Thursday, November 21, 2013

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Oloro is an ancient giant who has discovered the secret to eternal life. Oloro has not moved off of his throne in ages. It keeps him alive. I thought I'd share this Commander 2013 card's progress from start to finish. Check out the video link at the bottom.

Video Link:

Here is a link to the rest of the start to finish videos I have put together:
More Videos


Mike, you asked about the sketch to the client. Here it is below. Conceptually it is right in line with the final. The art director was concerned about the fact that the open legs were too prominent in the composition. This particular piece had to have a really quick turnaround so I was glad he flagged me on it early on.  I made a change to the pose to deemphasize the area and then went to the final art.


  1. This is a beaut! And seeing the process is pretty awesome too. It makes me curious though, there is a noticeable difference between the final image and the sketch you started painting with and it makes me want to know if you submitted the sketch and then changed the piece as you liked or if you had to run the revisions by the AD before coming to the final image. Thanks for the awesome video!

    1. Hey Mike. Thanks! Check out the update to the post at the bottom.

    2. Thanks for adding the update! That clears it up a lot for me, I was assuming the last version of your line-work was what was sent off as the sketch. As someone hoping to work with Magic it's nice to see what the sketch you submit looks like. Thanks again!

    3. No problem. They aren't always full color.