Bloodshed Rage!

Posted in Arcana on June 11, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Sometimes art descriptions are subtle. They direct the artist to put certain figures in the background and to achieve a particular ephemeral mood.

Other times, it's a little more direct:

Color: Red spell
Location: forest
Action: Two elves try unsuccessfully to restrain a third elf who has gone stark-raving mad. The mad elf's eyes glow red-orange as though he's possessed. He's not frothing at the mouth . . . yet.
Focus: the elf made berserk by red magic
Mood: Insanely angry for no reason

Dan Scott received this art description and turned in this sketch:

The creative team liked the sketch, but were concerned that the elf reads as just "crazy" instead of "battle-mad". The solution? Add a weapon!

Bloodshed Fever final art by Dan Scott

And here's how the art looks on the final card:

Bloodshed Fever

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