Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · 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

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

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

Arta Monday: bear rider

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

April 4, 2022 · 1 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

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

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

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