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


  1. I would love to put this on a playmat...would you be ok with that?