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The Major Races of Kamigawa by Dark-Emissary The Major Races of Kamigawa by Dark-Emissary
From the unforgiving barrens of the Sokenzan mountains, to the savage depths of the Jukai forests, to the open plains of the Araba, to the clouds high above the islands of Kamitaki Falls, to the lawless shadows of the Takenuma swamp, the many races Kamigawa prosper in their respective elements.

A compilation of my recent drawings of the major races of Kamigawa. I left out the humans, who are arguable the biggest race among all because they're represented in basically every culture of Kamigawa and vary just as much as the above.
Also, the Kami aren't really from the physical world to begin with and also vary greatly, so they weren't included either.

To anyone who's completely lost about all this; the Kamigawa-cycle is a cycle of cards from Magic the Gathering, by Wizards of the Coasts, with storyline books written by Scott McGough.
The Kamigawa-cycle is more or less built on Japanese folklore and mythology.

Individual artworks and lore on each race:


The Kamigawa-cycle and all races, locations and similar mentioned here belong to Wizards of the Coast.
The above illustrations belongs to me.


Enjoy! ^^

- Alexander, Dark-E
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Seimei-roo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Digital Artist
I think they all came out wonderfully~!
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. ^^ I'm glad you think so, as I'm kind of happy with them as well. Hehe.
I like doing themed art for a while and then throwing them together in pieces like this. I should do that again soon. :D
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ManaSparks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
One of the most unique blocks ever made.
The kitsune were beautiful, the Nezumi were creepy, and the Akki were hilarious.

Major races of my original plane, Aranoserh:
Scorpion(red), Spider(green), Ant(white), Homarid(blue), and Mosquito(black).
The mentioned races are humanoid and sentient. The spiders are the main protagonists. Aranology is the study of spiders.
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. :D
And the storyline behind it is amazing as well. Turned into some really good novels. ^^
And apart from the 'you've got to have legendary creatures to be strong in a Kamigawa deck'-issue, some of the cards are pretty neat as well.

Aranoserh eh?
I see it's based on arachnids, crustaceans, bugs and the like. ^^
That's interesting.
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Raven913 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only non-awesome thing about this is the Papyrus font, and that only bugs me because I'm a weirdo typography geek. Great drawings, man! Keep it up! :D
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahaha, I was wondering if anyone would catch that. xD
I should've known that you would. =P

It was the fond closest to the Japanese calligraphy that I wanted. I was too lazy to download some fond and deal with crediting and such, and too lazy to just write it myself like I usually do, hehe. ^^;

Regardless of that though, Thank you! I do what I can. :D
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Raven913 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what it was that turned me into such a critic... probably TV Tropes. One minute I'm looking at everything going "WOOOOOOW!" and the next I'm like, "cool, but this and this and this..."

And hey, that's fine. If Papyrus is the closet thing to what you want thematically, that works. ^^
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, well it's alright to be critical. ^^
I'm a nitpicky critic myself half the time. Hehe. xD

Also, I might go back and change the fond for something handwritten sometime. =P
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Raven913 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Critical-ness is good... as long as the criticism you give out is constructive. :) And hey, the right kind of nitpicking helps people get better. :D
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. I think we have very similar opinions on that matter. :D
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