Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Arta Monday: the hunt

Today’s illustration comes from Martina Fackova and is the kind of picture that subverts your first impression. She is being hunted, but she’s also well armed.

February 21, 2022 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Make a wish

Today’s art comes from the talented Howard Lyon, a moody piece. What would someone on Innistrad wish for?

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable to veterans of Games Workshop’s games. His art in the 1990s especially set the visuals for a lot of gamers. … Continue reading

February 12, 2022 · 5 Comments

Arta Monday: Endless ranks of the dead

Today’s Arta Monday piece is a Magic: the Gathering illustration from Ryan Yee showing what is about to happen. Great tension in this piece.

February 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Medieval Skirmish

Simon Gocal gives us a great combat illustration here, showing the movement and strength of the participants wonderfully. Some part of me thinks this would make a great jigsaw puzzle. … Continue reading

January 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Distress

Today’s illustration is by Michael C. Hayes. Distress is a card which forces your opponent to discard a card – in game terms you are attacking their mind directly to … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Marta Nael

Marta Nael has produced a wide array of fantasy art over the years featuring angels, ghosts, gunslingers and more besides. here are five of my favourites: I made up a … Continue reading

January 22, 2022 · 6 Comments

Arta Monday: Runestone

This week’s ArtA Monday is a loading screen artwork by Craig Mullins – this one is part of a series he created for the strategy game Crusader Kings III: Sometimes … Continue reading

January 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

28 Mag volume 4

Volume 4 of the miniature painting and modelling magazine 28 is here now. You can check out the release article (and download the 186MB PDF issue) at this link. issue … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

Arta Monday: Caught in the Open

Today’s piece comes from the talented brush of Donato Giancola and features a surprise attack by a blue dragon: This piece was illustrated for a private collector.

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Chris Cold

Welcome to the first explore fantasy art for 2022! This one highlights Chris Cold, who fittingly produces many chilling fantasy illustrations, such as the ones featured here. There is a … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Archangel of Strife

Welcome to the first Arta Monday of 2022! If you’re a fan of these weekly art pieces, then you’ll be pleased to know this series will continue for the rest … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment