Sketches: Fiery Temper

Posted in Arcana on March 11, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Today's card is Torment's Fiery Temper, by the Brothers Hildebrandt. Greg and Tim are forty-year veterans of fantasy art.

1. Art Description

These are the instructions given to the artist:

"This card should show a red wizard casting a spell which causes its victim to burn. The main focus of this card is the fact that the wizard is a psychopath and that he is enjoying his work."

2. Sketch

This is the preliminary sketch submitted by Greg Hildebrandt. It is very quick and rough, but with a portfolio like theirs, the art department knows the final product will look good. The card was called "Sear" in its earliest incarnation.

3. Final Art

Here is a large version of their final painting.

4. Card

Finally, here is the card as you all know it today.

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