Friday, May 23, 2014

Power Play

Marchesa Enthroned aka. Power Play
oil on board, 16" x 24"
©Wizards of the Coast

Here's the second painting of Marchesa, The Black Rose I created for Magic's new Conspiracy set.  I really enjoy painting these vertical full format cards. It's a nice change from the usual horizontal format, and being that the text box is covering the bottom half, it allowed me to indulge myself in painting all the the marble throne details without having to put anything too important in the area.

Preliminary drawing for Marchesa Enthroned
Red Brown pencil and white chalk on toned Canson paper, 14.75" x 22 image area
©Wizards of the Coast

Monday, May 19, 2014

Marchesa, The Black Rose

Marchesa, the Black Rose
Oil on paper mounted to board, 12" x 16"
©Wizards of the Coast

 Marchesa, The Black Rose, for the new Conspiracy set for Magic. Our femme fatale has just eliminated a mark through the use of a poisonous pin hidden in one of her rings. She also carries deadly needles in her hair. I enjoyed painting all the lush costume details and Italian renaissance/baroque feel that characterizes this set. 

I got to paint this character twice, the other piece being on the card Power Play, which was just spoiled last night, but I'll get into that one in an upcoming post. 

Preliminary drawing for Marchesa, The Black Rose
graphite and white chalk on toned paper, image area 9.5" x13"
©Wizards of the Coast

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sage of Hours on Ebay!

The original oil painting Sage of Hours is up for auction on Ebay. Click here to see the auction. Happy bidding!