Magic: the Gathering This card was a real challenge. The design came in a really abstract process. I will post the progression soon (so you see what I mean). You will be surprised to see what it started as
I will post the images of the process soon. I just have to lay it out. I did drop some photo textures in the beginning stages and used the layer modifier and changed it to soft light or multiply or overlay. Then painted more on it. I also used textured brushes in the final pass for color variations.