MTG: Hard Cover

Hugh pindur pindurski mtg thick cover final

The final cropped art. The "no Sven" version :(

Hugh pindur pindurski mtg thick cover v1

Original yellow spell colour.

Hugh pindur pindurski mtg thick cover v2

Revised spell colour.

Hugh pindur pindurski mtg thick cover card

Yaaaaaaas. "Hard Cover" just got spoiled! I had thought this one was being released for Modern Horizons, but apparently I was wrong:/

So I painted two versions of this one. Initially the version with the yellow pages was created, but I was asked to changed the spell colour from yellow to blue. Oh no's! But, but I got this nice balance of yellow and blue and everything reads well....... When I started changing the spell colour it all appeared too blue. I needed to find a way to bring some of that yellow back hence the addition of the moon.

Image wise, I prefer the yellow version, but you can't argue with functionality!

Also, I'm kind of sad the rat ultimately got cropped out.... I had named him "Sven." Sven really wanted to appear in his first Magic card. Next time Sven... next time.

Art Director: Dawn Murin

Date
June 20, 2019