Monday, August 29, 2011

Innistrad Prerelease

It's that time of the year again: the new expansion set of Magic: The Gathering is coming out. Called Innistrad, it's the game's take on Gothic horror. The Mana Core will be hosting a Prerelease event in Providence, RI, and I will be there signing cards.

Coincidentally, I illustrated the promo card that will be given out at the event. It's a double-sided card in which the Mayor of Avabruck (below) turns into Howlpack Alpha (bottom). This is breaking the mold in the world of Magic, so it will be interesting to see how players deal with the new cards.

There are many things I did right with these illustrations. But, as always, there are things that I definitely could have improved upon. Maybe I'll cover those things in a future art-related post.


  1. There's stuff in these I would never have thought to do or had the guts to. As far as I'm concerned, they're pretty darned sweet! By the by, what size are these?


  2. Thanks Steve. These are both the 11x14 size. I've pretty much given up on the 18x24 (for now).

  3. These look great. You nailed the the interior lighting on the Mayor of Avabruck piece, and the glass bulb on the candle is spectacular.

  4. Thanks Matt. It's just really accurate photo-reference.

  5. What I see at first sight, a werewolf jumping from a glass barrel on a wooden ship floating on perfect calm water.