Thursday, April 14, 2011
Phyrexian Myr Token
This was just spoiled on the Wizards of the Coast site. It's for the Myr Token card for the upcoming New Phyrexia set for Magic. The vertical format of a token card was a refreshing change from the usual horizontal painting. I was allowed to paint the entire standing figure and not have to pay for it with a lot of background on the sides.
A Myr is a inhabitant of Mirrodin, a world where virtually everything is composed of metal. Not the get too inside baseball here, but by now in the storyline, the Mirrans are about to lose their fight against the alien bio-mechanical Phyrexians. This is reflected here in the Myr by the dented up, peeling metal, and the flesh growing like weeds on its limbs. These are the symptoms of phyresis, the corrupting disease by which Mirrans are turned into Phyrexians. Or at least that's how I understand it.
It's Oils on paper mounted to MDF board, 12" x 16". Below is the preliminary sketch.