Illustration

This blog represents the work and thoughts of Howard Lyon, Artist and Illustrator

Theros - Anthousa Setessan Hero

One of my illustrations for the Magic: the Gathering - Theros release.  Lots of fun painting the minotaurs here.  I enjoyed working in small temperature shifts, cooling down their extremities and where the skin is thinner or more blood circulates.  Check back tomorrow to see the companion piece to this one.

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Anthousa Setessan Slayer
Anthousa Setessan Slayer

And the sketch.  I didn't quite have them minotar-y enough in the sketch, so you can see some of the changes I made in the final:

Anthousa Setessan Slayer
Anthousa Setessan Slayer

The image in the final card form:

Anthousa Setessan Hero - card
Anthousa Setessan Hero - card

An Wizards ended up using this painting as the box art and cover card for the Theros intro pack.  Cool!

Theros intro packs
Theros intro packs