Title: Ensnaring Bridge (Prelim Sketch)
Artist: Ron Spencer
Medium: Graphite on paper
Created for the Magic: The Gathering 7th Edition set, Ensnaring Bridge is a nice reinterpretation by famed fantasy artist Ron Spencer, of the original version from Exodus. Released in 2001 by Wizards of the Coast, this holds faithful to the feeling and meaning of the Ensnaring Bridge from the Wrath cycle storyline, in which the Weatherlight crew battles against the many traps of Volrath’s stronghold, in a daring rescue attempt of their allies.
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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