Title: Laboratory Maniac (Prelim Sketch)
Artist: Jason Felix
Medium: Graphite on paper
Created for the Magic: The Gathering Innistrad expansion, Laboratory Maniac is an noteworthy piece by esteemed fantasy artist Jason Felix. Released in 2011 by Wizards of the Coast, as part of the Innistrad block, “Lab Man” has been prominently featured in combo decks in the Vintage, Legacy, and Modern formats.
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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