The Dark Judge
The Dark Judge

Randy Asplund and Wizards of the Coast

16x20
Acrylic, alkyd & oil
NFS
     Many years ago I painted a picture for the game MAGIC: The Gathering, and it was originally given the working title "The Dark Judge." But the company released it with a card named "Ebon Praetor." The painting generated quite a buzz with people frequently asking me why there was a white bunny rabbit in the painting. My answer was that it was not a bunny rabbit at all, but a Pookah, a Celtic spirit/demon. You may have encountered such a creature in the movie Harvey, starring Jimmy Stewart. Eventually I was contacted by a gentleman who wished to purchas the original, but since I had already sold it I suggested that he might like a much more worked out version. This is the painting I made for him. It is what Ebon Praetor could have been if it had been a full scale work of art.
Ebon Praetor from Magic: The Gathering
Ebon Praetor
Randy Asplund and Wizards of the Coast
5-5/8x 7"
This is the original art for the Ebon Praetor painting from the Fallen Empires edition of Magic: The Gathering.