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Explore fantasy art: Igor Kieryluk

Igor Kieryluk is probably best known for his Magic: the Gathering art, and that is going to be the main focus here too. His art manages to combine darkness and bright colours in a way that always makes me look twice at the cards he illustrates.

Suture Priest by Igor Kieryluk

This phyrexian creation works to punish your opponents for playing creatures. The colours its in (white) usually rewards you for doing the same thing, so this was an interesting twist. The sinew and porcelain art is suitably horrifying.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence by Igor Kieryluk

No darkness in this illustration of one of Zendikar’s guardian angels.

Vivianne von Carstein by Igor Kieryluk

I’m not hugely familiar with this member of Warhammer’s vampiric von Carstein family, but I do like this art!

Bloodthirsty Aerialist by Igor Kieryluk

If this art seems confusing, simply tilt your head (or lese flip the art 180 degrees) to gain a fuller understanding.

Serra Avatar by Igor Kieryluk

This version of Serra Avatar was released as a promo card to tie in with a version of Duels of the Planeswalkers. That’s an old mtg videogame that is no longer supported, but we still have this art, which is nice.

You can see more at Igor Kieryluk’s ArtStation page, and also his page on the Original Magic Art store.

4 comments on “Explore fantasy art: Igor Kieryluk

  1. backtothehammer
    October 24, 2021

    I like these. Quite a contrast in pics. The first one is excellent. I’m also not familiar with that von Carstein (though I will be googling it now 😁)

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    • davekay
      October 24, 2021

      It wasn’t a name I recognised either, but I must admit I didn’t pay much attention to either 8th edition or End Times, so she could be from there.

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      • backtothehammer
        October 24, 2021

        Nothing pops up in the google search bar the picture and your post, so it might just be a random association. I’ve been planning on re-reading the vampire wars shortly and that is the other likely source if she exists

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      • davekay
        October 24, 2021

        It was the artist’s title for the piece, and I have known those to be wrong before

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