Sketches: Shade's Form

Posted in Arcana on April 16, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Today's card is the Torment Enchant Creature Shade's Form, illustrated by Clyde Caldwell. Clyde has been doing fantasy art for almost twenty years and has a large portfolio of book covers and trading cards to his name.

1. Art Description

These are the instructions given to the artist:

"This card should show a person in the process of changing into a shade or disembodied spirit. This spirit should look creepy and the change should be caused by a spell."

2. Sketch

This is the preliminary sketch submitted by Clyde. Clyde has a crisp, clean style reminiscent of older fantasy artists like Frank Frazetta and Roy G. Krenkel.

3. Final Art

Here is a large version of his final piece.

4. Card

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

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