Took me around 2 days from first thumbnail sketches to finnish.
The mindbender - obviously a blue card.
Thumbnails- My original idea was something king kong like, where the bender stand on the paw/hand of the creature. But that gave me a lot of trouble with the perspective and foreshorterning resulting in either high distortion or a bad angle so I made these 3 afterwards.
#1 Looks dead, #2 is the one I went with although #3 has a creature that tries to fight back, which is interesting too.
Basic color sketch, mostly green and blue.
Better lineart with the same color layer on multiply.
Nice atmosphere, but for a small card print too hard to read.
Colors and details
New pose for the mage
More light for more contrast