This was part of a full mage cycle series I did for Wizards. It was really fun to do! It was my first time doing basically full on character design rather than just illustration for them. I tried to really boil down the style and feel of the different elemental types. I also had to do them all in a pretty tight time constraint, it was a challenge!
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One of the spoiler cards on display at PAX East for Magic the Gathering's "Commander" format, set to be released this summer. You can find out more about the format and see the other cool cards here at the official site: [link]
This was REALLY exciting to find out about, I had no idea that the card was going to be blown up and used as a spoiler - Good times!
Legal - I cannot provide any more information about the the character/item/effect/creature that you see here, I am legally bound by an NDA to not disclose such information. - I cannot give anyone permission in any official capacity to use the content in this image, I am not an employee of Wizards of the Coast, I am an independant contractor hired to illustrate intellectual property according to specific guidelines.
Image: - RGB Image @ 550 DPI - Usually I don't design the characters/creatures/items in the cards, im asked to re-imagine them based on Art Direction notes and rough concept art provided by the Magic the Gathering concept artists. In this case I was given extremely loose notes " ..a female vedalken wizard". So in essence I designed Nin, The Pain Artist. Believe it or not I prefer to re-imagine and illustrate the concept based on rough ideas and notes, but I had good fun with designing on this one, hopefully i'll have the the opportunity to revisit her in another card in the future.
Art Direction: Jeremy Jarvis
Many, many thanks for all the great comments and interest, it's the best part of the whole thing!
So there's this pokémon hydreigon, have you heard about it? = D This apparently nice girl has been messing with the dark arts, and now she's paying the price! I wonder if something messed up like this could happen with a certain dark dragon from the old west...