Eyes on the Mise
Episode 123: Ian Keeps Going to Tournaments When Sets Are Announced

Episode 123: Ian Keeps Going to Tournaments When Sets Are Announced

July 24, 2019

This week Ian and John do a quick recap of Ian’s time at SCG Philadelphia. Also the guys break down the announcements from San Diego Comic-Con about Throne of Eldraine and Project Booster Fun!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 122: On a Bridge to Nowhere

Episode 122: On a Bridge to Nowhere

July 10, 2019

This week Ian and John talk about the B&R announcements for Modern & EDH!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 121: Finally Unified And It Feels So Good!

Episode 121: Finally Unified And It Feels So Good!

July 3, 2019

This week Ian and John talk about the unification of Pauper! They also talk about the new Magic Arena Mastery system and finish talking about Core 2020! Go have fun at the prerelease this weekend!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 120: From Sea to Shining Sea(ttle)!

Episode 120: From Sea to Shining Sea(ttle)!

June 27, 2019

This week Ian and John finish discussing Core 2020 and also talk about MF Seattle!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 119: My Vision May Not Be 2020, but the Core Set is.

Episode 119: My Vision May Not Be 2020, but the Core Set is.

June 19, 2019

This week Ian and John pick up where Modern Horizons left off and begin discussing Core 2020 previews!

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 118: What a Bright Horizon

Episode 118: What a Bright Horizon

June 12, 2019

This week Ian and John talk about their official preview card Answered Prayers live on Twitch! They also break down a few of their favorite previews from Modern Horizons!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 117: Eyes on the Live, MH1!

Episode 117: Eyes on the Live, MH1!

May 29, 2019

This week Ian and John talk about their official preview card Answered Prayers live on Twitch! They also break down a few of their favorite previews from Modern Horizons!

 

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A Short Interview with Seb McKinnon

A Short Interview with Seb McKinnon

May 28, 2019
Since our preview card, Answered Prayers, was illustrated by Seb McKinnon, we took some time and came up with a couple questions to ask Seb about his art, his inspirations, and the card. It's quite short since we didn't want to retread ground other interviewers have gone over. But there was a fantastic interview by Vorthos Mike & Ant Tessitore with Seb you can find here.
 
-Something touched upon in Sam's (Rhystic Study) video essay on your work, he mentioned you composed the score behind your Kin Fables shorts. When creating your Magic pieces, do you simultaneously think of music that would pair with the art?
No, actually it's more the other way around; making music conjures images within me. When I paint, I usually need to work in silence, because if not, my mind wanders away with the music!

-With all the amazing art you've had shown off in Modern Horizons besides Answered Prayers, would it be a safe assumption for fans of your art to see a Kickstarter #3 down the road sometime in the future? Totally understand fulfillment on #2 would need to happen in addition to all your other projects.

It's a possibility! We'll see... I'd like to do an art book at some point as well. 

-With the art for Answered Prayers, can you tell us a bit of the art description that was given to you for it? 

 
The art description was something like: Show a human kneeling in front of a warrior angel descending from the heavens, and the mood was something like " Sometimes, someone is listening".  In my first sketch proposal, I had the knight pierced by arrows sticking out of his back, and the angel was kissing the knight's bowed head while removing them. In the end it was a bit over the top, a good call from my art director, allowing the scene to focus more on the act of prayer. Often times, less is more!

-Do you find it more challenging or more fun to be 'plane bound' with cards you've illustrated? (For instance, not needing to have any plane specific elements for this piece and others as opposed to including Ravnican elements in the past two sets)
Every illustration is always a challenge, but I have fun with both actually! But I must say I do like not being plane bound at all, which allows room to experiment and suggest things we perhaps haven't seen yet in Magic. It's fun trying to come up with something new. 

-How do you feel about the wave of popularity regarding your art in the Magic community?
I'm just happy the fans and players are enjoying what I do. I owe the community and Magic so much. Thanks to them, my dreams are becoming real. All I can do is try to continue to create the best art I can, for them, for the game, and for myself too. 
-Have you found any changes in your style since you started illustrating for Magic? And does the fact the art will be 'compressed' into a much smaller space impact how you would compose a scene so details aren't too lost?
Yes, from my first card to now, I think there have been various shifts in styles. I think it comes from the desire to simply try new things. In way, the art description, the subject matter, determines the style and direction I choose to go in. The "feeling" is what guides me. And yes, I need to consider the small space always ( I often shrink the a work-in-progress and paste in on another magic card just to get a feel of what it looks like). However, I still need to be sure the artwork looks good larger at the same time. 
Episode 116: On the Horizons

Episode 116: On the Horizons

May 22, 2019

This week Ian and John return after a bit of a hiatus and talk about the previews from Modern Horizons!  Check out our preview card for Modern Horizons on May 28th!

 

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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Episode 115: Talkin’ Magic with Adam Styborski!

Episode 115: Talkin’ Magic with Adam Styborski!

March 7, 2019

This week Ian and John sit down and talk about Magic, Coverage, Commander, and the Pauper Cube with Magic: The Gathering writer Adam Styborski!

As always, you can reach Ian on Twitter @dixonij and on Twitch at twitch.tv/dix. You can find John on Twitter @jwiley129 and on Twitch at the same handle.  You can reach the podcast directly over at @eyesonthemise and by email at eyesonthemise@gmail.com.

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