Title: Dungrove Elder (Prelim Sketch)
Artist: Matt Stewart
Medium: Graphite on paper
Created for the Magic: The Gathering Magic 2012 set, Dungrove Elder is a large and detailed piece by fantasy artist Matt Stewart. Released in 2011 by Wizards of the Coast, Dungrove Elder is a staple in many green-based decks, and beloved by many casual players.
During the Magic: The Gathering art creation process, artists usually create a preliminary sketch of their idea for the direction of the artwork, and then forward this preliminary work to the art director of the project for approval. After the art director’s approval, the wheels are set in motion for the final artwork (traditional or digital) to be created. This preliminary artwork is a unique look in to what the artist originally envisioned for the piece, which sometimes changes before the final product takes shape.
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