Archive for June, 2009

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Jun
09

More World of Warcraft art

An orc cultist casts blood magic!

An orc cultist casts blood magic!

Rummaging  around in my old Warcraft ccg file,  I found this olive skinned little belle.   I enjoy portraying the races that have different skin tones and colors.   With this piece  I was hoping to capture the orc-ette with everything, smooth, pea hued hide, good muscle tone, filed claws, gleaming white fangs, sweeping eye lashes and sky blue eyes.  What a catch!

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20
Jun
09

World of Warcraft character portraits

It is more blessed to pwn than to be pwn'ed!

It is more blessed to pwn than to be pwn'ed!

A few years back my son sat me down and walked me through the character creation process on his brand new game “World of Warcraft”.   He then (patiently) instructed me on how to make this new individual move through the different environments and situations.  Now years later I’ve got my own squad of different characters  with their various stories and items.   While I’m not a hard core player, I do very much enjoy spending an hour or so before bed in a world where 99% of my problems can be solved with a big, spiked warhammer.

"Seek" the Night Elf Mage.

"Seek" the Night Elf Mage.

When Upperdeck Entertainment offered me the chance to do art for their  World of Warcraft ccg it was a great opportunity to illustrate scenes from the alternate reality that I have come to know over the years.

Each assignment required accurate depictions of the character races and items.  Having an account with my own characters made it possible to go in-game and get my own reference material.  Many times I’ve had other players pose for screenshots of their toons race, armor or class gear.   On many occasions my own guild members have helped out with these photo shoots.  Once the art is published  they’ve always gotten a great deal of satisfaction knowing that their character has moved beyond the digital realm to be viewed by the thousands and thousands of players using the cards.

I’m currently working on my first non-card WoW character commission.  It can be seen in the initial phase on my previous post.   I’ll display more as the piece moves along.

Do you have a character that you’d like immortalized with a unique portrait?   Contact me at:  ber5erker@hamilton.net   and we can discuss your ideas.

20
Jun
09

Terese Nielsen / Ron Spencer collaboration # 1

The first of many!

The first of many!

Terese and Lars were out to visit last week.   She could see that I wasn’t doing anything productive so she parked me at my desk and told me to alter something while she fired up my old computer and set up this site for me.  This is the first altered card that we have ever collaborated on and I’m very happy with the way it turned out.  (many thanks to Terese’s refining style.)

We’ve got others in the works and are open to commissions.  If  you’re interested contact me at :  ber5erker@hamilton.net   with your idea.

If you’d like to see the step by step process that this card went through,  check out Terese’s site at:  http://teresenielsen.typepad.com:80/the_world_of_terese_niels/2009/06/    where she faithfully photo-documented each phase of the procedure.   Once you’ve realised that you can’t live without this unique piece of Magic the Gathering history, please head over to the auction :http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=360163398616   and make it yours!!

12
Jun
09

Privately commissioned MtG card alterations

In the past I’ve done numerous card alterations using Magic the Gathering cards.  These are always interesting and fun.  Some show up as auctions on Ebay,  others are requests from players that want specific ideas and themes on a card.

An alteration/portrait commissioned by a top MtG player and organizer in France.

An alteration/portrait commissioned by a top MtG player and organizer in France.

These cards have unlimited possibilities and each is a unique, one of a kind item.
A "MINDS DESIRE" alteration created for an American player.

A "MINDS DESIRE" alteration created for an American player.

To commission an Alteration:
-Contact me at   ber5erker@hamilton.net  with your idea.
-I will respond within a day or two and verify that I’ve recieved your email.
-Once we’ve established communication and settled on an idea I’ll produce a
  quick sketch of what the changes will look like.
-At this point the commission fee is paid,  (the initial alteration fee is 
  $575.00).   Paypal is prefered but Money Orders are accepted.
-The commissioner will need to provide the card(s) that will be altered as I do not stock a supply of cards. 
-Once I’ve recieved the payment and card(s) the alteration will be completed and shipped within 2-5 weeks.    (please note that the shipping charges are not included in the initial commission fee but will be calculated and added on at payment time.
Thanks for visiting my site and hope to do business with you soon!
    
12
Jun
09

Ron Spencer’s New Blog soon featuring MtG Card Alterations and World of Warcraft Commissions

Okay, we’re going to give the whole BLOG thing a try.

In the following days and weeks I’ll be providing information on getting your cards altered as well as private commissions.

World of Warcraft commission in progress.

World of Warcraft commission in progress.

Currently I’m working on a World of Warcraft commission for a player from England.   These are alot of fun.

Thanks for checking in!




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