I really like the idea of this sketch, especially since I have a stupendous love for all those effects.
To this day effects like the ones found in Secret of Mana, Terranigma, Metroid, Megaman, Phantasy Star, and loads more are some of my favorites of all time. To the point where I occasionally re-create them out of respect and personal passion.
This time I chose one of the first magic spells that made me want to grind all the way to 8.99, its the Ice spell from Secret of Mana.
My version (Wip)
Now, its still being set up and I want to add quite a lot more details to it.
Disclaimer: The ice-shard I made quite a while ago as an initial setup for something else, but since in theory its just a simple few polygon shape with a rather basic texture supported by some nice material magic I dont think it should be a problem.
In case you do consider that a problem Im more than happy to record a short video of me creating the shard.
I have recorded the animation and cascade setup process so far and will be editing/uploading them in a few days along with (hopefully) the final result on the effect.
video playlist (over 6 hours)