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Yisan, Wandering Bard by chasestone Yisan, Wandering Bard by chasestone
Got to design this guy from the ground up, which was very cool.  The most interesting part for me was his Lyre, I wanted it to look like he'd made it from the remains of another Wurm of the same species as his pet, which meant kind of reverse engineering the Wurm to fit the requirements of the instrument (big mandibles, five antennae, etc).  

Art Director: Dawn Murin

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fsujs Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have done the art for some of my favorite cards both in its effect and the actual art of the cards.  They're usually amazing, this one included.
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Petros-Stefanidis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The lyre concept is really good.
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KrausC Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The instrument is what really makes this awesome.. I can image it's the remains of this wurm's mom and he raised it from a younger age.
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Carl-McIntyre Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this
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JungBalAware Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible.
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PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I like his expression.
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aPhysicist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess he killed the previous leader and that puts him in charge. 
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Qualiesin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student
Amazing design on the Wurm!
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kshon7 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Love it when great thinking meets great execution. Excellent work all round. I'm watching you for sure.
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JRettberg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i sincerely hope you get to do more design work with them. this is so killer Chase
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Jesus-lizard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I might have to start playing magic just so I can make a deck entirely around this guy. I sure hope he's a planeswalker... 
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shayn-art Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!!! Featured here >>  BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & Surrealism Clap 
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korneywn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
郑伊健?
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jnneDesign Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Good engineering! It's a great idea!
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LoveKellyRebecca Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student
This is incredible. My jaw dropped when I saw this!
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Yo-yoyoyo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
This is really cool but it makes me think: What will happen is this dude realizes the whole centipede theme might not be optimal?

Like he see's this other bard with a dragon, with a set of draconic bag pipes, and a of dragon hide kilt, and centipede bros like: "Maybe I got a little caught up in the centipede thing..." but it's WAY to late to change styles.

It's like having a funky haircut for years then seeing how weird it looks from an odd angle.

Just some thoughts.
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chasestone Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2014
haha this is a good point, but who knows what would happen if you tried this on a dragon.  Blowing into a dragon esophagus Jurassic Park 3 style might just get you roasted.  When I was working on this I was thinking these wurms communicate via sound in such a way that makes them particularly susceptible to this sort of trickery.  But yeah, my man is perhaps too deep in the centipede game.   
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Yo-yoyoyo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Playin' a dragon's larynx would probably either scar or enrage the locals, I agree, but I bet any draconic audience members will love it (ever seen a dragon singer? me neither)  and are probably better tippers than the towns folk.

You should post extra fluff like the wurms being controlled by sound, it'd bring extra life to the piece. My advice.

I wonder if playing a dragon larynx is a Sing or Play Musicaul Instrument check...?
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maxswinton Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Digital Artist
This is really gorgeous Chase, fantastic work. 
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GinTenshikun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got this card! I loved the Wurm, which was why I obtained it.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brilliant.
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Odd-Tech-0support0 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
astonishing piece. i invite you to submit it to music-is-in-my-soul.deviantart… in the 'digital' sub folder.
along with your other music related piece.
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZERFULL! :omg:
that lyre tho. . .
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The-Cerzz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful! and the beastie is so beautiful as well, everything meshes together so incredibly! 

I hope the guy in the background wasn't related to the Lyre <3 I adore the way the beast is recognisable as the instrument, done so amazingly <3 
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Grayface Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Honestly this is the fist time I've seen a Bard look like a badass in my 42 years.:D
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
This is spectacular. Thanks for sharing! His details are astounding...!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
wonderful image. 
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AronKamo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Cool concept and realisation!
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's so awesome! fantastic idea, and you portrayed it really well. i also love the look of his armor. :nod:
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sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's awesome.
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DaxterBoyAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude im not sure if you are aware but...there is a huge fucking caterpillar behind you.
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Balduranne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's lovely, but I can't shake off the feeling that he keeps that pet for spare parts...
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Vesicainatrum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oddly enough, you're not alone in that. Hum... Well, at least he doesn't need to carry around a bunch of spare parts.
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Balduranne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet the guy knows great Wurm meat recipes too
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Vesicainatrum Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, Likely a stew, maybe some braised Wurm, or even kebabs. Ya gotta eat somehow.
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Incredible work! :la:
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Lachlanrocca Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! That looks epic!
Oh my god - OMG 
Keep up the awesome work mate!
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