AD Andrew Vallas sent the assignment, calling for the depiction of a myth - Nethroi making someone disappear, perhaps by eating them. Mood: "Like a ghost story around the campfire". The style guide had this gorgeous rendition of Nethroi, by Slawomir Maniak, to work from. pic.twitter.com/x6mM4pbNnl— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) April 3, 2020
So of course, the famous Lascaux cave paintings became an inspiration and a starting point. I thought this style was quite fitting for this "beast plane". pic.twitter.com/4thXrWDGOD— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) April 3, 2020
Once I got the OK from Andrew, I got a large piece of birchwood panel, and started the piece in charcoal. pic.twitter.com/1BFpGUxg71— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) April 3, 2020
And here's the final painting. These were a real joy to work on, and it felt so good to switch from digital to traditional for a change, getting paint on my hands, real texture under my fingers. I missed it. These Mythos works are my first non-digital paintings for MtG. pic.twitter.com/hzez0KLIpt— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) April 3, 2020
I leave you with the special extended card version of Mythos of Nethroi. Thank you @GavinVerhey and @blakepr for getting this preview to me, thank you Andrew Vallas for this wonderful commission, and thank you all for tuning in, and supporting my work! Much love! 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/CSFRRFa0NC— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) April 3, 2020
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