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