For the Magic: the Gathering - Khans of Tarkir release I created three cards. Ashcloud Phoenix, Warden of the Eye and Master the Way. In the next three posts I will show some of the steps in creating these cards:
Today's post will show the process for Ashcloud Phoenix. I started with a rough pencil sketch and added some values to it to see solidify my idea:
Now onto some color. Here is a gif animation of the painting:
Below are some higher quality images of these steps. GIF files reduce the colors to 256, so they have a grainy look and look some fidelity.
And the final:
Thanks for giving it a look. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will do my best to answer.
Up next, Warden of the Eye!