Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, 12 x 16 in., oil on masonite

Here's my last painting for the latest Magic: the Gathering set. He's a follow-up to Steve Belledin's awesome piece; Mikaeus, the Lunarch. This time he's shown busting out of his tomb, soon after his death.

I really got a kick out of this one, I'm not sure why exactly but it wound up being one of those rare pieces (at least for me) that came together fairly easily and the final product was actually pretty dern close to what I'd originally envisioned (Not to mention the fact that getting the chance to paint what's basically a zombie pope was almost too good to be true).