Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ajani Sunstriker

 Ajani Sunstriker
oil on paper mounted to MDF, 12" x 16"
©Wizards of the Coast

Ajani Sunstriker is my sole contribution, outside of a reprint of Rootbound Crag, to the new M13 core set. She is the trusted lieutenant of Ajani Goldmane the planeswalker, shown with a cadre of her leonin troops. I wanted to show her allegiance to Ajani in the design of costume. In the sketch below, she wears a pauldron shaped like a lions head. This was, however, to distract from with her head, so I moved Ajani's visage to the pommel of the Sunstriker's mace.