Sunday, April 28, 2013

Orcs, Orcs, Orcs

Here are two more illustrations I did for the recently released World of Warcraft card set, Betrayal of the Guardians. The first is titled Magma Blast and, as you can see, involves a character magically projecting a huge blast of molten lava from his hands. Initially, I painted the lava as a much more directional blast but eventually opted for the more swirling approach seen here. It seemed more in the spirit of a spell being cast.


  1. These are wonderful, Jim! LOVE the fire effect in the first one!

  2. Jim. The lava looks amazing. I could feel my eye brows starting to sizzle just looking at that one. I also like what appears to be a counter balancing energy surge in his shoulder armour. Nice !

  3. Larry and Joe, thank you for the kind words. That lava effect was tricky!