Scent of a Gamer

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

Fantasy art daily

I have started a new blog over at Blogger. It’s called Fantasy Art Daily, and it does what it says on the tin; a new fantasy illustration each day. The … Continue reading

June 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Nils Hamm art on Kickstarter

There’s a Kickstarter ongoing for tokens, playmats and prints from artist Nils Hamm. Full disclosure – I am backer number 45 on this one. I have long since given up … Continue reading

February 11, 2023 · 1 Comment

Dark City: my first Night Cafe creation

I have been playing with Night Cafe, with my main aim being to get a couple of printable background for future miniature photography. I started dark, and from the prompts … Continue reading

November 3, 2022 · 4 Comments

5 AI art creators to use

AI art creators are being talked about a lot right now. For the curious, there are many sites to choose from, but some are easier to use than others. Here … Continue reading

October 29, 2022 · 5 Comments

It begins

It was going to happen soon, so why not now? An AI-generated artwork has just won a prize. This is Theatre Opera Spatial, generated by the Midjourney AI and then … Continue reading

September 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: Aska

Today’s art comes from Vilenko Vujicevic and features an old witch and her wolf.

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Ancient Copper Dragon

Todays piece shows a majestic older dragon and was illustrated by Antonio Jose Manzanedo for the Baldur’s Gate Magic: the Gathering set.

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Glacial Chasm

Today’s artwork was illustrated by Mike Bierek for a special edition of this Magic: the Gathering card:

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Eowyn

Today’s piece comes from the talented Matt Stewart and depicts Eowyn of Rohan, from The Lord of the Rings:

June 6, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: evolving wilds

Evolving Wilds is a Magic card that gets printed and reprinted often, as it is useful in limited formats. This art comes from Sam Burley and is a promotional version … Continue reading

May 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

Arta Monday: Fratres

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

April 25, 2022

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

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

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