MAGIC: The Gathering

Card Art Page
of
Randy Asplund

All artworks are copyright Randy Asplund or Wizards of the Coast unless otherwise noted. Please contact the artist for permissions.

I have a limited number of Artist Proof Cards available! See below on this page.

Magic The Gathering Appearance

On  August 14-16, 2015 I was one of the Magic: The Gathering Artist Guests at the 2015 Detroit Magic The Gathering Grand Prix event. This was a special, high profile tournament at Cobo Hall. I'll had all of my remaining original Magic art on display, with the original of  The White Tree from our art book The Gathering. I also had copies of the art I did for the Gathering Sketch Card set, Artist Proof cards, and a huge number of  classic period CCG originals.  Learn more at the Wizards of the Coast page:  http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/fact-sheet-grand-prix-detroit-2015

Auction of Original Art!

Click here for the AUCTION PAGE

August, 2015 ATTENTION: Magic The Gathering Art Collectors!

I have finally had a chance to look through my remaining unsold artworks from my work in the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering in order to decide which ones I will sell and which I plan to hold onto.

Announcing the upcoming auctions of selected early period Magic the Gathering original artworks and Magic: The Gathering related artworks created by Randy Asplund for Wizards of the Coast and Inquest Magazine.

Beginning one week after the Detroit GP event, I will start offering original M:TG card artworks for sale, one at a time. I don't have many of my originals from Magic left, and my career is going well enough that I don't actually need to sell these, but I'd like to see them go into the hands of someone who will really appreciate them. I am not posting the schedule of which will be auctioned at what date, because I want to keep that flexible. However, I do plan to start by making the first auction be for "Sea King's Blessing" from the Legends expansion. See below for the list of works I intend to offer.

It is getting harder and harder to find Legends originals, especially those sold by the artist directly. Sea King's Blessing has been one of the favorite art pieces for fans of the works I made for Magic, and has been a very popular print. It was painted in 1993, the year Magic was premiered. It depicts a "viking-like" ship sailing off into the sunset, while the spirit of the Sea King (inspired by a painting by the van Eycks) appears in the sky above. The ship is accompanied by a pod of dolphins. The size of the original image is 5-5/8" x 7" painted clean-edged on an 8x10" by 1/8" thick archival illustration board. Acrylic and Alkyd paints. You can preview the art from this page below.

The first auction will be run from sometime in the evening of Sunday, August 23 and will conclude at 11pm EST on Sunday night August 30, 2015. Please see my Auctions Page for details and to register for bidding.

List of works to be auctioned (NOT in the order they will be offered)

LEGENDS
Sea King's Blessing (Auction: Aug. 23-Aug. 30)
Sentinel
Raging Bull

ALLIANCES
Both of Reprisal (The Hammerhead and The Leonopteris)
Both of Guerrilla Warfare (Dirty Trick and Every Dirty Trick)

Magic Related INQUEST MAGAZINE
(These were created as spoofs of Magic Card characters. The first 3 being what they look like 20 years later!)
Power Atog
Shelkin Brown Out
Serra Warrior Princess
Juzam Djinn



Signing Cards & New Art Commissions:
I am happy to sign cards sent in the mail, but there is a new movement with the artists to be charging for the signatures. It makes a lot more sense than limiting the number I will sign for people who are just selling them. The price is $2 USD for EACH signature on a card or other object. The first one will be free. (Note: There is no extra signing fee for prints or Artist Proof cards).So if you want cards to be signed, you can send as many as you like -with return mailing.
Yes, I will do Original Art Sketches involving my original Magic card themes, either on A.P cards or on other paper, play mats, etc. Just contact me before sending it so we can work out what you want and the price.
 I also do Full Scale Paintings based on the original card art themes, but they are bigger and WAY better!. Please write to me and inquire about pricing. See my commissioning art page for details.
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The Gathering: Reuniting Magic Artists
I am a collaborator on a fabulous Art Book! We call it "The Gathering," and it is a 20th Anniversary reunion project of most of the early artists who worked on the Wizards Of The Coast collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Please take a look at the kickstarter page and see the wonderful video made by M:TG artist Mike Kimble.

The Gathering
Rediscover the original artists of Magic: The Gathering® reunited to create new paintings for this limited release Art Book!

Our very successful Kickstarter campaign raised just short of $150,000 between February 26th - March 28th.

The Gathering is available! get your personalized copy autographed by Randy Asplund! Click here for info!
Hardback: $42.50
Soft Cover: $24.95
plus shipping is usually under $5 in the USA
(Michigan residents add 6% sales tax)
PayPal to my email address on the contact page and always
email me first to make sure I still have a copy available.

This book was mostly pre-sold on Kickstarter. Although some retailers
bought copies on KS, it is generally not available through stores.  We artists made it,
and we artists are selling it.

Read more on my News Page for January 21, 2014

Magic: The Gathering Artists make a book called The Gathering

The Gathering The White Tree by Randy Asplund
The White Tree
NFS (May be offered soon)
18x24"
Acrylic & Oil

11x14" Prints available: $30


 I am offering preliminary sketches of my new painting "The White Tree" made for our new book The Gathering. Contact me to inqure. There will also be pictures of the original sketch art I made for Magic, and it may also be offered for sale.

 
Gallery
Each image is 5.625x7" on 8x10 illustration board.
Prints available by request $ 15.00
Originals price on their dedicated page


Click on a thumbnail below to see a set of cards that I created for the Collectible Card Game MAGIC: The Gathering
by Wizards Of The Coast.

Antiquities
 Randy Asplund Magic The Gathering Antiquities
 Randy Asplund Magic The Gathering Antiquities
 Randy Asplund Magic The Gathering Antiquities
 Urza's Miter
 Detonate
 Clockwork Avian

Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Thunder Spirit

 Sylvan Paradise

 Lost Soul

 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Tor Wauki

 Undertow

 Sentinel

 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 Sea King's Blessing

 Kobold Taskmaster

 Raging Bull

 
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Legends
 
 
 Fortified Area
 

The Dark
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering The Dark
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering The Dark
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering The Dark
 Riptide
 Inferno
 Sorrow's Path

Fallen Empires
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Fallen Empires
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Fallen Empires
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Fallen Empires
 Elven Fortress

 Ebon Praetor

 Order Of Leitbur

 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Fallen Empires
 
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Fallen Empires
 Dwarven Soldier
 
 Homarid Warrior

Alliances
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Alliances
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Alliances
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Alliances
 Guerrilla Tactics
Dirty Trick

 Guerrilla Tactics
Every Dirty Trick

 Rogue Sky Captain


 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Alliances
 
 Randy Asplund Magic: The Gathering Alliances
 Reprisal
The Leonopteris

 
 Reprisal
The Hammerhead

 
In addition to MAGIC art that was printed in the game,
Inquest magazine hired me to do Spoofs of several MAGIC characters

These Images are 7x8.75"

Inquest Magazine Spoofs
 
 
 
Power Atog

Shelkin Brown-out
Serra
Warrior Princess

Juzam Djinn Magic The Gathering Inquest Magazine
Juzam Djinn
16x16"
NFS


 
ARTIST PROOF CARDS
    Wizards of the Coast has done a cool thing for we artists. They produce a set of white backed versions of the cards we have painted for them. That is to say, each card is white on one side, and the other side has exactly the same art as you see on a regular card of the same game. Only the artists are given these cards and the number is very low. Of some I got only around 50 or so, many are in the 110-120 count range, and Detonate was over 300. They have given me samples of these in English versions and some of the different language versions of the game produced by WOTC. What a collector's item! They are way more rare than the rarest of regular cards.

SOLD OUT List:
Legends:  Thunder Spirit            
The Dark:  Sorrow's Path, Inferno
Fallen Empuires:   Ebon Praetor, Elven Fortress

A.P. CARD PRICES:

     I am offering my Artist Proof cards at what I expect is a middle of the road price compared to the other artists. They are each hand signed in metallic ink and marked "A.P." The MAGIC card types are $5 each and the Battletech cards are $3 each.

     I have a limited number of A.P. black bordered Japanese (Detonate, Clockwork Avian, Fortified Area, Inferno, and Lost Soul) and Chinese (Detonate, Clockwork Avian, Fortified Area, and Inferno). I also have Italian white border and English Chronicles, 4th and 6th editions. Ask for details!

     If you are ordering A.P. cards or sending cards to be signed with S.A.S.E., and you live outside the US, remember that those postal coupons cover less than the amount you pay for them, so please confirm their value. Please see the www.usps.com website for rate information.