Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Elgaud Inquisitor

Today’s art comes again from the Innistrad realm of Magic: the Gathering, and I promise we will move away from there after this! Art is by Slawomir Maniak.

May 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: lumberjack

Fantasy art can be of the mundane as much as the fantastical, and good worldbuilding tends to feature realistic scenes of everyday life and livelihood. Like this woodsman from Tomas … Continue reading

May 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Explore fantasy art: Erin Vest

The colours! I have only recently come across Erin Vest’s work, and as soon as I saw the first piece I knew I would want to share them here. This … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Dryad Arbor

Today’s piece is of a forbidden grove from Magic: the Gathering, and it looks like two people are about to find out why it’s forbidden. Art is by Brad Rigney.

May 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: crusader of Odric

Today’s illustration comes from the Magic: the Gathering realm of Innistrad and features one of the humans resisting the many terrors of this place. The leader of this resistance, Odric, … Continue reading

May 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Fratres

Today’s art comes from Igor Sid, and was illustrated for the live-action fan project Fratres.

April 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Bayard Wu

Bayard Wu is very much an industry veteran, having worked for Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, and other leading companies. There’s plenty to like in his art gallery, and I … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: Bruna, light of alabaster

Today’s illustration is from Winona Nelson and is one of the angels of Innistrad. Perhaps I should say was, since Bruna merged into a monster in one story and had … Continue reading

April 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Taste of Blood

This illustration comes to us from Howard Lyon, drawn for Magic: the Gathering, which manages to evoke the more sensual side of vampires which is often omitted from card games.

April 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Svetoslav Petrov

Svetoslav Petrov is a Bulgaria-based artist who illustrates in a number of styles, all of which I like. Here are five of my favourites. A goblin hunter and his happy … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: bear rider

From Tomas Duchek we get this happy fellow riding his bear across the land:

April 4, 2022 · 1 Comment

Aleksi Briclot playmats

Aleksi Briclot illustrated the first planeswalker cards for Magic: the Gathering, and the characters and the card type have gone on to become central to the game. The artist now … Continue reading

March 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Sundial of the Infinite

Today’s art comes from Vincent Proce and shows a device towering over the land around it. You get an idea of scale when you realise those are robes figures walking … Continue reading

March 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Tomas Duchek

Tomas Duchek has illustrated for board games, Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast and more. I have always enjoyed his character figures and fantasy scenes, and want to share some … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Skinshifter

Today’s art comes to us from Matthew Stewart, and has made me realise I rarely feature art of individuals in this series. More often its landscapes, monsters, or groups. I’m … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: barrow-wight

Today’s piece comes from the talented pen of Mark Gibbons. This Barrow-wight was illustrated for games Workshop’s Middle Earth miniatures games.

March 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm is my favourite illustrator currently working on Magic: the Gathering, and I am still adding to my collection of each card illustrated by him as new ones appear. … Continue reading

March 12, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Scythe Specter

As this art was commissioned for Magic: the Gathering I will stick with its titled spelling rather than the more familiar ‘spectre’. More familiar to me, anyway. This art comes … Continue reading

March 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Paraselene

Today’s piece shows the moon of Magic’s Innistrad setting, and is brought to us by Ryan Yee.

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Dominik Mayer

I enjoy Dominik Mayer’s high contrast art, although that is not his only style, it certainly stands out to me each time I see it. I have included five of … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 2 Comments