Sunday, February 26, 2012

Dack Fayden

Not too long ago I was given the opportunity to paint the cover for the very first issue of IDW's Magic the Gathering comic. I love comics and I love Magic so I was pretty excited. In addition to the cover I was also tasked to design the visual look for the hero/planeswalker Dack Fayden. The character was to be a charming thief who could talk his way out of just about anything, but wouldn't shy away from a fight if it came down to it. For the cover I was asked to show Dack embracing a noble woman while at the same time snatching her necklace.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Withengar Unbound / Elbrus, the Binding Blade

Here is the initial sketch for Withengar Unbound painted for MTG's Dark Ascension. It is a double sided card. The other side being "Elbrus, the Binding Blade." Notice the demon's missing finger on the original sketch. I intended for the blade on the reverse side of the card that summons the demon to be carved out of that missing claw. In the end the demon had to be redrawn to be as a large as a building so that gag had to be thrown out.

Here is the finished art for both sides of the card: