Jace Belerin. Master mixologist, blue things enthusiast, and literal plumbing wizard.
Here we see Jace in a dreamlike moment of introspection and invention. Unlike me, this sort of dream does not cause Jace to wet the bed.
There aren't many paintings of Jace in which he's actually wielding his element - it's usually just glowy blue squiggles. I've always liked rendering challenges. And water is one of the toughies. So I decided to go just bonkers with it.
Check out the original sketch for how overboard I almost went with this, when it had been planned as a textless, vertical format card.
For Magic: the Gathering. Copyright Wizards of the Coast. Art directed by Jeremy Jarvis.
Because water is hard to work with in a photoshoot, for reference we used collected alien drool-spooge, slathered onto saran wrap, dried with a hairdryer, and bent into shape. Special thanks to H. R. Giger for letting us borrow a few aliens for the day.
Our condolences to Ensign Johnny Redofshirt, who did not realize what his brief, but passionate love affair with a charming face-hugger would ultimatly mean.
And congratulations Ms. Facehugger Redofshirt, on your new baby!
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