I'm still on vacation and it is still Gate Week here on DailyMTG, so here's another topical rerun for today's Arcana. Thanks again to Noah Bradley for letting us share these shots from his notebook.
But the truth is that these sketches usually aren't the first thing the artist works on. They're just the thing that they've sent in for approval. To demonstrate this, artist Noah Bradley has kindly shared a few pictures of the notebook (one of which may have been previous seen on Reddit, which is where the idea for this Arcana came from) where he does a lot of preliminary sketches before getting to the stage we've been calling "sketches." Let's look!
Giant Growth and Mizzium Mortars
Giant Growth and Mizzium Mortars | Preliminary Sketches by Noah Bradley
Boros Guildgate | Preliminary Sketches by Noah Bradley
Izzet Guildgate | Preliminary Sketches by Noah Bradley