MEGAPOST!

Doing GP Portland and Gen Con back to back has resulted in a slurry of jumbled memories, an SD card full of pictures, a lingering case of “con-funk,” and a wonderfully unnegligible wad of tips to torment my local bank tellers with (they think I’m a charity-case male stripper, I’m sure of it.)

GP Portland was more than a tournament.  It was like a Magic convention dipped in chocolate.  There were panels on all things Magic, including my very own stumbled-through digital painting demo and Q&A.  Many of the questions were my own.  Such as “By Captain America’s secret tattoo, why isn’t this working?  It’s fine at home!  Hey, where is everyone going?”

Liliana paid a visit.  I know because I have this photo here on my phone.  But whenever I try and recall exactly what happened, I get a sudden headache, sense of dread, nightmare visions of a zombie apocalypse, and curiously, a craving for Twizzlers and grape soda.

Also in attendance, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.  Who finally settled once and for all that there are angels on Theros.  And Elspeth is one of them.  Christine Sprankle, Magic’s Master of Cosplay, gave a wonderful panel on her craft, and at the end, bestowed an Axe of Garruk on an unsuspecting, then delighted, future cosplayer.  The staff conspired to get her this axe, as earlier in the event she’d proudly exclaimed that she was going to be Garruk at the next GP.  I’m pretty durned excited to see that.

Team Panda’s Panda Samurai playmat found itself a home.  It was prominently featured front and center on the prize wall, and they tell me it was the most asked about and sought-after prize.  Go Team Panda!

Gen Con was it’s usual delightful madness.  Welcome to all the new Minions, and the old-guard Minions that finally got their ID cards!  One by one, we are becoming legion.

One of the things I love about Gen Con, is that it’s such a diverse group of gamers and games.  I finally saw some L5R and Warlord cards come through for some alterations.  I’m hoping it catches on.

Another thing that happens at most events, but I think I’m the only one to really notice, is that themes unique to each show begin to emerge.  When someone wants a sketch or an alteration, some have a very clear idea of what they want, and others leave it entirely up to me.  When left to my own devices, they’re usually a bit goofy, and a common thread will tie them together.  In this case, beverages come to life.  Milk and Oreo, Slurm, whiskey, wine, and coffee elementals are just a few of the twisted brain-children of Gen Con 2014.

I love meeting new fans.  But even more, it delights me greatly to see friends coming back to see me again.  And this Gen Con was the best yet.  I’m so glad you all aren’t bored and tired of me just yet.  

Thank you all for being the best reasons to do what I do.

xoxo,

Steve

I hope I’ve helped with the L5R and Warlord surge!

wristmilk:

steveargyle:

DRAGONS!  Because Dragon Con!

A lucky last-minute twist has granted us a spot at Dragon Con!  Now, I won’t personally be able to make it.  Deadlines!  (There’s a LOT of Hearthstone to catch up on.)  But Kat will be there, peddling the wares and brandishing her award-winning smile.  She demands that you come visit!  I concur!  Help make her first Dragon Con a welcome one.

Second floor of the Atlanta Apparel-Mart.

Also booth-side, Aaron the Scrawnydog, the Code-whisperer.  If you’ve seen me at San Diego Comic Con, you may have met Aaron.

So go look for the rediculously big Liliana and Chandra banners, and stop by!  Everything we usually have, we’ll have, except me.  Which means the booth will smell better, and the floor won’t be sugar-sticky.

So first - SIGNAL BOOST (not that there’s too many people following here that don’t follow Steve’s blog… but still…)

and, second - WOW!  (That’s for the Steve Argyle painting I haven’t seen before!)

I hate when I reblog to the wrong blog…

Another Steve Argyle reprint is on the way… with flavor text this time apparently.

Another Steve Argyle reprint is on the way… with flavor text this time apparently.