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Arting Around—The Blur of M14

My editor, tyrant that he is, has been dogging me to expand “The Blur of” series of articles and he decided I should do one layered stack for each color. I up’d it a bit and added lands and artifacts as averaged cards.

Note on the method: I took each card from M14, layered them within their colors, made them equally transparent, and flattened them onto a white background layer. This gets us the what I’m calling the “average” card for each of the colors.

I then take each of these averaged cards and stack them as layers, make them equally transparent, throw’em on a white background later, and flatten them. This gives us the averaged card for the entire set.

As an artist it’s continuously appealing to throw visual data into a computer, create some rules, and see what comes up. It helps improve the way that I initially see anything (now I wonder what a blurred version of an exhibition I view looks like, a blur of houses in my neighborhood, etc.). I am greatful for anything that enriches and expands my interest and relationship to visual culture or simply enhances my ability to see.

m14-white

An average of M14 white cards.

m14-blue

An average of M14 blue cards.

m14-black

An average of M14 black cards.

m14-red

An average of M14 red cards.

m14-green

An average of M14 green cards.

m14-artifact

An average of M14 artifacts.

m14-land

An average of M14 lands.

m14-all

An average of all cards from M14.

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10 Archived Responses to “Arting Around—The Blur of M14”
  1. Zac Clark says:

    Blue dominates with hurloom (2/3) human wizards!

  2. DMG says:

    Speaking of Lizards, does it bother anyone else that Allosaurus is a Lizard? It should totally be a bird!

  3. Spoooon says:

    Pretty cool

  4. Garrett says:

    I’d be pretty interested to see this done to a set from MtG’s early days. The color palette has changed a lot in fifteen years.

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