Springjack Sketches

Posted in Arcana on November 8, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

The kithkin, elves, and giants of Lorwyn have all domesticated creatures for use as mounts. The elves use Nath of the Gilt-Leaf; giants use Cloudgoat Ranger.

The kithkin rely on the springjack, a creature that has characteristics of goats, sheep, and rabbits. The springjack's wool is useful, its milk and meat is nourishing, and its gait is speedy. It's the perfect all-around beast of burden for Lorwyn's kithkin.

Here's are some sketch by artist Larry MacDougall that eventually became Knight of Meadowgrain.

Knight of Meadowgrain Knight of Meadowgrain sketches and art by Larry MacDougall

Springjack Knight shows a head-on perspective of the springjack, which helps show how its back legs come forward as it moves. A springjack doesn't gallop like a horse; its gait is more of a bounding motion, like a hare. Kithkin knights certainly appreciate the saddle-maker's craft.

Springjack Knight Springjack Knight sketch and art by Stephen Belledin

Epic Proportions shows what happens when you apply a significant amount of fierce, primal growth magic to one of those swift springjacks. Hold on, little kithkin!

Epic Proportions Epic Proportions sketch and art by Jesper Ejsing

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