Magic: The Gathering Artist Noah Bradley Reveals The Process of Painting Ikoria: Lair of Behemoth's Song of Creation

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The new Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Magic: The Gathering set features incredible artworks from some of the best MTG artists, and one of the most noteworthy pieces is definitely a card called "Song of Creation" illustrated by Noah Bradley.

Today, Noah Bradley has released a new video revealing the process behind his painting for the "Song of Creation" art. Bradley says that this is the first of his paintings he's keeping for his personal collection because his wife modeled for the central figure with her wedding dress, so it's a special piece for him. Watch the video below:


Bradley reveals that it took him about 30 to 40 hours to complete the piece since there's a low of precise, slow-detailed work to put it together. He started with acrylics, and did a mixed media approach to create this surreal experimental piece. Bradley also talks about how to balance elements from each color identity (green, blue, and red) and how he finished it with digital touches.

Here's the final version of the art featured in the card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths:

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Credit: Wizards of the Coast

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is set to launch on Magic: The Gathering Arena on April 16, for tabletop play in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong on April 17, and for tabletop play everywhere else on May 15.

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