Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Arta Monday: Kargan Dragonlord

Dragons are rarely in my top Magic card arts, but everything in this piece comes together for me. The brightness of the dragon’s flame, the dark sky behind, the savage … Continue reading

December 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Ansalon

Ansalon is the fictional land where the stories of Dragonlance take place. Dragonlance being a memorable series of books, provided your memory stretches back to the 1980s – and you … Continue reading

November 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Livia Prima

Livia Prima produces some great character portraits, but can still create great scenes as well. What follows here is a selection from the choices available at her ArtStation page. This … Continue reading

November 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Grave Titan

This week’s piece is a Magic card from Nils Hamm. The Grave Titan was part of a cycle of five titans, one for each colour of Magic. As suggested by … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Abyssal Persecutor

Today’s art is a magic card from Brian “Chippy” Dugan: Abyssal Persecutor is an interesting card. It’s more powerful that you would expect for its cost, but it comes with … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Alex Konstad

Alex Konstad produces some interesting work across a range of fantasy and science fiction worlds, as well as things too weird for a single genre description. I’ve selected some pieces … Continue reading

November 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Ancient Temple

I had to give this piece its on name as it’s titles only by its date of posting on ArtStation. A lot of artists post untitled work like this, with … Continue reading

November 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Sorin Markov

Today’s art features a great character first illustrated by Michael Komarck Sorin is a centuries-old vampire with many schemes in motion at any one time. One of his long term … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Mountain

This mountain art was done for Magic: the Gathering by Karl Kopinski. The trio of figures included in the art suggests a story about to be told.

October 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Hunt for the fire wurm

Another art piece from the talented Seb McKinnon. This one dips into mythology.

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Colour theory for miniatures with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has a great video up breaking down colour for miniature painters, pointing out why CMYK (used by printers) can by a better way of understanding colours and colour … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Luminous Angel

Another memorable angle art from Magic: the Gathering This one comes from the talented Jason Chan.

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Kamila Szutenberg

Kamila Szutenberg posts quite a few sketches to her ArtStation page… many of which look as good to me as finished art. Kamila’s art often features landscapes, but there’s some … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Arta Monday: Channel

This art for Magic: the Gathering by Rebecca Guay showcase her ethereal art style One art director decided to remove her from the roster of artists working on the game. … Continue reading

October 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Lonely Castle

This digital piece from Kamila Szutenberg shows a knight exporting a vast castle. It mostly lies in ruins, but some parts look habitable. A quick confession: I made this name … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Seb McKinnon

Seb McKinnon has become a favourite among many Magic: the Gathering players for his striking and unique art style. His art extends outside Magic, although I must admit most of … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Sigiled Paladin

Like last week’s featured illustration, this one also comes from Magic: the Gathering’s realm of Bant. In this piece from Greg Staples we see the knight on his lion steed

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: Rafiq of the Many

The knight-exemplar of Bant, a land in one of Magic: the Gathering’s many worlds. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Komarck.

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Johan Egerkrans

I’ve always been a fan of bold colours and so when I came across the art of Johan Egerkrans I knew I would be sharing it here. A great picture … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments