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|Status||Active: Alpha to Dominaria|
|Education/ Training||Gonzaga University, Washington University|
Mark Tedin is one of the original twenty-five Magic: The Gathering artists; Ron Spencer, Rob Alexander and himself are the only remaining original artists still active as of Magic 2011. Tedin primarily employs an impressionistic style that features heavy use of layering. Outside of Magic he has worked on Vampire, Legend of the Five Rings, Legend of the Burning Sands, Battletech, Netrunner, and Doomtown. Tedin has held many roles during his tenure with Wizards of the Coast including concept artist and art director; he was one of the first to work on the initial style guide that was created for the Rath Cycle. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and a Masters of Fine Arts in Fine Art with a focus on Studio Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Much of his early art is considered iconic and he was popular enough to be voted to illustrate the first player-made card. He grew up in south-eastern Alaska along with Anson Maddocks, but currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Chaos Orb - One of the early cards that almost every player can pick out.
Experiment Kraj - It's hard not to notice the impressive layering on Kraj.
Leviathan - Ocean or the night sky? Leviathan's blues are hauntingly remarkable.
Necropotence - The card that changed Magic.
Polar Kraken - Layering was used to create numerous shadows here.
Concept Artwork for a Mana Rig.
References[edit | edit source]
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- MarkTedin.com - Official Website
- Mark Tedin Illustration - Blog
- Lunch with Jesper Myrfors, Mark Tedin, Anson Maddocks - 5 part YouTube interview by MTGStores
- Krab Jab Studio