The art description of each card in the cycle contained a pretty simple request: to show a standard color-aligned location (a meadow, a creek, a marsh, a crag, or a grove) but with a rainbow of color somewhere in the piece. The five artists commissioned to illustrate the cards each solved the puzzle in a different way. Howard Lyon's Vivid Grove shows a spectrum of sunlight filtering through the forest canopy, while Martina Pilcerova's Vivid Crag shows prismatic light glinting off of shards of rock. Fred Fields's Vivid Creek has the spray of a short waterfall creating the rainbow effect, and Rob Alexander's Vivid Meadow shows a traditional rainbow bending across the sky above the plain. Finally, John Avon's Vivid Marsh brings in the prismatic effect by showing an oily residue reflecting in the murky water. Check them all out below. Got a favorite?
Vivid Land Art
Posted in Arcana on October 30, 2007