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Sky Skimmer by Christopher-Stoll Sky Skimmer by Christopher-Stoll
The Simic Combine, this enigmatic guild's purpose was originally to preserve the health of Ravnica's various forms of life, dedicated to the study of medicines and biology. Soon however, this group interpreted its founding principles as a license to improve upon life's machinations, to alter and augment it to suit the needs of the Combine. Using dark surgeries and superior magic they have crafted a series of new species that defy nature and grow ever more powerful beneath Ravnica's vast oceans.

Skimmers are augmented manta-like creatures that serve the Combine in various functions, acting as messengers, transport, and scouts. Like many Simic creatures, Skimmers will continue to grow throughout their long lives, often to suit the demands of their position.
The sight of an adult Skimmer soaring over the waves, eclipsing the sun and stirring the deep with each thrust of its wings is an awe inspiring sight for most of Ravnica's Citizens. However, for those Simic dedicated to the birth of ever-larger organisms, the pursuit of natural sciences, and the upswelling of the natural world, these magnificent creatures are merely the beginning.

In a world of endless city, only sea and sky remain unbound.

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The third submission in my five week long GateCrash Celebration!
Each week I will submit a creature inspired by a Guild from Magic the Gathering's Upcoming set "GateCrash"
Check out my other MtG Art
This week is Simic. Please let me know what you think! Comments are always appreciated!
All rights belong to Wizards of the Coast, this is a work of fan art only and was not intended for commercial gain.
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Card Rules Cost: green<2>blue<2>
Sky Skimmer 0/1
If you would place a +1/+1 counter on another creature you control you may place an additional +1/+1 counter on Sky Skimmer. Activate this ability only twice per turn.
Flying
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:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
This is the coolest piece of fantasy art ever!!!
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know about that, but thank you :)
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:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Your quit welcome.
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StingRay1996 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks amazing!
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cheaters4u Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
like the design and back story.
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SCCRAMS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Everyone jump aboard the Kickstarter project for production of a graphic novel.  It's fabulous!!
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Karxan1970 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you for allowing the use of this magnificent creature in Issue # 24 of the Star Frontiersman ezine. 
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darkstar128 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I was just going to say it looks like a cloudfin raptor.
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creature type - Bird Fish
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sky-Skimmer used splash!
It's not very effective...
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it is not effective because sky-skimmer isn't a pokemon.
Because if it were, splash would definitely explode the universe, like Magicarp does.
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!!
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Quilava23 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like that pokeman! err... ugh can't remember the name but it's a water/flying from johto
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floufire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
It looks so amazing, the concept is new for me ,but is really fresh and enigmatic, so cool men, soo cool :eager:
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Didgeridude97 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
speechless
great job!
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Godzillajtn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks AWESOME!!! Great work!
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
also,there is a my little pony (pre-FIM) with that name
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? Damn, I have a few bronie friends so I should have known that :P
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*clears throat,points to sig*
it's a G2 pony.Most bronies hate/pretend to don't know about existence of anything that is not G4 (FIM).I am an old fan,not a brony at all
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work... wow!
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