This post is 100% out of my comfort zone. Why you might ask? This is the 1st cycle of anything ever that I personally put the art together for. Some I like, some I don't. Some ideas are strong while the execution leaves something to be desired.
The genesis of this idea was Stephen Raphael (@SteveRaffle) and his amazing Eldrazi created in the style of stained glass. You can see his Emrakul here: http://zeerbe.blogspot.com/2014/09/factory-worker-contest-ending-912.html
Below are my poor attempts and re-creating that style as the Swords, using 80's iconic cartoon and video game swords as the centerpieces. I value any and all feedback as I cannot grow without criticism. You can respond here, on the reddit thread, or reach me on Twitter @TheProxyGuy.