Thursday, April 19, 2012

Avacyn Restored - Human Token

And another one from the Avacyn Restored set, this time a token card. I ended up painting it in 2:3 format, even though I knew they were going to crop it some.

Original is 16" by 24" oil on paper on board.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prologue: The Art of Michael C. Hayes available now

If you have been following me on facebook or stopped by my booth at a convention this year, you already knew about this. If not, then here you go: I have a book out now! The big shipment just came in yesterday and they are ready to go.

The book is full color, thick 250 gsm glossy stock throughout, 44 pages, A4 size, softcover.

If you have ever bought an original oil painting from me I will be sending you a copy as a gift, I will be sending out a mass email shortly to get everyone's address. If you don't hear from me within a week please drop me a line.

For everyone else, the price is $20 + shipping ($5 for U.S., $13 for Canada and Mexico, $17 for the rest of the world, I need your phone # for customs for international P.O. boxes) I will also have copies available for sale at all the conventions I am attending this year.

I will be shipping books every Monday morning,  so depending on when you order it,  it will take 1-7 to leave my house.

I will happily sign your copy for if you want, just ask in the "special instructions" section of checkout.

This was a fairly significant investment for me, so I am not gonna be shy about asking for help promoting this. Please do me a favor and share this on Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, your own blog or anywhere you can think of. It would be much appreciated.

Cathedral Sanctifier

Another one from the upcoming "Avacyn Restored" set. I don't know the actual card name for this one either since only the art has been spoiled so far. I will update both posts once I know the card names.

Once again, I will signing at the Avacyn Restored pre-release at Thou Shalt Game in Temecula, CA on April 28th.

Original is 16" by 22" oil on paper on board

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A short interview

I recently did a short interview for one of my clients, Autarch. Just some general ramblings on my art, influences and what not.

You can find it over on the company's blog:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Appetite for Brains

The artwork for this card just got spoiled in an article on Daily MTG. It will be in the upcoming expansion Avacyn Restored. I don't know what the real name of the card is or what it does yet."appetite for brains" is just what they called it when it was commissioned, they always change the name though.

This is the last of the creepy horror stuff I have done for Magic (for the next little while anyway), I have two more cards coming out in this set that have a more subdued feel.

On the topic of Magic, I will at the Avacyn Restored prerelease at Thou Shalt Game in Temecula all day on April 28th. RK Post will be there too, we will both be signing and selling prints and stuff. I plan to bring a few originals from the Innistrad block to show off as well.