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:


  1. The details are so stunning. I love the colour scheme. ; )

  2. Killer demon man, he's like the godzilla of the Innistrad world. It's a shame that finger/blade connection didn't work out, it's a great idea.

  3. this painting and Chris's Huntmaster of the Fells were my two favorite paintings of the set, really great job conveying how epic this guy is (13/13!)