Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lord of the Void

Lord of the Void - 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite
Here's the first of my art from Gatecrash, the new Magic: the Gathering set. The art request asked for a demon that leads a swarm of lesser monsters through the city-world of Ravnica, causing mayhem as they go.
 Early on I decided to use their glowing eyes as a kind of unifying element, to give the sense that they're all under his spell, or at least connected in some way. The biggest challenge was working all those critters in around him and still having their placement feel natural, especially since his silhouette is so complex. All told though, this guy was a lot of fun to paint.