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MtG artists: Ryan Yee

Ryan Yee’s art appeared in earnest in the original Innistrad block in 2011, though a couple of illustrations appeared before then. His cards can always be relied on to provide a visual treat, whether a humble common or a special edition mythic rare. Here are five of my favourites:

Endless Ranks of the Dead

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Not just my favourite card by Ryan Yee, but one of my favourite Magic card arts. I love the frozen moment presented by this piece, the calm before the storm.

Misty Rainforest

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This version of Misty Rainforest appeared as one of the special Zendikar Expedition cards, only available in foil. It is still highly sought after.

Shape the Sands

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This common card from Dragons of Tarkir shows an archer taking the long view.

Gateway Shade

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This card is also a common, showing a ghost of Ravnica guarding one of the city’s many gates.

Command Tower

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This card appeared in the first set of decks released by Wizards specifically for the Commander format, and it has become ubiquitous with almost every deck wanting a copy.

 

Click here to see all cards illustrated by Ryan Yee or click here to visit the artist’s website.

4 comments on “MtG artists: Ryan Yee

  1. Bookstooge
    December 17, 2017

    Hurray for Commander! I am now hooked on that format and pretty much only play that.
    The only time I play 60card decks now is when a new duel deck comes out and I want to test it out. Played the new merfolk vs goblins yesterday with my bro and it was fun! While the goblin deck seems pretty much the winner 4 out of 5 times, I still like playing the merfolk. My first real homemade deck back in the 90’s was a mer deck based on Lord of Atlantis. Now there’s some nostalgia for ya 😀

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    • davekay
      December 17, 2017

      My Magic playing is heading in a similar direction and I also picked up the Goblins and merfolk duel deck, I think it’s the best one they have release in the last couple of years.

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      • Bookstooge
        December 17, 2017

        I concur about goblin vs mer. I really liked Elspeth vs Kiora and then Zendikar vs Eldrazi, but after that, I’ve not liked them. So I was hesitant to buy this one. But merfolk, that drew me in and I’m rather glad I did.
        My brother doesn’t play much, so him winning with me fighting as hard as possible is just the kind of game I like and it encourages him to play 😀
        I will take a knock down, drag out fight and lose over an easy win any time. I like the process itself, you know?

        Sorry, fanboying there 😉

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      • davekay
        December 17, 2017

        Winning is nice, but it’s all about playing, I agree

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