Sketching the Sky Summoner

Posted in Arcana on August 14, 2012

By Monty Ashley

Let's talk Talrand.

Talrand, Sky Summoner

Talrand, Sky Summoner is an important character, not to mention being a neat Legend. But forget about that for a minute, because today we're going to talk about the drakes behind him. The original sketch for Talrand naturally focused on the Sky Summoner himself:

Talrand, Sky Summoner | Sketch by Svetlin Velinov

Neat, right? But in the final version, the drakes got more detailed and developed their distinctive coloration:

Talrand, Sky Summoner | Art by Svetlin Velinov

Now, let's go on a tour of Magic 2013. They're the same kind of drakes you get in Talrand's Invocation, unsurprisingly.

Talrand's Invocation | Art by Svetlin Velinov

And you can also see very similar drakes on the Magic 2013 Drake token card! Naturally, Talrand, Sky Summoner; Talrand's Invocation; and the Drake token were all illustrated by Svetlin Velinov.

Magic 2013 Drake Token | Art by Svetlin Velinov

Talrand's Invocation

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