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MAGIC: The Gathering

Artist Proof (A.P.) Card Page
of
Randy Asplund

Announcement- 10/3/2021
1)  BACK TO PAINTING!
I'm happy to say that my temporary pause on taking new commissions is now over. All art commissions have been caught-up, and I am now contacting the folks on my wait list for making new art commissions.  I'm posting some recent A.P. art here, so take a look below. During the break a lot of people asked to commission art on AP cards and for larger "Enhanced" versions of my classic M:TG originals. If you are interested in commissioning some art, there are several on the wait list, but please feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

2) PRICE REVISIONS:
Over the years I have enjoyed being able to provide collectible signed Artist Proof cards for the true fans of the game at a very low price. I wish I could still offer them so low, but circumstances require a change. Some cards are gone from my stock, some are very few, and some vendors have been taking advantage by buying from me at the low rate and then marking them up substantially. There's a market for it, and that's fine, but if I offer them at a lower price than I'm seeing, it helps curb that second market. So in response I have decided 3 things:
I) The price of cards will go up to closer to market value,
II)  The price of the card is no longer includd in the price of the art, and
III) If you have already (as of 9/14/2021) requested an A.P. card with art on the back, I will honor that at the the same price as when it was requested. In other words, your card is free with the artwork on it.

ALSO, as most of you know-
I am deep in a few side projects which are demanding a LOT of time at random points. The USA has a very deep and wide-ranging problem with Probate Court abuses of civil rights and State statutes which technically create a human Trafficking and Racketeering system which preys upon our most vulnerable, destoying their lives and their families. I am working with others on an effort to save my mother and other vulnerable persons, especially the elderly, from wrongful and exploitative guardianships and conservatorships. This means court and it means working with legislators on law reform.  As I take on commissions again, it must be understood that there are likely to be some delays because of this.  Believe me, it is worthy to do. (If you are interested, see: http://www.randyasplund.com/probate/probate.html)

-And I am also working on a major book about how books were made by hand in the middle ages, Secrets Of Forgotten Masters.
SO...
Please forgive me, and be aware up front that any commissions may be delayed TEMPORARILY at any time due to these reasons. Because of this, I am forced to keep deadlines flexible.  Your understanding and support in this is greatly appreciated!



I have a limited number of Autographed Artist Proof Cards available!

    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. 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.


A.P. CARD PRICES:

All of my Artist Proof cards come hand-signed in metallic ink and marked "A.P."

    The CARD PRICES are indicated in the chart below.The CARD PRICE is IN ADDITION to any artwork to go on the card. YES, you are welcome to supply a card of your own for me to paint on.
    When numbers of a type in stock drop below a certain number, and then they move to a category where they will only be sold with an art commission on the backs (or an alter) worth $100 minimum, or when rare enough, only with a full painting on them (see examples below). The art commission can be pencil, ink over pencil, or painted. Ask for details.  See below for examples and prices.

NEW:
 
* Urza's Miter is a special case. The last of mine have been commissioned. Also, I have decided that any of the Urza's Miters I paint from now on  will use either modern acrylic 
and imitation gold gouache, OR if you choose to have it made with the medieval techniques and materials it will be done on a genuine parchment  laminated to the card before painting.  (see the photo & description below).


ORDERING:
 * Contact me before ordering. Randy@RandyAsplund.com
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.  FedEx and UPS are also available. Client pays all mailing and insurance costs.

PAYMENTS: I accept PayPal to Randy@RandyAsplund.com as long as you cover all fees, including foreign transaction fees, on your end. For smaller orders (meaning I have to approve it)  I can also take a personal check if you can wait for it to clear. I usually take 50% as a downpayment (Large orders are broken down more). Balance plus mailing due on completion.

Last Update: 10/3/2021
CARD PRICES AND AVAILABILITY of cards without art:

ANTIQUITIES:
$70 Detonate
$80 Clockwork Avian

--Urza's Miter (out)

LEGENDS:
$70 Lost Soul
$90 Sentinel
$150 Sylvan Paradise
$70 Sea King's Blessing
$50 Fortified Area
$70 Kobold Taskmaster
$90 Tor Wauki
$80 Raging Bull
$90 Undertow

-- Thunder Spirit (out)

THE DARK:
$70 Riptide

--Sorrow's Path (out)
--Inferno (out)

FALLEN EMPIRES:
$50 Dwarven Soldier
$50 Homarid Warrior

-- Ebon Praetor (out)
-- Elven Fortress
(out)
-- Order of Leitbur 
(out)

ALLIANCES:
$40 Rogue Sky Captain
$40 Guerrilla Tactics- Every Dirty Trick 
$40 Guerrilla Tactics- Dirty Trick
$40 Reprisal- The Leonopteris
$40 Reprisal- The Hammerhead 

CHRONICLES:
$90 Sentinel
$120 Tor Wauki

TIME SPIRAL:
$50 Kobold Taskmaster

JAPANESE Black Border:
$40 Fortified Area
$40 Lost Soul
$40 Clockwork Avian
$45 Detonate 
$50 Inferno

CHINESE Black Border:
$40 Clockwork Avian
$45 Inferno 
$40 Fortified Area 
$45 Detonate

4th EDITION REVISED:
$60 Lost Soul
$60 Detonate
$50 Fortified Area
$70 Clockwork Avian
$60 Inferno

5th EDITION (1997):
$40 Lost Soul
$40 Dwarven Soldier

VI   EDITION:
$40 Lost Soul
$40 Reprisal - The Leonopteris

BEATDOWN:
$40 Clockwork Avian

ITALIAN:
$40 Detonate
$40 Lost Soul
$40 Fortified Area
$40 Clockwork Avian
$40 Inferno




Last Update: 10/3/2021
ART ON CARDS PRICE LIST
(Price based on complexity. Price can vary up or down if  changes to design are requested)
See Art Examples Below-

BLACK BORDER

(No art order required, but under $100 art is available)
BLACK BORDER 
$100 art minimum:
Commissioned Art:
Full Drawing or  Painting
BLACK BORDER with
Commissioned Art:
Full Painting- similar amount of detail to samples below
or re-imagined
SOLD OUT
A.P. Card must be
supplied by customer

(because mine are sold out)

ANTIQUITIES:
Detonate

LEGENDS:
Lost Soul

ALLIANCES:
Rogue Sky Captain
Guerrilla Tactics- Every Dirty Trick
Reprisal- The Leonopteris
Reprisal- The Hammerhead

CHINESE:
Clockwork Avian
Detonate
Inferno


JAPANESE:
Fortified Area
Lost Soul
Clockwork Avian
Detonate
Inferno

CHINESE:
Fortified Area

ANTIQUITIES:

Clockwork Avian

LEGENDS:
Sentinel
Sylvan Paradise
Sea King's Blessing

Fortified Area

Kobold Taskmaster
Tor Wauki
Undertow
Raging Bull

THE DARK:
Riptide


FALLEN EMPIRES:
Dwarven Soldier
Homarid Warrior

ALLIANCES:
Guerrilla Tactics-Dirty Trick

TIME SPIRAL:
Kobold Taskmaster

 CHRONICLES:
Sentinel
Tor Wauki


Antiquities:
Urza's Miter*

Legends:
 
Thunder Spirit

The Dark:
Sorrow's Path
Inferno

Fallen Empires:
Ebon Praetor
Elven Fortress
Order of Leitbur

WHITE BORDER

(No art order requird
, but under $100 art is available)

5th EDITION:
Lost Soul
Dwarven Soldier



ITALIAN:
Detonate


WHITE BORDER

4th EDITION REVISED:
Lost Soul
Detonate
Fortified Area
Clockwork Avian
Inferno

VI  EDITION:
Lost Soul
Reprisal - The Leonopteris

BEATDOWN:
Clockwork Avian

ITALIAN:
Lost Soul
Fortified Area
Clockwork Avian
Inferno


ALTERS!

You supply the card, I supply the art.

I will do Alters painted with
acrylic paint.

PRICE: Variable.  The price is
determined by the amount of
effort I expect the job will take,
so it will be negotiated. But you
can ask for whatever you want.

 *Urza's Miter has special notes. See below with the example-

SAMPLES OF A.P. ART & OPTIONS

These are examples of what you can expect for a given price. 

Except on request for Urza's Miter, all paints are Acrylic.

Oil paint on request, but it takes longer to get the art to you.

All pencils are sealed with clear matte Acrylic.

ALTERS:

ALTERS: Are priced based on similar complexity and how much of the card is altered, so if it is just the image box on the card with a full repaint, that would be 2/3 of what a whole card would be. I do not use markers. Alters will be done in acrylic paint.

SAMPLES

OF FULL PAINTINGS ON WHITE-BACKS of A.P. Cards:

(ALL samples are previously sold commission work)

Prices shown are minimum starting prices.
Prices can go up with more detail or expanded scenes (= effort).
If you order one of these, expect similar detail at this price. No design is exactly the same.
I am happy to honor preferences for any changes in design and minor changes do not cost extra.

Antiquities

Clockwork Avian  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Detonate  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
 Clockwork Avian
$250
 Detonate
$180

Urza'a Miter  AP art Randy Asplund

Urza's Miter
A.P. Card must be supplied by customer
(because mine are sold out)
This version is made with all Medieval Manuscript paint:
Genuine gold, Lapis Lazuli blue, Vermilion, Folium, Verdigris + Weld Lake, Iris green,
White Lead, Red Lead, Azurite, ink made from oak galls.
$400 -Medieval paint version on genuine parchment laminated to the card. Add genuine 23k gold leaf on gesso ground as a 4th color in the background: Add $100.
$300 -Modern Acrylic paint version.

Urza's Miter AP art Collection 2021
(Right click to download larger version)

DETAILS:  Laminated to the card??????
Yes, the proper ground for the medieval gold and paints in the Italian White Vine book style is genuine animal skin parchment. The art represnts a medieval book page, and that's what they used. Therefore, if you want the real thing, that's how it will be done. Curious? Take a look at my Articles & Exhibits web page (menu at the left) to see how I do this kind of art.

The A.P. card is 0.30mm thick card stock. The parchment varies slightly (even when measured on the same piece) to be about 0.27mm to 0.33mm, and typically about 0.30mm thick. That means yes, the A.P. card will be doubling in thickness. It's not much. And some artists are making thicker paint than that. Think of the parchment as being like a primer ground under any other painting. It's not gesso, it's skin. This parchment panel will be 2-1/8" X 3-1/8", so that produces a 3/16" white card border al around.


The Dark

Riptide  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Sorrow's Path  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Riptide
$300
Sorrow's Path
$340
A.P. Card must be supplied by customer (because mine are sold out)
Inferno Diptych Left  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Inferno Diptych Right  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Inferno (Left of Diptych)
$200
Inferno (Right of Diptych)
$200
Inferno done horizontally on 1 card: $150
Inferno done vertically on 1 card: $140
A.P. Card must be supplied by customer (because mine are sold out)


Legends

Fortified rea  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Kobold Taskmaster  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Fortified Area
$300
Kobold Taskmaster
$300
Tor Wauki  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Undertow  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Tor Wauki
$260
Undertow
$250
Thunder Spirit  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Raging Bull  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Thunder Spirit
$300
A.P. Card must be supplied by customer (because mine are sold out)
Raging Bull
$270


Sylvan Paradise  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Lost Soul  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Sylvan Paradise
$400
Lost Soul
$300
Sea King's Blessing  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Sentinel  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Sea King's Blessing
$350
Sentinel
$300
Legends AP Art Sentinel Comes Aware Legends AP art Thunder Spirit vs. Yoda
Sentinel Becomes Aware and ready to defend
$300
Thunder Spirit vs. Master Yoda
$300
Sea King's Blessing  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Legends Sea King's Blessing AP Art: Curse of the Sea King
Sea King's Curse
$475

Inspired by Sea King's Blessing
Sea King's Curse
$475

Inspired by Sea King's Blessing

Reprisal: The Leonopteris
Urza's Workshop, Ornithopters and Clockwork Avians
Urza's Workshop- With Ornithopters and Clockwork Avians
Legends Artist Proof art: Sylvan Paradise
Sylvan Paradise

Art on Magic Artist Proofs by Randy Asplund
Collection of Clockork Avians, Thunder Spirits, and Dwarven Soldier. 2020.


Other Versions

You can choose to have a different level of work, or different media such as pencil,
or even change the theme to some other subject.

MTG Alter Kobold Taskmaster Sea King's Blessing  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Kobold Taskmaster
$150
Alter
Sea King's Blessing Pencil
$80
Loose pencil, but covering most of the area
Lost Soul MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund Mermaid  MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Lost Soul
$150
Single figure painted, minimal background
Mermaid (Alternate subject)
$120
Single figure pencil, minimal background
Battletech AP art by Randy Asplund Styled Gorse MAGIC: The Gathering AP art by Randy Asplund
Battletech also has AP cards!
$75
Loose rendered full card
Stylised Gorse (Alternate subject)
$70
Simple single figure

Raging Bull  AP art by Randy Asplund

Raging Bull in Amsterdam
$180
Full drawing in pencil


Thunder Spirit Print and A.P. card
Thunderspirit Print & A.P. Card in scale


Sea King's Blessing Print & A.P. Card
Sea King's Blessing Print & A.P. Card in scale