One of the true highlights of my career at Wizards and as an artist was the opportunity to work on a piece of original MtG art. My most sincere thanks goes out to Kelly Digges and Mark Winters for the opportunity to be part of this amazing piece of Magic's history.
This piece is meant to represent the work of a magical scholar, attempting to reverse engineer the effects of a massive event many centuries ago.
This piece is mixed media, containing both photographs of real chalk drawings as well as digital touch-ups and texturing. All elements were created separately, then organized and layered in photoshop to give the appearance of many attempts, mistakes, and eventual triumphs. Much like the process of creating it, this illustration speaks the power of patience and persistence. Never give up; no matter what, you’re always one step closer to success.
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