The client enthusiastically approved design B, and inspired by the larger and smaller focus, they decided to make a series of smaller trophies for finalists in the championship in addition to the large one. I created two "small" versions of the trophy, and created a larger base for showcasing all of the past winners. In the end, the client asked for three runs of the trophy, liking both B2 and B3.
Next, the client requested to see the trophies in gold and silver, with a base textured like granite and with the five gems in orange to match the flame. I included a design where the gems stayed true to the 5-mana colors, and in the end the client agreed it was the right direction to take.
The final design for the small, medium, and large trophies approved, I began work on creating full orthographic designs for the trophy and Planeswalker flame, allowing it to be 3D modeled accurately and then cast in resin for the final production. Having a true 1:1 design from sketch to model to casting is difficult, but made a lot easier if each designer thinks about the work the designer after them has to tackle in translating the work given to them.
Trophies ran during the 2016 Pro Tour, and samples of the smaller ones (though not the one-of-a-kind final) are now on display at Wizards of the Coast and brought to sanctioned tournaments (Photo thanks to Nissa Cosplay).