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Contemporary Art Week!
Valiant Guard
Chris Rahn for Magic: The Gathering, 2008

"Hey lets have a Contemporary Art Week here at Medieval POC"
"Ok so you’re gonna post contemporary black artists? cool"
"well only if they draw obvious influence from early art, oh and we’ll post literal Magic the Gathering art"
*jerk off motion* 

You know, I am actually amazed at how angry Contemporary Art Week has made this many people. I didn’t think it was possible to really be amazed anymore, but it’s probably the surprise factor still hanging on after all this time that keeps me going sometimes. I am genuinely baffled by this response, and how you came to this conclusion…or what you personally were expecting.
I chose to showcase one of the progressive frontiers of representation in one of the largest employers of contemporary fantasy artists working today, Wizards of the Coast.
I also want to take this opportunity to let my readers who are fantasy artists know that they WILL LOOK AT YOUR ART. 
Send it to
They offer careers in game design, marketing, finances and accounting, creative departments, software development, and much more. You can view a list of current job openings here.
There are more resources here for artists who are interested in creating works for Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, TOR Books, and more.
It’s not just important to have representation, it’s important to have people of color on creation teams, putting their stuff out there, and making a huge difference by and for fantasy fans of color.
"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."
— Kiera Cass (via stoneandbloodandwater)

(Source: maxonshreaves, via stoneandbloodandwater)


Exploring Character Design

A radiation sign along the road near Pripyat warns of the menace. The tranquility of the sight on an evening of heavy snowfall belies the lingering danger looming in the peaceful winter landscape. (Near Pripyat, Ukraine 2011)

Photograph by Gerd Ludwig.

From the article, 30 Years After Chernobyl’s Meltdown, Gripping Photos Expose Human Fallout, by Doug Bierend at WIRED.

"cycles" anatomical collage art by bedelgeuse
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