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Mtg artists: Richard Wright

Richard Wright’s count of cards illustrated may be low, but his effect on the game has been huge. He has been employed as a style guide artist, where his work has shaped interpretations of various settings by other artists. His basic land set for Ravnica: City of Guilds are still well known and well regarded by many Magic players.

Plains (Ravnica: City of Guilds)


The setting of Ravnica is one endless city. This created issues when deciding how to interpret the Plains card, common to every Magic set, into the setting. In the ends the artists interpreted the flat landscape viewed from rooftops as their ‘plains’ cards. This one from Richard Wright is the exemplar.

Island (Ravnica: City of Guilds)


Likewise with the Island cards, a new interpretation was needed. Ravnica’s many urban waterways form islands made from cathedral-like suburbs.

Elderscale Wurm


So you know Richard Wright doesn’t just illustrate landscapes. I’ll be honest with you; this is the only creature in this article.

Swamp (Ravnica: City of Guilds)

mtgswamp_rav_richardwrightThe swamps of Ravnica were concepted as worn down city ruins, damp with age and inhabited by dark things.

New Benalia

richardwright_newbenaliaThis art comes from the Time Spiral block and shows some of the rebuilding efforts in the ruins of Dominaria, the setting for many Magic blocks of the past.

See all cards illustrated by Richard Wright, or visit the artist’s website.


One comment on “Mtg artists: Richard Wright

  1. Fieldmechanik
    May 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on MEASURELESS EONS.

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