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Yongjae Choi has illustrated over 50 Magic cards, beginning with a single card in Aether Revolt. He seems a popular choice with Wizards when it comes to illustrating planeswalkers. Here’s 5 of my favourite art pieces from him:
This card shows one of the magic users of Amonkhet, with the spellfires forming an ominous symbol.
Kaalia, Zenith Seeker
This is the second version of Kaalia that we’ve seen. It’s not yet as popular as the first, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened one day.
Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind
This is an intro deck version of Mu Yanling, which is why you may not immediately recognise the art. A shame, since it’s really good.
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Does this card need any introduction? It’s well known, and not really for the art. Oko warped the Standard format in a way not seen before and was eventually banned, surprising few people. The art is a good depiction of the character. Oko cares little for what is going on around him. Oko cares only for Oko.
Another intro deck planeswalker art, and another one that captures the essence of the character. Sarkhan is powerful now, but has had a difficult life, so there’s often a tinge of sadness in his bearing.
And with this entry, I’m bringing the MtG artists series to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still be looking at Magic art, and profiling artists, but I want to take a different approach next year and a new series is the best way of doing that. Stay tuned!