Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Wesley Burt

Wesley Burt has quietly illustrated over 50 Magic cards in recent years. He illustrated all the recent ‘oath’ cards featuring planeswalker joining the Gatewatch. He has also illustrated quite a … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 6 Comments

Scott M. Fischer on illustrating for Magic: the Gathering

Scott M. Fischer was illustrating Magic cards years before I started playing the game. He’s written an insightful and amusing piece on Muddy Colors talking about the experience. Wherever possible … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 3 Comments

MtG artists: Christine Choi

Christine Choi’s art first featured on Magic: the Gathering cards during the Return to Revnica block. Since then most sets have featured at least one or two of her illustrations. … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: James Ryman

James Ryman has quietly illustrated almost 100 Magic cards over the last few years. By the time you read this article, he may well have passed that milestone. You may … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Lars Grant-West

Lars Grant-West’s first card illustrated for Magic was the card Toxin Sliver, all the way back in the Legions set. Since then almost 100 cards have appeared with his name … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Ryan Yee

Ryan Yee’s art appeared in earnest in the original Innistrad block in 2011, though a couple of illustrations appeared before then. His cards can always be relied on to provide … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Unstable art review

Unstable is the third “wacky” set for Magic: the Gathering, and by far their best effort in this sphere. The cards have silver borders, meaning they are not usable in … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 2 Comments