Scent of a Gamer

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

Core Set 2021 art review

Magic’s latest core set is out now, and it’s very much in the vein of Core Set 2020. In years past, core sets have been criticised (and generally ignored by … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Explore MtG art: Michael Komarck

Michael Komarck’s debut set was 2007’s Future Sight. With just over 50 cards illustrated in total, and the most recent new card illustration being from 2015, many magic players may … Continue reading

June 14, 2020 · 9 Comments

Explore MtG art: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm’s debut came in the 2007 set Future Sight. This set deliberately included ‘futureshifted’ features, which hinted at cards, mechanics, and yes artists we would be seeing in the … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 2 Comments

Creating Yidaro with Jesper Ejsing

Over on Muddy Colors, artist Jesper Ejsing shares the process he used to create the art for Yidaro, Wandering Monster. I featured this card in my Ikoria art review. Here’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ikoria art review

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is Magic’ newest set. Due to COVID-19 it’s experiencing a staggered rather than simultaneous global release. Asia is receiving the set as originally scheduled, while the … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Explore MtG art: Cynthia Sheppard

Cynthis Sheppard debuted in Magic with a single card in 2011’s Innistrad set. Since then she has gone on not only to illustrate other magic cards, she has also worked … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · 3 Comments

Explore MtG art: Chris Rahn

Chris Rahn started illustrating for Magic: the Gathering with the 2008 Shards of Alara set. He has since gone on to become one of the game’s most popular current illustrators. … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · 5 Comments

Explore MtG art: John Avon

John Avon is without doubt one of the most well-known and well-loved of Magic’s artists. He has been illustrating cards for over 20 years and has produced many fan favourites … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 5 Comments

Explore MtG art: Greg Staples

Welcome to the first in a new art series, exploring the Magic art of individual artists. First up is UK artist Greg Staples, who has illustrated well over 200 cards … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · 7 Comments