Sketches: Petravark

Posted in Arcana on April 3, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Today's card is Wayne England's Petravark, a type of land destruction card in its own right. Wayne has been illustrating Magic cards since Prophecy.

1. Art Description

The card was known in playtesting as "Mini Dementia Firebeast." These are the instructions given to the artist:

"This is a dementia creature (See style guide for reference). It should be shown as red, not black, and as causing the land to shake."

2. Sketch

This is the preliminary rough sketch submitted by Wayne.

3. Final Art

Here is a large version of his final painting.

4. Card

Finally, here is the card as you all know it today. The art was flipped horizontally because the Petravark looked too much like one of Wayne's other red creatures -- Ember Beast -- from across the table.

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