I think it has been quite a while since I have shared any of my illustration work. I will get caught up, starting with a painting I did for Magic: the Gathering. I did a promo version of True Name Nemesis for the online version of the game. Taylor Ingvarsson was the most excellent art director for this piece.

Here are some of the steps, starting with the sketch.

Once the sketch was approved, onto the painting! Here is a gif showing some of the progress:

And the final image alone and in card format:


One thing I love about illustration work is that it pushes me beyond my area of comfort, or even creativity. this isn’t something I would have come up with on my own, or even thought to paint had it not been the opportunity to paint for a rich and creative universe like Magic: the Gathering. It feed my imagination and makes my personal work that much stronger and unique.

Thanks for giving the post a read and feel free to ask questions in the comments. I’ll do my best to answer.

Thank you – Howard.