Teysa, Env oy of Ghosts
How focusing on joy helped Karla overcome the pressure of her first piece of art for Magic “This piece was my debut for Magic: The Gathering. I remember being so frightened that it took me two weeks just to get a working sketch.
“There was a short brief detailing a smart, scheming, magnetic and ruthless woman in her 30s. She needed to be sat in a room with scrolls and hidden spirits that surround her. I looked at films for inspiration, including Black Narcissus and The Lord of the Rings.
“The whole painting was very difficult as there was the pressure of it being my first Magic card constantly on my mind. However, I realised that I needed to focus on just the joy of painting, and not the outside pressures. I learned a lot from this painting!”