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John Avon is without doubt one of the most well-known and well-loved of Magic’s artists. He has been illustrating cards for over 20 years and has produced many fan favourites in that time. John Avon may be best known for two land cycles; the Unhinged lands and the Unstable lands. These full art basic lands remain in high demand on the secondary market.
The above image shows John Avon with his art for Lotus Field. The original art sold for $40,000.
This is a promotional version of the art. I don’t think the adventurers will be coming back for their tools.
This swamp is from the Unstable set, and remains a favourite of many players.
|Did you know? John Avon has illustrated more Plains, Mountains, and Forests than any other individual artist.|
The forest above is one of 17 separate forests illustrated by John Avon. This one featured in the Unhinged set.
Fast forward a few years and John Avon illustrated this forest for the Unstable set.
|Did you know? Over 50 of John Avon’s card illustrations are now available as playmats thanks to a successful Kickstarter.|
This darker swamp from the Unhinged sets remains one of my favourites.
Even when John Avon is not ullstrating a land card, we can get some great vistas, like this one.
Click the image above to see all Magic cards illustrated by John Avon on Scryfall.
Visit johnavonart.com for galleries and prints.
Around the web:
Check out this excellent Rhystic Studies YouTube video:
This interview talks about the creation process for Spire of Industry.
This older interview (with the same interviewer!) dates from 2013 and talks about art more generally.
Click the images below to explore the work of other Magic artists