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MtG artists: Johannes Voss

Johannes Voss has provided me with some of my favourite illustrations on Magic cards, especially the fantastic Restoration Angel. His art is usually bright and focused on a single figure, but have a look at the sky and other surroundings too; there’s great details to be found there.

Restoration Angel


Let’s start with my favourite, beautiful yet understated colours in this piece.

Gift of Orzhova


A gift of stained glass wings? Can’t see a problem there! In this piece the background colours are muted and limited to better show off the varied and bright colours of the wings.

Stoneforge Mystic


This card is popular more due to its in-game power than the art, but this piece from a promotional printing of the card is still eye-catching.

Commander’s Authority


It’s not often that we see characters only in silhouette on a Magic card, but this is executed brilliantly.

Elite Inquisitor


The point of view is interesting in this piece, as we are looking up at this skilled warrior from the floor. Are we an initiate who had just been easily bested? Or are we a foe about to be summarily dispatched? The tidy room and weaponry on the wall suggests the former to me.


Visit the artist’s DeviantArt page to see more.

4 comments on “MtG artists: Johannes Voss

  1. Bookstooge
    October 15, 2017

    Are those all from Avacyn Restored?

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    • davekay
      October 15, 2017

      The majority are! Gift of Orzhova is from Gatecrash, and obviously the promo is from later too.

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      • Bookstooge
        October 15, 2017

        I liked Avacyn Restored, but the whole storyline from Shadows over Innistrad really ruined it for me. Oh well, there’s always another plane to play on…

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  2. Dev
    November 22, 2017

    Man I gotta get some of these prints for my house 😀

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