Sketches: Nameless One

Posted in Arcana on December 9, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

This week's "Sketches" looks at one of the Onslaught Avatars, Nameless One by Mark Tedin.

1. Art Description

These are the instructions given to the artist:

"Location: Breaker Bay
Action: Floating head Avatar. The Avatar is made of energy and should resemble the ultimate Wizard, in this case a large, floating head (the face should look stern, wise, and powerful).
Notes: Avatar Cycle. Not flying. For the floating head, we were thinking the great and powerful Oz, the mirror from Disney's Snow White, etc.,--not Gandalf."

2. Sketch

This is the preliminary sketch submitted by Mark. The Wizard is shown as a waterspout and is clearly not flying.

3. Final Art

Here is a large version of the final piece. The lightning in the eyes was added at the art department's request to make it seem more like a Wizard. The human and Cephlaid in the foreground were added for perspective.

4. Card

Finally, here is the card as it appears in the set.

Nameless One

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