Blue's family portrait

Posted in Arcana on April 25, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

This bit of Arcana is well-known by older players, but it's such a goody that it deserves mention here.

The first version of Sage Owl (from Weatherlight) was illustrated by Mark Poole. Mark had illustrated another, more famous, blue card and decided to pay it respects in Sage Owl. The card? The original version of Counterspell. The painting in the background of Sage Owl is in fact of the same guy that is having his spell countered on Counterspell.

Latest Arcana Articles

ARCANA

December 10, 2015

Best of 2015 and Holiday Treats by, Blake Rasmussen

With the holidays upon us, the crew at DailyMTG and the rest of Wizards of the Coast is going to be taking a bit of a break. But that doesn't mean there's nothing going on for you, gentle...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Arcana Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All