Thursday, October 24, 2013
Magic Card Art: Rubinia Soulsinger
Card Name: Rubinia Soulsinger
© 2013 Wizards of the Coast
Gatherer Link: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376476
Original Art Available? Drawing (sold)
Artist Proofs Available? No
Artist Notes The first thing a fan asked was whether or not I designed this art from a dyslexic misreading of Rubinia's name as Soulsigner rather than Soulsinger. No, and yes. The art brief mentioned that Rubinia was used to conscript creatures into an army, plus the card is a reprint, so unlike usual I had a decent idea of what she was going to do. My husband actually suggested the scroll and quill, and I ran with it because I thought it was awesome- like a recruiter trying to get your signature, but in a more alluring/powerful way?
After the "signing" suggestion, I did assume I was initially incorrect, and that it was -signer all along, but on closer inspection later I realized I was right the first time.