Friday, October 30, 2009

Freaks and Whispers - Dreamblade

And so we find ourselves at the end... Today I have the final two designs I did for the unreleased 7th set of Dreamblade. I present to you the Two-Faced Freak and the Whisper of Truth. The Freak was to be an uncommon Madness piece and (you guessed it!) part of the Janus lineage and the Whisper was a common and part of that thing I am not talking about that was going to be new for set 7.

Unreleased Two-Faced Freak - © 2006 Wizards of the Coast LLC
This was a fun one to work on, you can never go wrong with tentacles. This was not my first Janus piece. I designed a late addition to the base set that was going to be a Janus Scout, but it was never released. I will NOT be sharing that design, I was never happy with how it turned out and I like it even less now. Looking at the Freak now I should have added more dimension to the tentacles in the side view, but I know at the time I was concerned about getting too crazy with them. This was only a uncommon and I didn't want to make as complex as a rare.

Unreleased Whisper of Truth - © 2006 Wizards of the Coast LLC
Not much to say about this one save the challenge to make sure all the appropriate areas were covered. It needed to be PG after all. She is the third and final piece I designed for the new game element they were going to introduce to set 7. Now that you have all three, the Whisper, the Executioner and the Damsel you might be able to pick out a visual clue that they all share. It might be hard in some but there is a common visual element to them all. I wonder how it would have been received and how it would have effected the game.

Well, that is it, the end of my secrets for Dreamblade that I can share. I still have art for released pieces that I have never spotlighted that I will be bringing you and I have early versions to several of these set 6 and 7 pieces that I can still share. Actually both of these have interesting first passes that I will able to share later. Until then...

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  1. Yep, the Whisper of Truth gave a lot of context. I didn't notice the scales on the "Damsel in Distress."

    I'm willing to bet the Janus Scout is great too but I understand your reasons for not wanting to post it (I make a lot of music that I don't want anyone to hear). :)

    Thanks again for sharing your great work.
    This set would have been AWESOME.


  2. You guys don't miss a beat and the discussion over on the WoTC DB forum is very interesting! I was never privy to any rules so my knowledge of new elements was of a much larger scale. But your guys are pretty good.

    Just me though, the Janus Scout was 20 kinds of wrong. Maybe when I am feeling frosty I will do a post of my worst drawing I ever did for DB. ;)

    You are very welcome! I am just glad there are still people out there that still enjoy DB as much as I did working on it. Yes, set 6 and 7 would have been great. I know set 6 is "out" but to me with out the minis it is not 100%.

  3. Here are some photos of my sculpture of Two-Faced Freak:

    I think for my next project, I'll be returning to Executioner. Stay tuned!

  4. Awesome! Thanks for making my day! Great work as always. I will do a post about this in the morning to share your great work. :)