Saturday, January 25, 2014

Archetype of Finality

Archetype of Finality - 14 x 18 in., oil on hardboard

Hey Everyone! Here's the first of my stuff from the upcoming Magic the Gathering set. The idea was to capture that moment (presumably your last) when you lock eyes with a gorgon and are turned to stone. After kicking around a few ideas for this one I wound up looking at some Vermeer paintings and realized how fun it would be to make it a bit of an homage to Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", I've always loved that painting of his in particular and couldn't resist the idea. I also had to include the 'Nyx' starfield effect that a lot characters have in this set so it wound up being pretty challenging to get all of the necessary elements to work together.