Have you ever wanted to sneak a peek into the sketchbooks at Four Horsemen Studios? How cool would it be to get a glimpse at how these amazing figures are conceived at the earliest stages of their development? I thought that would be pretty awesome too, which is why I bugged the studio to send me some cool “Behind the Scenes” sketches to share in this article!
These images show a variety of early sketches for some of the figures that we would see later in the line. What I find interesting is how early in the line’s development these sketches were made. For example, the image below that shows the female vampire head was done before Mythic Legions 1.0 was even released! The same is true for the sketch of Xylona and the Silverchord bow. All of these were eventually seen in the Advent of Decay wave, which was first revealed a few years after the release of 1.0. This shows how much development and planning goes into this line long before actual prototype figures are ever shown to fans and made available for sale. It also makes you wonder exactly what other designs are lurking inside those sketchbooks waiting to make their way to us!
Another sketch below worth pointing out is the one of the “Troubadour”. This bard is a character that made a short, but memorable, appearance in the comic story that was part of the “Art of Mythic Legions” book from the first Kickstarter campaign. He has not been released in figure form. If you look at the sketch, you will notice there are absolutely no parts that are obviously already contained in the line's parts library. This is unlike the other sketches you see below, which clearly have identifiable parts that we already have seen. Does this mean this character was designed solely for his appearance in the comic, or is this sketch an early look at parts that we may see down the road? Only the Four Horsemen truly know the answer to this question!
Published on 02.21.20