We’re a husband and wife pair of card alterists, painting altered art on trading cards. (Almost exclusively Magic: The Gathering, but we’re always open to suggestion.) We do get a bit backlogged at times, but we’re pretty much always open for new commissions!
You can email us about alters (or other stuff) at – RevelensLightAlters@gmail.com
Pricing varies quite a bit from alter to alter. Since every alter can be completely unique, it’s hard to give an exact price without details. But, if you’d like to check out some general rates, you can get a pretty good idea here.
We’re located in Maine, USA. For domestic commissions, we can easily cover shipping for the completed alter on our end of things. When it comes to shipping cards out of the USA, shipping usually ranges from about $10-13, USD.
We have in the past swapped for cards, but lately it just hasn’t been possible for us to keep up with all of the commissions coming in and still paint up the traded cards, so unfortunately we’re avoiding swapping cards for alters for the time being.
It really depends. We pretty much always have a decent line-up of commissions going at any given time, so delays can vary, but we try not to get scheduled out too much more than a few months. For simple, single card commissions, we can sometimes squeeze them in sooner. When you contact us about alters, we’ll let you know about how much of a wait there is!
Yup! There’s no real limit on the size of your order, but depending on what other commissions we have going, a full EDH deck may end up taking a back seat to someone who only wants one or two simple alters. Large orders take a while, so sometimes there’s a bit of an extra wait.
When you decide to commission something from us, we can just send a simple Paypal invoice to your paypal-associated email. If you don’t have Paypal, we can get you an invoice that works with credit cards and assorted other methods.
Are alters legal in competitive play? Technically yes, but it’s really all up to the judge. The upshot is that, with most alters, you’re probably fine at FNM, I wouldn’t bring them to the Pro-Tour, for everything else, check with the head judge first! Here are the official rules:
Latest DCI Policy on Tournament Legality:
MAGIC: THE GATHERING® TOURNAMENT RULES
Effective July 1, 2009
Section 3.3 Authorized Cards:
Artistic modifications are acceptable in sanctioned tournaments, provided that the modifications do not make the card art unrecognizable, contain substantial strategic advice, or contain offensive images. Artistic modifications also may not obstruct or change the mana cost or name of the card.
The Head Judge is the final authority on acceptable cards for a tournament