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Anato Finnstark’s work can be found in computer games, book covers, and gaming cards. He also runs a Patreon and posts personal art there, like this one.
This pieces keeps the palette limited and the colours dark. While it’s a scene from a large battle the focus is entirely on the two characters. Sauron towers over the kneeling Isildur, showing their respective strengths. But Narsil does not lose its edge.
The details here are kept for the character’s face and head. The rest still tells a story. An ornate, but threadbare outfit, a dark room lit only by candles. This is the kind of artwork that makes me want to read a story.
I currently own precisely one of Magic’s Secret Lair sets, and this art is the reason. Once I saw it, I just had to own a copy, and now I do!
Shadows die twice, or so I’m assured by the game’s subtitle. Art like this is eternal though.