Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Elesh Nurn in da house

These are what I wrapped up yesterday for big boss Trick Jarrett himself. While I definitely feel the Mayaels from day before yesterday are more my thing and that's going to become my signature "look" and style for cards, I was very happy with how these turned out. I did find it difficult to replicate some of the very small symbols as at one point a couple hours in, my hand started shaking and wouldn't quit. I used a ruler and measured out the spacing for clusters of symbols, but it was STILL ridiculous to write that small and accurately. If you ever try one of these, just know it's harder than you might think to get perfectly straight lines and to actually get things the way you want them with text this tiny. I don't think I'll do one of these again as it's not what I want to specialize in, but if you are going to do one I recommend you get the absolute finest pen you can find (go buy a new one if necessary), use a magnifying glass and maybe borrow the drafting tools of an architect friend or something lol. Or maybe WotC can just print some Phyrexian cards! Whew, that'd save us all some muscle spasms and neck cramps. :)


  1. sounded like a royal pain-in-the-ass to do, but it turned out awesomely creepy :)