Sketches: Severed Legion

Posted in Arcana on October 28, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

This week's "Sketches" looks at one of the black commons from Onslaught, Severed Legion by Danny Orizio.

1. Art Description

These are the instructions given to the artist:

"Location: Aphetto City. Action: a swarm of Zombie hands (some with arms or tendons trailing) crawling through the city."

2. Sketch

This is the preliminary sketch submitted by Danny. The problem was that he showed the hands coming up through the ground as if they were still attached to bodies. The folks here didn't want that; they just wanted some wandering hands.

The new sketch showed what was intended: a bunch of hands roaming the streets. Now the only thing R&D wanted was for there to be more hands.

3. Final Art

Here is a large version of the final piece. Danny squeezed a couple more small hands into the background.

4. Card

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

Severed Legion

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